KISS Plays First Club Show In 20 Years With Performance At Hollywood’s Whisky A Go Go [Videos]

first_imgOn Monday night, KISS was at the infamous Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood for a 12-song performance, in front of a crowd of lucky fans and (mostly) SiriusXM subscribers. The intimate performance acted as the first club show for the masked rock band in two decades, and came just four dates into their ongoing End Of The Road farewell tour, which began last Thursday in San Diego.For the band’s performance debut at The Whisky, the arena rock quartet gave attendees a mix of their biggest hits, starting with “Deuce” and “Shout It Out Loud” from their 1970s catalogue. KISS then turned to a newer tune in “Say Yeah” from 2009’s Sonic Boom. Next up was “Heaven’s on Fire”, a lesser-known song from 1984’s Animalize, followed by “Cold Gin”. Seeing the latter appear on the band’s setlist comes as somewhat of a surprise considering it was written by their former guitarist, Ace Frehley, who hasn’t quite been their biggest supporter in recent weeks.The show continued with “Lick It Up” and “War Machine”, before returning to their 70s-era hits in “Love Gun” and “Let Me Go Rock ‘N’ Roll”. Fans can watch the video below to see and hear the band’s performance of “Love Gun”.KISS – “Love Gun” – 2/11/2019[Video: Mike Brunn]The show continued with a trio of fan favorites including “Do You Love Me” and “Black Diamond” before closing with the climactic “Detroit Rock City”.KISS – “Detroit Rock City” – 2/11/2019[Video: Mike Brunn]Monday night’s performance was recorded, and is set to broadcast on SiriusXM’s KISS Army Radio channel (channel 30) on Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m. ET.The band recently extended their global farewell tour with another leg of shows now set to continue until mid-September. The tour will pick up again on Tuesday night with a show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. Fans can head over to the band’s website for tickets to upcoming shows on what may or may not be the band’s final tour.Setlist: KISS | Whisky a Go Go | West Hollywood, CA | 2/11/2019Set: Deuce, Shout It Out Loud, Say Yeah, Heaven’s on Fire, Cold Gin, Lick It Up, War Machine, Love Gun, Let Me Go Rock ‘N’ Roll, Do You Love Me, Black Diamond, Detroit Rock Citylast_img read more

‘Gay Town’ panel discusses LGBT as a city, community

first_imgA panel titled “Welcome to Gay Town” explored the idea of the gay community as an ethnic and cultural idea Wednesday night and featured panelists such as West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman.Gay pride · Major Pro Tempore John Duran (middle), spoke about the formation of a gay community and its role in society Wednesday. – Rachel Bracker | Daily Trojan Heilman, who has served on the city council since the city’s incorporation in 1984, and West Hollywood Major Pro Tempore John Duran said having a centralized gay community has affected the gay rights’ movement and the integration of LGBT individuals.“It wasn’t a conscious effort to develop into a gay community. It was an organic development that took place as people felt comfortable within the community,” Heilman said. “It was a lot of like-minded people coming together because they were attracted for different reasons.”The campaign to establish an independent City of West Hollywood was been spearheaded by a coalition of LGBT activists. Its first city council had three openly gay members, making it the first city in the county to have an openly gay majority governing body.The panel also included senior policy counsel for the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center Sky Johnson, Southern California program manager for the Gay-Straight Alliance Network Daniel E. Solis and associate professor of clinical education at the USC Rossier School of Education Mary Andres.Solis, who works mostly with middle and high school gay-straight alliance groups said that, although the gay community has made many strides, there are still problems.“You’re okay now: you have characters on Glee and Ellen is the new Oprah. That’s not true, there are parts of L.A. that are not safe … and you have to recognize that,” Solis said. “A lot of schools don’t know what to do about transgendered students in terms of bathrooms, P.E. and other things. … That’s something that we as a community need to attend to and something we need to advocate for.”The panel also discussed the HIV and AIDS epidemic affecting the community.“HIV and AIDS in many ways pushed the community together. The first time we all got together, we met in West Hollywood in Plumber Park. We were setting up chairs row by row and a group of lesbians came in and said, ‘No, set them up in a circle so that everyone has an equal say,’ … so we spent an hour arguing about how to arrange the chairs,” Duran said. “We had to redefine the way we treated gender in order to work together.”At the end of the panel, Johnson asked audience members how they felt about the use of the word “gay” as a pejorative.Tiara Raffine, a graduate student studying social work, said she was strongly opposed because it implicitly condones a negative view of gays.“The biggest issue that comes up is I’m sitting in a classroom and people are making fun of me and the teacher will do nothing. That makes me feel bad about myself as a person,” Raffine said. “It’s very problematic that we perpetuate that idea. Maybe it’s OK for adults who are more sure about who they are, more secure, but for the younger generation it’s very difficult.”The event was hosted by the Office of Campus Activities and the LGBT Resource Center. It was moderated by Queer and Ally Student Assembly Executive Director Emily Allen and the Lambda LGBT Alumni Association Events Co-Chair Genevieve Flores, who graduated in the spring.last_img read more

