Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are no strangers to throwing a party to ring in the New Year, and if their past performances are any indication, this year is going to truly be a “Magical” experience, as P4 has announced a special “DisNYE” themed celebration. The group will headline Covington, KY’s Madison Theater, joined by Flamingosis and Cycles, and will take the audience on a trip through “The Magical World of Disney”, as the band pays homage to the cartoon musicals we all grew up watching and loving. Prior to the NYE performance, Pigeons will host a 2-night stand at Cleveland’s The Beachland Ballroom which begins tonight (get tickets for NYE here).While the Baltimore-based funk act has headlined several hometown themed shows over the years, like 2012’s “Motown Getdown” and 2013’s “NSFW NYE” at Baltimore’s 8×10, and 2014’s “Alice In One Hit Wonderland” at nearby The Broadberry in Richmond, VA, they opted to celebrate 2016 in support of post-rock livetronica titans Lotus last year in Pittsburgh, and had guitarist Mike Rempel sit in on “Walk Outside.” We decided to take a look and listen to some of the experiences Pigeons have gifted fans with over the years. Check them out below, courtesy of Archive.org and YouTube:12.31.16: Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA (support for Lotus)Setlist: Poseidon > Moonwalk > Poseidon, Fun In Funk, Ocean Flows, Walk Outside*, Hava Nagila, Horizon, The Liquid* With Mike Rempel of Lotus12.31.14: The Broadberry – Richmond, VA – “Alice In One Hit Wonderland”Setlist: Whoopie, Julia > 2001* > Auld Lang Syne% > Moonwalk > Butterfly^$ > Barbara Streisand > Moonwalk Live It Up > Relaxer’s Delight^# > Live It Up Burning Up My Time > Tubthumping^ > Burning Up My Time > Horizon Landing > Groove Is In The Heart^ > Blue > Drunk People jam > Lovefool^ > Drunk People** Spacejam > The Hop > F.U. Two Princes^ > JuliaEncore: Closing Time^ > Schwanthem > What is Love > SchwanthemNotes:Alice In One Hit Wonderland NYE theme @ “Richmond Do That Funk!”* w/ NYE countdown feat. THE SHACK BAND (Hunter Pease on guitar, Andrew Gillespie on keys and Josh Crowley on sax)% w/ 99 Red Balloons tease^ First time played$ w/ Milkshake rap# Relax / Rapper’s Delight mash up** Ending only12.31.13: 8×10 – Baltimore, MD – “NSFW NYE”Set 1:Time To Ride > Once In A Lifetime > Time To Ride, Live It Up, Horizon$ > Auld Lang [email protected] > Landing* > Jam* > Get Down Tonight^* > Whoopie*, Spacejam* > The Hop* > Sex Machine^* > F.U.*Set 2: Schwanthem > Melting Lights > Pussy^*, Hold On I’m Coming* > Jam > Sexual Eruption”^* > Jam% > Fade Fast, Walk Outside, Pop Off > Something About My Dick In A Box#^*, Doc*, Couldn’t We AllEncore: The Bad Touch^ *> Horizon&Notes:$ unfinished, with NYE [email protected] w/ Amazing Grace tease* w/ Mario D’Ambrosio on sax and Danny Davis on trumpet^ first time played” w/ NSFW rap medley% w/ Great Abyss tease# Something About Us and Dick In A Box mash up& ending only12.31.12: 8×10 – Baltimore, MD – “Motown Getdown”Set 1: Whoopie, Melting Lights, Schwanthem > Final Countdown > Schwanthem~ > Auld Lane Sang*, F.U. > I Got You, Boogie On Reggae Woman > Hold On I’m Coming > Boogie On Reggae Woman > Soul Man > Dancing in the Streets, Superstition > Shining Star, Respect**, You Sexy Thing > My Girl%, Play That Funky Music > Brick HouseSet 2:Drunk People# > Moonwalk > Schwan’s Symphony$ > Moonwalk >, Pop Off, Time to Ride# > Deejam > [email protected], Cliffs > Drunk People^, Fade Fast, This is That, Kiwi!, JuliaEncore:Couldn’t We All > Use Me > Couldn’t We AllNotes:~ w/NYE Countdown* w/ Drunken Lullabies tease** w/Burning Down The House verses% w/ Funk E. Zekiel tease# Unfinished$ w/ James Bond [email protected] w/ 2013 Jam^ Ending only! First time played[Taper and mixing credit to Paul Dorin]_____________________________________________________Tickets are available for NYE at Madison Theater here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page. Check out more information on upcoming shows at the band’s website.
