Andrew Bird Announces Orchestral Tour Dates, Shows With Punch Brothers

first_imgAndrew Bird will play a series of orchestral shows in September and October. The performances will find the singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and film score composer teaming up local symphonies during each stop, including two concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center.Bird’s run will get started in Indianapolis on September 26th before heading to Kansas City, Los Angeles, and D.C. over the course of the next two months. In D.C., he will be joined by musician and composer Gabriel Kahane, who has composed new orchestrations of Bird’s material.Additionally, Bird has also announced a few co-headlining shows with the popular Chris Thile-led string band Punch Brothers. Slated for August 17th, 18th and 19th, the shows will bring the two acts to Seattle, Portland, OR, and Bonner, MT.Tickets for the newly-announced dates will go on sale this Friday, April 13th.Andrew Bird Tour Dates:May 7—New York, NY—Brooklyn Bowl (Blue Heart film screening)May 9—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall (Blue Heart film screening)June 22—Kingston, NY—Ulster Performing Arts CenterAugust 12—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk CenterAugust 14—Steamboat Springs, CO—Strings Music PavilionAugust 17—Bonner, MT—KettleHouse Amphitheater*August 18—Portland, OR—Oregon Zoo Amphitheater*August 19—Seattle, WA—Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater*October 11—Los Angeles, CA—Walt Disney Concert Hall^September 26—Indianapolis, IN—Hilbert Circle Theatre (with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra) ^September 29—Kansas City, MO—Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (with Kansas City Symphony) ^October 26—Washington, DC—Kennedy Center Concert Hall (with National Symphony Orchestra) ^October 27—Washington, DC—Kennedy Center Concert Hall (with National Symphony Orchestra) ^* Co-headlining with Punch Brothers^ Orchestral showsView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

2016 Hoopes Prize winners announced

first_imgThe Faculty of Arts and Sciences recently awarded the Hoopes Prize to 64 Harvard College seniors.Given in recognition of outstanding scholarly work or research, the prize is funded by the estate of Thomas T. Hoopes ’19, who established it to “promote excellence in the art of teaching.” Awards are given both to undergraduates and to faculty members who supervised them.In addition to the monetary prize, the winning papers or theses are bound and available at Lamont Library for two years.A full list of recipients may be found here.last_img

BNEF estimates new global solar installations in 2019 at 125GW, or more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 energy will march forward this year, due to “remorseless reductions in the costs of solar and wind electricity and of lithium-ion batteries,” Angus McCrone, the chief editor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) wrote in a commentary. Clean energy will also make huge strides because of the “widening realization on the part of investors and corporations that there is this ‘sustainability thing’ and, for reasons of self-interest, they just need to do it,” McCrone added.Falling costs for wind and solar are great news, but they also make the headline investment figure appear less impressive. BNEF sees total clean energy investment hovering at around $300 billion, down from 2018’s $332.1 billion. But while investment totals will be down this year, as time marches on and costs continue to fall, every dollar invested brings more renewable energy capacity.The same will be true in 2019. For instance, BNEF predicts that the world will add between 125 and 141 gigawatts (GW) of new solar this year, sharply up from the ~109 GW added in 2018. For wind, BNEF sees capacity additions of 70 GW in 2019, up from 53.5 GW last year.One notable development is the rise of offshore wind. It will still remain a fraction of the wind installation total, but “eye-catching price drops” will make it a “must-have” technology this year, BNEF analysts argue. Europe is set to install 4.9 GW of offshore wind, with Asia installing 3.5 GW – both new record highs. BNEF says this will be the last year that Europe leads in offshore wind. From here on out, Asia will take over as the global leader.Energy storage hits a milestone in 2019 as well, adding 10 GWh of new capacity for the first time. China will “establish a truly global presence” in the energy storage market, with automakers increasingly seeking out Chinese suppliers. Average battery prices could fall below $150/kWh this year, down from $176/kWh last year, which itself was a record low.More: “Remorseless’’ cost reductions drive renewable energy revolution BNEF estimates new global solar installations in 2019 at 125GW, or morelast_img read more

Racing action in Clonmel this afternoon

first_imgFever Pitch returns to defend his “Download The At The Races App Rated Chase” crown. The two and a half mile contest is due off at 3.25 with Barry Geraghty on board the Arthur Moore-trained 9-year-old The first is off at 1.25 this afternoon in Powerstown Park.last_img

