Beyond Bollywood to Follow Cats at the London Palladium

first_img The production is written, choreographed and directed by Rajeev Goswami, with lyrics by Irfan Siddiqui and features an original score by Salim-Sulaiman. Beyond Bollywood brings the fire, heat and desire of Indian dance direct to the heart of London, taking audiences on an authentic cultural tour of India. In the quest of fulfilling her mother’s dying wish Shaily Shergill leaves behind her home in Munich to journey India. Will her mother’s dream turn into reality? Those recently extended and Broadway-bound pussy Cats will be moving out of the London Palladium after April 25. Beyond Bollywood will make its U.K. premiere at the West End venue, beginning previews on May 8. The theatrical experience, starring Ana Illmi as Shaily and Moht Mathur as Raghav, will play a limited run of 60 performances, with opening night set for May 11.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Iseman: Triche shows his value to Syracuse offensively in win over Arkansas

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In between James Southerland’s heroics from beyond the arc and Michael Carter-Williams’ brilliant ascension to topline point guard, Brandon Triche has been Syracuse’s reliable leader.Triche is the key to the Orange’s success. He’s the glue to the offense and has the ability to step up in big situations. Triche is a senior and has the experience to take over, and he knows when he needs to do that. He scored 10 straight points, making two huge 3-pointers on Friday against Arkansas that the Orange desperately needed in order to maintain its lead in an eventual 91-82 victory.On a night when Southerland scored 35 points and hit nine 3s, Triche’s two from deep stood out.“I thought the big key was Brandon as a 35 percent career 3-point shooter and he was I think 2-for-20 probably I think going into those two that he made,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’s got to make those shots for us to be effective. He’s got to be able to step up and do that.”Against Arkansas on Friday, Triche showed how much the Orange depends on him. Because in situations where Syracuse needs to score, Triche comes through. The Razorbacks kept it close for much of the game, and even though Southerland was effortlessly knocking down 3-pointers, the game was still a fight pretty much until the very end.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd playing to the end against a press like Arkansas’ is a challenge mentally and physically. Triche played a total of 31 minutes and never seemed to lose energy in a game Boeheim said his players had to keep their energy level up.“It’s tough, it’s physical. It’s a physical game.” Boeheim said. “But if you can’t play in those situations where you’re tired then you’re not going to make it. There’s no such thing as being tired in a game like that. You’ve got to keep playing.”And Triche did.Almost eight minutes into the second half, Arkansas pulled to within five. The Razorbacks were threatening as their fans grew louder and louder. Southerland was on the bench because of foul trouble. So keeping Arkansas at bay meant Triche needed to take over.And he did.He first stole the ball from Razorbacks guard Rashad Madden and raced up the court to convert the fast-break layup that put Syracuse up 61-54. Then Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell made a layup that brought the Razorbacks to within five again.Triche responded with a 3-pointer. And then 22 seconds later, he hit another one from the top of the key. After a timeout, Arkansas’ Rickey Scott missed a jumper from the right corner and the Orange grabbed the rebound. Triche hit a fast-break jumper to put Syracuse up 13.“I knocked down a few shots,” Triche said. “It gave me a little bit of energy.”That’s how Syracuse broke the Razorbacks’ smothering full-court press. The Orange upped its own defensive intensity and got out in transition. Triche took the lead.It was an 8-2 run in a span of 2:28 that Triche dominated. A stretch where Syracuse needed him the most with Arkansas closing in.“He needs to do that. He needs to do that more,” Boeheim said. “Brandon needs to take the ball in those situations.”Triche has been hot and cold from the field, and he admitted as much after the game on Friday. He said Southerland is making up for both his and Trevor Cooney’s poor shooting so far this season.But Triche is still averaging a team-leading 15.6 points per game. He’s also played more minutes than anyone else on the team. He’s accepted his role of shooting guard with the starting point guard job going to the sophomore Michael Carter-Williams.At both ends of the floor, he’s capable of doing damage. Aside from his 17 points on offense against Arkansas, he had four steals on defense.Coming into the season, Triche was expected to take on a leadership role after Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph graduated. Triche is the most experienced player on the floor for Syracuse, and he’s taken on his role perfectly.“Just us being seniors, me, trying to help the team as much as I can,” Triche said. “Trying to help out there, being one of the leaders.”Chris Iseman is an asst. sports editor at The Daily Orange where his column appears occasionally. He can reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @chris_iseman.  Comments Published on December 3, 2012 at 2:55 amlast_img read more

Everything you need to know about women’s basketball’s first male head coach, Jonathan Tsipis

