Roger Waters Planning Autobiography, World Tour In 2016

first_imgFans of Roger Waters have every reason to be optimistic about the future, as the Pink Floyd bassist has just revealed very active plans for 2016. Coming off of a revered performances at the Newport Folk Festival, where he was backed by My Morning Jacket, Waters is planning to write an autobiography and head out for a world tour in 2016.Watch Roger Waters’ Unbelievable Newport Folk Festival Set With My Morning JacketSpeaking to Israeli publication Haaretz, Waters told the paper that he would be writing an autobiography and heading out on a world tour. The article reads, “He’s in the process of writing an autobiography, played at the Newport Folk Festival last week, and plans to go on another world tour next year.”This would make sense, considering Waters debuted a new song during his set at Newport Folk. Waters hasn’t released a new solo album since 2005’s Ca Ira, but he has toured on various occasions since then.The full interview delves into Waters’ views on the Israeli-Paliestinian conflict, and talks about his working relationship with David Gilmour amongst other things. Gilmour is set to perform in the US in early 2016 as well.last_img read more

Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso to compete in Rolex 24

first_imgTwo-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will be competing alongside the world’s best sports car drivers in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway’s road course on Jan. 27-28, 2018, the United Autosports team announced Thursday.Alonso will be part of the team’s two-car prototype effort in the WeatherTech Championship’s lead class, co-driving a Ligier LM P2 with Lando Norris, a McLaren development driver, and Phil Hanson, the reigning Asian LeMans Series LM P3 champion.“What an exciting and interesting project,” Alonso said. “Learning about a completely new racing category, adapting to a different car and to another style of driving and everything that goes with it, is a new challenge for me and I can’t wait to test myself again as a driver.“The Daytona 24 Hours is the most iconic U.S. endurance race and one of the world’s great races. Everyone knows it.”This is not only Alonso’s first entry in the esteemed Rolex 24, it’s his first try in any of America’s premier endurance races. In May, the versatile driver earned Rookie of the Race honors in his Indianapolis 500 debut, where he started fifth and led 27 laps before his car’s engine failed, relegating him to a 29th-place finish.The 36-year old Spaniard won back-to-back F1 titles in 2005-06 and has won 36 grand prix races since debuting in the series in 2003.“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Fernando Alonso to IMSA competition in the Rolex 24 At Daytona,” IMSA President Scott Atherton said. “It’s not possible to overstate the significance of this news. There is no question that with his Formula 1 experience and how competitive he was at the Indianapolis 500, he will be an immediate contender for the Rolex 24 victory.”Alsonso and the United Autosports team will participate in the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 test days on Jan. 5-7, 2018 in Daytona Beach.last_img read more

Third place at Phoenix leaves Ryan Blaney outside Championship 4 field

first_imgAVONDALE, Ariz. — Needing to make up a 23-point deficit to qualify for the Championship 4, Ryan Blaney started 10th in Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacations 500, last among playoff contenders.RELATED: Race results | Hamlin prevailsBlaney’s Team Penske No. 12 Ford improved throughout the race, and he finished third behind Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch, but with Hamlin winning the race and Busch also advancing to the finale, Blaney was knocked out of contention.Blaney had a chance to win when the race went to a restart with three laps to go, but Blaney started second on the inside, with Hamlin taking the top lane.“I felt like I got an OK start,” Blaney said. “It’s really hard for the guy on the bottom on the front row to accelerate and turn down the hill. It’s the way (the track) is shaped. It’s kind of tough, especially in Turn 2. But I don’t know, you can always get a better start, right?“I thought I got an OK start, but the 18 (Busch) got a better one and got inside of me, and, honestly, the top is so dominant, especially if you’re on two (tires), you’re kind of just sliding up from the bottom, and he (Hamlin) was obviously the best car all day. Just needed the lead and I might have been able to pinch him through 1 and 2, and you never know. But it’s not enough.”last_img read more

