Preservation Hall Jazz Band And Jon Batiste Team Up For Joyful New Orleans Performance [Photos]

first_imgOn Friday night on the eve of Jazz Fest, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band teamed up with Jon Batiste for an energized performance at the band’s legendary namesake, Preservation Hall, in New Orleans. The collaboration between Jon Batiste and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been ongoing for awhile now, with the Jon Batiste & Stay Human and the PHJB teaming up last week for a performance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert along with drummer David Grohl, who was on the show promoting his mother’s new book, From Cradle To Stage: Stories From The Mothers Who Rocked And Raised Rock Stars. You can check out photos from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Jon Batiste’s joint Friday performance below, courtesy of Adam McCullough. You can also check out the Late Show performance below, which aired late-night on April 26th. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Robredo camp: We will not be scapegoat for ‘failed’ drug war

first_img “Pagka tinanggap ni Leni… If anything that has to do with drugs and criminality, you ask her. Siya ang ilagay ko. Tingnan natin. Hindi na ako makialam,” the President said./PN Gutierrez further said that Robredo tried to engage with the Department of the Interior and Local Government and other agencies to give suggestions on how to improve government efforts against illegal drugs since 2016 but her inputs were not acted on. “Handa naman laging tumulong si VicePresident Leni, mula noon hanggang ngayon,”added Gutierrez. “Kung humihingi na ng saklolo ang Pangulo sa usapin ng “drug war,” daanin lang sana sa maayos na usapan,” says Barry Gutierrez, spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo. BARRY GUTIERREZ VIA FB Duterte recently said he would “surrender” his law enforcement power to Robredo after she criticized anew his war against illegal drugs. Specifically, Duterte said he wants Robredo to be his drug czar with an equivalent rank of Cabinet Secretary. He added:  “What she will not stand for is being made a scapegoat for all the shortcomings of the drug war for the past three and a half years.” “Kung humihingi na ng saklolo ang Pangulo sa usapin ng “drug war,” daanin lang sana sa maayos na usapan — hindi sa text, hindi sa palabas sa media,” said Gutierrez. He said that Robredo is always open to help in any capacity but is hopingthat the administration must present its offer the right way. MANILA – VicePresident Leni Robredo is more than willing to help President Rodrigo Dutertein solving the country’s illegal drug problem but she will not allow herself tobecome the administration’s scapegoat, her spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said.last_img read more

Mrs. Ruby Frances (Redding) Blackburn

first_imgMrs. Ruby Frances (Redding) Blackburn, age 89, of Greenwood, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on March 13, 1928, in Paris, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late, Thomas and Katie Lee (Sanders) Watkins. She was raised in Paris and Lexington, Kentucky, where she attended school. Ruby was united in marriage on January 5, 1947, in Paris, Kentucky, to Woodrow Lee “Red” Blackburn and to this union arrived two sons, Windel Lee and Larry Allen and a daughter, Cindy Ann to bless their home. Ruby and Woodrow shared over 55 years of marriage together until Woodrow passed away on August 23, 2002. She was a milliner by trade for Hansley Mills in Lexington, Kentucky, for several years. She later moved to Switzerland County, Indiana in Craig Township in 1966 and was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for 30 years. Ruby was a member of the Spring Branch Baptist Church. Ruby resided the past 9 years in the Greenwood, Indiana community with her son, Larry and his wife: Karen where she was lovingly cared for. Ruby was a wonderful homemaker and will be remembered for her love of her grandchildren, cooking, sewing and her church. Ruby went to be with her Lord and Savior at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Greenwood Meadows in Greenwood, Indiana.Ruby will be dearly missed by her son: Larry Allen Blackburn and his wife: Karen of Greenwood, IN; her grandchildren: Joseph Taylor, Jennifer, Regina and Ericka; her great-grandchildren: Woodrow, Alexandra, Antonio, Adalaido, Ava Marie, Archer, Annestyn, Mason, Miles and Marshall; her great-great-granddaughter: Jazmyn Marie; her brother: John Riley Watkins, Jr. of FL; her sister: Billie Marking of FL and her brother-in-law: Benny Garland of Vevay, IN.She was preceded in death by her parents: Thomas Redding, died August 9, 1935 and Katie Lee (Sanders) Watkins, died August 8, 2002; her husband: Woodrow Lee “Red” Blackburn, died August 23, 2002; her step-father: John “Johnny” Riley Watkins, died October 29, 1993; her son: Windel Lee Blackburn, died April 23, 1979; her daughter: Cindy Ann Blackburn, died March 3, 2009; her grandson: Joshua Bleu McFarland, died August 16, 1990; her granddaughter: Katie Alonso-Peralta, died August 22, 2011; her brothers: Thomas Redding and Earl Clark Watkins and her sisters: Anna Kathryn Redding, Jean Garland, Ruth Garland and Judy Johnson.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Howard Wade, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Branch Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more