The Jon Stickley Trio is currently involved in a Kickstarter to fund their new album and are closing in on their goal with only five days remaining. During the show they announced a special offer: Anyone who pledged 30 dollars or more would receive not only their upcoming album, but the remainder of their catalog, five CDs total, for only 30 dollars. You can help them make more magic for the world to enjoy by following this link.Setlist: The Jon Stickley Trio at Fogartyville Community Media And Arts Center, Sarasota, FL – 11/4/16Set 1: Blackburn Brothers, The High Road, Point to Point, Slow Burn, Rice Dream, Never Stop, Dellas Walk, Echolocation, Darth RadarSet 2: Jerusalem Ridge,Playpeople, Plain Sight, Manzanita, Tico Tico, Slopes, Octopickin’, Blackberry Blossom, Flight Of The Durban If I told you we were going out to hear some classical music, as well as calypso, flamenco, bluegrass, jazz and chamber tunes, you might assume we were going to be very busy running from show to show. Luckily, you can hear all of that and so much more for the price of a single ticket to see The Jon Stickley Trio. Stickley, alongside his partners-in-crime Lyndsay Pruett and Patrick Armitage held the crowd spellbound at the WSLR Listening Room in Sarasota, Florida, as they wove their prodigious talents together with a magic flourish.Stickley’s guitar technique is a hodge-podge of classical fingerings, mixed with flat picking jazz technique and a more straight forward Americana feel. It all results in a jaw dropping display of control and emotion combined. Meanwhile, Pruett shows off a stellar range of styles and skills with lilting leads, plucked strings and no fear when it came time to get down and dirty. Armitage held the pocket rock solid, but added a slew of perfectly timed fills and flourishes that complimented but never overpowered the leads. The resulting blend of sounds and talents produced a harmonious sound that was surprisingly resonant for an almost-acoustic three piece band.Both sets of the capacity crowd show were packed with as much deft plying as humanly possible, with the reserved crowd waiting for each song to fully finish before breaking their silence with uproarious applause. Towards the end of the second set, a few of the more adventurous fans in the audience did, in fact, take to the dance floor to get down, but for the most part the audience sat in rapt silence, lost in the beauty unfolding before their eyes.Our own Rex Thomson was on hand with his camera and managed to capture a pair of truly impressive performances, including a nearly twelve minute tune that saw the Trio show off their many dimensions in a lightning fast progression. Check out the videos below:
New regulatory frameworks in Europe could cost the fund management industry $300m-500m (€221m-370m) per annum over the next three years and will inevitably lead to increased consolidation, a new report has found.According to a study entitled ‘The impending profitability challenge for European fund managers’, conducted by BNY Mellon and Ernst & Young (EY), complying with multiple regulatory measures will represent the biggest cost for European fund managers.They estimate that the cumulative additional costs of the regulations directly applicable to European fund managers lie within a range of $0.3bn and $0.5bn a year over the next three years, which would represent a more than 3% increase in cost/income ratios.The report stresses that each firm will be challenged to find diverse methods of delivering its regulatory programmes. While medium-sized entities might be penalised in terms of consultancy spend, headcount or capital provision, larger firms have bigger budgets but undoubtedly bigger compliance issues due to the complexity, geographical spread and volume of their product ranges, the report says.However, it also notes that potential revenue opportunities may be uncovered by offering value-add services to fund managers, such as financial planning or decumulation products.But this also means regulatory pressure may lead to increased consolidation of asset management firms and create significant barriers to entry, as small firms struggle to survive.The report, which concludes that larger fund managers will benefit from their robust risk infrastructures and offering multi-asset products, goes on to say that managers need to take a “holistic view” of their 3-5 year regulatory compliance plans.“In general, costs have been managed well since the credit crunch, rendering further reduction initiatives harder to identify and implement,” it says.“Consequently, firms will have to be creative to manage revenue up, and costs continuously down, constantly challenging their business models and looking for short-term opportunities to aggressively restructure their funds ranges.”
Madison, In. — Clifty Inn and its Falls Restaurant, located at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, was chosen as the top business in the lodging category in the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural “Madison’s Best” competition. Thirty-five categories of businesses were presented to the public for popular voting throughout the month of July. The Chamber received over 1,000 submissions. Learn more about Clifty Inn and Indiana State Parks’ six other inns at IndianaInns.com. Clifty Falls State Park (on.IN.gov/cliftyfallssp) is at 1501 Green Road, Madison, 47250.