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Music, program unveiled for the International Festival


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) On Sunday, there was a revelation evening for the Festival International de Louisiane.

Organizers unveiled this year’s new pin and poster, which form a big part of the fundraising efforts to support the festival.

“It’s great, it’s just like a little taster. The music, the vibes, all the people. Just a little bit to give you a taste of what to expect for April and we’re so excited that I’m so ready, so ready for it to be back,” Hannah Johnson said.

The International Festival is one of many events the community looks forward to each year and after being delayed for two years, the community is thrilled to have it back.

“Our first time back in person since 2019, so we’re very happy to see all the smiling faces to hear some music. We have food and it’s already starting to look like a festival,” said Carly Viator, Marketing Director.

Many people from the community gathered at Warehouse 535 for the reveal party featuring the official poster by visual artist Dirk Guidry.

“I think everyone is going to be super excited for the music lineup this year and the artwork that’s being revealed today is so beautiful and totally encompasses what the festival is all about,” Viator said.

“It’s very lively and very festival to me,” visual artist Dirk Guidry said of his piece.

“The festival is definitely my favorite time of the year. Two years without it has been very depriving. So I’m so excited for him to be back and for me to become the official artist,” Guidry said.

At the event there was music from the Bucks, a local music group. Marketing Director Carly Viator will be performing at the festival for the first time.

“It really will be a mix of international bands from around the world, but also some of the best Acadiana sounds so we can share what’s special here with anyone who comes to town,” Viator said.

People gathered to have a good time and enjoy food and music.

“I’m really excited! The festival is like the highlight of the year for me and most days I go every five days so it’s super exciting to be back,” Johnson said. .

“Mark the year the festival came back in person and blew the roof off Lafayette,” Viator said.

The event will take place from April 27 to May 1.

2022 NBA All-Star Game: Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell to miss star-studded display due to non-COVID illness

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Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell will miss the 2022 NBA All-Star Game due to upper respiratory illness, he announced in a press release Sunday evening. Mitchell, who also missed Saturday’s All-Star practice, does not have COVID-19. With Mitchell’s announcement coming hours before kickoff, the NBA is unlikely to name a replacement for his team, Team LeBron.

“It’s a great honor and it’s always been my dream to be selected as an NBA All-Star,” Mitchell said. “With remorse, I will not be able to play tonight’s All-Star Game due to upper respiratory illness (not related to COVID). All-Star Weekend is a celebration of the basketball community. -ball, the fans and the sport I am blessed to play. Focusing on my recovery and my return to the field. Thank you for all your well wishes for recovery. I look forward to seeing the game later today.

It’s good to hear Mitchell is free of COVID, but even so, there was no reason to push him for an exhibition game. Hopefully that will be a minor issue and he can return to the field for the Jazz‘s first All-Star game, which is Friday against the Dallas Mavericks.

It was the third straight All-Star appearance for Mitchell alongside teammate Rudy Gobert. Together, they are the first jazz players to appear in as many consecutive All-Star Games since Karl Malone played three in a row between 2000 and 2002.

Despite this setback, Mitchell is preparing for another terrific season. Currently 10th in the league in scoring, he was averaging 25.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and a career-high 5.2 assists per game heading into the break. His importance to the Jazz was also made clear when they went 2-6 as he was sidelined with a concussion in January.

Ethiopia starts power generation at Blue Nile mega-dam | Energy News


Ethiopia has started generating electricity for the first time from its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) – a huge hydropower plant on the Nile which neighbors Sudan and Egypt say will cause severe water shortages downstream.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed officially inaugurated power generation from the mega-dam on Sunday, a milestone in the controversial multi-billion dollar project.

Abiy, accompanied by senior officials, toured the power plant and pressed a series of buttons on an electronic screen, a move that kickstarted production.

The Prime Minister sought to assure neighboring nations that his country did not wish to harm their interests.

“Ethiopia’s main interest is to bring light to 60% of the population suffering in darkness, to save the labor of our mothers who carry wood on their backs for energy” , Abiy said.

“As you can see this water will generate power while flowing as it once flowed to Sudan and Egypt, contrary to rumors that the Ethiopian people and government are blocking the water to starve Egypt and Sudan.”

Egypt’s foreign ministry, however, accused Ethiopia of “persistent violations” of a preliminary agreement signed between the three nations in 2015, prohibiting any of the parties from taking unilateral action in the use of the river water.

The first breaches of the original agreement involved filling the dam, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

There was no immediate comment from Sudan.

No binding agreement

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is set to be Africa’s biggest hydropower project, but it has been at the center of a regional dispute since Ethiopia paved the way for it in 2011.

Ethiopia’s downstream neighbors Egypt and Sudan view the dam as a threat due to their dependence on the Nile’s waters, while Addis Ababa considers it essential for its electrification and development.

The $4.2 billion project is ultimately expected to produce more than 5,000 megawatts of electricity, more than doubling Ethiopia’s power generation.

State media reported that the 145-meter (475ft) high dam – which sits on the Blue Nile in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of western Ethiopia, not far from the border with Sudan – had started producing 375 megawatts of electricity from one of its wind turbines on Sunday.

Egypt, which depends on the Nile for around 97% of its irrigation and drinking water, sees the dam as an existential threat.

Sudan hopes the project will regulate the annual floods, but fears its own dams could be damaged without an agreement on how the GERD will operate.

The two countries have lobbied Ethiopia for a binding agreement on the filling and operation of the huge dam, but talks under the auspices of the African Union (AU) failed to yield a breakthrough.

“Undermining the sovereignty of Ethiopia”

William Davison, a senior analyst at the International Crisis Group, said the GERD is viewed domestically “as a symbol of Ethiopia’s resistance to external pressure”.

“The government has propagated the idea that foreign actors are trying to undermine Ethiopia’s sovereignty, so I think this will be interpreted as showing that they are still making progress despite a hostile environment,” Davison said.

Addisu Lashitew of the Brookings Institution in Washington added that the commissioning of the GERD was a “rare positive development that can unite a deeply fractured country” after 15 months of brutal conflict with Tigrayan rebels.

“Newly generated electricity from GERD could help revive an economy that has been devastated by the combined forces of a deadly war, rising fuel prices and the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said. .

Ethiopia, the continent’s second most populous country, has the second-largest electricity deficit in Africa according to the World Bank, with around two-thirds of the population of around 110 million without a grid connection.

The dam was launched under former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the leader who ruled Ethiopia for more than two decades until his death in 2012.

Civil servants paid a month’s salary to the project the year it was launched, and the government has since issued dam bonds targeting Ethiopians at home and abroad.

Samuel Getachew, a freelance journalist from Addis Ababa, told Al Jazeera it was the biggest public project Ethiopians have been involved in.

“This is [seen as] a welcome addition to what Ethiopians have aspired to be – a self-sufficient nation,” he said.

‘So lost’

On Sunday, officials credited Abiy with restarting the dam after what they claim was mismanagement delayed his progress.

“Our country has lost so much because the dam has been delayed, especially financially,” project manager Kifle Horo said in his remarks.

The process of filling the vast GERD reservoir began in 2020, with Ethiopia announcing in July of the same year that it had reached its target of 4.9 billion cubic meters.

The total capacity of the reservoir is 74 billion cubic meters and the goal for 2021 was to add 13.5 billion.

Last July, Ethiopia said it had met that target, meaning there was enough water to start generating power, although some experts have questioned those claims.

When This Jewish Musician Visited A Church During The Blessing, He Didn’t Expect It To Happen | National Catholic Register


During his youth as an acclaimed pianist, Hermann Cohen – nicknamed “Puzzi” by his adoring admirers – was said to have been the first to dismiss any idea that in 1858 he would become the first priest to lead a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our- Lady of Lourde in France.

As Carmelite Father Timothy Tierney explained in his biography, The life of Hermann Cohen, from Franz Liszt to Jean de la Croix, Cohen was born into a Jewish family in 1821, in Hamburg, Germany, and grew up imbued with the materialistic values ​​of his father, a wealthy financier. God and eternal values ​​were far from his mind. Following his conversion, Cohen later described in a sermon his futile search for happiness during his gigging days and career, and said:

I looked for it in the elegant life of salons, in the dizzying pleasures of balls and banquets, in the accumulation of money, in the excitement of gambling. I looked for it in the fame of the artist , in the friendships of illustrious people and in all the pleasures of the senses and the mind.

According to Father Tierney, Cohen’s empty pleasures began at the age of 6, when he began piano studies with Hamburg’s most famous teacher, who declared him “a genius”. Cohen admitted that flattery was enough to justify his teacher’s outrageous behavior with women and to desire to emulate his behaviors. He dressed in the latest fashions like him. He went with him to social events. He mimics his conceited tunes and learns from him how to mingle with the elite, all doting on Hermann like a little pop star.

At age 12, following the financial collapse of his father’s business, Cohen was taken by his distraught mother, determined to ensure her son’s success, to Paris where he was accepted as a student at the Conservatoire under the auspices of Franz Liszt, the most revered pianist of the time. Liszt guided Cohen to piano perfection and, within two years, earned him high honors in recitals, and in Geneva where he received a teaching chair at the age of 15. Then, without warning, Liszt suddenly abandoned his two long-time mistress and Cohen, leaving Cohen for the first time without an idol or mentor. Lost, he returned to Paris to resume his old concert circuit, and began to socialize with ideologues in the salons, among them the novelist George Sand and the fallen priest, Félicité Lamennais. Cohen said they used him as a scapegoat for all their reprehensible ideas, including atheism, pantheism, communism, terrorism, lawlessness and the abolition of marriage.

More deleterious, however, was gambling, to which Cohen quickly became a slave in the casinos. He explained the horrors of his addiction in a sermon and wrote:

O, the feeling of rage – he loses again. Again, with a red and angry face, he will spit profanities. … He curses, he launches a torrent of insults and invectives. He locks himself in and cannot join his friends and buddies. … He has become the slave of an implacable tyrant. Passion holds him back to cruel emotions, to the painful tortures of deceived hope. Passion holds him in an iron grip and keeps him awake day and night.

Cohen said the player was having nightmares, struggling with insomnia and desolation, and contemplating suicide. But then again, he concludes, he is once again returning to the tables hoping for “one more attempt at making a fortune”.

Perhaps it was the memory of hearing or playing music on the organ that rekindled the faith in his heart and encouraged him to take a step towards freedom. As he later described in a prayer:

Oh my God. I was filled with a taste of holiness. Did you not stir in my soul a presentiment of religious faith? What was then this deep feeling, which I have always experienced since my youth when I myself touched or heard someone else play the notes of the organ?

The answer, he knew, had been revealed to him by Mary while she was conducting the choir at a special service in his honor at St. Valère Church in May 1847. Cohen said he initially agreed to participate in the event solely out of interest. in the music and do the job well. But as he turned and the Blessed Sacrament was lifted up in blessing before the congregation, he said he suddenly felt as if he had found himself – “like the prodigal son facing him -same”.

Humbled, he bowed his head in adoration, began attending Mass daily, and was baptized on August 28, the feast of St. Augustine.

From that moment he became an unstoppable missionary. He helped establish and promote a movement known as Nocturnal Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. In 1849, he entered the Carmelite Order, taking the name Augustine Marie du Saint-Sacrement, and was ordained a priest four years later. In 1858, while working to establish new monasteries near Lourdes in southern France, it was then that he led his historic pilgrimage to pray at the grotto on September 20, two months after the last apparition of Mary to Saint Bernadette Soubirous. That day, the tiny niche had been barricaded at the entrance by Commissioner Jacomet, a fierce opponent of events.

In his book, Bernadette speaks: A life of Bernadette Soubirous in her own wordsthe author Abbé René Laurentin recounts the remarkable scene as described by Jacomet in his report:

Early this morning there was much commotion at the grotto caused by Father Hermann and Doctor Dozous who left town together and went to the grotto; and there, surrounded by a curious crowd who had come with the Carmelite, Father Hermann, they sang the “Magnificat” and another psalm so loud that his voice could be heard as far away as Pau.

No doubt a sign of Mary’s approval of Cohen’s testimony and the power of her intercession, nine days later the barricades were removed.

Lourdes continued to be a source of grace for Cohen in later years, particularly in 1868, after he was diagnosed with glaucoma. Suffering and in great pain, he went to Lourdes and began a novena, praying daily through Mary’s intercession at the grotto and washing his eyes in the miraculous waters of the spring. On the last day, realizing that the last symptoms of the disease had disappeared, he was overjoyed and shared the news in a letter to a fellowship of friends: “I am completely and totally cured! It is my deep conviction that this healing is due to the intercession of Our Lady.

Cohen attributed all the graces of his life, most notably his conversion, to Mary. It was she, he told the others, who showed him the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. It was she who led him to the “holy desert” of Carmel and guided him to his priestly ordination. Mary had guided him through his missionary journeys, and eventually, back to his native home in Hamburg where he ministered to the spiritual needs of French prisoners, barred by the ruling Prussian government from receiving help from French chaplains. From morning to night, Cohen offered guidance and hope to their troubled souls and administered the sacraments. It was during his time among the prisoners that Cohen contracted smallpox and died shortly after on January 20, 1871.

Hermann Cohen’s cause for beatification is ongoing. He is a model of hope for all who suffer from addiction, physical or emotional illness, or who have been misled by the idols of materialism, false religious practices, and dangerous ideologies that plague our world today. Consider him a friend. Ask his intercession for favors. And trust with firm faith in the Word of God, as Mary did, that “nothing is impossible with God”.

37th Fajr Music Festival wraps up honoring winners of Barbados Awards


TEHRAN — The 37th Fajr Music Festival ended Friday night honoring the winners of the Barbad Awards, which honor the best musical productions of the year.

The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaeili, several other cultural officials attended the closing ceremony of the festival held at Vahdat Hall in Tehran.

“Iranian musicians are among the most authentic artists in the country. They have always respected Iranian culture and rituals, and no one is allowed to consider them otherwise,” Esmaeili said.

“These people are our cultural asset and no one is allowed to speak rudely about them,” he noted.

He said: “The organizers have done well to organize art festivals under difficult conditions, and it is not fair to generalize a weak point to other parties.

Esmaeili also called Iran’s regional music a great treasure and urged Fajr music festival organizers to pay special attention to the genre.

The Barbad Award in the regional music category went to “Talesh”, a musical project initiated by Majid Kalabi, highlighting the melodies used in the Talesh region in the province of Gilan, northern Iran.

In the Modern Iranian Music Without Vocals category, the Barbad Award went to “Provativa” by Asu Kehzadi, while in the Modern Iranian Orchestral Music with Vocals category, Behnam Abolqasem for “Still, the Moment of Rain” and Amin Homai for “Where have they gone? » received honorable mentions.

Puria Akhavas was selected as Best Female Vocalist in the Modern Iranian Orchestral Music with Vocals category for the album “Still, the Moment of Rain”.

“Longing” composed by Reza Vaali was selected as the best western classical music.

The prize for the Vocal Pop and Fusion Music Composition section went to the group Pallet for the album “North to South”, while the prize for the best singer in this section went to Omid Nemati for the album “Meridian Origin”. .

In the Dastgahi Music without Vocals category, the Barbad Award went to the album “Parallel to Infinity” composed by Arman Mahdieh.

Hesam Inanlu won an honorable mention for composing the album “Amid” in the Fusion Music without Vocals category, while the album “The Story of Separation” composed by Amir Sharifi received the award in the Dastgahi Music with Vocals category .

Mojtaba Asgari was named best female singer in the Dastgahi Music category for the album “The Bustan of Sadi”.

In the Pop Music without Vocals section, the prize was awarded to “Detresse” composed by Elyas Dejahang and Majid Eidani-Asl, and flautist Mehrdad Gholami won the prize for his performance in the Classical Music category for the album “Pieces for the Flute”.

Noufe under the direction of Moein Farzad was selected as the best label.

Harpist Azarnush Salek, tombak virtuoso Morteza A’yan and singer and kamancheh player Faraj Alipur also received lifetime achievement awards.

Pictured: Vocalist and kamancheh virtuoso Faraj Alipur (left), harpist Azarnush Salek and tombak player Morteza A’yan pose after receiving their lifetime achievement awards at the 37th Fajr Music Festival. (ISNA/Morteza Zanganeh)


Los Altos Men’s Basketball, led by Jazz Gardner, knocks out Canyon in CIF-SS Quarterfinals – Whittier Daily News


ANAHEIM – Los Altos was too big and too good for Canyon.

Led by 7-foot junior Jazz Gardner, who scored 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots, the Conquerors beat Canyon 65-48 on Friday in a South Section men’s basketball quarterfinal playoff game. of CIF 2AA.

  • Canyon guard Jaden Goodall, right, moves around Los Altos center Jazz Gardner, left, for a shot during the CIF-SS Division 2AA quarterfinal basketball playoffs in Anaheim on Friday, February 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, collaborating photographer)

  • Los Altos center Jazz Gardner, left, beats Canyon guard Connor Leonard, right, to rebound under the basket during the CIF-SS Division 2AA quarterfinal basketball playoffs in Anaheim on Friday February 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Altos guard John Corina manages to pull a rebound against Canyon during the CIF-SS Division 2AA basketball quarterfinal playoffs in Anaheim on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, collaborating photographer)

  • Canyon guard Connor Leonard, center, is doubled by Los Altos guard CJ Bellamy, left, and guard John Corina, right, during the CIF Division 2AA quarterfinal basketball playoff -SS in Anaheim on Friday, February 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Canyon guard Jaden Goodall, center, tries to control a rebound between Los Altos forward Jerimiyah Smith, left, and guard John Corina, right, during the quarterfinal basketball playoffs of the CIF-SS Division 2AA in Anaheim on Friday, February 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Canyon guard Caleb Graham, left, loses control of the ball and Los Altos guard CJ Bellamy, left, takes the turnover during the CIF Division 2AA quarterfinal basketball playoff -SS in Anaheim on Friday, February 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Altos players Jordan Morales, CJ Bellamy, Jazz Gardner and Aaron Hernandez, left to right, congratulate each other after winning the CIF-SS Division 2AA Basketball Quarterfinal Playoff against Canyon in Anaheim Friday, February 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, collaborating photographer)

  • Los Altos guard CJ Bellamy, center, pushes his way past Canyon forward Tyler Howard, left, to the basket during the CIF Division 2AA basketball quarterfinal playoffs -SS in Anaheim on Friday, February 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Canyon guard Pasha Golestaneh loses control of the ball during the CIF-SS Division 2AA Quarterfinal Basketball Playoff against Los Altos in Anaheim on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer )

  • Los Altos center Jazz Gardner, center, tries to get out of a corner as Canyon guard Connor Leonard, right, looks to slap the ball in during the Division 2AA quarterfinal basketball playoff the CIF-SS in Anaheim on Friday, February 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Canyon guard Connor Leonard, left, tries to get around Los Altos center Jazz Gardner, right, to get to the basket during the CIF-SS Division 2AA quarterfinal basketball playoffs in Anaheim Friday, February 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, collaborating photographer)

  • Los Altos guard CJ Bellamy, right, rounds Canyon guard Jaden Goodall, center, and guard Connor Leonard, left, during the CIF Division 2AA quarterfinal basketball playoffs- SS in Anaheim on Friday, February 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Altos guard CJ Bellamy, left, gets tangled up with Canyon guard Connor Leonard, right, as he heads for the basket during the LA Division 2AA quarterfinal basketball playoff CIF-SS in Anaheim on Friday, February 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Photographer Contributor)

The Conquerors (23-5) will face Village Christian (27-4) in the semifinals on Tuesday as they continue their quest for their first CIF-SS men’s basketball championship.

Gardner’s five blocked shots came in the first quarter. This was enough for some Canyon players to avoid shooting near the basket the rest of the game.

6-3 Canyon freshman Brandon Benjamin made several shots from inside 3 feet, using the rim as protection on some reverse layups as he scored a team-high 21 points.

But a few times, Benjamin passed the ball when he would have attempted a shot against another opponent.

“The big kid (Gardner) really changed the game on defense, more than he did on offense,” Canyon coach Nate Harrison said.

Los Altos 6-4 senior guard Aaron Hernandez scored a season-high 20 points.

“Credit to that kid,” Harrison said of Hernandez. “This kid really made a difference for them. He hit a lot of big shots.

Senior guard CJ Bellamy scored 11 points for the Conquerors.

Canyon junior guard Tyler Howard scored nine points

The Comanches did not shoot well. They were 15 of 50 on the field, for 30%, and 5 of 20 on 3 points.

Canyon was 4 of 15 in the first quarter.

“We thought we were going to take Brandon out and cause trouble,” Harrison said, “but we just didn’t turn well early on.”

Los Altos led 15-9 at the end of the first quarter. Canyon’s inaccuracy continued into the second quarter – 3 of 8 shooting – and Los Altos had a 34-22 lead at halftime.

Hernandez made two 3s in the third quarter to lead Los Altos to a 48-34 advantage going into the fourth quarter.

The Conquerors quickly widened their lead to 20 points early in the final quarter.

Benjamin scored nine points as the Comanches began a comeback. But they would not come closer to 12 points.

Canyon, the Crestview League co-champion with Foothill, will have a fine body of returnees next season, including Benjamin and Howard, sophomore twins Jaden and Joshua Goodall and junior Connor Leonard.

By advancing to the semi-finals, Los Altos qualified for the CIF Southern California Regional.

Oakland Documentary ‘Evolutionary Blues’ Returns to Grand Lake Theater


A lot has changed in the five short years since Cheryl Fabio premiered her documentary, Evolutionary Blues…West ​​Oakland’s Musical Legacy. As its title suggests, the film traces the history of the city’s blues scene, while paying homage to the musical pioneers who made West Oakland flourish in the mid-20th century as a blues music hub. and black culture.

Some of the icons Fabio interviewed in the film have since passed away. But audiences unfamiliar with their heritage will have the chance to learn more about them at a special screening of the 2017 documentary next time around. Thursday February 24, at the Grand Lake Theatre. The event is organized by the Rotary Club of Oakland on the occasion of Black History Month. A Q&A with Cheryl Fabio will follow the screening.

The documentary is based on archival footage and photographs, including the 1970 short film by Agnès Varda, black panthers, and Marlon Riggs and Pete Webster’s 1981 30-minute West Oakland blues documentary, long train run— as well as interviews with living artists conducted by Fabio, to tell the story of Oakland’s blues.

In a section of the film, author Isabel Wilkerson (The heat of other suns) explains how the Great Migration paved the way for West Oakland to become a vibrant black community. Some who migrated here from the South included blues and jazz musicians, who became beloved on the Oakland music circuit but never achieved national or international fame.

More than just a musical film, however, Fabio is about how the once thriving community of West Oakland was demolished in the 1960s to make way for “urban renewal” redevelopment projects. In a 1960 case documented in the film, demolition company Abdo S. Allen used a surplus World War II Sherman tank to flatten 500 homes within a 12-block radius to clear the way for new developments, including a new main post office and mail distribution center, displacing hundreds of neighborhood residents and business owners.

A World War II Sherman tank was used to level homes in West Oakland in 1960. Credit: Oakland Tribune, August 16, 1960

Neighborhood economies can go up and down over time, Fabio said, but West Oakland’s mid-century era documented in his film will never be replicated.

“You can create a new economic engine on Seventh Street. It could be San Pablo Avenue, MacArthur or East 14th. But what we lost when they bulldozed those homes and kind of exterminated people in West Oakland was a community that disappeared,” Fabio said.

Fabio will not find some of the familiar faces he interviewed and stayed in contact with since the film’s debut, who have since passed away.

One of them is Sonny Rhodes, who passed away in December 2021. A gifted blues singer and lap steel guitarist, Rhodes graced the stages of Oakland venues like Esther’s Orbit Room and Eli’s Mile High Club. Marvin Holmes, who fronted the bands The Uptights and Justice and The Funk Company, died soon after in January. His Oakland funk sound resonated throughout the 60s and 70s.

“How do I get on stage and not see or name these people?” said Fabio. “The death of all these men is the end of an era.”

What made that time special in West Oakland, Fabio said, wasn’t just the music, it was the community that was built around it. “The foundation of what’s exciting about what this film represents [is that] it happened in places where blacks dominated. It doesn’t happen at white establishments that allow you to come in, do the gig and leave,” she said. “It’s something so much deeper than that. And no, it will never be rebuilt. It’s gone for good.”

American blues singer and lap steel guitarist Sonny Rhodes died in December 2021. Credit: Still from “Evolutionary Blues”

In addition to preserving the legacy of those who paved the way, Evolutionary Blues feature interviews with contemporary Oakland musicians who are now leaving their mark on Oakland’s rich musical history.

Artists lending their voices and experiences in the film include D’Wayne Wiggins of Tony! Tony! Your! notoriety; The dynamic Miss Faye Carol, who currently performs every Sunday at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle; Ronnie Stewart, executive director of the West Coast Blues Society and creator of The music they played on the 7th Street Oakland Walk of Fame; DeSanto Sugar Pie; and blues singer Mike from Alabama.

Fabio also interviewed Fantastic Negrito and captured the artist playing a set at Oakland First Fridays. At the time, Fantastic Negrito was known for performing on the streets all around Oakland, and his impromptu shows on First Fridays were a fan favorite. Since the film’s debut, Fantastic Negrito has amassed three Grammys (including in 2017 for his album, Oakland’s Last Days), and opened Storefront Records, an independent record label and community space on San Pablo Avenue at 34th Street.

For Fabio, next week’s screening with the Rotary Club of Oakland is an opportunity for the film to reach new audiences and increase understanding of the stories and experiences of different people in Oakland.

“I hope the screening will be a success,” she said, “because it’s an indication that there may be a rapprochement.”

Next week’s show is not restricted to club members and is open to the public. For those who are not yet comfortable going to the cinema, the film can be streamed through the Oakland Public Library using your library card.

Thursday, February 24, 6 p.m. $14Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Ave.

Elvis Trailer Released Showing Austin Butler as Iconic Musician


Elvis Trailer Released Showing Austin Butler as Iconic Musician

The first official trailer for the Elvis biopic, simply titled Elvis, from director Baz Luhrmann was released, showing audiences their first look at Austin Butler in the titular role of the iconic musician. Tom Hanks stars alongside Butler as Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s manager, and is the film’s supposed antagonist.

The film’s production spanned two full years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and even led to Hanks contracting the virus on set in early 2020. The film was originally slated for a 2021 release until until it was pushed back to 2022 early last year. .

Luhrmann and Butler recently revealed some details about the biopic, including that the film will be split into three sections, depicting three different parts of the late musician’s life. THR quotes Luhrmann stating that Elvis’ life is a “great canvas for exploring America”.

Butler had opened up about the immense pressure of playing such an iconic public figure, saying, “When I started the process, I set out to make my voice sound the same. It instills fear. So that lit the fire,” Butler said. “For a year before I started filming, I was doing vocal coaching.” (THR). From the trailer alone, it looks like Butler nailed both the voice and the looks.

Elvis will open exclusively in theaters on June 24.

Watch the trailer below:


The return of So What?! Music Festival: an interview with Mike Ziemer


After more than a year of COVID-related cancellations, music festivals are finally returning to Dallas. February 15, So what?! Music Festival has announced its roster of participating artists for this year’s three-day festival at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington. Among the roster of performers are festival regulars 2 Chainz, Tyga, Rae Sremmurd and Trippie Reed, to name a few. But the real surprise was the abundance of Dallas-based musicians, like Bobby Sessions, Yak The Mack, 10K.Caash, and The Crown, TX.

The festival, formerly known as South By So What?!, is the brainchild of promoter-turned-marketing and music entrepreneur Mike Ziemer and his business partner, Orlando Mendoza. Since 2008, when the festival was launched, Ziemer has seen it as an opportunity for local artists to shine on the festival stage. In fact, Ziemer is still filling spots for local Dallas-Fort. Rappers worth performing at this year’s festivities.

Ziemer spoke to Magazine D about how local artists can snag those coveted spots and his fierce advocacy for Dallas music.

The interview has been edited for clarity.

Magazine D: Last year I covered JMBLYA and To posty Fest, two music festivals that were scheduled to take place but were canceled due to rising COVID-19 cases. When I saw the So What?! announcement of the music festival, I was excited for two reasons. First, because of the lineup’s multi-genres and underrated legends like Big KRIT Second, the additions of local musicians to the lineup.

Mike Ziemer: Yes. We are also adding more premises. We contacted many of them, but at the moment they don’t have agents or managers. So we contact them through social media platforms, like Instagram.

Earlier this week I saw your Tweeter“So far we have @bobbysessions @TheCrownTX @GUNMUSIC40 @IamYChibi @YakTheMack @astrusss @10k_cash @OODAREDEVIL for local DFW rappers. Who are we missing? We got a few extra spots for DFW acts LOCALS We also don’t sell spots, it’s chargeable Could you tell me more about the reasoning behind this?

We still have opening slots for hip-hop. I’m really looking for artists from Dallas-Fort Worth that we can put on the festival stage. Since the beginning of So What?!, it has been very important for us to have local artists and bands on the festival lineup. When we started this year’s festival, we had obvious choices, like Bobby Sessions, which we had booked for a previous edition of the festival. There is so much talent in Dallas. The goal of the festival is to bring together all those artists from Dallas who maybe don’t usually play together, but have them on a unique festival lineup. We love giving Dallas artists a chance to shine.

What I liked about the artists featured in the lineup is that you have Bobby Sessions, you have Yak The Mack, and you have 10k.Caash. Can you walk me through this selection process to make sure you have the Grammy award winner next to a viral sensation described by The New York Times?

Until Bobby [Sessions], we’ve worked with him before when we did a Deep Ellum version of the festival. We definitely wanted to put him on the same days as 2 Chainz, Big KRIT and Waka Flocka Flame, to give him an opportunity on the main stage. I met 10k.Caash when he was recording in my studio. Then with Yak The Mack we opened it for K Camp at Trees and we were really impressed. The selection process is essentially how can artists get our attention? Whether it’s their social media presence, the really great music, the extra effort they put into music videos, or seeing the name on a bunch of fliers or media coverage by Center track Where Magazine D. We try to pay attention to everything locally and see what we can lock down.

It reminded me of the local musicians who opened Westside Gunn and Smoke DZA at Trees. DJ Kimblee had P$O Kwama, Graham Malice, Devy$tonez and many more on the lineup. Last summer, Coach Tev and Devy $tonez sold Ruins. I see a trend for professionals in the field of concert promotion, using big names to draw the crowd, but selecting local artists to be the opening act.

In 2020, artists released a lot of music, but there weren’t many shows where they could perform. In response, I made a playlist called Dallas Sounds 2020. I put Pretty Boy Aaron, Devy $tonez, Rikki Blue, Pat Ron, Yella Beezy, Bobby Sessions, Graham Malice in it. I put all these artists who were creative during the pandemic and said, “I’m going to keep an eye on these artists to see what happens to them when they come out of the pandemic. Are they going to do shows? Will they continue to release music? It makes you realize how much talent is here in Dallas and deserves to be on display.

When I think about exposure, especially the last 12-24 months, it’s been great for Dallas hip-hop. Erica Banks, Tay Money, and Kaash Paige have received coverage in national publications, performed at major events like Art Basel and NBA games, and topped TikTok. I think the pandemic has allowed small market music to appear. Plus, the Dallas scene is so intimate. On Twitter, I saw all the local musicians shouting to their friends for one of those remaining opening slots. Will you consider these cries in your selection process? Will the selection be more organic?

I see everything. I notice the tags and support from a lot of different artists. We will try to add as many as possible. We work on pre-games, after-games and related events. This year we want to be able to make it bigger, so we can include more artists. If you’re an artist, I’ll keep you posted. Keep sending me your new releases, keep sending me music videos, send me live footage of your shows. That’s what I like to see. A lot of artists are doing it right now. Yeah, I mean, I’m just that everyone you mentioned is already on my radar. And I don’t know yet if they like to know it or understand it. But like, I see everything and like I do. Notice all the tags and love all the support for lots of different artists and house baits. We will try to add as many as possible. And we are working on pre-parties and after-parties and other events. And, you know, whatever we do this year, we want to be able to do even more next year and include more and more people. So I would just say like, as boring as it can be sometimes, keep updating me. As if you are an artist, keep sending me your new releases. Keep sending me the music video you just released, show me that live footage from your show.


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5 things to do this weekend, including a jazz concert and a Frida Kahlo exhibition


As Valentine’s Day has passed, it looks like we’ve entered the final stretch of winter. We will be back to enjoy the outdoors soon enough. At least that’s what I tell myself. Until then, we’ve found a few activities to keep warm and busy. This weekend you can catch a classic cartoon festival, catch an experimental jazz performance and immerse yourself in the work of one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

Friday February 18

On Friday night, the ICA will host a special one-night-only performance by Mary Halverson and her band, Code Girl. The group features artists known for blending flamenco, rock and psychedelia to create a kind of avant-jazz. Halverson is one of New York’s most in-demand guitarists and has been called “one of the most exciting and original guitarists in jazz – or otherwise”. It’s sure to be a sonic adventure not to be missed.

From Friday 18 February to Sunday 27 February

For a bit of nostalgia this weekend, you can see beloved Looney Tunes characters at The Brattle. After sitting out last year, the theater welcomes spectators to the 26th Bugs Bunny Film Festival. Come and watch your favorite classic cartoons in an all-35mm film program. Audiences can expect around 10 short films with a total running time of around 70 or 80 minutes.

Until May 8

The team responsible for “Immersive Van Gogh” – a different experience from the two who came to Boston – offers a new show highlighting the work of Frida Kahlo. Digital reproductions of the artist’s indelible portraits are projected onto 500,000 cubic feet and are accompanied by a score composed by Luca Longobardi. Kahlo’s photographs, drawings and inspirations are featured alongside famous works such as “The Two Fridas” (1939), “The Wounded Stag” (1946) and “Diego and Me” (1949). Although the artist needs no introduction, perhaps this immersive medium will allow for deeper introspection and, therefore, a deeper understanding of Kahlo, the artist and the person.

From Thursday 17 February to Sunday 20 March

Playwright Melinda Lopez shines a light on the lives of underrepresented scientists with art this weekend. Produced by Underground Railway, the play “Young Nerds of Color” has taken years to prepare and will be presented at the Central Square Theater from today until March 20. The production team weaved interviews with over 60 scientists of color to create a show. who celebrate both their triumphs and strengths while addressing the challenges of being a minority in STEM. If you’re not ready to attend the play in person, you can purchase a digital version, available to stream from March 7 through April 3.

