Load remaining images Lettuce is currently on an extensive winter tour, giving them imperative opportunities to take in their diverse surroundings and turn them into the mix of sound and inspiration they are so well loved for. When Adam Deitch (drums), Jesus Coomes (bass), Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (guitar), Neal Evans (keys), Nigel Hall (keys, vocals) and The Shady Horns’ saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom are on the same stage, great, firing things happen – such has been the case for the last 25 years! Their excellence was furthered on Friday night for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Oakland when the funk powerhouse hit The Fox Theatre with their show-stopping live set to kick off a three-night California run.With openers The Floozies and The Russ Liquid Test on deck, the night got extra funky. Photographer Chris Baldwin was on the scene, so you can enjoy the full gallery below!For fans of Lettuce and The Floozies, you can catch them both at the 2nd annual Fool’s Paradise March 31 & April 1, 2017 in St. Augustine, FL alongside Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Motet, a special Manic Science set featuring Manic Focus and Break Science, The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, along with Oteil Burbridge and Antwaun Stanley as Artists at Large. The guys will also be leading several artist excursions, like sailing, mini-golf, and even a ping pong tournament to raise money for charity! Head here for more information.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich—The weather outside didn’t keep folks from attending the biggest night in Alpena. Over 700 people made their way to the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner.This year’s theme: ‘Seasons of Alpena’ truly fit tonight’s occasion. The ‘Citizen of the Year’ award was a special one, as Girl Scout leader, community organizer, and church leader Bronwyn Woolman walked on stage to receive her honor.During her speech, Woolman told the crowd that she was shocked but proud to represent Alpena as a community who embraces family. She also encouraged everyone to take time out to become a volunteer.Other winners included:Business of the Year – Alpena Alcona Area Credit UnionCustomer Service of the Year – McDonald Bros. CollisionCulture Change Agent Award – Annie WilkConnecting the Classroom and Business Award – David CumminsAmbassador of the Year – Audra SmithMidMichigan Health – Health Leadership Award – Home DepotAlpena Community College Michigan Workforce Development Award – Decorative Panels International and LafargeAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious LeFave Pharmacy offering CBD Informational ClassesNext Icy roads cause rollover on U.S. 23
Two people had to abandon ship after their boat burst into flames at John’s Pass, off Treasure Island and Madeira Beach on Friday.Officials say the boat caught fire when the two people aboard refueling to the ship.The boat began burning in the middle of the water and then sunk, prompting the passengers to jump into the water.The pair suffered minor burns and reportedly took themselves to the hospital after the incident.The cause of the explosion and fire are now under investigation.
OLYMPIA –Thurston County firefighters and paramedics remind people that fireworks safety is the key to having a Fourth of July holiday to remember instead of a tragic accident you’d rather forget.Thurston County Director of Emergency Services Steve Romines said the arrival of the Independence Day holiday also brings the unfortunate arrival of fireworks-related injuries. In 2010, Thurston County 9-1-1 Dispatch logged hundreds of fireworks related calls, some of them regarding serious injuries.“The safest bet by far is to leave it to the pros and enjoy one of the licensed public fireworks displays,” Romines said. “But if you’re going to light your own fireworks, following a few basic safety rules will save you from injury, and could even save your life.”As a reminder, the sale of fireworks in unincorporated Thurston County is legal from June 28 through noon on July 5. It is legal to discharge fireworks only from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3 and 4.Romines says the use of fireworks can be safer if the following precautions are observed:Use only “safe and sane” fireworks. (In Washington state that means no bottle rockets, no firecrackers, no cherry bombs and no missiles.)Do not hold or throw fireworks after they are lit and do not relight unexploded fireworks.Have an adult present at all times when fireworks are being set off, and young children should never light fireworks.Be extra careful about the area where fireworks are lit; the heat from fireworks can easily ignite grass, wood and many other flammable materials.Keep a water source handy to deal with potential fires and douse all fireworks to make sure they are out.Again, in the unincorporated areas of Thurston County, it is legal to sell fireworks from June 28 through noon on July 5. It is legal to discharge fireworks ONLY from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3 and 4. Avoid serious injury with proper fireworks safety. Facebook9Tweet0Pin0