Student groups prepare for midterm elections

first_imgAs Tuesday’s midterm elections approach, members of the Notre Dame College Democrats and College Republicans are making phone calls and knocking on doors, helping candidates for local and national offices campaign and get out the vote.Senior Mark Gianfalla, president of the College Republicans, said the group focused primarily on campaigning for Jackie Walorski (R-IN), the representative for Indiana’s 2nd district who is running for re-election, and Jeff Sanford, who is running for county prosecutor. He said the club organized rides to phone banks every Thursday over the past several months and canvassed neighborhoods in the county every weekend.“It gets you the experience of seeing how much of an effect you can have,” Gianfalla said. “That’s why we’re focusing so much on the prosecutorial race. It’s a small race, smaller office, but in the end, our group could have a huge effect on it. So are some of the county council races we’ve been working on. It’s important to see how you can make a difference.”Senior Michelle McCarthy, co-president of the College Democrats, said that, although the group does not campaign for candidates directly, several members of the club intern for Joe Bock, a professor at the Eck Center for Global Health who is running against Walorski, and some members helped county council candidate Chris Stackowicz’s campaign in the spring. McCarthy, who canvassed and made calls for the Bock campaign, said working in the field allowed her to learn about South Bend politics and the people who vote in local elections.“I’ve done some research. I’ve talked to local residents about what they want, what they don’t want, knocking on doors,” McCarthy said. “It’s a really great way to see South Bend. By actually talking to people, you figure out what they’re actually interested in and what they actually care about, which might not necessarily be the same things as a Notre Dame college student.”Senior Iris Schweier, a member of the College Democrats who interned for the Bock campaign’s financial wing in the spring and did field work this fall, said meeting voters helped prepare her for a career in the political field.“I think [I’m] getting a more firsthand experience of what politics actually is,” Schweier said. “I had some policy experience before this, with legislation and certain issues, but now I’m figuring out the people aspect of politics, which is so cool. If we’re electing these people to represent us, the people who they’re representing are so important, getting to know how they feel about issues and how they’re affected and whether or not they’re going to vote.”Sophomore Louis Bertolotti, the College Republicans’ director of political affairs, said canvassing in South Bend and Mishawaka, especially in low-income neighborhoods, helped him understand the issues important to voters.“We live in the Notre Dame bubble. It’s really easy to just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, but there are a lot of issues out there,” Bertolotti said. “Going out, getting to meet these people and going to see the issues that matter to them really shows what it’s all about. It gives you perspective of what you’re doing it all for, and it gives you motivation to keep working hard, keep doing what you’re doing.”Bertolotti said the College Republicans will hand out literature on candidates on Election Day and continue to work with the St. Joseph County Republicans after the results come in, collecting voter information before the next election cycle.McCarthy said members of the College Democrats will be at the Bock campaign headquarters Tuesday. She said working on campaigns this election cycle helped her make connections in the St. Joseph County Democratic Party, and she said she hopes to continue to foster those relationships in the future.“Now that I have the names and the contacts of local leaders, I definitely let them know that Notre Dame College Democrats is a resource for the people of South Bend,” McCarthy said. “We have people who are very passionate about these issues, and it’s a mutually beneficial relationship there, where our club members can really get involved with real politics in a real city, and hopefully we can provide some manpower to [the Democratic Party] as well.”Tags: Chris Stackowicz, College Democrats, College Republicans, Jackie Walorski, Joe Bock, Mark Gianfalla, MIchelle McCarthy, midterm elections, votelast_img read more

An angry Lewis exits City Council service

first_img Later, he turned his ire toward Freeman, suggesting that the mayor failed to learn his job as chief executive and that he needed to learn his job description.“We need to make sure … we will never do this again,” he said, at times lamenting the city was “turning into Section 8,” that property tax collections were down and that people were selling houses “as is.”But by the time Lewis finished speaking, an obviously angry Freeman was not willing to absorb any more body blows from the departing councilman and responded icily and in detail.Freeman, recounting that he and the council met even as water flooded his own home at the height of Harvey’s fury, and said that Lewis “came slithering up here (to City Hall) that day” not to talk about storm relief for citizens, but to push for the city to spend $30,000 for programming on The Breeze radio station. “The only thing you worried about was that $30,000,” Freeman said, recollecting that despite his two decades in public office, Lewis had nothing more to add that day but only wanted to get public money spent on his friend’s radio station.Council members interjected to end discussion before the exchange continued; when the mayor asked for a vote on whether to discontinue the discussion, they loudly responded “Aye” in unison. By Ken Stickneyken.stickney@panews.comPort Arthur Councilman Willie “Bae” Lewis, serving his last official meeting Tuesday night in a District 5 seat that voters eliminated two years ago, left public service apparently angry and swinging at ghosts, blaming first former City Manager Brian McDougal for the loss of city equipment during Tropical Storm Harvey and then blaming Mayor Derrick Freeman for not exercising more control over McDougal.center_img This time, the usually affable mayor, who had sidestepped Lewis’ occasional barbs during the first two hours of the long evening meeting, was having none of it.Lewis, speaking first during a discussion item about hurricane preparedness, then following up on a discussion item about Article II, Section 6 in the City Charter — Lewis had requested both discussions — railed that the city had failed to do “due diligence” in training for hurricane season during 2017, then said city officials failed to protect city equipment parked on low-lying areas, causing the city to suffer financial losses from which it may never recover.“What is the plan?” he asked, his voicing rising, suggesting that there was no hurricane preparedness in 2017 and there might be none now. Both Freeman and Interim City Manager Harvey Robinson responded that there was and is a plan in place, but Lewis responded, “Someone was asleep at the wheel.”last_img read more

