TFA YouTube channel hits 1,000,000 views!

first_imgLast Friday the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel reached one million views. Since its creation in 2011, the TFA YouTube channel has covered events from the inaugural Elite Eight series, through to the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, the 2012 and 2013 Trans Tasman events, the 2012 State of Origin series, National Touch League events, right through to state and junior state cups and state league finals. 2013 saw the introduction of Live Streaming to the channel, with several events having been live streamed since then, adding another dimension to TFA’s event coverage. TFA YouTube channel facts:Total views – 1,002,332 viewsTotal minutes watched – 1,735,809Top Five Videos2011 World Cup – Australia v New Zealand Men’s Open Final – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zE6XcrAAsg 2011 World Cup – Australia v New Zealand Mixed Open Final – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbdS4kgf1DU 2011 National Youth Championships – NSWCCC v TNZ 15’s Boys – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSDHgoysG9c 12 Plays of Christmas #1 – Dylan’s Display in Mudgee – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh95c8sXukU 2011 World Cup – Australia v New Zealand Women’s Open Final – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXMz4QSMFqs Top Five countries viewing the channel:AustraliaNew ZealandUnited KingdomSingaporeFranceTo view close to 500 Touch Football videos from the past three years, be sure to visit www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus and become a subscriber today! Thank you to all of our viewers and subscribers for your support in helping us reach this milestone!Related LinksOne million views!last_img read more

Jennie Garth To Attend Pioneering Spirit Gala

first_imgThe Water4 Foundation, based out of Oklahoma City, today announced The First Annual Pioneering Spirit Gala that will be held on Thursday, September 27th.Special guests including actress Jennie Garth (90210), Congressman Chairman J.C. Watts, The Twister host Kathi Yeager and Grammy Award Winner Sandi Patty will join together to celebrate the past and future pioneering spirit of Oklahoma in an effort to eradicate the world’s lack of clean water one community at a time.Water4’s unique mission has a deep history in Oklahoma. In 1901 Co-Founder Terri Greenly’s great grandmother won a plot of land without water in the lottery, which led the family to understand the importance of water issues and how their water pumping business could help address the world water crisis. Over 100 years later, Oklahomans are coming together to support the effort to end the world water crisis. Oklahoma is blessed with clean water today, but every 22 seconds around the world a child dies from preventable water-related disease.Native Oklahoman and Water4 Foundation Ambassador, Jennie Garth will join guests, while local radio host Kathi Yeager will be the emcee of the evening. Those attending the gala will also have the pleasure of experiencing a performance by Grammy Award Winner and Sooner state native Sandi Patti.“Terri and I are excited to host Water4 Foundation’s first annual Gala to raise awareness and support for the solution to the little known, worst crisis of humanity, the lack of clean drinking water to the bottom billion in the world. For the first time in history, this solution to fixing the world’s water crisis (4000+ child deaths per day) is within our grasp, provided by the pioneering spirit of Oklahomans. This will be a fun night that will be both challenging and inspirational.” says Dick Greenly, Co-Founder of Water4 Foundation.“There is a complex need for access to clean drinking water in the developing world but the solution is simple. Water4 Foundation is empowering people to solve this crisis in a way that no other Foundation has done before. I am honored to join Oklahomans in raising awareness and support, ” says Water4 Ambassador Jennie Garth.“It is an honor for Don and me to come along side Water4. We love that Water4 gets right to the heart of the issue by offering a simple sustainable solution to clean water. When you get to the heart of the issue, you reach the heart of the people,” adds Grammy Award Winner Sandi Patty and her husband Don Peslis.Gala attendees will be among the first to view a sneak-preview of Water4 Foundation’s upcoming documentary. The documentary will further reinforce Water4’s commitment to bringing renewed hope and urgency to provide clean drinking water for those who so desperately need it throughout the world. In addition to the documentary viewing, the First Annual Gala will feature a silent auction to support Water4’s role in combatting the global water crisis. Cynde Roof’s acclaimed artwork will be featured at the auction, along with other local artists. All proceeds from the evening will support Water4’s efforts to provide clean water throughout the world.For more info, click here.last_img read more

