Eagles delight well-behaved crowd at Nokia Theatre opening

first_img So, for example, when those dueling guitars take off during “Hotel California,” the chance to watch the fretwork of Joe Walsh in tandem with Nashville’s always-dependable hired hand Steuart Smith was much appreciated. The Eagles were so good, in fact, that they managed to wipe away any lingering memory of the Dixie Chicks, who opened the night with a lengthy, self-absorbed set that was a whole lot of nothing. It probably shouldn’t have been surprising that singer Natalie Maines couldn’t bring herself to utter a word about the new theater they’d been invited to open, but it was. A prestigious gig in anybody’s book, but Maines acted like the night was nothing special, as if she was just shopping for linen at Bed, Bath & Beyond. No class. If you can snag some seats, do catch the Eagles, who return to the Nokia for five more shows over the next week or so. The Dixie Chicks, on the other hand, should be returned to the farm at the earliest opportunity. fred.shuster@dailynews.com (818) 713-3676160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Other things have changed, too. The audience at the Nokia was older and well-heeled, and they had to be in order to cough up the kind of cash the band was asking for tickets. It wasn’t a rowdy bunch. Although lines at the theater’s concession stands resembled the bumper-to-bumper freeway traffic getting down there, most were buying bottled water instead of booze, and the venue itself is proudly a no-smoking environment inside and out. There were some kinks to be ironed out by Nokia’s management, if they can. For one, there’s no place to mingle or just hang out in the multi-leveled lobby areas because those smallish spaces are so congested with masses of people waiting in slow-moving lines to buy water. The idea, apparently, is to get people to their seats, which is where they should probably remain, until they can get home and drink all the water they want. Parking, however, was a breeze. Once you got off the freeway (it took 1 1/2 hours to get from Sherman Oaks to 9th Street on Thursday), it was surprisingly smooth sailing all around Staples Center (even though there was a Clippers game happening at the same time) and there was an abundance of parking both on and off the site. Once inside and the music started, it became clear a lot of work went into the place. Along with a punchy sound design that made you not only feel the bass but allowed you to hear all the band’s dozen players (a horn section was added for a couple of numbers), the video screens offered well-directed close-ups of the soloists. Hate them if you must because they have more money than Jesus, Moses and Buddha combined, but there’s no denying the Eagles are a helluva live band – and the ideal way to test the waters at the opening night of downtown’s Nokia Theatre. The quintessential Los Angeles combo sounded simply great Thursday in the first demonstration of the Nokia’s sound and video design, and even those in the farthest seats were able to appreciate all that was happening on the venue’s big stage. The Eagles, of course, don’t hit bum notes and their polish, along with classy songs that retain their original strength, was a delight to behold in the 7,100-seat hall. Opening with four numbers from their forthcoming double album, the group led by Don Henley and Glenn Frey could do no wrong in a 20-song set that took in such peak moments as “Lyin’ Eyes,” “One of These Nights” and “Hotel California,” which was an awesome thing to behold, even for someone who has spent a lifetime switching the dashboard dial at the mere hint of the line, “On a dark desert highway…” Looking fit, if not particularly amused, Frey, Henley and the enigmatic Timothy B. Schmit delivered the million-dollar harmonies that decades ago helped lift the music industry into it’s most lucrative period. That was a long time ago; these days, the Eagles are putting out their self-produced new record on their own label. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA U13 GIRLS LIFT B CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

