Widespread Panic Continues To Bring The Heat, Pays Solemn Tribute To Fan Who Fell In The River

first_imgWidespread Panic resumed their Southern conquest with a second night of music at Mud Island Amphitheater in Memphis, Tennessee last night. To many fans, the first night was one of the most intense and tight shows of the year, so when it was with great anticipation that the band shuffled back onstage.A short and sweet “Disco” kicked the night off before John Bell led the audience through a serene stroll with a mellow “Wondering” from 1993’s Everyday. Jimmy Herring mystified through a blazin’ “Papa Johnny Road” from Ball (2003) before Dave Schools trounced a bouncy beat for “Walkin’ (For Your Love)” from their self-titled second album.Putting the pedal to the metal, the band came together nicely for a sizzlin’ “Papa’s Home”. This jam from Everyday has several tempo changes and breakdowns and had the audience stompin’ and dancin’ with a full display of the band’s collective talents. A dirty “Shut Up and Drive” from 2010’s Dirty Side Down segued into a heroic version of “Hatfield”. John Bell was in peak form and nailed the lyrics beautifully before dishing out a rousing rap with all the bells, whistles, and descriptions of “Hatfield’s mama with her two-string ukulele” intact.For only the fourth time since its debut at Panic en la Playa Siete, the band delved into a stirring rendition of “Sundown Betty” before cutting a suave cover of Bloodkin’s “Can’t Get High”. To close the set, the boys aced a frenzied “Action Man” from Don’t Tell the Band (2001), leaving the audience in a stunned stupor as they walked off the stage for setbreak.Upon returning to the stage, the band appropriately delved into a cover of Pops Staples‘ song “Hope in a Hopeless World” from Bombs & Butterflies as a homage to the missing teenager who jumped into the Mississippi River the night prior. Jimmy Herring electrified a cutting version of “Pilgrims”, another from Everyday, before JoJo Hermann took the helm for the beginning of a jam that didn’t relent until the end of the second set. An outstanding psychedelic massacre of J.J. Cale’s “Ride Me High” moved into a heavy and lively “Tie Your Shoes.” With repeating spiraling descents, the entire band came together to casually obliterate this jam.Duane Trucks commandeered the spotlight for a powerful percussive cornucopia before the band returned for the beginning of “Fishwater” with John Bell and Jimmy Herring acting as unstoppable forces. Cody Dickinson from North Mississippi Allstars came out with a washboard to supplement as Dave Schools and JoJo Hermann led the charge on “Big Wooly Mammoth”. The musicians returned from this beloved classic back into “Fishwater” with Cody Dickinson before allowing Sonny Ortiz time to wallop his drum kit with minimum help from Duane Trucks.Widespread Panic w/ Cody Dickinson – “Big Wooly Mammoth” > “Fishwater”[Video: Fred Ramadan]The band returned once more to finish “Fishwater” (this time without Cody Dickinson) before segueing into a raucous and sexy rendition of George Clinton’s “Red Hot Mama”. To conclude the second set and nearly eighty-minute sequence of nonstop jams, the boys hammered home the party-anthem “Chilly Water” complete with a night sky full of flying cups of water.For the encore’s first number, Jimmy Herring led the band through a scorching cover of Murray McLauchlan’s “Honky Red”. Before finishing the evening, John Bell said a few words to make light of last night’s tragic misfortune, “Ladies and gentlemen, this will be the ‘Last Dance’ of the evening. Please take care of each other, watch out for each other so you can live to play another day.” With that, the musicians closed with a cover of Neil Young’s “Last Dance” with a dreamy breakdown and emotionally wrought lyrics.Widespread Panic returns to the stage next on August 24th in Arrington, Virginia for the 6th annual LOCKN’ Festival. Many have speculated about with whom the band will be collaborating, and considering the band played three Neil Young covers this weekend, we can only hope that it is Ol’ Neil himself—or, at the very least, some members of his band, Promise of the Real, who are set to play LOCKN’ the same day as Panic. Until next time, my friends. Work hard, stay well. See the setlist below.For a full list of upcoming dates, head to Widespread Panic’s website.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Mud Island Amphitheater | Memphis, TN | 6/30/18Set 1 Disco, Wondering, Papa Johnny Road, Walkin’ (For Your Love), Papa’s Home, Shut Up and Drive > Hatfield, Sundown Betty, Can’t Get High, Action Man (71 mins)Set 2 Hope In A Hopeless World, Pilgrims, Ride Me High > Tie Your Shoes > Duane Drums > Fishwater > Big Wooly Mammoth* > Fishwater* > Sunny Drums > Fishwater > Red Hot Mama > Chilly Water (95 mins)Encore: Honky Red, Last Dance (18 mins)Notes * w/ Cody Dickinson on washboard (North Mississippi Allstars)last_img read more

