On Friday, October 6, the “Mempho All-Stars” have announced an off-site, late-night performance at Minglewood Hall that will celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead. The “Mempho All-Stars Play Dead” will be supercharged by Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers Band, ARU), Steve Kimock (RatDog, Phil Lesh & Friends), Robert Randolph, Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit), Wally Ingram (Timbuk 3, Stockholm Syndrome, David Lindley, Cheryl Crow), Ike Stubblefield, Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band), Papa Mali (7 Walkers), Eric McFadden (P-Funk Allstars), DJ Logic, Leslie Mendelson, Lamar Williams Jr. (Les Brers), and MonoNeon.The “Mempho All-Stars Play Dead” will hit the stage at 12:30am to allow for festival-goers to make it after the final act, following DJ Logic & Friends who will be performing at 11:30PM for those looking to start the party early. Tickets start at $20 for Mempho Music Festival ticketholders, and increase to $30 for Mempho Music Festival non-ticketholders. All tickets are on-sale now here.A similar iteration of the “Mempho All-Stars” will perform the Saturday late-night party on October 7, 2017 at the festival grounds. The Super Jam will honor the fallen southern rock greats who passed away earlier this year, founding members of the Allman Brothers Band Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, and Col. Bruce Hampton.Oteil Burbridge, Robert Randolph, John Popper, Eric Krasno, & More Set For Mempho All-Stars JamSponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union, the “Mempho All-Stars Play Dead” show will benefit the new “Learn To Rock” program, which aims to build bridges throughout the Memphis community by educating students about the city’s rich musical history. Through the “Learn To Rock” program, 2,000 tickets to MEMPHO will be distributed to music teachers and students throughout the greater Memphis region, including the Shelby County Schools, Memphis Music Initiative, City Leadership (Teach for America, Memphis Teacher Residency), and Soulsville Foundation (Stax Music Academy and Soulsville Charter School).Booker T & Steve Cropper To Lead Memphis Tributes At Mempho Music FestivalMEMPHO Music Festival will be honoring Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Steve Cropper and Booker T Jones’s legendary influence on Stax Records and Memphis music with a special tribute on October 7, 2017. First off, BOOKER T PRESENTS: A STAX REVUE & A JOURNEY THROUGH SOUL, BLUES and R&B will perform the main stage, followed by a performance from Steve Cropper & Friends, featuring Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers, Dead & Company), John Popper (Blues Traveler), Eddie Floyd (wrote “Knock on Wood” with Cropper), as well as legendary keyboardist Lester Snell (Isaac Hayes, Shaft, B3 organ), drummer and cousin to Al Jackson, Steve Potts, trombonist Victor Sawyer, and tenor sax player Jim Spake. The back-to-back sets will serve as a continuous tribute to Memphis’s roots in music, as led by the legends themselves.Learn more about next weekend’s festival here.
One of the hottest television shows in Japan this spring revolved around Harvard professor Michael Sandel’s recorded classroom lectures about philosophy.NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, picked up in April the PBS show featuring Sandel’s lecture show, titled “Justice.” Rebranded as “Harvard Hakunetsu Kyoshitu (Harvard’s Heated Discussion Classroom),” the show quickly drew wide notice and topped the list of downloads from “NHK On Demand,” an online pay-per-view service. …Read more here.
If Day does miss out, the event can still boast an impressive field, with new world number four Rickie Fowler making the 17-hour journey from Abu Dhabi after winning his second European Tour title on Sunday. Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose are also competing, while Irishman Paul Dunne makes his PGA Tour debut on a sponsor’s invite. Dunne hit the headlines last summer when he became the first amateur since 1927 to share the lead of the Open Championship after 54 holes, before eventually finishing 30th at St Andrews. The 23-year-old went on to gain his European Tour card via the qualifying school in November but is taking advantage of a gap in his schedule to play in the United States, where he attended the same college as former US Open champion Graeme McDowell. ” I’m very excited to make my PGA Tour debut this week and spend a few weeks in California,” Dunne, who turned professional after helping Great Britain and Ireland to a record Walker Cup win, told a pre-tournament press conference. “When I was playing in college I was always striving to turn pro and play golf on a professional tour and I was excited to get my European Tour card back in November. And now I have a few weeks off the European Tour I’m really excited to see what the PGA Tour has to offer. “Category 16 status on the European Tour is for Q-School graduates, so it doesn’t get you in every event. When I was looking at the schedule I knew I had the first couple of events in South Africa (he finished ninth in the Joburg Open) and then my category wouldn’t get me into the events in the desert swing. ” So I knew I had a good break in tournaments and then we just sought places to play and looked to America. We were lucky enough to get invites over here. “Obviously the overall goal for me would be to end up on the PGA Tour so any exposure I can get to that early is great. “In terms of goals for the week, I kind of set my goals at the start of the year to just try and improve every day. Get better each week and let results take care of themselves. So I’m just going to keep working on my game and hopefully I put some good scores together.” Press Association Day pulled out of the pre-tournament pro-am but hopes to be fit enough on Thursday to play the opening round of the £4.5million event, one of the five tournaments he won in 2015. The good news for fans of the 27-year-old US PGA champion is that the last time he missed a pro-am ahead of The Barclays, he went on to win the event with rounds of 63 and 62 over the weekend. World number two Jason Day is a doubt for the defence of his Farmers Insurance Open title at Torrey Pines after being laid low by a virus.
