Oteil Burbridge Announces “Evening Of Conversation & Music” With NYT Journalist Alan Paul

first_imgToday, Oteil Burbridge, bassist for Allman Brothers Band and Dead & Company, announced that he’d be part of an intimate live interview hosted by New York Times best-selling author and journalist Alan Paul. Slated to take place at New York City’s The Cutting Room on January 13th, 2018, Backstory: An evening of conversation and music with Oteil Burbridge is a special event presented by BackStory Events and Guitar World Magazine. As Oteil described in a Facebook post, “I will join author and journalist Alan Paul for a live interview about my new album and share stories from the road.”In addition to this revealing interview, attendees will also get the opportunity to participate in an audience question-and-answer and meet-and-greet. With limited seating for 240 people, tickets are likely to sell out fast. Grab yours before it’s too late here.last_img read more

SMC to perform ‘The Glass Menagerie’

first_imgLauren Weldon The Saint Mary’s College department of communication studies, dance and theatre is sponsoring the performance of the Tennessee Williams play “The Glass Menagerie” Thursday through Sunday in the Little Theatre of the Moreau Center.Associate professor of theatre Katie Sullivan, who will direct the play, said the story tells of a family trying to survive despite the Great Depression, and focuses each family member’s different reactions to their circumstances. Amanda Wingfield adheres to her Southern ways to procure expectations for her two children after she is abandoned by her husband. Tom, the older son, itches to move out and follow his dreams as a writer, and Laura, the younger daughter creates her own world with her collection of glass menagerie. Sullivan said she has always loved Williams’ plays.“[‘The Glass Menagerie’ is] a beautiful play with haunting and lyrical music, and I think it’s timeless,” Sullivan said. “It’s redone on Broadway so often. I’ve loved his [William’s] plays since I was thirteen.”Sullivan said the events and scenarios in the play are somewhat parallel to Tennessee Williams’ personal life. As Tom narrates the play as an older version of himself, Williams is reflecting on his own perspective of leaving his family to become a writer. “It’s like all of you guys, you’re here in college to learn and choose what you want to do,” Sullivan said. “You’re ready to go out into the world. This is the maturation time. You learn, you get educated, you make goals, you make plans. And some of our goals change, or don’t happen because we’ve made other goals or life gives an obstacles and we have to work around it. You know, life happens, but this is the time when you’re ready to leave the nest. And we’re finding him itching to leave the nest.”Sullivan said the title, like many aspects of Williams’ work, is a metaphor.“Tennessee William writes poetically — he was a poet before a dramatist,” she said. “He writes with lyrical language, using metaphors. And Laura and the unicorn [in the play] are symbolic of each other.“The unicorn is a beautiful mystic animal — it’s different than everyone else, than the other horses — it has the horn. And she’s different than others.”Notre Dame senior Stephen Seitz said he plays the role of Jim O’Connor, the gentleman caller of shy Laura. “I find it very easy to relate to Jim O’Connor,” Seitz said.“He’s an ambitious, happy-go-lucky fellow who is always quick with a joke and a smile. Jim introduces some much-appreciated comedy and romance to an otherwise depressing story,” Seitz said. Seitz said he has enjoyed his role and being a part of the production.“It has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of such a great cast putting on a great production,” he said.Tags: saint mary’s, Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie, Theatre departmentlast_img read more

