Utah State blows past Saint Mary’s 80-63

first_imgNovember 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State blows past Saint Mary’s 80-63 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP) — Neemias Queta had 24 points, nine rebounds and five blocks to lead Utah State to an 80-63 victory over Saint Mary’s on Monday night in the heavyweight bracket of the MGM Main Event.The Aggies shot 49 percent (29 of 50) from the floor, while stifling Saint Mary’s to 29 percent.Utah State outrebounded the Gaels, 41-32, while outscoring them in the paint, 34-24. The Aggies also registered eight blocks.Sam Merrill added 23 points with eight assists for Utah State (5-0), which is off to its best start since the 2013-14 season.The Gaels (3-1) were led by Jordan Ford and Malik Fitts, who each scored 14 points. Fitts also led the team with seven rebounds, and Dan Fotu added 11 points.Utah State will play in Wednesday’s championship game. Associated Press Written by Tags: MGM Resorts Main Event/Utah State Aggies Basketballlast_img read more

US Coast Guard names first offshore patrol cutters

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Guard names first offshore patrol cutters View post tag: US Coast Guard View post tag: OPC Authorities US Coast Guard names first offshore patrol cutterscenter_img The U.S. Coast Guard on August 4 announced the names of the first 11 offshore patrol cutters that are set to start deliveries in fiscal year 2021.Built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group, the cutters will be named Argus, Chase, Ingham, Pickering, Rush, Icarus, Active, Diligence, Alert, Vigilant and Reliance.The Coast Guard’s new vessels will bridge capabilities between the national security cutter, which patrols the open ocean, and the fast response cutter, which serves closer to shore. The offshore patrol cutter will replace the service’s 270-foot and 210-foot medium endurance cutters.“The offshore patrol cutter will be the backbone of Coast Guard offshore presence and the manifestation of our at-sea authorities,” said Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the Coast Guard. “It is essential to stopping smugglers at sea, for interdicting undocumented migrants, rescuing mariners, enforcing fisheries laws, responding to disasters and protecting our ports.”According to the Coast Guard program, twenty five Offshore Patrol Cutters are planned to be built at a total cost of over 10 billion dollars.The OPCs will be 360 feet long and 54 feet wide with a projected speed of 22 knots. The cutters will be capable of carrying an MH-60R or MH-65 helicopter and three OTH small boats. August 7, 2017 Share this articlelast_img read more

