Elton John Will Returns To Evansville For A One Night Only Performance At Ford…

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Elton John Will Returns To Evansville For A One Night Only Performance At Ford Center On SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 EVANSVILLE, INEVANSVILLE, IN – Elton John and his band return to Evansville for one performance at Ford Center on Saturday, November 11, 2017 as part of a 6-city concert tour that will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible ve-decade career, as well as selected tracks from his latest release, Wonderful Crazy Night.The public on-sale will begin Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. (CST). Visit Ticketmaster.com for more information.“The simple truth is I want to spend more time with my family and less time touring,” said Elton. “I am all too aware of how precious the time ahead is. My sons are growing up so quickly. Their early years are just ying by and I want to be there with them.”Elton John’s band features Nigel Olsson (part of Elton’s original three-piece band) on drums, Davey Johnstone (who rst recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, John Mahon on percussion, Kim Bullard on keyboards, and Matt Bissonette on bass.One of the most successful artists on the road today, Elton and his band perform a concert you will never forget:the entire audience singing along to much-loved classic songs such as “Your Song,” “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” and many more.“Fans are still talking about Elton John’s unforgettable performance when all he needed was his piano to put on one of the best shows that has been to Evansville,” said Ford Center Executive Director, Scott Schoenike. “In 2012, Elton John was one of the very rst concerts Ford Center hosted, and now we get to have him back onthe same day we will be celebrating our six year anniversary.”The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John spans ve decades. He is oneof the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits,and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997,” which sold over 33 million copies. Since launching his rst tour in 1970, he has over4,000 performances in more than 80 countries to his credit.last_img read more

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Where I live … beekeeper Hayley Mason of Settler Hives

first_img 2. What do you love about your home? 1. Where do you live and why? In the beautiful garden city, Toowoomba. We own a small Queenslander worker’s cottage that we adore. This was our first home purchase, which we viewed as a long-term investment property leased by tenants. Three years later we moved in ourselves. Wherever we end up next we hope to be able to hold on to it. We get told by a lot of people that their biggest regret with property was selling. Beekeeper Hayley Mason of Settler Hives Real estate reporter Reshni Ratnam chats to beekeeper Hayley Mason from Settler Hives about why she loves living in Toowoomba. 6. What is the best piece of property advice you have been given? And what is the biggest lesson you have learned? The wooden floors, 12ft ceilings, fireplace, the old-school VJ walls and all the chipped paint and imperfections. It’s full of character and has such a comfortable feel about it.center_img 4. What is the best thing about your suburb? More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoWe can walk to our favourite cafés, and organic and bulk-foods grocery stores. The botanic gardens aren’t near by also. If we’re feeling light on foot the main city shopping centre isn’t too far away. The downtown fringe is such a great spot. 5. If money was no option, what would your fantasy home be and where? Villa in Capri or a chalet in the Swiss Alps? I change my mind on this all the time. This month I would go for the blue sparkle of the Mediterranean, so a villa in Capri for sure. I would maybe add a carport and replace the front fence to a lower, cottage-style picket fence. 3. What would you change about your home? last_img read more

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Q&A DT writers grade 2013 season

