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Family Forces Dweezil Zappa To Change ‘Zappa Plays Zappa’ Band Name

first_imgFor those who caught on to Frank Zappa’s music after his untimely death, few experiences rivaled that of the Zappa Plays Zappa project. Led by Frank’s son Dweezil Zappa, the band name said it all, one Zappa playing the music of another.Only, there seems to be some contention over the use of the Zappa family name for the project. The Zappa Family Trust recently informed Dweezil that he did not have the rights to tour under the name Zappa Plays Zappa, as the last name is a trademark owned by the trust. Instead, the band will hit the road as Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa.In an interview with the New York Times, Dweezil says, “It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue… but this is being done under duress.” He added, “My last name is Zappa; my father was Frank Zappa… but I am not allowed to use the name on its own. I’m not allowed to use a picture of him. I’m not allowed to use my own connection with him without some sort of deal to be struck.”When Frank Zappa’s window Gail Zappa passed away, control of the Family Trust went to two of Zappa’s four children, Ahmet Zappa and Diva Zappa. While the other two, Dweezil and Moon Unit, remained beneficiaries, the relationship between the siblings has been riddled with contention. Ahmet addressed the Zappa Plays Zappa situation as well, saying “I am not standing in the way of Dweezil playing the music… he would just have to be in accordance with the family trust.”Dweezil gets the final word in the article, saying “I just hope people will understand that the only thing I’m changing is the name.” The Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa tour kicks off in July.[H/t The New York Times]last_img read more

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Argonia-Attica returns with a vengeance, destroys Central-Burden 52-12

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments A&A defense dominated Central-Burden.by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Argonia-Attica was supposed to be rebuilding this year after two consecutive trips to the state championship 8-man division II football game. Instead it looks like they just reloaded, after opening the season with a 58-12 win at Central Burden.The game was stopped with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter and was never close.The Titans of Argonia-Attica lit up the scoreboard, but offensive coach Luke Greenwood said it was the defense that shut down Central and set the tone. Argonia-Attica had a lot of holes to fill after most of last year’s team graduated, but the new players stepped up to the challenge.A-A defensive coach Lance Vandeveer credited two sophomore defensive ends with playing well in their first varsity games.  Ezra Goodman and Brady Bohrer helped contain Burden’s offense and registered several sacks, never letting the Raiders get anything going.There were just three defensive starters returning for Argonia-Attica, and that was the big question mark. Central did get two scores, and both were on long plays due to busted assignments.Greenwood said he expected the skill position players to do well, and they did, even though it was the first varsity action some had seen. The offensive line was a question with a lot of new people there as well, and the coaches were pleased with how they dominated the line of scrimmage.“It was a good first game. We wondered how the line would handle their size,” Greenwood said.New quarterback junior Trevor Pierce answered questions early directing the offense to scores on their first three possessions. On the first series, he passed 11 yards to Blake Hamden for a score. On the second possession, he ran the option to perfection, and broke containment and raced down the sidelines for a 70-yard touchdown run on third and 15. On the third possession he scored on a run up the middle from 18 yards out, and A-A led 22-0 and there was still two minutes left in the first quarter.He did throw and interception on the fourth possession, but managed another touchdown on a short run in the second quarter. In the second half, he threw two more touchdown passes, both to Brad Ricke, for scores of 15 and 31 yards. The last one ended the game with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. Pierce finished 6-11 for 107 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 102 yards.Tailback Seth Hemberger rushed for 101 yards on 11 carries, with one touchdown, in the first half. He had cramps and didn’t play in the second half. Freshman Mason Miller stepped in and had 38 yards on eight carries, and kept a drive alive by catching a 14 – yard pass in the third quarter.Greenwood praised the play of Miller, who he said “showed he wasn’t afraid to hit somebody.”Central got its first score on a 16 yard pass from  Dustin Handlin to Cody Jiminez in the second quarter, and that was set up by a 30-yard run by Jiminez.Late in the third quarter, Jiminez again was on the receiving end of a touchdown pass, this one was for 69 yards when he outran the defense.Argonia-Attica ended up with 362 yards offense and held Burden to 180.Argonia-Attica is to play at Caldwell next week, a team that beat Udall 52-6, in a game that was stopped in the third quarter.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Sardar Singh axed as captain, PR Sreejesh to lead men’s hockey team at Rio

first_imgSardar Singh has been axed as the captain of Indian men’s hockey team ahead of Rio Olympics 2016. Both the men’s and women’s hockey squads for Rio were announced by Hockey India president Narinder Batra in New Delhi on Tuesday.PR Sreejesh, who helped India clinch their maiden Champions Trophy silver, has been handed the job of leading the side at Rio. Women’s hockey team also saw a change in captain as Sushila Chanu replaces Ritu Rani. A big shout out to @16Sreejesh, Captain of the Indian Men’s Team & SV Sunil who is named as Vice Captain! #Rio2016 #MedalKaMission?? Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) July 12, 2016Rani had left the coaching camp in Bengaluru days before the announcement of final squad anticipating the board’s decision. Sources from team management confirmed Rani’s sacking came after her poor performances and attitude problems. Notably, under Ritu’s leadership the Indian women’s team qualified for the Olympics for the first time in 36 years since 1980.Men’s squad Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar, Manpreet , Sardar Singh, VR Raghunath, SK Uthappa, PR Sreejesh, Danish Mujtaba, Devender Walmiki, SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Nikkin Thimmaiah.Stand by: Pardeep Mor, Vikas DahiyaWomen’s squad: Savita (GK), Navjot Kaur (midfielder), Deep Grace Ekka (defender), Monika (midfielder), Anuradha Devi (forward), Poonam Rani (forward), Vandana Kataria (forward), Deepika (defender), Namita Toppo (defender), Renuka Yadav (midfielder), Sunita Lakra (defender), Sushila Chanu (defender), Rani Rampal (forward), Preeti Dubey (forward), Lilima Minz (midfielder), Nikki Pradhan (forward).Stand by: Rajani Etimarpu & H. Lalruat Feliadvertisementlast_img read more

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