From Thursday 17 February to Sunday 24 July

This weekend, the work of multidisciplinary artist Raida Adon will be presented for the first time in the United States. Always tender, the exhibition explores the meaning of home. The exhibit will feature his 2018 film, “Strangeness,” cartoon screenings of Adon, and two in-person performances. Adon says his art addresses his personal experiences and “the harsh and oppressive political situation in which I exist”, as well as “timeless spiritual concerns and the immense mystery of human existence”. His personal exhibition will be presented until July 24 at the Rose Art Museum.

Nordic skiing: Mt. Blue dominates the girls’ 5K classic at the Sassi Memorial


RUMFORD — Five Nordic skiers from Mt. Blue held the top 10 in the women’s race at the Sassi Memorial 5K Classical in Black Mountain, Maine on Wednesday afternoon, according to unofficial results.

Brynne Robbins (16:26.2), Nora McCourt (16:29.0) and Moriah Reusch (17:06.3) finished first, second and third for the Cougars. Mt. Blue’s Bridget Reusch (17:32.3) and Kamryn Joyce (18:13.2) placed sixth and 10th, respectively.

Edward Little’s Katherine Garcia (17:31.3) and Nora Condit (18:01.6) finished fifth and ninth respectively. Mt. Abram’s Emily Kidd (17:53.71) finished seventh.

In the men’s 5k race, Carson Zundel of Mt. Blue led the pack with his winning time of 14:03.8. His teammate Henri McCourt took fifth place with his time of 14:29.0.

Mt. Abram placed two skiers in the top 10 – Alex Hemingway (second, 14:04.2) and Cam Walters (ninth, 15:04.2). Logan Ouellette of Leavitt finished fourth with his time of 14:17.5.

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Who is Christian Rock? Meet the musician amid Oklahoma arrest


Musician Chrisean Malone, better known as Chrisean Rock, was arrested in Vinita, Oklahoma.

The Craig County Jail inmate list shows she was arrested at 10:42 a.m. on Monday, February 14.

She was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and distribution of a controlled substance.

Who is Christian Rock? Here’s everything we know about her…

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Meet Chrisean Rock

Chrisean is a Los Angeles-based musician who rose to fame when she appeared on Blueface’s reality show blue girls club.

Born in Baltimore, the 21-year-old signed to the Blueface label in 2020 and is trying to make it as an artist.

Blueface is a 25-year-old American rapper best known for his tracks Thotiana, Disrespectful and Respect my Cryppin‘.

She also has a YouTube channel. However, she hasn’t posted there in over a year.

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The musician has more than 135,000 followers on her Instagram page where she calls herself “Da Big Baby”.

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Chrisean is booming in the music industry and currently has three hit songs.

His best known is solitary which includes Blueface as well as Atmosphere and Word to my brother.

All his songs are available for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.

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KFC launches music festival on Cockatoo with Peking Duk


Limits simply do not exist for KFC. In the past year alone, sellers of finger-licking goodies have tested the waters frying oil with games, has taken the hospitality industry by storm and, as we reported yesterday, entered the drone game by launching an aerial delivery program right here in Australia. So what could be the next step for the House of Chookie? Did the Colonel fall to his knees and cry because there were no more worlds to conquer? Not enough. Because now KFC is trying to hold its own music festival on Cockatoo Island, headlined by local session lords Peking Duk.

Dubbed the KFC FEASTIVAL, Sydney Harbor’s biggest event of 2022 will also be your extremely limited opportunity to sample the Peking Cluk burger (which is free with all-day entry). Created in collaboration with TikToker Dimsimlim, this bad boy features a slice of fried chicken from KFC’s original recipe coated in a hoisin glaze topped with dried spring onions, cucumbers and coleslaw.

“We’re thrilled to team up with KFC to bring together two of our favorite things: great music and great food,” say Peking Duk’s Reuben Styles and Adam Hyde, who are set to unveil a brand new live show . they have been tinkering for more than two years.

“As a fried gold lover, working with KFC to create our own burger is truly the dream, and we can’t wait to play our music for you. [at the festival] while you eat the burger – the perfect score for the perfect Cockatoo Island meal.”

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“Giggle, go giggle, giggle and have a good time on Cockatoo Island with the boys.”

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As well as their tantalizing namesake, the ARIA-winning duo will also be supported at the first KFC Music Festival on Cockatoo Island by other Australian fan favourites: rapper Yolngu Baker Boy – who has just released his latest album – Thandi Phoenix and Ebony Boadu.

“KFC’s commitment to the music industry has never been greater, given the pressure the industry has faced in recent years,” said Kristi Woolrych, Marketing Director of KFC Australia. .

“We are proud and thrilled to be able to partner with such incredible talent, not only for an incredible concert, but also to be able to cement our musical relationship with the launch of Australia’s first artist collaboration product.”

It’s all happening March 13, 2022. Tickets for KFC’s FEASTIVAL Experience are now available for purchase for $50 plus fees via the link below – here are the highlights:

  • Doors open: 2 p.m.
  • Local DJs: 2 p.m.
  • Ebony Boadu: 3:15 p.m.
  • Thandi Phoenix: 4:00 p.m.
  • Boy baker: 5:00 p.m.
  • Beijing Duk: 6:00 p.m.
  • End of the party: 7:00 p.m.
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Is Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (JAZZ) a Good Buy in the Biotech Industry?


Hill 64 InvestorsObserver puts shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (JAZZ) near the top of the biotechnology industry. In addition to scoring more than 96% of biotech stocks, JAZZ’s overall rating of 64 means the stock scores better than 64% of all stocks.

JAZZ has an overall score of 64. Find out what this means for you and get the rest of the rankings on JAZZ!

What do these notes mean?

Finding the best stocks to invest in can be difficult. There are thousands of options and it can be confusing to know what really constitutes great value. InvestorsObserver lets you choose from eight unique metrics to display the top industries and top performing stocks within that industry. A score of 64 would be higher than 64% of all actions. This ranking system incorporates many factors used by analysts to compare stocks in more detail. This allows you to find the best stocks available in any industry with relative ease. These percentile-ranked scores using both fundamental and technical analysis provide investors with an easy way to see the attractiveness of specific stocks. Stocks with the highest scores have the best valuations by analysts working on Wall Street.

What’s going on with Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC shares today?

Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (JAZZ) stock is trading at $145.26 at 2:32 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, up $2.96, or 2.08% from the previous closing price of 142.31 $. The stock has traded between $142.42 and $146.45 so far today. The volume today is light. So far, 248,478 shares have been traded against an average volume of 654,188 shares. Click here for the full Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC stock report.

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Callum Hudson-Odoi reaps the rewards of Chelsea stay after Blues reject summer loan


Callum Hudson-Odoi wanted to leave Chelsea last summer after failing to become a regular under Thomas Tuchel.

The 21-year-old attracted interest from Borussia Dortmund and wanted a loan move to Germany, but Chelsea turned him down.

Hudson-Odoi was reportedly ‘dropped’ by the Blues as they denied him the chance to switch Deadline Day to the Bundesliga side.

In the final days of the August 29 window, Tuchel did not consider loaning out the Englishman, saying: “At the moment, there is no loan and no thought considered.”

As Hudson-Odoi has remained in the capital, he has now featured 27 times for Chelsea so far this season. During this time, he scored three goals and provided six assists.

One of those assists came in Saturday night’s Club World Cup final in Abu Dhabi as he crossed for Romelu Lukaku’s opener who was instrumental in the Blues winning their second trophy of the season alongside the Super Cup.

Great games, great trophies, that’s the reward of playing for a club like Chelsea.

And Hudson-Odoi reflected on his future and expressed his relief and joy that the club blocked his opportunity to leave on loan for the 2021/22 campaign.

“If I went out in the summer I wouldn’t have the opportunity to play like that, enjoy the games and win trophies. So I’m really glad I stayed and obviously I had the opportunity to player”, he told the evening standard.

He added: “Big trophies like this are games you want to be in with a club like this.

“Big games, big trophies, you want to win as much as possible with a club like this. Our goal is always to win matches and to win as many as possible.

“When we have the chance, we keep pushing.”

Hudson-Odoi played 77 minutes in the final against Palmeiras and with two trophies to his name, success is on the way for the winger.

He must remain patient for his chances under Tuchel. They have come and will continue to come, whether in his role as a favorite winger or a left-back.

Chelsea took control of their future last summer and Hudson-Odoi owes it in part for the success he is enjoying this season alongside his impressive individual performances.

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DC Reveals BATMAN #121 Variants Posthumously Drawn By Musician/Visual Artist Daniel Johnston


Three years ago, a Texas musician Daniel Johnson tragically passed away at the age of 58. It wasn’t a complete shock given Johnston’s health issues over the years. In addition to his musical talent, Johnston was a huge fan of comic books, and as a child he created several. This practice carried over into adulthood with his cassette covers and he meticulously drew notebooks and sketchbooks, where comic book images featured heavily. It’s fitting, then, that DC Comics announced that the upcoming issue of Batman #121 will feature three limited-edition variant covers featuring original artwork by the late singer-songwriter and visual artist.

The variants will be available through comic book retailer Austin Books & Comics on March 1 and sold in cooperation with renowned studios Electric Lady and The Contemporary Austin.

The variants coincide with a new Daniel Johnston: I live my shattered dreams retrospective exhibition currently on view at The Contemporary Austin in Texas until March 20. A launch event with DC’s editor Mary Javin in conversation with the curator Robin K. Williams will take place on Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets and information will soon be available at thecontemporaryaustin.org/events.

An upcoming issue of DC’s Batman comic series, Batman #121, will include three limited-edition cover variations featuring original artwork by the late singer-songwriter and visual artist Daniel Johnston. The comics will be published by award-winning comic book retailer Austin Books & Comics on March 1 and sold in cooperation with renowned studios Electric Lady and The Contemporary Austin.

Johnston, whose cult status won him early and outspoken support from Matt Groening, Kurt Cobain, Sonic Youth and David Bowie, was the subject of the acclaimed 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. The very first museum retrospective of the artist’s work, Daniel Johnston: I live my shattered dreamsis on view at The Contemporary Austin in Texas through March 20.

Daniel Johnston’s art and music have featured worldwide in films, commercials, museums and galleries, but it was in Austin, Texas that he became most culturally entrenched. local. It is, after all, the city where in 1985 he enthusiastically pushed himself in front of MTV cameras to win a national audience and where today his cartoons and music display heroic victory and silent heartache. are proudly displayed at the downtown art museum, The Contemporary Austin.

Exhibit curator Robin K. Williams noticed a letter Johnston wrote in the 1990s or 2000s to his friend Marie Javins, now DC’s editor, asking for help integrating his works in comics. “I thought the letter was strange and touching,” says Williams, “because he was already an internationally renowned musician when he wrote it. When I asked Marie about this, she replied: “Daniel had two loves, music and art, and he always wanted to be a cartoonist”. This gave him the great idea to finally make it possible.

“I’ve been an avid collector of Daniel’s artwork since I met him in 1986, but not always on purpose,” says Javins. “He drew pictures on letters he sent me over the years, and we even collaborated on some drawings when I was a professional comic book colorist. I’m excited to see his Batman, Superman, and Orion art come to life on these ABC retailer variants.

“Daniel has always done unconventional things, so it makes sense that this is how he finally gets comic book cover from a major publisher,” says brandon zuern, director at Austin Books & Comics. “We have always wanted to see his vibrant works reach this audience. It is a great honor to make this possible and to make his dream a reality. With the help of DC and Electric Lady Studios, we’ve created something unique for comic book collectors and Johnston enthusiasts, while bringing his artwork to the same types of comic books that inspired him. .

Electric Lady Studios, which maintains Daniel Johnston’s art catalog on behalf of Johnston’s surviving family, selected the images to use for the variant covers. “It’s a complete realization of one of Daniel’s biggest dreams: to see his designs featured on a DC cover and sold at his favorite comic book store. It just squeezes my throat,” says Lee Foster, Managing Partner by Electric Lady.

Batman Issue 121 with covers by Daniel Johnston will be available for pre-order on February 14. Limited quantities of the Batman-dressed Johnston cover will be sold individually while sets of all three covers, featuring DC’s Batman, Superman and New God Orion, will be packaged in unique folios and sold in limited quantities at The Austin Contemporary, Electric Lady Studios, Austin Books & Comics and hihowareyou.com. Each partner will have an exclusive color for the folio.

On Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m., The Contemporary Austin will host a launch event with DC Editor-in-Chief Marie Javins in conversation with curator Robin K. Williams. The Contemporary Colorway Set Batman #121 with Johnston variant covers will be available locally. Tickets and information will soon be available at thecontemporaryaustin.org/events.

Austin Books & Comics has been serving the Central Texas comic book fandom since 1977. It’s no coincidence that Daniel frequented the store for many years, trading in his own original artwork for comic books. The store, in turn, sold the artwork to local fans, making it an early supporter of Daniel’s visual works. While these pieces have long since found their way into private collections, Austin Books & Comics has since featured comics, prints, and even t-shirts featuring Johnston’s artwork.

Daniel Johnston: I live my shattered dreams at The Contemporary Austin offers visitors a window into Johnston’s elaborate iconography, including an idiosyncratic cast of characters and symbols engaged in a perpetual struggle between good and evil. The exhibition includes more than two hundred drawings as well as handmade leaflets, home-recorded cassette tapes with hand-drawn covers, photographs, notebook pages, Super 8mm home movies, video archives and audio and Johnston’s vintage white piano. Visitors witness the evolution of Johnston’s work over four decades, from early drawings on the back of his homework to works created in 2018.

Batman #121, by Joshua Williamson, Jorge Molina, Mikel Janín, Tomeu Morey, and Clayton Cowles, including a backup story by Karl Kerschl and Dave McCaig, hits comic book stores everywhere March 1.

Peach Music Festival artists include Trey Anistasio Band and Black Crowes!


Acts include band Trey Anistasio and Black Crowes-Trey Anastasio, The Black Crowes, Billy Strings and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead have been named as the main artists for the 2022 Peach Music Festival. The four-day festival, which celebrates its tenth year this summer, will take place at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA from June 30 to July 3. Goose,

The Revivalists, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and a reunion concert by The World featuring Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew are among the other artists listed.

Tickets for the Peach Music Festival are already available for purchase on the event website. General admission passes for the entire four-day race are currently $199 ($259 with camping). A “reserved” pass, which includes a reserved seat for each night’s main performance, costs $379 ($439 with camping),

Acts include the band trey anistasio and the black crows

VIP passes are $649 ($709 with camping) and Super VIP passes are $1,250 ($1,310). All prices do not include any additional costs. VIP places, “Glamping” and parking are also available for purchase.

the Peach Music Festival will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s seminal album, “Eat A Peach”. Trouble No More, consisting of Brandon “Taz” Niederaurer (guitar, vocals), Daniel Donato (guitar, vocals), Dylan Niederaurer (bass guitar), Jack Ryan (drums), Lamar Williams Jr.

(Vocals), Nikki Glaspie (drums), Peter Levin (keyboards) and Roosevelt Collier will perform with Jaimoe and Friends (Pedal Steel Guitar). The festival was founded in 2012 to honor the music and legacy of the Allman Brothers.

Duane Betts, Steel Pulse, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Party, G. Love & The Juice, Rayland Baxter, The Wailers performing Bob Marley’s Legend, Ripe, Keller Williams, Doom Flamingo, Tauk, Andy Frasco & The UN, Ripe, Keller Williams , Doom Flamingo, Tauk, Andy Frasco & The UN, Ripe, Keller Williams, D Celisse, The Motet,

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Marco Benevento, Star Kitchen, Karina Rykman, Nth Power with Jennifer Hartswick The Bogie Band (Joe Russo, Samantha Fish, Spaga, Hannah Wicklund, Lacuna (Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton), Eric Krasno & The Assembly, and others) Friends of Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Kitchen dwellers, Dogs in heaps, The wild feathers,

JD Simo, Cordovas, Consider the Source, Midnight North, Maggie Rose, The Shady Recruits, Eggy, Little Stranger, Yam Yam, Brother and Sister (with Melody and Vaylor Trucks), JB Strauss, Gabriel Kelley, Sicard Hollow, Daniel Donato, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Wax Owls, Jauntee, Great Time, GA-20, Cycles,

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Pixie & The Partygrass Boys, Miss Mojo, Mezcalero Sound Hole, Muskrat Lightning, Friends of the Brothers and Dry Reef are among the performers.

Other artists should be revealed closer to the event.

“Shaken by the Roots”: Needlepoint Artist Shines a Light on Jazz Bigs


For Birmingham textile artist Leanna Leitauser-Lesley, the art of tapestry is a childhood hobby turned passion that deepened her connection to her Southern heritage.

As a self-proclaimed “passionate tapestry maker,” Leithauser-Lesley aims to create an understanding of tapestry as an art form through her affinity for jazz music and civil rights history.

His current exhibition, titled “Shaken by the rootsjuxtaposes erratic, uninhibited jazz music with needlepoint portraits, an art form that demands structure and regularity. The exhibit features nearly his entire collection of works and is on display at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Leithauser-Lesley’s needlepoint portraits include jazz greats Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Sun Ra, among others. Many come from Alabama. The exhibit features a tapestry centered around Dinah Washington, a Tuscaloosa-born blues musician and gallery namesake.

Some pieces hang on gallery walls, while others are sewn into the backs of chairs, mixed with tapestries and quilts, or sewn together to form a dress modeled on a mannequin.

Leithauser-Lesley said she listens to the music of the artist she embroiders while she works on their portrait to better capture their essence.

“I think [the music] gets into the wire somehow,” she said.

Gallery director Daniel White said the embroidery is often overlooked because of its reputation as a craft rather than a form of expression. However, many artists who visit the exhibition are impressed.

“I think maybe for artists and for people who do embroidery, they understand how labor intensive the job is. … It takes time, planning and execution,” White said.

Aidan Miles-Jamison, an art history student at the University of Alabama who works at the gallery, said visiting the exhibit is a unique opportunity for art students because the University does not offer textile art classes.

“I think it’s a really good resource for a lot of us art scholars or art historians to see such a high level of skill and technical ability in this form of art,” Miles-Jamison said.

Leithauser-Lesley said her passion for embroidery began at the age of 8, when her grandmother taught her to sit still. She began learning the art form the traditional way by stitching pictures onto pre-designed canvases with matching thread.

In college, Leithauser-Lesley sewed her friends’ favorite album covers onto pillows for their dorm rooms. But these album covers never belonged to jazz artists.

In fact, Leithauser-Lesley never listened to jazz in his youth, and it wasn’t until the Director of Education at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute asked him to create an exhibit based on jazz musicians that she planned to focus on gender.

At first, Leithauser-Lesley declined the institute’s offer.

“They said ‘Why?’ and I said ‘Because it’s not my story to tell. I don’t know anything about jazz,'” Leithauser-Lesley said.

The director of education persisted and sent Leithauser-Lesley to speak to Frank Adams, who served as director of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. He convinced her to take responsibility for telling the story of black musicians in the South.

“I felt like if I did what they asked me to do, I would be an impostor,” Leithauser-Lesley said.

Adams put her at ease with the subject of her art. Although reluctant at first, Leithauser-Lesley met with Adams almost every Tuesday for a year to better understand Southern societal issues in the civil rights era and how those struggles were expressed in the music of the time.

Adams died in 2014, but Leithauser-Lesley said he was an engaging and supportive educator and an incredible musician. At the premiere of her show with the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Leithauser-Lesley recalled Adams stopping at each piece she created, talking briefly about the featured artist and playing a piece of each piece’s work. musician on his clarinet.

“He changed my life. I didn’t realize it at the time and I regret it,” Leithauser-Lesley said.

Leithauser-Lesley’s feelings about jazz have transformed from her initial reluctance, and now music and history are integral to her passion for her work and her understanding of Southern culture.

“I feel completely and totally, 100% connected to this. I feel like I have the right to tell the story. I feel like I did my research. I mean, I live it. I listen to it every day. I mean, it’s become a part of who I am, so it’s become a lot more authentic to me now than before,” Leithauser-Lesley said.

“Shaken by the Roots” will be on display at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center through Friday, February 25.

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“Tom Thumb’s Blues” / Buckeye Lake 1993 “Masterpiece” [Watch]

“Tom Thumb’s Blues” / Buckeye Lake 1993 “Masterpiece” [Watch]

The last opus of Grateful Deadit is All years live The video series is available now on the band’s YouTube page. This entry highlights The Dead’s performance of “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and “When I Paint My Masterpiece” at Buckeye Lake in Hebron, OH on June 11, 1993.

While the mid to late 1990s can be something of a musical minefield for the Grateful Dead, the 1993 summer tour was a real sprawling prairie compared to what came and went before it. After taking an extended hiatus in the fall of 1992, the band returned with renewed vigor in December. This vitality continued on the following summer tour and propelled the band on their annual trip to the venue now known as Valley of Legends in the town now known as Thornville.

June 11, 1993 saw the first and only consecutive double Bob Dylan pairing of “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and “When I paint my masterpiece”. Although the Grateful Dead gig lists had a well-established format, especially in the 1990s, the band still managed to throw in a few surprises. As it emerged the first set of Dylan ballads went to bassist Phil Lesh and “Tom Thumb’s Blues”, Bob Weir immediately followed it with his own rebuttal in “When I Paint My Masterpiece”.

Grateful Dead Archivist and Legacy Manager David Lemieux notes in the description of the video,

A rare double dose of Bob Dylan back to back, here we have Phil and Bob singing in the lead on some Dylan classics. In the late 1980s, most Dead shows featured Bob Weir singing a Dylan song in the opening set, and sometimes Phil filled the Dylan slot with his rendition of Tom Thumb’s Blues, but Buckeye in 1993 , fans had both.

Watch the Grateful Dead pair “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and “When I Paint My Masterpiece” at Buckeye Lake on June 11, 1993.

Grateful Dead – “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” (Bob Dylan), “When I Paint My Masterpiece” (Bob Dylan) – Hebron, OH – 6/11/93

Previous episodes of The Grateful Dead’s All years live video series have included:

10 Actors Who Have Famous Musician Parents


Many actors were able to start their moment in the spotlight thanks to a family member with certain connections in the film industry. While these actors may not have a household name like Barrymore or Hemsworth, they may have a household name in the music industry. Most can recognize Sinatra’s name, but can’t necessarily name the movies his daughter appears in.

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Although their parents are the ones with successful music careers, not all of these actors have dabbled in the music industry. They were more interested in appearing on the big screen than living on stage. Some of these actors have minor roles in movies, other actors have major roles in some of the most popular movies and franchises..

ten Liv Tyler is known for her role in Lord of the Rings

Liv Tyler is best known for her role as Arwen Undómiel in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. Although she was born into fame as the daughter of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler. Tyler was unaware that the rock star was his biological father until he was 14.

Tyler suspected she was related to him after noticing the resemblance between her and his daughter, Mia, several years before her mother revealed the truth. In addition to The Lord of the Rings, Tyler appeared in The Incredible Hulk and Armageddon.

9 Zoë Kravitz has famous parents and a famous step-parent

Zoë Kravitz has family ties to several celebrities. She is the daughter of famous singer and actor Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. Zoë Kravitz received her breakthrough role when she starred as Angel Salvadore in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class.

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In addition to X Men, she also played Christina in the Divergent film franchise and Leta Lestrange in the fantastic beasts film series. Kravitz is also the stepdaughter of fellow actor Jason Momoa, better known as Aquaman and Khal Drogo in game of thrones.

8 Lily Collins was in the acting industry at just two years old

Lily Collins in Mirror Mirror

Lily Collins was also born into the limelight, her father being the famous drummer and singer Phil Collins, also known for his contributions to the Tarzan soundtrack. Lily was only two years old when she landed her first role in Growing pains.

Her most recent roles include Princess Snow White in the 2012 film Mirror Mirror and Rita Alexander in the critically acclaimed 2020 film Man. Acting and musical abilities run in family. At age 13, Phil starred as Artful Dodger in the musical Olivier ! on West End.

seven Miley Cyrus’ siblings are also famous singers

Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana and Miley Stewart from Hannah Montana the series

Miley Cyrus is further proof that fame runs in the family. She rose to fame for her alter ego, Hannah Montana, on the Disney Channel show of the same name in the mid-2000s. Her country singer father, Billy Ray Cyrus, was in the limelight long before Miley, notably for his hit single Heart of breaky Achy. Cyrus’ half-sister, Brandi, is a radio DJ. His half-brother, Trace, is famous for having been part of the Metro Station group.

Cyrus’ sister, Noah, is also a pop singer. Also, Miley Cyrus’ godmother is Dolly Parton, one of the most famous country singers of all time. Miley Cyrus launched a successful solo career and ventured into the film industry. She is well known for her role in Nicholas Sparks’ film adaptation of The last song. The last song also stars her future husband, Liam Hemsworth.

6 Nancy Sinatra received her talent from her father

Nancy Sinatra, daughter of Frank Sinatra

It’s no surprise that Frank Sinatra has kids who would dazzle in the spotlight. Nancy Sinatra is the eldest daughter of Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato. She started her acting career when she appeared in The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome to Elvis.

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Sinatra then popularized the hit These boots are made for walking in 1966 and something stupid, a duet with his father. In the mid-1960s, Nancy Sinatra starred in a few feature films alongside Elvis Presley and Peter Fonda.

5 Brandon Thomas Lee stars in The Hills sequel

New beginnings from the hills

Brandon Lee (not to be confused with the late son and actor of Bruce Lee) is the son of Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. Her parents are the subjects of the recently released Hulu miniseries Pam and Tommy, which stars Lily James and Sebastian Stan.

Pam and Tommy follows the adventures of the couple. Brandon Lee plays a small role in the 2018 film Sierra Burgess is a loser. Lee also appears on the recently canceled The hills suite titled The Hills: New Beginnings, a reality TV show set in Los Angeles.

4 Kelly Osbourne made her debut on the family reality show

Kelly Osborne in Sharknado 2

Kelly Osbourne is recognized for her early appearances on the early 2000s family reality show titled The Osbournes. Kelly is the middle child of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, who is widely known as the lead singer of heavy metal band Black Sabbath and for his successful solo career.

Kelly Osbourne plays a minor role as a flight attendant in Sharknado 2: The second. Kelly Osbourne is best known for her appearances on E! Fashion Police, which was once hosted by the late Joan Rivers. Osbourne is also a judge on Runway Junior project.

3 Sean Lennon is very busy with his musical adventures

A monster in Paris

With parents like John Lennon and Yoko Ono, it’s no wonder their children become successful musicians. Sean Lennon has made a name for himself in the music industry with a solo career and as a member of various bands, like Cibo Matto and The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger.

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Lennon wrote the music for the 2011 French animated film, A monster in Paris, and also gives the voice to Francoeur. He even has a guest role in a Season 7 episode of the popular 90s soap opera, Melrose Square.

2 Eve Hewson appears alongside Taron Egerton in Robin Hood

Eve Hewson in Robin Hood, Bono's Daughter

Eve Hewson had her breakthrough role in the 2011 drama This must be the place. She rose to fame at birth as the second daughter of Ali Hewson and Paul David Hewson, known professionally as Bono. Bono is the lead singer of Irish rock band U2, formed in the mid-1970s.

Hewson was just 14 when she appeared with her sister in the short Lost and found. His later acting credits include Steven Spielberg bridge of spies and the movie 2018 Robin Hoodwhere she plays alongside Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx.

1 Jesse Blaze Snider is the narrator of Food Paradise

Food Paradise Travel Channel

Jesse Blaze Snider is the eldest son of Dee Snider, lead singer of the popular 80s rock band Twisted Sister. Twisted Sister is known for his hit We won’t take it. Jesse has successfully ventured into several areas of the industry like comic book writing, voice acting, music and radio.

He is best known for being the narrator of the Travel Channel’s food paradise since 2014. Snider has also lent his voice to commercials for GameStop, Cheetos and Pizza Hut. As for graphic novels, he is credited with creating the Romeo dead series.

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[ICYMI] Moonstruck 2022 – CapeTalk’s Iconic Music Festival

[ICYMI] Moonstruck 2022 – CapeTalk’s Iconic Music Festival


Karin Kortje

Sasha Lee Davids

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Lady Day’s Great Orchestra

Moonstruck 2022 – CapeTalk’s Iconic Music Festival

An all-female lineup made the 2022 edition of the Moonstruck Summer Music Concert online an unforgettable evening.

CapeTalk’s Moonstruck 2022 on Saturday February 12 under the gaze of the moon brought wonderful performances from The Lady Day Big Band, Karin Kortje, Berry and Sasha-lee Davids.

Moonstruck is again sponsored by Simply Asia.

The 2022 edition of Moonstruck continues its support of the hardworking men and women of the NSRI. All registered viewers have the opportunity to donate to this worthy cause – the value of which will be matched in Simply Asia loyalty points. People can download the Simply Asia app to qualify.

Watch the concert in the video below hosted by CapeTalk Africa presenter Melane and Refilwe Moloto:

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Jazz defends headlines, new acquisitions don’t play much and in Utah media market


Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’ 114-99 victory over the Orlando Magic in Salt Lake Tribune Jazz beat writer Andy Larsen.

1. Defend the big shooters

The Magic are no good – they made so many bad mistakes tonight, especially in the first half. Their offense is a slog. Their defense is also relatively exploitable. And yet, they present some challenges for the Jazz that have been among their weaknesses in recent years: guards scoring first playing with big men shooting.

There were times when the Jazz defended that extremely well, and times when they didn’t. And I think it is worth studying the difference between the two.

So here is a successful choice of Orlando. Hassan Whiteside needs to be in the paint to prevent Cole Anthony’s easy basket, at least as long as the strategy is to get over the screens. But with that, Mo Bamba has to be left alone, and there’s just plenty of height and distance for Jordan Clarkson or Whiteside to close.

And here’s a room where Donovan Mitchell stole.

Review this first if necessary. The first key, the most important: Udoka Azubuike gets involved in the game much more quickly. Rather than inviting the ballhandler to come to him, ‘Dok is standing, predicting the direction of the screen. That means there’s just a lot less time for Anthony to make the pass in the second video than in the first – and, crucially, less angle. Mitchell is going to be in that passing lane unless it’s a looping pass, then there’s more time to recover.

Second, Mitchell anticipates the pass, while Clarkson does his best to get back to his man, even though Whiteside has already covered it. Clearly, Mitchell has tools and jumping ability that Clarkson doesn’t either.

I’ve been incredibly impressed with Mitchell’s defensive effort the last two games – he really tries to lead by example on the defensive end. There are still times when he dies on screen, but he’s really a lot more on the ball and physical at the attacking point initially, and he’s also been very accurate in reading passing lanes. That stuff is what the Jazz will need in the playoffs, even against tougher opposition.

2. Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Juancho Hernangomez only get bad weather

Both business acquisitions were on track for DNP-CDs until the Jazz pulled away late enough to get just over a minute of downtime. Trent Forrest played 24 minutes, as did Jordan Clarkson. Eric Paschall played 12. Jared Butler even got a short 2-minute pass in the first half, giving Conley a bit more breathing space. Alexander-Walker, however, did not.

I don’t have a feeling Quin is going to be that excited about playing NAW – in particular, that little first-half stint of Butler, with a double-digit lead, really could have gone to the new acquisition just to get your ears wet.

Honestly, watching the video of Alexander-Walker in New Orleans, I get it. I’ll get to that in a more detailed article later, but he’s a very, very poor decision-maker right now, really on both ends of the spectrum. Maybe that changes overnight, but in a match today I’m probably picking Butler too. That’s not to say Alexander-Walker doesn’t have potential, but I think it does make his road to playing and contributing to the Jazz in this year’s playoffs that much tougher.

According to Justin Zanik this morning, the team has been trying to find a guy who could contribute this year. In particular, the Jazz asked, “Can this make us better? Can it definitely make us better? It’s a high bar with this group because we’re really good,” he said. “…There was just nothing definitive that hit a bar, whether using a future premiere or not.” Even if they used one first!

Still, that’s the group: It looks like they’re going to have one of Forrest or Paschall in the playoff rotation, except for something like 36 minutes a night for Rudy Gay.

3. Jazz fans are lucky to have the coverage they have

Alright, I understand that’s a bit of a pat on the back. But it’s really true, I promise: Jazz fans, there’s an abundance of media coverage of this team — it’s a lot easier to be a Jazz fan than a Magic fan. Heck, it’s easier to be a Jazz fan than one of almost any other NBA team.

Orlando is the 17th largest media market in the United States. Yet only one member of the media traveled to the game from Orlando: an OrlandoMagic.com editor, paid by the team. The Orlando Sentinel has a writer or two on Zoom chats, but they no longer travel with anyone for road games, and haven’t for years. Athletic no longer have an Orlando Magic beater.

This might not surprise you, given that Magic sucks. But even surprisingly good teams have tiny independent beat bodies. Most league teams have only one freelance writer covering the away team. Phoenix and Denver have often had zero in recent years. The Clippers, as well as Chicago and Dallas only see one or two, although they are big markets with relevant teams.

Meanwhile, at the Tribune, we cover every Jazz game on the road from the road. The Deseret News too. We have two full-time Jazz beat writers and they have one (neener neener neener), but already we’ve outgrown the vast majority of the NBA. Then you add that The Athletic and KSL.com frequently travel to games on the road to cover them in person…it’s a competitive media market that genuinely translates into better coverage for fans – and maybe unexpected for #30. media market.

Plus, the Jazz are generally better with access than most other NBA teams. Many teams violate NBA rules and do not release their players when requested by reporters; the Knicks were fined last month for not playing Julius Randle seven in a row. There was a recent row with the club over whether or not media access would be in person during the Jazz’s coronavirus scare, but that’s been resolved now – we’re back in person and getting better and longer interviews. It was great to be able to talk to Justin Zanik, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Juancho Hernangomez and Rudy Gobert during today’s shoot, and we were able to get and give much, much more information as a result.

Of course, this is only possible because the interest justifies it: the Jazz have the second best local ratings in the NBA. On the Tribune side, our subscription and pageview figures are solid. Jazz fans are rightfully hungry for information and we provide it to the best of our abilities.

Super Rugby: Chiefs set a marker with wins over Blues and Highlanders


Josh Ioane could have a hand on the Chiefs’ No. 10 jersey for their opener against the Highlanders next week after a promising hit against the Blues on Saturday.

