Larry Coryell, Legendary Guitarist And The “Godfather Of Fusion,” Dies At Age 73

first_imgWe’re sad to report that legendary fusion guitarist Larry Coryell has passed away in an NYC hotel room at the age of 73. Coryell had a remarkable impact on jazz music, such that he was known as the “Godfather Of Fusion” for his longstanding work in the field. More than 50 years after his first recordings, Coryell was still very active, and had plans to tour this summer with his band, The Eleventh House.Coryell adeptly predicted the rise of jazz fusion music in the 1960’s, contributing to the rise of the groovy genre before many others would catch up. His work brought jazz in the public eye, merging it with all sorts of influences to great effect. In turn, countless guitarists cite Coryell as an influence, and he was even sampled by progressive hip hop artists like J Dilla and DJ Shadow.Renowned fusion guitarist John Scofield penned the following tribute to both Coryell and Clyde Stubblefield, who passed away over the weekend as well:To get a glimpse into Coryell’s style, we present to you the album Spaces, which features the guitarist paired with Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Miroslav Vitouš and Billy Cobham.Rest in peace, Godfather of Fusion.last_img read more

Tix Now On Sale to See Kathleen Turner in Would You Still Love Me If…

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 26, 2015 Would You Still Love Me If… View Comments Tickets are now available to see Kathleen Turner and Deborah Cox in the world premiere of John S. Anastasi’s Would You Still Love Me If…a love story that tackles the issue of transgender identity. Directed by Nona Gerard, the limited engagement will begin previews on September 26 and officially open on October 10 at New World Stages.Would You Still Love Me If…is the story of Danya and Addison, caring intelligent young women with a promising future and a baby on the way, but there’s a lifelong secret that threatens to destroy all they hold dear—prompting the profound question…why do we love who we love?In addition to Turner and Cox, the cast will include Rebecca Brooksher and Sofia Jean Gomez.The production will feature scenic design by Brian Prather, lighting design by Zach Blane and costume design by Tristan Raines.last_img read more

Influencers from Great Britain and Germany visit Croatian continental destinations

first_imgRELATED NEWS: BOOKING.COM GUEST REVIEW AWARDS 2018: CROATIA WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE GUEST RATING IN THE WORLD “In the Croatian National Tourist Board, we continue to implement projects like this because our goal is to bring Croatian destinations and the Croatian tourist offer closer to as many potential young tourists as possible. We targeted select Instagram users from the UK and Germany markets, and the first feedback from influencers has been very positive. They are delighted with the diversity of the Croatian continent and I am sure that they will share only positive experiences and recommendations with their numerous fans.”, said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić, adding that this project promotes cultural and historical heritage and eno-gastronomy.  This is a project implemented in cooperation with the tourist boards of the city of Zagreb and the city of Slunj, which is Booking.com declared one of the most hospitable cities in the world and the tourist boards of Krapina-Zagorje and Varaždin counties. The program includes a tour of Zagreb and Medvednica Nature Park, Veliki Tabor Palace, Museum “Staro selo” Kumrovec, Museum of Krapina Neanderthals, the Old Town of Varaždin, Trakošćan Castle and Plitvice Lakes National Park. They are among the influencers Mike Will i Luke Clark from Great Britain for whom this is not their first visit to Croatia. From this market come and Kennan Lam, which produces photo and video materials dedicated to travel, and which it publishes on its website as well Ella Parsonss, which, in addition to publications dedicated to travel, also deals with fashion. Among the influencers is also Julian Herbrig from Germany, a lover of photography and travel who has more than 70.000 fans on Instagram.    center_img Organized by the Croatian National Tourist Board, five well-known and popular influencers from Great Britain and Germany are staying in Croatia from 4 to 7 February. “Although this is not my first visit to Croatia because I stayed on your beautiful coast, this is my first time touring the continental part of the country. I can say that this part delighted me because it shows how diverse, rich, but also preserved the natural environment is in your country. You also have a top eno-gastronomic offer, rich cultural and historical heritage and what is most important for us photographers, a lot of attractive localities for creating top photos”, said Herbrig. Mike Will agreed with him, for whom this is the third visit to Croatia, but the first in the winter. “Croatia is very beautiful even in winter! I am amazed by your castles, national parks and numerous other sites that simply leave you breathless. I receive a lot of inquiries from my fans asking me for advice and recommendations for Croatia, and one couple has already chosen your country for their honeymoon”, Will concluded.  last_img read more

