The funk and groove powerhouse that is Lettuce proves unstoppable once again. Following their 2015 Crush release, the band has committed themselves heavily to the future and, most importantly, to the road. After a summer of hitting virtually all of their market festivals, headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and throwing their own two-day Fool’s Paradise, the band has spent the better portion of 2016 on tour. Moving closer to psychedelic hip-hop, while remaining true to their funky roots, Mr. Crushmore musically demonstrates their explorative characters and line-stepping attitudes, and officially comes out this Friday. Today, we get an early listen to the EP via Red Bull. Turn it up:Yesterday, we sat down with drummer Adam Deitch to discuss the EP and Lettuce’s upcoming dates. “Well, we recorded 20 songs for Crush, and unfortunately only a few of those could go on the record,” he explained. “Some of the songs that didn’t make the album were some of our favorite songs, but they just didn’t fit in the sequence the right way. So, Mt. Crushmore, a lot of the tracks are definitely some of my favorite songs we’ve ever recorded.”You might recognize some of these tunes, played previously under different monikers, but you’ve never heard them like this in the studio. “The title track, we used to call it ‘Wu Tang’ or ‘Lettuce Wu’ or something along those lines, so it kind of has that hip hop feel, that psychedelic-hip-hop feel that we’re moving closer and closer to, so we’re really excited to drop that song and the rest of the record too, of course.” Read the full interview here.Lettuce will be letting loose at NYC’s PlayStation Theater this weekend, on November 11th and 12th, with The Floozies and Red Baraat. Tickets and more information about those shows can be found here. Don’t miss out!Lettuce Tour DatesNov. 9: Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KYNov. 11: PlayStation Theater – New YorkNov. 12: PlayStation Theater – New YorkNov. 26: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San FranciscoDec. 1: Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicDec. 30: State Theatre – Portland, MEDec. 31: House of Blues – Boston
Sekisui House has just opened for pre-sale registration, phase two of its $500 million masterplanned development at Ecco Ripley.PHASE two of the $500 million Ecco Ripley development has opened for registrations following a strong run of sales this year.Developed by Sekisui House, Ecco Ripley has already yielded more than $12.5 million of sales in the first quarter with nearly 80 per cent owner-occupiers.Phase two — Lighthaven — will mark the second major phase of the development, offering 300sq m to 450sq m lots with the buyers given the option to build a home designed by Sekisui House or contract a builder of their choice.Ecco Ripley sales manager Scott Blaney said Lighthaven was expected to continue the momentum from the first phase “Brooking Rise” and benefit from it location, only a short walk to the $1.5 billion Ripley Town Centre.“With the first stage of the Town Centre well under way, Ecco Ripley is becoming increasingly sought-after by homebuyers,” Blaney said. Sekisui House display home.The $40 million first stage of the Town Centre is scheduled to be completed early 2018.“Lighthaven will offer the closest housing to the Town Centre within the entire Ecco Ripley masterplanned community, or the entire Ripley Valley for that matter, and it offers the last opportunity to purchase land before the Town Centre opens,” Blaney said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“The value proposition offered by the Town Centre, as well as access to green open space, has been a compelling story for many buyers.“They are also drawn by diversity in product choice and the sustainability of Ecco Ripley which is the only community in the greater Ipswich area to achieve a Five Star Green Star Communities rating.”Ecco Ripley is being developed by Sekisui House, one of the largest residential groups in the world with a proven track record for taking a holistic approach to community design.More than 750 residents currently live at Ecco Ripley or are in the process of building their home in the emerging community. Sekisui House display home.A diverse range of housing options are planned for the Lighthaven precinct.“We’re expecting Lighthaven to become a lifestyle address for everyone from first-home buyers, second-plus home buyers and downsizers,” Blaney said.Check out these luxury developments…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:41Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreencheck out developments virtually!00:41 Related videos 00:41check out developments virtually!01:60Sneak peak inside Hawksburn Place Residences02:02Sneak peak: FV building03:05The Converted: Boot Factory01:30Dream Home: North Sydney00:45Dream Architecture: Mandalay HouseThe first release of Lighthaven will include 38 lots priced from $172,000, with land sizes ranging from 300sq m to 450sq m.Sekisui House also has a range of homes that are currently under construction or ready to move in, including terraces duplexes, and a limited release of park fronting double storey homes available in the Brooking Rise neighbourhood.Lighthaven will be surrounded by more than 10ha of open space with homes no more than 200m from parks and open space.
