Widespread Panic Closes Out Milwaukee Run With Third Consecutive Black Sabbath Bust Out

first_imgLoad remaining images Never miss a Sunday show. That’s what fans who caught Widespread Panic’s third and final show at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI were saying, wrapped up in the glory of the band’s rocking music.The first set alone was almost 20 minutes longer than the Friday or Saturday first sets, a good sign for what was to come. Singer and guitarist John Bell noted the anniversary of the first time the band played the Riverside, and then they immediately went into “Send Your Mind.” The set didn’t get rowdy, however, until they started “Disco.” The instrumental song got everyone in the crowd moving.“Greta” was next. This song always gets love in Milwaukee, and one only has to go back and listen to the Saturday 2014 version to see how much the fans love it. Last night’s version proved no different, and it’s possible the crowd got even more raucous last night than in 2014. Once keyboardist JoJo Hermann began seeing an extra chorus of “There’s a pack of rabid dogs…” the place erupted into a frenzy. It was amazing. “Stop/Go” featured some nice Fire on the Mountain teases, and “Blackout Blues” ended the set with an exclamation.They opened the second set with “Can’t Get High,” a problem that nobody attending the show seemed to be having. Panic slowed things down a bit with “Don’t Be Denied.” JB’s voice was crooning to the crowd, and everyone seemed mesmerized by it. When he sang the lyric, “We started a band…” an image of the WSP note eater logo flashed on the LED screens, and the crowd again erupted in jubilation and appreciation. “Rock” was particularly grungy and had that defining hard-edged Panic sound. After the drums segment, “Blue Indian” was standard awesome and a rocking “North” closed out the set.“Ain’t Life Grand” was the encore, and it was a sentiment to which both band and crowd could facilely relate at that moment. As with the two previous nights, the encore was a treat, and this Sunday show provided more of the same. This time they played Black Sabbath’s “Children of the Grave” and believe it or not this tune is even rarer than the other two covers, as “Children” hadn’t been played since 2007. One should note that Panic has been doing Black Sabbath covers from previous Halloween encores, so are they leading up to something for the Halloween show in Broomfield, CO? They have stops in Minneapolis and Ames before making it to the Rocky Mountain state, so we’ll see what other past-Halloween tricks they may have up their sleeve.So now that the 2016 Riverside run is completed, and Panic once again delivered on all three nights, there is only one question that remains: Will they be back next year? Their self-admitted intention to reduce touring in upcoming years suggests that they probably won’t. But maybe, because of the soft spot in their hearts for this great venue in a great city, they will find some time and treat this as the destination event it has become. I’m optimistic they’ll be back.Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of PanicStream, as well as a gallery from Ojeda Photography.Setlist: Widespread Panic at Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI – 10/23/16Set 1: Send Your Mind, Last Straw > Christmas Katie > Saint Ex, Disco > Greta > Stop/Go, Goin’ Out West > Blackout Blues (72 mins)Set 2: Can’t Get High, Junior, Don’t Be Denied, Surprise Valley > Rock, Bust It Big > Drums > Cease Fire, Blue Indian, North (88 mins)Encore: Ain’t Life Grand, Children of the GraveNotes: ‘Children of the Grave’ LTP 10/31/07 Asheville (604 shows)last_img read more

