High Sierra Adds Tank And The Bangas, SunSquabi And More To 2017 Lineup

first_imgToday, High Sierra Music Festival announced several additions to the lineup for their 27th annual event, set to take place from June 29th – July 2nd, 2017 at the Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA. The lineup additions include recent NPR Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank and the Bangas, Colorado live-electronic trio SunSquabi, Grammy-winning nine-piece Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma, and instrumental hip-hop foursome Butcher Brown.We’re particularly excited to see Tank & The Bangas added to the High Sierra roster, after they recently won our hearts with their powerful NPR Tiny Desk concert. As fellow scheduled High Sierra performer and Tiny Desk Contest judge Trey Anastasio remarked about the NOLA hip-hop/soul/R&B/spoken word outfit’s contest submission, “Tank and the Bangas is like a psychedelic joy rap explosion. Like a female Sly Stone teleporting into 2017 and landing in New Orleans. I love this video. It makes me want to be there.” But don’t just take Trey’s word for it–you can watch the full performance below:Nestled in Quincy, CA, the High Sierra Music Festival has been recognized for its trademark sense of community and annual traditions among festivalgoers and music lovers.  The picturesque location, wide variety of artists, unique musical settings, and affordable prices have all combined to make High Sierra the ultimate, intimate festival experience. The festival features intimate artist “playshops,” an interactive Family Area, daily parades, fabulous food with no waiting lines, Yoga, Pilates and dance classes along with the opportunity to just relax and camp with good friends.  With a full spectrum of music offered on multiple daytime stages and multiple nighttime venues, the High Sierra Music Festival is an anticipated yearly event and an experience for people of all ages.You can check out the full 2017 High Sierra Music Festival Lineup below. For more information, or to purchase tickets, head to the festival’s website.last_img read more

Jamestown Man Charged After Allegedly Urinating In Street, Then Fleeing Police

first_imgMGN Stock Image.LAKEWOOD – A City of Jamestown man is facing charges after police said he was observed urinating in the middle of Sunset Drive in the Village of Lakewood this week.Lakewood-Bust Police report the incident happened Wednesday afternoon.Officers say when Howard McAvoy, no age given, was confronted by patrol officers, he allegedly became uncooperative and then drove away in his vehicle.After a short pursuit, officers were able to get McAvoy to stop his vehicle. Police said he continued to be uncooperative, at times acting hostile to police and resisting arrest.Once in custody, officers alleged McAvoy tried to break the window of the patrol vehicle by slamming his forehead into the glass repeatedly.McAvoy was eventually arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, unlawful fleeing a police officer, resisting arrest and various vehicle and traffic law offenses.Officers said McAvoy was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail for central arraignment processing. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NBA free agency: Lakers agree to four-year, $72 million deal with Luol Deng

first_imgDeng, who was born in Sudan, also plans to take advantage of various business and philanthropic opportunities in Los Angeles. He will explore local initiatives with a pan-African investment fund and for his self-named foundation, which builds outdoor basketball courts and hosts clinics in various parts of Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Deng’s L.A-based holding company, D3N9, has invested in JUST Water, which promotes the use of paper-based bottled water. His sports agency, Octagon, also has an LA-based office. Mozgov, Clarkson and Deng will sign their contracts once the NBA moratorium ends on July 7. The Lakers currently have 11 players committed for the 2016-17 season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers landed an established veteran that could inject both talent and leadership to complement their young roster.The Lakers and Luol Deng agreed to a four-year, $72 million deal, according to league sources. Deng had extensive conversations with other NBA teams, including the Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz. Deng also had a meeting with the Jazz on Friday, sources said.Yet, the 31-year-old Deng narrowed in on the Lakers for a few reasons. He likes the potential of the team’s young players, including D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr. Deng talked with Lakers coach Luke Walton and was “pleased with the conversation,” sources said. And the Lakers consistently stayed in touch with Deng’s representatives, reaching out shortly after free agency began Thursday at 9:01 p.m..center_img The Lakers did not establish whether Deng would be a starter or a reserve, but he’s expected to play a significant role after averaging 15.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in his 12-year NBA career with stints with the Chicago Bulls (2004-14), Cleveland Cavaliers (2014) and Miami Heat (2014-16). Although he averaged 12.3 points last season in Miami in what marked his lowest since his rookie season in Chicago (2004-05), Deng averaged 15.2 points and 8.1 rebounds following the All-Star game. That coincided with Chris Bosh’s prolonged absence because of blood clots. Deng has cemented a strong reputation around the NBA as both a versatile forward and positive locker room influence.“Congr[a]ts my brother,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade tweeted. “Now you can afford your own @stance socks..One of my all time favorite teammates. Proud to call you a friend!”The Lakers have around $12 million left to spend on next season’s payroll after also agreeing to deals with center Timofey Mozgov (four years, $64 million) and Clarkson (four years, $50 million). The Lakers offered Deng a contract after Kent Bazemore declined an offer worth the same amount. Instead, Bazemore agreed to stay with Atlanta on a four-year, $70 million deal. last_img read more