los angeles – Chicago 43rd http://chicago43rd.org/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 22:54:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://chicago43rd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-8-120x120.png los angeles – Chicago 43rd http://chicago43rd.org/ 32 32 What Joc Pederson brings to the SF Giants https://chicago43rd.org/what-joc-pederson-brings-to-the-sf-giants/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 21:45:33 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/what-joc-pederson-brings-to-the-sf-giants/ SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Bengie Molina was eating an ice cream sandwich. It was an hour before the first pitch. Joc Pederson, then a Palo Alto high school senior, had his first taste of big league life after being dragged into the Giants clubhouse by a family friend. “I’m like, ‘The major leagues are the best! […]]]>

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Bengie Molina was eating an ice cream sandwich. It was an hour before the first pitch. Joc Pederson, then a Palo Alto high school senior, had his first taste of big league life after being dragged into the Giants clubhouse by a family friend.

“I’m like, ‘The major leagues are the best! It’s amazing,” Pederson, 29, recalled Thursday from inside another Giants clubhouse, the newly renovated one inside Scottsdale Stadium, where he arrived that morning after signing a one-year, $6 million deal with the hometown club.

Since that seminal moment in 2010 – jumping the railing of the then AT&T park, meeting Pablo Sandoval, who gave him a pair of batting gloves without knowing they would team up a decade later in Atlanta – Pederson has racked up a rich playoff experience and refined a powerful left-side-of-the-plate swing, two qualities the Giants hope can complement a team that won 107 games last season and is aiming for something more than a first-round exit from the playoffs.

“I think he’ll fit right in at our clubhouse,” said Alex Wood, who reunited with Pederson after four years with the Dodgers from 2015-2018. “He’s not afraid of the spotlight. He likes big moments and he tends to do well. He is the kind of player we are looking for and need in our clubhouse.

Pederson has made the playoffs in each of his seven professional seasons, including four trips to the World Series. He rose to prominence last season during the Braves’ World Series race for wearing pearls around his neck and wore a black pearl necklace, just under a head of bleached blonde hair styled in a messy mohawk, so that he was taking his first batting practice. cuts inside Scottsdale Stadium.

“He’s pure entertainment all the time,” Wood said. “It’s just Joc, man. He likes to have a good time and likes to play ball.

On the same day Pederson signed his deal, however, the Giants’ path to the playoffs was made more difficult by a few splashy signings within their division. The Rockies paid $182 million for Kris Bryant, while the Dodgers gave Freddie Freeman $160 million. The Giants, meanwhile, seem content going into the season with Pederson as their main roster upgrade, which is losing Bryant and Buster Posey.

“From a roster perspective, it suits us really well, the way Kap manages the roster and tries to match,” said Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations for the Giants. “He was one of the best power hitters against right-handers in his entire career at the big league level. … We still really believe in talent. When he’s in the batting box, he can do things in the batting box that few guys at the big league level can do. …On pure ability, he ranks highly on our list. It’s just our responsibility and his responsibility to get him out of this.

Under Zaidi, the Giants have not given a contract worth more than the $44 million they promised Carlos Rodon or longer than the three years they committed to Anthony DeSclafani. Avoiding costly long-term deals may seem like an organizational philosophy at this point, but Zaidi has firmly refuted that impression.

“That’s just not the case,” Zaidi said. “We talked a lot about the benefits of flexibility. But there is no absolute rule regarding the maximum number of years or the maximum of dollars. We have certainly made offers beyond these figures. … There are big free agents and one team signs them and 29 don’t. You are going to be among the 29 more than you are the one doing it. …that’s not to say there aren’t players getting big deals that we’d love to have and have been involved with.

Zaidi said the Giants, whose payroll currently stands at about $135 million, below last season’s total and nearly $100 million below the luxury tax threshold, have the flexibility financial to add more parts, but have indicated that the group they have is more or less the one they will start the season with.

“I think we’re at a point now where we’re going to have a discussion about a player and you have to say, well, who’s going off the roster; who’s losing at bats?” Zaïdi said. our list right now. Any additions at this price.

The deal with Pederson was so obvious it almost happened a year ago. Zaidi, whose relationship with Pederson dates back to their time in Los Angeles, pursued Pederson last offseason, but the outfielder opted for a day-to-day role in Chicago and was eventually traded to Atlanta.

Finally, playing for the team he grew up on – yes, he confirmed he was a Giants fan as a kid, despite his dad spending 12 years in the Dodgers organization – was ‘surreal’ , Pederson said. Now an adult, Pederson has two children of his own and both sets of their grandparents reside in the Bay Area.

When Pederson arrived at the clubhouse on Thursday morning, he was greeted by a locker next to his for his brother, Champ, who has Down syndrome and played a major role in Pederson’s life.

“I sent him a photo. … He’s going to be thrilled,” Pederson said. good things, so I show up today and his locker is there….I think that shows the first class organization they are.

On the field, Pederson has a long history of right-handed throwing shuffling — a career .832 on base plus slugging — but struggled to replicate the same success with the Dodgers in 2020 and again in 2021. Pederson finished 2021 with a .238/.310/.422 batting line and did no better against lefties.

The Giants will place Pederson in their outside corner spots and designated hitter. They’re hoping that by minimizing his exposure to lefties, they can extract the same type of production that led to 123 home runs in his first four major league seasons.

As Pederson struggled to secure his own “prove it” deal last season, it was hard not to notice the success of other players in San Francisco, whether it was Brandon Crawford’s career year or the escapes such as Darin Ruf.