Former Attawapiskat comanager charged with theft fraud

first_imgUPDATE: ATTAWAPISKAT BAND COUNCIL REQUESTED 2004 POLICE PROBE OF KENNEDY The charges stem from a complaint filed with the Nishnawbe–Aski Police by the First Nation in April 2013, he said. Nishnawbe-Aski police spokesperson Jackie George said in a statement the complaint stemmed from February 2013.“The First Nation took an item of concern to the police and they investigated and after a long period of time the Crown finally decided to act upon the case,” said Turner.George said the complaint stemmed from an issue dating back to Aug. 2012, the tail-end of Kennedy’s time as co-manager of Attawapiskat.Turner said Spence has recused herself from any band council discussions on the issue. He said she is currently on vacation.APTN National News could not reach Spence for comment. A source close to Spence, however, said she and Kennedy have been advised not to speak on the issue.“Clayton (Kennedy) will have his chance to speak,” said the source.Turner said Attawapiskat would be releasing a statement later today on the issue.Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt’s office released a statement saying it couldn’t on details of the case.“Those who break the rules must suffer the consequences,” said Valcourt’s office in a statement.Kennedy was the band’s co-manager between July 2010 and August 2012. He was also the band’s director of finance, band manager and co-manager between 2001 and 2004 and left the community until he was hired again.He is currently listed as the co-manager for Taykwa Tagamou Nation.“We have no comment, bye,” said a woman who answered the phone at the band office.news@aptn.ca APTN National NewsClayton Kennedy, the life-partner of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, has been charged with theft and fraud in connection with his term as co-manager of the First Nation, according to the band manager.Kennedy was charged March 26 with a count of fraud over $5,000 and a count of theft over $5,000, said Wayne Turner, Attawapiskat’s band manager.His next court date is scheduled for May 28 in Attawapiskat.Clayton Kennedylast_img read more

