first_imgBrooklyn Comes Alive recently announced its massive artist lineup, with over 100 artists slated to perform 35+ sets across two days in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This year, the event is expanding to two days, September 23rd and 24th, and will take over three of Brooklyn’s premier venues—Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg—all within a 10-minute walking radius. Fans’ imaginations have been running wild dreaming up what band lineups may be formed from the extensive roster of musicians. The guessing game is always one of the most fun parts of the Brooklyn Comes Alive experience, but today we’re ready to roll out some more surprises. Today, following the previous announcements of “The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers Band,” A Tribute To Jamiroquai, Eric Krasno & Friends, and moe.queous, Brooklyn Comes Alive has announced a trio of New Orleans legends: famed jazz pianist Henry Butler, influential drummer Johnny Vidacovich, and legendary bassist George Porter Jr.Funk fans of will need no introduction for George Porter Jr., who laid the foundation for funk bassists across the world with his landmark work with The Meters in the 1960s and 1970s. In recent years, Porter has transformed himself into one of the grandfather’s of the jam scene, and can be found touring with The Funky Meters, playing in New Orleans with his solo band the Runnin’ Pardners or at his weekly Monday night jam-session at The Maple Leaf, and in the studio laying down bass for other legends like Paul McCartney, David Byrne, and John Scofield, among others. His contribution to and love for the world of improvisational music is unmeasurable.Henry Butler is one of the most versatile piano players to emerge from the modern jazz scene in New Orleans. Butler hit the local scene in the mid-1980s and was quickly anointed his generation’s beacon of New Orleans jazz. Referred to as “the pride of New Orleans” by Dr. John, Butler’s playing is fast yet intelligent, with chords sprinkled up and down the piano while he solos with lightning speed.When the words “New Orleans” and “drummer” are mentioned in the same sentence, Johnny Vidacovich is one of the first players that comes to mind. The legendary jazz drummer broke out with Astral Project in the mid-1970s and has been hugely influential to local players, with Galactic‘s Stanton Moore and famed modern jazz drummer Brian Blade claiming to have been impacted by his work. Vidacovich is still playing with regularity down in New Orleans, and his fire continues to burn for the city’s vibrant live music scene.To say that these three musicians on one stage is a rarity would be an understatement. Outside of New Orleans, this combination of players feels even more like a fantasy. At Brooklyn Comes Alive, they’ve made fantasy a reality, and George Porter Jr., Henry Butler, and Johnny Vidcovich are sure to deliver an outstanding set of improvisational music.George Porter Jr., Johnny Vidacovich, & Jon Cleary live at The Maple Leaf in 2014George Porter Jr. and Leo Nocentilli with Henry Butler, Eric Krasno, and Adam Deitch in NYC at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in 2010 The 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends, such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler, will join members of nationally touring bands, such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more. Check out the full lineup of artists below, and stay tuned for upcoming announcements about bands, supergroup formations, and special tribute sets.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Each ticket grants attendees in-and-out access to all three venues, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival all within the heart of Williamsburg. In true Brooklyn Comes Alive-fashion, a brunch set will kick off the music each day, and performances will continue into the early hours of the morning with special late-night performances.To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more


