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02Mar/21

The Big Melt Takes Over The Fillmore In Denver For One Night Of Musical Madness [Photo/Full Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images Up next was Dominic Lalli’s Bluebird Quintet, who mounted their second-ever performance following a high-profile, sold-out debut at Denver’s Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox. In addition to Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), the band features Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live Band) on keys, Gabe Mervine (formerly of The Motet) on trumpet, Hunter Roberts on bass, and Dru Heller filling the drum chair. The jazz-centric set saw the band work through four improv-heavy numbers in “Emerald Isles”, “A Blind Mans Blue”, “Bluebird”, and “Perk”. Dominic Lalli put on a spectacle, ripping through intricate saxophone solos alongside his seasoned bandmates. Watch the full video of the set below:Dominic Lalli’s Bluebird Quintet – The Big Melt – Full VideoSetlist: Dominic Lalli’s Bluebird Jazz Quintet | The Fillmore | Denver, CO | 4/13/2019Set: Emerald Isles, A Blind Mans Blue, Bluebird, PerkFollowing a brief break for fans to rehydrate and take a stretch break, Eric Krasno & Friends took the stage for their star-studded performance. Kraso’s band lineup at The Big Melt featured frequent collaborator and Lettuce keyboardist/vocalist Nigel Hall as well as Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note, Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar) and MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost-Note), in addition to special guests Robert Randolph on pedal steel, Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment) on sax, and Will Trask on percussion.The supergroup opened up their set with “76” and “Be Alright”, two tracks off of Krasno’s 2010 debut solo album, Reminisce. Krasno and Randolph took found each other in the sweet spot in no time as they fired back and forth a series of electrifying solos, with Benjamin sprinkling in an added layer of his silky-smooth saxophone work. The band moved forward with a take on Randolph’s “I Need More Love”, allowing MonoNeon—clad in his signature neon getup—a chance to drop some sticky bass bombs.Krasno’s longtime Lettuce cohort Nigel Hall then got his chance to shine as he led the ensemble through his own “Don’t Change”, highlighted by the tenacious interplay between Krasno and Randolph. Eric Krasno & Friends continued to work through choice covers including Herbie Hancock‘s “Gentle Thoughts”, Michael Jackson‘s “Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough” and “Rock With You”, followed by a colossal, Soulive-style set-closing take on The Beatles‘ “Get Back”. Watch the full set below:Eric Krasno & Friends – The Big Melt – Full VideoSetlist: Eric Krasno & Friends | The Fillmore | Denver, CO | 4/13/2019Set: 76, Be Alright, I Need More Love, Cocoa Butter, Don’t Change, Gentle Thought, Mr. Clean, Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough, Rock With You, Get BackBy the time the fourth and final act of the evening, Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince, hit the stage, The Fillmore was packed to the brim. Fans buzzed with anticipation for the tribute project’s debut performance in The Centennial State. Headed up by Colorado favorite and Magic Beans keyboardist Casey Russell, this edition of the Purple Party once again featured MonoNeon on bass and Sput on drums. Searight’s partner in crime and fellow Ghost-Note member, percussionist Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy), also joined the fray, in addition to local heroes Joey Porter, Ryan Jalbert, Lyle Divinsky, Drew Sayers, and Parris Fleming of The Motet. The talented squad was rounded out by percussionist Will Trask (Great American Taxi) as well as vocalists Adryon de León (Orgone, Matador! Soul Sounds), Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze) and Ziek McCarter (Con Brio).The massive ensemble worked through Prince’s vast catalog in grandiose fashion beginning with a set-opening rendition of “D.M.S.R.” With Russell and Porter rocking it behind a massive stack of keys, organs, and synths, the band worked through horn-heavy takes on fan-favorites like “Kiss”, “Just As Long As We’re Together”, “Baby I’m A Star”, and “Sexy Dancer”. Jason Hann joined the party for the next two songs, “Erotic City” and “Head”, with Trask also adding extra percussion to the former. The band continued to deliver heavy-hitters with “Call My Name”, “Soft and Wet”, and “I Wanna Be Your Lover”, highlighted by some exquisite vocal work from the expansive cast of singers onstage. The Purple Party continued with “Musicology”, “I Feel For You”, and “Uptown” before a take on one of Prince’s all-time fan-favorites, “1999”, closed out the night with a roar. Watch the full set video below:Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince – The Big Melt – Full VideoSetlist: The Purple Party | The Fillmore | Denver, CO | 4/13/2019Set: D.M.S.R., Partyup, Kiss, Just As Long As We’re Together, Baby I’m a Star, Sexy Dancer, Erotic City, Head, Call My Name, Soft and Wet, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Musicology, I Feel For You, Uptown, 1999Below, you can see check out a plethora of beautiful photos from Live For Live Music’s The Big Melt courtesy of photographers Sam Silkworth, Jenise Jensen, and Ali Jay.The Big Melt | The Fillmore | Denver, CO | 4/13/2019 | Photos: Sam Silkworth The Big Melt | The Fillmore | Denver, CO | 4/13/2019 | Photos: Jenise Jensen On Saturday, Live For Live Music‘s brand-new multi-band concert event, The Big Melt, took over The Fillmore in Denver, CO for an action-packed night of scorching guitar solos, soul-lathered vocal harmonies, eclectic jazz grooves and so much more.The musical marathon kicked off with a massive edition of J.E.D.I. [Jazz Electronic Dance Improvised] featuring renowned mandolinist Michael Kang and percussionist Jason Hann of The String Cheese Incident, bassist Ashish Vyas of Thievery Corporation, and keyboardist Borahm Lee of Break Science and Pretty Lights Live Band, led by drummer Aaron Johnston of Brazilian Girls.J.E.D.I. got the party started with “Mr. Sneaky“, the project’s second single released via Eddie Roberts new record label and multi-media platform, Color Red. With Johnston, Hann, and Vyas holding down the rhythm section, Lee got down to business with some trancey synth grooves. J.E.D.I. moved forward with some Massive Attack samples that made their way into a full-throttle improv jam, followed by a Fela Kuti track. Kang stepped up front and center next to take the vocal lead on Peter Tosh‘s “Legalize It”. From there, Denver-based vocalist Megan Letts joined the band for a take on Hall & Oates‘ “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”, adding a layer of soul to the snappy cover.J.E.D.I. impressively works through originals and a diverse array of covers, and the band offered up their full platter on Saturday. The band moved forward with DJ Shadow‘s “Nobody Steam”, which can be heard on his Live In Manchester album, before diving into a beautiful set-closing cover of The Verve‘s 1997 hit “Bitter Sweet Symphony”. You can watch a full video of the set belowAaron Johnston’s J.E.D.I. – The Big Melt – Full Video Load remaining imagescenter_img Load remaining images Photo: Silky Shots The Big Melt | The Fillmore | Denver, CO | 4/13/2019 | Photos: Ali Jaylast_img read more

