Florida Bands Join Forces For ‘Fool Moon’ Late Night Throwdown Post-Fool’s Paradise

first_imgWe could not be more excited for the first annual Fool’s Paradise – a funk-fueled destination beach event hosted by Lettuce – at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Florida on April 1 & 2, 2016.When the amphitheatre lights go down, the party is not over. In addition to Late Night events featuring Vulfpeck, Break Science, Goldfish and a ‘Fools of Funk’ supergroup, Fool’s Paradise is excited to announce “Fool Moon,” a new late-night offering at St. Augustine music scene staple (and grilled cheese emporium), Planet Sarbez.Less than two miles from the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, each Late Night will feature blowout sets by Jacksonville powerhouse Herd of Watts; on Friday they’ll be joined by Gainesville reggae-funk monsters Morning Fatty, and on Saturday MANẎFEST will kickstart the night, with Orlando’s rock machine The Groove Orient shutting it down.Building on the energy from their Fool’s Paradise sets (Herd of Watts, Morning Fatty, Groove Orient), these after-dark shows will feature live painting, special guests, and a unique art-house ambience, easily making this a “must” for everyone’s weekend plans.Tickets for the main festival are still available but going fast, with extremely limited VIP and hotel packages remaining. Fool’s Moon will be a $10 cover at the door, separate from festival and package ticketing. For more information, head to the event group.Tickets for Fool’s Paradise are moving quickly, and they can be found here!last_img read more

Gianni Infantino: Fifa president cleared in ethics probe

first_imgFifa president Gianni Infantino has been cleared of wrongdoing following an investigation into his expenses, recruitment and alleged sacking of whistleblowers.Infantino took charge of football’s world governing body in February after the disgraced Sepp Blatter resigned.Fifa’s ethics committee found no “conflicts of interest” and no breaches of the organisation’s ethics code.”The benefits enjoyed by Mr Infantino were not considered improper,” it said.Infantino said he was pleased with the decision, adding he “would like to thank all those who co-operated with the ethics committee to ensure that the facts were heard and the truth prevailed”.BBC Sport learned last month that Infantino, 46, was under scrutiny from the investigatory chamber of Fifa’s ethics committee. At the time, the Swiss lawyer was said to be “very confident” no further action would be taken, with sources close to the former Uefa secretary general describing the allegations as “absurd” and “baseless”.”Mr Infantino’s conduct with regard to his contract with Fifa, if at all, constituted internal compliance issues rather than an ethical matter,” the ethics committee added.What were the allegations?A leaked internal Fifa memo outlined a series of claims relating to Infantino. The claims were that he: Left himself exposed to claims of a possible conflict of interest by using private jets laid on by a World Cup bidding country;Filled senior posts without checking people’s eligibility for the role;Billed Fifa for mattresses, flowers, a tuxedo, an exercise machine and personal laundry;Demanded Fifa hire an external driver, who then billed the governing body for driving Infantino’s family and advisors around while he was abroad.last_img read more