New Look at Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix

first_imgA photo of Andre 3000 portraying the legend Jimi Hendrix for the upcoming biopic, All Is By My Side, has been released. A pair of clips from the long-awaited film was released last month.The film premiered at SXSW in March, and will be released in theatres June 13th in the U.S. and August 8th in the UK.You can check out a scene from the film below, and the crazy resemblance between Andre and Jimi.-Brittney Borruso[via Consequence of Sound]last_img

Crafton, Suarez involved in big wreck at Atlanta

first_imgSuarez’s truck immediately got into race leader Matt Crafton‘s No. 88 Toyota, which immediately went spinning on the 1.54-mile track.  Both Crafton’s and Suarez’s Toyotas were wheeled to the garage, done for the day with significant damage. Both drivers were evaluated and released from the infield care center. NASCAR then brought out the red flag on Lap 112 while cleanup began. RELATED: Full race resultscenter_img Crafton and Suarez were ranked 30th and 31st, respectively, by the race’s end. Bell wound up 26th. During a Lap 111 restart, the No. 4 of Christopher Bell tipped the back of Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Daniel Suarez‘s No. 51 entry, causing a chain reaction to bring out the caution at Atlanta Motor Speedway.last_img read more

Riot At Jethro Tull Show Nearly Gets Rock Music Banned From Red Rocks, On This Day In 1971

first_imgWhat was supposed to be a night of epic rock music at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 10th, 1971 turned into an all-out riot when Jethro Tull came to town. The infamous night nearly became the last-ever rock show ever held at the famous outdoor venue.The hot summer evening 49 years ago tonight brought 10,000 die-hard fans from around the country to see the famous British rock band’s performance, which sold out nearly two weeks ahead of the show. An hour before showtime, however, nearly 2,000 ticketless fans outside the venue caused a commotion when they attempted to climb the hills behind the venue in order to sneak in. As the situation snowballed and fans followed the example of the gate-crashers around them, police onsite responded with copious amounts of tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowd.The fracas that followed would go down as one of the worst riots in rock history, and nearly got rock concerts banned from the venue for good. After being provoked, fans unable to get in began throwing rocks and bottles at police, tipping cars, and generally initiating chaos around the venue. Due to the shape of the natural amphitheater, the venue filled with tear gas from outside the gates at an alarming rate, forcing the night’s opening act, Livingston Taylor, to make a quick exit before finishing his set.Related: Phish Kicked Off An Infamous Red Rocks Run, On This Day 23 Years Ago [Video/Audio]As the riots continued, fans already settled in their seats began experiencing the effects of the chaos. Hundreds sustained injuries ranging from broken bones to cuts from broken glass, while some even passed out due to the sudden influx of tear gas. Tull’s manager, Terry Ellis, arrived at the peak of the riots and was quickly turned away in his car by police who stated, “The concert’s over. Turn around and get out.” After explaining who they were, the band managed to get backstage, but they quickly realized the grim reality of what the concert had become.The band turned around upon witnessing the chaos, but had parked on the side of the road to further investigate. Helicopters started flying low and dropping more tear gas over venue and the crowd ran for the exits. After a few minutes passed, the members of Jethro Tull proceeded back up the one-mile road into the park and entered a backstage area littered with broken glass, fumes of tear gas, unconscious fans, and unlucky attendees with blood running down their faces and clothes. Apparently, venue organizers and city officials had battled for two years leading up to the show to allow Red Rocks to host rock concerts, and Jethro Tull was supposed to be the first band to kick it off.Promoter Barry Fey said, “Well, I guess, what happened here, I don’t know how many gate crashers — six hundred to a thousand is what they estimate — were over the top there. And I guess it got out of hand. I guess they took a couple of police away to the hospital. And someone threw tear gas, and it drifted over. And of course, the innocent people get hurt It seems to be settled down now, but it’s hard to control up here. There’s no communications, you can see it’s so vast that you don’t really know what’s going on.”Amid the chaos, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson went on-stage with his guitar, and the crowd cheered knowing that music would prevail. After the first song, Anderson said to the crowd, “Welcome to World War Three.”Throughout the show, more canisters of tear gas continued to explode in the crowd, resulting in the band also inhaling the fumes as they played on. The music continued for nearly an hour and a half as the band played through then-new album, Aqualung, soothing the crowd with some more spiritual tunes. In the end, 28 people, including Denver policemen and three infants, were treated at hospitals for injuries sustained during the riot while hundreds were treated onsite by medical teams. A few dozen fans were arrested.In the aftermath of the riot, Sam Feiner, director of Denver’s Theaters-Arenas Division, said he wouldn’t allow any more rock events at Red Rocks as a result of the disturbances. The restriction lasted through 1976.The only other act that has been banned by Morrison city officials in the years since the Jethro Tull catastrophe is Phish who were temporarily barred from Red Rocks after riots broke out during a 1996 performance. They did not return until 2009.Watch Ian Anderson discuss the 1971 riots during Jethro Tull’s return to Red Rocks in 2008 via the fan-shot below.Ian Anderson Talks 1971 Riots During 2008 Red Rocks Amphitheater Performance[Video: Grateful Web]What we can take away from these disastrous rock riots is the general incapability of police to control unruly crowds without violent action that persists to this day. Acting out of fear and desperation, police incited these infamous riots due with undue shows of physical force. The rocks certainly would not have crumbled to the ground under the added weight of another one or two thousand people, so why the violence? Blaming rock music for bringing the rioters was, of course, a bad look for the already historically-notorious genre, but one could argue that a crowd of people treated in this manner by authorities would have a similarly angry reaction no matter what music they were into. As history continues to repeat itself 2020, we hope it’s finally time to reconsider how physical force is used by authorities on all fronts.last_img read more

