Robert Glasper-Led Supergroup, R+R=Now, Drops New Single, “Colors In The Dark”

first_imgEarlier this month, newly minted supergroup R+R=Now released their first single, “Change Of Tone”. The highly anticipated new project is led by the renowned Grammy-winning pianist and producer Robert Glasper, who plays keys for the band. R+R=Now also features Terrace Martin on synthesizer and vocoder, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth and beatbox, and Justin Tyson on drums.With a new album due out on June 15th, Collagically Speaking, via the iconic jazz label Blue Note, R+R=Now is poised to take over the jazz scene. For the project, Glasper found similarly visionary artists—many of whom are critically acclaimed in their own right—to join him for the collaboration. However, outside each player’s immense musical aptitude, the musicians in R+R=Now share in the belief that music should be used for a higher power. Given the daily negativity of news nowadays, the band hopes to inspire resilience, hope, and action among listeners.The “R+R” within the band’s name stands for “Reflect” and “Respond”, with Glasper previously noting that the group was inspired while he was co-producing the companion album, Nina Revisited, for the acclaimed 2015 film, What Happened, Miss Simone? Nina Simone, a fiery activist in addition to a beloved musician, never shied away from political discourse and rallied against calls for her to “shut up and sing.” As Glasper noted in a press release, “When you reflect what’s going on in your time and respond to that, you can’t not be relevant. So ‘R’ plus ‘R’ equals ‘NOW’.”However, even outside the mission of the group, the band stands alone as a force to be reckoned with. Bending genre and offering tastes of everything from West Coast jazz to neo-soul, future-funk to ambient electronica, instrumental hip-hop, and more, the project is fearless in its offerings. Furthermore, on the forthcoming record, the album includes guest voice cameos from actors Omari Hardwick () and Terry Crews (); actress Amanda Seales (); MCs Stalley and yasiin bey (f.k.a. Mos Def); and singers Amber Navran (of Moonchild) and Goapele.You can listen to R+R=Now’s second single, “Colors In The Dark” below. After the supergroup’s new album, Collagically Speaking, is released on June 15th, the band will perform a handful of album celebration shows—including Atlanta on June 15th, Washington DC on June 16th, and Brooklyn on June 22nd—before heading to Europe for an extensive summer tour.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

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South Africa’s former president is warned to appear in court

first_imgJOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — A legal showdown is looming in South Africa where former president Jacob Zuma is refusing to obey court orders to testify at a judicial inquiry into corruption charges against him. Zuma has been warned that he is not above the law after he publicly stated that he intends to defy a court order to appear at the inquiry. It’s a test of whether President Cyril Ramaphosa will be able to take decisive action against pervasive corruption. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who chairs the commission, said further action will be taken against Zuma if he fails to honor a scheduled appearance this month.last_img read more

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Five Reasons Why the Russell Fork Should be on Your Bucket List

first_imgThere are so many great things to love about Fall…. the cooling weather, the changing leaves, pumpkin flavored everything, but the absolute best thing about Fall? It means its Russell Fork Season. Ever since my first trip to the Russell Fork back in 2005, it has held a very special place in my heart. In case you need some convincing on why you should check it out, here are a few of the reasons why I think it is one of the best places on the planet:1) The kayaking is classic! While it may be short, the Russell Fork Gorge is packed full of some of the most fun rapids around. Tower, Maze, Triple Drop, El Horendo and Climax are the kinds of rapids kayakers dream about. And if you want to lengthen your day, you can warmup on the class 2-3 Bartlick section or easily get multiple laps on the gorge section. img_52062) The Lifestyling is epic! Because you can’t put on the gorge until around noon due to the water release schedule, it means that the Russell Fork is the perfect place for late nights and relaxed mornings! There are multiple camping options, but my all time favorite is at the takeout. It’s super convenient to swing by your tent in between laps, there are great camping spots, a covered pavilion to get out of the rain if necessary and theres even an awesome play wave right there. Couldn’t have designed it any better myself.3) Elkhorn City is one of the most kayaker friendly towns out there! Located in rural Kentucky on the Virginia border, Elkhorn City has a population of barely a thousand people. I’m not sure if it just the excitement of having new faces around or what, but this place really makes a point to be supportive of and embrace the kayakers coming to town (which is quite the opposite in some other places). My favorite camp spot at the takeout I mentioned? Thats actually a day use area that they allow us to overnight in during the season. Some days you’ll even pull up to the takeout and find warm chili and cornbread being served in the pavilion! And don’t get me started on the moonshine…4) The scenery is spectacular. Known as the “Grand Canyon of the South,” the Breaks gorge is the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi. Whether you’re paddling through it, or viewing it from an overlook, you’ll be wowed by this beautiful place. And with Breaks Interstate Park right there, there are plenty of non-kayaking recreation options as well in case you need a break from the river or have non-kayakers along.pa2200035) The season finishes up with a super fun grassroots race! The Lord of the Fork Race, named in memory of Jon Lord, a Russell Fork regular who passed away at Tower rapid, is by far my favorite kayak race out there. There is something about it being not too hard, but not too easy, and filled to the brim with quality rapids and many of my very favorite people all coming together that earns it that title. The timing works out so you can get a practice lap in the morning of the race, and theres plenty of time for either  another lap or good ole beer drinking afterwards. And the day is capped off with the Russell Fork Rendezvous, a kayaker party that raises money for American Whitewater. What more could you ask for.While my time at the race this year wasn’t one of my best (I placed 5th with a time of 7:51), I still had a great time and am already looking forward to next year’s Russell Fork season! See you there!Congrats to fellow BRO Ambassadors Chris Hipgrave and Adriene Levknecht for their top placings in the race! Check out full race results here.last_img read more