CHRISTMAS 2016: THE PLANNING BEGINS HERE

first_imgDario Castillejos / Cagle CartoonsIf you’re like most people, you get a warm holiday glow from donating to a Toys For Tots program, tossing money into the Salvation Army kettle or shoveling the snowy sidewalk of a neighborhood widow.But to a large extent, churches, civic groups and individuals are merely treating the symptoms with their Christmas charity. There are things we can do 365 days a year to get at the root causes of poverty and helplessness.Yes, as an adult, that baby in the manger assured us, “The poor you will always have with you.” Sometimes bad things happen to good people. And sadly, “you just can’t help some (self-destructive) people.” But certainly there are lots of little long-term and short-term measures to decrease the number of people who wind up needing Christmas charity.If you could refrain from speeding, texting while driving, driving under the influence and exhibiting road rage, you just might prevent a horrific accident. One or more families could be spared the loss of a breadwinner and the arrival of mountains of medical bills.Taking a little pride in your work could make things more merry and bright for others. If you assemble a car, wire a house or mix food ingredients conscientiously, you’re less likely to cause a fatal accident.No matter what you think you yourself can “handle,” if you have a friend with an addictive personality, don’t do anything to get him started on substance abuse, porn or gambling. Enablers have a poor track record for bringing true joy during the holidays. Perhaps a few more early interventions by friends and co-workers could prevent someone from becoming a burden on society.Too many teenage girls get pregnant just so they’ll have SOMEONE (the baby) to love them. If you’re a teacher, neighbor or relative with a chance to intervene, let them know you care before they do something drastic.I always get choked up when I hear the Merle Haggard song “If We Make It Through December.” I know, I know: “Nobody enjoys laying people off.” But I would still challenge employers to measure twice and cut once when contemplating leaving workers without a paycheck for an extended period.Bite your tongue and count to ten before saying something that will tear a permanent rift in your family, thus leaving the most vulnerable members with fewer resources.Churches must strive to be welcoming places. Networking should never be the primary draw of a place of worship, but it is nonetheless a valuable tool. The church family can help with transportation, babysitting, job tips and moral support BEFORE a troubled member hits rock bottom. But if a congregation is cold and judgmental, the neediest will be driven away.With kind words and deeds, we can help the down-on-their-luck develop a healthy self-image. That means less pressure to hook up with an abusive partner, turn to drugs or rule out going back to school.The media alert us to all sorts of charity cases at Christmas time, but I wonder to what extent they’ve CONTRIBUTED to the problem. Surely glamorizing casual sex, daredevil stunts and contempt for authority leads to a host of diseases, injuries, unwanted children and arrest records.Thank God there are always generous hearts at Christmas. But a little year-round planning can keep those hearts from being overworked in a single season.If you’re like most people, you get a warm holiday glow from donating to a Toys For Tots program, tossing money into the Salvation Army kettle or shoveling the snowy sidewalk of a neighborhood widow.But to a large extent, churches, civic groups and individuals are merely treating the symptoms with their Christmas charity. There are things we can do 365 days a year to get at the root causes of poverty and helplessness.Yes, as an adult, that baby in the manger assured us, “The poor you will always have with you.” Sometimes bad things happen to good people. And sadly, “you just can’t help some (self-destructive) people.” But certainly there are lots of little long-term and short-term measures to decrease the number of people who wind up needing Christmas charity.If you could refrain from speeding, texting while driving, driving under the influence and exhibiting road rage, you just might prevent a horrific accident. One or more families could be spared the loss of a breadwinner and the arrival of mountains of medical bills.Taking a little pride in your work could make things more merry and bright for others. If you assemble a car, wire a house or mix food ingredients conscientiously, you’re less likely to cause a fatal accident.No matter what you think you yourself can “handle,” if you have a friend with an addictive personality, don’t do anything to get him started on substance abuse, porn or gambling. Enablers have a poor track record for bringing true joy during the holidays. Perhaps a few more early interventions by friends and co-workers could prevent someone from becoming a burden on society.Too many teenage girls get pregnant just so they’ll have SOMEONE (the baby) to love them. If you’re a teacher, neighbor or relative with a chance to intervene, let them know you care before they do something drastic.I always get choked up when I hear the Merle Haggard song “If We Make It Through December.” I know, I know: “Nobody enjoys laying people off.” But I would still challenge employers to measure twice and cut once when contemplating leaving workers without a paycheck for an extended period.Bite your tongue and count to ten before saying something that will tear a permanent rift in your family, thus leaving the most vulnerable members with fewer resources.Churches must strive to be welcoming places. Networking should never be the primary draw of a place of worship, but it is nonetheless a valuable tool. The church family can help with transportation, babysitting, job tips and moral support BEFORE a troubled member hits rock bottom. But if a congregation is cold and judgmental, the neediest will be driven away.With kind words and deeds, we can help the down-on-their-luck develop a healthy self-image. That means less pressure to hook up with an abusive partner, turn to drugs or rule out going back to school.The media alert us to all sorts of charity cases at Christmas time, but I wonder to what extent they’ve CONTRIBUTED to the problem. Surely glamorizing casual sex, daredevil stunts and contempt for authority leads to a host of diseases, injuries, unwanted children and arrest records.Thank God there are always generous hearts at Christmas. But a little year-round planning can keep those hearts from being overworked in a single seasoFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

We Found the Sexiest Lingerie on the Internet

first_imgOh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. Everyone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera. Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point! I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to.center_img And when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised?last_img read more

