Paul McCartney Plays To 300 People In Historic California Saloon [Watch]

first_imgEdit this setlist | More Paul McCartney setlists When you have time to kill between weekends of Desert Trip, naturally you’d want to take in the local sights. When you’re a former member of The Beatles, taking the sights turns into an incredibly intimate display of live music performance.That was the case last night, when Paul McCartney surprised fans by announcing a performance at the 300-capacity venue Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA. The venue itself has been noted as something of a historical site, originally built for Western movies and television in the 1940’s and 1950’s and subsequently converted into a saloon, restaurant and live music venue.With 300 people lining up almost immediately, McCartney’s show was jam-packed with enthusiasts. The former Beatle did not disappoint, treating fans to a 20-song showing with hits from his career as a Beatle, a Wing, and as a solo artist.Watch a handful of songs from the show below, and see the full setlist below.Junior’s FarmCan’t Buy Me LoveWe Can Work It Outlast_img read more

Farrelly hilarious

first_imgTwo famous comedic brothers, countless students, and one night of insight and offbeat hilarity were all part of the mix on Monday (Nov. 22) at Kirkland House.In an event hosted by the popular series “Conversations with Kirkland” and Harvard’s Office for the Arts’ Learning from Performers program, filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly, famous for their slapstick, off-color comedies such as “There’s Something About Mary” and “Me, Myself & Irene,” discussed their successes and failures in show business, and offered the crowd tips on what it takes to make it in Tinseltown.Natives of Cumberland, R.I., they quit their day jobs in the 1980s and headed to Hollywood, intent on breaking into the business. “We literally just read from a book about how to write a screenplay and started writing,” said Bobby.After a decade of almost-made projects and rejected scripts, they were close to giving up when they hit it big with the 1994 comedy “Dumb & Dumber,” starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Their break came when a producer suggested they stop trying to find a director for their film and simply direct it themselves.“It hadn’t really occurred to us, because we didn’t really know what a director does,” said Bobby. “We didn’t know when to yell ‘action,’ ” added Peter, “but we understood what we wanted.”The brothers, who feared they would be exposed as frauds, decided to hire smart people around them and not profess any knowledge of the role of director. Their jury-rigged plan worked. “We figured they were going to come in and broom us and put a real director in, and they never did,” said Peter.Trusting in themselves has proven a successful formula for the brothers, who also said working in tandem has helped them to navigate the pitfalls of major movie studios that push to make a film the way they want it.“You hold each other [and your ideas] up. And it’s a huge advantage having a brother who is your partner who you also know has your best interests,” said Peter. “You are defending each other.”Asked if they bend their humor toward demographics, they said that while their jokes often tend to fall into the “teenage boy” category, they target their own sense of humor above all.“The first thing we do is to try to make sure that we think it’s funny,” said Bobby.“Yes, teenage boys come into it,” added Peter, “only because I think that’s what appeals to us.”They developed the script for their popular 1998 film “There’s Something About Mary” from an original concept borrowed from a couple of friends, and chose to break with the PG-13 rating assigned to most comedies then. “We said … let’s go nuts,” recalled Peter of their decision to push the envelope with the R-rating.But in the end the movie worked, like many of their films, they said, because the story is fundamentally uplifting.“At the heart, almost every story we do is a sweet story, and it’s a story that has a good message. It’s just [that] it’s disguised by the big gags,” said Bobby.To conclude, the Farrellys screened a clip with Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman from a forthcoming film project titled “Movie 43.” If the reaction from the crowd was any indication, die-hard Farrelly fans will not be disappointed.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: James Corden’s Late Late Show Start Date & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. James Corden’s CBS Start Date James Corden’s reign as host of CBS’ Late Late Show will begin on March 9, 2015. As previously reported, the Tony winner and Into the Woods star is set to take over from Craig Ferguson, who will complete his run on December 19. According to The Wrap, the show will rotate guest hosts in the interim. With the news that Neil Patrick Harris will emcee the Oscars, we’re still speculating here at that Corden is a prime candidate to host the 2015 Tonys, which also happen to be telecast on CBS. Get the Inside Scoop on Broadway Albums First we had special audio commentary for The Bridges of Madison County cast album, and now thanks to Ghostlight Records’ new series Ghostlight Shines On… we’re going to be getting it on more Great White Way recordings. Check out the discussion here about Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, featuring, among others, Jessie Mueller and songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. Some kind of wonderful news, indeed! The Shuberts Join Forces with Craig Zadan & Neil Meron This sounds like a match made in theatrical heaven. Broadway bigwigs The Shuberts (they own 17 Great White Way theaters and have produced hundreds of shows) have signed a three-year development deal with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the powerhouse producing team behind The Sound of Music Live!, How to Succeed…, Smash, the Chicago film adaptation and the upcoming Peter Pan Live!. Under the agreement, they will team up to develop and produce original plays and musicals, as well as revivals. Wonder if this means the boy who wouldn’t grow up will be flying from our television screens to Broadway sometime soon?center_img Norbert Leo Butz is a Tease Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz’s Netflix drama now has a name, Bloodline, and an approximate air date—the 13-episode psychological thriller drama will premiere in March 2015. Check out the below, which puts the tease into teaser trailer. We’d actually like to SEE you in the next one, Mr. Butz, please, and maybe a glimpse of Steven Pasquale as well… View Commentslast_img read more

