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The ultimate summer guide to recurring livestreamed concerts

first_imgThe postponement of the 2020 Tony Awards won’t stop musical theater lovers from honoring this year’s best shows. Directed by Tony nominee Lonny Price, the show will be streamed on Broadway Demand and the Tony Awards website at 3 p.m. for an hourlong musical celebration. June 6: YouTube’s Virtual Graduation But, through the power of social media livestreams, your summer of music is far from canceled. In fact, you can get front-row access right from your couch. With more single-night events on the horizon Here is a list of recurring weekly and daily musical performances to satisfy your live music needs all summer long. June 7: The Tony Awards Celebration Mark your calendars for this Friday to watch Kygo and One Republic perform their new single “Lose Somebody,” which will be livestreamed on the GMA website. Since Katy Perry debuted her new song “Daisies” on this livestream, this series is sure to be the hub of new hit performances. While the wakeup time might be early, you won’t want to miss a single second of it. For the EDM house vibers: Sofi Tukker (Shideh Ghandeharizadeh | Daily Trojan) For the nostalgic festival-goer: (re)LIVE BottleRock Napa Valley After canceling their live event this month, music festival BottleRock Napa Valley is bringing its live music and deluxe culinary experience directly to your home. Airing weekly on Fridays at 5 p.m. on the festival’s official YouTube channel, this livestream will feature performances from past years as well as live content from culinary and celebrity guests similar to those found at the famous BottleRock Culinary Stage in Napa Valley. Last Friday’s performance kicked off with previous performances from Imagine Dragons, Muse, The Head and the Heart and Tash Sultana, with more promising appearances to give you guaranteed plans for your summer Friday nights. In response to graduations across the world being canceled, YouTube is hosting a virtual graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020. With guest speakers such as Barack Obama and Taylor Swift, accompanied by musical performances from Lizzo and Camila Cabello, the star-studded celebration is definitely worth checking out. May 30: David Guetta  Proceeds from the livestreams will directly benefit Napa Valley Food Bank and Crew Nation, which provide food to thousands in the Napa Valley area and supports live music crews who have been put out of work due to the coronavirus. It’s the perfect excuse to open up a bottle of anything, support some great causes and relax for a full-on music festival from the comfort of your couch. Miss the club and need a vibe? EDM house power duo Sofi Tukker has you covered with daily livestreams at 10 a.m. on their Instagram page. On top of performing original content like their new single “House Arrest,” they’re also streaming themed DJ sets that range from workout dance parties to “90s/2000s Throwback Bangers.” Not only is the duo hilariously captivating, they know how to connect with a crowd and get them moving — even through a camera. Come for the house plant greenery and fun outfits, stay for the half-hour of energetic, danceable bops! It’s the perfect way for any music lover to start the day. In support of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Feeding America, the World Health Organization and Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris, David Guetta will perform a livestream benefit concert in New York starting at 4 p.m. Pacific after a celebration of the city’s front-line workers. It can be found on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok and Twitter. As the weather starts to warm up and summer kicks in, there’s one thing that most music lovers look forward to this time of year: summer concerts. However, with coronavirus safety measures causing live music events to be canceled or postponed around the world, many concertgoers are left sitting at home with no plans.  Still mourning your summer of country concerts? Make sure you get your fix twice a week with “Risky Jam.” Every Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., Whiskey Jam hosts live performances from various country artists on the Whiskey Jam Instagram page. With previous talent including Lauren Alaina, Walker Hayes and Tenille Arts, the twice-weekly event has also featured co-hosts coming on to chat with the artists about life and music. As self-proclaimed on Instagram, “Risky Jam” certainly lives up to its name of being “[an] hour of friends, whiskey, music & fun.” For the country crooners: Whiskey Jam’s ‘Risky Jam’ For the alternative emo listener: Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard For the R&B devotee: H.E.R.’s ‘Girls With Guitars’ An iconic voice of 2000s alternative rock, Death Cab For Cutie’s lead singer Ben Gibbard has been hosting weekly YouTube livestreams on Thursdays at 4 p.m. His acoustic sets consist of not only original music and covers but also fan Q&As. If the beautiful, crooning vocals aren’t enough, each livestream also features a different charity that listeners can donate to; previous examples include Community Lunch, which provides meals to people experiencing homelessness, and Amara, which serves children and families in the foster care system. Whether or not you’re a DCFC fan, this livestream is the perfect place to relax to acoustic music, support a new cause and shed a tear as you rediscover the beauty of “I Will Follow You Into The Dark.” Streaming weekly on Fridays from 4 to 6 a.m., Good Morning America kicked off its virtual summer concert series last week with a livestream performance from Katy Perry. The star-studded lineup includes current and throwback names like Megan Thee Stallion, The Black Eyed Peas, Shaggy ft. Sting and Mariah Carey. Since April, R&B hit artist H.E.R.’s series “Girls with Guitars” has brought a new female artist every week. Airing Thursdays at 5 p.m. on her Instagram Live, she and her guests, which have included Willow Smith, Kiana Ledé, Sheryl Crow and Tori Kelly, perform live music and engage in conversations about their work, writing process and experiences in the industry. Each week brings something completely new, leaving viewers inspired and in awe of these musical artists. If you’re looking to discover new music and listen to some dreamy R&B collabs, this livestream is the perfect place for it. For the pop fanatic: Good Morning America summer concert series June 14: BTS Bang Bang Con the Live Following the cancellation of their 2020 Map of the Soul world tour, K-pop boy band sensation BTS will be hosting a livestream ticketed concert for their fans. Beginning at 6 p.m. in South Korea (yes, that means 2 a.m. Pacific), ticket sales will open at 9 p.m. Pacific June 1 at the Weverse shop, so mark your calendars to get a limited spot!last_img read more

