Modest Mouse, Grace Potter And More Headline American Roots Music & Arts Festival

The American Roots Music & Arts Festival in Raleigh will feature North Carolina’s own Eric Church as a headliner, along with Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, Willie Nelson, Warren Haynes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Stapleton, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, and Greensky Bluegrass.

Additional performers and special events will be announced in the coming weeks. The festival will take place on October 17 and 18 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC

Visit their website for more details HERE.

Shinedown And Breaking Benjamin Hit The Road Together

Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin have unveiled details of their co-headlining U.S. tour. The cross-country trek kicks off on October 16 in Wichita and continues until the tour finale on November 24 in Portland, ME. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 14. Limited pre-sale tickets will be made available to members of the fan clubs for either Shinedown or Breaking Benjamin beginning on Tuesday, August 11.

Meanwhile, Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin are also among the top-billed performers at the Monster Energy Aftershock festival in Sacramento, CA, on October 24. Other artists on the bill include Slipknot, Seether, Marilyn Manson, Clutch, Bring Me the Horizon, Black Veil Brides, Hollywood Undead, Pop Evil, Helmet, All That Remains and others.

The complete tour dates are as follows:

16        Wichita, KS
18        Lubbock, TX
20        Rio Rancho, NM
21        Phoenix, AZ  (KUPD Festival)
22        Las Vegas, NV
24        Sacramento, CA  (Monster Energy Aftershock Fest)
26        Everett, WA
27        Kennewick, WA
29        Bozeman, MT
30        Salt Lake City, UT
31        Broomfield, CO   

2          Sioux Falls, SD
4          Cedar Rapids, IA
6          Peoria, IL
7          Youngstown, OH
8          Salem, VA
10        Knoxville, TN
11        Huntsville, AL
13        Nashville, TN
14        Little Rock, AR
15        Cape Girardeau, MO
17        Fayetteville, NC
19        Uncasville, CT
20        St. College, PA
21        Huntington, WV
23        Albany, NY
24        Portland, ME  

Michael Jordan Returns To Chicago Today

Usually when you hit bankruptcy, that’s about as bottom as you’re going to get.
But in this case, Dominick’s may have found a new low.

The now defunct chain of grocery stores here in Chicago thought it had a winner in 2009 when it ran an advertisement for its steaks above a picture of Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan that didn’t do too well.  In fact, just two customers redeemed $2 off coupons attached to the ad for cut-price steaks.

Jordan will appear in court today here is in Chicago where he’ll go after the now failed chain for illegally using his identity to the tune of 10 million bucks.

Jury selection in what’s expected to be a weeklong trial begins Tuesday at the Everett M. Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, and Jordan is expected to testify.

Dominick’s has already been found liable by the judge.

The only question left for jurors: just how much should Dominick’s pay for its unauthorized use of Jordan’s image?

Deals with Nike, Gatorade, Hanes and other sponsors that ensure Jordan is still the world’s best-paid athlete, more than a decade after his retirement, are likely to come under scrutiny during the case.

Experts hired by Jordan say the value of his image should be determined by those “bundled” contracts — meaning Dominick’s should pay millions.

But experts hired by Dominick’s say the fair market value of Jordan’s image in a single print ad is worth far less than those mega deals. They asked the judge to use a special questionnaire to weed out potential jurors who might be star struck by Jordan, a request the judge refused.

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Can you really get blood from a stone?

Source: Chicago Tribune