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Hempstead Teen Shot by Police Officer During Chase

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police released this photo of a gun they said a teen pointed at a Hempstead village police officer who shot the teen.A Hempstead village police officer shot and wounded a teenager who allegedly refused to drop a handgun during a pursuit before the teen was arrested on drug and weapons charges, authorities said.Jarette Anderson allegedly ran away when undercover police officers walked up to question the 19-year-old on Martin Luther King Drive near his Hempstead home at 11:19 p.m. Sunday, police said.“After a brief foot pursuit and observing Anderson reaching for his waistband, the officer apprehended the subject and observed a gun in the defendant’s hand,” Nassau County police said in a news release. “After verbal commands to drop the gun, Anderson turned and forced the officer to fire one round with his service weapon.”The officer shot Anderson in the neck and arm. The teen was taken to a local hospital, where he is listed in stable condition while being treated for his injuries.Police said Anderson was armed with a loaded Hi Point 9mm handgun and a silver Arms Company .22 caliber revolver. He was also allegedly in possession of crack cocaine.Anderson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing a police officer and resisting arrest.He will arraigned at a later date.last_img read more

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Windsor Central School District hosts food drive

first_imgWINDSOR (WBNG) — The Windsor Central School District hosted their fourth food drive since the pandemic began. “People really come together and take care of one another,” Andrews said. “Whenever we have the opportunity to give back just a little bit to the community that supports us all the time, we are eager to do so.” Jason Andrew, WCSD superintendent, says giving away these meals brings in the the community feel. The district handed out 500 meals with frozen foods that included beef, fish, berries and more. So far the district has handed out over 40,000 meals just this summer alone. last_img read more

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Thierry Henry rates Freddie Ljungberg’s first game in charge of Arsenal

first_imgThierry Henry warns it will take time for Freddie Ljungberg to turn Arsenal around Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Dec 2019 12:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Advertisement Comment Arsenal showed many of their usual frailties against Norwich at the weekend (Picture: PA Wire)Henry admits the performance was virtually identical to what has been seen week in, week out under Emery and has stressed that Ljungberg needs a lot more than just one training session to implement his ideas and turn things around.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked how Ljungberg got on in his first match in charge, Henry said on Amazon Prime: ‘Well I think what we’ve seen so far, it’s very difficult to change anything in I think he had one session, or two maybe.‘It’s virtually impossible to change anything. And what we saw is what I’ve seen before. [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang scored two goals and we escaped – when I say “we” you know why.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘But that’s what I saw, you know, without the goals of Aubameyang I don’t know where we would have been right now.‘So it’s interesting to see how we are going to play against Brighton, and see what Freddie is about. Because that game [against Norwich] was very difficult to see what was happening really.’center_img Advertisement Henry was on punditry duty for Amazon Prime for the Merseyside derby (Picture: Getty)Ljungberg and assistant Per Mertesacker have had more time to work with the squad ahead of Thursday night’s clash with Brighton at the Emirates.The Swede is believed to have clashed with predecessor Emery over Arsenal’s tactical approach prior to the Spaniard’s dismissal and appeared to be trying to get the team to play quicker, more incisive football in training footage this week.MORE: ‘No team can defend against that’ – Freddie Ljungberg teaches new approach in Arsenal trainingMORE: Arsene Wenger sends message to Freddie Ljungberg after Unai Emery’s sacking at ArsenalMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City The former Gunners striker admits he saw little signs of change against Norwich (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has warned that it will take time for Freddie Ljungberg to stamp his mark on the side after taking over the managerial reins from Unai Emery.The Swedish coach – who played alongside Henry for eight years in north London – took over on Friday after the dismissal of Emery and took charge of his first game just 48 hours later.Arsenal have not won a match in the Premier League since the start of October against Bournemouth and that run continued with a 2-2 draw away to Norwich on Sunday.last_img read more

