Arcade Fire Performs 2004 LP ‘Funeral’ In Its Entirety For The First Time Ever [Videos]

first_img[Video: Daanon DeCock]Arcade Fire – “Wake Up”[Video: Eddie Monterrubio]For reference, you can listen to Arcade Fire’s 2004 debut album, Funeral, below via Spotify:Arcade Fire – Funeral – Full AlbumFor more information on Arcade Fire’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.[H/T Consequence Of Sound] On Thursday night, Arcade Fire rolled through Los Angeles as part of their ongoing Everything Now world tour, which will conclude this weekend with a two-night stand in Berkley, California and a headlining appearance at Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas.During Arcade Fire’s performance at the Greek Theatre, the famed Canadian indie rock band surprised the audience by playing their hit debut album, 2004’s Funeral, in its entirety for the first time ever. Arcade Fire’s run through Funeral comprised the entirety of their first set, with the final track on the album, “In The Backseat”, marking the first time the band has performed the tune this tour.As frontman Win Butler explained to the crowd during their performance of the classic album, “We’re not sentimental, but it’s just been 14 years since Funeral so we felt like playing it.”As for the second set, Arcade Fire offered up a mix of tracks off their recently released album, Everything Now, which they have been supporting throughout this global tour, as well as a selection of tunes from across their catalog. 2007’s Neon Bible was represented with “My Body Is A Cage” and “Intervention”; 2010’s The Suburbs was showcased with its title track as well as “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” and “Ready To Start”; and 2013’s Reflektor was represented with a set-opening take on the album’s title track.You can watch selections from Arcade Fire’s Thursday night performance at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre below. Enjoy!Arcade Fire – “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”last_img read more

Rogers prepares to follow in sister’s footsteps, make name for herself at Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 6, 2014 at 12:16 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Another Tuesday night meant another long night for Lisa Rogers.The Irondequoit (N.Y.) High School standout packed up her lacrosse bag and made the hour and a half drive from Rochester to Syracuse with her father.While Lisa’s sister Lindsay was leaving an imprint at SU as one of the program’s all-time great defenders, Lisa was just trying to get some reps in at the Syracuse women’s lacrosse Tuesday night clinic.“I’ve always looked up to my sister, she’s my hero,” Lisa said. “So it’s really great just to be like where she was, and have the same opportunity she did.”Now a sophomore at her sister’s alma mater, Lisa is trying to make a name for herself at the same program her sister will always have a lasting legacy at. After suffering an injury to her ACL before her freshman season, Lisa was forced to sit out, but has had a strong start to her first season on the field.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShe’s scored three goals on just four shots through the first six games, including a crucial first-half goal to extend SU’s lead over then-No. 9 Virginia on Feb. 23. She’ll have another shot to get on the board when the No. 2 Orange (6-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 3 Maryland (6-0, 1-0) in the Carrier Dome on Monday at 7 p.m.“It’s always tough coming off an injury,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “Taking an entire year off then having to come back and get up to speed and I think she’s done a great job. She’s working hard, and you wouldn’t know she was ever hurt.”Lisa was able to recover so smoothly because of the support she had from Lindsay, who bookended her Syracuse career with ACL injuries, as well.Lindsay was on the team from 2007–11, but didn’t play her freshman season and missed the majority of her senior year. She also had an ACL injury in high school, so she was able to relate when Lisa went down.“The biggest thing is that the little things make the difference,” Lindsay said. “Working hard throughout rehab. Of course you want to get back and run, but you’ve go to take care of the little stuff first.”Lisa had seen her sister come back and not only be good, but star for Syracuse. In Lindsay’s second year, she was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year.Now, like she’s done her whole life, Lisa’s following in her sister’s path.When Lindsay first picked up a lacrosse stick in fifth grade, Lisa, who was in kindergarten, did so as well. When Lindsay started tossing a ball around on the backyard field their father Larry made, Lisa followed her out there.“In my family it’s always kind of, ‘You’re going to do your own thing,’” Lindsay said. “But at the same time everyone hopes that she does bigger and better things than I did. That’s what my belief is, too.”Now though, it isn’t Lisa following Lindsay, instead it’s the other way around. Lindsay, who attended SU’s win over Towson on Sunday said she’d likely be able to come to six games this year.The most important one, though, has already happened.After the Orange’s home-opening win over Canisius, the two met outside the locker room following the game and started joking around. Lindsay, who is an assistant coach for the Golden Griffins, got to see her sister’s first home game in the Carrier Dome, a place where she made a name for herself.It was Lisa who got the last laugh, though, as the Orange won handily. But after the game, none of it mattered.“She’s like my second half so seeing her on that field is an awesome feeling,” Lindsay said. “I wish I could have cheered her on a little bit more, but I did after the game.“It’s everything that my little sister has worked for.” Commentslast_img read more

