The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, Del And Dawg, & More Announce 2017 Fall And Winter Tour

first_imgThis fall and winter, music fans will have a chance to experience numerous incarnations of the music of Del McCoury and family, as he launches his most extensive tour in more than 15 years. The 35-date run will feature a different configuration of the McCoury family each night and includes dates billed as The Del McCoury Band and Del and Dawg, plus shows by The Travelin’ McCourys, which includes sons Ronnie and Rob McCoury.For a string of dates starting on November 26 and running until December 9, fans will be treated to “Del: Get On The Bus” shows featuring Del in intimate rock clubs across the West Coast and Colorado. “There’s so many great places to play and hear music, I just can’t stop,” McCoury said of his passion for the road and namesake festival, DelFest, in a press release. “I always love hearing other people play, even if I don’t see myself playing their type of music, I never walk away without having learned something new.”Don’t miss this chance to see Del McCoury and the The Travelin’ McCourys at venues near you.[Photo: Mark Raker Photography]The Travelin’ McCourys Fall / Winter 2017 Tour Dates* Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band~ with Infamous Stringdusters^ City Jam (featuring the region’s best pickers)10/3/2017 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA *10/4/2017 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY *10/5/2017 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA *10/7/2017 – Festy Experience – Arrington, VA10/7/2017 – Chapman Cultural Center – Spartanburg, SC11/9/2017 – Madrid Theatre – Kansas City, MO ~11/10/2017 – Fine Line Music Café – Minneapolis, MN ~11/11/2017 – Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA11/12/2017 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA11/15/2017 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH11/16/2017 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO ^11/17/2017 – Canopy Club – Urbana, IL ^11/18/2017 – Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IN ^11/19/2017 – Park West – Chicago, IL ^The Del McCoury Band Fall / Winter 2017 Tour Dates^ Del & Dawg# Del: Get On The Bus Dates10/6/2017 – 3 Sisters Music Festival – Chattanooga, TN10/7/2017 – Plaza Theatre – Glasgow, KY ^10/14/2017 – Weis Center for the Performing Arts – Lewisburg, PA10/19/2017 – Manship Theater – Baton Rouge, LA10/20/2017 – Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX10/21/2017 – Show Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival – Farmers Branch, TX11/1/2017 – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA11/2/2017 – The Hamilton Live – Washington, DC11/3/2017 – Rams Head on Stage – Annapolis, MD11/4/2017 – The Liberty Showcase Theater – Liberty, NC11/26/2017 – Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA #11/27/2017 – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Chico, CA #11/28/2017 – Humboldt Brews – Arcata, CA #11/29/2017 – Tower Theatre – Bend, OR#11/30/2017 – OK Theatre – Enterprise, OR #12/1/2017 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR #12/2/2017 – Triple Door – Seattle, WA #12/3/2017 – Rogue Theatre – Grants Pass, OR #12/6/2017 – Wheeler Opera House – Aspen, CO #12/7/2017 – Strings Music Festival – Steamboat Springs, CO #12/8/2017 – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO #12/9/2017 – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO #last_img read more

Toure turns down Brazilian club Botafogo

first_img “Yaya told us that he really wants to play in Botafogo but this is a very impactful decision for him and his family for an immediate decision. Moving to Brazil.“We’ve closed it but I still believe in Botafogo. Please, we will continue to send good messages to him and his wife.” Read Also:Yaya Toure nears Botafogo move Toure has had a nomadic career across Belgium, France, Greece, Spain, England and most recently China, winning several honours including one Champions League trophy, two La Liga titles and three Premier League titles among others. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder, Yaya Toure, has decided not to join Brazilian Serie A club Botafogo due to family reasons. Toure has been linked with the Brazilian top-flight in the last few weeks after helping Qingdao Huanghai win the Chinese League One title in his debut campaign. The 36-year-old was reportedly close to securing his first deal in South America but the club’s vice-president, Ricardo Rotenberg has issued an update regarding the move.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Simple Product Ideas That Made Their Creators MillionairesDeepika Padukone’s Most Memorable LooksA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their Death2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

Cricket News IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals aim to replicate 2008 heroics

