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Russia: Navy to Get Three Vamped Submarines in 2012

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: get View post tag: construction ship Share this article View post tag: 2012 View post tag: Vamped Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Navy to Get Three Vamped Submarines in 2012 May 29, 2012 Russia: Navy to Get Three Vamped Submarines in 2012 View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: Submarines View post tag: three JSC Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center will deliver three repaired and modernized submarines to Russian Navy…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, May 29, 2012; Image: ops View post tag: Navallast_img read more

How Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” Went From A Studio Joke To A Worldwide Smash Hit

first_imgBeloved songwriter Tom Petty penned many hits throughout his career, but few have had the lasting impact as the song “Free Fallin’.” Ahead of his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last year, Petty sat down with Billboard to talk about the origins of one of his biggest hits.Watch Emotional Footage From Tom Petty’s Final Live Show At Hollywood Bowl, 7 Days Before His DeathIn the interview, Petty explained that the song’s lyrics were made up on the spot, as a way to amuse his friend and collaborator Jeff Lynne in the studio. Lynne and Petty collaborated in the Travelin Wilburys, though Lynne’s biggest claim to fame is his work with Electric Light Orchestra.Spafford Pays Tribute To Tom Petty With Three Cover Debuts [Full Audio/Video]We’ll let Petty tell the whole story, as per the Billboard piece, below.“Jeff Lynne and I were sitting around with the idea of writing a song and I was playing the keyboard and I just happened to hit on that main riff, the intro of the song, and I think Jeff said something like, ‘That’s a really good riff but there’s one chord too many,’ so I think I cut it back a chord and then, really just to amuse Jeff, honestly, I just sang that first verse. Then he starts laughing. Honestly, I thought I was just amusing Jeff but then I got to the chorus of the song and he leaned over to me and said the word, ‘freefalling.’ And I went to sing that and he said, ‘No, take your voice up and see how that feels.’ So I took my voice up an octave or two, but I couldn’t get the whole word in. So I sang ‘freeee,’ then ‘free fallin.’ And we both knew at that moment that I’d hit on something pretty good. It was that fast. He had to go somewhere, and I wrote the last verse and kind of just polished the rest of the song and when I saw him the next day I played him the song and he was like, ‘Wow, you did that last night?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah.’ And he said. ‘We’ve got to go cut this,’ and we just took off to Mike Campbell’s studio where we knew we could get in and get it done that day. So we went in and made the record that day.”Country Star Jason Aldean Addresses Vegas Shooting, Honors Tom Petty On SNL [Video]What a story! One of the most popular songs ever written was written in a matter of moments! Well done, Mr. Petty. Your talent and carefree creativity will be sorely missed.Watch the music video for Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” below via Tom Petty’s VEVO page:[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Holler If Ya Hear Me Opens On Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. The innovative new musical Holler If Ya Hear Me opens officially at the Palace Theatre on June 19. Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon, the tuner uses the lyrics of the late rapper Tupac Shakur to tell an original story about two childhood friends and their families in a Midwestern industrial city. Holler If Ya Hear Mecenter_img Broadway.com wishes a happy opening to the company! We’re ready to holler; are you? To celebrate the first official opening night of the 2014-15 season, Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait of the cast. The sketch features Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson, John Earl Jelks, Joshua Boone, Dyllon Burnside and Tonya Pinkins. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014last_img read more

Women of Troy defeat UC Riverside 2-0

first_imgBouncing back · Senior forward Jamie Fink and the Women of Troy rebounded from a loss to Florida State with a 2-0 win over UC Riverside. – Brian Ji | Daily TrojanAfter losing to Florida State on a last minute goal, the women’s soccer team beat UC Riverside 2-0 on Friday. Their record improves to 2-1.The win was especially significant because the Southern California region is a soccer hotbed, with Pepperdine and UCLA also ranked in the top 25. The Women of Troy currently claim the No. 17 rank in the country, and their stock is rising.With a goal difference of plus-two and excellent strength of schedule, the team’s resumé is shaping up nicely.Head coach Keidane McAlpine made some crucial personnel decisions for the game, bringing on Mckenzie Taylor and Sydney Johnson in the second half. Taylor opened the scoring on 75 minutes before Johnson sealed the deal just 12 minutes later.The underclassman duo of Taylor and Johnson helped the team find the back of the net, but McAlpine deserves the assist for making the adjustments.The Women of Troy are striking the ideal combination of getting consistent play from the starters while also having a number of impact players who come off the bench and contribute.In the season opener against Texas Tech, Hailey Hite subbed in and scored the lone goal to give the Women of Troy the win. Against UC Riverside, two substitutes scored to help the team to victory.Before the clash with UC Riverside, McAlpine explained that he wanted to get more players involved in the action.“Trying to deepen the bench a little bit — add a few more players to the rotation — I think that is going to be important to our longevity,” he said.Deepening the bench proved effective against Riverside, as Taylor and Johnson served as catalysts and ultimately made the difference on the scoreboard. Friday’s game was the season debut for both Taylor and Johnson.Their play complemented that of starters like midfielder Morgan Andrews, a transfer from Notre Dame who logged six total shots on the day. Two were on target and one just missed.Through her positive play, Andrews has established that she ought to be a go-to option in the final third. The offensive machine averages four shots per game and looks poised to notch her first goal sooner rather than later.The defense held yet again, and goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme added her second shutout in three contests.Senior forward Jamie Fink is pleased with the strides the team is making at the defensive end.“As the saying goes, defense wins championships,” Fink said. “In the preseason and even in spring, we have been focusing on our defensive tactics and what we need to do defensively.”This steady play from Prudhomme and the back four will be crucial in the team’s next two games, as the Women of Troy will take on two elite opponents in North Carolina and Duke. Both the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils are ranked in the top 25.The Women of Troy have two wins and a loss as they prepare for their trip to Durham at the end of the week.last_img read more