On 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 images
Vulfpeck is known for catering to their hardcore fans. Their videos are fun, playful, and funny, but there’s always an undertone of musical appreciation that helps them connect with their audience. Vulfpeck’s crowd simply loves music; they love to listen, appreciate, and replicate their favorite band. Vulfpeck has published several instructional videos in the past, teaching their fans how to play certain songs on the piano, and also how to create the band’s now-iconic “Vulfify” look. The band has even released stems to some of their more popular songs—such as or “Poinciana”, “Dean Town”, and “Back Pocket”—so their fans could make authentic remixes of their material.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Announce New Year’s Eve In NYCOver the weekend, the band continued with their new stem trend, releasing individual tracks from their take on Mocky‘s “Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together”—the lead single from their new album Mr. Finish Line. There are 7 tracks in total, each of which represents a different track from the recording of “Birds Of A Feather”. You can isolate Joe Dart‘s bass line, Antwaun Stanley‘s soulful vocals, Woody Goss‘s beautiful organ, Theo Katzmann‘s spot-on falsetto, Joey Dosik‘s keys and vocal skills, and, of course, Jack Stratton‘s pancakes as percussion. Now, any fan can create their own mix of “Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together” with that authentic Vulf sound!The stems are available as an album and also as individual tracks, so fear not if you really have your heart set on using that pancake stem in a future remix and none of the other tracks. Each track is available for $1.00, with the full album available for the low price of…$1.00! To check the tracks out and make your own musical masterpiece, head to Vulfpeck’s stem Bandcamp page. To refresh your memory, check out the awesome music video of Vulfpeck and Antwaun Stanley’s “Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together”.
University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead discussed the future of Georgia agriculture with industry leaders at the 40th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, on Tuesday, Oct. 17.“I look forward to the Sunbelt Expo every year,” Morehead said. “Speaking with agricultural leaders from across the state always serves as a constant reminder of the critical role the University of Georgia plays in supporting our state’s most important industry.”Morehead, who has attended the expo every year since becoming UGA president in 2013, visited the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) building, where he spoke with CAES Ambassadors and met Southeastern agricultural leaders. He also delivered remarks at a listening session hosted by U.S. House Committee on Agriculture members, and he encouraged policymakers to continue looking to UGA as a source for data to inform agricultural policy.CAES contributes to Georgia’s food, fiber and horticultural sectors through research conducted at various experiment stations, research and education centers, and farms statewide. The college has an annual student population of about 2,000 and more than 11,000 alumni living in Georgia. UGA Cooperative Extension serves Georgians in all of the state’s 159 counties through local Extension offices and reaches 180,000 elementary, middle and high school students through the Georgia 4-H Youth Development program.“Many Georgians, especially young people, may not be aware of the total impact that UGA CAES faculty and staff have on the economy and in their lives,” said CAES Dean Sam Pardue. “Sunbelt Expo is a perfect opportunity to showcase our great partnerships and our educational programs across the state that are available to everyone.”At the expo, UGA Extension specialists lead daily seminars on topics like beef cattle management, forages, dairying, aquaculture and poultry. There are also field demonstrations at the 600-acre, on-site working research farm. Visitors can see peanuts being dug and cotton, peanuts, soybeans and hay being harvested.“We work very closely with the CAES researchers on a daily basis on the Darrell Williams Research Farm on various row crop and forage studies. During show time, these researchers, along with the livestock specialists, participate in our demos and seminars. It is all tied together with the CAES exhibits in their permanent exhibit building. We appreciate our great relationship with CAES as we work together to make life better on the farm,” said Chip Blalock, executive director of the expo.The expo is one of many events where CAES Ambassadors — CAES students selected to aid in college recruitment efforts and to represent the college — serve as hosts and provide information to guests. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, Southeastern middle and high school students flocked to the expo for the event’s Student Day. Many visited the college’s building to learn more about agriculture and CAES opportunities.“The Sunbelt Expo is one of the largest agricultural events every year, and it’s literally held in our backyard. This is a great chance to showcase our college and educate high school students about the degree programs offered on our UGA campus in Tifton,” said Katie Murray, student recruiter for the UGA Tifton campus. “This is an excellent opportunity to recruit students who aspire to a career in agriculture.” For more information, visit sunbeltexpo.com.