Ichiro Is Old And Good

The strangest final acts of all-time great careers usually involve career-tarnishing performances in bizarre uniforms. You know the type: Johnny Unitas as a Charger, Patrick Ewing with the Magic, Wade Boggs as a Devil Ray, etc.Last year, erstwhile Seattle Mariners legend Ichiro Suzuki was foundering his way into that group. He hit 88 points below his previous career average, flashed even less power than usual and finished the season below the replacement level, with -0.8 WAR. Making matters worse, he did it all while wearing a Miami Marlins uniform, one of MLB’s ugliest get-ups since those Devil Rays unis were shoved into the back of the closet. Ichiro’s fate seemed as Boggsian as any great player in recent memory.But this season, Ichiro has flipped that narrative on its head. Instead of continuing his depressing slide into the abyss, he’s currently hitting .385, rarely striking out, drawing walks at a greater rate than ever and generally spraying line drives all over the field. According to FanGraphs, he already has more WAR this season (0.7) than in his previous two combined (-0.3). In fact, he’s on pace (for whatever that’s worth) to finish with one of the best twilight-of-career-with-a-weird-team seasons in major league history.To judge Ichiro against his counterparts from the past, I filtered every season ever1This goes all the way back to 1871. for players who were 35 or older (Ichiro is 42), had at least 50 career WAR (as of Tuesday, Ichiro had 57.5), and were playing for a team with whom they spent fewer than 10 percent of their career games (about 8 percent of Ichiro’s games have been with Miami). Here are the best of those seasons (with a minimum of 50 plate appearances) according to WAR per 600 plate appearances: 2011M. CameronMarlins381644.450.82.3 1982R. SmithGiants373984.464.75.3 1991W. RandolphBrewers365124.762.05.6 YEARPLAYERTEAMAGEPAWAR/600CAREER WAR% OF CAREER GAMES W/ TEAM 1893J. GlasscockPirates353145.460.18.8 2010J. ThomeTwins393405.368.67.0 1982J. MorganGiants385545.698.88.5 1972W. MaysMets412424.2149.84.5 2005K. LoftonPhillies384065.862.65.2 Ichiro has been so good this year that among the pantheon of old-guy seasons in bizarre uniforms, only Manny Ramirez’s wild post-trade-deadline Dodgers stint in 2008 was better. And hardly any of the other players on this list were remotely as old as Ichiro is now.(I’d like to point out a few other things from the table: First, Kenny Lofton makes the list twice, for both a stint with the Cubs that I do remember — he made the final out of the Bartman Game — and a Phillies season of which I have little recollection. Also, Ichiro isn’t the only active player on the list; Chase Utley has quietly been adding to his sneaky-great résumé while wearing unfamiliar Dodger duds this year. And, finally, let’s bury the idea that Willie Mays’s Mets tenure was a total blight on his record. Mays’s final season, 1973, wasn’t quite up to his usual Hall of Fame standards, but in 69 games as a Met the year before, he hit extremely well — 44 percent better than league average, according to FanGraphs. That performance checks in at No. 20 on our list above, so, contrary to popular opinion, Willie was no bum for most of his return stint in New York.)Anyway, in all fairness, there are legitimate reasons to doubt that Ichiro can continue playing so well as the season progresses. His batting average on balls in play is a sky-high .403, for instance, and although Ichiro’s no stranger to a strong BABIP (his career mark is .340, well above that of a typical player), he’s also no longer the speed merchant he once was — that BABIP seems due for a correction. But if Ichiro can keep shooting liners around Marlins Park, like he did during his four-hit game Monday, his 2016 season will probably still be good enough to cement a place among the best ever produced by aging superstars in peculiar locales.Andrew Flowers contributed research.Check out our latest MLB predictions. 2000W. ClarkCardinals361976.752.12.6 1896D. BrouthersPhillies382674.379.73.4 2011L. BerkmanCardinals355874.956.19.4 1892R. ConnorPhillies356865.586.07.8 1927T. CobbAthletics405744.4149.47.5 1930H. HeilmannReds355395.268.87.3 2016I. SuzukiMarlins42687.157.57.8 1946B. HermanBraves363014.855.13.9 2010J. EdmondsBrewers402406.064.53.6 2003K. LoftonCubs362365.362.62.7 2008M. RamirezDodgers362297.966.79.7% 2016C. UtleyDodgers371654.762.44.6 For players aged 35 or older with at least 50 career WAR, on teams with fewer than 10 percent of the player’s career games. Minimum 50 plate appearances (PA) with team in season. Stats as of May 24.Source: FanGraphs.com Great seasons in strange, strange uniforms read more

Much is expected from Kepa says Chelsea defender

first_imgAntonio Rudiger is happy about his team’s win in the Premier League and the debut of goalkeeper Kepa ArrizabalagaWith a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town, Chelsea started with the right foot their chase for the crown of the 2018-2019 Premier League season.And that clean sheet was in part thanks to defender Antonio Rudiger, who talked to the media about Kepa Arrizabalaga, The Blues’ new goalkeeper.“I think he did well. He tried to speak as much as he can. He did well with that and we as defenders we needed to help him and we did that,” the center-back told Sky Sports News.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.And reporters were rapid to compare him to ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.“In general, it was a very good day. We all know Thibaut’s quality, but Thibaut’s not a Chelsea player anymore. I wish him good luck at Real Madrid, but now we have to concentrate on Kepa because he’s our goalkeeper. In his work he’s very confident,” Rudiger said.Kepa’s debut was not spectacular, the goalkeeper only needed to make one save during the match at John Smith’s Stadium.“It’s not always easy to adapt because it’s a new style of play, but I think we did well. We moved the ball well and to have a good bench is always good.”last_img read more

