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This post is part of Outward, Slate’s home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture. Read more here.

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What if they lived?

There are many striking things about Leo Herrera’s The Fathers Project, a lyrical sci-fi web series that imagines what queer life might look like today had AIDS never happened. But the simplicity and urgency of this, Herrera’s motivating question, may be its most compelling element. In 1987, Fran Lebowitz infamously wrote in an essay’s opening paragraph that “if you removed all of the homosexuals and homosexual influence from what is generally regarded as American culture you would be pretty much left with Let’s Make a Deal.” What is less-remembered is that the quip was made in the context of the death of half a generation of gay men and queers, many of them visionaries. What would have happened if they hadn’t been wiped out? What would they have accomplished, and what would the survivors have done with the energy they instead spent in fear, activism, and grief?

The Fathers Project, the second episode of which was just released for World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), reckons that we’d be living in queer utopia. This vision is enormously appealing. In our daily lives, we face a spate of nasty anti-trans ‘feminism,’ epidemic levels of HIV and AIDS infections in black and working-class gay men and trans women in the U.S., and a rising worldwide tide of fascist politics. It is comforting to imagine utopia in the face of an accelerating disaster. But is it helpful?

The first episode of Fathers, released in June to coincide with San Francisco and New York’s Pride parades and the anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, is called “Raising the Dead.” Herrera plunges us immediately into an arresting collage of queer political witchcraft. We cut back-and-forth between a leatherman in full attire sitting on gnarled tree roots and some Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in black-and-blue iridescent habits and navel-deep strings of pearls, skirts swishing across a memorial to those dead from AIDS. Overlaid voices, voices of survivors of the epidemic of various races and genders and classes, imagine what might have been if AIDS never happened. The Sisters raise candles and sparklers, initiating a ritual. They smile. The man smiles. A quick-cut series of radical AIDS protests appears and vanishes as quickly as it comes. And with an accelerating series of faces one sickeningly realizes are all people who died, we enter into a fantasy world without AIDS and before it, a world where they are all still alive.

With the new timeline established, some static brings in a narrator telling us in a clipped, almost robotic English accent of the American queer “colonies,” a growing social and political force strategically located to influence American elections. This “secret country,” depicted in Technicolor tones, is governed by anarcho-syndicalist communes of activists, has community-organized free health care, and is economically self-sufficient and ecologically sustainable. It is about to nominate Vito Russo, in reality known as a legendary AIDS activist, to be president of the United States. These colonies, built with the energy and creativity not needed to fight AIDS, are illustrated with vivid footage taken in actual queer spaces in the United States: Provincetown, Massachusetts; San Francisco; the Radical Faerie sanctuary at Short Mountain, Tennessee; the Mardi Gras houses in New Orleans.

The second episode focuses on nightlife in the queer colonies. Opening with interviews with promoters and DJs from the infamous Saint nightclub of New York nightlife legend, Herrera introduces us to a world in which, unfettered by AIDS, gay sexual mores infected heterosexual life. (Watch out! We recruit.) In a ’90s America without AIDS, straight housewives watched ads for Rush poppers, a common gay sex aid, on afternoon television. Through gay ingenuity, these poppers became the conveyance method for revolutionary prophylactic therapy against all bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections. When a greedy pharmaceutical company attempted to price gouge—mirroring Gilead’s handling of the HIV prevention strategy PrEP/Truvada today—promoters distributed the miracle inhalants through the ventilation systems of a traveling circuit party (just as Steve Rubell once allegedly distributed poppers through the ventilation systems of Studio 54). This is a glorious world, and one that seems totally impossible. But nothing seen in the film was created especially for the shoots, with the exception of the “Vito 2020” posters. While, sadly, no ad has yet requested that I ask my doctor about prophylactic poppers, all the nightlife spaces and queer enclaves depicted actually do exist. The implied challenge is to feed them, to make them more inclusive and capacious, and to grow them.

There are many questions raised by Herrera’s vision, and not all of them are comfortable. The project fits into a strain of queer cultural nationalism that has often had exclusionary and racialized qualities. Herrera opens the first episode with a quote advocating queer self-governance from Carl Wittman, whose 1969 “Gay Manifesto“ was widely circulated in the radical socialist and revolutionary gay liberation circles that followed the Stonewall rebellion. The episode ends with a note that there was once an actual plan to establish a real “Stonewall colony” in Alpine Valley, California. But many gay liberationists opposed this plan, on the grounds that recreating a white, gay, middle-class ghetto in the woods was no way out of the interlocked and economically structured oppressions facing most of the world’s population. The Alpine Valley project’s organizers, echoing a history of haunted and problematic links between queer and indigenous politics, adopted the attitude that the local Native people, the Washoe, were “a primitive tribe” whose friendliness could not be presumed and who needed to be “overcome” in order for the project to succeed. The use of the word colony itself, with its associated images of pioneers and settlers, is troubling. (The historian Emily K. Hobson recently published a book on these and other divisions and alignments in 1970s gay and lesbian politics.) These associations are worth pointing out even as Herrera’s own images are relentlessly inclusive of race, gender, and other forms of difference.

But as the gay novelist Garth Greenwell recently said in an interview, “problematic” is supposed to be “a verdict, even a condemnation; to me, it’s almost a criterion of interest.” When I ponder Herrera’s work, I find myself torn: On the one hand, these images are undeniably powerful and gorgeous and desire-inducing; on the other, I worry about the idea that free love alone, or queerness alone, is sufficient to create radical politics. Surely it would take more than just the removal of anti-queer oppression alone for our lives to flourish. Would the wealthy gays who slipped from semicloseted lives into discos and nightclubs like The Saint have made common cause with poor and working-class people for the brief time they did without the threat of impending death? Indeed, some have argued that it was the AIDS crisis that forced a coherent, politically powerful gay rights movement out of ’70s fractiousness. Do we really think, in the absence of plague, queers would have automatically been this effective, this noble?

One wonders: New York A-gays Bill White and Bryan Eure, who, according to their recent infamous New York Times profile, hired Aretha Franklin to sing at their wedding, have turned to full-throated Trump support; Eure told a critic of his on Instagram he would “gas you and turn you straight.” On the other hand, it is also often argued that AIDS, by killing off a higher percentage of the sexually radical, working-class, and socially marginalized, enabled A-gays like White and Eure to take over the movement and turn it to their own ends, marshaling their economic power to win fights for relationship recognition, tax-free inheritance, and integration into existing social forms.

While these questions are raised by Herrera’s work, he has concerned himself less with the twists of historiographic debate and more with images and gestures that inspire deep feeling in queer people. Every gay I know who’s seen The Fathers Project has been profoundly affected by it. It’s an expanded idea of what a queer archive is: a display of gestures, of feelings, of resistance, embedded in cultural practices with long histories. “I didn’t research in the archives,” Herrera said in an interview, “I just went to New Orleans and walked around and looked at stuff.” He’s being modest—he has integrated a good deal of archival footage into the project and works regularly with the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco—but the point remains. Herrera told me a story about filming with a friend from a tiny Louisiana town called Lutcher on the Mississippi River, about bonfires and gumbo and huts that get built on Christmas Eve to light the way for Papa Noël. The huts are in various shapes, but one queer hut was built in a “specific aesthetic,” he explained.

You’re in the middle of rural Louisiana, so there’s guys in camo and Trump stickers everywhere, but everyone’s really happy. It’s chaos … somehow, the queens always find this one hut. He builds this beautiful structure that’s a perfect triangle. This beautiful precise triangle. And we just watched all these different kinds of queens stop. These older queens came by it and said, “We knew you were family because we saw how perfect that triangle was.” And there’s Black queens with us from New Orleans and old queens from other places and a jukebox playing the SZA album. And all these queens just found it aesthetically. It was fascinating.

“Queer gesture is ancestral,” a friend texted me recently. There is a queer desire for history, an attraction to certain cultural forms, to past utopias, to promise. The British writer James Butler, at the opening of his country’s pride month earlier this year, argued that visions of queer pasts, and the alternate possibilities for the future that they suggest, could point a way out of the divide between straight-imitating marriage and the “prim moralising and competitive fragility” of some contemporary would-be radical queer thought. Ultimately, imagining a utopian future, or even present, can incubate thoughts that point their way past the imagined utopia’s inevitable shortcomings. The point is not to luxuriate in what might have been, but to, in Butler’s words, “turn to our second-rate compromises, our untransformed society, our still too timid demands for real equality and say—into the woodchipper with it all!”

Of course, there are still immediate emergencies in queer politics as in all politics, emergencies that require a response broader than any simple identity politics can provide. But we also need something to be for. May Herrera tempt more of us to imagine change with queer ancestral qualities, change that learns from our past, and ultimately, change on the scale that we need it.

Learn more about the The Fathers Project at Iftheylived.org.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZtaZTEO3jA Rarely have six words meant so much, and so many different things, to so many. They rang out in the Superdome in New Orleans in August 1988 as the vice president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, accepted the Republican nomination for president: "Read my lips: no new taxes." And the crowd, as they say, went wild. A roar had been building, even in that vast and airy stadium, as Bush built up to his payoff line: "My opponent won't rule out raising taxes. But I will. And the Congress will push me to raise taxes, and I'll say no. And they'll push, and I'll say no, and they'll push again, and I'll say, to them, ' Read my lips: no new taxes.' " There were other memorable moments in that address, drafted by a speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan named Peggy Noonan. The soon-to-be-famous "thousand points of light" were mentioned, along with a reference to a "kinder and gentler nation." Both would follow George H.W. Bush for the rest of his
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When N.K. Jemisin won the Hugo Award for Best Novel earlier this year, she became the only author to ever win science fiction’s most prestigious prize three years in a row. In 2016, with the first of those Hugos, Jemisin had already made history by becoming the first black author to win the award, but her three-peat—for all three volumes of her astonishing fantasy trilogy The Broken Earth—was a game-changer for a genre that has been overwhelmingly white and male for far too long. Her follow-up to The Broken Earth, a new collection of short fiction titled How Long ’til Black Future Month?, confirms that she’s one of science fiction and fantasy’s finest world-builders, but her work is also changing those genres in important ways: Jemisin’s writing is making space in science fiction and fantasy to better reflect—and to reimagine—the world in which we live.

The Broken Earth is set on an Earth-like planet that is constantly subjected to large-scale seismic and volcanic events. The people of this land, which is called the Stillness, live in constant fear that an Angry Father Earth will unleash an environmental disaster strong enough to trigger a Fifth Season, a prolonged winter of hardship that can last anywhere from a decade to thousands of years. The Broken Earth is a resonant and cautionary work of climate fiction at a time when hurricanes, floods, and wildfires are pummeling the globe. Disaster preparedness is the organizing principle for people of the Stillness; they build for survival among the technological remains (the “deadciv”) of a long-dead civilization, which includes large mysterious obelisks that hover above them in the sky.

Among the people of the Stillness are orogenes, people born with the ability to harness and control kinetic, thermal, and other forms of energy. They alone can quell the seismic and volcanic events that threaten the Stillness. But orogeny is illegal, and orogenes (referred to as the derogatory term “roggas” by most people in the Stillness) are regarded as less than human. Orogenes are hunted down throughout the Stillness; those that aren’t killed are enslaved by the secret order of Guardians. Even more powerful than orogenes or Guardians are stone-eaters, a humanoid species that resembles stone statues and that rarely interacts with other beings in the Stillness.

Jemisin’s series centers on the story of Essun, a 42-year-old village schoolteacher who has been hiding her identity as an orogene. The Fifth Season begins with the shattering of two worlds: Essun’s husband discovers that their children are orogenes, kills the youngest, and kidnaps their daughter Nassun; and the Stillness experiences an earthquake so powerful that it triggers the worst Fifth Season the planet has ever experienced. Jemisin immerses readers in the world of the Stillness: the journey that Essun sets off on to find her daughter propels the narrative, but Jemisin tells the story through multiple points of view and from multiple points in time. It’s an ambitious task to balance complicated world-building, a well-paced plot, and a range of fully distinctive characters, let alone to do so over the course of three novels. Jemisin deftly keeps all the plates spinning. After you finish The Broken Earth, it’s worth reading the trilogy a second time to see how she does it.

At the heart of this achievement is Jemisin’s portrayal of Essun, a character drastically different from most fantasy/sci-fi protagonists: a powerful, middle-aged woman of color; a mother struggling with grief; a survivor of trauma who is also a mass murderer. Though other characters’ stories are narrated through conventional first- or third-person points of view, Jemisin tells Essun’s story in second person, eventually revealing that she is being told her own history by someone else.

The voice reminds readers of our distance from Essun but also puts us in her place as we read all those yous. It turns the narrative into a powerful act of empathy for Essun, a compelling but very challenging character. That second-person move is just one of Jemisin’s many daring creative choices that pay off as the trilogy progresses.

High fantasy is still dominated by worlds reimagined from European history, worlds where birthright and nobility and hero quests dominate. When people of color appear in these worlds, they’re often exoticized or demonized, or worse yet, part of some dark-skinned savage horde that white protagonists have to defeat. With The Broken Earth, Jemisin is writing back to the genre, constructing a truly multiracial world and moving the marginalized to the center of it. Jemisin knows that most readers will “read” the races of the Stillness based on our own cultural contexts, and she has built complexity into the racial markings of her characters. Although pale-skinned people appear throughout the trilogy, the majority of the main characters are brown-skinned, including Essun. Orogeny occurs across the Stillness; it does not correlate with any specific racial markings. Yet orogenes are considered a different and inferior race of sorts, by non-orogenes of all racial groups.

The Broken Earth invites readers to identify with orogenes, Guardians, and stone-eaters, all of whom are bound up in a structure of oppression they inherited. In Book 2, The Obelisk Gate, Jemisin introduces us to Nassun, Essun’s 8-year-old daughter, who is on the road with her father as he searches for a way to “cure” his daughter of her orogeny. Nassun’s story is particularly affecting, as she struggles to understand the adults who are supposed to take care of her: a mother who trains her to survive but who can’t seem to express love, a father whose affection is contingent on her becoming something she can’t be, and a Guardian who gives her the comfort her parents are unable to. One of the most moving things about the trilogy is the way Jemisin explores the impact of structural oppression on parents and children—how the pressure to keep her children alive in a world hostile to their existence drives Essun, and how Nassun experiences that pressure as a child.

Both Essun and Nassun separately begin to understand how the obelisks, the Guardians, and the stone-eaters are part of a much older history, one that has resulted in both the Fifth Seasons and the orogenes. As events unfold in the trilogy’s final volume, The Stone Sky, both mother and daughter realize they can wield their orogeny to end the suffering, albeit via different means: Essun resolves to save the world, while Nassun only desires to end it. Their reunion is a battle, all the more devastating because the stakes are both intimate and existential. The storytelling of the novels themselves begins to feel almost geological: Jemisin slowly peels back the layers of structural oppression in the Stillness, revealing how deep it goes.

Jemisin is known for writing at epic scale—she had two other fantasy series under her belt before The Broken Earth—but she’s a forceful writer in short form, too. Her collection How Long ’til Black Future Month? makes a fitting companion to The Broken Earth, and not only because it contains “Stone Hunger,” the short story Jemisin wrote to test out the world of the Stillness. These stories, written over the past 10 years, illuminate the work Jemisin put into shaping a voice that can so confidently take on a whole genre.

The volume begins with a provocation: In “The Ones Who Stay and Fight,” Jemisin reimagines Ursula K. Le Guin’s classic story “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.” Le Guin’s original details a glimmering utopian city and then reveals that it is contingent on an act of cruelty: the imprisonment and suffering of a single child. When citizens of the city learn about the child, some of them choose to walk away to an unknown place. Le Guin’s story is designed to prompt a moral debate. By contrast, the utopia of Jemisin’s story is contingent on stopping the spread of the idea that people are unequal. Even the knowledge that some might believe that people are unequal is forbidden, and those who spread it must be eliminated. It’s a canny update, but Jemisin isn’t interested in the debate: She invites those who would walk away to stay and fight instead, with full knowledge of the cost.

Two stories take up that idea of who gets to embody and fight for the spirit of a place, for the well-being of a community. In “The City, Born Great,” a young black street artist is chosen to help give birth to New York City as an entity, a living, sentient, collective being. (It’s a very messy birth.) In “Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Beneath the Still Waters,” a terrible monster rides a flood of hate into New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and a young hurricane survivor joins forces with a group of dragons to defend the city. In Jemisin’s writing, moving the margins to the middle gives us new ways to imagine the whole, and the threats we face are often monsters we make ourselves.

Resilience, adaptation, and change: These are themes that Jemisin takes up in a wide range of stories. In the Hugo-nominated “Non-Zero Probabilities,” New Yorkers have to figure out how to live their lives when highly improbable events become commonplace. And in “On the Banks of the River Lex,” a melancholic Death wanders a post-apocalyptic New York until he figures out how to adapt himself to different species. “Red Dirt Witch,” about a mother in the segregated South who uses folk magic to protect her family from a child-stealing White Lady, is a fairy story as well as a contemplation on how black resistance changes the world.

In The Broken Earth, the folklore and legends of the Stillness are written in stone, ostensibly so they cannot be lost as the ground shakes, but also so they cannot be changed. But stonelore writes the fates of the orogenes into stone, too, by imagining them as monsters to be exploited or killed. Even most orogenes believe the lore, and reject the idea of trying to change it. “You can’t change stonelore,” one of them protests. “The lorists tell stories of what happens when people—political leaders or philosophers or well-meaning meddlers of whatever type—try to change the lore. Disaster inevitably results.”

It’s hard to read those words and not think about the way fantasy and science fiction have moved to the mainstream of pop culture in recent years, and the way we increasingly turn to it during these times of polarizing political strife and climate change. Fantasy and science fiction have always been more than escapist pleasures, but even more so right now, when we’re hungry for new and fantastical worlds that can explore and ameliorate the challenges we’re facing in our own.

It’s perhaps not a surprise then that a particularly insidious strain of cultural conservatism has taken root in fantasy and science fiction in the past few years, led by predominantly white men trying to push back women and writers of color. Guys who don’t want anyone but themselves imagining what’s possible. But these genres are rapidly leaving those guys behind. N.K. Jemisin has changed the lore.


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YouTuber-filmmaker Casey Neistat took a three-week hiatus from his vlog channel to try out his acting chops in a forthcoming Netflix blockbuster.

Neistat flew to New Orleans to film the cameo, he recounts in a vlog documenting the experience (below). The as-yet-untitled sci-fi feature is being helmed by directing duo Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Joost and Schulman’s previous features include the documentary Catfish, the 2016 thriller Nerve, and both Paranormal Activity 3 and 4.

Their latest project is set to star Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rodrigo Santoro, Dominique Fishback, and Machine Gun Kelly. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the feature -- whose original title was Power -- is set in Portland and centers around a drug that gives people a range of superpowers, resulting in an epidemic of sorts. Gordon-Levitt will play a cop who realizes that he must take the drug in order to fight addicts and rid the product from city streets. The film is being produced by Screen Arcade's Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman, who were behind Netflix’s first blockbuster film, the Will Smith starrer Bright.

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A 4-year-old girl found a loaded gun in her home in New Orleans and accidentally shot herself in the stomach. Her mother, Keviyon Kelley, 27, was arrested and faces one count of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, reports The Advocate. Kelley reportedly told police that she had fallen asleep but was awakened by the sound of […]
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KATIE Holmes and Jamie Foxx looked every inch the loved-up couple as they enjoyed a romantic date night in New Orleans. The pair – who have tried to keep their romance a secret for years – laughed and joked as the took an evening stroll. The 39-year-old actress looked completely smitten as she giggled next […]
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Nur vier Siege aus den ersten zwölf Saisonspielen, fünf Pleiten in den letzten sechs Spielen - die Green Bay Packers um Quarterback-Superstar Aaron Rodgers sind ein Schatten ihrer selbst.

Nach der peinlichen Niederlage am Sonntag gegen Kellerkind Arizona Cardinals zogen die Franchise-Verantwortlichen die Reißleine und entließen Head Coach Mike McCarthy nach 13 Jahren im Amt.

Damit geht in Wisconsin eine Ära zu Ende. Unter dem Cheftrainer entwickelte sich Rodgers, der ein Jahr vor McCarthys Amtsübernahme 2005 gedraftet worden war, zu einem der besten Spielmacher der NFL-Geschichte.

Mit Rodgers auf dem Feld und McCarthy an der Seitenlinie waren die Packers quasi Stammgast in den Playoffs. Sechs Mal gewann Green Bay in dieser Konstellation die NFC North. Der Höhepunkt der Erfolgsgeschichte: der Super-Bowl-Triumph 2010.

Spannungen zwischen McCarthy und Rodgers

Von diesen Glanzzeiten ist die Traditions-Franchise aus Wisconsin in dieser Saison allerdings Lichtjahre entfernt - auch, weil sich in der Beziehung zwischen Rodgers und McCarthy Risse gebildet hatten.

Schon nach dem Sieg gegen die Buffalo Bills in der vierten Woche kritisierte der Superstar den Gameplan seines Trainers öffentlich. Rodgers hielt McCarthys Ansagen für uninspiriert. Und schaut man auf das Gesamtbild, das Rodgers und Co. in dieser Saison in der Offensive abgeben, fällt es schwer, dem Quarterback zu widersprechen.

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Allein in den letzten fünf Spielen kam Green Bay drei Mal nicht über 17 Punkte hinaus. Viel zu wenig, wenn ein Ausnahme-Athlet wie Rodgers, auch wenn dieser zugegebenermaßen seit Saison-Beginn mit Knie-Problemen zu kämpfen hat, die Fäden zieht und ein hochtalentierter Receiver wie Davante Adams auf dessen Pässe wartet.

Rodgers schwächelt

Die Baustellen im Angriff der Packers sind vielfältig, gründen aber nicht nur in McCarthys Vorgaben. Auch der in Wisconsin heldenhaft verehrte Rodgers schwächelt in dieser Spielzeit. Seine bislang 21 Touchdown-Pässe sind nur Mittelmaß. Dazu kommen lediglich 61,8 Prozent seiner Zuspiele bei den Mitspielern an. Zum Vergleich: MVP-Kandidat Drew Brees von den New Orleans Saints kommt in dieser Statistik auf 75,5 Prozent.

Bis auf Adams kann sich Rodgers aber auch nicht wirklich auf seine Receiver verlassen. Randall Cobb verpasste verletzungsbedingt bereits sechs Spiele. Tight End Jimmy Graham spielt eine der schwächsten Saisons seiner NFL-Karriere. Und auch Rookie-Passempfänger Equanimeous St. Brown deutet sein Potenzial bisher nur punktuell an.

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Im Spiel gegen die Cardinals, dem absoluten Tiefpunkt der bisherigen Packers-Saison, blieb der junge Deutsche ohne einen einzigen Catch. Das Laufspiel der Packers in der Rodgers-Ära ist ohnehin schon beinahe traditionell kein wirklicher Faktor.

"Normalerweise basiert der Erfolg, den wir in den letzten Jahren hatten, darauf, dass wir klug mit unserem Ballbesitz umgehen und dazu ein effizientes Passspiel mit Big Plays und explosiven Raumgewinnen an den Tag legen. Dieses Jahr fehlt uns aber diese Explosivität", bemängelte Rodgers zuletzt.

Individuelle Fehler

Dazu kosteten gerade zu Saisonbeginn individuelle Fehler die Packers ein Spiel nach dem anderen. In Woche 5 leistete sich Kicker Mason Crosby bei der 23:31-Niederlage gegen die Detroit Lions sage und schreibe fünf Fehlschüsse. Gegen Arizona versagten dem Routinier nun wieder die Nerven.

Zwei Wochen nach Crosbys schwarzer Nacht gegen Detroit hielten die Packers gegen Super-Bowl-Kandidat Los Angeles Rams bis zum Schluss hervorragend mit. Ein leichtsinniger Ballverlust von Running Back Ty Montgomery, der sich kurz vor Schluss dazu entschied, den Kickoff der Rams aus der Endzone zu tragen, anstatt abzuknien, kostete Rodgers und Co. allerdings die Chance auf den Sieg.

Der Quarterback soll danach in der Kabine gewütet haben wie selten zuvor. Zur anschließenden Trade-Deadline wurde Montgomery, seit seinem Draft 2015 eigentlich ein zuverlässiger Arbeiter, zu den Baltimore Ravens abgeschoben.

Fragwürdige Trades

Er war nicht der einzige Akteur, der Green Bay verließ. Auch Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Pro-Bowler von 2016, wurde etwas überraschend für einen Viertrunden-Pick an die Washington Redskins abgegeben - ein viel zu geringer Gegenwert, wie die meisten Packers-Fans beklagten. Denn Clinton-Dix war nach Verletzungsbeschwerden eigentlich wieder auf dem Weg zur Topform.

"Wir haben alle Anteil an den Enttäuschungen und Misserfolgen in dieser Saison. Wir hatten unsere Chancen. Es ist ja nicht so, dass wir in den meisten Spielen abgeschossen werden. Wir sind lange in den Spielen drin, selbst wenn wir nicht gut spielen. (...) Aber wir schaffen es einfach nicht. Wenn wir nur ein paar von diesen engen Spielen gewinnen, sprechen wir gleich über ganz andere Dinge", resümierte ein sichtlich verbitterter Rodgers nach der Blamage gegen die Cardinals.

Neuer GM will Kader umbauen

Für die Packers kann es nun, da sie zum zweiten Mal in Folge die Playoffs verpassen dürften - ein Wunder muss her um es doch noch zu packen -, nur noch darum gehen, die Weichen für eine erfolgreichere Zukunft zu stellen. "Wir werden unverzüglich mit der Suche nach einem neuen Head Coach beginnen", stellte Präsident Mark Murphy in der Stellungnahme zu McCarthys Entlassung klar.

Die Chancen für eine Trendwende sind auf jeden Fall vorhanden. Mit Brian Gutekunst übernahm im Vorjahr ein neuer General Manager das Ruder, der sich auf die Fahnen geschrieben hat, den Kader mit aggressiven Moves neu zu strukturieren.

Ein namhafter Running Back oder ein zweiter Top-Receiver dürften ganz oben auf der Wunschliste stehen, damit Franchise-Gesicht Rodgers, mit 35 Jahren noch immer im besten Quarterback-Alter, wieder die Waffen an der Seite hat, um an seine MVP-Leistungen früherer Jahre anzuknüpfen.

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5 May 2018: Alfa Anderson is back home in Augusta, Georgia at her alma mater Paine College. Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. and Commissioner William Fennoy have given her the keys to the city and declared 5 May "Alfa Anderson Day". So much has changed in Anderson's life since she first left Augusta to attend Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, and she has the platinum albums to prove it. However, one thing has remained steadfast — in a city that raised legends like James Brown and Jessye Norman, Alfa Anderson is one of Augusta's most beloved daughters.

"Alfa Anderson Day" coincided with a particularly bountiful time in the singer's career. Earlier in 2018, Ontario-based record company Rammit Records commissioned Boomtang and 83 West to remix "Perfectly Chic", one of the key tracks from Anderson's self-released solo debut Music From My Heart (2017). Following a digital EP in March, which generated a chart-topping smash for Anderson in South America, Rammit pressed the "Perfectly Chic" remixes on pink vinyl as a limited edition 12-inch single. Though millions of listeners know Anderson's striking visage from several CHIC album sleeves, "Perfectly Chic" marks the singer's very first vinyl release as a solo artist. The smile she wears on the cover is one of triumph.

This past fall, Anderson was also inducted into the Legends of Vinyl (L.O.V.) Hall of Fame along with Norma Jean Wright, CHIC's original lead singer, and Luci Martin, who shared lead vocals with Anderson when Wright pursued a solo career in 1978. The honor marked yet another seminal moment for the three vocalists since their first onstage reunion in 2014. Rebranding themselves as "Next Step", the trio joined Kathy Sledge in Ibiza to record "Get on Up" (2015). Produced by Aristofreeks, the song soared to the Top Ten of Billboard's dance chart in May 2016 and brought Anderson's history with Sledge full circle.

Decades earlier, Anderson was among the background vocalists on Sister Sledge's breakthrough album We Are Family (1979) produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards for the CHIC Organization. "Alfa helped my career with her voice because she was part of the CHIC sound," says Kathy Sledge, who sang lead on the Grammy-nominated title track. "Her tone and quality are badass. Nile and Bernard knew there was a uniqueness in her tone, along with the other CHIC Organization singers. Here you had these top producers at the height of their career who didn't deviate from that formula. That speaks volumes. As members of groups, and I can certainly vouch for this, sometimes we don't know our value, but we know our gifts more than anyone. Alfa knows her gift and she's sharing it on a whole new level now. It's no surprise that people are receiving and embracing her solo project. I'm so excited for her!"

The forecast for 2019 appears to hold as much promise as 2018. Anderson will begin the year by joining Martin and Wright as co-headliners of the six-day "Ultimate Disco Cruise" from Ft. Lauderdale to Cozumel, followed by the trio's performance at Pygmalion Fest in New Orleans. Later in the spring, Anderson will once again host "Fandross Festival" in New York, which celebrates the music, life, and legacy of her friend Luther Vandross. In her exclusive interview with PopMatters, Anderson reflects on a year of solo victories and shares why she's always said "yes" to life.

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Alfa, since our last interview in 2013, it seems like you've kept reaching new benchmarks in your career with each passing year. We'll talk about some of the ways 2018 has been a particularly exceptional year for you, but first I'd love to know how your experience of performing onstage now compares to 40 years ago during your first tour with CHIC.

It's still just as exciting, and I still love it just as much as I did 40 years ago. The most spectacular thing that's happened for me is that I'm getting recognition as a solo artist, [emphasizes] as Alfa Anderson. I just recently had a number one record on the Music Worx chart in South America. The chart says, "Perfectly Chic" — Alfa Anderson. That makes me smile.

It's good to be able to perform at a pace where I can give my all and still take care of myself along the way. Taking care of myself is of primary importance now. Forty years ago …

… anything goes?

Sort of! [laughs] Forty years ago, if I wanted to perform and then stay up late and hang out and go to after-parties, it was not a problem. Now, I can only burn the candle at one end! [laughs] That's different. Instead of a margarita, I'm drinking smoothies.

Back in May, Augusta celebrated "Alfa Anderson Day". How did your hometown decide to honor you?

That day came about from one of the city council members, Commissioner William Fennoy, and my high school classmates. They wanted to honor me for the work that I've done in music. I'd no idea that they'd followed my career since I left Augusta after graduating from Paine College.

In fact, I'll never forget what I told my mother's banker as I was about to leave for New York. I was so excited and dropped in to share the news. He used to call me by my first and middle name — it's a very southern thing — and said "Alfa Karlys, you're going to New York?" I said, "Yes." He said, "Why are you going to New York? It just disturbs me that our best and brightest young people leave" — his words, not mine. "How will we ever make things better here in this city if you leave? New York doesn't need you. We do."

I was honored that he felt that way about me, but there was something calling me to New York. At that time, I had no idea what it was going to be. It culminated in this musical career that I could never have envisioned when I was a young girl growing up in the south. I was always encouraged to excel and to make my family and my home town proud of who I was.

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You mentioned "Perfectly Chic" being number one in South America. How would you describe the life of that song since you first released it on Music From My Heart?

This song must be like a cat — it has nine lives! It was released last July in 2017 and people are still discovering it. I licensed it to Rammit Records who thought that it was a cool song. They wanted to remix it. A lot of people say that it's a very CHIC-type song and they like that because it's nostalgic. It's classic yet it's current. It's been almost a year and six months since it was first released. It's still got legs and now it's on pink vinyl. I'm overjoyed!

Of course, you premiered "Perfectly Chic" at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater for your CD release show, which also doubled as your first solo concert. What were your expectations going into that show and how did you feel afterward?

I was just hoping the audience would stay! [laughs] I took a big chance. Who performs ten unknown, original songs in New York at Joe's Pub? I knew they were going to love the CHIC stuff, like "At Last I Am Free" and "I Want Your Love", but the new material went over just as well.

When it was time for me to go onstage, I said to my glam squad, "I want to go home!" They said, "It's too late for you to go home now. The band is onstage. The people are here. You've got to go on!" The band started to play my opening number and I made my entrance. Once I got onstage, I decided to be vulnerable and let people know that I was really nervous because I had never done an entire solo show before. I was so encouraged by their love. I relaxed and just enjoyed every minute.

I got an email the next day from someone who told me that I was a God-conscious performer. I brought a spirit of unity, and that made everybody come together. When I read that, I was nearly moved to tears because I want to be a unifying force.

I think one of the songs that really did unify the audience that night was "In the Stillness". Sadly, we recently lost Madeleine Yayodele Nelson, who joined you onstage and also played on the studio version of that song. How did she contribute to your overall vision for "In the Stillness", on record as well as in concert?

I didn't know her before. I knew of her. When I wrote "In the Stillness", which was the first song that I wrote for the album, we called it an outlier because it was different from anything else on the album. When Bert Price, my co-writer and co-producer, and I were figuring out what to do with the song, I said, "It's got to evoke peace, calm, tranquility, and a centeredness about who you are and why you're on the planet. I want shekere. I want drums. I want a tribal, spiritual feel."

I remembered that Valerie Ghent had worked with Yayodele and I knew that she was the founder of Women of the Calabash. I called her. I didn't know whether or not she'd respond, but she did. I sent her the song. She loved it and agreed to perform on it. She came in the studio and brought her shekere and djembe drum. It's such a pleasure for a writer / performer to see a song come to life.

For my show, I wanted to perform as many songs from the album as possible. In the back of my mind, I was thinking, These are songs that nobody knows. How are you going to make this an interesting evening for everybody? Yayodele was one of the first musical guests I thought of. She had to be a part of this show. She came and brought her shekere and blessed us with her incredibly powerful spirit. The ancestors were definitely there with us.

I think the personal highlight for me as an audience member was when Karen Milne joined you onstage for "Sending Love", which is probably my favorite song on the album. It was such a brilliant idea to feature one of the original players from the CHIC Strings on that song. How did it occur to you to include Karen on "Sending Love"?

Norma, Luci, and I had done an interview with Karen about three years ago. We spoke about how nice it would be to work together again. When I wrote "Sending Love", I knew it needed a violin, and I knew Karen was just the person to ask. She played such a hauntingly beautiful melody on the song.

At Joe's Pub, did you hear the ovation Karen got when I announced that she was there? I'm so lucky that she got the night off from playing first violin in Phantom of the Opera! Not only was she there, but the other original CHIC Strings (Cheryl Hong and Marianne Carroll) were there too. Afterward, Cheryl and Marianne said, "We want to go on the road again!"

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Beyond the concert, how did you feel holding a copy of Music from My Heart in your hands when it arrived?

[sighs] It was a dream come true, a real accomplishment, and I remembered what it took for me to get there. I had so many supporters — my family, friends, and fans — who wished me well and wanted me to succeed.

Earlier this year, you hosted an event that was part of "Fandross Festival", a four-day celebration of Luther Vandross held throughout different New York venues. You'd already recorded "When Luther Sings" as part of your album and performed it during the festival. In the years since his passing, what have you learned or grown to appreciate about Luther now versus when you sang background for him in the '80s?

I appreciate his attention to detail. He would come up to you and say, "You know, those are not the right earrings". I also appreciate that, no matter how he felt, he always gave 1,000% onstage. He paid attention to everything that was going on.

I didn't know how much I learned from him until I started working on my own stage show. I've got this aesthetic in my head that's definitely a Luther aesthetic, but without the Luther resources! [laughs] Everything he did was first-class. He would use bugle beads instead of sequins. Bugle beads are a lot more expensive. They're heavier too. [laughs]

Back in 2014, you, Norma Jean, and Luci first performed together as a trio for the "First Ladies of Disco" concert in Palm Springs and then appeared with Company Freak at "SummerStage" in Central Park. How has the dynamic among the three of you grown over the past four years throughout all of the different projects that you've done?

The dynamic has blossomed. There were so many years between the time we had worked together in CHIC and when we got back together. We worked through earlier issues that we had, which developed a trust and a sisterhood that cannot be broken. The last time we rehearsed for an upcoming gig, they sang "Perfectly Chic" the way I want to hear it sung. We are considering making it our signature song.

Norma Jean actually sang background on the recording of "Perfectly Chic" as well.

She did! Luci didn't because she was in Florida at the time. We plan to use that song as our opening number. The first time I sang it outside of New York, I think we were performing at Taste of Omaha. We put it later in the set because I wanted to see how people would react to that song in the middle of all those other classic CHIC Organization songs. The audience loved it.

Luci said, "I have an idea. Instead of every night trying to figure out whether or not people are going to love it, let's just put it in the top of the show. They're not going to walk out. They're going to be so excited that they're going to accept it." It tells the story of who we are, which is what I wanted to do. It's an homage to that time in my life that I'll carry with me forever.

One of the projects that the three you have done together since reuniting is record with Kathy Sledge on "Get on Up" (2015). It's such a full-circle moment because you and Norma Jean were among the background vocalists who sang on Sister Sledge's We Are Family album. Describe the experience of working with Kathy so many years later.

It was an amazing experience. We were in Ibiza — not a bad place to record at all. In the studio, I imagined Kathy as a 17-year-old with braces, walking up to this microphone and owning "We Are Family". The voice that she has now is the voice that she's always had. It's a very unique voice. It's a sexy voice. I love the raspiness of it. I love her spontaneity. I love the way she delivers and tells the story. She makes you believe it. That's one of the things that we all try to do — tell the story and draw people in.

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Just after Next Step premiered "Get on Up", Cirque du Soleil performed with you, Norma Jean, and Luci at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Is there any other gig in your career that compares to that?

No, it was unlike anything else! Talk about lights, camera, action — they had it all there! It was the first time we'd actually performed for millennials. We didn't know whether or not the younger people were going to like what we did, but they couldn't get enough.

I had to get used to the volume. [laughs] That's when I realized, no performer goes onstage without earplugs, which we didn't use back in the day. The sound was deafening. You could just feel the vibration of the bass through the soles of your feet. Then you've got these people flying on trapezes, and you've got explosions, and you've got lights.

Shortly before you recorded with Kathy Sledge, you also reunited with Nile Rodgers for a CHIC reunion single called "I'll Be There" (2015). It was amazing to see you come back together at the Power Station where Nile and Bernard produced all of the classic CHIC albums. How did you feel walking into the studio with Nile there, as well as the people that you sang with for years, like Luci and Fonzi Thornton, plus Kim Davis and Folami — the new CHIC Organization vocalists?

I'm a softie. My husband says I'm a weeping willow. It took everything that I had not to cry because it was such a powerful moment. I couldn't believe I was back where it all began. I spent a good bit of time in Studio B working on those CHIC songs that became such huge hits. I thought about those who are no longer with us, like Bernard, Tony (Thompson), and Raymond (Jones).

When I saw Nile, we shared a big hug. At one point, I didn't know if I was going to be able to sing because I was getting so choked up. I had to work through it quietly. It was a wonderful experience to be there. The respect from Nile and the respect from Kim and Folami was very evident. The camaraderie that I had with Fonzi and with Luci … I felt like I was home.

Nile recently released It's About Time (2018), the first new CHIC album since CHIC-ism (1992). In reviewing the album for Rolling Stone, Maura Johnston highlighted Lady Gaga's vocal on a revamped version of "I Want Your Love", saying that she was "stepping into Alfa Anderson's platforms". How did you feel when you read that?

To be mentioned by someone as prestigious as this writer from Rolling Stone, who actually remembered that I sang the original, was heartwarming and humbling. That's the thing that means a lot to me. People know the songs more than they know my name. Nile has a wonderful group out touring now with Folami and Kim, who are excellent singers. The band is a beast! I love what they're doing. Audiences know them and they know the songs, but they don't necessarily know that I was the one who originated that vocal on "I Want Your Love".

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Rhino just compiled The CHIC Organization 1977-1979, a box set of the first three CHIC albums plus We Are Family. It's perfect timing since C'est CHIC (1978) turned 40 this year. It's really a flawless album. Not only does it have "I Want Your Love", "Le Freak", and your exquisite vocal on "At Last I Am Free", but then it also has these great songs where Bernard is actually featured as a vocalist. So many people think of him as a bassist and Nile's writing / producing partner, but he also had these vocal step-outs. "Happy Man" is a prime example of that, so is your duet with him on "Sometimes You Win". Vocally, what did Bernard bring to those songs?

I think his voice was very much like his bass-playing. He couldn't hold notes. He would say that — "I can't hold notes" — but he was a rhythmic guy, a funky guy. He was able to create a singing style for himself with his deep voice, where he didn't have to hold notes. It's the rhythmic approach to what he did that I think made his voice very distinctive.

Of course, you and Diva Gray shared the lead vocal on "Le Freak", which supplanted Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" from number one in December 1978. The Library of Congress recently added it to the National Recording Registry in 2017. Let's talk about the genius of that song for a minute. Why do you think people are still shouting "Freak out!" Forty years later?

Who knew, right? You hear it all the time. Sometimes things just become part of the culture and the American vernacular. That happens to be one of those phrases that has done that. Sometimes something is phrased in a way that is so succinct yet all-encompassing and so powerful that nothing else will do.

Because it's so ingrained in pop culture, it's easy to take "Freak out!" for granted, but what do you remember about how Nile and Bernard presented that particular phrase to you and the other CHIC Organization vocalists?