Where creativity rules

first_imgIt is a safe, creative place for taking a risk, a place where student gumption meets the world’s problems, where idealistic solutions meet economic reality.Harvard’s Innovation Lab (i-lab), just three years old, is designed to foster students’ entrepreneurial spirit. The students build teams — some 500 have come through the i-lab — incubate their ideas, and learn from experts who are eager to advise.“The world is a scary place,” said Rose Wang, whose Six Foods venture is about to market its first product, Chirps snack chips. “What we really learned is there are a lot of great ideas, but it’s all about executing.”The students bring energy and vision — and a dose of creative naïveté — as they struggle with business plans, prototypes, marketing, and financing. Some 90 to 100 teams use the i-lab’s workspace during any given semester, according to Neal Doyle, assistant director for operations.Three teams working there last summer give a sense of the breadth of student vision, spanning sustainable eating, aerial drone technology, and a Web-based “town hall” to better connect citizens with their elected representatives:Wang and partner Laura D’Asaro, both 2013 Harvard College graduates, want people to eat insects, which provide protein. Their first product, Chirps, a snack chip containing cricket flour, is about to go on sale. The two say eating insects is healthier for people, better for the environment, and already a practice in many places around the world.Harvard Business School (HBS) student Logan Campbell says aerial drones are more useful than people realize. He’s designing his own models and starting a sales and service business, YouFly Inc. Campbell sees initial opportunities in aerial photography and videography and thinks agriculture — for which drones can provide views of crop health in remote fields — is another potentially ripe market.HBS and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) alumna Elsa Sze and partners are working on Agora, an online town hall and Web-based forum to bring the public’s “missing voices” back into politics. Agora connects voters with local officials, allowing busy people who can’t attend town meetings to be heard. Agora will be tested in nearby communities.Doyle said several ventures have successfully graduated from the i-lab, together raising more than $100 million in venture capital. To help these and other Harvard graduates, the i-lab opened a new facility, the Harvard Innovation Launch Lab, to help alumni startups with those difficult first steps.“For a lot of students time spent at the i-lab is an extracurricular activity, and some we see here as much as they’d be at the gym or a club. For others, it’s a safe space to explore,” Doyle said. “Everything we do is free. There is no ‘ask’ of students other than being a good community member.” 1An overview of the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) shows Phil Strazzulla from LifeGuides.me busy at work on his platform, which helps millennials navigate challenging life events. 10Elsa Sze speaks about Agora, an online town hall that offers local communities a smarter way to engage. By connecting verified users directly to decision-makers, the company “makes democracies more interactive, accessible, and inclusive.” 20A welcoming view of the i-lab in Allston. 17Ten startups give presentations during Venture Incubation Program Demo Day. Iain MacLeod and David Raiser present for Aldatu Biosciences, a company improving HIV patient care worldwide with better, faster, and cheaper diagnostic tools. 18Rami Lachter presents for Villy, a company that offers personalized recommendations for hotels based on advanced algorithms and local expertise. 7Maxwell Campion (center) works on BriefMe, a news app that shows users what the world is reading now. 19Rose Wang (left) and Laura D’Asaro rap about Six Foods, which makes healthy food from insects. 11Logan Campbell speaks about his company, YouFly, which helps make unmanned aerial vehicles more accessible to consumers and business. He takes his UAV out for a spin in the field outside the i-lab. 3Jessica Yarmosky ’14 (left) and Taylor Percival ’14 work on CommonLit, a project that provides middle school students and teachers with open access to high-quality short texts. 16Students organize their ideas on Post-its covered boards. 2Motivational messages and staying physically energized are helpful tools when you work on the computer all day. Haitao Yu (left) works on Agora, an online town hall, while Phil Strazzulla takes his 2:30 p.m. push-up break. 14Graduate students, like Harvard Business School’s Adam Flick, and Harvard School of Public Health’s Lakshmi Karra, cross-register from across the University to learn about design thinking. 5Ergonomics are an important part of the scene at the i-lab, with bouncing balls abounding. 6Jordyn Fahey (from left), Tatiana Fontalvo, and Charlene Lee ’14 frame Scott Benner’s artwork for display in a Newbury Street shop. They are part of ArtLifting, an online marketplace that showcases artwork by men and women who are homeless, disadvantaged, or disabled. 13Scott King (from left), Turi McKinley, and Jon Freach from Frog Design speak to the class. Frog Design is among the top design firms that collaborate with Professor Srikant Datar during the semester. 8Innovation Lab alumni Dmitry Kozachenok, M.B.A. ’13 (left), and James Webb chat in the refreshment area. While they finished at the lab in 2013, they say it is not a coincidence that they based Cryoocyte, their company that cryopreserves fish eggs for the fish-farming industry, in Allston; they enjoying coming to the lab to get reenergized. 15Harvard Business School student Jillian Ressler (center) makes a point during a discussion. 9Harvard Business School students Daniel Vogel (left) and Rahil Gupta work together on OctopusFX, which connects the world’s banking institutions via cryptocurrencies. 4Joe Adelmann, a 2013 Harvard Kennedy School graduate (center), leads a morning meeting with the team from Censio, a usage-based insurance platform that enables auto insurers to reward customers who drive safely. 12HBS Professors Srikant Datar and Rajiv Lal teach the class “Design Thinking and Innovation” in Batten Hall. Nadira Lalji and Kelvin Lam, of Harvard Business School, and Jerilyn Teo, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, work together on an assignment. last_img read more