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Biden drew more viewers in otherwise quiet TV week | Entertainment News https://chicago43rd.org/biden-drew-more-viewers-in-otherwise-quiet-tv-week-entertainment-news/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 22:18:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/biden-drew-more-viewers-in-otherwise-quiet-tv-week-entertainment-news/ By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In an otherwise quiet week for television, President Joe Biden was the biggest star. An estimated 38.2 million people watched him deliver his first State of the Union address last week, spread across multiple networks that aired it. Fox News Channel, where 7.2 million people […]]]>

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — In an otherwise quiet week for television, President Joe Biden was the biggest star.

An estimated 38.2 million people watched him deliver his first State of the Union address last week, spread across multiple networks that aired it. Fox News Channel, where 7.2 million people watched, had the largest single audience, the Nielsen company said.

Otherwise, no primetime show has surpassed 8 million live viewers. On a typical evening, ABC’s “World News Tonight” with David Muir had more viewership than any other television show last week.

Among individual primetime shows, “60 Minutes” finished top for the second week in a row, Nielsen said.

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CBS won the week in prime time with an average of 4.6 million viewers. ABC had 3.9 million, NBC had 3.2 million, Fox had 1.9 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.1 million, and Telemundo had 930,000.

Fox News Channel topped the primetime cable networks with an average of 3.51 million viewers. CNN had 1.81 million, MSNBC had 1.64 million, ESPN had 1.29 million, and HGTV had 1.1 million.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news race with an average of 8.8 million viewers, NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.3 million and “CBS Evening News” had 5. ,1 million.

For the week of February 28 to March 6, the 20 most-watched programs in prime time, their networks and their audiences:

1. “60 minutes”, CBS, 7.99 million.

2. “State of the Union,” Fox News, 7.21 million.

3. “The Equalizer”, CBS, 7.13 million.

4. “NCIS”, CBS, 7.12 million.

5. “Chicago Med,” NBC, 7.05 million.

6. “Chicago Fire”, NBC, 6.89 million.

7. “State of the Union Insight,” Fox News, 6.62 million.

8. “American Idol,” ABC, 6.57 million.

9. “State of the Union Analysis” (10:10-10:32 p.m. EST), Fox News, 6.55 million.

10. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 6.48 million.

11. “State of the Union”, ABC, 6.3 million.

12. “State of the Union: Republican Response,” Fox News, 5.98 million.

13. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 5.91 million.

14. “Blue Bloods”, CBS, 5.9 million.

15. “Chicago PD”, NBC, 5.81 million.

16. “The Neighborhood”, CBS, 5.7 million.

17. “Ghosts”, CBS, 5.52 million.

18. “Bob Hearts Abishola,” CBS, 5.5 million.

19. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 5.45 million.

20. “State of the Union Analysis” (10:46 p.m.-11 p.m. EST), Fox News, 5.44 million.

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Cheryl Warfield sings in Blanchard’s opera https://chicago43rd.org/cheryl-warfield-sings-in-blanchards-opera/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 12:34:30 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/cheryl-warfield-sings-in-blanchards-opera/ Soprano opera singer Cheryl Warfield will perform in the set of Chicago’s Terence Blanchard Lyric Opera production of ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’. * “It’s groundbreaking…as Porky & Bess was,” said opera singer Soprano Cheryl Warfield on his role in the Terence Blanchard opera based on the life of New York journalist Charles M. […]]]>

Soprano opera singer Cheryl Warfield will perform in the set of Chicago’s Terence Blanchard Lyric Opera production of ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’.

* “It’s groundbreaking…as Porky & Bess was,” said opera singer Soprano Cheryl Warfield on his role in the Terence Blanchard opera based on the life of New York journalist Charles M. Blow titled “The fire locked in my bones” will premiere at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago from March 25 to April 8, 2022. “Being specifically about black people like ‘Porky & Bess’ which was by a New York Jewish composer.”

Five-time Grammy winner and two-time Oscar nominee, jazz trumpeter, pianist/keyboardist and composer Terence Blanchard stars in the opera alongside Kasi Lemmons (director of Harriet and Eve’s Bayou). The musical takes audiences on a journey through the life of Charles Blow, his early life in Louisiana facing a traumatic experience. Daniela Candillari is the conductor.

“This is my first attempt at returning to union work since the pandemic,” Cheryl said of her role on the set. “It (opera) has so many different elements of the black experience. It presents Jazz, Classical….music. It’s an honor to be in an opera composed by a black person. Black composers are beginning to be recognized. We’ve had them for over 125 years.

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Terence Blanchard’s opera premiered in St. Louis two years ago and a representative from the Metropolitan Opera House and Chicago’s Lyric Opera House was in attendance. They liked the opera and decided to present it at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago.

“The production has 70 people who are top artists. They’re all union artists in this production,” Warfield informed me. “It has a positive ending. The message is that once he’s able to come to terms with (what happened to him in his youth) and write about it, it’s cathartic.

“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” also stars Will Livermen (baritone) as Charles Blow; Latonia Moore (soprano); Jacqueline Echols (soprano); Chauncey Packer (tenor) and Chris Kenney (baritone).

Cheryl Warfield’s enthusiasm for opera can be heard in her voice: “It’s a glorious work of opera…a powerful story. I did not participate in the production of the Met, although the Met and the Lyric Opera House of Chicago are co-producers of this opera. It will be broadcast live at 42n/a Street so people can attend the opening night. They did it so black people could see it for free. It will also be broadcast live at Marcus Garvey Park. The opera has never been open to the black community before.

