Alabama Shakes Honor Prince With Dedication At Nashville Performance

first_imgBeloved rock n’ soulers the Alabama Shakes performed at the Ascend Amphitheatre in Nashville, TN two nights ago, April 21st. Of course, the performance came just hours after the news of Prince’s death broke, closing an unforgettable chapter in music history. Just last year, the worlds of Prince and the Alabama Shakes collided, as Prince invited the Shakes to his Paisley Park mansion for a performance. He even sat in with them and played a roaring guitar solo on the bluesy song “Gimme All Your Love.”Naturally, when the Shakes set up to perform the blues number, they dimmed the lights to a haunting shade of purple, and allowed for Brittany Howard to speak about the lost legend. “We lost another great treasure today,” she said. “It was very unfortunate, and very sad news when we heard it. I’d like to dedicate this song right here to Prince, because this is a song that he played with us. I just want to let him know we love him, we miss him, and God bless him. May he rest in peace.”While the band didn’t join so many others in playing Prince’s music, they certainly felt the loss just as strongly as any other. Check out some fan-shot videos from the performance below:Don’t Wanna FightI Ain’t The Same[Via The Tennessean]last_img read more

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D.O. Sports’ 10-most newsworthy stories of the fall

first_imgThe Daily Orange has worked to keep you covered on all the biggest news in Syracuse sports this fall. From a major college football upset to two basketball player’s departures from the team. From an individual national title to the cancellation of a fall season due to mumps. From one of Jim Boeheim’s sons playing against him to the other committing to play for him.We’ve been there with all the updates you needed all fall. As the semester comes to a close, here’s our list of the 10-most newsworthy Syracuse sports events from the past few months.Behind ‘out of body experience,’ Justyn Knight wins NCAA individual titlePaul Schlesinger | Asst. Photo EditorSyracuse expected to compete for the men’s team title at the NCAA Championships in Louisville but only finished 13th. The day was not lost, though, as Justyn Knight won the national title individually. He had finished fourth two years ago and second last year. This year, he finished in front of everyone and in his last Syracuse cross country race was a national champion.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse pulls off monumental upset of No. 2 Clemson, 27-24Todd Michalek | Staff PhotographerSyracuse didn’t win a game after Oct. 13 this season. But on that day, the Orange pulled off what was perhaps the biggest upset of the college football season. SU will sit at home during bowl season while Clemson plays as the top seed in the College Football Playoff.Seton Hall confirms transfer of Taurean ThompsonDaily Orange File PhotoTaurean Thompson averaged 9.2 points per game as a freshman at Syracuse. He transferred to Seton Hall, though, and is now sitting out a year before he is eligible to play for the Pirates.In NCAA-mandated interviews, SU athletes voiced advising concerns, dissatisfaction with facilitiesSara Schleicher | Staff PhotographerA University Senate report compiling information from the NCAA-mandated interviews showed that some athletes felt forced into majors they didn’t want. All of the athletes’ comments included in the report were anonymous.Citing “an abundance of caution,” Syracuse sits out Deyhontsigwa’ehs The Creator’s Game Lacrosse WeekendDaily Orange File PhotoSyracuse announced that at least one player had been diagnosed with the mumps when it withdrew from Deyhontsigwa’ehs The Creator’s Game Lacrosse Weekend. Eventually, both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams at Syracuse canceled their fall seasons.Geno Thorpe leaves Syracuse basketballTodd Michalek | Staff PhotographerAfter playing in six games for the Orange, Syracuse announced that Geno Thorpe was leaving the team due to personal reasons. Eventually, The Daily Orange spoke to Thorpe’s father and learned more.3-star Buddy Boeheim officially commits to SyracuseDaily Orange File PhotoJim Boeheim’s Class of 2018 became a lot more familiar to him on Sept. 8 when his younger son, Buddy, committed to the Orange. Buddy chose SU over Gonzaga and Massachusetts, among other schools. He had played for nearby Jamesville-DeWitt High School before spending his senior year at Brewster (New Hampshire) Academy.Babers: Syracuse quarterback Dungey will be ‘ready to go’ against Wake ForestColin Davy | Staff PhotographerEric Dungey had been injured in Syracuse’s loss to Florida State the week before SU took on Wake Forest. Leading up to that contest, Dino Babers said Dungey was “good to go.” But Dungey wouldn’t play again this fall and eventually had right-foot surgery.Jimmy Boeheim plays first collegiate game against his father, Syracuse head coach Jim BoeheimTodd Michalek | Staff PhotographerJimmy Boeheim, Jim Boeheim’s oldest son, made his collegiate debut for Cornell in the Carrier Dome. He even hit a 3-pointer on the first possession of the game. After the game, Jimmy said his dad told him: “I was close to having a good game.”Gov. Andrew Cuomo, officials announce Syracuse Chiefs sale to New York MetsAndrew Graham | Asst. Sports EditorThe Community Baseball Club of Central New York had owned the Syracuse Chiefs. The Chiefs had been the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. But at the end of the current agreement with the Nationals in 2018, the New York Mets will be the Chiefs’ new owner and major-league affiliate. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 12, 2017 at 4:30 pmlast_img read more

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