WATCH: Michael Jordan slaps Malik Monk on Hornets bench after late-game tech

first_imgWhile referees looked at replay footage, Jordan gave Monk a piece of his mind and a small slap to the back of the head.#Hornets owner Michael Jordan wasn’t too happy with Malik Monk after he ran onto the court before the game was over and got called for a technical 😭😂@WCCBCharlotte— Zach Aldridge (@wzaldridge) December 13, 2018 It was all in good fun, but if the miscue cost Charlotte the game, Jordan may have been less forgiving. Related News Monk and teammate Bismack Biyombo were caught running onto the court as Jeremy Lamb released his game-winning jumper. After the shot fell, referees looked at replays, assessed the Hornets with a technical foul, awarded Detroit (which trailed by two at the time) one shot. Malik Monk didn’t cost the Hornets a win Wednesday night, but he got a nice scolding and a slap on the head from team owner Michael Jordan after getting a technical foul late in a 108-107 Charlotte win over the Pistons.center_img NBA wrap: Raptors complete regular-season sweep of Warriorslast_img read more

McKeesport tramples Gateway to earn conference title

first_imgAPPLYING THE PRESSURE—McKeesport’s Delvon Simmons (52) pressures Gateway quarterback Thomas Woodson. Simmons is a highly regarded defensive tackle for the Tigers. (Photos by William McBride) The McKeesport Tigers lived up to their billing as the hottest team in the Foothills Conference by shutting down the Gateway Gators, 28-14, Oct. 29 at Walter “Pete” Antimarino Stadium. The entire McKeesport defense went Alligator skin hunting as they they were able to snap the mouth shut on the Gateway offense. The Tigers “Soul-Patrol” defensive secondary consisting of Hodari Christian, William Burton, Wayne Graves, Kevin Johnson and Charles Davis held Gateway’s quarterback Thomas Woodson to only 3 completion in 15 attempts in the first half. In the first quarter, defensive stars Branden Jackson and Delvon Simmons took matters into their own hands. The dynamic duo snapped Gateway’s 26-game conference winning streak, along with coach Terry Smith’s run of three straight conference championships.Without question, the offensive most valuable player is tailback Sam Gooden, a compact back who used his outstanding burst to dismantle the Gators defense. Gooden rushed for 167-yards and four touchdowns. He went over 1,000 yards for the season.After three short touchdown runs by Gooden the Tigers went into halftime roaring with a commanding 21-0 lead. Gooden picked up where he left off in the third quarter by sprinting 49-yards for a touchdown to extend the Tigers led to 28-0.In the fourth quarter the Tigers must have developed a case of ‘sleep apnea’. Gateway was able to rattle McKeesport’s defensive cage a little in the second half.Gateway, upset by the McKeesport players doing a “gator chomp” after every play, rallied behind super sophomores Darin Franklin and Woodson. Franklin cut the lead to 28-7 after blasting in from the one yard line. The lead was sliced to 28-14 after Franklin caught a 9-yard touchdown from Woodson, whose arm must have been tired after putting up an incredible 44-passing attempts during the game.Gateway scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and had their fans hoping that this rally would give them a shot in the arm, but the Tigers proved to be a Dr. Jack Kevorkian shot in the arm! The Gateway offense came alive but their defense was too physically worn down to contend with the three-pronged rushing attack of Goodman, Jamar Patterson and Kevin Johnson.“Our quarterback is a heck of an athlete and these are the games you learn the most,” coach Terry Smith said. “We got better tonight. But we’re going through growing pains with starting six sophomores. We’re trying to get better and minimize our mistakes.”When the Gators take the field before games, they are greeted by the theme song from “Rocky”. And, like an over-matched boxer, Gateway withstood punch after punch from a physical McKeesport Tigers offense, but in the end, Gateway couldn’t avoid the knockout.“We have a young improving team, so don’t count us out yet,” said assistant Don Smith and former Westinghouse High School head coach. “I wouldn’t trade our defensive backs for anybody. We have Armstead Williams, Nolan Toran and we may be getting Dondi Kirby Jr. back for the playoffs. I think Kirby is the best in the country. He is 6’3 and has the wingspan of a guy 6-foot-6.”Gateway played all season without All-American Dondi Kirby Jr. (Torn ACL), who could potentially return within the next week or two. “He’s going to see the doctor next week. I don’t think he is going to play,” said Smith. “I won’t play him as long as he’s limping. We need him, but his future is more important.”The Gators dipped deep into their bag of football tactics Friday night, but just could not get anything going. In four of the last five years, the winner of McKeesport-Gateway has gone onto at least the WPIAL championship; in 2005, McKeesport went on to win the PIAA Quad-A championship. With recent history on their side don’t count out the Tigers or the Gators from reaching the championship swamp of Heinz Field.last_img read more