It was definitely different, but I was more worried about the French being recognizable! [laughs]

The "Le freak / c'est chic" part?

Yes! I was more concerned about the French than the English. [laughs] Then when we did "A Warm Summer Night", there's "Te quiero". When I first looked at it, I said, [exaggerates] "Tay key-err-o!" because I didn't know any Spanish. They laughed and laughed. That's why Luci ended up speaking that part because I was going to enunciate every little consonant and make sure that all the vowels were there.

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I'd like to ask you about another bassist, your husband, Tinkr Barfield. He released his solo album Blended (2018) this year and featured you on a couple of songs. You first met him when he played bass in Luther's band. How would you describe his approach to playing?

I love his funk playing. He's a groove master. When I first met him, he was known for the kind of funk that he brought to the bass. What's happening for him now is that he's beginning to explore melody on the bass, like he did on his arrangement of "My Favorite Things".

The film version of The Wiz (1978) also turned 40 in 2018. You were one of several vocalists who sang in the choir on the soundtrack. What do you remember about being in the studio with so many vocal greats?

What I remember was being in awe during the session. The principals were not there, but everywhere I looked, there was someone I admired. I remember seeing Valerie Simpson, Patti Austin, and, of course, Luther was there. I was just one of the new kids on the block and grateful to have been invited.

On that day, Quincy Jones showed me why he's the great producer he is. The efficiency with which he made it all work and put everybody together — this was years before "We Are the World" — was masterful.

I remember the speaking part for "red" and "green" ("Emerald City Sequence"). I was thinking to myself, How are we going to get all of these people with these different voices to speak these parts and sound as one? That was the first time I understood the power of unison speaking and unison singing, which carried over to CHIC. We all got into the spirit of it. It truly was sheer joy and happiness.

Speaking of Valerie Simpson, you've sung background for her on a couple of different occasions in recent years. What does she inspire in you?

She inspires passion in me. When I worked with her, it was like working with a master. I had to pull from deep within myself. When I worked with Luther, he had layered, lush background vocals. Valerie and Nick's sound also had layers, but their sound was more raw and passionate. Luther admired Valerie's stage presence. He always said, "If you really want to know how do it well, look to Valerie Simpson".

You, Norma Jean, and Luci were inducted into the 2018 Legends of Vinyl (L.O.V.) Hall of Fame alongside other renowned singers like Melba Moore, Gloria Gaynor, and Sarah Dash. Why do you think artists who are linked to the disco era have been receiving so much recognition in recent years, more so now than, let's say, ten or 15 years ago?

I think it's because disco music brought people together, which never goes out of style. We're in a culture now that's so divisive. People are tired of that separatism. We all realize that if that continues to happen there's no hope for us as a country.

Disco was intergenerational and multicultural. It didn't matter what your socioeconomic status or sexual orientation was. We were all laughing, having fun. As I've grown older, I really understand that being joyful extends your life. Disco was always a place where people could get away from society's restrictions. The world puts you in a box, but when you're on the floor dancing, and you grab somebody's hand, it doesn't matter whose hand it is. That's what disco gave to the world.

I think that now, more than ever before, the resurgence of disco means that we really want to be free of all the "isms". People really do want to be together, talk to each other, and share experiences with each other.

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Along that continuum, you performed at "LGBTQ Voices" presented by Flushing Town Hall and New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm at Queens Center back in May. What does the support of the LGBTQ community mean to you?

It means everything to me because I've been embraced by that community from the very beginning. Even back in Augusta, when things were super, super, super undercover and people could risk their lives by coming out, people confided in me. Many of them are gone now. They had a very difficult time growing up in the south. [pauses] They couldn't be who they wanted to be and they had to hide it. It was so painful. [wipes tears] People were very cruel, Christian. I get a little teary-eyed just thinking about it. Let me take a moment …You really made me think. I hadn't thought about that.

When we first met for an interview in 2013, I asked, "What would you tell yourself in 1979?" Let's rewind a year earlier. What would you tell this woman [Alfa Anderson] lounging against the couch on the cover of C'est CHIC?

I would tell that woman that she is enough. I would tell her to live each day secure in the knowledge that where she is where she is meant to be. She will learn, and she will grow as long as she says "yes" to life.


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The famed New Orleans music club Tipitina's has been bought by a funk band that has performed there for more than two decades
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Order Selector + Job ID #:15544 + Position Type:Full Time + Location:New Orleans, LA + Shift:2nd + Department:Warehouse + Education Required:Not Indicated + Experience Required:Less than 1 year Position Description: **Position Summary:** An Order Selector is responsible for selecting product in a safe and efficient manner, which includes reading labels, placing product in the proper locations on pallets and preparing it for shipping. Selectors accomplish this by following standard work instructions and operating heavy equipment (pallet jacks/forklifts). The position is physically demanding and entails exposure to varying temperature zones. **Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:** + Scan job functions into labor clock; obtain proper paperwork for the shift + Manual transfer of cased product from pick slots to pallet and affix label + Secure products on pallets; build according to prescribed procedures + Pay close attention to detail while performing job duties including but not limited to reading labels, selection, tranfers, palletizing, etc. + Stock and set up selection area + Meet selection standards and accuracy standards + Safely operate all warehouse equipment and obey all safety rules + Read alpha and numeric codes from pick sheets and slots + Work in multi-temperature areas as assigned + May select products using Vocollect technology + Produce a quality work output on a consistent basis + Other projects or duties as assigned. Position Requirements: **Required Skills and Experience:** + 6 months experience in a highly physical, labor intensive position (ie. construction, distribution warehouse, equipment/machine operator, farmhand, freight handler or other positions which require continuous activity and heavy lifting and/or which deals with multi-temperatures) + Must have the ability to work in varying temperature zones, from freezer temperatures to non-air conditioned temperatures in the summer + Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds repetitively and up to 80 pounds occasionally + Must be able to stand for extended periods of time + Must have the ability to adapt to changes in the work environment including the use and types of materials/tools, method and work instructions + Must be a team player, including the ability to communicate well with others + Must be able to work independently with little supervision + Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment + Must be able to produce quality work + Must have a strong service orientation + Must have basic math skills + Must have basic reading skills + Must be able to work a full-time schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays and overtime as required + Must be 18 years of age + Must pass a post offer drug test and background check **Preferred Skills and Experience:** + High School Diploma or GED + Foodservice or warehouse distribution experience + Experience operating equipment such as a pallet jack or powered industrial truck **Physical Demands and Work Environment** : Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions. Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free Workplace. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Reyes Holdings companies will recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications. Our Practices and Procedures, including those relating to wages, benefits, transfers, promotions, terminations and self-development opportunities, will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status and all other classes protected by the Federal and State Government. Drug Free Employer.
          Strange Fruit: Rapper Fly Young Red On The Inspiration Behind "Lorraine"      Cache   Translate Page      
Last week we talked about a new song and video by New Orleans-based rapper Fly Young Red. "Lorraine" deals with the challenges faced by trans women of color, from violence to poverty. On this week's show, Fly Young Red joins us and reveals the song's very personal, real-life inspiration. Fly's gay sister, a trans woman named Chyna Gibson, was shot and killed in late February, at just 31 years old. "I felt like I had the responsibility to go ahead and do this song, to tell the story of those girls so I can help save somebody," Fly says. "Because it happens all the time." In our Juicy Fruit segment this week, WFPL's digital editor Jonese Franklin joins us and we talk about everything from foster care for trans kids in Canada to the 40th anniversary of everybody's uncle's favorite hairstyle: the Jheri curl.
          Strange Fruit #159: Love and Criticism for Beyoncé's "Formation"      Cache   Translate Page      
At first glance, Dr. Yaba Blay saw a lot to love about the song Formation and accompanying video. Then she got to the part that says, "You mix that negro with that Creole, make a Texas bama." Dr. Blay says talking about those two identities as separate groups reflects a longtime tendency of Creole people to see darker-skinned black people as less than. "The history of New Orleans is a history of colorism," she explains. "It is a history of oppression based not just on skin color, but on gradation of skin color." Blay points to the scene where Blue Ivy is dancing with two other, darker-complected girls. Blue Ivy wears what looks like a contemporary sundress, while the other girls are dressed in Victorian-looking outfits suitable for much older people. The scene might not have stuck out to viewers who didn't grow up in New Orleans, but Blay says in that community, skin color is more nuanced. "While the rest of the country was rocking with the one-drop rule, in New Orleans, literally every single drop made you something else," she says. Dr. Blay joins us this week, along with another New Orleans native, Shantrelle Lewis, who wrote an article for Slate about the ways in which Katrina imagery and New Orleans bounce music is exploited in the "Formation" song and video. And to wrap up the show, we check in with Professor Kevin Allred, who created the class Politicizing Beyoncé at Rutgers University. We asked Allred to help us unpack some of the backlash against the song and Super Bowl performance - especially from white second-wave feminists.
          Strange Fruit #52: 'Tracking Fire' Documentary Tells Story of Deadly Anti-LGBTQ Attack in 1973      Cache   Translate Page      
It's one of the deadliest attacks on LGBTQ people in U.S. history - and even if you're an activist or scholar, there's a good chance you've never heard of it. Louisville filmmaker Sheri L. Wright is bringing a story to light that can be difficult to hear. If you're up on your history, you know that in this country's history, it's often been unsafe for LGBTQ folks to gather and socialize. We all know about the bar raids and wrongful arrests that are part of our story. In her new documentary now in progress, Tracking Fire, Wright tells the story of the Upstairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans. In June of 1973, as the city was concluding its very first Pride celebration, someone set fire to the club, killing over 30 people who were inside. Security bars on the windows made escape difficult - there was one back way out that wasn't widely known about. In the days following the fire, some suspected investigators weren't being as thorough as they should have (in fact, no one was ever convicted of the crime, though there was a credible suspect). Remains were left publicly visible for longer than necessary. Some families of the victims never came forward to identify their loved ones and claim the bodies. The media did little reporting on the crime. Clergy were largely unwilling to perform memorial services, and the one who did was sanctioned by his church and received hate mail. In short, the lives of these gay and lesbian New Orleanians did not seem to have much value. That's why Wright said she felt it was so important for their stories to be told. "The more that I looked into this, the more outraged I became," she explained. "These people [...] needed to be acknowledged." Wright joined us this week to tell us about the project, where her crew is with production, and how we can keep up with and support their efforts. In our Juicy Fruit segment this week, we talked about donning our "fun" apparel for the holidays, and how Target recently became one of the largest retailers to "ban the box," or refrain from asking about criminal history on initial job applications.
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The New Orleans Saints may be shopping for insurance for their offensive line
          “Legends of Tomorrow” Episode 407 Recap: Down in New Orleans      Cache   Translate Page      
Sara and Ava take the team to New Orleans to stop a killer doll while trying not to fall into the typical horror movie tropes.
          6 Little Words Helped Make George H.W. Bush (A 1-Term) President      Cache   Translate Page      
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZtaZTEO3jA Rarely have six words meant so much, and so many different things, to so many. They rang out in the Superdome in New Orleans in August 1988 as the vice president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, accepted the Republican nomination for president: "Read my lips: no new taxes." And the crowd, as they say, went wild. A roar had been building, even in that vast and airy stadium, as Bush built up to his payoff line: "My opponent won't rule out raising taxes. But I will. And the Congress will push me to raise taxes, and I'll say no. And they'll push, and I'll say no, and they'll push again, and I'll say, to them, ' Read my lips: no new taxes.' " There were other memorable moments in that address, drafted by a speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan named Peggy Noonan. The soon-to-be-famous "thousand points of light" were mentioned, along with a reference to a "kinder and gentler nation." Both would follow George H.W. Bush for the rest of his
          Pelicans to see where they stand vs. Mavericks      Cache   Translate Page      
The New Orleans Pelicans are in the midst of a three-game homestand against teams sitting among the eight playoff positions in the Western Conference.
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Styled Social New Orleans: Whimsical Indoor Garden Wedding

No matter where a garden wedding grows, we’d stand behind the reasoning that there’s nothing more enchanting in the world. Rich colors are blooming all around in today’s wedding inspiration from our New Orleans Styled Social (see part 1 of 3 here!), and oh how we’ve fallen deeply in love with every little detail. From the birchwood arbor with suspended floral pods to the femme invitation suite with modern vellum menus, you’re sure to find yourself in a Pinterest frenzy after peeking at all the beauty below!

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Verizon isn't the only carrier that'll have a 5G smartphone from Samsung in 2019.

AT&T today confirmed that it will launch a 5G Samsung smartphone in spring of 2019. No other details, like specs or pricing, have been announced, but AT&T says that it'll share more information in the coming months.

AT&T has installed mobile 5G network equipment in 12 markets across the U.S. where it plans to launch its service in 2018. The cities where AT&T mobile 5G will go live this year include Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Raleigh, San Antonio, and Waco. Coverage will expand to parts of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose in the first half of 2019.

Rumors have suggested that Samsung is prepping a 5G version of the Galaxy S10, and it's possible that that's the device that could launch at AT&T and Verizon. Not only do Samsung's Galaxy S flagships already launch on multiple carriers, but a special Galaxy S10 with 5G connectivity and high-end specs could help convince more consumers to make the jump to 5G.


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[Verse 1] Morning found me lying on a floor in New Orleans Looking like the patches was about to eat my jeans Feeling like my belly was a warehouse for the blues And I sure miss my sweet Cocaine Carolina … Continue reading
          Harris’ free throws get Clippers over Pelicans      Cache   Translate Page      

Tobias Harris made two clutch free throws with 4.7 seconds left to close out a 27-point performance, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the New Orleans Pelicans 129-126.

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          Just How Risky Are Raw Oysters Anyway?      Cache   Translate Page      
A former North Dakota lawmaker recently died after eating at a New Orleans restaurant. The alleged culprit: a bacterial infection from a raw oyster. Oysters have long been a trademark of southern cuisine, but they also pose health risks for some. So, just how dangerous is it to eat raw oysters?
          2018 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings – Week 14      Cache   Translate Page      
. Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 14 running back rankings. . 1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers 2. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants 3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys 4. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams 5. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints 6. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers 7. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos 8. Nick Chubb, […]
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. Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 14 quarterback rankings. . 1. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints 2. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers 3. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs 4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers 5. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers 6. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers 7. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons 8. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis […]
          Nine honored by Society for Risk Analysis      Cache   Translate Page      
(Society for Risk Analysis) The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded six prestigious scholarly and service awards and named three new Fellows at its Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. These awards recognize nine individuals for their outstanding contributions to the society and to the science of risk analysis.
           Saints owner Gayle Benson pays off $100K in Walmart layaways       Cache   Translate Page      
New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson has paid off nearly $100,000 worth of layaway orders at a New Orleans Walmart
          NCIS: NEW ORLEANS Sneak Peek: Double Blind      Cache   Translate Page      
It’s the holiday season when many of us have the opportunity to spend time with our families. At NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Pride (Scott Bakula) has been spending more time with his brother, Jimmy, (recurring guest star, Jason Alan Carvell), and the two seem to be building a better relationship. Not so, however, for Navy contractor, […]

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New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson has paid off nearly $100,000 worth of layaway orders at a New Orleans Walmart. News outlets reported Tuesday that Benson has paid … Click to Continue »
          Anthony Davis logra la mayor exhibición individual en 22 años      Cache   Translate Page      
Increíble exhibición de Anthony Davis. El pívot de los New Orleans Pelicans lidró con un doble-doble de 36 puntos, 19 rebotes y ocho asistencias la victoria a domicilio de su equipo por 109-119 ante los Charlotte Hornets. 36 puntos, 19 rebotes, 8 asistencias, 2 recuperaciones y 2 tapones. No traten de entenderlo. Es ANTHONY DAVIS. pic.twitter.com/0WvXzlxxGL— NBA Spain (@NBAspain) 3 de diciembre de 2018Davis, número uno del draft en 2012, anotó 14 de 19 tiros de campo y dominó dentro de ambas zonas, logrando unas estadísticas que solo se habían visto una vez en los últimos 35 años. Según cuenta kiaenzona.com, fue Hakeem Olajuwon, en 1996, cuando el pívot de los Rockets registró 46 puntos, 19 rebotes, 8 asistencias, 3 recuperaciones y otros tantos tapones. es decir, desde hacía 22 años no se lograban unos números como aquellos. Nikola Mirotic aportó 16 puntos y ocho rebotes —todos defensivos—, mientras que Willy Hernangómez, que salió de titular, fue de nuevo el jugador más consistente de los Hornets al aportar 11 puntos en los 14 minutos que disputó.
          6 Little Words Helped Make George H.W. Bush (A 1-Term) President      Cache   Translate Page      
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZtaZTEO3jA Rarely have six words meant so much, and so many different things, to so many. They rang out in the Superdome in New Orleans in August 1988 as the vice president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, accepted the Republican nomination for president: "Read my lips: no new taxes." And the crowd, as they say, went wild. A roar had been building, even in that vast and airy stadium, as Bush built up to his payoff line: "My opponent won't rule out raising taxes. But I will. And the Congress will push me to raise taxes, and I'll say no. And they'll push, and I'll say no, and they'll push again, and I'll say, to them, ' Read my lips: no new taxes.' " There were other memorable moments in that address, drafted by a speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan named Peggy Noonan. The soon-to-be-famous "thousand points of light" were mentioned, along with a reference to a "kinder and gentler nation." Both would follow George H.W. Bush for the rest of his
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          MarchFourth returning to perform Wednesday, March 20 at Old Rock House      Cache   Translate Page      
The eclectic band MarchFourth will be returning to St. Louis to perform at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at the Old Rock House.

Originally from Portland, OR, the group was formed for a Mardi Gras gig in 2003, and includes stilt-walkers, acrobats and dancers as well as up to five percussionists and six brass and wind players in its lineup of 15 to 20 musicians and performers.

While they obviously draw inspiration from the marching band tradition, MarchFourth's music incorporates influences from jazz, rock, ska, klezmer, hip-hop, swing, Afro-Cuban beats, and more. They've toured extensively in the US and in Germany, The Netherlands, France, Canada, and China, and their music has been featured in TV and film productions including a commercial for Microsoft and the Pixar film Monsters University.

MarchFourth (pictured) last played St. Louis in October 2015, also at the Old Rock House. (You can see some videos of them in a post from before that gig here.) Their most recent studio recording is 2016's Magic Number, recorded in New Orleans with Ben Ellman of Galactic producing and guest appearances from Trombone Shorty, drummer Stanton Moore, and more.

Tickets for MarchFourth at Old Rock House are $18 general admission for all ages, and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. this Friday, December 7 via Metrotix.
          Etta James, Nina Simone & Seymour Stein on The Blues      Cache   Translate Page      
On this week's blues show, Saturday, December 1st at 11pm, the first set begins with Etta James and Charlie Musselwhite and ends with Mose Allison and New Orleans vocalist Johnny Adams. The music of Nina Simone and a live version of Ernestine Anderson's song, "Please Send Me Someone To Love," complete the second set. And, the rest of the show features a November 14th phone interview of Seymour Stein and King Records historian Brian Powers. Stein will be at the public library's main branch downtown Saturday, December 1st at 3pm for a booksigning of his book, "Siren Song: My Life in Music." His music career began at King Records, Syd Nathan was the greatest influence on his career in the music business.
          New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds, Analysis, NFL Betting Pick      Cache   Translate Page      
The New Orleans Saints hold the advantage in the recent rivalry with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, winning 10 of the last 14 meetings outright. But the Buccaneers stunned the Saints at the Superdome earlier this season, and they're 6-3 against the spread over the last nine encounters between the teams
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          Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Touring) in New Orleans, LA- presale code      Cache   Translate Page      

The latest Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Touring) pre-sale code is now ready to use: This is a great chance for you to buy tickets for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Touring) before the public. Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Touring) presale code for early tickets in New Orleans Now is the time to acquire your tickets – before they go onsale and sell out! Buy your tickets as quickly as you can to see Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Touring) in New Orleans, LA!!
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          Pelicans Assign Frank Jackson to Texas Legends      Cache   Translate Page      
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has assigned rookie guard Frank Jackson to the Texas Legends of the NBA G League,... - G League Texas Legends
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          Viacom's SpongeBob Keeps Rights To 'Krusty Krab' Restaurant Name [Updated]      Cache   Translate Page      
Aye, aye, captain: the rights to The Krusty Krab, the fast-food establishment featured in Nickelodeon's hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, belong to Viacom Inc. and not to a Texas restaurateur hoping to open a seafood chain with that name.


FILE PHOTO: The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon makes its way down 6th Ave during the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 on Tuesday (22nd May 2018) that Viacom deserves trademark protection for The Krusty Krab, and that IJR Capital Investments LLC and its owner Javier Ramos cannot use it for their restaurants.