The Chiefs enjoyed a valuable afternoon in Queenstown, beating both the Highlanders and Blues in the Game of Three Halfs event, and securing valuable game time for captain Sam Cane.

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Chiefs No 10 Josh Ioane is looking to pass against the Blues in the three-halve match Test match at Queenstown on Saturday.

In both games they looked well organized and physical – although they pushed the limits of the ruck and Cane was sent to the trash for repeated team infractions against the Blues.

However, the main talking point was Ioane’s impressive 40 minutes against the Blues as he battles with Bryn Gatland for the No.10 shirt.

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Conversely, the understaffed Blues finished with defeats to the Chiefs and Highlanders, with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck relatively calm in the No.12 shirt.

The Blues were missing a number of All Blacks, and it showed as the scrum came under heavy pressure against the Highlanders.

Chiefs halfback Cortez Ratima passes the ball against the Highlanders at the Queenstown Recreation Ground on Saturday.

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Chiefs halfback Cortez Ratima passes the ball against the Highlanders at the Queenstown Recreation Ground on Saturday.

Chiefs versus Highlanders

An under-strength Chiefs side proved too physical in the contact and set-piece zones before the two teams meet in the first round of Super Rugby Pacific next Saturday.

Emoni Narawa opened the scoring early for the Chiefs after a strong break from half-back Cortez Ratima exposed the Highlanders near the ruck.

The Chiefs competed strongly on the ruck, giving up several penalties, but their maul defense was up to the task of stopping the Highlanders lineups.

They were also dominant at scrum time, winning two important penalties as the Highlanders opted to use their best props Ethan de Groot and Jermaine Ainsley in their second 40 minutes against the Blues.

Despite missing their All Blacks, the Chiefs then fought their way down the line from a maul, with big No.8 Pita Gus Sowakula receiving the pats on the head.

Aside from the tight five, Ratima looked good for the Chiefs and Etene Nanai-Seturo was elusive despite limited opportunities.

Scott Gregory stood out for the Highlanders at No.12, constantly crossing the advantage line and scoring a fine try late in the half with an evasive run.

Heads 14 (Emoni Narawa, Pita Gus Sowakula tries, Bryn Gatland 2 blocks) Mountaineers 5 (Scott Gregory tries)

Former Crusaders lock Luke Romano carries the ball for the Blues against the Chiefs.

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Former Crusaders lock Luke Romano carries the ball for the Blues against the Chiefs.

Chiefs vs. Blues

All Black No 7 Sam Cane was shown a yellow card after 33 minutes as referee Paul Williams lost patience with the Chiefs’ high penalty count against the Blues.

In a repeat of their opener against the Highlanders, a stronger Chiefs lineup aggressively targeted the breakdown, and Cane paid the price.

With referees keen to provide a clean ruck ball, coach Clayton McMillan may need to address the issue before the start of Super Rugby Pacific next week.

Still, he’ll be happy with new No.10 Josh Ioane’s 40 minutes as the former Highlander threatened down the line and distributed well.

It was Ioane’s excellent wide ball that set up Jonah Lowe’s second down, and it already looks like he’s settled into the Chiefs’ offensive form.

The Chiefs scored first after 12 minutes, Lowe showing his pace down the right side to collect a nice kick into space from No.9 Xavier Roe.

The Blues’ sharpest attacking weapons were Mark Telea on the wing and No 13 Tanielu Tele’a.

Heads 17 (Jonah Lowe (2), Tyrone Thompson tries, Josh Ioane con) Blues 7 (Tanielu Tele’a tries, Harry Plummer counters)

AJ Lam keeps the ball alive in the tackle by Highlanders flanker Sean Withy on Saturday.

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AJ Lam keeps the ball alive in the tackle by Highlanders flanker Sean Withy on Saturday.

Blues vs. Highlanders

The Highlanders team for the Blues hit – with only Josh Dickson and Vilimoni Koroi in support – provided far greater intensity than the loss to the Chiefs.

With Marino Mikaele-Tu’u a big presence in the No.8 shirt and the much more muscular set piece, the Highlanders backs looked brilliant.

Josh Timu was perhaps the surprise in the No.13 shirt, putting in a number of solid runs, while Vereniki Tikoisolomone also showed off his finishing skills in the No.14 shirt as the men from the Deep South took a 14-0 lead.

However, with Stephen Perofeta starting to pull the strings at No.10, the young Blues selection fought their way back into the game.

With Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens in impressive form, they caused many problems for the Highlanders defense and denied a penalty chance to win the game in the dying seconds.

Mountaineers 21 (Marino Mikaele-Tu’u, Vereniki Tikoisolomone, Folau Fakatava tries, Marty Banks 3 blocks) Blues 19 (Vaiolini Ekuasi, Josh Goodhue, Taine Plumtree tries, Stephen Perofeta 2 against).

Mumbai criminal branch closes probe into death of musician Karan Joseph


Four years after musician Karan Joseph (29) allegedly committed suicide, the Mumbai Criminal Branch closed the case. Joseph reportedly jumped to his death from the 13th floor of his friend and music producer Rishi Shah’s house in Bandra on September 9, 2017.

After Joseph’s family members alleged that Shah pushed Joseph to commit suicide, Bandra Police registered a case of inciting suicide against strangers but found no evidence against anyone.

Criminal Branch Unit V, which was then assigned the case, filed a “C Summary” report in local court earlier this week. A “C Summary” report means the case is neither false nor true, but was closed due to an error.

A police officer said the investigation took a long time because police had to wait for forensic reports from the Kalina forensics lab, which they contacted to retrieve data from Joseph’s cellphones and of a few others.

As part of its investigation, the criminal branch recorded statements from Joseph’s friends and family members and went through WhatsApp chats between Joseph and Shah. A medical team also recreated the scene of the alleged crime by throwing a dummy of the same height and weight as Joseph from Shah’s house to confirm that he himself jumped to his death and was not pushed. down.

Bandra Police, which initially registered a case of accidental death, registered an FIR for incitement to suicide based on a complaint from Joseph’s father. Later, while the police did not arrest anyone, his family members contacted Mumbai Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar who transferred the case to the criminal branch.

Trey Anastasio Band and The Black Crowes Lead Peach Music Festival Lineup


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Trey Anastasio Band, The Black Crowes, Billy Strings and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will headline the 10th anniversary of the Peach Music Festival.

They will be joined by Goose, the Revivalists, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and The Word’s reunion with Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew.

The four-day live music and camping experience at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania, from Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3 and will be presented by Live Nation.

Inspired by the legendary music of the Allman Brothers Band, the Peach Music Festival‘s 10th anniversary celebration will also feature founding member Jaimoe as Jaimoe and Friends, and a special appearance by Trouble No More, featuring Brandon “Taz” Niederaurer (Guitar, Vocal), Daniel Donato (Guitar, Vocal), Dylan Niederaurer (Bass), Jack Ryan (Drums), Lamar Williams Jr. (Vocal), Nikki Glaspie (Drums), Peter Levin (Keyboards) and Roosevelt Collier (Pedal Steel Guitar), celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s seminal “Eat A Peach” album.

Also appearing at the Peach Music Festival 10th Anniversary: ​​Duane Betts, Steel Pulse, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, G. Love & The Juice, Rayland Baxter, The Wailers performing Bob Marley’s Legend, Ripe, Keller Williams, Doom Flamingo, Tauk, Andy Frasco & The UN, Celisse, The Motet, Marco Benevento, Star Kitchen, Karina Rykman, Nth Power with Jennifer Hartswick, The Bogie Band with Joe Russo, Samantha Fish, Spaga, Hannah Wicklund, Lacuna (Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton), Eric Krasno & The Assembly, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer & Friends, Dogs In A Pile, Kitchen Dwellers, Maggie Rose, The Shady Recruits, Eggy, Little Stranger, Yam Yam, Brother and Sister (with Melody and Vaylor Trucks), The Wild Feathers , JD Simo, Cordovas, Consider the Source, Midnight North, JB Strauss, Gabriel Kelley, Sicard Hollow, Daniel Donato, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Wax Owls, Jauntee, Great Time, GA-20, Cycles, Pixie & The Partygrass Boys, Miss Mojo, Mezcalero Sound Hole, Muskrat Lightning, F riends de s Brothers, and Dry Reef.

Other artists will be announced.

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NBA Trade Deadline News: James Harden for Ben Simmons Blockbuster, Porzingis Distributed to Wizards; Celtics, Clippers, Pistons dealing


Experience the power of the NBA superstar – again.

A year after James Harden left Houston for Brooklyn, The Beard has successfully made his way to Philadelphia in his continued quest for an elusive championship. Ben Simmons, the Sixers star who hasn’t played since his unfortunate end in the 2021 playoffs against Atlanta and whose choice to sit out this season sparked that deal, will now join Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving with the Nets .

You won’t find a more dramatic successful trade than this, folks.

A quick review, for context’s sake: Less than three weeks ago, we reported that the Sixers had their sights set on Harden this summer and were content to hold Simmons until then. Then you started to hear – and see – that Harden wasn’t happy. There have been denials up and down from the Nets.

They said they wouldn’t commit to a trade for Harden before the deadline. They said it was all outside noise. Yet here we are.

Here’s the scary part for the rest of the NBA: the Sixers and Nets are instantly back in the title business.

Thanks to Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks for getting more than Simmons in this deal, as he scored Seth Curry and two first-round picks. As for the Sixers, president of basketball operations Daryl Morey finally has his dream reunion with his former Houston Rockets star. We’ll see if the reality of Harden’s association with big man Joel Embiid lives up to his vision, but it certainly has the chance to be very special.

Blue states roll back mask rules – but experts warn it’s too soon | Coronavirus


Several US states, many run by Democrats, began rolling back mask mandates this week, a move public health experts warn could set back progress in the fight against Covid.

On Wednesday, Massachusetts, Illinois, New York and Rhode Island joined California, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey and Oregon in lifting mask mandates for certain public places.

The wave of easing comes after months of private meetings between heads of state and political discussion groups following the November election, according to reports. “Now it’s time to bring people back to life,” said Sean Maloney, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, tweeted in support of New York suspending its indoor mask or vaccine mandate.

Yet the lifting of the rules has not been universally applauded and comes at a time when the vast majority of the country (99%) is still experiencing heavy transmission of the virus, according to at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Public polls show coherent Support for mask mandates and other precautions, and experts say the time to relax precautions hasn’t arrived yet — and acting prematurely could prolong that wave.

“In my opinion, it is too early. I feel like we’re anticipating too much,” said Justin Lessler, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. “We are overconfident that things will continue in the direction they have taken.”

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky also recently said that “now is not the time” to drop masks in public, although the agency is would have weigh changes to its mask guidelines.

Many states are lifting mask mandates despite public polls showing support. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

While Covid cases have fallen from Omicron’s record peak, the US is still averaging over 230,000 cases per day – similar to the height of last winter’s surge – and over 2 300 people die from Covid every day, according to at the CDC. As hospitalizations begin to drop, 80% of hospitals are still under “high or extreme stress”.

Treatments, including antivirals and monoclonal antibodies, that prevent Covid from progressing to serious illness and death are still in short supply across the country. Children under 5 are not yet eligible for vaccines, while less than a quarter of children aged 5 to 11 are fully vaccinated.

“We have hundreds of thousands of people who are dying, we have millions who have been hospitalized and we have an unknown number who have long Covid and who will long get Covid as we undo what little mitigation we have,” said said Julia Raifman, assistant professor at the Boston University School of Public Health and creator of the US States Covid-19 Policy Database.

“Saying things are normal prevents us from getting more people vaccinated and helping people wear masks, because transmission actually remains quite high,” Raifman said. “The best way to help people think things are more normal is to reduce the amount of virus with the mitigations we have.”

The failure to define measures on when to abandon or reinstate precautions “starts at the top,” including the CDC and the White House, Raifman said. “The whole pandemic response is mismanaged, and only better leadership can help us come together to better deal with it.”

Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the President, said the United States leaves the “full-fledged” phase of the pandemic. In September, he said controlling the pandemic meant having fewer than 10,000 cases a day.

“It’s not a declaration of victory but rather an acknowledgment that we can live responsibly with this thing,” noted New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who is also a key leader of the National Governors Association. Governors would have urged Biden to “get away from the pandemic”.

A woman wears a mask while knitting in a park as a nearby man talks on the phone without a mask.
Experts warn that lifting mask mandates too soon could lead to unnecessary cases and deaths. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP

Many states – including Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Oregon, New Jersey and Rhode Island – are also defined to lift school mask mandates. California is considering changing school mask rules, while Illinois and New York will keep theirs for now. The Governor of Pennsylvania survey the school mask rule last month.

Teachers’ unions have joined health experts in call for science-based recommendations to keep educators and students safe and prevent the virus from forcing further school closures caused by labor shortages.

“I fear removing measures just because cases tend to go down,” Lessler said. “At least part of the rate of decline has to do with how little we are doing to try to control transmission, and by stopping these measures – both directly and in the message they send about virus risk – you are slowing that down. -tendency.”

A new variant could also emerge and change the situation yet again, he said. “We have been surprised many times by new variants.”

Lifting measures too soon and slowing the decline in cases can lead to “many unnecessary cases and deaths that you could have avoided just by waiting a few weeks,” Lessler said.

“And if we change what we do significantly, we may not get there, or it may take us longer than expected to get there.”

10 Famous Musicians Who Saw The Beatles Perform On “The Ed Sullivan Show”


The Beatles performed to a screaming crowd of over 700 fans on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. About 50,000 people applied for tickets. Even Sullivan struggled to get tickets to her own show. The unfortunate ones who couldn’t sit down watched along with the 70 million other people who tuned in to watch that night.

Some of that 70 million included future musicians like Billy Joel and Tom Petty. They imagined themselves on this stage singing in front of the crowd. Watching the Beatles gave them hope and inspiration. Soon they were famous in their own right.

Here’s what 10 famous artists had to say about watching The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.

The Beatles performing on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ | CBS via Getty Images

Tom Small

According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Tom Petty had this to say about watching The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show“I think the whole world was watching that night. It certainly was. You knew it, sitting in your living room, that everything around you was changing.

“It was like going from black and white to color. Truly. I remember earlier that day, actually, a kid on a bike passed me and said, “Hey, the Beatles are on TV tonight. I didn’t know him, he didn’t know me, and I thought, “That means something. [The Beatles] came out and just flattened me. Hearing them on the radio was pretty amazing, but seeing them finally perform was electrifying.

Gene Simmons

In 2010, Kiss’ Gene Simmons said Liverpool Echo, “There’s no way I’m doing what I’m doing now if it wasn’t for the Beatles. I was watching ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ and saw them. These skinny little boys, kinda androgynous, with long hair like girls.

“It blew my mind that these four boys [from] the middle of nowhere could make this music. Then they talked and I thought ‘How do they talk?’ We had never heard the Liverpool accent before. I thought all Brits sounded like the Queen.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel told CBS News, “That performance changed my life…Up until that point, I had never considered rock music as a career. And when I saw four guys who didn’t look like they came out of the Hollywood star mill, playing their own songs and instruments, and mostly because you could see that look on John Lennon’s face – and he seemed to be always saying, ‘Fuck you!’ “I said, ‘I know these guys, I can relate to these guys, I’m these guys.’ That’s what I’m going to do: play in a rock band.’ »

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Joe Perry

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said Music Radar, “Seeing them on TV felt like a national holiday. Talk about an event. I’ve never seen such cool guys. I had heard some of their songs on the radio before, but I was unprepared for the power and utter spellbinding they were to watch.

“It completely changed me. I knew something was different in the world that night. The next day at school, The Beatles were all anyone could talk about. Us guys had to be there. playing pretty cool, because the girls were so excited and were drawing little hearts on their notebooks, ‘I love Paul’, that kind of stuff. But I think there was an unspoken thing with the guys that we all have dug the Beatles too We just couldn’t come out and say it.

Richie Sambora

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora said Music Radar, “One of my earliest memories was of sitting cross-legged on the floor in the living room of the house I grew up in and watching black and white television and watching the Beatles in ‘ The Ed Sullivan Show.’

“I was 5 and I remember thinking, ‘Wow! This is what I want to do. I know that sounds silly – most 5-year-old boys say they want to be firefighters or policemen or players. or even president. Not me. I wanted to be one of the Beatles… But the kind of reaction the Beatles get from girls… hey, what guy wouldn’t say, ‘That’s what I want !?’ »

Steven Van Zandt

According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Steven Van Zandt said, “It was the main event of my life. It was certainly the major event for many others, whether they knew it or not at the time. For me, it was no less dramatic than the landing of aliens on the planet… There is no equivalent to that today, television shows that literally everyone has watched.

“All ages, all ethnicities, all in black and white on a 14-inch screen… It was their sound, their looks, their attitudes. It was so many things. A time to look at things differently, to question things a bit. All kinds of things were new.

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Chrissie Hyde

Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde said Austin Chronicle, “I remember exactly where I was sitting. It was amazing. It was as if the axis had moved. I remember the first time I saw the 45 in the record bin at the discount house where my parents were shopping and holding it in my hand. It was kind of like an alien invasion.

“If you were a bit of a virgin and you didn’t want to grow up like I didn’t want to, didn’t want to enter the adult world like I didn’t want to, it gave you a kind of new avenue of sexuality. It could be more cerebral. You didn’t have to touch the person’s acne… [The day after, the boys] all combed their hair and made bangs! Me too! I could never put my hair in curlers again. I combed it straight and cut my bangs. Oh yes. It was something else entirely. »

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen told CBS News, “It was different, it changed the lay of the land. Four guys, playing and singing, writing their own material…Rock ‘n’ roll came to my house where it seemed like it wasn’t there. have no way out… and opened up a whole world of possibilities.

Nancy Wilson

Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson told CBS News, “Lightning came out of the sky and hit Ann and me the first time we saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. There had been so much anticipation and hype about The Beatles that it was a huge event, like the moon landing: that’s when Ann and I heard the call to become rock musicians.

“I was seven or eight at the time…Right away we started doing air guitar shows in the living room, faking English accents and studying all the zines.”

Doug Clifford

Doug Clifford of Creedence Clearwater Revival told CBS News, “A big influence was seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. They were a foursome and we said, wow, we can do this. If these guys from England can go out and rock ‘n’ roll, we can do it… We bought Beatles wigs. We went to the theater store, and I guess it was Three Stooges wigs at the time.

Watch the Beatles play on The Ed Sullivan Show was special to everyone watching, whether as a national holiday or an alien invasion.

However, these artists and many others can all agree on one thing; it was electrifying. It tripped a switch in their brain, and suddenly they were able to relate to something they didn’t know they wanted. Without the influence of the Beatles, we wouldn’t have had any of these artists.

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The jazz scene, first part: Boy, it has changed


“Boy, that has changed.”

Rita Rega talks about Portland Jazz, which she has watched, nurtured and promoted since 1985. “I have a pretty long view of this scene.”

Rega works as Jazz Music Director of KBOO and as Artistic Director of the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. She is a board member of the Jazz Society of Oregon, with a membership that was once 5,000, but is now much lower. “For various reasons, the number of members is declining. We seem to be moving from a member-based organization to a contributor-based organization. »


The changes she has seen in the past 40 years since attending her first Mount Hood Jazz Festival in 1982 are manifold. (The festival survived for decades and went virtual in 2021 due to the pandemic.)

“First of all,” explains Rega, the big changes include “the lack of rooms. Since I’ve been in Portland (since 1985), you could go to ten clubs on a weeknight in the summer, less in the winter, and more on the weekends. There were more big bands playing, more university programs devoted exclusively to jazz, more jam sessions, more jazz record stores, more jazz on the radio, more jazz festivals, more publications devoted to jazz coverage, etc. Despite all that, we probably have more jazz going on here now than in a lot of other places.

Rita Rega at KBOO.

There are other factors affecting the slow fade of Portland Jazz. The Oregonian’s arts section all but disappeared at first due to massive changes in the newspaper industry and its statewide reach, in which people like Marty Hughley and Lynn Darroch regularly wrote. on jazz, declined.

Darroch, KMHD’s syndicated “Bright Moments” DJ, journalist and author who has covered Portland jazz since 1978, considers the past 15 years crucial to Portland’s long-standing vibrant jazz scene. It used to be, since the 1930s, all you had to do was graduate from Williams Street University (the birthplace of North Portland jazz) and wait out the ebbs and flows of the economy.

Lynn Darroch (center) with Alfred Muro and the late Carlton Jackson.
Lynn Darroch (center) with Alfred Muro and the late Carlton Jackson.

Colligan and Brown, among others

But in 2008, when the economy crashed, so did the jazz scene. Next, says Darroch, composer/musician George Colligan arrived from the University of WInnipeg in Manitoba, Canada (which Colligan calls “Siberia”) in 2011 and poured his energy into the community and into the Department of Studies. music schools at Portland State University, already in full swing. in part because of the musicianship and influence of pianist/composer Darrell Grant. (Grant and vocalist Rebecca Kilgore will perform Feb. 18 at the Old Church as part of the PDX Jazz Festival.)

Colligan, who Darroch says has “the musical power to bring it all together,” is a game-changer. He plays in countless jazz gigs and projects in Portland, and on albums, making everyone better. He encouraged his students, like saxophonist Nicole Glover, to take the stage – in the long-standing tradition of passing on the art – and she has since traveled to New York to perform.

George Colligan at the 2013 Ballard Jazz Festival.
George Colligan at the 2013 Ballard Jazz Festival.

Christopher Brown, son of prominent Portland drummer Mel Brown, returned from the East Coast and a military career in 2011 and settled down with his quartet, now a signature Portland jazz band. (The Browns with the B-3 Organ Group have a gig at the PDX Jazz Festival Feb. 24 at Jack London Revue.) Portland guitarist Dan Balmer, B-3 member and Oregon Music Hall of Fame and Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee Oregon Jazz Society Hall of Famer as well as a Lewis & Clark jazz studies teacher, whom he has never left since he started playing gigs as a teenager in coffeehouses, “when the concerts were numerous”, as he says.

Colligan and Brown generated a lot of action and brought East Coast contacts with them. Saxophonist John Nastos returned from New York where he studied at the Manhattan School of Music, and musicians like saxophonist Devon Phillips left New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Chris Brown at 1905. Photo by Karney Hatch.
Chris Brown at 1905. Photo by Karney Hatch.

A little later, accomplished drummer Michael Raynor moved to Portland from Chicago in 2012. Raynor plays at 1905 with various musicians: one evening with pianist Randy Porter, trumpeter Justin Copeland and bass Christian Ramirez; another with saxophonist Nastos, pianist Greg Goebel and bass Bill Athens; and a third with Colligan’s Piano Trio. “It’s pretty remarkable to have a world-class roster in a city this size,” Raynor said. “In a way, I feel more connected to the people I play with here than in Chicago. The pace of life is slower and I have more time to get to know people.

The reliable stream of longtime musicians — such as bassist Dave Friesen and guitarist Balmer, pianists Randy Porter and Tom Grant, drummer Ron Steen, and vocalists Rebecca Kilgore and Marilyn Keller — continue to rock and nail gigs. PDX Jazz, the Pacific Northwest’s largest nonprofit jazz organization promoting jazz music and education, continues to expand its annual February festival – this year marks its 19th – and in 2012 it will added year-round programming.

Guitarist Dan Balmer.
Guitarist Dan Balmer–in, according to Balmer, the younger days “when the gigs were big.”

Jimmy Mak is closed

Other touchstones occurred that took steam from the jazz scene. Most importantly, Jimmy Mak’s, Portland’s iconic jazz club that regularly hosted national artists, closed in 2016.

Yet Portland jazz has never been silenced. 1905 popped up the same year Jimmy Mak closed, and it’s now Portland’s only club dedicated to jazz. And it’s the dedication of jazz musicians, says Darroch, that keeps Portland jazz alive.

Pay is lousy as it always has been – often not more than $75-100 per gig for musicians – but jazzers do other things to play music when they can. They teach, write method books, create apps, do private lessons, sell real estate, work in vineyards – anything to make ends meet so they can play.

Playing music is the reward, and dedicated jazz musicians will do a lot and sacrifice a lot to play it.

Michael Raynor.  Photo of Michael Jackson.
Michael Raynor. Photo of Michael Jackson.

“The beauty of jazz is that it’s constantly evolving,” says KBOO’s Rega. “That’s why he’s got my attention. It is an art form that is never static. The best practitioners of the trade are unpredictable. For these young fans, you have to keep listening. It takes some time to develop an understanding of the vocabulary before you begin to understand what is happening on the bandstand. It’s a journey of appreciation. “

And, of course, Portland needs more “real” jazz clubs so people can listen to and enjoy the ever-changing, uniquely American form of music.

Singer Mia Nicholson, echoing her jazz colleagues, says “hell yes,” we need more jazz venues. Nicholson, who occasionally sang with the late pianist/composer Dave Frishberg at Tony Starlight’s Supper Club, adds that Portland has “a lack of real music spaces, especially places where people really come to listen. And the number of places that have a good piano and good acoustics is almost nil. Honestly, I don’t know how we can get more. The only thing we can do is celebrate every new venue that truly supports jazz.

Mia Nicholson.  Photo by Gary Norman.
Mia Nicholson. Photo by Gary Norman.

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Angela Allen writes about the arts, especially opera, jazz, chamber music and photography. Since 1984, she has contributed regularly to online and print publications, including Oregon ArtsWatch, The Columbian, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Willamette Week, The Oregonian, among others. She teaches photography and creative writing to students in Oregon and, in 2009, was Eastern Oregon’s resident writer for Fishtrap. A published poet and photographer, she is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America and the recipient of an NEA-Columbia Journalism Fellowship. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1984, and 30 years later earned her master’s degree in creative writing/poetry from Pacific Lutheran University. She lives in Portland with her scientist husband and her often unwieldy garden. Contact Angela Allen through her website.

Cesar Azpilicueta targets incredible Chelsea record as Blues skipper launches bid for Club World Cup glory


CESAR AZPILICUETA is not the name you would think of as one of the best trophy collectors in English football.

But here in the UAE on Wednesday afternoon, the Chelsea captain will take the first step towards an unprecedented sweep.


Chelsea’s Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta aims to complete an unbeatable collection of club silverware
Chelsea train in the United Arab Emirates as they bid for the Club World Cup trophy for the first time, completing a personal sweep for Azpilicueta


Chelsea train in the United Arab Emirates as they bid for the Club World Cup trophy for the first time, completing a personal sweep for AzpilicuetaCredit: AP
Striker Romelu Lukaku prepares to face Saudi side Al Hilal


Striker Romelu Lukaku prepares to face Saudi side Al HilalCredit: Getty
Hakim Ziyech, Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku prepare for the unknown


Hakim Ziyech, Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku prepare for the unknownCredit: AP

Azpilicueta has won the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, Super Cup, FA Cup and League Cup.

And finally, now for the Club World Cup trophy, which he failed to win in 2012 when Chelsea lost 1-0 to Brazil’s Corinthians in Japan.

Liverpool were England’s last winners in Qatar in 2019 – and now Azpilicueta is set to make history with the club he joined a decade ago.

Before facing Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in today’s semi-final, the Spaniard said: “Everyone tries to create their own story at the club.

“Over the years we have seen many world-class players who have tried to help increase this club’s trophy cabinet.

“When the time comes, we want to make the most of it.

“And now it is true that we have our own opportunity to create club history, to win a trophy that nobody has won at Chelsea – I hope we are the ones who can do it.

“It’s very difficult to be at this tournament and after ten years, you realize how difficult it is. We lost the final to Corinthians, back then it was a different feeling as it was my first season at Chelsea.

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“We were in all the competitions and maybe it looked easier than it was.

“And then with more time you realize how difficult it is, first of all just qualifying.

“So we have to make the most of it, starting with this game. And I hope this bad experience helps us.

“We are really motivated and losing in 2012 hurt us a lot. This is the only competition the club has not won.

“Winning it for the first time would be huge. It means a lot to everyone, to us and to the fans. Moreover, we represent Europe.

“Maybe sometimes in Europe we have a different perception of what the tournament is – but the reality is that it’s very difficult to be here.

“We face champions from other continents.

Chelsea players get acquainted with the impressive Mohamed Bin Zayed Stadium


Chelsea players get acquainted with the impressive Mohamed Bin Zayed StadiumCredit: Getty
Goalkeepers Kepa Arrizabalaga and Marcus Bettinelli hope Chelsea can juggle a busy domestic schedule with their Club World Cup campaign


Goalkeepers Kepa Arrizabalaga and Marcus Bettinelli hope Chelsea can juggle a busy domestic schedule with their Club World Cup campaignCredit: Reuters

Chelsea arrived here in the early hours of Sunday morning without boss Thomas Tuchel, who tested positive for Covid – but the German could still be out for the final.

Tuchel’s number 2, Arno Michels, will be in charge tonight and will be assisted by Hungarian coach Zsolt Low.

Yet in training, it was Petr Cech, Chelsea’s technical and performance adviser, who addressed the players ahead of the session at the Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium.

Azpilicuta, 32, admitted he had taken some of Chelsea’s young players aside, to remind them that these kinds of opportunities don’t come around often.

He added: “When we are young we think we could have more opportunities.

“And over time you see how difficult it is not only to win trophies, but also to get to finals.

“Sometimes you can win or lose, but these type of tournaments are not the normal type of cups that you play every day.

Chelsea hope the massive architecture is a backdrop for an equally imposing achievement on the pitch


Chelsea hope the massive architecture is a backdrop for an equally imposing achievement on the pitchCredit: Getty
N'Golo Kante is the middle man as the Blues warm up for the cup


N’Golo Kante is the middle man as the Blues warm up for the cupCredit: AP

“Everyone knows how difficult it is – and that we can’t miss our chance.”

Tuchel, who also missed the 2-1 home win over Plymouth in the FA Cup fourth round, will address the squad via video link at the team hotel today.

During the match, he will be in constant dialogue with the technical staff on the bench.

Low said, “We had a lot of meetings using video.

“We change our ideas a lot of times during the day.

“And we know Al Hilal, we watched the game on Sunday with the technical staff.

“They have good quality up front and can score a lot. We expect a tough game.

After helping Senegal to their first Africa Cup of Nations win against Egypt, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was due to land in the United Arab Emirates last night, although Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to feature today .

CHELSEA (likely): Kepa, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, Alonso, Kovacic, Kante, Jorginho, Werner, Lukaku, Ziyech.

Read our Transfer News Live blog for the latest rumours, gossip and closed deals

Red Bluff musician Chad Bushnell featured in KIXE documentary – Red Bluff Daily News


RED BLUFF — Country singer and Red Bluff native Chad Bushnell will collaborate with KIXE PBS this month for a pre-screening of “Chad Bushnell: Northstate Roots,” a KIXE-created documentary about the country music star.

After watching KIXE Channel 9 and noticing local promotion on the channel, Bushnell was inspired to have his own feature to further promote his name during the difficult times of the pandemic.

“I actually approached KIXE when COVID hit and all of my shows were canceled because I wanted to find a way to keep my name,” Bushnell said. “My momentum was starting to stall with my Christian country music because of COVID, so I knew I had to find something to do.”

The documentary follows Bushnell, detailing how he balances his dedication to music and family in the Upstate.

“I sing different songs in the documentary and describe how I wrote them,” Bushnell said. “There’s a lot of different footage shown, like my parents and people I know around Redding and Red Bluff, so I’m excited for people to see that.”

The documentary comes in unison with the release of Bushnell’s new song “Outa Style,” which was released on February 4. The country singer used the new song to showcase his range of talents by giving it a modern country twist, a contrast to his traditional Christian-style music.

“We had a three-part harmony on the song, which kind of gave it a fuller sound than my previous ones,” Bushnell said. “It was great to see how the song came together and came out, pretty country as I had hoped.”

Bushnell plans to record the rest of his album in Texas in March and release it in June or July.

To find out when the documentary will air, visit https://www.kixe.org/ or call 243-5493.

Melissa Joseph can be reached at 510-491-7151, [email protected] or on Twitter at @melisstweetz.

Punk In Drublic Craft Beer Announces Sacramento Return


NOFX, Pennywise, Face to Face and others to perform

Brew Ha Ha Productions presents Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival returns to Sacramento, CA at Heart Health Park on May 7, bringing together the best of punk rock music and craft beer tasting. The lineup of punk icons, headlined by NOFX, also includes Pennywise, Face To Face, The Bouncing Souls, The Bombpops, Get Dead and more at Cal Expo’s Heart Health Park.

The Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival will offer up to three hours of craft beer tasting for ages 21 and up, showcasing an impressive selection of craft beers, including some of the best in the region. Participating craft breweries will be announced in the coming weeks. Attendees can also purchase food from local food trucks and vendors, with vegan options available.

Tickets for Punk In Drublic Sacramento go on sale Friday, February 11 at 10 a.m. PT on PunkInDrublicFest.com. General admission tickets start at $45 plus fees and VIP tickets start at $99 plus fees. The event is open to all ages.

General admission and VIP tickets provide access to live music performances and craft beer tastings from noon to 3 p.m. VIP tickets also provide access to designated areas with shade, upgraded restrooms and a VIP bar.

Previously announced dates for the Spring Festival Series include March 19 at the Scarizona Festival Grounds in Mesa, AZ; March 26 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif.; and March 27 at the Ventura Fairgrounds in Ventura, California. All Punk In Drublic shows are presented by NOFX, with full band lineups varying by city.

The Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival was created from the mind and liver of NOFX frontman Fat Mike and craft beer fanatic and festival promoter Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions – and named after the NOFX classic Punk in Drublic album sold over a million copies.

In February 2021, NOFX released Single Album (Fat Wreck Chords), their 14th full-length studio album. The group is also featured in the recent released Punk in Drublic documentary, which chronicles the first three years of the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival tour since its debut in 2017.

As always, the health and safety of festival patrons is of the utmost importance. Festival producers are working with local health authorities to ensure the event is safe and complies with all local regulations.

Kamasi Washington, Lady Gaga, Nubya Garcia and More: Jazz Week


Jazz Week is your roundup of new and remarkable stories from the world of jazz. It’s a one-stop destination for music news you need to know. Let’s take it from the top.


