Jack White Plays Surprise Concert At D.C. High School

first_imgJack White swung through Washington, D.C., for a two-show run on Wednesday and Thursday. Well, make that a three-show run.In between gigs at The Anthem, the rock icon stopped by D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson High School for an unannounced set during the students’ lunch break. While the performance may have been a surprise for these incredibly lucky teenagers, Relix reports that White cleared the stunt with the school’s principal, who couldn’t say no to the proposition.According to the school’s newspaper, this is how it all went down:Most days, Wilson students pour out of class after fourth period and shuffle down packed stairwells to the atrium, where they settle in for lunch or head off campus to get food. Assistant Principal Gregory Bargeman usually plays ‘80s hits from a speaker; once in a while, a few kids get up and dance.Today, the second floor was rattling after fourth period. Noise echoed through hallways and drowned out conversations close to the atrium. In the art wing on the other side of the school, people speculated that Bargeman must have ramped up his sound system.But it wasn’t Bargeman. It was Jack White shredding a blue electric guitar, backed by a barefoot drummer, two musicians playing multi-level synths, and a bassist.Evidently, the 12-time Grammy winner treated the students—who, as we may have mentioned earlier, were really, really lucky—to a set that included favorites like “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known”, “Over and Over and Over”, and show-closing rendition of “Seven Nation Army” that turned into a singalong as the students rushed the “stage”.White is currently on tour in support of his new album, Boarding House Reach. His next stop will be a headlining performance at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival in New York City on Friday, June 1st.Jack White’s “Seven Nation Army” finale at Woodrow Wilson High Schoollast_img read more

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Dodger Stadium’s Jackie Robinson statue will be unveiled April 15, 2017

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error One year to the day after the Dodgers announced a Jackie Robinson statue was in the works — April 15, 2017 — the team plans to unveil the finished product at Dodger Stadium.The historic day also marks the 70th anniversary of Robinson’s major league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, the day he became the first African-American to break Major League Baseball’s “color barrier.”Last December the Dodgers announced sculptor Branly Cadet had been selected for the project, along with the theme of “Leveling the Playing Field.” The statue will be approximately nine to 10 feet tall. Other details, including the statue’s exact location, haven’t been announced.“Jackie Robinson Day” has been observed every April 15 since 2004, when the uniformed players and coaches on every MLB team wear the number 42. Robinson’s jersey number is now permanently retired. The day will take on extra significance in Los Angeles next season when the Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks. Fans in attendance will receive a Jackie Robinson replica statue.Robinson’s wife Rachel personally attended the announcement at Dodger Stadium last year, when team president Stan Kasten announced the creation of a new “Statues Program.”last_img read more

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