During the daze between both weekends of New Orleans Jazz Fest, the celebratory energy remains, as many musicians stay down in the Big Easy to play shows and see the rest of their musical brethren. On Tuesday, May 2nd, The Nth Power will bring together a slew of special guests to re-create their Earth, Wind, & Fire tribute known as “Earth, Wind & Power.” They’ll be joined by the second-ever performance of the All Brothers Band, made up of the dual-brother attack of Oteil and Kofi Burbridge and Neal and Alan Evans, up-and-coming funk act Organ Freeman, as well as a tribute to Allen Toussaint by members of Turkuaz, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Electric Beethoven, & Nigel Hall Band. Tickets are currently available here.Watch The Nth Power’s ‘Earth, Wind & Power’ Perform “Devotion” At Brooklyn Comes AliveWith The Nth Power putting together a stellar ensemble for this tribute to Earth Wind & Fire, it is without a doubt going to be an amazing performance. There will be plenty of that funk and soul to keep your body moving into the late-night hours with an incredible cast of musicians including Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band), Skerik, Weedie Braimah, Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Drew Sayers (The Motet), Erica Falls (Galactic), Paul Robinson, and Farnell Newton, as well as Kofi and Oteil Burbridge.Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers), keyboardist and flautist Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Derek Trucks Band), keyboardist Neal Evans (Lettuce, Soulive) and drummer Alan Evans (Soulive, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) are making their second-ever appearance as “The All Brothers Band,” with their first being at last year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive. The Brothers collaborated for an EP earlier this year, though they’ve yet to present this project for public ears. We can expect smooth layers of funk and jazz with these players, but there’s really no telling what they might have in store.Organ Freeman provides some serious toe-tapping jives, fueled by the trio of guitarists Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys and organist Trevor Steer, hard at work. Like many bands comprised of tight-laced musicianship, Organ Freeman emerged from an intensive music program called the Musicians Institute of Hollywood. Steer explains that the group “initially formed the group as more of an opportunity to experiment than a serious project while we were all students, and continued on as a creative outlet while we all played out as freelance musicians. It wasn’t until years later when we were presented with the chance to do a record that the band sort of morphed into what it is today.”The tribute to Allen Toussaint, known as the “Allen Toussaint Jukebox,” will feature a full set of music from his prodigious career. The band will consist of Shira Elias and Michelangelo Carubba from Turkuaz, Sasha Brown from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Todd Stoops from Electric Beethoven, and Eric Vogel from the Nigel Hall Band, and it will take place in the cozy confines of The Den.Tickets for this special late-night performance are currently on sale here.– SHOW INFO –Artist: Earth Wind & Power / All Brothers Band / Organ Freeman / Allen Toussaint JukeboxVenue: Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Tuesday – May 2nd, 2017Price: $27.50adv / $35dosAges: 21+Tickets: Purchase here If you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link.
Governor Wolf Announces $1.6 Million for Troops for Teachers Program SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that his administration has secured a $1.6 million, 5-year Troops to Teachers grant. The program, managed by the Department of Defense’s Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), makes federal funding available to recruit and help military veterans who are considering a career in teaching.“Pennsylvania has a proud military heritage and is home to many tremendous veterans who want to continue serving their community,” said Governor Wolf. “The Troops for Teachers program is a great way for veterans to bring their knowledge and skills to our classrooms, which benefits veterans and our students.”Under the state’s Troops to Teachers program, veterans who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching are provided with counseling services on teacher education requirements and programs, as well as guidance around the teacher certification process and referrals to employment opportunities. In some cases, veterans are eligible for bonuses if they choose to teach in a high-need school.“As Pennsylvania explores new approaches to generating a diverse pool of educators – and especially with a growing emphasis on STEM education – in many cases veterans or service members may be a great fit for the commonwealth’s classrooms,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “Service members are known for their initiative, commitment, and leadership skills, which can make them successful when transitioning from the armed forces to our state’s schools.”With the grant, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has also funded a PA Regional Partnership program, led by Slippery Rock University (SRU) to recruit eligible veterans into specially-tailored, one-year post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs in secondary STEM and in world languages. SRU and West Chester University are offering the program.Service members often learn about the Troops to Teachers program when separating from active duty service. Additionally, to reach veterans, PDE includes Troops to Teachers information in a mailing to military members residing in Pennsylvania when they separate from service.For information about the program, visit Troops to Teachers or the Department of Education. May 24, 2018
Published on January 28, 2015 at 10:59 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] Before every game against a Top 25 opponent this season, Syracuse guard Cornelia Fondren said her teammates often look at each other and say, “This is the game. This is the game we have to get them. This is the game we have to beat them.”“Them” in this case refers to South Carolina, Baylor, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Duke. These five teams were ranked at the time SU played them this season, and the only five teams SU has lost to.Against unranked opponents, the No. 23 Orange (15-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) is a perfect 15-0.On Thursday at 7 p.m. at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky, the Orange play its sixth ranked opponent of the season, No. 8 Louisville (18-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast). SU then travels to Tallahassee, Florida for a 7 p.m. matchup on Monday against No. 9 Florida State.“(This stretch) is important, because we have to get some of those double-dollar signs beside our name on those RPI ratings and rankings,” Orange head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “ … If we go out and win some of these games, we’re going to be in a great position going into the final weeks of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“On the other side, if we don’t get a couple of these games, we’re going to be scratching and clawing trying to get back on top.”This weekend begins a stretch against three ranked opponents — the Orange hosts No. 16 North Carolina on Feb. 5 — and a period of nine games in 29 days. With six games against unranked opponents to end the regular season, these next three games will be crucial for the Orange to end its Top 25 struggles.