Kamasi Washington on The Tonight Show: Kamasi Washington performed his new single, “The Garden Path”, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Last week’s performance on the show marked the saxophonist/composer/bandleader’s late-night television debut. Watch it via the player below. “The Garden Path,” released last week, is Washington’s first new and original music in over a year. About his latest song, he said in a press release: “The world is feeling turned upside down. There’s so much pushing and pulling in all directions, from everyone you meet – no one knows what to think, who to believe, or how to approach life right now. No matter how smart you are, it’s hard not to feel blind.

Sylvia’s love Original soundtrack vinyl release: New York composer Fabrice Lecomte’s moving orchestral jazz score for the romantic drama Sylvia’s love will be released on vinyl via Lakeshore Records on April 8. Pre-order it here. The music is central to the film, as it tells the story between a young woman and an aspiring jazz saxophonist in the 1950s, and their reunion years later. Also appearing on Sylvia’s love the soundtrack is The Dickie Brewster Quartet, Samantha Sidley and a performance by Eva Longoria.

SiriusXM celebrates Black History Month: As part of its celebration of Black History Month, SiriusXM announced new limited-engagement channels and specialty programming celebrating the lives and legacies of influential and trailblazing black artists. They include carefully selected radio channels hailing Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and legendary record label Motown. Click here for a full schedule.

Jazz Photography Exhibition at UCR Arts: The Sweeney Art Gallery at UCR Arts in Riverside, California is currently hosting an exhibition titled Jazz Greats: Collection of Classic Photographs of America. The exhibition consists of 33 photographs of jazz greats and their audiences taken by 15 different photographers from the 1920s to the 1980s. The exhibition is free and will run until April 3. More here.

Album announcements

Marquis Hill, New Gospel Revisited (Editing): New Gospel Revisited is composer/trumpeter Marquis Hill’s live reinterpretation of his debut album, 2021’s New Gospel, performed with an all-star sextet. The 13 tracks on the LP are given new life and interspersed with interludes by each member of the sextet, including Walter Smith III, Joel Ross, James Francies, Kendrick Scott and Harish Raghavan. New Gospel Revisited comes out on March 18 and you can pre-order it HERE.

Tarou Alexander, Echoes of the masters (Sunny side): On his latest album, Brooklyn-born drummer Taru Alexander assembles a stellar ensemble to perform tracks written by some of his heroes and mentors, including his father Roland Alexander. Echoes of the Masters was released on January 7 via Sunnyside and you can order it HERE.

John Mayall, The sun is shining (forty below): Blues legend John Mayall teams up with a stellar cast on his upcoming album, The sun is shining, out now. The album is described via a press release as “a funky, soulful affair punctuated by brass, violins, harmonica and electric ukulele”. It explores a range of eclectic styles and instruments and features many special guests. Order it here.

Christiane Karam, Nar (self-published): Singer/songwriter Christiane Karam fuses Middle Eastern and Balkan aesthetics with contemporary jazz on Nar, his tribute to his native Beirut and to the resilience of humanity. His first album in nine years features his accomplished quintet with pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, cellist Naseem Alatrash, bassist Peter Slavov and percussionist Keita Ogawa. Nar is now available and you can order it HERE. You can also listen to our JAZZIZ Travels podcast conversation with Karam about the new album via the player below.

Live music and festival news

Lady Gaga Jazz and Piano Shows in Las Vegas: Lady Gaga will be back on Dolby Live at Park MGM, performing her “Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano” show on nine dates, starting April 14. The shows will celebrate his love for the Great American Songbook and his second GRAMMY nominated collaboration album with Tony Bennett, love for sale, released last year. Tickets here.

The return of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, from April 27 to May 2: The UK’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival will return after a two-year hiatus to celebrate its 25th edition. The festival will take place from April 27 to May 2 and will include large-scale concerts, intimate club shows, masterclasses and more, as well as an array of free charts. Its line-up includes Gregory Porter, who returns as the Festival’s artistic curator, as well as Robert Plant and his project Saving Grace, Corinne Bailey Rae, Nubya Garcia and Gary Bartz with his six London plays Maisha, among many others. More here.

jazz in mind! Announcement of the showcase program: Annual jazz fair jazzahead! will take place in and around Bremen, Germany from April 28 to May 1. The programming of its parallel showcase festival has been announced. 40 bands from a total of 20 countries were selected by a panel of experts from 800 applications. The showcase concerts can be experienced on site by registered participants and will also be broadcast online via the jazzahead! event platform. Read all the information about the group here.

Nubya Garcia announces the dates of her American tour: Saxophonist/composer Nubya Garcia proudly announces a new series of American shows, her first series of performances in the United States since 2019 and the release of her critically acclaimed album Source. Upcoming dates include supporting Khruangbin, a headlining show at New York’s famed Le Poisson Rouge and an appearance at the Big Ears Festival. More here.

Arts for Art to honor Wadada Leo Smith and Oliver Lake: Arts for Art will pay tribute to two founding free jazz musicians at its 26th annual Vision Festival this summer. Wadada Leo Smith and Oliver Lake will both receive the Vision Festival Excellence Award. Smith will open the festival at Roulette New York on June 21, while Lake will close it at Clemente, La Plaza on June 26. The two artists will present new works during their performances. Click here to find out more.

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Chicago Blackhawks interview St. Louis Blues executive Peter Chiarelli for GM job


CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have interviewed longtime NHL executive Peter Chiarelli for their job as general manager.

Chiarelli, 57, is the vice president of hockey operations for the St. Louis Blues. He was general manager of the Boston Bruins from 2006 to 2015 and the Edmonton Oilers from 2015 to 2019.

The Blackhawks announced the interview with Chiarelli on Sunday. They also interviewed interim general manager Kyle Davidson, Carolina Hurricanes assistant general manager Eric Tulsky and former NHL forward Scott Mellanby for the role.

Former Blackhawks forwards Eddie Olczyk, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp are helping the team in its general manager search, and CEO Danny Wirtz said the organization plans to interview candidates “both inside and outside”. outside of hockey. The team has yet to announce a candidate from outside the sport.

Davidson was promoted to the interim role after longtime chief executive Stan Bowman resigned in October following a report by an outside law firm that found the organization had mishandled allegations that an assistant coach allegedly sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup in 2010.

The report also played a role in the departure of Al MacIsaac, another of Chicago’s top hockey executives, and the NHL fined the team $2 million for “inadequate internal procedures of the organization and its inadequate and untimely response”.

Epstein-Barr derails NJ man’s life; he pushes for better care


James Strazza lay in the darkness of his home in South Carolina, his eyes obscured, the room quiet. He has been living like this for two years, stuck in his personal prison.

The only light comes from a lamp under the bed, there for her mother to navigate in the dark. Strazza, who grew up in North Jersey, suffers from a severe form of chronic fatigue syndrome which leaves him exhausted and prone to excruciating pain at the slightest stimuli – light, sound and touch are all anxiety.

His mother Galen Warden, a Montclair native who now cares for her son in Beaufort, South Carolina, is candid about his condition.

“My fundamental job is to keep him from killing himself,” she said.

Strazza, 33, who had a promising music career, said he didn’t want to die. But he wants to stop “living like that”.

“It took everything from me, everything I love to do, every passion, every pleasure, all the little things we take for granted every day,” he said. “I lost my identity, I lost my freedom. I lost my independence in almost every way you can imagine.”

‘He took it all’: A Q&A with James Strazza on living with chronic fatigue syndrome

An estimated 15 to 30 million people worldwide suffer from myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a complex and often debilitating condition thought to be triggered by an infection, according to the network # ME Action. Researchers and advocates say the disorder is misunderstood in the medical community, often leading to misdiagnoses and poor treatment for patients.

Strazza, a former Rockaway resident, can barely relate to the outside world, but he and his mother recently took to social media to raise awareness about the plight of people with ME/CFS. Strazza says he wouldn’t be confined to his bed, limbs too heavy to lift and waiting for waves of pain, if the condition was taught in medical schools or if doctors better understood his symptoms when they first appeared for the first time.

something was wrong

It was 2008 when the budding studio musician and producer sensed something was wrong. Strazza was dealing with her third episode of Epstein-Barr, a virus that causes mononucleosis and which some scientists have linked to ME/CFS.

The virus triggered pain and fatigue that never abated. Strazza couldn’t carry his amps to a gig without help. Then he couldn’t pick up his guitar. He canceled recording sessions, too tired to perform, his mother said.

“It’s like a frog falling into cold water and you gradually increase the heat. At first these things didn’t raise huge alarms,” Warden, 64, said. “There was nothing there that talked about it, so we had no references of any kind. We kept telling him to shake. You can do it. Exercise more.”

It was the New Jersey council the doctors gave to the family. This turned out to be bad advice. Trying to persevere makes it worse, said Ronald Davis, who directs Stanford University’s Genome Technology Center.

Proper care for ME/CFS “should be taught in medical school. It’s just getting started,” Davis said.

The disease is often mistreated because it can involve an array of symptoms that defy simple categorization, said Brayden Yellman of the Bateman Horne Center in Salt Lake City, who specializes in the treatment of ME/CFS and related conditions. In nine years of his medical training, ME/CFS has not appeared once, he said.

“As far as medical practice goes, things have become very fragmented and everyone has their specialties,” Yellman said. “You go to primary care and they tell you what’s wrong and then they send you to the sub-specialist you need based on the symptoms you have.”

Patients with complex conditions get lost in the shuffle. “This is a disease that has been ignored for decades by the medical establishment,” added Rob Sklans of Metuchen, board member of #MEAction. “Not only is it statistically invisible because there is no diagnostic code, but there is no confirmed diagnostic test.”


Chronic fatigue carer urges people to listen to those in pain

Galen Warden cares for his son, James, who suffers from a debilitating form of chronic fatigue syndrome. She has advice for others in her position.

Richard Burkhart, NorthJersey.com

disastrous advice

The more Strazza tried to pass, the worse he got.

“That’s what got him into bed,” his mother said. “This is where awareness is absolutely key.”

“It could be looking at something or scrolling through a text or listening to a person talking in the room – the cognitive input hurts his brain,” she added. “Imagine someone claps their hands and the sound causes you a sharp pain. Now imagine that sound and pain repeating and repeating for about 10 minutes. When it’s bad, you can’t touch it .”

Warden and her son moved to South Carolina six years ago to be near a sick relative. These days, Strazza’s condition is grim.

The former musician can no longer listen to music, finding the pain unbearable. He spends most of his days in the dark, noise canceling headphones helping to ward off the world. His mother walks quietly on tiptoe around the house. Strazza plays the violin on her phone, one of her few connections to the outside world, though it can lead to overwhelming “brain pain.”

“I haven’t seen the sun for two and a half years,” he said. “I haven’t listened to music in a year and it’s just overwhelming. It’s one of the hardest things about it. It’s worse than the pain.”

He takes dozens of pills to try to manage the disease, but there is no known cure for ME/CFS. Some medications, such as the antipsychotic Abilify, seem to help patients at low doses. Others are testing experimental treatments like spinal cord sectioning.

“If anyone is feeling lonely, I think it’s important for them to know that there are millions of people just like him navigating the same thing,” said Laurie Jones, CEO of #MEAction, based in Santa Monica. can join so patients can share their experiences and say what works for them. It’s not the way you want to do medicine, but it’s a start.”

Strazza said he hopes sharing stories like his will lead to proper training for doctors and more funding for research, not to mention better health insurance coverage for chronic conditions like ME. SFC. He and his mother spend $1,500 on medications and supplements each month. Government benefits help them, but force them to use their savings, he said.

He finds some relief in writing poetry. He will compose a sonnet and text it to his mother, who will respond with praise and criticism.

Finding beauty in one’s life is difficult, he says. “You kind of have to create it for yourself. That’s what I do. I try to bring beauty out of the darkness.”

More information and resources are available through the #MEAction network at www.meaction.net.

Richard Burkhart of the Savannah Morning News contributed to this story.

Gene Myers is a reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.

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Workals unites techno and orchestral music


Works is a very talented French producer of melodic-progressive techno. Born as Kevin Rodrigues, Workals has earned a fascinating reputation as a producer who incorporates various orchestral elements into his music. With this unique musical style, it brings the experience of a live orchestra to an electronic music dance floor, concert hall and music festival.

As of this writing, Workals are gearing up for their final US tour stop tonight in San Francisco. His last tour of the United States saw him perform at notable stages such as Denver, Brooklyn and Los Angeles. Here’s One EDM’s exclusive interview with Kevin “Workals” Rodrigues as he provides more details on his go-to musical style and future plans. Also follow him on Instagram!

Kenny Ngo: Hi Kevin, for many people who don’t know who you are behind the name Workals, who are you and what is your Melodic-Progressive Techno style?

Kevin “Workals” Rodrigues: Hey! My name is Kevin. I am 32 years old and I started music by learning to play the piano at the age of three. I have been composing electronic music for a little over 10 years now. I would describe my style as “electronic orchestra” as I try to mix classical instruments with electronic music.

Do you feel like Melodic Progressive Techno mixes the best of classical orchestral music with modern electronic music? Especially if it makes you want to merge the world of old music with new music.

I think an instrument is just an instrument, and it’s up to you to make it play something that will sound good in the end. I like the fact that I have extremely different influences and that I don’t have to fit into one genre.

What made you decide to pursue a path in the creation of electro-melodic music like the ones you are creating?

I’ve always thought electronics was great for its endless possibilities of sounds and effects. But I also found that it often lacked emotion, and that’s what I try to add with this “movie music” vibe.

An example of how your style of music can be innovative and expansive can be found in your performance at Le Cercle in 2019. How did you feel during this performance?

It was a great moment and I hope we will have the opportunity to do another! The Cercle team is great and it was also special to play this show in Provence where I live!

Did you feel that your performance at Le Cercle could have allowed electronic music fans to have a new respect for orchestral musical elements and influences?

Probably for some of them! I like to think that I am proposing a bridge connecting two worlds. Then again, of course, not everyone can like that. I’m definitely very focused on delivering something as good as possible to still make it special. Whether you like it or not…

You are about to conclude your last American tour on February 5 in San Francisco. What was the most memorable city and highlight of your visit?

More than one city, I got to see a bit more of this great country. The more I come to the United States, the more I like it! I think this tour is the start of a new great adventure.

What do you expect from your last tour stop, San Francisco?

I can’t wait to give it my all like I usually do! But of course, as the last show of the tour, I’d like it to be some sort of climax.

What’s next in terms of touring and performing for you?

Unfortunately I can’t say much at the moment but I’m working on a big project for the end of the year.

Are there any exciting details about the new music that will be released from your upcoming album?

I experiment a lot, I try to get rid of all boundaries. Tempo in particular. I don’t want to be a slave to that regular 115-130 bpm (beats per minute) club. I really feel the need to explore and let my creativity flow everywhere.

What is your personal hope for this year (according to you)?

I hope that I will come back to the United States before this project that I am working on. The nights I play here are getting better every day so I feel like it’s going in a great direction! I am also very happy with the end of the year. You will know why very soon.

“The energy is just different” | Different vibes lead to victory


Utah Jazz fans had waited nearly a month to hear the lyrics.

“Number 45…from Louisville…Donovan Mitchell.”

After missing the last two and a half weeks with severe concussion symptoms, Mitchell made his triumphant return to the field. The newly named star showed no signs of rust as Utah won visiting Brooklyn 125-102 on Friday night.

“To be honest, I was making the joke before the game like I didn’t care if the ball went in or out. … I was just happy to be out there running.” Mitchell said post-game.

Here are five things to know after the win:

1.) Donovan Mitchell, the Superhero
After two and a half weeks off, most of which came without the ability to train or train, there were some questions about how Mitchell would look upon his return.

It took 2 minutes and 13 seconds to get the answer. Utah took a 10-0 lead and never looked back, thanks in large part to Mitchell.

He opened the game with a no-look pass to Royce O’Neale for an easy and one. He followed that up with a pair of free throws and a deep three-pointer before finding Udoka Azubuike for a lay-up with another no-look pass.

Just over two minutes into the game, Mitchell had five points and two assists, showing his absence hasn’t hampered his shooting and playing ability.

“We have a lot of special guys in our league, but there are a few special guys who even separate themselves from this group of just being special and he’s one of those people,” Kyrie Irving said of Mitchell.

In just 22 minutes of action — not because of a minutes restriction — Mitchell finished with a team-high 27 points, adding six assists, three rebounds and a +21 rating. He was hyper effective on the night, shooting 8 of 10 from the floor, 6 of 7 from three-point territory and a perfect 5 of 5 from the free throw line.

It’s clear the Jazz missed his ability to penetrate and reach the rim, as he constantly opened up the ground for Utah’s shooters to take advantage of.

“He looked really good,” head coach Alex Jensen said of Mitchell. “He was running, defending, passing. … He looked really good there.”

2.) Udoka Azubuike impresses with his double-double
When it was announced before the game that Hassan Whiteside was available to play after dealing with lower back pain, many assumed the big man would start with Rudy Gobert still out.

Instead, he was a different big man in the starting lineup.

With Whiteside far from 100% while recovering from a serious case of COVID-19 and back pain, Jensen thought it would be best to get him off the bench and insert Azubuike into starting training.

Azubuike did not disappoint, finishing with the best game of his young career. He recorded the first double-double of his career with 10 points, 11 rebounds and a +23 rating. It was an impressive performance as he showed improved skill around the hoop at both ends of the court.

But according to Mitchell, the points and rebounds weren’t even the most impressive parts of Azubuike’s game — it was his hustling. While there were countless moments when the big man sprinted at his enemy on the field to establish his position, Mitchell said his best play was when he rushed to close on a three-point shooter in the corner.

With Gobert expected to return soon and Whiteside on the road to full recovery, it’s unclear where Azubuike’s minutes go from here – but if nothing else, this little preview shows the future is promising.

3.) Quin Snyder is still part of the game plan
One of the most overlooked aspects of Utah’s two-game winning streak is that he’s arguably without his most dangerous weapon.

Head coach Quin Snyder has been out the last three games due to health and safety protocols, which means senior assistant head coach Alex Jensen has taken over the reins.

While the Jazz turned things around after a tough January, many fans believe Jensen is the main reason. Whether it’s because of his starting lineups, rotation or in-game tweaks, some believe he deserves all the credit.

Without taking anything away from Jensen – he was sensational when thrown into a tight spot – but even telling him the turnaround was a collaborative effort. According to Jensen, Snyder is still an integral part of the game plan and is as active and involved as possible in his absence.

“The process is actually the same,” Jensen said. “We met the coach on Zoom yesterday and today, and there’s been a lot of moving parts with our roster. … So it’s no different except that obviously he’s not there. .”

4.) Bojan Bogdanovic and Mike Conley are thriving
With Mitchell out the past eight games, much of the offensive pressure and leadership has fallen on the shoulders of Bogdanovic and Conley. That’s not to say they aren’t capable of carrying such a heavy load, but Mitchell’s absence takes away one of their key teammates who helps keep the offense running so efficiently.

So when he returned to the pitch on Friday, it’s no surprise Bogdanovic and Conley were thriving.

Bogdanovic had come to his senses, thriving in his role as a secondary goalscorer. He finished with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 8 of 14 from the floor and 3 of 7 from beyond the arc. But the most impressive part of his performance was four assists, showing a part of his game that isn’t seen as much.

Conley also appreciated the return of his running mate.

With Mitchell getting so much attention from Brooklyn, Conley found open lanes everywhere and was able to get to the edge at will. He finished with 14 points, three rebounds and three assists.

“He takes the pressure off the other guys, especially Mike,” Jensen said of Mitchell’s presence. “There’s so much focus on him that he’s freeing up other guys offensively. That’s Donovan Mitchell. … He makes everything a lot easier for everyone.”

5.) Different Energy, Different Vibe
It’s no secret that the Jazz had a tough January.

A team that entered the month closer to the No. 1 seed than the No. 4 seed, Utah stumbled to a 4-12 record, including a five-game losing streak for end the month.

But once the schedule shifted to February, the Jazz started winning again. Wins over Denver and Brooklyn, the latter aided by the return of Mitchell, breathed new life into Utah. There’s a different energy and vibe around this team that you can see, but you can also feel.

The Jazz pay a lot less and seem to be having fun again. While winning heals a lot of things, it’s the question in which the Jazz win that fuels them. There are laughs and smiles, there are celebrations on the bench again.

Whether that energy will continue for the rest of the season is unclear, but what is clear is that Utah is rejuvenated as its star players return to the field.

“It’s the mark of a composed team, and you understand that you have to go through adversity to get to the top,” Mitchell said. “It’s having fun with the game, even in our losses. I can’t say our losses were fun, but you look at the effort. … The energy is just different.”

Rugby: Beauden Barrett excluded from the opening match of the Blues in Super Rugby


Beauden Barrett performs drills during a training session at Blues HQ today. Photo/Getty

Beauden Barrett has been ruled out of the Blues‘ Super Rugby Pacific opener against Moana Pasifika as he continues his comeback from a concussion.

Barrett, who returns to the Blues this season after his Japanese sabbatical, has been suffering from concussion symptoms since sustaining a severe blow in a head-on collision in the All Blacks’ loss to Ireland in Dublin last November.

In a positive sign, Barrett trained alongside the Blues’ returning All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday before the team travel to Wellington on Sunday for their first pre-season game against the Hurricanes.

After that game, the Blues continue to Queenstown where they will be based in a bubble, alongside the other five New Zealand sides, for the next month as organizers try to prevent games from being canceled due to the latest outbreak. of Covid.

While his full contingent of nine All Blacks are available for limited minutes duties for the first round, Blues manager Leon MacDonald has confirmed that Barrett will not feature immediately as a cautious approach is taken with his return to action.

“It’s really difficult with concussions to set a date because it puts pressure on the player and they feel like they’re letting people down if they don’t show up on that date,” MacDonald said. .

“He won’t be in the first round and what happens after that, fingers crossed we’re starting to see him in the squad and potentially available. The first round is definitely a miss for Beauden.

“He ran pretty well today and is starting high intensity training. He’s feeling really good, his energy is good. Once he’s inside the Queenstown bubble and he starts talking rugby, it will be difficult to hold him back.”

In Barrett’s initial absence, MacDonald will have a choice of Auckland’s Harry Plummer and Taranaki fullback NPC Player of the Year Stephen Perofeta for the first five-eighth starting role following the departure of Otere Black in Japan.

The Blues will also be without All Blacks mainstay Karl Tu’inukuafe for the first two months of the season after undergoing minor back surgery in December. The injury was originally expected to sideline Tu’inukuafe for the entire season, but he’s now on track for a comeback in April.

“Karl was running today, albeit slowly, but it was his first time on the grass and we hadn’t expected to see this in a long time,” MacDonald said.

Support KC musicians with the first Bandcamp Friday of 2022


Today would be a good time to pick up Jo MacKenzie and Dia Jane’s Brainbaby album. // Courtesy of Brain and the Baby

When Bandcamp Friday began in March 2020, the site was expected to forgo its typical revenue-sharing process and allow musicians to keep 100% of the money they earn from sales through the streaming site. However, with the website having recorded sales of $4.3 million in the inaugural event and $7 million in their second, Bandcamp announced that it would continue to hold Bandcamp Fridays in the future.

Today is the first Bandcamp Friday in 2022, and the event offers a full day to give back to local artists in a fairer business model. A number of KC artists use Bandcamp for their music, and if you’re serious about supporting artists in your community, it’s a great way to give back (while also getting some amazing tracks.)

This is a dream! by Hombree

The new album is out this morning. If there’s one thing you’re going to buy today, do it. You can’t go wrong with Hembree.

constancy by La Roseline

We are almost three months away from the release of The Roseline’s seventh studio album, constancy, and the five-piece folk band’s instrumentals still exude dreamy undertones and an undertone of ferocity. Even though each track guides its listeners through an emotional and honest journey, few 10-track projects break new ground for the outfit. What he represents instead, however, is a perfected craft. A sense of cohesion not found in earlier recordings is undeniable in constancy, likely thanks in large part to The Roseline’s evolution towards a synergistic approach to songwriting. Lawrence’s folk group finds its place here. It’s a record that takes more personal risks without turning away from what the band does best, and it’s a record worth listening to.

“Wednesday” and “Over My Head” by Noah Spencer

Singer-songwriter Noah Spencer has released his debut album Census in 2021. While the 30-minute escape into a bed of soft voices buzzes like the colors of a neon street sign, the two tracks that got it here are also worth checking out. These two songs – a duet of tracks that hit listening platforms last year and can be found on Census-are “Wednesday” and “Over My Head”. The first sees Spencer collaborating with Addie Sartino, as the two deliver a sweet vocal duet over haunting guitars. “Over My Head,” meanwhile, adds about a minute of runtime to help deliver a cinematic feel that puts more emphasis on the pacing of it all.

Jason Beers and Quilt Records

Did you read “Quilt by Association” by Nick Spacek in the latest issue of Field? You should do this. Once you read it, you’ll understand why you probably want to buy all that discography.

BrainBaby by Baby and the Brain

After listening to Baby and the Brain’s BrainBaby, you’ll find yourself hooked by the songs and charmed by the inclusion of improvised moments in the studio moments where the pair of Dia and Jo talk and laugh. It’s a touch that only reinforces the intimate nature of songs like “Icarus.” These intimate cuts are contrasted by the cheerful “PT Cruiser” or the country (with banjo!) “Sarah”. Everything is wonderfully different, but the harmonies and emotional honesty come through in every cut.

While making movies

The entire discography is available here. If you haven’t dabbled in MM yet, there simply aren’t any bad leads. At The Pitch, we love them, and so do you.

Kansas City Lights by They Call Me Sauce and The Popper

Kansas City Lights demonstrates that the old and the new can exist side by side to create something where rhythms, rhymes and pure joyful verve come together in an upbeat collection of 11 songs celebrating not just the city itself, but friendship. combination of They Call Moi Sauce and Le Popper. Plus, the album has all the hallmarks of an old-school mixtape, with drops from notables in the area’s music, including an absolutely scorching intro from Hot 103 Jamz DJ, Brian B. Shynin.

Logbook by Erin Eades

Logbook is Erin Eades’ EP, a five-song, 18-minute collection of intimate tracks ranging from gritty to nasal to hard-hitting. If there’s one theme that prevails throughout the bite-sized project, it’s self-reflection, as the album’s storyteller mixes low-pitched vocal tones with both moments of rebellion and the desire for happier times. It’s an honest project that sees Eades proving herself as a flexible musician and songwriter.

Rattle Rattle, clap of thunder! Boom! Boom! Boom! by All Blood

We recently featured this musician on the Streetwise podcast, but the whole new album is pop bop. It also ends with a nice cover of a piece by local musician Manipulator Alligator.


Kansas City’s UN/TUCK Collective, a queer record label and artist group, has a number of albums available on its Bandcamp page, ranging in genre and mood. Discover the artist Floraviolet shrinking violet, or UN/TUCK co-founder Mazzy Mann’s album maara2, published on Mother Russia Industries.

Gladys Knight, Imagine Dragons, Kristin Chenoweth and more


ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. — Living legends perform, a tribute show and a Fire Fighter Chili Cook Off, there are plenty of fun ways to unwind this weekend. Here’s your list of five fun things to do this weekend.

1) Gladys Knight – Hollywood

Seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight has had No. 1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary, and triumphed in film and television. She will perform at Hard Rock Live on Saturday, February 5 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $50 plus taxes and fees.

2) Imagine Dragons – Miami

Imagine Dragons are an American pop rock band known for hits like “Believer”, “Radioactive” and “Thunder”. They’ll rock the FTX Arena on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at around $55 plus taxes and fees.

3) Kristin Chenoweth for Girls – West Palm Beach

Emmy and Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth will perform “For The Girls,” a heartfelt tribute to history’s greatest singers. She will be at the Kravis Center on Saturday, February 5 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $39 plus taxes and fees.

4) Fireman Chili Cook Off – Jupiter

The Palm Beach County Retired Firefighters are hosting a Firefighter Chili Cook-Off to be held Saturday, February 5 at the Downtown Abacoa Amphitheater from 1-6 p.m. Booths will be sourced from local fire departments. The venue will offer cold drinks, hot chili and live music. And I, TA Walker, have the privilege of being one of the judges. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.

5) Bee Gee Tribute Show – Palm Beach Gardens

A Bee Gees Tribute Band will perform a free community concert on Saturday, February 5 at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Plaza Amphitheater. Bee Gee is NOW! will perform all Bee Gees songs such as: “You Should Be Dancing”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “To Love Somebody”, “Night Fever”, “Massachusetts” and, of course, “Jive Talkin”. “

Treasure Coast Bonus) Farm to Grass Music Festival – Port Saint Lucie

Come experience over 240 acres at the Farm to Grass Music Festival. Doors open Thursday, February 3 through Sunday, February 6. Your ticket includes camping and music. There will be beers from The Treasure Coast. Tickets for the four-day event start at $159 for adults and $89 for children.

Jazz Guitarists (Hopefully) Featured at Athenaeum Winter Series


Chico Pinheiro, at the top of the list of incredible guitarists?

Jazz concert impresario Daniel Atkinson has experimented with all sorts of presentation ideas in the 32 years he’s brought music to San Diego. It’s been a while, however, since he’s dedicated a show to single-instrument music, as he’s set to do with guitar for the upcoming Winter Series at the Music Library. and Arts of the Athenaeum. “I found that concept too limiting when it came to putting together a series,” he says. “If someone really good became available and they didn’t fit my theme, I would have to pass them. It’s a series of happy coincidences that led to these four concerts that all feature guitarists.

The series kicked off this week with a rare appearance from Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel, leading a trio with American bassist Scott Colley and drummer Brian Blade, both Atkinson favorites. “You could say they both walk on water, musically, so all three of them are just amazing, top-notch musicians.”

On Sunday, February 6, the series continues with a Brazilian guitar duo of Romero Lubambo (Dianne Reeves, Michael Brecker) and Chico Pinheiro, whom Athenaeum fans will recognize for their past appearances with Anthony Wilson and as the frontman of his own quartet. Jazz guitar superstar Pat Metheny is a huge Pinheiro fan. “There are a lot of amazing guitarists out there,” says Metheny. “At the top of that list I would include Chico Pinheiro.”

Next, on February 23, the San Francisco String Trio, featuring former San Diegan Jeff Denson on bass, Mimi Fox on guitar and Mads Tolling on violin. Atkinson remembers being impressed with the group after surprising them three years ago as a featured performer at the San Francisco Jazz Festival.

Rounding out the series on March 2 is the Oscar Peñas Quartet, featuring Peñas on guitar, Sara Caswell on violin, Motohito Fukushima on electric bass and Richie Barshay on drums. “This represents a rescheduled event due to the pandemic. We had a few. At this point, we had to reprogram it twice. I feel honor bound to present the artists who have been canceled as soon as conditions permit.

Atkinson returned to the concert presenting business with strict post-covid requirements. The Athenaeum’s Music and Arts Library is a small venue (it seats about 150 people) and limits these events to 70% capacity (just over 100) to allow for social distancing. Wearing a mask is mandatory, as well as proof of vaccination, or a negative test within 48 hours of the performance, without exception.

Atkinson is keeping a close eye on a myriad of circumstances that might necessitate a change of plans. “I just emailed Wolfgang’s management in Switzerland yesterday, just to check. He’s doing a two-night tour at the Jazz Gallery in New York, and I checked out their website. It’s always on. So far everything seems solid.

As the pandemic continues to impact the gig business, he says, protocols need to evolve. “The settings keep changing. I think the most important thing has been to stay really flexible and understand that there are inherent unknowns that can affect what we think will happen, or how it will happen. This has created a level of uncertainty that is a little daunting at times. I have become more mindful of booking for the current reality of the situation right now. Reserving larger bands with more difficult requirements in terms of transport and general logistics might be too ambitious in this respect.

“On the other hand, there seems to be a great sense of readiness for everyone to go back out there. I think artists and audiences are coming together to try to make things work. So, in a sense, it was a community-building experience.

University of Texas coach jailed in Varsity Blues scandal says he was on suicide watch


Former University of Texas tennis coach Michael Center, who spent six months in prison in connection with the ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ college admissions scandal, said on Thursday he was under anti-watch. – suicide while he was locked up.

Center spoke to CMG Thursday about the scandal, in which he ended up pleading guilty to accepting more than $100,000 in bribes. He was among several sports coaches at universities, including Yale and Georgetown, who federal prosecutors say were paid to nominate students as athletes under a $25 million program.

“There were mistakes I made, I own up to my mistakes. I’m not saying I was perfect, but I never imagined I was committing a crime, going to jail, going to jail. would carry a felony,’ Center said.

Center pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services fraud in February 2020 relating to $100,000 in bribes prosecutors said he took to help the son of the Silicon Valley venture capitalist Christopher Schaepe to enter the school.

University of California admissions consultant William ‘Rick’ Singer pleaded guilty in March 2020 to helping parents facilitate cheating on college entrance exams and bribing college coaches to present mistaking their children as athletic recruits.

Michael Center, former men’s tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin

The center pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services fraud related to $100,000 in bribes prosecutors said they took to help the son of the Silicon Valley venture capitalist Christopher Schaepe (pictured) to enter the school

The center pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services fraud related to $100,000 in bribes prosecutors said they took to help the son of the Silicon Valley venture capitalist Christopher Schaepe (pictured) to enter the school

Prosecutors said the Center agreed to take kickbacks from Singer in 2015 in exchange for naming Schaepe’s son as a tennis rookie, even though he had limited tennis experience.

Center – who said he was at one time placed on suicide watch because a guard told him he ‘didn’t want another Jeffrey Epstein’ – said he was never made aware of such an arrangement between him and a rookie.

“There is a very thorough vetting process that takes place and if at any point the university thought it was inappropriate to sign a letter of intent, they had every right to ask me,” a- he declared. “But no one at any time, no one came to my office, texted me, called me, let me know.”

The university said it found no other improperly admitted student-athletes.

The singer flew to Austin in June 2015 and gave the center a bag with $60,000 in cash, prosecutors say. They said an additional $40,000 went to the University of Texas tennis program in donations.

Full House's Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, (seen behind her outside the John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston on August 27) have pleaded not guilty

Full House’s Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, (seen behind her outside the John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston on August 27) have pleaded not guilty

Felicity Huffman leaves federal court in Boston with her brother Moore Huffman Jr., background left, after being convicted in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal

Felicity Huffman leaves federal court in Boston with her brother Moore Huffman Jr., background left, after being convicted in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal

The children of Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are said to have won their place following bribes from their wealthy parents

The children of Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are said to have won their place following bribes from their wealthy parents

He claims the only reason he took the money was pressure to help fund his program to build more tennis courts.