3.6 Earthquake Jolts San Francisco Bay Area

first_imgThe agency’s website shows thousands of reports of people saying they felt the earthquake. Many of them took to social media to say it woke them up or was a fitting end for 2020. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A magnitude 3.6 earthquake has jolted the San Francisco Bay Area on the last day of 2020. Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander flies over the San Francisco Bay during the Fleet Week Airshow Oct. 11, 2019, in San Francisco, Calif. The waterfront event attracts thousands of visitors each year from around the world to watch the aerial displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook) The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck around 5:40 a.m. Thursday roughly 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of San Francisco at a depth of about 9 miles (14 kilometers). Bay Area news station KGO-TV reported that there were no reports of damage or injuries.last_img read more

Cell BIT for X-Shifter Wireless Shifting is World’s lightest electronic shifter at 1.5g

first_imgCell Cycling recommend the use of a 6mm Punch for cutting an accurate hole in your hood or handlebar tapeCurrent software allows only two buttons to connect to the BlakBox transceiver via two USB-C ports. That said, the software currently only supports a single shifter. However, enhanced firmware in the pipeline (coming 1st quarter of 2021) will allow nearly unlimited buttons and shifters to connect. It can be mounted under the stem or wrapped under bar tape anywhere, with its small size making it a viable option for time trial bars too. The brand say they already have customers in the hand cycle market testing the electronic shifter with adaptive buttons for chin control. Pricing & AvailabilityThe Cell BIT is expected to go live on their website in early January. The new X-Shifter Kits kits will include the Version 3 ELink, with improved speed, battery life and reliability. The kit now includes two batteries. The estimated retail price for the shifter, two batteries, BlakBox and a pair of BITs will be around $250.Cell-Cycling.comcenter_img Cell Cycling have added an ultra lightweight shifter upgrade for their X-Shifter universal wireless shifting kit. The Cell BIT is a 1.5g aluminium button, smaller than a quarter. Its size is what makes it such a versatile upgrade; mount it almost anywhere on the bar, including the hoods, tops, drops, or even the end of a TT bar. Cell BIT Wireless ShifterThe Cell Bit is a hybrid wireless system. It connects to Cell Cycling’s BlakBox transceiver, which itself weighs 14g. That connection is via a wire, hence “hybrid wireless”, as compared to Cell’s wireless shifters, the X-Shifter, X-POD and mini-POD.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Hamilton Star Mandy Gonzalez Releases Single by Lin-Manuel Miranda & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Hamilton Star Mandy Gonzalez Releases Single by Lin-Manuel MirandaHamilton’s Angelica Schuyler (and In the Heights’ original Nina), Mandy Gonzalez, today released “Fearless,” the title song to her new album, which is scheduled to drop on October 20. “Fearless” is written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the Tony-winning musicals that put Gonzalez on the map. The seven-track album bridging pop and R&B features a powerful duet with Christopher Jackson, the Hamilton Tony nominee who appeared opposite Gonzalez during In the Heights. For fans of that musical, the album will feature an intimate new version of her signature song, “Breathe.” Pre-order today to receive a download of the fierce title track.Anastasia Star Ramin Karimloo Will Honor Ahrens & Flaherty at Primary Stages GalaRamin Karimloo is among a starry group set to offer performances and tributes at the 2017 gala for off-Broadway’s Primary Stages. Karimloo, who stars in Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s newest Broadway musical, Anastasia, will honor the Tony-winning songwriters at Tribeca 360º on October 16. In addition to the previously announced Tony-winning Once on This Island star Lea Salonga, the evening with feature Liz Callaway, Quentin Earl Darrington, Terrence McNally and Margo Seibert. Frozen writer Kristen Anderson-Lopez will also appear with her In Transit