Carl Calendar: All’s Well That Ends Well

first_imgThis article was first published in the May 31-June 7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. “Dr. Calendar was an incredible teacher,” said Dara Evans, an associate professor and former student. “He was Virgil to my Dante.”Evans said she was not academically inclined and enrolled late at Brookdale because her parents insisted. Most classes were filled and by default she ended up in Calendar’s 9 a.m. Shakespeare’s Plays class.“He did not stop calling on me, the quiet girl in the back, and saw something in me I certainly didn’t see,” she explained.“My perception was I didn’t have to have the same answers as everyone else,” she said. “I could have confidence in my own voice. He has that gift.”Evans went from a job in sales and makeup to a career as a Brookdale literature professor. She still marvels at his technique.“He knew what Shakespeare’s characters ate for breakfast, what their favorite colors were and didn’t use notes in his lectures,” she said. “It’s an honor to have learned from him and I’m not the only one who will say that.”She’s right. Gilda Rogers was in her 30s when she decided to get a college degree.“Dr. Calendar had such a profound impact on my life,” she said, noting she still can’t call him by his first name. “He’s supportive of everything I’ve done. He’s my No. 1 cheerleader.”An English/journalism major, she’s now vice president of the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation, works in community relations at the Two River Theater Company and founded Frank Talk Multimedia Network online.“He’s authentic,” she said of Calendar. “Very loose, open and funny in class. He just speaks the truth and encourages you to be yourself. I never missed a class.”And she followed in his footsteps as a teacher, working for him in the Poseidon Early College High School program, a collaboration between Neptune High School and Brookdale to enable students to earn their high school diploma and associate’s degree simultaneously.Now that he’s retiring, Calendar’s calendar is an open slate.He knows he now wants to get back to visiting museums and attending lectures and the theater in New York City with his wife, Jody, a former managing editor of the Asbury Park Press and former executive editor of The Two River Times. They also have a five-month-old granddaughter to spoil.He wants to travel and do a lot of walking, both in New York City and Europe. He’s already walked 200 of the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago and wants to finish the pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.He met his oldest friend, Steve Dummer, in college and they traveled Europe in 1963.“The dollar was strong and it was cheap to live in Europe then,” he said. “We went to Berlin, London, Paris. We were good at having fun.”Dummer, who lives in Tennessee, pursued a medical career and he, too, has taught and is retired.“Carl’s a good person, curious and gregarious, and we both have a lot of interest in books,” he said. “People who share a formative part of life often make lifelong friends and can pick up where they left off.”And Calendar wants to get Netflix “and some of those channels with the shows everyone is talking about,” he said.“I actually bought ‘Breaking Bad’ because I got so tired of people telling me about it,” he said. “I just never had time to watch much TV.” By Gretchen Van Benthuysen |On June 30, Brookdale Community College visitors may get the feeling that time is out of joint on the Lincroft campus.center_img And they’d be right, because it’s the day popular professor and administrator Carl Calendar officially retires from the school that was founded in 1968, admitted its first students in 1969 and hired Calendar in 1970.That event must have been similar, in spirit, to the 1995 film “Mr. Holland’s Opus” in which Richard Dreyfuss takes a high school teaching job until he breaks into the music composing business and instead spends his career changing students’ lives.Just like Mr. Holland, Calendar became teacher because he needed a paying job.He studied English and German, traveled Europe for a year, and earned a doctorate in comparative literature at the University of Oregon.“I’d been in school until I was 25 and I thought I ought to do some work” he explained. “So I got a job at Brookdale thinking I’d stay a year. And I stayed 48.”It was in his blood. When Calendar was growing up in Middlesex County, his father taught at Rutgers University and his mother was a high school math teacher. His older brother went into the “family business” as a molecular biologist teaching at University of California-Berkley.“Most of the family was into science and math,” he said. “I’m the only one in the arts. I was just good at writing and literature.”Calendar reaches for a calculator when asked how many students he’s taught, which include journalist Brian Williams and movie director/actor/comic Kevin Smith.“I’d say between 9,000 and 10,000 students, definitely over 10,000 if you include the non-credit courses,” Calendar said during a recent interview in his office in Larrison Hall.The first 30 years he primarily taught and the next 18 years he took on more administrative duties. His current title: Institute Dean-Humanities.In April, dozens of former students, colleagues and other well-wishers, including one of the nine students in the school’s first graduating class, attended Calendar’s retirement party.last_img read more

