FU*K 2016: Musicians We Love Honor Musicians We Lost In Stellar NOLA Performance [Video/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Sammi GarettGreg SandersonChris BrouwersShane AllenDrew Sayers On Sunday, April 30th, members of Turkuaz, The Motet, Snarky Puppy, and many more gathered onstage in the heart of New Orleans to send a simple message…”FU*K 2016!” While last year marked an era of divisiveness, most of us were able to agree on this sentiment. From the ugly, insult-driven presidential election, to the endless outbreaks of violence around the globe, it seemed like every time you turned around there was more bad news to process. The general shitty-ness of of the last calendar year hit the music world particularly hard. From David Bowie in early January to George Michael on Christmas day, last year seemed to take amazing artists from this Earth at an alarming rate. Thankfully all things, bitter and sweet, come to an end. And luckily for us, the talented “FU*K 2016” lineup (led by Turkuaz’s Craig Brodhead) came together to celebrate the joy created by these amazing performers rather than quietly lament their loss, and turned the giant lemon that was 2016 into funky lemonade!As the “FU*K 2016” band gathered backstage at the venerable Howlin’ Wolf making their final plans, the pedal steel guitar strains of openers RumpleSTEELskin, a Revivalists side project, warmed up the crowd admirably. Ed Williams has always been a lightning rod for attention at Revivalists shows thanks to his dramatic style of play, often rising to his feet and bending his instrument as well as the string in wild displays of passion. Williams commanded the crowd on the mic as well, joking about the band’s lack of preparation and sad inability to even name their tunes with remarkable charm. Though they may have lacked some of the more standard Revivalists bells and whistles, they, more than made up for it with a stellar performance featuring a wonderful two-song sit-in from another “sacred steel” player, the good Dr. himself: Roosevelt Collier. After attributing a few of their instrumentals to the “Late Brittany Spears” in jest, they closed with a bombastic take on Led Zeppelin‘s “Dazed and Confused” that left the already-packed house reeling and ready for the fun yet to come.The eager audience didn’t have long to wait as the battle-tested Howlin’ Wolf crew reset the stage with an efficiency born from hundreds of nights of practice. There was barely an inch to spare when the final player took the stage and the clarion call to party, David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” kicked off the parade of classic hits from the fallen of 2016. Lyle Divinsky (The Motet) and Shira Elias (Turkuaz) shouldered the lion’s share of the lead vocal duties, singing with passion and charisma. As Divinsky wound through classics from Earth, Wind & Fire and Leon Russell, he showcased the range and presence that made him one of the most in-demand sit-in performers of the 2017 Jazz Fest late night circuit.The pair of George Michael covers in the middle of the set (“I Want Your Sex” and “Freedom!”) and the Prince deep cut that followed (“Sexy Dancer”) proved to be one of the tightest segments of the night, the whole room getting down to the deep, funky grooves. The double talk-box keyboard battle between Joey Porter and Steveland Swatkins on “Freedom” was worth the ticket price in itself. When it came time to honor the Purple One, the almighty Prince, the architects of the performance chose to go for the deep cuts, hitting a pair of under-appreciated gems from his unfathomably large catalog instead of more predictable popular hits.Of course, that didn’t mean that the talented lineup was afraid to take on the iconic tunes. The powerful ensemble tackled a pair of Parliment-Funkadelic tracks in honor of the late Bernie Worrell, including “Mothership Connection” and “Starchild,” before finishing the main set with a roaring rendition of the infectious Tower Of Power track “What Is Hip” for the late Mic Gillette. Revisiting the Earth, Wind & Fire catalog and the radiant spirit of Maurice White one last time for an encore of “In The Stone,” the musical collective kept the pedal pressed to the floor for one last burst of love and respect.With the recent losses of luminaries like Butch Trucks and Col. Bruce Hampton, we have already seen the beginnings of what could well be another year of heart-breaking losses. Thankfully, as the “Fu*k 2016” tribute showcase remarkably illustrated, there is a positive to be found in these troubled circumstances: We can choose to celebrate the lives of these fallen friends rather than lament their losses. For one night in New Orleans, the spirits of the artists we lost in 2016 returned to life on the stage. But if we keep these memories alive in our hearts, then those that gave us so much in life will live as long as the stars themselves.Below, you can watch full video of “FU*K 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost” below courtesy of videographer John Peckham of ConcertCasters, and view a gallery of photos from the incredible night of music via photographer Jeremy Scott:SETLIST: FU*K 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost | Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA | 4/30/17 | Photos by Jeremy ScottLet’s Dance[1], Shining Star[4], Tell Me[3], How Long Do I Have To Wait[3], Delta Lady[6], You Got To Funkifize[9], Off The Wall [8], I Want Your Sex[7], Freedom![7], Sexy Dancer[2], Ballad of Dorothy Parker[2], One Nation Under A Groove[5], Mothership Connection[5], What Is Hip[9]Encore: In The StoneIn memory of: [1] David Bowie; [2] Prince; [3] Sharon Jones; [4] Maurice White; [5]Bernie Worrell; [6] Leon Reussell; [7] George Michael; [8] Rod Temperton; [9] Mic Gillette (Tower of Power)“Fu*k 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost” Artist LineupMichelangelo CarubbaJoey PorterGarrett SayersLyle DivinskyCraig BrodheadShira Elias Danny MayerSteveland SwatkinsKhris RoyalMaurice “Mobetta” BrownNate Werth FU*K 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost | Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA | 4/30/17 | Photos by Jeremy Scottlast_img read more

VOTE: Rate Syracuse football’s positional groups midway through the season

first_img Published on October 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm How do you grade Syracuse’s coaching staff so far this season?— Daily Orange Sports (@DOsports) October 10, 2016 Comments Our Syracuse football beat writers are releasing midseason grades for different positional groups on the team, which will run in Tuesday’s paper. We want you to participate, so vote in our Twitter polls so we can compare your grades with ours. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

NBA exploring new frontiers in fanless arenas

first_img On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “I hear it’s pretty unique,” Danny Green said. “But I think regardless of what the scenario is, the situation or the court setup, I think most of us have played in many different arenas and can adapt and adjust to it, hopefully sooner than later. It will probably take a couple of games for us to get used to it.”With scrimmages beginning Wednesday — including the Clippers taking on the Orlando Magic — NBA players and fans alike will begin leaping into the experience soon.Some of the differences immediately stick out: The coach and player benches, for example, are spaced apart in three rows to keep social distancing — even though players will be tangling like normal on the court feet away. The scorer’s table is surrounded by plexiglass, as are other sections of broadcast areas. Of the thirty cameras that are estimated to be covering each game, only three are expected to have a person standing behind them, with unique angles including a rail cam that will span the length of the court. This likely means more experimental camera angles, trading off wide shots of crowds for close-ups and pans following on-court action.Among the boldest statements: The court will read “BLACK LIVES MATTER” just above the center court logo, reflecting the league’s support for the movement popular among its players.There’s also seating in the lower bowl for players who simply want to watch, between 62 and 30 seats reserved depending on the venue. Some have expressed interest in being one of the few live viewers in their off hours. Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> The NBA has put an awful lot of thought into what is sure to become some of the least attended games in its history.With a black curtain blocking off three walls of seats in its largest venue, the league has unveiled the temporary home for its upcoming three-month run to crown a champion. Outside of the 94 feet of hardwood, the NBA will play in front of digital screens and unmanned cameras, with seats spread out and and many observers encased in plexiglass — an almost alien surrounding for a game that typically relies on thousands of raucous fans to create atmosphere.On Tuesday, the league allowed a small group of reporters onto the hardwood at The Arena, one of three venues at the Wide World of Sports Complex. In a pandemic-stricken world, the NBA and its TV partners Turner and ESPN are trading out in-person fans for technology, hoping to create as immersive an experience as possible while preserving the game itself.One of the biggest takeaways? There’s a lot the league is still trying to work out. But it’s going to seem strange any way it turns out, to both the viewers at home, and the players trying to adapt to the foreign surroundings.center_img “Gotta look at the schedule and see who’s playing and stuff like that,” Anthony Davis said. “But there’s not much to do here, so to go out and watch some other teams, scout them a little bit, I might end up doing it.”There are a number of issues that the league still has to sort, including how games will sound and look off the court. The league is also exploring how to simulate home court advantage — one of the most beloved facets and treasured advantages of the playoffs — when every game will be played in one of three sparsely attended arenas.League officials still aren’t prepared to finalize those details, but Davis said he had heard there could be options for players’ family and friends to appear on the video board.Other players have been weighing the benefits of more on-court sound being available, including play calls or colorful trash talk. There’s also more niche considerations, like whether the digital walls could skew the depth perceptions when players shoot.Green imagined that the new environment will be revealing, both in how certain players fly without fan support, and what they say to each other when otherwise blanketed by crowd noise.