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Brisbane’s best prices in years as homes listed at $300,000

first_img22 Doyle Street, Silkstone, was the cheapest of the three houses listed under $300,000. There are shutters on the windows.Described as easy to maintain, the property was built in the mid 90s, made of brick and concrete and has airconditioning, built-ins in all bedrooms, a separate internal laundry, window shutters, a garden shed, covered front entry and an entertainment area at the rear. 10 Trevino Place, Wacol The house was described as “easy to maintain”. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 It was described as a “good solid home”. The property was recently painted inside and out.“Ready to move into now, you will be impressed with just how neat and tidy this lovely home is and the lifestyle it offers. Flood free and on a great 673sq m block, this very neat and tidy three bedroom home has been extensively renovated and is ideal for a first home or secure a good tenant at a terrific rental.”All bedrooms have built-ins, the floors are polished timber and the property has a rear undercover area plus a separate powered storage shed.The house was also recently painted inside and outside with new light fittings. The Wacol property has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and parking for two vehicles.It was aimed at a variety of buyers including those “trying to get a foot into the property market”, downsizers or people who were “looking for the next investment that’s not a townhouse or an apartment”.“This three bedroom home offers you a comfortable reverse cycle airconditioned living, flowing timber floorboards and a well appointed kitchen with a living area that flows out onto the undercover entertainment area. The block is fully fenced for children or fur babies which is big enough but not so big that you are spending your weekends maintaining it.” 8 Wau Road, Darra 8 Wau Road, Darra, was listed at offers over $299,000. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The third three bedroom house priced at offers over $299,000 has a much bigger yard than the other two — at 673sq m. The single bathroom, single car park house was described by agent Allan Armitage of 4069 Real Estate — Kenmore as a “great buy”. 10 Trevino Place, Wacol, was listed at offers over $299,000. 22 Doyle Street, Silkstone, has been listed at $290,000 negotiable.These three bedroom houses have been listed at $300,000 each in some of the best pricing Brisbane’s west has seen in years. 22 Doyle Street, Silkstone The lowest price of three houses that have hit the market just under the $300,000 mark was at 22 Doyle Street, Silkstone — a property that was listed at $290,000 negotiable by Public Trustee Brisbane agent Paul Doyle.He listed the three bedroom, single bathroom, single car park house as a “solid, secure opportunity” on a 400sq m block. Another three bedroom house — this time in Wacol — was listed at offers over $299,000 and has two bathrooms and parking for two cars.Agent Joanne King of Coronis described it as a “good solid home” that gets rental of $335 a week, with council rates at $395.10 a quarter.“Net ROI is approximately 4.5 per cent,” was how she listed it.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago The block is much bigger than the other two at 673sq m.last_img read more

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Acta Marine Assists in UXO Survey Projects

first_imgActa Marine has deployed two vessels on unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey projects for two future European subsea cable routes.“In preparation for offshore wind and power cable projects, operators want to have their proposed cable routes surveyed for potential unexploded ordinance,” said the company’s Commercial Manager Bert de Ruiter.Because of the shallow draft requirements of both projects, Acta Marine has deployed their vessel Offshore Phantom. However, due to a high vessel occupation rate, the company was not able to supply the second vessel from its fleet, and has thus teamed up with Marine Projects Rotterdam who provided the vessel MPR Sounder.UXO surveys are performed by towing gradiometer equipment over the seabed. The equipment is towed at a distance behind the vessel so that it is unaffected by electromagnetic effects of the vessel itself. The survey vessel also needs to be equipped with a Multi Beam Echosounder (MBE), and sonar and acoustics transducers to investigate the surface of the seabed and the positioning of the gradiometer wings.last_img read more

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January 30, 2018 Police Blotter

first_imgJanuary 30, 2018 Police Blotter013018 Batesville Police Blotter013018 Decatur County Jail Report013018 Decatur County law Report013018 Decatur County EMS Report013018 Decatur ounty Fire Reportlast_img

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Gibson set for knee surgery

first_img Press Association Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is to undergo surgery after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage, the club have announced. Gibson was carried off on a stretcher after injuring his knee in a first-half challenge during Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan in Dublin on Tuesday. The 25-year-old was assessed by club medical staff on his return to Everton and, following confirmation an operation will be required, a lengthy lay-off is likely. center_img A statement on the club’s website read: “The length of time the 25-year-old (will be out for) will be best determined once the surgery is completed. “However, the scans did confirm to Everton’s medical team that no additional damage was sustained to the structure of the right knee, ensuring all treatment and rehabilitation will be focused on repairing the damaged ACL.” The injury is a fresh blow for the player after missing the start of the season with a different knee problem. His return to fitness, to feature in his first Barclays Premier League game of the season against Manchester City on October 5, preceded his recall to the international scene last week. Gibson made himself unavailable after Euro 2012 but the recent departure of manager Giovanni Trapattoni led to a recall for Ireland’s final two World Cup qualifiers by interim boss Noel King. He played 90 minutes against Germany last Friday but lasted just 37 against Kazakhstan, a match which was watched by his club manager Roberto Martinez. After the game King said the injury “wasn’t nice” and now Everton, who have made a positive start to the season mostly in his absence, will have to continue without him. last_img read more

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