Michael Nesmith & Micky Dolenz Of The Monkees Announce 2020 Tour

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  • The Monkees surviving members Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith announce a 2020 tour and a live album release.
  • For example, the tour is 14 dates long and covers many major cities across the U.S.
  • The tour is going by the name ‘An Evening With The Monkees.’

 

It looks like Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees are getting back on the road for a 2020 tour! The tour is going by the name An Evening With The Monkees. Nesmith and Dolenz are the last two surviving members of the group and will also be releasing their first live album as a duo together. The Monkees – The Mike and Mickey Show Live is the name of the live album and it is up for release on April 3rd.

The 2020 tour will launch alongside the album release day with a performance at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. The tour consists of 14 dates, combing through Seattle, Sacramento, Phoenix, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and more. The tour will end on April 26th at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.

Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, keeping the Monkees legacy alive

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Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith / Dave Simpson/WireImage/Getty Images

The duo promises to perform material from throughout their time with the ’60s group the Monkees. They also plan to include songs from their 2016 album Good Times, which was recorded with the last three surviving members at the time. For example, Dolenz and Nesmith have also toured previously together in 2018. Davy Jones passed away in 2012 and Peter Tork sadly died earlier this year in February.

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The Monkees – The Mike and Mickey Show Live was recorded live in March 2019. The album was produced by the Monkees’ archivist Andrew Sandoval and mixed by Christian Nesmith. This album, in particular, includes Monkees hits like “Last Train To Clarksville,” “I’m A Believer,” and “Daydream Believer.”

The Tour Dates

micky dolenz michael nesmith 2020 tour
The Monkees / Wikipedia

Check out the dates below to see if Micky Dolenz & Michael Nesmith are coming to a city near you! Head over to their website for more information.

4/3 — Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
4/4 — Seattle, WA @  Moore Theatre
4/7 — Sacramento, CA @ The Crest Theatre
4/8 — San Jose, CA  @ San Jose Civic
4/10 — Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center
4/11 — El Cajon, CA @ The Magnolia
4/14 — Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
4/16 — Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
4/19 — San Antonio, TX @ The Tobin Center For Performing Arts
4/20 — Austin, TX @ ACL Live At The Moody Theatre
4/22 — Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
4/24 — Lake Charles, LA  @ Golden Nugget – Grand Event Center
4/25 — Biloxi, MS @ IP Casino Resort & Spa
4/26 — Nashville, TN @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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Loretta Lynn And Willie Nelson Spent Some Time Together After The 2019 CMAs

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The Country Music Association Awards took place this past week on November 15th. The awards show brings all of country’s best together, but Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson took some time together outside of the glitz and glam. Loretta would post a photo of herself with Nelson to her Instagram. It appears the two are catching up together on a tour bus, chatting it up!

The post reads, “I had the best time at CMA Country Music Association Awards last night. It was so good to see so many of my friends. I loved catching up with my buddy Willie Nelson!” 86-year-old Nelson performed “Rainbow Connection” while at the awards show alongside Kacey Musgraves. This would be his first performance on the awards show since 2012!

Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson catch up after the show

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Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn / Instagram

Loretta would make a surprise appearance at the awards show. At 87 years old, we rarely see her out and about. Back in 2017, she had a stroke and in 2018, she had a fall that would break her hip. While Loretta did not surprise the crowd with a performance, she was honored in another way at the awards show. A group of female country artists would perform an opening medley that included Loretta’s song “You’re Looking at Country.”

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Loretta was actually the first woman to win Entertainer of the Year back in 1972. Garth Brooks would be the one to take home Entertainer of the Year for 2019. This would be the third time he’s held that title in the last four years. Take a look at the video below of Loretta Lynn and Kacey Musgraves singing her hit “You’re Looking at Country” back at the 2014 CMAs! An absolutely fantastic performance.

