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first_imgPigeons Playing Ping Pong | Madison Theater | Covington, KY | 12/31/2017 | Photos: Keith Griner To ring in 2018, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong took over the Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky for their New Year’s Eve celebration. Throughout their show, the Baltimore-based funk act worked in a number of classic Disney tunes alongside the group’s more typical catalog.With all members of the group dressed as Mickey Mouse in his familiar outfit of red pants and suspenders, black shirts, and mouse ears, Pigeons wasted no time getting to work, opening the show with the Lion King opening and the 20th Century Fox theme and giving a glimpse to fans as to what was in store for the rest of the evening. Mixed in with takes on their own tunes like “Walk Outside”, “King Kong”, and “Something For Ya” were covers of The Lion King’s “Mighty Jungle” (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, originally made famous in 1961 by The Tokens), “Hakkunah Matatah”, and “Just Can’t Wait To Be King” in addition to a rendition of Moana’s “Shiny”.For the second set, the band returned first with “Too Long”, a tune off the group’s most recent album Pizazz, and a fan-pleasing rendition of “Poseidon” before a take on “Auld Lange Syne” to start off 2018. Returning to their Disney theme, the group pulled some tunes inspired by Aladdin, including “A Whole New World”, “Arabian Nights”, and Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride”. Housed in a “Horizon” sandwich, the group worked in a cover of Jungle Book’s “Bare Necessities”, which was then followed by covers of “When You Wish Upon A Shooting Star” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and their original new tune “Dawn A New Day”.[Video: Silas Tockey]Rounding out the show, the group used “Schwanthem” as a jumpoff point for a take on Pochahontos’ “Color Of The Wind” before ending the show with a return to “Schwanthem” and “The Liquid”. For Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s encore, the group laid out a standout rendition of “Couldn’t We All” before performing the “Mickey Mouse Club” introduction theme, then finishing out the show in full with a “Zydeco” sandwich featuring “A Tale As Old As Time”.You can check out a full gallery of photos from the show below, courtesy of Phierce Photography.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Madison Theater | Covington, KY | 12/31/2017Set One: Circle of Life Intro* > 21st Century Fox > Melting Lights Walk Outside > The Lion Sleeps Tonight > Walk Outside King Kong > Shiny* > King Kong Sunny Day Hakuna Matata* > Time To Ride Somethin’ For Ya > I Just Can’t Wait To Be King*Set Two: Too Long Poseidon% > Auld Lang Syne^ > A Whole New World*^ > Magic Carpet Ride # > Poseidon Horizon > I Wanna Be Like You* > Bare Necessities* > I Wanna Be Like You > Horizon > When You Wish Upon A Star*^ Dawn A New Day Skipjack > Can You Feel The Love Tonight* Schwanthem > Colors of The Wind* > Schwanthem > The LiquidEncore: Couldn’t We All > M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E* Zydeko > Tale As Old As Time*^ > ZydekoNotes: * First time played | ^ Instrumental | % w/ NYE countdown | # w/ “Arabian Nights” and “How Far I’ll Go” teases <a href=”http://pigeonsplayingpingpong.bandcamp.com/album/disnye-2017″>DisNYE 2017 by Pigeons Playing Ping Pong</a>center_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

first_imgThe Leprechaun Legion announced Wednesday they have changed the football seating policy for next season, sparking a wide range of strong feelings from the student body. In an email to the student body, the Legion said football tickets will continue to be sorted by class, but they will be first-come first-serve within each class section. “We believe that this system will allow the most passionate fans to sit closest to the field, giving our team a louder, more intimidating home-field advantage,” the email stated. Many students, including junior Jack Gardner, expressed displeasure with the changes. Gardner began a petition on Facebook citing problems with the new method, including a sense of animosity and safety issues. “Confrontation is inevitable as students line up hours before games, attempt to reserve spots in line, “cut” one another in line, argue about proper order, etc.,” Gardner said in the petition. Gardner wrote that large numbers of students cramming onto the front bleachers would create a safety hazard and could also potentially damage the stadium. Freshman Jenn Jaeger agreed with the petition and Gardner’s proposal of returning to the traditional method of assigning seats to students. “I am also worried about sitting with my groups of friends since space will be hard to come by,” she said. Sophomore Michael Junkins said the new policy gives football games an even more unorganized and chaotic atmosphere than they already had. “It is complicating something very simple,” he said. Sophomore Meredith Vieira proposed an alternative solution. “Other schools have a system to give the most passionate fans the best seats based on attendance to other sport events,” she said. “This allows everyone to enjoy other game-day activities.” Sophomore Wyatt Smith cited the high cost of a season ticket booklet and said he felt reassured knowing he had an assigned seat that was his and no one else’s. “We are already paying a lot of money for these football tickets,” Smith said. “However, now you lose that sense of security, knowing that you had a unique seat.” While they are in the minority, some students agree with the new seating policy. Freshman Donald Dye said the method will actually produce a less chaotic environment, since many students did not follow the assigned seating policy anyway. “For those who really care about the game, they would end up in the front and away from those who are intoxicated,” he said. “Those who decide to tailgate will be forced to sit in the back, allowing those in the front to have a more enjoyable time.” Sophomore Keali Bjork said she understands why people