Land value

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaPeople touting the value of land will often say, “They’re not making any more of it.” Because “they” really aren’t making more land, a University of Georgia economist wants to place values on rural lands that he says are in a tug-of-war between rural and urban interests.”There are emerging land-use conflicts in rural areas,” said John Bergstrom, an economist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. New residents want more land for housing and amenities. Longtime residents want land for farming and forestry. For Bergstrom’s research, he divides land value into to two categories: consumptive and nonconsumptive.The consumptive value is what can be extracted from the use of the land. This includes the value of its agricultural, forestry, hunting and fishing products. The nonconsumptive value is the value of the things “that are not harvested,” he said. He considers things like residential and ecological value.The consumptive value of rural land has been well documented, he said. Reports compiled by CAES scientists break this down annually by commodity and county. For example, the annual farm-gate value (the value of farm products leaving the farm) in Habersham County, in north Georgia, is $253 million. For Colquitt County, in south Georgia, it’s $287 million. But placing a value on the nonconsumptive values of rural land is harder, he said. “The data we do have suggests that the nonconsumptive value of land is growing,” Bergstrom said.In 1996, an acre of farmland in north-central Georgia was worth $4,500, according to a CAES study. An acre there now costs $12,000.”It would be likely that this land is not going to be used for agriculture,” Bergstrom said. “It is being bought for development or being bought for speculation.”The price of farmland in south Georgia, where most of the state’s row crops are grown, has increased, but not at the level in north Georgia. An acre of farmland in south Georgia costs $1,000 per acre, about $200 more per acre than a decade ago.”But even in south Georgia there’s a trend where people are bypassing the suburbs and moving farther out into the country and into areas of traditional agriculture,” he said. “This is called exurban development.”Bergstrom’s future research will focus on better quantifying the nonconsumptive value of rural land by using geographical information systems, or GIS, and conducting surveys. He wants to create a database of information.”The reason we want to do this is to provide information for solutions to these conflicts, which I believe will only continue to grow,” Bergstrom said. “The information could be used by private landowners and local governments to set priorities for protection or the development of different land.”Bergstrom knows Georgians are interested in preserving farmland. According to a survey he conducted three years ago, Georgians would be willing to contribute through a one-time tax about $62 per household to preserve 100,000 acres or $81 to preserve as much as 2 million acres.Bergstrom just returned from a one-year leave of study in Colorado, a state which has for many years collected data on the value of rural land, he said. He will apply in Georgia some of the data-collecting techniques he learned there.last_img read more

