Fresh off the campaign trail, Greensky Bluegrass brought their infectious live sound to Eugene, OR for a performance at the McDonald Theatre last night. Energy was at a high as GSBG threw down in Seattle the previous night, and fans had high hopes for a great night of music.The band certainly did not disappoint, as they had special guest sit-ins from Mimi Naja from Fruition and pianist Holly Bowling for the performance. Naja joined in at the end of set one, accentuating “All Four,” “Santa Fe” and “Reuben’s Train.” Bowling came in for the end of set two, playing “The Four” into Grateful Dead’s “Eyes Of The World.” Bowling also returned for the encore, “Who Is Frederico?”Watch all of Bowling’s sit in, below:There’s also full show audio available for those inclined, as captured by Dean Grabski:Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass at McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR – 3/26/16:Set 1: Jaywalking, Windshield, Living Over, Against the Days, How Mountain Girls Can Love, All Four*, Santa Fe*, Rueben’s Train*Set 2: Fixin to Ruin, Take Cover, Bring Out Your Dead, Handle With Care, Fo Sho, Uh Huh, Hit Parade of Love, Forget Everything, Broke Mountain Breakdown, The Four% > Eyes of the World%E: Who is Federico?% * w/ Mimi Naja% w/ Holly Bowling
In early December of last year, jamtronica favorites Lotus released a brand new album Frames Per Second, their first studio release since 2016’s Eat the Light. Frames Per Second is a sprawling, 19-track release comprised of a mix of never-before-heard material and songs the band had been introducing and road-testing since the release of Eat The Light (like “Cold Facts”, “Bug Love”, “Faceblind”, “Cosmosis”, “Forgotten Name”, “Gifford’s Airship”, “Jiggle”, “Pachyderm”, and “And yet They Fight”).Along with the album itself, Lotus released a studio documentary chronicling the recording of Frames Per Second at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia. The documentary showcases Lotus performing and recording live in the studio.Today, Lotus has shared a new music video for their groovy and untzy tune “Faceblind”, highlighted by footage compiled from the band’s recent Frames Per Second recording session. Watch Lotus’ new “Faceblind” music video below:Lotus – “Faceblind”[Video: Lotus]In April, Lotus will head out on a run of tour dates in support of Frames Per Second. That 8-date jaunt will culminate in a headlining blowout at Morrison, CO’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The five-piece band consisting of Mike Greenfield (drums), Jesse Miller (bass, sampler), Luke Miller (guitar, keys), Mike Rempel (guitar), and Chuck Morris (percussion) has tapped an impressive support lineup for their Red Rocks bash including experimental electronic duo Ghostland Observatory, Denver-native electronic producer Jade Cicada, and Colorado’s own jam favorites Magic Beans.Prior to Lotus’ Red Rocks Amphitheatre show, the band looks forward to throwing down a three-night stand in Brooklyn, NY (4/4, 4/5, 4/6); Harrisburg, PA’s Club XL (4/18); a two-night stint in Washington, D.C. (4/19, 4/20); and an intimate show at Denver’s Summit. The quintet will also make summer festival appearances at Stephentown, NY’s Disc Jam Music Festival and The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA.Head here for ticketing and more information.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Irene LeutjeNassau County police are asking for the public’s help in solving the mystery of a 60-year-old woman who had been missing for about a month before she was found dead about five miles from her North Massapequa home.Construction workers reportedly discovered the body in the bushes outside of a vacant, Sandy-damaged waterfront home on Ocean Avenue in Massapequa on Valentine’s Day. Police identified the woman Tuesday as Irene Luetje, a Farmingdale State College secretary known to friends and family as “Renee.”“Unfortunately at this point it’s a mystery to us why she was there, how she wound up there and ultimately how she died,” Det. Lt. John Azzata, head of the Homicide Squad, told reporters during a news conference Wednesday.Investigators said that they found no apparent trauma to the victim and there appears to be no signs of foul play, but medical examiners have yet to complete an autopsy. It wasn’t clear how long she was dead before being found.Newsday reports that Luetje’s family filed a missing person report for the woman after she neither showed up to grandniece’s birthday party Jan. 6 nor went to work the next day.What happened in the five weeks between her disappearance and discovery remains a mystery. The worker who made the find told WCBS radio that he heard rushing water and was looking for the water main when he spotted the body.Azzata said Luetje was known to take long walks, was taking medication for hypertension and doesn’t appear to have been robbed. He suggested that she could have been seeking assistance for a medical problem when she collapsed.“The campus is terribly saddened by her death,” said Kathy Coley, a college spokeswoman. “We send our deepest condolences to Irene’s family.”Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this person to contact them at 516-573-8800.
