Starting this semester, you probably expect to spend plenty of quality time buried in work and studies. While we wouldn’t discourage that, we also need to remind you that you’re in a culturally rich city, one where there’s no lack of art, music, and theater to fill off-campus hours. Here are a few highlights for the fall, so you can schedule some fun.This season’s music slate ranges from the momentous to the downright bizarre. In the latter category, Roy Orbison becomes the first dead artist to play Boston as a hologram (Nov. 3 at the Orpheum — for the record, a larger place than the Channel, the now-defunct club where Orbison played his last Boston show alive). Not dead, but certainly dark and edgy, is Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, who plays the Wang Theatre on Oct. 19 and 20. Getting tickets for that show has been an adventure in itself — organizers used alternative ticketing to foil scalpers, which meant fans had to line up for an entire day — but that will make the experience sweeter for those getting through the doors.Tickets are still available to see Courtney Barnett, the Australian songwriter who has rightly become one of the most buzzed-about rockers of recent years. Combining rough-edged garage rock with a Dylan-esque sense of wordplay, Barnett is not only brilliant, she’s also a huge fan of Boston music: When we saw her last year she snuck a couple of Breeders’ and Lemonheads’ covers into the set. Barnett plays the House of Blues on Oct. 21.In fact, it’s a banner season for songwriters, since three of the finest will hit town this fall: Richard Thompson (Paradise, Nov. 14), Lucinda Williams (Paradise, Nov. 5‒6), and Elvis Costello (Wang Theatre, Nov. 10). The Costello show should be a little special, both because he won a cancer battle earlier this year and because his forthcoming album “Look Now” has the soul and the killer hooks of vintage E.C. As for Williams, she’s the queen of alternative country, and if she’s ever played a less-than-impassioned show, we haven’t seen it.,If you love alternative country, this fall offers a unique chance to see where that all began. Back in 1968, a landmark Byrds album called “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” was released and … nothing happened, because nobody wanted to hear long-haired hippies play country music. Fifty years later, the album is an enduring classic, and Harvard Class of ’69 dropout Gram Parsons — who created that album with founding Byrds members Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman — is enshrined as a musical deity. Parsons left us in 1973, but McGuinn and Hillman have reunited with modern-day disciple Marty Stuart to play the whole of that album and a bunch of other Byrds classics at Emerson’s Colonial Theater Sept. 26.It’s also a good time to catch up on some Boston musical history. Forty years ago, a scruffy group called the Modern Lovers played most weekends on Cambridge Common, doing attitudinal songs about the singer’s lack of a girlfriend. That was more or less the beginning of punk rock in Boston, but the band’s ex-leader, Jonathan Richman, has since carved out a career as an acoustic troubadour, doing poignant and whimsical riffs on love and life. (You may have caught him in the movie “There’s Something About Mary.”) His annual fall shows at the Middle East in Central Square are always a delight, and he’s there from Oct. 15‒18 this year. We hear he’s even got a girlfriend now.Back in the ’90s, the toast of Boston was a band called Letters to Cleo, a hyperactive pop/rock band with a dynamo of a singer named Kay Hanley. (How good was she? Well, in the next decade she got the job as the featured singer in Miley Cyrus’ show, standing off in the shadows and belting all the songs out when the star was busy twerking.) Most of the band members are based in Los Angeles now, but they make occasional reunion swings. They tore the proverbial roof off the Paradise last year. There’s no reason to think it won’t happen again when they play on Nov. 16‒17.,We noted last winter that the musical “Hamilton” was coming to Boston. There have been months of additional advance hype since then, which means that face value tickets for the show, which just opened a two-month run at the Opera House, are going to be even tougher to come by. One worthy alternative is “The Black Clown,” a world-premiere musical running through Sept. 23 at the American Repertory Theater. The show uses Langston Hughes’ 15-stanza poem as a jumping-off point for the black American experience, incorporating blues, gospel, and jazz, along with choreography that stretches from Josephine Baker to hip-hop. The defiant and empowering tone of Hughes’ poem is maintained throughout.Nothing so relevant is promised in the forthcoming Emerson Colonial Theater production “The Play That Goes Wrong,” but it sure looks like fun: The show chronicles what happens when a 1920s murder mystery is performed by a troupe that’s not up to the task, including a corpse that insists on moving. If you remember the ’80s Broadway hit “Noises Off,” you’ve got the gist of this intentional theatrical train wreck. The two-week run opens at Emerson on Nov. 7. And if you need somewhere to take your folks for Parents Weekend, you could do worse than “Rock of Ages,” the hit musical about Sunset Strip metal decadence circa 1980s, featuring a soundtrack full of Styx and Def Leppard (both of whom played Boston for real this past summer). The show, at the Boch Center in Boston Oct. 23‒27, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, meaning it’s time to get nostalgic about nostalgia.A different kind of history is on view this month at the Institute of Contemporary Art, whose current show “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85” documents an era when women of color were creating new forms of expression in visual art, along with performance, film, and video. As a Boston Globe review recently put it, these artists were “throwing conceptual grenades” by opening their work to radical social and political movements. The show runs through Sept. 30.
