Life Is Beautiful Announces Diverse 2017 Lineup Of Performers, From Gorillaz To Bill Nye

first_imgToday, Life Is Beautiful unveiled the lineup for their 2017 event, set to take place in the neon-illuminated environs of Downtown Las Vegas from September 22nd – 24th, 2017. The festival will feature a diverse mix headlining performances by Chance The Rapper, Muse, Gorillaz, Lorde, Blink-182, The XX, Kaskade, Wiz Khalifa, and Pretty Lights. Festival circuit staples and old favorites including MGMT, Haim, Two Door Cinema Club, Lil Dicky, Sean Paul, Cage The Elephant, Schoolboy Q, Zeds Dead, Slightly Stoopid, Pusha T, De La Soul, Big Gigantic, The Revivalists, and many more.In true Vegas style, the weekend will also feature Cirque Du Soleil exhibitions, a comedy showcase, and a session dubbed “Ideas featuring Bill Nye,” your friendly neighborhood “science guy.” You can check out the full lineup card below:Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 27th, via the festival website.[Cover photo via Life Is Beautiful]last_img read more

Emma Stone Has Wanted to Play Sally in Cabaret Since…Age Nine (?!)

first_img View Comments Emma Stone stopped by The Tonight Show on October 14, just after her first official rehearsal for Cabaret. As it turns out, Stone has been longing to be Lady Peaceful/Lady Happy for quite some time; she first saw the show in New York at the age of nine, with her new co-star Alan Cumming as the Emcee. “You know, it’s a strange part for a nine-year-old to want to play,” she says. The screen star also discussed her latest film, Birdman, including the terrifyingly long continuous shots involved. But ultimately, Stone doesn’t forget her stage roots, including the instant elementary school classic, No Turkey for Perky. “There was a part for a first grader, and I think my first grade teacher put me in the play because, well, you know.” While we wait for a No Turkey for Perky revival, you can catch Stone in Cabaret beginning November 11. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Cabaret Related Showslast_img read more

A LESSON IN HOSPITALITY

first_imgMountains outside of San Juan de la Maguana, DRA few weekends ago my husband and I picked up a hitchhiker. He was standing near an Appalachian Trail crossing, walking polls, pack, looking tired. He needed a ride to Roanoke where he believed he could find a motel, dinner and a bus station to get a ticket home to Vermont.He was leaving the trail and needed help getting home.We know of a man who lives in Damascus Virginia who set up a grill and a cooler of beer for thru-hikers this spring. A random party trail side where all were invited to sit, relax and enjoy some of the comforts of a summer evening at home.My husband has long delighted in stories of trail magic. Of hikers being provided for, served and taken care of by strangers. Acts of kindness and hospitality that make the 5-6 month trip possible.I spent the last week in the Dominican Republic, a country not lacking in natural beauty. While the mountains were indeed spectacular, it was the warmth and kindness of the people I will never forget. I do not know of a time or place where I have ever felt such gracious hospitality from strangers.Trail Magic.Hospitality.Doing unto others.The Gospel of Matthew says to love your neighbor as yourself. But who is your neighbor?The Dominicans I met believed I was their neighbor, white skin notwithstanding. The thru-hikers believed the young man trail side with the cooler of snacks was their neighbor, brother perhaps. The elderly woman in front of you at the grocery store is your neighbor. The homeless man who asks for change downtown is your neighbor. The politician who makes you so angry you must turn off the TV is your neighbor. The family member who takes and takes and never gives is your neighbor. The young boy who litters your favorite fishing spot or makes too much noise on his floating island while you try to quietly float the New River is also your neighbor.What if we all lived with these daily goals of service in mind? Could you change your relationships? Your block? Your office? Your town?I think so. I hope so.last_img read more

