Tool Announces 2017 Summer Tour

first_imgTool has announced eight new summer tour dates, along with their previously scheduled Governors Ball and Boston Calling appearances. The American rock band will be hitting cities like Montreal, Pittsburgh, and Detroit, of which they haven’t visited in over a decade.Tickets go on-sale this Friday, March 17 at 10AM local time for all shows except for Rosemont/Chicago, which will be at 11AM local time. VIP packages for all shows go on-sale on Wednesday March 15th at 10AM PST for Tool Army members only. For more information, head to Tool’s website. See below for the full announcement:Tool 2017 Tour Dates:05/24 – Fairfax, VA @ Eaglebank Arena05/27 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion05/28 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling05/30 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena05/31 – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre06/02 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre06/04 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival06/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center06/07 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre06/08 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arenalast_img read more

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Find Out Annie Potts’ Favorite Part of Swinging in Pippin

first_img Annie Potts The Tony-winning revival of Pippin is filled with awe-inspiring feats, but one of the musical’s show-stopping moments belongs to Annie Potts. The Emmy nominee is having a ball as the trapeze-swinging, “No Time at All”-belting Berthe, but she must have been nervous about the circus act, right? Nope. Potts swung by Today on February 11, and told hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb that the trapeze is her favorite part. “I’m up there with this beautiful boy who is mighty,” she gushed. Potts also talked about her musical theater background, a car accident that almost ended her career and Designing Women. Star Files Pippin Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

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Bulldogs Blank Panthers In JV Football

first_imgBatesville JV Football team defeated Jennings County last night 36-0.Austin Pohlman led the offense with 2 touchdown passes to Trey Peters as well as had one rushing touchdown.  Tyler Oesterling had a rushing touchdown.  Travis Lecher had an interception return for a touchdown. Jeremiah Lemmel converted two 2-point conversions.  JT Linkel added a two-point conversion.JV team is 1-0 on the season and will host Milan next Monday.  The freshmen team will play at South Decatur next Monday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Evan Ulrey.last_img

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Students write postcards to US Congress

first_imgStudents from Delta Phi Epsilon, USC’s professional foreign service and international relations fraternity, lined one side of Trousdale Parkway with postcards on Wednesday, while Trojan Advocates for Political Progress helped students make phone calls on the other side.Delta Phi Epsilon and TAPP hosted an event Wednesday called “Postcards for Representatives,” which encouraged students to contact their representatives regarding political issues.Sloane Martin, a freshman majoring in international relations and a new member of Delta Phi Epsilon, said that the event gives  a unique opportunity to those who believe their voices have been silenced after the election.“In this current political state, a lot of people feel like their voices have been silenced,” Martin said. “It’s really important to give people a platform for them to express how they feel … [and] to remind people that they do have a voice and they do have a say.”Alex Bosch, a freshman majoring in international relations and global economy and a new member of Delta Phi Epsilon, said that because many students’ feelings about the current political climate vary, they chose to leave the postcards blank and allow students to write what they wish.“One of the things we’re trying to do is provide an outlet to get [out] anger, frustration or appreciation for a senator,” Bosch said. “We’re providing free postcards and free postage — write one and we’ll mail it out for you. It’s just another way to get your voice heard past Twitter and Facebook because as we’ve seen, those sources are only so efficient, and so there’s something about a handwritten letter that has even more of an impact.”Alec Vandenberg, a freshman studying public policy who is also the founder of TAPP and a writer for the Daily Trojan, said that the event comes off the heels of a similar event that the club hosted during the anti-Muslim ban rally at Tommy Trojan on Feb. 3.“We were able to distribute 300 leaflets talking about how to contact Congress, so we wanted to do something similar,” Vandenberg said. “Some new issues have come up since last time we did it, so today we are focusing on healthcare and making sure Obamacare isn’t pulled away too quickly and that people are still covered. We’re focusing on different issues such as climate change in regards to keeping America in the Paris Climate Agreement, making sure we maintain investments in sustainable energy and renewable resources and things of that nature.”Vandenberg said he encourages everyone to use their voice to call their representatives.“Everyone call Congress. It’s really important to have your voice heard, it’s really easy, it only takes a few minutes and civic engagement continues despite the results of the election,” Vandenberg said. “We as students have power, and we have a voice.”Delta Phi Epsilon Philanthropy Director Sheriden Smith, a junior studying international relations and Central European studies, said that the fraternity spearheaded the event to spread awareness about political activism.“Since we are a nonpartisan organization and we have no political preference of any kind, this is just a medium in which students can get their voice to be heard because in this political climate we see a lot of people who aren’t exactly liberal, who aren’t exactly conservative, and we see a lot of those people in the middle who don’t know how to express their political feelings,” Smith said.Smith added that they were actually inspired by a similar errors put on by the Women’s March in Los Angeles.“They had a similar campaign to this where it was postcards that you can send to senators,” Smith said. “But our biggest worry with that was that the Women’s March is associated with a left movement and a liberal movement when we are very neutral. So something we wanted to do is provide a blank slate for people to just write how they feel and have the resource to look up their representative and find a way to get in contact with them.”Smith said that the main purpose of Delta Phi Epsilon, which was brought back last semester after a 40-year hiatus, is to serve as a resource especially to students of the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.“We restarted the organization in order to have a group of people to talk about what’s going on in our political climate in a professional, organized way and also to develop skills for the workplace,” Smith said. “We hold a lot of events for Dornsife students, specifically those who are interested in international relations, journalism, political science, economics and business. We hold organizational events that are in regards to professional development and talk about what’s going on in political climates at home and abroad.”last_img read more