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An icy welcome

first_imgCoach Charley Butt has led the Harvard crew team out on the water just a handful of times this season, ramping up the team’s indoor training instead.This is not a new training strategy, but more fallout from this year’s unprecedented snowfall and cold temperatures. The Charles River — the team’s practice area — has been choked with ice.“The last time there was ice this late in the year it was 1967,” said Butt, the Bolles-Parker Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Heavyweight Crew. That year, according to weather reports, it snowed as late as April 24.Harvard’s crew season officially begins April 4 here in Cambridge against Cornell, and for the past two weeks Butt and his assistant coaches have been breaking up the ice on their stretch of the Charles.“We won’t be able to race if it’s not melted,” said Butt.Assistant coach Patrick Lapage has been leading the anti-ice efforts, which are equal parts MacGyver and winging it. Lapage ’12, a onetime government concentrator, takes a boat out with a companion, and whoever isn’t driving stands at the rear of the boat, rocking side to side to break up the ice. Creating waves helps crack it as well, he noted, as does smashing it with an oar.“It’s really kind of primitive,” he said.When it came to other outdoor sports, “keeping all of the athletic facilities open for use during the harsh winter storms was a difficult task,” said Associate Director of Athletics Tim Troville. “The athletics grounds staff worked tirelessly through each storm to prevent the cancellation of recreational activities, practices, and intercollegiate competitions. This year was more difficult than most due to the amount of snow and frequency of storms.”Harvard University crew teams have been unable to practice outside thus far this season due to icy conditions on the Charles River. This freshman team uses an indoor tank. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerCrews also worked at all hours to maintain the integrity of “the bubble.”“The bubble is the inflated structure used during the winter months in Harvard Stadium, allowing many user groups to train during inclement weather. It must be monitored around the clock during snow events to avoid snow buildup and to maintain safe egress paths. The care that the staff took to maintain the safe operation of the bubble translated to very few cancellations of scheduled activities,” Troville said.Athletics crews also instituted what’s known as the black sand approach — mounting a snow blower to a tractor and cutting walking paths into the baseball and softball fields while they were buried in snow, according to Troville.“We then spread black sand over the surface of the snow. The black sand absorbs the sun’s rays and radiates heat through the snow. We saw great results. Both fields are nearly ready for play, and we’re looking forward to hosting our first games next week.”A notice inside the Weld Boathouse. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Saturday’s home races for men’s lightweight crew, women’s heavyweight, and women’s lightweight crew have been canceled due to icy conditions on the Charles River. Men’s heavyweight crew will compete against Cornell on April 4 at Harvard.last_img read more

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University announces pre-matriculation testing procedures for spring 2021 semester

first_imgThe Notre Dame COVID-19 Response Unit (CRU) outlined their policies for pre-matriculation testing for the upcoming spring 2021 semester in an email to students Monday.Undergraduate and professional students will be required to schedule an appointment to be tested at the University Testing Center as soon as they arrive on campus, the email said. Students may begin scheduling their appointment on Dec. 16 and are advised to do so by Dec. 18.The testing schedule will be staggered based on health and safety protocols.“Based on guidance from public health officials, appointments for on-campus students have been staggered to ensure that, to the extent possible, roommates do not move in on the same day and that no more than 20 percent of a given hall arrives on the same day,” the email said.Doctoral and masters students are not required to complete pre-matriculation testing because of their weekly participation in surveillance testing during their stay on campus during winter break. However, testing is encouraged and will be available to them.All students participating in pre-matriculation testing must self-isolate in their residence hall rooms or off-campus housing until their saliva test results come back. Students are required to use carryout for food or groceries and eat by themselves while they wait for their result.The University will inform students if these plans need to be adjusted due to changing conditions of the pandemic.“With the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, should the University need to adapt these plans in the coming weeks, we will communicate this information promptly,” the email said. “We continue to monitor conditions locally and nationally, and will make any needed adjustments to ensure the health and safety of everyone in our community.”Tags: COVID-19, covid-19 response unit, pre-matriculation testing, spring semester 2021, University of Notre Damelast_img read more

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‘Gardening’ finale

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaIn his last “Gardening inGeorgia” show of the season, hostWalter Reeves looks atpropagating houseplants over the winter Oct. 29 on Georgia PublicBroadcasting.”Gardening in Georgia” is produced by GPB and the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It’stelevised each Saturday at 12:30 and 7 p.m.On this week’s show, Reeves shows how to build a wooden boxcontaining a small light bulb to keep the rooting soil warm, akey to successful propagating. He covers the box with a metalcookie sheet and fills the makeshift propagation tray with leafcuttings from favorite houseplants.Reeves visits Callaway Gardens with Hank Bruno, who shows himsome American beautyberry varieties, including an eye-poppingwhite-berried form.He takes a look at bromeliads, too. These holiday delights havecenters filled with water but roots that like to be dry. Theflowers are unlike those on any other plant. Reeves shows how touse an apple to force a bromeliad to bloom. He shows how to breakoff a “pup” from a mature plant, too, and plant it in loosepotting soil.Finally, Bob Westerfield of the UGA Center for Urban Agriculturetells about the free publication, “FloweringBulbs for Georgia Gardeners.” Get a copy from your UGACooperative Extension county office, or download one from the Webat http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B918.htm.last_img read more

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Mesut Ozil left out of Arsenal’s Europa League squad by Mikel Arteta

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Oct 2020 10:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.2kShares Ozil’s chances of playing time are limited (Picture: Getty)However, Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s squad and his future at the club appears to be over.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOzil participated in first team training this week but Arteta clearly doesn’t see the midfielder forming a part of the club’s future.The former Real Madrid man has a year to run on his contract at the club and he’s repeatedly insisted he intends to see out his deal at the club.However, Ozil could reconsider that stance now that his chances of playing this season appear limited.Sokratis, the Greek defender, has also been left out of the squad after Arsenal failed to sell him on deadline day to Roma.MORE: Penarol reveal Manchester United want Facundo Pellistri in the first team immediately Mesut Ozil left out of Arsenal’s Europa League squad by Mikel Arteta Advertisement Mesut Ozil has a year to run on his deal at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil’s days at Arsenal appear over after the midfielder was left out of the Gunners’ Europa League squad by manager Mikel Arteta.The German has been frozen out at the club since football’s return in July but the Europa League represented an opportunity for him to stake his claim for a place in the first team squad.Ozil is Arsenal’s top earner on £350,000-a-week but he hasn’t featured for the club since March and the club were keen to offload him in the transfer window.Given the playmaker failed to receive a suitable offer, Arteta had been expected to reintegrate Ozil in some capacity and the Europa League was seen as the perfect opportunity – even if it was just a means of putting him in the shop window. Commentlast_img read more

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