Currently supporting his 13th studio album Colors, Beck stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night. The American singer/songwriter brought the upbeat, The Weekend-esque “Up All Night” to the stage for an energy-fueled dance-off in showcase of his first album since Beck’s “Album of the Year” GRAMMY-winning 2014 set, Morning Phase.With only festival dates on the horizon, and only one U.S. appearance at iHeart Alter Ego in Los Angeles, CA, we’re taking everything we can from the alt-rocker’s live performance. Head to Beck’s website to stay up-to-date.Watch Beck perform “Up All Night” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon below:
Olen Pennington, age 82, died on July 23, 2020 in the Waters of Dillsboro Nursing Home.He was born in Krypton, Kentucky.Life partner of Sallie Dezarn.Preceded in death by parents, Kelly Pennington and Ella Mae Owens (Campbell) and was the brother of Wayne Pennington, Dean Pennington (Gertie), Clella Goforth (Robert), half brother Roger (Donna) Pennington of Brown County, half-sisters Patty Martin, Kay (Rick) Haven and Lisa Gray (Jack) of Scottsburg, Indiana. Loving father of Kimberly Campbell (Dan), Olen “Buddy” Pennington, Jr. (Donna), Melissa Westrich (Leroy) and Ray Pennington (Donna). Grandfather of Michael Fehr, Kristen Fehr, Tara Mappes, Samantha Tossey, Brandon Pennington, Olivia Westrich, Ryan Westrich, Emma Pennington, Elle Pennington and Evan Pennington and numerous great grandchildren.Olen operated his own business, Pennington Heating and Air Conditioning for over 20 years and worked on houseboat heating and cooling systems until he retired.He lived in Monticello, Kentucky and loved to boat, ski, fish and mow his neighbors’ lawns in Lake Cumberland. He never met a person he didn’t like and always loved having his family around for parties and get-togethers. He loved UK basketball, dogs, stray cats, hummingbirds, country and blue grass music and enjoyed going to flea markets. The family will host a Celebration of Life at Dearborn Country Club on August 8, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Monticello, Kentucky, 42633. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority. We are asking everyone who will be in attendance to please remember the social distancing guidelines at all times, and the wearing of masks is highly recommended.Alternative ways to express your condolences can be done by going online at our website and leaving the family a message, sending a card, flowers, or making a donation in memory of their loved one.visit: www.rullmans.com
The landscape of college basketball has completely changed since the adoption of the one-year rule, mandating players to play one year in college basketball (or in Europe, if you’re Brandon Jennings) before packing up and entering the NBA Draft.Sure, the requirement has its opponents, such as Hall of Fame head coach and current ESPN college basketball commentator Bob Knight.But the rule, which was put into practice after the 2005 draft, has worked well for all parties involved, including the coaches and fans of college basketball.While Kentucky fans only have one year to enjoy the stellar play of John Wall and Eric Bledsoe, are any bluegrass fans actually upset at Calipari, Bledsoe and Wall for bringing back excitement and respectability to a previously banged up program?I hope not, but if so, I’m sure plenty of teams would love to trade their senior-laden teams for one year of either of the uber-talented guards.Sure, this has been a repeated theme, with three of the “Thad Five” exiting Columbus to the NBA immediately following a defeat in the NCAA championship game.In fact, only one player from that famed recruiting class, resident senior David Lighty, remains on Ohio State team today.Buckeyes fans everywhere consoled each other and wiped the tears from their young as the team only had one legitimate year to contend for the title.Boohoo.I doubt you would find any fans at the time questioning Matta’s recruiting strategy to recruit the best players in the country and forming one of the best freshman-laden squads ever to grace the hardwood.And I even further doubt many would trade a shot at a championship, albeit the shortest window of opportunity this side of the 2004 Lakers, for a more consistent roster.While it does drastically enhance the college game, it equally benefits the players themselves.Don’t buy the whole, “If you’re old enough to go to war, you should be allowed to make money playing professional basketball” argument.During the days of high school kids jumping straight to the NBA, the dropout rate of these “can’t miss” stars was alarmingly high.Let’s just look at the last class of players deciding to skip college:The 2005 draft featured nine players who made the jump from high school directly to the NBA.Two of those nine are already out of the league, including Gerald Green, who was picked by the Boston Celtics with the 18th overall pick.Additionally, while it may have been obvious that LeBron James and Kobe Bryant were going to skip college, it isn’t nearly as easy a decision for some other players, especially when you have millions of dollars enticing you.While many making the jump have had all kinds of success, a significantly higher portion of those has had little to no success.For every Kevin Garnett or Dwight Howard, you have far more Kwame Browns and Robert Swifts, players who ride the pine their entire careers or simply can’t cut it in the professional game.The college game refines players’ fundamentals and teaches them maturity on and off the court.And please don’t tell me you wouldn’t have liked to see Kobe Bryant carve up ACC opponents in a Duke uniform, even for only one year.While players may have to wait one year before cashing in on millions of dollars in contract money and endorsements, forcing them to be the big men on campus for a year is hardly a cruel punishment.It can even be argued the fame they enjoy in their college towns far exceeds the scrutiny and the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately kind of mentality that accompanies any professional sport.While the NBA does care about its little brother — no not the D-League, but college basketball — it would not implement the rule if it didn’t additionally benefit themselves.For the NBA, the one-year rule entirely changes the environment for rookies and curtails the five-year projects we have seen with Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard.NBA coaches can now focus on teaching these players intricate offenses and proper man-to-man defense rather than simply going through the busywork of teaching basketball fundamentals usually obtained at the collegiate level.Rookies now come into the league and are immediately recognized by even the most casual basketball fans because those same fans were either strongly rooting for or cursing the players a year before in the true American pastime, otherwise known as office March Madness pools.The visibility and exposure of a player like Kevin Durant coming into the league from the University of Texas is much higher than it would have been had he come straight from Montrose Christian School in Montrose, Maryland.Sure, it’s unfortunate the one-year rule does not mandate these college basketball superstars buy into the academic world of college, but the one-year gap between adolescence and adulthood is severely needed.Knight may never approve, but the rule creates significant buzz in the game of college basketball, readies future NBA players in a safe learning environment and all but reduces the frequency of words like “upside” and “project” on draft day.Rightfully so, I think the rule is here to stay.