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Pitt’s Johnson ready to return from knee injury

first_imgPittsburgh forward Durand Johnson talks about his recovery from an injury that cut last season short for him during the school’s annual media day for the upcoming NCAA college basketball season on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Durand Johnson was ready to make the leap from erratic role player to budding star last winter when it disappeared with one awkward step.Racing down the floor on the break against Wake Forest on Jan. 11, the livewire Pittsburgh forward thought about pulling up for a wide-open 3-pointer when he decided a layup would be the more responsible thing to do. He slashed into the lane only to have Wake Forest’s Devin Thomas bump him as he neared the basket.It wasn’t until Johnson got to the free throw line that he felt the twinge in his right knee. He stayed on the floor long enough to make both free throws before walking off the court and into the training room. An MRI revealed a torn ACL and a shredded meniscus, putting an abrupt end to his breakout sophomore season.Stunned doesn’t begin to describe it.“I’m thinking I’m fine,’” Johnson said. “I was devastated. I’m thinking, ‘this is my life, what am I going to do? Am I going to play again?’”Less than nine months later, the knee is fine. So is Johnson. He was cleared for contact two weeks ago, though a balky ankle will keep him briefly sidelined when the Panthers open practice this weekend. While the setback is frustrating, Johnson understand it could be worse.Most athletes who rehab their ACLs need anywhere from nine months to a year to recover, if not more. Not Johnson, who is already back dunking and playing with the kind of frenetic energy that made him one of the best sixth-men in the ACC before getting hurt.“God works in mysterious ways,” Johnson said. “I’m blessed to go back and just show out.”It’s what Johnson does best. He arrived at Pittsburgh as an athletic but raw spot up shooter who never met a 3-pointer he didn’t like to take. Tasked by Dixon to become a more well-rounded player, the light started to come on for the 6-foot-6 Johnson last winter. He scored in double figures eight times in 16 games, including a career-high 17 in a rout of Maryland five days before he was injured.Dixon always expected Johnson to score. It’s the way Johnson went about it last year that made the difference. Rather than stand behind the 3-point arc and wait for the ball, he began creating off the dribble and using screens to get open. And when he wasn’t open, instead of shooting anyway – a habit that dogged him as a freshman – he would look for someone else.The player who had 16 assists in 369 minutes during the 2012-13 season had 23 against only 14 turnovers in 317 minutes at the time he was hurt, a development that wasn’t lost on his coach.“His assist-to-turnover numbers were good,” Dixon said. “He didn’t know what that phrase meant when he got here.”Johnson does now. Call it a part of the maturation process that every Pitt player needs to go through if they want to see the floor regularly. In a way, watching helped his evolution continue. He studied teammate Lamar Patterson while the versatile forward became one of the best players in the ACC.Already one of the team’s emotional leaders, Johnson spent part of his rehab giving pep talks during halftime, a way for Dixon to make sure Johnson stayed involved as the Panthers went 26-10 while falling to Florida in the third round of the NCAA tournament.Johnson doesn’t plan to be a bystander this March. If the Panthers want to reach the second weekend of the tournament for the first time since 2009, they can’t afford to have him in street clothes. His reach and boundless energy makes him one of Pitt’s better perimeter defenders, and his fearlessness gives the Panthers a dynamic option to take some of the pressure off senior guard Cam Wright – who is out 10 weeks with a foot injury – and sophomore forward Michael Young.Dixon cautioned Johnson isn’t quite where he left off in January. It’s likely he will work Johnson in slowly to make sure the knee is stable. Johnson figures he’s at “86 percent.” He’s so confident in his knee’s health he doesn’t even wear a brace, just a compression sleeve that is as much a fashion statement as a protective device.Pressed on when he’ll find the other 14 percent, Johnson just laughs. He’s been chasing that 14 percent for years. It’s part of his drive.“I can play now but you can always be better,” he said. “I’m playing. I’m not thinking about the knee. It’s a great feeling.”last_img read more

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