By adding a full-time therapist, Syracuse Athletics wants to put mental health at the forefront

first_imgFor some athletes, the response to injury can prompt mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance, according to the NCAA.That’s why, after Syracuse athletes undergo surgery, Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine Brad Pike now offers them an idea for dealing with what may follow.“Hey, the counselor is available. It’s completely cool to do it,” Pike tells athletes. “… We kind of strongly push them to see our therapist,” Pike said later.Roughly one in five adults in the United States suffer from mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Two experts and numerous studies suggest that athletes may be at greater risk. NBA star Kevin Love and NFL star Brandon Marshall are among athletes to have gone public with their battles with mental illness.Last September, Syracuse Athletics made two therapists available exclusively for athletes. Both worked 20 hours per week. On March 19, SU Athletics positioned a single full-time therapist for athletes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our mental health services were a direct result of input that we got from student athletes at ACC meetings and at the NCAA convention in 2017,” Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack said. “I came back and said, ‘We’ve got to provide more support services, more help in that area.’”A 2016 NCAA survey of nearly 21,000 Division I, II and III college athletes indicated that about 30 percent of students self-reported feeling “intractably overwhelmed” a month prior to the survey. A 2016 Drexel University study surveyed 465 athletes at Division I programs and found that nearly 24 percent of the athletes reported a “clinically relevant” level of depressive symptoms, and 6 percent reported moderate to severe symptoms.In March 2016, the NCAA published a guideline with best practices regarding mental illness, which includes encouraging schools to provide a therapist. Before that, the NCAA didn’t have a set of practices laid out.“Because college athletes are expected to play at such a high level of competition, especially in Division I, they have enormous pressure to perform and maintain their place on a team,” said Ellen deLara, an associate professor emerita in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. “This can help to create an atmosphere for them that promotes a lot of stress, which in and of itself can lead to anxiety and depression.”Athletes can also use medication, mindfulness training and yoga to promote a healthier atmosphere, deLara said.deLara said an important first step to better understanding the mental health issues associated with athletes lies in uprooting the stigma that poor mental health is tied to weakness. She said the stigma may trace back to ancient Greek sculptures, as they represent the “perfect specimen of a person.” In a similar way, athletes are considered to be a model, she said.In a growing “achievement-based culture,” there may be an increase in the percentage of athletes experiencing mental health issues over the next five to 10 years, said Robin Scholefield, a psychologist at the University of Southern California and associate director of the school’s clinical and sport psychological services for athletics. She consults with Division I and Olympic athletes. Oftentimes, she suggests mindfulness: The process of bringing one’s attention to the present moment through exercises focused on the breath.Kevin Camelo | Digital Design EditorScholefield said the key distinction between how athletes respond to mental health issues versus nonathletes is that athletes usually register fatigue and lack of motivation before sadness. This contrasts with nonathletes, who may experience sadness first.She said signs of stress specifically among college athletes include complaints of stomach or headaches, as well as dizziness.Mood swings, increased irritability and emotional outbursts also are signs because they may be an indication of an underlying stress issue, Scholefield said. The pressures of attending every practice, as well as quickly recovering from injury, contribute to athletes’ mental health issues.Cory Wallack, the director of Syracuse’s Counseling Services, said the primary benefit of a therapist in Manley resides in accessibility. He noted that last school year the trek from Manley Field House to the Counseling Center on Walnut Place is “about as far across SU property one can go.” Should demand increase, SU Athletics may expands its therapy services, he said.“Their ability to blend and be just another student is not possible,” Wallack said. “Where else do you have a student who can also be criticized as readily by the student population in an acceptable manner? Think about the missed free throw, the missed touchdown catch, the fill-in-the-blank. There’s just a heap ton of pressure there.”Wallack said members of all SU teams utilize the service.“Around the country, I think we’re on the front end of what’s about to be an explosion,” Wallack said. “You’re going to see a whole heap of specialists who are working with college student-athletes. The NCAA is treating mental health as a public health crisis at the level it needs to be treated.”Wallack said it’s integral that anyone, including athletes, not wait until they have mental health issues before seeing a therapist. That aligns with the NCAA report released two years ago: The guidelines emphasize mental health screening tools and written mental health referral plans — all before athletes even appear in their first collegiate athletic event.“We’re trying to get the point that mental health is just as important as physical health,” Pike said. “Or probably more important than physical health.” Comments Published on April 30, 2018 at 10:31 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more