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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Gamboa to lead send-off rites for MassKara troops

first_imgLast Sunday, a total of 600 policemenfrom PRO-6 arrived in Bacolod and were already deployed to various areasespecially in the city’s festival sties at the Bacolod Government Center,Public Plaza, and Lacson Street, as well as in Manokan Country area to maintainpeace and order. Colonel Henry Biñas, chief of theBacolod City Police Office (BCPO), said Gamboa will deliver his message to theaugmentation personnel on Monday at the Bacolod City Government Centergrounds.  Biñas, however, noted that anotherbatch of augmentation personnel from the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) isexpected to arrive next week to beef up the existing city police force for thefestival. Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa. PNP BACOLOD City – Newly designatedPhilippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Lieutenant General ArchieFrancisco Gamboa will lead the send-off rites for augmentation forces who willsecure the 40th MassKara Festival. At least 47 motorcycles, 23 patrolcars, and 59 hand-held radios, while additional patrol cars will be arriving onOct. 19, it added. The send-off rites will start afterthe Mass around 7:15 a.m. at the Bacolod City Government Center lobby.  The BCPO earlier said they will deploya total of 3,220 personnel comprised of 58 police commissioned officers, 3,162police non-commissioned enforcers and 400 force multipliers. Gamboa is also expected to visit theNegros Occidental Police Provincial Office. He assumed his post after PNP chiefGeneral Oscar Albayalde resigned from his post last Oct. 14. (With a report from Bacolod City PIO/PN)last_img read more

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