Star Spotting! Movie Magnet Ewan McGregor to Make His Broadway Debut in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing

first_imgScottish movie star Ewan McGregor, famous for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and his wide range of diverse screen roles, is set to make his Broadway debut next fall. McGregor will headline a new revival of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold, at the American Airlines Theatre. The production will begin performances on October 2, 2014 and open officially on October 30. The limited engagement is scheduled to play through January 4, 2015. The full cast and design team for The Real Thing will be announced shortly. View Comments The Real Thing The Real Thing centers on Henry (McGregor), a successful playwright, who is unhappily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his current play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing. The Tony-winning play explores relationships, fidelity and the passions that often blur our perception of love.center_img Related Shows McGregor is no stranger to the stage: He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as Sky Masterson in the West End revival of Guys and Dolls in 2006. His other London stage credits include playing Iago in Othello at the Donmar Warehouse and appearing in Little Malcolm and His Struggles Against the Eunuchs in the West End. Of course, the actor is best known for his many film roles including the heroin-addicted Mark Renton in Trainspotting, the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I and singing and dancing opposite Nicole Kidman in the movie musical Moulin Rouge. His many other film credits include Haywire, The Ghost, Amelia, Jack the Giant Slayer, Angels and Demons, I Love You Phillip Morris, Deception, Incendiary, Cassandra’s Dream, Miss Potter, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Stay, The Island, Star Wars: Episode II and Star Wars: Episode III, Young Adam, Down With Love, Big Fish, Black Hawk Down, Rogue Trader, Little Voice, Velvet Goldmine, A Life Less Ordinary, The Pillow Book and Shallow Grave. McGregor will next be seen in the upcoming films Jane Got a Gun, Mortdecai and the big screen adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning play August: Osage County.  Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Bette Midler on Hocus Pocus Sequel & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently.Bette Midler Teases Hocus Pocus 2Tony winner Bette Midler always puts a spell on audiences with her performances, but her stint as Winifred Sanderson in the fan-favorite Halloween film Hocus Pocus was especially bewitching. Midler told Entertainment Tonight that she would be on board to appear in Disney+’s sequel of the film, exclaiming, “I can’t wait to fly!” Hairspray’s Adam Shankman will direct Hocus Pocus 2. In the meantime, fans can get their Midler fix in The Glorias.Watch Jai’Len Josey Perform from The Secret Life of BeesGet ready for a treat: Jai’Len Josey offers a powerful rendition of “Sign My Name” from The Secret Life of Bees musical. Take a look: Bette Midler(Photo: Emilio Madrid for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Reaches MilestoneBig news for BC/EFA. When Broadway and theaters across the country went dark in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization stepped up to raise funds and offer support to those in the theater community. BC/EFA has announced a record $18.1 million was provided in grants in the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2020. This marks the most ever awarded in the organization’s 32-year history. “We are extremely grateful to everyone in the theater community—those onstage, backstage and in the audience—for sharing their generosity and talents to accomplish such a feat when half our fiscal year was consumed by a pandemic,” said Tom Viola, executive director of BC/EFA. “But today, on October 1, our fundraising slate wipes clean and we begin again.” Donate to BC/EFA’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund here.Noah Galvin Lands Recurring Role on The Good DoctorNoah Galvin, whose credits include Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen and Waitress as well as TV’s The Real O’Neals, has got his next gig. According to Deadline, Galvin is set for a recurring rolw on the fourth season of the ABC medical drama The Good Doctor. He will play Dr. Asher Wolke, one of four first-year residents vying for a position at St. Bonaventure Hospital. Formerly part of an Orthodox Jewish sect, his character made the choice to separate from his former beliefs before deciding to go to medical school. The show stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy. Kaitlyn Dever Discusses Her Dear Evan Hansen Movie JourneySpeaking of Dear Evan Hansen, Kaitlyn Dever, who, as previously announced, will play Zoe Murphy in the film adaptation, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about the project. “I literally cannot describe how excited I am,” she said of beginning filming. Well, ditto for Fansens everywhere! Watch the interview below. Noah Galvin Andy Mientus Damon Daunno Bette Midler View Comments Star Files View All (4) Broadway Sings Blood Rock: The Musical EP Available NowBroadway Sings Blood Rock: The Musical, a new EP of six songs from the acclaimed 2018 stage play Blood Rock: The Musical, created by Michael Berns, is now available on all streaming music platforms. The new EP features the voices of Damon Daunno, Robert Torti, Andy Mientus and Jennifer DiNoia.last_img read more

Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis donate ‘smart home’ technology to children’s hospital

first_imgWooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis donate ‘smart home’ technology to children’s hospital WOOTEN, KIMBROUGH, DAMASO & DENNIS donated home automation systems to Nemours Children’s Hospital to help therapists and medical professionals prepare their patients for life after they are released from the hospital. By learning how to control everyday devices with their voice, patients and their family members will be better positioned to use “smart home” technology as they adapt to their new normal. “It was a special day being able to donate such needed devices to children and families at Nemours Children’s Hospital,” said partner Michael Damaso. “We sadly see every day the struggles of people adapting to life after a traumatic injury. Medical professionals and physical therapists tell us how home automation devices can improve things for those who have no — or very limited — mobility.” Home automation products that many people take for granted as a luxury have become vital for those recovering from traumatic injuries. The ability to control lights, heating and air conditioning, view who is at the front door, or summon assistance is fun technology for most consumers but can make the difference between complete dependence and partial independence for victims of horrific accidents rendered paralyzed. The donation by Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis is part of a national outreach event known as the Injury Board Day Of Action — a collaborative effort by the nation’s plaintiff’s attorneys to make a difference in their local communities. Dec 31, 2019 Top Storieslast_img read more

Minnesota looks to Big Ten season after positive nonconference finale

first_imgMinnesota looks to Big Ten season after positive nonconference finaleExtra film time and tougher practices paid off against Colorado State. Dan MillerSeptember 21, 2004Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota football cornerback Ukee Dozier emerged from the visitor locker room at Hughes Stadium on Saturday with the same business-as-usual look he wore the Saturday before, at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.But after the Gophers’ 34-16 win over the Rams in Fort Collins, Colo., Dozier said he felt completely different from the week before.The Gophers’ senior, who last week said he felt the 19th-ranked Gophers (3-0) weren’t sufficiently prepared against Illinois State, said the team was far more mentally prepared for Saturday’s game.“The focus was way better than it was last week,” Dozier said. “We were all prepared this week. A lot of people got in and watched film (of the opposing team) – more than we normally do.”The extra time appeared to pay off.Defensively, the Gophers gave up more than 400 yards to the Rams. But they came up with four turnovers (including a Dozier interception) and looked far more determined and prepared than the week before.That goes for the coaches, too.Dozier gave some credit to defensive secondary coach David Lockwood for his interception in the fourth quarter Saturday.Dozier said Lockwood, who called for pass coverage in the secondary, knew the Rams were going to pass on the play, and he even knew the route.“I guess the coaches knew they were going to run the ‘smash’ route, and that’s what they did,” Dozier said.Defensive coordinator Greg Hudson said his entire defense played with better focus and made a step in the right direction. “They played the defense that we called, and were very disciplined about it,” Hudson said.The Gophers also rebounded in offensive discipline.Minnesota coach Glen Mason, who was irate after the Gophers’ performance against the Redbirds, said Saturday that he was pleased with the progress his offense made in limiting their mistakes.“I don’t know what was wrong with those guys last week,” he said. “I was happy with the way we spun.”Minnesota’s offensive line, which committed four false-start penalties against Illinois State, had only one Saturday, and opened huge holes for running backs Marion Barber III and Laurence Maroney to exploit.And exploit they did.Barber, who was named Big Ten offensive player of the week on Monday, had a career day, rushing for 201 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Maroney added 132 yards, averaging almost 8 yards per carry.“We knew we didn’t play very good last week and that we needed to come out and play better,” Maroney said after the game Saturday.It became apparent Saturday, that there might have been a kick behind the Gophers’ reformed attitude and focus.But Maroney said it was obvious that the Gophers’ practices – not to mention the coaches’ demeanors – were anything but peachy last week.“We practiced really hard last week and did a lot of physical work, so we were really focused,” he said.last_img read more

Former Nimbus Brewery building sold for more than $1.4M

first_imgCBRE has completed the sale of the former Nimbus Brewery and Restaurant building at 6464 E. Tanque Verde Road in Tucson. The property commanded a sale price of $1.415 million, or $168 per square foot.Pete Villaescusa and Jesse Peron with CBRE’s Tucson office negotiated on behalf of the seller, McMahon Properties, LLC of Tucson. Jim and Ryan Egan of Prime Commercial Real Estate represented the buyer, All Real Property, Inc. of Camp Verde, Arizona.“Any long time Tucson resident remembers when this building was Bobby McGee’s,” said CBRE’s Villaescusa. “The building is located in the heart of the old restaurant row area of Tucson, and it will provide a new restaurant operator with a great, well-known location.”The sale of the property was part of a bankruptcy sale and included restaurant equipment left in the building. Former-tenant Nimbus closed in 2013 after the brewery filed for Chapter 11. Landlord/property owner and local restaurateur Bob McMahon, owner of McMahon, Inc., then also filed for Chapter 11 in early 2014. In May of this year, the court converted it to Chapter 7 and ordered liquidation of all assets.Zoned C-2, which allows for a restaurant or bar operation, the property is located in the heart of Tucson’s restaurant district. The building is approximately 8,439 square feet and is situated on just over two acres of land. The new ownership team plans to market the property for new restaurant/bar uses.last_img read more