‘Tricky Tuesday,’ ‘Be the Best Monday’ and more: what’s new @CuseWLAX

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 23, 2018 at 11:14 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Nicole Levy twirled her stick at the midfield of the Ensley Athletic Center. She cradled twice, tossed the ball left, then right before bouncing it off her knee, tossing twice more in the air and finishing with a kick. Those were the motions that set off a social media firestorm. One hundred and sixty-one likes and 43 retweets later, Nicole Levy’s first successful rendition of #TrickyTuesday previewed the mass changes SU has made to boost its social media presence, following other programs.“Syracuse lacrosse: We’re practicing, doing all this stuff for getting ready for games, preparing and we still have time to do Tricky Tuesday,” redshirt sophomore Mary Rahal said. “(Let) them know what we’re about.”Syracuse (9-8, 1-6 Atlantic coast) has been “running the social media game,” goalie Asa Goldstock said, all year. In a season filled with tight games and tough travel, players have unwound with the team’s social account, accepting the “fun” additions the team has made and with good result, players said.“Why not show girls that they want to come here?” Goldstock asked.The Orange have various theme days, each growing in popularity as the season goes along. The first, “Be the Best Monday,” typically gets posted in the late morning or early afternoon and depicts a player cutout positioned on a graphic that features a quote from the player about what it means to “Be the Best.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTricky Tuesday, which originated with the Levy video, features a player showing off stick tricks. The first two Orange players who participated in Tricky Tuesday carried their skills over to the games. Levy, three days after starring in SU’s first video, highlighted a strong offensive performance with a goal behind her head, which prompted the Orange utilize social media again in attempt to have the goal shown on ESPN’s SportsCenter #SCTop10. Players have expressed a lot of optimism for what the newly revamped social media can bring to the future of the team. Recruiting is one: Merola said she used to watch Twitter feeds of games in high school and it played a role in her decision to come to Syracuse. With social media being as “big” as it is today, Hawryschuk said, having a strong presence is a “good recruiting tool.” As for Goldstock, she expects nothing but the best from @CuseWLAX.“We should run the social media game,” Goldstock said. “Put a lot of things out on social media, get a lot of followers and bring some fans into the Dome.” Commentscenter_img The very next week, the Orange featured Molly Carter, who in the ensuing game against Oregon on Feb. 18 put a ball through her legs for a goal. The Orange’s good fortunes were a surprise to SU head coach Gary Gait, who was eager to put his new weapon to use.“I gotta get someone else on Tricky Tuesday,” Gait exclaimed.“Lila (Nazarian)’s a defender though,” he continued, disappointed the next week’s featured player most likely wouldn’t follow the trend the team had followed. “I’ll have to mention that to get more people to do Tricky Tuesday. Tricky Tuesday should give you a great chance for a highlight-reel goal.”Levy said she “didn’t even notice it” at first. Since then, the Orange has involved different players in the social media movement. After Levy, Carter and Nazarian, featured players on Tricky Tuesday have been Ella Simkins, Rahal, Cara Quimby, Morgan Alexander, Riley Donahue and team-leading scorer Emily Hawryschuk.The social media changes have excited not only the players participating, but family as well. Senior Neena Merola said her grandma “sees it all,” constantly sending Merola videos and tweets after games which the midfielder said is “really funny.”“Sometimes it’s me, sometimes it’s one of Nicole’s cool shots or something like that,” Merola said. “She loves it.”Gait said Tricky Tuesday is “just a fun thing to do where the kids have the opportunity to showcase what they do.” In the preseason, Goldstock spoke a lot of her tendency to do the “fun things that people want to see” in games.She showcased it on the field with her long clears and dodge moves in Syracuse’s win over Louisville on Sunday, but for a while she hadn’t been asked to participate in Tricky Tuesday. She laughed on March 6 when asked if she’s eager to show off what she has in her arsenal and said she’s just waiting until she gets “called to the podium.” On April 3, she was. The decision-making process behind Syracuse’s Trick Tuesday choice is random. Levy recalls being called upon by Gait after an early season practice before the first time that the Orange filmed the video.“Coach (Gait) just asked me, ‘Hey, you got any stick tricks?’ and I’m like ‘Yeah, I got a few.’”Players have praised the SU’s social media team, mentioning sports information director Susie Mehringer and Janelle Williams, a graduate assistant who is not listed on the team’s official roster. Williams has the title of SU women’s lacrosse social media manager listed on her LinkedIn profile.Tricky Tuesday and Be the Best Monday are just a start. Syracuse also creates GIFs, graphic images and videos for game previews, after goals and milestones. Among the team’s most popular tweets was a video showing a team celebration after a late win over Loyola on April 5, Gait’s birthday.last_img read more

