All-Star Musicians Come Together To Play Tribute To The “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield

first_imgOn February 18th, the world of music lost one of its brightest shining stars, the inimitable Clyde Stubblefield. The “Funky Drummer,” as he was affectionately known, laid down the rhythmic foundation for some of James Brown‘s biggest hits, adding drums to the albums Cold Sweat, I Got the Feelin’, It’s a Mother, Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud, and the groundbreaking Sex Machine record. His drumbeat on the track “Funky Drummer” was so influential that it has become one of the most sampled segments of music of all time, and is heavily featured in classic hip hop tracks by legends like Run-D.M.C., N.W.A., Beastie Boys, and more.Musicians came together to celebrate Stubblefield on Friday, March 10, at American Beauty NYC. The band was made up of Fred Thomas (James Brown Band, bass), Daru Jones (Jack White, drums), Eric Kalb (Eric Krasno Band, drums), Marcus Machado (Jamie Lidell, guitar), Chris Rob (Talib Kweli, keys), Elise Testone (vocals), Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy, trumpet), V. Jeffery Smith (The Family Stand, sax), and Smair Zarif (sax).Thanks to Tom Pragliola, you can watch a click of the “Funky Drummer” tribute below:last_img read more

The Hammer makes one last trip to spot where he hit No. 715

first_imgATLANTA (AP) — The Hammer made one last trip to the spot where he hit No. 715. Hank Aaron’s funeral service in Atlanta featured two former presidents and baseball’s longtime commissioner. Afterward, the hearse detoured on its way to the cemetery to swing through the site of the old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. That’s where Aaron broke one of America’s most iconic records when he passed Babe Ruth on April 8, 1974. The stadium is long gone, but a modest marker remains in what is now a parking lot. The police-escorted procession passed through the lot on its way to historic South-View Cemetery.last_img

Sunday editorial: Wellington City Council was wrong, but self reporting was a good move

first_imgCommentary by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Transparency is a word that gets thrown around a lot at governmental meetings. Politicians like to use it, and media folks do too.  Local governing bodies get tired of hearing about it, but as media members, that is part of our job. We can’t really report on what we don’t have access to. We do keep a close eye on that because even if they are making a good effort to be transparent, you don’t want to make it easy when the going gets tough and they really do want to hide something.James JordanI think we are seeing a bit of progress though with the Wellington City Council. The council has never been really bad. I have experienced much worse in other states. But even the best bear watching. Any of us might bend things a bit when in a pinch. Who hasn’t gone over the speed limit when they felt the need?Recently, we reported that the city of Wellington had self reported what they thought might have been a KOMA (Kansas Open Records Meeting Act) violation. Turns out it was, and now they have to go watch a presentation on the law itself.That meeting was a town hall meeting where several council members showed up.  Because most of them spoke, it became a violation. Had only two been there, or if they had remained silent, it would not have been a violation.It was unintentional.At the time  I didn’t think it was a problem, but some people did question it so they reported it themselves and got the ruling.Their reaction was different this time, than it was the last time they had a questionable meeting.I did question the one last summer when the city went into an executive session with hospital officials when they were discussing hospital business. I wrote about it at the time, but there was no self reporting then.They cited attorney client privilege, but the state law says you cannot have attorney client privilege if you meet with another group – which they did by meeting with the hospital officials. That was pretty cut and dry I thought at the time.They could have been fined over that one, but we thought better of reporting them. The fine is not that big – $500 max, and they would not have gotten the maximum – and that is not a good use of taxpayer dollars. We felt at the time is was better to just point out the fact that it did appear to be a violation.I still think we did the right thing.The second time it happened, they reported themselves. So maybe just pointing it out was good enough at the time.Mayor Shelly Hansel has said she wants to improve things, and she has said she would talk about any issue. True to her word, she did address this when asked.Here is her comment:“As far as I’m concerned I’m going to focus on the more pressing issues facing our community. What’s done is done. We have made some mistakes in the past and we are still learning. However, rather than dwelling on the negative I’m going to focus on the positive and put my energy into moving Wellington forward.”So some people are perhaps talking about the one last summer still. They did do a better job of handling the second one, so maybe we should call it even.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down paul · 229 weeks ago Eckert has only made it 2 years at his last 3 Positions. He shows no leadershp if Wellington city council will not do anything about eckert. We should make them accountable! Report Reply 2 replies · active 229 weeks ago +20 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 229 weeks ago So what exactly is your beef with Roy Eckert? If you’re gonna toss something out, provide a detail or two. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Rusty · 229 weeks ago What has mr Eckert done to improve our community? 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Seventeen inmates injured in new brawls

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “We do not know what began the fighting,” he said. The brawling inmates were stripped of their trousers for an hour so guards could search the clothing for weapons but none were found, Whitmore said. The entire jail, 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, was locked down, meaning inmates were confined to their dormitories and rooms except to shower and eat, Whitmore said. In addition, inmates in the two dorms where fighting occurred lost such privileges as receiving mail and visits. About 10 p.m. Monday, inmates scuffled in a processing area for new detainees. Deputies ended the fight with commands, Whitmore said. That fight started between two detainees and others joined in. About 40 black and Hispanic inmates were in the holding area but it was unclear how many fought, Whitmore said. One inmate was treated for a nose injury and two others had scratches and bruises, Whitmore said. The North County facility is where the first and largest in a series of fights between blacks and Hispanics occurred on Feb. 4. One inmate was killed in that battle. Since then there have been other brawls at jails in Castaic and downtown Los Angeles, and another inmate collapsed and died after one of those fights. Until Monday’s incident, the violence had ebbed as sheriff’s officials isolated ringleaders, took away inmate privileges and transferred some inmates to state prisons.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES (AP) – Black and Hispanic inmates brawled Tuesday in a new round of racial violence in the Los Angeles County jail system, sheriff’s authorities said. Fighting involving 94 inmates erupted about 7:30 a.m. at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, just hours after a Monday night scuffle among new detainees there, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. The big fight started in one dormitory and spread to a second. Guards used tear gas, rubber “stingballs” and pepperballs to quell the fighting within minutes. One inmate was hospitalized in stable condition with head cuts and 13 others were treated for less severe injuries, Whitmore said. No guards were hurt.last_img read more


first_imgEasy on the crisps there Jason!Boxer Jason Quigley knows what it’s like to have to earn a crust growing up.The down-to-earth Twin Towns man has never been afraid to get stuck inside or outside of the ring.But now the big-hitter need not worry about having the price of a sandwich if he ever gets hungry in his native town. That’s because a local restaurant, the Hatter Tea Room, has named a sandwich after the pro boxer.And the ‘Quigley Club Sandwich’ is already proving a knockout with customers.A spokesman for the shop said “This young gentleman, true athlete and incredible boxer is such a shinning light for this area. His career is going from strength to strength and he is destined for great things.That is we are delighted to name our Club Sandwich the “Quigley Club Sandwich” just like him it’s a knockout and very popular.”Jason called into the restaurant yesterday for now of his very own sandwiches. Needless to say – he left the crisps on the side!BOXER JASON EARNS A CRUST WITH HIS VERY OWN SANDWICH! was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalHatter Tea RoomJason Quigleylast_img read more