Press Association He added: “I have to continue playing and at Chelsea there’s (Petr) Cech who has always been a great goalkeeper. “At Atletico I’m sure I can play and I can continue to be the first-choice keeper of the Red Devils (Belgium). In the course of the season, we will see if I return to London.” In 2012 Courtois helped the Rojiblancos win the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup, while last season he won the Zamora Trophy as the goalkeeper with the lowest goals-to-game ratio in the Primera Division after conceding 29 goals in 37 appearances. Courtois started for Belgium on Friday night as they beat Serbia 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Brussels and claims to have the blessing of incoming Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to remain in Spain. “I spoke with Mourinho and he told me the best thing is to continue maturing,” he added. The 21-year-old Belgium international joined Chelsea from Genk in 2011 but was immediately allowed to join Atletico on loan and he has enjoyed two hugely successful years at the Spanish outfit. Neither Chelsea or Atletico have confirmed a deal has been struck but the Belgian said on Saturday he will be heading back to Spain. He was quoted by media in Spain and Belgium as saying at a national team press conference in Kortrijk: “I’ve chosen to stay at Atletico.” Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said he will be returning to Atletico Madrid next season.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsWhat’s the quickest way to exorcise demons that no doubt danced through the minds of the Nelson Leafs following that 9-0 drubbing Wednesday at the hands of those pesky Castlegar Rebels?The first thing is to quickly forget the nightmares ever occurred. The second go out and win the next game.The Nelson Leafs accomplish the feat, and more, getting a pair of two-point performances from Joel Stewart and Colton Schell to double the Spokane Braves 4-2 in the traditional Kootenay International Junior Hockey League New Year’s Eve contest Friday at the NDCC Arena.The win, snapping a three-game losing streak, enabled Nelson to increase its lead to four points over Spokane in the race for third spot in the Murdoch Division. Spokane has also played two more games than Nelson.“(Wednesday’s loss) is in the past so it’s something we don’t talk about a lot any more in the locker room . . . we just focus on the next game,’’ said Leaf winger, and former Spokane Brave, Joel Stewart.“Today we just figured out what we had to do and improved on the things that went wrong against Castlegar,” Stewart added. “We worked hard and were a little more physical against them.”Stewart once again picked up his game against his former mates. The 6’1”, 190-pound winger, who scored the winner in overtime the last time the two teams met November 26 in Nelson, opened the scoring 12 minutes into the contest.Mitch Fowler tied the game before the first period ended.The teams exchanged goals with Schell scoring for the Braves and Guisseppe Dippolito replying for Spokane. But Mr. Everything to the Leafs Gavin Currie gave Nelson the lead for good with a power play goal late in the middle frame.Brennan Foreman added an insurance marker in the third.“I’ve got a feeling it’s probably the coach telling a couple players to a little harder on me because they know what I can do so they’re trying to hold me back,” Stewart, named the game’s first star, replied when asked about playing against his former mates.“I don’t mind it because it kind of gets me into the game . . . it gets me pumped.”Darren Hogg, with a bounce-back game in goal, made 26 saves to record his 10th win of the season against five losses.The two teams get right back at it Sunday in the Lilac City. Next home game for Nelson, playing the next four games on the road, is Wednesday, January 12 against Grand Forks.LEAF BANTER: The win gives Nelson a 4-2 advantage in the season series against the Braves. Three of the wins have come at home. . . .Connor McLaughlin is at his home in Arizona rehabbing his injured shoulder. His status remains in limbo. . . .Prior to the upcoming January 10 B.C. Hockey roster deadline, Leaf coach and GM Chris Shaw acquired sniper Dustin Johnson to add some much-needed offence to the Nelson lineup. The 6’2”, 200-pound forward scored 67 points last season with Merritt Centennials of the BCHL. Johnson, with 25 points in 28 games, was with Victoria after being traded from Merritt in October. . . . The Leafs welcomed back defenceman Raymond Reimer to the lineup. Reimer had been out since game six of the season with a knee injury. Also in the lineup was defenceman Blake Arcuri back after serving a suspension during the pre-Christmas game against Beaver Valley. . . .Nelson finished December with a 3-4 [email protected]
