“The Ball is a celebration of 750 years of excellence and it is only fitting that we should have someone as outstanding as Mark perform on the night.”She also said, “We were delighted that Mark posted the details on his website and it was only inevitable that word would get round about such an exciting headline act.” The Balliol Ball Committee had intended to keep the headline act a secret, posting on Facebook on 22nd April, “THE HEADLINE ACT [will be revealed] ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE BIG NIGHT!” Others were distressed that their personal favourite had not been chosen. Marcus Watson, a second Year historian and Balliol JCR Entz Officer told Cherwell that he “had everything crossed for Frank Ocean. He moves me in ways I’ve never been moved before: frankbynamefrankbynature.” Mark Ronson will be headlining the Balliol College 750th Anniversary Commemoration Ball, he announced on his website earlier this week, prompting the ball committee to make the same announcement on their Facebook page. Mark Ronson is a DJ and producer, who has worked with artists such as Amy Winehouse, Jay-Z, Adele, Bruno Mars and Estelle, and has had 5 top ten singles, 2 top five albums and been awarded GQ’s most stylish man.Ball President Tessa McGuire told Cherwell that the committee “are absolutely thrilled that Mark Ronson will be performing at The Commemoration Ball. One Balliol student told Cherwell that they were “caught off-guard by the committee’s choice. It’s been years since Mark Ronson did anything famous, and that was just a cover of a song by the Zutons. “That said, I’m just glad that they didn’t choose Macklemore or something – that would have ruined the night!”
The Medieval Institute at Notre Dame will celebrate medieval culture and the work of author J.R.R. Tolkien with a special screening of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, co-sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.The festival begins Thursday with an introduction to the films by graduate student Maj-Britt Frenze at 7 p.m., followed by a showing of the trilogy’s first movie, “The Fellowship of the Ring.” The screening will continue Friday with its second film, “The Two Towers,” at 7 p.m. The final installment of the trilogy, “The Return of the King,” will be shown Sunday at 3:30 p.m. All screenings will take place in the Browning Cinema located in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC).Frenze, a forth-year student in the Ph.D. program for Medieval Studies, said the film festival grew out of an effort to promote the Medieval Institute’s “Lord of the Rings” undergraduate reading group. The reading group, Frenze said, seeks to educate students about Tolkien’s work and analyze his use of medieval culture in his writing.Linda Major, director of undergraduate studies at the Medieval Institute, said Tolkien’s work was heavily influenced by medieval customs and lore.“Tolkien was a medievalist,” Major said.In the past, Major said the Medieval Institute has sponsored screenings of a number of other films influenced by the medieval period, such as the “Monty Python” movies, “Robin Hood” and “The Sword and the Stone.”Such films allow people to access medieval culture through modern day cinema, Major said.Through the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy in particular, Major said, the Medieval Institute aims to use modern cinema to introduce students to Tolkien’s writing, which blends medieval culture and fantasy.“We’re exposing the medieval roots of Tolkien’s Middle Earth,” Frenze said.A professor of Medieval English at Oxford, Tolkien’s acute knowledge of medieval history lent itself to a number of the literary elements in the “Lord of the Rings,” Frenze said.“Tolkien took many themes from [medieval] texts, such as dragons, riddles and many of the names of his characters,” Frenze said.Frenze said Tolkien’s work has had a lasting influence on fantasy writing and cinema. The genre owes a majority of its success to Tolkien and other prominent authors such as C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams, she added.“Tolkien was pivotal in making fantasy as popular as it is,” Frenze said.The Medieval Institute hopes the festival will help spread appreciation of Tolkien’s enduring impact upon the genre, Frenze said.The Medieval Institute is offering two free tickets per individual for each film. Students may reserve tickets through the organization’s website and collect their tickets at the DPAC box office. Reservations must be made by Wednesday. Additional tickets may be purchased through the DPAC box office.Tags: Browning Cinema, J.R.R. Tolkien, lord of the rings, Medieval Institute
Who is singing the national anthem at college football championship?Lauren Daigle will perform the national anthem prior to kickoff. The national anthem ceremony will include a live feed of U.S. troops watching the game overseas, as well as drummers from both teams’ bands playing side-by-side as the color guard is introduced. The 2020 College Football Playoff championship game is finally here as No. 3 Clemson battles No. 1 LSU at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. LIVE: Follow SN’s coverage of LSU vs. Clemson for updates These Tiger teams are a combined 28-0 on the season and are both led by talented quarterbacks. Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence has yet to lose a collegiate game and is eyeing his second College Football Playoff title, while the Heisman-winning Joe Burrow has led LSU to a breakout season.As is always the case with prominent championship games, the halftime show is on the shortlist of things to watch. But don’t expect the pomp and circumstance of previous CFP halftime shows featuring musical stars. This year’s show is expected to be a little different for college football’s 150-year anniversary.Here’s everything you need to know about the CFP halftime show on Monday night, including approximate start time and who is performing.MORE: SN’s way-too-early top 25 for 2020CFP halftime show 2020: Who is performing at national championship game?There won’t be a musical act during halftime of the 2020 College Football Playoff championship game. Instead, the halftime show will consist only of performances by the LSU and Clemson marching bands, a callback to the customary traditions of college football as part of the 150-year anniversary celebration.The bands typically play at halftime of the CFP championship game, but in recent years the broadcast would cut away to big-time musical acts performing at an offsite concert.Additionally, the top 11 players from the 150-year anniversary of college football will also be recognized during the show. There were a number of musical acts scheduled to perform at a fan fest away from the Superdome throughout the weekend. On Monday, that stage will include country music artist Tim McGraw and alt-rock band Judah & the Lion. It’s not clear how or when those performances will be shown during ESPN’s coverage of the game.What time does the college football halftime show start tonight?With the game scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. ET, expect halftime to start approximately 10-10:30 p.m. ET.CFP championship halftime show historyIn recent years, the College Football Playoff adopted a Super Bowl-style halftime show featuring big-time musical acts.Kendrick Lamar’s show from nearby Centennial Olympic Park was broadcast during halftime of the 2018 CFP title game between Alabama and Georgia at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.In 2019, Lil Wayne and Imagine Dragons collaborated to entertain viewers from Treasure Island — 45 minutes away from the Alabama-Clemson title game in Santa Clara.
Submitted by The City of Olympia Facebook68Tweet0Pin0 Night Spirits by Kristen Etmund graces the cover of the Arts Walk map this fall. Photo Courtesy of City of OlympiaOn Friday, October 3, from 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, October 4 from 12-5 p.m., 96 downtown businesses will open their doors to showcase the wonderfully rich and diverse resource of visual and performing arts of the South Sound Region. Arts Walk maps are NOW available at these participating locations, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW and Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Ave E. A digital map can be found at here.Enjoy two days of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fibers and other visual art. Take in diverse performing arts, from family theater to a variety of musical styles and dance from Ballet to Butoh, Blues to Barbershop! Check out the gastronomic arts in the Cajun Culinary Throwdown! Whatever art form moves you, chances are you’ll find it downtown during Arts Walk.For youth and families, the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department sponsors a hands-on activity area with the Hands on Children’s Museum. Stop by Friday, October 3, at Washington Street and 5th Avenue between 5-9 p.m. for kid’s face painting and art making.The Arts Walk map cover this fall features the artwork Night Spirits, by Kristin Etmund. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kristen studied art and art history at The Evergreen State College, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in 2003. While at Evergreen, she had the opportunity to work with great professors and experiment with several different printmaking methods, eventually falling in love with the woodblock medium. Kristen has been creating and showing her work, often inspired by the beautiful flora and fauna of the Puget Sound, in Olympia for almost ten years.Arts Walk is sponsored by the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and the Olympia Arts Commission, with support provided by Art House Designs, Capitol City Press, Mixx 96 FM, and the Washington State Employees Credit Union along with participating artists and businesses.For more information, please contact Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation, at 360.753.8380 [email protected]
By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Mount Baker Wild turned a close game into a rout in a hurry, out scoring the host Bombers 22-0 in the third period to go on to register a 62-34 victory in Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball action Tuesday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.Emily Elmo scored a game-high 24 points, including four hoops from three-point land, to lead the Wild to the easy victory.The contest the fifth in seven days for the Bombers following the Christmas holiday break.The Bombers started fast out of the gate, building a 9-0 lead before the Wild scored a basket.However, Baker outscored the Bombers 10-2 to cut the margin to 11-10 after one period.In the second quarter the game turned on an inadvertent play. Bomber point guard Sarah Fuhr became entangled with the Wild player and suffered an injured thumb. The injury proved costly as Fuhr runs the Bomber offence and leads the team in scoring, averaging 17 points per game.The Wild took advantage of LVR’s inability to score, turning a 23-19 lead into a 45-19 advantage after three quarters.Kiandra McLaren led the Bombers in scoring with 10 points while Kyndle Doolan added eight. Fuhr had seven points before leaving the game while Emily Klapstein had six.The Bombers are idle until January 20 when the club plays host to the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks at the [email protected]