Lawrence Serves Up Surprisingly Badass Chance The Rapper/Justin Bieber Medley In Brooklyn [Watch]

first_imgIf you’re not up on Lawrence yet, it’s time to get familiar. The upstart eight-piece soul-pop led by the young brother/sister duo of Clyde Lawrence (keys, vocals) and Gracie Lawrence (vocals) has been rapidly gaining steam over the last year, when they released their fantastic debut album Breakfast, produced by renowned guitarist and Grammy-winning producer Eric Krasno and featuring guest spots by Adam Deitch (Lettuce), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, and more.Lawrence Goes Old School In Their New Music Video For “Alibi” From Their Debut Album, BreakfastComprised of highly talented young performers, the band has a unique ability to bring their skilled musicianship to bear for soulfully fresh takes on contemporary hits. During the NYC-based band’s hometown performance last Thursday, May 11th, Lawrence treated Music Hall of Williamsburg to an unusual medley of covers by Chance the Rapper and Justin Bieber that flat-out blew the audience away. After jamming on the gospel-flavored Chance tune “Blessings” (off his multiple Grammy-winning 2016 release Coloring Book), the band landed smoothly on Bieber’s “Sorry” (from his smash-hit LP Purpose). While Chance and Bieber may not be your bag (the band themselves referred to the pairing as “surprisingly badass”), this soulful one-two punch from Lawrence is too catchy to be denied.You can watch crowd-shot video of the Chance/Bieber medley from Lawrence’s 5/11/17 Brooklyn show below, via the band’s Facebook page:PREMIERE: Olivia Castriota Transforms Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Into An Irresistibly Slinky R&B Gem That Even The Most Stubborn Jam Fans Can Get Down ToLawrence will be back in action on Sunday, May 21st at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. After that, the band will head out on tour as support for Lake Street Dive, beginning June 2nd at Saturn in Birmingham, AL. For a full list of upcoming dates, or to purchase tickets, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Marsden appointed new dean of social science

first_imgPeter Marsden, the Edith and Benjamin Geisinger Professor of Sociology and a Harvard College Professor, has been appointed the new dean of social science by Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Dean Michael D. Smith. He begins his new role on Jan.1, 2011.Marsden came to Harvard in 1987, and twice served as chair of the Sociology Department and of the Program and Admissions Committee for the Ph.D. Program in Organizational Behavior. His research interests center on social organization, especially formal organizations and social networks. He has ongoing research and teaching interests in social science methodology, especially survey research techniques and methods for the collection and analysis of social network data.Marsden replaces Stephen Kosslyn, John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James, who was recently named director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Kosslyn, who first arrived at Harvard in 1977, has served as dean of social science since July 2008. Smith celebrated Kosslyn’s service to Harvard at a University Hall reception on Wednesday (Nov. 17).Stephen Kosslyn, who first arrived at Harvard in 1977, has served as dean of social science since July 2008. He was honored for his service to the University at a Nov. 17 reception.last_img read more

