Steely Dan Will Perform With An Orchestra For The First Time Ever

first_imgSteely Dan are notoriously fussy when it comes to their pristine funk sound, so their performance at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend is all the more special. For their appearance at the historic venue, Steely Dan will team up with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for their first-ever performance with an orchestra.In an interview with the LA Times, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker talk about the decision to team up with the orchestra for new interpretations of the old favorites. “It’s gonna surprise us as much as anyone else, really,” said Fagen. “We talked to the arranger, Vince Mendoza, and we tried to give him some clues as to what might work and what might not work.”The Steely duo were then asked about how this collaboration came to be, since they are notorious for their particularity. That notoriety was mentioned to the pair, and Becker replied, “That’s why we haven’t done this type of thing before. I don’t know if we’ve ever been offered one, frankly. But for some reason we decided we were gonna do this one. I’m not sure why or why not. I guess at this point we feel like —”Fagen chimed in, saying, “We just like to live on the edge.” Becker continued, saying “And we feel like our band is our band. It’s very solid; they can’t take that away. So basically you’re talking about some fiddle players et cetera.”Still, an orchestral Steely Dan concert would be quite intriguing, and it’s all going down this Saturday, June 18th at the Hollywood Bowl. The remainder of the LA Times interview talks about Coachella (“It was funny to see all these kids wearing these designer versions of the Pocahontas costumes that the girls were wearing in 1966,” says Fagen), Desert Trip (“There was some talk of us doing it next year.”) and more!last_img read more

Italian govt gives all-clear to Serie A training

first_imgItalian Government has given the all-clear for training to resume in centres from Monday, after several regions opened up their gates. Promoted ContentLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd Protests However, La Repubblica report that the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte could still pull the plug on the 2019-20 Serie A season on Wednesday, depending on the outcome of the latest meeting. All 20 clubs voted that they wish to complete the campaign, so it is just about agreeing on the medical protocol. Serie A hope to rely on the fact the Spanish and German models are similar, with the added bonus that Italy has vast testing capacity, having been the first European country to be struck by the COVID-19 pandemic. read also:Spadafora vows to reform Italian sport Italy is also starting a wide-ranging study with 150,000 blood tests around the country to identify how many people developed antibodies and therefore had the coronavirus, perhaps without any symptoms. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The original decree had differentiated between athletes in team sports and those with individual disciplines, such as tennis or athletics, even if the form of exercise was identical. With some regional assemblies opening up the training centres from May 4 rather than waiting until May 18, the Government accepted it was not fair to continue limiting some areas rather than others. Clubs and the Players’ Association successfully argued their case that it is far safer to run inside a training ground where social distancing can be guaranteed rather than have professional athletes run in a local park.Advertisementlast_img read more