She said that although her role is in the ensemble (chorus) performing at one of the great opera houses, such as the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Lyric Opera House in Chicago or the San Francisco Opera House, ” you have reached the epitome of opera in the United States.

Terence Blanchard, who also has 14 Grammy nominations, collaborated with Spike Lee in Blackkklansman (2018) and Da 5 blood (2020) which further highlight his skills, which he first showcased as a member of Lionel Hampton Orchestra in 1982. He has composed more than 40 film scores and played as a musician on more than 50 scores. He was also artistic director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami. www.LyricOpera.org www.TerenceBlanchard.com www.MetOpera.org

SYNDICATED COLUMN: dr. Eunice Mosley has an estimated weekly readership of over one million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a strategist and consultant in public relations and business management at Freelance Associates, and is director of promotions (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTS: “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is in its 23rd year. The next events are coming Baltimore Saturday April 16, 2022 via Zoom conference and Los Angeles Saturday, November 5, 2022 via Zoom video conferencing. The ULMII event is a free entertainment conference featuring a Q&A with a professional panel, a professional talent showcase and a national talent competition (voice, songwriting, dance and acting) where budding artists have the chance to receive over $17,000 in prices/products/services. Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information or RSVP for Zoom Access email [email protected]

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Uber launches Uber Explore, a new way to explore destination attractions https://chicago43rd.org/uber-launches-uber-explore-a-new-way-to-explore-destination-attractions/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 14:37:38 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/uber-launches-uber-explore-a-new-way-to-explore-destination-attractions/ Today, March 1, Uber launched its new extension: Uber Explorera new way to browse and book attractions during your stay, whether it’s something as simple as dinner reservations or museum exhibits, concerts and more. Uber Explore’s Trending Near You page. (photo via Uber) Users can click on the Explore tab in the Uber app […]]]>

Today, March 1, Uber launched its new extension: Uber Explorera new way to browse and book attractions during your stay, whether it’s something as simple as dinner reservations or museum exhibits, concerts and more.


Uber Explore’s Trending Near You page. (photo via Uber)

Users can click on the Explore tab in the Uber app to see recommended food and drink destination, arts and cultural attractions, live music and shows.

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With reviews, photos, directions and more, it’s an easy way to explore the best of a destination during your stay. Based on a user’s Uber Eats and Uber history, they will also receive recommendations that closely match what they like.

Travelers who book something through Uber Explore can also purchase an Uber ride seamlessly, with a one-click “get there now” option.

Travelers who book through Uber Explore can get 15% off their Uber ride for the launch.

The Uber Explore expansion is currently in use in fourteen cities and regions across the United States, as well as Mexico City.

US cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis – St. Paul, New Orleans, New Jersey, Upstate New York, Orlando, San Antonio, San Francisco and Seattle. More cities will be added over the coming weeks and months.

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Louis CK cancels shows in Ukraine amid Russian invasion | Entertainment https://chicago43rd.org/louis-ck-cancels-shows-in-ukraine-amid-russian-invasion-entertainment/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 20:17:02 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/louis-ck-cancels-shows-in-ukraine-amid-russian-invasion-entertainment/ People who hate Louis CK had a dark reason to laugh Thursday as news circulated on social media that the canceled comedian was set to perform for two nights in Kiev, Ukraine, amid the Russian invasion that began earlier. during the day. Fans of Louis CK, however, were relieved on Friday after the comic sent […]]]>

People who hate Louis CK had a dark reason to laugh Thursday as news circulated on social media that the canceled comedian was set to perform for two nights in Kiev, Ukraine, amid the Russian invasion that began earlier. during the day.

Fans of Louis CK, however, were relieved on Friday after the comic sent out an email message saying the shows weren’t happening.

“I’m not in Ukraine,” he wrote in a note to members of his mailing list. “My flight was canceled because no one can fly there now.”

CK, whose real last name is Szekely, was disgraced in 2017 when he confirmed long-running rumors of his sexual misconduct amid the #MeToo movement. Two years later, he went on tour again.

Now he is in the middle of a European tour with his show “Sorry” which will take him from Spain and Portugal to Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Romania, Italy and Sweden, then back to Norway and the Netherlands. .

In mid-February, after the US State Department ordered its embassy staff to leave Ukraine and issued a ‘do not travel’ alert regarding the country, British comedy website Chortle reported on the planned dates of CK in Kyiv. Chortle shared an email allegedly sent by the comic to ticket holders that read, “Regarding Ukraine. I really want to do these shows and I will if I can. Obviously, it’s a…situation.

“We’re keeping in touch with the folks there and monitoring things and… just waiting to see what it looks like closer to the date,” CK wrote. “But my intention is to do the shows if possible. I’ll do my best to be there and hopefully it works out. So let’s see what happens.

Air traffic authority Eurocontrol diverted all flights from Ukraine on Wednesday evening after the country declared a state of emergency ahead of the Russian invasion. The airspace was quickly closed, and this closure was later extended beyond Ukraine’s borders to neighboring Moldova. The closure is in place until at least May 24.

But Chicago playwright and screenwriter Patrick Vermillion – who says he’s not a fan of CK – had tweeted on Tuesday morning that “The Louis CK show in Kyiv hasn’t been cancelled.” He attached a screenshot indicating that the broadcasts scheduled for Friday and Saturday were still running.

As the invasion unfolded days later, the tweet attracted a lot of attention, prompting its author to draw attention to when it was sent.

