Damon Albarn may have just earned himself the title of most dedicated performer (though Dave Grohl’s performance after breaking his leg makes him a contender as well).The Blur and Gorillaz songwriter was performing with his side project, the collective Africa Express, at a festival in Denmark, when he just wouldn’t leave the stage. The band played a five-hour-long set that lasted through 4 AM, breaking their curfew and then some!Even though Albarn was well over his allotted time, the festival let him keep going, until they decided enough was enough. After asking him to leave the stage, security stepped in and physically carried him away.You can watch fan-shoot footage of the incident and a cover of The Clash from the five-hour set as well:
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TOMAKOMAI, Hokkaido – Overnight leader Shinobu Moromizato remained on course for her first major title after shooting a 1-under 71 in the third round of the Japan Women’s Open on Saturday. Moromizato made two birdies against a lone bogey to move to 7-under 209 while Yuri Fudo kept the pressure on the leader and trimmed her advantage to three shots by shooting a 70 at Tarumae Country Club. Meanwhile, ever-improving defending champion Jang Jeong of South Korea geared up to pounce on Sunday, shooting the day’s low of 68 to share third place with Miki Saiki on 213. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES
College Basketball Preview: UMBC (21-12, 13-5) at Vermont (26-6, 16-2), America East conference tournament championshipCollege Basketball Preview: UMBC (21-12, 13-5) at Vermont (26-6, 16-2), America East conference tournament championship
Tip–off tomorrow is scheduled for 11:00 am.Please follow and like us: Guards J.R. Lynch and Travis Weatherington, and forward JohnCarroll took over the game for the Hawks, forcing it into overtime. UMBC, though, would ultimately prevail afterCarrol and Lynch fouled out in the overtime sessions. The third-seeded Retrievers (21-12, 13-5) eliminated the fourth-seededHartford Hawks in the conference semifinals at home on Tuesday evening in adouble-overtime thriller, 90-85. Vermont (26-6, 16-2), the #1 seed and regular seasonchampion, eliminated the seventh-seeded Binghamton Bearcats, 84-51, Tuesdayevening at home. For the second consecutive season UMBC men’s basketball willface the Vermont Catamounts in the America East conference tournamentchampionship game in Burlington. Thegame will be broadcast tomorrow on ESPN2. The Retrievers swept the season series from the Catamounts,winning, 74-61, on January 23rd at Patrick Gymnasium, and, 65-56, onFebruary 21st in Catonsville. Graduate student Joe Sherburne leads UMBC in points per game,averaging 14.1 with Jackson chipping in 12.8. The Retrievers have been defensive-minded all season, allowing just 68.1points per game. The Retrievers built a 26-point lead with less than 12minutes remaining in the game on the strength of their defense and hotshooting. The Hawks, though, would notgo away quietly, and led by their seniors, they mounted a monumentalcomeback. Junior forward Anthony Lamb leads the Catamounts in scoring,coming in at 21.1 points per game. Redshirtsenior guard Ernie Duncan checks in with a ppg average of 14.0. Vermont is 9-1 at home this season inconference games. UMBC was led by junior guard K.J. Jackson, who scored 21points, and sophomore forward Brandon Horvath, who contributed 14 points offthe bench. With the win, UMBC has advanced to the America East tournamentchampionship game for the fourth time since joining the conference in2003. They are 2-1 in those previousgames, winning in 2008 and 2018, and losing in 2009.