Members of Snarky Puppy & The Motet To Join Oteil & Krasno’s Daze Between Band In NOLA

first_imgFor both veterans and first-timers down at Jazz Fest in New Orleans, the “days between” (Monday through Thursday) can be equally exciting as the festival proper during the official weekends. With plenty of shows to choose from mid-week, including the 2nd annual NOLA Crawfish Festival with an all-star cast, fans get to see some of their favorite musicians collaborate with one another in various formats. One such show, dubbed the “Daze Between Band” (purchase tickets here) will feature Soulive/Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno and Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge leading serious who’s-who of artists at One Eyed Jacks on Wednesday, May 3rd. And the lineup just keeps getting better and better.The latest additions to the Daze Between Band include both Snarky Puppy percussionist Nate Werth and The Motet singer extraordinaire Lyle Divinsky, joining a cast that includes drummer Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), keyboardist Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule), and guitarist Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead). Opening this star-studded affair will be DJ Soul Sister, who will be spinning some classic grooves to get things started off on the right foot.Kraz and Oteil have played together many times over the years, including jamming together at the most recent Fool’s Paradise festival down in St. Augustine, FL. Whenever the two come together, you know that some magic is going to be created. With a surrounding cast such as this one, the Daze Between Band is a can’t miss show. The band also expects a few surprise guests to join them throughout the evening.For the full roundup of Live for Live Music Jazz Fest late nights, click here.– SHOW INFO –Artist: The Daze Between Band featuring Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Danny Louis & Scott MetzgerVenue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017Price: $35adv / $40dos (purchase tickets here)Time: Doors 11:00 PM / Show 12:00 AM (technically early AM 5/4)last_img read more

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Over 100 volley balls expected in Nigeria – Federation Ambassador

first_imgRelatedPosts Volleyball: Federation invites players for Olympic Qualifier World Beach Volleyball: Nigeria gets wild card to Qatar championships NVBF’s LMC fixes deadline for clubs’ registration The Nigeria Volleyball Federation’s Ambassador in Diaspora, Babatunde Omisore, says over 100 balls are expected to arrive the country as part of efforts to popularise the sport in the country. Omisore in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday said that the exercise tagged, “Operation Keep the Volleyballs Flying in Nigeria” was to make the balls available to various states and club sides. He said the prices of the indoor and beach balls came at subsidised rates. He said: “The second phase of the `Operation Keep the Volleyballs Flying in Nigeria’ order has been shipped to Nigeria and the balls will be in the country latest on Saturday. “Owners should be receiving them latest next week, because the athletes’ representative of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Emmanuel Jatto, will get the balls first. “A ball is sold in the market at about N30,000 to N40,000. I went back to Mikasa to negotiate a deal for Nigeria volleyball clubs, schools, military, states in order to subsidise the amount. “Upon negotiation, the price of both MVA200 and VLS300 beach balls came to N16,000.’’ He said that the price of practice balls MVA300 is N14, 000. He said: “This MVA300 is a special order from Japan. It will be manufactured for us specifically to meet our outdoor/indoor use to be more durable. “We have completed the first phase. The balls have been ordered in bulk from Mikasa and have been delivered to clubs and owners.” He, however, commended the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod, for changing the face of volleyball within the space of two years pledging to support the federation in her activities.Tags: Babatunde OmisoreEmmanuel JattoNigeria Volleyball Federationlast_img
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Missing Broward Woman Found Buried in Mississippi Backyard

first_imgA 29-year old Broward County woman who had been missing since October of last year has been found buried in the backyard of a Mississippi man’s home, according to police.Coral Springs resident Sarah Willard was found dead on Valentine’s Day in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.Jackson County, Mississippi Sheriff Mike Ezell says 54-year-old Phillip York killed Willard and then buried her body in his backyard.A joint investigation between the FBI, Coral Springs Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office led investigators to Willard’s body.Ezell explains that Willard met York online.According to a missing person’s report, her husband, Daryl Allen Jahnke, told detectives that his wife was “extremely bi-polar,” and was known to leave the area randomly to travel or to meet with people she met online.He adds that she would typically stay in touch with relatives during the timeframe – usually one to two weeks – in which she would be gone.The report further states that Jahnke told investigators that he woke up on the morning of Oct. 29 to find his wife gone, in addition to all her belongings. He also revealed to them that the couple texted throughout the day and that she told him she was going to Texas.Jahnke never heard from his wife again after 11 p.m. that night.York has been charged with murder. Authorities have not disclosed how Willard was killed.Investigators say York is a felon who previously served 10 years in a Virginia prison for stabbing a woman.last_img read more

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Caz girls indoor track rises to second at Jensen Relays