first_imgThe Buncrana U13 girls who beat N Muire in the county B Final on SaturdayBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 16th November 2014Sincere condolences from everyone in Buncrana GAA Club on the death of Naomh Padraig’s President Joe Gormley.Well Done to the Minor Footballers who won their Semi-Final against Red Hughes on Friday Night by 1-11 to 1-05 they now progress to the Northern Final where they meet either St Michael or Termon, Date and Time to be confirmed…..A great performance by each individual team member Minor Football PresentationThe Presentation of Ulster and All Ireland Runner up medals for minor football will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Saturday 29th November. Tickets cost €25.If interested in going please contact the Secretary to place your order or for more details. Orders and payment needs to be with Grainne by Friday 21st November. The Minor Hurlers long season came to an end in Ballinascreen on Sunday, when they were beaten by a strong Liatriom side from County Down, from the throw in our boys gave it their all and lead for a good part of the first half thanks mainly to the score of the game from an accurate 40 yard pass young Tom Clare rattled the net, the Down champs rallied quickly and were 2 points up at halftime,The second half was a different story and Liatroim took control and ran out deserving winners on a scoreline of 1:17 to 1:5.The management team of Seamus, John and Frank would like to thank all players for their contribution to a memorable year, dedication to training, attitude on and off the field that did not go unnoticed, you were a pleasure to work with, hopefully these boys will form the backbone of our senior team next year as we look to build on our success at underage.Thanks to Kevin Kelly and the Ballinascreen club for the excellent hosting of the tournament, hopefully we will be back next year,U13 Girls FootballThe County B Championship Final between Buncrana and Noamh Mhuire was not for the faint-hearted and was a cracking end-to-end game. In the end Buncrana won it 4-8 to 4-6….the game would have been over in the 1st half if we had brought our shooting boots, but we stuck at it and kept the pressure on Naomh Mhuire. Although a close result in the end, it would have been an injustice for anything other than a win for Buncrana. Great team effort and great support on the sideline as well. Thanks to everybody and our sponsors the Beach HouseU12 indoor hurling starts this monday night (17th) in crana college at 6:30-7:30. For children born 2003/2004. All new comers are welcome, Fee €2 for Hall. Competitions start in januaryCursa GaeilgeIrish class this Tuesday in the Clubhouse as usual. Official Notice AGMCLG Bun Cranncha gives notice of our Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday 30th November. All adult members registered by 31st March, are hereby invited to forward nominations for committee positions and motions. Please submit by post or email to Grainne at secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie on or before 21st November.Scór na nÓg – CLG Dhún na nGallWell done to our Scór team once again they came 1st in Léiriu and 2nd in amhranaiocht Aonair and are now through to the County Final next Sunday. This was the first year the club had dancers In scór, they were the youngest in the competition and did the club proud. Well Done to all involved and good luck to all competitors from Inis Eoghain who take part in the final.Bord na nOg Presentation PhotosTeam photos (including U6’s) available for €8Player/most improved of the year/presentation photos available for €5All proceeds go to the club. Contact Aidan on 0862762671SAVE THE DATE 20TH DECEMBER 2014….SANTA IS COMING TO SCARVEY…..Details to be confirmed later…..AGM, Scrap Saturday and Other NewsThe Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting the end of this month so stay posted for more details.The Club is organising a Scrap Saturday event for the end of November so this is your chance to clear out a lot of clutter from inside and outside the house.Check out our Facebook page in the coming days for more info on these events.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.U13 County ChampionsGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA U13 GIRLS LIFT B CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE was last modified: November 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Buncrana club newslast_img read more

Travel Counsellors get set for the Hawaiian Islands

first_imgSource = Travel Counsellors Hawaii Simone Murnane Travel Counsellors get set for the Hawaiian IslandsTravel Counsellors get set for the Hawaiian IslandsIn partnership with Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania and Hawaiian Airlines, ten lucky Travel Counsellors are set to say “Aloha” on an incredible reward trip to the Hawaiian Islands.Places on the exclusive Phenix reward trip were awarded at the annual Travel Counsellors conference in Adelaide over the weekend.Phenix is the powerful end-to-end booking system that provides Travel Counsellors with the opportunity to sell an incredible range of product to their customers, as well as maximising their own earnings. The year-long Phenix incentive rewards the top Phenix users with a place on the highly coveted reward trip.Partnering with Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania and Hawaiian Airlines, the reward trip will include incredible adventures like helicopter flights over the Napali Coast and Mountain Tubing, travelling between the islands on Hawaiian Airlines’ frequent neighbour island flight services.Giselle Radulovic, Country Manager Australia for Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania said travel agents remain an integral part of the booking process for travel to the Hawaiian Islands.“Travel agents are incredibly valuable to our sales and marketing activities within the Oceania region. By educating them on all the Hawaiian Islands have to offer, we are equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to sell the destination.“Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania is thrilled to support the Travel Counsellors famil and to showcase the beautiful islands of Kaua‘i and O‘ahu,” Ms Radulovic said.Celebrating 90 years servicing the Hawaiian Islands, Gillian Hayward, National Business Development Manager for Hawaiian Airlines, said Hawaiian Airlines are the ideal partner to look after the group heading on the reward trip.“There is a real synergy between Hawaiian Airlines and Travel Counsellors. We pride ourselves on our personal service and authentic Hawaiian hospitality” said Ms Hayward.Speaking of the trip, Travel Counsellors Product Manager Jason Bell-Davey said “This is a trip like no other, and we are just so proud to partner with Hawaiian Airlines and Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania to offer these top achievers such an incredible reward for their support of Phenix”.Very soon, Travel Counsellors Matt Schmitz, Tamsin Catto, Hannah Foster, Hamish Naicker, Lani Symons Vaughan, Richard Stewart, Christine Jenkins, Donna Jones, Simone Murnane and Hayley Voll will be packing their bags to experience the Aloha sprit and the very best of Kaua‘i and O‘ahu in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands.About Travel CounsellorsFounded in 1994, Travel Counsellors is the world’s largest home-based travel company with over 1,800 self-employed travel consultants and a global support team of over 400 staff. The company is headquartered in Manchester U.K, with operations in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Travel Counsellors Australia Pty Ltd. was established in 2007. Today, nearly 150 Travel Counsellors run their own travel business from home with the support of a Melbourne based Head Office. Travel Counsellors Australia is proud to be a full member of IATA and AFTA and is accredited with ATAS and CLIA.last_img read more