Carlos Santana Reveals Plans For World Tour

first_imgAfter an exciting Red Rocks announcement last month, Carlos  Santana has added an enormous World Tour to his plate in 2017. The 10-time Grammy Award-winner will hit the road this April with shows in Asia and Australia before continuing his residency at Las Vegas’s House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in March. The group will go on to tour the United States from June through August before returning to the previously-scheduled residency in Las Vegas. With nearly 20 national dates added to the schedule, there’s no sign of Santana slowing down any time soon.Don’t miss the legendary, Latin American rock music of Santana. Check out his expansive tour schedule, dating all the way out through November of this year.Carlos Santana recently reunited with his classic Santana lineup of Gregg Rolie (keys/lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar/vocals), and Michael Carabello (percussion) back on March 21st of 2016 at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Soon after, the 1971 lineup shared a new album Santana IV that combined all their signature elements in 16 spellbinding tracks. Check them out below:[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Hot Shot! The Guys of HBO’s The Normal Heart Suit Up

first_img View Comments Mark Ruffalo Jim Parsons You’ve seen all the trailers, set your DVR (twice) and circled “May 25” in red on your calendar—but you’re not really ready for the premiere of HBO’s The Normal Heart until you’ve seen the stars all dressed up on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter! Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo (but sadly, no Jonathan Groff) are looking sexy in dark suits in the newest issue. Directed by Ryan Murphy, the new small screen adaptation of Larry Kramer’s Tony-winning play takes place during the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City. Pick up The Hollywood Reporter to read more about bringing the groundbreaking 1985 drama to the small screen, then catch these four gents in the new HBO film this spring! Star Fileslast_img read more

Stage Version of 1984 Heading to Broadway

first_img 1984 Big Brother is coming to Broadway. The 2017-2018 Broadway season will kick off with the London production of 1984. Adapted from George Orwell’s chilling 1949 novel, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s stage version is set to open at the Hudson Theatre on June 22.Following the 2016 election, the novel 1984 has recently skyrocketed on bestseller lists. The story is set in a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed by a totalitarian government. There have been two film versions of the novel: one in 1956 that starred Edmond O’Brien and Michael Redgrave another in the year 1984 that starred John Hurt and Richard Burton. This production of 1984 was originally produced in the U.K. by Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse, and the Almeida Theatre, London. The stage adaptation has had four lauded runs in the U.K. Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman will produce the Broadway transfer.The creative team for the Broadway production consists of scenic and costume designer Chloe Lamford, lighting designer Natasha Chivers, sound designer Tom Gibbons and video designer Tim Reid.Casting will be announced at a later date.Sunday in the Park with George, which begins performances at the newly refurbished Hudson Theatre on February 11, is scheduled to run through April 23.  View Comments Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 8, 2017 Andrew Gower in the London production of ‘1984’(Photo: Manuel Harlan)last_img read more

