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GVF president in fear of COVID-19 ruining rest of 2020

GVF president in fear of COVID-19 ruining rest of 2020

first_imgBy Clifton RossPRESIDENT of Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) Levi Nedd is in fear of COVID-19 sullying the balance of 2020 and as a result the fraternity’s proposed calendar of activities and programmes.Nedd has been optimistic about action returning some time this month, following a month’s lockdown. He told Chronicle Sport, Friday, that his hopes were dangling in the balance following the extension of the curfew and the country’s COVID-19 guidelines.Guyana has yet to even reopen their local gyms, yet alone stadiums, grounds and indoor facilities, since March and Nedd was hopeful of something positive happening following the pandemic’s aftermath. He said things are currently quiet within the community due to the extension of lockdown.“Nothing is going on at the moment in the volleyball fraternity. We are all hoping for this pandemic to subside and maybe be controlled, because our team and players haven’t done anything as of late,” stated the senior national coach.Cases continue to climb worldwide and Guyana has not been exempted from that as the death rate is on a low but continuous spike. Looking at the possibilities of anything meagre even occurring within his sport’s guild sometime in the near future, Nedd explained that it is all based on the outcome of the lockdown regulations and if venues or live sports are allowed to return.“We are awaiting certain decisions to be made and once that is up and running we will have an idea on what we can do going forward. In the meantime, we are keeping in steady contact with the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) as we’ll all go through this and await things to return to normal,” he added.The GVF president also added that once all of the federation’s plans are streamlined and the future is known, he would like to have an audience with the Minister of Sport post-COVID-19; as to further map a way forward to develop the sport.For now, Nedd said the local players remain in high spirits despite not being able to group or play together. He noted that he, the players and coaches have been keeping close since the pandemic broke.He was pleased to know that his ballers were vigorously training and working on their power and jumping techniques, keeping their form while they await some good news.last_img read more

Cricket News Sreesanth’s life-time ban reduced to 7 years, here’s when he will be eligible to return to cricket

Cricket News Sreesanth’s life-time ban reduced to 7 years, here’s when he will be eligible to return to cricket

first_imgNew Delhi: In a big relief to Indian cricketer S Sreesanth, BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain has said that his ban for alleged spot-fixing will end next August.BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain observed on Tuesday that the pacer is well past his prime having already served six years of ban. BCCI had banned Sreesanth for life in August 2013 for indulging in alleged spot-fixing in the India Premier League (IPL).The Supreme Court set aside the BCCI disciplinary committee’s order this year.According to ANI, Jain passed an order on August 7 saying “ends of justice” would be met by making it a seven-year suspension and letting him play next year.”For Mr Sreesanth, who is now in his late thirties, his prime years as a Cricketer, particularly as a fast bowler may already be over,” Jain reasoned in his order.”I am of the view that banning Mr Sreesanth from participating in any kind of commercial Cricket or from associating with any activities of the BCCI or its affiliates, for a period of seven years with effect from 13.09.2013, i.e. the date from which, the period of ban imposed by the Disciplinary Committee had commenced, will meet the ends of justice,” Jain said in the order.There were allegations that Rs 10 lakh was paid to Sreesanth for conceding 14 runs in his second over in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Kings XI Punjab at Mohali in May 2013.Sreesanth has all along maintained that the allegations are false and he is innocent.The Kerala crickter played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals for India, claiming 169 wickets in all. He last played for India back in 2011. He is part of one of the most memorable moments of Indian cricket as he took the match-winning catch in the World T20 final in 2007. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Shaw earns weekly honor as Pac-12’s top defender