Circuit Judge Priscilla Owen wrote that Viacom proved that diners would likely be confused if IJR used the name The Krusty Krab, the restaurant located in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom where SpongeBob works as a fry cook.


She also said while Viacom had not registered “The Krusty Krab” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the name was important enough to the SpongeBob series to deserve trademark protection, despite not being the title.

Owen said The Krusty Krab has appeared in 166 of 203 SpongeBob episodes since its 1999 premiere on Viacom’s Nickelodeon network, as well as in two feature films.

She said that made it like the Daily Planet, the newspaper that employed Clark Kent in Superman, and the orange General Lee muscle car from The Dukes of Hazzard, both of which received trademark protection in earlier court rulings.

“In the minds of consumers, The Krusty Krab identifies the source of products, which is Viacom, the creator of the SpongeBob SquarePants fictional universe and its inhabitants,” Owen wrote.

A lawyer for IJR and Ramos did not immediately respond to requests for comment by Reuters.

Ramos claimed not to have heard of The Krusty Krab when he began fishing for a name, and chose it after checking Google and finding no restaurants using that name.

Viacom and its lawyers also did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Tuesday’s decision by the New Orleans-based appeals court, which upheld an April 2017 dismissal by U.S. District Judge Gray Miller in Houston.

The case is Viacom International Inc v IJR Capital Investments LLC, 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 17-20334.

Also, from Courthouse News Service:

Fifth Circuit Rules for Viacom in ‘Krusty Krab’ Restaurant Case

(CN) – Viacom has established trademark rights to the fictional restaurant The Krusty Krab where animated chef SpongeBob SquarePants is known for dishing out tasty burgers, the Fifth Circuit affirmed Tuesday, so an aspiring restaurateur cannot use the name for seafood diners.

Viacom executives could never have imagined how successful its “SpongeBob SquarePants” series would become when it debuted on its Nickelodeon network in 1999.

Featuring a hyperactive sponge who lives in a pineapple in the seafloor town of Bikini Bottom with his pet snail Gary, the show has been the most-watched animated TV series for 15 consecutive years, spawned two movies that grossed $470 million at the box office, and inspired an eponymous musical that premiered on Broadway last December.

The Krusty Krab restaurant is central to the show. It appears in more than 80 percent of the episodes and Viacom has made millions of dollars on licensed products that bear the name, mainly aquarium figurines and children’s play sets.

Viacom sued IJR Capital Investment LLC for trademark infringement in Houston federal court in January 2016 when it learned that IJR’s owner Javier Ramos Jr. was planning to open seafood restaurants in Los Angeles and Houston called The Krusty Krab, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had approved his application to use the name.

Ramos’ attorney Christopher Schaefer, with the Houston firm Knobloch and Tripp, told the Fifth Circuit in February that Ramos got the name from the crust that sticks to crabs when they are put in a seafood boil.

Ramos’ friend Ivan Murillo suggested calling the restaurant Crusted Crab, which evolved into The Krusty Krab, though Ramos testified in a deposition that he saw The Krusty Krab on “SpongeBob SquarePants” during an online search before filing his trademark application.

Ramos assumed he was in the clear because Viacom had not registered the mark, and his research did not locate an actual restaurant that used the mark.

But U.S. District Judge Gray Miller sided with Viacom in January 2017. He cited Fifth Circuit precedent that “ownership of a trademark is established by use, not by registration,” and found IJR’s use of the name “creates a likelihood of confusion” that consumers would believe Viacom had licensed it to IJR.

To win a federal trademark infringement claim, a company must prove it has a protectable ownership interest in the mark and that a defendant’s use of the mark is likely to confuse consumers that there is an affiliation.

IJR appealed to the Fifth Circuit. Schaefer, its attorney, argued at the February appeal hearing that Viacom cannot trademark an ornamental backdrop in a cartoon show.

The litigation stalled Ramos’ business plans, so he had not yet chosen a theme and décor for his restaurants before the February hearing.

Schaefer played up this point. He claimed it would have a chilling effect on business owners if they could be held liable for infringement for doing nothing more than filing an intent-to-use trademark application.

The attorney also lobbied for a jury trial. He said if IJR’s restaurants did not have the same color scheme, or anything at all relating to SpongeBob, nobody would presume that a Krusty Krab restaurant was connected to the TV show.

But the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the lower court’s finding of trademark infringement on summary judgment pleadings, precluding the need for a jury trial.

The three-judge panel compared the dispute to Warner Bros. v. Gay Toys Inc., a 1981 ruling in which the Second Circuit held that trademark protection can extend to elements of a successful TV show.

The Second Circuit in that case barred a company from selling toy models of the General Lee, an orange 1969 Dodge Charger with a Confederate flag painted on its roof that was featured in the TV series “Dukes of Hazzard,” which ran on CBS from 1979 to 1985.

Just like the General Lee, The Krusty Krab deserves trademark protection, U.S. Circuit Judge Priscilla Owen wrote for the panel in a unanimous 28-page opinion.

“The mark is integral to ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ as it appears in over 80% of episodes, plays a prominent role in the SpongeBob films and musical, and is featured online, in video games and on licensed merchandise,” Owen wrote.

She added, “The Krusty Krab’s central role in the multi-billion dollar SpongeBob franchise is strong evidence that it is recognized in itself an indication of Viacom’s licensed goods and television services.”

Asked if Ramos had chosen another name for his restaurant chain, and how close he is to launching the business, Schaefer said his client is reviewing his legal and business options to decide the best course of action.

“Ramos deserved a chance to defend his unique use of the words ‘Krusty Krab’ as distinct from the fictional cartoon backdrop. However, he could not because he never got the chance to conceive its use,” Schaefer said in a statement.

Viacom praised the order as affirmation of the strength of its trademark.

“We are pleased with the decision to affirm the lower court’s ruling that Viacom’s rights in The Krusty Krab mark are strong and deserve protection from infringement,” its spokesman Alex Rindler said.

--Ends--

Also, from The Hollywood Reporter (via The Silver Telegram)

Viacom's Victory in 'SpongeBob' Restaurant Dispute Upheld by Appeals Court

"The factors lead inescapably to the conclusion that in the minds of consumers, The Krusty Krab identifies the source of products, which is Viacom, the creator of the 'SpongeBob SquarePants' fictional universe and its inhabitants."
If SpongeBob SquarePants' fictional workplace The Krusty Krab ever becomes a real restaurant, it will require the blessing of Nickelodeon's parent company.

A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed Viacom's victory in a dispute over the trademark, finding the company owns a legally protectable mark and there is a likelihood of confusion if another seafood restaurant were to use the name.

Viacom in 2016 sued IJR Capital Investments over its efforts to open a real-life Krusty Krab, claiming the Texas company's use of the moniker was likely to confuse consumers.

The media giant prevailed on a motion for summary judgment with regard to its common law trademark infringement and unfair competition claims last June when U.S. District Judge Gray Miller found that cartoon fans could mistakenly believe Viacom had endorsed the restaurant — especially since its subsidiary Paramount Pictures has licensed its Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. marks for a seafood restaurant chain inspired by Forrest Gump.

IJR appealed, arguing that Viacom doesn't have a valid trademark for The Krusty Krab.

A 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel found, however, that the fictional restaurant's presence in the fictional world and its lucrative licensing record is enough to establish a valid ownership claim.

The court notes that specific elements from within a television show can receive trademark protection, citing examples like The Daily Planet from Superman and the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard, and that The Krusty Krab is analogous to other protected marks.

"The mark is integral to 'SpongeBob SquarePants,' as it appears in over 80% of episodes, plays a prominent role in the SpongeBob films and musical, and is featured online, in video games, and on licensed merchandise," writes circuit judge Priscilla R. Owen. "The Krusty Krab’s central role in the multi-billion dollar SpongeBob franchise is strong evidence that it is recognized in itself as an indication of origin for Viacom’s licensed goods and television services."

The panel also found that The Krusty Krab mark is distinctive enough to warrant protection. (Read the full decision below.)

"The record clearly shows that The Krusty Krab is a focal point in the 'SpongeBob SquarePants' television series and films, The Krusty Krab has continually been depicted in the advertising and promotion of the franchise over the past eighteen years, and it is used in the sale of products," writes Owen. "The factors lead inescapably to the conclusion that in the minds of consumers, The Krusty Krab identifies the source of products, which is Viacom, the creator of the 'SpongeBob SquarePants' fictional universe and its inhabitants."

The court also found a Krusty Krab restaurant, especially one that uses the unconventional spelling of those words, is likely to confuse consumers — even if that wasn't IJR's intent.

Viacom on Tuesday sent The Hollywood Reporter a statement in response to the decision: “We are pleased with the decision to affirm the lower court’s ruling that Viacom’s rights in The Krusty Krab mark are strong and deserve protection from infringement.”

--Ends--

Update (4/12): In a similar court case in Russia, a Russian court has ruled that a restaurant's name, "Krusty Pizza" ("Красти пицца"), located in Chelyabinsk does not violate Viacom's Krusty Krab trademark.

Originally published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Additional sources: Google Translate, google.co.uk.
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Tonight on CBS NCIS: New Orleans returns with an all-new Tuesday, December 4, 2018, season 5 episode 9 called, “Risk Assessment,” and we have your NCIS: New Orleans recap below. On tonight’s NCIS: New Orleans episode as per the CBS synopsis, “The NCIS team investigates the murder of a Navy contractor who, unbeknownst to anyone, lived two lives for decades, … Keep Reading

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HOUSTON – George H.W. Bush came back to Washington for a final time Monday, heading for the Capitol to lie in state as the nation paid tribute to the 41st president for a lifetime of service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with four years as president and was characterized throughout by what admirers say was decency, generosity and kindness.

Sent off from his beloved Texas with a 21-gun salute, Bush’s casket was carried to Andrews Air Force Base outside the capital city aboard an aircraft that often serves as Air Force One.

Former President George W. Bush, the eldest of the four Bush sons, and his wife, Laura, along with brother Neil Bush and his family, boarded the plane for the cross-country trip to Joint Base Andrews outside Washington.

On Sunday, students, staff and visitors had flocked to Bush’s presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University, with thousands of mourners paying their respects at a weekend candlelight vigil at a nearby pond and others contributing to growing flower memorials at Bush statues at both the library and a park in downtown Houston.

“I think he was one of the kindest, most generous men,” said Marge Frazier, who visited the downtown statue on Sunday while showing friends from California around.

A similar outpouring is anticipated in Washington this week during the state funeral for Bush, who died late Friday at his home in Houston. He was 94.

Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation from Monday through Wednesday. An invitation-only funeral service is set for Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are to attend. Bush’s family has not said who will speak at the service. Former President Jimmy Carter also will be there.

Afterward, Bush will be returned to Houston to lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church before burial Thursday at his family plot on the library grounds. His final resting place will be alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years who died in April, and Robin Bush, the daughter they lost to leukemia in 1953 at age 3.

Bush’s casket was to arrive in Washington on Monday afternoon aboard the U.S. military airplane. The crew was tasked by Trump with carrying out “Special Air Mission 41,” a reference to Bush’s place in the roster of America’s presidents.

Retired Gen. Colin Powell, who as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was Bush’s top military adviser, said Bush was the “perfect American” for serving his country in so many different capacities and should be remembered for “a life of quality, a life of honor, a life of honesty, a life of total concern for the American people.”

“He was a patriot. He demonstrated that in war, he demonstrated that in peace. He was able to demonstrate that in his four years of service,” Powell said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Trump has ordered the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning. Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days out of respect for Bush.

Trump, who has not always uttered kind words about the Bush family, offered nothing but praise in the hours after the former president’s death was announced.

“He was just a high-quality man who truly loved his family,” Trump said Saturday while in Argentina. “One thing that came through loud and clear, he was very proud of his family and very much loved his family. So he was a terrific guy and he’ll be missed.”

Bush’s passing puts him back in the Washington spotlight after more than two decades living the relatively low-key life of a former president. His death also reduces membership in the ex-presidents’ club to four: Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

One of Bush’s major achievements was assembling the international military coalition that liberated the tiny, oil-rich nation of Kuwait from invading neighbor Iraq in 1991. The war lasted just 100 hours. He also presided over the end of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union.

A humble hero of World War II, Bush was just 20 when he survived being shot down during a bombing run over a Japanese island. He had joined the Navy when he turned 18.

Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, and forged the longest presidential marriage in U.S. history. Bush enrolled at Yale University after military service, becoming a scholar-athlete and captaining the baseball team to two College World Series before graduating Phi Beta Kappa after just 2 1/2 years.

After moving to Texas to work in the oil business, Bush turned his attention to politics in the 1960s. He was elected to the first of two terms in Congress in 1967. He would go on to serve as ambassador to the United Nations and China, head of the CIA and chairman of the Republican National Committee before being elected to two terms as Ronald Reagan’s vice president.

Soon after he reached the height of his political popularity following the liberation of Kuwait, with public approval ratings that are the envy of today’s politicians, the U.S. economy began to sour and voters began to believe that Bush, never a great communicator – something even he acknowledged – was out of touch with ordinary people.

He was denied a second term by Arkansas Gov. Clinton, who would later become a close friend. The pair worked together to raise tens of millions of dollars for victims of a 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and of Hurricane Katrina, which swamped New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005.

“Who would have thought that I would be working with Bill Clinton of all people?” he joked in 2005.

In a recent essay, Clinton declared of Bush: “I just loved him.”


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Take a look inside the magical and ultra-exclusive 21 Royal Suite in New Orleans Square, the most extraordinary and private destination in the heart of Disneyland Park. The most exclusive address in Disneyland is now 21 Royal Street, discreetly perched above Royal Street in New Orleans Square. Upstairs from the famed Pirates of the Caribbean […]

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Play it again, Tina
A Lot of Shakin’ Going On
Reality
By Stephen L. Wilmeth


            We’ve got a bay horse that relieves himself just before we load him in a trailer.
            He doesn’t choose to perform his trick while he is being groomed and saddled nor does he wait until we are loaded and going down the road. He pauses on the walk over to the trailer and does his business religiously.
            “Dadgum you,” is the colloquial outburst as he concludes the ritual and jumps into the trailer without a hint of resistance. A retrieval of the road apple scoop is then the order before other matters are attended.
            His main avocation, though, is a pretty good rendition of Houdini. He can open gates like a trained marine munitions expert can disarm a bomb. He will look at it, get another angle and review it, and then go to it. If it isn’t foolproof, he’ll get it open. I left him in the corral at the ranch headquarters one night with ‘pens’ (as in plural) of sorted calves. When we came in the next morning there was only one thing to do. Start over.
            Tim Richins smiles and proclaims him smart. Somehow that description just doesn’t work for me.
            He’ll also shake every time the cinch is released when he is unsaddled. He’ll do it immediately. I have learned to hold the horn or he’ll shake the saddle off. He will do it every time and you’d better be ready to hold it in place or pick it up off the ground.
            He’s been called lots of names and darned few of them are endearing.
            A Lot of Shakin’ Going On
            Isn’t it interesting how NASA, the world’s once preeminent space agency, has become the causal science agency? Of course, they have led the charge of the light brigade in the matter of global warming, but they are also becoming the go to crew in the science of shake, rattle, and roll as in the earth’s mantle convection.
            The fellows have spent a ton of money on new gadgetry to measure the earth’s wobble as it spins around and around on its axis. Why this is important is akin to that bay horse assessing locked gates from different directions. One important discovery can lead to a dozen more and another whole generation of agency professionals can be loaded into career and retirement paths.
            This wobble was once thought to be entirely caused by glacial rebound which suggested glaciers were growing and the concentration of buildup was throwing things out of balance. The earth was a’ shakin’ and wobblin’. Since this flies in the face of global warming (it doesn’t do much for global warming if glaciers are growing), new strategies had to be found and, voila, three reworked factors have now been arrayed. The first factor of the new hypothesis includes mantle convection. The second was, of course, melting ice. The third, well, the third had to stay with the phenomenon of glacial rebound. Too much money had been spent to disparage the previous, uh, scientific discovery of glacial rebound so a definition change was in order. Glacial rebound became the condition of the earth regaining its original shape as the glaciers melt.
            Here’s the good part and it comes from the words of the scientists.
            “Mantle convection is where humans are making their impact (you had to know that was coming). As (you) continue to release greenhouse gases and artificially warm the planet, ice on land is melting at an alarming rate.”  The NASA reasoning goes on to suggest that 7500 gigatons of melt has come from Greenland alone and “this transfer is causing the earth to wobble more than it normally would have”.
            Talk about progressive, outcome based science!
We have now been told water doesn’t seek its own level. The global warming molecules are migrating to some outpost to be with the other global warming molecules while the molecules belonging to the skeptic minions migrate to another place. The disparity is causing the offside and near paneers to be out of balance, and it’ll take more than a bottle of whiskey stuck down in there to solve this little problem.
                        By golly, this is real science!
            Play it again, Tina
            Having no idea how to top such profound logic, the practical place to go was to google lyrics of songs that have the word “shake”. Rest assured there are boatloads of songs with such lyric phrasing. In fact, one search revealed 17,460 lyrics with the word. Another came up with 120 albums. When rattle and or roll are added the numbers get even crazier.
            Actually, it doesn’t take too long to get bored reading through the various versions of Shake it, Shake it up, shake it down, shake it Baby, and shake it around to go on to other lyrics.
            Shake, rattle, and roll is a good example. The phrase was actually the title of a song.
            Shake, Rattle, and Roll” is a twelve bar blues-form song written in 1954 by Jesse Stone when he thought the pseudonym, Charles E. Calhoun, sounded more convincing. Big Joe Turner recorded it first it and it was a big hit. In fact, it ranks 127 on The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
            The big league shakin’, though, is best served by witnessing Tina Turner sing Rollin’ on a River when she was in her prime. My goodness! Strutting back and forth across the stage, lights flashing, backup singers in dance step cadence, sweating, tossing that mane of hair and screaming about selling ‘tane’ (or was it ‘tang?) in New Orleans all to that pounding beat that could actually move a stage. Incomparable is the word of choice.
            Let NASA sell its science somewhere else. Let’s keep the shakin’ and wobblin’ closer to reality.

            Stephen L. Wilmeth is a rancher from southern New Mexico. “Bill Haley and his Comets also recorded Shake, Rattle and Roll and that is my favored version.”

For Steve. This might have been what that horse was humming as he opened those gates.

https://youtu.be/8B7xr_EjbzE


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By: Shu-Yi Oei The Association of American Law Schools will be holding the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA from January 2-6, 2019. This year, I’m the chair of the AALS Tax Section. Your section officers (Heather Field, Erin Scharff, Kathleen Thomas, Larry Zelenak, Shu-Yi Oei)  are pleased to bring you four tax-related panels at the Annual Meeting. Two are Tax Section main programs, and two are programs we are cosponsoring with other sections. Details below. We’re also organizing a dinner for Taxprofs (and friends) on Saturday, January 5. If you’re on the distribution list, you should have received an email about that and how to RSVP. If you’d like more details, please email me. We hope to see many of you at the Annual Meeting! Tax Section Main Program:  The 2017 Tax Changes, One Year Later (co-sponsored with Legislation & Law of the Political Process, and Trusts and Estates)Saturday, January 5, 2019, 10:30 am…
          Justise Winslow on his career, the Duke family and expectations for this year's Blue Devils      Cache   Translate Page      
Hours before the Miami Heat took on the New Orleans Pelicans, two former teammates prepared on opposite ends of the court. On the Pelicans side, center Jahlil Okafor, in his first season with New Orleans, worked his way around the perimeter in a series of drills, knocking down jumper after jumper. A
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The State Bar of Texas’ Membership Department was informed in November 2018 of the deaths of these members. We join the officers and directors of the State Bar in expressing our deepest sympathy. • Virgil H. Barfield, 82, of Houston, died August 23, 2017. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970. • Jeanne Babette Barrows, 56, of Waxahachie, died September 13, 2017. She received her law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1995. • Billie J. Bell, 77, of Royse City, died November 9, 2018. He received his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1971. • Thomas H. Burton Jr., 86, of Houston, died November 14, 2018. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1957. • Stephen M. Coleman, 64, of Rosharon, died…
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Wednesday’s DraftKings slate 7 p.m. ET: Golden State at Cleveland, Denver at Orlando 7:30 p.m. ET: Washington at Atlanta, Oklahoma City at Brooklyn 8 p.m. ET: Philadelphia at Toronto, LA Clippers at Memphis, Detroit vs Bucks, Charlotte at Minnesota, Dallas at New Orleans 10:30 p.m. ET: San Antonio at LA Lakers My favorite plays of […]

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Wednesday’s FanDuel slate 7 p.m. ET: Golden State at Cleveland, Denver at Orlando 7:30 p.m. ET: Washington at Atlanta, Oklahoma City at Brooklyn 8 p.m. ET: Philadelphia at Toronto, LA Clippers at Memphis, Detroit vs Bucks, Charlotte at Minnesota, Dallas at New Orleans 10:30 p.m. ET: San Antonio at LA Lakers My favorite plays of […]

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          4 daily fantasy players from Week 14: Saints at Bucs      Cache   Translate Page      

Four players for your daily fantasy lineups. If you’re a daily fantasy player, before each game I will look at three/four players from the New Orleans Saints and their opponent’s rosters that I would target in daily fantasy (based off their value and potential results). Obviously, Saints QB Drew Brees is a safe QB for …

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          Mavericks wygrywają u siebie ósmy raz z rzędu. Najlepszy wynik od 2011 roku      Cache   Translate Page      

Kolejne zwycięstwo Dallas Mavericks u siebie. Tym razem drużyna z Teksasu pokonała Portland Trail Blazers 111:102. To już ósma z rzędu domowa wygrana Dallas. Tak dobry wynik osiągnęli ostatnio w swoim mistrzowskim sezonie w 2011 roku.

