Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, with Mars taking home six statues and Lamar earning five awards. While their victories didn’t come as that big of a shock, there were a few first-time winners that caught our eye.Festival favorites The Infamous Stringdusters picked up their first Grammy last night when their 2017 release Laws of Gravity was named Best Bluegrass Album. Founded in 2007, the band—Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass)—has put out eight studio albums and recently announced the launch of their new record label. “Cannot thank you all enough for being along for this ride!,” The Infamous Stringdusters said in a statement. “Winning this award was made even better by sharing the honor with Rhonda Vincent.” (In a rare tie, Vincent’s’ All The Rage – In Concert Volume One also won a Best Bluegrass Album award). After a handful of past nominations, LCD Soundsystem earned their first-ever Grammy for their 2017 single “Tonite”, which took home Best Dance Recording. Their comeback album American Dreams was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album, though it lost to The National‘s Sleep Well Beast.Interestingly, electronic music legends Kraftwerk earned their first in-competition Grammy at last night’s show, despite having already been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. The pioneering German outfit beat out a much younger field to win Best Electronic/Dance Album for their 2017 release 3-D The Catalogue, a record that was borne out of a retrospective project the band showcased at museums and music venues.In a less surprising move, the winners in the blues categories were decidedly on the older side as well. Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ picked up Best Contemporary Blues Album for their collaborative release TajMo, while rock icons The Rolling Stones won Best Traditional Blues Album for Blue & Lonesome, their first studio release in 11 years.Portugal. The Man beat out rising pop stars The Chainsmokers and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee to win their first Grammy, an award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their single “Feel It Still”. Evidently, the group didn’t take the honor very seriously, as their acceptance speech saw frontman John Gourley pretend to wipe his butt with the trophy while bassist Zach Carothers declared “Hail Satan!”.Other winners at last night’s ceremony included John McLaughlin (Best Improvised Jazz Solo), Alabama Shakes (Best American Roots Performance), Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song), The War on Drugs (Best Rock Album), and many more. You can check out the full list of winners here.
Read Full Story What might Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health look like if slavery and the oppression of Blacks and Native Americans had not occurred? That was the question that representatives from the School’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion posed to artist Lisa Rosowsky when they approached her about creating art for the Kresge Building’s Rosenau Atrium. Her response was Ghost Portraits, a series of eight black and white photographs printed on translucent fabric of notable African Americans and Native Americans in public health. Accomplished in their careers but minimized in history, their faces and stories are intended to create a dialogue with the portraits of the School’s deans and founders—all white men—that decorate the space.The portraits were installed in conjunction with the Slavery & Public Health: Past, Present, and Future symposium, held May 5 at the School. The exhibit also includes a panel with biographies of the individuals, written by Rosowsky. They include Paul Cornely, the first African American elected president of the American Public Health Association, and Flemmie Kittrell, the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in nutrition.“Lisa’s vision perfectly captured the sense of loss that framed the discussion we had on campus about the connection between the University, our work and slavery,” said Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Meredith B. Rosenthal. Zennon Black, senior equity, diversity and inclusion manager, worked with Rosowsky to implement the project.Rosowsky, a professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, creates mixed media and fiber art that often centers on history and loss. She describes her work as “giving voice to people who can’t speak for themselves.”This is her second collaboration with Harvard Chan School. She and students from her community partnership design course recently worked with Gary Adamkiewicz, assistant professor of environmental health and exposure disparities, to design a book of information for new residents in green public housing.Speaking about the Ghost Portraits during the symposium in May, Rosowsky said, “I would hope that viewers of this piece will come away with a broader picture of public health history in this country, and an understanding that to be seen one must be made visible.”Afterwards, she was approached by an African American woman who is a staff member at the School. The woman said that she cried when the work was installed. She told Rosowsky, “at last I see myself here.”
Yesterday I wrote about a potential Indiana All-Star in Josh Speidel, and today my blog is about another Indiana All-Star who is having a tough year. All of you are familiar with the ACL injury that Bryan Hoeing suffered in basketball early in the season. Fortunately, he was able to start playing baseball after a short delay.Things seemed to be going fine for Bryan until one May afternoon when he had to leave the mound in the 3rd inning of a ball game. It has been determined that he suffered an elbow injury that usually requires Tommy John surgery. I am not sure when this is going to occur and whether it will be Tommy John surgery or not, but he will require some form of surgery.I understand that he will take himself out of the baseball draft this year and go to Louisville as planned. I understand the surgery is to be taken care of by the university and he will red-shirt this baseball season. Because of major league baseball rules, I believe he must play for the Louisville Cardinals before he is eligible to re-enter the draft. We will just have to wait and see how this comes out.
Loading… Read Also: Barcelona send law firm packing for advising Messi on exit strategyWhile he has no plans to retire any time soon, one of Lewandowski’s remaining objectives is to bring joy to Poland fans on the international stage.“One of my dreams has now come true and I feel huge satisfaction,” he added. “Another one is to make the fans of the national team proud of us. What exactly that means, I can’t answer myself. I can’t really describe it; I just want the fans to feel happy cheering us on.” “I was close many times, but something was missing, something was causing us to be knocked out early. Now that we’d won it, there was a childlike joy, something natural and spontaneous. I had no control over it.“The most beautiful moment after the game was when I called my wife. She sent me videos of my loved ones crying with happiness. It was something amazing. It’s what I will remember the most after many years.” The 32-year-old insists the Ballon d’Or was never on his mind this term, but he thinks he would have been a worthy winner.“I didn’t think about it at all. I knew we still had the Champions League, then the Bundesliga restarted after the short break,” he told Onet and Przeglad Sportowy when asked for his view on the award being cancelled.“I knew my priorities. My focus was on the Champions League, not on any possible individual awards. The decision to cancel the gala was made in the middle of the year and the Ballon d’Or was to be staged in December. The deadline was too distant to occupy my mind.”When asked which player he would have given the award to, he replied: “Myself. We won everything there was to win. I won the award for top goalscorer in every competition. I think a player who achieves this would win the Ballon d’Or.”Bayern’s 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain saw Lewandowski win the Champions League for the first time in his career, something he admitted had been a childhood dream.The Poland international was particularly emotional during post-match interviews but said the moment that truly touched him was when his wife sent him videos of family members reacting to the result.“Until now, I was hiding emotions behind a thick shell, but the Champions League is every footballer’s dream and I’ve believed all my life that I could fulfil it,” he said. Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski believes he would deserve the Ballon d’Or if the award had not been cancelled for 2020.France Football confirmed in July that the prize would not be awarded due to the disruption of the 2019-20 season caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Lewandowski would almost certainly have been one of the favourites for the men’s trophy this year, having scored 55 goals in all competitions to propel Bayern to a treble of Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and UEFA Champions League titles for the second time. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptAwesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year