“It’s probably going to be less pressure,” he said. It’s going to be interesting to see how guys operate — like if the numbers go up or go down depending on whether they have fans in the building or not. So we’ll see how that goes. It will be like pick-up games at L.A. Fitness which I think people are interested to see because there’s going to be a lot of trash talking.”It’s unclear how much on-court audio the league will green-light, especially given that generally, words too hot for TV are tossed back and forth. Frank Vogel said he’s cautioned his assistants to rein in what they might say to referees, lest officials hear barbs a little more clearly.Related Articles Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant Jared Dudley has been one of the most vocal supporters of letting fans hear his — and everyone else’s — voice on the court. His interpretation is that if the NBA takes away in-person access, they ought to provide something else compelling.“If we don’t have a crowd what’s the one thing we can give you that we’ve never been able to give you before?” he said recently. “And that would be the in-game experience of what’s trash talking, hearing (LeBron James) talk to refs, hearing James Harden when it comes to how he’s trying to get a call from a ref. I think this is something intriguing when you have trash talking with Pat (Beverley). I think fans are intrigued by that, I think they want to hear what people have to say, I think it could bring excitement, so I’m not worried about it.”This much can be said for that option: It hasn’t officially been ruled out.For more on the NBA’s tour of its facilities and a look inside the NBA’s bubble, follow Kyle Goon on instagram. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Travel Discounts Available for Tourists as the Summer Arrives

first_imgBy Anastasia MillickerIt’s here.As temperatures rise and the start of the season arrives with the Memorial Day Weekend, the Jersey Shore is gearing up for visitors.NJ Transit is helping bring people to the shore with discounted deals and travel packages. Discounts are now available for those traveling by train, car or bus and heading to the beach, Monmouth Park or SixFlags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor.A new service is being offered to rail passengers heading to Monmouth Park racetrack. They can receive grandstand admission and a track program for $1 plus round-trip train fare when purchasing their tickets, according to Nancy Snyder, a NJ Transit spokeswoman. Those tickets will be available on NJ Transit’s rail system.This summer, NJ Transit will continue to offer beachgoers taking trains and buses to the shore a discounted beach admission package with the purchase of a round-trip train fare, Snyder said.Passengers riding NJ Transit can save up to $6.50 on admission to one of five beaches – Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach and Belmar – by purchasing round-trip train fare and a beach pass for one price at NJ Transit ticket vending machines. The package can be purchased for $31.50 from New York Penn Station or any station on the Northeast Corridor, Bergen County and Pascack Valley lines and for $23.50 from Hoboken Terminal or Newark Penn Station.NJ Transit will also be offering discounts for families riding the trains on weekends.“Children 11 years and younger can ride the train for free,” Synder said. “The discount allows for two children accompanied by a fare-paying adult to ride the train for free.”A newer program available to shore shoppers and beachgoers is the Shore EZride Jitney, Synder said. The jitney will take its first passengers at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 25, from the boardwalk at Pier Village to the train station in Long Branch. The Shore EZride Jitney also will help beachgoers get to and from the beaches and shopping in Asbury Park, Ocean Grove and Bradley Beach this summer.Thrill-rides seekers can save up to $51 by purchasing round-trip bus transportation and park admission together to Six Flags Great Adventure or Hurricane Harbor. Tickets can be purchased anywhere in the NJ Transit bus system, Synder said.Towns along the shore also will be hosting new and familiar events including Skimbash 2012 in Sea Bright, and the 2012 Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival in Middletown, Long Branch and Point Pleasant.In Belmar, the borough is renovating its marina and adding a new mini-golf course as well as adding new ramps for beach accessibility, said Kelsey Windas, a Belmar spokesperson.Looking to promote local parking and increase local business, Asbury Park will offer free parking every Wednesday and mark the opening of the beach season Sunday, May 27, with fireworks.While many towns are keeping beach badges and admissions rates the same as last season, Sandy Hook beachgoers will have to pay more to park their cars. This year the parking fee is increasing $5; daily parking will cost beachgoers $15 and a season pass will cost $75 per car.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs Peewee Tier II