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) kicked off Islam Awareness Week on Monday by handing out hijabs on Fieldhouse Mall and teaching people how to tie them.Sara Abdel Rahim, a senior and the president of MSA, said community members were more engaged in the event this year after experiencing it in years past.“I think people loved the event last year,” she said. “Everyone is coming up and saying, ‘Hey, I still have my scarf from last year, can I grab another one? Can you teach me how to tie it a different way?’ So kind of building a foundation for the past couple of years and then having people remember it and tell people about it — it’s been really great to have people come and say, ‘I remember this from last year, and I want to do it again.’”The week — which is co-sponsored by other groups such as the Gender Relations Center, Notre Dame International and Multicultural Student Programs and Services — serves as an opportunity for non-Muslim students to learn more about Islamic culture, Abdel Rahim said.“I think it’s amazing. I wish Islam Awareness Week could be Islam Awareness Year, but we obviously don’t have funds and resources for that,” she said. “But I think, definitely, when people come up and ask me to teach them how to wear it or what does a hijab mean to [me], there’s definitely an amazing desire for the students on campus to learn about Islam and to get a better understanding of it. … Even though it is a majority-Catholic campus, if you do provide a venue and a platform for people to come and learn about it, they’ll definitely engage and do that — which is cool to see Notre Dame students doing.”The MSA’s hijab day gave Abdel Rahim a chance to explain that to her, a hijab is twofold, she said.“It’s a sense of modesty in the physical sense — so you do cover up your hair, and wear long sleeves and pants,” she said. “So you’re covering up your body so you’re not showing physical attributes of yourself, so when people get a chance to know Sara, then they can know that person for who they are and not how they look or their physical aspects such as their hair or how they dress.”Abdel Rahim said this commonly offers a greater sense of empowerment to people who wear hijabs.“But also, when you’re covered up — in a sense it’s more empowering because you get to go and engage and do all the things you want, and you’re not held back by what society’s vision of you is,” she said. “So there is a negative connotation to the headscarf, but there are so many amazing hijabis out there — people that wear headscarves — that are so empowered, and it doesn’t prevent them at all from doing the things that they love.”Islam Awareness Week is also being celebrated at Saint Mary’s, Abdel Rahim said, as Tuesday’s scheduled event is a lecture at the College.“It’s with a scholar named Michael Birkel,” she said. “He’s a professor at Earlham College and he wrote a book called ‘The Quran in Conversation.’ And he’s really cool about inter-religious dialogue because he talks about how anyone can be a guest in someone else’s religion, you just have to be willing to learn about it.”The week also features what Abdel Rahim said is “the equivalent of a homily in Catholicism,” a “Quran Halaqah,” on Wednesday.“It’s going to be a person in MSA who has the whole Quran memorized, which is cool,” she said. “We do that in Islam, we memorize stories and verses from the Quran. And he’ll be taking a couple of verses and kind of placing them in context and describing them more — kind of like what a priest does during a homily after the readings in Mass.”The week will conclude with the MSA’s Islam Awareness Week dinner Thursday — this year focusing on Islam through the ages — and a mosque tour Friday. Abdel Rahim said she and the MSA are happy for any community members to engage with Islam Awareness Week in any way.“On behalf of MSA, we’re really blessed that we have a campus that’s able to sponsor events like this and to be able to put it on,” she said. “And we do look for people to engage more over the coming weeks and to ask questions, because we don’t think there’s anything that’s a bad question.”Tags: Hijab Day, islam awareness week, Muslim Student Association
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Krul also bemoaned referee Howard Webb’s decision not to award a late penalty after the Dutchman had gone up for a stoppage-time corner and believed Johnny Heitinga had handled the ball in the box. Krul said: “His arms were up in the air and in my opinion it was a penalty.” Papiss Cisse missed a fine first-half chance, but Newcastle assistant manager John Carver has backed the striker, who has scored just three times this season. “All goalscorers play on confidence,” Carver said. “If you think back to two seasons ago when he could have had his own programme on goal of the season, some of his goals he scored were out of this world. “At the moment Papiss’ confidence is down. Only because he hasn’t been scoring goals. “The pleasing thing for me is he keeps getting in the position to try to score. If he’s not getting in there, then we do have an issue. “It would be dead easy for him to sulk and to be unhappy, because he hasn’t been in the team, but he has actually worked extremely hard. “Good goalscorers, when they get a little bit of confidence and get that first one, sometimes they hit a run. “That’s all Papiss needs. Maybe he needs a scruffy goal.” “It was the most important thing for the players to win. The players believe now they can not only win but