21 punktów zdobył Luka Doncić. 17 dołożył Wesley Matthews. Dla Mavs jest to dziewiąta wygrana w ostatnich 11 meczach.

- Być taką drużyną, jaką chcemy być, musimy wygrywać mecze u siebie. Nasza uważna gra w obronie to jest to, co naprawdę nam pomaga - powiedział Matthews.

Faktycznie defensywa Dallas sprawiła sporo problemów liderom Blazers. Damian Lillard zdobył 33 punkty, ale trafi 10 z 22 rzutów z gry i 2 z 8 za trzy punkty. Trafił natomiast 11 na 12 rzutów wolnych. Natomiast C.J. McCollum dołożył 18 "oczek", trafiając zaledwie 7 z 19 rzutów.

- Nasi zawodnicy wykonali świetną pracę realizując założenia gry w defensywie. Plan na te spotkanie nie był łatwy, ponieważ muliliśmy biegać za zawodnikami, którzy znajdują się daleko od kosza - podkreślił Rick Carlisle, trener Mavs. Jego podopieczni zajmują siódme miejsce w Konferencji Zachodniej z bilansem 12-10. W następnym spotkaniu zmierzą się na wyjeździe z New Orleans Pelicans.

- Ten mecz był bardzo podobny do dwóch naszych poprzednich. Mieliśmy słaby początek, byliśmy trochę przybici w przerwie, wróciliśmy do gry w drugiej połowie i ostatecznie przegraliśmy. Już chyba wszyscy jesteśmy tym zmęczeni - przyznał Terry Stotts, szkoleniowiec Blazers. Zespół z Oregonu plasuje się na ósmej pozycji z 13 zwycięstwami i 11 porażkami. Jego kolejnym przeciwnikiem będzie z Phoenix Suns.

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Wyniki wtorkowych meczów NBA:

Dallas Mavericks - Portland Trail Blazers 111:102
Doncić 21, Matthews 17 - Lillard 33, McCollum 18.

Indiana Pacers - Chicago Bulls 96:90
Collison 23, Turner 18 - Markkanen 21, Holiday 15.

Miami Heat - Orlando Magic 90:105
Winslow 14, Olynyk 13 - Gordon 20, Vucević 19, Ross 19.

Utah Jazz - San Antonio Spurs 139:105
Mitchell 20, Gobert 18 - Poeltl 20, Aldridge 16, DeRozan 16.

Phoenix Suns - Sacramento Kings 105:122
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Faithfully adhering to the do-the-exact-opposite-of-what-everyone-thinks-you’re-going-to-do ethos that has defined the team for at least a decade, the Cowboys somehow managed to beat the red-hot New Orleans Saints last Thursday. It certainly wasn’t pretty. The game was marred by several ugly turnovers and some impressively horrible officiating which plagued both squads throughout the night. Yet amazingly, […]

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Saints owner Gayle Benson is spreading holiday cheer in New Orleans, just like her team is. Benson likely didn’t want news of her good deed to spread, but the store shared the cheery news: She paid off 408 layaway orders at a Walmart in the city, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports. The tab totaled [more]
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Origin stories may not always represent a complete truth, but they do give people something to hold on to. What defines the origin of Jazz at Lincoln Center, which has just started its 31st season, is the need to prove itself. In 1986, the board of Lincoln Center issued a report that said, “Lincoln Center should focus on excellence in its core offerings and that no compelling case can be made for adding a new constituent in an area like jazz.” Three years earlier, Alina Bloomgarden, then director of visitor services, brought the idea of a permanent jazz program to the center’s president. “I submitted three proposals between 1983 and 1987,” Bloomgarden recounted. “My first two proposals were rejected; some thought jazz audiences would be rowdy(!).”

When the board finally gave its tepid approval, Bloomgarden invited Marsalis to help her plan a summer concert series. The incipient jazz program had to demonstrate its commercial viability as well as the merits of the music and, it seems, the community from which it comes. The first three concerts, in August 1987, celebrated women in jazz (Betty Carter, Sasha Daltonn, Marian McPartland and others), the pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, and the saxophonist Charlie Parker.

The founders of JALC believed that the stakes were high — not just for the music but also for the life of the country. By the late Eighties, many of jazz’s greatest innovators had died; jazz clubs were shutting down; most colleges and universities had yet to form jazz-studies programs; and some warned that the increasing popularity of electronic instruments, and the commercial aspirations that came with them, threatened the identity of the music. At the same time, the limitations of the civil rights movement were becoming more widely apparent; some schools, workplaces and neighborhoods may have been desegregated, but the country was hardly integrated. AIDS was ravaging American cities, giving many people a new excuse to demonstrate their disdain for others. The Cold War and its end gave a boost to militarization and globalization. And Reagan’s intensification of the War on Drugs precipitated the period of modern mass incarceration.

Not nearly of American society, but certainly of jazz, Wynton Marsalis was considered to be a savior. The stories about Marsalis reprised the ones told about Miles Davis in the Fifties and anticipated the ones told today about musicians like Kamasi Washington or Robert Glasper — that he would return artistic seriousness and market viability to a genre that had lost its way. But unlike those contemporary musicians, and like Miles, Marsalis radiated a brashness that all but dared critics to reject the savior mythology.

Marsalis’s own sense of what he was saving is recorded in “The New Orleans Function” (1989), a three-part suite styled after the city’s funeral marches, which is, in a way, a musical extension of Bechet’s origin story. The second part, a song called “Premature Autopsies (Sermon),” features an impassioned oration written by the critic Stanley Crouch and delivered by Reverend Jeremiah Wright. In addition to offering testimony to the profundity of jazz as art, Wright’s address, set to life-giving music, can be read as an assessment of American society and as a statement of purpose for Marsalis. Under the guidance of mentors like Crouch and Albert Murray (who was also involved in the founding of JALC), Marsalis had come to understand the possibilities for American culture held within the music. And so the sermon can also be read as a statement of purpose for what would become Jazz at Lincoln Center:

It is possible that we who listened heard something timeless from those who are the descendants of the many who were literally up for sale — those whose presence on the auction blocks and in the slave quarters formed the cross upon which the Constitution of this nation was crucified. Yet — even after that crucifixion, there were those who rose in the third century of American slavery with a vision of freedom.

There were those who lit the mighty wick that extended from the candle — and carried it. There were those who spoke through music of the meaning of light — those who were not content to accept the darkness in the heart that comes when you surrender to dragons who think themselves grand. There were those who said, “Listen closely, now” — those who said, “If you give me a fair chance, I will help you better understand the meaning of democracy.” Yes — that is precisely what they said. “If you give me a fair chance, I will help you better understand the meaning of democracy.” These are they who were truly the makers of a noble sound.

A chance, perhaps one fair enough, was given. After two summers of the concert series, Gordon Davis, a member of the Lincoln Center board at the time, advocated for a new committee to reconsider forming a permanent jazz program. In 1990, the board finally agreed to deepen its commitment by instituting Jazz at Lincoln Center as a funded department. Then, in 1996, ten years after its initial denial, the board voted to elevate Jazz at Lincoln Center to full constituency, joining the City Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and the other houses dedicated to European arts.

The leaders of JALC quickly undertook the construction of a facility designed specifically for the acoustics of swing- and blues-oriented jazz, one that could also accommodate the institution’s educational and archival pursuits. During the construction of Frederick P. Rose Hall at Columbus Circle, which cost $131 million, Lisa Schiff, the board’s chairperson, explained their fundraising strategy in just one word: “Wynton.” As part of his strategy, Marsalis performed with popular musicians outside of the jazz world like Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. (As David Yaffe wrote in 2005, “Marsalis’s insistence on laying down the iron law of swing with rock and R&B icons added a rich tension to their performances.”)

Each accomplishment for JALC has brought a new set of challenges, and the building and operation of its own facility proved no different. JALC has often been criticized for its high ticket prices, but to its credit, it provides a set of offerings that extends far beyond the concert stage. These include pre-concert lectures, which are free but poorly advertised; live streaming of all concerts, which is also free; educational programming for people of all ages; and maintaining an archive of written compositions. These are JALC’s efforts to put Wright’s sermon — “I will help you better understand the meaning of democracy” — into institutional action. And yet, when Americans discuss how to address our deepest problems, how to steer this lost thing, we tend not to look to the arts, let alone to jazz, for guidance.

One can arrive at a more meaningful understanding of JALC and what it has offered the country by considering an institution that is often described as something of its antithesis: the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), which was founded in Chicago in 1965 and borrowed much of its thinking from the black cultural nationalism of the period. Originality, or the sense of it, guided almost everything AACM members did. Even though the first generation of AACM members was greatly influenced by swing and bebop, some of its members sought to distance themselves from that lineage by calling their music “Great Black Music” rather than “jazz,” a term that’s inescapably unoriginal. In the book A Power Stronger Than Itself, the trombonist and AACM member George E. Lewis quotes the saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell describing the aesthetic vision for his album Sound (1966), AACM’s first recording: “Sound is a composition that deals, like I say, with sound, and the musicians are free to make any sound they think will do, any sound that they hear at a particular time. That could be like somebody who felt like stomping on the floor … well, he would stomp on the floor.”

Lewis also recounts how such a relationship to sound and freedom manifested at AACM performances: “At a Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble event in December 1966, Lester Bowie opened the event by stalking across the stage wielding a shotgun. Later, drummer Leonard Smith danced with an oversized Raggedy Ann doll, accompanied by Malachi Favors’s banjo. Another performance saw Favors wearing bells on his ankles and stripes painted on his face.” (The JALC Orchestra members wear matching suits and ties for their performances.)

The AACM’s notion of artistic originality accords with its ideal of cooperative self-determination: the group initially relied exclusively on membership dues for funding, presented and marketed its own concerts, and made decisions about almost everything by majority vote. In addition to being an incubator for original music, the AACM, like JALC, made education and community development essential parts of its mission. And perhaps in this way, in the name of its own radicalism, the AACM could be said to be even more steadfast than JALC. Its strong anti-corporatist beliefs have prevented the organization from securing the sort of endowment that JALC enjoys.

Even though the AACM has been described as a radical, black-nationalist organization, its main concern has been with showing the way, through its music and its institutional example, toward equality and greater freedom for everyone. As Muhal Richard Abrams, the AACM’s founding president, put it, the organization operated from the idea that they were “helping ourselves up to the point where we can participate in the universal aspect of things, which includes all people.” Indeed, although their aesthetic sensibilities have taken the institutions in different directions, both AACM and JALC embody and extend theories for cultural change that attempt to deal with the damage done by racialized exclusion, discrimination and poverty.

But by prioritizing originality, sometimes at the expense of discernible meaning, the AACM is an example of how the artistic innovations we call “radical” can play out in counterintuitive ways. Artistic and social movements that have been labeled as radical often exhibit a functional conservatism — an inward-looking posture that is inflexible in the face of challenge or change. Conversely, what Jazz at Lincoln Center does has radical potential by way of the very same attributes that critics call conservative or misguided. For instance, when the location for Rose Hall was determined, many people scoffed at its placement within a high-end shopping mall at Columbus Circle, and perceived its isolation from the main Lincoln Center campus four blocks to the north to be a slight. But there may be no more appropriate location: nestled within a house of consumerism, JALC showcases the music born from a freedom struggle, one that encourages both players and listeners to reach for higher ideals.

For the AACM, freedom is achieved by shaking off restrictions (“an awakening,” as Abrams put it); for JALC, freedom is achieved through mastery of tradition and form — within limitations. In a 2002 interview with the pianist Ethan Iverson, and after a brief and positive discussion of the AACM, Marsalis elaborated on his thinking regarding the label “jazz.”

Everything can’t be it, if only because you can’t teach it to other people.

That’s a very pragmatic way to look at it. If I take my kid out here and say, “Everything that you do is basketball,” I can’t teach him how to play. You apply that to any field. You’re going to have a problem teaching people, if you don’t have a meaning. It’s great for you if you can realize something that intensely broad. But you’re going to have trouble with your next generation. Because to learn everything is hard.

And if there’s no standard of excellence, the most competitive students will not want to play. … The thing about conservatism is the comfort of numbers. Everybody agrees.

The tension between the “radicalism” that gets associated with the AACM and the “conservatism” that gets associated with JALC is akin to the academic and art-world debates between postmodernism and modernism. The AACM’s version of postmodernism eschews any notion of universal standards of excellence or of truth and beauty, often because those standards have been associated with white supremacy; for Marsalis and JALC, those standards may have historically been associated with white supremacy, but mostly what they’ve done is given shape to the cultural inheritance all Americans carry, and provided an opportunity for transcendence, or progress — by way of honest confrontation and mastery of form.

In January 2018, Jazz at Lincoln Center hosted an event with the magazine JazzTimes called the Jazz Congress — something like an academic conference for the jazz community, with panels about urgent issues and practicalities like audience development and digital marketing. The first panel discussion was titled “Jazz and Race: A Conversation,” a moderated talk between Marsalis and Iverson. Marsalis, wearing a gray double-breasted suit and dark tie, began the discussion by speaking from prepared notes:

I want to start by saying something about “black.” “Black” is not anthropological. That’s the first thing I want to clarify. It’s social and it’s political. … Race in our country is a stand-in for a dominant culture to create a permanent underclass to be exploited for social reasons, for rituals, for sacrifice and for economics. … Jazz music refutes the construct of sectarianism, which is used to divide and conquer people. It is itself a refutation of that. This is what I’ve learned. I grew up in black nationalism, in black power, which is itself a construct. The most difficult thing to do is to go deeper than whatever everything around you told you was true and the reality you could see. Because there’s another reality inside of another reality. And jazz symbolically is a unifier — that’s what it is. It is the result of hybridization of cultures.

That Marsalis gave this sort of introduction to the conversation is notable for its difference, in tone and groundedness, from more common public discussions about race, which often jump straight into tallying representation and assessing power on a who’s-up-who’s-down basis. The facile equation of representation, in the sense of visibility, and power, while not unimportant, is symptomatic of our fixation on high drama and our desire for easy solutions. It ignores the power, beauty and potential that “have-nots” actually possess, and those hard-earned qualities that the “haves” may lack — the cultural resources to make sense of and counterstate the pain inflicted by those systemic abuses.

Most crucially, against a society that continually confuses the two, Marsalis is almost always explicit about the difference between race and culture, between what is taken to be intractable and what we can change. Marsalis’s bold position — that the differences we give life to aren’t essential or determinative differences at all — relies on a lesson he learned from Albert Murray. “Identity is best defined in terms of culture,” Murray wrote in his 1970 book The Omni-Americans. “American culture, even in its most rigidly segregated precincts, is patently and irrevocably composite. … Indeed, for all their traditional antagonisms and obvious differences, the so-called black and so-called white people of the United States resemble nobody else in the world so much as they resemble each other.”

By contrast, when, during the second meeting of the AACM, the (“white”) pianist Bob Dogan asked, “You mean that if someone is a certain race then they can’t come into the group,” Abrams replied:

I mean that we are going to have to decide whether we will have an interracial group or not. Being frank about it, when we started we didn’t intend to have an interracial group. Not as opposed to another race, but we made it on the premise that each has his own, up to a certain height. Then, the collaboration and contact with the other races or body takes place. …This is not opposed to white musicians. We know that we clearly have economic, social and other obligations to ourselves because of our positions as black musicians. We’ve been lacking a lot of things, and we have to bring up ourselves.

After further debate, no affirmative group decision was made, but Abrams’s position became the de facto position of the AACM. Such a stance, even if it doesn’t represent the highest ideals, is understandable in the context of American life in 1965. And yet the hybrid nature of American culture stubbornly presented itself; over time, the AACM’s orbit expanded to include people outside of its initial vision of itself — whether in the form of artistic collaborations (as with John Cage and with concert stops in France and Germany), performing space provided by the University of Chicago, or financial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, which was hard-won and fraught with discriminatory practices.

by Matthew McKnight
Source: The Point


          Wynton Marsalis isn’t afraid of the past, or holiday music      Cache   Translate Page      

At 57, Wynton Marsalis has a lot of jazz in his bones.

Plenty of virtuosos and historians have spent time and energy learning a form, but the trumpeter grew up in one, with a family that was musical, even compared to musical families. Which may explain why it feels like Marsalis is a lot older than 57.

But he has turned his birthright — a youth spent absorbing music in New Orleans — into a mode of creative expression and preservation. As the head of Jazz of Lincoln Center, he has presented all manner of live music programming that speaks to the form’s vast and storied history and cultural value. He also is a composer, recording artist and interpreter.

Which is all to say, Marsalis at this stage in his life could slide lazily into the role of curator, but rather, he prefers to bring his music to listeners. So he plays three shows this week, one in Houston and two not too far outside, all with a holiday theme. His Houston show is one with specific ties. Marsalis has long admired the jazz that comes out of Houston. He references jazz educator Bob Morgan and drummer Eric Harland as just two examples. But he also is doing the show here thanks to Vincent Gardner, a trombonist and founding artist director of Jazz Houston.

Marsalis talked to us about jazz and musical traditions, including holiday music.

Q: I feel like holiday music has its own tradition. Which is an open door to a broader music question. Preservation of the history has always been an important thing for you. Even at the cost of other music forms that criticized you for not acknowledging progress. Take Jelly Roll Morton. He made some recordings. But that’s not how he got started. So your “Mr. Jelly Lord” album was big for me. It was a recent take on something others had been interpreting for years.

A: Yes, I never had this hatred of the past. I knew, for me, we were playing in the present. I think for some people they see the past as a shackle. I never thought that. But I think that is also a conservative way of thinking: That the past is a shackle. I feel like somebody thinks an idea and everybody agrees and we don’t question it. Jelly Roll played music. And if the essence today is the same, why not continue to try to play it? Kids get older and parents die, and both forget grandparents. These cycles of life and death aren’t changing. So I try to embrace all music. I try to keep learning.

Q: Which sounds a lot like the old songsters, who weren’t blues players. Mance Lipscomb is among the most beloved here. But he’d play very different music on a Saturday night and a Sunday morning. And he’d also play very different songs for white and black audiences. He tried to read a crowd, but he wasn’t a “blues” player. He played songs.

A: Right. We need to be able to identify things, but we shouldn’t get stuck there. The problem is the grandfather is not the same as the father who’s not the same as the son. But that doesn’t mean you don’t believe in the experience of the grandfather. We had an interesting show in the hall the other night, Mary Chapin Carpenter playing with her musicians. And I stopped in the room backstage, and everybody was talking about jazz and folk music. And it all comes from the same thing: folk music and jazz. That’s why we are trying to get students to learn folk music and deal with the roots of American music. Blues is in the soil of all that.

Q: You’re doing these Christmas shows, which pull from a long tradition that has a unifying effect through one lens. Do you find the songs to have some relatable quality?

A: Mythology is common. There’s a common mythology. And the holidays are a good time to remind ourselves of that. Christmas reminds us of that. It’s the one time of year where traditional songs and things that used to be are noticed. So it’s like a renewal. Some new songs, but old songs. Classics. And they can live together. … That’s why everybody does it. Gene Autry, Mel Torme, Donny Hathaway.

Q: It’s like the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. I was looking up the members. There are some from predictable hubs like New York, New Orleans and Chicago, but also plenty from the Midwest, England …

A: Yeah, somebody’s from New York, but not everybody is from New York. People tend to come here. New Orleans, people tend to be from New Orleans. But people come from all over interested in jazz. All around the U.S., the Caribbean. The music has a diverse population.