first_imgQ: Of the candidates who were widely reported to be in contention for the head coaching job, who would you have hired? Q: What grade would you give USC’s season?Freedman: B. USC was headed for an ugly GPA, but Ed Orgeron got the team back on track. This year was never expected to be one ending in a BCS Title or Rose Bowl berth, and USC ended up being in contention until the next-to-last week of their campaign. Wins over Stanford and Oregon State were surprising, but the stench of Kiffin’s five games couldn’t give the Trojans a stellar mark.Holthouse: C-. A 69.2 winning percentage would warrant a D+ in most classrooms, but I’ll round up for effort. A W in the Trojan’s bowl game would bump my grade up to a C. I really thought this team had a chance at the Pac-12 South, but the team got embarrassed by both ASU and UCLA. The Stanford win was awesome, but otherwise, this feels like a failed season.Davidson: B+. This season played out like the kid who flunks his first midterm and then rallies from there, exceeding all expectations but at the end of the day it was too little, too late. It was an exciting and unique season which showcased the tremendous power of the USC brand, but it wasn’t successful in the conventional sense. Q: What grade would you give the Sarkisian hire?Lee: A. USC did their best with the available options. Sarkisian is a quarterbacks guy, and he’ll have a five-star recruit with outstanding field vision to develop in Max Browne. It’s the least sexy hire, but Sarkisian already displays far more maturity and perspective than Kiffin.Burton: B. I’ll admit, I was hell-bent on Boise State coach Chris Petersen, who I am a big fan of. But after him, I think Sark is probably the next best option. All the talk of how Kiffin was as, if not more, successful at USC than Sarkisian was at Washington completely ignores the fact that USC is USC and Washington is Washington and that’s sort of what’s supposed to happen. He is a strong Xs and Os coach — like Kiffin — but he can also connect with his players — unlike Kiffin.Laws: B+. The Trojan faithful were hungry for a big-name hire — but USC has never been in that business. John McKay, John Robinson and Pete Carroll all had zero head coaching experience at the college level when they were hired, and Carroll was the only one to have been head coach at any level in uninspiring stints with the Patriots and Jets. Sarkisian has shown the ability to turn around a program, holds deep recruiting roots on the West Coast and is infinitely more personable than Lane Kiffin. I like his chances to get USC another Rose Bowl banner within the next three years. With the 2013 season in the books, Daily Trojan columnists Will Laws, Euno Lee, Nick Burton, Jacob Freedman, Jake Davidson and Luke Holthouse weigh in on USC’s performance thus far.Sark! The Haden Angels Sing · Athletic Director Pat Haden tabbed Washington’s Steve Sarkisian as the Trojans’ next head football oaach. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan Q: Who was the team’s MVP?Holthouse: Redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler. Without a doubt, the biggest question mark coming into the season was the quarterback situation, but he was perfectly reliable all year once he took over the starting job. His completion percentage was good, his turnovers were low and he should come back much better next year.Lee: It’s not a sexy answer, but sophomore defensive lineman Leonard Williams — and it’s not even close. Leonard “The Lion” Williams is the anchor of USC’s terrifying front seven, and he has demanded constant attention and devoured opposing offensive line attention on every snap. Offensive linemen can’t contain him, running backs don’t want to face him. His performance against Stanford’s vaunted run offense was undeniable, and every other running back that’s faced USC this season is either studying harder to consider other career options or filling out Burger King applications.Burton: I am so very torn here. Redshirt junior defensive back Josh Shaw was arguably the most irreplaceable player on the team, switching positions to aid a bleeding secondary. Leonard Williams played much of the season with a possibly torn labrum and racked up 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. But I have to go with redshirt junior linebacker Hayes Pullard. He led the team in tackles and was the quarterback of what was generally a very stout defense. In his three years here he’s been either first or second in tackles on the team. And no, I did not consider an offense player. Not even Buck Allen. Q: Which players do you think will leave early for the NFL Draft?Davidson: Dion Bailey. Marqise Lee. George Uko. Hayes Pullard. Xavier Grimble … possibly more. The combination of a rocky season, the departure of Coach O and Nickell Robey’s success as an undrafted early entree might sway more players than normal.Laws: It’s probably best for Lee to cut his losses and accept the late first-round projection he’ll likely receive. And at the risk of reading too much into a small thing, Bailey introduced himself as a senior in his video introduction at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before the UCLA game despite his redshirt junior status. Even though his role was reduced this year, he still led the team with five interceptions. I think he’s gone, too. But Shaw and Pullard have both tried to warm their teammates up to the idea of playing under Sarkisian, so it figures that they’ll stay one more year. Grimble, Randall Telfer and junior center Marcus Martin would all be wise to spend another season at USC to rebuild their value after each had injuries affect their 2013 campaigns.Burton: These players have been through way more than anyone bargains for when you pick a school like USC. I think the better question is who will stay? I don’t think I would, it’s all just been too much. Marqise Lee is gone. I think Pullard and Dion Bailey are too. Pullard is NFL-ready and Bailey saw his role diminished this year. George Uko is likewise NFL-ready, and the loss of Orgeron hurt the defensive line more than any other position group. I imagine he’s gone as well. To me the big three questions are tight ends Randall Telfer and Xavier Grimble and defensive back Josh Shaw. Telfer and Grimble were both hampered by injuries this season and would do well to stay another year. Shaw is hard to project because of his position switching. He might also want to stay on one more year for stability. Freedman: Of the candidates we know interviewed (Sarkisian, Orgeron, Petersen and former USC linebacker Jack Del Rio), Haden made the right choice. I, however, would have hired Kevin Sumlin, assuming his interview would have been as impressive as his coaching resume. Sumlin has revolutionized offense while at Texas A&M, and his unconventional system would have flourished with the type of talent he would have recruited at USC. The complaints of defensive issues would have been solved by USC being able to afford a (or keep their) top-notch coordinator.Laws: I was all in on Petersen. He’s a consistent winner (.885 winning percentage) and an innovative playcaller who would’ve kept Pac-12 counterparts on their toes. Alas, all reports indicate that Petersen wasn’t quite ready for the intense scrutiny that comes with coaching in Los Angeles. So it was probably for the best that he stays in Idaho.Lee: My gut and emotion says we should have kept Orgeron and install a big-time offensive coordinator/playcaller underneath him to help Kessler/Browne develop. In all seriousness, I would have equally loved making a splash with Jon Gruden, just to see what happens. But Sarkisian was the safest choice and the best strategic decision. Pat Haden’s hire makes a lot more sense in hindsight, even if many of the Trojan faithful (including myself) are disappointed to see Coach O go.last_img read more

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Syracuse junior Eric Dungey breaks program rushing touchdown record for quarterbacks

first_imgIn Syracuse’s (4-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) 27-24 loss at Florida State on Saturday, Syracuse junior Eric Dungey broke the program record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. Dungey’s 20 career rushing touchdowns are the most in program history, surpassing former All-Americans Donovan McNabb and Billy Hurley.Dungey, a 6-foot-4, 222-pound three-year starter, entered 2017 second among active ACC QBs in rushing yards (644) and rushing touchdowns (11), behind only Louisville Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. Against the Seminoles, Dungey missed a quarter with an injury, yet still ran for 109 yards and a score. He has nine rushing touchdowns this season, only two shy of his combined total in 2015 and 2016.He added 278 yards through the air, two TD passes and one interception in the loss to FSU. Syracuse has three games left this season.Here is the Syracuse all-time rushing touchdown record for QBs:1. Eric Dungey — 20 rushing touchdownsT-2. Donovan McNabb — 19 rushing touchdownsT-2. Bill Hurley — 19 rushing rouchdownsAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on November 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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