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‘Cool Runnings’ still influences Jamaican bobsleigh culture | Radio WGN 720 https://chicago43rd.org/cool-runnings-still-influences-jamaican-bobsleigh-culture-radio-wgn-720/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 20:51:09 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/cool-runnings-still-influences-jamaican-bobsleigh-culture-radio-wgn-720/ BEIJING (KXAN) — For the first time since 1998, the Winter Olympics are to be paced and paced. Jamaica’s bobsled team is still riding the wave of Disney after the 1993 film ‘Cool Runnings’ helped propel the country’s program from nothing to a global phenomenon after a surprise qualification for the 1988 Winter Olympics in […]]]>

BEIJING (KXAN) — For the first time since 1998, the Winter Olympics are to be paced and paced.

Jamaica’s bobsled team is still riding the wave of Disney after the 1993 film ‘Cool Runnings’ helped propel the country’s program from nothing to a global phenomenon after a surprise qualification for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. The film secured corporate sponsorship of the program and infused the cash-strapped organization with much-needed resources, and it was a box office success. At the time, Disney said it was its highest-grossing live-action film, grossing over $157 million.

But if you really want to brush up on your Jamaican bobsled team’s history as the team climbs the hill at the Yanqing National Sliding Center in Beijing, don’t bother logging into your Disney+ account. John Candy and Doug E. Doug won’t be able to help you much.

The film was highly fictional, simply “inspired by” the team’s time before, during and after the 1988 Games. The team faced a mountain of adversity and doubt, of themselves and others just to qualify for the Games – that’s certainly true. But according to team members who experienced those illustrious first Olympics for the tiny Caribbean island, that’s about where the similarities ended.

They believe the film doesn’t portray them as serious athletes, but rather as comic caricatures of fun-loving Jamaicans who are just happy to be in Canada for a few weeks to race down a hill. In the 2014 documentary “Breaking the Ice”, Howard Siler, the team’s coach, said the team was “the real deal”.

“It was blood, sweat and tears,” he said. “That Jamaican bobsled team was the real thing.”

Siler, a nine-time national bobsled champion in his prime, died in 2014, but his wife told the Los Angeles Times he was not a huge fan of the film.

“There were scenes that made them cute, silly,” his wife Debra said. “He was disappointed that Disney decided to make the film kind of a comedic situation as opposed to the seriousness of their accomplishments.”

Siler also didn’t like the way Candy portrayed him, even though Candy’s character was called “Irv” in the movie. Rather than lean into the fact that Siler was an extremely accomplished bobsledder, Disney opted to cast Candy’s character on a has-beach in search of redemption after leaving the sport in disgrace.

Other crew members, like Devon Harris, choose to look on the bright side of the film.

“They took a lot of poetic license,” Harris said in the documentary, but also said the film did a good job “illustrating the spirit of the team.”

“They stretched some of the truth or made it up to make it funny,” he said.

Shanwayne Stephens and Nimroy Turgott of Jamaica start the 1-2 series at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Beijing’s Yanqing District. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

George Fitch, a Republican politician from Virginia with ties to Jamaica through his work with the Commerce Department during the Reagan administration, helped assemble the team. In an ESPN interview before his death in 2014, Fitch called the film “an embarrassment”.

The team crashed and did not complete the four-man competition, but crossed the finish line with the sled, shaking hands with fans along the track. It was a gesture that made them heroes at home.

Even though the film was mostly fiction, it still inspires and influences bobsledders and fans today. Many Gen Xers and Millennials are familiar with Sanka’s lucky egg, practice tub bends, and the catchy phrase, “Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, come up, it’s the bobsled time!”

How the team was formed

The team was put together by Fitch and Kenny Barnes, a high-ranking Jamaican military officer, according to The Washington Post. Fitch looked at athletes training for the 1988 Summer Olympics, but hit a dead end, then ran newspaper ads for some kind of open trial before asking for help from Barnes. Barnes managed to convince Harris and Mike White to join the team, and then Caswell Allen, Freddie Powell, Dudley Stokes and his younger brother Chris Stokes completed the team.

The team trained at a military base in Jamaica and the sled pilot, Dudley Stokes, flew airplanes and helicopters in the military, so in a way, of course, he could steer a metal tube with sled skates on an icy path filled with curves, right?

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian of Jamaica drives during Round 1 of the women’s monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Beijing’s Yanqing District. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

The team practiced in Lake Placid with a borrowed sled, but then returned to Kingston, Jamaica’s capital, and practiced with a rickety cart on wheels similar to the handcarts that were popular on the ‘Isle. The country’s rich history of track and field athletes, particularly in sprints, plays very well in bobsleigh racing, especially the push start.

After competing in a Bobsleigh World Cup event in Austria and a lot of politics from Fitch, Jamaica sent their team to Calgary.

Jamaica also had a two-man bobsled team in Calgary, and that team actually finished. He placed 30th out of 40 teams.

Jamaica at the 2022 Winter Olympics

This year, Jamaicans have both men and women competing in the Olympics. Two- and four-man teams came out on top, as did Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian who rode the country’s first women’s monobob. Fenlator-Victorian was a 2014 Olympian for the United States in bobsleigh, but joined the Jamaican team thanks to the birth of her father. She was also part of a two-woman team at the 2018 Games.

NBC’s Sam Brock spent time with the team and recounted their trip to Beijing, nearly 30 years after the Jamaicans last traveled to the penultimate bobsleigh event.

Shanwayne Stephens, this year’s team driver, had an interesting training program ahead of the Games. As a Lance Corporal in the Royal Air Force, Stephens pushed a Mini Cooper around Peterborough in England where he lives. He even caught the eye of the queen.