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Daycare Kicks Out 3-Year-Old Girl With Down Syndrome Over Potty Training And Receives Hefty Fine

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A national daycare provider has received quite the fine after kicking out a 3-year-old girl with Down Syndrome over potty training. They will be paying the family $18,000 after one of its southern New Jersey facilities expelled the little girl because she was not properly potty trained. Chesterbrook Academy Preschool is the daycare in mention. They tell the parents of the 3-year-old that the girl needs proper potty training by a certain date.

The daycare would kick the girl out back in March 2015. It becomes clear that the little girl is not fully trained by the deadline date. The little girl’s parents would provide medical documentation. The documents state that it’s more challenging for children with Down Syndrome to learn as quickly as other children.

The facility says potty training is a requirement, no matter who it is

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Potty training / iStock

The facility would then attempt to justify expelling the little girl. They say that she did not meet the corporate policy deadline date for potty training. This was despite any medical documentation showing that it’s more challenging for kids with Down Syndrome. The U.S. Attorney’s Office would then launch an investigation into the daycare after the parents file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Then, by January 2017, the attorney’s office would file a lawsuit against Spring Education Inc. They allege that the daycare violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The daycare did this by “refusing to modify its standard toileting policy” for the child and then expelling her “on the basis of her disability.”

They now need to change their policy, in addition to the fine

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Daycare / Michelle Kennedy/U.S. Army

As a result, Spring Education Inc. would agree to pay the girl’s family. The company is under a requirement to pay a $30,000 civil fine to the United States. They must also modify their policy for potty training for special needs children.

U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito says in a statement, “With this agreement, we ensure that children with disabilities attending SEI’s daycare facilities in New Jersey and across the United States receive the protection to which they are entitled under the law.”

President & CEO of Global Down Syndrome Foundation speaks out

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Child with Down Syndrome / Down Syndrome Association

Michelle Sie Whitten, President & CEO of Global Down Syndrome Foundation, expresses how proud she is of the parents filing a formal complaint. “The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is deeply grateful and frankly relieved when our justice system prevails against blatant discrimination against people with Down syndrome, and all those who are differently-abled,” she says in a statement to NBC News.

“We applaud and stand by the 3-year-old student with Down Syndrome, and her parents who were brave enough to file a lawsuit against the school which expelled their daughter wrongfully and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

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Automatic Strike Bowling Ball – See The Amazing ‘Magic Ball’ In Action

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Bowling a perfect game is no longer reserved just for professionals. Engineers have created a bowling ball that automatically gets a strike, every time! It’s called ‘Magic Ball‘ and with it, scoring a perfect 300 is within reach for almost anyone. Watch the Magic Ball roll in the video below.

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Original Volkswagen Beetle Repurposed Into Old-Fashioned Mini Bike

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Car enthusiasts will get a kick out of this one. Anyone who has crossed paths with a vintage vehicle knows all the creative possibilities that exist when revitalizing it. Some people polish it up to exactly how it was decades ago. Others keep the appearance vintage but give the inner workings a modern twist. But others still go a whole different route and completely reimagine what their old car can be. When Brent Walter acquired his Volkswagen Beetle, his approach definitely fell into that third category.

The Volkswagen Beetle boasts a small design that definitely earns the car its nickname, the “Bug.” That squat shape and limited access and seating make this vehicle compact as it scuttles about the roads. When you spot one of these bugs, you immediately think of a time decades passed. Brent Walter’s reworking of the Beetle, however, resulted in something that looks both vintage and futuristic at once.

This mini bike is genius

The Volkspod
The Volkspod / Yanko Design

One iconic feature of the Volkswagen Beetle is its size. It gave it a nickname and made this vehicle synonymous with tight spaces – and efficiency. This car, unlike others, stuck around. Being known for taking up so little amount of space, you wouldn’t expect much could be done with this car. Walter tested that belief and completely turned it on its head. The result is a set of his new creation. This self-proclaimed “maker and builder of a variety of things” made himself not one but two minibikes.