they can avoid relegation. They believe we are going the right way. “Now we are convinced we can manage it. We are able to avoid relegation and now I think the whole team, the whole club, all the supporters, they are hopeful that we will do that.” Fulham next play at Manchester City and could be without Dejagah, who was unable to complete the match due to an adductor injury. Goalkeeper David Stockdale was selected ahead of Maarten Stekelenburg due to the Englishman’s more forceful personality and made a number of fine saves in the contest. “Fortunately it worked very well,” Magath added. Newcastle were without manager Alan Pardew – serving the first of his three-match stadium ban for his head-butt on Hull midfielder David Meyler – and goalkeeper Tim Krul missed his boss. “It’s not the same without the manager on the side because he gives you the extra confidence and maybe a little bit of help, but he did everything in his power to help us,” Krul said on skysports.com. “It didn’t affect the team, we just had to take our chances and we didn’t.” Substitute Ashkan Dejagah’s strike earned Magath a first win as Fulham boss and the Cottagers’ first Premier League win in 10 games, since the January 1 defeat of West Ham. “This victory will help us for the next games,” Magath said. Fulham manager Felix Magath believes the 1-0 victory over Newcastle has given the whole club the belief that they can escape relegation from the Premier League. Press Association
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr may have been caught using a burner account.NBA star Kevin Durant made burner accounts famous in 2017 when he got caught using them, and since then, Twitter detectives have been trying to catch more athletes. In 2018, 76ers GM/president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo was forced to part ways with the franchise after his burner account fiasco. Jayce Frost tweets https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b/dc/jayce-frost-tweets-ftr_knylqyoxw9ps1o5gszn0xwqsl.png?t=-999917381&w=500&quality=80Carr has not commented on the burner account publicly, but whoever is behind the account made it active again just to send a DM to Fehr.”Wanted to reach out to and clear up I am not a Carr or anyone associated with them lol,” Frost wrote. “It’s crazy how much all that took off, just a Fresno State fan who loves some random debates on Twitter. I have a lot of Carr tweets just because people are so passionate against him but his [numbers] disagree with some of the narratives.” UPDATE: We have received a statement from the “just wanted to make clear I am definitely not Derek Carr,” jayce_frost pic.twitter.com/aFfAdVUlDZ— Tom (@TJFsports) August 5, 2020Fehr continued to make their DM conversation public. In a follow-up message, Frost asked, “Do you really think an NFL QB would have a burner?” (via @TJFsports) Carr could be the latest who is outed using a burner account, as a Chiefs fan believes is using a Twitter under the handle “Jayce Frost.”MORE: Ranking all 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFLIt started with Carr’s comments to reporters on Tuesday when he said he didn’t want to be disrespected.”I have a lot to prove to myself. I have a lot to prove to my organization,” Carr said. “I’m going to be completely honest with you: I’m tired of being disrespected.”Chiefs fan Tom Fehr reacted to that comment joking, “If I were Derek Carr and was tired of being disrespected I would simply try being a good quarterback.” That’s when Frost responded, “Honest question — do you not understand football or do you just troll?”From there, Fehr looked at the account and discovered something interesting. The Twitter account was mostly posting about defending Carr, and posted about Fresno State’s uniforms. Carr played college football at Fresno State.Uhhhh guys I’m 99% certain I found Derek Carr’s burner account, someone only tweeting about Derek Carr and Fresno State pic.twitter.com/5JdiFB6hLM— Tom (@TJFsports) August 5, 2020Fehr said “within minutes” the account was deactivated, furthering suspicion that Carr was behind it. Some speculated it could be one of his brothers’ accounts, but a few tweets from that account made it seem unlikely.Some other Twitter users did some more digging and found repeated tweets of this account defending Carr. One in particular was @RealBirdLawyer, who compiled a lengthy list of tweets from Frost all talking about Carr and defending the Raiders QB in one way or another. (RealBirdLawyer/Twitter) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/6a/d5/jayce-frost-dm_sssvehsj3y0j1jyhd4koueaae.jpeg?t=-999526317&w=500&quality=80Frost deactivated the account once again, and it is no longer available to view on Twitter.
Officials have confirmed a case of Mumps at a Broward County middle school.The principal of Pioneer Middle School in Cooper City, Florida, sent a letter to parents Friday saying that students displaying symptoms would be excluded from school until a doctor determined they weren’t contagious.The letter didn’t say whether the infected person was a student or a staff member.The airborne virus is transmitted through the inhalation of infected salvia droplets released during coughing or sneezing or by direct contact with the saliva of an infected person.Signs and symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, loss of appetite, weakness, earache, and swelling in the neck or jaw.The incubation period is from two to three weeks.No other information is available at this time.