Match Report – Australia 24 – 22 New Zealand

first_imgBut there were still points at stake in Brisbane, with the Tasman teams now one apiece in the Tri-Nations tournament ahead of next weekend’s match between Argentina and New Zealand. – Advertisement – Rieko Ioane scores in the corner for the All Blacks Rieko Ioane scores in the corner for the All Blacks

Sunman man killed in Thursday crash

first_imgRipley County, in. — A report from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says a Thursday afternoon crash killed John Gibbs, 53, of Sunman.Investigators say around 4:10 p.m. he was northbound on Friendship Road when he failed to yield to a car driven by Vickie Hon, of Dillsboro, who was traveling at about 50-miles-per-hour on U.S. 50.Gibbs was taken to Margaret Mary Health in Batesville, then transported by ambulance to University of Cincinnati Hospital. Gibbs died while being transported to Cincinnati.Deputies were assisted by the Indiana State police, Milan Fire Department and Ripley County EMS.last_img read more

Fulham loan deal for Dempsey

first_img In his first spell with Fulham Dempsey scored 60 goals in 225 appearances, among the most memorable was the fourth goal in a 4-1 win over Juventus in the Europa League which completed a comeback over two legs as they made their way to the final in 2010. Dempsey also scored the only goal of the match against Liverpool at Craven Cottage in May 2007 which secured Premier League football for the club the following season. He was voted Fulham’s player of the season two years in a row, the last following the 2011/12 season after which he signed for Tottenham in August 2012. Dempsey moved to north London in a £6million switch, despite having been heavily linked with Liverpool and Aston Villa, but he spent just a year at White Hart Lane before returning to the United States and the Seattle Sounders. Dempsey joins a Fulham team second from bottom of the table and clearly hopes to be part of a squad that will improve under Rene Meulensteen. The looming World Cup in Brazil – where he will guide the United States – was also a consideration. In an interview aired on Fulham’s official website, he said: “It feels good to be back. “This has always felt like my home in Europe. Press Association The 30-year-old is currently with Seattle Sounders FC and he will spend the Major League Soccer off-season at Craven Cottage in what will be his second spell at the club. The midfielder spent five and a half seasons at the west London club having first signed a permanent deal in January 2007 from New England Revolution. Fulham have signed United States captain Clint Dempsey on a two-month loan, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. “I am excited to be back and be a part of this team and play in this league.” Of his reasons for returning, Dempsey added: “A lot of different things. “I just wanted to be back playing at the highest level, get back to top form and get back to helping the team where they are not where they want to be in the table. “Going into a World Cup year you want to get to that top form and carry that forward, so hopefully have a good showing.” last_img read more

Iwobi’s Form Giving Barcelona Headache over Suarez

first_imgEven the manager who took over from Wenger, Unai Emery has not been disappointed in the quality Iwobi has been adding to the Gunners output weekly.Reports from Spain indicate that Barcelona are willing to push for permanent sale to make funds available to fortify the squad with players to understudy ageing Luis Suarez and another backup for Jordi Alba.According to Marca, the Catalans are already looking toward reaping good money from the sales of Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes who is also on loan at Everton in the Premiership.Denis Suarez who extended his stay at Barcelona until 2021 is on loan for the remaining part of the current, 2018/2019 season at Arsenal. The Gunners are paying the player’s wages. The loan contract also includes a buyout clause for the London-based club.A loan fee is reported to be in the region of £2.1million. The Gunners would have to pay around £20m if they want to sign Denis on a permanent deal.Despite the Spaniard finding it hard to get into the starting XI at Arsenal, Barcelona is still expecting the Gunners to enforce the clause and make the transfer permanent at the end of the season.Denis Suarez has only played an hour and six minutes of football since he joined the North London teamGomez on the other hand has settled down with at Everton and his deal is looking good to translate into a permanent deal in summer.According to James Benge, a senior football reporter with Football : ” Alex Iwobi trained with the first team today (Tuesday) after suffering right ankle injury against Southampton and that will probably change on Wednesday (today) because he (Iwobi) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan aren’t making it easy for the loanee to earn a permanent switch from Barcelona.”Failure to displace either of the duo will mean the player will have to return to Spain which is not a good omen for the team aiming to offload dead weight players from its payroll.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi Solaja with agency reportThere are strong indications that the hope of Spanish giants, FC Barcelona to push for a permanent move for Denis Suarez at Arsenal may not work out after all following the fine form of Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi.Suarez is on loan at Arsenal but the Catalan club is believed to be pressing for a permanent move for the midfielder in summer so that earning from the deal can be used to bring in quality legs to replace Barcelona’s ageing squad.But Iwobi has remained consistently in fine form since the Nigerian was promoted from the feeder team to the senior squad in the final years of Arsene Wenger at the North London club.last_img read more

