Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit made their debut at NPR’s Tiny Desk headquarters to deliver unique versions of “Chaos and Clothes,” “Molotov,” and “Last of My Kind” from their album together, The Nashville Sound. Isbell and the band took the opportunity to show off their character, making jokes throughout the performance. The singer-songwriter was backed by his wife Amanda Shires on fiddle/vocals, Sadler Vaden on guitar, Jimbo Hart on bass, Derry deBorja on accordian, and Chad Gamble on drums. During “Last of My Kind,” Isbell pointed to the audience for a guitar player, eventually welcoming Ashwin Wadekar to the “stage.”The Nashville Sound was recorded at Nashville’s legendary RCA Studio A and produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, who produced Something More Than Free and Isbell’s celebrated 2013 breakthrough album Southeastern. The Nashville Sound is the first official Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit album since 2011’s Here We Rest. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are currently touring in support of the album, so catch them in a city near you! Head to Isbell’s website for more information.Watch Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit perform the three songs below:
Smith Campus Center, formerly Holyoke, to be transformed for 2018 opening Related The Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeal (BZA) gave its approval to Harvard University’s Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center renovation plans Thursday night. The project had previously secured the approval of the Cambridge Historical Commission, the Harvard Square Advisory Committee, and the Cambridge Planning Board.The approval, the final of the significant regulatory permits governing the proposed design, means that the project will move forward and, pending building permits and coordination with the city on construction logistics, work can begin as scheduled in the spring.Designs include a transparent pavilion facing Massachusetts Avenue, which will provide a welcoming and vibrant entrance alongside a redesigned exterior plaza.The lower levels of the building will include multifloor spaces for formal and informal gatherings, with food venues, flexible meeting and collaborative spaces, and landscaped courts. The second floor also will include the undergraduate and the graduate council offices with meeting space. The 10th floor will offer additional common and social spaces with views of the Charles River, Harvard Yard, and sections of campus beyond the river.A majority of the building will remain open during construction and many University tenants will remain in place throughout. The Smith Center will continue to house a number of administrative offices, including Harvard University Health Services, Harvard University Housing, HUID services, parking services, and the Harvard Information Center. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar’s Office, and ticketing office will also be located in the building, making them more accessible to the entire campus community.The building, which will continue to welcome the greater Cambridge community and the wider public, will provide an improved experience for residents and visitors alike.Plans include twice as many permanent, regulation-size chess tables, half of which will now be indoors so they can be used year-round. There will be additional public restrooms, modernized bicycle parking, more seating indoors and outdoors, and improved overall circulation. There will be plenty of options for food, various year-round performances, and an abundance of natural light. And the entire area will finally be accessible to individuals with disabilities.“This project represents a mutually beneficial result for Harvard, Harvard Square, and the city of Cambridge. We appreciate the thoughtful process of the city’s regulatory boards and the input of all who participated in the comprehensive dialogue that led to the design and program associated with this exciting project,” said Meredith Weenick, vice president for campus services. “The new Smith Campus Center will be a central meeting point ― from Cambridge to Allston to Longwood, and for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff. It will complement our current House system and only enhance the important social, educational, and cultural relationships and bonds that are so central to life at Harvard.”Students, faculty, and staff were engaged throughout the planning process. Community input was also garnered through public meetings in Harvard Square, including one in late September. Harvard planners conducted more than 25 focus groups and received nearly 6,000 responses to a campuswide survey.Harvard has also prioritized sustainability in the project and is using an integrated approach for design and construction, with a goal of creating a space that visually and symbolically represents Harvard’s commitment to sustainability.Formerly known as the Holyoke Center, the building was renamed in 2014 in honor of Richard A. and Susan F. Smith, who donated the funds for its renovation. The redesigned center is expected to provide a major boost to the University’s multiyear effort — through the Common Spaces Program — to create and improve locations that foster the intellectual, cultural, and social campus experience for the entire Harvard community and beyond.Plans call for the completed center to open in 2018. Architect, donors named for new campus center
