A huge number of stars are to celebrate the music of Tom Petty as part of Petty Fest on April 3.Petty FestAmong the stars set to perform are Flea, Albert Hammond Jr., The Walking Papers, Brendan Benson, Nikki Lane, Dhani Harrison, Jason Lee, Butch Walker, Ruby Amanfu, Eric Pulido of Midlake, James Valentine of Maroon 5, Pete Yorn, Matt Sorum & Ace Harper, Lukas Nelson, Chase Cohl, Zane Carney, Danny Masterson, Adam Busch, Dakota Johnson & Ruby Stewart, Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara, Danny Clinch, Jordan Beckett of Bootstraps and Many More Big Surprises!100% of ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Founded in 1993 by singer-songwriter Victoria Williams, the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.The event takes place on April 3 at the El Rey Theatre in LA.Find out more here.
Last week, will.i.am – musician and STEM education advocate – hosted Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson as they toured the i.am College Track after-school tutoring center in will.i.am’s hometown neighborhood of Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles, California.Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, i.am.angel Foundation President, will.i.am and The Duke of York in front of the i.am College Track Boyle Heights Boyle Heights center.Credit/Copyright: Jerod Harris/GettyThe visit was part of an information exchange between the i.am College Track program and iDEA, a recently launched Digital Enterprise Award, which aims to support more than 1 million young people in the U.K. to develop their digital skills and business ideas over the next five years. will.i.am serves on the Steering Board of iDEA. The Duke of York chairs the Steering Board. Learn more at www.onemillionyoungideas.org.uk.After a class assembly, The Duke of York, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of Yorkand i.am.angel Foundation President, will.i.am, join students from the i.am College Track Boyle Heights program for a group photo.Credit/Copyright: Jerod Harris/GettyStudents in the i.am College Track Boyle Heights program hosted a facility tour, showing The Duke of York project-based learning designed to teach computer graphics, robotics and Mandarin Chinese. After the tour, will.i.am and The Duke of York addressed students during an assembly. During the assembly The Duke of York invited i.am College Track students to visit the UK and to meet and interact with iDEA initiative participants who attend Hackney Community College in greater London.Musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist will.i.am is President of the i.am.angel foundation. The foundation operates an after-school STEM-focused tutoring center, i.am College Track, in Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles. The center serves 120 at-risk, underserved high school students who receive the equivalent of one extra year of high school education with the mission of keeping every student in school and earning grades that will qualify them to graduate and then attend college/university. To learn more about the foundation and its programs, please visit www.iamangelfoundation.org.
With apologies to the ESPYS and the WNBA, Wednesday was what has come to be known as the deadest day on the sporting calendar. That’s because the day after Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game (which was held Tuesday) traditionally sees no activity whatsoever from North America’s “Big Four” sports leagues (the NFL, the NBA, the NHL and MLB). This barren day doesn’t always occur on the same date, but the All-Star Game has taken place during the week between July 10 and 16 for more than a decade.In honor of the occasion, we thought we’d chart the average number games per day in those leagues on any given date in a typical year:That noticeable dip in July is what we’re in the midst of, but there’s another time that is, on average, every bit as vacant as ESPYS day: Dec. 24. Christmas Eve is usually an off-day for the NBA and NHL; aside from a stray Friday game in 2004 and Monday Night Football in 2007, the only thing keeping it from complete emptiness is that it fell on a Sunday in 2006 (meaning it had a full compliment of NFL games) and a Saturday in 2005 and 2011 (both years in which the NFL shifted its Week 16 games to Saturday to avoid playing on Christmas Day). Even so, Dec. 24 averaged only four contests per year, lower than any other date over the past 10 years.Christmas itself is always the date of a few notable NBA games, but it has averaged only 4.7 games over the past decade. Combine that with the fact that the MLB All-Star Game is not held on a constant date (July 12 was the most common, seeing an average of 5.1 games), and the holiday season is, statistically, the time in which the fewest games are played per day.
San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) kneels in front of teammates during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)DETROIT (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s protest movement rolled on without him Sunday, as his fraternity marched in Detroit and players around the NFL sat or knelt during the national anthem.Kaepernick remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the 49ers. His supporters believe he’s being punished for protesting police brutality by refusing to stand during the national anthem last season.About 50 members of the Kappa Alpha Psi alumni chapter in Detroit marched about a mile Sunday in a peaceful protest that ended just outside Ford Field, where the Lions hosted the Arizona Cardinals.“When you look at some of the recent incidents like what happened to Michael Bennett in Las Vegas, it validates the stance that Colin Kaepernick has taken,” said Eric Brown, a former president of the fraternity’s alumni chapter in Detroit.Brown said Kappa Alpha Psi planned to have similar gatherings in Dallas and Atlanta before future NFL games.San Francisco safety Eric Reid knelt for the anthem with several teammates standing around him. Reid joined Kaepernick in the anthem protest last season. He did not kneel at the start of the preseason but resumed his protest following the rally in Charlottesville, Va., last month that involved a loosely connected mix of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other far-right extremists.Bennett recently released a statement alleging racially motivated excessive force against him by Las Vegas police. The Seattle defensive end sat on the bench during the national anthem before Sunday’s game at Green Bay.Bennett sat for the national anthem during the preseason as well, with teammate Justin Britt standing next to him with his hand on his shoulder. Britt again stood next to Bennett during his anthem protest Sunday. Defensive linemen Frank Clark and Cliff Avril each went back during the anthem to shake hands with Bennett.On the other sideline at about the 30 yard-line, Bennett’s younger brother Martellus, a tight end for the Packers, stood at the end of the line next to his teammates but raised his right fist in the air during the anthem.Green Bay safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix helped hold a giant American flag on the field as the anthem was played.In Cleveland, the Browns ran onto the field for their opener against Pittsburgh accompanied by police, firefighters, emergency workers and military personnel.After being criticized for kneeling during the national anthem before a recent exhibition, several Browns players met with owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam about how to connect better with the community. They later met with Cleveland’s police chief and one of the ideas hatched was the pregame introduction. The public servants stood alongside the players for the anthem.“I thought it was pretty cool,” said 10-time Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas. “I think doing that shows the unity that this team is trying to promote between our football team and first responders, military, police, and hopefully, show a positive effort to move forward and to try to make America a better place for everybody.”Before the anthem, a video featuring several Browns players, including Thomas and rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer, was shown on the scoreboard. During the video, players asked for unity, equality and cooperation during a time of division in the country.Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch also sat during the national anthem in Tennessee.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) is hosting its annual Tea by the Sea event on Saturday, January 19, at the famous Marine Room restaurant.The event will feature a variety of delicious food paired with beautiful oceanfront views of the La Jolla tide.Guests will enjoy complimentary champagne, a signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, live music and a visit from the Marine Room’s Executive Chef Bernard.St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center said proceeds from the event will directly benefit thier art program.SMSC is a nonprofit organization that serves more than 400 individuals with developmental disabilities, with the mission to educate and empower students to realize their full potential.To learn more about Tea by the Sea and to purchase tickets, please visit www.stmsc.org January 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Tea by the Sea with The Marine Room KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 11, 2019