Shaw earns weekly honor as Pac-12’s top defender

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan Shaw led the Trojans in the 31-14 dismantling of the Beavers with eight tackles and an interception, continuing his stellar play this season.He was tasked with shutting down one of the most dynamic receivers in the nation, junior Brandin Cooks, and was extremely effective in that role. Cooks and quarterback Sean Mannion were considered the most feared quarterback-receiver tandem in the nation before Friday’s game, but were not able to muster much against Shaw and the rest of the Trojan defense. The Beavers scored only one offensive touchdown and were unable to find any sort of rhythm.The Palmdale, Calif. native has been vital in defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast’s revamped system, as his versatility has been utilized since the beginning of the season.Through the first nine games of this season, Shaw has started at every position in the secondary, being asked to switch from safety to cornerback on a near-weekly basis as injuries have made their way through the Trojan’s depth chart. He has made each transition seamlessly, and has been a crucial player for a much-improved USC defense.Shaw becomes the second Trojan this season to take home conference player of the week honors. On the season, Shaw has 49 total tackles and three interceptions, which is tied for the team lead.Redshirt Sophomore punter Kris Albarado was named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week in the fourth week of the season for his performance in the 17-14 win against Utah State.Junior defensive end George Uko was also nominated for special teams player of the week this week, and redshirt sophomore tailback Javorius “Buck” Allen was nominated for offense. Uko recorded one tackle and blocked an OSU field goal attempt, while Allen rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns.The Trojans’ next game is on Saturday against California in Berkeley, Calif. at noon. On the heels of a dominant defensive performance against what was considered to be one of the elite offenses in the Pac-12 at Oregon State, USC redshirt junior cornerback Josh Shaw has been named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week.Stepping up · Redshirt junior defensive back Josh Shaw has three interceptions this season while playing both safety and cornerback. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

An Post Rás moving through Cork and Kerry today

An Post Rás moving through Cork and Kerry today

first_imgOver halfway into today’s stage a group of 22 riders have a lead of around a minute. The riders face the climb of the Conor Pass before swooping down into the Kerry town.Dutch rider Taco van der Hoorn wears the leader’s yellow jersey, with a 6-second lead.Carrick on Suir’s Conor Henebry – riding with the Cork Aquablue team lies 48th overall just 23 seconds off the lead.last_img