18Jan/21

Tarp Skunks Reveal Team Colors

first_imgPhoto Courtesy: Jamestown Tarp Skunks/FacebookJAMESTOWN – With their first season as the Jamestown Tarp Skunks starting in three months, the team revealed their colors on Wednesday. The team uniforms will consist of “Skunk Back Black”, “Stay Away Gray”, “Golden Boots Gold”, “Tarp Blue” and “Stink Green”.According to Jamestown Tarp Skunks’s, “Skunk Back Black” represents the skunk, “Stay Away Gray” represents not trying to get too close to a skunk, “Golden Boots Gold” for the rubber boots “Tarp Blue” for the home of the skunk and “Stink Green” symbolizes the skunk spray.Jamestown’s color palette revelation is the second team update this after the team unveiled the Russel E. Diethrick, Jr. logo at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame 2020 ceremony on Monday. The Tarp Skunks will begin their 2020 regular season on May 29 for the first of a two-game series vs. the Capital City Reds.Capital City will be one of the four divisional opponents the Tarp Skunks will have, with the other three being the Geneva Red Wings, Saugerties Stallions and the Adirondack Trail Blazers. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),How freaking stupid. Even if u liked this sport. I wouldn’t buy anything, because of the stupid name.,Dang auto input. . I meant I not ulast_img read more