first_img Tags: Cazenoviagirls indoor track by Kurt WheelerFor the second week in a row, the Cazenovia girls indoor track battled their way to near the top of the field during last Saturday’s Oscar B. Jensen Holiday Relays at SRC Arena.The Lakers scored 65 points to top everyone in the 18-team field except Class AA power Fayetteville-Manlius (83 points). The relay format contest is named for Central New York coaching legend Oscar Jensen, who was on hand to preside over the meet as the boys chairman.Cazenovia showed its depth and well-balanced attack as they scored in every event, including seven top-three finishes in the deep field.Junior Lili Gavitt led the team, earning points in three events with season-best performances in each. She partnered with Melanie Michael (third overall as an individual at 9.77) to earn second in the 55 meter hurdles relay with a 10.12 second finish.Gavitt also led the way in the high jump (4 feet 8 inches to partner with Katie Pavelchak (4’3”) for fourth and the long jump (14’9”) to combine with Chloe Smith (14’6”) for third.Claire Edwards had the team’s highest individual finish of the day, with the second best shot put throw in the field (30’4 3/4”) to partner with Lily Sorbello (22’5 1/2”) for third. The roles were reversed in the weight throw, as Sorbello threw 25’10 3/4” to pair up with Edwards’ personal best effort of 23’11” for third in that event.Savannah Johnson led the way in the sprints, placing fifth as an individual in the 55-meter dash (personal best of 7.86 seconds) to combine with Chloe Smith (8.06) for fourth as a relay. She also turned in a 46.37 second performance as she ran the 300-meter dash for first time, combining with Ella Huftalen (49.94) to capture fifth.Senior Captain Ava Hartley stepped up to run two outstanding distance races to partner with the Lakers’ leaders in each for third place relay finishes.Hartley ran a 6:11.62 to combine with Claire Braaten (personal best of 6:04.21) in the mile. She returned to run a 12:20.35 in the grueling 3,000-meter race to back up Molly Hart (sectional qualifying time of 11:39.83) for the score there.Grace Dolan led the team in the middle distance, racing to a personal best time of 1:52.91 in the 600 to team with Kiara Dolan (2:03.73) for fourth place.Carley Lounsbury led the team in the 1,000, running a 3:34.44 to combine with Julia Reff (3:36.77) for fifth place. Lounsbury also cleared 6 feet in the pole vault to pick up a point there for the Lakers.Ava Gavitt rounded out the Cazenovia scoring effort, triple jumping 28’8” to partner with Bonnie Pittman (27 feet) to earn third as a relay.The Lakers will have a busy week as they head into the holidays, racing at the DiMao Memorial Invitational at Colgate on Tuesday nd returning to OCC for the George Constantino Memorial Meet on Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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Billy Eppler says Angels are just beginning search for new manager

first_imgA day after the Angels fired Brad Ausmus one season into his tenure as manger, Billy Eppler said the club is just beginning to assemble a list of names as his successor.Although there was an assumption throughout the industry that the Angels moved on from Ausmus in order to clear the way for Joe Maddon, Eppler denied there was a connection.The Angels general manager said Tuesday the availability of other candidates “did not” impact their decision to fire Ausmus. He said letting Ausmus go had been something they had been deliberating “for a little while.”The Angels also fired pitching coach Doug White and bench coach Josh Paul on Tuesday, with the decisions on the rest of the coaches pending the hiring of a new manager. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone “Doug brought a tremendous energy, passion and creativity to the job,” Eppler said, “but ultimately when we sat down at the end of the year to take an inventory of our personnel, the decision was made that we would go in a different direction.”Certainly, whoever takes over in the manager or pitching coach roles next season will have a much easier job if the Angels add some frontline pitching.While the roster building will begin in November, after they have a manager, Eppler did once again insist that he’ll be in the market for arms.“I anticipate us adding pitching,” he said. “I couldn’t forecast a number, but as with anything, we’ll be open-minded. I think the only position we can’t get better at is center field.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The search is not expected to be completed in the brisk, fait-accompli manner that some might have expected. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Angels still had not made any contact with Maddon, according to a source.Maddon, the World Series-winning manager of the Chicago Cubs and a longtime coach and interim manager with the Angels, will not have his contract renewed in Chicago. Any team would need the Cubs’ permission to speak with Maddon until his contract expires at the end of the month, although that’s mostly a formality.Eppler said he, owner Arte Moreno and president John Carpino would “collect names this afternoon” as they begin to assemble their pool of candidates.Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who worked with Eppler in New York, is a potential candidate. Veteran manager Buck Showalter also could be included.Asked specifically if there would be a preference for an experienced manager, Eppler said: “It’s a little too early for me to say until I get with John and Arte and discuss the candidate list.” Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Last year the Angels interviewed 10 candidates before settling on Ausmus, who had been a special assistant to Eppler before being promoted to manager. Ausmus was the only one of the eight confirmed interviewees who had managed before. He had spent four years at the helm of the Detroit Tigers.Two of the other candidates, Rocco Baldelli and Brandon Hyde, ended up with other managerial jobs, in Minnesota and Baltimore, respectively. Baldelli led the Twins to a division title.The candidates each went through eight- to nine-hour interviews, including a written test.Eppler wouldn’t say exactly how the process might be different this time, but he added that “like we do with everything, we will evaluate how we do things.”Eppler also was vague when describing what qualities they might be looking for that Ausmus lacked.“Our results this year fell short of expectations and we collectively felt it was in the best interest of the organization to go a different direction,” Eppler said, adding that they wanted “a new voice.”Moreno is believed to have been frustrated enough with the team’s fourth consecutive losing season that he pushed for the managerial change.The Angels were 72-90, their most losses since the 1999 season. The team dealt with the tragic midseason loss of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, and significant injuries to key players throughout the roster.The Angels also got almost nothing from the three free agent pitchers they signed to one-year deals last winter: Matt Harvey, Trevor Cahill and Cody Allen. Harvey and Allen were released and Cahill finished the season in a mop-up role in the bullpen.“I want to make it clear Brad is not solely responsible for the result of our season,” Eppler said. “The majority of our short-term acquisitions that we made this past offseason did not produce to their forecast. And those failures lie with me. It has been a frustrating year for our organization, but I know it’s been a frustrating year for our fans and I feel that responsibility.”The Angels also moved on from two of their coaches, including firing White after his only season as a big league pitching coach.Forced to rely on young pitchers for most of the season, the Angels had a 5.12 ERA. 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