Bethlehem’s Ronald Cruz takes it on the chin in a loss to a sharp Ray Narh

first_imgBethlehem’s Ronald Cruz hadn’t fought in nine months, but Ray Narh, his opponent on Friday night at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center had the potential for even more rust.That’s because Narh hadn’t fought in two years.Any potential rust never revealed itself as Narh soundly defeated Cruz by unanimous decision to the disappointment of a large hometown crowd that wanted to see the hometown favorite get his welterweight career back on track after his first professional loss.Instead, they saw a dominant performance from Narh, originally from Accra, Ghana.The taller, long-armed Narh couldn’t have been sharper with his punches or his movement in controlling the action all night.The fight was part of another NBC Sports Network “Fight Night” card at the Sands and the place remained packed through seven bouts, including four that showcased local fighters. It was Cruz’s fourth fight at the Sands, but it was not a night he will want to remember.“It was just hard for me to focus tonight,” he said a somber dressing room. “There are no excuses. He beat me fair and square.”One of three judges, Pierre Benoist, didn’t give Cruz a single round. Julie Lederman had it 8-2 in rounds and David Braslow had it 6-4.Narh, who will turn 35 next month, had Cruz on the defensive almost the entire fight. He never allowed Cruz to get inside to use his jab.“There was nothing he did that I didn’t expect,” Cruz said. “I don’t know what to say. I just couldn’t pull the trigger tonight.” The 17-2 Cruz, fighting for the first time since a much closer loss by decision last September, said he was never hurt by Narh, who has 21 knockouts on his resume.“He was a pretty hard puncher, but he never hurt me,” Cruz said.He did get cut under his left eye and his face was bruised at night’s end, while Narh was singing and celebrating with his entourage in one of the Sands’ backstage rooms.Narh, a member of the 2000 Ghanaian Summer Olympics team, hadn’t fought since losing to Mike Alvarado in Las Vegas in May of 2011. He is now 26-2 and both losses were to unbeaten fighters.“It wasn’t that Ray didn’t want to fight; nobody wanted to fight him,” said his trainer Asante Qwamie. “He just needed to stay in shape and get someone to fight him. When this opportunity came up, he took it and made the most of it.’ Qwamie said Narh needed to keep moving and box Cruz.“He was in control the whole time,” Qwamie said.Cruz vowed he’d be back.“I would like to fight again, right away,” Cruz said. “I need to go back and learn from my mistakes, but it’s pretty hard to say what will happen right now.”last_img read more

Wellington sixth grader Quinn McCue raises money for Wellington Middle School Library

first_imgQuinn McCue raises money for the USD 353 Wellington Middle School. Sarah House, the WMS Librarian; and Wellington gifted instructor Traci Ybarra were present for the check presentation.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Quinn McCue, a Wellington sixth grade student, was in the Wellington Middle School library one day and was looking up a recipe for a class project. What he discovered was there were no books on the subject in the library that was written after the 1970s.So McCue, as part of his yearly gifted project, decided to address the problem of outdated books in the WMS library, by raising money for new books.On Tuesday, McCue presented a $957.84 check to the USD 353 – WMS Library for funds raised during a dodgeball tournament he helped organized a couple weeks ago (winning teams are pictured below). Sarah House, the WMS Library, and his gifted program instructor Traci Ybarra were on hand to present the check. The USD Middle School office staff made the big check for this project.During the Dodgeball tournament there were 12 teams ranging from grades third through seventh grade. The tournament was divided into two age divisions and a single elimination bracket was made. The winners of the tournament were.So what books will be purchased? Ybarra said the students can participate in an online survey on the school website to determine what books can be purchased.The Wombats were the winners of the sixth-seventh grade division. Members of the team include: Kileigh Peninger, Braden Struble, Grey Hatfield, Trayson Probst, Chi Barton, De’Andre Washington, Kaylene Neal, and Taylor Meyer. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +8 Vote up Vote down Guest · 327 weeks ago What a great accomplishment. Love reading positive stories about our youth. Report Reply 0 replies · active 327 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down guest · 327 weeks ago Great story Report Reply 0 replies · active 327 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 327 weeks ago Buy him a brace to fix that pronated foot! Report Reply 1 reply · active 327 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Citizen · 327 weeks ago That was truly a rude comment Ted Logan. Report Reply +5 Vote up Vote down Thanks Quinn! · 327 weeks ago Quinn rocks! Amazing that he thought of doing so much to benefit others. Report Reply 0 replies · active 327 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Quinn McCue · 291 weeks ago False. I was actually looking for a research book for Anti/Dark matter. That is when I noticed that The encyclopedias were published around that date. Then i realized a lot of the books were published in 1970 or older. That’s when the idea struck me. Report Reply 0 replies · active 291 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Winners of fourth-fifth grade division were The Heat. Members of the team include: Kobey Jackson, Gavin York, Zack Morgan, Jaydon Pingry, Jaiden Derby, and Trenton Bannister.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more