Q: Do you have a favored holiday album or song? I’m intrigued by the reach of Vince Guaraldi because of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

A: Hey, I love Vince in general. And if you’re around my age, “Charlie Brown” was the only time you heard jazz on TV. And now, years later, there’s less. (Laughs.) But we all remember that, because he was doing something you didn’t hear anywhere else on television.

by Andrew Dansby
Source: Houston Chronicle


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MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 -- The risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) may decrease over time, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 in New Orleans. Neishay Ayub,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
          Doug & Wolf Week 14 NFL power poll: Saints take hit with loss to Cowboys      Cache   Translate Page      
Just a bad game? Maybe. The New Orleans Saints' deadly offense went cold against the Dallas Cowboys in a 13-10 loss this week, but our Doug & Wolf power pollsters of Doug Franz, Ron Wolfley and Paul Calvisi didn't think a whole lot of it. Calvisi bounced New Orleans from the top spot in his NFL
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San Francisco Chef Michael Mina is one of our culinary titans, with 17 restaurants in 8 states. (For details, visit his web site here.)  He’s also a big 49ers fan and is currently in New Orleans for the game. Also, as many top chefs do, Mina uses ingredients that are […]
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          Jon Cleary On World Cafe      Cache   Translate Page      
If you've seen Bonnie Raitt live, chances are you saw Jon Cleary at the piano. Cleary's New Orleans-style playing has been a part of Raitt's show for years, and he continues to be a beloved fixture of the Crescent City. The Englishman is also an in-demand session musician who's recorded with Eric Clapton , B.B. King , Taj Mahal and others. In this session, hear Cleary and his band, the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, perform songs from his Grammy-winning album GoGo Juice . You'll also hear Cleary tell the story of how he followed his musical passion from England to New Orleans. Copyright 2016 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit WXPN-FM .
          Anthony Davis Trade Rumors: Pelicans Star 'Hasn't Even Hinted at Being Unhappy'      Cache   Translate Page      
New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has a player option on his contract for 2020-21, suggesting his long-term future will be under the spotlight in the coming years...
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Lost amid the Clippers’ 129-126 victory Monday in New Orleans was the milestone passed by Danilo Gallinari.

It marked the 22nd game the forward has played this season, one more than he played with the Clippers all of last season, his first with the team, while beset by various strains and contusions...


          Predicting studs and duds for NFL Week 14      Cache   Translate Page      
We kick off NFL Week 14 by first congratulating the Los Angeles Rams for becoming the first team to clinch their division. With that being said, the Rams will look to continue their hot streak on the road against one of the league’s tougher defenses this Sunday. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys are in must-win mode when they host their divisional rival Philadelphia Eagles. A certain running back should record some off-the-charts numbers in this matchup. In the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs offense might be tested when the Baltimore Ravens arrive at Arrowhead Stadium. If the 10-2 Chiefs fall, it would open up the door for three other AFC franchises — all 9-3 — to tighten the gap. This leads to our stud and dud predictions for NFL Week 14. Stud: Michael Thomas, wide receiver, New Orleans Saints Thomas has been pretty vanilla in his past two games. But, he has an excellent chance of breaking his low-yardage, non-scoring streak in his upcoming matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The last time Thomas played the
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In order to take more time to review the recommended bid, the Wichita City Council opted Tuesday to delay voting on a design-build team for a new ballpark for the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League).  A selection committee consisting of city officials and officials from the Baby Cakes recently recommended that a joint bid […]
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Dallas, eno najbolj vročih moštev v Ligi NBA, bo manj kot 24 ur po zmagi nad Portlandom gostoval v New Orleansu. Tekma se bo začela ob 2. uri zjutraj.
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There are a number of people who feel the Green Bay Packers should have waited until the end of the season to fire longtime head coach Mike McCarthy, and it is safe to say Sean Payton is among them. Payton was hired as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints in 2006, which was...Read More
          10 THINGS I THINK I THINK      Cache   Translate Page      
1 - NASHVILLE: Wow. We're down here in Music City USA with 60 SportsCage listeners on the Vision Travel/SportsCage Ultimate Sports Trip VIII and it .. has .. been .. AMAZING!! Of all our sports tours over the years (Phoenix, Dallas, Tampa, Miami, LA, San Diego, Anaheim), this one is right at the top. We've got diehard members of the Chain Gang from Regina, Saskatoon, Assiniboia, Odessa, Goodeve, Plenty, Fort Qu'Appelle, Kipling, Wynyard, P.A. and many more Saskatchewan locales. And it's far from over!

2 - TENNESSEE: This isn't the first time I've been here, but it has definitely been the best. A few things have struck me in the past week: 1) All the men look like either Tim McGraw, or Hacksaw Jim Duggan. 2) I still feel that if you're not a cowboy, you shouldn't wear a cowboy hat. 3) They know their football here. They know the /=S=/ logo and they know all about Tennessee football names Corey Chamblin and Kent Austin. They've asked about them. That's staggering to me. 4) The only disappointing thing is they don't really promote the country greats anymore. Now it's all about Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bentley. No wonder George Strait wrote a song called, "Kicked Out Of Country". It's disturbing.

3 - #SMASHVILLE: Heaven only knows why 20 years ago they thought the NHL would work in this football-mad state but it has, in spades. The city is filling up with Predators alumni because once the players retire, they don't want to leave. What's the biggest reason hockey is working in Tennessee? THE PREDATORS ARE WINNING! That's something the Arizona Coyotes and Florida Panthers haven't figured out yet, while the Lightning, Stars and Ducks have. Maybe it's not fair that sports fans will only support a winner these days, but that's the way it is.

4 - PRO WRESTLERS AND FOOTBALL: WWF legend Jeff Jarrett will raise the 12th man flag at Thursday's Tennessee Titans-Jacksonville Jaguars NFL game at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. This on the heels of wrestling legends Ric Flair and Brett "The Hitman" Hart rallying the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Calgary Stampeders, respectively, last month. Where did this fad come from? I DON'T KNOW BUT I LOVE IT! And the Saskatchewan Roughriders have their own wrestling connection with global superstar Brock Lesnar making his home in Maryfield, SK. Here's hoping we see The Universal Champion at Mosaic Stadium next season!

5 - SPORTSCAGE LIVE: As has become the custom, we'll be doing 620 CKRM's SportsCage live from the Ultimate Sports Trip. This week we are broadcasting live from Losers Bar & Grill at 4:00 pm CT. Tuesday's guests were Predators alum Dan Keczmer and Jim McKenzie. Wednesday's guests are Predators broadcaster Terry Crisp and Country Thunder boss Troy Volhoffer. Tuesday's show included a cameo by the New Orleans Saints cheerleaders. You can't plan this stuff. Check out my Instagram.

6 - ONE QUESTION: Usually on this trip I collect at least 10 questions about the Roughriders from the Chain Gang and try to answer them on the show. However this year, there's only one question: Who's going to be the QB in Saskatchewan in 2019? The listeners seem shocked that I don't know, but that's the truth. Do you think the Roughriders actually know as we sit here in the first week of December? That's why I set up the following ...

7 - THE TIERS: We came up with these rankings of CFL QBs on Friday's SportsCage and it got a lot of play. Remember that my rankings are NOT based on talent and availability, but rather age, resume and health coming out of the 2018 CFL season. Here they are: 1) Bo Levi Mitchell, Mike Reilly 2) Trevor Harris, Matt Nichols, Jeremiah Masoli, Kevin Glenn, Travis Lulay, Jonathon Jennings 3) Brandon Bridge, James Franklin, Zach Collaros, Antonio Pipkin, Chris Streveler, Johnny Manziel. Please discuss.

8 - NHL IN SEATTLE: From what we hear of the NHL adopting Seattle as its 32nd team this week, it's a very heartwarming story. It seems the NHL has wanted Seattle at least as long - or longer - than Seattle actually wanted to be in the NHL. So ... what took so long? I can't see any negatives. There's a geographic rivalry with Vancouver, it's a beautiful, booming city and they know hockey there (i.e. NOT the sunbelt). My only fear - as a junior hockey guy - is what's going to happen to the WHL's Thunderbirds and Silvertips? Is there room for them all in that town?

9 - GO PATS GO: Pats fans were literally crying to see stars Jake Leschyshyn and Nick Henry dealt to Lethbridge last week, but they know this is how it goes. Plus Regina got an avalanche of players and picks in exchange so it's actually a win/win. And, Jake and Nick get to compete for a WHL title AGAIN. Don't cry for them. Some fans fear we won't see another team like the 2016-17 Pats in our lifetime but I disagree. With John Paddock in charge, the Queen City Kids are in great hands. We are so lucky to have him.

10 - RANDOM THOUGHTS: I'm serious. I can't believe how many guys look like Hillbilly Jim here in Tennessee. ... Thanks to Sportsnet for including a shotclock on their NHL telecasts. It's a huge bonus. ... We are a little over a week into the CFL off-season but it feels like it's been months since we saw the Riders play. ... The Saskatchewan Rush host the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday night at 7:30 in a preseason, Christmas clash. The last time they met in this scenario, they cleared the benches and brawled all night. What spirit! ... We awoke to snow on cars and rooftops in Nashville overnight. They get the white stuff here, but it doesn't usually dip below 0 C. ... This has been a great trip. Thanks Vision Travel!

Y'er welcome,
RP
@rodpedersen

          Sheriff: 'Hero' homeowner kills escaped inmate - WWAY NewsChannel 3      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Sheriff: 'Hero' homeowner kills escaped inmate  WWAY NewsChannel 3
  2. South Carolina woman fatally shoots escaped inmate who broke into her home  NBC News
  3. Woman shoots, kills escaped inmate after he kicks down her door  WGNO New Orleans
  4. An escaped inmate kicked down a sleeping woman’s door. But she had a gun.  Washington Post
  5. SOUTH CAROLINA PRISONER SHOT: Sheriff: SC woman shoots, kills escaped inmate who kicked in her door | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte
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          Tom Scott "One Night / One Day" (1986) -Smooth Jazz-      Cache   Translate Page      


Label : Soundwings Records


Drapeau des États-Unis 01 - Star Eyes (Don Raye & Gene DePaul)
02 - Nite Bloom (Tom Scott)
03 - New Orleans Knows (Patrick Williams & Will Jennings)
04 - La La Land (Tom Scott)
05 - One Day (Will Jennings & Patrick Williams)
06 - Concierto De Aranjuez (Joaquim Rodrigo)
07 - Romances For A Jazz Solist And Orchestra (Patrick Williams)


Produced by Patrick Williams
Recorded & Mixed by Armin Steiner at Twentieth Century-Fox in Los Angeles, California

Featuring
Alan Pasqua : Keyboards
Randy Kerber : Keyboards
Randy Waldman : Keyboards
Dean Parks : Guitar
Victor Feldman : Percussion
Michael Fisher : Percussion
Neil Stubenhaus : Bass
Steve Schaeffer : Drums


01 - Star Eyes


Vibe Solo by Victor Feldman
Arranged by Tom Scott

02 - Nite Bloom

Keyboard Solo by Alan Pasqua
Arranged by Tom Scott

03 - New Orleans Knows

Arranged by Patrick Williams

04 - La La Land

Arranged by Tom Scott

05 - One Day

Arranged by Edward Karam

06 - Concierto De Aranjuez

Adapted by Edward Karam

07 - Romances For A Jazz Solist And Orchestra

Violin Solo by Gerry Vinci
Conducted by Patrick Williams
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The Denver Nuggets have proved themselves to be elite (1:07), the Oklahoma City Thunder’s stellar defense is leading their surge (9:51), the retooled Minnesota Timberwolves start to climb up (22:06), the New Orleans Pelicans’ struggles amplify in a loss to the rolling Los Angeles Clippers (32:50), and the Los Angeles Lakers finally begin to accelerate (44:11).

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One more note about the Anthony Davis and the Pelicans: "New Orleans star Anthony Davis explains his reality to Yahoo Sports, and it’s why the league is paying close attention: 'I got to play almost perfect every night to give us a chance to win.'" "But most of all, Davis just wants to win. That’s why rival NBA executives are of the belief that Davis could be up for grabs for a large-market organization well before he is expected to opt out of his contract in 2020. He is eligible for a super-max extension with the Pelicans in July 2019 that is worth $235 million for five years.... The speculation isn’t expected to cool down, with Davis recently hiring Rich Paul of Klutch Sports — the same agent who reps LeBron James — to represent him. In the summer, the Lakers will be extremely aggressive in their pursuit of high-caliber stars to pair with James in the free-agent and trade markets." WE LIN FANS BELIEVE IN LIN. But will the NBA power structure let Lin make a difference? If Lin helps Davis and the Pelicans win, will it be enough to convince Davis to stay? Does Lin have enough NBA power? https://sports.yahoo.com/anthony-davis-got-play-almost-perfect-every-night-give-us-chance-win-131951329.html
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We all know that if we change the past, it would inevitably change the future. In this week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine tries to change his past to save the one he loves. The team take on a killer doll in 1856 New Orleans. Yeah, you heard right, we have ourselves a Chucky situation. The whole serial killer doll narrative is an interesting spin on the Legends narrative. I mean, it’s not every day that a group of history-saving superheroes take on a possessed doll. Though I do wonder who Mike the Spike is? Ava mentioned him when she revealed

Legends of Tomorrow: Constantine Changes Past. Killer Doll in Big Easy.


          The Democrats' wild 2020 free-for-all      Cache   Translate Page      

Democrats are about to hit the wildest turn we have seen in a presidential campaign.

The big picture: Dozens of people are thinking of running — and running early — in the rage-and-rapid-reaction era of Donald J. Trump. Oh, and they may be doing this while trying to impeach the guy they're running against. 


  • There will be no Clintons (probably), no Kennedys (probably) and no Obamas (probably) — leaving a wide open field for the 30+ and counting Democrats thinking about running.
  • There will be women and men; African Americans, whites and Hispanics; very young and very old; plutocrats and socialists. 
  • Democratic officials tell Axios that the race will be the biggest strategic free-for-all in modern political history, with a quiet war for donors, staff and endorsements already being fought across the country.
  • This process is a wonder of democracy where everyone from Oprah to Massachusetts congressman Seth Moulton can be taken seriously.

Just this week:

  • Joe Biden said he thinks he's "the most qualified person in the country to be president" because "The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that have been in my wheelhouse", as a Harris poll showed him with a double-digit lead over the closest contender, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
  • Billionaires hit the campaign trail: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke in Iowa, and told AP he'll do everything he can to make climate change the race's defining issue. And Tom Steyer held a roundtable on voting rights in South Carolina.
  • Sanders' 2016 campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, said "a much bigger campaign" is being planned for 2020.
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), who recently visited Hollywood to pitch potential donors, was on "Hardball," talking about running.
  • Sen. Michael Bennet (Colo.) is "seriously thinking" about a bid, per Colorado Public Radio.

Plus, Julián Castro of Texas told Rolling Stone he's "likely" to run.

  • And shortly after the midterms, Beto O’Rourke of Texas met with Barack Obama at his post-presidency office in Washington, per the WashPost. Many potential staffers are waiting to see if Beto gets in. Oddly, a dude whose claim to fame is losing a Senate race is the hottest early name.

Among those who are interviewing for campaign staff, according to Democratic sources: Bloomberg, Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (who has talked to former GOP operative Steve Schmidt).

  • "The fear of backing the wrong horse is huge and palpable among the small number of qualified D operatives," said one well-wired Democrat. "True also for pollsters, [general consultants], and media consultants."
  • "It’s a massive seller’s market, because everyone’s hiring and no one is signing on."

Booker and Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) have been among the most aggressive in trying to round up endorsements and top donors, according to party sources.

  • "They have relatively low name-ID and have to come out of the gates at a run," said one Democratic official close to the process. "Not true for Biden, Sanders, and (probably) [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren.
  • Others, including former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Hickenlooper and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock are cooperating with magazine profiles and building a leave-behind folder for donor discussions.
  • And after all that, intangibles will probably be what matters. Democratic operative Jesse Ferguson said: "Sometime next year, in a diner in Nashua or a union hall in Cedar Rapids, one of these candidates will find their voice."

The Democratic official close to the process sees "a dozen different routes to the nomination." Here's a peek at the closed-door conversations going on among hopefuls and potential campaign mangers:

  • "What the hell is the strategy? California early voting starts at the same time as Iowa. Do you camp out in California and try to rack up delegates? Do you do the traditional Iowa organizing? Do you just raise money so you can be on the air in the Super Tuesday media markets?"
  • "Do you try to lock down South Carolina through endorsements? Do you focus on New Hampshire retail? Your opponents could include up to three billionaires who self-finance. Others could have ... Beto-level online money."

Oh, and if you think we've mentioned a lot of candidates, don't forget Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), former attorney general Eric Holder, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, and Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio).

  • And more. Lots. More. (We're looking at you, Rep. John Delaney of Maryland but really of Iowa these days.)
  • Out: Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will announce he's not running. (N.Y. Times) And Stormy lawyer Michael Avenatti took himself out.

Be smart ... David Axelrod, mastermind of Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, told me: "One of the revelations from this past election cycle was that the candidates who won, by and large, came not through command-and-control decisions from Washington but competitive primaries across the country."

  • "The Democratic Party shouldn’t fear the competition. The last three winning Democratic candidates came through open, competitive primaries."

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          Holiday Music Playlist, Johnette Downing's "How To Dress a Po'Boy" Video      Cache   Translate Page      
Sugar Mountain PR, which represents a scary good number of children's musical artists, has released its 2018 holiday music playlist. It's available on Soundcloud and contains the following performers – 123 Andrés, Alphabet Rockers (with Genevieve Goings), Ants Ants Ants, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, Tim Kubart, Lisa Loeb, The Not-Its!, the Okee Dokee Brothers, Raffi, Ralph's World, Justin Roberts, Brady Rymer, Suzi Shelton, Trout Fishing in America, Key Wilde & Mr Clarke, and Kira Willey. It's live on Soundcloud, so go grab it!

Johnette Downing has gone cajun. For her 11th children's music CD, SWAMP ROMP (coming next February), Johnette spent five years in writing the material for the CD, the first recorded with her husband/producer Scott Billington, in New Orleans.

And if you're going down the bayou, you might as well bring along a bunch of top-notch supporting players. Guest artists on SWAMP ROMP include Irma Thomas, Roddie Romero, Joel Savoy, James Singleton, Doug Belote, Lee Allen Zeno, Matt Perrine, Wilson Savoy, Jake Eckert, C.R. Gruver, "Washboard Chaz" Leary, players in the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Roger Lewis, Kevin Harris and Kirk Joseph), the Dukes of Dixieland (Kevin Clark, Craig Klein and Tim Laughlin), the McCrary Sisters, and some of the ReBirth Brass Band (Keith Frazier and Derrick Tabb).

The first video from SWAMP ROMP comes with animation from the picture book of the same name, "How to Dress a Po'Boy":


          Oakland Raiders 2018/19 Week 12      Cache   Translate Page      

An dieser Stelle berichte ich über die Spiele meines favorisierten Football-Team, den OAKLAND RAIDERS  sowie alle restlichen Ergebnisse der NFL...



Baltimore Ravens - Oakland Raiders 34:17

Mit dem ersten Drive bei den Baltimore Ravens bewiesen die Oakland Raiders, dass sie gewillt waren, auch schwere Auswärtsspiele zu gewinnen. In über sechs Minuten überquerte Quarterback Derek Carr mit seiner Offense das Feld und Running Back Doug Martin flog über den letzten Yard in die Endzone. Das Heimteam konnte umgehend mit einem Field Goal von Jason Tucker aus 47 Yard kontern und holten im zweiten Quarter nach einem Punt Return Touchdown über 70 Yard von Cyrus Jones die Führung. Diese wurde mit einem Field Goal aus 28 Yard zum 13: 7 ausgebaut. Ihre sich steigernden Spielanteile konnten die Ravens aber nicht wie gewünscht umsetzen, da Safety Reggie Nelson den Ball von Quarterback Lamar Jackson abfing und die Raiders ebenfalls ein Field Goal durch Kicker Daniel Carlson aus 42 Yard erzielten. Baltimore hatte trotzdem nochmals die Möglichkeit auf Punkte, allerdings warf Jackson seine zweite Interception in der Endzone und die Raiders blieben mit dem Pausenstand von 10:13 dran. Viel konzentrierter agierten die Ravens dann im dritten Quarter. Mit dem Ballbesitz marschierte der Angriff über das Feld und Jackson selber lief die letzten fünf Yard in die Endzone. Die Raiders antworteten jedoch direkt mit einem Touchdown, welchen Tight End Jared Cook spektakulär über 16 Yard von Carr fing. Wie zuvor ging Baltimore erneut zeitfressend und effektiv über das Feld. Der Drive endete im vierten Quarter mit einem Pass von Jackson über acht Yard zu dem ehemaligen Raiders Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree, der ungedeckt in die Endzone kam. Oakland gab sich Mühe, den Spielstand von 17:27 nochmals zu verkürzen. Leider kam es sehr unglücklich für die Gäste, als Carr von Linebacker Matthew Judon gesackt wurde, dabei den Ball verlor, den Linebacker Terrell Suggs ungehindert über 43 Yard zum Touchdown trug. Mit 34:17 mussten sich die Raiders den Ravens geschlagen geben... 