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Rajasthan Royals complete squad: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Prashant Chopra, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan MidhunSupportStaff:Coach: Paddy UptonBatting Coach: Amol MazumdarBowling Coach: Steffan Jones and Sairaj Bahutule Fielding Coach: Dishant Yagnik Physiotherapist: John GlosterTwo Indian Players to watch out for:Manan Vohra: Manan Vohra, who will be playing its first edition with Rajasthan Royals will eye to have more innings like the one against Sunrisers Hyderabad when he scored 95. This remains to be seen if Rajasthan Royals will start with him in the first eleven. Varun Aaron:When Varun Aaron made his International debut, almost every cricket pundit backed him for his skiddy pace and bounce. However, on a longer run, Aaron was not able to control his line and length and eventually went for runs. The upcoming season will once again be an opportunity for Aaron to showcase his skills at the supreme level. Two Foreign Players to watch out for:Steve Smith: Smith will be returning to some good competitive cricket after almost one year. Though after being handed over the suspension he featured in the Carribean and Bangladesh Premier League, but would definitely be looking IPL as a good preparation before the World Cup. Jofra Archer: Bowling regular yorkers at a skiddy pace are what Jofra Archer is known for. He not only made his name while playing for Hobart Hurricanes but also helped Rajasthan Royals on many occasions last season. This remains to be seen if he can continue this run in this season as well. Past Records:2008: Winner2009: 6th2010: 7th2011: 6th2012: 7th 2013: 3rd2014: 5th 2015: 4th 2018: 4th Rajasthan Royals won the first edition of IPL.Post-2008, Rajasthan Royals has never played an IPL final. Rajasthan Royals will be up against Kings XI Punjab in their opening game.  New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals created the history after becoming the first team to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) title. However, post first season, the team hasn’t been able to live up to the expectations as they didn’t play IPL final post that. In the absence of Steve Smith last year, the captaincy baton had been handed over to Ajinkya Rahane who helped the side to reach playoffs. However, going by the dynamics of this team is capable of producing unpredictable. In 2008, they came as under-dogs with Shane Warne and Mohammad Kaif only two renowned names in the side, but what they produced was nothing short of sensational. Smith’s return will give a boost to the franchise and it remains to be seen whether the Australian batsman plays all matches this season considering he would be one of the key batsmen for the Aussies in ICC World Cup 2019.For them, the season this year starts at home as they will be seen locking horns against Kings XI Punjab on March 25 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Royal’s management has picked a few interesting faces with the likes of Oshane Thomas, Liam Livingstone, and others coming into the squad and they will be hoping that change in faces will change their fortunes as well. But will they be able to replicate the heroics of 2008 this year? – We’ll find out in six weeks.  highlightslast_img read more