Clippers’ Tobias Harris would love to be an All-Star

Clippers’ Tobias Harris would love to be an All-Star

first_imgThe efficient 26-year-old forward entered Friday’s game averaging career-highs in a host of categories, including points (21.5), rebounds (8.2) and minutes (34.5).Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.He’s also shooting better than he has in his seven previous seasons, on a career pace for field-goal percentage (50.9 percent), 3-point percentage (42.9 percent) and free-throw percentage (88.1 percent). For added perspective, consider that only seven NBA players have ever had 50-40-90 shooting percentage seasons: Steve Nash (four times), Larry Bird (twice), Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Mark Price, Reggie Miller and Dirk Nowitzki. That also appears within reach for Harris.“I think I’ve played at a really high level this year in helping our team, but … winning games is the most important thing. And the more games you win will put that into a higher standard for other people to recognize it.”It should help Harris’ case, then, that the Clippers started Friday with a 20-14 record, fourth-best in the Western Conference.The 68th edition of the All-Star Game will take place Feb. 17 in Charlotte, N.C. Voting for starters is ongoing, via NBA.com, the NBA app, Google Assistant or by searching for your favorite players on Google. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters LOS ANGELES — The knock on this season’s Clippers is that they’re a team lacking a star.Technically, that narrative isn’t wrong, so long as you don’t count getting name-dropped in a Drake song as Lou Williams was in “6 Man.” The Clippers are, in fact, lacking an All-Star.Tobias Harris hopes that changes this season, and he isn’t shy about saying so.“That would mean a lot,” Harris said. “As a player, you go out and play at a high level to win basketball games, but you know, to get that type of achievement and accomplishment would be huge.” “I’ve always had goals of being in the All-Star Game as a player,” Harris said at practice on Thursday. “You guys know me, I push myself to high standards. So that was a goal for me to be an All-Star, play at an All-Star level and just push my game to the limit.“I think I have a lot to get better at, too, and continue to improve.”One area Harris wouldn’t mind improving – the 3-point shooting contest.He got his first taste of the All-Star flavor last February when he participated in the 3-point shooting contest soon after being traded to the Clippers from Detroit.Harris attacked the competition shooting in-game type jumpers – a tactic that netted him 18 makes in the first round and 17 in the second, which he closed by missing eight of his final nine shots.“After last year I was like, ‘Man, shoot the ball well again this year (because) I would love to be in the 3-point competition this year – and hopefully win it,’ ” Harris said. “The 3-point contest is harder than people think. I put a lot of practice in, too, so I was kind of ready for it but at the same time I was nervous.“It’s way different – like my first day practicing the 3-point contest I made like 11, and I could see some of the ball boys, they were looking at me,” Harris continued, reenacting their sideways glances. “And I was like ‘Oh, man, this is hard.’ I didn’t even get all the way around to the last spot. You’ve got to be faster. You kind of have to change.”The Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari also is shooting a career-best from behind the arc, making 46.6 percent of his 3-point attempts going into Friday’s game.He’s also had one previous shot at the All-Star 3-point contest, in 2010, when he predicted he’d win the thing. He was wrong; Paul Pierce won.CALIFORNIA LOYALTIESGuard Tyrone Wallace, a Bakersfield native (and Cal graduate), is the only player on the Clippers from California.Related Articles So which basketball team did he grow up rooting for?“Aw, man, you’re trying to get me right now,” he said before Friday’s game against the Lakers, whom he admitted did carry some sway in his household. “I’ll say all my family did; all my family were Kobe fans.”Wallace said his mother and sister were going to be down to watch Friday’s game, but that, as far as he knew, there wasn’t anything especially significant for them about the Clippers’ matchup.“It’s fun for them to see me go against any team, really,” Wallace said.center_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Clippers’ 2019-20 projected roster: a closer look

