Bernard Purdie, Ivan Neville Added To Nth Power Show In NYC This Weekend

first_imgBeloved soul rockers The Nth Power are bringing an Abundance of music to New York this weekend, hitting the Highline Ballroom on June 12th. The show comes as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival running throughout NYC in the month of June, and it wouldn’t be a proper Jazz Festival without some top tier collaborations.Fortunately for fans, the show will feature two great musicians, as funk legends Bernard Purdie and Ivan Neville will be on hand to lend their talents to the Nth Power grooves. Purdie is a pioneer of funk rhythms, keeping the beat steady behind the drums for Aretha Franklin, James Brown and countless others throughout his career. Meanwhile, Neville is NOLA royalty, keeping himself on the road with his uber-funky ensemble, Dumpstaphunk.The two will meet up with The Nth Power, who are fresh off their first full length album release, Abundance. The group is bringing it harder than ever, and we can’t wait to catch this show on Sunday! You can find more details here. Animus Rexx (ft. James Casey of Trey Anastasio Band) and The Reign of Kindo will be on as support.Want to win a pair of tickets for the event? Enter the contest below! The promotion, so there’s no time like the present!last_img read more

Couple sell first home for $1.125m

first_img Rental demand seeing houses snapped up in a week MORE: Record sale for non-riverfront pad Auctioneer Alistair Macmillan in action at Gordon Park. Picture: Sophie FosterThe couple had paid $767,500 for the property on November 23, 2013, and spent the next few years modifying the home.Mr Thomsen said when they bought the property “the bones were here and then we’ve just made additions, we extended downstairs, put in a lot more modifications to the place. We’ve done a lot of landscaping and opened it up a lot more.”“All the family engagements, functions, we’ve had here, christenings and all that (on the back deck).”Mrs Thomsen said it was a beautiful spot for family and friends and the surround sound in the ceiling was already there when they bought it.Bidding was compeititive with 21 bids made for the home in Gordon Park. Picture: Sophie FosterUpdated kitchen zone.Asked what they planned to do for Christmas, Mr Thomsen said “unpack”. The couple have already bought a property in McDowall that they plan to also renovate and then expand their family.“It’s just a relief to have it done,” Mr Thomsen said, adding they’d been well prepared by their agent Ms Bowden. Matthew and Frances Thomsen after their home sold under the hammer for $1.125m on Saturday. Picture: Sophie FosterIt was a day of firsts all round for a modern Queenslander in Brisbane’s north – the first home of a young married couple, which was bought for $1.125m by another Millennial bidding on his first auction. 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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 Agent Holly Holly Bowden of Ray White – Wilston prepares to put the sold sticker on the property, owned by Matthew and Frances Thomsen. Picture: Sophie FosterMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“It’s the first real home we’ve sold and to have somebody like Holly that just takes the lead on things, shows you the way, and just really has a good grasp on the realistic nature of selling, puts things in perspective for you.”Mrs Thomsen said: “She’s just been amazing. She’s got us our outcome.”The buyer, whose name was withheld, said he’d been looking for two months and this was only the second house he’d ever put an offer on. “It’s my first auction. It was pretty exciting to have won,” he said. “It’s the second house that I’ve put an offer on. The first one was $1.1m, but I didn’t really want to go hard on that one. I think this is just an amazing house. It’s cool.”Auctioneer Alistair Macmillan said there was plenty of interest with competitive bidding.“It was a great auction,” he said. “It just shows you how strong the market is for good family homes like this and particularly in Gordon Park.” The front yard was immaculate.“By and large we’re seeing that the market is extremely strong at the moment. It’s a combination with low interest rates and not a lot on the market coming up to Christmas. It means buyers probably have limited choice.”He said part of the appeal this weekend was being able to move in before Christmas.“To settle around the 20th of December they needed to buy this weekend to enjoy Christmas in their new home,” he said. “It s a good strong resilient market at the moment.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Bidding was compeititive with 21 bids made for the home in Gordon Park. Picture: Sophie FosterBidding kicked off at $900,000, then jumped to $950,000 before hitting a million dollars. All up 19 bids were $1m or higher on the property.The home was declared on the market at $1.095m, with eight bids being made after that point.Both the Thomsens and the successful bidder had their parents with them to celebrate.“It’s six years to the day that we bought it at auction,” Mrs Thomsen told The Sunday Mail. “It feels like forever while you’re waiting for auction day. It’s a very emotional time.” The two storey Queenslander in Gordon Park drew 10 registered bidders.Matthew and Frances Thomsen sold their first home under the hammer for $1.125 million yesterday, six years to the day that they bought it.The four bedroom 1945 house was fully modernised and updated, with the successful buyer – in his late 20s – also walking away happy, having bid on his first auction and winning.The sellers said they’d had many memorable family occasions on the back deck.All up 21 bids were made on the Richmond Street four bed double storey Queenslander, with agent Holly Bowden of Ray White Wilston kept busy getting clarifications from 10 registered bidders spread across the back veranda and the grassy backyard downstairs.“Family homes in Gordon Park are very tightly held which is why there was so much interest,” she said.last_img read more