Three O.C. Events Planned in July for Amyloidosis Awareness

first_imgThe weekend kicks off Friday, July 19, with a surf fest at the 7th Street beach. The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation will hold a trio of fundraising events at some of the hottest spots in Ocean City on July 19 and July 21.The fun all starts on the morning of Friday, July 19 with the 16th annual Chip Miller Surf Fest. Held at the 7th Street surfing beach, the event attracts hundreds of surfers, family and friends who aim to have fun while raising awareness and money for amyloidosis research.Surf Fest is open to surfers of all skill levels, from novices to local and regional pros. The event offers awards for more than half a dozen categories, including kids, adults and families. In addition, surfing manufacturers will be on hand with clothing, surfboards, sunglasses and other gear.As the sun sets on the surfing fun, families will flock to the OC Waterpark on Friday evening for another CMAF event. Over the course of four hours (six hours if registered by July 1), supporters of the CMAF will enjoy private access to the waterpark and dine on some of the finest fare Ocean City has to offer.The waterpark fun includes trips down Splash Down Falls, the Serpentine Slide, Lil Buc’s Bay, Tube Journey and Lazy River. Some of the establishments offering food include Bungalow Bowls, the Farm Stand at 14th, Boyar’s Market South, Hank Sauce, Hula Sauces, Red’s Jersey Mex Café, Sandwich Bar and Playa Bowls, just to name a few.A skateboarding event July 21 at the Ocean City Skate Park will include awards.On Sunday, July 21, the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation will close out the weekend by partnering with Sector 9 Skateboards to present the third annual Chip Miller Skate Fest.The 1980s-themed event starts at 11 a.m. at the Ocean City Skate Park and includes community first responders who are on site to grill hot dogs and hamburgers for the participants.Multiple awards will be offered at the Skate Fest, including one for best era-specific costume and even one for the biggest wipeout.    As with all events, prices and participation vary, but complete details on the 2019 season can be found online at www.ChipMiller.org or the CMAF Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AmyloidosisAwareness/Can’t make the event? Donations may be made through the CMAF webpage.The fundraising foundation is named in memory of Chip Miller, co-founder of Carlisle Events, a collector car and truck promotion company based in Pennsylvania, who died of amyloidosis in 2004. His son, Lance Miller, of Ocean City, serves as president of the foundation.Amyloidosis is when an abnormal protein called amyloid builds up in the tissues and organs, according to WebMD.com. When it does, it affects their shape and how they work. Amyloidosis is a serious health problem that can lead to life-threatening organ failure.last_img read more

Police pursuit from Nappanee to Elkhart ends with a crash on State Road 19

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Police pursuit from Nappanee to Elkhart ends with a crash on State Road 19 Google+ (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) A driver fled from Indiana State Troopers, leading them on a chase that began in Nappanee and ended with a crash in Elkhart.Around 4 p.m. on Dec. 31, an Indiana State Trooper attempted to stop a white 2012 Toyota Camry for a traffic violation near the intersection of N. Rosenberger Street and W. Centennial Street in Nappanee. When the trooper turned on his emergency lights in his marked Indiana State Police car the driver of the Toyota refused to stop and fled northbound on SR 19.As the Toyota continued northbound it sideswiped a Jeep in the roundabout at the intersection of SR 19 and SR 119 and continued northbound. While travelling northbound it is alleged that contraband was thrown from the Toyota in multiple locations along SR 19. Troopers later were able to locate some contraband and identified it as suspected methamphetamine.The Toyota hit stop sticks that deputies with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office deployed at the intersection of CR 26 and SR 19. The Toyota continued to flee northbound despite the Stop Sticks successfully deflating the tires.At the intersection of SR 19 and CR 24 the Toyota disregarded a red light and collided with a red Suzuki Reno that was travelling westbound on CR 24. The Toyota came to a stop due to disabling damage and the driver and passenger were safely taken into custody. No injuries were sustained in the two crashes.Troopers located approximately 80 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a loaded handgun that had been reported stolen, and suspected marijuana.The driver of the Toyota, Luiz Fraire, 26 of Bristol, was arrested for preliminary charges of Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Handgun by a Violent Felon, Possession of Stolen Property, Obstruction of Justice, Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Possession of a Handgun without a License.The passenger in the Toyota, Fernanda Perez, 27 of Goshen, was arrested on an active warrant.Fraire and Perez were taken to the Elkhart County Jail. Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp By 95.3 MNC – January 2, 2021 0 447 Google+ Twitter Previous articleSenator Chuck Schumer expecting Buttigieg to back his clean cars, green transportation plansNext articleMore snow forecast for late Saturday night into early Sunday morning 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

Damon Albarn Says New Gorillaz Album Is Complete, Live Rehearsals Are In Action

first_img@_JackWinstanley he told me he’d got a new hat for the gorillaz tour and started dancing I’m literally crying— Jack (@_JackWinstanley) February 22, 2017Dope.[H/T Dancing Astronaut] One lucky fan had a glorious interaction with Damon Albarn of Gorillaz, who apparently revealed that the new album is “finished” and that live tour rehearsals are currently in practice. Jack Winstanley was waiting outside a venue that he works at when he scored the conversation with Albarn, then proceeded to share the news with the world in a series of tweets. See below:DAMON FUCKING ALBARN pic.twitter.com/z4ZQ5z0asA— Jack (@_JackWinstanley) February 22, 2017 @sidneyphlegm he says they’ve just finished the album and they’re rehearsing right now!! — Jack (@_JackWinstanley) February 23, 2017last_img read more

