Frank Zappa’s ‘Roxy – The Movie’ Announces First Screenings

first_imgLast September, the Zappa Family Trust announced the release of the film “Roxy – The Movie”, which documents the legendary composer’s epic 3-night stand at Hollywood’s The Roxy. These Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention concerts, which took place from December 8th – 10th, 1973, were filmed, but had been locked in the vault for over 40 years. Finally, fans will have the opportunity to relive shows that featured Zappa backed by an incredible cast of musicians that included George Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ruth Underwood and Chester Thompson.  The screenings are as follows:– Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton, Colorado on March 23rd which will be followed by a live Skype Q&A with Alex Winter, who is currently working on a fully authorized documentary about Zappa, with proceeds going towards the documentary and preservation of the private archives in the vault. Check his Kickstarter campaign out HERE.– Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in Austin, Texas on March 24 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, Virginia on April 2 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Yonkers, New York on April 5 – The Prince Charles Cinema in London on April 5 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Ashburn, Virginia on April 6.  Details with regards all of the screenings can be found HERE. Catch the trailer below:[via Jambase]last_img read more

Kidney support for captain Heaslip

first_imgCoach Declan Kidney is impressed by the way Jamie Heaslip has approached the Ireland captaincy amid difficult circumstances, insisting he is making “strong decisions”. Heaslip has come under close scrutiny so far this RBS 6 Nations, with the Leinster number eight receiving criticism for providing a lack of leadership during the defeats by England and Scotland. But Kidney accepts Heaslip has inherited the post at a challenging time, and said: “When things aren’t going as well as you want them to, you push the comments that are out there to one side and get on with your job. Jamie has done that and done it very well.” He added: “There’s a bit of adversity around the place and it’s the measure of a man as to how he deals with that. “Jamie’s making strong decisions for us and all we need to do is execute on those decisions.” Kidney denies Heaslip is struggling to stamp his authority on the team due to the presence of predecessor Brian O’Driscoll, who has been relieved of the captaincy but continues to play at outside centre “I would say quite the opposite actually, Brian being there has been a huge help. Now we have a couple of leaders speaking up,” Kidney said. “There have been times in the past when I’ve been prompting other players to speak up. Now Jamie and Brian do that role.” Kidney’s own position is the subject of doubt and his chances of earning a contract extension beyond the summer appear to have died alongside Ireland’s chances of winning the Six Nations. “In rugby terms this has been the most challenging Six Nations I’ve experienced,” Kidney said. “There have been a lot of things happening outside our control that we’ve had to deal with. But I couldn’t ask any more from the players. “The frustrating thing is that we’ve put ourselves in positions to win matches. As a result of not taking one or two chances, we are where we are.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Scoring at a premium in Badgers’ spring game

