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Infamous Stringdusters, LCD Soundsystem Win First Grammy Awards

first_imgBruno 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.last_img read more

Participants Defy Rains to Run Corporate Challenge

first_imgParticipants at this year’s Nigerian Stock Exchange Corporate Challenge on Saturday morning defied the heavy downpour in Lagos as they turned out in their large numbers to compete at the 2017 edition.In a chat with THISDAY after the race, Media Relations Officer of Diamond Bank, Eze Anyanwu, said the aim of the race was to forge friendliness amongst corporate bodies as well as boost competitiveness among participants.“What we really wanted to achieve is socialization amongst corporate bodies and create awareness for cancer. However, there is cash prize for winners in the race, hence its competitive nature,” Anyanwu said. He said Diamond Bank would always be at the vanguard of anything that has to do with human lives, sports and giving back to the society.Also speaking on the Corporate Challenge, CEO of NSE, Mr. Oscar Onyema, said the race aside being a fun event and creating cancer awareness, “It was also an avenue to encourage people to keep fit and exercise themselves which helps to increase life expectancy and be more productive at work.”The race kicked off at Onikan Stadium with about 1,000 participants.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Tiger Woods makes Masters his 15th and most improbable major

first_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE He won his fifth green jacket, his 15th major, but never with this much raw emotion. The most ferocious fist pump was when he walked off the 18th green, scooped up 10-year-old son Charlie, and embraced his mother and his 11-year-old daughter Sam.“For them to see what it’s like to have their dad win a major championship, I hope that’s something they will never forget,” Woods said.Who can ever forget this day?“It’s hard to really feel bad about how I played because I just witnessed history,” said Xander Schauffele, one of three players who finished second. “It was really cool coming down the stretch, all the historic holes, Tiger making the roars. I feel like I got full Masters experience.”The comeback goes beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience that watched memories turn into reality.It had been 14 years since he last won the Masters — no one had ever gone that long between green jackets. He had gone nearly 11 years since his last major, the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines on a shattered left leg.This was bigger. Woods never missed a shot that mattered over the final seven holes, taking the lead with a 5-iron to the fat of the green on the par-5 15th for a two-putt birdie, delivering the knockout with an 8-iron that rode down the ridge by the cup and settled 2 feet away for birdie on the par-3 16th.He tapped in for bogey and a 2-under 70, and the celebration was on.“WOOOOOOO!!!” Woods screamed as he headed for the scoring room with chants of “Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!” He had never hugged more people, everyone in his camp who stood by him through a public divorce, an embarrassing mug shot from his DUI arrest when he took a bad mix of painkillers and the four back surgeries, the most recent to fuse his lower spine“I had serious doubts after what transpired a couple of years ago,” Woods said. “I could barely walk. I couldn’t sit. Couldn’t lay down. I really couldn’t so much of anything. … To have the opportunity to come back like this, it’s probably one of the biggest wins I’ve ever had for sure because of it.” COMMENT LIVE TV Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning.It was only two years ago at Augusta National that Woods needed a nerve block just to hobble upstairs to the Champions Dinner, unsure he would ever play another round of golf. He had a fourth back surgery with hopes of simply playing with his two children, not chasing Jack Nicklaus in history.And now it’s all pieced back together — his life, his back, even golf.A fallen hero, a crippled star, Woods is a Masters champion again. Written By Associated Press Television News First Published: 15th April, 2019 06:29 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 15th April, 2019 06:33 IST Tiger Woods Makes Masters His 15th And Most Improbable Major Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning.last_img read more

Chelsea Striker Distances Self from ‘Negative London Comments’

first_imgChelsea striker Alvaro Morata has distanced himself from comments which insinuated that he does not like London.He further stated that he would “probably” pen a 10-year deal at Chelsea if possible.Earlier reports revealed that Morata had told an Italian newspaper that he did not see himself living in London “for very long”.When asked about the said interview during the pre-match press conference ahead of the game against AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League (UCL), Alvaro Morata said what he said was that he won’t stay in London after he retires.In his words, Morata said:“I’m really happy here and enjoying London with my wife.”“When I finish my career, I prefer to come back to my country. I prefer the place where I was born, that’s normal. When I say London is a stressful city, I’m talking about the traffic and a lot of people. It’s an incredible city.” he added.Speaking further, the former Juventus and Real Madrid star said:“If Chelsea proposed 10 years, I’d probably sign it,” he said. “I’m happy with everything. If I make good and improve, I can stay here more than five years.” Relatedlast_img read more