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Walter dubbed these new vehicles the VW Mini Bike. Just like the original Volkswagen Beetle gets called the Bug, the VW Mini Bike gets another endearment: the Volkspod. They certainly look like pods, evoking thoughts less centered on insects and more on a futuristic, minimalist motorbike. We’re a long way off from the gyrospheres of Jurassic World, but Volkspod looks a bit like them, cut in half.

Just like the Volkswagen Beetle, the Volkspod represents compact efficiency

The Volkspod is derived from the Volkswagen Beetle
The Volkspod is derived from the Volkswagen Beetle / Yanko Design

The fenders from the car’s corners make up the larger amount of the minibikes. Those really were the largest parts needed, and the bikes don’t get much larger after that. Only the small scooter, producing a very ’90s aesthetic, and seat add more mass. After recycling the main body of the original Bug, Walter added on a 79cc engine to make sure his new creations moved well.

The Volkspod sticks to its source material in other ways too. These mini bikes come primarily in the Volswagen’s famous birch green and pastel blue colors. This designer really showed that creativity can yield amazing results.

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Queen Elizabeth, 93, Still Horseback Riding After Remembrance Weekend

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Stories from Windsor Castle always promise a memorable treat. Sometimes relationships between family members enter the limelight or else old practices face new debates. This time, Queen Elizabeth II caught people’s attention. The monarch, at age 93, took to horseback riding around the royal grounds on Monday morning. This week’s earlier jaunt has people stunned at her dexterity and strength at such an advanced age.

Her outing follows an annual Remembrance Day weekend event. For Commonwealth countries, Remembrance Day honors those who died in the line of duty, similar to Memorial Day in the U.S. Such a weekend of remembrance has been observed since the end of World War I. After a weekend of somber reflection and respectful mourning, Queen Elizabeth II returned to her daily life around the palace and appreciated all that she loves.

A pleasant ride gave her week a calm, enjoyable start

These days, Queen Elizabeth II is still enjoying her favorite pastime
These days, Queen Elizabeth II is still enjoying her favorite pastime / BACKGRID

The queen was accompanied by Head Groom Terry Pendry as they rode about the property. A long navy coat, headscarf and sunglasses kept both the autumn chill and glaring sunlight at bay. Her posture and comfort showed a woman accustomed to horseback riding, and the queen is exactly that. For some, this is a casual hobby or something extreme to watch others do on TV. But for the queen, it is a long-cherished pastime.

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She also reaffirms the idea that age is just a number. For all the stories that trickle from the palaces showing an unorthodox lifestyle of luxury, Queen Elizabeth shows remarkable strength. Equestrians will testify to the amount of leg strength required for any serious kind of ride. Yet here the monarch is, doing it for fun.

Historically, everyone only expects horseback riding to be a passion

Ever since receiving a Shetland pony named Peggy, Elizabeth II loved horses
Ever since receiving a Shetland pony named Peggy, Elizabeth II loved horses / The Horse Rider’s Journal

Horseback riding is not only an understandably enticing activity to try. It’s actually also in the queen’s blood, to an extent, and a passion she showed enthusiasm for very early on. The queen received her very first horse, a Shetland pony, when she was four. Her enthusiasm stayed with her over the decades – almost a century, even – so now she rides, attends the Windsor Horse Show on a yearly basis, and keeps up-to-date on races.

Queen Elizabeth is not the only one who maintained this horseback riding enthusiasm. She passed it on to her daughter, Princess Anne, the first royal to compete in the Olympics. Can you guess what her sport was? She participated in the 1976 three-day event in Montreal. Princess Anne’s daughter followed a similar path, even earning a silver medal in 2012. Queen Elizabeth’s family knows the way to her heart is to talk about horses. Reportedly, the head of Wimbledon asked Prince Charles if the queen would be present to open a new tennis court, to which Prince Charles replied, “I doubt it, unless there are dogs and horses.”

Queen Elizabeth can be seen riding horses across the years, even at 93
Queen Elizabeth can be seen riding horses across the years, even at 93 / REX USA

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