The Walking Dead Mid-season Premier Fails to Impress

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Lissa HarrisBecause I have loved The Walking Dead for five and a half seasons, I’ll start with the good.Daryl and his bazooka are awesome. His character continues to be the greasiest bad ass on the planet and the moment he took out Negan’s bikers with a missile was a rallying point for all who watched. In fact, the scene leading up to Bazooka Daryl was intense and emotional.It was the deeply thoughtful and action-packed scenes we’ve gotten used to seeing the last five seasons. The first episode of the mid-season finale was off to a good start. But it was all downhill from there.Episode 9, “No Way Out,” picked up right where they left off back in late November. Rick and other residents had covered themselves with walker guts and were attempting to escape among the thousands of walking dead unnoticed. We saw this before in season one, in the Episode 2, “Guts,” when the characters must find a way to escape an overrun Atlanta. In this season’s mid-finale, “Start to Finish,” Rick recalls this successful strategy and suggests it to the remaining residents of Alexandria.Of course, they are disgusted but agree to go along. We leave them as they are exiting the house to walk among the dead. Then the camera focuses on Jesse’s very fragile son, Sam. He looks terrified and calls out, “Mom?” End of scene.We were left to wonder, for almost three months, what was about to happen to them now that they’ve been discovered. But Sam’s slip-up apparently had no effect because it’s never mentioned in the mid-season premier. Wait, what? That, my friends, is what’s known as “lazy writing.”“Start to Finish” also gave us a climax of sorts on the characters’ opposing philosophies, which I wrote about in November. This discussion was communicated most beautifully in Episode 4, “Here’s Not Here.” The episode highlighted Morgan’s transformation from insanity to peacefulness via the help of a man who believed that people could live in this savage world and still hold onto their humanity.It was this debate that seemed to drive the entire first half of season six. In “No Way Out” we got the answer: If we all work together, we can achieve a new civilization and a society worth fighting for.But isn’t that what all the nearby gangs think? I’m sure the Wolves believe that by working together they are achieving an ideal society, same as Negan’s gang, judging from the first scene of the episode. These gangs don’t believe in everyman for himself, they work together for their own version of the “common good.”Our heroes are only realizing this now, and express it with the cheesiest of dialogue. In Gabriel’s epiphany, he states: “God will save Alexandria because God has given us the courage to save it ourselves.”Cut to a scene that slices through the edits as quickly as our heroes slice through walkers. A cute trick but not enough.Rick’s big moment comes in his monologue at the end. A touching moment until he declares to an unconscious Carl that he wants to show him “this brand new world” that Deanna showed him. I would have been more engaged if I knew exactly what that vision entailed. It’s still relatively unclear what Deanna had planned other than to build more walls and a school.I would have been more impressed if Rick had decided he was going to travel the world lighting lakes on fire in an effort to eliminate the entire walker species once and for all. And then create an International Public Health Policy on how to dispose of the newly dead.I’ve never been a viewer impressed with blood, violence or shock alone. Pair that blood, violence and shock with serious plot and character development, and a commentary on the human condition that makes me rethink my very existence and you have me hooked for life. The Walking Dead used to give that to me.Yes, one could argue that we have become desensitized to violence, but a good writer would anticipate that and continue to up the game in smart ways. That’s what Vince Gilligan did with Breaking Bad.I could forgive Greg Nicotero for being distracted by his work on Fear the Walking Dead, the series prequel. But that show is lackluster as well. Maybe they should let Scott Gimple, who wrote “Here’s Not Here,” re-write the remainder of the season’s episodes.I don’t know. But I don’t like where this season is headed. Bad dialogue and cheesy emotion are not what I’ve come to expect from one of my favorite shows. My only hope is that Carl’s physical deformity will prevent him from wearing that stupid hat in future episodes.There were some quality moments: Denise’s terror as she realizes she has no choice but to partner with the Wolf gang member and Abraham and Sasha’s tension right before they are saved by Daryl. But overall, there was nothing stellar in this week’s mid-season premier.last_img read more

Morris family doubles up at Davenport

first_imgBy Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (April 22) – Davenport Speedway celebrated the Koehler Electric Sea­son Opener Friday night. For one family in attendance, victory lane celebrations started to look like a family reunion.Mitch Morris and Jake Morris had identical nights at Davenport Speedway, although in two sepa­rate classes. Mitch (IMCA Modified) and Jake (IMCA Northern SportMod) each won their respec­tive heat races. Each started their feature on the outside pole, led every lap and won the features, which were run back-to-back.Rob Toland led flag-to-flag for the win in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model fea­ture. Toland set a blistering pace that no one was able to follow.Brunson Behning finished a distant second followed by Luke Goedert. Matt Ryan and Jay Chenoweth rounded out the top five.In the Eriksen’s IMCA Modified feature that was won by Mitch Morris, Bryce Garnhart put together a nice run to finish second. Doug Crampton took third over Todd Hansen and Darin Duffy. Thirty-two Mods were on hand Friday.Following Jake Morris to the checkers in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod feature was Dan Anderson. Tony Olson started dead last but finished third. Mike Goben and Casey Wages were fourth and fifth, respectively.last_img read more

Jol praise for Pulis

first_imgFulham manager Martin Jol believes Tony Pulis should be admired for his physical style of football, despite describing Stoke as a “near rugby team” earlier this season. Jol made that comment in November after seeing his side beaten 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium. Ahead of Saturday’s return fixture Jol maintains his team had been bullied that day, but believes Pulis deserved credit, rather than any inferred ridicule, for it. “In that game yes. They tried to bully us,” he said. “It was annoying for me. That is what I told my players at half-time and in the second half they did it again, so nothing changed. They play a style which is probably difficult for any team to play against.” Jol added: “He (Pulis) feels that this is the way to do it and the way for him to be successful. I always admire that. I respect that. You have a lot of teams that have no style, in Europe for example. “They play 4-3-3, 4-5-1, 4-4-2 and they change their style all the time and I don’t like that. I like the people who make their choice and stick to their choice and hopefully they are successful with that.” Jol has made his managerial reputation by sending out teams intent on passing their way out of trouble. That has proved successful enough to ensure he has always finished inside the top 10 in the Barclays Premier League, during stints at Tottenham and Fulham. And while he admits he would not replicate Pulis’ style he bristled at suggestions it was an archaic formula for success. “I could try to play like that but I haven’t got the players,” he said. “It is English. I always would like to play organised football that is very attractive. You look at Stoke and their main purpose is to deliver. To get the ball into the box. But I can’t say that they don’t play. There is not many teams with this style left and that is why Stoke is quite successful.” Fulham were boosted on the eve of the match by confirmation veteran midfielder Damien Duff has signed a one-year contract extension. Duff, who has scored three times in 22 league appearances this term, will remain at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2014. Jol admitted the 33-year-old’s signature comes as a relief amid concern he could lose a chunk of his squad in the summer. “We have 11 people who are at the end of their contract (at the end of the season),” he said. “So we have a few problems.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Loses his Mind after being called “Fredo,” Trump Weighs in

