Tampa Funk Quartet Displace Announces National Tour, Shares New SBD Recording And Pro-Shot Video

first_imgTampa-based psychedelic, funk-fusion outfit Displace is beginning to make a lot of heads turn. Last week, the band confirmed an appearance at this year’s Suwannee Hulaween, arguably one of the best and most eclectic festivals in the country year after year. Now, they have announced a full list of dates for their 2017 national “Send It Tour.” The 17-date run will begin with two nights in Dunedin, FL this Friday. Then, the run will get going in earnest on 7/12 as the band begins a three-show, three-city run in Ohio before heading to Chicago for a pair of Phish pre-parties at Mom’s Place with Joe Marcinek. Next, the quartet will head to Colorado for a five-night jaunt (including a performance with Frogleg & Jaden Carlson in Denver and a String Cheese Incident after party in Boulder). Finally, Displace will hit the south for three shows in Texas and one in New Orleans with Eminence Ensemble, followed by a tour-closing performance in at Soulshine Farm Music Festival in Green Mountain, NC on August 11th, marking their fourth consecutive year at the event. The tour is being sponsored by Founder’s Brewing and Honest Tea.In addition to the tour announcement, the band has released pro-shot video footage of their performance of original tune “Friction” from their recent performance at Orange Blossom Jamboree Music Festival. featuring sit-ins by Christian Ryan (Leisure Chief / Holey Miss Moley), Sara Phillips (Green Sunshine) and Dan Jones (The Reality). Check out the video of the funky performance below via the band’s Facebook page:Finally, the band has also released official soundboard audio of their late May performance at Atlanta’s Aisle 5 supporting the Roosevelt Collier Trio. The 5/27/17 performance is free to stream or download via the Displace Bandcamp page. You can also listen to the show below:<a href=”http://displace.bandcamp.com/album/2017-5-27-aisle-atlanta-ga”>2017/5/27 Aisle – Atlanta, GA by Displace</a>For tickets to any of Displace’s upcoming “Send It Tour” shows, or a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website or Facebook page.last_img read more

Manchester United visits Harvard University

first_imgEnglish soccer champions Manchester United made a brief stop at Harvard University as part of their U.S. pre-season tour, during which they’ll face several Major League Soccer teams including the Massachusetts-based New England Revolution. Sir Alex Ferguson led the star-studded squad through Harvard Yard, stopping at the statue of John Harvard for a photograph. Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Park Ji-Sung and Rio Ferdinand were among the crowd.last_img

Basilica named most beautiful college cathedral

first_imgThe University’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart, arguably one of the most beautiful buildings on campus, received official recognition when it topped BestCollegeReviews.org’s “30 Most Beautiful College Cathedrals” list. Fr. Peter Rocca, rector of the Basilica, said he was thrilled to hear the Basilica had received the highest honor. “To be perfectly honest, I was surprised that the Basilica was ranked No. 1,” he said. “There was a lot of stiff competition among those [listed.]” The Princeton University Chapel, the West Point Cadet Chapel and Yale University’s Battell Chapel were among the 30 churches also to make the list. The list honored 21 churches at American universities and nine churches at European universities. JD Arney, editor of BestCollegeReviews.org, said he chooses churches for the list based on one simple criterion: He listed the churches he found most beautiful. “Ultimately, a list like this is very subjective. … I compiled a large list of possible churches and then narrowed it down with the help of a colleague,” he said. “The criteria [were] really just to pick the churches I found the most aesthetically pleasing. “Many beautiful churches didn’t make the list, I probably could have made an honorable mention list with another 50,” Arney said. Arney said that he visited Notre Dame as a child, and acknowledged the visit might have swayed his decision to put the Basilica at the top of the list. “I grew up in southern Ohio, and have family in Indiana. I attended a Notre Dame football game when I was a kid. … I’m not sure if it factored into the decision, but it probably did, as it left quite an impression on me,” Arney said. Arney said that the Basilica was a natural choice for the most beautiful college church in the world. “[The] Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the few churches on the list that is iconic as a national landmark, and from the start I knew it would be my top selection. It’s also one of the few churches on the list, I think, that is the symbol of the entire university,” Arney said. “It was an easy choice as our most beautiful church, and while I’ve gotten a great deal of feedback on the list, I haven’t had anyone complain about Notre Dame’s selection as No. 1 overall.” Arney said the list was compiled independently of any influence from the respective universities. “It just came as a complete surprise to me,” Rocca said.last_img read more

