Jazz Is Phish, Ft. Members Of Snarky Puppy, RAQ, Sun Ra & More, Announce East Coast Tour

first_imgThe all-star ensemble of Jazz Is Phish is returning to the road next month! With instrumental takes of Phish classics, the group never fails to keep people dancing with their unique interpretations.The band will tout a top-notch rotating cast of musicians, including Michael Ray (Sun Ra, Giant Country Horns), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Kevin Moehringer (TV On The Radio/High & Mighty Brass Band), Todd Stoops (RAQ), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), Jonathan Scales, Derrick Lee, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Grant Green Jr. (Masters of Groove), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band/Animus Rexx), Adam Chase (Strange Design), Matt Chase (Strange Design) and Josh Thomas (With Lions). The band also promises special guests throughout the run, so be sure to check out the band on tour.The full schedule runs from February 10th through the 18th, and features a handful of shows in the Southeast. After stops in Greensboro, Raleigh and Asheville, the group finishes off a four night run with a throwdown in Atlanta. They pick things up just a few days later, returning to Brooklyn at The Hall At MP for some jazzy Phish madness.The band made their Brooklyn Bowl debut back in December. Check out videos and highlights from that show here. Be sure to check out the full tour schedule below:Jazz Is Phish Tour Schedule2/10: The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC (tickets)2/11: Southland Ballroom – Raleigh, NC (tickets)2/12: Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC (tickets)2/13: Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GA (tickets)2/18: The Hall At MP – Brooklyn, NY (tickets)Greensboro – Raleigh – AshevilleMichael RayChris BullockAnthony WellingtonJonathan ScalesDerrick LeeAdam ChaseMatthew ChaseJosh ThomasAtlantaMichael RayKofi BurbridgeGrant Green Jr.Chris BullockAnthony WellingtonJonathan ScalesDerrick LeeAdam ChaseMatthew ChaseJosh ThomasNew YorkMichael RayJames CaseyChris BullockKevin Moehringer Todd StoopsAnthony WellingtonAdam ChaseMatthew ChaseJosh Thomaslast_img read more

NC County Seeks to Expand EMS

first_imgCurrently EMS staffs seven ambulances on a daily basis, Price said. It is possible EMS may purchase additional ambulances depending on where and when the ambulances are stationed. There are EMS stations in Morganton, Rutherford College, Glen Alpine, Hildebran and Jonas Ridge. The main factor for placing ambulances in the South Mountains and Lakes James areas is to decrease response times, Price said. Performance statistics are collected throughout the year, Price said. Those evaluations reveal how EMS is responding to emergencies and how the organization can improve on its response. Price said he hopes to establish a presence in the South Mountains or Lake James areas, instead of just housing ambulances at local fire departments. The feasibility report should be completed in the next few weeks, Price said. Price said EMS is working on putting together a feasibility plan which will include researching the volume of calls in the areas, response times to those calls, the cost of building stations and the cost of housing an ambulance at already-existing fire departments. “We just don’t know the extent of it,” Price said. “We don’t have a whole lot of information except that that’s our desire.” MORGANTON, NC – The Burke County Board of Commissioners has wrapped up its budget sessions and will vote on Tuesday, but one proposal is still in the works. Burke County Emergency Medical Services Director Randy Price wants to station ambulances in the South Mountains and Lake James areas.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant: All You Need To Know About Legendary NBA Star

first_imgLOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 13: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks back in the first half while taking on the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Factfile on 18-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday at age 41 after playing his entire 20-season career with the Los Angeles Lakers:Name: Kobe Bean BryantFormer Team: Los Angeles Lakers (1996-2016)Position: GuardBirthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USABorn: August 23, 1978Died January 26, 2020Height: 6feet, 6inches, 1.98mWeight: 212lbs, 96kgBryant was the son of Joe “Jelly Bean” Bryant, who played eight seasons in the NBABryant spent eight years of his childhood with his family in ItalyBryant married Vanessa Laine, April 18, 2001. Daughter Natalia was born in January, 2003; daughter Gianna was born May, 2006; daughter Bianka was born December, 2016 and daughter Capri was born June, 2019Awards/Career HighlightsBryant won five NBA championships — 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010Named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in leading Lakers to titles in 2009 and 2010Earned Olympic gold medals with USA at 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London OlympicsNamed NBA regular-season MVP in 2007-08 season and a record-tying four-time NBA All-Star Game MVP — 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2011On January 22, 2006 scored a career-high 81 points in Lakers’ 122-104 victory over Toronto, second-most points in a game in NBA historyIn 2018, his movie “Dear Basketball” won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.Selected with 13th overall choice by Charlotte Hornets in 1996 NBA draft, becoming the 27th player to join NBA straight from high school.Acquired by Lakers shortly after draftNamed an NBA All-Star 18 times – 1998 and 2000-2016Two-time NBA scoring champion – 2006 and 20071997 NBA Slam Dunk Contest winnerHad both his jersey numbers, 8 and 24, retired by the Lakers, an unprecedented moveScored 33,643 points, grabbed 7,047 rebounds and passed off 6,306 assists over 1,346 career NBA gamesScored a season-high 60 points in his last NBA game on April 13, 2016 in a 101-96 Lakers’ victory over Utah, becoming the oldest player in NBA history to score 60 points at 37 years and 234 daysSignificant InjuriesBroken metacarpal bone in right hand, 1999-00 seasonRight index finger laceration, sprained right shoulder, 2003-04Severely sprained right ankle, 2004-05Index finger avulsion fracture, right knee swelling, sprained left ankle, 2009-10Torn left Achilles tendon requiring surgery, 2012-13Broken bone in left knee, 2013-14Torn right shoulder rotator cuff, 2015Relatedlast_img read more