DJ Williams’ Shots Fired To Debut In Colorado With Members Of KDTU, Thievery, Slightly Stoopid, And More

first_imgIf you’ve been keeping up with the news, DJ Williams has had a harrowing year. After flying to the Middle East in April, the guitarist for Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and his own solo project Shots Fired was detained abroad for a few weeks. The music community rallied around Williams while the case was settled, with the musician happily returning to the United States a month later. Since then, DJ Williams has returned and has been making his rounds with various musical projects. Today, Williams let fans in Colorado know that they can look forward to catching him live and in-person with the upcoming Colorado debut of his own DJ Williams’ Shots Fired.The project will see the guitarist joined by an ever-rotating cast of musicians from the scene, and for this upcoming run, Williams will be joined by his Tiny Universe bandmates, Chris Stillwell and David Veith. This iteration of Shots Fired also taps the Slightly Stoopid horns players, Daniel Delacruz and Andy Geib, as well as Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation, Kimberly Dawson from Pimps of Joytime, Max MacVeety of Lyrics Born, and guitarist Cris Jacob. DJ Williams’ Shots Fired will hit the Shakedown Bar in Vail on Friday, September 15th, followed by a performance at Ophelia’s in Denver the next night on Saturday, September 16th. Tickets for their Saturday show are available here.last_img read more

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Jupiter police looking for two men wanted for armed home invasion, robbery, and sexual battery

first_imgTwo men are wanted for armed home invasion, robbery, and sexual battery, Jupiter police say.Deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying two white men who allegedly forced themselves inside a home. Police say one suspect was wearing a mask and he pulled out a black handgun and demanded money from the victim.The unidentified victim told the men there was no money inside the residence and was sexually battered by the suspect.The incident occurred in the late afternoon hours of May 28 or 29 in the Heights development.Police say both men fled the residence, but it’s unknown if they left on foot or in a vehicle.Police released a sketch of one of the suspects. He is described as an average build white male in his twenties, approximately 6 feet tall with pockmarks on both cheeks. He has brown eyes, slicked black hair, short on the sides, a slight beard and longer hair on the chin. He may also possibly have a tattoo, containing lettering, on the outside of his hand, near his pinky finger.He was last seen wearing an unknown color polo shirt, jeans, and white Air Force-type sneakers.The second suspect is described as a thin build white male of unknown age, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with a full beard and mustache. He has full sleeve tattoos on both arms with a large photo of praying hands, possibly with clouds on his right side forearm.He was last seen wearing a black short-sleeved collared polo shirt, black pants, and a full face black mask with eye and mouth cutouts.Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. D. Hirsch of the Jupiter Police Department at561-741-2398 or via email at [email protected]last_img read more

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Gallery: Syracuse trounces Boston College, 76-53, in rematch

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 14, 2017 at 7:18 pm Contact Alexandra: [email protected] Syracuse (11-7, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) got back into the conference win column when it avenged its ACC-opening humiliation to the Eagles on Jan. 1 by beating Boston College (9-9, 2-3), 76-53, on Saturday afternoon. Here are our best shots from the game. Commentslast_img

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Brazzoni: Saturday night Stave is one Badgers need going forward