Shelvey has fallen out of favour at Swansea in recent weeks and been linked with a move in the January transfer window, with Crystal Palace and Newcastle reportedly keen on the 23-year-old Londoner. The former Liverpool player did start Swansea’s goalless draw at Palace on Monday, but he was substituted early in the second half after an underwhelming performance. “There’s been questions asked about Jonjo’s attitude but in the couple of weeks I’ve been in charge he’s been excellent,” Curtis said. “There’s going to be a lot of speculation about Jonjo, he’s out of the side at the moment and he’s a current England international. “I guess people are putting two and two together that if he’s not in the team he will move in January. “But I’ve spoken to Jonjo and he wants to play a part at the club and, unless things change, I expect him to be with us through January. “He played on Monday and was disappointing, but if you look at his form you’ve got to look at the entire team as well for most of the season. “I feel it’s a matter of time with Jonjo, potentially he’s a great player and the class will always come through at the end.” Only bottom-placed Aston Villa have scored fewer goals than Swansea and Curtis admits that scoring more remains the team’s priority in the second half of the season. France striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who has scored only once in his last 15 appearances and is another who has lost his place in recent weeks, has been linked with a January move to Qatari club Lekhwiya. England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey wants to remain part of Swansea’s battle for Barclays Premier League survival, caretaker manager Alan Curtis has insisted. Press Association Gomis’ departure could finance at least one new striker for Swansea in the transfer window but Curtis insists it is a case of adding numbers to the current squad, not diminishing it in any way. “I hope he (Gomis) will stay,” Curtis said. “You see the speculation in the papers but the chairman certainly hasn’t mentioned players going to me. “We probably need to bolster the squad, I’m not sure if we need to allow people to go out the door the other way.” Curtis takes charge for the fifth time at Manchester United on Saturday having overseen an upturn in form, with the Welsh club now two points above the relegation zone. Swansea are unbeaten in three, with a win over West Brom and draws against West Ham and Palace, on the back of an unlucky injury-time defeat at Manchester City. “The fact we’ve got a couple of results has probably eased the pressure to get somebody in straight away,” Curtis said at his press conference ahead of the United game. “If we’d lost the four games there would be huge pressure to appoint a new manager, but the performances as well as the results have been good. “I did speak to the chairman (Huw Jenkins) on Tuesday and it’s exactly the same position. “The search for a new manager goes on and we carry on regardless unless the situation changes. “Things could change, even this week, but it’s probably highly unlikely at the moment.”
Richard LeganRichard Delmont Legan, age 87, of Wellington, died early Monday morning, February 3, 2014 at Sumner County Care Center.Â Richard was born to Amzi Quaddock Legan and Beulah Ora (Nichols) Legan on August 4, 1926 in Cicero, KS.Â After his father passed away in 1929 his mother married Andrew (Doc) Hartley.Â Â Richard served in the United States Army during World War II.He married Alice Macklin on June 12, 1949.Â She preceded him in death in March of 1999.Richard worked as a farm machinery mechanic at International Harvester and John Deere in Wellington until he retired.Â He then worked for a number of area farmers on their machinery.Â Richard enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.Â He was a member of the American Legion for 65 years.He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Alice; brother, Denzel Legan, step-brothers, George Hartley, Bob Hartley; and step-sister, Pauline Nichols.He is survived by his daughter, Cathy May and her husband Steve of Wellington and a number of nephews.Funeral Services will be held at Frank Funeral Home on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:00 P.M.Â Chaplain Steve Ward will officiate.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 4:00 â€“ 8:00 P.M.A memorial has been established in his name with the Wellington Humane Society.Â Contributions can be left at or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon (15) follows through on a 3-point basket over Pittsburgh’s Cameron Wright in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Virginia won 48-45. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Virginia coach Tony Bennett installed a new play late last month for end-of-game situations, but he didn’t have much confidence in.Maybe Malcolm Brogdon was saving himself for a big moment.“We run that play a lot and we never make it in practice,” Bennett said. “I guess it’s better to make it in a game.”Brogdon came off screen and drained a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining to lift the visiting Cavaliers a 48-45 victory.The play is designed for either Brogdon or Joe Harris, the team’s top 3-point shooter. Harris was covered on the play. Brogdon rubbed off a double curl to hit the shot well beyond the 3-point line.“The kid hit a tough shot,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said. “He was going sideways and hit it from 25 feet. He made the play.”Brogdon finished 16 points for Virginia (17-5, 8-1), which maintained sole possession of second place in the ACC. The Cavaliers have won five consecutive games since losing at Duke on Jan. 13.Pitt (18-4, 6-3) lost consecutive games for the first time this season and fell into a third-place tie with Duke in the conference standings. The Panthers have lost three of their past five after opening with a 16 wins in their first 17 games.Pitt freshman Jamel Artis led the Panthers with 11 points, but he missed a wide open layup with 10 seconds remaining after grabbing an offensive rebound. A bucket would have given the Panthers the lead.“I didn’t finish,” Artis said. “I have to finish.”Neither team held more than a four-point lead at any time throughout the game in a matchup of two of the ACC’s top defensive teams.Cameron Wright made a 3-pointer as the shock clock expired for a 44-41 lead with 6:52 remaining. Wright fumbled a pass, picked the ball off his shoetops and released in one awkward motion to make an improbable shot.Virginia did not let the bad luck affect their psyche. The Cavaliers tied the score again after London Perrantes made two free throws with 4:47 to go and the Cavaliers, who lead the conference in scoring defense at 55 points per game, did not allow Pitt to make a field goal in the game’s last 6:52.“We came up with big stops,” Bennett said. “That was a hard-fought game, not a lot of easy looks. Each team thought maybe they’d have a chance to separate but then the other team would make a play. It stayed tight. You knew it would come down to a score and a stop.”