collaborators James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth.The SpongeBob Cast Album Is Going VinylMasterWorks Broadway’s cast recording for the upcoming Great White Way musical SpongeBob SquarePants is getting the vinyl treatment! Get ready to hear original tunes from Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and more. The album features performances from the cast of the musical’s world premiere engagement at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, including Ethan Slater in the title role with Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, Danny Skinner as Patrick and Tony nominee Gavin Lee as Squidward. The vinyl album will be released on November 3, just three days before SpongeBob SquarePants begins perfs at the Palace Theatre on Broadway.Kristin Chenoweth Wrote a Perfect Song About Her DogTony winner Kristin Chenoweth has combined our love of original tunes and cuddly canines in a new song! Obedience School, co-written with Chenoweth’s acclaimed musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, follows Chenoweth’s loving adventures with her overly eager pup Thunder. Listen below to the charming tune which Chenoweth is dedicating to the important work of the ASPCA. Ben Platt to Join Gavin Creel to Relive Embarrassing Onstage Moments for a Good CauseDear Evan Hansen Tony winner Ben Platt has joined the lineup for the benefit evening Let Me Try That Again, featuring Broadway stars sharing embarrassing onstage moments and then redeeming themselves by re-creating them. Platt joins the previously announced Tony-winning Hello, Dolly! featured player Gavin Creel for the cabaret that will take place on October 15 at 9:30pm at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Susan Blackwell is set to host the event that was co-founded by Junk star Steven Pasquale. The evening will benefit The Performing Arts Project.Cast Album of Celebrated Off-Broadway Musical Hadestown Is ReleasedHadestown, the new musical which debuted with New York Theater Workshop in 2016, releases its original cast recording today! Warner Music Group, in collaboration with Ghostlight Records, produces the album, which was recorded live during the show’s off-Broadway engagement. The new musical written by Anaïs Mitchell and directed by Tony-nommed Great Comet genius Rachel Chavkin, follows Orpheus’ mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. The cast was led by Patrick Page as Hades alongside Damon Daunno as Orpheus and Nabiyah Be as Euridice, with Amber Gray, Shaina Taub, Chris Sullivan, Jessie Shelton and Lulu Fall. The cast will be live-streaming a listening party from Hadestown’s Facebook page on October 9, so be sure to tune in for a taste of this original score!last_img read more

Jason Gotay to Play Che in Evita at New York City Center

first_imgJason Gotay (Photo: Emilio Madrid for Strong-voiced star Jason Gotay has been cast as Che in New York City Center’s upcoming special gala staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony-winning musical Evita. The previously announced production, directed by Sammi Cannold, music-directed by Kristen Blodgette and co-choreographed by Valeria Solomonoff and Emily Maltby, will run for two weeks from November 13-24.Gotay is a City Center alum who appeared earlier this year in the Encores! production of Call Me Madam. He has been seen on Broadway in Bring It On The Musical and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and off-Broadway in The Anthem and F#%king Up Everything.Gotay joins a previously announced cast that includes Solea Pfeiffer as Eva and Maia Reficco as Young Eva, along with Philip Hernandez as Magaldi and Enrique Acevedo as Perón, with an ensemble comprising Sergio Martín Almirón, Fabio Angelo, Isa Antonetti, Leah Barsky, Kristina Bermudez, Edgar Cavazos, Alexander Gil Cruz, Rebecca Eichenberger, Jennifer Florentino, David Michael Garry, Mariano Loguidice, Robin Masella, Phoebe Garcia Pearl, Patricia Phillips, Guillermina Quiroga, Maria Cristina Slye, Lucas Thompson, Daniel Torres and Ricardo A. Zayas.Cannold’s vision for Evita uses dynamic visual storytelling and an original approach to excavate new depths within Webber and Rice’s text, with Reficco playing Perón from ages 15-20 and Pfeiffer portraying her from ages 20-33. View Commentslast_img read more