“It started because I wanted tennis courts,” Center said. “I wanted a facility, I wanted to be able to attract athletes and train them, and I wanted to have a team that performed well.”

“I felt a lot of pressure to raise a lot of money and there were a lot of people asking me and others to raise money and when that money came they were happy. No one complained,” he continued.

He said that despite everything he went through, he chose to move on and move on with his life.

“If I let this beat me, I’m not the person I want to be,” Center said. “I’m not the person I want to be for my kids. I have to show them that when you get knocked down, you get up.

Center told Sports Illustrated in January that his prison sentence was not a picnic, that he contracted COVID-19 in prison and that his transfer request to serve his sentence at home was denied because a judge had misread the application, believing him to be a college tennis player in his twenties. .

However, claiming not to want to uproot his wife and teenage sons from Texas, Center has been unable to find work since his release from prison.

After leaving court following his sentencing, Center fled from reporters gathered outside who questioned him in Boston

After leaving court following his sentencing, Center fled from reporters gathered outside who questioned him in Boston

Center says he only did what he did because he felt pressure from the University of Texas to raise money

Center says he only did what he did because he felt pressure from the University of Texas to raise money

At sentencing, Center slumped in his chair and sobbed with his face in his hands after the judge said he would spend time behind bars for actions that undermined public confidence in the trial process. university admission.

“I believe you’re a good man, but it’s one of those things that just can’t be overlooked,” U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns told him.

Center cried as he apologized to family and friends and begged the judge not to send him to jail.

“I just want you to know how sorry and ashamed I am to have participated in this,” he told the judge. He was released in October 2020.

A total of 20 people have agreed to plead guilty since prosecutors unsealed the case on March 12, 2020, including “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman, who is due to plead guilty on May 21, 2020.

Three other former coaches have agreed to plead guilty. On Tuesday, a former assistant women’s soccer coach at the University of Southern California agreed to plead guilty to her role in the scheme.

Thirty-three parents were among those charged, including “Full House” star Lori Loughlin, who has pleaded not guilty to paying bribes to get her two daughters admitted to USC.

Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli paid $500,000 to get their daughters into USC as rowing recruits, despite the fact that neither daughter participated in the sport.

Huffman paid $15,000 to have a proctor secretly change the answers on his daughter’s SAT answers to help her pass the college entrance exam.

The damning call that caught the center: How prosecutors got the shamed tennis coach to confess to taking bribes over the phone

CW-1 . . . . I was calling you – I’m in Boston right now.


CW-1 But I called you, because I have a child for potentially next year. It’s a 2-3 star so obviously it’s not up to par with you guys.

CENTER Yeah. CW-1 And I was hoping we could kind of do what we did last time. I don’t know exactly what we did, but whatever it is, if we could do something like that, it would be fabulous. Do you remember what we did?

CENTER Yeah, I mean I signed it for “books”.

CW-1 Yeah. Okay.

CENTER And I had him in school, you know, and then he — then he got off the team. I mean, does this kid want to be on the team or does this kid just want to go to school?

CW-1 …I think it could probably go either way.


CW-1 …he doesn’t have to be on the team to be honest.


CW-1 But he can be, and he doesn’t need the purse, so he can take out the purse, right? You know, when school starts if you want that. *

CW-1 So, yeah, I mean, just think about what we’ve done financially [for Applicant 1].


CW-1 Because I want to make sure it works for you too.

CENTER Yeah. Okay.

CW-1 I remember we met and, you know, some — some of the money was going towards your — was that your son’s bar mitzvah?

CENTER Well no. Well, we — I invested money in this facility, to be honest with you.

CW-1 Okay. Okay.

CENTER You sent me some checks which I gave to the establishment.

CW-1 To the right. Great.

CENTER And then I — and then — and then you came to Austin that time.

CW-1 To the right.

CENTER So I think — I think the total amount was, you know, in the 90s zone, if I remember correctly. Yeah.

CW-1 Understood. Well, you–you let me know what that number is.

CENTER Okay. CW-1 And think about it, and–

CENTER Okay. Let me see what I can do. It’s a little – I have to – it’s a little tight because – you know, even these scholarships are … you know what I have to do, it’s just, if you could start with . .. maybe just send me an e-mail or send me the child’s name, and…

CW-1 Info and all that.

CENTER Or maybe — yeah, yeah. CW-1 Leave it to me. I will do that.

A musician opens up about the melee between biker gangs that left the singer in a coma


By Rick Sallinger

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ARVADA, Colo. (KCNC) — July 11, 2020 is a night Denver band “Nightwolf” will always remember. They were playing at Jake’s Roadhouse in Arvada when rival biker gangs got into a fight. The band members were taking a break when they heard banging noises outside.

“Our vocalist Ryan came out for a cigarette,” said Nightwolf founder and lead guitarist Jay Halpern.

“He noticed someone had been shot and fell on his motorbike and he went over there to help.”

He says the singer, Ryan McPherson, was either hit with a motorcycle helmet or shot because his skull was fractured. According to the police, he was also hit by a motorcycle.

William Kelly Henderson, a member of one of the gangs was killed during the melee. Several others were injured.

“We knew it was going to be a big deal because these guys were driving around shooting each other on a public street.”

“We were more worried about Ryan,” Halpern told CBS4.

Halpern said McPherson was in a coma for a long time afterwards, but came out of it and was playing music again, but not with the band. And a year and a half later, the band Nightwolf is still playing Jake’s.

Now, following a thorough investigation, 10 members of a notorious motorcycle club have been arrested.

Arvada Police led the investigation with assistance from federal and local law enforcement organizations across the country. The arrests took place in four states.

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Siuslaw News | Winter Music Festival Features Returning Year Favorites


February 2, 2022 — The 19and The annual Florence Winter Music Festival, presented by FACE (Florence Arts, Culture & Entertainment) took place January 28-29 at the Florence Events Center.

The event was one of the first large-scale gatherings held in two years at the FEC and all attendees were required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test to enter.

The festival kicked off Thursday with a Kiwanis Kids concert and continued Friday morning with jam sessions at the Lighthouse Inn and River House Inn, as well as a free concert at the Oregon Pacific Bank.

Festival performers included Saturday headliner Karla Bonoff, Friday headliners Appalachian Road Show, Growling Old Men, Pretty Gritty, Mary Flower and True North Duo.

There were also educational workshops and jam sessions on Friday and Saturday at the FEC.

Sponsors included:

  • 1285 Restobar
  • Best Western Pier Point Inn
  • Bodega Wine Parlor
  • Elks Lodge #1858
  • First Community Credit Union
  • Florence Dental Clinic
  • Hanawalt Ferguson, lawyers
  • Johnston Motor Company
  • Florence Kiwanis Club
  • Elk Ladies
  • Laurel Bay Gardens
  • Lighthouse Inn
  • Nosh-Restaurant
  • old town hostel
  • Pacific Bank of Oregon
  • Peace Harbor Medical Center
  • Quality hostel
  • river inn
  • Sea lion caves
  • Seam and sole
  • WG Peterson Woodworking, Inc.
  • Whale Watching Vacation Rentals
  • And media partners: KCST, KLCC, KRVM, KXCR, Siuslaw News and the Florence Region Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, visit wintermusicfestival.org.

SBDAC welcomes Davenport jazz legends, Gatto Quintet


Jeremy Davenport conducts his own quintet at the Davenport Lounge in New Orleans. COURTESY PHOTO / THERESA CASSAGNE

New Orleans singer and trumpeter Jeremy Davenport joins the Dan Miller Lew Del Gatto Quintet at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center at 7:30 p.m., February 11, for an evening of world-class jazz.

“This show is part of our Jazzy Nights concert series, featuring incredible artists who travel the world and perform in the biggest venues. To have these guys playing in our historic little downtown area is breathtaking,” said said Jim Griffith, CEO and Executive Director of SBDAC.

Davenport studied with Ellis Marsalis and has released numerous records. To commemorate his star power, the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans named his nightclub the Davenport Lounge, where the artist has been leading his own quintet four nights a week for 20 years.

“Jeremy is a great artist. Our audience is going to stomp and clap and hear someone who, unless they go to New Orleans, won’t have the opportunity to hear,” said Miller, who was seated next to Davenport in the trumpet section of the Harry Connick Jr. band, touring the world for six years in the 1990s.

Lew Del Gatto says he likes to improvise.  PHOTO WITH COURTESY/KEN FRANCKLING

Lew Del Gatto says he likes to improvise. PHOTO WITH COURTESY/KEN FRANCKLING

Miller and Del Gatto have been playing jazz together since 2003.

“Lew and I work really well together,” Miller said. “We love the same kind of music, the great swing acoustic jazz tradition of people like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey and Sonny Rollins.”

Miller has performed with legendary stars such as Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Jones and Woody Herman. A fan of several wind instruments, Del Gatto has performed live with Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Liza Minelli, Buddy Rich, Doc Severinson, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and Paul Simon.

Performers should draw from the Great American Songbook, performing tunes by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Louis Armstrong. “Expect very traditional, improvised jazz at the highest level,” says Griffith. “They’ll play often-recognized tunes and throw improvisation in the group until everyone has a chance, then come home and give the chorus one more time. What’s so fascinating about the improvisation part is that everyone has their own style and their own signature that they inject into their performance.

Dan Miller has played with jazz superstars.  PHOTO WITH COURTESY/KEN FRANCKLING

Dan Miller has played with jazz superstars. PHOTO WITH COURTESY/KEN FRANCKLING

“Miles Davis’ band played the same 10 songs from 1960 to 1963, but they were completely different every night because of the genius of the musicians playing this music. This same material was a launching pad for the artists’ improvisations. It’s called spontaneous composition,” says Miller. “Where a classical composer sits with pen and ink to write all the parts for the symphony orchestra, the jazz musician composes spontaneously in real time, as the music unfolds.”

“It all starts with the rhythm section. The piano, bass and drums lay the groundwork, what we call the swing, and we’re very lucky because drummer Tony Vigilante, bassist Brandon Robertson and pianist Roy Greyson are spectacular players,” Miller said. “They’re going to swing and it’s going to feel good, and then it frees up the soloists to do their thing. One of the great things about jazz music is the freedom it gives you as an artist.

“The challenge of improvisation is to make your own interesting statement in whatever song you play. That’s what I love to do, and when you play with world-class people like us, that brings the caliber of what you do for everyone,” Del Gatto says. “Audiences are going to hear great music, feel the rhythm, the spontaneity, and the enthusiasm of the band, because we always have a good time, and if we pass a good time, the audience is having a good time.”

The SBDAC is located at 2301 First Street. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. For more information on VIP table availability and pricing, call 239-333-1933 or visit www.SBDAC.com. ¦

Super Rugby Pacific preview: Blues seek title repeat


Slowly but surely, Super Rugby is returning to normal.

Regional tournaments in New Zealand and Australia – two nations that have dominated the competition since the start of the Super 12 era in 1996 – have been the norm since the COVID-19 pandemic ended the 2020 season early. Great Rugby. And while last year’s Super Rugby Trans-Tasman brought clubs from both countries together again in a competition, it still didn’t quite feel the same.

With two brand new teams in the mix as well as old and new favourites, the competition – rebranded as Super Rugby Pacific – appears to be returning to its earlier roots as a multinational competition. Moana Pasifika (a team made up largely of players from the Pacific Islands) as well as Fijian Drua, the country’s first Super Rugby team in its history, will test their might against some of the best and brightest talent in world rugby. Faithfuls like the Blues, Highlanders and Crusaders will look to navigate through the rest on their way to hopeful glory.

The Super Rugby Pacific first round begins on February 18 and 19 and can be streamed right here on FloRugby. See the program here.

Here we have an overview of what to expect for each team in the competition.

NOTE: Last season’s ranking is from Super Rugby Trans-Tasman 2021.

Blues (New Zealand)

Last season: First place in competition, final champions

A look into the future: The Blues beat the rest of the field en route to their third Super Rugby title and first since 2003, unbeaten with the competition’s best points differential (+119) and best defence, allowing just 79 points the entire season. The team is still loaded and should be one of the favorites to repeat, with 12 current and former All Blacks, including first five stars Beauden Barrett and one of the best wings in the world in Rieko Ioane. Former lock keeper and captain Patrick Tuipulotu left to play in Japan, leaving the Blues to secure two possible All Black replacements Luke Romano and compatriot James Tucker, who played for the Crusaders and Brumbies respectively. last season in Super Rugby

Highlanders (New Zealand)

Last season: Second in the competition, finalist

A look into the future: The Highlanders were one of three teams to sit tied with the Blues on 23 points going into the final. They had the chance to topple the eventual league winners in the final but failed to do so thanks to a 10-point outburst from the Blues in the final 10 minutes – a frenzy that robbed the Highlanders of their first Super title Rugby since 2015. Fortunately, the team returns captain and legendary All Blacks half-back Aaron Smith along with top five Mitchell Hunt. Hunt finished third in all of Super Rugby last year in total points scored as one of the competition’s best kickers (22 conversions, five penalties).

Crusaders (New Zealand)

Last season: Third place in competition

A look into the future: The Crusaders narrowly missed out on a place in the final and a chance to win an unprecedented fourth successive Super Rugby title. They were tied with the Blues and Highlanders at 23 points, but didn’t have a big enough point differential to give themselves a chance for more silverware. With 12 current All Blacks on the roster, you would be making a big mistake if you assumed the Crusaders would no longer be at the heart of the title fight. Top five and All Black Richie Mo’unga (68 points) led the competition in points while teammate and compatriot Sevu Reece led the tries with six, both of which are back in the fray for 2022. Locks and New Zealand internationals Scott Barrett (who is captain) and Sam Whitelock will run the Crusaders’ engine room as the team look to regain the upper hand in Super Rugby.

Hurricanes (New Zealand)

Last season: Fourth place in the competition

A look into the future: The Hurricanes’ game week four loss to Australia’s Brumbies sidelined a promising start in which the team had won their first three games. With the dominance of the top three teams, it was going to be nearly impossible for coach Jason Holland’s team to get back into contention for a place in the final. Hooker Dane Coles has always had it in fits and starts, as the former World Player of the Year nominee finished with four tries last season despite turning 35 in the offseason. Flanker Ardie Savea is captain, after a great year in which he captained the All Blacks for the first time against Australia and South Africa in 2021.

Chiefs (New Zealand)

Last season: Fifth place in the competition

A look into the future: The ‘weakest’ team in the New Zealand competition were still a strong team, losing just one game (against the Reds in the third leg) and having a high point differential at +59. The Chiefs have just found themselves stuck in a Super Rugby season where a few teams have made the rounds of the competition, meaning their run for the team’s first title for two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013 will now have to start again in 2022. All Blacks captain and loose striker Sam Cane is returning from an injury that sidelined him for most of the Chiefs 2021 season, while half-back Brad Weber will be co-captain (along with Cane) in his eighth year with the team.

Brumbies (Australia)

Last season: Sixth place in the competition

A look into the future: The Brumbies’ Achilles’ heel in 2021 was the lack of killer instinct in attack, finishing tied for the league’s worst offensive record (82 points) in a tally that included just 12 tries. It’s no surprise, then, that the team have opted to transfer their attacking prowess for the coming year, such as longtime Reds wing and Wallabies international Chris Feauai-Sautia and Samoan international Rodney Iona, a center who previously played for the club from 2014. -16. Australia captain and international Allan Alaalatoa returns to the prop, hoping to say goodbye to coach Dan McKellar as he leaves to take up an assistant coaching role with the Australian national team after the season.

Queensland Reds (Australia)

Last season: Seventh place in the competition

A look into the future: The Reds managed and won the Super Rugby AU season which preceded the Trans-Tasman, but did not repeat the feat in the latter competition despite winning against the Chiefs. However, when processing its Super Rugby history, the Reds’ seventh-place finish was their best since finishing fifth in 2013, after nearly a decade of trampling the pecking order in competitions. Utility fullback James O’Conner has been the team’s leading points scorer in his last three competitions and will no doubt be a major force again as one of the team’s undisputed leaders.

Western Force (Australia)

Last season: Eighth place in league standings

A look into the future: Although it was a momentous occasion to see the team back in Super Rugby last year after being kicked out of the competition in 2017, Force remained winless and tied for the lowest score (with Brumbies) of the 10 teams. Coach Tim Sampson and his team decided to poach a player from one of the league’s most successful teams last season – Fijian winger Manasa Mataele, who scored 80 points in 23 appearances for the Crusaders since 2017 – in order to help solve these score problems. Scrum-half and captain Ian Prior is still around as a vital veteran of the side which reached the 100 Super Rugby game mark against the Crusaders last season.

Melbourne Rebels (Australia)

Last season: Ninth place in the competition

A look into the future: The Rebels were beaten 50-3 by the Blues in the first week of the competition and things didn’t improve much from there. To make matters more problematic, COVID-19 restrictions have had the biggest impact on the Rebels of any team in the competition, as three matches last year had dates, venues or both changed. . Melbourne will be hoping for more stability for the 2022 season, and it starts with centre/top five Reece Hodge returning to his past form for the club. He suffered a knee injury in April last year which sidelined him for the rest of the Super Rugby season, and if he suffers no setbacks in 2022 he could be put into production such as his 345 total points scored for the Rebels from 2016-19. .

New South Wales Waratahs (Australia)

Last season: 10th place in competition

A look into the future: The last Australian team to win the Super Rugby final (in 2014), the Waratahs have had a miserable 2021 season which has anchored them to the bottom of the table, despite being Australia’s top scoring team with 127 points. It was an atrocious defense that brought New South Wales on, with the team awarded 265 points, by far the worst record in the division. In response, the team opted for a total overhaul for 2022, with the departure of 17 players from last season’s squad and the arrival of a new coach, Aussie Darren Coleman, who led the LA Giltinis to a Major League Rugby title in the United States last season.

Moana Pasifika (New Zealand)

Last season: New team

A look into the future: Originally created for a solo match against the Maori All Blacks in 2020, this team, organized by New Zealand Rugby and composed mainly of players from various island nations (including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands), was granted a license to play Super Rugby last year. The team will be based in Auckland and play at Mount Smart Stadium, with former Highlanders boss Aaron Mauger as the team’s inaugural head coach. Outside of New Zealand, Samoan and Tongan players are the most represented on the list, with Samoa full-back/open half D’Angelo Leuilla one of the most notable names after being part of the squad. Waikato team that won NPC Bunnings this season.

Fijian Drua (Fiji)

Last season: New team

A look into the future: The second of two new Super Rugby teams this season was founded in 2017 and previously competed in the Australian National Rugby Championship until the competition ended in 2019. All but one of the players on the list call the Fiji at home, although the team will play most of their home games in 2022 in Australia with hopes of playing more games in stadiums on the islands. Drua knows some of the Australian teams in the competition (like Western Force) from his time at the NRC, where they won the Championship in 2018. Can that success translate to Super Rugby?

The influence of black musicians spans countless genres – The Daily Eastern News


American popular music has a short history compared to the history of its country of origin, and it would be even shorter without the contributions of black musicians.

Given the countless covers of black artists from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, from Chuck Berry to Robert Johnson, it’s no secret that the greatest bands of all time wouldn’t have been the same without the music. from the 50s or 60s.

Ozzy Osbourne once said that “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” is what got him into music, and it’s interesting to wonder if the heavy metal landscape would exist even today without Osbourne’s first band, Black Sabbath.

The Beatles may never have reached a point in their career where they could release something as experimental and new as “Sgt. Pepper’s” without the success they enjoyed earlier in their career.

Hard rock might sound very different if the blues had never made its way into the hands of Elvis Presley, who would cover an Arthur Gunter song called “Baby Let’s Play House,” a single that would later find its way into the hands by Jimmy Page, according to a Reverb article titled “5 Moments in the Blues That Changed the Course of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, written by Deen Anbar.

Page would go on to play guitar in Led Zeppelin and portray himself as one of the Rushmore rock cast.

Another critical moment in blues history according to the Reverb article is Muddy Waters’ song “Mannish Boy”, which is one of the few blues songs I listen to. I really should listen to the blues more often. I know how to play the riff on the guitar, and when you speed it up, it sounds like a ZZ Top song.

Jimi Hendrix is ​​another figure that defines rock and arguably the guitar hero. His playing has influenced guitarists in everything from heavy metal to grunge. Hendrix also learned from his black contemporaries, including Sam Cooke and Tina Turner, according to an article titled “The White Erasure And Black Reclaiming Of Jimi Hendrix,” by Okayplayer.

“Through them, Hendrix also acquired his musical foundation, learning R&B, soul and blues from the artists who became leading figures in these genres,” writes Elijah Watson.

Part of the beauty of enjoying your favorite music is having the ability to trace it through its influences. Depending on your tastes, it is quite possible that such a search will lead you to black artists who marked the beginnings of genres, long before today’s artists made them famous or valued them.

Recognize this and you might discover countless other artists who, although their music may be decades or even a century old, have created something so timeless and influential that it has become entwined with the DNA of the whole world. modern music.

Ryan Meyer is a senior journalism student. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 581-2812.

What will Neil Young’s protest mean for Spotify?


NEW YORK – Neil Young vs. Joe Rogan seems like the weirdest of culture clashes.

Yet the 76-year-old rock star’s protest against coronavirus-related content on Rogan’s popular Spotify podcast has sparked a heated debate over misinformation and free speech, bruising a streaming service that has become the central medium through which millions of people around the world experience music. .

“Rockin’ in the free world”? Not on Spotify. No more. Here’s what happens.


His protest came after dozens of doctors and scientists wrote an open letter to Spotify, complaining about Rogan’s decision to have a podcast discussion with Dr Robert Malone, an infectious disease specialist who has been banned. of Twitter for spreading false information about COVID-19. Malone has become a hero in the anti-vaccination community.

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Claiming Spotify was complicit in spreading false information, Young told the company he could have his music or Rogan’s podcast — “not both.” Spotify has agreed to remove its music from the service.


Slowly. Joni Mitchell said she stood in solidarity and also called for her music to be removed. So does Nils Lofgren, a guitarist who plays in one of Young’s backing bands, Crazy Horse, and also with Bruce Springsteen. Podcaster Brene Brown also said she was stopping new podcasts without saying exactly why.

Rock band Belly put the message “Remove Spotify” in the background of their Spotify page, but you can still stream their music. Ripping music from Spotify isn’t necessarily easy – it’s often the record company, not the artist, who controls this.

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Spotify dominates the market. According to Midia Research, it held 31% of the 524 million music stream subscriptions globally in the second quarter of 2021, more than double that of second-placed Apple Music. Spotify isn’t always popular with musicians, many of whom complain that they don’t pay them enough for their work.

“Spotify has enormous cultural capital that is itself a power,” says Mark Mulligan of Midia Research. “And that’s what would be at risk if more artists were basically trying to push their fans to other places.”

While losing Young and Mitchell might be a psychic blow, what would really matter is if a more current artist took up the cause. Everyone in Spotify’s 10 most-streamed artists list, led by Drake’s 44 billion, hails from the turn of the century, with the possible exception of Eminem, who first rose to popularity in 1999. .

For those artists, and for Spotify, taking a stand like Young’s would have far more serious financial consequences.

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Music accounts for the vast majority of Spotify’s revenue, but Rogan represents its future.

Spotify reportedly paid more than $100 million to license Rogan’s most popular podcast. He is the centerpiece of the company’s strategy to become an audio company rather than just a music company. In the long run, Spotify has more control over potential revenue from podcasts than it does from music, Mulligan says.

The Swedish company aims to be the premier podcasting platform, investing hundreds of millions of dollars since 2019 to buy podcast companies like Gimlet and Anchor, and sign top-tier hosts like Rogan and Dax Shepard.

Spotify was expected to overtake Apple last year as the biggest podcast platform in the United States, the world’s biggest market, by number of listeners, according to research firm eMarketer.

Popular podcasters, especially outspoken ones, will likely be watching this protest very closely to see if Spotify will defend the right to speak freely.

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The company announced it would add a disclaimer before all podcasts that discuss COVID-19, directing listeners to factual information about the pandemic from scientists and public health experts. He didn’t specifically discuss Rogan.

Spotify has been more transparent in recent days about how it handles questionable content, and the new policy is a good first step, says John Wihbey, a professor at Northeastern University and an expert in emerging technologies.

Still, it’s not clear that anyone has effectively addressed the issue of misinformation being spread through podcasts, says Wihbey. Will Rogan’s audience actually listen to an advisory and then seek out more information about COVID?

“It could just be a showcase,” he says.

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Rogan spoke publicly for the first time on Sunday evening, saying he was sorry his critics felt the way they felt, and that he had no intention of upsetting anyone or spreading harm. fake news. He said he enjoys having conversations with people who offer different perspectives, and said some things once considered misinformation — that cloth masks weren’t good for protecting against COVID, for example. – are now accepted.

But he said he could do a better job of having people challenge controversial opinions like Malone’s more quickly so his listeners hear the different perspective.

Spotify’s math may change if the protest snowballs, says Colin Stutz, chief information officer at Billboard magazine. “I think they’re coping with it and hope it goes away,” he said.


Probably. He explained in a video posted on Instagram how much he loves Mitchell’s music. “‘Chuck E’s in Love’ is a great song,'” he said.

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Whoops. It was Rickie Lee Jones.

To Rogan’s credit, he quickly corrected himself on Twitter.


Associated Press correspondents Kristin M. Hall and Tali Arbel contributed to this report.

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Lady Gaga Announces New ‘Jazz & Piano’ Las Vegas Residency Dates


GRAMMY Award, Golden Globe Award and Academy Award winner Lady Gaga has added new LADY GAGA “Jazz & Piano” concert dates to her residency at the Park Theater in Las Vegas.

Lady Gaga announced the new dates in an Instagram post, revealing that the public can “sign up to receive the Little Monsters pre-sale code at gagavegas.com for early access to tickets tomorrow, tickets go on sale to the public on Friday at 10 a.m. PT.”

Presented in partnership by MGM Resorts International and Live Nation, the “Jazz & Piano” shows will feature stripped down versions of his hits as well as music from The Great American Songbook. Lady Gaga previously announced four exclusive ‘Jazz & Piano’ evenings as part of her Las Vegas residency, and due to overwhelming demand she has decided to make them a permanent part of her Las Vegas performance schedule. . Lady Gaga will also perform new tracks from her recent album, “Love For Sale,” her latest collaborative album with Tony Bennett that celebrates Cole Porter’s songbook.

Performance dates

April 14-17

April 21, 23-24

April 28-May1

Lady Gaga has amassed 31 million album sales worldwide and 171 million singles sales, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Gaga is one of the biggest driving forces in social media with over 59 million likes on Facebook, over 72 million followers on Twitter and over 31 million followers on Instagram. Her fifth studio album, Joanne, was released in October 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, marking her fourth consecutive No. 1 album – the first woman to do so in the past seven years.

Lady Gaga has also enjoyed incredible touring success with Live Nation producing and promoting all of her tours since The Monster Ball Tour (2009-2011), which was the highest-grossing tour for a debut artist in history. Since then, she has also entertained fans with her Born This Way Ball tour (2012-2013); the ArtRave Tour 2014: The ARTPOP Ball Tour; his 2015 touring collaboration with Tony Bennett; as well as her most recent JOANNE WORLD TOUR which ended earlier this year.

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Tech rebound drives Indian stocks higher, blue chip earnings in sight


A general view of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), after Sensex broke above the 50,000 level for the first time, in Mumbai, India January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

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BENGALURU, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Indian stocks rose on Monday after two weeks of heavy losses, as investors snapped up battered tech stocks, with a host of blue-chip earnings and the federal budget top of mind.

The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index (.NSEI) climbed 1.41% to 17,342.7 at 0458 GMT, while the S&P BSE Sensex (.BSESN) rose 1.41% to 58,007, 19. The indices had fallen about 3% last week.

The Nifty IT index (.NIFTYIT), which had fallen in eight of the past nine sessions amid a tech sell-off on concerns over rising interest rates in the United States, climbed as high as 3.2% on Monday.

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“We are mostly reflecting the strong close in the US market on Friday, but it will be difficult to sustain those gains given that we have the budget tomorrow. We think it would be prudent to limit positions,” said Ajit Mishra, vice president. research at Religare Broking. .

Foreign investors sold off ahead of Tuesday’s budget, where analysts expect additional fiscal measures to boost demand amid a third wave of COVID-19 infections.

“For now, there is every indication that we could see more consolidation after the budget, as the data on foreign investors is not too encouraging,” Mishra said.

The Nifty was expected to end January slightly lower while the Sensex was heading for a 0.5% decline, as losses seen over the past two weeks eclipsed strong gains seen at the start of the month.

Jefferies said Indian stock valuations were still not in “the comfort zone” despite the recent correction driven by concerns over Federal Reserve tightening.

In early trading on Monday, India’s most valuable company, Reliance Industries (RELI.NS), which had lost 5.7% since the earnings release earlier this month, was up 2.6%.

Meanwhile, private sector lender IndusInd Bank (INBK.NS) fell 3.2% after reporting quarterly results.

AGS Transact Technologies (AGST.NS) fell 5.1% on its market debut.

Slick constituents Tata Motors (TAMO.NS), Indian Oil (IOC.NS), BPCL (BPCL.NS), Sun Pharma (SUN.NS) and UPL (UPLL.NS) will release their results later today.

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Musician Kabir Suman demands apology from Republic TV reporter


CALCULATED: National award-winning singer, musician and lyricist Kabir Suman has demanded an apology from a journalist for allegedly using abusive language against the scribe.

Suman wrote a lengthy Facebook post asking for an apology from the reporter.

“I thought that the abuse of a fellow citizen on the telephone is an abominable act in the eyes of civil society. It didn’t work at all. Nothing came of it, but a lot of people got angry and excited. Since there is the Covid-19 problem and I don’t want to make it worse. So, I apologize to the journalist, BJP, RSS and Bengalis,” Suman said in his social media post.

“If there is anyone else I need to apologize to, please contact me – I will beg my head down for forgiveness,” he added.

“If anyone thinks I’m scared and apologizing, please think about it. I’m weak and unable to do anything and so I abused the reporter. If I was strong and capable, I would not have been abused. Our ancestors who drove the Britons out of the country did not mistreat them because they were strong and had the courage to change. I have not and I abuse it so,” singer Suman said.

Insisting that he could not accept the way Sandhya Mukhopadhyay was humiliated by presenting her with the Padma Shri award, the former TMC MP said: “I want to assure law enforcement authorities that I will keep silent from now on.

On Saturday, the BJP’s state unit filed a police complaint against Kabir Suman, allegedly for using abusive language against a Republic TV reporter who asked him for his reaction on a particular issue.

Suman, who was even unfazed on Saturday night, suddenly wrote a Facebook post asking for an apology.

Exhibition marks 50 years of first Sunbury Music Festival in Victoria


16 year old Deb Sweeney.

There are rare images of the British band Queen, who performed in 1974, taken by photographer Peter Lane. And there’s Sunbury’s 1973 triple live album – Michael Gudinski’s first album released by Mushroom Records.

There is also a 1975 festival poster of a green-tinted nude woman holding a flower. It was found in a house in Gisborne by new owners, who lent it to the exhibition.

Hume Mayor Carly Moore said the exhibition “recognizes the historical significance of festivals and their significant contribution to Australian musical history and culture”.

Curator Carmen Reid said for participants such as Ms Sweeney, the festivals were “part of their memory and a formative part of their lives”.

Ms Reid said festivals were important for showcasing bands such as Skyhooks, Chain, Daddy Cool, Spectrum and Madder Lake.

“It made it possible to move from Australia seeking musical influence elsewhere to bring it back to local acts – celebrating them, building them, being proud of them and exporting them overseas.”

An aerial view of the festival in 1975.

An aerial view of the festival in 1975.Credit:Age Archives

Ms. Sweeney doubts you can replicate the festival vibe today. Besides the “awesome” music that introduced her to new bands, there was a “unity” among the crowd.

“I met these thousands of new friends. There were fights, but everyone generally got along well. They wanted to be there and enjoy the moment.

“Most of my Facebook group members say it was the best time of our lives, and we were privileged to have it.”

People are invited to write memories of the festivals on a wall in the exhibition.

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A site plan and signs recovered from Sunbury Music Festivals.Credit:Chris Hopkins

Barefoot in the Grass: 50-Year Anniversary of the Sunbury Music Festival is free at Sunbury’s Hume Global Learning Center through March 27.

On February 10, there will be a screening of the Sunbury ’72 documentary. On February 17, there will be a panel discussion with festival lighting director and author Peter Evans, along with roadies, musicians and fans, and performances from Mike Rudd of Spectrum and Brenden Mason of Madder Lake. Reservations are essential for both events. Search barefoot in the grass on hume.vic.gov.au

React to NBA 2K22 Utah Jazz Updated Player Ratings


Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports)

Utah Jazz fans, like fans of any other NBA team, are likely to know how the team’s players are rated on NBA 2K22. As the game continues to expand its influence, player ratings are becoming a more common topic of discussion. After all, is there another major media source that gives players direct numerical ratings?

Imagine being told that you used to be an 87 at your job, but due to recent performance issues, you’ve become an 84. You might not be impressed. At the same time, they don’t make video games about freelance journalists, so maybe that’s a moot point.

If they did, this item would likely be available on the “Easy” setting.

Here’s our reaction to the updated NBA 2K22 player ratings.

Utah Jazz goaltender Mike Conley 2K rating: 83 (-1)

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Mike Conley is underrated. As it stands, however, that may not be true in NBA 2K22.

Conley’s January stats alone don’t even justify an 83 overall rating. He’s averaging 14 points and 5.2 assists per game. He’s also shooting 41.9 percent on 5.7 three-point attempts per game. We’ll go ahead and assume it got an A+ in that category.

He probably got solid marks in other areas as well. Conley has always been a player beyond the stats. His rating is likely bolstered by the game’s many IQ attributes.

He probably also deserves the one-point slip in his overall rating. He’s averaging nearly a point less per game in January than he was in December, and his turnovers are also up.

Report: Ousmane Dembele’s arrival at Chelsea sees exits for Blues players


Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele’s potential arrival at Chelsea could see Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner exit, according to reports.

The 24-year-old Frenchman is set to leave the Catalan giants this summer, following contract disputes between the club and the player.

Blues manager Thomas Tuchel, who previously worked with Dembele at Borussia Dortmund, has reportedly shown interest in signing the striker.

