While Widespread Panic was wrapping up their winter tour with a killer performance at the Civic Center in Savannah, GA (Watch highlights here), it seems local police were working on a performance of their own. The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team, as well as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration, ran an undercover operation at the concert, ultimately arresting eight fans on felony drug charges.The agents actually attended the concert, where they were able to purchase controlled substances like LSD and heroin, as well as a cannister of nitrous oxide. The report in Savannah Now indicates that US currency and a vehicle were also seized in the operation. The report also features this damning parking lot photo:Naturally, the connection between drugs, law enforcement, and Widespread Panic conjures the memory of Troy Goode, who lost his life after being restrained by authorities outside of a WSP show last summer. More on that story can be read here. When law enforcement and live music cross paths, the result is never pretty. That’s why organizations like the Drug Policy Alliance exist, to get people help without damning them for their actions.If you’re heading to a concert, be safe!
In August, Pearl Jam hit Chicago’s Wrigley Field, as the band continued their brief U.S. run of “Home” and “Away” shows, which kicked off with a pair of performances in their native Seattle, Washington. The sold-out show saw the band performing many of their classic tracks in addition to tributes to Tom Petty (“I Won’t Back Down”), David Bowie (“Rebel, Rebel”), and Chris Cornell (“Missing”). Hilariously though, what the show will likely be remembered for is the appearance of Dennis Rodman during the show’s first of two encores.After the encore-opening rendition of “Just Breathe”, the former NBA superstar and five-time NBA champion appeared on stage to give Pearl Jam’s frontman Eddie Vedder a ukelele before his song “Sleeping By Myself”. Rodman, as of late, has become well-known for his close relationship with North Korea, having visited North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, multiple times and serving as a truly bizarre ambassador between the United States and the isolationist country led by dictator and major basketball fan Kim Jong-un.While the appearance of Dennis Rodman was no doubt surprising to many, it’s not necessarily totally out-of-left-field. Rodman has gone on the record as a major fan of the iconic rock act, having made guest cameos at several of their concerts over the years. Rodman also publicly thanked Eddie Vedder on television earlier in 2018 while he was on hand in Singapore for Donald Trump’s North Korea Summit. As he explained in an interview last year, “I went and got that album [Ten] and I would played it every day. For some reason, [“Black”] was on, I think that saved my life.”Watch pro-shot video of Pearl Jam covering David Bowie’s “Rebel, Rebel” below:Pearl Jam – “Rebel, Rebel”[Video: Pearl Jam][H/T Jambase]
LocalNews Dominicans help to select a name for 2011 independence celebrations by: – July 14, 2011 Tweet 14 Views no discussions Share Share Share Sharing is caring! Chief Cultural Officer, Mr. Raymond Lawrence. Photo credit: GIS NewsDominicans came together today to choose a theme for the island’s 33rd independence celebrations.The theme which will be chosen from suggestions made by the public during a special radio simulcast this morning.Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence is commending the local radio stations Kairi FM, DBS Radio, Q95 FM and Voice of Life for facilitating the simulcast, and providing an opportunity for the general public to participate in this very important theme.Several members of the public called with suggestions that will promote the island’s arts, culture and independence.A committee will decide on what theme will be chosen.Dominica Vibes News
FILE PHOTO: Uganda Cranes on training grounds.[photo via @OfficialFUFA]Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes will face Ivory Coast in an International friendly match in the United Arab Emirates on June 15th.The two teams will use the match to prepare for the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).Head coach Sebastien Desabre made the announcement on Monday at the Kabira Country Club in Kampala.“We have already secured the friendly against Ivory Coast and we are now working on having another friendly match on June 9th that we shall announce later,” added the coach.Desabre made it clear that his team will camp in the UAE for three weeks before flying to Egypt on June 17th. The coach said they need to prepare well for the Afcon because the objective is to qualify for the knock out stage.“We shall take every game as it comes and we are already scouting around the other teams we shall face in the group like Zimbabwe, DR Congo and hosts Egypt,” he added. The coach made it clear that although he is aware the group is tough, he knows each of the teams in the group so well. “We need to prepare well for our opening match against DR Congo because the first game means a lot,” he added.He made it clear that with good preparations his team has the quality to beat any team. Desabre made it clear that although he had summoned Maroons FC player Brian Majwega to the squad, the Uganda FA advised him to drop the player for previous disciplinary issues.The 2019 Afcon which will for the first time attract 24 teams will take place June 21st to July 19th. Besides Uganda, the other teams from the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) that will feature in the Afcon include; Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp
A Fort Lauderdale woman celebrating her 60th birthday is now a millionaire after hitting the jackpot on a $1 slot machine at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.The woman was inducted into a new tax bracket on Thursday after wagering a $5 bet on the slot machine:“I am in absolute shock,” the woman told our news partners at WPTV. ” You like to dream big but that’s really big. That’s not even in the really big. That’s not even in the ballpark of what you think you can win. That’s a lottery. It still feels like a dream.”The winner who asked to remain anonymous says she plans to spend her winnings modestly:“We’re talking about hurricane windows,” she said. ” We talked about resurfacing the pool or maybe getting a nicer condo after retirement.”The 3.8 million win is the largest payout at any Seminole Tribe of Florida gaming property.