New Orleans Musicians Get Funky For Bernie Sanders

first_imgLoad remaining images Saturday, February 27th was unofficially Bernie Sanders Day in the city of New Orleans. The city held not one but two musical fundraisers in support of Senator Sanders’ presidential run, as well as the NOLA March for Bernie. The march ended at 30/90 on Frenchmen Street, where New Orleans Musicians for Bernie Sanders, a group including Brian Stoltz (The Funky Meters), Russell Batiste, Billy Iuso, Claude Bryant, Smokey Brown, Marc Stone, Joe Krown (Joe Krown Trio), Janna Slasaw, Laurie Lehner, Josh Paxton and more. The show was cover-free but donations were encouraged.The Maple Leaf Bar hosted Bern Fest, which brought Bernie supporters and music lovers to the beloved bar for one of their famous crawfish boils and an amazing lineup of musical acts including Sam Price Duo, Eric Benny Bloom & Gemini, Smoke ‘n Bones, and Pirate’s Choice. With bellies full of crawdads, New Orleanians supported Sanders by getting funky, of course.Musicians included Eric Benny Bloom (Lettuce, Pretty Lights, Sonic Bloom), Luke Quaranta (Toubab Krewe, Pirate’s Choice), Billy Franklin (Smoke N Bones, OTRA), Khris Royal (Khris Royal & Dark Matter), Sam Price (Honey Island Swamp Band, OTRA), Raja Kassis (Antibalas, Pirate’s Choice), Terrence Houston (George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Toubab Krewe), Max Moran (Donald Harrison Jr., Neospectric), Sam Dickey (Benyoro, Pirate’s Choice), Cliff Hines (Mike Dillon Band), Kyle Roussell, Thomas Glass, Doug Dietrich, Kyle Sharamitaro, Kyle Cripps, Amy Trail & more. Profits from the event went to the Bernie Sanders campaign.Check out the full gallery from Bern Fest below:last_img read more

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Distracted driving leads to Franklin County crash

first_imgFranklin County, In. — A single car crash resulted in minor injuries to two elderly ladies Friday.Valarie Totten, 61, of Brookville, was westbound on U.S. 52 and was pointing something out at her former residence. When she did, her vehicle drifted off the right side of the road and struck a culvert and a tree.Totten and Elizabeth Reyes, 62, of San Bernardino, Ca., were transported to a local hospital for treatment.last_img

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Razer and Team Kinguin sign long-term strategic partnership

first_imgRazer and Team Kinguin have announced a new, long-term strategic partnership. The deal will see a full-line product sponsorship as well as cooperation in product development and testing.Razer will, as a result, be the exclusive peripherals partner of Team Kinguin and thus all of the competitors will use Razer mice, keyboards and other input devices. Razer will also fully kit out the Warsaw-based esports center and training facilities as well as facilitate and drive a knowledge exchange between the two brands and act as a supporting partner for future activities.Team Kinguin players in titles such as PUBG and Dota 2 will now play a role in the development and testing of new Razer product lines.“As one of the pioneers of esports, Razer is constantly looking to support ambitious organizations and help them grow,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Team Kinguin has become one of the biggest names in the ever-evolving esports business. We are incredibly happy to start our cooperation during this exciting phase of their professional journey and welcome them to Team Razer.”“Our team is thrilled to be able to work with Razer moving forward,” says Giovanni Varriale, Chief Operating Officer of Team Kinguin. “We have talked with Razer about our plans for quite some time now and it became clear that this is a relationship that is based on mutual understanding. We believe it’s important to work with companies that share common values and we’re excited about this opportunity.”Esports Insider says: Congratulations to both parties on the deal. We all love Razer goods – and with Razer’s mobile focus and new phone, maybe we’ll see Kinguin hop into the mobile titles in the near future. Of course it’s mere speculation for now – but we wouldn’t be overly surprised.last_img read more

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Black Starlets drawn in group of death

first_imgGhana’s U-17 men’s national team have been handed a tough draw for next year’s African U-17 Championship after drawing Nigeria and Ivory Coast.The Black Starlets were named in Group B and will face their West African rivals as well as Congo after Sunday’s draw in Cairo.Hosts Morocco were drawn in Group A where they will take on Gabon, Tunisia and Botswana.Ghana will be based in Marrakesh during the tournament while Group A matches will be played in Casablanca.The final tournament has been fixed for 13-27 April in Morocco.The semi finalists will represent Africa at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates next October.last_img read more

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All trick and no treat, snow & very cold weather to arrive late Monday

first_imgMASON CITY — There may be more than just frost on the pumpkin next week. We’re only a little over a month into fall, but forecasters say wide sections of Iowa could soon be looking more wintry — as snow may fly late Monday and into Tuesday. Meteorologist Allan Curtis, at the National Weather Service, says any flakes that do fall won’t linger long.  “The best chances for people seeing snow is going to be across the north and northwest,” Curtis says. “They may even see a little bit of those flurries stick to the ground through the morning. As you work toward the south and eastern portions of the state, things are going to be a little warmer so any flurries they see will quickly dissipate as the day goes on Tuesday.” It’s the time of year when the weather does a lot of flip-flopping, and kids may be forced to wear coats over their trick-or-treat costumes. “It goes back and forth from fairly comfortable, like we’re going to see today in the 50s, to not quite as comfortable,” Curtis says. “Early to the middle of next week, right in time for Halloween, we’ll see a system push through and we’ll probably see highs struggle to reach the mid- to upper-30s, both Tuesday and Wednesday.” The normal high temperature for Des Moines on this date is 60 degrees, so having highs only in the 30s is well below average. He notes, the first snowfall of the season can get some Iowans a little worked up. “We always want to stress to people, if you are traveling, even though it’s going to be some light flurries and snow, just take a little extra caution,” Curtis says. “People get excited when those events occur.” The long-range forecast calls for a slight warm-up by next Thursday. Winter arrives this year on December 21st.last_img read more

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