Matt Law, via the Podcast London is Bluethinks Thomas Tuchel could choose to sell Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech and bring in Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer.

“But yes, I could definitely see them selling Pulisic/Werner/Ziyech and bringing Dembele in for free because it’s clear that Tuchel really likes him.

“So it’s realistic, but I think it will depend on one or two outings.”

Dembele has fallen a bit out of favor in Barcelona’s ranks, with Ferran Torres joining their attack.


Moreover, since some salary issues between his agent and the club, Dembele’s exit looks more and more likely by the day.

Chelsea are among a host of clubs interested in signing him, but if they were to bring in the Frenchman, some departures might be required.

With signing big under Romelu Lukaku, as well as regular starter Mason Mount, in the squad, Pulisic, Werner and Ziyech, as well as Kai Havertz, all struggled to secure a spot in the squad.

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Milwaukee musician’s Instagram hacked; cyber scam victim


A Milwaukee musician has been hacked on Instagram. Now scammers are using a video of her to scam other people.

Zed Kenzo is a musician with a devoted following – from stage to social media. She usually promotes her music on Instagram. But a few days ago, everything was compromised.

“I hope I can help people remember not to be impulsive,” Kenzo said.

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It all started when Kenzo received a message on Instagram from a friend of a friend.

“It was like, ‘Hey, send me your Cash App tag, and I’ll send you $2,000,'” Kenzo said.

She was hesitant, but curious. Kenzo clicked on a link, registered, and was directed to a cryptocurrency site. A new message asked him to read a script and record a video.

“They just typed in a little paragraph saying, ‘I invested so and so and I got that back,'” Kenzo said.

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Kenzo quickly discovered that she had been blocked on her Instagram account.

“That’s when I realized this hacker was using this video from my account to scam people,” Kenzo said.

Instagram hack, scam involving Zed Kenzo’s page

Others who clicked on the link were also hacked.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says social media scams have exploded in the past year. More than 95,000 people said they had been cheated.

“If it sounds too good to be true, it is,” said Lisa Schiller of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

The BBB warns that clicking on a link can compromise your information in seconds.

Instagram hack, scam involving Zed Kenzo’s page

“I think something like that kind of preys on people’s confidence and emotion,” Schiller said.

Kenzo warns others to be skeptical.

“I use myself as an example of what not to do,” Kenzo said.

Kenzo filed a report with the FBI. She still does not have control over her Instagram account.

Fajr Music Festival prepared for in-person performances


TEHRAN — The 37th Fajr Music Festival will be held totally in person as some Persian news sites warn of a new wave of COVID-19 in the country, organizers announced last Wednesday.

Several groups from neighboring countries will perform at the festival, which will be held from February 11 to 15.

Performances in the pop category will begin two days earlier and winners will be honored on February 18.

The 2020 and 2021 editions of the festival were held online due to the pandemic.

“After a two-year hiatus, I would like the festival to provide an excuse for musicians to dust off their instruments,” festival secretary Hassan Riahi said after unveiling a festival poster.

According to the organizers, representatives of several foreign news agencies from Italy, Germany, Japan, Azerbaijan, Russia, China, Iraq and Lebanon will cover the festival.

Moslem Nadlaizadeh is the president of the jury for the lyrics section of the festival. Mohammad-Ali Bahmani, Esmaeil Amini, Mahmud Ekramifar, Mehdi Amin-Forughi, Milad Erfanpur, Majid Afshari and Leila Kordbacheh are the other members of the jury.

Ardavan Jafarian, the director of the international section of the festival, said earlier, “I hope people will return to the concert halls, because the musical performances find their meaning with the presence of people and the audience makes the musical performances more enjoyable”.

Pictured: A poster for the 37th Fajr Music Festival.


Do TikTok users care about jazz? The Montreux Jazz Festival thinks so


The famous Montreux Jazz Festival has teamed up with TikTok for a series of live performances by new and emerging artists.

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The Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF) has announced a UK and European partnership with TikTok around a new initiative, MJF Spotlight. The initiative was launched in 2021 by MJF to support new and emerging artists and new music in the form of content creation and live performances.

MJF will release a series of live performances on the TikTok platform under the name, The road to Montreux. In addition, TikTok has been named official partner of the MJF 2022 and will also send creators and talents to the Lake Geneva event this summer. The road to Montreux will feature six live showcases of emerging artists throughout the year which will be streamed live via TikTok and MJF’s own channels. By working together, they will identify rising stars in the music industry and provide them with a platform to reach new audiences. Selected artists will be offered the chance to perform on the MJF Spotlight stage at the 2002 festival. MJF Spotlight is not just jazz as it touches all genres of music including R&B, hip-hop, pop , electro and more.

Nick Bonard, CEO of Montreux Media Ventures, said via press release: “Like TikTok, we are passionate about music. Building on the Festival’s heritage of supporting young artists, MJF Spotlight offers new talent a physical and digital platform to showcase their music to new audiences. Together, TikTok and MJF Spotlight can speed up the artist discovery process through entertaining and engaging content. We are very happy to find new artists to showcase through MJF Spotlight this year.

The Montreux Jazz Festival will be back on Lake Geneva for its 56th edition from July 1 to 16. You can access more information on their official website HERE.

Killer whales recorded killing and feeding blue whales in brutal attacks | Whales


From catching sea lions on beaches to stunning fish with a flick of their tails, killer whales are renowned for their highly specialized hunting techniques passed down from generation to generation. Now, for the first time, killer whales have been recorded hunting the planet’s largest animal – the blue whale – in coordinated and brutal attacks.

Pods of female-led killer whales, also known as orcas, have been recorded killing and eating blue whales in three separate attacks off the Australian coast since 2019, according to to a paper published in Marine Mammal Science.

Previously, there were reports of these apex predators “chasing” blue whales – which are up to 33 meters long – but authenticated attacks are extremely rare. This research is the first to officially document these kills, including details of how orcas swim into the blue whale’s mouth to eat its tongue just before it dies.

“Here we provide the first documentation of killer whales killing and eating blue whales: two individuals killed, 16 days apart in 2019, and a third in 2021,” the researchers wrote in the paper. “Notably, the first whale captured appeared to be a healthy adult.”

All of the attacks occurred off Bremer Bay in Western Australia, less than 60km from shore, and were observed from commercial whale watching vessels. Many individual women were involved in all three attacks. The March 2019 attack targeted a healthy adult whale, measuring between 18 and 22 meters in length. It was coordinated by at least 12 killer whales, led by eight adult females and one male, with the younger ones watching.

Orcas recorded the killing and feeding of blue whales in 2019 – video
Orcas recorded the killing and feeding of blue whales in 2019 – video

By the time observers reached the site, large chunks of skin and blubber had been torn from the adult blue whale and most of the dorsal fin had been bitten off. After an hour of relentless attacks, three female killer whales lined up side by side and rammed the blue whale on the side, pushing it underwater, while two others attacked its head. The last one swam into his mouth and started eating his tongue, which is nutritionally dense.

Over the next six hours another 50 killer whales joined in the feeding, along with at least 200 flesh-footed shearwaters, more than 20 storm petrels and at least one albatross. Several dozen birds continued to feed on scraps for days. “We visited the kill site for six days after the attack, and for the first few days there was a large slick on the surface where oil was emanating from the carcass on the seabed,” the researchers wrote. . The killer whales were not seen again on the spot.

The next attack a few weeks later involved a blue whale calf measuring between 10 and 12 meters in length. It was led by 25 killer whales, including 22 females, about 25 miles from the first attack. Toward the end of the attack, an adult female again put her head in the blue whale’s mouth to feed on its tongue.

For the next three and a half hours, about 50 killer whales fed on the carcass, bringing large chunks of flesh to the surface, which were torn off and fed by various members of the pod. There was no evidence of aggression or binge eating, the researchers said.

Killer whales charge alongside the blue calf. Large chunks of flesh were stripped from its sides. Photo: John Daw/Australian Wildlife Journeys

The third attack was on a yearling, about 12-14 meters long, who was chased 15 miles for 90 minutes. The kill involved the same strategy of lining up and pushing the whale below the surface, while also attacking its mouth. The attack was launched by 12 killer whales, including six females. At least 50 showed up to feed on the carcass.

Killer whale pods are matriarchies, led by the oldest female, and all male offspring are descendants of the matriarch. Previously, it was assumed that for killer whale attacks on large whales to be successful, adult males had to be involved, but all three attacks were carried out by females, which are about 20% smaller. Females need to feed the young and may need to feed more often than males, possibly making them more likely to trigger attacks, the researchers said.

Killer whales are known to hunt large prey, similar to wolf packs, successfully preying on gray whales, sea lions, dolphins and even great white sharks. This study adds the largest creature on the planet to this list, suggesting that the only baleen whale impervious to attack from these apex predators is the adult humpback whale.

Most killer whale populations specialize in a certain type of prey, but killer whales off Bremer Bay have a particularly diverse diet. They have also been observed attacking deep-diving beaked whales, Antarctic minke whales, and yearling humpback whales, using similar pack strategies to hunt.

Killer whales tend to be opportunistic when it comes to feeding on mammals, said one of the authors, Robert Pitman of Oregon State University, so this could be a return to normal as populations of blue whales are recovering after centuries of whaling. “Maybe what we’re starting to see now is how the ocean was before we wiped out most of the big whales…While some of these populations continue to recover, we have a better chance to see how normal marine ecosystems work,” he said.

Scientists say these findings are important for understanding how killer whales shape marine communities, and also how they may affect blue whale populations recovering from historic whaling. It was estimated that there were 300,000 blue whales before the whaling and now there could be 15,000 to 20,000, and their numbers are thought to be increasing.

Whale and Dolphin Conservation researcher Erich Hoyt said the “excellent” paper confirmed what was known about killer whales and how they attacked, including the tongue, which has been recorded on other species of whales. “But the excellent photographs in the article and the extraordinary detail provided by the scientists give us a real insight into how this happens.

“This paper is the first to truly confirm the death of a blue whale and at the same time it provides firm confirmation that killer whales will prey on even mature, healthy blue whales,” he said.

The behavior of orcas of feeding on large whales has been observed in other parts of the world, such as the North Pacific, but this is not common and most killer whale pods would not view large whales as food, Hoyt said. “These particular killer whales off South Australia feed on an unusually diverse diet,” he said. “It’s weird because elsewhere in the world, killer whales are picky eaters and tend to learn from their pod how to grab food, and what the food is, and they stay with that, whether it’s salmon around Vancouver Island or baby sea lions in Punta Norte in southern Argentina.

Dr Peter Richardson, head of ocean recovery at the Marine Conservation Society UK, said: “This fascinating paper expands our knowledge of killer whale prey species. However, the small sample size limits the information we can take. This behavior may have been going on for centuries on the high seas where it is difficult to study.

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Meet Kane Comfort: The Musician Taking Over Nashville’s Music Scene


Kane Comfort turned musician got even stronger when he found a handwritten letter from his father. The letter contained a final message to his son: to use his talent in the service of others.

Nashville’s music scene is so adaptable that it has welcomed different musicians and songwriters with open arms. This eventually gave way to a diverse music culture in Nashville, making it a hub of fearless musicians who like to experiment. Musician, songwriter, singer and rapper Kane Comfort is one such young talent taking the Nashville music scene by storm. Kane has become a unique artist because he manages to evoke emotions in listeners through music.

Kane Comfort’s story begins when he was only 2 years old. Kane has faded memories of his father singing and playing guitar for him when he was 2 years old. He was young enough to remember everything vividly. What he remembers is sitting on his father’s lap and listening to him play for hours. It was during this time that Kane unconsciously developed a love for music. Kane lived in several different states growing up. Cities like Cincinnati, OH, Denver, CO and Salina, KS are where he makes his home. Kane remembers growing up in Denver when he spent most of his time singing without even thinking about making a career out of it.

During his college years, Kane liked to sing more than the academics. Following society’s expectations, Kane never considered music as a career. He moved from engineering to accounting and finally to finance with the aim of choosing a subject with better prospects for a consistent and well-paying job. It was during this time that Kane experienced the greatest tragedy of his life. His father died of cancer. This inconsolable loss changed Kane’s entire perspective and he discovered his true passion for music.

His goal of becoming a musician was further strengthened when he found a handwritten letter from his father. The letter contained a final message to his son: to use his talent in the service of others. This is where Kane found his true purpose in life. He knew music was a way to connect with people and invoke emotions. With new enthusiasm and renewed vigor, Kane began to hone his skills. He spent hours writing songs and composing music, developing his talents along the way.

Today, Kane is an up-and-coming star in the music industry with an enthusiastic following in Nashville. He has opened for renowned artists like Jon Bellion. Kane released an independent EP in 2021 titled “Lotus” with 5 songs. These songs are “Take Flight”, “Vine Full of Scars”, “I Cannot Clodon It”, Raised by the Wolves” and “Lotus”. Kane recently released three singles called “Stupid In Love”, “65 South” and “Green Leaves”. With each song, Kane managed to develop a personal connection with his audience.

Kane also has 7 hot videos to his name on his Vevo channel. He is working on several upcoming projects which include videos and music tracks. Besides the musical releases, Kane is popular for this thrilling live performance in Nashville. He wants to stick to his father’s original words by becoming a musician with a purpose. Kane wants to continue his journey for many more years, reaching more and more people through his music.

The History of the Tamworth Country Music Festival


It’s hard to believe, but 2022 marks 50 years since the inception of the world famous Tamworth Country Music Festival. To celebrate such a monumental milestone, we decided to revisit this beloved annual event.

Close your eyes for a moment and think back to your own memories of the Tamworth Country Music Festival. If you’ve ever been there you probably remember some of the best gigging experiences you’ve had, if not you might remember the time spent hearing about some of the greatest musicians. icons of the country and how their performances at the festival are among the best and most important of their careers.

But how did it all start? How did the Tamworth Country Music Festival become the second largest country music festival in the world? Well, to answer that question, you have to go back to the late 60s, when the Tamworth branch of the Modern Country Music Association launched a talent quest that would soon evolve into the festival we know today.

With radio station 2TM launching the Australasian Country Music Awards in January 1973, things got off to a good start, with Joy McKean receiving the Golden Guitar Award for writing the Slim Dusty song, “Lights On The Hill”.

From there, the Golden Guitar Awards quickly became an integral part of the annual country music festival, showcasing the best and the brightest the genre has to offer. Even if you haven’t always been a fan of country music, chances are knowledge of the Golden Guitar Awards precedes things, with more than 500 of the titular trophies handed out over the years. In fact, local country icon Slim Dusty has been the award’s most prolific winner, receiving 38 trophies in total during his career.

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“For more than 30 years, the Golden Guitar Awards have captured the imagination of millions of Australians, forming the basis of the famous Tamworth Festival and inspiring generations of country music artists and their fans,” explained the founder of the Max Ellis festival.

But the Golden Guitar Awards aren’t the entirety of the festival, with countless stellar performers performing in front of hundreds of thousands of punters throughout the festival’s five-decade history. As well as helping to put the town of Tamworth on the world map every year, it’s become something of a rite of passage for budding country artists who want to perform there.

Whether they are on the bill themselves or simply come to play, share music or make themselves known, it has become a breeding ground for local and international talent and success. After all, could you imagine that names such as Gina Jefferys, Kasey Chambers, Lee Kernaghan, Adam Harvey or Beccy Cole didn’t have the kind of ubiquitous musical star that they have now? Without the Tamworth Country Music Festival, the fact is that we might never have seemed to them to become iconic local artists.

Unfortunately, the festival’s nearly unstoppable run has been delayed (albeit briefly) into 2021 thanks to COVID. Although they were able to hold the full festival in 2020, the year the outbreak began, it was the 2021 event that was not so lucky. Scale down the event for the first time in its history, with a smaller audience for the Golden Guitar Awards and a greater focus on delivering the awards online.

Now, having postponed their 50th anniversary celebrations to April 2022 to ensure they receive their full membership fee, the Tamworth Country Music Festival is back in full force. Not only are they giving attendees the chance to be part of history by unveiling a bronze statue of festival stalwart John Williamson, but this year’s Golden Guitar Awards will see Troy Cassar-Daley enter the record books.

Set to receive the Golden Guitar Award for Australia’s best-selling country music album of 2021, Cassar-Daley will equal Slim Dusty and Lee Kerneghan’s record of 38 golden guitars, and further cement his status as a music icon. country music.

But that’s not all, in addition to giving attendees the chance to witness local country music history with these events, the festival also unveiled a truly monumental lineup that country fans won’t want to miss. .

Along with icons such as Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Ian Moss and James Blundell, fans will also get to see Fanny Lumsden, Busby Marou, Darlinghurst and countless others.

The Tamworth Country Music Festival may have a 50 year history behind it but really they are just getting started and they want you to be a part of it. Check out all the details of this year’s festivities below.

Tamworth Country Music Festival 2022

4 road bandits
Brand Adam
Adam Eckersley and Brook McClymont
Adam Eckersley Band
Adam Harvey
Allan Caswell
Amber Lawrence
Anne Kirkpatrick
Ashleigh Dallas
Buddy Goode
Carter & Carter
Casey Barnes
Catherine Britt
Chad Morgan
Chris Callaghan
Christie Lamb
Darren Coggan
David Kirkpatrick
Diane Lindsay
Fanny Lumsden
Felicity Urquhart
Gina Jeffreys
Graeme Connors
Hayley Jensen
mountain goats
James Blundell
Jayne Denham
Jeff Brown
John Williamson
Kasey Rooms
Kirsty Lee Akers
Lyn Bowtell
Melinda Schneider
Melissa Bajric
Melody Moko
Pete Denahy
Peter Simpson
Reg Poole
Sara Storer
Shane Nicholson
The Buckleys
The Bushwackers
The Viper Creek Band
The Wolfe Brothers
travis collins
Troy Cassar Daley

Monday 18 April 2022 – Sunday 24 April 2022
Tamworth, New South Wales
Tickets: Tamworth Country Music Festival

Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz: NBA Picks, Predictions & Tips – January 26, 2022


the Utah Jazz host the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, January 26 at 10:10 p.m. ET at Vivint Arena as part of the NBA regular season.

The Phoenix Suns are favorites in the game, with the funding line for PHX set at -143. The Utah Jazz are the underdogs. UTA’s moneyline is +120.

Before you bet on PHX at UTA, take a look at the past performance of teams and players:

Mike Conley has scored 17+ points in each of his last six home appearances with Donovan Mitchell out.

  • Mike Conley points including overtime: Over/Under 15.5

  • $103 bet wins $100 if Mike Conley has over 15.5 points

Devin Booker has scored 31+ points in each of the Suns’ last three games against the Jazz.

  • Devin Booker points including overtime: over/under 28.5

  • $121 bet wins $100 if Devin Booker has over 28.5 points

Chris Paul has registered more than 11 assists in each of the Suns’ last four games.

  • Chris Paul Assists including overtime: Over/Under 9.5

  • $148 bet wins $100 if Chris Paul has over 9.5 assists

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Live music in New Haven, Hartford


The Bijou Theater hosts WPKN’s Music on Film series, celebrating Black History Month, with “Summer of Soul” on Wednesday. Sundance Award-winning “Summer of Soul” unveils a wealth of jaw-dropping live musical footage that has gone largely unseen for half a century. It also plays Wednesday at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

“Summer of Soul, the Black Woodstock” — or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised — is a stunning 2021 American documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The festival, held at Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park) in Harlem lasted six weeks. Despite a large attendance and artists such as Stevie Wonder, BB King, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, The Staple Singers, Williams, Sly and the Family Stone and the Chambers Brothers, the festival was considered obscure in pop culture, which the documentarians investigate. while Woodstock received all the praise and notoriety. It was a festival in the heart of Harlem that was somehow written into the history books.

On Wednesday at College Street Music Hall, the Wood Brothers will perform in New Haven. They draw from a wide range to create an effervescent listening experience that speaks to the trio’s unique place in the modern musical landscape.

“My brother Oliver toured with Tinsley Ellis and came to this band from the world of blues and gospel, and my story was all over the place with jazz and R&B,” says Chris Wood, who rose to fame with pioneering trio Medeski Martin . & Drink. “The idea of ​​this group has always been to marry our origins, to imagine what could happen if Robert Johnson and Charles Mingus had put together a group.”

The band supports their latest album, Kingdom In My Mind, released in January 2020 just before the pandemic hit. This collection followed, One Drop Of Truth, the band’s previous recording, which was nominated for Best American Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Singer Bettye Lavette is scheduled to perform at Infinity Hall in Hartford on Sunday. Described as the great soul performer of her generation, she has a CV that attracts a large audience. LaVette is a singer who can take any type of song and make it completely her own.

She recorded for many major labels, including Atco, Epic and Motown, during her career which spanned the 1960s through the 1980s. The 2000s began what she calls her “fifth career”. Her CD, A Woman Like Me, won the 2004 WC Handy Award for Comeback Blues Album of the Year. She also received the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, was inducted into the Detroit Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, received an Unsung Award from the National R&B Society, and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame by the Blues Foundation.

On Saturday, Sugar Hollow Taproom has the Matt Helm Experience with Stella Blues’ Bill Bonacci and special guests.

Murray The Wheel has a show on Fridays at Black Duck. Also on Friday, the Rob Glassman Band plays BRYAC Black Rock. On Saturdays, the Black Duck Cafe hosts the Tony Ferrigno Band.

Sugar Hollow Taproom Saturday also features the Matt Helm Experience, featuring Stella Blues’ Bill Bonacci and special guests.

Orb Mellon and Dave Robbins have a Saturday gig at High Nine Brewing Company in Deep River at 6pm and a Monday show at Lupoletto Brewing Company, Windsor Locks at 3.30pm.

Daryl’s house has a great blues trio this week. On Friday, blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Albert Cummings performs. His masterful guitar magic has drawn comparisons with many iconic legends and even his musical inspiration, Stevie Ray Vaughan. He has played with many of the greatest musicians of the modern era.

Returning to Daryl’s House on Sunday as a member of the Blues Chaser band is Tom Forst. The group includes Tony Delisio, Big Thurrsty and Joey Primo, with special guest Paul Toscano. Blues Chaser will thrill you with music from three critically acclaimed albums.

On Wednesday, The Alexis P Suter Band brings their Blues Gospel sound to Daryl’s House. BB King was visibly impressed when he first heard Alexis P. Suter sing. The Alexis P. Suter Band has received similar accolades from other well-known musicians and performers, including Dan Aykroyd and The Band great Levon Helm.

A true vocal, power bass/baritone phenomenon, Suter and his band began wowing Northeastern audiences as regular performers at Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Sessions in Woodstock, NY. “She’s one of those wonderful spirits, she has her arms around you; you can feel it,” Helm said.

Suter has received numerous award nominations. The firepower of this exciting band has caught the eye of some of the hottest players around, and they are considered by their peers to be one of the best live bands on the scene today.

Sunday, Ed Peabody and the Big Blue Thang are at the Narragansett Café.

On Saturday, Kerry Kearney is at Theodores BBQ. The sounds Kerry creates from his vintage, stock, and custom-built guitars are as unique as his original songwriting and melodies. Kearney calls his style of music “Psychedelta”. It’s his own brand containing an upbeat blend of American Blues & Roots, created from writing and performing on the circuit for over 40 years.

Mississippi’s capital is renaming one of its main streets for one of its residents, legendary Grammy-winning blues singer Bobby Rushcity. Jackson City Council voted Tuesday to rename Ellis Avenue to Bobby Rush Boulevard. The North-South Corridor provides a direct route between Interstate 20 and the Jackson Zoo. The name change takes effect in one month.

See the Connecticut Blues Society for more concert listings: https://www.ctblues.org/weekly-calendar Any questions or comments should be sent to Domenic Forcella at [email protected]

Bellingham musician Tracy Spring is a woman for all seasons


For many of her songs, Bellingham songwriter and guitarist Tracy Spring draws inspiration from her travels exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with her outdoor photographers Dad and Uncle Bob and Ira Spring. She has fond memories of harmony with her mother and sister during long car journeys.

“Particularly memorable musical exhibits,” she says, “were the Tlingit and Inupiat stories, songs, and dances in Southeast Alaska and in the arctic villages of Ulquigvik, Kotzebue, and Nome.” Alaska remains one of his favorite places to visit, kayak and perform.

Tracy has shared the stage with Doc Watson, Cris Williamson and Tret Fure, and The Tannahill Weavers, among others.

Tracy attended Fairhaven College at Western Washington University in the mid-1970s, where she cut her performance teeth in the college stairwells. She then performed in a duet with her friend Karen Reitz for many years. In the 1990s, Tracy performed at festivals and folk clubs with her original songs, which were often written and arranged in alternate guitar chords. She also began teaching guitar, songwriting, and directing in one-to-one and camp settings.

Bellingham’s Tracy Spring has launched several projects to see her through the pandemic, as live performances are minimal. Photo credit: TR Ritchie

Seattle-based Tracy’s girl trio Christel, Spring and Carper ran from 1999-2001 and created 2004’s ‘Of This World’, a lasting legacy recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary for their final album, “In These Times”. ”

During the first decade of the 2000s, Tracy wrote and co-produced four soundtracks for the Washington State Combined Fund Drive, a side benefit of her work with a nonprofit that raises funds for relief and development. international.

Since 2010, Tracy has produced her fifth album, created choral arrangements and toured with a focus on folk festivals, progressive church services and “small is beautiful” house concerts. “Indoor performances are currently on hold,” she says, “but I will be booking shows again as soon as it is safe.”

The Bellingham songwriter and guitarist performs frequently at regional folk festivals, like this one in Alaska. Photo courtesy of Tracy Spring

His songs – my favorite is his third album, 1995’s ‘Life and Art’ – are about people finding love for the first time, desperate over loss, experiencing joy, searching for ways to improve our world and reaching balance in their lives.

Tracy is currently in the midst of several projects to help her through the pandemic, as options for performing live are minimal.

The number one pandemic project is a children’s book and music video that Tracy will release later this year, the first in her “Grandmother’s Tales” series. “It’s a collaboration with Bellingham multimedia artist Bob Paltrow,” she says, “based on my whimsical song, ‘Love Doesn’t Care Who You Love.’

A Kickstarter campaign will soon be launched to fund Bob’s 28 color illustrations and prepress production work.

Tracy attended Fairhaven College at Western Washington University in the mid-1970s and cut her performance teeth in the college stairwells. Photo courtesy of Tracy Spring

“Bob’s vivid imagery and uplifting, inclusive lyrics show how the gift of love, in whatever form it takes, is the most powerful force we can use to make ourselves, and the planet, whole. healthier, whole and happy,” says Tracy.

The second pandemic project is The June & Farrar Project, which originated when multidimensional artist Skye Burn contacted Tracy in 2020 about the possibility of working with her on a project inspired by her grandparents, Farrar and June. Burn.

As a student at Fairhaven College and caretaker of the Outback Farm in the 1970s, Tracy I lived above the farm in one of two cabins built by Farrar Burn in the 1930s. June’s study cabin,” Tracy says, “where she wrote articles for the Bellingham Herald
and Farrar played his original music.

As a student at Fairhaven College at Western Washington University in the 1970s, Tracy Spring resided in June Burn’s study cabin at Outback Farm. Photo by June Burn courtesy of Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Libraries Heritage Resources, Western Washington University

In 1941 June Burn wrote “Living High: An Unconventional Autobiography” about the free-spirited adventures she and her musician husband had in Bellingham and beyond.

“Thirty-five years after I wrote it, I read it,” Tracy says. “Their story and philosophy of life resonated deeply with me then, and still does today.”

“Nearly 40 years after writing and performing my songs in June Burn’s Cabin, and after a year of helping Skye formulate and articulate her scope, I am the Artistic Director of the June & Farrar Project. We started a GoFundMe campaign to fund my position and move the work forward. Updates and details will be posted on Facebook. For updates, please visit www.facebook.com/groups/juneandfarrar.

Pandemic project number three is the “Masako’s Guitar” music video.

“Luthier Rob Goldberg wrote that he was restoring a vintage guitar with a remarkable story attached to it,” Tracy says. “I was inspired to take a deep dive into studying the history of her former owner, the late Masako Tada.”

Telling the story of Masako’s Guitar and its connection to internment camps during World War II is one of Tracy Spring’s projects during the pandemic. Photo courtesy of Rob Goldberg

Following the Pearl Harbor bombing and Executive Order 9066 in 1942, 120,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes, livelihoods and communities, allowing them to n take with them only what they could take.

“Masako bravely carried her guitar,” Tracy says.

To commemorate the strength and resilience of Masako and so many others, Tracy’s music video uses historic photos to document this sad chapter in history, as well as recent photos taken while visiting the National Historic Site of Minidoka.

The fourth pandemic project is to continue the music of his beloved partner, TR Ritchie. After a songwriting career that spanned more than four decades, Ritchie returned to his North West roots in 2012. In December 2013, he was discovered to have inoperable cancer. Less than two months later he was gone, leaving behind a tremendous legacy of beautiful songs, images and poetry. TR faced his illness and death with grace and dignity.

One of Tracy’s plans is to continue the musical legacy of her late partner, TR Ritchie (pictured right). Photo courtesy of Rob Goldberg

Ten days before his death, friends gathered at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship to sing his songs to him and watch his reading of his poem ‘No More Words’. Footage from this extraordinary evening was captured, combined with interviews and produced as a documentary by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and longtime friend of TR, Dennis Dougherty, who made his Kerrville Folk Festival debut in 2016.

For updates on Tracy’s pandemic projects, visit www.tracyspring.com.

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A new Latin music festival in Montreal is taking place this summer


Finally something to look forward to! Get your dancing shoes ready for a brand new Latin music festival in Montreal taking place in the summer of 2022.

The “Fuego Fuego” festival is organized by Midway Group, DNA Live and Shah Entertainment.

Midway Group is well known nationwide for organizing and promoting various music events such as Beachclub, Escapade Music Festival and Metro Metro Festival. Now they have a new one coming.

Although the lineup for the Fuego Fuego Festival has yet to be announced, organizers said it will be filled with popular Latin pop artists. Does this mean that Enrique Iglesias is coming back to our city? Let’s hope so.

The main objective of this new trending event is to “warm the hearts of Montrealers with lively music”, according to a press release.

Midway Group has informed Narcity Quebec that the festival will only last one day, which means it is sure to be action-packed.

The official date and location have yet to be announced, but at least now we all have even more reason to get excited for the upcoming hot season.

The left cover image of this article was used for illustrative purposes only.

In Quebec, a vaccination passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival announces its 2022 lineup


NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced the musical lineup for the highly anticipated 2022 Festival, slated for April 29-May 8. Jazz Fest returns with an irresistible celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana, along with unforgettable performances from nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists to create one of the most popular music festival lineups. diverse in the world. Festival weekend dates are set for April 29-May 1 and May 5-8.

Artists scheduled to appear at Jazz Fest 2022 include:

The Who, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band, Luke Combs, Lionel Richie, The Black Crowes, Willie Nelson & Family, Erykah Badu, The Avett Brothers, Norah Jones, Lauren Daigle, Ludacris, Billy Strings, Nelly, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Death Cab for Cutie, Ziggy Marley: Songs of Bob Marley, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Revivalists, Lukas Nelson & POTR, Randy Newman, Melissa Etheridge, Boz Scaggs , Kool & the Gang, Third World, CeeLo Green As… “Soul Brotha #100” (A James Brown Tribute), Irma Thomas, Big Freedia, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tank and The Bangas, PJ Morton, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Buddy Guy, José Feliciano, Chris Isaak, Rickie Lee Jones, Ricky Skaggs, Asleep at the Wheel, David Sanborn, Playing for Change Band, Bettye LaVette, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Samantha Fish, Cyril Neville, Maze with Frankie Beverly, The Radiators, Galactic with Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph, Kermit Ruffins and The BBQ S wingers, S hovels & Rope, Rory Block, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Tribute to Art and Charles Neville with the funky Meters and Ivan Neville & The Neville Brothers Band with Cyril Neville, Terence Blanchard with The E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet, Leo Nocentelli: Another Side, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Tribute to Dr. John, The War and Treaty, The Soul Rebels, Doug Kershaw, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles, Rebirth Brass Group, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Martha Redbone Roots Project, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s Tribute to Dave Bartholomew, Leyla McCalla, Boyfriend, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, Hooray for Riff Raff, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Mia X, Cimafunk (from Cuba), Nicholas Payton, Bombino (from Niger), The Campbell Brothers, The Newport All-Stars Celebrate George Wein, Arturo Sandoval, Seratones, Ranky Tanky, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Boutté, Do ttie Peoples, Las Cafeteras, Lost Bayou Ramblers, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra‘s Tribute to Allen Toussaint, Cha Wa, Chris Thomas King, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Lena Prima, Royal Teeth, Ronnie LaMarque, Sweet Crude, David Shaw, Original Pinettes Brass Band , Kenny Neal, Lakou Mizik (from Haiti,) Tuba Skinny, Tribute to Bessie Smith, Jimmy Hall, Northside Skull & Bone Gang, Kathy Taylor, Tribute to Lil Buck Sinegal, Le’Andria Johnson, Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers , Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band with Thais Clark and Maynard Chatters, Original New Orleans Lady Buckjumpers SA&PC, Trumpet Mafia, Charlie Gabriel and Friends, William Prince, Antonio Sanchez and Bad Hombre, Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders, Wendell Brunious All Stars, Dumaine Street Gang and Family Ties SA&PCs, 79rs Gang Music Group, Sisters of Unity and Devastation SA&PCs, Wild Red Flame and Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, plus hundreds of other scheduled artists.

VIP Packages, General Admission Weekend Passes and Travel Packages are on sale now by www.nojazzfest.com. Day tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks.

VIP packages are weekend specific and are valid for all days of the purchased weekend. Jazz Fest offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in a very special way: the popular festival Big Chief VIP Experience the ticket package offers privileged access to most Festival stages; the Grand Marshal VIP Pass allows close access to the three main stages; and the Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass entitles you to special covered seating on the biggest stage of the Festival.

Ticket holders who have renewed their 2020 and 2021 tickets will receive an email from the ticketing company with instructions on how to redeem their tickets for the weekend of their choice.

Jazz Fest is once again partnering with On Location & CID Entertainment to offer travel packages for guests wishing to bundle Festival tickets or VIP passes with local hotel rooms and round-trip shuttle service between the Festival and their hotel. For package details, please visit the Jazz Fest website.