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis orders flags to stand at half-staff to honor shooting victims

first_imgFlags have been ordered to stand at half-staff until the expiration of the president’s directive at sunset on Thursday.Read more here. Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered all flags in Florida to stand at half-staff in honor of this weekends mass shooting victims in both El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.“In honor and remembrance of the victims of the senseless acts of violence in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio on August 3, 2019, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida,” Gov. DeStantis said in a statement Sunday.20 people were killed and several others were injured in El Paso Texas Saturday, after a 21-year-old man opened fire inside of a busy Walmart. Authorities took the shooter into custody without incident and the shooter, Patrick Crusius, has since been charged with capital murder.Several hours after the Texas shooting, another gunman identified as Connor Betts, opened fire in Dayton, Ohio’s historic Oregon District area killing 9 people including his sister who traveled with him and her male companion to the area. The gunman was then shot dead by six police officers as he attempted to enter a bar where several people ran to hide. 27 others were injured during the incident including the male companion.President Trump has since held a press conference condemning the shootings and acts of “hate.” He also suggested a change in gun laws.President Trump Condemns “Hate” after Mass Shootinglast_img read more

Bourdain exposes T&T crime stew

first_imgCelebrity travel guide Anthony Bourdain is not very popular in parts of Trinidad and Tobago, according to the Trinidad Guardian newspaper.Bourdain went to the country recently as part of his ‘Parts Unknown’ series which airs weekly on CNN. Usually, he features the leisure spots of countries he visits; not so, this time.“His recent documentary on T&T, which should have been an opportunity to showcase local food and culture, unfortunately turned out to be more of a crime documentary on the country,” said Opposition Senator Daniel Solomon. “It tended to focus a lot on crime. At the end of it one had to ask, had we not been Trinidadians looking at that video, would we have wanted to come to T&T under those conditions?” Solomon pointed out in an address to the Senate on June 27.“It was a sad indictment on T&T… we have to look at the message we’re sending out on behalf of T&T ,”she added.Solomon referred to the video while debating an Opposition motion calling on the government to deal with another year of unabated crime. Bourdain’s hour-long expose aired on CNN June 25.The most scathing part of his presentation followed the show in which Bourdain spoke to host Anderson Cooper about the dangers of living in Trinidad and Tobago. Solomon said Bourdain noted there were 460 murders in 2016 and that the capitol Port-of-Spain’s murder rate was higher than those in three major American cities: Detroit, Oakland and Chicago.She conceded that, “The tragic part was a lot of it was accurate. It overshadowed everything beautiful about T&T; the doubles, Carnival, the food, our culture —T&T’s beauty.”Solomon was even more ominous when she addressed growing talk of her country becoming a recruiting center for ISIS.“It’s only a matter of time before an attack happens in T&T ,” she warned.last_img read more

Wellington boys win, girls lose in Mulvane

first_imgWellington: J. Ledesma 10, Salvador 8, L. Snipes 4, Moore 4, A. Lewellen 3, K. Whaley 3, H. Wright 2, T. Zimmerman 2, A. Williams 2Mulvane: D. Donaldson 18, A. Burkhart 17, K. Melick 10, A. Wilson 6, S. Endres 4, R. Simon 2, R. Jacques 2, Chambers 2. Mulvane15171613—61 Mulvane1616156—53 Wellington11191614—60 Wellington: T. Nance 24, A. Dunn 15, C. Reichenberger 10, P. Daugherty 6, C. Phelps 3, P. Baker 2Mulvane: C. Dempsey 17, J. Dulaney 13, J. Price 8, G. Lampe 7, B. Doramus 6, T. Baker 2.•••••The Wellington girls probably have seen enough of the Mulvane gymnasium. The Lady Dukes are 1-3 in that gym after Friday’s loss after placing seventh a week ago.Carlie McComb was out of the game due to sickness.Jaedyn Ledesma was Wellington’s leading scorer with 10 points. Against Rose Hill in Wellington’s big 77-50 victory, McComb and Lauryn Snipes combined for 44 points. McComb was out and Snipes was held to 4 points Friday.Mulvane opened with a 15-7 first-quarter lead and was in front 32-16 at the half. The Wildcats would outscore the Dukes 16-11 and 13-11 in the third and fourth quarter.Wellington hosts El Dorado on Tuesday. The Crusaders then host Andale on their only home Friday night game which is also homecoming. The Duke will be crowned.Mulvane 61, Wellington 38center_img by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys basketball won its fifth consecutive game Friday with a 60-53 victory over Mulvane. The girls were not as fortunate losing to Mulvane 61-38.Both teams are 8-6.In the boys game, Trevor Nance scored 24 points – his third consecutive game of scoring over 20 points. Austin Dunn had 15 and Colin Reichenberger had 10.The Wildcats opened with a 16-11 lead but Wellington whittled that lead to two, trailing 32-30. Wellington was trailing Mulvane 48-47 going into the fourth quarter when the Crusader defense clamped down and allowed just six points in the fourth to win by seven. Wellington has not lost since playing at Winfield three weeks ago.Wellington 60, Mulvane 53 Wellington791111—38 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more