Dykstra looks to make instant impact on court

first_imgMEGHAN CONLIN/Herald PhotoLast year, the Wisconsin volleyball team had a new face in the starting lineup at the beginning of the season. That young player was redshirt freshman Audra Jeffers, and all she did was lead the team in kills per game and make the Big Ten all-freshman team while helping the Badgers return to the Elite Eight for the second year in a row.This year, the Badgers will again have a relatively unknown player looking to make an impact on the court in redshirt freshman Katherine Dykstra. As a middle blocker, Dykstra will be looked to to step up to the level of past UW standouts, as she could replace two-time All-Big Ten middle Sheila Shaw, who graduated after last season.”Having Sheila leave last year, there definitely are really big shoes to fill,” Dykstra said. “There is all this pressure on anyone coming in to fill seniors’ spots. I have a lot to live up to.”While the starting lineup for next year is still being figured out in spring practices, UW head coach Pete Waite said he figures Dykstra will help the Badgers replace Shaw.”Well, Katherine gives us some size and a big jump,” Waite said. “She’s 6-foot-3, and she touches about 10-foot-7 when she is at her best. She’s got very long arms, so that really is at an angle most opponents have trouble handling.”Most freshman athletes coming in their first year face the decision of whether to play or redshirt. If they decide to redshirt, the athlete gets a year to practice with the team and adjust to the pace of the college game before ever stepping on the court for a regular-season game. This year of experience helps the athlete improve his or her skills before playing a meaningful game.One Badger who improved her game by redshirting is Jeffers, now a sophomore.”Well, obviously, redshirting definitely helped me gain a lot of strength,” Jeffers said. “It also helped me kind of learn the entire game of volleyball.”When I came in, I just knew how to play front-row middle blocker, and now I’m an outside playing all the way around,” Jeffers continued. “So I think it just made me a well-rounded player.”And Jeffers sees the same improvement in Dykstra this year.”Definitely, [redshirting helped Dykstra] in the same ways. I’m seeing her hit a lot stronger now, and she’s just improved in all of her skills.”The decision to redshirt last year for Dykstra was an easy one because, unlike most other recruits, she had only started to play competitive volleyball as a junior at New Trier High School in Wilmette, Ill.”It made the decision really easy because I knew I wasn’t prepared to come in and play college volleyball — Division I, Big Ten volleyball,” Dykstra said. “When I came up here, they said that there was a pretty good chance that I would redshirt just to get the experience, which has been really good for me. It’s helped me improve a lot.”In fact, Dykstra played basketball during high school, where she was the starting center for her team when it was the runner-up at the 2004 Illinois state tournament. Then, one day, after a practice during her junior year, everything changed.”I was walking out of basketball practice, and the volleyball coach was standing out in the hallway. [She] asked me if I wanted to come in to hit a few balls, just to see if I liked it,” Dykstra said. “So I went in and hit a couple, and I was hooked.”About halfway through her redshirt season last year, Dykstra suffered from compartment syndrome, which required her to have surgery around Thanksgiving. Though she was not able to practice for the rest of the year, she was able to learn more about the game.”I was here at practice every day. I did rehab at a separate time so I could be here with the team,” Dykstra said. “Just watching them, seeing the timing and all that, middle hitting and middle blocking. I could definitely still learn a lot just from being at practice and watching all the other girls play,” she said.Dykstra said she was also able to bond with her teammates more during that time.”We’ve all been really close. The whole team has been amazing,” she said. “We have a bond that is going to be hard to break. When I was in the hospital for a while, they came and visited me almost every day. Any teammate would feel good.”You know they’re there, and you know they care and you know they want you to get back with them out on the court again.”Now Dykstra is back on the court practicing every day, working hard with her teammates to improve so they can achieve their goals of a Big Ten Championship and a Final Four appearance.”I just want to get out there and make an impact on the court and be able to play at the speed of the game,” Dykstra said.last_img read more

