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Filmmakers who walked on Grand Prismatic in Yellowstone get jail time and fines

DPReview.com - Latest News - 6 hours 10 min ago

Last year, four Canadian filmmakers were arrested after photos and a video were published showing them walking on off-limits geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. While one of the four individuals was slapped with an $8,000 fine and unsupervised probation back in November, as well as a 5-year ban from U.S. national parks, the other three faced trials, and have now been sentenced following guilty pleas entered last Thursday.

Of the three individuals, Justis Cooper Price Brown pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct by creating a hazardous condition and foot traffic in a thermal area, and was fined $3,500 and issued community service, according to the Billings Gazette.

Brown’s two companions, Alexey Andriyovych Lyakh and Charles Ryker Gamble, both pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct by creating a hazardous condition and foot travel in a thermal area for their actions in Yellowstone.

The duo were also charged for actions performed in Death Valley, Zion and Mesa Verde National Parks. They pleaded guilty to performing commercial photography sans a permit, riding a bike in the wilderness and using a drone in a closed area. Both were sentenced to 7 days in jail, fined $2,000 and ordered to perform community service for Yellowstone Forever.

Via: Billings Gazette

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Carlos Vives Announces U.S. Tour Dates: Exclusive

Billboard.com - 6 hours 11 min ago
Following the release of Carlos Vives' new single and music video "Al filo de tu amor," the chart-topping artist announces dates for...
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Luke Bryan Gets a 'Fast' Reaction 
From Sixth 'Kill the Lights' Single

Billboard.com - 6 hours 23 min ago
As 2017 rolls in, plenty of folks are scratching their heads, wondering how 2016 came and went so quickly. Luke Bryan knows the feeling. In December...
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SXSW Adds Red Velvet, Yoonmirae, Drunken Tiger to K-Pop Night Out

Billboard.com - 6 hours 37 min ago
In its fifth year, K-pop Night Out at South By Southwest is getting some of its biggest names yet. On Monday (Jan. 23), SXSW announced a few...
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Angelique Kidjo Takes Billboard Backstage At The Women's March in Washington, D.C.: Exclusive Photo Diary

Billboard.com - 6 hours 40 min ago
West African born world music icon Angélique Kidjo -- a three-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of the Amnesty International...
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'Moonlight' Composer Nicholas Britell on His Oscar Nomination: 'My Brain Is Nonfunctional'

Billboard.com - 7 hours 5 min ago
On Tuesday (Jan. 24) morning, composer Nicholas Britell woke up to his first Academy Award nomination. "I truly can't even comprehend it,...
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Neil Diamond Releasing 50th Anniversary Box Set

Billboard.com - 7 hours 26 min ago
Before he hits the road to celebrate a half-century in the music biz, Neil Diamond will release a 50-song, three-disc career-spanning box set, Neil...
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Pandora, UMG, Orchard Execs Talk Lower Streaming Prices (Surprise, They're Against It)

Billboard.com - 7 hours 29 min ago
Now that there are over 100 million paid subscribers to music streaming services, is it a good time lower the prevailing price point ($9.99/month) in...
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'La La Land' Composer Justin Hurwitz on Oscar Nominations: 'This Has Been a Dream'

Billboard.com - 7 hours 35 min ago
Justin Hurwitz, composer of best original score nominee La La Land, and co-writer (with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) of best original song nominees,...
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Sonar Festival 2017's Phase 2 Lineup Adds Anderson. Paak, Soulwax, DJ Shadow & More

Billboard.com - 7 hours 51 min ago
Barcelona's three-day electronic crown jewel just upped the ante on its performance lineup. Sonar was already looking stacked with sets from...
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Awakenings Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

Billboard.com - 7 hours 55 min ago
Awakenings Festival announced their 2017 lineup today (Jan. 24) and they’re going to have a hell of a birthday party. Celebrating 20 years...
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Sturgill Simpson Sails Post-'SNL'; Lady Antebellum Returns to Country Charts

Billboard.com - 8 hours 9 min ago
On Billboard's Top Country Albums chart (dated Feb. 4), Sturgill Simpson's former No. 1 A Sailor's Guide to Earth bounces back from 19-3...
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Oliver Heldens' 'I Don't Wanna Go Home' Is the Anti-Adulting Anthem We Didn't Know We Needed: Listen

Billboard.com - 8 hours 10 min ago
We all have bills to pay, nosy neighbors, and dirty floors that mock our tear-strewn faces. The cat's litter box smells. Rent is nigh. Your...
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$99 Unemployment Rate Returns for CRS 2017

Country Radio Seminar has announced that the $99 Unemployment Rate is now available for [...]
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Mary J. Blige Deems Donald Trump 'Racist,' Calls Out President for Speaking 'Viciously' Against Women

Billboard.com - 8 hours 11 min ago
At a Sundance Film Festival junket for her upcoming movie Mudbound (Jan. 22), Mary J. Blige kept it real while speaking on her views of...
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Spirit/Fluid Signs Singer-Songwriter Palmer Lee

Palmer Lee has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Spirit/Fluid, the Nashville-based joint venture [...]
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GMR Files To Dismiss RMLC’s Anti-Trust Lawsuit

Global Music Rights filed a motion on Jan. 20 to dismiss the Radio Music Licensing [...]
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Calvin Harris Plans to Release 10 New Songs in 2017

Billboard.com - 8 hours 31 min ago
You still can't get “This is What You Came For” out of your head, but you're going to have to make some room. Calvin Harris...
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BTS to Perform at KCON Mexico: Exclusive

Billboard.com - 8 hours 32 min ago
Korean pop group BTS is set to perform at the first ever KCON festival held in Mexico City on March 17 and 18. The chart-topping band joins...
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Dean Dillon Hosts Sundance Head, Alison Krauss, More at Mountain High Music Festival

Dean Dillon hosted several of his songwriter friends for the Mountain High Music Festival, [...]
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