Clippers’ 2019-20 projected roster: a closer look

first_img Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Name, position, height, weight, school/country, agePatrick Beverley, G, 6-1, 185, Arkansas, 31The pulsing heart of a team that exceeded expectations last season by winning 48 games and pushing the two-time defending champion Warriors to six games in the first round of the playoffs, Beverley encapsulates the Clippers’ blacktop mentality.*Amir Coffey, F, 6-8, 210, Minnesota, 22 Moe Harkless, F, 6-9, 200, St. John’s, 26Known for his stingy defense, Harkless arrived from Portland via Miami as part of a four-team trade. The Clippers hope he can regain his 2017-18 shooting form, when he hit 41.5 percent of his 3-point attempts before that percentage dipped to 27.5 percent last season.Montrezl Harrell, C, 6-8, 240, Louisville, 25Third in Sixth Man of the Year voting last season, Harrell spent this summer working on adding a mid-range jumper to a willful arsenal that last year accounted for 16.6 points per game off the bench on 61.5 percent shooting.Mfiondu Kabengele, C, 6-10, 250, Florida State, 22On NBA Draft Night, the Clippers traded a 2020 first-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for Kabengele, the 27th selection. The nephew of Dikembe Mutumbo, Kabengele began his college career as an unheralded recruit before emerging as a star off the bench for a Seminoles team that reached Elite Eight.Kawhi Leonard, F, 6-7, 230, San Diego State, 28The former Riverside King High star leveled the NBA playing field by choosing the Clippers in free agency over the Lakers and the Toronto Raptors, whom he’d just led to their first NBA championship – and Leonard’s second. He is a two-time NBA Finals MVP, three-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA first-team selection and two-time Defensive Player of the Year honoree.Terance Mann, G, 6-7, 215, Florida State, 23The Clippers have high expectations for the 48th overall pick in this summer’s NBA Draft, whom they are asking to play point guard for the first time since high school. In four collegiate seasons, Mann never averaged more than 2.5 assists per game.Rodney McGruder, G, 6-4, 200, Kansas State, 28The Clippers claimed the gritty McGruder off waivers last April after he was let go by the Miami Heat, the team with which he’d finally found a home after an arduous journey that included stops with several G League teams and a season playing in Hungary.*Johnathan Motley, F, 6-10, 230, Baylor, 24In 2018, Motley became the first player on a two-way contract to be traded to another team when the Clippers acquired him from the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks’ G League affiliate. After earning recognition as an All-NBA G League second-teamer for his play with the Agua Caliente Clippers and averaging 4.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 22 appearances with the L.A. Clippers last season, he re-signed on a two-way deal this summer.Patrick Patterson, F, 6-9, 230, Kentucky, 30A free-agent signee, the Clippers hope the veteran will add experience and depth as a serviceable stretch-4. A career 45 percent shooter from the floor, Patterson shot a career-worst 37.4 percent last season in 63 games for Oklahoma City.Jerome Robinson, G, 6-5, 190, Boston College, 22After the Clippers drafted him 13th overall in 2018, Robinson was slowed early by a foot injury and split his rookie season bouncing between the G League’s Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario and the NBA team in L.A.Landry Shamet, G, 6-5, 190, Wichita State, 22The former Wichita State point guard could again find himself in the role of a facilitator in his second NBA season. As a rookie, the Clippers plugged him in at starting shooting guard after they acquired him from the Philadelphia 76ers at the trade deadline.Lou Williams, G, 6-1, 175, South Gwinnett (Ga.) High School, 32“The Underground G.O.A.T.” became the NBA’s career leader in points off the bench last season and won his second consecutive Sixth Man of the Year trophy – and third overall. In a sign of appreciation, the Clippers guaranteed Williams’ $8 million salary for 2020-21, a full season ahead of schedule.Ivica Zubac, C, 7-1, 240, Croatia, 22After being traded from the Lakers at the trade deadline last season, Zubac saw his minutes and production increase. He started 25 of 26 regular-season games with the Clippers and averaged career-highs in points (9.4) and rebounds (7.7) before re-signing this offseason on a four-year, $28.51 million deal.* = two-way contract player: NBA teams may have up to two players under two-way contracts who will spend the bulk of the season playing in the NBA G League and no more than 45 days with their NBA team.Related Articles For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Coffey went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft before signing a two-way contract with the Clippers. The Minnesota native, who played three seasons at the University of Minnesota, averaged 14.8 points and shot 43 percent from the field during summer league play.Paul George, F, 6-9, 220, Fresno State, 29The arrival of a six-time NBA All-Star immediately helped establish the Clippers as a championship contender. The Clippers acquired the Palmdale native in a blockbuster trade that sent Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari and a record-setting number of future draft picks to Oklahoma City.JaMychal Green, F, 6-9, 277, Alabama, 29A versatile weapon, Green proved he can stretch the floor at power forward or as a small-ball center in the Clippers’ playoff series against the Warriors, when he shot 53.5 percent (23 of 43) from the floor, including 52.2 percent (12 of 23) from 3-point range.last_img read more

