Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 12:00 AM EDT Mar 29, 2019 EAST LANSING – It was late. Though not by Tom Izzo’s standard. Still, he’d been in the basketball offices for more than 14 hours when he began flipping through a media guide looking for the roster of his 2014 basketball team. “I wouldn’t trade this guy, or this guy, or this guy,” he said as he traced a line down the page with his finger, thinking about the kind of team he had that season to the kind of team he has now. A few minutes earlier, after a day of film study and practice and more film study, he’d declared: “I love this team. But sometimes I’m not sure how we win.” [ Get ready for March Madness with our free Best of the Big Ten newsletter! Subscribe here. ] Actually, he is sure how these Spartans win. In moments, anyway. But in the moments when he thinks about the kind of teams he has had in the … [Read more...] about Michigan State’s Tom Izzo: ‘Sometimes I’m not sure how we win’
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PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen pictured at Live Aid. Photo: PA Wire This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston. Buddy Holly (aircrash)February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that rock ‘n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly died in an air-crash alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.Bespectacled Buddy Holly had swiftly developed a love for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley on tour dates in Texas during 1955. His style swiftly changed from country to rock and he became a prolific songwriter, penning such all-time classics as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy-Sue, … [Read more...] about How old were these stars when they died?
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
Gov. Charlie Baker is in alignment with the Massachusetts congressional delegation when it comes President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to siphon federal funding for the construction of his long-promised wall along the country’s southern border with Mexico — though he isn’t putting the blame solely on the president. “The governor believes that President Trump and Congress should put partisan politics aside and work together on comprehensive immigration reform to secure the nation’s borders through the legislative process,” Brendan Moss, a spokesman for Baker, told Boston.com in a statement Friday. During the recent government shutdown, the Republican governor told reporters that border security is “a really big deal” and has expressed worries about the impact of another shutdown. “I think it’d be really great for some of those folks in Washington to have a chance to see some of the regular people … [Read more...] about Here’s how Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts delegation reacted to Trump’s national emergency for a border wall
KAREN RUSSELLConverge Lecture Series, 7 p.m. Friday, Ent Center for the Arts, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $13-$66.50; 255-3232, convergelectureseries.org, uccspresents.orgMany writers are haunted by their obsessions.Those compulsions show up in their stories and words, time and again, directly and indirectly, noticed and unnoticed, by the author and reader alike.Karen Russell is obsessed with ghosts, adolescence and the inherent darkness that’s part of the human condition.The Portland, Ore.,-based writer will speak Friday at Ent Center for the Arts as part of the Converge Lecture Series, in which nationally known authors and poets are invited to speak in Colorado Springs. They’re tasked with expounding on the theme of moral beauty: How should we live? And can our way of living be lovely?Russell has tussled with the idea since learning it’s the suggested topic of her lecture.“The question couldn’t be more urgent,” … [Read more...] about ‘Swamplandia!’ author Karen Russell to speak in Colorado Springs