Playing against the top teams — the Vancouver side has played 16 games against American teams — has allowed Terminal City to learn the inner workings of the game.“(Terminal City) have five more years of experience in the sport so to be able to come up against them in the second Western Canadian Regional Championships, we’re really happy,” said Beretta Lynch of the Kannibelles, who just happen to be named tournament Most Valuable Player.“We’re super fit and very strong, but it’s just a matter of (Terminal City) having that much more practice,” Lynch added.Kootenay defeated Okanagan/Shuswap Raggedy Rollers Friday before outlasting Red Deer Belladonnas Saturday in semi final action.The tournament is only the second time, and first as Westerns, the tournament has been held.The success of the Kannibelles made it obvious which association would host the 2012 Championships.Last year in Kelowna Terminal City did not attend.E-Ville of Edmonton defeated Red Deer Belladonnas to capture third place.Luludemon was named Team MVP for the Terminal City while Scarlet Bloodbath AK47 earned top marks for the Kannibelles.However, maybe the surprise announcement of the tournament was Lynch earning top individual marks.“As captain I push my teammates very hard and to get tournament MVP I take this award as a team award and a representative of our team and the girls on our team deserved it,” Lynch said.The Westerns concludes much of the all-star season for the Kannibelles.The Kannibelles next action is July 21 in Castlegar against the Spokannibals of Spokane. First jam is 6 p.m.Before that match the Kannibelles players have some league commitments to fulfill and now head back to their respective clubs in the seven-team league — Gnarlies Angels of Rossland, Kill Joys and Lumber Jackies of Nelson, Salmo’s Babes of Brutality, the Valley Vendettas of the Slocan Valley, Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers and the Bad News Betties of Trail.For more information about the West Kootenay Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby League check out the website at http://www.kootenayrollerderby.com/ In the end heart and desire was no match for experience.The Terminal City Roller Girls scored early and often en route to a convincing 159-75 victory over the Kootenay Kannibelles in the final of the Klash In The Kootenays Western Canadian Women’s Roller Derby Championships Sunday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.Despite losing in the final, the Kannibelles had a soft landing as both teams advance to the Canadian Championships in January 2012 at the site yet to be determined.“I was really hoping this would be the final because we knew the Kootenays have worked so hard . . . and have exponentially taken their game to another level,” said Terminal City skipper Ian McKenzie, AKA Coach McEnroe.“Physically and the stamina they have is far and above all the other teams here at the tournament.”“So we were really happy to play them in the final and really happy with the result,” McKenzie added.From the start of the tournament Friday Terminal City, seeded at the top of the eight-team pool, toyed with the opposition.The Vancouver-based squad first got past Deathbridge of Lethbridge on opening day before advancing to the final with a lopsided decision over E-Ville of Edmonton Saturday.And Sunday Terminal City kept on steamrolling the opposition, this time the Kannibelles, an all-star team from the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League.Working the transition from offence to defense in what seemed like a blink of an eye to the Kannibelles, Terminal City took the lead minutes into the game and never looked back.“In Vancouver we’re part of the WFTA, which is the American affiliation for all of flat track (roller) derby . . . and you have to be a member to be ranked,” McKenzie explained.“We’re ranked 16th in the West Division (of the WFTA) but being ranked means we get to play American teams which are using all different types of strategies.”
