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The Big Blues Bender will return to the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, from September 7-10. This year’s lineup includes Dr. John, Mavis Staples, Tab Benoit, Walter Trout, and Anders Osborne along with Shemekia Copeland, David Bromberg, Doyle Bramhall II, Curtis Salgado, Eric Gales, Mike Zito, and so many more.Artists at large for the 2017 installment include Jason Ricci, Nick Schnebelen, Billy Price, Sari Schorr, Anne Harris, Michael Ledbetter and Monster Mike Welch. Check out the full lineup announcement video below:For more information about tickets and travel information, head to the festival’s website.Full lineup:
Byron Bay has been named Australia’s priciest place for property. Byron Bay has snatched the title of Australia’s most expensive city from Sydney, according to new data.The costal town is not only home to celebrity heart-throb Chris Hemsworth but the country’s highest median house price at just under $1 million. The Propertyology report found the regional city has thumped Sydney with its median house price of $987,500 as of December 2018. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The Gold Coast was ranked 14th in Australia. The Gold Coast’s median house price has jumped 12.5 per cent in the last three years. In 1998 the its median house price was just $185,000. It is ranked 6th for population, behind Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. “Based on its population of 606,000 people, Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth largest metropolis,” Mr Pressley said. “Ranked Australia’s 14th most expensive location, Gold Coast’s median house price is higher than Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane (with a) median house price of $550,000.” Byron Bay not only has pricey property, but it also has heart-throb Chris Hemsworth. The Gold Coast also featured on the national top 40 list with a $632,500 median house price, ranked 14th most expensive, behind Tweed with a $650,000 median. Propertyology head of research Simon Pressley said house prices in Byron Bay were likely to continue to rise, widening the gap between Sydney and Melbourne, where prices were falling. “Byron’s median house price increased by a whopping 64 per cent over the past five calendar years, propelling it to the top of the national table,” he said. “Sydney and Melbourne both produced a 44 per cent increase over the same five years to be $950,000 and $772,500, respectively.” MORE NEWS: Mega mansion relisted with price hikeMORE NEWS: Purplebricks exits Australian market after failure to take off Byron Bay’s median house price was a mere $140,000 in 1998, with its growth put down to location and a laid-back lifestyle. “It’s staggering that Byron has averaged double-digit growth every single year for two decades. I doubt whether there’s another city anywhere in the world that has done that,” Mr Pressley said. “Byron is only a two-hour drive up the highway to Brisbane or a one-hour flight to Sydney via Ballina, plus the Gold Coast international airport is also only an hour away.” Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) Gold Coast Chairman Andrew Henderson said Byron’s rise to No. 1 might be thanks to its celebrity residents. “It’s not a surprise given the amount of celebrity personalities that now call Byron Bay home,” he said. “The aura that has been created around the town has probably lead it to that position.“Plus there is very limited availability in the area, that supply and demand probably assisted.”
Photo © Pixabay Brendan Rodgers admitted there’s plenty for his Celtic side to work on, despite making the group stages of the Champions League.They went down 4-3 away to Astana to progress 8-4 on aggregate.Tonight, Liverpool will look to join them in Friday’s draw.They lead Hoffenheim 2-1 ahead of their playoff second leg at Anfield where kick off is at 7.45.
The action wasn’t exactly back and forth at Daytona’s Speedweeks, but NASCAR isn’t planning on making any changes to increase excitement for Sunday’s race.There were a total of 10 lead changes across 179 laps this week at The Clash and two Daytona Duels on Thursday, but it will be tough for NASCAR to do anything significant to alter the single-file racing that was featured across the runs, according to NBC Sports. Richard Petty was blunt when asked if he thought qualifying was entertaining at Daytona this week.“No, I don’t,” he said.Since last year’s Daytona 500, races at restrictor-plate tracks haven’t featured as much non-stop action as years past. That was only compounded at Thursday’s duels as 38 of 40 drivers had already qualified for Sunday’s race.But, Tony Stewart had a different opinion while also trying to put the Thursday races into a different context.“The worst thing you want to do is put yourself in a bad position to have to bring a backup car,” Stewart, owner of Stewart-Hass Racing said. “Guys are a lot more careful. But we saw guys like Chase Elliott (and) Daniel Suarez that were trying moves by themselves (in the qualifying races). That’s something you typically don’t see a lot of, where guys can move and pass by themselves. “I thought that was encouraging to see you’re not having to rely necessarily on a whole pack of cars to help you move through the field.” Roger Penske was similarly optimistic about the possibility of increased action Sunday.“The racing will be certainly better on race day than maybe you saw (Thursday) night,” he said. “Cars are trying to get up last night to the front and draft. From a show perspective, I think you’re going to have a blanket over the cars that can win.”The Daytona 500 can be seen at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday on Fox.