Wanee Announces 2019 Block Party: Jaimoe’s Mississippi Allstars, The Marcus King Band, George Porter Jr. Trio, More

first_imgAfter a thirteen-year run, Wanee Music Festival officially canceled their 2019 event at The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida late last year. While the official announcement cited holiday timing as their reason not to return, festival organizers promised future Wanee-related announcements.Today, the Allman Brothers Band announced the inaugural Wanee Block Party, a multi-stage event going down March 22nd-23rd in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Revolution, America’s Backyard, and Stache.On Friday, March 22nd, the evening event will be headlined by Jaimoe’s Mississippi Allstars, comprised of Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, as well as Cody Dickinson and Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars. VIP ticket holders will gain access to an exclusive VIP party sponsored by The Big House Museum, a meet and greet with Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, a Kirk West Photography exhibit and book signing, as well as a VIP concert viewing area.The next day will offer a full schedule of music featuring performances from The Marcus King Band with North Mississippi Allstars, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, George Porter Jr. Trio, The Lee Boys, Bobby Lee Rogers Trio, Gabriel Kelley, and a “Wanee Family Jam”. VIP ticket holders will gain access to exclusive viewing areas at the Peach and Mushroom stages.All tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.last_img read more

Ladipo, Onigbinde Pay Tribute to Thunder Balogun’s Wife

first_imgThe President-General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, and the former chief coach of the Super Eagles, Adegboye Onigbinde, have extolled the virtues of the wife of Nigeria’s football legend, Teslim ‘Thunder’ Balogun, Alhaja Mulikat as the family celebrates her 21 years memorial.Ladipo, said, Alhaja Mulikat was indirectly responsible for the great contributions and indelible mark her husband made to the development of football in Nigeria.“It was Alhaja Mulikat, an astute football lover that convinced Teslim Balogun to return to Nigeria from England where ‘Thunder’ was playing as the first Nigerian to sign a club deal to play in the English league. He was a player of Queens Park Rangers and it was the late Premier of Western Nigeria, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, that asked her to persuade her husband to return to Nigeria so as to play for Western Rovers in the prestigious Challenge Cup. “She didn’t just ask him to return, when Thunder Balogun started playing for the national team, she was present in all the games her husband played for the country, to give her massive support.“If there were top decisions made by Teslim Balogun that lifted him to become one of Nigeria’s greatest football players of all time, they were due to the influence of his wife who stood firmly by him with humour, humility and discipline.”Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, who was a close family friend to the late Teslim Balogun said that Alhaja Mulikat was a great asset to Nigeria as a nation as she motivated her husband to achieve greatness for the country.“Alhaja Mulikat, accompanied her husband to all the training sessions he was involved in when Thunder returned to Nigeria. She was always there to quietly point out areas where her husband didn’t do well in training and this helped tremendously during competitive games.”Onigbinde noted that, if wives of present day Nigerian footballers give the kind of supports Alhaja Mulikat gave to Thunder Balogun during his active years as a footballer, such players would definitely be better professionals.The spokesperson of the Teslim Balogun family, Kayode Balogun, a former Super Eagles player himself, said yesterday in Lagos that the family remain grateful to the Lagos State government for naming the Lagos Football Association stadium in Surulere after their father.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts claims police harassed him at Texas home

first_imgPatriots linebacker Elandon Roberts claims that a police officer harassed him during a traffic stop in his driveway, and his attorney is seeking an investigation.Roberts told USA Today that a Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputy pulled him over on March 10 for speeding in the Houston suburb of Richmond. Roberts pulled into his driveway and got out of his car. As dashcam video of the incident shows, the deputy orders Roberts, “Get back in the car. … Get in the car right now!” “This is my house,” Roberts said, his hands up in the air. #Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts says he was harassed at home by police. [ @usatodaysports ]“This is my house”,”Being harassed in your own yard simply because you are a ‘big black man’ should never become the norm.” https://t.co/nRluOZHHOj pic.twitter.com/rsUZII26Oy— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 12, 2019Roberts complies with the command to get back in his car and shut the door. The officer requests backup, saying, “The big black man got out of the car … I had to yell at him pretty hard.”When Roberts’ wife, Tori Roberts, came out of the house, the deputy told her to return: “If you don’t get back in the house, you will be arrested. Go back in the house for your safety.”Roberts filed a complaint days after the stop, but the sheriff’s office told USA Today the complaint was not acted on by the department and the case had been closed. But Roberts was compelled to share his story.“Unfortunately, these types of things are happening all too often to African Americans,” Roberts told USA Today. “People are becoming desensitized to them. Being harassed in your own yard simply because you are a ‘big black man’ should never become the norm. To the person being harassed, it is frightening, disrespectful and embarrassing.”Roberts’ attorney, Jennine Hovell-Cox, told USA Today she wants the investigation reopened. Roberts was pulled over for allegedly driving 59 mph in a 35 mph zone, but the ticket was “dismissed,” according to Hovell-Cox.A sixth-round pick by the Patriots in 2016, Roberts has started 30 games for the Patriots in three seasons, playing on two Super Bowl champions.last_img read more