The Revivalists Work Two New Songs Into St. Patrick’s Day Celebration [Gallery]

first_imgThe Revivalists spent their St. Patrick’s Day in Bloomington, Illinois at The Castle Theater on Friday night, providing non-stop party time on their Still Feeling Good From Yesterday Tour. Without a doubt, frontman David Shaw, guitarist Zack Feinberg, pedal steel guitarist Ed Williams, bassist George Gekas, drummer Andrew Campanelli, saxophonist Rob Ingraham, and keys master/trumpeter Michael Girardot are carriers of good times, and last night’s performance was no exception.Playing mostly songs from their 2015 Men Amongst Mountains record, the New Orleans-based septet also went back in time with fan favorites “Sunny Days” and “Soul Fight,” along with a double-encoring “All in the Family” and “Criminal” to close. The Revivalists also performed two unreleased songs “The Door” and “You & I.”Photographer Keith Griner of Phierce Photography was in the house to capture the band in their best light. Check out the full gallery below!Setlist: The Revivalists | The Castle Theater | Bloomington, Illinois | 3/17/17BTBD, Keep Going, Stand Up, Monster, Fade Away, The Door, Amber, Gold To Glass, Need You, Sunny Days, Soulfight, You & I, Wish I Knew YouE: All in the Family, Criminal Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Something Rotten Skips Seattle, Heads Straight to Broadway

first_img View Comments The show has music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, with a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self…and all that jazz. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Something Rotten! Side Show will end its run at the St. James on January 4.center_img Casting and additional creative team will be announced soon. The company of the tuner’s workshop included Christian Borle, Brian D’Arcy James, Beth Leavel, John Cariani and Brad Oscar. We told you this musical comedy was one to watch! Something Rotten, which had a developmental lab this past October, will skip its planned run in Seattle in the spring and instead receive its world premiere on Broadway. Directed and choreographed by Aladdin’s Casey Nicholaw, the buzzed about show will play the St. James Theatre, beginning previews on March 23, 2015. Opening night is set for April 22. Related Showslast_img read more

Eurocopter Unveils New Look Helicopter

first_img Eurocopter unveiled a new-look hybrid helicopter on Monday in a bid to counter U.S. rival Sikorsky’s efforts to break the speed barrier by rewriting the rules of rotorcraft design. The X3 protoype — which combines forward-facing propeller engines astride two short aircraft wings with overhead rotor blades — was unveiled at the European company’s factory in southern France following months of secrecy about the project. The half-plane, half-helicopter design aims to overcome chronic obstacles to high-speed helicopter flight by combining the advantages of fixed-wing aircraft with those of a standard helicopter, allowing it to fly at 220 knots or 400 km/hour. The move by the world’s largest civil helicopter maker comes less than two weeks after United Technologies unit Sikorsky claimed an unofficial speed record of 250 knots (460 km/hour) with its own next-generation prototype called X2. Today, helicopters typically cruise around 140 knots. Eurocopter, part of European aerospace group EADS, said its X3, sporting black-and-white striped propellers, had flown for the first time on Sept. 6 at a French government testing site. Sikorsky’s X2 made its maiden flight in 2008. The technology clash reflects fierce competition between helicopter makers to deliver more speed without sacrificing stability or efficiency. Under current designs, rotor tips approach supersonic speeds when pushed to fly too fast and this can threaten the stability of the base of the rotor, executives said. Helicopter makers have devoted years of research to solving the problem, but typically the faster a helicopter flies, the less efficient it is when hovering and vice-versa. Eurocopter Chief Exceutive Lutz Bertling said the X3 would be more cost-efficient than its competitors, which also include the existing Bell Boeing tilt-rotor aircraft. “All big helicopter manufacturers are looking for more distance and more speed,” Bertling told reporters. “It only makes sense to increase speed if in the end what you gain is not over-compensated by increased cost.” If successful, the new machine will be marketed for long-distance search and rescue, inter-city shuttle services or military uses including special forces operations. Reuters reported Eurocopter’s plans to unveil the X3, ending months of industry speculation. The Sikorsky model features two main rotors atop the cabin, which spin in opposite directions. That both neutralises the spinning force applied to a traditional single-main-rotor helicopter and provides a speed boost. One thing the European and U.S. machines have in common is that their unusual design eliminates the need for the sideways tail rotor used to stabilise traditional helicopters. By Dialogo September 28, 2010last_img read more

Madison Gold Cup Regatta Postponed Until 2021

first_imgphoto from Madison Regatta Facebook pageMadison, IN— The Madison Regatta, known as one of Indiana’s treasured yearly events was finally added to the list of sporting events affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). At Wednesday’s board meeting, Regatta President Matt True and the Board of Directors voted to postpone the 2020 Madison Gold Cup Regatta and the 3rd annual Roostertail Music Festival by one year to July 1 – 4, 2021. After consideration of other potential dates in 2020, it was determined that our best course of action would be to postpone.The decision was not made lightly according to President Matt True, whom also serves on the Indiana State Festival Association board. He explained “Event organizers are all being faced with the same questions and unknowns as we are. Being on the ISFA has allowed me to expand my knowledge of other events around the state, and what they are facing. Making this announcement to postpone the 70th anniversary of the Regatta raises feelings of disappointment and frustration, but it’s all about safety first. We truly have to put our energy into 2021 planning, and we have the best team to do so.”Race and Music fans that purchased 2020 tickets can expect an email indicating ticket transfer over to the 2021 event dates, July 1-4. More information will be available in coming weeks. Chairpersons for RVs, Tents, Vendors, and the like will be reaching out to discuss 2021.last_img read more

Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan picked first in Hundred draft as Gayle misses out

first_imgAFGHANISTAN’s Rashid Khan was the first pick in Sunday’s inaugural The Hundred draft.The leg-spinner will earn £125,000 after being picked by Trent Rockets.Australia team-mates Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc will play together at Welsh Fire while David Warner was drafted by Southern Brave.However, West Indies opener Chris Gayle, South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada and Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga all missed out on selection.The BBC will have live television coverage of 10 men’s matches from The Hundred next summer and up to eight live matches from the women’s tournament, including both finals.Rashid, 21, will play alongside England Test captain Joe Root, who described him as “one of the best players in the world”.“It’s going to be great to have Rashid join us at Trent Bridge next summer,” Root said.“I’ve played against him and I know he’s a fierce competitor and one of the best players in the world.”In total 96 players were selected in the first major player draft in British sport, with 474 going unsold.Lancashire and England batsman Liam Livingstone was drafted by Birmingham Phoenix, joining Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali and Jason Roy on the maximum £125,000 contracts.Domestic players Liam Dawson, Lewis Gregory, Sam Billings, Phil Salt, Alex Hales, James Vince, Adil Rashid, Tom Banton, Tom Abell and Ravi Bopara also picked up six-figure contracts.Former England batter Ebony Rainford-Brent said the opportunities for domestic players is the “most exciting” thing about the new tournament.Ryan Sidebottom, the former England bowler, added: “It’s absolutely brilliant the homegrown players have been selected.“It happens in the Indian Premier League and the Australian Big Bash so to see the English players getting picked up for big prices is amazing.”The second £125,000 pick was West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell, who was signed by Southern Brave. Australians Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell and D’Arcy Short (all £125,000) were signed by Northern Superchargers, London Spirit and Trent Rockets respectively.Rashid’s Afghanistan team-mate and fellow spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman, 18, was also signed by the Superchargers – another £125,000 pick – while all-rounder Mohammad Nabi (£100,000), was selected by London Spirit.Nepal’s 19-year-old leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane (£100,000) was picked by Oval Invincibles, as was West Indies all-rounder Sunil Narine (£125,000).Pakistan left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir (£100,000) will play for London Spirit while New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (£100,000) joins Birmingham Phoenix.The teams have one last chance to add to their squad with a ‘wildcard’ pick next summer.The centrally-contracted England Test players were already assigned to teams prior to Sunday night’s draft, along with two ‘local icons’.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Revamped IKEA App Includes Mobile Shopping

first_img Geek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf SpeakerUC Santa Barbara, ‘Inventor’ of Filament LED Bulbs, Is Suing Everyone Stay on target Glory, glory, hallelujah!IKEA is introducing mobile shopping.The world’s biggest furniture retailer is shifting its business model away from brick-and-mortar stores and toward on-the-go browsing.AdChoices广告“It is a completely new experience,” Barbara Martin Coppola, chief digital officer at IKEA, told Reuters. “The app is combined with the store experience, with the online experience.”Launching first in France and the Netherlands, the new platform will roll out in the company’s top eight markets—yes, that includes the US—by the end of this year.The modernist design firm is no stranger to technology.Its 2013 paper catalog was smartphone compatible, containing videos and photo galleries brought to life by scanning the pages. The 2014 directory, meanwhile, paired with an augmented reality app that projects items into the user’s room.Two years ago, IKEA Place launched alongside Apple’s ARKit technology, allowing folks to experiment with interior design. Using the interactive design tool, simply scan an empty space in your home or office, then browse, select, move, and place products as you like.But to actually purchase that new floor lamp, mirror, or coffee table, you have to either make a trip to the nearest of IKEA’s 420-plus locations or access the website (which offers in-store pick up or at-home delivery).Its main mobile app lets consumers look but not touch: You can add items to a shopping list for reference during a store visit, but don’t expect to check out on your phone or tablet.The latest application, Reuters said, will complement the retailer’s move to smaller downtown stores with a more narrow range—like the one it recently opened in Paris.“People who go to the stores might want to access the full range of IKEA, and that is when digital innovations come in handy,” Martin Coppola said, teasing the ability to point your phone at a chair to see other textures and colors, or visualize it in the context of a room or alongside products in the same range.More on Geek.com:IKEA and Sonos Created a Cool Speaker Lamp for Your Music NeedsIKEA Salads Will Be Made With Greens Grown on SiteIKEA’s Smart Blinds for Dumb Windows Are Coming Soon, and Cheaplast_img read more