The NBA season starts in mid-October this season in part to expand the regular season two weeks and reduce the number of back-to-back games during the year. Still, the New Orleans Pelicans have two sets of back-to-backs in its five-game preseason schedule which will cause coach Alvin Gentry to adjust some of his preseason rotations as the team prepares for the upcoming year. Because of the preseason opener in Chicago on Sunday night and then the game in Atlanta on Monday night, the Pelicans will be smart with minutes for starters. "We're not going to pay those guys a lot of minutes," Gentry said on Saturday (Sept. 29). "We have to play them some to get timing down and things like that. We'll just maybe look at 15 minutes or so. maybe 17, 20 would be the max." The back-to-back games also could effect the starting lineups. Gentry joked that he could "pretty much assure" that Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday will start against Chicago but wasn't sure about the rest … [Read more...] about How many minutes will Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday play in Pelicans’ preseason opener?
Listen to Grammy-winning vocal group Pentatonix, which includes former University of Oklahoma student Kirstin Maldonado, apply their incredible a cappella style to "Making Christmas," a ditty from the beloved animated film "The Nightmare Before Christmas."The cover is from "Christmas is Here!," Pentatonix's upcoming fourth holiday album, which will be released Oct. 26 and feature covers of the group's favorite yuletide covers. The group is also going on a holiday tour, but the closest dates for Oklahoma audiences look to be in their home state of Texas. According to Billboard, Pentatonix's three previous holiday albums all reached No. 1 on Billboard's Digital Albums Chart. The group won a Grammy Award for its a cappella arrangement of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy."-BAM … [Read more...] about Listen: Pentatonix covers ‘Making Christmas’ ahead of new holiday album
Joan Verdon North Jersey Record Published 8:30 AM EDT Sep 29, 2018 Parents who wait too long this year to buy holiday toys could face a nightmare before Christmas. That LEGO Hogwarts Grand Hall, or that Barbie Dreamhouse, or the FurReal Ricky interactive puppy your child will likely be coveting could be impossible to find. That's the warning from a man who has been predicting which toys are likely to sell out for more than three decades. Jim Silver, editor in chief of TTPM, a toy review website, unveiled his company's holiday hot toys list Friday. He said there could be dozens of sold-out toys this year — and last-minute toy shoppers may have nowhere to go. What's differentthis year, Silver said, is the absence of Toys R Us. Before the chain went bankrupt a year ago and shut down in June, Toys R Us typically sold half a billion dollars worth of toys in the last four days before Christmas. Even though Walmart, Target and other retailers have expanded … [Read more...] about Holiday toy warning for mom, dad, Santa: Don’t wait til its too late
Michael McDonald is bringing his holiday tour to Worcester. The singer will perform his "Season of Peace Holiday and Hits Tour" at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Dec. 6. Tickets are available through the venue website at thehanovertheatre.com. McDonald began his career singing with Steely Dan before joining the Doobie Brothers and singing on that group's biggest hits including "Minute by Minute", and "What a Fool Believes." McDonald's holiday recording "Season of Peace: The Christmas Collection," is due out on Oct. 12. … [Read more...] about Michael McDonald holiday tour to stop in Worcester
Abha Bhattarai, The Washington Post Published 9:55 am PDT, Friday, September 28, 2018 Employees gather for a meeting before opening the doors at a Best Buy store in Louisville, Ky., U.S., on Nov. 23, 2017. Employees gather for a meeting before opening the doors at a Best Buy store in Louisville, Ky., U.S., on Nov. 23, 2017. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Luke Sharrett Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Luke Sharrett Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Employees gather for a meeting before opening the doors at a Best Buy store in Louisville, Ky., U.S., on Nov. 23, 2017. Employees gather for a meeting before opening the doors at a Best Buy store in Louisville, Ky., U.S., on Nov. 23, 2017. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Luke Sharrett 'War for talent' as retailers … [Read more...] about ‘War for talent’ as retailers ready for the holidays