MLB All-Star 2019: 3 takeaways from the American League’s 7th straight win

MLB All-Star 2019: 3 takeaways from the American League’s 7th straight win

first_imgClayton Kershaw was tagged with the loss.Here are three takeaways from the American League’s victory:The players entertained in more ways than oneWhile the game was close until the end, there was something else that provided constant entertainment throughout the night. A number of All Stars were mic’d up, which isn’t anything new, but this time Fox added a twist. Players were now wired at the same time and were able to talk to each other. They were also in communication with the broadcast team.This provided unique candor between teams and foes-turned-teammates like Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger.The Belli and Yeli show continues. pic.twitter.com/eO3PYezRxX— MLB (@MLB) July 10, 2019Freddie Freeman even tried to use the new setup to his advantage at the plate.Freddie Freeman might have a future in broadcasting. 😂 pic.twitter.com/siDHZLf4jk— MLB (@MLB) July 10, 2019The young players took the spotlight againAfter an exciting Home Run Derby that featured two newcomers in the finals, the youth movement continued during Tuesday’s game with the likes of Pete Alonso and other young players including Ronald Acuña Jr., Luis Castillo, Mike Soroka and Bellinger. While Alonso took home honors the day before in the derby, Shane Bieber was the star of the game.The second-year pitcher was awarded the All-Star MVP after pitching a hitless fifth inning and striking out three just days after he found out he was going to play in the game.Alex Cora continues to winAlex Cora seems to have a knack for winning in big moments. The AL manager made his All-Star debut and led the team to a win. The coach admitted during the game that as focused as he is, he’s still a fan and it was his goal leading into the game to have fun. Cora was joined by his Red Sox coaching staff that all played a part in the team’s 2018 World Series win. “To me, it’s amazing to be here. But it’s more satisfying to have my coaching staff here,” he said before the game. “What they did last year was amazing, helping me out throughout the season, first year [as a big league manager]. Although I’m having a great time, it’s great for them to be recognized.” MLB All-Star 2019: Best, worst moments from the Midsummer Classic Justin Verlander ‘100%’ believes MLB is juicing balls for more home runs The American League won its seventh consecutive All-Star Game after holding off the National League 4-3.The AL recorded two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to get a big enough lead to hold off the NL’s late rally half an inning later.  Home Run Derby 2019: Three takeaways from Pete Alonso’s win over Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Joey Gallo’s solo home run capped off the seventh at Progressive Field on Tuesday. Easy power. pic.twitter.com/q12zOdgcKo— MLB (@MLB) July 10, 2019Masahiro Tanaka was awarded the win after one inning on the mound. Yankees teammate Aroldis Chapman got the save. Related Newslast_img read more

Vedad Ibisevic brought a Major Victory to Hertha (video)

Vedad Ibisevic brought a Major Victory to Hertha (video)

first_imgIn the first match of the 23rd round of the German Bundesliga, Hertha as a guest won against Cologne with the score 1: 0. The only goal scored B&H national team player Vedad Ibisevic in the 43rd minute of the match.This way, he brought 3 extremely important points to his team that will fight for a place in the Champions League or Europa League.Hosts were leading the match better. In 3rd minute, Mavraj found a good opportunity. However, his shot went next to goal. Guests from Berlin responded in the 19th minute. Kalou tried out his shot from the top of the penalty area, but he was not accurate.In the 34th minute Mladenovic found himself in a cross position. However, Jarstein stopped his shot.In the 43rd minute, BiH national team player Vedad Ibisevic secured lead to the visitors’. He checkmated Horn with ground kick. VIDEOInterestingly, Ibisevic scored two goals in the first season in Berlin, against team from Cologne. With minimal lead of guests, they went on a break.In the rest of the match, guests had chance in the 49th minute through Haraguchi. However, it was blocked by one of the host players.In the 57th minute Mladenovic had a good shot from a difficult position, but the visitors’ goalkeeper Jarstein defended it well.The result has not changed until the end of the match. Hertha has 39 points and will remain in 3rd place regardless of the results of other matches of this round. Cologne is at the 9th place with 29 points.(Source: Edin Isanovic/Klix.ba)last_img read more

Giants’ Gabe Kapler defends Pablo Sandoval’s physique: ‘He’s demonstrated that he’s healthy’