Take advantage of the Jazz Fest Express shuttle and drop off in front of the Festival gates! Air-conditioned buses offer round-trip transport and run continuously throughout the day. The Jazz Fest Express is the best way to travel to and from the fairgrounds. Don’t forget to purchase your Jazz Fest Express tickets when purchasing your Festival tickets. For more information, visit www.nojazzfest.com.

Many area hotels offer special Jazz Fest rates. A full list of participating hotels is posted at nojazzfest.com/travel/hotels, including the official host hotel, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

Shell is the presenting sponsor of the festival. Jazz Fest’s main sponsors are the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Miller Lite and the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (A Churchill Downs Company). First Horizon Bank, Peoples Health, Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, AARP, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Ochsner Health, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and WWOZ are also official sponsors of Jazz Fest.

Jazz Fest works closely with city and state officials to ensure the event is safe for all attendees and attendees. The Festival will be presented in accordance with the COVID-19 public health guidelines applicable at the time of the event. Visit www.nojazzfest.com for details.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. is the nonprofit owner of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses Jazz Fest proceeds and other funds raised for year-round activities in the areas of education, economic development and cultural enrichment. Educational programs include the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, the HSM Beginners program, the Tom Dent Congo Square lecture series, the Class Got Brass competition for school marching bands, music production workshops, vocal lessons in city ​​recreation centers. and more. Economic development initiatives include Community Partnership Grants, the Catapult Fund Accelerator Program, and Sync Up entertainment industry workshops. Cultural enrichment programs include the Jazz & Heritage concert series and the Foundation’s annual festivals: the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival/Treme Creole Gumbo Festival and the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival. The Foundation also owns radio station WWOZ 90.7-FM, the Jazz & Heritage Archive, and the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center – an educational and community facility named in honor of Jazz Fest founder George Wein and his late wife Joyce. During the pandemic, the Foundation established the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund to support the Louisiana music community whose livelihoods had been impacted by COVID-19. Over 4,000 grants have been awarded to musicians, music industry workers and Black Masking/Mardi Gras Indians. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit www.jazzandheritage.org.

The Jazz & Heritage Foundation Gala kicks off the Jazz Fest season with a celebration of New Orleans music and cuisine. The gala, which supports the Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s flagship educational program, the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, will take place on Thursday, April 28 at the beautiful Maison Sazerac. This year’s gala will celebrate our rich musical heritage with special performances from some of New Orleans’ favorite artists. Purchasing a gala ticket also gets you a Jazz Fest Gala Pass, which is a ticket to all seven days of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell with unlimited re-entry. Please visit www.jazzandheritage.org or call 504-558-6100 to inquire about tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a co-production of Festival Productions, Inc.-New Orleans and AEG Presents.

5 Ways to Cure the Post-Holiday Blues | Academics


While we are always happy to have a break from the relentless work and stress, we all have to come back to it eventually as students. With this return, something else that still happens is the post-holiday blues.

Here are some ways to acclimate and get back to work after a break filled with opening gifts, sweets, and most likely Netflix series after Netflix series.


Exercise will never be a necessity, but more and more studies have shown that it helps in all aspects of life, especially mentally. When you go for a run and stimulate your body, it releases endorphins. These not only reduce pain, but also give you a sense of well-being.

So whether you’re hitting TRECs or Planet Fitness, or even strolling around campus, you’re sure to feel better in no time. There are activities such as yoga classes, fencing and more. Your exercise doesn’t have to be boring.

Your mind and body will thank you.

New Year’s resolutions

It’s a tradition for some and a corny idea for others, but keeping certain goals in mind can boost your motivation and save you the blues. Having ambitions can help you move forward and keep planning for the future.

When the stress of school and work gets very high, remembering why you started and how far you’ve come can be very beneficial. If you’re too hard on yourself, especially with your blues, think back to all you’ve accomplished and how far you’ll go.

Look at something that isn’t Christmas

Although some people like to listen to sad songs after a breakup, it can make things worse. If you had to break away from Christmas, would you want to listen to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” over and over again? It probably won’t solve anything.

Instead, watch comfort movies. Even something nostalgic from your childhood on Disney+ would suffice – something that can get you out of the holiday spirit in time to get back to class is all you need. It’s even possible that watching something inspiring or something that makes you want to go to school can also help you focus.

Talk to someone

It’s more common than you might think to have the blues after the holidays. The best thing you can do is to express your feelings and express them openly rather than keeping them locked away.

Although a temporary feeling, they are just as valid as any other emotion. After such a colorful holiday season, who could blame you for feeling glum when January rolls around and there’s plenty of freezing rain and half-melted snow on the ground? That’s a total of 180.

It helps to go through something with someone who can understand you or at least support you through your struggles, regardless of the underlying reasoning.

Try to make an effort to talk to them in person or at the very least give them a call. Sometimes texting can be a barrier to social interaction and can leave mixed signals in the tone of texts.

Get plenty of rest

As a student, sleeping well is not always an easy habit to follow.

There’s enough research out there today to show how getting too little sleep — as well as exercise — can affect your mood. So if you’re feeling glum after the holidays, a good night’s sleep can really help.

Make sure you are in a comfortable environment. Try to keep as little light as possible in your bedroom and do what you can not to be on your phone too often before bed. Some ways to do this would be to read a book or do yoga at bedtime to relax.

Do you have noisy neighbors upstairs? Affordable fans and noise makers are available at places like Walmart and Costco.

Even a hot tea or essential oil diffuser can be great for calming your nerves and telling your body it’s time to relax.

There are many ways to improve your sleep experience. Just make the effort to find them.

Beegie Adair, jazz musician and distinguished WKU alumnus, dies at 84 – WKUHerald.com



Jazz musician and WKU alumnus Bobbe Gorin “Beegie” Adair died on Sunday, January 23 at the age of 84.

Jazz musician and WKU alumnus Bobbe Gorin “Beegie” Adair died on Sunday, January 23 at the age of 84, according to her website.

“The world has lost a true American treasure, but we are all extremely fortunate to have entered into her sphere and felt the joy of the music she created,” the website reads. “Through the body of work she has created and through legions of students, colleagues, fans and friends around the world, Beegie’s music will be shared and heard for generations to come. .”

Adair was born in Cave City and graduated from WKU in 1958 with a BS in Music Education. She learned the piano when she was 5 and developed a love of jazz playing with various bands in college, Adair said in a 1991 NPR Interview on Piano Jazz with host Marian McPartland.

Adair moved to Nashville after college to teach music, eventually becoming a session musician for The Johnny Cash Show, The Ralph Emery Early Morning Show, and the WSM Radio Noon Show.

In her musical career which spanned over 6 decades, Adair appeared on over 100 albums, contributing to the works of artists such as Dolly Parton, Henry Mancini, Chet Atkins, Peggy Lee, Ray Stevens and many more. .

She released her first studio album under her own name in 1991, titled “Escape To New York”, and subsequently released a total of 35 albums.

The Beegie Adair Trio, consisting of herself, bassist Roger Spencer and percussionist Chris Brown, became Japan’s best-selling jazz artist in 2010. They performed across the world, selling tickets in places like Carnegie Hall and the PizzaExpress Jazz Club in London.

Adair has garnered immense praise for his work and his life. She was inducted into the WKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2016 and received the International Jazz Hero Award from the Jazz Journalist Association in 2013.

In recent years, Adair has joined manager and friend Monica Ramey to regularly hosts “Happy Hour with Beegie” on Youtube, where Adair invites musicians, colleagues and loved ones to come chat about their careers and lives.

In a Dec. 16, 2021 tweet, Adair said she and Ramey would take Christmas Eve to enjoy “a quiet, thoughtful night in our pajamas, with a glass of wine and a zoo of kittens all around us.”

“We have many reasons to reflect and be happy this year, including wonderful fans and friends like you who supported us when we needed it most,” Adair said. “You will never know how much this means to us.”

Adair will be returned to Williamson Memorial Gardens in Franklin, Tennessee. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Depending on the funeral home, memorials may be made at Nashville Jazz Workshop, www.nashvillejazz.org; Billy Adair Scholarship Fund Vanderbilt University, www.giving.vanderbilt.edu; Williamson County Animal Center, www.adoptwcac.org; or St. Joseph Indian School, www.give.stjo.org.

Managing Editor Michael J. Collins can be reached at [email protected] topper.wku.edu. Follow him on Twitter @mjcollinsnews.

North East Music Festival guide: What’s happening and where in Sunderland and beyond for summer 2022


After two summers of uncertainty, cancellations and Covid, there’s no better time to support local festivals.

The North East is set to host a wide variety of events over the summer of 2022, with top artists set to join local artists for a bumper music season.

Sunderland are in line for a crazy summer schedule after a successful 2021, which saw the Waves Festival make an impressive debut at city center venues. Although there has been no confirmation yet of the event continuing for a second year, the festival’s social media has teased another day of live music.

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Kaiser Chiefs are set to play at Sunderland’s Lamplight Festival this summer. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images for Jaguar Land Rover)

Mowbray Park will also host a festival this summer, with Lamplight finally set to arrive in Sunderland this year. The new festival was originally scheduled for 2020, before being pushed back to summer 2021, when it was also postponed.

The Kaiser Chiefs were due to play the first incarnation of the festival and are still expected to travel to Wearside this summer on the second day of the festival in August, with Jack Savoretti and Deacon Blue headlining on Friday and Sunday respectively.

Sunderland will also host Steps, Aqua, the Vengaboys, Shed Seven, Happy Mondays and more over two weekends in July. The Kubix festival is bigger than ever this year, with a day of pop music on July 9 and two afternoons of guitar and indie music on July 15 and 16.

The North East’s biggest festival – This Is Tomorrow – is set to return to Newcastle Exhibition Center this summer after the 2021 event was postponed to September due to Covid restrictions.

This year the festival returns to its usual early June slot, with no acts yet announced for the festival, which has already seen headliners from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Sam Fender and Stereophonics.

Having played This Is Tomorrow in the past, Noel Gallagher is set to return to the North East this summer, as he and his band headline the new Rock N’ Roll Circus event on the Town Moor on June 9.

The Charlatans and local indie prodigy Andrew Cushin are booked to perform on the same night, with event organizers promising top talent alongside “the weird and wonderful world of the circus”.

Closer to the coast, the Mouth Of The Tyne festival is set to return this summer as crowds flock to Tynemouth Priory and Castle. Alternative rock band Keane are set to perform hits such as ‘Everybody’s Changing’ and Somewhere Only We Know” in North Tyneside on Friday July 8, while local duo Lighthouse Family will take to the stage on July 9.

Further north, the Lindisfarne Festival is set to make a return this year, with the Northumberland event scheduled for the weekend of September 1-4. The full weekend lineup will be released on January 31.

Husso sharp, Bozak becomes shorty as Blues beat Kraken 5-0


SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JANUARY 21: Jordan Eberle #7 of the Seattle Kraken and Torey Krug #47 of the St. Louis Blues battle for the puck during the second period at Climate Pledge Arena on January 21, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christopher

Ville Husso stopped 27 shots, Tyler Bozak scored shorthanded and the St. Louis Blues beat the Seattle Kraken 5-0 on Friday night.

The Blues have won two in a row and five of six. Bozak and Brayden Schenn scored in the first period, and Pavel Buchnevich, Colton Parayko and Jordan Kyrou scored in the third. Parayko’s goal came on a penalty shot.

“I just feel good right now, every time I get the chance to play I try to win,” said Husso, who was also in the net for a 2-1 home win against Kraken on January 13. “There were a lot of counters. I have to give credit to defenders and forwards.”

The Kraken were shut out for the second time this season and ended a two-game winning streak. Joey Daccord made 26 saves.

Both of St. Louis’ first-period goals came from its special teams.

Bozak put the Blues on the board with a shorthanded count at 5:54, ending a 2-for-1 break with Brandon Saad for his second goal of the season.

St. Louis made it 2-0 thanks to Schenn’s power play count at 10:23. Schenn found the rebound from David Perron’s shot and slotted it in for his eighth goal.

“Our special teams were really good in the first period,” Blues coach Craig Berube said. “I thought we were energized, skating well and doing good things. When you get a shorthanded goal, it’s a huge improvement. It’s all based on hard work.”

Buchnevich, who returned Friday from COVID-19 protocols, added an insurance goal for St. Louis just 24 seconds from the start of the third period, his 15th.

Parayko earned a penalty shot at 7:40 when he was hooked from behind by Jordan Eberle. Parayko skated to the right and fired his shot over Daccord for his fifth. It was the first penalty taken by a Blues defender since February 3, 1985.

Kyrou, who will be the Blues’ All-Star Game representative, made it 5-0 at 9:31 with his 15th.

Although the Kraken came from behind for their two wins earlier this week, defender Mark Giordano said he couldn’t count on it every time.

“At the end of the day, falling behind in this league, it’s too hard to come back night after night,” Girodano said. “Especially against a team as structured as them. They won’t give you anything if you don’t generate it. You saw that in the third period they are really good at stopping anything that is in a hurry.”


Buchnevich played Friday after approving the league’s COVID-19 protocols, but will not be able to play Sunday in Vancouver due to Canada’s stricter rules. The NHL and NHLPA are allowing players to return after a five-day quarantine and two negative tests. However, Canada does not allow anyone to enter the country if they are within 10 days of testing positive. Sunday would mark 10 days from Buchnevich’s positive. He will join the team on Monday for a game in Calgary.

NOTES: Bozak’s goal was his first point in 14 games. … The shorthanded goal was the Blues’ sixth of the season and Seattle’s third allowed. … St. Louis leads the NHL with 34 power-play goals. … Daccord made his fourth appearance and third start for Seattle. He was recalled from the AHL Charlotte on Tuesday when Chris Driedger entered COVID-19 protocols. … It was the sixth of 15 straight sets for the Kraken and it was their third separation. They lost both games of the other three.


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The Basin Park Hotel hosts the 8th Annual Ozark Mountain Music Festival in Eureka Springs


EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (KY3) – The Basin Park Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs is set to host the Ozark Mountain Music Festival over the weekend of Jan. 20-23.

The event features several local American Roots and Bluegrass artists from northwest Arkansas.

Eureka Springs is known for its music festivals, although they aren’t as common this time of year. Most locals will tell you that Christmas through early March is the city’s “shoulder season.” So the idea of ​​an indoor music festival made sense to the folks at Basin Park.

Enter the Ozark Mountain Music Festival.

“A music festival during the quieter months in Eureka Springs to help fill hotels, restaurants and stores with festival-goers the third week of January,” said Mary Howz, Basin Park Hotel’s operations manager. “But it’s always been this concept, American Roots and Bluegrass music. It’s been eight years. »

Fayetteville resident Corey Lamb is a big fan of music festivals. Frequently attends the Ozark Mountain Music Festival in Eureka Springs.

“I’ve been to quite a few music festivals over the past few years. They’ve all been in different formats,” Lamb said. “Do drive-in festivals, social distance festivals.”

But last year, Lamb was unable to attend. In fact, no one could because the event was canceled due to COVID-19 issues. Back, the festival will look a little different this year due to COVID-19 protocols.

“The biggest difference is that the first thing is a checkup right away so we can look at them right away,” Howz said. “This health test is more or less proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.”

The festival also limits capacity and recommends masks in smaller venues. Several participants also appreciate the changes.

“This is the first I’ve seen where I’ve been outside of a mandatory vaccine or proof of vaccination,” Lamb said. “So that made me feel a lot safer coming to this event, because I haven’t been inside much to share entertainment spaces with people.”

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Upstate Musician Finds Photography Career Upstate | Economic news


Photographer Joe Damone found focus upstate.

The 60-year-old said that although he has been in photography for more than 30 years, it was not until he moved to the Andes that he started Joe Damone Photography there. about 15 years.

“I started out doing underwater photography,” he said. “I had some pictures posted…and I was living in Manhattan (as a) musician. It was my career before I moved here, and I still do some music, but it’s 99% photography.

“When I moved here I was a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, so I started this business,” Damone continued. “There weren’t really any photography businesses, just photographers doing weddings, and there wasn’t much else doing anything else, so I kind of filled that void. .I do all kinds; I consider myself an all-round photographer and don’t really specialize in one style or genre. I do weddings, portraits, headshots, real estate photography, lifestyle and I shoot for the Pure Catskills guide, so that’s it.

The topics, Damone said, are also diverse and far-reaching.

“Only part of my work is in the Andes; in fact, very few,” he said. “I do it all over the region. I’m going to photograph a house in Cooperstown for a real estate agent, so it’s spread out. Most of the weddings are destination weddings, so there are people from Brooklyn, Queens and people from upstate who come to do the weddings in the barn. Probably 90% (of business) is not local.

“But as far as the rest of the work goes,” Damone continued, “it’s all premises or transplants (for) portraits, businesses, insurance companies, telephone companies and Margaretville Hospital. just did portraits of the doctors and staff, so there’s a lot of community work…all within an hour, hour and a half of the Andes.It’s a full time operation.

Damone said he hopes to bring the business closer to home, while expanding its reach and roster.

“About two years ago I started converting my garage into a studio, but it got stuck due to a lack of contractors available to complete the job,” he said. “I would like to finish the studio at the back. That would be great, once things open up and we gradually get back to normal. And I would like more of the same: I really like micro weddings, I would like to develop the portrait business – I think there is a real need for people to have professional portraits, with the social media and websites and personal branding – and real estate photography is going to grow, because real estate is booming. I do the professional photography, virtual tours and floor plans of the property so this is a complete package.

But, Damone said, it’s the people behind the company that make it click.

“I love it,” he said. “It’s extremely difficult, but I really like making great images for people and for myself. You’re trying to photograph people who aren’t used to being photographed and who aren’t models or actors; they’re terrified of being in front of a camera – at least 90% of the people photographed say, “I really hate having my picture taken” because they’ve taken so many bad pictures – so my job is to really… get them to look like they used to. I don’t call that posing, but it’s a challenge.

“You have to have all of your technology together, but also be a director and a comedian and a psychologist,” Damone continued. “There are a lot of things to do to get people relaxed enough to have a good expression and get a good photo. Children are very difficult, especially young children… and I’ve tried to put things on the camera – toys and dolls and all kinds of things to make children laugh – because if you can make them laugh, that’s a very good thing, and you’re trying to grasp that. At the end of the day, people don’t care about the technical stuff, like lighting and focus – that’s obvious if you’re a pro – but what people really react to is the expression and gesture. You have to try to get this somehow.

Although Damone noted that weddings are booked in about a year, he said he has monthly and weekly availability for “the more commercial stuff.”

For more information, visit joedamonephotography.com, find “Joe Damone Photography” on Facebook, or call or text 212-627-5387.

Detroit Pistons vs. Utah Jazz – NBA (01/21/22) | Tip, how to watch


As their West Coast journey continues, the Detroit Pistons are feeling good after a hard-fought victory Wednesday night and are looking to come back back to back when they face the Utah Jazz on Friday night.

Unlike their debut against the Golden State Warriors, the Detroit Pistons took the lead in the first quarter against the Sacremento Kings. However, the Kings got hot in the second quarter and led 71-66 at halftime. However, the Pistons roared in the second half, forcing the game to a decision in the final minutes. That’s when Cory Joseph nailed a field goal with 25.9 seconds left to give the Pistons a 133-131 victory.

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Joseph ended up scoring 19 points in the game, with Saddiq Bey leading the Pistons in scoring 30 points in the win. Kelly Olynyk had another great game off the bench, scoring 22 goals while grabbing nine rebounds.

For the third time in four games, Detroit faces a team from the first half of the Western Conference. The Jazz enter Friday night with a 29-16 record. However, the Jazz have stumbled lately, losing six of their last seven games, falling to fourth in the conference behind the Suns, Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies.

One of those losses came in Detroit, when the Pistons beat the Jazz, 126-116.

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What: NBA Basketball

Which: Detroit Pistons (11-33) vs. Utah Jazz (29-16)

When: Friday January 21

Time: 9:00 p.m. ET

Or: Vivint Arena (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Channel: Bally Sports Detroit

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Blues legend Keb ‘Mo’ brings a deep catalog to the Odeum | Arts & Living


Old-school Delta Blues seems like a dying art these days. That being said, Keb ‘Mo’ has been keeping him alive since he started a solo career under his current name in the mid-90s. The Los Angeles native and current resident of Nashville brings an authentic sound that tells stories and does justice to the legendary style of the music. He also has a prolific catalog that stands against any other reputable artist today. To present this catalog as well as new material, he will take the stage at the Greenwich Odeum at 59 Main Street in East Greenwich on February 3 at 8 p.m.

Mo’ and I had a chat before the show about his musical debut, his appearance in a play, his side career in film, and a new album he just released.

Rob Duguay: Before you started your own musical career, you played steel drums in a calypso band and recorded with fiddler Papa John Creach of Jefferson Airplane in the 1970s. How formative those moments were for you as a musician in terms of songwriting and collaborating and all that?

Keb’Mo’: During that time, I was really learning about music, learning the basics of songwriting, and had the opportunity to participate in songs and co-write them while playing shows. I was introduced to music as a steel drummer when I was a teenager and played the instrument from age 11-18. I was just starting to get my feet wet learning all kinds of different genres of music and different styles and I actually just got a new steel drum and I’m learning it again.

DR: Very cool.

KM: Yeah, it was a very formative time that laid the groundwork for writing, recording and touring. At the time, I didn’t know what an important experience it was, but it was really exciting. I was probably more focused on the girls than the music, but sometimes that’s how you are in your twenties.

DR: Certainly, I can relate.

KM: It laid the groundwork for my late 20s where I played with Papa John until I was 26 or 27 and then came out on my own as Kevin Moore while trying to figure out how to be in the world of music. .

DR: In the early 90s you were also part of the musical Spunk where you played the Guitar Man character that you incorporated as a character on stage. How did you get involved in the musical and what was the experience like?

KM: Basically, I was the music in the room so I was still a musician. I had played before, so I was already in the acoustic blues zone, so I expanded from there while continuing my musical journey. The clothes I wore during the play were just my clothes with the hat, vest, shirt, jeans and shoes, I didn’t really become the Spunk character. As a bluesman, I don’t really have a lot of clothing choices and I wasn’t even worried about my clothes, I was more worried about the music. I remember at first I couldn’t remember how to carry a hat with me, I just wore baseball caps, but then I figured out how to carry a hat in a hatbox and carried it with all my gear. If I walk through the airport these days with my hat on, everyone will recognize me.

DR: You just mentioned the acoustic blues, do you have a preference between acoustic and electric guitar or does it all depend on the type of song you write?

KM: There is no favourite. The best thing about the acoustic is that you don’t have to plug it into anything, but I like electric as much as acoustic. I started on an acoustic and the electric came later so I don’t really have a preference. Whenever the app is needed, this is the one I play.

DR: You’ve also done stuff in movies where you’ve played Robert Johnson in the documentary Can’t You Hear The Wind Howl?, you’ve starred and starred in a lot of episodes of Touched By An Angel, you’ve starred in the movie Honeydripper with Danny Glover and you wrote music for a few TV shows. Do you find acting and writing soundtracks come naturally to you, or did both mediums require some learning on your part in the beginning?

KM: Everything emanates from my career as an artist. For example, the theme for the TV show “Mike & Molly” was removed from my catalog, I did not go to write it. The one I’m currently doing for the sitcom B Positive is a collaboration between Chuck Lorre and myself. The key revolves around developing creative relationships with people like I do with music and my writing. I work with people I have relationships with, so I consider it all the same.

If I’m writing for a record or for a TV show, I’m really looking to get the job done and make what I’m doing work. There is no difference between playing on stage, making a record, mixing a record and writing a song, it’s the same for me. It’s about getting the job done.

DR: It’s about looking at the task ahead of you, doing it, and doing your best.

KM: Yeah, and being honest while doing it at the same time.

DR: Absoutely. This week you will be releasing a new album called Good To Be. What can people expect when it comes out?

KM: I’m really happy with this album, I can’t wait for people to hear it and see what happens. I never really know these days because there’s so much great music but there’s also a lot of noise in the world between social media, entertainment choices like streaming, going to the movies, TV big audience and Youtube. It’s loud there so I’m hoping to reduce the noise a bit with this record where it has a chance to be listened to. I never hoped for a big hit, these are personally impossible to obtain or if it is possible, there is little chance and that is quite another thing. The album is all over the map in terms of genres but it all fits together and I’m very proud of it, I think it’s my best.

Bristol musician creates powerful track to help survivors of sexual abuse


Bristol musician MARIA has written a powerful spoken word detailing what it’s like to be a woman in today’s world.

The thought-provoking track captures the anger and frustration felt by women around the world.

The track is called “Home By Nine” and was written by MARIA (who plays with Bristol band Dutty Moonshine Big Band) a few years ago. Since then, there have been several prominent stories of violent assaults by men.

Read more:Bristol MP’s appeal to men as murderer jailed for life

Between the deaths of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa from March 3 to September 17, 2021, a further 77 women in the UK were killed by men – one woman every 2.5 days.

Overall, this figure rises to six women per hour.

‘Home By Nine’ is a powerful spoken word poem, set to music by Martin Badder, with video shot over Bristol city center at sunset. The full track will be released on February 11, to coincide with the official Sexual Abuse/Violence Awareness Week 2022.

All proceeds will go to
two Bristol charities helping survivors of sexual abuse, Bristol Women’s Voice and SARSAS (Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Assault Support).

Bristol musician MARIA and Somerset producer MARTIN BADDER have teamed up to create a spoken word track about sexual violence called ‘Home By Nine’.

The song’s vocal line came instinctively to MARIA: “I wrote Home by Nine on a train one day. I felt so overwhelmed, so hurt by everything my friends and I had been through in our lives. It all came crashing down on me and my heart honestly broke that day.

“There isn’t a woman in my life who, at some point, hasn’t been frightened, followed, assaulted, or disbelieved. Not one. I felt like I was burning with anger at this injustice, and then the words came out.

“I’ve been writing since I was 16, and nothing has ever come off the page so fast. It had to come out. It has to be said.”

BristolLive spoke with Martin about the genesis of the track. He shared how he saw a spoken word video on Instagram and couldn’t get the words out of his head, saying they were so relevant and impactful.

He said: “You didn’t want to listen to it, but you knew you had to, there was a lot of home truths and it really resonated with me.”

Martin said that a few months later, while working on a garage track, he finished the track but had no voice for it.

So he decided to go back to MARIA’s Instagram and layer the spoken words over his track – he was impressed.

Subconsciously, he thinks he had MARIA’s words in his head when creating the track.

“It works, it’s seamless, it’s meant to be” were her words after listening to her creation.

Martin was worried about getting in touch with MARIA, he said he left the draft on his hard drive for a long time because he was worried she wouldn’t like the fact that he overdubbed his words on his trail.

Also that there was a possibility that MARIA didn’t like the play, but eventually he finally found the courage to message her.

“If he doesn’t like it, it won’t go any further,” he said to himself.

MARIA loved it, only a few weeks later she went to her studio to record it properly and before they knew it it was sold out.

He sent it to a few record labels he had previously released music with and the popular and well-known New York-based Nervous Records responded almost immediately.

Badder told BristolLive: “I just want as many people as possible to hear this track, IIf it just makes a person think twice or change their attitude, I think we’ve achieved greatness with this track.

“I have both a young daughter and a son, so I’m so keen for the world to be a better place when they grow up.”

Badder hopes the track’s message will open up vital conversations, especially with men.

One morning, Badder, very early, around 3 a.m., Badder was walking home from a DJ set, which he does frequently.

The streets were deserted and it was just him and he saw a young woman walking home, usually he was walking right behind her, but he thought of that trail and thought he really didn’t want her uncomfortable so he moved to the other side of the road and accelerated so he passed her and she knew she was not in danger.

“Consider your behavior and how it may be felt by other people, especially late at night,” he added.

Katy Taylor, Director of Bristol Women’s Voice, said: “We live in an epidemic of male violence against women and girls and ‘Home By Nine’ is a powerful reminder of the dangers women face and the fear they face. live on a daily basis.

“Bristol Women’s Voice is committed to making Bristol a city free from all forms of gender-based violence and we will continue to do all we can to tackle the sexism and misogyny that lay the foundations for male violence.

“We are proud to be part of this project alongside SARSAS who are doing such vital work supporting survivors of sexual violence in and around Bristol.”

Bristol musician MARIA and Somerset producer MARTIN BADDER have teamed up to create a spoken word track about sexual violence called
Bristol musician MARIA and Somerset producer MARTIN BADDER have teamed up to create a spoken word track about sexual violence called ‘Home By Nine’.

MARIA adds: “In the current state of things, it is normal to be afraid. But being afraid does not make us weak. It makes us strong and I want women around the world to know that.

BristolLive has received an exclusive short snippet of the track which you can watch at the top of the page, but the full track “Home By Nine” will be available for purchase on ITunes and Spotify from February 11, 2022, all proceeds will go in Bristol charities helping survivors of sexual abuse, Bristol Women’s Voice and SARSAS (Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Assault Support).

If you have been the victim of rape, sexual assault or violence, contact SARSAS at 0808 801 0456 Where 0808 801 0464, you can also email them on [email protected]

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5 props for Rockets vs Jazz Wednesday


The Houston Rockets will look to start a winning streak on the road Wednesday night, but they will face a tough task against Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz. The Jazz have lost five of their last six games but are 1-0 against the Rockets this season.

Friday’s game is announced at 8:00 p.m. CT on AT&T SportsNet Southwest (Rockets).

Before the game starts, take your pick on the best prop bets for the Rockets-Jazz showdown at Vivint Arena.

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Here’s what your local groups are doing


As the cold weather sets in, many national artists choose to play in the southern states, where it is a bit warmer. It gives us the opportunity to discover local bands and support the places that have kept the blues alive during the pandemic. It also gives Blues Beat the opportunity to transmit news from other areas of the blues.

Keb’ Mo’ is having a solo exhibition at Infinity Hall Hartford on Wednesday. His self-titled release under his Keb ‘Mo’ moniker hit his quarter-century mark in 2019, and over the years he’s proven himself to be a musical force that defies typical genre labels.

Album after album, 14 in total, he won 5 GRAMMY awards, including his last release of 2019, Oklahoma, which won the Best American Album category. Keb’s list of GRAMMY recognitions continues with 12 GRAMMY nominations, in total, including his 2014 self-produced release, BLUESAmericana, which garnered three nominations on its own.

The talented artist has also received 14 Blues Foundation Awards and 6 BMI Awards for his work in television and film. Over the past two decades, he has cultivated a reputation as the modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. Artists who have recorded his songs include BB King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, Tom Jones, Melissa Manchester, Solomon Burke, the Zac Brown Band; and many more. His collaborations include a who’s who in the music industry and include Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jackson Browne, Natalie Cole, Lyle Lovett, India Arie, James Cotton, Bobby Rush, Timothy B. Schmit, Marcus Miller and many more. His guitar playing earned him two invitations to Eric Clapton’s famed Crossroads Festival and inspired leading instrument makers Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster and Bluesmaster Royale acoustic guitars and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’. Mo’ limited edition Signature model.

The Full Stop Band brings their mix of rock and roll, blues, R&B, soul, country and jazz to Sugar Hollow Taproom Friday. Murray The Wheel Acoustic Duo also plays Ola. Friday from 4-7 p.m. Morgan Giosa Blues Band with Frank Varela plays Holyoke American Legion Post 351.

Saturday is a busy day with many bands getting the chance to come out and play. On Saturdays, 6-8 p.m., Charter Oak Brewing hosts Ol’ Moose and Friends. Next, Oak Hills Grill hosts The B-Side, while Notch 8 brings in Petey Hop & The All Stars. Black Rock’s Park City Music Hall offers SoulShine: An Allman Brothers Experience.

Club London hosts Big Chief and The Midnight Groove on Saturday, and Bill’s Seafood will host the Night Life Band. The Dead Show is at the Hungry Tiger, Carmine has Frankie and The Know It Alls and Chris Stovall Brown plays The Stomping Ground. Friday then Sunday, the group Sara Ashleigh West plays the Brass Horse. The Chris Leigh Band has an appointment on Saturday at the Knickerbocker Café.

Notch 8 has Shawn Taylor at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Daryl’s House Saturday Brunch has Erik Rabasca. Wednesday Gratefully Yours comes to Daryl’s house. For Let’s Dance Wednesday, it’s Ed Peabody and The Big Blue Thang.

Theodores BBQ brings The Mighty Soul Drivers on Friday, featuring the classic soul sounds of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and heading south to the hills of New England.

Saturday, Weege & the Wondertwins offer a different experience. With wild live performances of original music, Weege & The Wondertwins channel vintage vibes from The Kinks, Julie London, Bessie Smith, and more. Pay special attention to Bessie Smith. Prepare to be enchanted, thrilled and thrilled to your very core.

On Friday, Brother Dave is solo at Westhampton Beach Brewing Co.

On Sunday, So Many Rhodes is at the Met, Rhode Island.

Sad news from The Falcon, which will be closed from January 14 to February 14. 17, due to the overwhelming number of cancellations caused by the pandemic.

You’re invited to Chicago Blues Bootcamp, which runs from Monday, May 29 through Friday, June 3. This immersive five-day blues camp lets you learn and play with your Chicago Blues Masters and soak up the blues this summer in downtown Chicago.

Get over six hours of instruction and jamming a day from the instructors, who are professional musicians who work, live and breathe the blues, and many of whom are Chicago Blues Hall of Fame artists, including: Billy Branch , Johnny Burgin, Joanna Connor and Deitra Farr.

For blues snowbirds, blues and jazz news with a Florida focus is provided by www.JazzBluesFlorida.com, Florida’s free online guide to live jazz and blues music with guest clubs, festival and gig listings, news blog. A monthly online magazine, all with social media integration!

From Clarksdale, Mississippi, thank you for 19 years, here’s 20. Cat Head survived the “first two years,” the Great Recession, and (so far) the global pandemic, and we thank you for that. You have all fueled our success through store visits and online purchases. We literally couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks and best, and please stay safe, and come see us when you can, Roger (and Ayler, his paid spokesperson). Read the Cat Head newsletter to find out what’s happening in the Delta,

See the Connecticut Blues Society for more concert listings: https://www.ctblues.org/weekly-calendar Any questions or comments should be sent to Domenic Forcella at [email protected]

A street musician has spent years building a unique drum set on wheels. Then, one morning, it was gone | Hobbies


LOS ANGELES — Minutes before the Los Angeles Rams take on the Seattle Seahawks at the billion-dollar SoFi Stadium one evening in late December, about six football fields away, a party is thrown in the parking lot. Target.

