The 2016 installment of “Fall Ball” has come to a close, after three nights of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead madness. The weekend saw the debut of an acoustic “Terrapin Suite” in the bowling lanes, special guest appearances from John Mayer, Chris Harford, and plenty of song debuts, as Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and Scott Metzger once again showed their hometown crowd exactly why they are such a revered live band. Returning to their birthplace always brings a sense of comfortability for the Grateful Dead enthusiasts, but also an opportunity to expand on their already-adored interpretations.Thank to taper quinfolk, you can enjoy all three nights of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead in the full show audios below:10/6/16:Set 1:Jam ->Good Morning Little School Girl @ (SM) ->Birdsong (TH) ->St. Stephen # (All) ->Fortune Teller $ (All) ->Morning Dew Jam % ->I Know You Rider ^ -> (All)Jack Straw & (SM/TH)So Long Jerry ++ (DD)Acoustic Mini Set (On the Bowling Lanes Stage)Candyman * (TH)The Race Is On + (SM)It Must Have Been The Roses * (TH)Uncle John’s Band * (All)Set II:Silvio @@ (SM) ->Wharf Rat ## (TH/All) ->Loser $$(TH) ->King Bee %% (SM)Unbroken Chain ^^ (JR) >Here Comes Sunshine (TH) ->Playing In The Band && (SM)E: Marco Solo ** ->Werewolves Of London (MB)10/7/16:Set I:Jam ->Tough Mama>Good Lovin’Dark Star>Greatest Story Ever ToldSo Many RoadsCassidyAcoustic:Jack-A-RoeDark HollowSet II With John Mayer:Cryptical Enevelopment>The Other One>Cryptical Enevelopment>New Speedway BoogieKing Solomon’s MarblesLet It GrowTouch Of GrayQuinn The Eskimo10/8/16Set 1:Blues for Allah jam >Eyes of the World >Minglewood BluesThe Wheel >Ramble On RoseMama TriedMorning DewSet II:Crazy Fingers >Truckin >OtherOne>TruckinMagnificent Sanctuary Band >Help on the Way >Slipknot >Estimated >Hippie Dream*E:He Was A Friend of Mine**Not Fade Away* w/ Chris Harford** Acoustic and quietFor fans of Joe Russo and Scott Metzger, be sure to catch them with Robert Walter and Andy Hess at this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive. Set for October 22, 2016, the second annual event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. Featuring members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Disco Biscuits, Lettuce, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more, this one-day event is not to be missed. More information can be found on the event’s website.
Haven Lin-Kirk has been announced as the new dean of USC Roski School of Art and Design. Photo courtesy of USC Roski websitePrior to her appointment, Lin-Kirk served as the vice dean of design and was a professor at Roski for over 17 years. During her tenure as vice dean, she utilized her background in design education to push for interdisciplinary studies and individual practices, which she helped integrate into USC Roski’s programs and courses. “Haven Lin-Kirk is an exceptional choice to lead USC Roski,” Provost Michael Quick said to USC News. “She is a respected professor, an artist and designer, accomplished scholar and researcher. We are excited to see the USC Roski school under her leadership.” Beyond her work at USC, Lin-Kirk has lectured at other institutions such as Scripps College, Loyola Marymount University and Otis College of Art and Design. Lin-Kirk has also worked for clients like the Los Angeles Times, NASCAR and Adobe. Along with her experience in teaching, Lin-Kirk has showcased her artistic capabilities to the real world. Her art exhibits were held at locations such as the Brewery Arts Complex and East Gallery at Claremont Graduate University. “It requires countless contributions to actualize our students’ potential,” Lin-Kirk said. “I look forward to engaging with all who are a part of this school to continue to elevate the programs and their benefits for our emerging artists in the coming years.” Lin-Kirk’s deanship will officially begin on July 1.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) has announced that NBA Africa Game 2017, NBA’s second game in Africa, will take place Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The announcement was made at the annual NBA Africa All-Star Luncheon in New Orleans by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall, who were joined by NBA Africa Game 2017 players Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic; Democratic Republic of the Congo), CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers; U.S.) and Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets; Democratic Republic of the Congo).The game, will be a follow-up to the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa and will once again feature a Team Africa vs. Team World format.It will be played in support of UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa (SOSCVSA). Team Africa will see some of the best african stars and second generation African players, and Team World will comprise players from the rest of the world. The game will air live in sub-Saharan Africa on Kwesé’s TV.Biyombo, the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and a member of Team Africa in NBA Africa Game 2015, will join 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie Second Team member Mudiay on Team Africa. McCollum, the 2015-16 Kia NBA Most Improved Player, will play for Team World. Full rosters of players, coaches and legends, along with ticket information will be announced at a later date. The sold-out NBA Africa Game 2015, the first NBA game on the continent, took place August 1, 2015 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg and was played in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOSCVSA.