With a historic thirty-year career and countless ongoing iterations, there’s just no stopping the spirit of the Grateful Dead. Today’s announcement of an indie-rock, 59-track tribute album to the group all but cements their position in rock and roll lore, leading the pack and godfathering the jam scene as we know and love it today.Throughout their long career, the Grateful Dead debuted a total of 154 original songs (not to mention all of their covers). Just a few weeks ago, one database-loving Deadhead created the ultimate playlist featuring the debut version of every single original. With the help of that playlist, we wanted our fans to put their Grateful knowledge to the test.Check out this Sporcle quiz below, featuring the debut performance of each original song. Can you name them all? Good luck! While we discouraging cheating, we do encourage Grateful Dead listening. Check out the playlist here!
Live Nation and Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi will bring the sounds of Westeros to arenas nationwide this fall. Announced on Thursday, the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will return to arenas and amphitheaters around the country beginning in early September, as the hugely-popular HBO series prepares to wrap its final season in the coming weeks.The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience—which initially performed music a heard in the series at venues around the world beginning in 2017 before wrapping last year—will return to North America for a run of 20 performances over the span of a month beginning on September 5th in Syracuse, NY and wrapping on October 5th in Hollywood, CA. As with the shows on the last tour, Djawadi will lead an orchestra and choir performing music from all seven seasons of the iconic Emmy Award-winning HBO series, with venues providing a setting worthy of the intense fandom that surrounds the series.Related: Phil Lesh Joins Midnight North To Perform ‘Game Of Thrones’ Theme During Jazz Fest AfterpartyAccording to reports, Djawadi will look to give his show some updates from last year’s global run. Fans should listen for the additions of new musical themes heard in the recent episodes of the show’s latest and final season.“The Game of Thrones fan base reaches all corners of the globe, so we are excited a wider international audience will now be able to experience Ramin’s extraordinary talent.” HBO’s Jeff Peters said about bringing the vast world of the show to cities of its international audiences beginning back in 2017.Fans can purchase tickets to the upcoming event when they go on sale beginning next on Monday, May 13th, at 10 a.m. local time here.Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Tour DatesSeptember 5 – Syracuse NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at LakeviewSeptember 6 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser StageSeptember 8 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreSeptember 10 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity CenterSeptember 11 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY TheatreSeptember 12 – Philadelphia, PA – The MannSeptember 14 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach AmphitheaterSeptember 15 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube LiveSeptember 17 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans AmphitheatreSeptember 18 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut CreekSeptember 20 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s PlaceSeptember 21 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky AmphitheatreSeptember 22 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union at the Florida State FairgroundsSeptember 25 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMPSeptember 26 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music FactorySeptember 27 – Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionOctober 1 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica TheatreOctober 3 -Mountain View, CA – Shoreline AmphitheatreOctober 4 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint AmphitheatreOctober 5 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood BowlView All Tour Dates
It will be an uphill task to accommodate all the visiting African heads of state or governments in the speaking slots on Ovtober 29 and arrangements are well under way to ensure a smooth run that favours every one of them.Most of these leaders will go ahead to hold separate bilateral talks with the Prime Minister on October 29th and 30.A declaration on the plan of action for increasing engagements will be issued at the end of the Summit negotiations which are expected to run very smoothly.Both the first and second India –Africa Summits in Delhi and Addis Ababa respectively had restricted formats of not more than 15 leaders.Experts on the African affairs point out that the Summit is also about the growing importance of the continent for India’s quest to establish herself as an emerging power. As many as 35 heads of state from the 54 African nations have so far confirmed their participation at the third edition of the India-Africa Summit on October 29 in what would be the biggest international summit meeting that Delhi would host since the 1983 NAM Summit and Commonwealth meeting.This would be the Modi government’s biggest international show of strength so far as the number of African heads of state or governments to participate at the Summit is expected to increase to above 40 as indicated by officials.The other heads of state could be represented by their country’s foreign ministers, other senior ministers or special envoys.Invites have already been delivered to almost all countries in the continent.Other than the usual diplomatic channels, several ministers were sent as special envoys to invite the African leaders as a rare gesture and to assert the significance of the Summit.Participants of the first India-Africa summit held in New Delhi in April 2008
