Lauryn Hill, Andra Day, The Roots Perform Stunning Nina Simone Medley At Rock Hall Induction [Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame officially welcomed their 2018 induction class–including Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, and The Cars–at a lavish ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall. As always, the night was filled with star-studded performances celebrating the evening’s guests of honor.Other than special “Early Influencer” inductee Sister Rosetta Tharpe, none of the 2018 inductees date back farther than Nina Simone, who was born in 1933 and passed away more than a decade ago. The legendary singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist’s work continues to be directly referenced and reimagined in modern music by everyone from Michael Buble to Kanye West, though until this year she had somehow not been nominated since her first year of eligibility in ’86. Simone was inducted in a speech by Mary J. Blige.To honor Simone’s induction and legacy, the best backing band in the business–The Roots–held down the stage as modern-day vocal powerhouses Andra Day and Lauryn Hill each performed multiple selections from Nina’s extensive catalog, from hopeful anthems like “Feeling Good” to emotionally fraught protest songs like “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”.Nina Simone’s music and the societal weight it carried had a profound impact on Andra Day, as it did on virtually every vocalist who followed her–particularly due to its socially conscious nature. Speaking of iconic Simone protest song “Mississippi Goddamn“, Day told Grammy.com in a 2017 interview, “It was a fight song for NinaIt ended up being an incredible anthem. She really rebelled against people who advised her against doing music like that. She was willing to say what was important at the time to the detriment of her own career. To me, that’s the definition of an artist.”Below, you can watch videos of Andra Day and Lauryn Hill paying tribute to the late, great Nina Simone at her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:The Roots, Andra Day – Nina Simone Tribute -“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[Video: MarchofTheRashbaum]The Roots, Andra Day – Nina Simone Tribute – “I Put A Spell On You” – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[Video: MarchofTheRashbaum]The Roots, Lauryn Hill – Nina Simone Tribute – “Ne Me Quitte Pas”, “Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair”, “Feeling Good” – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Ghana Premier League Awards:Augustine Okrah voted MVP

first_imgBechem United’s Augustine Okrah has won the 2013-14 Premier League best player award after finishing tops to crown a season of success. Okrah completed a night where he had already been decorated with the top scorer award at the First Capital Plus Premier League awards at the Banquet. Hall, State House on Saturday. The striker warded off stiff competition from Seidu Bancey of Asante Kotoko and New Edubiase’s Asiedu Attobrah for the Best Player prize. President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi flanked by Minister of Sports Mahama Ayariga and Isaac Enchill of First Capital Plus Bank presented the award, which was revived by the chairman of Bechem United.2013/2014 FIRST CAPITAL PLUS PREMIER LEAGUE AWARDS WINNERS FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR Seidu Bancey (Kotoko) Aseidu Attobrah (New Edubiase) Augustine Okrah (Bechem)DEFENDER OF THE YEAR Abeiku Ainooson (Kotoko) GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR Stephen Adams (Aduana)MOST PROMISING PLAYER Samuel Afful (Hasaacas)COACH OF THE YEAR Masud Dramani (Kotoko)REFEREE OF THE YEAR William Agbovi (FIFA)ASSISTANT REFEREE OF THE YEAR A.S Malik (FIFA) C.E.O OF THE YEAR Sam Opoku Nti (Kotoko)BEST BEHAVED SUPPORTING GROUP Hearts of LionsFAIR PLAY TEAM OF THE YEAR Wa All Stars FCGOAL KING Augustine Okrah (Bechem United -16)last_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: George Kittle, Evan Engram, David Njoku, Delanie Walker impact Week 12 start-or-sit calls

first_imgWhen will Delanie Walker return?Walker was back at Titans’ practice Wednesday and told reporters he’s feeling “excited.” Walker also is without the knee brace that he was wearing earlier in the week. Tennessee plays at 4:05 p.m. ET Sunday against Jacksonville.(Update: Walker practiced again Thursday.)Walker’s return, at least for a week, will make both he and Jonnu Smith basically unplayable while we wait to see who emerges as the top tight end for the Titans. After that’s determined, either is a borderline fantasy starter in 12-team leagues, as long as they don’t cannabalize each other too much. George Kittle and Evan Engram both are close to making their returns to the top of our TE rankings, but it might not happen in Week 12. Further down the tight end ranks, we’re keeping an eye on the health of David Njoku and Delanie Walker as possible fantasy starters. We have the latest injury updates below on those four big names from a weak fantasy position.For updates on injured WRs, such as Emmanuel Sanders, Tyler Lockett, and many more, go here; for news on ailing RBs, such as James Conner, Jordan Howard, Devonta Freeman, and more, click here. Follow us for more news and updates on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerGeorge Kittle injury updateKittle (knee) missed Wednesday’s practice and has yet to practice since the end of October. He hasn’t played since initially suffering the injury during Week 9’s game against Arizona. Kyle Shanahan suggested that Kittle’s status will come down to gameday. The 49ers don’t kick off until Sunday night against the Packers.Ross Dwelley should be owned in most fantasy leagues in what is a top-five fantasy TE matchup, and if you’re a Kittle owner and Dwelley is out there, go get him. Dwelley is a top-10 fantasy play at the position this week if Kittle is out. You’re obviously starting Kittle if he plays.WEEK 12 DFS LINEUPS: FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPEven Engram injury newsEngram (foot) missed the Giants’ practice Wednesday, and ESPN’s Jordan Raanan thinks it’d be an “upset” if Engram played this weekend. Engram hasn’t played since Week 9. The Giants kick off at 1 p.m. ET Sunday in Chicago.Rhett Ellison is dealing with a concussion and missed Wednesday’s practice, too. Kaden Smith would start at TE for the Giants if both were out, but he wouldn’t be worth using in fantasy. Daniel Jones would get a boost if Engram was able to play. WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWill David Njoku play Week 12?Njoku was officially designated to return from Injured Reserve and was on the practice field for the Browns on Wednesday without limitations. Cleveland probably wouldn’t officially activate Njoku before this weekend when it plays Miami at home.The matchup would be great for Njoku if it looks like he’d be active and play without limitations. He’s a borderline fantasy starter the rest of the way whenever he makes it back to the field.MORE WEEK 12 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup Builderlast_img read more