Jack White Performs A Prairie Home Companion Acoustic Set With Chris Thile [Video]

first_imgJack White has been on a bit of a sabbatical from performing live over the last year. However, White decided to take to the stage last night at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, for a special acoustic set at the opening night of A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile‘s tour. The Punch Brothers‘ mandolinist has recently taken over host duties from originator Garrison Keillor for the ‘Companion’ traveling show.With the First-Call Radio Players backing him, Thile performed a set of unabashed Americana music, including a cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” Thile invited White out for a four-song set, which saw the guitarist perform alongside Thile, with a backing band made up of Lillie Mae Rische (fiddle), Fats Kaplin (pedal steel guitar), and Dominic Davis (bass).White performed The Raconteurs‘ “Carolina Drama,” The White Stripes‘ “City Lights” and “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)” with fellow Third Man Records artist Margo Price, and the 1969 Bobby Bare hit “(Margie’s At) The Lincoln Park Inn.”Check out some video from the performance below. A full stream of the show can also be viewed at www.prairiehome.org. Thile will be hosting and traveling with the A Prairie Home Companion show through early 2017 with a variety of special guests including Esperanza Spalding, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jason Isbell, and more. For upcoming dates, check out the website here.Jack White w/ Margo Price “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)”:Chris Thile “Get It Out On The Radio”:“City Lights”:last_img read more

Sumatran orangutan released into wild after testing negative for COVID-19

first_imgThe North Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) recently released a 13-year-old Sumatran Orangutan into Mount Leuser National Park in Langkat regency, North Sumatra. The animal was the first orangutan released into the wild during the COVID-19 pandemic.Agency head Hotmauli Sianturi said the orangutan, named Maria, was released on Saturday under the strict health protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.”All the officers who were directly involved in the release had tested negative for COVID-19. Before she was released, officials from the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) Primate Research Center tested Maria for coronavirus using a PCR test, and the result came back negative,” Hotmauli told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.On June 18, the critically endangered animal was rescued by officers from the BKSDA and the Orangutan Sumatera Lestari Foundation’s Information Center after she was found wandering in Bukit Mas Village, Besitang District, Langkat regency.The officers discovered that Maria was ill and took her to Orangutan Sumatera’s quarantine and rehabilitation center in Sibolangit, Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatra.Maria was released on Saturday after intensive treatment at the rehabilitation center.Hotmauli said it was the fifth time Maria had been released back into the wild because she kept entering residential areas in Langkat regency. This time Maria would be released deeper in the woods in the hope that she would not return to residential areas.North Sumatera BKSDA spokesperson Andoko Hidayat said Maria was a peculiar wild orangutan since she used to live near human residential areas.”Even though we had released her four different times at Mount Leuser National Park, she kept coming back to residential areas, especially near farms owned by locals,” Andoko said. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

3 things Dino Babers said on the ACC coaches teleconference before facing Pittsburgh

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Babers is hoping the administration would accept a bowl bid for more practice timeIf Syracuse wins one more game, it might have the chance to make a bowl game. Last year, three 5-7 teams played in one. If not enough six-win teams make it, those 5-7 schools fill the remaining spots, and the tiebreaker was their standing in the academic progress rate.When asked whether he thought SU would accept a bowl bid at a 5-7 record, Babers said it would help to have the extra time practicing.“A lot of that stuff is up to the administration and the university and the chancellor,” Babers said. “But the one thing that I like to always point out is that, anytime you’re rebuilding a new football team, the more practices that you can get, the faster the rebuilding job happens.”Jacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo EditorDino Babers has fond memories of his time spent at PittsburghFor one year, in 2003, Babers spent time as the running backs coach for Pittsburgh. He shared some anecdotes from his time there with two future NFL players.“The things I remember about Pitt … Lousaka Polite telling me that he wanted to be a tailback and I told him he wasn’t a tailback, he was a fullback,” Babers recalled. “And how many times he came in to my office trying to convince me he was a tailback and how many times I’d look him dead in the eye and say ‘you’re a fullback, and you’re going to be an NFL fullback and you’re going to make a lot of money.’”Polite went on to have a career spanning nine seasons with five different teams, including stints with the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins.Babers also has memories of a former standout wide receiver who will probably end up in the NFL Hall of Fame.“I think back to Larry Fitzgerald, dropping his first pass while I was a member of that staff, and hearing all the media people, cameras go off like someone had just broke their leg,” Babers said. “And I asked them what was going on and they said, ‘Hey, Larry Fitzgerald just dropped a pass.’”Babers said that moment came in a spring game, and that in the regular season he saw Fitzgerald drop only one pass the entire year. Fitzgerald is currently in his 13th season in the NFL, all with the Arizona Cardinals. He’s 70 yards away from 10th all-time on the NFL receiving yards list and is three receptions away from moving in to the top five in that category. Comments Published on November 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langercenter_img Syracuse (4-7, 2-5 Atlantic Coast) is on the road to play its last game of the season against Pittsburgh (7-4, 4-3) Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Orange comes off a 45-14 loss to then-No. 17 Florida State, while the Panthers beat Duke, 56-14, last week.Syracuse head coach Dino Babers went on the ACC coaches teleconference on Tuesday. Here are three things he said.Syracuse is right on, maybe a little ahead, of scheduleGoing into the season, Babers expressed that implementing his new system would take time and patience. He didn’t set many public expectations, other than that midway through his second season is when the team should be up to the level he expects.With the Orange sitting at 4-4 one month ago, there was a decent chance for the Orange to make a bowl game. SU needed two wins in four games to guarantee a spot, and it’s something Babers acknowledged. After a three-game losing streak, he still says his team is where it needs to be.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When you look at our 12-game schedule, and we being favored in the very first game of the year and us being underdogs in all 11 other games,” Babers said, “and for us to have an opportunity to win three of those games and to have an opportunity to win one more on Saturday, I think this football team’s probably exactly, or maybe even a little ahead, of where people thought we would be.”MORE COVERAGE:Dino Babers provides no update on Eric Dungey’s statusSyracuse finishes with 2nd-lowest football attendance in Carrier Dome historyStock watch: Whose trending which way after SU’s loss to Florida Statelast_img read more