It seems David Crosby is in a new productive phase of his career, as the famed singer/songwriter has just revealed some major plans for 2017. Not only has Crosby announced a major tour, but the artist has just confirmed the completion of a new album, titled Sky Trails. Though there is no release date yet for the new album, Crosby is sure to put it out in the near future.To support releases new and old, Crosby will tour through the months of April and May, hitting venues across the country with James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals. The tour will focus on music from Sky Trails, his recently released Croz album, and classics from the David Crosby catalog.See his full tour schedule by heading here.
IMCA Stock Car and Hobby Stock Division Director and Marshalltown High School art teacher Kirk Niehouse accepted the Western Region Secondary Art Educator Award from the National Art Educators Association earlier this month in New York City. Niehouse is pictured with Cindy Todd of the NAE.MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Kirk Niehouse has helped present awards to IMCA drivers at countless banquets during his 20-plus years as director of the Stock Car and Hobby Stock divisions.He was the recipient of a regional award at the most recent banquet he attended, however, early this month in New York City.An art instructor at Marshalltown High School, Niehouse received the Western Region Secondary Art Educator Award from the National Art Educators Association. He’d been nominated for the regional award after receiving the Outstanding Secondary Art Educator award from the Art Educators of Iowa.“It was just ‘Wow!’ I never expected to get an award like this,” said Niehouse, who teaches pottery and graphic design to students in grades 9-12. “I didn’t get into teaching for this kind of thing. A lot of my fellow teachers helped me get to this point. It’s not something you accomplish by yourself.”He had been nominated for the state award by another teacher. A Marshalltown High School graduate himself, Niehouse has taught in the district since 2001.Both his work in the classroom and at the race track are about education.“I’ve been with IMCA since 1995,” said Niehouse, a former Stock Car driver. “My job as a division director is about educating track officials and racers about our rules and following them.”His Art Educators of Iowa award is on a bulletin board at school. Niehouse is mulling putting the national award in a china hutch at home where his best of show award from the Iowa State Fair is already on display.“When I started teaching, I never dreamed I’d win a national award like this. It was an honor just to be nominated,” he said. “I’m all for kids and helping people learn about art. Getting this award is just about as good as winning Super Nationals is how I feel about it.”“Not a lot of our drivers realize that Kirk is an art teacher or that he taught driver’s ed. Not everyone who works for us is full-time,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “Kirk has been a great part of our staff. He’s very knowledgeable about the divisions and very good on rule enforcement.”“I think his teaching parleys well into his teaching drivers about our rules,” added Root. “Our Stock Car and Hobby Stock drivers are very fortunate that Kirk has been involved with IMCA for as many years as he has.”
March 16, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — NFL draft events for public in Las Vegas next month are canceled.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 NFL draft events for public in Las Vegas next month are canceled
The University of California, Berkeley and Riot Games have entered a partnership to launch the inaugural League of Legends Intramural Esports League in Autumn of this year. Not only that, scholarships will be available for students of the university that compete on the Cal Esports League of Legends team.This program will support the educational and professional development for its esports athletes, focusing on five values: community, competition, social responsibility, wellness, and lifelong learning.Stephen Sutton, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UC Berkeley discussed the partnership: “We’re thrilled to partner with Riot Games, as our esports program has been gaining incredible momentum. Just last week, we announced we’re creating UC Berkeley’s first esports community center.“We’re pleased to add another dimension through a new intramural league and scholarships. We’re looking forward to advancing the potential of our students and of collegiate esports with this partnership between Cal and an industry giant like Riot Games.”Matt Birris, Lead of College League of Legends in North America also commented: “We’re excited by UC Berkeley’s holistic support for gaming, from the Cal Esports Community Center and Women In Gaming initiative, to scholarship and Intramural League of Legends programs. This program sets a standard for how a top university can use gaming to create a breadth of opportunities across its entire community.”Just last week, University of California, Berkeley entered a partnership with NRG Esports and San Francisco Shock to launch a community center and multiple esports initiative on the campus of the university. Cal Esports, the official esports arm of UC Berkeley, houses over 90 collegiate students who compete in 10 esports teams. These teams represent UC Berkeley both nationally and internationally.Esports Insider says: The growth of collegiate esports is really impressive, and with the implementation of scholarships, it’s becoming more and more sustainable for students to enter esports should they wish to. We’re really happy to see more and more support being offered to those who may want to enter the industry after their studies. It’s cool to see a university the stature of UC Berkeley integrating itself more in esports too, especially after the announcement of its partnership with NRG.