Wisconsin outlasts UWM in double OT

first_imgGREG DIXON/Herald photoIt took two overtimes, but the Wisconsin women’s basketball team was able to hold off in-state rival UW-Milwaukee 71-69 at the Kohl Center last night.The Badgers were led by junior forward Mariah Dunham’s 16 points in 26 minutes off the bench. Sophomores Alyssa Karel and Tara Steinbauer each tallied 11 points, and freshman Jade Davis chipped in 10 of her own. UW also helped itself out greatly by making 20 of 23 free throw attempts after coming into the game shooting only 58 percent, last in the Big Ten. Wisconsin outscored UW-Milwaukee 39-8 in points off the bench.The Badgers, who led by as many as 16 points in the second half, needed a late 3-pointer by Dunham just to send the game into overtime after an 18-4 run by the Panthers. In the extra frame, the Badgers trailed by three points with only seconds remaining until Karel nailed a 3-pointer with 7.4 seconds left to send the game into a second overtime.In the second overtime, the Badgers started with a 6-0 run and were able to hold off the Panthers, who had a chance with 5 seconds left to tie or win the game but weren’t able to get off a clean look.The Panthers were led by 30 points scored by Traci Edwards, who set the UW-Milwaukee career scoring record in the process. Both teams started out very slow, with the Panthers shooting only 27 percent from the field in the first half while the Badgers shot only 32 percent. However, Milwaukee picked it up in the second half, outscoring the Badgers 36-25, shooting 46 percent to erase an 11-point halftime deficit.“A win is a win,” Wisconsin coach Lisa Stone said. “We’ll take the win and the result on the correct side of the column. I’m really proud of the players for holding on and showing resiliency and overcoming the run that they had. We had some lulls offensively, but overall we did enough to get it done.”This was Wisconsin’s first overtime game of the year, and it came during a time when the team had just played three games in the Virgin Islands last weekend. However, the Badgers were able to overcome their fatigue and major foul trouble in the second half and overtime to squeak by the Panthers to improve their record to 19-3 overall against UW-Milwaukee.“I honestly didn’t think about our team getting tired,” Stone said. “We just talked about getting it done, getting stops, getting rebounds and making free throws. I know that they’re tired now, but they’re going to recover quickly because we’ve got a game coming up shortly.”Dunham, who recorded her season-high in points while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 83 percent from the foul line, saw the situation in the same light as her coach.“During the game we weren’t really thinking that we were tired,” Dunham said. “No one really mentioned it, and I think that helped us because we forgot that we had just came back from a road trip and just played a really tough team. We just stuck it out.”The key play in the game came when Karel hit her 3-pointer late in the first overtime. Milwaukee had just taken the lead after a 3-pointer from Amanda Viehauser with 26 seconds left and momentum was clearly on the side of the Panthers. Davis missed a 3-pointer for the Badgers, but fortunately for Wisconsin, the ball went off the hands of a Panther to give UW another chance. Karel got the ball a few feet beyond the arc at the top of the key and her shot was true, making up for an otherwise off night — this was her only make in seven 3-point attempts.“It was a big boost,” junior guard Rae Lin D’Alie said. “We went into the [second] overtime with the momentum, and sure enough we started off with a 6-0 run right away. That three was just huge. At that point we were like ‘shoot, we’re behind,’ but that three gave us all the momentum.”last_img read more