Brand South Africa welcomes the news that the country is no longer in recession and is anticipating a decrease in the fuel price ahead of the December holiday season

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 06 December 2018 –  As the country is on a path towards economic revival and seeing investor and business confidence improving significantly. Brand South Africa welcomes the news that the country is no longer in recession and is anticipating a decrease in the fuel price ahead of the December holiday season.Statistics South Africa this week released the third quarter of Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures, which reflected a growth of 2.2%. This means that the country’s second recession has ended. The main driver of positive growth in the third quarter is notably the manufacturing industry. The industry grew by 7,5%2, largely as a result of increased production of basic iron and steel, metal products and machinery; wood and paper; petroleum products; and motor vehicles. This is the largest jump in manufacturing production since the second quarter of 2016.Key facts from the third quarter 2018 GDP release:Expenditure on GDP increased by 2,3% in the third quarter of 2018.Gross fixed capital formation fell by 5,1% in the third quarter, largely as a result of declining investment in construction works, transport equipment, and non-residential buildings.Households spent more on food, beverages and household furnishings in the third quarter, driving up household final consumption expenditure by 1,6%.Unadjusted real GDP (measured by production) was up by 0,8% in the first nine months of 2018, compared with the first nine months of 2017.It is also important to take note of the number of initiatives the government has implemented to boost economic growth and job creation. In the manufacturing sector, government has finalised the Framework for Short-Term Negotiated Pricing Agreements on electricity and will expedite implementation.  While in the construction sector, the economic stimulus package identified infrastructure spending as a critical lever to economic activity.The stimulus package places an emphasizes on the following:Expanding and maintaining infrastructure to create jobs and attract investment.Establishing a South African Infrastructure Fund.Establishing a dedicated Infrastructure Execution Team.Unlocking infrastructure spending in identified 57 priority pilot municipalitiesIn addition, government also acknowledges the structural weaknesses in the economy and has initiated measures to create jobs which will complement the current commitments made in the Medium Term Strategic Framework. These include interventions agreed to at the Job Summit, commitments made during the Investment Summit and the Economic Stimulus and Recovery Plan.A total of 102 Black industrialists’ projects were funded by the Department of Trade and Industry and other government funding agencies with a total investment of R8.3 billion. This has created over 18 000 direct jobs and 18 000 indirect jobs.For a monthly overview of economic indicators and infographics, catch the latest edition of the Stats Biz newsletter here.last_img read more

