$1.5 million in grants has been announced for artists and small arts nonprofits in Oakland, California.
As a response to the financial impact of COVID-19 on artists and nonprofit arts organisations, The City of Oakland has launched a new initiative titled CARES Fund for Artists and Arts Nonprofits (CARES Arts Fund).
Families of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire victims have received a $32.7 million settlement from City Of Oakland.
A judge has declared a mistrial in the court proceedings for the tragic Ghost Ship warehouse fire of 2016.
Max Harris, who was involved in putting on events at the converted warehouse, has been acquitted on 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter from the tragedy, while the jury could not reach a verdict on Ghost Ship's lead tenant and lease holder, Derick Almena.
Nina Kraviz has teased the visuals from her brand new AV show.
Described as 'laser rain', the lighting featured in the video posted to Twitter can be controlled with hand movements, adding another dimension to the high-flying techno player's acclaimed performances.
The technology will debut at Coachella, where the Russian DJ and producer will play both weekends; 12th - 14th and 19th - 21st April. The likes of Aphex Twin, Four Tet, Virgil Abloh, SOPHIE and Dillon Francis will also be in attendance.
Berlin authorities have made €1million available to clubs for soundproofing, re-affirming the city's status as the most techno-friendly capital in the world.
The local government had promised to establish a fund amid growing pressure on venues from residential development. From today a public grant of either €50,000 or €100,000 will be open for applications from clubs looking to complete 'projects of extraordinary importance'.
San Francisco club Mezzanine will close after losing its lease, with the final parties set for late-2019.
The independent venue has been a staple of the region's club scene since opening in 2003, hosting names ranging from LCD Soundsystem to Rusko, Paul Oakenfold to Lena Willikens and Floating Points.
A bill that would have allowed several Californian cities to permit the sale of alcohol until 4 a.m. has been vetoed.
The “Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act” sought to extend the current "last call" by two hours in nine cities across the state. On 28th September, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the bill.
In his veto message, Brown said, "California’s laws regulating late night drinking have been on the books since 1913. I believe we have enough mischief from midnight to two without adding two more hours of mayhem.”
A 19-year-old man was pronounced dead on Sunday after attending California’s HARD Summer Music Festival.
“It is with great sadness that we have learned a festival attendee has passed away following HARD Summer this weekend,” said a statement released by the festival. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the individual’s loved ones, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts.”
Ghost Ship defendants Derick Almena and Max Harris have accepted a plea deal, meaning they will each serve less than ten years for 36 counts of manslaughter following a deadly fire at a warehouse venue in Oakland, California.
The blaze inside Ghost Ship took place in December 2016, during a 100% Silk label showcase. Amongst those killed were performers Cherushii, Nackt, Cash Askew, Obsidian Blade and Visual Aids.