A handful of people dance in the wintry air to the percussive sound of a man pounding on a set of sparkling, golden drums he affectionately calls “Honey.”

It’s a massive rig: 13 pieces, including three snares, two kick drums (one of which has a double pedal), and a gargantuan ride cymbal. Behind the kit, with his back against the hatch of a cherry-red Ford F-350, sits Sheriff Drumman, flashing a smile that could eclipse the sun.

Audiences don’t seem to care what they’re playing during their six-hour marathon – whether it’s traditional Mexican banda, high-energy gospel or even radio silence after the backing track cuts out speakers for several minutes.

“Take your time, we’re not going anywhere,” says a mother as she happily circles with her toddler.

It is a joyous occasion. But for those in the know, watching born man Anthony Sheriff beat his drums at ground level is a stark reminder of what once was and what still should be.

Rather than sitting on a cold expanse of concrete, he’s spent the past few years drumming in the back of this van, equipped with color-changing lights, a smoke machine, and a sound system. massive speakers that earned him a spot in Steve Harvey’s “Steve Harvey.” TV show after the host saw him drumming at a Los Angeles gas station.

Less than a month ago, however, he awoke to find the truck and attached battery stolen from the street outside his Hawthorne apartment.

It had taken nearly six years for the sheriff to custom-build the four-wheeled battery, a painstaking process filled with tweaks and setbacks. A former appliance company owner, he had handcrafted the metal that made installation possible, cutting, shaping and bending each tile before adding the eye-catching details and hoisted “#Sher iffDrumman” light sign. above the vehicle. .

It was his pride and joy, bringing smiles to faces when the reasons for them were few and far between. As the disbelief that he had been robbed turned into a horrific realization, the emotions were just too much to bear.

“When I came out I had a total panic attack,” the 34-year-old sheriff said. “I passed out in front of my neighbours. I started screaming, calling for help as if someone had shot me. It was like the devastating news of the murder of a loved one.

Even before the mobile sound machine started turning heads in Los Angeles, the drums were a lifeline for Sheriff. The youngest of two siblings, he started playing drumsticks at age 3 and by age 8 he was drumming in his grandfather’s church.

He’s dabbled in other instruments since then – he plays around 16 fluently, the Hammond B3 organ being his second favorite – but has always returned to the drums, drawn to the rhythms and enamored with its deafening power.

“It means the world to me,” he said. “Without the drums, my life would have been completely different. There’s no other way to put it. It’s my therapy, it’s my pleasure, it’s my life.

The sheriff attended various high schools, but made the most of Washington Preparatory High School and its music director Fernando Pullum, the renowned musician who went on to found the Pullum Community Arts Center in Leimert Park.

Speaking into the microphone from the pulpit in his parking lot, it’s clear his true roots remain in the church. As people pass by, they can’t help but glance at the drummer who spreads the right word for a moment, then shouts it out to punctuate his message.

“When I play, I try to play from this place,” he said. “I know life isn’t perfect, I know people can’t get what they need in life, especially today. When I play I try to bring that fulfillment.

That’s why the truck was such a special project, allowing him to uplift people through music while honoring his other true talent: building.

Since childhood he has been in love with Legos, the building blocks that made him fall in love with assembly. Step into his home today and you’ll find a custom-built Lego fortress measuring almost 15 feet wide, 3 feet high, and 4 feet deep.

“I have over 200,000 pieces in my house,” he said. “Sitting there looking at the schematics and how you build things – plus my grandfather was a contractor and I had to go to work with him sometimes – those two put a different imprint on me.”

Unable to sleep at night after his second divorce in 2016, his mind kept returning to his two true loves, and he quickly imagined the truck as a way to bond the two of them.

Once he was up and running, it was like nothing he had ever felt before.

“I love seeing creativity, seeing what he’s going to do next with a song,” said Jamilla Brodie, a security guard who watched him perform outside Target. “It’s the next Tommy the Clown, more on the musical side. Kids love it, it’s great for parties, it’s great for entertaining.

After the truck was stolen, however, search efforts focused on the bridge. While waiting for police to find his vehicle, the sheriff posted quick updates on his Instagram looking for information, and one of his friends took time off to help search for clues around town.

A few days later, he appeared near the train tracks on Slauson Avenue.

Dents, broken door handles and scratches marred the truck’s exterior, but most important was what was missing: the car’s battery, spare tire and its prized battery, as well as its generator, lighting and much of the metal that held it together.

“I thought they just cut the equipment off the truck,” he said. “They took my fucking name. What you gonna do with my fucking name?

Nearby cameras recorded the robbery on tape, but the Hawthorne Police Department has yet to find a suspect and admits it’s unlikely they ever will. Since getting the truck back, he’s bought a few parts here and there, but he’s still dreading the final process of putting the parts back together.

“It’s not a five-minute project,” he said. “I’m about to go to Home Depot and buy the metal to build the frame to hold all the gear. Just sanding the 10 pieces of metal is going to take me three hours. And then I still have to spray paint and let it dry.

The sheriff was booked and busy while the truck was running, creating a relatively constant stream of income. Well-known and often spotted in Los Angeles, he charged $300 an hour and, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, played as many as six or seven gigs in a single day.

“A lot of gigs were stacked on top of each other,” he said. “When I was leaving a concert, I would fly to the next customer, telling them, ‘I’m 10 minutes away, I’m a little late. “”

Although the truck was insured, the policy did not cover any of the sheriff’s add-ons such as drumming and lighting. With the help of Guitar Center, donations from fans, and a private donor who asked to remain anonymous, he bought “Honey,” along with the lighting, speakers, and most of what he needed. need to restore the truck.

Still, he estimates he’s about $10,000 short of replacing everything, and it will take at least another month before the setup is fully functional again.

“I spent the money I made yesterday on something else that costs as much as this damn battery,” he said.

He’d already been hired to perform concerts downtown and elsewhere in the coming days, but without the truck, he’s back to getting tips at the Target parking lot. It is his home base, where many passers-by know his work and are eager to hear him perform.

“Nice to see you back here,” said a man, depositing a note in his tip jar.

“You’re going to bounce back,” another man shouted from his car window.

That community support has sustained him through the ordeal, and it’s one of the things he loves most about his comeback, albeit in a limited way. Midway through her two-hour setup process, an elderly woman walks into the store, slowly pushing her walker past the honey-gold drum with a look of expectation on her face.

“You all have a blessed one! she drags. “He better play when I get out of here.”

Tragedy as Lancaster woman collapsed and never woke up at music festival


A fitness center receptionist died of ecstasy poisoning after she and a friend attended a music festival, an inquest has heard.

Kelsey Corps, 20, collapsed from organ failure after taking two tablets with vodka while attending the event at the site of a former equestrian center.

A friend tried to get water to revive Kelsey but couldn’t find any and her condition deteriorated.

Kelsey was admitted to hospital in a coma where she tested positive for Covid and she suffered fatal cardiac arrest.

She died the next morning.

The tragedy happened on July 24 last year when Kelsey, from Lancaster, attended the Wonderwood Festival near Preston.

In a statement read at the Preston hearing, his friend Bradley Graham said: ”Kelsey was fun loving and loved to laugh and did recreational drugs at a party.

“She liked going to raves and did drugs there and she said it was fun and fun.

”I wanted to enter his world and go to the Wonderwood Festival.

“She asked me to go and I agreed. We talked about getting out of our heads and agreed to buy some tablets.

“Saturday morning, Kelsey and I took a taxi to the event and started drinking alcohol.

“I was drinking cider and she was drinking gin or vodka. I don’t remember when we took the pills, but only when others took them. I don’t know how many she took – I just remember thinking she had two and I had three.

”There were people passing bags of drugs and I wasn’t able to concentrate properly because of what I had taken.

“She started asking for water and I tried to bring her some but I couldn’t get any. I tried to get her to the security staff so they could take her to an ambulance.

“I finally did and they put her in a wheelchair. I was waiting for her to get up but she didn’t and after that I called her family.

“The pills I saw her with were red in color. I believe they had a red line down the middle and a Ferrari logo on it. I thought they were the same as mine. I don’t know where she got them or how long she’s had them.

Kelsey’s sister Jasmine said: ‘Kelsey was outgoing, funny and loved life.

“She had taken ecstasy before but she knew her limit. I don’t think she used any other drugs. She was a receptionist and would go to work, work hard and then hang out with her friends.

“She also loved spending evenings at home with her family.

Body of Kelsey

“In 2017, me Kelsey and our mother went to the Kendal Calling festival. It was our first time going to a festival and from then on she loved going to the big dance events. She was very funny and made everyone laugh.

“She went to the Wonderwood Festival and she wanted Bradley Graham to come as soon as possible.

“That night we got a phone call from Brad saying she was in an ambulance and had taken two pills max but he didn’t know if she had taken any other meds that day.

“I couldn’t see any messages on her phone prior to the event that she had purchased drugs that day.”

Dr Simon Vaughan, who worked in the intensive car unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, said: “Kelsey was brought to the emergency room at 8.52pm after collapsing to the floor after taking two MDMA tablets.

“She was already in a coma when she arrived.

”Kelsey had taken the ecstasy tablets around 7.30pm and had collapsed ten minutes later. Her temperature was 42°C and she had a rapid heartbeat and low blood pressure.

“She tested positive for Covid-19 and was transferred to a critical Covid unit.

“The initial expectation was that she would survive with supportive direction and we had a conversation with her mother on the phone about how Kelsey had collapsed and was found unconscious after a short seizure.

“But Kelsey started to deteriorate very seriously and by 1.25am his condition was so bad his red blood cells were deteriorating.

“This is a recognized but unexpected reaction to ecstasy ingestion.

“She continued to deteriorate and unfortunately she had become unstable. At 5am she went into cardiac arrest due to her low blood oxygen levels and resuscitation was attempted for 40 minutes. She died at 6:16 a.m. ”

Detective Rachel Crossley, of Lancashire Police, said: “The evidence given by Brad was that Kelsey had taken two tablets with her which she had at home.

“He said he bought a quantity of red tablets and he gave us the address where he bought them. No further action was taken due to insufficient evidence.

“Other tablets were found at the festival. The festival organizer said anyone entering the festival was physically searched and there were drug-sniffing dogs.

“An amnesty box was also provided. In the amnesty box there was a bag of unidentified powder, a bag of unidentified pills and another unidentified bag. The unidentified bag of pills contained MDMA/ecstasy and caffeine. They were all voluntarily handed over.

“Based on Jasmine and Brad’s testimony, Kelsey had taken ecstasy before. There is no information to suggest she was coerced. Brad said he had trouble getting water for Kelsey and that’s something that will be raised with the event organizer in the future. If someone asks for water, you give it to him.

A post-mortem examination showed elevated levels of MDMA in Kelsey’s system. His cause of death was multiple organ failure and ecstasy poisoning

Recording a finding of drug-related death, Coroner Sarah Sutherland told Kelsey’s family: ‘I heard Kelsey likes to have fun and likes to go to social events.

“She had taken ecstasy before and there was an intention to take ecstasy at this festival.

”We heard from Brad how she took an unknown amount of pills maybe two or three and there may have been more but he couldn’t help it.

“After ingesting pills, she collapsed. He tried his best to help her despite being drunk himself.

”It was hoped that she could be stabilized, but unfortunately, in the early morning, her condition deteriorated considerably.

“Detective Con Crossley, who helped lead the investigation, told me about the festival and what action will be taken going forward for water licensing after she was denied water when she asked for it I heard about the red pills with the distinctive color and logo.

”I accept that Kelsey died after ingesting recreational drugs. I can’t begin to imagine what you’ve been through, I’m sorry for your loss.”

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3 questions about Jazz in the rest of the 2022 season


The Utah Jazz, who are currently 29-14 and the third seed in the Western Conference, once again played as one of the best teams in basketball. This has been a recurring occurrence for Utah over the past few seasons as they have consistently been one of the best regular season teams.

Utah’s problem is that once they come out of the regular season, they often suffer in the playoffs. There are a lot of doubts about this club this season, especially if they want to win an NBA championship. Let’s look at the three most pressing questions surrounding Jazz in 2022.

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Jazz Question 2022

3. Who will be paired next to Donovan Mitchell?

The most important question the Jazz will have to answer this season is who will play alongside Donovan Mitchell. They have their own option in Jordan Clarkson, but they could go out and find someone else they think is better right now while keeping Clarkson off the bench.

It’s unclear why Clarkson hasn’t gotten a starting job yet, but if he keeps playing like this, Utah will have to get him started sooner or later. The fact that he hasn’t started yet for this team is concerning, and if they keep waiting, it could end up hurting them in the long run.

The Jazz should have no trouble finding someone to compete with Donovan Mitchell. At this year’s trade deadline, they’ll have a plethora of choices to choose from. They have to figure out what type of player they want to bring back, whether it’s a winger or a guard who can score at the elite level. If they bring back a guard who can score at an elite level, they’ll have plenty of options before the deadline. An elite winger isn’t always easy to find in this league, and getting the trade time will be even harder.

Whoever the Jazz think should partner with Mitchell, they have to make it the first thing they do at the trade deadline this year.

2. What should happen if this team loses again at the start of the playoffs?

This is a difficult topic for Jazz to answer, but it is one that needs to be addressed. If this team doesn’t win the NBA title this season, they can choose to turn things around and take a different path. They have the crucial players they need on their roster, including arguably the best point guard and rim protector in the NBA.

If they don’t win the title this year, they may decide to move a few of their players around and try to bring in role players who can make an immediate impact. The most important thing for the Jazz is to get that second star because every team that has won a championship in the past two decades has always had two players capable of taking control of a game. Donovan Mitchell is the only player on the Jazz roster who can really beat another team in a playoff series right now.

Nothing less than a championship for this Utah team will force them to disband and go down a different path.

1. Is Utah a legitimate title contender?

It would be difficult and unfair to label the Jazz as anything other than a title contender right now. This team is legit regardless of the results of their previous playoff campaigns. If they can squeeze between a few teams, they will win the world championship trophy.

Many people want to downplay the Jazz’s accomplishments as a team, saying they’re not as good as they are. The Jazz have pretty much everything a team could want, but they’re missing that second star. If Utah can come out and get that second star, they’ll be favorites to win the title.

The Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies are some of the toughest teams in the Western Conference, making it tough for this team to win a title this season. The Jazz have a chance to beat all three of these teams, but they’ll have to play their best basketball to get there.

Due to the Jazz not performing to their abilities in the playoffs, this has led to many questions, perhaps most of any NBA team. They have another big shot at winning a championship this year, and if that doesn’t happen, it could be the end of that core Jazz that we’ve seen in recent seasons.

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Album Review: Daniel Bachman // Lonesome Weary Blues


3 out of 5 stars

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If you already know Daniel Bachman, then you know exactly what to expect sonically. The prolific guitarist is known for the retro folk of his acoustic and lap-steel instrumentals. With seven titles at 24 minutes, Lonely Tired Blues serves as the ideal entry point into Bachman’s catalog. A musical scholar, Bachman is academically invested in the folk history of Virginia. Lonely Tired Blues presents it in perhaps its most accessible form, as it is an album of covers of traditional folk songs. Although the only track that everyone saura is the closest, “Amazing Grace”, where Bachman’s invigorating playing style is clearly all the listener needs to be wrapped up in. “These are songs that constantly bring me joy as I listen to them, learn them, and play them around the house,” Bachman noted, adding that they “really helped soften some of the hardest days of life. the last two years”. It’s a beautiful album, one that can easily inspire the listener to binge on Bachman’s substantial oeuvre, whether for work-appropriate playlists or rustic country soundtracks. The tiny, slippery notes are expressly hypnotic and oddly welcoming.

Louisville musician popular in the blues era dies at 84 | News


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A Louisville musician known for his talent as a blues drummer has died.

Booker Washington “Sonny” Sitgraves Jr. died Jan. 14 at the age of 84. Sitgraves became a popular drummer in Chicago, playing with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buster Benton and John Littlejohn, among other iconic blues artists.

Sitgraves, who was born in Louisville, graduated from Central High School and began playing in the Louisville area before moving to Chicago in the late 1960s.

The self-taught drummer’s talents have been recognized by some of Chicago’s biggest blues stars. He played with John Littlejohn and Howlin’ Wolf.

Sitgraves was a sought-after drummer during his time in Chicago.

“One of the big stories he would tell us is that Muddy Waters came along and recruited him to play with his band,” said Jae Spencer-Pulliam, Sitgraves’ daughter. “Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters had a rivalry because Muddy Waters would take the musicians from Howlin Wolf.”

Sonny Sitgraves was honored by the Kentuckiana Blues Society with the Sylvester Weaver Award in 2007.

While Sitgraves was an active part of the Chicago Blues scene, his family also spent time with industry stars.

“Howlin’ Wolf used to go to my parents’ house for dinner, Muddy Waters and my dad were friends. Howlin’ Wolf, his wife watched my sisters,” Spencer-Pulliam said. “Just hearing those stories, you don’t recognize him, because to me, he’s just my dad.”

After retiring from the Chicago Transit Authority, Sitgraves returned to Kentucky, but continued to perform locally. He performed with the 10th Street Blues Band for over a decade. The group performed at the Kentucky Folk Life Festival and at blues clubs and festivals across the state.

He was honored by the Kentuckiana Blues Society with the Sylvester Weaver Award in 2007.

Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar, a jazz bar in downtown Louisville, has hosted several Sitgraves tribute concerts in recent years.

“He was so charismatic, he was definitely a character,” Spencer-Pulliam said.

On Wednesday, a visitation service for Sitgraves is held from 10 a.m. to noon at Genesis United Methodist Church in the Shawnee neighborhood. A funeral service will follow at noon.

Sitgraves’ family are asking all bikers on their procession to arrive around 1.15pm for their “last ride”.

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Backstage partners with Sun & Snow festival as crypto makes its way to music festivals


(Sierra Nevada, Spain; January 16, 2022): In the wings just announced their latest partnership. They team up with the Sun and snow festival, a music and snow sports festival that takes place in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in southern Spain.

This partnership is a big step towards merging the festival and crypto industries.

A boon for crypto and festivals

Through this cooperation, Backstage will play a major role at Sun & Snow by serving as a crypto partner for festival tickets and merchandising. Since Backstage intends to implement blockchain in the event industry, this partnership cements the ties between two industry players and will advance the interests of both companies.

The main benefit for Backstage is that its project can gain greater visibility in the event industry, especially among artists, athletes, fans, event operators, advertisers and other key players. . Backstage’s presence at Sun & Snow should help legitimize crypto in the eyes of the general population, who typically don’t know much about how blockchain works or what it is. This should help people understand how cryptocurrencies work and how the Behind the scenes ecosystem works.

Featuring live music, snow sports, resort activities, and more, the Sun & Snow Festival will also serve as a proof of concept for the Backstage platform and their BKS token. This will be the first time that the company’s NFT ticketing and merchandise system will be tested on a large scale. A successful event should definitely attract the attention of other events, artists, agencies, fans and investors.

For the Sun & Snow Festival, benefits include the ability to use blockchain and Backstage systems to ensure their ticketing and merchandise payment processing operates more efficiently and seamlessly. Using Backstage’s NFT ticketing technology, Sun & Snow can also simplify sales and reduce counterfeiting.

This cooperation will also allow Sun & Snow to use the Backstage NFT platform to sell add-ons during the event. Sun & Snow and artists at the event may use NFTs to sell merchandise, albums, future concert tickets, and more. This will help generate more revenue for the festival and artists while giving fans more intimate access to their favorite DJs, skiers and other athletes and artists.

While guests enjoy the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Backstage will further enhance their experience, sometimes without their knowledge. As a world-renowned festival, Sun & Snow has the opportunity to propel Backstage into the spotlight around the world.

Like most music festivals, Sun & Snow promises to bring people from all over Europe and the world. Many locals will also attend the festival, both from the Sierra Nevada mountains and the rest of Spain. Together with the festival participants, Backstage will also have the opportunity to interact with the artists.

The Sun & Snow Festival features both local and world-class DJs, giving Backstage the opportunity to bring them into the STAGE platform. This will give artists more freedom to retain their intellectual property with access to Backstage’s NFT Minting and Marketplace.

Crypto hears call from events industry

The partnership with the Sun & Snow Festival also allows Backstage to understand how to improve its commercial crypto portfolio for companies in the event industry – currently a $1.135 trillion market. Once live, the BKS Crypto Wallet for Businesses will allow businesses and event operators like Sun & Snow to have a more transparent view and better control of their finances. The Backstage team will use the Sun & Snow event as an opportunity to study how the wallet can perform during such an event.

The events industry is inherently risky and it has suffered greatly from the COVID-19 pandemic. While some restrictions are being lifted, others are being reimplemented with the rise of variants like Omicron. Things seem quite uncertain.

This means it’s hard to come up with the money to start an event if you don’t already have great wealth. By using Backstage, event organizers can get paid as their tickets sell, keeping things much smoother.

One of the main problems with obtaining financing in this sector is that banks and funds are reluctant to support companies that they consider to be high risk. This creates an opportunity for Backstage, with which companies can completely overhaul their finances and investment models. Backstage plans to have Launchpad for event funding soon.

The Backstage and Sun & Snow partnership marks the beginning of a change that will provide additional financial freedom for event planners, as well as a better way to manage events. With Backstage’s partnership with Sun & Snow, the events industry has begun its evolution towards a more efficient, transparent and profitable future.

As the Sun & Snow slogan says, crypto has heard the call of the mountain.

About behind the scenes

In the wings is fueling the crypto revolution in the events industry. Through the BKS token and our blockchain ecosystem, Backstage aims to solve the current challenges facing the event and entertainment industries. From funding and payments to NFT ticketing and marketplaces, Backstage will lead the events industry towards a more sustainable, profitable and equitable future.

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About the Sun & Snow Festival

The 2022 Sun & Snow Festival takes place in the Sierra Nevada mountain range from April 1-3. The festival will unite music and snow sports enthusiasts in one big event. The event ground is divided into three parts, with the main stage being a transparent tent where you will find the headliners.

The festival’s second space is designed for a more family-friendly atmosphere, allowing attendees to bring their children so they can enjoy additional performances. Beyond that is the Zona Après-Ski, where guests can enjoy more music and demonstrations from professional skiers and snowboarders.

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Jazz Vs Nuggets: NBA Basketball Betting Odds and Trends


The Utah Jazz (28-14) will look to snap a four-game losing streak when they visit the Denver Nuggets (21-19) on January 16, 2022 at the Ball Arena. Jazz (-3.5 on the spread) and Nuggets ( to be won) will meet Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET.

The betting trends in the following are based on odds valid as of January 16, 2022 at 12:11 a.m. ET. Check the table below for the latest odds for this match and get up to $1,000 risk-free betting at BetMGM today!

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Injury report as of January 16

Hassan Whiteside: Out (Health Protocols),
Jared Butler: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Elijah Hughes: Out (illness),
Danuel House Jr.: Day to day (illness),
Udoka Azubuike: day to day (reconditioning)

PJ Dozier: Out (LCA),
Vlatko Cancar: Out (Foot),
Will Barton: Day to day (neck),
Austin Rivers: day to day (illness),
Michael Porter Jr.: Out For Season (Return),
Jamal Murray: Out (knee),
JaMychal Green: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Statistical rankings

jazz offense Statistics (ranking) Defense of nuggets
115.1 (1) Points/GM 105.7 (9)
20.9 (14) Goods/Game 23.9 (23)
47.6 (1) Field goal % 46.1 (20)
36.8 (6) 3PT% 33.8 (6)
56.3 (1) FG effective % 52.9 (20)
59.5 (1) True % shot 55.8 (15)
Nugget offense Statistics (ranking) Jazz Defense
106.4 (23) Points/GM 107.6 (12)
23.9 (8) Goods/Game 20.9 (17)
46.6 (7) Field goal % 44.9 (11)
34.1 (20) 3PT% 33.8 (6)
53.8 (7) FG effective % 51.3 (7)
56.6 (10) True % shot 54.3 (6)

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Jazz and Nugget Betting Records

  • Utah is 19-22-1 ATS so far this year.
  • The Jazz are 16-19-1 ATS this season when playing as favorites by at least 3.5 points.
  • So far this season, 23 of Utah’s 42 games have gone over the top.
  • Denver has won 18 ATS games this year, while failing to cover or push 23 times.
  • The Nuggets have covered four times this season (4-5 ATS) playing as underdogs by at least 3.5 points.
  • So far this season, 20 of Denver’s 41 over/under games have gone over points.


Bojan Bogdanovic scored a team-high 36 points to lead the Jazz past Nikola Jokic (26 points) and the Nuggets in their final game on January 5, 2022. The Nuggets were favored by 1 point in the game, but the Jazz covered the spread. in loss. Teams scored 224 points in total to fall short of the 226.5 points over/under.

Dated Favorite Home team propagated Total Results
01/05/2022 Nuggets Nuggets -1 226.5 115-109 UTA*
26/10/2021 Jazz Jazz -7.5 219 122-110 UTA
  • 05/01/2022 DNP – Jazz: Rudy Gobert; Gems: Jeff Green

jazz leaders

  • Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz with 25.7 points per game.
  • Rudy Gobert leads Utah with 15.1 rebounds per game and Mike Conley leads the team with 5.3 assists per game.
  • Mitchell is the Jazz’s best three-point shooter, hitting 3.3 per game.
  • Utah’s block leader is Gobert, who is recording 2.3 per game. Mitchell leads the team with a 1.6 steals average.

Nugget Leaders

  • Jokic leads the Nuggets in all points, rebounds and assists, scoring 24.8 points, 13.6 rebounds and delivering 6.8 assists per game.
  • Will Barton leads the three-point range for the Nuggets, toppling 2.3 threes per game.
  • Jokic leads Denver in steals (1.3) and blocks (0.9) per game.


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Duke basketball game against NC State: Blue Devils win 88-73


Manny Bates’ season-ending shoulder injury left in the middle of the NC State defense was clearly visible on Saturday when Duke big man Mark Williams skillfully took advantage of it.

A 7-1 sophomore center, Williams scored 19 points while grabbing 11 rebounds with eight blocked shots to lead the No. 8 Blue Devils to an 88-73 victory over the Wolfpack in ACC basketball at the Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The 6-11 Bates, a redshirt junior, led the ACC in blocked shots the past two seasons and was considered the best defensive big man in the league. The shoulder dislocation he suffered in November took away a weapon the Wolfpack certainly needed on Saturday.

Williams’ production was part of a great day of offense for Duke (14-2, 4-1 ACC). The Blue Devils shot a season-high 58.3% and made the majority of their scoring near the basket. Duke finished with 58 points in the paint, with Williams providing the bulk.

“I think our big guys did a great job,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “Mark almost had a triple double and he finished strong all day and Theo (John) gave us a boost. Really good by our team.

Paolo Banchero, Duke’s 6-10 freshman forward, scored 21 points while grabbing eight rebounds for the Blue Devils. Duke’s 6-9 reserve center Theo John scored a season-best 10 points.

Freshman guard Trevor Keels also had a productive day with 12 points, nine assists and five steals for Duke. Junior Wendell Moore’s 15 points gave Duke four double-digit starters.

Partly because Williams turned away so many shots to help Duke post the season’s top 10 blocked shots, NC State only shot 41.3 percent overall. The Wolfpack only managed to hit 5 of 19 3-pointers.

Terquavion Smith led NC State (9-9, 2-5 ACC) with 19 points, and Dereon Seabron added 16 points.

“I thought our guys were fighting and playing hard, but they didn’t do everything the right way,” NC State coach Kevin Keatts said.

NC State shot a healthy 47% in the first half but was slowed by 2 of 10 3-pointers. The Wolfpack built two early seven-point leads at 9-2 and 15-8 before Duke launched their attack. A 9-0 run, with Keels overturning a Griffin miss and later hitting a pull-up, put the Blue Devils ahead.

NC State took its final halftime lead when Seabron drove in Duke basket keeper Jeremy Roach for a layup that gave the Wolfpack a 21-20 lead.

But Duke responded with six straight points on a Griffin 3-pointer, a free throw from Joey Baker and the basket from Williams on a lob pass from Baker.

NC State moved up to four points twice afterward, including 38-34 with 2:26 left on Smith’s field goal. But Duke closed the half on a 7-2 run. Keels hit another 3-pointer, Moore scored a layup in transition, and Banchero added a slam dunk on a pass from Roach to give Duke a 45-36 halftime lead.

The Blue Devils extended their lead to 19 points in the second half, leading 66-47 after a Williams-fueled flurry after halftime.

This story was originally published January 15, 2022 3:59 p.m.

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Steve Wiseman has covered Duke athletics since 2010 for the Durham Herald-Sun and Raleigh News & Observer. He placed second for both rhythm writing and breaking news in the 2019 Associated Press Sports Editors National Competition. Previously, Steve worked for The State (Columbia, SC), Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, SC), The Sun Herald (Biloxi, Miss.), Charlotte Observer and Hickory (NC) Daily Record covering beats such as the Panthers of NFL Carolina and Orleans New Saints, University of South Carolina Athletics and SC General Assembly. It has won numerous awards from state-level press associations. Steve graduated from Illinois State University in 1989.

Why so many musicians sell the rights to their work


Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie. What do these artists have in common? They are, of course, among the most successful and influential musicians of the 20th century. But they (or their estates, in the case of Bowie, who died in 2016) have also all recently sold their catalogs in high-value deals. We are witnessing a boom period for songwriter acquisitions.

On January 3, it was reported that Bowie’s catalog publishing rights had been sold to Warner Chappell Music (the publishing arm of Warner Music Group) in a deal worth minus $250m (about £185m). Deal includes 26 studio albums and over 400 songs, including ‘Heroes’ and ‘Ziggy Stardust’, and posthumous album rights Toy, which was released on November 26, 2021. The deal was for Bowie’s publishing rights (songwriting copyright) as opposed to rights to his master recordings, which Warner acquired in September 2021 The majority of Bowie’s music is no longer owned by his estate, but by one of the largest entertainment conglomerates in the world.

“The music industry has never been more creditworthy than it is today,” said Barry Massarsky, music industry valuation expert and partner at the accounting firm and consultant Citrin Cooperman. “Streaming has galvanized the market,” he added. People are listening to more music than ever before, increasing its value.

While live touring, typically the industry’s most lucrative business, has been on hiatus during the pandemic, copyright has proven to be a more durable good. Streaming services were once the place to go for “new pop or cutting-edge R&B,” Massarsky said, but in the past two years music fans have also been streaming more “catalogue” music – usually songs released before 2000. Radio stations, too, favor old classics on playlists. The owner of a song’s publishing rights earns money every time it is played on streaming platforms, in public, including on the radio, or licensed for use in television, movies or in advertising.

Investors have taken notice. The majors – Warner, Sony and Universal – are now in competition with private equity groups and specialized investment funds, such as Hipgnosis (co-founded by Merck Mercuriadis and Nile Rodgers) in London or Primary Wave in New York, for redeem the most valuable rights. Legacy artists offer the most reliable rights. “These songs from the catalog have been tested over time,” Massarsky explained. “They don’t have ups and downs; they are constantly used. And investors like consistency.

Massarsky has been advising funds on music copyright valuation for 15 years, but the market wasn’t considered entirely legitimate until recently. “You always need a player who takes you from acceptance to full credibility,” he said. “And in my opinion, that player was Bob Dylan.”

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In December 2020, the New York Times reported that Dylan had sold his entire songwriting catalog to Universal Music for over $300 million, which was then probably the biggest ever acquisition of music publishing rights from a single writer. -composer. Then, a year later, Bruce Springsteen sold his entire music rights – as artist and songwriter – to Sony for $550 million.

The reported figure of £185m for Bowie’s catalog sale seems relatively low, but every valuation starts “with a blank slate”, Massarsky said. Economists will analyze a song’s sources of income in recent years. They will assess performance royalties (money earned when a song is played publicly, such as on the radio or in a restaurant), mechanical royalties (when a song is reproduced, on CD, vinyl or for streaming) and sync royalties (when a song is licensed for use in television, film, advertising and, increasingly, TikTok). They will then monitor growth rates to predict the song’s future revenue.

“I’m not saying Bowie is more important than Springsteen,” Massarsky said. “But does Springsteen have better earnings in the key, high-growth areas of streaming than Bowie? It may be true. It’s not a matter of cultural significance; this is the revenue curve. The finer details of such an agreement – exactly what rights are included and the specific requirements – also affect the sale price.

Whether such a deal is “good value” or not depends on when you ask for it. At present, with the copyright market remaining stable despite stock market fluctuations, the answer is probably “yes”. Investors will be “happy as long as nothing crazy happens to the unexpected revenue streams,” Massarsky said.

And for a “legacy” artist, selling rights can be smart estate planning. This saves them from leaving their music – complicated assets that require careful management – ​​to heirs. Selling may mean choosing to forgo future royalty payments, but it instead provides them with an immediate injection of cash. President Joe Biden’s pledge to increase the amount of capital gains tax on rights transactions above $1 million has also led to a wave of sales in the United States since his election in November. 2020.

Does an artist win or lose in such a sale? “The great thing is that the artist is still immortalized in the work,” said Aaron Casey, music rights and royalties consultant and head of music business at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in Dublin. “You can sell certain rights to the assets to someone else, but you will still be known as the writer.” And selling certain rights does not prohibit an artist from performing their own songs in public or releasing new songs to which they own the copyright. This is particularly important for young artists, as it is not only “heritage” artists who sell their rights. Young musicians and songwriters, including Calvin Harris, Jack Antonoff and Mark Ronson, have also recently sold parts of their catalogs.

“But there’s always the fear that the legacy of the artist — what he stood for, his moral foundations — will be lost,” said Casey, who gave the hypothetical example of a rights holder firing the an artist’s song for dental floss or dog food ads. , “just to make money”. Worse, a song could be associated with a political campaign the writer never aligned with.

But many transactions will contain written terms to prevent such occurrences; there are many more clauses and details that will never be made public. Additionally, Massarsky explained, the buyer “often consults with the estate before embarking on a campaign. You certainly don’t want to own an esteemed catalog and then sell it to an unwary user and diminish the value of the whole deal. He doesn’t seem financially aware.

Critics of the trend worry that the focus on established musicians will reduce investment in new a