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team will officially name Jonathan Tsipis as the new head coach Thursday.Tsipis, the former George Washington University head coach, brings an excellent track record as both an assistant and head coach in women’s college basketball. He will look to provide the program, which has been highly unsuccessful over the past several years, with a much-needed jolt of energy.The former head coach Bobbie Kelsey was fired earlier this month after five lackluster seasons.Here is what you need to know about the newest member of the UW family:Women’s Basketball: Badgers reportedly set to hire Jonathan Tsipis as program’s first male head coachThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team is set to hire their first male head coach in program history, pending approval at Read…Rebuilding is nothing new for TsipisTsipis inherited a GWU team that went 11-18 the previous season and was among the worst teams in the Atlantic 10 conference. It took the head coach no more than two seasons to turn the program back into one of the conference’s best. After going 14-16 in his first season, the team posted a 23-11 record in his second.From there, things only went up for Tsipis and the Generals, going 55-11 over the next two seasons. They earned at least a share of the conference and a trip to the NCAA tournament in each.Tsipis now faces a similar situation with the Wisconsin team, which went 7-22 in the 2015-16 season. With a large group of seniors departing, the new head coach will have a tough task ahead.Women’s basketball: Head coach fired after five lackluster seasonsIn the business of college sports, only winning matters, and for University of Wisconsin women’s basketball head coach Bobbie Kelsey, Read…Tsipis has found success at a larger program tooBefore being named the head coach at George Washington, Tsipis served as both an assistant and associate head coach at Notre Dame, which has one of the most successful women’s basketball programs in the entire country.During his time there, the team went 228-77, reaching the NCAA tournament every year. They also managed to reach the Sweet 16 three times and National Championship game twice.The highlight of his time at Notre Dame came during the 2008-09 season, when Tsipis was one of five coaches to receive the Coach of the Year honor. This award recognizes the best assistant coaches in the country.Tsipis has earned high praise from those he has worked underIn his time at Notre Dame, Tsipis worked under Muffet McGraw, one of the most successful head coaches in women’s college basketball history.McGraw had nothing but good things to say on about Wisconsin’s newest head coach during his final season on the Fighting Irish Staff.“[Tsipis] has done a tremendous job as our recruiting coordinator and his track record in terms of player development and game scouting is among the best in the country,” McGraw said. “I rely on him for his invaluable insights, passion and drive, and I’m looking forward to having him on the bench as we continue making our move back to the top of college basketball.“He’s a great teacher who stresses the fundamentals above everything else. His scouting reports and game preparation skills are also excellent, and he’s very poised and confident under pressure.”last_img read more

Savor South Sound Beer, Wine And Cider Tasting

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Thurston County FairNew at the 2013 Fair—Cider, Beer and Wine Tasting Event  Savor South Sound tickets available online now.It’s time to savor the best flavors that South Sound brewers, ciderists, and vintners have to offer at the new Savor South Sound beverage tasting event at this year’s fair.The three-day event will feature nearly two dozen local producers with a focus on unique recipes, blends and techniques that bring out exceptional flavors with a Pacific Northwest touch. The event is presented by Thurston County, The Washington State University Thurston County Extension and Olympia’s Fish Brewing Company. “The beverage tasting event is new this year, but it actually harkens back to the traditions that make county fairs so special,” said Lucas Patzek, Director of Thurston County WSU Extension and one of the organizers of the Savor South Sound event. “Before Washington was even a state, county fairs were sometimes the only time each year when farmers, craftsmen, and businessmen could market and showcase their products. Our goal with the Savor South Sound is to tap into that tradition and celebrate what’s growing and brewing right here in our own backyard. Hopefully it’s the start of a new tradition here at the fair.” The Savor South Sound beverage tasting event will feature five cideries on Thursday, August 1, eight breweries on Friday, August 2 and five wineries on Saturday, August 3. Tastings will run from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day in the Heritage Hall Annex at the Thurston County Fair. Patrons must be 21 or over to enter the Savor South Sound event.   Tickets for the Savor South Sound beverage tasting can be purchased in advance for $20 at or at the fair gates on August 1-3 for $22. Each ticket includes one-day admission to Savor South Sound and one-day admission to the fair, plus a commemorative tasting glass.    WHAT:       Savor South Sound beer, wine and cider tasting WHEN:      Thursday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 3, 3 – 9 p.m.WHERE:   Heritage Hall Annex at the Thurston County Fair                  3054 Carpenter Road SE in LaceyPRICE:      $20 advance tickets at   $22 tickets at the fair gates  *tickets include one-day fair admissionFor more information on the Savor South Sound beverage tasting event, including a complete list of participating cideries, breweries and wineries, visit and click on “Savor South Sound Tastings” For more information about other events at the 2013 Thurston County Fair, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit “Laughter and Ladybugs at the Thurston County Fair!”July 31 – Aug. 4, 2013last_img read more