Report Zinedine Zidane wanted Real Madrid exit in February

first_imgZinedine Zidane reportedly wanted to vacate his role as Real Madrid manager back in FebruaryThe Frenchman stunned the football world in May by announcing that he had decided to leave Los Blancos, just five days after he had led the club to a third consecutive Champions League title.Since that shocking moment, Zidane has been regularly linked with replacing the under-fire Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.But now Marca claims that Zidane had decided to leave Real in February and was very close to leaving on the same month.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.This came in light of Los Galacticos’ shock Copa del Rey exit at the hands of the lowly Leganes.However, Real president Florentino Perez and his right-hand Angel Sanchez managed to convince Zidane to stick it out for the remainder of the season.Zidane won 104 of his 149 games in charge of Real with a win percentage of 69% after replacing Rafael Benitez in January 2016.last_img read more

Dairy Farmers Urged To Improve Pasture Management

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Hugh Graham, Jamaica Dairy Development Board Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Jan. 28 (JIS): Dairy farmers are being encouraged to use proper pasture management techniques in order to boost milk production and improve herd quality. Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB), Hugh Graham, made the call, while speaking to JIS News at the launch of the ‘Drink Real Milk’ educational campaign at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in St. Andrew today (January 28).He noted, for example, that farmers do not typically fertilise their pastures. “They will fertilise other crops but never the pastures. The grass and the legumes on the pastures are crops and have to be treated as such, so we have to look at how to manage the soil, how to manage the crop so you can maximise yield,” he pointed out.He noted that once pasture yield is maximised “you are able to have better nutrition for the animals and the animals will, in turn, give you more milk or more meat,” Mr. Graham told JIS News that programmes are already in place to provide assistance to farmers in this regard.He said farmers are also receiving support to combat recurrent drought conditions, with new varieties of fodder provided.“We have new drought-tolerant varieties (such as) brachiaria species (and) the mulato two…those we have introduced quite successfully in some areas,” he said.He informed that farmers are also being assisted to establish fodder banks, “for instance, sugar cane, which they will grow and use during that period when the drought is on. We have …included equipment where you chop the forage up to feed it to the animals, thereby you improve on the digestibility of the feed.”Mr. Graham said the JDDB also provides technical assistance such as the modernising and upgrading of milking and cooling equipment. In addition, players in the industry are benefiting from training to ensure that they adhere to best practices and international production standards.Mr. Graham informed that there are approximately 100 dairy farmers in the island, who supply milk to processors. “Our statistics really only cover the supply to the processors because under Jamaican law, you cannot sell unpasteurised milk and that is why from the farm, it’s delivered or the processors pick it up and then they take it to the next level,” he pointed out.Meanwhile, the JDDB CEO said the agency will continue to partner with the agricultural schools and the 4-H clubs to establish their dairies as centres for best practices.“We have already delivered 25 heifers to all except the Jamaica 4-H Clubs and we are working very closely with them in terms of training,” he informed.The ‘Drink Real Milk’ campaign is a partnership involving CB Group (through Nutramix), Seprod Limited (through Serge Island), Newport Fersan Jamaica Limited and the Jamaica Dairy Development Board.The goals of the campaign are: to increase awareness and demand for Jamaican milk; produce 20 million litres locally annually; and create a sustainable and self- sufficient industry.The JDDB was established in 2009 to promote and foster the development of the dairy sector with particular emphasis on promoting local milk production and achieving efficiencies in the production, processing, marketing and other trade in dairy products. Pm Launches Life And Health Insurance For Athleteslast_img read more

