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Pretty Lights Confirms Second Mini-Festival Dates At Red Rocks Amphitheatre

first_imgAfter releasing a cryptic video with dates and vague locations last week, Pretty Lights continues to roll out tour date announcements for what is being dubbed the PL Festival. Yesterday saw the first of five performances revealed, with two shows at the Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion on August 5-6. Today, a new video details a two-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre from August 12-13, with a number of special guests.The PL Festival event at Red Rocks will see sets from SuperVision, Marvel Years, Chris Karns, and Maddy O’Neal over the course of two nights. Pretty Lights never disappoints in the Morrison, CO venue, so do not miss this glorious opportunity to catch some amazing shows.Watch the new teaser video below, and head here for the original.last_img

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Brenner offers 20 birthday wishes for sports world

first_imgTurned 19 years old yesterday. It’s been a long year, with a lot of ups and downs, lot of changes in my life, moving up to Wisconsin and all.But something pretty cool happened when I woke up on my 19th birthday. A note was left taped to my door, telling me in addition to my one birthday wish each year, I was receiving an additional 19 wishes, representative of my age. Don’t ask me why, I just tell it like it is.Needless to say, I blew it. With 20 wishes, I could have wished for money. I could have wished for a new car. Heck, with 20 wishes, I could have wished for the Lakers cheerleaders and called it a day.However, being the sports nut I am, I decided to close my eyes and instead wish for the following …I wish everyone would lay off Barry Bonds a little bit. I understand what he did — excuse me, “allegedly” did — was wrong, but this thing is getting blown out of proportion.I wish the NFL would let ESPN show “Playmakers” again. I just started watching the DVDs; really, really, really good show.I wish somebody could explain to me how through 20 games, the Colorado Rockies have scored six more runs on the road than at home — while playing four more games at Coors Field than elsewhere.I wish Brett Favre a much better season than 2005. I’ve been one of his harshest critics throughout this entire process of indecision, but I truly hope he gets to erase last year’s nightmare before leaving Green Bay.I wish that Steve Nash takes home the MVP award but Dirk Nowitski gets more votes than people expect. He deserves a lot more respect than he receives.I wish baseball begins to look more like basketball when it comes to team salaries … the pathetic New York Knicks had the NBA’s largest payout to its players, whereas teams like the Pistons, Spurs, and Suns all dwelled in the bottom half of the league in the same category.I wish that whole Duke lacrosse story would go away. I thought it had ended, like, a month ago. I thought wrong.I wish John Stocco lives in an airtight, slash-free, bulletproof bubble when he’s not at Camp Randall. The Badgers are screwed if he goes down.I wish that pro tennis benefits from the new instant replay system. We won’t see it at any Grand Slam until the U.S. Open, but that sport is desperate for viewership without any convincing American men or women.I wish people would quit knocking the NBA. Same for the NHL. Any sports fan who hates two out of four major sports leagues is not a sports fan.I wish my luck would change for fantasy baseball. First year ever doing it, and I’m in last place in both leagues. Ouch.I wish Rick Reilly never stops writing for Sports Illustrated.I wish the Nuggets turn it around. Not likely. They’re a train wreck right now.I wish they change the speed limit in Nebraska to 160 mph, so I can try to understand what the big deal is with NASCAR. And so I can get from Madison to Denver in about three hours.I wish Bret Bielema a successful first season. Hard to say about his ability as a head coach just yet, but he’s one of the nicest guys I’ve met in sports.I wish that LenDale White goes to a team that could really use him to the best of his abilities. Personally, I think he’d look great in his hometown, donning orange and blue.I wish ESPN comes to its freaking senses and takes the NHL back. It’s not quite the same watching hockey on the channel that wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Lance Armstrong.I wish Wisconsin and Colorado meet once more in the Alamo Bowl this December. Not that I’ve got a thing for Texas, but I’d really like to witness the Badgers play the Buffs firsthand, and that’s about the only way it’s gonna happen.I wish the NFL cleans up that referee problem. I’m still bothered by how the Steelers were extraordinarily screwed and dominantly favored — all in the same postseason.Oh, what the hell. I’ll wish for one Lakers cheerleader, too.Only 729 days until Aaron’s 21st birthday. Score it. You can direct comments concerning Aaron’s articles to [email protected]last_img read more

