first_imgThe Disco Biscuits will be celebrating Halloween a few days early with a two-night run at Worcester Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on Thursday, October 26th, and Friday, October 27th. Those of us who can’t make it to Massachusetts over the next few days can still enjoy the Disco Biscuits’ upcoming shows, as the jamtronica juggernauts just announced that they’d be streaming the shows for free online.Thursday and Friday’s webcasts will be streamed via the band’s official Youtube channel. On Thursday, lespecial will open the Disco Biscuits’ headlining show, while Friday, October 27th, will see an opening set by Jaw Gems. Over the next two nights, the Disco Biscuits take the stage at 9:30 pm (EST), while the openers will kick things off at 8 pm (EST). Tune into the stream on the Disco Biscuits’ official Youtube channel, or tune into the streams below.Disco Biscuits Webcast, Thursday, October 26thDisco Biscuits Webcast, Friday, October 27th[Photo: Andrew Rios]last_img read more

first_imgThere’s only five days left until the Heathers rule the cafeteria at New World Stages, and we’ve got a sneak peek at this awesome (or should we say…very) new poster for the wacky new musical comedy. Based on the 1988 cult classic, the new off-Broadway tuner by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy is just as irreverent and zany as the original movie—and yes, there’s a song called “My Dead Gay Son.” Directed by Andy Fickman, Heathers features Barrett Wilbert Weed as Veronica, Ryan McCartan as her murderous boyfriend J.D. and Jessica Keenan Wynn, Elle McLemore and Alice Lee as Heather, Heather and Heather, respectively. Check out the new poster before the queens of mean take over on March 15! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014 Heathers: The Musical Related Showslast_img read more

first_imgAnd the Cubs ravaged Clayton Kershaw in a 5-0 victory that ended the National League Championship Series in six games, and put this beloved and bewitched franchise into the Series for the first time since the fall of 1945, or two months after the Japanese surrendered.“There was a lot of talk about the guy on the other side, Kershaw,” Hendricks said when it was over. “But I just tried to simplify it as much as I could and keep my team in the game. The outside forces felt different. But if you make good pitches, you’re going to get people out.”Make no mistake. The Dodgers were awful, as they were ever since they took a 2-1 series lead. Kershaw gave up extra-base hits in each of his first five innings. Anthony Rizzo became the first left-hand hitter to take Kershaw deep since Daniel Murphy in last year’s Division Series.“Those early runs were hugely important,” Hendricks said. “It allowed me to attack a little more. Once Willson (catcher Contreras) and I were on the same page, it was just like any other game.”Reddick got on base in the second inning and promptly got picked off, an indignity that the Dodgers turned into a habit this week. Toles, given a chance to play left field instead of the battle-tested Howie Kendrick, let Rizzo’s drive clank off his glove, enabling two Cubs’ runs in the first inning instead of one. Hendricks, who gave the Dodgers one run in 13 innings in two games, was a puppet master from the second pitch, a pretty double play created by second baseman Javier Baez.“He’s the most natural player I’ve ever seen,” Hendricks said of Baez. “That play set such a tone.”“We were trying to get (Hendricks) to get the ball up,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “But that kid pretty much pitched a perfect game.”Hendricks got through 7 2/3 innings before he gave up his second single, to Reddick. Manager Joe Maddon removed him in favor of closer Aroldis Chapman, who immediately got a double play from Kendrick.The crowd, understandably worried about messing with something happy, vigorously booed Maddon. When the Cubs turned the double play to end the ninth, all was forgiven.Outside, fans bulged the streets of the neighborhood as mounted policemen loomed. There was no script to follow, with a team that hasn’t won a World Series since people were driving the Maxwell Runabout.“We played three clean games,” Roberts said. “What happened the next three games wasn’t really characteristic of our club. That’s going to leave a sour taste. I wish we could have played cleaner, but that’s a great team, with no weaknesses. They’re relentless.”So was Hendricks, who led the National League in ERA this season after a shaky 2015 that brought him no guarantee of landing in this year’s starting rotation.He allowed only one three-ball count to the Dodgers in the first three innings. He never allowed a Dodger to reach second base. There was almost no hard contact, and he struck out six with no walks, often sneaking in the fastball in the manner of Greg Maddux. It might have been the best postseason game pitched against the Dodgers since Don Larsen’s perfect game in 1956.The Dodgers still consider themselves ascendant, but it might not matter how much they or anybody else improves. The Cubs ran seven starters into Saturday’s game, including Hendricks, who were 26 years old or younger. General manager Theo Epstein proved in Boston that his architecture is built to last, when his Red Sox broke a 76-year drought and then won again three years later.There’s one step left for the Cubs, who begin the World Series at Cleveland Tuesday. But they have won 200 regular-season games in two years and now three playoff series. Had they known it wasn’t so hard, they might have done it earlier. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img CHICAGO >> Of all the signs and omens, nobody ever thought it would take an Ivy League pitcher to bring a pennant to Wrigley Field.But the foliage on the outfield wall remained undisturbed when Kyle Hendricks was working. He could have won Game 6 on a racquetball court.The right-hander from Capistrano Valley, who had to take his changeup to Dartmouth when Stanford didn’t like his velocity, dazzled the Dodgers in front of a crowd that was summa cum loud.His first pitch was bashed to left field by Andrew Toles, for a single. Josh Reddick got a single on Hendricks’ final pitch, his 88th. He was hitless on the intervening 86.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston CountyIncreased Enforcement for June and JulyAmericans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but too often alcohol turns the party into a tragedy, making this iconic holiday one of the most deadly days of the year on the nation’s roads.That’s why this June through July, Thurston, Gray’s Harbor, Cowlitz, and Lewis Counties are stepping up police presence throughout the entire southwest Washington region as part of the “DUI Summer Kick-Off” enforcement crackdown to catch and arrest impaired drivers who put themselves and others at risk.“Local police will be out in force throughout this Independence Day, on the lookout for motorists who have had too much alcohol to be behind the wheel of a vehicle,” said Thurston County’s Target Zero Manager Jerry Noviello.  “Police will have zero tolerance for drivers who drink and drive this July 4th, putting themselves and everyone else on our roads at risk of life and limb.”While death and injury are of course the most serious of possible consequences of drunk driving, there are other negative considerations that can affect lives for many years, including loss of a driver licenses, vehicle impoundment, jail time, lawyer fees, court costs, insurance hikes, just to name a few.Be safe while you’re having fun this summer.  If you’re impaired, use a taxi or call a sober friend or family member. And if you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact local police.last_img read more