DID YOU HEAR… Pickleball Court Construction At Town Hall Has Begun Playground

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Department of Public Works began site work for the Pickleball Courts at Town Hall (Palmer Park) on Monday morning and is expected to continue all week.On Friday, May 11, a crane will be on site for the purpose of removing larger trees.  As a result, the basketball court and playground area will be off limits between the hours of 7am. and 4pm.In the event work is not completed on Friday, work will resume on Friday, May 18.Town Meeting voters approved funding for three pickleball courts at Saturday’s Annual Town Meeting.Unsure what Pickleball is? Learn more about the sport by watching this video from the Wilmington Recreation Department HERE.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Town of Wilmington.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTHE WAIT IS OVER: Pickleball Courts To Open At Palmer Park This Wednesday, September 26In “Community”Wilmington To Build 3 Pickleball CourtsIn “Government”NOW HIRING: Town’s Highway Division Is Hiring An Equipment OperatorIn “Business”last_img read more

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

first_imgBy Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening.” Aretha FranklinThe first time I met Aretha Franklin was her first appearance at the Baltimore Civic Center. DJ Larry Dean took me backstage to meet the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. She was so gracious and built like a “Brick house.”“I say a little prayer for you” Aretha FranklinWhile backstage, Sir Johnny O told us that Otis Redding had just died in a plane crash. We sat in disbelief as everyone processed the tragic news. Later, Aretha went on stage to perform as only the future Queen could.“Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.” Aretha FranklinYears later, The Queen performed at Pier V in Baltimore, my great friend Biddy Wood asked me if I wanted to meet Aretha Franklin. He walked over to her limousine and the next thing I know I am standing in front of the Queen and Wes Hairston is standing beside the limo witnessing this special moment. Biddy walked away and she invited me to sit in the limo with her.“Everybody wants respect. In their own way, three-year-olds would like respect, and acknowledgment, in their terms.” Aretha FranklinThe first thing she asked me was “how is Damita?” Now, I’m totally impressed that she would ask about a fellow sister in music. I told her how Damita Jo DeBlanc, a singer, was doing and she told me to make sure I told Damita that she asked for her. We talked mostly about Baltimore back in the day. I will always remember that magical night.“I’ve been around long enough for people to know who I am and what my contributions are. They know me as more than just an artist. I think they know me as a woman as well.” Aretha FranklinI saw The Queen perform at the Meyerhoff; I was standing outside when I saw her pull up in her limo. I wasn’t close enough to speak but, as she stepped out of the limo she looked around and waved. Yes, the Queen waved. I got my ticket from my good friend Mary Demory and and unbeknownst to me, it was the best seat in the house, seven rows back dead center. The Queen walked out on stage with her legendary big purse, in a sky blue gown. She sat the purse down next to the piano and gave a royal performance befitting her royal subjects, who have loved her from the beginning of her career until infinity.The last time I saw the Queen was at the inauguration of President Obama. In frigid weather she sang as we all stood in the cold, proving once again that she was still the Queen.“Falling out of love is like losing weight. It’s alot easier putting it on than taking it off.” Aretha FranklinThe Queen taught us about RESPECT and how to feel like a “Natural Woman,” she taught us if we wanted “a do right man we had to be a do right woman.” The Queen told us about “the house that Jack built” and when we’re sick don’t call no doctor but call “Dr. Feelgood” and the perseverance to sit right there “until you come back to me” and how to say “call me.” Then she would tell him “I’m drinking again” while experiencing “sweet bitter love” while telling him “I never loved a man the way that I loved you.”“And I was booked once to go on ‘Ed Sullivan’ and I got bumped and ran out the back door crying.” Aretha FranklinQueen, in your early life like a “bridge over troubled water,” you navigated the tide and made every young girl realize it’s not where you start but where you end in life that counts.The “skylark” will sing as you “climb up the mountain” riding on the “freeway of love in your pink cadillac” remember to “rock steady” and “jump to it” entering heaven’s gates. “You told Mary don’t you weep” but it’s hard not to weep.“Feels like I’ve seen you before maybe in a past life, you were mine and I was yours. ‘Cause the vibe we share feels so comfortable. Is it possible someone could make me lose control? Look what you’ve done to me. Finding it hard to breathe, cause’ I just can’t believe you’re feeling me like I’m feeling you.” Aretha FranklinHappy 44th anniversary Dell and Tony Perry and happy 10th anniversary to Colin’s Restaurateurs, Dante and Candes Daniels.“Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.” Aretha FranklinSending birthday wishes to Rosa Barber on her 93rd birthday, 80th birthday for William Clayton and happy birthday Pastor Purcell Wylie, Pastor Tim Tooten, Helen McDonald and my great neighbors Ernestine Jolivet and Tina Jolivet.Somebody prayed for mePlease keep my mother, retired United Methodist Pastor Pauline Wilkins, in your prayers as she recuperates at St. Agnes Hospital and Thurston Jones as he recuperates at home.“I paid my dues; I certainly did.” Aretha FranklinFamily and friends gathered to say good-bye to the beautiful 96-year-old Priscilla Blackwell, mother of Maurice, Charles, Leo and Wayland. Mrs. Priscilla was a woman of class, style and dignity, elegantly dressed in a hat, stylish outfit and her red nails, making a true fashion statement.Family and friends are mourning the death of longtime community and political activist Randy Carroll and prayers to Ralph Gilliam on the death of his mother Josephine Gilliam.“When God loves you, what can be better than that? “ Aretha Franklinlast_img read more