Lindsey Buckingham serenades Bovard crowd

first_imgLindsey Buckingham, the guitarist of the renowned ’70s band Fleetwood Mac, took a break from the band’s tour to speak to a packed crowd in Bovard Auditorium on Wednesday night.Fleetwood Mac is best known for its Grammy Award-winning album Rumours which was released in 1977.At USC, however, Fleetwood Mac is best known for having recorded the song “Tusk” alongside the Trojan Marching Band.The talk was hosted by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies as part of David Belasco’s class, BAEP 470: The Entrepreneurial Mindset – Taking the Leap.Upon introducing Buckingham, Belasco remarked that that night was special because it was all about the USC family and the experiences they share.Taylor DuPont, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said that she attended the event because Fleetwood Mac was an important part of her childhood.“Fleetwood Mac is my favorite band. I grew up listening to them and continue to do so. When I found out that Lindsey would be on campus, I jumped at the opportunity of seeing him talk and play,” she said.During the talk, Buckingham discussed his youth, how he met his bandmate and former lover, Stevie Nicks, and how he came to join Fleetwood Mac.He then discussed the success of Rumours and how it was also a difficult time for the band members because their romantic relationships were disintegrating.Buckingham said this difficult time affected his career. Belasco asked him whether great art required great pain.“At the very least, emotional experiences will only broaden your creative landscape,” Buckingham said.After every topic, Buckingham performed a song related to it. Among them were “Never Going Back Again,” “Bleed to Love Her” and “Big Love.”For every song that he performed, he received a standing ovation from the audience.Because of Fleetwood Mac’s unique connection to USC, Buckingham also discussed how Fleetwood Mac came to collaborate with the Trojan Marching Band to play “Tusk.”“We wanted something that would sound like a jungle roll and hypnotic. How Bartner got in the picture, I don’t know. Maybe Mick?” he said, referring to the band’s drummer.A video from USC’s archives that showed the day that “Tusk” was recorded at Dodger Stadium was shown. Belasco explained that through “Tusk,” the Trojan Marching Band was able to set two unique records, one for the first collegiate marching band with a Grammy-winning record and one for the most musicians collaborating on one single.Following the talk, students asked Buckingham questions. He provided them with advice regarding the definition of success.“I was never really [goal-driven]. I was focused, but not necessarily trying to do anything for anything other than my own success,” Buckingham said.The talk ended with Buckingham performing “Tusk” and “Go Your Own Way” with the band.Earlier in the talk, Buckingham said the work of Fleetwood Mac has been able to reach such a wide array of generations.“We have gotten teenagers whom our body of work seems to make sense to,” Buckingham said.Students said after the event that they were very pleased with Buckingham’s talk and performance.Jake Simon, a junior majoring in business administration, said that he felt very fortunate to have been able to attend.“I was in the second row and it was beyond incredible,” he said.Cristina Gomez said she was impressed by the uniqueness of the event.“This was like a personal concert for ourselves along with stories. It was so impressive!” she said.At the event, the Lloyd Greif Center awarded Buckingham with a trophy that recognized his contributions to the university, as well as his musical entrepreneurship.Correction: An earlier version of this article quoted Cristina Gúzman. Her name is actually Cristina Gomez. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

Highlight Games’ SOCCERBET goes live with Iforium

first_img StumbleUpon Share Highlight Games goes live with MaxBet June 26, 2020 Highlight Games goes global with ComeOn deal June 19, 2020 Highlight Games continues Soccerbet momentum with SuperSport deal May 7, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share London-based video virtual sports specialist Highlight Games Limited has strengthened its portfolio of partnerships after entering into a new agreement with Iforium.Under the terms of the agreement, Highlight Games will integrate its game portfolio into Iforium’s Gameflex platform, including English, Italian, Turkish and Greek variants of its flagship SOCCERBET product.“I’m delighted to announce this partnership with iForium,” said Nick Gardiner, Co-CEO of Highlight Games. “The opportunity to make our content available via iForium’s Gameflex platform is an exciting one, and we are confident that operators will be impressed by the player response to Highlight Games’ innovative product portfolio.”In addition, the virtual sports specialist will make its NBA Last 60 and IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship available via the Gameflex platform.“Via the Gameflex platform, Iforium is able to deliver the largest portfolio of casino and gaming content in the industry, and we can’t wait to add Highlight Games’ incredible video virtual sports to our bank of available products,” added Phil Parry, CEO, iForium.“These exclusive games are unlike anything else in the virtual sports space and we are confident they will be instantly popular with operators and players.”last_img read more