  Voigt Hopeful as Five Nigerians Make NBA Draft

first_img Nigeria’s senior national basketball team D’Tigers’ Coach, William Voigt, is excited with the news of five players of Nigerian descent selected in the 2017 NBA Draft which took place early last Friday.According to, Voigt who won Nigeria its first African cup believes the future is surely bright for the country’s basketball.Shortly after the draft, Voigt tweeted, “The future is bright” in reference to the five picks.The American is already warming up for a defence of the African title after his last outing at the Rio 2016 Olympics.Ogugua ‘OG’ Anunoby – Indiana – 6’8″ 215lbs was picked at number 23 by no other than Toronto Raptors headed by a former Nigeria international Masai Ujiri.Anunoby suffered the knee injury in January and required surgery, but his numbers improved nearly across the board from his freshman to sophomore campaigns before the setback. That injury did not scare the Raptors as they look more into the future.Going by ESPN reports this young Nigerian power forward has elicited comparisons to San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard on the high end, and more reasonable comparisons to Portland Trail Blazers Nigerian forward Al-Farouq Aminu.It is hoped that he could team up someday with Al-Farouq in the Nigeria national side D’Tigers. The Nigeria teams – men and women – have been largely dominated in the last decade by players of Nigerian decent based in the USA and Europe.London-born Anunoby was raised in Jefferson City, Missouri by Nigerian parents. With a brother (Chigbo Anunoby) who made it to the NFL, O.G will be the second Anunoby to turn professional in a major sport.Ike Anigbogu – UCLA – 6’10” 230lbs got picked at number 47 by Indiana Pacers. ESPN’s draft projections had suggested Anigbogu to be taken with the 17th pick of the 1st round by the Portland Trail Blazers but it was the Pacers that grabbed him.The California-born son of Nigerian immigrants is one of the quickest big men in the draft, as evidenced by his ability to get down court before opposing bigs on fast breaks.Bam Adebayo – Kentucky – 6’10” 250lbs was the quickest of the picks at number 12 for the Miami Heat. Experts determine that Cleveland Cavaliers centre Tristan Thompson and Orlando Magic Centre Bismack Biyombo are the best comparison for Adebayo and his game at this point.The son a Nigerian father, Bam Adebayo moved with his mother to North Carolina from Newark, NJ at the age of seven.Wesley Iwundu – Kansas State – 6’7″ 205lbs got in at 33 for Orlando Magic. The small forward and his Kansas State University had a short stay in the 2017 NCAA tournament in March as they won their play-in game/First Four game versus Wake Forest before losing to Cincinnati in the first round of the tournament. Those two games served as an introduction to Iwundu for Non-Big 12 fans of the collegiate game, ESPN reported.Jesusemilore “Semi” Ojeleye – SMU – 6’7″ 235lbs became the 37 pick of the event for the Celtics. The small forward is the son of a Nigerian doctor and nurse.The Philadelphia 76ers selected point guard Markelle Fultz with the top pick in the Draft, while Lonzo Ball went to the Los Angeles Lakers. 1. 76ers: Markelle Fultz (G) – Washington2. Lakers: Lonzo Ball (G) – UCLA3. Celtics: Jayson Tatum (F) – Duke4. Suns: Josh Jackson (F) – Kansas5. Kings: DeAaron Fox (G) – Kentucky6. Magic: Jonathan Isaac (F) – Florida State7. Bulls: Lauri Markkanen (F) – Arizona8. Knicks: Frank Ntilikina (G) – France9. Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. (G) – NC State10. Trail Blazers: Zach Collins (F/C) – Gonzaga11. Hornets: Malik Monk (G) – Kentucky12. Pistons: Luke Kennard (G) – Duke13. Jazz: Donovan Mitchell (G) – Louisville14. Heat: Bam Adebayo (C) – Kentucky15. Kings: Justin Jackson (F) – UNC16. Bulls: Justin Patton (C) – Creighton17. Bucks: DJ Wilson (F/C) – Michigan18. Pacers: TJ Leaf (F/C) – UCLA19. Hawks: John Collins (F) – Wake Forest20. Kings: Harry Giles (F/C) – Duke21. Thunder: Terrance Ferguson (F) – Australia22. Nets: Jarrett Allen (C) – Texas23. Raptors: OG Anunoby (F) – Indiana24. Nuggets: Tyler Lydon (F) – Syracuse25. 76ers: Andzejs Pasecniks (C) – Latvia26. Trail Blazers: Caleb Swanigan (PF) – Purdue27. Lakers: Kyle Kuzma (F) – Utah28. Jazz: Tony Bradley (C) – North Carolina29. Spurs: Derrick White (G) – Colorado30. Lakers: Josh Hart (G) – Villanova31. Pelicans: Frank Jackson (PG) – Duke32. Suns: Davon Reed (SG) – Miami33. Magic: Wesley Iwundu (SF) – Kansas State34. Kings: Frank Mason III (PG) – Kansas35. Grizzlies: Ivan Rabb (PF) – California36. 76ers: Jonah Bolden (PF) – Australia37. Celtics: Semi Ojeleye (SF) – SMU38. Warriors: Jordan Bell (C) – Oregon39. Clippers: Jawun Evans (PG) – OSU40. Hornets: Dwayne Bacon (SF) – FSU41. Hawks: Tyler Dorsey (SG) – Oregon42. Lakers: Thomas Bryant (C) – Indiana43. Rockets: Isaiah Hartenstein (C) – Lithuania44. Knicks: Damyean Dotson (SG) – Oregon45. Rockets: Dillon Brooks (SF) – Oregon46. Bucks: Sterling Brown (SG) – SMU47. Pacers: Ike Anigbogu (C) – UCLA48. Clippers: Sindarius Thornwell (SG) – South Carolina49. Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar (SF) – Slovenia50. 76ers: Mathias Lessort (PF) – France51. Nuggets: Monte’ Morris (PG) – Iowa State52. Pacers: Edmond Sumner (PG) – Xavier53. Celtics: Kadeem Allen (SG) – Arizona54. Suns: Alec Peters (PF) – Valparaiso55. Jazz: Nigel Williams-Goss (PG) – Gonzaga56. Celtics: Jabari Bird (SG) – California57. Nets: Aleksandar Vezenkov (PF) – Spain58. Knicks: Ognjen Jaramaz (PG) – Serbia59. Spurs: Jaron Blossomgame (SF) – Clemson60. Hawks: Alpha Kaba (PF) – France  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball: Badgers secure bounceback win against Eastern Illinois