first_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 BUCKSPORT — The road to victory wasn’t quite as smooth as it could have been for the Bucksport football team, but the result was all the same.Coming off three games in which it had scored early and often against opponents near both the top and bottom of the Little Ten Conference standings, Bucksport entered Friday’s regular season finale at Carmichael Field hoping to so yet again. It took longer than expected for the Golden Bucks to get going, but once they did, they never stopped.Bucksport got past a slow start to the game Friday to earn a 46-0 victory over Ellsworth/Sumner on Senior Night. The win was the fourth in a row for the Golden Bucks and gave the team a bye in the upcoming Class D North playoffs as the No. 2 seed.“It was Senior Night, and a lot of guys were emotional,” Carter Tolmasoff said. “We came out a little flat, but once we realized what we needed to fix, we were able to go out there and do what we needed to get the job done.”Bucksport’s Luke Wardwell chases down Ellsworth/Sumner’s Connor Crawford during the first half of a high school football game Oct. 19 in Bucksport. The Golden Bucks’ shutout win earned the team the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Class D North playoffs. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAfter stopping Ellsworth/Sumner on the opening possession, Bucksport (7-1) appeared to be on the verge of another early explosion on offense when it took the ball into enemy territory in just two plays. That momentum came to a quick halt, though, as a personal foul cost the Golden Bucks 15 yards and ultimately led to a punt.Taking over near its own goal line, Ellsworth/Sumner (3-5) used a bruising running game to drive down the field bit by bit. The Eagles used up 9 minutes, 15 seconds of the clock on a possession that went well into the second quarter and took the ball all the way to the red zone.Once Bucksport stopped the Eagles on downs, though, it capitalized twice in quick succession on a pair of Luke Wardwell touchdown runs with 4:32 and 1:05 left in the half. Quarterback Brady Findlay passed for 2-point conversions both times, and the home team took a 16-0 lead into halftime.“I think we knew at halftime that we had kind of made a little bit of a breakthrough,” Wardwell said. “We just needed to pick it up from there, and we knew we’d be in good shape if we went out there in the second half and got a big-time start.”Tolmasoff gave Bucksport that “big-time start” immediately after the break as he took the second-half kickoff 75 yards to the end zone to stretch the lead to 24-0. Wardwell would then score twice more to reach a career-high four rushing touchdowns, and Findlay put the icing on the cake late in the fourth quarter with a 47-yard touchdown pass to Logan Stanley.It wasn’t the typical game for Tolmasoff, who has frequently surpassed the 200-yard and four-touchdown marks throughout his high school career. Nevertheless, he found other ways to produce for his team with a strip-fumble and interception on defense following his kickoff-return score to start the second half.Bucksport’s Luke Wardwell runs with the ball during the second half of a high school football game against Ellsworth/Sumner on Oct. 19 in Bucksport. Wardwell had a career-high four rushing touchdowns in the win. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“It’s about finding another way to come through in every situation you’re in,” Tolmasoff said. “Not everything is going to go 100 percent your way every time, but even then, you have to battle through it and find ways to make those plays to help your teammates.”Losing to Bucksport alone didn’t end bring the season to an end for Ellsworth/Sumner, which entered the weekend in the sixth and final regional playoff position. Yet moments after the Eagles’ contest in Bucksport ended, Washington Academy put the finishing touches on an upset win over Mount View to move up to fifth place, knock Mount View down to sixth and dash the Eagles’ postseason dreams.The regular season finale produced a much brighter outlook for Bucksport, which would have dropped to third with a loss as a result of Mattanawcook Academy’s 56-8 win over Stearns/Schenck. Instead, the Golden Bucks will host the winner of Mattanawcook (6-2) and Mount View (4-4) in the regional semifinals Nov. 2.Should the Golden Bucks beat the Lynx or Mustangs in two week’s time, the team will return to the Class D North championship game for the second straight year. After finishing as regional runner-up last season, this year’s team is champing at the bit to take it a step — better yet, two steps — further.“The second season starts now,” Wardwell said. “We want to get that Gold Ball.” Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Biolast_img read more


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first_imgThe Mariners introduced new center fielder Mallex Smith to the media Thursday and someone asked Smith what he was most excited about in going to Seattle.”I’m going to enjoy fans in the stands,” a smiling Smith joked. “So that’ll be, that’s a big one for me. I’m gonna be excited about that. I’m looking forward to seeing those seats full.” It was a light-hearted jab at his former team, the Rays. Smith, who was acquired from Tampa Bay in a five-player trade in November, spent two seasons playing in front of cavernous stretches of empty seats in Tropicana Field. The Rays ranked last in the majors in attendance and were 29th of 30 teams last season, averaging 14,964 fans during Mallex’s time there.The Mariners, who ranked 14th in MLB attendance last year, averaged almost twice that many fans (28,388). Related News MLB hot stove: Tigers’ Nicholas Castellanos prefers to be traded before spring training, agent says Smith was in a jovial mood during the media conference, which also introduced new Mariners pitcher Justus Sheffield and shortstop J.P. Crawford. It’s actually Smith’s second stint with the team, although his first stint almost deserves an asterisk; Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto acquired him from the Braves in January 2017, but traded him 77 hours later to the Rays as part of the deal that brought Drew Smyly to Seattle.“Initial thought: Jerry’s gonna flip me again,” Smith joked. “I’ll actually get to suit up as a Mariner hopefully this time. Jerry, don’t do it again, please. But overall just excited about the obstacles that lay ahead. I know we haven’t been to the playoffs in a long time. So I’m excited about actually helping us get into the playoffs and changing the culture, getting to meet my new teammates, and having fun on the baseball field.” The speedy 25-year-old center fielder is a rising star. He’s not a power guy (two home runs in 480 at-bats in Tampa Bay) but does everything else well. He covers a lot of ground in center, is a base-stealing threat (40 steals last year) and makes contact. He slashed .296/.367/.406 last season.last_img read more


first_imgFederal Minister of Culture and Sports Salmir Kaplan and the Secretary General of the Basketball of Federation of BiH Harun Mahmutović signed an agreement on co-financing the participation of the national team of BiH at the European Championships in Slovenia, of the amount of 50.000 KM.The Budget of the Federation of BiH for 2013 has allocated funds for the sports and the resources allocated for the Basketball Network of Federation of BiH will be directed to the preparations and participation of BiH at the European Championships for seniors “Slovenia 2013“.Kaplan and Mahmutović discussed the problems that the Basketball Network of Federation of BiH is facing in the process of preparing for the EP. The Secretary General of the Network stressed that the financial situation is more than severe and that very often the institutions in charge do not show understanding and support for one of the most successful BiH selections.‘’Federal Ministry of Culture and Sport from its modest resources allocated 50.000 KM for the tour of our team in Slovenia, which is important, but it is certainly not enough in such a difficult situation. I hope that the other levels of government as well as the sponsors to be involved and to help the basketball team to reach a good result in Slovenia. If we expect a good result, then we all have to help’’, stated the Minister Kaplan after talks with Mahmutović. (Source: Fena)last_img read more