World Record

first_imgBatesville High School and Notre Dame Graduate, Chris Giesting, and 3 other members of the New Jersey New York Track Club set an indoor 4 x 800m World Relay Record at the BU Last Chance Meet in late February.  They broke the old record by close to 2 seconds with a time of 7:11.30.  Giesting’s time was 1:47.  His teammates were Kyle Merber, Joe McAsey, and Jesse Garn.Giesting was surprised at this performance, because in the individual 800m he had a disappointing time of 1:52 just a week or so earlier.  Giesting stated to a reporter that he seems to run much better in relay situations.  This is the 3rd time that I know of that Chris has been a part of a relay team that set some type of meet or world record.  His first came as a member of Indiana’s 4 x 4 relay team at the Midwest Meet of Champions.  When he was a junior at Batesville, in a meet at East Central, Chris “wowwed” the crowd by making up a 50m deficit in a final leg of a 1600m relay race.  He not only made up the difference, but won “going away”.  That is when I knew he was something special!I want to thank Sherry & Elton Linville for sharing this information with me.  Congratulations, Chris!last_img read more

‘NBA 2K’ Players Tournament prize money: How much will the winner make for charity?

first_imgIt will be a particularly meaning prize for players considering how close COVID-19 has cut in the NBA community. Two “NBA 2K” competitors, in fact, tested positive for the coronavirus before making full recoveries (Donovan Mitchell and Kevin Durant).NBA 2K Players Tournament entry listBelow is the list of participants and their seeds in the tournament, which are determined by in-game player rating and real-life NBA tenure.SeedPlayerRating1.Kevin Durant962.Trae Young903.Hassan Whiteside874.Donovan Mitchell875.Devin Booker866.Andre Drummond857.Zach LaVine858.Montrezl Harrell859.Domantas Sabonis8510.Deandre Ayton8511.DeMarcus Cousins8112.Michael Porter Jr.8113.Rui Hachimura7914.Patrick Beverley7815.Harrison Barnes7816.Derrick Jones Jr.78What virtual teams will the players be using?Before the tournament starts, each player selects their own eight-team pool from which they’re allowed to use. Teams can’t be re-used by a player; for example, Kevin Durant could only play as the Nets once before moving on to his other seven choices. MORE: TV info, schedule for the Players TournamentThe NBA perhaps saw the recent emergence of eNASCAR during the pandemic as inspiration to jump headfirst into a TV event of its own. Over the past three weeks, NASCAR has had its drivers battling on the simulator “iRacing” in a series broadcast on Fox and FS1. Early viewership returns paint it as a smashing success.NBA players are also accustomed to spending time on the sticks, often streaming video games on their own time.There’s incentive for this competition, too. Here’s the reward breakdown for claiming the first-ever Players Tournament:”NBA 2K” Players Tournament prize moneyThe NBA player that wins the tournament will claim $100,000 to donate to a coronavirus-related charity of his choice. While players will not pocket income of their own for winning, they do claim bragging rights and potentially hardware to display at home. If there is a trophy, however, it better be sanitized multiple times before being shipped out.Which charities will receive donations?This will be dependent on the winner of the competition, as each player has his own organization picked out. Desperate for a way to reach fans during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the NBA is trying something new: A players-only video game tournament between star players broadcast on ESPN.The competition, which begins Friday, is a nothing-to-lose endevor for the league with the real-life NBA season on hold. Sixteen competitors, including Kevin Durant and Trae Young, will square off on “NBA 2K20” in a four-round bracket.last_img read more


first_imgWE all know lots of people in Donegal who can sing – but is there anyone quite like Farah Tianihad? The 4th year student at the PCC in Falcarragh is causing something of a stir on YouTube.From Cloch Cheann Fhaola, she is one of a number of people competing for a chance to record her own songs in a competition run by a studio in Letterkenny.Farah sings the Adele song ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and is one if the 12 finalists in the Audition Vocal Competition. All finalists had just 1 hour to record this version for this stage of the competitionHow it works:The 6 finalists with the most likes and views on their video will be put to a panel of 6 judges, who will pick the top 4 from that and they will go into the final.The deadline for likes and hits on the video is 31st Dec at 6 P.MEach “LIKE” is worth 50 views. Who wins? You decide. Click to hear Farah sing…. DDTV: INCREDIBLE VOICE OF DONEGAL TEENAGER was last modified: December 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cloch Cheann Fhaola in Gaoth Dobhairdonegal news on donegaldaily.comFalcarraghFarah Tianihadletterkennylast_img read more