2019 Outstanding Market Exhibitors at the Ohio State Fair

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Allison Stacklen, 12, from Union County was the first place Outstanding Market Poultry Exhibitor. The other Poultry Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Luke Kraft, Warren Co., 9; Sophia Preston, Fairfield Co., 10; Hailey Ballah, Madison Co., 11; Johnathan Woodward, Coshocton Co., 13; Allison Kinney, Logan Co., 14; Aiden Hester, Clinton Co., 15; Hayden Johnson, Jefferson Co., 16; Malia Jones, Licking Co., 17; and Deloris Corcoran, Ross Co., 18. Seth Wasilewski, 18, from Richland County was the first place Outstanding Market Lamb Exhibitor. The other Lamb Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Ephriam Fowler, Guernsey Co., 9; Brynn Shearer, Wayne Co., 10; Jada Shroyer, Logan Co., 11; Nicholas Johnson, Union Co., 12; Morgan Evans, Union Co., 13; Bailee Amstutz, Union Co., 14; Hanna DeLong, Champaign Co., 15; and Tiffany Sunday, Pickaway Co., 17. Tiffany Sunday, 17, from Pickaway County was the first place Outstanding Market Goat Exhibitor. The other Goat Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Anara Shroyer, Logan Co., 9; Julia Cowdry, Fairfield Co., 10; Briley Ashcraft, Athens Co., 11; Harley Hanes, Darke Co., 12; Jaden Snyder, Clinton Co., 13; Isaac Beal, Miami Co., 14; Jacob Prasuhn, Darke Co., 15; Ashlyn O’Brien, Wood Co., 16; and Talen Coriell, Scioto Co., 18. Alex Linder, 16, from Huron County was the first place Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitor. The other Beef Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Kendall Bishop, Clark Co., 9; Madisyn Brandt, Tuscarawas Co., 10; Carly Sanders, Highland Co., 11; Taylor Poff, Geauga Co., 12; Sydney Sanders, Highland Co., 13; Brice Phelps, Union Co., 14; Hayden Belleville, Wood Co., 15; Allison Davis, Carroll Co., 17; and Lori Millenbaugh, Crawford Co., 18. Madelyn Harrison, 17, from Butler County was the first place Outstanding Market Barrow Exhibitor. The other Barrow Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Tommy Hughes-Harris, Fayette Co., 9; Ava Genter, Fulton Co., 10; Cooper Stambaugh, Fulton Co., 11; Seth Fearon, Darke Co., 12; Grayden Sproull, Harrison Co., 13; Makenah Rohr, Stark Co., 14; Madelyn Fearon, Darke Co., 15; and Jenna Siegel, Marion Co., 18.last_img read more

