Famed guitarist David Gilmour has added the Chuck Leavell to his touring band for his upcoming European tour. The Pink Floyd man is surely excited to add Leavell’s legendary keyboard skills to the mix, as he has shown in his career with The Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers Band. Leavell recently posted his thoughts on the interesting collaboration on his website:I was pleased and surprised to be contacted by David (Gilmour) a couple of months ago asking me if I would be available to tour with him in June and July. My first contact with David was back in 1984 when I was the Musical Director of a show broadcast on MTV called “Guitar Greats”. David was a part of that, and he was amazing. Then a few years later when I was with Eric Clapton, David invited me and some of the other members of the band to his home where we had a memorable night talking about music and life in general. To have him reach out to me now is truly an honor, and I can’t wait to start work with him and the band. My good friend, Greg Phillinganes, who I was honored to work with during some of my Clapton days will also be playing keyboards on the tour and I look forward to “tag teaming” with him again. The timing for this is perfect, as the Stones will gear up again for our “Desert Trip” shows and some other activity in September and October. So this is proving to be an extraordinary year for me! – Chuck LeavellGilmour, who is still touring in support of his recently released album Rattle The Lock, will hit the road with Leavell and co. on June 25th in Poland, and will wind their way through Europe for a full month, finally ending their tour in Belgium on July 28th. If you’re in Europe this summer, make sure you catch this epic tour while you can, as it’s likely that Leavell will only be on this tour for a brief period of time before linking back up with The Stones at Desert Trip this October.In the meantime, check out our review of Gilmour’s brilliant show at Radio City Music Hall this past April.
SHARE TWEET Governor Wolf Statement on Completion of 2016-2017 Budget July 13, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Budget News, Schools That Teach, Statement, Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on the completion of the 2016-2017 budget:“Over the last several months, I have worked together with Republicans and Democrats to achieve major progress on issues including the legalization of medical marijuana, the passage of historic liquor reform, and the enactment of a fair funding formula that ensures basic education funding is distributed to schools based on a district’s unique needs.“Recently, we also came together to pass a budget that included historic investment in education at all levels and much-needed funding to combat Pennsylvania’s heroin crisis. Today’s passage of a revenue package means that we avoid another lengthy impasse, our budget is balanced this year, and we have greatly reduced the commonwealth’s structural budget deficit. I will sign this revenue package.“This package is an important step forward and includes sustainable, recurring revenue that makes significant progress toward reducing our structural deficit. When I took office, I inherited a deficit of more than $2 billion and schools that were devastated from drastic funding cuts.“I have fought hard to turn things around and move the commonwealth forward. We have made progress – our schools have seen historic funding increases and the deficit has been significantly reduced. We still have much work to do in next year’s budget, and I look forward to continuing to work with legislative leaders on important issues facing Pennsylvania.“Now that this year’s budget is complete, it is imperative that we all continue working together to focus on our greatest public health crisis – Pennsylvania’s opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. While the budget allows us to expand treatment for individuals suffering from addiction, we can and should do more to address this matter that is plaguing all of our communities. My administration will keep its focus on this issue and I will continue preparing for the upcoming special session.”
After capping a 22-1 season and an undefeated record in conference play with a win over UC Irvine on Saturday, the No. 1 Trojans are staying in the comfort of their own home as they enter the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament with the top seed.The Trojans will ride a 39-game home winning streak, as well as a 15-game overall winning streak, into McDonald’s Swim Stadium, when they face the No. 8 seed (yet to be determined) on Friday.At the buzzer · Senior two-meter Shea Buckner scored the winning goal as time expired in last year’s MPSF conference championship. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily TrojanUSC’s winning streaks were challenged over the last month with difficult matches against UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Stanford and Irvine, but, behind strong defensive attacks and a couple of key plays, the Trojans were able to maintain their perfect conference record.For the seniors who have led the Trojans throughout the season, this tournament marks the last time they will compete in a conference event. Since 2006, the first year the group was together, USC has gone 96-6, winning one NCAA tournament (2008) and placing second in two others (2006 and 2007). The Trojans also won the MPSF tournament the last two years.Last year, the Trojans fared well in the MPSF tournament, beating Irvine and UCLA to advance to the championship match against Pepperdine. In the title match, senior two-meter Shea Buckner scored on a buzzer-beater to put USC up 3-2, lifting the Trojans to a 27-0 record and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Championships, which they eventually swept as well.The Trojans will finish their postseason with the NCAA tournament, which takes place a week after the MPSF tournament.