19Oct/20

Maria’s extradition ‘cover up’ for failure to arrest other fugitives, experts say

first_imgMaria was named a suspect for fraudulent gains she made from loans from state-owned lender Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) issued to her company PT Gramarindo Group, which she co-owned with Adrian Waworuntu. She allegedly used a fictitious letter of credit to obtain US$136 million and 56 million euro ($118,846) in bank loans between 2002 and 2003.Read also: Jakarta ‘welcomes home’ BNI loan fraud fugitive from BelgradeBNI grew suspicious about the company and reported the case in June 2003 to the National Police, which opened a fraud investigation.However, Maria reportedly fled to Singapore in September 2003, just a month before the police investigation team named her a suspect in the case. Interpol issued a red notice in December 2003 for Maria, who had by then been on the run for three months. Meanwhile, the South Jakarta District Court tried and sentenced Adrian in 2005 to life imprisonment for corruption.Yasonna said in a statement that authorities later discovered that Maria – who was born in Paleloan, North Sulawesi in 1958 – had obtained Dutch citizenship in 1979 and was hiding in the Netherlands, from where she reportedly made several trips to Singapore.He added that the ministry had sent requests for her extradition to the Dutch government in 2010 and 2014, but they were rejected.The Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB) in Belgrade apprehended Maria on July 16, 2019, as she was entering the country through Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport and alerted the Indonesian NCB in Jakarta.The Law and Human Rights Ministry then issued a request for Maria’s temporary detention and extradition from Serbia.“We, along with law enforcers, will work to recover from abroad assets obtained by Maria [from her crimes]. We will take all legal measures to freeze her assets, including by blocking her bank accounts,” Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said in a statement on Thursday.While many lauded the government for the extradition, experts have called on the authorities to capture other high-profile suspects and fugitives that have fled overseas.The fugitive list includes Djoko Tjandra, who was convicted in 2009 for embezzling billions of rupiah from the state bailout fund during the 1998 Asian financial crisis. He escaped to Papua New Guinea (PNG), a day before a court announced the verdict and he reportedly obtained PNG citizenship later that year.Read also: Indonesia will be ‘ashamed’ if it is ‘made a fool of’ by fugitive Djoko Tjandra: MahfudAfter being at large for more than a decade, Djoko has reportedly returned to Indonesia to file a review of his case, although his whereabouts remain unclear. He was absent from the first hearing in his case review on Monday.Attorney General ST Burhanuddin previously criticized the immigration authorities for their failure to notify his office of Djoko’s arrival in the country. However, the immigration office claimed it had found no trace of Djoko in its system.Zaenur Rohman, a researcher at Gadjah Mada University’s Center for Anticorruption Studies (PUKAT UGM), said the government had managed to capture Maria in Serbia but failed to bring home Djoko from PNG, despite the fact that Indonesia does not have an extradition treaty with either country.“Such a failure is caused by the lack of a government program to repatriate them to Indonesia. There is no measurable target and single well-planned effort to bring them back home,” Zaenur said on Thursday.He added that the fugitives’ immense wealth might have hindered efforts to capture and extradite them because they had brought economic benefits to the countries to which they had fled.Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI) coordinator Boyamin Saiman called Maria’s arrest a cover up of the ministry’s “shame” for letting Djoko slip through undetected.”Maria’s extradition case has proven that if the government is serious, it can catch fugitives, including Djoko Tjandra and other high-profile ones,” Boyamin said in a statement.Read also: Airport CCTV footage shows PDI-P politician Harun Masiku returning to Indonesia, despite official claimsHe highlighted other major fugitives, including Eddy Tansil who was found guilty of having embezzled $565 million in state funds in a loan scam channeled by the Bank Pembangunan Indonesia (Bapindo) to his Golden Key GroupEddy escaped from prison in 1996 while serving his 20-year prison sentence, and has reportedly hidden in China since at least 2011.The Law and Human Rights Ministry was not immediately available to comment on the experts’ calls to arrest other fugitives.BNI corporate secretary Melly Meiliana said in a statement that the bank appreciated the government’s efforts to extradite Maria and would support the ongoing legal proceedings, which could become an opportunity to recover some of the losses endured by the lender.Topics : Indonesia succeeded in finally repatriating fugitive Maria Pauline Lumowa, who had been wanted for 17 years for allegedly stealing billions of rupiah from a state-owned bank, from the Republic of Serbia on Thursday.The successful extradition, however, should inspire the authorities to catch other high-profile suspects and convicts who have fled the country, experts have insisted.On Thursday morning, the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s extradition team escorted Maria as the group arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport from Belgrade, where the Serbian government had formally handed her over to Indonesian authorities.last_img read more