SEA Games: Ice hockey makes splash in tropics, puddles and all

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Keeping the ice frozen isn’t easy in Malaysia, a steamy, winterless country where snow is unheard of, temperatures rarely dip below 20 degrees C (68 F) and humidity hovers at 80 percent.READ: Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of Indonesia in ice hockeyFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut Malaysia’s coach, former Hungarian international Kristof Kovago, said his players were used to a bit of water on the rink — and even saw it as an advantage.“It is common in Southeast Asia because the weather is way too hot and very humid, and there are a lot of people inside (the venue), so it’s very difficult to keep the temperature down,” he said. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Asia is not known for ice games but I think this is a great milestone to develop this even further in the future.”He added: “It’s a beautiful rink compared to what we have in Indonesia, so we don’t want to complain about the wet or anything.”Tan, Indonesia’s coach, also brushed off any concerns about the surface, saying a few puddles were “normal” in Asia.“I’m happy for the development of the sport of ice hockey. It’s a stepping stone, we waited a long time for this,” he said.Figure skating and speed skating will also make their debut at the SEA Games, a biennial competition where the sporting programme is usually tailored to suit the host nation.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony “We’re used to it, that’s our advantage actually. We’ve practized a lot in this kind of situation,” Kovago explained.READ: Fil-Canadians boost PH SEA Games bid in ice hockey “It’s more sticky, so the puck will not slide. So a lot of times, you try to control the puck and you’ve just lost it because it will get stuck in the water.“So it’s not really an advantage but we got used to it, so we learned to play in these kind of conditions.”Turning up the heatADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of Indonesia in ice hockey Read Nextcenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters In this photo taken with a tilt and shift lens, Indonesia’s players warm-up before their ice hockey match against Malaysia during the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANPuddles on the rink didn’t dampen enthusiasm as ice hockey made its Southeast Asian Games debut in tropical Malaysia, a country with no winter months but with ambitions in winter sports.As the hosts beat Indonesia 10-3 in the first SEA Games ice hockey game, marshalls with squeegees had to mop up water after the ice started to melt in the first period.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sunday’s game was at Kuala Lumpur’s brand new national ice skating stadium, in the heart of a suburban shopping mall which remains partially under construction.The rink, described by Indonesia’s coach Gary Tan as the best in Southeast Asia, has had a few teething problems and it was previously blanketed by a thick fog, before staff adjusted the temperature settings.On Sunday the rink was ringed by hundreds of enthusiastic fans, raising the temperature beyond normal levels.READ: Philippine ‘Mighty Ducks’ sets out to shock in SEA Games“In the first period they found it difficult to skate but eventually they were able to skate well and overall the play was quite good,” said Hisham Yahaya, Malaysia’s team leader.“They’re used to soft ice. The ice here isn’t very hard but they’re able to adjust.”Ice hockey remains in its infancy in Southeast Asia and is usually played by small groups of enthusiasts.Indonesia’s team have only been together for a matter of months, and they are playing only their second tournament after making their debut at this year’s Asian Winter Games in Japan.READ: 29th SEA Games officially open in Kuala Lumpur“This is a milestone in the bigger development of this super-beautiful sport, ice hockey,” said Indonesia’s captain, Jonathan Sudharta. View commentslast_img read more

Video: Former Ohio St QB Troy Smith Throwing To Buckeyes’ WRs At OSU’s Pro Day Today

first_imgTroy Smith running the ball for Ohio State.Buckeye quarterback Troy Smith runs for yardage during action between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois on November 4, 2006. Ohio State won 17-10. (Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images)Ohio State’s NFL hopefuls will have a former Heisman Trophy throwing to them during the Buckeyes’ pro day this morning. Troy Smith, who won the prestigious award at OSU in 2006, is scheduled to throw to the Buckeyes’ former wide receiver Devin Smith, former tight end Jeff Heuerman and others at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center this afternoon. Smith has been out of the NFL since 2010. Former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith getting loose. Scheduled to throw later on at OSU Pro Day.— Ryan Cooper (@RyanCooperOSU) March 13, 2015 This isn’t surprising – Ohio State typically brings in a guest quarterback to throw to its players on pro day. It’ll be interesting to see how the former All-American looks, though.last_img read more

