Tedeschi Trucks Band Delivers Live In-Studio Set, Talks ‘SIGNS’ Ahead Of Chicago Shows This Weekend [Watch]

first_imgOn Thursday afternoon, Tedeschi Trucks Band headed to the WXRT-FM studio in Chicago to show off some of their new material ahead of the second half of their residency at the Chicago Theatre this weekend on Friday, January 25th and Saturday, January 26th. Tedeschi Trucks Band’s upcoming album, SIGNS, is due out Friday, February 15th via Fantasy/Concord Records.Following an intro from Marty Lennartz, the show’s host, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and company dove into the recently-debuted “High & Mighty”, followed by SIGNS track “Shame”. A go-to cover of Sleepy John Estes‘ “Leaving Trunk” was up next before the band closed their four-song mini-set with Signs‘ lead single, “Hard Case”. Between songs, Trucks and Tedeschi spoke with Lennartz about the process of conceiving and creating SIGNS. You can watch a pro-shot video of the entire segment below.Tedeschi Trucks Band – WXRT-FM Studio Performance – Full VideoRelated: Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases Music Video For “Hard Case” Ahead Of Album Release [Watch]Tedeschi Trucks Band will officially celebrate the unveiling of SIGNS at an album release show at Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY on February 20th. As the band noted in their initial statement announcing the album, “SIGNS reflects on the losses suffered by the band in the past few years while still finding cause for hope and celebration in the beauty of life and nature.” The recent losses in the band’s extended family to which they refer include their friend and mentor Col Bruce Hampton and other greats like Leon Russell and Allman Brothers Band members Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman.For a full list of upcoming Tedeschi Trucks Band tour dates, hit the band’s website here.last_img read more

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Landscape Updates.

first_imgLandscape professionals must know a mind-boggling array of things to keep the world around us pretty. To help them stay abreast, the University of Georgia and other institutions will offer regional updates Oct. 9 in Dunwoody, Ga., and Oct. 17 in Augusta, Ga.While the programs aren’t exactly alike, each begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Each has a session on the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional program.Each has updates on such topics as weed, insect and disease control and winter annuals for high-impact color. And each will close with an outdoor, hands-on activity.Where to GoThe Dunwoody program will be in building C, room 1100, at Georgia Perimeter College. A map to the Dunwoody campus is on the college’s Web site.The Augusta program is in the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center on 15th Street. The college’s Web site has a campus map.The $20 fee covers lunch and breaks. Sign up by Oct. 2 for Dunwoody and Oct. 10 for Augusta. For more information, call (706) 542-2861.last_img read more

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Holders handed Scarlets opener

first_img Press Association Leinster’s bid to become the first team to successfully defend the RaboDirect PRO12 title will begin away against the Scarlets. But the Scarlets hope to have fly-half Rhys Priestland fit for the opening day clash with Leinster and the region have signed Scotland loose forward John Barclay. Leinster will have new signings Jimmy Gopperth and Zane Kirchner in their ranks this season while Brian O’Driscoll enters potentially his final season, having agreed a one-year deal in May. If it is O’Driscoll’s farewell, he will hope to be right at the centre of a successful title defence having been sidelined for the thrilling denouement of the Lions tour. Glasgow host Cardiff Blues, who have lost centre Jamie Roberts to Racing Metro but are boosted by a return to the ranks of Wales prop Gethin Jenkins. Elsewhere, Benetton Treviso host the Ospreys, Connacht tackle Zebre and Munster will open their season at home to Edinburgh. Tournament director David Jordan said: “It is 10 years since the competition changed to a home and away format and four years since the introduction of the end of season play-offs. “During that time a regular season pattern has emerged and we have seen increases in both attendances and viewing figures so fans are obviously enjoying the rugby that is on offer in the RaboDirect PRO12. “In the coming season fans in the home unions have the added excitement of the victorious British and Irish Lions players returning to their clubs to look forward to as well. “Since the inception of the competition five different teams have taken the title, although interestingly no champions have ever defended their crown, Leinster will have a challenge on their hands in the coming season.” Leinster will be launching a new era for the province at the Parc y Scarlets, with Australian Matt O’Connor now in charge after Joel Schmidt was appointed Ireland coach. Both Scarlets and Leinster have lost British and Irish Lions stars, with George North leaving Wales for Northampton and Jonny Sexton to start the new season with Racing Metro. The league fixtures for the 2013-14 season have been released, with the opening round scheduled for the first weekend of September and the final to be held on the last weekend of May. Last season’s runners-up, Ulster, open their campaign with a trip to Rodney Parade to face the Newport Gwent Dragons. last_img read more

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NFF Commends LMC, Clubs, Other Stakeholders on Successful NPFL Season

first_img“I look back and there are so many things to be happy about in the just –concluded season. I was there in Kano during the opening match of the season in which Kano Pillars defeated Enugu Rangers with a late goal. Football has returned to Maiduguri – which people thought would not be possible – and we have had a number of fascinating Friday Night matches. I can boldly say this League Season has gone well with huge improvements all round and we had the best team winning.“A few matches were troubled by security breaches and some referees did not cover themselves in glory. But at the end, it was a season to be proud of and we can only put in place reforms to make things better in the coming season.”On refereeing, Pinnick elected to elaborate on what the NFF will be doing to improve things.“We have been doing a lot to improve refereeing, including taking dozens of them to the United Kingdom for capacity enhancement, as well as hosting FIFA Member Association courses to ensure our referees get better.“Now, the NFF leadership has identified the shortcomings and will initiate positive reforms of the refereeing management process to ensure more effectiveness and improved professional delivery.”The first reform, according to the NFF President, which is aimed at guaranteeing independence and strict compliance to the rules, would be to divide referee management into three professional and independent committees: Training, Grading and Appointment; Assessment and; Performance Review and Compliance, including sanctions for erring referees.“The last two committees (Assessment and Performance Review and Compliance) would be headed by independent and credible personalities to ensure fairness and prompt actions,” explained Pinnick.The NFF supremo gave kudos to LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko, who is also the NFF 2nd Vice President, stating that the latter’s work ethic and vision alongside LMC CEO Nduka Irabor and the COO Salihu Abubakar have taken the NPFL to new heights.“It is not only in the work they do that they have excelled; they have also been there for the other Leagues: NNL, NWFL and the NLO. The solidarity payments they have made to these Leagues as well as the Players’ Union have helped to stabilize the football structure.”The 2015/2016 NPFL Season was brought to a glorious end on Sunday with one of the nation’s biggest traditional Clubs, Enugu Rangers winning the League trophy for the first time in 32 years, after amassing 63 points from their 36 matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Football Federation has heaped plaudits on the League Management Company (organizers of the Nigeria Professional Football League), all the participating Clubs, the media as well as football fans for a highly –successful 2015/2016 Season that came to an end on Sunday.NFF President Amaju Pinnick, who personally presented the League trophy to Enugu Rangers FC captain Okey Odita at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium (now nicknamed The Cathedral) as the Flying Antelopes won their first title in 32 years, lauded the efforts of the LMC and indeed all stakeholders in ensuring a fabulous season.“It is no gainsaying that it has been a fabulous season in the Nigeria Professional Football League. Everyone has contributed immensely: the LMC, all the Clubs, fans, the media and other stakeholders of the League. We must also not forget the contribution of Supersport Television.last_img read more

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