moe. Reveals The ‘Remote Location’ For Their 2016 New Years Eve Show

first_imgLast month, moe. guitarist Al Schnier spoke at length about the band wanting to bring fans to a “remote location” for their New Year’s Eve performance. “If you want to come, come, and if not, it doesn’t matter… It’s not quite Alaska, but we talked about Alaska,” Schnier said on the Made In Utica program, which you can watch here.Today, the “like Alaska” location was revealed as Missoula, Montana, as the band will perform two nights, December 30-31, at The Wilma. Pre-sale tickets will be released tomorrow at 12 PM Eastern, and the on-sale follows this Friday, June 24th, at 12pm also recently announced a full-set tribute to Pink Floyd for their Peach Music Festival appearance; more on that here.[Photo by Benjamin Adams Photography]last_img read more

Author explores use of sparkle

first_imgMary Kearney, associate professor of film, television and theatre and director of the gender studies program, explored the prevalence and impact of sparkle in pop culture Saturday, during her lecture titled, “Sparkle: Contemporary Girls Media Culture.”Kearney’s lecture, part of the Snite Musuem of Art “Saturday Scholars Series,” examined how elements such as glitter, sparkle and luminescence have become ubiquitous ingirls’ media and how this trend subsequently shapes girls’ production and consumption of media. Her book, “Girls Make Media” highlights the way more girls than ever before, produce various forms of media. Additionally, the book analyzes the presence of sparkle and glitter in media and the connection to a historical fascination with luminescence and sparkle to the ethereal and the heavenly.“Today, in comparison with other historical periods, girls’ media texts are truly luminous and spectacular,” Kearney said. “I’m interested in the visual style of said media, not only because they contribute so strongly to the overall meaning of text, but also because of their affective dimension and how they make us feel. I’m curious about how these meanings might inspire our further engagement in media culture, especially producing our own media.”Kearney said while sparkle has been present in pop culture for years in animated films and toys, sparkle has become far more prevalent in television, film and toys marketed towards young girls during the past 15 years, with notable examples including Disney films such as “Frozen” and “Brave,” and television shows such as “Hannah Montana.” Kearney said while the trend is primarily geared toward young, white girls between the ages of eight and 12, sparkle and glitter have an almost universal appeal among girls of different ages and backgrounds, and this trend encourages girls to  “sparkle up to affirm their youthful femininity.”Kearney said, “Those displays have more than just suggestive beauty. They have also signified a particular form of youthful femininity associated with visibility, publicness, wealth, and sexual maturity.”“The fashion and beauty industries have long encouraged girls to understand female attractiveness as best communicated via sparkly bodily displays, modelled by film stars and other celebrities,” she said.According to Kearney, sparkle has become synonymous with female youth and beauty, due in large part to the prevalence of glitter and glamour in celebrity culture.Kearney said there are three forms of “sparkle” in girls media culture: magical — media involving transformative beings such as witches — environmental — primarily concerned with bioluminescence and bright environments — and bodily — associated with how women use sparkle and glitter to adorn their bodies. She said the three forms of sparkle are primarily found in films such as “Cinderella” and “Frozen,” as well as television shows such as “Hannah Montana” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” These kinds of movies and TV shows exemplify in different ways the push for a vibrant, fame-centric ideal of femininity, she saidKearney said the prominence of sparkle in pop culture contributes to a post-feminist ideal, where female empowerment resides is the responsibility of the individual woman. Operating under this notion, the ideal woman is one who embraces glittery, hyper-feminine products and adornments for her personal pleasure.“The ideal post-feminist woman, therefore, is one whose femininity and agency are communicated primarily through a visibly self-disciplined and glamorously adorned body.”While the association of sparkle with a post-feminist ideal at times overemphasizes the importance of beauty and presentation for young girls, she recognized how sparkle can also be an inspiration and encouragement for young girls to create their own media while remaining fascinated by the beauty of sparkle. She said while theorists are often critical of sparkle culture, it is necessary to understand the way young women emotionally engage with sparkle in contemporary media.“With those perspectives in mind, I want to reclaim femininity, and thus sparkle, as a potentially resistant force for girls,” Kearney said. “In arguing for the potentially positive contributions of sparkle in girls’ media, I also want to encourage attention to its affect or the emotions such luminous beauty elicits.“ … I am all for sparkle if that’s what gets girls involved in creating media.”Tags: Mary Kearney, Saturday Scholar Series, Snite Museum, Sparklelast_img read more