Die Defense konnte trotz zwei abgefangenen Bällen die Ravens nicht stoppen...
(photo: ©raiders.com)

Die weiteren Ergebnisse der NFL:
Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears 16:23
Dallas Cowboys - Washington Redskins 23:31
New Orleans Saints - Atlanta Falcons 31:17
Buffalo Bills - Jacksonville Jaguars 24:21
Carolina Panthers - Seattle Seahawks 27:30
Cincinnati Bengals - Cleveland Browns 20:35
New York Jets - New England Patriots 13:27
Philadelphia Eagles - New York Giants 25:22
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - San Francisco 49ers 27: 9
Los Angeles Chargers - Arizona Cardinals 45:10
Indianapolis Colts - Miami Dolphins 27:24
Denver Broncos - Pittsburgh Steelers 24:17
Minnesota Vikings - Green Bay Packers 24:17
Houston Texans - Tennessee Titans 34:17
spielfrei:
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Rams

AFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New England Patriots  8   3   0
2. Miami Dolphins        5   6   0
3. Buffalo Bills         4   7   0
4. New York Jets         3   8   0  

AFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers   7   3   1
2. Baltimore Ravens      6   5   0
3. Cincinnati Bengals    5   6   0
4. Cleveland Browns      4   6   1

AFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Houston Texans        8   3   0
2. Indianapolis Colts    6   5   0
3. Tennessee Titans      5   6   0
4. Jacksonville Jaguars  3   8   0

AFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Kansas City Chiefs    9   2   0
2. Los Angeles Chargers  8   3   0
3. Denver Broncos        5   6   0
4. Oakland Raiders       2   9   0


NFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Washington Redskins   6   5   0
2. Dallas Cowboys        6   5   0
3. Philadelphia Eagles   5   6   0
4. New York Giants       3   8   0
  
NFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Chicago Bears         8   3   0
2. Minnesota Vikings     6   4   1
3. Green Bay Packers     4   6   1
4. Detroit Lions         4   7   0

NFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New Orleans Saints   10   1   0
2. Carolina Panthers     6   5   0
3. Atlanta Falcons       4   7   0
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  4   7   0

NFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Los Angeles Rams     10   1   0
2. Seattle Seahawks      6   5   0
3. Arizona Cardinals     2   9   0
4. San Francisco 49ers   2   9   0

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A spin-off of NCIS (2003) about the local field office of NCIS that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Special Agent Dwayne Pride's team is at its best.

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NFL 2018 Week 13 Recap New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys was the Thursday night game. This one belonged to the defense. The Cowboys owned the first half. Brett Maher hit a 26 yard field goal to start the scoring. Dan Prescott then hit Ezekiel Elliott for a 16 yard touchdown to cap an 85 […]
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Solo Davis non basta: che futuro per i Pelicans?

Un giro nella metropoli più caratteristica della Louisiana è l'occasione per scoprire il legame tra la città e i suoi tifosi, indagare le prospettive future e domandarsi le reali ambizioni di una franchigia condannata a restare comunque sempre all'ombra dei Saints della NFL

ANTHONY DAVIS: "SONO IL PIU' FORTE AL MONDO, MEGLIO DI KD E LEBRON"


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          Louisville Tabs Satterfield as Football Coach      Cache   Translate Page      
Louisville has officially hired Scott Satterfield as its head football coach.

The University of Louisville Athletic Association unanimously approved the hiring of the former Appalachian State coach on Tuesday. Satterfield, who received a six-year contract with a base annual salary of $1.625 million and another $1.625 million for media obligations, was introduced at a news conference later Tuesday at Cardinal Stadium.

Satterfield was hired nearly a week after Jeff Brohm said he was staying at Purdue. The 45-year-old Satterfield guided the Mountaineers to a 51-24 record with three bowl wins in six seasons.

"I'm so excited to be here," said Satterfield, who was cheered as he entered the club at Cardinal Stadium.

"We've had a lot of success over the past four years and there's been opportunities, but this is the right one."

Satterfield replaces Bobby Petrino, who was fired Nov. 11 after a 2-8 start to the fifth season of his second stint as coach. Lorenzo Ward lost the final two games as Louisville's interim coach.

Satterfield will now compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference after leading App State's successful transition from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Mountaineers are bound for the New Orleans Bowl against Middle Tennessee.

Responding to questions about Satterfield's ability to lead a Power Five program, Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said, "I think he's stepped up and will do it here."

Satterfield's task will be taking down Clemson in the ACC's Atlantic Division, though the immediate focus will be getting Louisville back on the winning track after a sorry season in which it failed to beat a Power Five school and lost its final nine games.

Many of those defeats were blowouts, including seven in which opponents hung at least 50 points on the Cardinals. While that speaks volumes about the deficiencies of a young defense, the offense fell off drastically following the departure of 2016 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson to the NFL.

Jackson's mobility and dynamic play masked a lot of weaknesses that Louisville couldn't hide this season. The Cardinals rank 111th nationally in total offense at 352.5 yards per game, while scoring average of 19.8 points is tied for 122nd.

By comparison, Appalachian State ranks 20th in scoring at 36.7 points per game and 42nd in total offense at 429.6 yards. The high-octane spread scheme made the Mountaineers successful even before they joined the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2014, with bowl wins in all three appearances.

But Satterfield warned against expecting a quick turnaround.

"It's not going happen overnight," he said. "I'm going to work extremely hard to make this work on a daily basis."


          Spoilers      Cache   Translate Page      

Yeah, the playoffs may be a pipe dream, but mathematically the Bucs are still in it. A win over the Saints would be a huge boost if the Bucs can somehow stretch their current two-game winning streak against New Orleans […]

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          UK's Stoops, Allen Receive SEC Honors      Cache   Translate Page      
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the offensive player of the year and one of five members of the top-ranked Crimson Tide to earn first-team honors on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team.

No. 16 Kentucky (No. 14 College Football Playoff ) has the SEC’s defensive player of the year in linebacker Josh Allen and the coach of the year in Mark Stoops. Vanderbilt running back and Illinois transfer Ke’Shawn Vaughn was named newcomer of the year.

Alabama (13-0) is the top seed in the College Football Playoff after overcoming Tagovailoa’s ankle injury to rally past Georgia 35-28 in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday. Kentucky (9-3) will face No. 13 Penn State (9-3, No. 12 CFP) in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 after posting its highest regular-season win total since 1977.

Tagovailoa, Allen and Mississippi wide receiver A.J. Brown were unanimous first-team selections.

Tagovailoa, one of the prime contenders for the Heisman Trophy, has thrown 37 touchdown passes with only four interceptions to rank second nationally in passing efficiency. He struggled in the SEC championship game before leaving in the second half with a high ankle sprain, though coach Nick Saban is hopeful the sophomore will be ready for the Dec. 29 Orange Bowl semifinal with No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1).

Allen has recorded 14 sacks to lead all Power Five players. Brown leads the SEC in catches (85) and yards receiving (1,320).

Vaughn has rushed for 1,001 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 6.95 yards per carry.

Alabama players joining Tagovailoa as first-team picks include offensive tackle Jonah Williams, center Ross Pierschbacher, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.

The Crimson Tide had eight overall all-SEC selections to lead all teams. No. 6 Georgia (No. 5 CFP) had seven players earn all-SEC honors, though cornerback Deandre Baker was the Bulldogs’ only first-team selection.

A panel of 28 writers and broadcasters who cover the SEC voted on the AP all-conference team.

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The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team, with position, name, school, height, weight, class and hometown:

FIRST TEAM

Offense

u-WR - A.J. Brown, Mississippi (u), 6-1, 230, Jr., Starkville, Mississippi

WR - Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, 6-1, 192, So., Deerfield Beach, Florida

T - Greg Little, Mississippi, 6-6, 325, Jr., Allen, Texas

T - Jonah Williams, Alabama, 6-5, 301, Jr., Folsom, California

G - Bunchy Stallings, Kentucky, 6-3, 305, Sr., McComb, Mississippi

G - Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri, 6-5, 330, Jr., East St. Louis, Illinois

C - Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama, 6-4, 309, Sr., Cedar Falls, Iowa

TE - Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr., Kingfisher, Oklahoma

u-QB - Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama, 6-1, 218, So., Ewa Beach, Hawaii

RB - Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky, 5-11, 223, Jr., Westerville, Ohio

RB - Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M, 5-9, 200, Jr., Houston

PK - Cole Tracy, LSU, 5-11, 188, Sr., Camarillo, California

All-purpose - Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr., Inman, South Carolina

Defense

DE - Jachai Polite, Florida, 6-2, 242, Jr., Daytona Beach, Florida

DE - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State, 6-6, 245, Sr., Stone Mountain, Georgia

DT - Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State, 6-4, 300, Jr., Macon, Mississippi

DT - Quinnen Williams, Alabama, 6-4, 295, So., Birmingham, Alabama

u-LB Josh Allen, Kentucky, 6-5, 260, Sr., Montclair, New Jersey

LB - Deshaun Davis, Auburn, 5-11, 233, Sr., Prichard, Alabama

LB - Devin White, LSU, 6-1, 240, Jr., Springhill, Louisiana

CB - Deandre Baker, Georgia, 5-11, 185, Sr., Miami

CB - Greedy Williams, LSU, 6-3, 184, So., Shreveport, Louisiana

S - Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State, 6-0, 215, Sr., Columbia, Mississippi

S - Grant Delpit, LSU, 6-3, 203, So., Houston

P - Braden Mann, Texas A&M, 5-11, 190, Jr., Houston

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SECOND TEAM

Offense

WR - Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, 6-1, 201, Jr., New Orleans

WR - Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr., Inman, South Carolina

T - Martez Ivey, Florida, 6-5, 306, Sr., Apopka, Florida

T - Andrew Thomas, Georgia, 6-5, 320, So., Lithonia, Georgia

G - Zack Bailey, South Carolina, 6-6, 314, Sr., Summerville, South Carolina

G - Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr., Svendborg, Denmark

C - Lamont Gaillard, Georgia, 6-2, 308, Sr., Fayetteville, North Carolina

TE - Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt, Jr., 6-4, 255, Norcross, Georgia

QB - Drew Lock, Missouri, 6-4, 225, Sr., Lee’s Summit, Missouri

RB - D’Andre Swift, Georgia, 5-9, 215, So., Philadelphia

RB - Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt, 5-10, 222, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee

PK - Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia, 6-1, 191, Jr., Marietta, Georgia

All-purpose - Mecole Hardman, Georgia, 5-11, 183, Jr., Bowman, Georgia

Defense

DE - Isaiah Buggs, Alabama, 6-5, 286, Sr., Ruston, Louisiana

DE - Raekwon Davis, Alabama, 6-7, 316, Jr., Meridian, Mississippi

DT - Derrick Brown, Auburn, 6-5, 320, Jr., Sugar Hill, Georgia

DT - Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri, 6-4, 295, Sr., East St. Louis, Illinois

LB - De’Jon Harris, Arkansas, 6-0, 245, Jr., Harvey, Louisiana

LB - Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State, 6-1, 250, So., Florence, Alabama

LB —D’Andre Walker, Georgia, 6-3, 245, Sr., Fairburn, Georgia

CB - Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State, 6-2, 175, So., Hammond, Louisiana

CB - Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 210, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee

S - Mike Edwards, Kentucky, 6-0, 201, Sr., Cincinnati

S - Deionte Thompson, Alabama, 6-2, 196, Jr., Orange, Texas

P - Zach Von Rosenberg, LSU, 6-5, 245, So., Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Offensive Player of the Year —QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

Defensive Player of the Year_LB Josh Allen, Kentucky

Newcomer of the Year —RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt (Illinois transfer)

Coach of the Year_Mark Stoops, Kentucky

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u-Unanimous selection

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Voting Panel:

Reggie Anderson, WLTX, Columbia, South Carolina

Ben Baby, Dallas Morning News

Matt Baker, Tampa Bay (Florida) Times

John Bednarowski, Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal

Robert Cessna, The Eagle, Bryan-College Station, Texas

John Clay, Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader

David Cloninger, The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina

Joel Coleman, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Pat Dooley, The Gainesville (Florida) Sun

Garland Gillen, WVUE, New Orleans

Tom Green, Alabama Media Group

Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky

Bob Holt, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Ben Jones, The Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News

Steve Layman, WTVF, Nashville, Tennessee

Logan Lowery, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Maria Martin, WSFA, Montgomery, Alabama

Dave Matter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Patrick Murray, WBIR, Knoxville, Tennessee

Scott Rabalais, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Alex Schiffer, Kansas City Star

Adam Sparks, The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee

Nick Suss, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi

Jake Thompson, The Oxford (Mississippi) Eagle

Blake Toppmeyer, Knoxville (Tennessee) News-Sentinel

Josh Vitale, Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser

Marc Weiszer, Athens (Georgia) Banner-Herald


          Dio riconoscerà i suoi..      Cache   Translate Page      



In realtà, il mestiere di cui si dice che sarebbe “sempre meglio che lavorare” è quello del giornalista. Non è più così vero come una volta, ma qualche fondato motivo la vox populi se lo porta pur sempre nella pancia. Lo devo onestamente ammettere dopo lunghi anni trascorsi sul marciapiede della professione, tessera dell’Ordine numero 49940, elenco professionisti, rilasciata il 20 febbraio 1991 in seguito a regolare praticantato prescritto dalla legge e ad altrettanto regolare abusivato prescritto dalla consuetudine. Nessuno è perfetto.
Eppure, riconosciuto il mortificante fondamento metafisico del giornalismo e la sua incresciosa applicazione nel reale, non scambierei comunque il mio mestiere con quello dei teologi, che battono marciapiedi ben più vecchi e più logori di quelli calcati dalla tessera numero 1 dell’Ordine. So bene che persino in teologia esistono “encomiabili casi singoli”, quasi virginali per castità, moralità, rettitudine, scienza e dottrina, e concedo volentieri a chiunque la facoltà di riconoscervisi. Ma le formulette paraculeggianti che salvano l’eccezione inceppano il discorso, lo ingaglioffano e alla fine lo intristiscono, dunque le evito. Se sotto la scure ci casca un’intera categoria, pazienza, succede sempre anche alla mia. Dio riconoscerà i suoi.

Eccoci di nuovo al punto di partenza. Se fare il giornalista è sempre meglio che lavorare, e lo confermo, fare il teologo lo è ancora di più. Se non altro, il giornalista risponde alle regole di un Ordine istituito con legge dello stato, al codice civile, al codice penale, alla sua coscienza, se ce l’ha, e a Dio, se ci crede. Il teologo, in ordine inverso, risponde a Dio, se ci crede, alla coscienza, se ce l’ha, e se ne fotte del codice penale, del codice civile e delle regole di un ordine istituito con legge dello stato. Questo a voler essere generosi, perché, viste le falle aperte nella barca di Pietro, di teologi che teologhino secondo coscienza e credano in Dio ce ne devono essere pochini. Ma, come si diceva, Dio riconoscerà i suoi.
Per noi anime in pena, nel senso che scontiamo i nostri peccati già sulla terra sotto le forche del magistero ordinario, di quello straordinario e di tutto il teologame che ne discende, è più difficile. Più difficile riconoscere i veri teologi, intendo.
Una volta, quando il cristianesimo era una cosa seria, andava in altro modo. La teologia era, molto semplicemente, un “parlare di Dio” per conoscenza diretta. Ce n’erano pochi, allora, di teologi. Non so quanti Padri della Chiesa, per esempio, osassero attribuire a se stessi un simile titolo, forse nessuno. L’ultimo vero teologo era considerato San Giovanni Evangelista. Per trovarne un altro, si è dovuto attendere più di trecento anni Gregorio Nazianzeno. In seguito, l’oriente cristiano, parsimonioso in materia, ci ha messo altri sei secoli per conferire all’abate Simeone il titolo di Nuovo Teologo.
Insomma, c’è stato un tempo in cui i maestri nella fede si ritenevano semplici scrittori spirituali, ruminatori delle Scritture, cultori delle cose di Dio, ma soprattutto peccatori contriti fino alle lacrime. Non ardivano teologare e si preoccupavano solo di insegnare, dopo averle sperimentate sul proprio corpo, sulla propria anima e sul proprio spirito, quali fossero le condizioni per incontrare il Signore giungendo più vicino possibile alla sua luce, se necessario anche con il martirio. Profumavano di Cristo invece che puzzare di pecora, e doveva essere un bel sentire.
Oggi, che da tempo il cristianesimo non è più una cosa seria, i teologi non parlano più di Dio, neanche per sentito dire. Ne hanno fatto un golem a propria immagine e somiglianza, l’hanno smontato in una miriade di pezzi e ognuno si balocca con quello di sua competenza. Qualche vecchio barbogio si occupa ancora di teologia fondamentale, di teologia dogmatica, di teologia morale o di teologia sacramentaria, che comunque denotano già una certa tendenza alla frammentazione del sapere sacro. È pur vero che nella testa in un uomo solo non può entrarci tutto Dio, ma spesso i teologi hanno dimenticato di avere un cuore che sarebbe ben più capiente del loro cervello. Transeat, anche se fino a un certo punto.
Transeat perché, ai nostri giorni, sta accadendo ben di peggio e i neoteologi, che non sono “nuovi teologi”, oltre al cuore hanno dimenticato pure di avere un cervello. I migliori ricordano di averne solo un frammento, giusto quello in cui entra di misura il pezzettino di golem di loro competenza. Unicuique suum, e ce n’è per tutti i gusti. Ora, per esempio, va di moda Teologia del migrante, che comprende la teologia del barcone, la Teologia dello scafista, la Teologia delle correnti marine e va collocarsi sotto la Teologia della misericordia, che è la Madre di Tutte le Teologie. C’è la Teologia del creato, da cui discendono la Teologia della rumenta differenziata, la Teologia del car sharing e, recentemente, la Teologia del microrganismo, utile quest’ultima soprattutto per farsi un’idea sulle dimensioni dell’encefalo degli specialisti che vi si applicano. C’è la Teologia femminista e, naturalmente, quella omosessuale. E poi la Teologia dei mezzi di comunicazione, che soddisfa il cattolico neocitrullo invaghito del like, roba da indurre più alla tenerezza che al reazionario calcio nel culo. Tirate le somme, c’è una Teologia per tutto e c’è una Teologia per tutti, come su Amazon.
Infinito in potenza, il catalogo è infinito anche in atto, cosicché ogni neoteologo tiene tra le mani il suo frammento di golem e se lo lavora per benino. Lo depura del velo di mistero perché altrimenti non può applicarvi le sue idee chiare e distinte. Lo libera da qualsiasi rimando metafisico perché, pur essendo ormai solo un granello di polvere, potrebbe chiedere inaspettatamente ragione di se stesso. Lo purifica da ogni implicazione morale perché non deve essere sporcato dal rapporto claustrofobico con le vetuste leggi di Dio. Alla fine, si trova al cospetto di pura materia inerte su cui può operare come e quando vuole grazie alla tecnica appresa in seminario, analizzata nelle sedute con la suora psicanalista e raffinata a Bose. È convinto di essere divenuto finalmente un teologo e, invece, è solo un tecnologo: e la teologia è divenuta tecnologia.
Ma il tecnologo risponde direttamente al tecnocrate e se il tecnocrate gli ordina di lavorare il laboratorio, per esempio, sul “Padre Nostro” il tecnologo lavora sul “Padre Nostro” proprio come desidera il suo padrone. Che problema c’è? Il “Padre Nostro” è solo un agglomerato di granelli di materia inerte. Poi lavorerà sul “Credo”, ma intanto ha già lavorato sulla “messa nuovissima”, sempre secondo il volere del suo padrone e del Padrone del suo padrone.
Anche a voler accreditare a questi tecnologi del sacro la buona fede, ma solo quella perché la fede buona non l’hanno, non si può non notare il danno provocato dalla loro iperspecializzazione. Nella furia di concentrasi su in singolo organo della chiesa, su una singola parte di tale organo, su una singola funzione di tale parte di tale organo, hanno prodotto lo stesso tragico effetto ottenuto dalla scienza medica di ultima generazione. Quando si va in ospedale, bisogna girare almeno una decina di reparti per avere tutti i pezzi di una diagnosi e, al momento di metterli insieme, non se ne trova mai uno che combaci con l’altro. Provate a ricostruire la vostra immagine con queste tesserine da puzzle e vedrete che mostriciattolo ne esce. Intanto, il corpo del mostriciattolo, magari, muore. Ma il danno prodotto dai tecnologi della medicina non è niente perché i tecnologi della teologia hanno fatto ben di più trasformato in un mostriciattolo la chiesa, che sarebbe il Corpo Mistico di Cristo, lo hanno popolato di membri morti alla Grazia e, nella sua parte umana, condannato a morte.
I pagani, come prevedeva Re Alfred nella Ballata del cavallo bianco di Chetserton, sono tornati: “Essi non verranno su navi da guerra,/ non devasteranno col, fuoco,/ ma i libri saranno il loro unico cibo,/ e con le mani impugneranno l’inchiostro. (…) Sì, questo sarà il loro segno:/ il segno del fuoco che si spegne,/ e l’Uomo trasformato in uno sciocco,/ che non sa chi è il suo signore./ Anche se arriveranno con carta e penna/ e avranno l’aspetto serio e pulito dei chierici,/ da questo segno li riconoscerete,/ dalla rovina e dal buio che portano”.
E gli fa eco il Cristo crocifisso sull’altare maggiore di Guareschi: “Ogni giorno di più uomini di molte parole e di nessuna fede distruggono il patrimonio spirituale e la fede degli altri”.
Con tutte le colpe della mia categoria, dalle quali non intendo esimermi, penso che il vecchio Gilbert e il vecchio Giovannino, che pure ne facevano parte e ne conoscevano tutti i tarli, avessero nel mirino altri bersagli quando descrivevano l’impiego mortifero di carta, inchiostro e parole.
C’è di peggio che scrivere per i giornali, anche se la battuta impietosamente simpatica sul fatto che sia sempre meglio che lavorare continua ad avere il suo perché. A voler essere di bocca buona ci sta persino quella che recita: “Non dite a mia mamma che faccio il giornalista, è convinta che suoni il piano in un bordello di New Orleans”. Però, alla mamma, non dite neppure che fate il teologo. E, a ogni Natale, ricordatevi di farle spedire una cartolina con i vostri saluti dalla Louisiana.