are unhappy with the new policy and acknowledges there are potential problems, but she remains in favor of the change. “I go to the games for the social aspect, so it really does not matter where I sit, and people get to sit next to unfamiliar people every time and you can potentially meet a lot more people that way,” she said. “Die-hard fans will be able to get good seating no matter what.” In response to the argument that people will fight for undesignated seats, senior Tom Oliver said it will not change much within the student section. “People still argue even when there is assigned seating,” he said. Oliver said he has experienced female students arriving to the game during the third quarter and asking for their seats back, which frustrates him. After Gardner sent his petition and its signatures to the Legion and the Ticketing Office, he said he received responses from both organizations that indicate only a small chance of a policy reversal. “I do not think the policy is going to be changed,” he said. “Hopefully, the new system works out and we all have a blast next year, as usual, but if not, I hope the Legion, Ticketing Office and anyone else with influence over the student section make the decision to return to group seating for future [Notre Dame] classes.”last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old man was convicted Monday of beating to death and burying alive his 18-year-old friend in their hometown of Islip on the fourth anniversary of the murder.A Suffolk County jury found Thomas Liming guilty of second-degree murder following a seven-week-long trial. The jury rejected the defense’s argument that Liming acted in self defense when he killed Kyle Underhill.“The victim suffered a brutal death,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “He was struck in the head at least 19 times, according to the medical examiner’s office. He was choked, two sticks were rammed down his throat and then he was left to die in the muck of a swamp while he was still alive.”Underhill’s body was found in a swamp in a wooded area on Brook Street two days after the murder on Nov. 16, 2011.Judge Mark Cohen will sentence Liming on Dec. 14. He faces up to 25 years to life in prison.last_img read more

first_imgWhen it comes to whetting the appetite for the big event through a combination of chicanery, politicking and delaying tactics, boxing is a sport in a league of its own.But, while most leading promoters view their abilities to let an anticipated bout “marinate” as something akin to an art, frustration among fans generally sets in long before the fights they want to happen come to fruition. Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (Sept. 16, 2017)Mayweather’s astute timing of when to box an opponent was also evident when he schooled a greenhorn Alvarez in 2013. The Mexican pretender to his pound-for-pound crown was paying attention. Middleweight title wins against Cotto and Amir Khan came at catchweights below the 160-pound limit before he stepped down a division to dethrone Liam Smith as opposed to facing Golovkin, who was busy standing a succession of full-fledged middleweights on their heads. After an all-Mexican grudge match against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the time was right.Was it worth the wait?Yes — a big drama show! Canelo and GGG served up 12 rounds of high-skilled, pulsating action and soaked up one another’s best shots — a particular novelty for any Golovkin opponent. Few doubted the Kazakh superstar had done enough to take the verdict on the cards but a split decision draw meant they were obliged to reconvene in Las Vegas a year later. That time another disputed decision in an even better fight went Alvarez’s way, and a third encounter is in the works. Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s unanimous points win over Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas five years ago today is a case in point.Talk of pound-for-pound king Mayweather taking on Pacquiao first emerged when the Filipino sensation jumped two weight classes to batter a shopworn Oscar De La Hoya in December 2008. The intervening period did Pacquiao and the sport itself few favors. Who should I fight next?— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) March 23, 2019As the list below shows, it takes a special fight to handle the weight of such expectation.Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali I (March 8, 1971)We can’t really blame promoters for the wait for this one, as Ali endured a forced 3 1/2-year ring absence following a refusal to be drafted for the Vietnam War. In his absence, Frazier became a formidable heavyweight champion in his own right and, four years on from his previous title defense, Ali had the chance to regain his title at an expectant Madison Square Garden.Was it worth the wait?Absolutely. It takes a special fight to live up to and surpass the promotional banner of “The Fight of the Century.” This was special. Ali’s quicksilver skills were to the fore early on but Frazier was typically unrelenting and turned the tide on “The Greatest.” A signature left hook shook Ali to his boots in Round 11 and another put him on the seat of his shorts during a dramatic final round. Frazier won a unanimous points verdict and the most riveting rivalry in boxing history was on the road to the gripping and horrifying brutality of its final act in Manila.Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns (April 15, 1985)Middleweight king Hagler was slated to face Hearns three years earlier before the latter suffered a hand injury. A delay became a cancellation, something that left simmering animosity within Hagler. That was stoked by a press tour of 21 cities to promote “The War.” Enough was enough and, when the first bell sounded at Caesars Palace, the two men promptly set about trying to take each other’s heads off.”There has been no boxing at all, just fighting here!” #OnThisDay 35 years ago, a fight – and a first round – that still gives chills. Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns more than delivered on 4.15.85. pic.twitter.com/9yWzoUWNDn— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) April 15, 2020Was it worth the wait?Yes, yes and thrice yes. The eight minutes of unruly mayhem Hagler and Hearns shared together are frequently cited as the best fight of all time and serve as a barometer against which all other pretentions for boxing entertainment are measured. The first round remains scarcely believable as both men unloaded a torrent of heavy shots. Both were hurt, Hagler was cut badly, but the exertions took more out of Hearns, who was unable to beat the count when “Marvelous” deposited his exhausted frame on the canvas a minute into Round 3.Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson (June 8, 2002)After sparring as teenagers, Lewis was unlikely to have anticipated both he and Tyson would be approaching 40 by the time they met in a professional ring. But the Briton’s first reign as heavyweight champion coincided with Tyson’s prison sentence for rape, while he won the title for a second time against an Evander Holyfield with infamously diminished ears following a rematch with “Iron Mike.” Throw in both men being on either side of the HBO and Showtime pay-per-view divide, Lewis’ shock loss to Hasim Rahman and Tyson biting his foe at the initial media event and it’s a wonder their Memphis meeting ever came to pass.Was it worth the wait?Lewis will certainly think so because it left him emphatically as the last man standing from a great heavyweight era, with nothing left to prove. However, Tyson was a far cry from the “Baddest Man on the Planet” by this stage and offered little after a moderately encouraging first round. There was even a sense of Lewis propping him up until the Round 8 finale to prolong the punishment. In hindsight, Lewis scrambling through adversity against a prime Vitali Klitschko next time out stands as a better achievement, while Tyson was on his way to back-to-back losses against Danny Williams and Kevin McBride and a sorry career end.#OnThisDay in 2002, I stopped @miketyson in the 8th round to retain WBC/IBF/IBO/Ring/Lineal belts! #LewisTysonIsOn pic.twitter.com/oVO8Bg7aal— Lennox Lewis, CBE, CM (@LennoxLewis) June 8, 2016Bernard Hopkins vs. Roy Jones Jr. (April 3, 2010)Waiting 17 years and the duration of a record-breaking run as middleweight champion for revenge would drive most men insane. Hopkins is not most men. During their initial fight in 1993, Jones befuddled him over 12 rounds. Both would go on to achieve greatness but stay away from one another’s orbits for almost two decades.Was it worth the wait?Like Lewis, Hopkins took huge satisfaction from this redemptive triumph. But the wily veteran’s age-defying exploits at the end of his career were often more enjoyable on paper than they were in the ring. A defensive master to frustrate the best, Hopkins in his 40s was never particularly easy on the eye. And, while the Philadelphia great extended his peak impressively, Jones’ best days were far back in the rearview mirror. Either side of this fractious, foul-stained encounter, he was knocked out by Danny Green and Denis Lebedev.Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Manny Pacquiao (May 2, 2015)As the sport’s biggest draw, Mayweather was a master at making sure he fought the best on his terms at a time of his choosing. Did the Pacquiao who scythed through Ricky Hatton and beat up Miguel Cotto in 2009 represent too much of a risk? Nine fights and five years later, “Pacman” was yet to record another stoppage and had been brutally knocked out by his nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez. The Money Team was ready to do business.5 years ago today, Floyd & Manny packed the building to capacity …… FOR THE WEIGH-IN  #MayPac pic.twitter.com/DUmSCLgQG8— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 1, 2020Was it worth the wait?Mayweather was truly masterful here, perplexing Pacquiao and running out a clear winner. However, a brilliant performance does not necessarily make for a brilliant contest — a near constant during Mayweather’s peerless late career. The prospect of Pacquiao throwing fewer punches than his rival would have been unfathomable five years earlier, when this contest would have been far more competitive and rewarding.last_img read more

first_imgPatriots receiver Julian Edelman, the MVP of Super Bowl 53, offered to accompany Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson to the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in Washington to help facilitate a “conversation” after Jackson posted false and anti-Semitic statements on social media earlier this week.Edelman, who says he did not “identify as Jewish until later in my life,” became aware, like many who follow football, of Jackson’s post to Instagram earlier in the week that included a quote falsely attributed to Adolph Hitler that presents a hate-filled view of Jews. Jackson later apologized for the post. Edelman said he did not want the conversation about anti-Semitism to distract from the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. He said, “We need to have those uncomfortable conversations” about race and bigotry.Toward the end of the brief video, he proposed to Jackson that they visit together a couple of Washington’s most compelling institutions: the Holocaust Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.“Afterwards, we can grab some burgers and have those uncomfortable conversations,” Edelman said. MORE: Stephen Jackson apologizes for “wrong words” in defense of DeSean JacksonEdelman said he’d been asked by many people for his thoughts about what Jackson posted and chose not to respond initially because he wanted to give the matter more consideration.“I know he said some ugly things, but I do see an opportunity for a conversation,” Edelman said. “I’m proud of my Jewish heritage, and for me it’s not just about religion. It’s about community and culture, as well.“It was only after I was part of this community that I learned how destructive hate is. Anti-Semitism is one of the oldest forms of hatred. It’s rooted in ignorance and fear.”last_img read more