Giants’ Gabe Kapler defends Pablo Sandoval’s physique: ‘He’s demonstrated that he’s healthy’

first_imgQuestions about Pablo Sandoval’s weight have come up again … and againv… and again … and again.Now the Giants’ third baseman is facing another round of criticism after an unflattering photo of him taking grounders hit Twitter on Saturday. Pablo Sandoval is taking grounders at third base. His throws appear to have good carry. pic.twitter.com/Lrk5ltofyl— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) July 4, 2020MORE: Will Angels star Mike Trout play in 2020?While Bay Area fans may be worried about Sandoval’s conditioning, Giants manager Gabe Kapler is unconcerned and believes the “Kung Fu Panda” will be a productive player during the shortened 2020 MLB season.”Pablo’s role on this team is to do what he has done over the course of the last couple days, and what he has done for this city and this community in the past, and that is to bring positive energy, get big hits, drive the baseball, and those are still the things we believe he is capable of doing,” Kapler said (via The Associated Press).”Already in this short period of time he’s demonstrated it. I have a lot of empathy for Pablo and what it must be like to be dealing with this kind of scrutiny, and I wouldn’t wish it on anybody.” Sandoval, who is listed at 5-foot-10 and 268 pounds on San Francisco’s official roster, underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery in September but is fully recovered after the long delay due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). He did show there was a little pop left in his bat last year, hitting .268 with 14 home runs, 23 doubles and 41 RBIs. Regardless of how he looks, Kapler fully expects Sandoval to be a valuable contributor for the Giants. Kapler has seen the ball “jumping off his bat,” which could mean a few appearances as a designated hitter.”He’s demonstrated that he’s healthy, and that’s the most important thing,” Kapler said. “He’s not going to bat leadoff for us. The expectation with Pablo Sandoval is he slugs. He drives the baseball. He’s a good DH candidate for us. He’s got nice soft hands, and all of those things are present in camp and those are the things that we’re going to be focusing on.”last_img read more

International Guitar Night Comes to The Washington Center

International Guitar Night Comes to The Washington Center

first_imgFacebook14Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsInternational Guitar Night (IGN) in its 18th year of touring, features the most talented and renowned guitarists from around the world. The Washington Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Olympia, is excited to host this year’s talent on their stage January 23, 2018.Lulo Reinhardt. Photo courtesy: The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsThis year Gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt returns to guest host and is joined by Canada’s young contemporary sensation Calum Graham, Poland’s innovative classical composer/performer Marek Pasieczny, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.Lulo Reinhardt, the grandnephew of Django Reinhardt, has built on his grand-uncle’s repertoire while retaining its trademark soul, speed, and dexterity. Reinhardt’s curiosity took him to southern Spain in search of flamenco roots and South America for various styles of Latin jazz. Reinhardt has performed on multiple tours as a soloist with IGN between 2009 and 2016, in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Germany.Calum Graham. Photo courtesy: The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsCalum Graham, at age 24, has already enjoyed a career that most artists would envy. The Alberta-based guitarist and singer/songwriter has released five acclaimed albums, performed at the Olympic Games, racked up nearly a million views of his two-handed style on YouTube, and was recently named one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Graham won first place in the prestigious Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition at the 2010 Canadian Guitar Festival—a feat no other teenager has accomplished.Dr. Marek Pasieczny. Photo courtesy: The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsDr. Marek Pasieczny is an award-winning guitarist and one of the most respected contemporary composers for the guitar. Pasieczny holds three master degrees in music composition and performance, and completed his PhD at Surrey University in 2015. As a composer, guitarist, lecturer, and adjudicator Pasieczny has appeared regularly at festivals in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. “This “International Guitar Night” is so good, that I feel like buying a ticket to most of our shows. Marek is brilliant, Calum is a one-man “superstar-rock band”, and Lulo is simply, one of the very greatest guitarists on Earth. If you like guitar, this is the only show that you HAVE TO attend this year. “ -Michael Chapdelaine (IGN Europe 2017 )Michael Chapdelaine. Photo courtesy: The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsMichael Chapdelaine is the only guitarist to ever win first prize in the world’s top competitions in both the classical and fingerstyle genres—the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championships at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival. Chapdelaine continues to enchant audiences as he redefines the modern acoustic guitar with amazing technique, soulful expressiveness, and versatility.Ticket prices start at just $27. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 360-753-8586 or visit The Washington Center for the Performing Arts website.last_img read more