Video: Coach K Talked To Oregon’s Dillon Brooks About His “Showing Off” In Handshake Line

first_imgDuke's Coach K talks with Dillon Brooks after the game.Coach K speaks with Dillon BrooksOregon took down defending national champion Duke on Thursday night, securing its place in the Elite Eight this weekend. The end of the contest, however, featured a little bit of controversy.On Oregon’s final possession, as the shot clock was winding down, Ducks forward Dillon Brooks launched and hit a deep three-pointer, which was meaningless to the game’s outcome. He then celebrated wildly, clearly irritating some of Duke’s players. As we showed you earlier, Blue Devils guard Grayson Allen wouldn’t shake Brooks’ hand. Coach K reportedly took a different route in response.According to SI’s Pete Thamel, Krzyzewski told Brooks that he’s “too good of a player” to show off. Brooks agreed.Brooks shoots 3 on final poss. Allen not happy. Coach K said something after.L ooks like Brooks says “I’m sorry”— Chris Law (@ChrisLaw) March 25, 2016Dillon Brooks said Coach K told him in handshake line, “I’m too good of a player to be showing off at the end.” Brooks: “He’s right.”— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) March 25, 2016Regardless, Oregon moves on and will face 2-seed Oklahoma on Saturday. It should be a fantastic game.last_img read more

The Bachelorette’s Jordan Rodgers Says His Relationship With Aaron Rodgers Is “Complicated”

first_imgA closeup of Aaron Rodgers in his Green Bay Packers helmetMINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 15: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 15, 2017 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)Aaron Rodgers is currently the second-most famous person in his family among women aged 18 to 34. The Green Bay Packers’ quarterback’s little brother, Jordan Rodgers, is currently starring on The Bachelorette. The two brothers don’t appear to be best friends, though. Jordan Rodgers appeared on Katie Nolan’s Garbage Time podcast and discussed his relationship with Aaron. (Starts at about the 23:00 mark)From the podcast:“How close would you say you are with Aaron?” Nolan asks. “Um, I, you know, we have, we have a relationship,” Jordan says “We, you know, it’s, ah, it’s, ah … it’s complicated. I’ll say that.”“Are you a Packers fan?” Nolan asks.“Yeah,” Jordan says. “So, one of my best friends in the world, David Bakhtiari, is his left tackle.”That’s…an interesting answer, to say the least.What’s going on with the Rodgers’ brothers?[FTW]last_img read more

Number of candidates for City Council in Fort St John drops to

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The number of candidates looking to be elected to Fort St. John City Council in next month’s municipal election has officially dropped to 12.The City’s Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said today that Denise Menard provided written notification to the Chief Election Officer at 1:15 Friday afternoon that she was withdrawing her name as candidate for Councillor from the 2018 Municipal Election.Menard was one of two candidates to submit their nomination papers at the final minutes before the official nomination deadline at 4:00 p.m. last Friday. Both her and Gabor Haris were the final two official candidates to submit nominations.With Menard’s withdrawal today, there are currently 12 official candidates for council in Fort St. John.The six incumbents, Larry Evans, Gord Klassen, Byron Stewart, Trevor Bolin, Bruce Christensen, and Lilia Hansen, are all seeking re-election, along with Chuck Fowler, Becky Grimsrud, Gabor Haris, Jim Harris, Justin Jones, and Tony Zabinsky.The official deadline to withdraw as a candidate is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21st.For more information and a current list of candidates, please visit read more

Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery sends letter to Government regarding socioeconomic impact

first_imgKathleen Connolly, Group member and Executive Director of the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce, spoke at the Draft Agreement Meeting in Fort St. John asking the Government to extend the deadline and that an independent assessment should be completed before any agreements are finalized.“The socio-economic impacts to our region could potentially be devasting. The Provincial Government has not started a socio-economic impact assessment for any part of our region today. So what we’re asking in our letter is that Government extend the amount of time that Government and citizens can respond to these concerns, that the Regional District can hire legal counsel if they require it, that they can do an independent socio-economic assessment that looks at yours and compare that data and make decisions and mitigations that will actually allow our communities to be able to respond in a manner that will allow them to mitigate for what is going to happen to industry, not only forestry but mining and the small businesses that will be impacted by it.”The CCCR says they support the Regional Districts in any measures that they choose to implement leading up to the required assessments being completed.The letter to the Government can be found on the Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery has sent a letter to the Provincial Government concerning the importance of completing a socio-economic impact assessment on the Caribou Recovery Process.In the letter, the CCCR says they are in full agreement with the Peace River Regional District that a socio-economic impact should be completed before the draft agreements are finalized.According to CCCR, the business community that relies on the proposed areas will be affected by the Section 11 and Partnership Agreement.last_img read more