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (1-1) got their first win of the season Friday night after getting big performances from Kobe King and Nathan Reuvers against the Eastern Illinois Panthers (0-2).Before the game, however, was when the real story was highlighted. The Badgers took time to honor assistant coach Howard Moore who recently lost his wife Jen and daughter Jaidyn in a tragic car accident.Men’s Basketball: Eastern Illinois to offer first home test of seasonThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team will play their home opener this Friday at the Kohl Center against the Read…Moore is on medical leave but that doesn’t mean the team has forgotten about his impact. They’ll don “Do Moore, Be Moore, 4 Moore” warm-ups all season long to commemorate and did so for the first time in the Kohl Center tonight. Wisconsin even announced Moore’s son Jerrell as a part of the starting lineup, easily receiving the biggest ovation of anyone.It was an important bounceback game for Wisconsin following a heartbreaking loss against No. 20 St. Mary’s — one where a victory slipped through their fingers.Right out of the gate, the Badger defense was stifling, holding Eastern Illinois to just 10 points in the first 10 minutes. But sloppiness out of the gate held them back from taking full control for awhile, turning it over five times in their first 19 possessions.Inspiring first-half performances from King and Reuvers propelled Wisconsin to a 34–27 lead heading into the break.Men’s Basketball: Diving deep into Badgers’ prospects for 2019-2020Ethan Happ has been the unquestioned leader of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team over the past three seasons. Read…King showed flashes of why many believe he can be one of the driving forces on this UW roster. The redshirt sophomore was a four-star recruit in high school and reminded everyone why when he threw down a massive one-hand poster over Panther junior Jordan Skipper Ford.King finished with a career and team high 18 points. This undoubtedly makes you think this may be his breakout season.Reuvers again showed why he’s considered next in the Kaminsky-Happ bloodline. In the first half alone, he had 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. He carried that momentum into the second half, recording another three blocks in the early stages of the second half and seemed on the hunt for a triple double.It was an overall dominant performance from Reuvers against the undersized Panthers, whose tallest player stands only six feet seven inches tall. He finished just short of a triple double with 14 points, 14 rebounds and nine blocks.One thing to watch is D’Mitrik Trice’s availability for McNeese State next Wednesday. He took an elbow to the head and came away with a pretty gruesome gash that had to be stitched up. Eventually he came back and scored four points, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him sit one out.Basketball: A day in the life of a UW basketball hopefulThree minutes. That’s essentially what about 50 guys went through hell and back for last Wednesday night when they flooded Read…Wisconsin held their lead sturdily the second half, getting major contributions throughout from Aleem Ford, Brevin Pritzl and Brad Davison. Ford finished with 11, Pritzl nine and Davison eight with four assists.In what was a must-win for the morale of this team against an inferior Eastern Illinois team, the Badgers held firm and took it home 65-52.Catch the Badgers at home again next Wednesday as they look to keep it up against the McNeese State Cowboys.last_img read more