The young guitar prodigy Taz has had a huge year. From sitting in with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Twiddle, and many others to touring heavily and playing festivals with his solo band, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer becomes more of a force within the live music scene each year.Today, Taz announced the dates and locations for his upcoming fall tour with his solo band, which span from September to December and will see Taz and company travel across the U.S., with select stops in Canada and Japan. Taz’s tour begins in Fredericton, Canada this weekend, followed by performances in Teaneck, New Jersey, on September 21st and in Chittenango, New York, on September 22nd.On September 29th, Taz will stop through Brooklyn Comes Alive to lead an all-star tribute to Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, and Col. Bruce Hampton featuring George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit), Peter Levin, and Elise Testone at Brooklyn Comes Alive.Rounding into October, Taz will kick off the month in Memphis with a two-night stand on October 6th and 7th. From there, the guitarist will travel to Houma, Louisiana, for shows on the 12th and 13th before heading to Tokyo, Japan, where he will play two, two-night runs from October 20th to 21st and October 23rd to 24th.Returning to the United States, the beginning of November will see Taz stop through Providence, Rhode Island, and Albany, New York, ahead of shows in Roslyn, New York, and Bridgeport, Connecticut, on November 16th and 17th, respectively. To close out his fall tour, Taz will stop through Washington, D.C.; Annapolis, Maryland; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; New York City; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.For more information, head to Taz’s website here. Don’t miss Brandon “Taz” Niederauer at Brooklyn Comes Alive, returning to Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at fan-favorite venues Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade.Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.Brooklyn Comes Alive is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist and Brooklyn Comes Alive musician Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. They work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.
Presidents’ Day is just around the corner, and the Broadway.com staff will celebrate by sleeping late, ordering Thai food on Seamless and catching up on the binge-watching House of Cards. In fact, a lot of our favorite TV shows from past and present take place on Capitol Hill—The West Wing, Scandal, Veep and Political Animals, just to name a few. Performances are officially underway for the new bio-play All the Way, starring Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson, but we think there’s more than enough room for a few more presidents (even fictional ones!) to join him on the Great White Way. So, we need to know: Which series about presidential politics do you want to see jump from your TV screen to the Broadway stage? Cast your vote below! View Comments
Doubts remain, however, whether the IASB’s latest effort to win over long-term investors will succeed.Speaking during the 18 October discussion, IASB member Mary Tokar said: “We aren’t setting a requirement – we are just doing an unnecessary acknowledgement in the text of the standard that we may make asymmetric decisions. That is what we were asked to acknowledge.“I think, then, we should draft it in accordance with that, which is that this does not preclude the board from establishing requirements that may be asymmetrical.”Project manager Anne McGeachin said: “For you to be able to reach a decision about asymmetry, you need to be able to conclude it provides relevant information and that the information was faithfully represented. To be faithfully represented, it would need to be neutral.” The board is attempting to juggle the demands from some UK-based long-term investor interests on the one hand and the need to maintain convergence with the US FASB’s accounting model on the other.Chapter 2 of the Conceptual Framework currently follows a form of words agreed with the US board that eliminated the notion of conservatism from the accounting rubric.Meanwhile, the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has concluded that “reporting quality is generally good, but companies have room for improvement”.The verdict comes in the audit watchdog’s Annual Review of Corporate Reporting 2015-16. In its latest review of the UK reporting landscape over the past year, the FRC concluded: “Given the complexity and breadth of corporate reporting, it is not possible to assess the overall quality of corporate reporting in one sentence.“Compliance with the accounting framework, particularly by larger public companies, is generally good, and the introduction of the strategic report has improved the quality of narrative reporting.”The FRC has also repeated its call from 2015 for preparers to adopt the requirements of the IASB’s draft amendments early to its asset-celling guidance in IFRIC 14.The IFRS Interpretations Committee agreed at its September meeting to press ahead with the amendments.Further in relation to pensions, the FRC flagged up what it calls “recent high-profile corporate failures” as having highlighted the risk posed by defined benefit scheme deficits in today’s low interest rate and low-return environment.The FRC urged directors to consider “whether a company’s obligations under pension agreements with current and future employees create principal risks and uncertainties to be disclosed and explained in the strategic report”.Lastly, the FRC has released a consultation on improvements to the cashflow statement.The FRC has said it wanted to hear views on potential improvements to the statement.It plans to feed through input from interested parties to the IASB’s Primary Financial Statements project.This project, a research initiative, is at an early stage and examining possible changes to the structure and content of the primary financial statements.In particular, the FRC discussion paper contains an analysis of the direct method cashflow statement.This method proved highly controversial when floated by the IASB during its abandoned project on financial statement presentation. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has agreed to include a discussion of asymmetry in the main body of its Conceptual Framework document.Staff will now work on a revised form of words to work into Chapter 2 of the framework. The decision to include an analysis of asymmetry is driven by the board’s earlier decision to reintroduce a reference to prudence back into its framework.Since the financial crisis, the accounting establishment has come under pressure for what some critics see as its inherently imprudent standards.