ZZ Top Announces Las Vegas Rock Musical, ‘Sharp Dressed Man’

first_imgA new ZZ Top rock musical, Sharp Dressed Man, is in the works and set to premiere in 2020. The forthcoming show is executive produced by ZZ Top members Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill, as well as produced by their longtime managers Prem Akkaraju and Carl Stubner. Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment, led by Michael Gruber and Jason Gastwirth, is developing the show, which was written by Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins.A press release explains, “Sharp is an outrageous, bawdy musical romp about a Lone Star auto mechanic who becomes a modern-day Robin Hood, stealing hearts — and car parts — with the help of his merry band of beer drinkers and hell raisers.”Billy Gibbons added his thoughts on the new production in a statement, explaining, “We’re excited about this fantastic project and look forward to hearing our music in a new innovative context. Fans have often told us that we’ve provided the soundtrack to their lives, and this is very much in line with that kind of enthusiastic thinking.”Recently, ZZ Top announced their plans to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a new, career-spanning compilation album, Goin’ 50. The album is scheduled to arrive on August 16th via Warner Bros. Records.The band is one of the headlining acts scheduled to perform at the inaugural Exit 111 Fest in Manchester, TN this fall, which takes place on the same site as Bonnaroo. In addition to playing three nights as part of their 50th Anniversary Texas Bash across Texas later this month, the band will continue their anniversary summer tour with an international leg of dates beginning on June 4th in Helsinki, Finland. ZZ Top will return to the States to begin the North American leg of their summer tour on August 16th in Ridgefield, WA.Fans can head to the ZZ Tops’s website to pre-order the album, in addition to finding ticketing information and a full list of upcoming tour dates.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Your credit union’s digital strategy is probably wrong

first_imgCompeting in the digital space is getting more and more difficult but also more and more essential to the credit union’s sustainability. Chances are your current digital strategy is missing these five things.Organizational Alignment – most credit unions have all their data in silos. IT is doing one thing, marketing another, branches another, call center another, remote delivery another… You get my drift. To expertly deliver your digital capabilities and savvy the entire organization must be aligned and working toward the same digital vision, goals, delivery channels, data utilization, processes and services.Process Alignment – most credit unions have different processes channel to channels and process to process. To be successful, organizations must align these processes to improve the member experience regardless of how they choose to engage the organization.Risk Tolerance Alignment – most credit unions have different tolerances for deposit risk and lending risk depending on the channel the member chooses to engage the organization. These tolerances need to be aligned and designed to minimize the amount of friction the member experiences as they engage the credit union. continue reading » 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more