John “JmaC” McCarten, more famously known as Manic Focus, has found himself in the corner of hip-hop, funk, and electronic soul music. Unbound to any specific genre, the Chicago-based producer’s roots run deep in a diverse array of musical influences, from early classical piano training to a cultivation of hip-hop infused electro-soul bangers.Manic Focus Releases New Beat-Heavy Single ‘Sowing My Zone’ [Listen]Having toured extensively with Big Gigantic, GRiZ, Paper Diamond, Minnesota, and Break Science, Manic Focus will be bringing the heat to New York City’s The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night with none other than Buku. The two recently shared stages for both a New Year’s Eve throw-down and at The Ogden to crowds of over 1,000 dancing happy people. Limited amount of tickets remain, so act now.To last you from now until tomorrow, listen to the All Good Records Radio Mix #2, officially curated by Manic Focus himself. Turn it up!Manic Focus w/ Buku @ The Bowery BallroomMarch 4, 2016Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pmAges 18+Tickets // RSVP
Sunset Boulevard Are you ready for your close-up? Broadway.com’s next vlog is bringing you right into Norma Desmond’s mansion. Mark your calendars for Let’s Have Lunch: Backstage at Sunset Boulevard with Michael Xavier, which starts on January 19.The vlog begins as Xavier and his co-stars, including Tony winner Glenn Close, approach their first performance at the Palace Theatre on February 2. Expect him to capture some backstage hijinks, the glitz and glam of opening night and all the fancy headwear.Two-time Olivier nominee Xavier reprises his performance as struggling screenwriter Joe Gillis from last year’s production with the English National Opera. His additional U.K. stage credits include Assassins, The Pajama Game, Love Story, Into the Woods and The Phantom of the Opera.Let’s Have Lunch will run every Thursday for eight weeks. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 25, 2017 View Comments Michael Xavier in ‘Sunset Boulevard'(Photo: Richard Hubert Smith)
“It wasn’t excruciating pain. It was like a shock. That kind of moment feels like a dream almost,” he said.The junior quarterback had to be carted off the field and underwent surgery soon after suffering the injury. But in the end, he was lucky it didn’t turn out worse. Related News Utah coach Kyle Whittingham signs contract extension through 2023 “It was tough, but at the same time, 50 percent of people that suffer my injury — I had a knee dislocation and a popliteal artery — have to have their leg amputated.”He continued: “I’m already beating the odds by the grace of God. When you have a knee dislocation, you tear everything. It was miracle after miracle.”Milton threw for 2,663 yards with 25 touchdowns and six interceptions for the Knights last year. He also rushed for 307 yards and nine touchdowns.Now he begins his long road back to playing football as he is expected to miss the entire 2019 season. “For me right now, I’m just checking off like little accomplishments at a time,” he said. “On Friday, I’ll be able to start weight bearing on my legs. That’s a little check. When I first got hurt, I had to take blood thinners and take shots in my stomach every day. So when I had to stop doing those, that was a little check.”In two months, I’ll be able to walk in my brace, so that’s a little check. For me, I’ve always looked at small victories like those will add up inch by inch and then it’ll be something big when it comes into fruition.”Central Florida will hold a quarterback competition next season with Milton out. Darriel Mack Jr., who took over the starting job for Milton, will get a chance to be next season’s starter, along with Brandon Wimbush, who transferred from Notre Dame in the offseason. Central Florida quarterback and 2018 Heisman Trophy contender McKenzie Milton is taking recovery one day at a time.Milton suffered a severe knee injury in UCF’s win over South Florida at the end of last season and revealed how dangerous his situation was in an interview on Real Radio 104.1 (via the Orlando Sentinel) on Tuesday.