first_imgCNN says Cuomo was targeted in an orchestrated setup and defended himself when attacked. President Trump is weighing in after CNN anchor Chris Cuomo got into a heated and f-bomb-laced exchange with a man who called him “Fredo.”The reference is to Fredo Corleone, the dim-witted, cowardly middle brother in “The Godfather.”In the video, the “Cuomo Prime Time” host threatens a man who called him “Fredo,” which Cuomo said was like the N-word for Italians.Cuomo threatened to throw the man down the stairs like a punk, among other colorful and off-color phrases and threats. This morning, Trump tweeted, “I thought Chris was Fredo also. The truth hurts. Totally lost it! Low ratings @CNN.” last_img read more

Penge and Lamb create history at Fairhaven

first_img6 May 2014 Penge and Lamb create history at Fairhaven History was made over the weekend when for the first time both Fairhaven Trophies were retained by the defending champions.  England boy cap Marco Penge (Goodwood, Sussex) successfully defended the boys’ title while Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe, Lancashire) did the same in the girls’ event. Penge needed a playoff to lift the trophy a year ago but this time he won by a street, finishing seven strokes clear of under 16 international Matty Lamb (Hexham, Northumberland). Penge, who will turn 16 on 15th May, was always on the leaderboard after opening with a 69.He followed that with back-to-back rounds of 70 and he could even afford a level-par closing 72 and still win comfortably and become the first boy to retain the title. Matty Lamb, 16, finished on level par 288 after a closing 71, while Max Martin (Ladbrook Park, Warwickshire) and Switzerland’s Neal Woernhard were joint third on 291. Sophie, 16, won the girls’ trophy with a record low score of nine-under par 291 and was third overall in the mixed field. “It was good, I loved it,” said the England girl international. “Last year when Marco and I won we said that if we both came back and played we’d have to win it again – and we did!” Sophie was involved in a tense battle with good friend and fellow Lancashire player Hollie Muse (West Lancashire). At the halfway stage Hollie held a one shot lead, but Sophie returned a four-under par, bogey-free third round of 71, to move a stroke ahead with 18 holes left to play. Sophie saved her best to last, returning a closing five-under 70 which included seven birdies. She had extended her lead to four shots at the turn and eventually won the girls’ trophy by six shots. In the Nations Cup competed for over the opening two rounds, England teams filled the top three places. England 4, composed of Hollie Muse, Oliver Farrell (Evesham, Worcestershire) and Jamie Li (Bath, Somerset) and England 1 made up of Sophie Keech (Parkstone, Dorset), Penge and Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire) finished on 290 but the former won on countback. England 2 comprising Sophie Lamb, Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland) and Matty Lamb finished third on 294. Leading final scores: 281 M Penge (Goodwood) 69 70 70 72 288 M Lamb (Hexham) 72 72 73 71 291 S Lamb (Clitheroe) 76 74 71 70 292 M Martin (Ladbrook Park) 77 73 75 67, N Woernhard (Switz) 72 71 77 72 Nations Cup 290 England 4; England 1 294 England 2 295 Finland 1, Scotland 3last_img read more

GO FIGURE: Top defenses have best Super Bowls

first_imgIn this Jan. 26, 2003, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Dwight Smith (26) celebrates his 50-yard interception return for a touchdown to cap the Buccaneers’ 48-21 win over the Oakland Raiders in NFL football’s Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In big money Super Bowls it pays far more to be stingy.Statistical history favors the tightest defenses in the Super Bowl over the most prolific offenses, something that might hearten Seattle Seahawks fans.In the 48 year history of the Super Bowl, this is only the second time the No. 1 team in total yards and total passing offense — Denver — has faced the No. 1 defensive team in total yards and passing yards given up: Seattle.The Broncos averaged 457.3 yards in total offense, including 340.2 passing yards, both way outpacing No. 2 teams. The Seahawks only allowed 273.6 total yards and 172 passing yards, both way outpacing the No. 2 defensive teams.The only other time this happened, in Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003, defensive titan Tampa Bay swamped offensive powerhouse Oakland 48-21.But the defensive advantage goes far beyond that.Eleven times top defensive leaders went into the Super Bowl, nine of those times they won. The only defensive power losers were the 1982-83 Miami Dolphins, who were tops in overall defense and passing yards, and the 1976-77 Minnesota Vikings who were the best past defenders.Offensive leaders went into the Super Bowl a dozen times and won seven of those time, barely more than half. And the Broncos have some recent teams that they don’t want to emulate. The 2007-08 New England Patriots, 2002-03 Oakland Raiders and 2000-01 St. Louis Rams all lost despite having both the best total and passing offenses.Of course, the best guarantee is to be No. 1 in both defense and offense. The undefeated 1972-73 Miami Dolphins and the 1977-78 Dallas Cowboys both were tops in total offense and defense. And both won the Super Bowl.___Go Figure, an occasional feature from The Associated Press, explores the news through numbers and what they mean.last_img read more