Last night, The Motet brought the funk to Portland, ME, marking the band’s first-ever performance in recently-added vocalist Lyle Divinsky‘s hometown. Check out some behind-the-scenes clips of the band’s day in Maine below via their Snapchat (@TheMotet).After taking in the local culture with a signature Portland lobster party, the band pulled out all the stops for their sold-out show at the Portland House Of Music where they were locked in with the packed crowd, making for an unforgettable performance. The band live streamed a large portion of the show from their Facebook page last night (starting with “Damn!”). You can watch the video (featuring 50+ minutes of Motet magic) below:Setlist: The Motet at Portland House Of Music – 10/13/16BROTHER MAN, DAMN!, TRUTH, FUNKIFY, LIKE WE OWN IT, CRETAN, KEEP ON, DANGER, SHAKE, WEARING IT OUT, GETTEN TO KNOW YOU, SOLAR PLEXUS, BACK IT UP, CLOSEDEncore: FOOL NO MORE, SERPENTINEThe band rounds out the first leg of their fall tour this weekend, with performances tonight Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT and tomorrow at Paradise Rock Club in Boston. Tickets are available through the band’s website.[Cover photo – Lauryn Sophia]
Joy B. Lanning, age 86, of Brookville, Indiana died Sunday night, April 10, 2016 at Reid in Richmond, Indiana. Born September 27, 1929 in Brookville, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Clarence & Ethel (Rockwell) Linderman. On September 3, 1949 she was united in marriage to John M. Lanning, and he preceded her on their 65th anniversary, September 3, 2014. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary of Brookville. Survivors include three children and their spouses, John J. & Cindy Lanning of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mitchell & Rose Wiwi-Lanning of Florence, Kentucky and Penny & Rob Hofer of Brookville, Indiana; five grandsons, Cameron Hofer, Logan Hofer, John Lanning, Vincent Lanning, Joshua Lanning; one great-granddaughter, Emilia Hofer; as well as a brother, Clarence Linderman Jr. of Connersville, Indiana. In addition to her parents and husband, John, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosemary Brandt and Gloria Cox, an infant sister, Emily Ann Linderman, and a granddaughter, Rachel Ann Lanning. The Very Rev. Sean Danda will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, April 14, 2016, 10:30 A.M., at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 145 East St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. Burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville. Family & friends may visit from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lanning family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence to the family please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
The Cubs are thankful they landed Jonathan Lucroy.Chicago needed a catcher after trading away backup Martin Maldonado at the deadline shortly before Willson Contreras suffered a hamstring injury that is expected to keep him out for about a month. Jon Lester calls himself ‘weakest link’ in Cubs rotation after allowing 11 runs Craig Kimbrel injury update: Cubs put closer on IL with knee inflammation But, despite the elimination of August waiver trades this season, the Cubs managed to add Lucroy — a two-time All-Star — after he was released by the Angels and became a free agent Wednesday.”To get a player of that caliber right now with everything that’s going on for us, the misfortune, we’re pretty fortunate with the new rules,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters, via MLB.com. “If you just put everything in a box and talk about them all, it’s pretty fortunate.” Related News “We had Maldonado traded away,” Hendricks said. “So yeah, to kind of just fall into that, have a guy available of (Lucroy’s) stature, I think it’s unbelievable. To have him be able to come in, obviously, it’s going to be a pretty easy transition, I think. He’s a guy that’s been around, knows what he’s doing, and he knows some of the guys on this team.”The Cubs finished play Wednesday in first place of the National League Central with a 62-52 record. Lucroy missed about three weeks after he broke his nose and sustained a concussion in early July when he was involved in a collision at home plate with the Astros’ Jake Marisnick. Lucroy is fully healthy now and he’ll split time with fellow Chicago catcher Victor Caratini, Maddon said.”Victor’s done well. This doesn’t put Victor on the shelf,” Maddon said. “They’ll both play. I’ll just try to figure out the best way to do that. I’ve not been around Jonathan a lot. I know he’s had that pretty severe injury this year. But apparently everything is well, but I want to talk to him and see how he’s doing and keep an eye on all of that stuff. It definitely makes us deeper again.”Lucroy, 33, has struggled this season as he’s slashing just .242/.310/.371 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs in 74 games. But, he’ll provide tremendous value for the Cubs behind the plate, pitcher Kyle Hendricks said. Willson Contreras injury update: Cubs catcher (hamstring) expected to miss 4 weeks, report says
Week 13 has two games between ranked teams with massive College Football Playoff implications.The first is the top-10 matchup between No. 9 Penn State and No. 2 Ohio State: The winner of that game will likely represent the Big Ten East in the conference championship game and take the driver’s seat for Playoff consideration. The other is the top-25 matchup between No. 24 Texas A&M and No. 4 Georgia: If the Aggies upset the Bulldogs in Athens, it will knock them clean out of Playoff contention. Pick: Georgia 30, Texas A&M 20No. 9 Penn State at No. 2 Ohio State (-18.5)Penn State represents the first of a three-game gauntlet separating Ohio State from its first Playoff berth since 2016. The Buckeyes will be happy to have Chase Young back along the defensive line. He should be a huge disruptor in Penn State’s backfield, not only for Sean Clifford’s ability to target KJ Hamler and Pat Freiermuth, but also running back Journey Brown’s