Montigny’s layup lifts Ellsworth girls past MDI in B North prelims

first_img Bio BAR HARBOR — Just when it appeared another regional quarterfinal dream might slip away in inexplicable fashion, Ellsworth’s tried-and-true talisman took control.With just 10.7 seconds remaining in Tuesday’s Northern Maine prelim game against Mount Desert Island, the Ellsworth girls’ basketball team had seen a 10-point fourth-quarter lead evaporate. MDI, which had possession with the game tied at 33, had a chance to take the last shot and overcome a superb second-half effort from the Eagles’ Trinity Montigny for an improbable victory.Inbounding the ball beneath the opposing basket, MDI’s Emily Carter found teammate Elena Alderman with space on the wing. As the Trojans’ sophomore point guard took two steps to the left and dribbled, Montigny saw just enough room to poke the ball free with her right hand.Both players lunged at the ball, but Montigny’s positioning allowed her to corral it and head the other way. Unimpeded as she sprinted toward, there was no stopping Ellsworth’s senior captain from an open layup, a tear-jerking celebration and a win for which the Eagles have been yearning for four years.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMontigny’s steal and layup in the dying seconds Tuesday gave Ellsworth a 35-33 win over MDI in the Class B North preliminary round. The basket with 1.2 seconds left ended a streak of three straight prelim defeats for Ellsworth, whose captain is now headed to the quarterfinals for the first time in her career.“It’s a better feeling than anything in the world,” said Montigny, the Big East Conference’s leading scorer and just one of two members of Ellsworth’s 1,000-point club. “I know I’ve had some milestones this year, but this feels better than anything I’ve ever done.”Although Ellsworth opened the scoring on a Sierra Andrews 3-pointer less than two minutes into the first quarter, Olivia Gray responded with a pair of triples of her own to power seventh-ranked MDI (11-8) to a 9-0 run. Yet the Eagles finished the opening quarter on a 3 from Casey Carter before layups from Montigny and Autumn Paul tied the game at 10 early in the second.With both offenses sputtering late in the first half, the two teams headed to the locker room with the score knotted at 14. Yet with Montigny, who had scored just two points in the first half, scoring seven in the third quarter, the 10th-ranked Eagles (11-8) finished the period on an 11-0 run to take a 25-17 lead.MDI, though, would find its rhythm in the fourth. After Ellsworth went up 10 points with six minutes to play, the Trojans got a 3-pointer from Leah Carroll and a pair of clutch layups from Rachelle Swanson to cut the deficit to 33-28. Then, with the Eagles leading 33-30 with just over a minute to play, Emily Carter hit a 3-pointer to tie the game.“We knew that they were going to start hitting some shots at some point,” Ellsworth head coach Andy Pooler said. “Carroll, [Gray] and Carter come out and start hitting those shots. We just had to keep grinding.”For Ellsworth, that grind came as MDI sought the go-ahead basket in the final minute. It began courtesy of Andrews and Kylie Robidoux, who combined for a block on Elizabeth Jones with 52 seconds to play. Andrews then made another clutch defensive play after MDI got the ball back with 18.9 seconds left as she stuck up her arms in the low post to knock a pass headed for a wide-open Jones out of bounds.That play by Andrews set up MDI’s final offensive possession. Although Montigny had too much ground to cover to stop Alderman from catching the inbound pass, her maneuver struck the perfect balance of avoiding contact and ensuring her the best position to win the race to the loose ball.“I didn’t know that I could steal, but I knew a steal would win, so I was just going for it,” Montigny said. “I didn’t want it to be a foul, so it had to be a clean steal.”Cutting right to give herself the proper angle, Montigny laid the ball off the glass and into the basket and immediately started sprinting toward the Ellsworth bench in celebration. No, the game wasn’t technically over, but with MDI having no timeouts and lacking enough time to attempt a proper shot, it might as well have been.“As soon as that ball went through the hoop, I knew it was game over,” Montigny said. “They weren’t going to get a shot off in a second.”Montigny had a game-high 18 points for Ellsworth, which also got six from Sierra Andrews, four from Jocelyn Jordan, three from Carter and two apiece from Paul and Robidoux. Gray had 13 points to lead MDI.The win came six days after Ellsworth concluded its regular season with a 42-35 loss to MDI on the same Bunny Parady Gymnasium floor. That loss was a bitter pill to swallow for the Eagles at the time, but winning this rematch at the horn on Montigny’s career-defining play — and earning a trip to Bangor in the process — was the ultimate panacea.“It’s poetic,” Pooler said. “It’s been three years we’ve been knocked out in the [prelims], and she deserves to go the Cross Center.”In less than 72 hours, Montigny and the Eagles will do so against No. 2 Waterville (17-1), one of Class B’s most complete teams. The Eagles’ quarterfinal matchup with the Panthers is scheduled to tip off at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.“We’re going to go in as the underdog, but that’s what we did today, and we pulled it out,” Montigny said. “I can’t wait.” Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. 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