Watch The LSU Marching Band Welcome Big Sam During A Half-Time Tribute To Louisiana

first_imgOn Saturday night, Louisiana State University played Brigham State University. The football game, initially scheduled to be played in Houston, was rescheduled to New Orleans’ Mercedes Benz Superdome following the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. LSU handily won Saturday’s game in their home state, with the LSU Tigers winning against the BSU Cougars 27 to 0. If you weren’t tuned into the game, however, you probably missed a special half-time moment, when the LSU marching band performed a tribute to the music of Louisiana and welcomed Big Sam of Big Sam’s Funky Nation to the field to perform with them. You can check out the half-time performance and tribute to the sounds of Louisiana below, courtesy of LSU Bands.last_img read more

Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — At 93, screen legend Sidney Poitier has achieved a new career milestone: Arizona State University has unveiled The Sidney Poitier New American Film School. University president Michael M. Crow says the decision to name the school after Poitier, the first Black winner of a lead acting Oscar, is about much more than an emphasis on diversity. He says it’s about the filmmaker’s creative energy and drive and the way he advanced his life. The university says it has invested millions of dollars in technology to create what’s intended to be one of the largest, most accessible and most diverse film schools.last_img read more