Culturalist Challenge! Who Should Play Danny Zuko in Grease: Live?

first_img Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list. View Comments STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account yet, you will be asked to create one at this point.) STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button. Broadway.com is crazy about Culturalist, the website that lets you rank and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank—we’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.center_img Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Broadway.com Show! STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button. Last week, we asked you to choose the roles you’d love to see Taylor Swift play on Broadway—the results are in, and fans want to see the Grammy winner head to the Greek Isles to play Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia! This week, after the news that Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough have been tapped to play Rizzo and Sandy, respectively, in Fox’s forthcoming live Grease telecast. But who will Hough sing “Summer Nights” with? Broadway.com Site Producer Joanne Villani posted her top 10 picks for Danny Zuko here!last_img read more

Olympics: Dominican Republic’s Peña trying to vault to gold

first_imgBy Dialogo July 18, 2012 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – When it comes to athletics in the Dominican Republic, gymnastics hardly registers. Yet, one of the country’s best shots at an Olympic medal at the London Games comes in the form of a tiny, high-flying vaulter. Yamilet Peña Abreu, 19, became the first Dominican gymnast ever to make the Olympics, when she beat out a New Zealand competitor by the thinnest of margins – 46.581 to 46.531 – in January. “This is something historic,” said Dominican Federation of Gymnastics [FEDOGIM] President Edwin Rodríguez. “We achieved our objective after many long years of work and sacrifice.” Peña is one of the country’s 32 athletes who will compete in the London Games, which begin on July 27. Expectations are high that Peña – alongside Gabriel Mercedes, who hopes to improve on his silver medal-winning performance in the 58-kilogram (127-pounds) division in taekwondo in 2008 – will leave the Games of the XXX Olympics with a medal. Dominican athletes have won four Olympic medals, the first of which came in 1984 when boxer Pedro Nolasco won bronze. Peña’s thrilling journey to the Olympics, which included landing a death-defying vault in qualifying that’s rarely attempted in competition, has captured the attention of Dominicans nationwide. Peña, who first won a competition at age 7 and started competing at the international level at age 9, said qualifying was only the first step. “I feel very happy to get to the Olympics because it’s the dream of every athlete,” said Peña, whose 5-foot stature earned her the nickname “Chiqui.” “But now I want to become the first Dominican Olympic medalist in gymnastics, regardless of the color of the medal.” Whatever Peña accomplishes at the London summer games – even finishing dead last – will mean she’s defeated the odds. In a country little known in international circles for gymnastics, Peña has trained 40 hours a week in a deteriorating gym with aged equipment. She received a monthly salary from the country’s Olympic federation of $3,000 pesos (US$76). She took up occasional part-time work, like teaching at a gym for children. And yet, after qualifying for the Olympics, she was unsure she’d have the money to make the trip to London. But thanks to a fundraising campaign, involving everything from seeking donations to selling “Yamilet” pins to support her, she came close – close enough for a group of French businesspeople and companies to donate the rest of the money, making her dream a reality. “This athlete is a phenomenon: You have to support her,” said Patricia Dumas, who spearheaded the drive. “We’ll keep working to get more support and backing for the federation (FEDOGIM) so that it can keep working and developing the sport.” Qualifying rounds in gymnastics will be held at North Greenwich Arena on July 28. The finals in women’s vault – Peña’s strongest event – are scheduled for Aug. 5. Peña has placed extremely well in international competitions leading to the Olympics. She won the gold medal in vault at the 2012 Pan American Championships in Colombia and took third at the 2012 World Cup. American McKayla Maroney, the defending world champion, is favored to win the event, but Peña has a secret weapon: the highly difficult handspring double front vault. The “Prudnova” is among the most difficult vaults performed by women, involving flipping forward two-and-a-half times off the vaulting table. She nailed it in qualifying at the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo, becoming only the second woman – and first since 1999 – to successfully land it in an international competition, according to press reports. But when Peña tried in the finals, she faltered. If Peña makes it to the medal round in London, it will be nerves – not a lack of talent – that she will have to overcome, her trainer Francisco Susana said. “We’ve been in three finals of important [international] competitions,” he said. “The psychological part is what has failed us. That’s the part we need to work on.”last_img read more