first_imgNelson lost its opening game of the weekend tournament in a wild, 9-7 shootout to Kamloops.However, Nelson was able to bounce back by hammering Bantam Wildcats 7-0 and Portland 7-1 to qualify for the playoff round.Nelson then got some payback against Kamloops, edging the Spoolmak squad 3-2 before knocking off Spokane in the final.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the great effort of the Nelson Leafs Peewee Tier II squad with Team of the Week accolades.The team includes, Joseph Surina, Ethan Lawczynski, Kaleb Percival, Bryce Sookro, Rhett Hamilton, Seamus Boyd, Noah Quinn, Dylan Mowery, Lowie Vreys, Joe Davidson, Jackson Harris, Ethan Bennett, Nick Francis, Tijs Vreys, Drake Proctor, Amran Bhabra, coaches Pete Quinn and Shandy Mowery, manager Lisa Quinn and Sandy Boyd.Teams in the Tier II tournament were from Trail, Nelson, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Spokane, and Portland, Oregon. It was a golden weekend for the Nelson Leafs Peewee Tier II squad.The Nelson Minor Hockey team knocked off previously unbeaten Spokane 4-3 en route to the Championship at the Trail Peewee Tournament Sunday in the Silver City.last_img read more

Bruins Dylan Haney earns KIJHL Honorable Mention for September

first_imgDylan Haney of the Grand Forks Border Bruins earned Honourable Mention status as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced September Players of the Month.Brock Lefebvre of the Creston Valley Thunder for the award edged out the 20-year-old native of Brandon, Manitoba. Haney finished the opening month on the KIJHL season with eight goals, seven assists and four power play goals as the Bruins shot up into top spot in the Murdoch Division.Also earning Honourable Mention were Paxton Malone and Mason Jones of Spokane and Thomas Cankovic of Creston Valley Thunder.Daniel Stone of Osoyoos Coyotes took September Player of the Month in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference.Adam Jones of Osoyoos, Pat Brady of Chase Heat, Drew Carter of Princeton Posse and Kole Comin of Kamloops Storm earned Honourable Mention.Grand Forks, 5-2-1 and winners of won four straight games, travels to Creston Friday to meet the Thunder Cats.Saturday the Bruins host Fernie Ghostriders at 7 p.m. in the Grand Forks Arena.last_img read more

Weekly Case Study: Pooling a Virtualized Infrastructure

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Pooling its virtualized infrastructure has proven to have its benefits for Germany’s University of Münster.The university has more than 38,000 students spread amongst 15 different departments. Its natural sciences department oversees 10,000 users and 3,500 machines. The department now has two server locations but the infrastructure is pooled to allow for more efficient maintenance and backup in case of a downtime issue. Here’s what they did:Download White Paper PDFPooling a Virtualized Infrastructure Tags:#cloud#RWCloudSponsored Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img

