President Obama Reveals Lineup For South By South Lawn Festival At White House

first_imgIf Barack Obama wasn’t the most hipster president of the U.S. before, he certainly is now. President Obama recently announced the creation of a new event, South by South Lawn, which combines arts, music, and important discussions on key social issues. Taking place next Monday, October 3rd, Obama has detailed some of the festival’s events, which is being organized in conjunction with SXSW.The fest will see performances by The Lumineers, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and DJ Beverly Bond, and will also feature Leonardo DiCaprio premiering his new film Before The Flood, which features music from Trent Reznor and Mogwai. SXSL will also include a number of important discussions about change, tackling difficult problems, feeding the hungry, and more.You can see the full program information here. Additional artists are expected to join the lineup, and also the cast of Stranger Things will be on site to curate a student film showcase.last_img read more

Best Players in the Class of 2017

first_imgA recent article in the Indianapolis Star listed the most sought-after high school basketball players graduating in 2017. They include Paul Scroggs of Southport. He played against Batesville in the Hall of Fame classic this year.The next 5 include Jalen Adaway of Pendleton Heights, Cobe Webster of Park Tudor, Ra Kepdl of Lawrence North, Cooper Niese of Cloverdale, and Malik Williams of Fort Wayne Snider.What I want to know is, will any of these stay in Indiana and play for one of our Division I teams? Most of our good high school boys go to a Michigan or Kentucky school to play basketball. Come on Indiana college coaches, you have two years to keep these guys in Indiana!last_img

No. 25 Syracuse falls on road to No. 19 Florida State, 4-2

first_imgNo. 25 Syracuse (14-4, 6-4 Atlantic Coast) ended its three-match winning streak with a 4-2 loss to No. 19 Florida State (13-7, 5-5 ACC) on Friday evening. Playing outdoors for just the second time this season, the Orange lost the doubles point and attempted to mount a comeback in singles, ultimately falling short to drop to sixth in the ACC standings.Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez, the No. 12 doubles pairing in the nation, continued their winning streak at first doubles with a 6-4 win. However, it was not enough to secure the doubles point for SU after Sofya Golubovskaya and Anna Shkudun lost 6-4 at second doubles to go along with an SU loss at third singles. Golubovskaya and Shkudun trailed 5-2 and rallied back into the set but could not complete the comeback.In singles, No. 10 Knutson picked up an easy victory at first singles over No. 24 Carla Touly. Knutson rolled through the first set, 6-0 before Touly retired due to injury. At second singles, Ramirez drew a tough opponent in No. 109 Petra Hule. Hule defeated Ramirez 6-2, 6-3 to put the Seminoles up 2-1.Shkudun bounced back after a close loss last weekend in singles with a dominant 6-2, 6-1 win at fourth singles to level the match at 2-all. With the match tied, SU needed to turn around two of the three matches that it had already lost the first set in.Golubovskaya was unable to turn her match, losing 6-4, 6-3, to put the Orange up against the brink of defeat. Fifth singles Dina Hegab was on her way to forcing a deciding third set, up 5-3 in the third, when Florida State clinched the match. Andrea Garcia won the final two games of the second set in sixth singles over Libi Mesh, winning 6-1, 7-5 to secure the win for the Seminoles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHegab’s match was not finished, likely to rest both players before upcoming matches on Sunday.SU’s road matches will continue with a trip down to No. 18 Miami, where the Orange will take on the Hurricanes on Sunday at 11 a.m. Comments Published on April 6, 2018 at 8:02 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Angels pick up catching depth by claiming Kevan Smith on waivers

first_imgIn order to create a spot for Smith on the 40-man roster, the Angels designated catcher Joe Hudson for assignment.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter The Angels claimed catcher Kevan Smith on waivers on Friday, adding depth to a position at which they had little experience on the roster.Smith presumably goes into the mix with Francisco Arcia and José Briceño, neither of whom had played in the majors before last season.Smith, 30, has played 146 games over the last three years with the White Sox. A right-handed hitter, Smith hit .292 with a .348 on-base percentage in 52 games last season.If he could repeat that offensive performance, it would be an upgrade for an Angels team that didn’t get much offense out of the catching position in 2018. Angels catchers combined to hit .220 with a .271 on-base percentage last year.center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more