Soundgardens Immersive Artists Den Experience Premieres This Week Exclusive Preview

first_imgAs for what might be coming next, “There is some live material that wasn’t released and there’s unreleased material from the Sub Pop era,” Thayil says. “But I think the most interesting and significant material would be what the band was working on in the 18 months prior to that last tour, and even during it. There was material that we were writing and demoing and recording, and it’s certainly material that could be completed. Obviously we’re limited by the [recordings of Cornell’s] vocals that we have, but the band is certainly interested in doing what it can to complete the songs.”The new material “definitely has a different style to ‘King Animal,’” he continues. “ There’s definitely a rocking component, there’s a few that were a bit more contemplative. There’s definitely a darkness and moodiness to them — as there always has been with Soundgarden.”The event dates and full tracklist appear below.Soundgarden: Live from the Artists Den Event DatesJune 17       Los Angeles, CA            The Wiltern (Immersive Event)June 18       New York, NY          Brooklyn Steel (Immersive Event)June 23       Seattle, WA      The Showbox (Screening Only) 4LPS – 180-GRAMIIncessant MaceMy Wave^Been Away Too Long^IIWorse DreamsJesus Christ PoseFlowerTaree^IIISpoonmanBy Crooked Steps^Blind Dogs*Rowing^IVNon-State Actor^Drawing FliesHunted DownBlack Saturday^Bones Of Birds^VBlow Up The Outside World^Fell On Black Days^Burden In My HandVIA Thousand Days Before^Blood On The Valley Floor^Rusty CageNew Damage^VII4th Of July^OutshinedBlack Hole SunVIIITy CobbSlaves & BulldozersFeedBacchanal^ There’s no question that the posthumous release is the most difficult to get right: Human beings are unpredictable, and trying to guess what a person’s intentions might have been is an uphill (if not a losing) battle. Yet posthumous releases ranging from Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” to recent Prince and Jimi Hendrix collections prove that it can be done well, and judging by an exclusive preview Variety received last week, Soundgarden’s “Live From the Artists Den” — an “immersive experience” film of a 2013 concert with dramatically enhanced sound and visuals, which premieres in Los Angeles (tonight), New York (Tuesday) and the band’s hometown of Seattle (next week) — gets it right as well.The concert — the final North American show of the “King Animal” tour, which took place Feb. 17, 2013, also at the Wiltern Theatre in L.A. — has been released before, but never like this. According to the announcement, the event will showcase 12 high-definition camera angles customized for an immersive multi-screen viewing experience, and a live live remix of the original multitrack 48-channel audio in L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound, an ultra-high resolution audio technology from L-Acoustics, will provide a live-feeling to the recording. The 360˚ real time mix will be synced to on-screen footage and further complemented by a light show. Kim Thayil (Photo: Colin Young-Wolff for Artists Den Entertainment)In the demonstration, headed up by L-Acoustics’ engineer Jesse Stevens, 13 speakers were arrayed around the listeners, mostly in front but with five in the back. As the band rumbled into “Incessant Mace” (a deep cut from 1988’s “Ultramega OK”) the sound corresponded to the setup of the musicians on the screen — guitar coming out of the left side, bass out of the right, drums centered — but the sound became truly vivid when the late Chris Cornell’s vocals kicked in. They’re intensely present, as is his presence on the screen — but not creepily or morbidly so. And while it makes one sad for what has been lost, it’s also