Yale University To Host Multi-Day Event Exploring The Legacies Of Davie Bowie And Prince

first_imgYale University has announced a multi-day event, bringing together scholars, musicians, filmmakers, artists, journalists, and students for discussion, critical listening, and musical performance, in examining the music, careers, and lives of David Bowie and Prince. Dubbed Blackstar Rising & The Purple Reign: Celebrating the Legacies of David Bowie and Prince will culminate with a performance by TV On The Radio on the final day.Set to take place from January 25th – 28th, the event “will examine the pathbreaking innovations of these two remarkable musicians, and explore the legacies of two artists who recognized the ways that popular music can create liberating spaces where audacious cultural and social changes and transformations might flourish. Lectures and roundtable discussions will examine how Bowie and Prince each championed aesthetic, social, and cultural freedom and rule-breaking in their respective repertoires and ultimately revolutionized racial, gender, and sexual identity politics in popular music culture.”All events are free and open to the community. Ticketed events are followed by an asterisk. For additional information, click here. Check the full schedule of events below:January 25, 20178:30pm – Sound & Vision: Listening Together to David Bowie & Prince (concert & critical deejay session with Questlove and Kimbra)*January 26, 20174:30pm – Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973) followed by Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker (film & conversation)9:00pm – “Everybody Still Wants to Fly”: Activism in Pop from Prince to Solange (roundtable conversation and keynote conversation with Solange)*January 27, 20178:45am – Welcome by Daphne A. Brooks–To the “Dearly Beloved,” “Gimme Your Hands ‘Cause You’re Wonderful”: On the Importance of (a Rock ‘n’ Roll) Commons9:00am – “Take Me With U”: David Bowie, Prince & the Utopian Pop Universe (conference session)10:30am – “Life On Mars?”: Spirituality & (Im)mortal Imaginaries in Bowie & Prince (conference session)12:00pm – Highlights from the David Bowie Is Exhibition (roundtable conversation)1:00pm – “Hang On to Yourself”: The Making of David Bowie Is (roundtable conversation)2:15pm – “Around the World in a Day”: Traversing Cities & Borders in Bowie & Prince (conference session)3:45pm – “Young Americans”: Prince, Bowie, Funk & the 1970s (conference session)5:30pm – “Housequake”: A Critical Karaoke Tribute (conference session)8:30pm – “Modern Love”: Bowie & Prince & the Art of Collaboration—In Conversation with Donny McCaslin and Sheila E. (roundtable conversation)January 28, 20179:00am – “Watch That Man”: Visual Bowie, Visual Prince—On Art & Film (conference session)10:30am – “The Black Album”: Bowie, Prince & Sonic Experimentalism (conference session)1:30pm – “Oh! You Pretty Things”: Theater, Performance & Spectacular Bowie & Prince (conference session)3:00pm – “Rebirth of the Flesh”: David Bowie & Prince’s (Dis)identifications—On Race, Gender, & Sexuality (conference session)8:00pm – TV On The Radio concert*last_img read more

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara asked to give statement: Report

first_imgCOLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been reportedly summoned by a special committee in relation to the 2011 World Cup final match fixing claims made by former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage.According to a report in Daily mirror.lk, Sangakkara — who was the captain of the side when Sri Lanka lost to India in the final — has been summoned by the Special Investigation Unit to appear on Thursday. This comes after Upul Tharanga — who scored 2 off 20 deliveries before getting dismissed by Zaheer Khan – on Wednesday became the first current cricketer to appear in front of the committee. Former captain and ex-chief selector Aravinda de Silva was reportedly also questioned for almost six hours on Tuesday. Aluthgamage had earlier claimed that the final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai was fixed as they could’ve won the match easily. “The 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed. I stand by what I say. It took place when I was the minister of sports,” Aluthgamage had said last month. “However, I do not wish to expose details for the sake of the country. The game against India in 2011, the game we could have won, was fixed. “I say this with a responsibility and I can come forward for a debate. The people are concerned about it. I would not involve the cricketers in this. “However, certain groups were definitely involved in fixing the game,” he added. Following such allegations, Sangakkara had urged everyone to end speculations in the matter and had asked for proof. “Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action,” Sangakkara had said. Another Sri Lankan great, Mahela Jayawardene, had also spoken on the issue and had tweeted: “Is the elections around the corner Looks like the circus has started. names and evidence?” (IANS) Also Watch: Get Set Global: Assamese in UK coping with the Pandemiclast_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Real Madrid Forward Score Brace On Loan At Flamengo

first_imgVideo Credit: Twitter.com – Deji Faremi Real Madrid forward, Vinicius Jr, scored a spectacular brace to get off the mark for Flamengo against Atlético Goianiense in the Brazilian Série A on Saturday.17-years-old Vinicius Jr signed for Real Madrid in May but won’t be eligible to make the switch to the Spanish capital until his 18th birthday on 12 July 2018. Known for his blistering pace, Vinicius Jr was an integral part of Brazil’s team that won the 2017 Under-17 South American Championship, scoring 7 goals and being named the tournament’s MVP.Vinicius Jnr scored a second. Again, blistering pace from the youngster. pic.twitter.com/huFgobYLaQ— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) August 20, 2017center_img RelatedCristian Dell’OrcoJune 30, 2017Similar postVinicius Jr Reveals Reasons For Joining Real Madrid And Breaks The Ronaldo-Messi Comparison TableMarch 20, 2019In “Spain”Real Madrid Unveil Brazilian Starlet Vinicius JuniorJuly 20, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more