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2015)–Thegirlinthatsong pounced on pacesetter Jojo Warrior a quarter mile from home and went on to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes by 4 ¼ lengths under Rafael Bejarano as even money favorite Lexie Lou got up for second. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Thegirlinthatsong bested a half dozen other 4-year-old fillies and covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.84.Idle since running second in the Zia Park Oaks on Nov. 26, the 4-year-old Texas-bred daughter of My Golden Song tried Santa Anita’s main track for the first time and registered her fifth win from 19 overall starts. Second behind 8-5 second choice Jojo Warrior through splits of 23.63, 47.13 and 1:11.66, Thegirlinthatsong got the mile in 1:36.99 en route to her biggest career win.“She’s been training well here and we were looking for a good effort from her,” said Hollendorfer. “I think Rafael wanted to stay back a little more than what I wanted him to. I asked him to stay as close as he could and be comfortable, so he did that, and that ended up working out well.”Off at 6-1, Thegirlinthatsong paid $15.00, $4.20 and $2.60. Owned by Gatto, Hollendorfer, and Tim and Peter Russo, she picked up $120,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $407,695.“I thought Lexie Lou and Jojo Warrior would go to the lead so I expected to put my horse right behind Jojo Warrior after the break,” said Bejarano. “When we broke, my horse was real fresh…I just put us right behind and I had a beautiful trip. By the three eighths pole, I still felt I had a lot of horse and when I let her go in the stretch, she took off.”Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Lexie Lou, who came off a second place finish to likely Horse of the Year California Chrome in the Grade I Hollywood Derby at Del Mar, was just up for the place by a head over Jojo Warrior while never threatening for the win. She paid $2.80 and $2.20.“Not bad for her first time on dirt, not bad at all,” said Nakatani. “When Jojo Warrior kind of crossed over (going into the first turn) she got a little dirt in her face and she started to jump a little. I lost our position but for her first time on dirt, she showed her heart and she ran a big race. The farther the better with her.”Jojo Warrior, who was ridden by Martin Garcia and appeared to be running easily on the lead, finished 5 ¾ lengths clear of longshot Une Cherise and paid $2.60 to show.There is a Pick Six carryover into Sunday at Santa Anita of $104,326 and it’s expected Sunday’s total pool should exceed $500,000. First post time is at 12:30 p.m., admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $104,326 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $500,000
JOCKEY QUOTES KOSTA HRONIS, STELLAR WIND, WINNING OWNER: “Her maiden win was very impressive. We went and took a look at her and we were impressed with what we saw. She’s looked so good here in the mornings. She’s so fluid, she just floats over the track. She ran great and I thought her gallop out was very strong.”NOTES: Winning owners Kosta and Peter Hronis are from Delano, CA. KENT DESORMEAUX, LIGHT THE CITY, SECOND: “We were similar in placement to the Las Virgenes but it was a completely different race. We were crawling today and really sprinted to the wire. It turned into a typical turf-style race where it’s slow early but you sprint late.“She was full of run under the wire but she had one that out-sprinted her. She’s obviously very good.” TRAINER QUOTES JOHN SADLER, STELLAR WIND, WINNER: “She’s trained really, really well. When she got here, her hair was about this long (holding his hands about four inches apart). It was so cold in Maryland, I think she was glad to get out here in this good weather.“I want to thank David Ingordo; he found her for me. He was the agent on the deal, and the previous trainer (Donald Barr) did a nice job. She won easily when she broke her maiden back there with a pretty good number. She trained really well here so I was looking forward to this race today.”Asked if the Santa Anita Oaks (Grade I, $400,000, 1 1/16 miles on April 4) would be next: “That would a logical spot at this point . . . I think she’s going to be better at a a mile and an eighth, a mile and a quarter.” -30- VICTOR ESPINOZA, STELLAR WIND, WINNER: “John told me to come and work her so I could know her well. I like her, she’s so smooth and the way she worked was so nice. I was talking with John today and I told him how excited I was for her race.“I wanted to break and let her do whatever she wanted to do; I didn’t want to irritate her, just make her happy. They slowed the pace down so I had to move out a bit. They were walking up front so I had to press the pace by the three-eighths pole. She was just waiting for me to command her. I knew I could just shake the reins a little bit and she would go. I think farther for her would be better.”
