Usher Joined The Roots For An Incredible Surprise Show At The Brooklyn Bowl Last Night [Watch]

first_imgEvery Thursday, Questlove DJs an epic late-night dance party at the Brooklyn Bowl. Entitled “Bowl Train,” The Roots drummer always keeps the night fresh with tunes and never the same. Sometimes, he even welcomes some very special surprise guests. Last night was no exception. The thrills began around 4PM EST when @questlove made a post on Instagram about “a miracle” he was planning to deliver. The mysterious posts, containing several letters that phonetically spelled out the name of the top-secret special guest, continued every hour, on the hour, until the rumor mill ran true. “All I can say is something rare bout to happen in a bit. Not like I have 2 spell it out 4 u,” he wrote along with the last clue “E U W” clue, revealing “U” as the highly anticipated final letter.Finally, he spilled:Usher. Questlove brought Usher to join The legendary Roots at the Brooklyn Bowl for his Thursday residency. Beginning just after midnight, the room was packed to the brim with fans. The inner-90’s-child of nearly every concert-goer was beaming with joy and lyrics as the pop star belted out some of his greatest classics. You can relive some of last night’s surprise events in the videos below, courtesy of Marc Millman:The Roots feat. Usher “OMG”The Roots feat. Usher “Yeah” EncoreThe Roots feat. Usher, “Adore” (Prince Cover)The Roots feat. Usher “U Don’t Have To Call”It was a heroic feat, luring in some of the most dedicated fans in town. As an unofficial pre-party to The Roots’ headlining slot at The Roots Family Picnic in Philly over the weekend, Questlove made a night in history for the Brooklyn Bowl, and those in attendance will never forget it.last_img read more

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Iowa doctors rally for statewide mask mandate

first_imgDES MOINES — Physicians from around the state gathered on the Iowa Capitol steps this weekend to call on Governor Reynolds to either issue a statewide mask mandate — or at least allow local officials to require face coverings in public places. Dr. Brian Privett, an ophthalmologist in Cedar Rapids, president of the Iowa Medical Society, spoke at the event.“Our message is clear,” he said. “The benefits of wearing masks and mandating the use of masks far outweigh the downsides.”Austin Baeth, an internal medicine doctor from Des Moines, said Iowa is one of only two states in the country without a public policy on masks.“Iowa is on the cusp of catastrophe and we need to do everything we can do now,” he said. “…Face masks work.”Iowa Public Health Association Lina Tucker-Reinders said too many Iowans are not wearing a mask in public.“We, your public health and health care communities of Iowa, are calling on Governor Reynolds to do the right thing: ‘Support a mask mandate, ideally statewide,” Tucker-Reinders said at the rally, “but minimally allowing local authorities to have local control.’”Last Thursday, Reynolds said “a lot” of states with a mask mandate aren’t enforcing it.“If you look at some of the states and the timelines that they actually issued a mandate, the cases are still rising, so you know it’s just there’s not a silver bullet,” Reynolds said. “There’s no single answer.”Reynolds told reporters she’ll continue with a public service campaign encouraging Iowans to “mask up” as an effective way to slow the spread of Covid-19, but the governor said as medical professionals say mask use is effective, “there’s people who would tell you just the opposite.”last_img read more

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