26Aug/20

Los Angeles Clippers get revenge on Golden State Warriors with victory at Staples Center

first_imgAfterward, Rivers was asked what a victory like this can do for his team’s confidence.“Nothing, really,” he said. “I mean, we believe we’re good anyway. Honestly. And we know they’re good, too. We have humility, we understand they’re a great team. We believe we are, too.“Neither team really shot the ball well. What it really came down to was mental toughness, which team kind of had to hang in there. And we did that.”Indeed, whereas Rivers questioned his team’s toughness seven weeks ago, he didn’t do that after this one.“Yeah, it shows great growth,” he said. “It’s what I said before the game, we’re better than we were when we played them the last time. We’re just better mentally.”Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 15 points, but he shot just 6 of 18. Steph Curry scored 14 points while being limited to just 12 shot attempts, well under his average of 17.1. Marreese Speights and David Lee had 11 apiece and Draymond Green scored 10.Paul and Green were yapping at each other at times, which is not surprising because these teams do not like each other. Paul discussed their conversations.“They are a great team over there,” he said. “He (Green) was talking about how well he played against us in the playoffs last year, and he did. We will take the win. That was a great team. We beat a great team tonight.”The Clippers beat the Warriors in seven games in the first round of the playoffs this past season.When Rivers first entered the postgame news conference, he said, “Wow, that was ugly.”Making just one of your first 17 shots will bring those kinds of remarks from a coach.“Yeah, it’s one of those games,” Rivers said. “Sometimes, you can’t win; you’re in the way of yourselves. I thought we had a little bit of that going on. They were just as bad, too, at times. One of those nights.”Perhaps, but considering what happened in November, this was a big victory for the Clippers.“It’s a great win,” Griffin said. “It’s great because there’s a lot of distraction, especially for the home team because you’ve got all your family in town (for Christmas). You’ve got a million things to do.“To come out and get a win, take care of that, it’s big for us. Especially with dropping the last two games, last three out of four.”The Warriors were coming off a stunning 115-105 loss Tuesday to the Lakers.Golden State was without starting post Andrew Bogut (knee) and the Clippers were again without backup post Spencer Hawes (knee).The Clippers next play host to the high-flying Toronto Raptors on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Raptors are 22-7 and sit atop the Eastern Conference standings. Wednesday marked seven weeks since the Clippers ventured to Oakland on Nov. 5 and were routed by the Golden State Warriors by 17 points. It was worse than that, though, as Golden State led by 27 after three quarters before coasting to victory.Afterward, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was steaming and intimated his team was soft.The rematch was Thursday – Christmas night – and it figured things might be a bit different.“Oh, we’re better, we’re way better than that,” Rivers said before tipoff. “No matter what happens, we’re a better team.” The Clippers were way better than they were in early November, and the result was a 100-86 victory over the Warriors before a sellout crowd of 19,060 at Staples Center.The Clippers (20-10) had lost three of their past four. The Warriors (23-5) had won 18 of 20 but have now lost two consecutive games.Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 24 points off the bench. Chris Paul scored 22 points, Blake Griffin had 18 points and 15 rebounds, DeAndre Jordan scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and J.J. Redick scored 11. Crawford sealed Golden State’s fate with a 3-point basket for a 20-point lead (97-77) with 2:55 left in the game.The Clippers led 20-18 after one quarter and 42-41 at halftime before leading 73-70 after three quarters.Los Angeles made just one of its first 17 shots, yet finished the game shooting 39.1 percent from the field. Golden State shot 42.5 percent, but the Clippers made 23 free throws to 12 for Golden State.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

