– SHOW INFO –Artists: Victor Wooten Trio, Emmitt/Thorn Duo, Band of Heathens, The Drunken Hearts, Coral Creek, Brad Parsons BandVenue: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom / The Other Side (2635 Welton St. – Denver, CO 80205)Date: Friday – March 24th, 2017Time: 7pm Doors / 8pm ShowAges: 16+Tickets: Tier 1 – $20 / Tier 2 – $25 / Tier 3 – $30 (purchase here) Denver, CO’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom is teaming up with Live For Live Music and YarmonyGrass to announce a killer lineup for what is being dubbed The Drunken Hearted Medicine Show. The event will take place on Friday, March 24th, hosted by local favorites The Drunken Hearts, and will feature sets from the Victor Wooten Trio (ft. Dennis Chambers and Bob Franceschini), Band of Heathens, and the Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn Duo (of Leftover Salmon).Getting To Know Brad Parsons Through His Newly Released Album, “Hold True” [Listen]Rounding out this stellar lineup is Coral Creek and Brad Parsons Band for what is certain to be a full slate of incredible performances in one single night. Cervantes will open up The Other Side for this all-star extravaganza, with a ticket allowing attendees to check out performances in both venues throughout the evening.A limited allotment of $20 Tier 1 tickets are currently on-sale for The Drunken Hearted Medicine Show and can be purchased here, before the next tier kicks in. For additional show information and updates, join the Facebook Event page.
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAll year Wisconsin did it on defense.In getting the job done on the defensive end, the Badgersfinished the regular season leading the nation in scoring average and holdingopponents to just 54.3 points per game en route to a 26-4 record, a No. 8national ranking and a regular season conference title.?We just took care of business,? Badger head coach Bo Ryansaid in his Monday press conference.?There?s a lot of reasons [for success of the defense], andit just doesn?t start with one person,? Ryan said. ?I don?t think enough creditis given to what say a Greg Stiemsma gives us off the bench. Sometimes peoplelook at minutes to judge a person?s play.?Stiemsma led the team in blocked shots with 33 during theseason.?I think some of the other guys, the way they cover for oneanother is the key to how this group has played defensively,? Ryan said. ?It?sjust been mainly guys picking up for one another.?Wisconsin forced 14.1 turnovers per game from its opponentsand held its foes to just 38 percent shooting from the field for the season.??Well, thisgroup didn?t create as many turnovers as some of the other teams that we?vehad, but shooting percentage-wise, I would have to think this would be thelowest,? Ryan said.?I think shooting percentage-wise our team has done a goodjob of maybe getting teams to not have as many good looks as they would like tohave. Yet I look at film and see guys wide open, ? but there haven?t been a lotof wide-open shots that the other teams have had.?As for what the basis of the defense is, Ryan citedprinciples he learned from Bob Knight more than 30 years ago.?Everything that I?ve done defensively has been off of thatclinic in ?72,? Ryan said. ?There?s a lot of zone principles in the man-to-manthat we play, and I?ve always liked that concept.??Badgers receive awardsThe Big Ten?s annual awards were released Monday afternoon,and several Badgers were among the recipients.Leading the way was Brian Butch, who was named to the conference?sfirst-team by both the media and the coaches. Butch lead the Badgers in bothscoring and rebounding this season.Michael Flowers was an all second-team selection by themedia and an all third-team selection by the coaches, while Marcus Landry was thecoaches? all second-teamer and a media all-third team pick.Both Flowers and junior Joe Krabbenhoft were named to theall-defensive team, and sophomore Jason Bohannon was named the conference?sSixth Man of the Year.Ryan, while believing the honors were well-deserved, doesn?tthink they were the ultimate goals of his players.?I think our players would tell you they got their award andtheir reward, and that was a Big Ten Championship,? Ryan said. ?I think thefirst thing that they wanted was what they accomplished.?As for naming the team?s most valuable player this season,Ryan felt it was just too difficult to decide.?There?s no way this year. There?s no way,? Ryan said. ?Youwould say defensively Michael Flowers, but you know what, Krabbenhoft, Landry ?what they?ve added defensively, Trevon?s gotten better defensively. Offensivelythen who is the MVP? Can?t do that either. I don?t know where to start on thatone.??Badgers start Big Ten preparationsWisconsin won?t play again until Friday, but when theyreturn to action the Badgers face the possibility of playing three games in asmany days. As such, UW will try to catch up on some rest early this season.?Well, one of the keys is that we have remained in prettygood physical condition and shape, but you want that to continue,? Ryansaid.??Our guys when theypractice, they practice hard. ? There?s a lot of contact out there, so on a daylike today it?s going to be more skill work, shooting free-throws, lifting andconditioning.?UW faces the winner of Thursday?s game between Iowa andMichigan, but the team will prepare for both to be on the safe side.?Tomorrow we?ll start preparing,? Ryan said. ?Tuesday willbe one team for the scout-team, Wednesday will be the other team, and thenThursday we?ll know.?