Cross Reality: When Sensors Meet Virtual Reality

first_imgTags:#Analysis#Internet of Things#mobile#Trends#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces During my recent visit to MIT in Boston I met with Joseph Paradiso, Associate Professor and Director of the Responsive Environments Group at MIT Media Laboratory. He showed me some demos of what his lab is up to, focusing mostly on what is termed “Cross Reality”. This is when sensor/actuator networks meet online virtual worlds. Paradiso co-authored a paper that has just been released in the July-September edition of the IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine. The paper outlines and analyzes Cross Reality experiments done within Second Life, the most popular virtual world with 15 million current subscribers. In this post we’ll give you a layman’s overview of the paper, because we think this trend is important to the Web’s future.What is Cross Reality?Cross Reality is about connecting “location-specific 3D animated constructs” in virtual worlds to in-building sensor installations. The paper notes that “the convergence of shared 3D virtual worlds with popular web-based data sources to form a “Second Earth” has been broadly predicted.” It’s also been the topic of many a science fiction novel. So it’s interesting to see the latest practical experiments in this “hyper reality.” It should be noted that there are already commercial applications. The paper points to IBM’s visualization of datacenter operation and VRcontext‘s ProcessLife technology. The latter “uses high-fidelity 3D virtual replicasof real plants or factories to remotely browse and influence industrial processes in realtime.”Billowing Power StripsIn one of its projects, MIT created a cross reality environment called “ShadowLab,” which is a Second Life map of the Media Lab’s third floor animated by data collected from a network of 35 “smart, sensor-laden power strips” (a.k.a. PLUGs). MIT chose to use power strips “because they are already ubiquitous in offices and homes,” plus they have power and can be connected to a network. Virtual DataPond in the Virtual Atrium (left) and a real DataPond in the real Media Lab Atrium (right)MIT added other features to the power strips via expansion boards – such as motion sensors, temperature sensors, and memory cards for local data logging.Ubiquitous Sensor PortalsMIT has also created a whole portal network that maps sensors to virtual worlds, called the Ubiquitous Sensor Portal. There are 45 portals currently in the Media Lab, each one featuring a myriad of environmental sensors – such as motion, light and sound level, vibration, temperature, and humidity. They have a small touch-screen display and audio speaker, for user interaction. The Portals also act as base stations for an 802.15.4 network inside the lab, “enabling wireless communication with a variety of wearable sensors.” Each portal has an extension into Second Life, allowing people to visit the Media Lab virtually. This isn’t just a one-way process either; as well as affecting virtual worlds, portal interactions can push virtual phenomena into the user’s physical space. Two views of the virtual extension of a Portal into Second Life; the first shows sensor data over time, the second streaming real-time audio/video into Second Life.Mobile MIT expects that handhelds and mobile devices will play an important role in future Cross Reality applications, “both as a source of data to animate their users’ environments and avatarsand as augmented reality terminals through which local sensor networks can be exploredand programmed.” The lab has already begun to experiment in this area, with a Star Trek-inspired device it calls a Tricorder (image to right) and a newer device called the “Ubicorder.” Both devices provide a real time interface to sensor data.MIT expects the mobile area of cross reality to expand rapidly “once smart phone Augmented Reality becomes betterestablished.” ReadWriteWeb has been following this trend closely; read our recent Augmented Reality analysis here and here.ConclusionThe projects of the Responsive Environments Group at MIT are enabling real world data, increasingly being provided by sensor/actuator networks, to be plugged into virtual and physical interfaces. The group is still exploring both the technical and practical sides of this, so it’s uncertain what it will lead to in the commercial world. But we’re certain it will fuel future startup innovation in the coming year or two. Watch this space! Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology richard macmanus Related Posts last_img read more

FEU pushes shorthanded UST to brink of elimination

first_imgThe Tamaraws also shot 52 percent from the field and converted 11 of their 26 three-point attempts.“The team shot the ball well today, and more than that I like our unselfishness as they looked for each other,” said Racela in Filipino. “It’s a good win for us and it’s just unfortunate that UST played without its top two players.”Akomo, who’s down with the flu, averages a double-double for UST with 10.4 points and 13.4 rebounds with 2.5 blocks per outing while Sta. Ana, who injured his shoulder in practice, puts up 13.9 points and 4.4 assists per game.Ken Tuffin scored 14 points off the bench to lead FEU while Arvin Tolentino added 13 points.Wendell De Guzman led the Growling Tigers with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists while Jeepy Faundo also had his double-double of 17 points and 13 boards.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Swing and a miss: Yankees in another 0-2 playoff hole LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight FILE – FEU’s Arvin Tolentino shoots against two UST defenders during their game in the first round of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University showed no remorse in handing depleted University of Santo Tomas its ninth straight loss with a merciless 96-70 beating in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Tamarws improved to 5-4, stopping its two-game skid, to take a temporary hold of the fourth spot pending the result of the game between University of the Philippines and De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  The Growling Tigers, who are one of the most successful collegiate basketball programs in the country with 18 UAAP titles, dropped to 0-8 and is now one loss away from getting eliminated from the Final Four race.FEU practically ended the match as early as the first half taking a 26-point lead, 53-27, against a UST side that played without forward Jordan Sta. Ana and center Steve Akomo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAxel Iñigo then capped off the Tamaraws’ 13-3 run at the start of the third quarter that gave FEU a 66-30 lead at the 7:45 mark.FEU head coach Olsen Racela praised his team’s eagerness to distribute the ball and look for the open man as the Tamaraws dished out 27 assists, more than double of UST’s 12.last_img read more

8 days agoINSIDER: Juventus have beaten Barcelona for Velez Sarsfield teen Matias Soule

first_imgINSIDER: Juventus have beaten Barcelona for Velez Sarsfield teen Matias Souleby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have beaten Barcelona to a deal for Argentine teen Matias Soule.The Velez Sarsfield whiz has been likened to Barca star Lionel Messi.However, local reporter Gianluca Poggi told, “Soulé will sign for Juventus at the end of the year. “He’s a good player, left-sided, able to play as a playmaker, but also on the left side. “He has a good technique and a good sense of purpose.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more