first_imgWith just over three minutes left in the first half of the Wisconsin football team’s primetime matchup with No. 3 Alabama, the Badgers were facing a second down and 17 as they attempted to rebound from a 10-yard holding penalty that set them back.Fifth-year senior quarterback Joel Stave dropped back to pass and released a ball that soared just over the reach of a Crimson Tide defender and squarely into the hands of senior receiver Alex Erickson. At first glance, it looked like the throw was among the most technically impressive Stave had ever made in his four years at UW. But after the replay, it was clear it was the very best.The replay from the backfield point of view revealed Stave began his throwing motion before Erickson had even made his move towards the sideline — the type of read most Badgers’ fans never thought their quarterback would be able to make.But this throw was just one example from Saturday night that showed Stave — who finished the game completing 26 passes on 39 attempts for 228 and two touchdowns — is now more poised and under control in the pocket than he has ever been in his time at UW.Now, it’s easy to overreact after week one of the regular season, but given the circumstances Stave and the passing attack faced, this is not an overreaction.Every Wisconsin quarterback for the past decade and beyond has had a dynamic backfield on their side to serve as effective runners and set up play action passes.Saturday night, that backfield was entirely non-existent.Junior tailback and potential Heisman Trophy candidate Corey Clement ran for just 16 yards on eight carries and reportedly suffered from a groin injury. His two backups, Dare Ogunbowale and Taiwan Deal, combined for just 23 yards on nine carries.The Badgers’ leading rusher Saturday night — Erickson, who gained all 25 of his rushing yards on one play.Alabama has a front seven on defense that is likely the best in all of college football, and they had no problem stopping Wisconsin’s rushing attack and putting the game entirely into Stave’s hands.This is what makes Stave’s performance so impressive and is why fans should have faith in the starting quarterback restored for the time being. He didn’t have the luxury of Clement leading the offense or the benefits of effecting play action passes.The Alabama defense knew a pass was coming, especially when they opened up a big lead on UW, and even if Wisconsin decided to run the ball, the Tide knew they had the personnel to stop it.And even though Alabama proved to be too much for the Badgers and they came up well short of the victory, Stave looked comfortable and consistently made smart throw after smart throw. His lone interception came with just a minute left in the fourth quarter with the game well out of reach and the team desperate to make something happen offensively.Stave has had a history of forcing throws, not putting his receivers in good positions to catch the football and ultimately leaving the Badger offensive attack one-dimensional.But with the team’s seemingly toughest task of the regular season out of the way, Stave is now in a good position to shake the old habits, carry on with the new, good habits against weaker opponents and balance out Wisconsin’s new offensive attack under head coach and offensive guru Paul Chryst.Some old habits still linger, as Stave still shows signs of having tunnel vision and deciding who he is going to throw to before the ball is even snapped. But Stave doesn’t have to be perfect under center to better the offense either.He simply needs to be efficient and effective enough to keep the offensive attack less predictable and the opposing defense on their toes. And that all starts with limiting turnovers, as the quarterback is coming off a season where he threw just nine touchdowns to 10 interceptions, leaving the passing game essentially useless.Saturday night, Stave found the most success on short screen passes to the running backs or slant passes in the middle of the field. A lot of his passes went for gains of just six or seven yards, but that is OK because he didn’t put himself at risk of throwing those costly interceptions. He didn’t force himself to make the biggest throw. Instead, he executed the smartest throw.Stave needs to remain competent and take care of the football. Only then will this Wisconsin offense be productive and surpass the low expectations it had coming into the 2015 season.last_img read more

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Whittier will host film festival in March

first_imgWHITTIER – It won’t be any competition for the more glamorous and established film festivals such as Cannes or Sundance, but that’s not the goal of the Whittier Film Festival. Set for March 7 and 8, the new festival’s focus will be to promote local talent also to showcase the city itself. “The festival not only aims to celebrate the arts, but more importantly to foster community development and drive business in the Whittier area,” said festival founder Paul Bresenden. Bresenden, 28, grew up in Whittier and still lives in the city where he runs his business, 454 Creative Corp., a marketing and advertising firm. “It’s a great idea,” he said. “Not only is it an outlet for people to express themselves, it’s a great way to spread the word about our great theaters and restaurants.” There is a $50 submission fee for those who meet the Dec. 21 deadline and $65 for those who meet the Jan. 21 late submission deadline. The films have come from not only Whittier, but also from students attending UCLA, Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Fullerton. There are several cash prizes, including $1,000 for Best of the Fest, $500 for Best Short, $500 for Best Feature, $500 for Best Student Film, $250 for Best Directing, $250 for Best Editing and $500 for Viewers Choice. For more information, visit www.whittierfilm.org, or call (562) 902-9000. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe two-day event will take place in Uptown Whittier in multiple venues highlighting film, art and music by locals within a 30- to 40-mile radius. “We have a lot of talented people living around here,” said Bresenden, who was a youth pastor. He said the festival is a chance to bring a diverse crowd from a variety of ages and backgrounds together in a family oriented environment. “It will give people from outside the area a chance to explore the hidden novelties of the town,” Bresenden said. Mayor Owen Newcomer is enthusiastic about the festival. last_img read more

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