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2017)–Cistron, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by The Factor, provided Hronis Racing and Little Red Feather’s all-new Equity Crowdfunding Partnership with their first collaborative winner, as he took Santa Anita’s first race on Sunday, a $56,000 allowance for 3-year-olds at one mile on turf. Ridden by Luis Contreras and trained by John Sadler, he prevailed by a head while getting the distance in 1:35.20.With an overflow crowd of enthusiastic partners celebrating in the Santa Anita Winner’s Circle, the win is the byproduct of a marketing collaboration between Little Red Feather Racing and Santa Anita Park that was first announced in October. The Crowdfunding platform is designed to reach potential new horse owners and provide them with an opportunity to have equity in a top race horse for a relatively small investment.”We want to sincerely thank Kosta Hronis for allowing us to buy-in on this very promising horse,” said Billy Koch, Managing Partner for Little Red Feather Racing. “We also want to thank Santa Anita for helping us to bring new owners into our sport – and just as importantly – making sure they were all treated like the real owners they are today with the fantastic hospitality. This was a great win for us today, as many of our Equity Crowdfunding partners are first-time owners and that makes it really special.” Cistron, who is also Triple Crown nominated, was most recently third in the Eddie Logan Stakes on Dec. 30, and was making his fifth career start today. Sent off at 8-5 in a field of six, he paid $5.20, $3.40 and $2.10.Link to Cistron’s winning race and Winner’s Circle Celebration – http://www.xbtv.com/replay02052017_1/ TRAINED BY SADLER, DERBY HOPEFUL IS FIRST WINNER FOR ENTHUSIASTIC NEW OWNERSHIP GROUP
A recreation of people queuing to vote during South Africa’s historic 1994 elections in a still from the Brand South Africa promotional video We’ve Done It Before.Mary AlexanderSouth Africa is set for unprecedented voter turnout in 2009, with more than 21-million people – nearly a quarter of them youngsters – registered to vote in the country’s fourth democratic election, likely to be held in April.The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced on Wednesday that a record 1.6-million people had taken part in its voter registration drive over the weekend of 8 to 9 November – the vast majority of them aged 18 to 29. South Africans are eligible to vote from the age of 18.“The drive has far surpassed our expectations,” IEC chairperson Brigalia Bam said in a statement.“The IEC is delighted to see the success of the weekend drive to register new voters, especially the youth, who represent a majority of the weekend registration activity at 77.9%. We are proud to say that this was our most successful registration drive since 2000.”Out of a total population estimated at 48.7-million people, some 27-million are eligible to vote. During the previous election held in 2004, 20-million voters were registered, but only 15-million actually cast their ballots.The new interest in participating in the election is largely seen as a result of political developments in the country. These have included the replacement of Thabo Mbeki with Kgamela Motlanthe as president, and the formation of a new political party, the Congress of the People, by a breakaway faction of the ruling African National Congress.The Obama factorBarack Obama’s successful election campaign in the US may also have something to do with it – particularly in kindling interest in voting among previously apathetic young people. The election of America’s first black – and relatively young – president may have inspired the youth to believe democracy can actually work.“We have seen how the Obama strategy enticed younger voters to enrol to vote, and our politicians have clearly not employed this, but current political developments seem to have encouraged the youth to vote,” political analyst Steven Friedman told The Times.Of the 1.6-million newly registered voters, 1.2-million are in the 18 to 29 age bracket.Despite heavy rain a total of 3.7-million people visited the 19 000 registration centres across the country during the course of the weekend, to register for the first time, re-register, change their voting districts or inspect their details on the voters’ roll.KwaZulu-Natal had the highest number of new registrations with 451 030, followed by Gauteng with 369 623 and the Eastern Cape with 193 444.More women than men took part in the registration, with 882 536 women (54%) applying as opposed to 765 653 men (46%).Before the registration drive there were 20-million eligible voters, and after 21.7-million. The percentage of voters in the 18 to 29 age category rose from 20.4% of registered voters to 24.3% – approaching a quarter.Bam said while the IEC is pleased with the results of the registration weekend, it also recognised that there may be people who missed the opportunity. These people can register at the IEC offices in their municipalities during normal office hours.The South African voters’ roll closes on the day the president proclaims the election date. The IEC announced yesterday that it will hold a second registration drive early in 2009, before the proclamation. This is likely to push voter numbers to an even higher record.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] artclesObamamania sweeps AfricaClosing South Africa’s democratic deficitBetter government across Africa South Africa’s growing political maturity Motlanthe to be acting president Mbeki resigns as SA president Useful linksIndependent Electoral Commission