first_imgAfter Tanner McEvoy couldn’t find his way into the starting quarterback position last season following his transfer to the University of Wisconsin from junior college, he switched sides of the ball and played in 11 games at safety, with his future at being quarterback uncertain.Fast-forward a few months to Saturday’s Wisconsin football spring game, and McEvoy is commanding the No. 1 offense single-handedly, throwing his name square in the running to be the Badgers’ starting quarterback when they take the field in Houston against LSU.Last year’s starter, Joel Stave, sat out the last week of spring practices and Saturday’s game to rehab a shoulder injury he sustained in January’s bowl game, giving McEvoy center stage Saturday in front of the 8,204 people.“I think the offense played pretty well all around,” McEvoy said. “It was fun to get out there in front of the fans and just give them a little show and finish up spring ball the right way.“I think I played alright. I ran the ball a little more than I wanted to. I could have stepped up and thrown the ball a couple times. But other than that, I think the offense had a pretty well-rounded day.”McEvoy’s numbers during the second half of the Badgers’ Spring Game — a true scrimmage between the Cardinal and White teams — weren’t spectacular, going just 4-for-10 with 55 yards passing, while rushing three times for nine yards. He performed much better in the controlled scrimmage portion earlier in the day that was not scored. After a perfect throw and catch to senior Kenzel Doe for a 27-yard touchdown, McEvoy showed off his legs with runs of 37 yards and seven yards, with the second of those going for a touchdown. McEvoy looked every bit the part of a quarterback — and one that’s competing for a starting job nonetheless.“[McEvoy] carries himself like a quarterback,” head coach Gary Andersen said. “You can always have the athleticism, ability to throw the football, but you’ve got to fit within the system, and what I’m most proud about Tanner is he has fit himself in the system.“He walks up to the huddle, he looks more comfortable, and I think the football team is more comfortable around him, similar to how they were with Joel walking in and saying, hey, this guy can get it done for us.”The second half of the scrimmage, which was broken up into two 15-minute quarters with scoring, was fairly uneventful, with the Cardinal walking away with a 6-0 victory over the White team, thanks to two Jack Russell field goals from 41 and 30 yards away.McEvoy led both scoring drives for the Cardinal, while early-enrollee D.J. Gillins, Bart Houston and Thad Armstrong led the White team but produced few yards and no points in four series. In the controlled scrimmage, McEvoy was 1-for-4, Gillins was 4-for-6 and Houston was 0-for-3.In the second half of the Spring Game, when stats were officially kept, Gillins was 0-for-1, Houston was 3-for-4, Armstrong was 2-for-2 and Connor Senger was 1-for-2. Jazz Peavy led the Cardinal team with one catch for 30 yards, while Reggie Love led the White team with four catches for 24 yards.Heisman finalist Melvin Gordon and sophomore running back Corey Clement, participated in only the non-scoring, controlled scrimmage and weren’t tackled. Gordon ran for approximately 60 yards on eight carries, looking just as quick and agile as always. Clement carried a heavier load that included a “touchdown” run from inside the five-yard line. Austin Ramesh filled in nicely for Gordon and Clement in the scoring portion, rushing 12 times for 71 yards.Offense was hard to come by with Stave, Gordon, Clement and a plethora of receivers missing the scoring portion of the day. Potential starting receivers Rob Wheelwright, Alex Erickson and Jordan Fredrick were held out of the game as they were dealing with injuries. The Badgers’ receiving core could be the most competitive position when fall practices begin in August with five recruits coming in at receiver who could see playing time right away as freshman.As the offense fought through injuries and key players sitting out, the defense appeared to be much further ahead of their offensive counterparts. Replacing the entire front-seven this season, the defensive line appeared to be a position of strength and depth on Saturday.Senior Warren Herring, who practiced all of spring at nose tackle, played Saturday at defensive end, and will likely be one of the main cogs on the line this season, especially with his versatility. He will continue to get work in at defensive end in fall, with the emergence of Arthur Goldberg and Bryce Gilbert at nose tackle.“Especially coming off of last season, one of my goals this season is to be more consistent,” Herring said. “So I feel I can help the defense from my stand point by getting low, getting more pressure, making more tackles in the backfield and helping the defense get off the field.“I’m open to wherever coach wants to put me. I’m going to do my best to produce wherever they put me.”The linebackers are dealing with the departure of seniors as well, most notably All-American Chris Borland. Derek Landisch and Marcus Trotter manned the inside linebacker position for most of spring and Saturday, with both of them tallying tackles for losses in the first few plays of the day. Junior Joe Schobert excelled at outside linebacker Saturday, especially in the controlled scrimmage. In the first six plays, Schobert assisted on a sack, broke up a pass and had a tackle for a loss.The most experience returns at defensive back with Sojourn Shelton, Darius Hillary and Michael Caputo all returning. Peniel Jean played with the first team at safety with Leo Musso sitting out due to an injury. Both will compete for the final starting safety job in fall practices.Shelton was happy with the intensity and energy of the defense Saturday and only giving up six points. It’s something that they plan to build on and bring with them when fall practice begins in four months.“I think we showed really good out there today. Everyone’s flying around,” Shelton said. “I think that’s the best part. If we do break something off, you know there’s going to be guys down there chasing them, trying to make sure they don’t score, get any extra yardage, so that’s a good thing to see. Everybody’s just flying around, making plays and I’m pretty excited moving toward summer.”The 15 spring practices and spring game are over and the team will return to the field in August to prepare for LSU. With a lot of question marks on the team, said he Andersen feels that the spring season was a successful one.“So, overall, mission accomplished,” Andersen said. “[I’m] proud of the way the kids handled spring, all 15 practices. I don’t think we had a bunch of ups and downs. Some days were better than others, but they always are. But it was a good group. Now the challenge will be to continually move forward and get the right pieces of the puzzle in the right spots and make sure the kids stay fresh and excited about the game of football and prepared for summer conditioning and then obviously fall camp.”last_img read more

Tautuaa happy to see results as he finally lives up to potential

first_imgPBA IMAGESIt’s been two years since Moala Tautuaa first played in the PBA, but it’s just now that the former top overall pick has shown his true potential.Tautuaa put up quality numbers in limited minutes on Friday, finishing with a line of 18 points, and six rebounds in 23 minutes of play to help TNT take down Alaska, 106-98, for its first win in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT This performance earned the praise of KaTropa head coach Nash Racela, who said that Tautuaa is finally learning the ropes of the PBA.“Mo was very efficient and that’s what we need from our players,” said Racela in Filipino Friday at Cuneta Astrodome. “We condition their minds that they’re going to play shorter minutes but with the minutes we entrust them we make sure that they’ll perform at the highest level.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“And Mo was the perfect example, he had less minutes than Kelly [Williams who played 24 minutes] but he was very efficient.”Tautuaa never found his groove in the PBA in his first two seasons and was deemed unworthy of his status as the top pick in the 2015 Draft. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jarencio voices displeasure over UST’s hiring of ‘outsider’ as coach Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Tautuaa never averaged more than 10 points despite having the physical traits of standing at 6-foot-8 and the leaping ability to jump over most defenders.“Finally, it’s been a long road,” said Tautuaa. “I mean, I just got to find my niche, I got to find my groove. It’s been frustrating when you’re not getting the results that you want, but I mean I’m happy because I could see my work pay off, like a progression.”Tautuaa added that he just has to remain positive and be patient with what he’s given.“I don’t want to be stuck… So I just got to continue to keep a positive mind, keep working, and just try to continue to always be better and don’t get complacent.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more