Star Files Step right up! Ride the Cyclone opened at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on December 1. The Rachel Rockwell-helmed production has already been extended and follows a high school choir eager to board the Cyclone roller coaster, though doing so leads to tragedy. The off-Broadway show boasts a cast of both Broadway alums and welcome newcomers, including Emily Walton, Johnny Newcomb, Gus Halper, Kholby Wardell, Lillian Castillo, Spring Awakening fave Alex Wyse, Tiffany Tatreau, Karl Hamilton and Emily Rohm. The limited engagement will run through December 28, so check out our hot shot from the off-Broadway cast’s opening night bow and be sure to see this delightfully batty tuner! Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 28, 2016 Ride the Cyclone The cast of ‘Ride the Cyclone'(Photo: Da Ping Luo) View Comments Alex Wyse Related Shows
Syracuse released its 2019 schedule on Wednesday afternoon, highlighted by just five regular-season home games. SU will play 16 games in total, facing six opponents that made the NCAA tournament. The Orange recorded their worst record since 2003 in 2018 (8-8, 1-5 Atlantic Coast). They failed to make the NCAA tournament for the first time in 11 years.SU responded by strengthening its schedule, playing more games on the road than at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The Orange don’t play at home until Sept. 13 against St. Joseph’s. A week later, SU opens up conference play with a matchup against Virginia.Syracuse will host three ACC opponents — including a pair of 2018 national semifinalists in North Carolina on Oct. 12 and Wake Forest on Oct. 25. SU closes out its season with a trip to Louisville on Nov. 2.Here is the full schedule (conference games in bold):AdvertisementThis is placeholder textat Vermont, Aug. 30 at UMASS Lowell, Sept. 1 vs. Maine (in Lowell, Maine), Sept. 2at Cornell, Sept. 7 vs. St. Joseph’s, Sept. 13at Bucknell, Sept. 15vs. Virginia, Sept. 20at Colgate, Sept. 22 at Duke, Sept. 27 at California, Oct. 4Stanford (in Berkley, California), Oct. 5vs. North Carolina, Oct. 12at Boston College, Oct. 18at UCONN, Oct. 20vs. Wake Forest, Oct. 25vs. Cornell, Oct. 27at Louisville, Nov. 2 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 5, 2019 at 6:03 pm Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillman
It looks as though there’ll be a new esports stadium in the US by the autumn. The city of Arlington has announced that they have plans to build an esports stadium in the city, and it’s intended to be the largest dedicated venue in the States. Arlington is already home to many professional sports teams such as the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Cowboys, and the WNBA’s Wings. By building an esports venue, Arlington will be setting foot into the esports world. Mayor Jeff Williams had this to say about the city’s ambitions in esports: “Being on the forefront of new ideas and setting trends is in our DNA and part of who we are as The American Dream City.”“Esports Stadium Arlington will further cement our city’s status as a national and international tourist destination. Players and fans will come here for the tournaments and they’ll stay even longer to experience everything Arlington has to offer.”Brian Mirakian, Senior Principal, Populous had this to say about the construction of the new stadium: “This esports stadium will transform the Arlington Convention Center and position the city as the epicenter for esports in the heart of North America.”“Esports fans will encounter a live experience unlike any other, by way of space for up to 1,000 spectators, VIP amenities and year-round event potential.”The new stadium will be managed by NGAGE Esports and Jonathon Oudthone, President, NGAGE had the following to say about collaborating with the city of Arlington: “We are extremely excited for the opening of Arlington’s Esports Stadium, and see it as nothing short of a milestone for the industry.”“Our collaboration with the city of Arlington will give Texas and American esports a platform worthy of the vitality and impact it’s so swiftly developed.” Esports Insider says: Opening an esports stadium in Arlington such as the one they’ve planned will hopefully help to make the city a great location for esports. This is further proof too that esports is slowly becoming a great venture for major cities and companies alike.
Jordan Ayew is in danger of missing the African Under-20 tournament after he was told by Olympique Marseille he will not be released for the event.The tournament due to begin in Libya on March 18 in Libya could itself be affected by the recent unrest in North Africa but Jordan could miss out regardless of where and when it is played.KickOffGhana.com understands the player has been told by Marseille coach Didier Deschamps that he will not release him to play a part in Ghana’s African title defense.He played only one qualifying game for Ghana because the club had been unwilling to release him for those games too.Clubs are not obliged to release their players for the U-20 championships and with injuries to the squad, Deschamps wants his striker around.Ayew turned down the chance for a loan move in January and has been used frequently since then as a substitute. His brother Andre captained Ghana to both the African and world titles while on loan from Marseille to Arles-Avignon and Jordan is determined that he can work out a deal with the cub so he can play in the tournament.Source: Kickoff.com