Labour revolt over empty rates

first_imgBrown slammed the tax as ‘destructive’ and hinted that exemption in some areas may be granted. A week ago, Lord Mandelson called the tax ‘good for business’, but MPs’ rebellion over the tax – more than 120 have signed commons motions against the tax – could force the government into a u-turn. MPs are now hoping that there will be some element of relief introduced at next week’s pre budget report following their campaign and the Property Week and British Property Federation’s campaigns against the tax. This week, the BPF will make a final representation to the government over empty rates. The Urban Regeneration Companies executives group, led by Leicester chief John Nicholls, have also submitted a dossier of evidence on demolitions caused by empty rates. Labour MP Chris Mullin, with colleague John Cummings, have also met with the Treasury recently and Brown suggested they had ‘got somewhere’. He said: ‘I do think the government could look at granting relief. We are in a position where people are pulling buildings down, which is an unintentional but destructive consequence of this, and the way to avert that is to grant relief.’Eric Pickles, Tory local government spokesman, said: ‘The fact Labour’s own Chief Whip is leading this tax revolt shows just how damaging this levy is.’BPF director Peter Cosmetatos said: ‘It would be highly cynical to offer relief just to areas where the government may lose seats. But the chancellor has an opportunity to make a small tax concession that would hugely help businesses survive the current economic bloodbath. It is vital he uses the pre-Budget report to do this, sending a clear message that the government wants to support, not hinder, recovery.’last_img read more

Hopkins Names Duke Vair to Vice President And Chief Human Resources Officer

first_imgHopkins Manufacturing Corp. has announced the addition of Duke Vair as vice president human resources and chief human resources officer. Vair will lead and direct all Human Resource-related activities for Hopkins, at the company’s 10 locations around the world.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementDuke Vair“We are pleased to have Duke join our team at Hopkins,” said Bradley Kraft, president and CEO of Hopkins. “His experience in building high-performing cultures, teamwork, talent management, employee engagement and acquisitions, along with his exceptional overall HR background, will be invaluable to position him to lead human resources and our strategic culture growth initiative.”Most recently, Vair was the vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer for Brakebush Brothers, a food processing, trucking/transportation, logistics, sales and marketing company. Prior to that, he served as vice president, human resources for AG Processing, a global soybean oil and bio-fuels manufacturing and processing company. Vair also has had human resources experience in a variety of industries, including architectural services, staffing services and telecommunications.Vair’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Nebraska and an Associate of Applied Science degree – Computer Science / Management Information Systems from Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, Nebraska. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.last_img read more

Pro bono conundrum and those left exposed by legal aid cuts

first_imgThe pro bono protocol says work of this nature is ‘always only an adjunct to, and not a substitute for, a proper system of publicly funded legal services’. This can be a difficult distinction at times, but it has been the mantra of the pro bono movement as it has grown over the past 15 years. So when legal aid minister Lord Bach told the joint national pro bono conference this week that there is a ‘dire need’ for pro bono work at a time of a capped legal aid budget, he seemed to be going that one step further – rather than topping up legal aid, pro bono could be the only way to maintain provision in those areas where legal aid is withdrawn. This is a tough issue for the profession to address. It is not for lawyers to relieve the government of its obligation to ensure citizens can secure access to justice, but it would be hard to turn one’s back on those left exposed by legal aid cuts in pursuit of a point of principle. But it will have to be the profession that says ‘only so far and no further’ – it is unlikely the government will do so either now or in the future. More positively, the conference showed how the movement is clearly up to the challenge. There is now a strong, motivated and coordinated cohort of people at the heart of pro bono that the profession can be proud of.last_img read more