Pardew has slapped a price tag as high as £60million on winger Yannick Bolasie, with Liverpool reportedly interested in the in-form 25-year-old. The Palace boss has drawn up a clear transfer strategy with chairman Steve Parrish, which will again be centred around digging out high-value recruits. “It really is about are they better than what you have. “Therefore what is their value? And that is what you have to gauge. “I have to say this club has done very well in the transfer market prior to me coming in. I think in that window just passed we bought really well, but really we haven’t seen them. “I haven’t had to lean on Shola Ameobi, Jordon Mutch, Chungy (Lee Chung-yong) too much really. “And I really did think, particularly in Shola, that he was going to be a massive player for us if it got close. “In a way the team have taken that equation away.” Pardew has guided Palace out of the relegation mire since his January arrival, with the Eagles fifth in the Premier League standings on 2015’s fixtures alone. Victory over Hull in Saturday’s Selhurst Park clash would rubber-stamp Palace’s top-flight safety, and Pardew admitted he is eager to make what experiments he can with next term in mind. “There could be an opportunity to look for next year and that is what I am going to do between now and the end of the year,” he said. “I will try and keep our professionalism together, but also look at Chungy and Jordon Mutch and how they are going to impact on what is a good team at the moment. “We still have some big games though, so I have to look at that and can’t be experimenting in some. “It is about making sure whatever team goes out there is every bit as good as the team that has played in the last few weeks.” Alan Pardew is weighing up chasing a big-name summer signing to boost Crystal Palace’s profile as the Eagles battle to hold onto their top talent. Former Newcastle manager Pardew did however concede that a high-profile signing could be just the kind of statement of intent the Selhurst Park club need to cement their Premier League authority. “I think that is a good point actually,” said Pardew when asked if a well-known recruit would boost the club. “Maybe that is a solution to not just give us a better media standing than we have, but to also give everybody else here the recognition in terms of their value, that we could attract a player of that type. “That is something I have thought about.” Pardew is adamant Palace’s top stars are vastly undervalued by their top-flight rivals, and is intent on changing perceptions the most straightforward way – setting higher demands. That blunt strategy fully underscores Pardew rating Bolasie – signed from Bristol City for around £400,000 in 2011 – at £20million last week, and between £40million and £60million this. While Palace may seek to break the £7million club transfer record set with the September 2014 arrival of James McArthur from Wigan, Pardew is loath to do so lightly. “It isn’t just about the money and isn’t just about the figure that you pay,” said Pardew. Press Association
Senior Scott Lorenz will look to lead the Badgers to a Big Ten championship.[/media-credit]With a chance to win the regular season Big Ten title, everything is on the line for the Wisconsin men’s soccer team as it prepares to go to University Park to face Penn State (9-5-2) Saturday.“It’s a huge game for us,” senior Scott Lorenz said. “One of our preseason goals was to give ourselves a chance to win the Big Ten in the regular season, and to have this one play out until the end of the regular season is a big step for us. We are really looking forward to it.”With just one conference game remaining in regular season play, five Big Ten teams are separated by just half a game in conference records.Lorenz, who scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Michigan State Oct. 11 to send the Badgers (6-7-2) on their 3-1 stretch since, acknowledged the excitement that comes with such a close contest as the season wraps up.“It’s real exciting to be in a real tight race at the end of the year,” Lorenz said. “To have things in your own destiny and be able to play that out is something you always look forward to.”UW, which is 3-2 in conference play, has improved throughout the season and hopes to compete at its highest level in this tightly contested end-of-season run.“I just want us to be playing our best come this time of the year,” UW head coach Todd Yeagely said. “When you play toward your potential, your opportunity for positive results is there.”Rather than dwelling on the team’s failures against NIU, Yeagley emphasized that the team is still in great position and excited about the opportunity to clinch the Big Ten regular season title with a win Saturday and some help from Northwestern.Along with a Badger win over Penn State, UW needs Northwestern to tie or lose one of its final two conference games.“We didn’t play that well [Wednesday night], but we certainly didn’t take too many steps backward,” Yeagley said. “We have a lot of momentum going right now, and I think this group is really dedicated to getting back on track on Saturday.”According to Lorenz, though, focus should not be an issue for Saturday’s game, recognizing that the whole team knows what is at stake.“(In terms of the) team staying focused, we didn’t have the best game yesterday,” he said. “But everyone knows what’s on the line for Saturday, and I don’t think there will be a focus issue at all.”Lorenz, who has seen both the good and bad with Wisconsin, playing all but 11 minutes thus far this season, reiterated a similar feeling of focusing on the situation at hand rather than dwelling on the past.“It was kind of a ‘forget and move on’ attitude (after the NIU game),” Lorenz said. “We didn’t play well, and we know we didn’t play well. We got an unfortunate bounce for their goal and we’ll learn from it, fix that mistake and just try to move on, because we know that big things lie ahead.”To refrain from falling victim to a similar outcome against Penn State, the team must be more aggressive on defense and try to get more goal-scoring opportunities offensively.“We have got to create more chances (against Penn State) — I don’t think we created enough chances [Wednesday],” Lorenz said. “We are going to come out and play real aggressive, force the game on them, and open it up, because at this point, we have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”Penn State ranks first in the Big Ten in shots and goals per game, while being tied for goals allowed and shutouts defensively.Senior forward Jason Yeisley — the team captain and All-American candidate — has led the team offensively, scoring eight goals and 20 total points.“[The Nittany Lions] are having a great year,” Lorenz said. “I think Jason Yeisley coming back for the team this year is a big boost for them. I think they have rallied around it, and their team has just kind of been hot all year.“We know they are going to be a tough opponent,” he continued. “They always have been, regardless of their record the past couple of years. It is still a Big Ten game — we have got to come out and they have got to play.”The team has high expectations for its final conference game of the year as the Badgers try to solidify their spot as the No. 1 team in the Big Ten Tournament.“The expectation is a win, nothing short of [one],” Lorenz said. “We have put ourselves in this position and we are not going to go out there and pray for a tie or hope something flies our way — we are going to do everything we can in our power to get the victory.”
