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Thursday, April 7, 2011

UConn, Calhoun join elite company with 3rd NCAA Title

The UConn Huskies stormed past Butler in the second half on Monday night and cruised to a 53-41 victory before 70,376 in Houston to capture their 3rd NCAA Basketball Championship. Kemba Walker led the Huskies with 16 points capping a remarkable season for the star guard. With the win, UConn joins only a handful of schools with 3 or more championships. Coach Jim Calhoun is the oldest coach to ever win a title and joins an elite group of 5 coaches with 3 or more titles, the other legendary coaches on the list are Coach K, Rupp, Wooden and Knight.

Eddie Vedder announces Summer Solo tour

Iconic Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will be hitting the road solo this summer in support of his upcoming new album, "Ukulele Songs." The North American trek begins June 15 in Providence, R.I. and wraps up in Vedder's adopted hometown of Seattle, Wash., with a show on July 15 at Benaroya Hall. Public ticket details have not yet been announced. "Ukulele Songs" will arrive on May 31. Tour dates: June 15: Providence, R.I. (Providence Performing Arts Center) June 16: Boston, Mass. (The Wang Theatre) June 18: Hartford, Conn. (The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts) June 21: New York, N.Y. (Beacon Theatre) June 22: New York, N.Y. (Beacon Theatre) June 25: Philadelphia, Pa. (Tower Theatre) June 26: Detroit, Mich. (Fox Theatre) June 28: Chicago, Ill. (The Chicago Theatre) July 1: St. Louis, Mo. (Fox Theatre) July 2: Minneapolis, Minn. (Orpheum Theatre ) July 5: San Diego, Calif. (Copley Symphony Hall) July 6: Long Beach, Calif. (Terrace Theater) July 8: Los Angeles (The Wiltern) July 9: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl) July 11: Oakland, Calif. (The Paramount Theatre) July 14: Portland, Ore. (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall) July 15: Seattle, Wash. (Benaroya Hall)