After 30-minute lull to end regulation, SU gets 2nd victory of season on overtime free-kick

first_img Comments Published on October 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm The ball barely left the Syracuse half. The few times Syracuse managed to get the ball into Colgate territory, it went to two SU forwards overwhelmed by four Colgate defenders. Every feeble attempt at an attack during the duration of the last 30 minutes of regular time was quickly recovered by the Raiders. SU defender Jakob Karlgren said the Orange was left hanging. SU played 60 quality minutes in its game against No. 24 Colgate Wednesday. Syracuse (2-5-3) got the 3-2 win off an overtime free kick by midfielder Mark Brode. In those 60 quality minutes, the Orange controlled the ball. It completed passes through the middle. It kept possession. It put immediate pressure on the Colgate (5-2-3) offense. It scored. Twice. Soccer games, however, last 90 minutes. The Orange never maintained a steady composure in the last third of regular time. Colgate dominated that last half-hour of play, chipping away at the Orange lead. With five minutes left to play, Colgate tied the game, sending it into overtime. ‘In the first half we outnumbered them in the middle, so we moved the ball much better,’ Brode said. ‘We were just taking our chances. And then I feel like we started to get a little bit tired, started to get a little content with our 2-0 lead, and we started messing up pretty bad. All we were doing was clearing, clearing, and we just got bombarded with so much pressure.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text With less than a minute left in overtime, Brode vindicated the SU team that had showed up for those first 60 minutes. Brett Jankouskas was fouled just outside the 18-yard line, setting up a free kick. Midfielder Nick Roydhouse, who had unsuccessfully taken a similar free kick earlier in the game, stepped up to the ball with Brode. Surprising both the opposing team and some of his own teammates, Brode took the shot instead of Roydhouse. The ball sailed to the right of Colgate goalkeeper Chris Miller to end the game. ‘I had a little feeling,’ defender Karlgren said. ‘It was the same as when we won the last game (against Northeastern). It was a nice feeling and a wonderful free kick.’ Brode was responsible for Syracuse’s first goal, as well. He headed the ball past the goalie off a corner kick taken by Roydhouse 20 minutes into the half. Only 1:03 later, the Orange struck again. Fredrik Forsman flicked the ball over the goalie’s head to gain that 2-0 lead. Although Roydhouse did not start because of what he said was a ‘coach’s decision,’ he played a big role in the game. He was the spark that got his teammates to find the back of the net. Both goals occurred within minutes of his arrival on the field, just more than 20 minutes into the game. Momentum was a big factor in the quick succession. ‘When we score one, they get down a little and we get pumped up, so we just kept going,’ Karlgren said. ‘I feel we could have scored some more goals.’ The breakdown of SU’s dominant play was obvious. The first sign of trouble came with a miscommunication between goalie Ryan Jones and Karlgren, which left the keeper at the top of the box. The play did not result in a scoring opportunity for the Raiders, but Syracuse began to lose control. The Orange showed signs of fatigue, and the team’s lack of experience defending a lead became apparent. Colgate scored two goals within about 11 minutes of each other. That period between the Raiders’ two goals was rife with scoring opportunities, including a corner kick and shot that barely missed by Colgate’s Steven Miller. ‘We haven’t had a lead all year, so we weren’t really too sure how to play with the lead,’ Roydhouse said. ‘It was actually a really good experience to have the lead, come back and then be able to win. It was kind of like the best of both worlds.’ So after a complete deterioration of SU’s quality performance, the team faced overtime. Jones said the Raiders still had control of the game coming off their resurgence in the second half. Colgate showed its dominance in the beginning of the 10-minute overtime with four shots to Syracuse’s one. But one shot is all it takes. No matter how well SU started the game, or how poorly it finished, all it needed was the opportunity for the set piece and Brode’s accurate right foot. Head coach Ian McIntyre was just happy with the win. ‘I thought they were on top,’ McIntyre said. ‘I thought their momentum continued. Without creating a lot of quality, they had the ball in our end most of the time. At the end of the day, they can have the ball all they want if we score that final goal. That’s the all-important one.’ [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more