ability to make positive gains. Conversely, Shake Toney and Yetur Gross-Matos will look to make life miserable for Justin Fields. This game will be closer than the -point spread, but Field’s dual-threat ability, coupled with the running prowess of J.K. Dobbins, should be enough for Ohio State to keep Penn State at arm’s length on Saturday.Pick: Ohio State 38, Penn State 24 MORE: Week 13 picks against the spreadOther notable games to watch this week include the AAC matchup between Navy and SMU, as well as the ACC matchup between Pitt and Virginia Tech. Baylor-Texas will be worth monitoring, as well.We at Sporting News are 74-15 through 12 weeks this season, coming off another strong performance in which we went 7-1 in our picks. With that, SN’s’ Week 13 college football picks (lines provided courtesy of Sportsbook Review as if 4 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 18):No. 6 Oregon (-14.5) at Arizona StateAll that stands between Oregon and a one-loss Pac-12 championship game berth is two .500 teams. The first of those opponents is Arizona State, which has split its last two meetings with the Ducks in single-possession games. This game has no bearing on the Pac-12 divisional races, but Herm Edwards’ team will come into this game ready to play spoiler. They hang around for a quarter or two before Justin Herbert wills Oregon to a win in Tempe.Pick: Oregon 31, Arizona State 20No. 21 SMU at Navy (-4)This game is of vital importance to the American Athletic Conference championship game. Assuming the winner of SMU-Navy wins its next game (against Tulane and Houston, respectively), they could conceivably make the AAC championship if Memphis loses to Cincinnati on Nov. 29. The Midshipmen lead the country in rushing (349 yards per game) by way of their triple-option attack, while SMU ranks 30th in rush defense (124 ypg). It will be close, but the backfield duo of Shane Buechele (3,195 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, eight interceptions) and Xavier Jones (1,063 rushing yards, 18 touchdowns) should lead the Mustangs to a hard-fought win.Pick: SMU 35, Navy 34MORE: College Football Playoff picture, Week 13UCLA at USC (-13.5)This rivalry game means little in the grand scheme of things, both in the Pac-12 and larger national football landscape, but it is a curious game considering the implications for Trojans coach Clay Helton. The fifth-year USC coach has been on the hot seat for most of the season, and there’s no guarantee a win against the 4-6 Bruins will be enough to secure his return for the 2020 season. USC’s Kedon Slovis and UCLA’s Dylan Thompson-Robinson should both put up big numbers, but look for the overall-better Trojans to come away with a win.Pick: USC 33, UCLA 27No. 12 Michigan (-8.5) at IndianaMichigan can’t afford to look ahead to “The Game” next week — not with this 7-3 Indiana team. The Hoosiers have lost 23 straight in this series, but have played the Wolverines to one-possession games in three of their last four trips to Bloomington. Indiana backup quarterback Peyton Ramsey stepped right into injured Michael Penix Jr.’s shoes against Penn State last week, completing 31 of 41 passes for 371 yards and a touchdown. Michigan would rather its defense keep him off balance for the entirety of this game, but the progression of Shea Patterson the last three weeks (43 of 67 passing, 635 yards, seven touchdowns, zero interceptions) bodes well if this game stays close late. We guess the Wolverines will pull away midway through the fourth quarter.Pick: Michigan 30, Indiana 21Pitt at No. 25 Virginia Tech (-4)This game, coupled with next week’s rivalry matchup between Virginia and Virginia Tech, will likely decide which team faces Clemson in the ACC championship game. If Pitt wins out and Virginia Tech beats Virginia next week, the Panthers will play the Tigers in Charlotte, N.C. for the ACC title. If the Hokies win out, they’ll get that honor. This game could pivot on Kenny Pickett’s ball security: Pitt is 4-1 in games in which he doesn’t register an interception, and 2-2 in games he does. The Hokies have 12 interceptions on the season as a team, including three players (Caleb Farley, Dax Hollifield and Jermaine Waller) with at least three picks. The Hokies get at least one takeaway in a close win.Pick: Virginia Tech 27, Pitt 23MORE: College football bowl projections, Week 13Texas at No. 13 Baylor (-5)A Baylor win will ensure the Bears rematch with Oklahoma for a chance at the Big 12 championship, but Baylor may have bigger things in mind: Matt Rhule and Co. still have an outside chance at becoming the No. 4 seed in the Playoff assuming Baylor wins out and avenges its only loss of the season. That might be too tall an order, but Rhule will have his team ready to play after the heartbreaking loss to the Sooners, who overcame a 25-point deficit to upend the Bears. That said, Texas hasn’t scored more than 27 points in four of its last five games (the one exception a 50-48 win over Kansas). That doesn’t bode well against a Bears defense that has given up 22.6 points per game in Big 12 play this season. Baylor rights the ship before moving on to Kansas and a rematch with Oklahoma.Pick: Baylor 31, Texas 27No. 24 Texas A&M at No. 4 Georgia (-13.5)Texas A&M represent what is likely the last true regular-season road block between Georgia and a College Football Playoff berth. The Aggies have won their last four games with a plus-81 win differential, while Georgia has had to slog through one-possession victories over Auburn and Florida (sandwiched around a 27-0 win over Missouri). The Bulldogs have gotten by on the strength of their defense this season, allowing only South Carolina to score more than 17 points this season (20). The challenge for them will be to limit Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond, whose dual-threat ability can cause headaches for Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning. Mond will make a few plays, but look for Jake Fromm to continue playing mistake-free football (he hasn’t thrown an interception in over a month) in another Georgia win.