Published on June 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 The NCAA on Thursday morning announced it had placed Louisville on probation and suspended its Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino for five games, somewhat echoing the sanctions the same governing body hit Syracuse with a little more than two years ago.Louisville may have to vacate its 2013 national title if it does not win the appeal filed on Thursday. If Louisville loses the appeal, it would be the first vacated national title in men’s basketball history. There are also 108 regular season games and 15 NCAA tournament victories that could be vacated, including the Cardinals’ Final Four run in 2012.At the surface, the Syracuse penalty may seem harsher. In 2015, the NCAA suspended SU head coach Jim Boeheim nine conference games for failed drug tests and an improperly completed academic paper for then-center Fab Melo. Boeheim’s suspension nearly doubled Pitino’s (five games for a sex ring), and it placed Syracuse on probation a year longer than Louisville.Though NCAA violation cases vary widely, these two punishments create a comparison between a pair of men’s basketball programs that both made recent trips to the Final Four and show the NCAA’s varying approach on rulings, the role of precedent and the power of big-time college athletics.Syracuse and Louisville were caught breaking the rules for very different reasons. For Syracuse, among the NCAA’s 94-page report, its findings included SU breaking its own drug policy, improper academic benefits and a “lack of institutional control” over the department. There also were several incidents of student-athletes receiving impermissible benefits from assistants and tutors.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe result for SU: The NCAA took away three scholarships in each of the next four seasons (2015-19), vacated 101 wins and placed the program on five years of probation. Boeheim was suspended for the first nine games of Atlantic Coast Conference play in 2015-16.Daily Orange File PhotoAfter its appeal, Syracuse won back four scholarships, one each year. Boeheim started his suspension prior to conference play.For Louisville, the NCAA found that a former director of basketball operations provided strippers and prostitutes to players and recruits in a dormitory and hotel for several years. In its own words, the NCAA found “instances of adult entertainment and/or prostitution for 15 prospective student-athletes, three enrolled student-athletes, a friend visiting campus with one of the prospects and two nonscholastic basketball coaches.”Pitino maintains he did not know about the sex ring, but the NCAA found ignorance a non-excuse, much like it did for Boeheim in 2015.The NCAA verdict for Louisville, announced Thursday morning, puts Louisville on probation for four years. The university was fined $5,000 and ordered to return any conference revenue sharing money it received for appearances in the NCAA Tournament from 2012-15. The director of basketball operations was handed a 10-year show-cause order, essentially barring him from coaching at any NCAA university. A former assistant coach was given a one-year show-cause order.How the NCAA even began to investigate the programs differed quite drastically. In 2007, Syracuse self-reported possible violations. The Louisville scandal, on the other hand, was revealed nearly two years ago, in the book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” by self-described former escort Katina Powell. She said she was an escort service employee providing women to entertain recruits and their player hosts. The incidents took place in an on-campus dormitory, according to an NCAA notice of allegations released by Louisville last year.Louisville responded by announcing a self-imposed postseason ban for 2015-16. Such actions are common — Syracuse self-imposed a postseason ban of its own during the 2014-15 season — because schools can pre-empt the sanctions and, by indicating a willingness to cooperate, lessen or absolve the penalty.Daily Orange File PhotoThe self-imposed ban came during a year in which the Orange was 18-13 overall, 9-9 in the ACC and unlikely to earn an NCAA Tournament berth. The year Louisville self-imposed its ban, the Cardinals finished the season 23-8 overall, 12-6 in conference and No. 14 in the Top 25.The NCAA said it accepted Louisville’s self-imposed postseason ban, but the NCAA said it didn’t accept Syracuse’s. It’s unclear why the NCAA responded the way it did in each case.Pitino has won a pair of national titles, led three colleges to the Final Four and completed his 16th season at UofL this spring. He ranks 12th in Division I men’s basketball with 770 career wins. At Syracuse, Boeheim has won a national title of his own, led the Orange to five Final Fours and completed his 41st season at the helm. His 1,004 unofficial wins would place him second in Division I men’s basketball.On the days the penalties were handed down — March 6, 2015 and June 15, 2017 — the legendary coaches responded in a similar fashion. Pitino called the punishments Thursday “over-the-top severe,” while Boeheim said SU’s were “unduly harsh.”Two top basketball programs in the ACC, each overseen by a Hall of Famer who in the eyes of the NCAA failed to monitor his staff. Two sets of vacated victories and scholarship reduction. Two self-imposed bans. Syracuse’s worked, and Louisville’s appeal is pending. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+