– di Alessandro Gnocchi



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THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) — will embark on an American tour in May of 2019. The trek will mark the group's first tour in nearly three years. Tour dates: May 01 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall May 02 - Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn's Peak May 03 - New York, NY - Sony Hall May 05 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse May 07 - Hopewell, VA - Beacon Theater May 08 - Nashville, TN - Basement East May 09 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues May 11 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey May 12 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live May 15 - Ft Wayne, IN - Pierre's May 16 - Milwaukee, WI - Potowatami Casino May 17 - Milwaukee, WI - Potowatami Casino May 18 - St Charles, IL - Arcada Theater May 20 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue May 23 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theater May 24 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater May 25 - Las Vegas, NV - Vamp'd May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Crest Theater May 29 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theater May 30 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove May 31 - Los Angeles, CA - Saban Theater Since wrapping up an extensive world tour in support of their sophomore album, "Hot Streak", in the summer of 2016, THE WINERY DOGS have performed live on just two occasions — during the inaugural "Monsterwood" West Coast edition of the Monsters Of Rock cruise in the fall of 2016, and nearly a year later during an "Ultimate Jam Night" tribute to late ADRENALINE MOB, SOTO and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA bassist David Zablidowsky at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Over the past two years, each of the members of THE WINERY DOGS have toured extensively with other acts — Kotzen with his long-running solo band; Sheehan with SONS OF APOLLO and MR. BIG; and Portnoy with SONS OF APOLLO, THE NEAL MORSE BAND and SHATTERED FORTRESS. THE WINERY DOGS were founded in 2012 after Portnoy and Sheehan — who initially aimed to collaborate with former WHITESNAKE and BLUE MURDER guitarist John Sykes — reached out to Kotzen, who played with Sheehan in MR. BIG from 1997 to 2002. The group's 2013 self-titled debut reached No. 27 on the Billboard 200 after selling more than 10,000 copies in the U.S. during its first week of availability. The initial sales of "Hot Streak" were even better, as the album debuted at No. 30 in late 2015 after shifting 13,000 equivalent album units in America during its first week of availability. Despite the band's success, Kotzen expressed a desire to return to his solo career after the end of the "Hot Streak" touring cycle. "I wanted to go back to what I was doing my whole life, which is making my music and my records," he said during an appearance on the satellite radio program "Trunk Nation" earlier this year. He reiterated that sentiment during a subsequent interview with Sofa King Cool. "I thought in my mind, 'Well, this worked. It was fun. It was really cool. But I kind of want to go back to being Richie for a while and doing what I was doing before,'" he said. For their parts, Sheehan and Portnoy both publicly voiced hope that THE WINERY DOGS' hiatus would be short-lived. In an interview with "The Unchained Rock Show" this summer, Sheehan called THE WINERY DOGS his "favorite band." "I love THE WINERY DOGS," he said. "Richie wanted to do some [other] things, and we wanted to give it a break for a while so it didn't get stale, and it would be new to us all the time. We will do more WINERY DOGS for sure." Portnoy, meanwhile, told Mitch Lafon this spring that "it's just a matter of when" until the group would reconvene. "I know all three of us love that band and we love working together, so it's a matter of Richie kind of just getting his rocks off on his own," he said. "He's just enjoying doing his own thing. He's always been a little… um… I don't wanna say 'scared'… I'll say, like, 'hesitant' to commit to a full-time band for the rest of his life. He spent so much of his life and career as a solo artist, and then once he got swept up in THE WINERY DOGS for two back-to-back cycles, which lasted maybe four or five years, I think it maybe overwhelmed him a bit and he just needed to step away and breathe and not have to be so committed to something. He likes to kind of just float on his own terms and his own schedule and do his own thing, which I can totally respect. So, at this point, when he's ready, I know Billy and I would love to do some more."
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Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. is the offensive player of the year and Michigan linebacker Devin Bush is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team released Wednesday.

Freshman receiver Rondale Moore of Purdue was voted newcomer of the year, and Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald was named coach of the year after leading the Wildcats to the Big Ten championship game for the first time.

Michigan had seven players on the first team, including five from the nation's top-ranked defense. Wisconsin had five first-team picks and conference champion Ohio State had three.

Haskins, in his first year as a starter, set Big Ten records and leads the nation with 4,580 passing yards and 47 touchdown passes. He passed for more than 300 yards in nine games, including five games with better than 400 yards.

Bush has been a disruptive force for Michigan, leading the team with 80 tackles and ranking second from his linebacker position in sacks (five) and tackles for loss (9.5).

Moore occupied two spots, as a wide receiver and all-purpose player. Moore's 103 receptions are most in the nation and second-most in a season by a Big Ten player, and his 1,164 receiving yards lead the conference. Moore also rushed for 203 yards on 18 carries and returned punts and kicks for the Boilermakers.

Four of Wisconsin's five first-team picks are repeat selections — running back Jonathan Taylor, offensive linemen Michael Deiter and Beau Benzschawel and linebacker T.J. Edwards. Taylor was a unanimous choice. Ohio State defensive lineman Dre'Mont Jones also made the first team for the second straight year.

Fitzgerald, Northwestern's 13th-year coach, led the Wildcats to an 8-1 record in Big Ten play, matching the best mark in program history. They went 0-3 in nonconference play and had to overcome a spate of injuries to win their first West Division title.

The All-Big Ten team was selected by 27 writers and broadcasters who cover the conference.

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The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference football team, with position, name, school, height, weight, class and hometown:

FIRST TEAM

Offense

WR — Rondale Moore, Purdue, 5-9, 175, Fr., New Albany, Indiana.

WR — Tyler Johnson, Minnesota, 6-2, 200, Jr., Minneapolis.

T — Isaiah Prince, Ohio State, 6-7, 310, Sr., Greenbelt, Maryland.

T — Jon Runyan, Michigan, 6-5, 310, Sr., Moorestown, New Jersey.

G — Michael Deiter, Wisconsin, 6-6, 310, Sr., Curtice, Ohio.

G — Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin, 6-6, 315, Sr., Grafton, Wisconsin.

C — Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin, 6-3, 319, So., Amherst, Wisconsin.

TE — T.J. Hockenson, Iowa, 6-5, 250, So., Chariton, Iowa.

QB — Dwayne Haskins Jr., Ohio State, 6-3, 214, So., Potomac, Maryland.

u-RB — Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, 5-11, 221, So., Salem, New Jersey.

RB — Karan Higdon, Michigan, 5-10, 202, Sr., Sarasota, Florida.

PK — Chase McLaughlin, Illinois, 6-1, 190, Sr., Cypress, Texas.

All-Purpose — Rondale Moore, Purdue, 5-9, 175, Fr., New Albany, Indiana.

Defense

DE __ Kenny Willekes, Michigan State, 6-4, 260, Jr., Rockford, Michigan.

DE __ Chase Winovich, Michigan, 6-3, 255, Sr., Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania.

DT __ Raequan Williams, Michigan State, 6-4, 300, Jr., Chicago.

DT __ Dre'Mont Jones, Ohio State, 6-3, 290, Jr., Cleveland.

LB — Devin Bush, Michigan, 5-11, 233, Jr., Pembroke Pines, Florida.

LB — Paddy Fisher, Northwestern, 6-4, 241, So., Katy, Texas.

LB — T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin, 6-1, 242, Sr., Lake Villa, Illinois.

CB — Amani Oruwariye, Penn State, 6-1, 203, Sr., Tampa, Florida.

CB — Lavert Hill, Michigan, 5-11, 181, Jr., Detroit.

S — Josh Metellus, Michigan, 6-0, 204, Jr., Pembroke Pines, Florida.

S — Amani Hooker, Iowa, 6-0, 210, Jr., Minneapolis.

P — Will Hart, Michigan, 6-3, 192, Jr., Hunting Valley, Ohio.

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SECOND TEAM

Offense

WR — Stanley Morgan Jr., Nebraska, 6-1, 195, Sr., New Orleans.

WR — Parris Campbell, Ohio State, 6-1, 208, Sr., Akron, Ohio.

T — David Edwards, Wisconsin, 6-7, 315, Jr., Downers Grove, Illinois.

T — Alaric Jackson, Iowa, 6-7, 320, So., Detroit.

G — Ross Reynolds, Iowa, 6-4, 295, Sr., Waukee, Iowa.

G — Ben Bredeson, Michigan, 6-5, 320, Jr., Hartland, Wisconsin.

C — Michael Jordan, Ohio State, 6-7, 310, Jr., Canton, Michigan.

TE — Noah Fant, Iowa, 6-5, 241, Jr., Omaha, Nebraska.

QB — Trace McSorley, Penn State, 6-0, 201, Sr., Ashburn, Virginia.

RB — Miles Sanders, Penn State, 5-11, 215, Jr., Pittsburgh.

RB — Antony McFarland, Maryland, 5-8, 193, Fr., Hyattsville, Maryland.

PK — Matt Coghlin, Michigan State, 5-9, 190, So., Cincinnati.

All-Purpose — Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Iowa, 6-1, 175, So., Newark, New Jersey.

Defense

DE — A.J. Epensea, Iowa, 6-5, 277, So., Glen Carbon, Illinois.

DE — Rashan Gary, Michigan, 6-5, 283, Jr., Plainfield, New Jersey.

DE — Carter Coughlin, Minnesota, 6-4, 245, Jr., Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

DT — Robert Windsor, Penn State, 6-4, 295, Jr., Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.

LB — Tre Watson, Maryland, 6-2, 236, Sr., Tampa, Florida.

LB — Joe Bachie, Michigan State, 6-2, 238, Jr., Brook Park, Ohio.

LB — Blake Cashman, Minnesota, 6-2, 235, Sr., Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

CB — David Long, Michigan, 5-11, 198, Jr., Los Angeles.

CB — Justin Layne, Michigan State, 6-3, 185, Jr., Cleveland.

S — Darnell Savage Jr., Maryland, 5-10, 200, Sr., Newark, Delaware.

S — Jordan Fuller, Ohio State, 6-2, 204, Jr. Old Tappan, New Jersey.

P — Drue Chrisman, Ohio State, 6-3, 215, So., Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

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Offensive Player of the Year — Dwayne Haskins Jr., Ohio State, 6-3, 214, So., Potomac, Maryland.

Defensive Player of the Year — Devin Bush, Michigan, 5-11, 233, Jr., Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Coach of the Year — Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern,

Newcomer of the Year — Rondale Moore, Purdue, 5-9, 175, Fr., New Albany, Indiana.

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u-Unanimous selection.

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Voting Panel:

Bob Asmussen, Champaign (Illinois) News-Gazette

Bret Beherns, WCIA-Radio (Champaign, Illinois)

Mike Carmin, Lafayette (Indiana) Journal & Courier

Matt Charboneau, Detroit News

Angelique Chengelis, Detroit News

Graham Couch, Lansing (Michigan) State Journal

Dave Eanet, WGN-Radio (Chicago)

Justin Gaard, KFAN-Radio (Minneapolis)

Parker Gabriel, Lincoln (Nebraska) Journal Star

Jason Galloway, Madison.com (Wisconsin)

Emily Giambalvo, Washington Post

Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune

Mike Jacques, WMTV-TV (Madison, Wisconsin)

Randy Johnson, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Chad Leistikow, Des Moines (Iowa) Register

Tim May, Columbus Dispatch

John McGonigal, Centre Daily Times (State College, Pennsylvania)

Sam McKewon, Omaha (Nebraska) World-Herald

Aaron McMann, MLive.com-Ann Arbor

Mike Miller, Bloomington (Indiana) Herald-Times

Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Gazette

Josh Newman, Asbury Park (New Jersey) Press

Zachary Osterman, Indianapolis Star

Greg Pickel, Penn Live

Kyle Rowland, Toledo (Ohio) Blade

Keith Sargeant, NJ Advance Media

Dylan Sinn, Fort Wayne (Indiana) Journal Gazette


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          Solemn public pays tribute as Bush lies in state in Rotunda      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol Rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday citizens alike.

Members of the public lined up before sunrise to pay their respects as an honor guard stood watch beside Bush’s casket in the cavernous Rotunda, open until Wednesday’s funeral.

With Bush’s casket atop the Lincoln Catafalque, first used for Abraham Lincoln’s 1865 funeral, dignitaries came forward Monday to honor the Texan whose efforts for his country extended three quarters of a century from World War II through his final years as an advocate for volunteerism and relief for people displaced by natural disaster.

President from 1989 to 1993, Bush died Friday at age 94.

In an invocation opening Monday evening’s ceremony, the U.S. House chaplain, the Rev. Patrick J Conroy, praised Bush’s commitment to public service, from Navy pilot to congressman, U.N. ambassador, envoy to China and then CIA director before being elected vice president and then president.

“Here lies a great man,” said Rep. Paul Ryan, the House speaker, and “a gentle soul. ... His legacy is grace perfected.”

Vice President Mike Pence and Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell also spoke. President Donald Trump did not attend, but he and first lady Melania Trump came to the Capitol later Monday to pay tribute. They stood in front of the casket with their eyes closed for a few moments, before Trump saluted the casket.

Political combatants set aside their fights to honor a Republican who led in a less toxic era and at times found commonality with Democrats despite sharp policy disagreements. Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi, a past House speaker nominated for the post in the new Congress, exchanged a warm hug with George W. Bush and came away dabbing her face. Bush himself seemed to be holding back tears.

Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, placed wreaths in the short ceremony before the rotunda was opened to the public.

Sent off from Texas with a 21-gun salute, Bush’s casket was carried to Joint Base Andrews outside the capital city aboard an aircraft that often serves as Air Force One and designated “Special Air Mission 41” in honor of Bush’s place on the chronological list of presidents. His eldest son, former President George W. Bush, and others from the family traveled on the flight from Houston.

Cannon fire roared again outside the Capitol as the sun sank and the younger President Bush stood with his hand over his heart, watching the casket’s procession up the steps.Bush was remembered just feet away from what he called “Democracy’s front porch,” the west-facing steps of the Capitol where he was sworn in as president.

He will lie in state in the Capitol for public visitation through Wednesday. An invitation-only funeral service, which the Trumps will attend, is set for Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.

Although Bush’s funeral services are suffused with the flourishes accorded presidents, by his choice they will not include a formal funeral procession through downtown Washington.Eulogies will be offered by former President George W. Bush, former Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and historian Jon Meacham, Bush family spokesmen said.

On Sunday, students, staff and visitors had flocked to Bush’s presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University, with thousands of mourners paying their respects at a weekend candlelight vigil at a nearby pond and others contributing to growing flower memorials at Bush statues at both the library and a park in downtown Houston.

“I think he was one of the kindest, most generous men,” said Marge Frazier, who visited the downtown statue Sunday while showing friends from California around.

After services in Washington, Bush will be returned to Houston to lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church before burial Thursday at his family plot on the library grounds. His final resting place will be alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years who died in April, and Robin Bush, the daughter they lost to leukemia in 1953 at age 3.

Trump has ordered the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning. Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days.

Bush’s passing puts him in the Washington spotlight after more than two decades living the relatively low-key life of a former president. His death also reduces membership in the ex-presidents’ club to four: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

One of Bush’s major achievements was assembling the international military coalition that liberated the tiny, oil-rich nation of Kuwait from invading neighbor Iraq in 1991. The war lasted just 100 hours. He also presided over the end of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union.

A humble hero of World War II, Bush was just 20 when he survived being shot down during a bombing run over a Japanese island. He had joined the Navy when he turned 18.

Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, and forged the longest presidential marriage in U.S. history. Bush enrolled at Yale University after military service, becoming a scholar-athlete and captaining the baseball team to two College World Series before graduating Phi Beta Kappa after just 2½ years.

After moving to Texas to work in the oil business, Bush turned his attention to politics in the 1960s. He was elected to the first of two terms in Congress in 1967. He would go on to serve as ambassador to the United Nations and China, head of the CIA and chairman of the Republican National Committee before being elected to two terms as Ronald Reagan’s vice president.

Soon after he reached the height of his political popularity following the liberation of Kuwait, with public approval ratings that are the envy of today’s politicians, the U.S. economy began to sour and voters began to believe that Bush, never a great communicator — something even he acknowledged — was out of touch with ordinary people.

He was denied a second term by Arkansas Gov. Clinton, who would later become a close friend. The pair worked together to raise tens of millions of dollars for victims of a 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and of Hurricane Katrina, which swamped New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005.

“Who would have thought that I would be working with Bill Clinton of all people?” he joked in 2005.

In a recent essay, Clinton declared of Bush: “I just loved him.”


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Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2018 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- Three Catholic charitable organizations were named as winners of $5 million grants from the charitable organization of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos.

 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, and Catholic Community Services of Western Washington were three of the 24 organizations selected to receive grants by the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund.

 

A total of $97.5 million was distributed amongst the selected organizations, with the grants awarded at either the $5 million or $2.5 million levels.

 

The Amazon founder and CEO launched the Bezos Day 1 Fund in September. It operates two seperate funding streams: the Families Fund which distributes grants to nonprofits combating homelessness, and the Academies Fund which seeks to create a network of preschools in low-income areas.

 

On the fund website, Bezos explains that the goal of the awards was to “shine a light and support the organizations that are doing compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter for young families in communities across the country.”

 

The selected organizations, Bezos explained, “are working on a number of initiatives that support families in need,” including the administration of homeless shelters and assistance with finding permanent housing.

 

“We hope these grants provide the additional resources these leaders and their organizations need to expand the scope and impact of their efforts.”

 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami issued a statement expressing their gratitude to have been one of the organizations selected. The money will be used by Catholic Charities to assist the homeless in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties.

 

“We are grateful to Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos for their generous and timely Day 1 Families Fund grant that allows Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami to be at the forefront of providing social services to children and families experiencing homelessness in the tri-county area of South Florida,” said Peter Routsis-Arroyo, CEO of Catholic Charities.

 

This grant will allow Catholic Charities to help even more children and families out of poverty, explained Routsis-Arroyo. He said that their selection “demonstrates Catholic Charities’ continued commitment and history of service to those in need.”

 

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington expressed similar sentiment. Agency Director Denny Hunthausen told Northwest Catholic that the grant is “an encouraging sign that together, we are committed to addressing this challenge” of ending homelessness in their area.

 

“[The grant] will have a considerable impact on family homelessness in Pierce County,” said Hunthausen. Over the next four years, Catholic Community Services is expected to help more than 3,600 families experiencing homelessness with the money from the grant.

 

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington operates a network of shelters, including day shelters and overnight shelters. Currently, they are not able to assist every family in need, but are hoping the grant will allow them to open up an expanded day center. They are also looking to create a mobile unit to help assist homeless families.

 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, in a published statement on their website, also expressed gratitude at their selection. The money “will help us meet the needs of so many families experiencing homelessness in our community,” said Sister Marjorie Hebert, president and CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.

 

There are currently hundreds of people in New Orleans who are in need of a place to live, explained Hebert, and her organization is “committed to serving those in need.”

 

“This grant will be critical in helping us continue to provide a comprehensive network of social services that connects our clients to resources and acts as a springboard to self-sufficiency.”


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