“The fight is still the same, we still have no ice, no practice facilities,” Stephens said. “All the guys in the team feel responsible for what we’ve achieved. It’s a massive achievement.

After four practice runs, the Jamaicans are almost two seconds behind the leaders. Competition rounds are Saturday and Sunday.

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Pushing the boundaries of sound with techno artist Henry Brooks » WDET 101.9FM https://chicago43rd.org/pushing-the-boundaries-of-sound-with-techno-artist-henry-brooks-wdet-101-9fm/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 18:17:54 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/pushing-the-boundaries-of-sound-with-techno-artist-henry-brooks-wdet-101-9fm/ Courtney Randolph, Amanda LeClaire, LaToya Cross Courtney Wise Randolph writes about Detroit movers for Detour Detroit. Once a month, she drops by CultureShift to chat with a Detroit notable. In this feature, she spoke with techno artist Henry Brooks. When the Belleville Three brought techno music to the world, the heart-pounding eclectic sounds inspired an […]]]>

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Courtney Wise Randolph writes about Detroit movers for Detour Detroit. Once a month, she drops by CultureShift to chat with a Detroit notable. In this feature, she spoke with techno artist Henry Brooks.

When the Belleville Three brought techno music to the world, the heart-pounding eclectic sounds inspired an era that continues to be influential in Detroit’s sonic and musical DNA. Today, new generations are embracing the repetitive, adrenaline-charged music and carving out their own stylistic identity within the genre.

Henry Brooks is part of the new school of techno and electronic music artists. At 24, the Detroit transplant from Grand Rapids began experimenting with turntables at 16. His rise on the scene, however, was somewhat meteoric with local and national stage appearances all over the city, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami.

“Techno is always about experimenting and trying something new,” says Brooks. “It’s not always about what’s in fashion. So for me, my background is in metal [and] many sounds that I like are distorted, [so] I experimented with distorted guitars, certain melodies and vocals.


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Kevin Devine releases new single “How Can I Help You?” https://chicago43rd.org/kevin-devine-releases-new-single-how-can-i-help-you/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 09:49:38 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/kevin-devine-releases-new-single-how-can-i-help-you/ Kevin Devine has released a new song, ‘How Can I Help You?’, from his upcoming album Nothing is real, therefore nothing is fake. Along with the track, he also announced a spring 2022 US tour with Pronoun, Kississippi and Kayleigh Goldsworthy. Listen to “How can I help you?” and see the list of dates below. […]]]>

Kevin Devine has released a new song, ‘How Can I Help You?’, from his upcoming album Nothing is real, therefore nothing is fake. Along with the track, he also announced a spring 2022 US tour with Pronoun, Kississippi and Kayleigh Goldsworthy. Listen to “How can I help you?” and see the list of dates below.

In a press release, Devine described the new track as “a dance song for wallflowers, body music for the brain, a lightly caffeinated disco gallop arpeggiating through the last aspirational ribbon separating a relationship from its end”.

Nothing is real, therefore nothing is fake, Kevin Devine’s 10th LP is set for release March 25 via Triple Crown Records. It includes the previously released single “Albatross”.

Kevin Devine’s 2022 US Tour Dates:

Wed April 6 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar*
Thu April 7 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s*
Fri April 8 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk*
Sat April 9 – Toronto, ON – Velvet*
Sun, April 10 – Detroit, MI – Shelter*
Tuesday, April 12 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entrance*
Wed, April 13 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall*
Fri April 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Sat April 16 – Boston, MA – Sinclair*
Friday, April 29 – Philadelphia, PA – FU Church!
Sat April 30 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar!
Sunday, May 1 – Nashville, TN – Mercury Lounge!
Tuesday, May 3 – Dallas, TX – Tulips!
Wed May 4 – Austin, TX – Antone’s!
Friday, May 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom!
Saturday, May 7 – Los Angeles, California – The Roxy!
Sunday, May 8 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar!
Monday, May 9 – San Francisco, CA – Great American!
Wed May 11 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir!
Thu May 12 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey!
Saturday May 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby!
Sunday, May 15 – Denver, CO – Bluebird!
Tuesday, May 17 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway!
Thu May 19 – Orlando, Florida – Soundbar!
Friday, May 20 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade!

* with pronoun
! with Kississippi

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TCM’s Jacqueline Stewart Highlights Black Film History | Entertainment https://chicago43rd.org/tcms-jacqueline-stewart-highlights-black-film-history-entertainment/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 20:54:18 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/tcms-jacqueline-stewart-highlights-black-film-history-entertainment/ LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film pundit Jacqueline Stewart makes a rich contribution to TCM for Black History Month, leading discussions on “Selma” with its star, David Oyelowo, and highlighting the work of Oscar Micheaux and other pioneer filmmakers. The result is both festive and stimulating. “Our programming spans from the 1920s to 2014, nearly a […]]]>

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film pundit Jacqueline Stewart makes a rich contribution to TCM for Black History Month, leading discussions on “Selma” with its star, David Oyelowo, and highlighting the work of Oscar Micheaux and other pioneer filmmakers.

The result is both festive and stimulating.

“Our programming spans from the 1920s to 2014, nearly a century of African American cinema,” Stewart said. “We see the same kind of themes, a call for racial justice. People will have a much deeper idea of ​​the complexity of these issues and why we need to raise these issues in our country. »

February’s list honoring African-American films and creators is just one aspect of how Stewart, TCM’s first and only co-host of color since 2019 and a professor at the University of Chicago, has improved the chain game.