great to be able to experience the concert so vividly. Related Universal Music: Four of the Five Artists Who Sued Us Did Not Lose Masters in 2008 Fire Universal Music Refutes Claims of Last Artist in Lawsuit Over 2008 Fire, Requests Dismissal Popular on Variety But the thing that fans will really want to know is that it looks and sounds awesome — in many ways more immersive than an actual concert (and this writer saw Soundgarden ten times). And the Wiltern show is ideal for this treatment: Not only was it exhaustively filmed, it’s a stellar 29-song performance with nearly two-and-a-half hours of hits and deep cuts.“We wanted to play a long set at this show — we wanted to get a lot of material in there,” says guitarist Kim Thayil. “We got to go deep into our catalog and bring out songs like ‘Blind Dogs’ and ‘New Damage’ and earlier songs like ‘Incessant Mace’ and ‘Hunted Down.’ Two and a half hours of sometimes fast, often dark songs with weird time signatures can be hard work, but fans stayed there till the end and they dug it, so it was great.”The inclusion of deep cuts was very intentional as well, he says. “I’d rather be the guy in the crowd that turns to his friend and says, ‘I know this song — it’s the second song on side two of the first EP,’ or whatever. We think we’re very similar to the audience we wanted to build — we always wanted to be the guys who played for the people like us.” Being respectful of Cornell’s memory was something that Stevens says was key, even with regard to the audio.“We didn’t want to be cheesy or gimmickly at all,” he said. “Even with the speakers located behind the audience, we limited it to special effects and ambiance, didn’t want to make it distracting or not feel like a concert.”The connection between L-Acoustics and the band goes back a long way as well, according to CEO Laurent Vaissié. The technology used in the Soundgarden experience was previously used on Lorde and Childish Gambino tours, and the band had worked with the company on its last couple of jaunts. “The connecting of the dots came from [Artists Den COO] Amber Mundinger, who we knew from her previous role [at Variety parent company Penske Media],” he says. “She was familiar with the technology that we had employed at an Alt-J concert in New York last year and she thought it would be a great idea to recreate the experience of the live concert using the immersive aspects of the technology. It’s really the world’s first attempt at recreating the live concert experience from both the visual and the audio side.”Mundinger says, “As one of the most lauded Soundgarden concerts of all time, our team envisioned recreating their Artists Den performance at The Wiltern six years ago in its entirety through an immersive, first-of-its kind experience to bring fans back to that night in a very special way. Being able to create this memorable experience has also allowed Artists Den to reimagine the nature of immersive musical events, pushing us in new directions for future artists and their fans.”“Soundgarden: Live from the Artists Den” will also be released as an album in a variety of packages on July 26. The limited-edition “Super Deluxe” box will feature the complete 29-song concert film in 5.1 surround sound and stereo on Blu-ray, and more than 30 minutes of bonus interviews with the band, in addition to four black 180-gram audiophile LPs, 2CDs, a 40-page photo book, four band member lithos, and replica artist all-access pass and ticket stub from the original show. Additional products scheduled for release include: 4LP 180-gram audiophile black vinyl, limited edition 4LP color vinyl (each disc will feature a unique combination of splattered colors), Blu-ray and 2CD. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more