The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce that forward and team captain Jordan Wood has been named the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s Player of the Month for November. Wood scored four goals and added eight assists in six games during the month to lead all BCIHL skaters and maintain his grip on first place in league scoring overall with 12 goals and 26 points respectively.He also helped lead the Saints to six consecutive wins, with the team’s victory over the University of Victoria last Saturday tying the Vikes’ record for the longest-ever BCIHL winning streak at 12 games. “Jordan had another tremendous month both in terms of his individual performances and his overall leadership of our group,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “It’s become clear as we’ve gotten deeper into the season that opposing teams are putting more and more of a focus on stopping Jordan and his linemates, but they continue to get the job done and set the tone for us.”Woody is fully deserving of the award but it could just as easily have been Logan (Proulx) or Jackson (Garrett) based on the great months they had as well.” Wood put up four multi-point games during November, including a two-assist effort against Simon Fraser University on November 3rd that marked Selkirk’s first win over the Clan since the Saints joined the BCIHL in 2007. Selkirk resumes the 2012/13 season following an extended exam/holiday break against SFU on Saturday, January 12th at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. Face-off is set for 7:30 PM.
QPR currently sit in fifth place after the first 12 games of the 2019/20 Championship season.BettingLounge notes that QPR are currently the 11th favourite to get promoted this season, with the best price at 12/1 with William Hill, but is it a realistic possibility?The Rs will have to improve their defensive record if they are to mount a successful promotion push. Only two teams in the league have conceded more goals (21) than QPR so far, and both of those sides currently sit at the bottom of the table (Barnsley & Stoke City).But, QPR has been prolific in front of goal, scoring 21 goals in their opening 12 games which is the third-highest in the league. In fact, three players have scored 18 of those 21 goals between them. Jordan Hugill, Nahki Wells, and Eberechi Eze are all in fine scoring form, with six goals each.Eberechi Eze has scored three of his six goals in his last two matches while winning and converting two penalties in the 3-2 win over Hull City last time out.Eze has been a star player in the opening 12 games and currently sits in WhoScored’s Championship best XI, with a 7.6 overall rating (the highest overall average rating in the Championship so far), and he has scored three goals in his last two games.However, QPR still has a lot to improve if they are going to push for promotion. They are yet to keep a clean sheet in their opening 12 fixtures, and they have lost against other promotion hopefuls in West Brom, Cardiff, Swansea, and Bristol City while conceding 10 goals in those 4 games and only scoring 1.Without positive results against strong teams in the league, it is unrealistic to hope for automatic promotion, but it is still early in the season, and if QPR can tighten up at the back, it is certainly not out of the question. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youThe Inner Beast15 Amazing Sports Cars That Are Not Too ExpensiveThe Inner BeastUndoHealthyLivingMagazin.com8 Foods You Should Never BuyHealthyLivingMagazin.comUndoWifi UltraBoostNew WiFi booster stops expensive internet in Hong KongWifi UltraBoostUndoHealth & Human ResearchNever Ever Put These Foods In Your FridgeHealth & Human ResearchUndoFood PreventBanana Smoothie That Will Help You Slim DownFood PreventUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndotrendingstock.todayWhat Are The 10 Biggest Tech Companies In The World?trendingstock.todayUndo10LikesTop 10 Smartest Interior Design Secrets10LikesUndo
Makaila Napoleon scored 10 of her team-high 23 points in the first quarter and the Eureka High girl’s basketball team found no trouble against McKinleyville, winning 58-36 in the Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament championship game Saturday afternoon at Arcata High.Saturday’s AIBT championship win is Eureka’s second straight. The Loggers beat Arcata 69-65 to claim the AIBT last season.McKinleyville (2-1) stayed even with Eureka 4-0) through the first few minutes of the game as both …
Ajax defender Blind: We pulled the wool over Chelsea’s eyesby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax weren’t at their best for watching Chelsea spies after edging past bottom-placed RKC Waalwijk on Saturday.Ajax sneaked a 2-1 away win to go three points clear at the top of the Dutch league as rivals PSV Eindhoven crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Utrecht but Daley Blind said his side got away with a fortunate victory just days before they host Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday.“I think it was our worst match in the last two years,” the 29-year-old defender told Dutch television. “We were lucky to come away with the win. We weren’t well organised and we certainly didn’t play with any sharpness.”“They played a long-ball game but nothing fell for us. It was one of those days where we had to grind out a win,” added the former Manchester United player.”It was nice to win this kind of horribly bad game. That’s what it’s about. But we must look at ourselves and ensure this can never happen again.“But hopefully we pulled the wool over Chelsea’s eyes. If we did that then we achieved our mission.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say