Jerry F. Stephens, 79, of Milan, formerly of Moores Hill, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Jerry was born Tuesday, August 8, 1939 in Gardnersville, Kentucky the son of Orville and Deloris (Ellison) Stephens. He married Margie Davies November 4, 1960 and she survives. He served his country in the V-4 Division on the Navy Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Intrepid CVA-11. He was a member of Sparta Baptist Church for over 70 years. He was a mechanic for Monsanto. Jerry had many hobbies including: rebuilding vintage cars, hunting, camping, hiking, sailing, loved singing with his sisters and singing in the choir at his church where he was choir director. He held a private pilot license and loved to fly his own plane.Jerry is survived by his wife Margie of Milan; daughters: Kimberly (Ken) Weber of Bright, Gayle Stephens of Knoxville, Tennessee and Patricia (Steve) Lampert of Greendale; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; sisters: Kay Rowell of Stringer, Mississippi and Jean Streeter of Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents.A service celebrating his life will be held 11 AM Wednesday, September 4 at Sparta Baptist Church, 12177 Sparta Pike, Moores Hill, IN 47032 with Pastors Rick Burcham and Larry Streeter officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Sinai Cemetery, with full military rites provided by Moores Hill American Legion Post #209. Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 9-11 AM Wednesday, also at the church. Memorial contributions may be given in honor of Jerry to Sparta Baptist Church or Ripley Crossing Activity Fund. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812)744-3280. You may go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
The Seahawks were a yard away from winning the NFC West last season before the 49ers stopped them short of the goal line late in the regular-season finale. No doubt it was a good season, but good might not be good enough in 2020 as the NFC West is arguably the best division in football. They’ll need solid production in their 2020 NFL Draft class to stay competitive.Seattle took Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks in the first round, a move that had many scratching their heads as the most important needs were at edge rusher, offensive line, wide receiver and running back, and Brooks is pretty limited in his ability to defend the pass. The Seahawks got their pass rusher in the second round with Tennessee defensive end Darrell Taylor, but they passed on better options in A.J. Epenesa and Terrell Lewis. They then reached to grab an interior lineman with LSU’s Damien Lewis in the third round. Here’s a look at the Seahawks’ full 2020 NFL Draft:MORE 2020 NFL DRAFT:Full results | Team-by-team grades | Winners & losers Seahawks draft picks 2020: Who did Seattle pick?Round 1, Pick No. 27: Jordyn Brooks, ILB, Texas TechRound 2, Pick No. 48: Darrell Taylor, DE, TennesseeRound 3, Pick No. 69: Damien Lewis, G, LSURound 4, Pick No. 133: Colby Parkinson, TE, StanfordRound 4, Pick No. 144: DeeJay Dallas, RB, MiamiRound 5, Pick No. 148: Alton Robinson, DE, SyracuseRound 6, Pick No. 214: Freddie Swain, WR, FloridaRound 7, Pick No. 251: Stephen Sullivan, TE, LSUWhen do the Seahawks pick next?The Seahawks are done in the 2020 NFL Draft, barring any trades to move back into the draft on Saturday.RoundPick No.127248 (from Jets)369 (from Panthers)41334144 (compensatory)5148 (from Panthers)6214 (compensatory)6251 (from Dolphins)MORE: Read the latest NFL Draft news at SN’s draft HQSeahawks NFL Draft needsDefensive line: Seattle brought back Bruce Irvin, but Jadeveon Clowney and Ziggy Ansah are still free agents, so it might look to draft an edge rusher. The Seahawks were tied for 29th in the league with 28 sacks last season.Running back: Rashaad Penny, drafted in the first round two years ago, is coming off a torn ACL and Chris Carson is set to become a free agent after the season, so the Seahawks could look to add backfield depth.Offensive line: After watching the Seahawks allow the ninth-most sacks in the NFL in 2019, general manager John Schneider aggressively addressed the unit in free agency by signing Cedric Ogbuehi, Brandon Shell, B.J. Finney, Chance Warmack and Mike Iupati to short-term deals. Seattle still could use a long-term protector for Wilson, though.Wide receiver: The Seahawks signed Phillip Dorsett in free agency, adding him to a group anchored by Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. With Seattle having four picks in the first three rounds — and this year’s wide receiver draft class being incredibly deep — Seattle could add another weapon to surround Wilson.Safety: Bradley McDougald played in 15 games last season while Quandre Diggs and Lano Hill split time at strong safety. An addition to the secondary could improve a defense that ranked third in the NFL with 32 takeaways last season.Seahawks mock draft 2020Here are the latest 2020 NFL Draft projections for the Seahawks, according to Vinnie Iyer’s seven-round mock draft:RoundPick No.PlayerPositionSchool127Zach BaunEDGE/OLBWisconsin259Neville GallimoreDTOklahoma264 (from Chiefs)Isaiah WilsonOTGeorgia3101 (compensatory)John HightowerWRBoise State4133Damien LewisGLSU4144 (compensatory)Ke’Shawn VaughnRBVanderbilt6214 (compensatory)Harrison HandCBTemple