RelatedPosts Lagos CP declares war on cultists, traffic offenders Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 All is set for the 20th edition of GOtv Boxing Night, which holds today at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. The event, which has as its theme: “Boxing Jams Music”, will feature night potential explosive fights, including the World Boxing Federation Intercontinental heavyweight title bout, two West African Boxing Union title defences and live musical performances by Zlatan, Mayorkun, and Oritsefemi, Sule Malaika and TClassic. The WBF bout will see Nigeria’s Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwarieme face Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte of Argentina. In the WABU title bouts, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu of Nigeria will defend his lightweight crown against Ezekiel Anan of Ghana, while Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde will do same in the welterweight division against Ghana’s Sanitor Agbenyo. In the bantamweight category, Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi will face Ajibola “Jah” Adeniran in a challenge duel. National featherweight champion, Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje will take on Olusegun Moses in a national challenge duel. Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola will square up against Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan in a super featherweight challenge contest, while reigning national light heavyweight champion, Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, will face Olanrewaju Segun in another challenge contest. Debutants, Alaba “Eylbow” Omotola and Bolaji “Fght to Finish” Abdullahi will go head-to-head in a national lightweight challenge bout. Also scheduled is all-female clash, which will see Cynthia “Omo Bobby” Ogunsemilore will take on Aminat Yekini in a national super featherweight challenge contest. Speaking on the event, Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director of Flykite Promotions, organisers of the event, said everything has been put in place to ensure a hitch-free and successful event. “We have put measures in place to ensure that there are no hitches. The iconic TBS in the heart of Lagos is more than ready to welcome both boxing and music fans to this festive season-ending event,” he said. The best boxer at the show will win a cash prize of N1million alongside the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy. GOtv Boxing Night 20 will be aired live on SuperSport, to viewers in 49 countries.Tags: GOtv Boxing Night 20Lagos StateTafawa Balewa Square
The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up one place into 38th position in the latest FIFA World Ranking for August, but remained 6th in Africa.Despite losing 0-2 to the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in last June’s Nations Cup qualifier in Uyo, Nigeria remained 6th best footballing Nation in Africa with 716 points, behind Egypt, Congo DR, Senegal, Tunisia, and Cameroon respectively.Nigeria’s next outing is against African Nations Cup defending Champions, Cameroon, in the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifiers next month.Elsewhere, Brazil returned to the number one spot in just over a month, displacing Confederations Cup champions Germany into second place.The Brave Warriors of Namibia are the biggest climbers of this month, moving up 20 places to sit in the 136th position in the world and 39th in Africa.August FIFA World Rankings – Africa Top Ten1. Egypt2. Congo DR3. Senegal4. Tunisia5. Cameroon6. Nigeria7. Burkina Faso8. Algeria9. Ghana10. Côte d’Ivoire RelatedFIFA Rankings: Nigeria Drop Six PlacesSeptember 14, 2017In “National Team”Nigeria Drops in Latest FIFA RankingNovember 30, 2018In “FIFA”FIFA World Rankings: Super Eagles Drop One Spot To 35thOctober 24, 2019In “FIFA”
MORE: Mitchell thanks teammates after flashing Game 4 warning at Rockets”I was driving by, a lady was falling out of her car, the airbags went off, she was grabbing her chest and I was like, ‘Oh shoot,’” Mitchell said (via the Tribune). “Like a natural instinct to found out what happened.” One Jazz fan even snapped a pic of him on the scene.pic.twitter.com/ByXjxYTdfv— Margarita Terry (@Atiragram00) April 23, 2019Mitchell later said no one involved was harmed.”I was just going out there to make sure she was OK,” he said. “I don’t want to make it like a big, big deal.” Fans are calling Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell a hero for his 31-point effort in Game 4 against the Rockets on Monday, which helped Utah to a 107-91 win to force a Game 5.Prior to that, however, Mitchell played the role of good Samaritan when he stopped at the scene of a car wreck on Sunday on his way home from practice. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Mitchell was driving by the scene of a wreck in downtown Salt Lake City when he pulled over, called 911 and made sure everything was OK.
“My journey has been amazing,” Favors said. “I’ve been through a lot. I’ve been through trade rumors and a step back in role. It’s definitely made me the player and the person I am today. I just know whatever situation I get put in, I’m going to succeed. That’s why I just try and get better every year.”Favors is set to make $17 million next season, but the Jazz could afford to waive him or trade him in the second year of his two-year, $37 million contract. He expects to be notified about Utah’s decision by June 30, when free agency officially begins. Related News Favors has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. His role has diminished in recent years, but he averaged 11.8 points and 7.4 rebounds in 2018-19. The Lakers reportedly acquired Anthony Davis in a blockbuster deal with the Pelicans on Saturday, forking over Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including the No. 4 pick in this year’s draft.They are reportedly interested in acquiring Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard and others stars in the offseason. The Lakers might have their sights set on Utah’s Derrick Favors.There are “rumblings” Los Angeles would like to sign the 27-year-old to a deal this summer, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. But the big man hopes to remain with the Jazz and is grateful for his 8 1/2 seasons in Utah. LaVar Ball on Lakers trading son Lonzo: They’ll never win another championship “It is what it is,” Favors said. “I’m not going to stress over it. I’m going to enjoy life that whole week. If I have to leave, I want to go to a contender because I want to compete at the highest level. I definitely want to go somewhere I can compete for a championship.” NBA reacts to Lakers acquiring Anthony Davis