Tech-Sector Backlash Against U.S. Coal Bailout Plan

first_imgTech-Sector Backlash Against U.S. Coal Bailout Plan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg News:Selling custom nose rings, crocheted bunnies and hand-carved Santas is energy-intensive stuff.Just ask Etsy Inc., the go-to marketplace for crafts that doubled its electricity use in two years to feed power-sucking data centers that keep the $2.8 billion-a-year business running. It’s one of the many technology giants including Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google demanding cheaper — and cleaner — electricity as their data demands grow.This hunger for power has set Silicon Valley on a collision course with the Trump administration, which is working up a plan to keep coal plants afloat by raising electricity prices. As a rare source of demand growth, these tech firms have become formidable advocates for clean energy. They’ve contracted enough renewable energy to displace at least 12 coal generators, and some are paying millions to sever ties with utilities to find their own supply.Big Tech is no longer “afraid to throw around their weight or their ability to influence — some might say bully — their local utility or local governments in what they want to get,” said Lucas Beran, a senior research analyst on IHS Markit’s data center and cloud team.It’s easy to see why the companies have become such advocates. Power used by all the nation’s data centers is set to climb 4 percent from 2014 to 2020, according to an Energy Department report. Server farms now draw enough electricity to light up Las Vegas and the rest of Nevada, twice over. Etsy alone used 10,679 megawatt-hours last year — enough to supply 1,000 homes.While coal still accounts for about a third of U.S. electricity, it’s losing ground to cheaper natural gas, wind and solar. Hundreds of mines have shut in recent years, and President Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to revive them. His administration is now calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to enact a plan that would subsidize coal-fired power plants.This is part of a series looking at Trump’s plan to rescue coal. Read the last story here.In a letter last month, Etsy called on regulators to reject Trump’s plan, which it described as a barrier to “making creative entrepreneurship a path to economic security.” Separately, a group that includes Amazon and Microsoft Corp. said the administration is overlooking the potential of renewable power, grid technology and energy storage, warning that the proposal would create “burdensome out-of-market costs on consumers like our companies.”Their push for clean power extends well beyond Washington. Alphabet has called on utilities to create “buy-as-you-go” renewable energy programs. The demands of modern electricity consumers have outgrown the standard utility business model designed “for a bygone era,” it said in a white paper last year. The Mountain View, California-based company, which runs the world’s largest online search engine, has signed contracts to buy 2.6 gigawatts of renewable energy that it said will lead to $3.5 billion of investments.More: From Yarn Bunnies to Amazon, Tech Fights Trump Coal Planlast_img read more

Sample to give commencement address

first_imgThe university announced Friday that President Steven B. Sample, whose 19-year tenure as president concludes in August, will be this year’s commencement speaker.Honors · President Steven B. Sample, pictured here christening a crew skull named in his honor, will speak at commencement. – Dieuwertje Kast | Daily TrojanSample, who announced his decision to retire in November, will address more than 10,000 graduates May 14 at the 127th annual commencement ceremony. Previous commencement speakers include Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ted Koppel, Neil Armstrong and Bill Cosby.John Callaghan, a professor who is organizing the annual commencement ceremony and is serving as the university marshal, said he believes commencement will be the best opportunity for Sample to say goodbye to the university.“It will be the perfect occasion for him to address the students for the last time, and I am sure that he is very much looking forward to this opportunity,” Callaghan wrote in an e-mail. “But I am equally sure that he will feel considerable sadness after 19 years at the helm, when he has been so very close to so many students and their activities.”Many USC seniors said they are also happy that Sample is getting a chance to speak to them for the last time, but some said they feel short-changed, since the commencement address is traditionally given by a high-profile figure from outside the university.Justin Layman, a senior majoring in political science, said the announcement was definitely not what he expected.“Last year, having Arnold Schwarzenegger was a big thing,” Layman said. “This is more of a safe pick.”Layman also said, however, that he believes this was a good choice because Sample was one of the best presidents in USC’s history.“This is the one case where I would be okay with not having a high-profile speaker,” Layman said. “Some people might feel robbed, but … in terms of USC, he is high-profile.”Miho Aoki, a senior majoring in biology, said she is happy the university is honoring Sample but is disappointed the commencement speaker is not somebody unaffiliated with USC.“I feel like we’re missing out on the whole commencement experience,” Aoki said. “As students, we don’t really have a say on who the commencement speaker is.”Aoki said she believes the university should consider allowing students to give their input in the future.Vanessa Kuroda, a senior majoring in electrical engineering, said she is excited for Sample’s commencement address because she has never heard him give a speech before.“From what I’ve read about President Sample, he seems to be very inspiring,” Kuroda said. “I’m interested in what he has to say.”Kuroda said she understands why seniors would be disappointed, but thinks this is a good chance for Sample to give his parting words.Henry Ho, a senior majoring in biology and political science, said although he does not care much about the speaker, he is a little let down by the choice.“Given that Arnold Schwarzenegger was the speaker last year, I guess I’m slightly disappointed,” Ho said. “But the commencement speaker isn’t a big deal for me.”Despite slight disappointment, many seniors said they are glad to see the university honor Sample.“I definitely think it’s great for the university because of the progress it has made under his presidency,” said Eloy Ledesma, a senior majoring in business administration. “The experience he has provided here has been invaluable and it is incomparable to other schools.”last_img read more