Focusing on black cinema history once a year “cannot be the full experience for TCM,” said Pola Changnon, its chief executive.

“Having Jacqueline at the table, she’s a voice in driving programming selections,” Changnon said. “She’s really great at pointing us to things that we might not have thought of before, not only movies, but also other experts who can really bring those movies to life.

Stewart, whose academic focus is on silent films and film noir, was a guest at TCM before being asked to host the new “Silent Sunday Nights” showcase for domestic and international films and shorts.

In 2021, the newly opened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles named her Artistic Director and Director of Programming, with a portfolio including screenings, exhibitions and educational activities. (Stewart is on sabbatical from the Film and Media Studies department at the University of Chicago, where she earned a Ph.D. in English).

The past year has been a banner: Stewart received a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, an honor dubbed the Genius Grant, for ensuring that overlooked black filmmakers and audiences have “a place in the public imagination,” as stated by the foundation.

She sees her work as part of a larger and urgent American reassessment: “We all need to think more deeply about issues of racial equality and social justice,” as recent years have shown.

“We’ve had very deep conversations at TCM about what it means to show classic films at this historic moment, and how we can reflect on the legacy of misrepresentation in these films and the erasure of people of color,” she said, and about “sexism and homophobia, transphobia, that you find in classic movies.”

Last year, for TCM’s “Reframed: Classic Films in the Rearview Mirror” project, Stewart and his four co-hosts examined blatant racial stereotyping and other demeaning elements in films including “The Jazz Singer.” from 1927, “Gone with the Wind” from 1939, and “The Children’s Hour” from 1961, which portrayed same-sex relationships as shameful.

Stewart’s appearances as a guest expert on TCM eventually landed her on the co-host roster along with Ben Mankiewicz, Dave Karger, Alicia Malone and Eddie Muller.

“We were always so impressed with not only how much she knew coming in, but also how graceful and how present she was on camera and communicating with another host about what she knew,” Changnon said. “Not everyone can translate this kind of academic expertise” for viewers.

Stewart says she’s thrilled with the scope of TCM’s Black History Month programming, which continues Sunday through Feb. 27 and includes fellow college students Racquel Gates and Samantha Sheppard.

“Having two Oscar Micheaux movies, two Philadelphia Colored Players movies — they’re some of the most moving and accomplished early racing movies,” Stewart said, applying the term generally used to refer to the movies. made by and for African Americans in the first half of the 20th century.

“I hope people take the opportunity to see them and to see the conversations we have about them,” she said.

“Oscar Micheaux: The Superhero of Black Cinema,” airing Sunday at 9:30 p.m. EST, examines the work of the director and producer who has made more than 40 silent and sound films. Oyelowo is on board February 20 and 27, for performances such as “Selma,” “Malcolm X” and the 1968 documentary “Black Panthers.”

“I really enjoyed the depth with which he thinks about the importance of the roles he takes on. He talks about playing Dr. Martin Luther King in ‘Selma’…and the urgency of stories like that- there for our contemporary times,” she said.

Stewart’s research, teaching, and writing, including the 2015 book “LA Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema,” prepared her to expand her audience into the world of moviegoers – which she has been a part of ever since. childhood.

Growing up in her native Chicago, Stewart and an aunt regularly indulged in watching late-night movies on television.

“We would talk about movies during commercial breaks and his passion for classic movie stars,” Stewart recalled. “His fandom really rubbed off on me.”

His attention was drawn to black actors who were largely relegated to minor roles in most Hollywood studio productions.

“They may not be credited and they play servants, but they are there. Our eyes go to these actors, and I’ve always been intrigued by people like Hattie McDaniel and Willie Best and Theresa Harris,” she said. “I’ve always thought that even if black people weren’t not central to the narrative of classic mainstream movies, the presence was there.

“I became curious about this presence and wanted to know more about what these people were. And I wanted to think about the racial politics of portraying black people in this way on screen,” Stewart said.

Silent films also fascinated her, becoming a mainstay of her studies.

“I love the silent actor styles because you don’t rely on the dialogue to tell the story. Instead, the actors really do things in terms of expressions, in terms of how the actors interact with each other,” she said. Silent films are a “much more sophisticated form of artistic expression…and they laid the groundwork for everything that came after.”

Stewart eventually paired his early love of filmmaking with the direction gained by his extended “teacher family” in Chicago’s public schools.

“It’s a family that really believes in education and has a lot of expectations about how best to use the gifts you have and the privileges you have,” she said.

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NASCAR Racing 2022 TV Schedules on Fox Sports and NBC Sports | Entertainment https://chicago43rd.org/nascar-racing-2022-tv-schedules-on-fox-sports-and-nbc-sports-entertainment/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 22:00:28 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/nascar-racing-2022-tv-schedules-on-fox-sports-and-nbc-sports-entertainment/ Kyle Larson had a dominant 2021 season that saw him win 10 races – the most since Jimmie Johnson won 10 in 2007 – and put the icing on the cake with a 4 Championship win at Phoenix and his first title in the NASCAR Cup Series. Here’s a look at the biggest changes in […]]]>

Kyle Larson had a dominant 2021 season that saw him win 10 races – the most since Jimmie Johnson won 10 in 2007 – and put the icing on the cake with a 4 Championship win at Phoenix and his first title in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Here’s a look at the biggest changes in store as Larson and his cohorts fire up their engines for 2022:

Next generation cars

NASCAR is rolling out the latest Next Gen cars with redesigned bodies and chassis, improved aerodynamics, wider tires, 18-inch aluminum wheels with a single lug, rack-and-pinion steering, durable carbon fiber materials and more. Moreover.