Pacquiao fight to air on free TV for first time in 12 years

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacquiao’s next fight, however, will be broadcast live on network television for the first time since 2005 when the then-super featherweight star knocked out Hector Velazquez for the WBC International title.ESPN announced the other day it will carry Pacquiao’s title fight against Jeff Horn on July 2 from Brisbane, Australia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs per ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Timothy Bradley, whom Pacquiao faced three times in his career, will join the network’s longtime boxing commentators Teddy Atlas and Joe Tessitore on the broadcast.Dubbed as “The Battle of Brisbane,” the near 3½-hour telecast will air live on the afternoon of July 2, Brisbane time. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage D-League: Batangas moves up to 2nd place with rout of AMA LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netManny Pacquiao has been a pay-per-view staple for more than a decade during his prime as boxing’s unquestioned pound-for-pound king.His biggest haul came in 2015 when his mega fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. reached 4.4 million PPV buys.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Lack of coaches leaves doubles teams in lurch

first_imgThe success of the Indian badminton team has managed to hide one fact that may turn out to be a problem in the future – it does not have a specialist doubles coach.Ajay Kanwar, Vijaydeep Singh and Archana Deodhar, who were contracted till the Commonwealth Games ( CWG), put in their papers just before the commencement of the Games.Sources close to the coaches told Mail Today that they resigned owing to the fact that they didn’t receive any tickets for the CWG. What is also compounding matters is the fact that Atiq Johari, one of the two Indonesian coaches attached with the Indian team, is also going back to his homeland at the end of this year.C Punniah Choudhary, secretary of the Badminton Association of India ( BAI), said that the terms of the three coaches were till the CWG. ” These three coaches, who are also in the national coaching panel, were employed to help out the Indian shuttlers till the CWG. Now that the CWG is over, their tenure is over,” he said, sidestepping the fact that the coaches had resigned prior to the mega event in the Capital.But Choudhary admitted that there was a shortage of doubles coaches in the country. ” There is no denying the fact that we are facing a paucity of doubles coaches. But then, things will be back to normal in a couple of months,” he said.Choudhary also said that though Johari will not be back, the other Indonesian coach assisting the team will be here for another one year. ” The other Indonesian coach, Hadi, is still there. He will be helping out the Indian shuttlers for another year. In fact, Hadi has been of great help to our shuttlers for the last two years,” he said.advertisementChoudhary also said that the BAI was in the process of shortlisting a new panel of coaches, which it hopes will help out the shuttlers till the London Olympics. ” Right now, we are working on preparing a list of coaches whom we can employ till the London Olympics,” he said.However, he did not disclose the names of the coaches. ” The shortlisting of the coaches is in a preliminary stage. We will come out with the names once things are finalised,” he said.SAINA NOT FULLY FIT YETMeanwhile, Saina Nehwal has still not recovered from the ankle injury that kept her out of the Indian Open.” I am just doing weights and other mild exercises. I have been told to resume practice gradually.Also, the cold conditions prevalent in Hyderabad have delayed my recovery a bit,” Saina said.” I will be able to resume training properly in about three to four days.”last_img read more

CWC18 Team Wellington wants international experience

first_imgThe New Zealander club has won the OFC Champions League for the first time ever and they want to prove they can do well in the FIFA Club World CupFounded recently in 2004, New Zealand’s Team Wellington is looking to get more experience when they take part in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.As part of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), they will face United Arab Emirates’ Al Ain F.C. on December 12th for a chance to be in the Quarterfinals.Known as TeeDubs, this team is based in the city of Wellington in New Zealand.The club only boasts six trophies in their short history, having won the New Zealand Football Championship twice.videoOFFICIAL: Qatar will host the next two Club World Cups Manuel R. Medina – June 3, 2019 FIFA has announced today that the next two competitions will be played as planned, after meeting today in Paris.They won the OFC Champions League once, and this is the first time they have qualified to the FIFA Club World Cup.Wellington’s strengths lay with striker Angus Kilkolly, who scored 36 goals in eight Champions League matches in Oceania.#CWC18: Get to know @TeamWelly – The New Zealander club has won the OFC Champions League for the first time ever and they want to prove they can do well in the @ClubWorldCups. pic.twitter.com/iSCVangJNA— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 8, 2018last_img read more