Related Stories HE’S BACK: Southerland scores 13 in 1st game back as Syracuse defeats St. John’s 77-58Fair leads SU past St. John’s with 17 points in all-around performance Jerami Grant made it too difficult for head coach Jim Boeheim to take him out of Syracuse’s starting lineup. So for now, he’s not going anywhere.Boeheim said after the Orange’s 77-58 win against St. John’s that Grant will continue to start and the message will be the same: “Get out there and play good.” Grant played 15 minutes Sunday, and finished up with four points on 2-of-5 shooting. It was the fewest minutes he’s played since Jan. 9 at Providence, though his playing time isn’t likely to dwindle much more.“He got a great experience. He really came through big time, tough situations,” Boeheim said. “We won four games out of six, that could’ve been two out of six very easily. To play those games with seven guys was a very difficult stretch. Jerami stepped it up big time.”Grant earned his first start in the Orange’s game at Pittsburgh last week. The loss of DaJuan Coleman, who had knee surgery and is out for four weeks, pushed C.J. Fair to power forward. Grant stepped in at small forward and thrived. It was a physical game against the Panthers, but Grant held his own to finish with five points and five rebounds.Against Notre Dame on Monday, Grant was dominant. He scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting and grabbed six boards. Both performances proved Grant could not only be a formidable starter, but that he could also keep up in physical, aggressive games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They’ve been a good experience just to know that I can be on the court and I can play with anybody else in the NCAA,” Grant said. “It just helps me realize how good I am, and how comfortable I am out on the court.”Grant’s ascension to a playmaking starter was even more critical, as Syracuse was without James Southerland. The senior forward averages 13.6 points per game. Grant scored at least 10 points in four of the six games the Orange was without Southerland.“Jerami did a great job,” Southerland said. “Even though he didn’t get as many minutes as he did the last time, 40 minutes, he’s definitely going to bring it in the tournament when we need him the most.”Grant said after Saturday’s game that he doesn’t feel he has “competition” with Southerland. But like they did against St. John’s, they’ll likely continue to sub in and out for each other throughout the rest of the season.While Southerland will begin games on the bench, Grant will be in the lineup from the opening tip.“He’ll start, he’ll continue to start the rest of the year,” Boeheim said. “He’ll get a lot of good minutes, productive minutes.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman
MASON CITY — Forecasters say Iowa will get another one-two punch from winter weather this weekend, with the potential for rain, sleet, snow, ice, blizzard conditions and even flooding.Meteorologist Chad Hahn, with the National Weather Service in metro Des Moines, says the first round tonight won’t entail much snow, if any, though a layer of ice is threatened. “Expect freezing drizzle to develop across much of the state of Iowa later on this evening and overnight,” Hahn says. “Even some light glazing is possible across portions of the state overnight and that will continue into the morning hours on Saturday.”Temperatures are predicted to warm up into the upper 30s tomorrow, changing the snow to rain and raising the chances of ice dams, ice jams and flooding. “We’ll have a break as we get into the day on Saturday where we actually transition much of the state into rain but it’ll be pretty short-lived because the colder air will filter in later on Saturday afternoon and especially overnight on Saturday night,” Hahn says. “We’re expecting significant accumulating snows across the central part of Iowa.”The heaviest snow is forecast to fall roughly from the Omaha area to Fort Dodge to Mason City. That region may see six to eight inches of snow. As the storm front moves through Iowa, there’s the potential for blizzard conditions on Sunday. “Winds are going to increase significantly behind the low pressure area with wind gusts out of the northwest at 40 to 50 miles an hour,” Hahn says. “In areas that do see that snowfall, they can expect significant blowing and drifting as we work into Saturday night and during the day on Sunday.”A series of winter weather advisories, watches and warnings are being posted through Sunday for wide sections of the state. Visit weather-dot-gov for details. In the long-ranger forecast, Hahn says we may see more snow Monday and Tuesday in what’s already one of the snowiest Iowa Februarys on record.