17Aug/20

Tyson Chandler officially signs with the Lakers

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers LeBRON STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF VOTINGAmericans surged to the polls on Tuesday, and the NBA was among the sports leagues that spearheaded a Get Out The Vote campaign with a video of NBA stars talking about the importance of voting.James also said it was important to vote, but he didn’t have to go down the street to do it. James told reporters he’s still registered in Ohio.“That’s where I’m from,” he said. “That’s where I live and that’s home for me.”James has been politically outspoken for several years, a genesis he traces to the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012 when he played for the Miami Heat. Since then, he’s endorsed a number of political candidates, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He’s also feuded with President Donald Trump over video and social media channels.Last month, James wore a campaign hat for Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic candidate for senator in Texas, to a game in San Antonio. While he declined to delve deeper into candidates he supports in the midterm election cycle this year, he said he hoped people would vote.“It’s very important,” he said. “We always talk about we want change and then we get to this point and a lot of people don’t register and a lot of people don’t vote. But if we want change we have to have our voices and our boxes be checked for who we believe can make change. So, I’ve been pretty outspoken about it for quite a long time.”MOVING ON FROM RAPTORS LOSSAfter most games, the Lakers review the film as a team in the next practice. Not so with the 121-107 loss Sunday to the Toronto Raptors.“We toss it in the trash and move forward,” Walton said. “Our transition defense was terrible, offensively we weren’t running to our spots, spacing was off. We weren’t making the extra pass. Defensively, we were letting, on our individual defense we were letting blow-bys happen. We were late on rotations. It was an all-around just sloppy game to watch.”Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions EL SEGUNDO — Since the season began, it’s been obvious that the Lakers needed to bolster their frontcourt.The team took what it hopes will be a big step in the right direction on Tuesday afternoon, signing veteran center Tyson Chandler after he was bought out by the Phoenix Suns and cleared waivers. At 7-foot-1, Chandler is expected to fill an immediate need at backup center behind JaVale McGee.General Manager Rob Pelinka said in a statement that he, team president Magic Johnson and Coach Luke Walton had discussed adding rebounding and rim protection after watching the first 10 games of the season.“In Tyson Chandler, we addressed that need, and so much more,” he said. “We are excited that Tyson will bring championship-level experience to our Lakers team that will solidify our veteran leadership and help positively shape our young core. We are thrilled for Tyson to join us as we progress towards our ultimate goals as a team.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersChandler could join the team as early as Wednesday, pending a physical. ESPN reported that Chandler will be earning $2.1 million from the Lakers after the Suns bought out the remainder of his allotted $13.6 million salary for this season.Chandler, 36, is now the oldest Lakers player, as well as the most experienced. In his 18th NBA season, he’s made one All-Star team and has won one championship, helping the Mavericks defeat LeBron James’ Miami Heat team in 2011. Chandler also played for several incarnations of Team USA. Chandler made three All-Defense teams between 2011 and 2013, and was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2012.While he’s at the tail end of his career, the Lakers believe Chandler could be invigorated by a larger role on a more competitive team, and they value his presence in the locker room.“We love the fact that we’re going to get another veteran,” James said over the weekend of Chandler. “A guy who plays hard, a guy who’s very smart and another champion to add to the champions that we have in this system here today, so and it adds depth in our frontcourt.”Chandler is an L.A. native who played at Dominguez High in Compton. He was twice named Mr. Basketball in California and was drafted No. 2 overall by the Clippers in 2001, but he never played for them after he and Brian Skinner were traded to the Chicago Bulls for Elton Brand. Walton said Tuesday’s practice was more physically taxing than normal, and the Lakers focused on running back in transition, which is foundational for all their defensive schemes.The Lakers are also focused on rebounding, which was an issue the last time the team played Minnesota. The Timberwolves had 20 offensive rebounds last week when they beat the Lakers. In the rematch on Wednesday at Staples Center, the players were resolute that they don’t want to get beat on the boards.“It’s about want to get the rebound,” James said. “Understanding that (when) we rebound, we are very good and we are going to do that.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more