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Surfrider founder urges green advocacy

first_imgRob Caughlan, the founder of Surfrider Foundation and Friends for the River, emphasized Wednesday the power of student advocacy in solving environmental issues, such as oceanic pollution.Surfs up · Robert Caughlan, founder of the Surfrider Foundation, discusses Wednesday how students can contribute to the environment. – Priyanka Patel | Daily TrojanThe event was hosted by the Program Board’s Political Student Assembly and was held in The Forum of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.Caughlan shared his firsthand experience about how he was the plaintiff of the second-largest clean-water enforcement victory in the nation’s history and also gave insight on his journey riding the environmental “green wave” from its start in the 1970s.A leader in the American environmental movement who produced multiple educational documentaries about population growth, endangered wildlife and solar energy, Caughlan said a simple love of the environment led to his activism.“I got involved in the environmental spectrum because I fell in love with the ocean,” Caughlan said. “As a former surfer, I see things in a surfer’s perspective. I think these environmental challenges we face are big waves coming at us, and we either learn to ride them, or we get wiped out by them.”Caughlan said students must harness their passions to create a healthier world.“It took me about eight years, but I’m glad I produced [documentaries],” Caughlan said. “Money shouldn’t be the ultimate goal. Your goal should be higher than money. We’re creating the problems, so we have the responsibility to advocate for and solve them.”Students spoke about their experiences at the event as well. ‘11 alumnus Chris Sanchez and ‘12 alumnus Armand Aghadjanians are two Trojans who exemplify the traits Caughlan was speaking about. They have worked to launch a new environmentally friendly clothing line called Greentag.“We had this idea at USC together, and what we have since then is a new form of eco-clothing with new sustainable production,” Aghadjanians said.Both alumni said they realized that the environment plays a large part in the lives of millions of people and have found passion through that idea.“We’re all really affected by environmental issues,” Sanchez said. “It doesn’t matter whether you live in the big city or out by the beach. Environmental issues affect all of us.”Other students who attended the discussion expressed a similar passion about solving global environmental issues.Ivan Kumamoto, a freshman majoring in business administration and co-director of the Environmental Affairs Organization on campus, took inspiration from Caughlan’s talk about taking action and fighting to help the environment.“Once you find that part of nature that you love, that you’re passionate about, the whole fight makes it so much easier,” Kumamoto said. “Once you have a reason to keep fighting, that’s what keeps you going. He’s just a very inspiring and knowledgeable person.”Caughlan’s appearance is part of Earth Week at USC. A variety of environment-related events, including the Recycled Fasion Showcase, the Environment Fail and the Campus Eco-Tour have been held in honor of Earth Week.Krishna Rajagopalan, a sophomore majoring in communication, emphasized the need for Earth Week events such as Caughlan’s environmental discussion.“It’s an issue that is really important to address,” Rajagopalan said. “By having all these Earth Week events, it really gets the word out to the public.”Overall, Caughlan’s discussion was not only about advocating environmental issues, but also about life lessons for students looking to find passion in something they can believe in.“I’m hoping you’ll use education to do something important with your life,” Caughlan said. “If surfers can make a difference, anyone can.”last_img read more

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Alex Guerrero in hospital and could miss five weeks, Miguel Olivo suspended after fight

first_imgOlivo lunged at Guerrero during a pitching change in the seventh inning of the Isotopes’ game against the Salt Lake Bees on Tuesday morning, apparently upset over Guerrero’s attempt at a tag during a stolen base earlier in the inning.Olivo went after Guerrero again in the Albuquerque dugout between innings. The 35-year-old catcher bit off part of Guerrero’s ear as the fight escalated. Teammates, coaches and even an umpire tried to break up the fracas, causing a delay in the game.The injury comes at an inopportune time for the 27-year-old infielder, who played the last two games at shortstop after spending the offseason and all of spring training preparing for a job at second base. Guerrero leads the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate with a .376 batting average. He had also recently been taking ground balls at third base.Guerrero signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Dodgers last October after successfully defecting from Cuba.With Guerrero shelved, shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena was recalled from Double-A Chattanooga to take the big-league roster spot of injured third baseman Juan Uribe. Arruebarrena, a Cuban defector who is considered major-league ready in the field, hit safely in six of his last seven games at Chattanooga to raise his batting average to .208. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero remained in a Salt Lake City-area hospital Wednesday, one day after a portion of his left ear was bitten off by Albuquerque Isotopes teammate Miguel Olivo.Guerrero hasn’t decided whether or not to press criminal charges against Olivo, according to a source, and might not for some time as he continues to recuperate. Guerrero required plastic surgery Tuesday to re-attach the missing portion of his ear.The injury is considered long-term; according to one report he could miss up to five weeks. In the meantime, Olivo was suspended Wednesday by the Isotopes “pending the completion of an investigation into the dugout altercation during yesterday’s game at Salt Lake.”center_img The Dodgers signed Arruebarrena to a five-year, $25 million contract in February. He didn’t appear in Wednesday’s game.Uribe strained his right hamstring running the bases Tuesday and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.Also …The Dodgers made one other transaction Wednesday, optioning right-handed reliever Chris Withrow to Triple-A to make room for starter Hyun-Jin Ryu on the active roster.Withrow has a 2.95 ERA in 20 appearances with the Dodgers this season, while limiting opponents to a .143 batting average with 28 strikeouts in 21.1 innings. He’s also walked at least one batter in 11 of his last 15 appearances.last_img read more