Last year, ODESZA brought their incredible electronic display to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, amazing fans with their production in both the visual and musical realms. By incorporating live instrumentation into their otherworldly compositions, ODESZA has captured the hearts of dance music purists across the world. Now, they’re coming back for another round of fun.The band has just revealed plans to perform at Red Rocks again, this time on May 27th, 2017. You can find the announcement video and more information about ticket sales in the embedded Facebook post below.To get a taste of what this event will be like, check out the band’s exciting wrap up video from Red Rocks 2016 below.
Published on December 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman A dejected Da’Shonte Riley walked off the court of EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The 7-foot freshman didn’t score in just five minutes of action during top-seeded Syracuse’s 63-59 loss to fifth-seeded Butler in the 2010 Sweet Sixteen.He would never play again for Syracuse. After sitting out his sophomore season with a broken foot, Riley transferred to Eastern Michigan.Now a redshirt senior, Riley returns to SU on Tuesday as the starting center and leader of the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The No. 2 Orange (12-0) hosts EMU (7-4) in the Carrier Dome at 3 p.m.“Basketball-wise, I regretted it just because Syracuse has a lot of success and tradition there,” Riley said. “It’s been a slow process here at Eastern Michigan, but I take pride in the decision that I made in trying to build something here.”Riley, a Detroit native, knew he wanted to transfer closer to home, but didn’t know exactly what school he wanted to attend. Then Eastern Michigan hired SU assistant Rob Murphy, and it became an obvious choice. It’s a decision that he may not fully agree with in hindsight, but one he’s benefited from as well.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the two years since, he’s grown into a defensive stalwart and one of the best shot-blockers in the country. He ranks 13th nationally with 3.5 blocks per game and is pulling down 5.6 rebounds per game for a team that has only lost to a non-Top 25 team once this season.“I came to Eastern Michigan for personal reasons,” Riley said. “I had a good chance to be closer to my family, build closer ties and better relationships, and spend more time with them.”Murphy, who also recruited Riley out of Detroit Country Day School, was actually in the process of helping him find another school before he was hired at EMU.Once he was brought on, Murphy called the addition of Riley a perfect fit.“Both of us being from the area, having a prior relationship and knowing he was familiar with the concepts of the zone I wanted to play,” Murphy said, “it was very beneficial for me as a head coach starting with a new program.”The NCAA granted Riley a waiver that allowed him to play his first season at Eastern Michigan. He averaged 4.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in 22.8 minutes per game. In his second year for the Eagles, Riley stayed near four points per game, but raised his rebounding output to more than six per game.Back in Central New York, the Orange had turned its fate around in March and rebounded from its two early exits from the NCAA Tournament during Riley’s time there. Trips to the Elite Eight and Final Four the two years after Riley’s departure left him watching from home.Instead, he was helping lead Eastern Michigan to 14-18 and 16-18 finishes. Riley said he still keeps in touch with many of his former teammates.“I talk to James Southerland a lot, Andy Rautins a bit, Scoop Jardine, Kris Joseph,” Riley said. “I talk to a few guys that I played with there, and we all have pretty good relationships. We just talk about life after college. They basically coached me through my college experience.”In his three years at Eastern Michigan, Riley has been instrumental in helping Murphy implement the 2-3 zone defense. Riley has worked with all the front-line players, and Murphy emphasized how essential it was to have someone who knew the intricacies and philosophies of a zone.On an individual level, Riley sought out to improve his level of play and preparation. He gained 20 pounds of muscle, Murphy said.And leading scorer and rebounder Karrington Ward said he saw that extra work translate to the court.“He’s a great teammate,” Ward said. “He scores, rebounds, and blocks shots.”Ward pointed out that Riley, along with Murphy, will be especially helpful in preparation for the Syracuse game. They know the ins and the outs of Jim Boeheim’s system.Riley’s practiced against Baye Moussa Keita. He’s played as a visitor in the Carrier Dome. He’s suffered a 36-point defeat to the Orange.But Riley has been able to put family above all else and truly maximize his experience at Eastern Michigan.It’s a decision that he regrets to some degree, but has made the most of.“What I gained most from Syracuse was just a hard work ethic and an understanding of what it takes to be successful,” Riley said. “We work hard every day and we’re prepared to come in there and play our best.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
A woman who refused to give a breath specimen after being arrested by Gardaí on suspicion of drink-driving has been disqualified from driving for four years.Kathleen Harkin, 47, with an address of 4 Radharc Na Mara, Downings, was arrested outside the premises of ‘The Lagoon Bar’ Termon in the early hours of November 9, 2013.Gardaí saw the defendant get into her Mercedez-Benz and drive across the car park without any lights on. When they investigated further and stopped the car, Garda Kelly noticed that the defendant was slurring her speech and that there was a strong smell of alcohol from her breath.Garda Kelly then asked Mrs Harkin to get out of the car, however, when she got out of the car she staggered and couldn’t stand upright. Gardaí arrested her on suspicion of drink-driving.They brought her to Milford Gardaí Station, but there Mrs Harkin refused to co-operate with Gardaí and give a breath specimen.The court heard how Mrs Harkin had met her friend at The Lagoon Bar for a meal earlier in the evening after she had finished work, but had then stayed on for a number of drinks.Mrs Harkin later claimed she was only moving the car to a safer part of the car park and had already called a taxi to pick her up.She became so incensed at being arrested that she refused to give a breath specimen to Gardaí at Milford Garda Station following her arrest.The mother-of-three is currently unemployed, but the court was told she has a strong work ethic and had raised her family on her own.In his summary Judge Denis McLaughlin said: “I’m taking into account Mrs Harkin’s early guilty plea, and the fact she has no previous convictions of note bar one minor traffic offence.“However, her failure to provide a breath specimen to Gardaí and co-operate with them complicated the matter, and I must disqualify Mrs Harkin from driving for four years.”Judge McLaughlin also fined Mrs Harkin €300 and gave her four months to pay the fine.Her disqualification from driving will commence on January 1.WOMAN WHO REFUSED TO GIVE BREATH SPECIMEN DISQUALIFIED FROM DRIVING FOR FOUR YEARS was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:breath testcourtsdisqualifiednews read more