Showdown at the Colosseum

The Clash, a non-points race traditionally held at Daytona, is held Feb. 6 (Fox) on a temporary 0.25-mile asphalt oval in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum will be the first NASCAR race held in a stadium used by the NFL since Soldier Field in Chicago hosted one in 1956.

Schedule shifts

The Daytona action begins with the Bluegreen Vacations Duels (February 17, FS1) and the famed Daytona 500 (February 20, Fox), but the Daytona road race is not scheduled. The Cup Series returns to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Feb. 27 (Fox) after a pandemic-caused hiatus. The Food City Dirt Race in Bristol (April 17, Fox) is NASCAR’s first Easter race since 1989. World Wide Technology Raceway near St. Louis makes its Cup Series debut on June 5.

Ganassi says goodbye

Chip Ganassi Racing has sold its NASCAR business to Trackhouse Racing, owned by Justin Marks and artist Pitbull. Trackhouse is fielding a two-chevy team with Ross Chastain in No. 1 and Daniel Suarez in No. 99.

23XI expands

23XI Racing, owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin, brings in a new teammate for Bubba Wallace with Kurt Busch driving the #45 Toyota.

RFK Race

Brad Keselowski joins RFK Racing (formerly Roush Fenway Racing) as driver/owner, competing in the #6 Ford previously driven by Ryan Newman. Austin Cindric takes over the No. 2 Penske Ford team.

NASCAR on TV

Fox and FS1 shared coverage of the first half of the season, with NBC and USA Network handling the second half and playoffs. Jeff Gordon is leaving the Fox broadcast booth for a high profile role with Hendrick Motorsports.

2022 NASCAR RACE SCHEDULE

All times Eastern. Schedules are subject to change.

NASCAR CUP SERIES SCHEDULE

Date/Race/Track/Network TV/Time

February 6: Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum/Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Fox, 6 p.m.

Feb. 17: Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona/Daytona International Speedway, FS1, 7 p.m.

February 20: Daytona 500/Daytona International Speedway, Fox, 2:30 p.m.

February 27: Wise Power 400/Auto Club Speedway, Fox, 3:30 p.m.

March 6: Pennzoil 400/Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Fox, 3:30 p.m.

March 13: Ruoff Mortgage 500/Phoenix Raceway, Fox, 3:30 p.m.

March 20: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500/Atlanta Motor Speedway, Fox, 3 p.m.

March 27: EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix/Circuit of the Americas, Fox, 3:30 p.m.

April 3: Toyota 400 Owners/Richmond Raceway, Fox, 3:30 p.m.

April 9: Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500/Martinsville Speedway, FS1, 7:30 p.m.

April 17: Food City Dirt Race/Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Track, Fox, 7 p.m.

April 24: GEICO 500/Talladega Superspeedway, Fox, 3 p.m.

May 1: Drydene 400/Dover Motor Speedway, FS1, 3 p.m.

May 8: NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington/Darlington Raceway, FS1, 3:30 p.m.

May 15: NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas/Kansas Speedway, FS1, 3 p.m.

May 22: All-Star Open/Texas Motor Speedway, FS1, 6 p.m.

May 22: All-Star Race/Texas Motor Speedway, FS1, 8 p.m.

May 29: Coca-Cola 600/Charlotte Motor Speedway, Fox, 6 p.m.

June 5: NASCAR Cup Series at World Wide Technology Raceway/World Wide Technology Raceway, FS1, 3:30 p.m.

June 12: Toyota/Save Mart 350/Sonoma Raceway, FS1, 4 p.m.

June 26: Ally 400/Nashville Superspeedway, NBC, 5 p.m.

July 3: Kwik Trip 250/Road America, USA Network, 3 p.m.

July 10: Quaker State 400/Atlanta Motor Speedway, USA Network, 3 p.m.

July 17: NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire/New Hampshire Motor Speedway, USA Network, 3 p.m.

July 24: NASCAR Cup Series at Pocono/Pocono Raceway, USA Network, 3 p.m.

July 31: Verizon 200 at The Brickyard/Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, NBC, 2:30 p.m.

August 7: FireKeepers Casino 400/Michigan International Speedway, USA Network, 3 p.m.

August 14: Federated Auto Parts 400/Richmond Raceway, USA Network, 3 p.m.

August 21: NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen/Watkins Glen International, USA Network, 3 p.m.

August 27: Coke Zero Sugar 400/Daytona International Speedway, NBC, 7 p.m.

Playoffs

Round of 16

September 4: Southern 500/Darlington Raceway, USA Network, 6 p.m.

September 11: Hollywood Casino 400/Kansas Speedway, USA Network, 3 p.m.

September 17: Bass Pro Shops Night Race/Bristol Motor Speedway, USA Network, 7:30 p.m.

Round of 16

September 25: AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500/Texas Motor Speedway, USA Network, 3:30 p.m.

October 2: YellaWood 500/Talladega Superspeedway, NBC, 2 p.m.

October 9: Bank of America ROVAL 400/Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, NBC, 2 p.m.

Round of 8

October 16: South Point 400/Las Vegas Motor Speedway, NBC, 2:30 p.m.

October 23: Dixie Vodka 400/Homestead-Miami Speedway, NBC, 2:30 p.m.

October 30: Xfinity 500/Martinsville Speedway, NBC, 2 p.m.

Championship 4

Nov. 6: NASCAR Cup Series Championship/Phoenix Raceway, NBC, 3 p.m.