“We have to at least win two, at least win two,” Fondren said. “I would be happy if we win all three, which I have confidence in. We can definitely win all three … Once we get over the hump, I feel like no one will be able to stop us.”The Orange lost by four points to No. 1 South Carolina on Nov. 28 after leading by 10 with 6:43 to go. Against both Baylor, now the No. 3 team in the country, and Notre Dame, now ranked No. 4, the Orange lost 74-72.“We’re a good enough team to step on the court against anyone, no matter what,” forward Brianna Butler said. “We’re tired of falling short against these top teams.”Except for its 13-point loss to Michigan State, the Orange has come just a few stops and a few makes from upsetting its other Top 25 opponents. Hillsman, Fondren and Butler have talked throughout the season about the team’s inability to score and make key stops down the stretch.Forward Taylor Ford mentioned playing too quickly down the stretch, especially against South Carolina. Against Louisville, Hillsman has preached how SU needs to answer all of the Cardinals’ scoring runs.“I feel like we’re going to be able to get the win (against Louisville) because of everything we’ve been through earlier in the season,” Butler said. “Not being able to finish out, that’s going to help us. We’ve been on a winning streak and we’re finally getting it together.“We need this win.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
FOLLOW US Written By Last Updated: 31st December, 2019 13:04 IST Buccaneers Face Important Decision Of Winston’s Future Jameis Winston says he wants to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but that decision is not his to make. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENT First Published: 31st December, 2019 13:04 IST Jameis Winston says he wants to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but that decision is not his to make.Coach Bruce Arians reiterated Monday he’ll conduct a “full evaluation” before deciding the fate of the 25-year-old quarterback, who led the NFL in passing yards while also becoming the first player in league history to throw at least 30 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions in the same season.The Bucs went 7-9, with Winston earning nearly $21 million in the final year of the contract he signed as the No. 1 overall pick in 2015 draft. Tampa Bay missed the playoffs for the 12th straight season. Determining whether to give Winston a new deal will set the tone for a busy winter and spring.Part of the decision will be based on the availability of other quarterbacks, either in free agency or through the draft.“What’s behind door No. 2? That’s the first question,” Arians said. “As you evaluate for the draft, that’s another question. Are they better than what you have?”The decision also figures to impact how much the team can spend to try to retain NFL sacks leader Shaquil Barrett and a couple other key veterans on an improving defense: Ndamukong Suh and Jason Pierre-Paul, who are set to become free agents in March.A contract extension for Pro Bowl receiver Chris Godwin is a possibility, too, after a breakout season in which he had 86 receptions for 1,333 yards and nine TDs in 14 games.“He’s earned it,” Arians said, who also conceded Barrett will cash in after leading the league with 19½ sacks after signing a one-year, $4 million deal with Tampa Bay in free agency.“Hopefully we can get a deal done. We’ve got some very important free agents that I think want to be here, and we’ll have a lot of long, hard discussions this week – (general manager) Jason (Licht), myself, the owners – and see what we can iron out because I want to keep this defense together.”The decision on Winston would be a lot easier if not for his propensity for making costly mistakes.Although he threw for an NFL-leading 5,109 yards and franchise-record 33 TDs this year, Winston also led the league with 30 picks and had seven of them returned for touchdowns. In all, he had 35 of Tampa Bay’s league-high 41 turnovers.“It’s frustrating to see,” said Arians, who was lured out of retirement last winter in hopes he’d be able to help Winston cut down on his interceptions.Arians has also worked with Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck and Carson Palmer during a long coaching career.“The growth was great,” Arians said, “but to see the regression in some areas was very frustrating.”But as Winston noted after throwing a pick-6 on the first play of overtime to lose Sunday’s season finale against Atlanta, there’s a lot on his resume to like.Only one quarterback, Manning (20,618), has thrown for more yards than Winston’s 19,737 through the first five seasons of a career.Winston had 11 games with at least 300 yards passing this year, and in Weeks 14 and 15 became the first passer in league history to go over 450 yards in consecutive games.“I know the area that I have to fix, and I know the areas that I’m highly successful at,” Winston said, adding he’s determined to eliminate mistakes and fulfill his potential as a pro.“I’m focused on how I can get better, because I know if I eliminate those, I’m going to be the best,” Winston added. “That’s bar none. … I eliminate those, I’m going to be the best.”Arians was asked Monday if the Bucs are good enough to win with another quarterback.“With another quarterback? Oh yeah,” the coach said. “We can win with this one (and) we can definitely win with another one, too, because we’re going to have this defense.”RESTORING THE DArians inherited one of the league’s worst defenses, and the unit wasn’t much better during a 2-6 start. The main culprit was a leaky secondary that improved dramatically under the guidance of defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as the season progressed. Four rookies and a pair of second-year pros started the season finale and were instrumental in helping the team go 5-3 down the stretch.“The growth in the secondary gives me so much hope because our front seven was so solid all year,” Arians said. “The way we started playing defense in the middle of November gets me excited. It really wants me to keep working this week.”NICE TRIOGodwin and Mike Evans, who had 67 receptions for 1,157 yards and eight touchdowns before missing the last three weeks of the season with a hamstring injury, both made the Pro Bowl. Breshad Perriman took advantage of increased playing time in December, finishing with three consecutive 100-yard games.“If we can keep the receiving corps together — which is going to be hard, but we’re going to try to do everything we can … because I think it’s one of the top in the league,” Arians said. “I think Breshad proved that in the last three weeks. When you put the three of them out there, it’s pretty spectacular.”HOW TO GET IT RIGHTWinston’s future will be the focal point this offseason. By the spring, when conditioning and OTAs begin, eliminating costly mistakes will be the underlying theme.“We will quit beating ourselves,” Arians said, “and then we’ll be hard to beat.” Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US