Rail Property’s tenanted office lots raise £900,000

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Developing at a premium

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Success As A Coach

first_imgPeople often wonder why some coaches are successful at a certain school while others are not.  It usually has nothing to do with his or her knowledge of the sport that they are coaching.  Most of the time it is the situation that presents itself.Some coaches simply don’t fit into the community.  Through no fault of their own, their background differs so much from the community they are in that they simply can’t find their niche.  To be successful, you have to sell your program to the young men and women you are coaching.  In some cases, you may be too gruff for your athletes.  In other cases, you may not be tough enough.There are many little things that come into play.  You may be trying to replace a legend or you may enter a program that is so down that a John Wooden couldn’t succeed.  As I stated earlier, the biggest thing about coaching is fitting into the program.  If I knew the answer, I would write a book on it.last_img read more

Sevilla accept City’s Navas offer

first_img No fee was mentioned by the club, but reports suggested a deal could be worth up to £24million. Navas has plied his trade at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan since making his debut back in 2003. In that time he has won two UEFA Cups and two Copa del Rey titles, as well as being part of the Spain squads that won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. He will also join Silva in the squad for the upcoming Confederations Cup, which begins in Brazil later this month. His international career was delayed because of panic attacks he suffered as a younger player when away from Seville, a problem he has since overcome. He will join a club in City that are yet to confirm their new manager following the departure of Roberto Mancini, though the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini is widely thought to be imminent. Pellegrini will certainly know plenty about Navas having spent the last decade in Spain, at Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga. The 27-year-old, who has spent his entire professional career at Sevilla, is set to undergo a medical with City where, should he complete his transfer, he will join fellow Spain World Cup and European Championship-winner David Silva. A statement on the Sevilla website read: “Sevilla FC has accepted the offer of the English club, taking into account the will of the player, and he will undergo a medical.” Press Associationcenter_img Sevilla have accepted an offer from Manchester City for Spain winger Jesus Navas, according to the Spanish club.last_img read more

Warriors agree Downey deal

first_img The 33-year-old – whose transfer is subject to a medical – has spent the past two seasons with Munster, his second spell at Thomond Park, after previous stints at Leinster, Connacht, Italian side Calvisano and Northampton, where he made 148 appearances in five years. Downey’s final game with Munster was a 16-15 defeat away to Glasgow in the RaboDirect Pro12 play-off semi-finals in May. Glasgow have agreed to sign Ireland centre James Downey from Munster on a two-year contract. Press Associationcenter_img Downey, who made his international debut against Canada last summer, said: “This is a great opportunity for me to join an ambitious club and hopefully I can have a successful couple of years in Glasgow. “The squad gets stronger each year and reaching the RaboDirect Pro12 final for the first time last season shows the progress the club is making. I know I’ll have to work hard to get into the team. “I’m looking forward to playing at Scotstoun regularly in front of very passionate supporters. The atmosphere at the RaboDirect Pro12 play-off was incredible.” Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: “James is a quality player who will be an excellent addition to our squad. “He is a tough defender and brings real physicality when carrying the ball. “He has a lot of experience having played for Northampton and Munster, and has been involved in some epic European games. “This experience, as well as his rugby ability will help us to make further progress as a squad next season.” last_img read more