RIP Glen Campbell: From Sinatra to Rhinestone Cowboy

first_imgCountry-pop legend Glen Campbell passed away yesterday at the age 81 from Alzheimer’s complications. While those closest to him lost a beloved husband, father, and trusted friend, the world lost a musician who made an indelible mark on the music scene. His battle with the insidious disease and his final concert tour was the subject of the 2014 documentary I’ll Be Me. Campbell’s solo career began in 1961, and over the next five decades, he sold 45 million records, won every conceivable award possible as a country and pop musician (including four Grammys in one night!), and contributed to some of the most famous songs ever recorded. Hell, in 1968, he outsold The Beatles. As part of Phil Spector’s legendary coterie of studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, Campbell helped make parts of hit songs from Frank Sinatra to The Monkees and even The Beach Boys.In a statement released yesterday, his surviving family said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.”In honor of the late Mr. Campbell, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to look at some of his career highlights. We have his chart topping solo work and a few of his most famous session contributions on tap. Check out the videos below for a peek at the amazing range of material he produced over the course of his singularly impressive career below.Glen Campbell, “Witchita Lineman”Though Dean Martin’s version of “Witchita Lineman” was more popular in Europe, in America, the song was always best known as performed by Glen Campbell. As one of his earliest solo chart toppers, it became part of his incredibly popular late-sixties run of classics.The Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations” The Wrecking Crew faced one of their biggest challenges when they helped The Beach Boys bring the legendary psychedelic masterpiece Pet Sounds to life. As always, Campbell and his cohorts managed to create unforgettable music without ever overshadowing the sound of the artists they were backing.Glen Campbell, “Rhinestone Cowboy”Campbell experienced a resurgence in popularity in the late seventies and early eighties, which included the insanely catchy “Rhinestone Cowboy.” The popularity of the song led to a nationwide country-music craze that saw mechanical bulls and cowboy hats fill bars across the nation. Frank Sinatra, “Strangers In the Night”Campbell would always refer to providing back-up for Frank Sinatra in the midst of his heyday as one of his greatest career highlights. Campbell’s work on “Strangers In The Night” was like all of his studio work—exactly what was needed, no more, no less.Glen Campbell, “Gentle On My Mind”From 1969 to 1972, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour was a hit on the CBS network as part of their “rural” block of programming. Campbell’s cover of John Hartford’s “Gentle On My Mind” served as the theme song throughout the show’s run and was etched into the mind of millions of regular viewers.Bob Dylan, “Mr. Tambourine Man”To help thicken out Bob Dylan’s take on “Mr. Tambourine Man,” Campbell was brought in to get the guitar sound perfected to compliment Dylan’s off-tone vocals. The result became one of pop’s most enduring songs.Glen Campbell, “Southern Nights”Glen Campbell scored one his biggest hits with an unlikely cover of Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights.” The song served as the title track for his 32nd record and helped Campbell score yet another top ten track.The Monkees, “I’m A Believer” As part of The Wrecking Crew, Campbell’s contribution to The Monkees caused a huge controversy when word that the band hadn’t played their own instruments broke. Check out the rock solid guitar work by Campbell on “I’m A Believer.”Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”Glen Campbell’s last single, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” was part of his Academy Award-nominated documentary I’ll Be Me. The track is a poignant final statement from this legendary artist, and though he lost the award, the song lives on forever.The Righteous Brothers, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”We thought that The Righteous Brothers and their classic hit “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” best summed up how we feel about Mr. Campbell’s passing. The world did indeed lose a little bit of love, but the joy Campbell created will be inspiring a loving feeling for generations to come.last_img read more

Oteil Burbridge, Steve Kimock, Robert Randolph, TAZ To Perform As “Mempho All-Stars Play Dead”

first_imgOn 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.last_img read more

Latin Oration Fanaye Yirga | Harvard Commencement 2013

first_imgLatin Speaker Fanaye Yirga speaks at the 362nd Harvard Commencement Ceremony at Tercentenary Theatre on May 30, 2013.Each spring, the Harvard Commencement Office holds a competition to select an undergraduate speaker, a graduate student speaker, and a Latin speaker. (The latter is a graduating senior and typically a classics concentrator, though rogue classicists with a knack for the dead language are welcome to submit.) At Morning Exercises on May 30, the chosen three gave their addresses before an audience of tens of thousands gathered in Tercentenary Theatre.Read our story for more information on the speakers.last_img