Jerry West, Kobe Bryant fondly recall his pre-draft workout with LA Lakers

first_imgCase in point: West confirmed that Bryant’s agent, Arn Tellem, warned the former New Jersey Nets that Bryant did not want to play for them. The Nets used their No. 8 pick on Kerry Kittles. West also reported that Bryant’s parents told several teams he did not want to play near his Philadelphia hometown. West said he sensed Bryant’s talent just by watching him work out and interviewing him.“He was a sponge, all he wanted to do was learn,” West said. “All he wanted to do was talk about the game. He was fixated on not having a career; he was fixated on having an incredible career.”Bryant also said he became fixated on providing a positive impression in his draft workout.“I tried to compete and do everything I was asked to do,” Bryant said. “I wanted to show them how much I enjoyed the game, how much I enjoyed competing and how much I enjoyed physical challenges.”More challenges awaited Bryant.West may have described himself as a “father figure” to Bryant during his time with the Lakers, and may have waxed nostalgia about inviting Bryant over to his home for Italian food. Bryant may have recalled fondly having “a lot of deep conversations” that entailed talking basketball with West in the Forum locker room or going over moves and footwork on the Forum court. But West often challenged Bryant with unyielding honesty. “That’s where I get my smart-aleckness from,” Bryant said, laughing. “He (West) shoots straight from the hip. He’s going to tell you exactly what he thinks. He used to rip me all the time.”West certainly let it rip during his 20-minute pre-game press conference Thursday.West questioned why Bryant often became critical of his teammates both privately and publicly.“Sometimes he would disappoint me with some of the things he would say, in particular with regards to players who would not play as hard as him,” West said. “Number one, they couldn’t play as hard as him. But number two, they didn’t have the skill to play as hard as him.”West indirectly boasted how his 14th and final NBA season starkly contrasted with Bryant’s current last year. Former Lakers coach Bill Sharman partly convinced West not to retire prior to the 1971-72 season by urging him to become a facilitator. West then averaged 25.8 points, a slight dropoff from his career average of 27 points per contest, while leading the league in assists (9.7) during the Lakers’ 1972 championship season. This season, Bryant has averaged 17 points on a career-low 34.7 percent shooting clip on a team-leading 17 field-goal attempts while nursing various injuries to his lower left leg, back, right shoulder and right Achilles.“If we lost, it was always my fault,” West said. “Always my fault if we lost, because I thought I could have done more. I don’t know if Kobe approached it that way or not, but that’s how I was. I know when I left the game, I could have played more. There is no question. I think I could have played at a very high level, too. “But I could not play the way everyone wanted me to play. And I was not willing to compromise what I felt was a standard that I had established in this league, and particularly for our fans at home.”West also had a high standard for Bryant, whom West thought tried to impress him in practice by dominating against all of his teammates.“He’d be dribbling through all five of them, make a dunk or something and look back and try to laugh at them,” West said. “He’d start talking afterwards, ‘What do you think of that?’ I said, ‘I thought that’s pretty good. But that’s not going to win in the NBA.’”Apparently, it also was not going to leave West with the impression that Bryant could have beaten him in his day.“He used to say, ‘If I played against you, I’d do this to you and do that to you,’” Bryant recalled, laughing. “‘I’d beat you up, you little scrawny kid.’ He used to rip me all the time about that.”West also used to rip Bryant all the time about his team-given nickname “Showboat” for his flashy style.“I told him, ‘That’s not a becoming name,’” West said. “I said, ‘You don’t want to be a showboat. When somebody looks at you, they want to see the greatness you can attain if you change some of the things you’re doing.’ And, boy, did he ever do that.”Yes, he did. Bryant won five NBA titles, including three with O’Neal, even if West shared that they “were so completely different and probably at that time wanted to kill each other.” Bryant climbed to third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Nearly six years ago, Bryant eclipsed West as the Lakers’ all-time leading scorer. Bryant said that West “absolutely” played a factor in developing him.“Growing up watching him, the thing you want to do is carry on that tradition,” Bryant said of West. “You want to try to prove to him and the other greats you want to gain their respect. To be able to compete at that level and put the work in and gain that respect, that meant everything to me.”It also meant everything to Bryant that West ranks Bryant in the top 10 of all time and considers him, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson as the Lakers’ greatest players.“It means the world to me,” Bryant said. “He’s a player and the logo of the league. What he’s done for the league and also the teams that he built, the team that changed basketball. So for him to put me in that company and the man who drafted me, you know he’s going to give me his honest response no matter what. That means I must’ve done something right.”Bryant did, leaving West to offer a glowing tribute 20 years after falling in love with his gifts as a 17-year-old in that pre-draft workout.“He was a showman, but he also was a winner,” West said. “And he has (left) a legacy throughout the world. Millions of people love this guy, and millions of people will miss what he was able to accomplish in his career.”STAYING LOYALThe smile formed on Bryant’s face when a reporter brought up the NFL’s Rams relocating to Los Angeles. But will that prompt the city’s most prominent athlete to shed his allegiances to the Philadelphia Eagles? “Nope,” Bryant said. “I’m very happy and excited for the city of Los Angeles from having no teams to potentially having two. It’s like the Powerball. But I’m always going to have my green helmet.” Every vote countsThe results seem as expected as Bryant shooting the ball. He has maintained a firm edge in NBA All-Star votes, the third returns released on Thursday showing he has a league-leading 1,533,432 votes for his 18th and final NBA All-Star appearance on Feb. 14 in TorontoINJURY UPDATELakers forward Brandon Bass missed Thursday’s game against Golden State because of a sore right foot. Bass also doubts he will play on Saturday in Utah. “He should have been taken number one,” said West, who resigned from the Lakers after the 1999-2000 season. “I’m surprised other people did not draft him. I’m really surprised because he was really special.”West walked away with that impression partly because of Bryant’s pre-draft workout after starring at Lower Merion High, a suburban school outside of Philadelphia. So much that West said “Kevin Garnett was a great player, but he wasn’t Kobe Bryant” after Garnett entered the NBA out of high school a year before Bryant.“For someone that age, it was remarkable the skill and love he had for the game and desire to excel,” West said of Bryant. “I never had seen anyone with the skill level he had.”Yet, West called it “demeaning” for anyone to call the Lakers-Hornets deal “a one-sided trade.” After all, Divac had made the 1990 NBA All-Rookie first team with the Lakers and then led Charlotte to a 54-28 record. West also insisted the Lakers “weren’t geniuses” and “had a lot of good fortune in Los Angeles.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img OAKLAND >> The 17-year-old kid faced a Hall of Fame defender in his pre-draft workout. A Hall of Fame player and executive watched, too. But none of those elements swayed Kobe Bryant as he matched up against former Lakers defender Michael Cooper before former Lakers general manager Jerry West.“I wanted to prove at 17 that I’m fine. You don’t have to worry about me,” Bryant recalled before the Lakers played the Golden State Warriors on Thursday at the Oracle Arena. “You don’t have to give me a bib and a pacifier. You don’t have to have somebody tuck me in. I’m ready to go. If I get knocked down, I will be fine.”Bryant convinced West enough. So much that Lakers coach Byron Scott recalled West telling him “that was the best workout I ever saw.”So in a move that West said “changed the course of the franchise,” the Lakers traded veteran center Vlade Divac to the Charlotte Hornets for the rights to their 13th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. The move cleared up enough cap space to acquire Shaquille O’Neal as a free agent and secure Bryant. He then won five NBA titles, including three with O’Neal. Now an executive with the Warriors, West called Bryant on Thursday “one of the greatest players that ever played the game.”last_img read more

Des Moines Black Lives Matter organizer faces felony criminal mischief charge

first_imgDES MOINES — A Des Moines Black Lives Matter organizer has been charged with felony criminal mischief after Des Moines Police accused Matthew Bruce of vandalizing a police vehicle.Photos from the Des Moines Register show protesters spray painting a police car at a Saturday protest at a Hy-Vee store.Bruce turned himself in Wednesday morning and got out on bail. He spoke to activists and reporters outside the Polk County Jail.  “This treatment right here ain’t going to do nothing but hype me up, make me louder, and get all of us turned up,” Bruce said, to cheers.Bruce says Des Moines police should be investigating two men who drove their pickup trucks at him and other protesters Saturday. Police say they didn’t receive formal complaints about those incidents.last_img