The 7th Annual T-Bois Blues Fest to be held March 17-19, 2016 at the T-Bois Farm in Larose, Louisiana has announced an impressive line up of musicians that will play at the 2,000 acre alligator and crawfish farm next year.Anders Osborne Welcomes In Star-Studded Cast Of Guests To Holiday SpectacularNext year’s lineup currently includes Anders Osborne, Nigel Hall, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Mike Zito & The Wheel and The Nick Moss Band, among many others (see below for full details).Watch Sister Sparrow’s ‘Back To The Future’ Themed Halloween HighlightsAs there will only be 1,200 tickets sold to the event, be sure to get your tickets well in advance. Included in a 2-Day general admission pass is a selection of beer from the NOLA Brewing Company and gourmet Cajun cooking including alligator sauce piquante and jambalaya. And if you really want to up the ante, a 2-Day VIP pass will be available. It entails a gourmet Cajun meal cooked by some of the region’s best chefs from the top restaurants, including Patois, Boucherie and Charcoals, a selection of craft beer from NOLA Brewing, a commemorative poster and sticker, a ticket to a crawfish boil, restrooms and air conditioning, and a special viewing area.For more information, visit the festival’s website here.T-Bois Blues Fest LineupAnders OsborneNigel HallSister Sparrow & The Dirty BirdsMike Zito & The WheelThe Nick Moss BandJason RicciEric LindellCarolyn WonderlandAlvin Youngblood HartThe Ben Miller BandHoney Island Swamp BandColin LakeLost Bayou RamblersJonathon Boogie LongEric TessmerEdward David AndersonBilly Iuso & The Restless NativesCarolina StoryDave Jordan & The NIAThe Heath Ledet BandNonc No & Da Wild Matous
The associations voted on May 22 to authorize a strike over rising healthcare costs. The strike will take place this fall unless an agreement can be reached with the School District. Collective bargaining will reconvene this afternoon, at 4:30pm, at Soldotna High School. In a statement from the associations: Although some bargaining sessions have occurred since the strike vote, we have not gotten a reasonable settlement to bring to the membership for a vote. Many are wondering where we are in regards to striking. This document should highlight where we stand.Strike consultants from the Washington Education Association met with NEA-Alaska staff about best practices during successful strikes.NEA-Alaska has assigned six staff to assist with the successful execution of a strike (a strike coordinator, four zone coordinators, and a communications expert)NEA-Alaska staff met with KPEA and KPESA member zone coordinators to discuss their role in the upcoming strike. There will be two members and one NEA-Alaska staff member assigned to each zone. The four zones will be Seward, Soldotna, Kenai, and Homer.There will be a picket captain meeting scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 29. They will be held in Seward, Homer, and Soldotna simultaneously. We are still looking for some individuals to step up to the plate to be a picket captain at a few sites.The bargaining team met on Tuesday of this week and is hoping to meet again soon.Once the official strike is called, we will legally need to give the district 72 hours before closing schools. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Education Association and Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association still remain without a contract after their last bargaining session which took place over the weekend. Contract negotiations are set to reconvene on Tuesday afternoon with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Pegge Erkeneff, Communications Liaison with KPBSD: “The district met with the associations for several hours on Saturday for bargaining. The district has been hopeful that we can come together and reach an agreement. Healthcare is the continued sticking point, and we are hopeful we can reach a tentative agreement. That continues to be the goal on both sides.” Both the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association have been in negotiations with the District since February of 2018.