The Mega Festival Featuring Rolling Stones, Dylan, McCartney & More Has Been Confirmed

first_imgAfter much speculation, the new mega festival that was rumored to feature the top classic rock acts, including Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Who, Roger Waters, and The Rolling Stones, has been confirmed! Titled Desert Trip, the festival will run from October 7-9, taking place at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA, notably the same grounds as Coachella. The event is being organized by Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella.In fact, those six artists will be the only ones performing, with the Stones and Dylan on night one, McCartney and Neil Young on night two, and Roger Waters and The Who on night three. The Desert Trip is sure to feature some of the most iconic music of a generation, with anthemic rock music performed by each and every band on this billing.You can watch a brief promotional video for the festival below:Tickets will go on sale next Monday, May 9th at 10 AM Pacific, and more information can be found here.last_img read more

If/Then, Starring Idina Menzel, Announces Cast Album Release

first_img Related Shows Idina Menzel Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 View Comments Star Files Tony award winner Idina Menzel has two paths to take in If/Then, but we’re taking just one: directly to iTunes (or wherever CDs are sold). The cast album for the new musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey will be recorded by Masterworks Broadway on April 7 prior to a June 3 release. LaChanze If/Then tells the story of Elizabeth, a woman who wants to make a brand new start as she returns to New York City. In addition to Menzel, the cast includes Tony winner LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, Jenn Colella, Jerry Dixon, James Snyder, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence. Directed by Michael Greif, If/Then began preview performances on March 5 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre and will officially open on March 30. If/Then Menzel is on the heels of her chart-topping Frozen hit “Let It Go,” and this is one more album with her powerhouse voice that we can’t miss! Anthony Rapplast_img read more

Kycia Knight, Subrina Munroe added to West Indies squad

first_imgAFTER crashing to 48 all out – their second-lowest total in ODIs, West Indies suffered further blows, losing fast bowlers Shakera Selman and Shamilia Connell to injuries.Perhaps with a mind to bolster their batting, Kycia Knight, who has not played international cricket since the 2016 World T20, was brought into the squad. Alongside her came 32-year-old medium-pacer Subrina Munroe, who was last seen in West Indies colours in May 2015.Selman was ruled out after being struck on the helmet while fielding at short leg during West Indies’ opening game at the Women’s World Cup last week. In their next one, new-ball bowler Connell left the field after bowling only four overs and has been diagnosed with a hip injury.The ICC’s event technical committee – comprising Geoff Allardice (ICC, chairman), Campbell Jamieson (ICC representative), Steve Elworthy (Tournament Director), Alan Fordham (host representative), Anjum Chopra and Alison Mitchell (both independent nominees) – has approved their replacements.Kycia, twin sister to Kyshona, who is already in the squad, made her debut in 2011 as a wicketkeeper-batsman. She has played 44 ODIs to total 762 runs – the eighth-highest tally for West Indies in Women’s ODIs. Munroe, meanwhile, has 11 wickets in 23 ODIs at an average of 51 and economy-rate of 3.8.West Indies are one of three teams to have lost every match they have played at the Women’s World Cup, but their captain Stafanie Taylor has not lost hope. While admitting to deficiencies in their line-up, she believes, with four games left, there is still time to rally.“I guess when you look back at the game (against South Africa), especially for the batters, we just got out softly and a lot of our batters, especially at the top order, we didn’t apply ourselves properly. We’ve been in England for a while, it’s not like we’ve come here yesterday where we don’t know what has been happening. I didn’t think that our mindset was right. I don’t think we were focused.”When pressed on how she was going to lead West Indies’ turnaround, Taylor offered a very frank reply.“I’ve been asking myself that, to be honest. As a captain, you are thinking, you’ve lost all three games, what do you say to these players now? But if you really want to make it to the semi-finals, you’ve just got to find a way to turn it around. We’ve lost three games now. We have four more games to go, so we just have to bounce back and keep fighting.“There’s still a chance. I do believe there is still a chance. We still have games to go and teams that I know we can beat. As individuals, we really need to look into ourselves and see what we’re doing wrong and just to rise above.”West Indies’ next match is against former champions New Zealand on July 6.(ESPNCricinfo)last_img read more