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SCHEDULE

Date/Race/Track/Network TV/Time

February 19: Beef. That’s what’s for dinner. 300/Daytona International Circuit, FS1, 5 p.m.

February 26: Production Alliance 300/Auto Club Speedway, FS1, 5 p.m.

March 5: Alsco Uniforms 300/Las Vegas Motor Speedway, FS1, 4:30 p.m.

March 12: NASCAR Xfinity Series at Phoenix/Phoenix Raceway, FS1, 4:30 p.m.

March 19: Nalley Cars 250/Atlanta Motor Speedway, FS1, 5 p.m.

March 26: Pit Boss 250/Circuit of the Americas, FS1, 4:30 p.m.

April 2: ToyotaCare 250/Richmond Raceway, FS1, 1:30 p.m.

April 8: NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville/Martinsville Speedway, FS1, 7:30 p.m.

April 23: Ag-Pro 300/Talladega Superspeedway, Fox, 4 p.m.

April 30: NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover/Dover Motor Speedway, FS1, 1:30 p.m.

May 7: NASCAR Xfinity Series at Darlington/Darlington Raceway, FS1, 1:30 p.m.

May 21: Texas 250/Texas Motor Speedway, FS1, 1:30 p.m.

May 28: Alsco Uniforms 300/Charlotte Motor Speedway, FS1, 1 p.m.

June 4: NASCAR Xfinity Series at Portland/Portland International Raceway, FS1, 4:30 p.m.

June 25: Tennessee Lotter 250/Nashville Superspeedway, USA Network, 3:30 p.m.

July 2: Henry 180/Road America, USA Network, 2:30 p.m.

July 9: Alsco Uniforms 250/Atlanta Motor Speedway, USA Network, 5 p.m.

July 16: NASCAR Xfinity Series at New Hampshire/New Hampshire Motor Speedway, USA Network, 2:30 p.m.

July 23: NASCAR Xfinity Series at Pocono/Pocono Raceway, USA Network, 5 p.m.

July 30: Pennzoil 150 at The Brickyard/Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, NBC, 3:30 p.m.

August 6: NASCAR Xfinity Series at Michigan/Michigan International Speedway, USA Network, 3:30 p.m.

August 20: NASCAR Xfinity Series at Watkins Glen/Watkins Glen International, USA Network, 3 p.m.

August 26: Wawa 250/Daytona International Speedway, USA Network, 7:30 p.m.

September 3: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200/Darlington Raceway, USA Network, 3 p.m.

September 10: Kansas Lottery 300/Kansas Speedway, USA Network, 3 p.m.

September 16: Food City 300/Bristol Motor Speedway, USA Network, 7:30 p.m.

Playoffs

Round of 16

September 24: Andy’s Frozen Custard 300/Texas Motor Speedway, USA Network, 3:30 p.m.

October 1: Sparks 300/Talladega Superspeedway, USA Network, 4 p.m.

Oct. 8: NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Race at Charlotte ROVAL/Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, NBC, 3 p.m.

Round of 8

October 15: Alsco Uniforms 302/Las Vegas Motor Speedway, NBC, 3 p.m.

October 22: Contender Boats 250/Homestead-Miami Speedway, USA Network, 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 29: NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Race at Martinsville/Martinsville Speedway, NBC, 3 p.m.

Championship 4

November 5: NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship/Phoenix Raceway, USA Network, 6 p.m.

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE

Date/Race/Track/Network TV/Time

February 18: NextEra Energy 250/Daytona International Speedway, FS1, 7:30 p.m.

March 4: Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200/Las Vegas Motor Speedway, FS1, 9 p.m.

March 19: Fr8Auctions 200/Atlanta Motor Speedway, FS1, 2:30 p.m.

March 26: Toyota Tundra 225/Circuit of the Americas, FS1, 1 p.m.

April 7: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville/Martinsville Speedway, FS1, 8 p.m.

April 16: Pinty’s Truck Race at Dirt/Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Track, FS1, 8 p.m.

May 6: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Darlington/Darlington Raceway, FS1, 7:30 p.m.

May 14: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Kansas/Kansas Speedway, FS1, 8 p.m.

May 20: SpeedyCash.com 220/Texas Motor Speedway, FS1, 8:30 p.m.

May 27: North Carolina Education Lottery 200/Charlotte Motor Speedway, FS1, 8:30 p.m.

June 4: Toyota 200/World Wide Technology Raceway, FS1, 1:30 p.m.

June 11: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Sonoma/Sonoma Raceway, FS1, 7:30 p.m.

June 18: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Knoxville/Knoxville Raceway, FS1, 9 p.m.

June 24: Rackley Roofing 200/Nashville Superspeedway, FS1, 8 p.m.

July 9: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Mid-Ohio/Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, FS1, 1:30 p.m.

July 23: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Pocono/Pocono Raceway, FS1, 12 p.m.

Playoffs

Round of 10

July 29: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff Race at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park/ Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, FS1, 9 p.m.

August 13: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff Race at Richmond/Richmond Raceway, FS1, 8 p.m.

September 9: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff Race at Kansas/Kansas Speedway, FS1, 7:30 p.m.

Round of 8

September 15: UNOH 200/Bristol Motor Speedway, FS1, 9 p.m.

October 1: Talladega 250/Talladega Superspeedway, FS1, 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 22: Baptist Health 200/Homestead-Miami Speedway, FS1, 1 p.m.

Championship 4

November 4: Lucas Oil 150/Phoenix Raceway, FS1, 8 p.m.

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