Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band Added To Lettuce’s Funk Of Ages With Snarky Puppy, Turkuaz, & More

first_imgThis weekend, Lettuce is hosting their first-ever celebration of funk music at The Fillmore Philadelphia, dubbed Funk Of Ages: Past, Present & Future. The world-dominating future-funk trailblazers will host an incredible lineup of bands to honor the “Funk of Ages,” including multi-Grammy Award-winning funk/jazz/R&B ensemble Snarky Puppy, nine piece modern “power funk” act Turkuaz, Snarky bandleader Michael League‘s world-beat side project Bokanté (featuring Roosevelt Collier and more), and CT-based ensemble Funky Dawgz Brass Band.And now, The Brandon Niederauer Band has just been added to this incredible lineup! Fourteen-year-old “Taz” has been wow-ing audiences since before he entered double digits, gaining the respect of Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, and George Porter Jr. along the way. The young guitarist is well-versed in all things funk, rock, and blues, with a pocket full of originals ready to rock.Armed with an un-fuck-withable crew of musicians, Funk of Ages is set to elevate fans’ understanding and appreciation of funk music, providing a tour of different eras and approaches to the sound. From early innovators and modern-day funk ambassadors (Lettuce), to avant-garde jazz-funk heavyweights (Snarky), to modern funk with mass appeal (Turkuaz), “Funk of Ages” will highlight and celebrate all ends of the genre’s sprawling spectrum for one incredible funky day of music!Live For Live Music Presents Funk of Ages: Past, Present & Future will take place on June 24th at The Fillmore. Tickets are available here.In addition to the evening’s festivities inside the venue, Funk of Ages will also include a free block party from 1-4pm. Outside of The Fillmore and Punch Line Philly, there will be gourmet food, craft beers, beverages, beer gardens, yard games, and more for guests to enjoy. Music will be provided by the Funky Dawgz Brass Band and others, while the day begins to take shape in a way like never before. Join Philly in showcasing their commitment to one-of-a-kind live music events at the first-ever Fillmore Block Party![cover photo by Josh Timmermans]last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Commends Effort to Share Kindness on “1-4-3 Day”

first_img Holidays,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf commended Pennsylvanians for their enthusiastic support of “1-4-3 Day,” which was held yesterday, May 23, 2019, the 143rd day of the year. The day was held in honor of Fred Rogers, who used the numbers 1-4-3 to represent the letters in the words “I love you.”“I issued a challenge to Pennsylvanians to rise up and show kindness today, and I am very happy with the results,” said Gov. Wolf. “We showed what Pennsylvania is all about – kindness, generosity and neighborliness.”By Friday morning, the “Kindness Tracker” on had tallied more than 16,000 good deeds. The number tracked Pennsylvanians tweeting out acts of kindness using #143DayinPA.Good deeds done by Pennsylvanians range from giving compliments and buying coffee to collecting nonperishables for a local food bank and donating platelets.• First Lady Frances Wolf read “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” an illustrated collection of Fred Rogers’ poetry and song lyrics, to students at Alexander Goode Elementary School, York.• The City of Pittsburgh placed “No Hate Any Time” and “Kindness Zone” signs throughout the city.• Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera served lunch to children at Greater Latrobe School District, Fred Rogers’ alma mater.• Eat’n Park celebrated 1-4-3 Day by paying for parking for visitors of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.• Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine visited children at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Danville.• Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller prepared meals at the Central PA Food Bank• Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn read books to children at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.• The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh gave away free tickets to Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of Marjorie Prime.• The Department of Aging celebrated 1-4-3 Day with grandparents and schoolchildren in York County.• The Pittsburgh Symphony gave away tickets to its performances.• Reentrants from the Wernersville Community Corrections Center prepared Adamstown Borough’s community pool for its opening day.• The Department of Community and Economic Development volunteered at the Bethesda Mission and made a donation to the Central PA Food Bank.Activities for 1-4-3 Day spread beyond Pennsylvania’s borders. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services sent a letter to The Roanoke Times thanking farmers. The state of New Jersey tweeted a thank you to Pennsylvania for being a good neighbor.For an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Fred Rogers, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office invites travelers to experience the Fred Rogers Trail, at, which includes stops in his hometown of Latrobe and Pittsburgh, where he filmed his iconic television show.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on even more great ideas and places to visit around our state. Gov. Wolf Commends Effort to Share Kindness on “1-4-3 Day” May 24, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Gordon aims to reclaim place

first_img He added: “If I can keep my performance level up in training as I have been over the last few days, I will be knocking on the door and looking to try and get a starting slot.” Gordon is out of contract in the summer and his future on Wearside is uncertain. However, just to be back on the training pitch – he was part of the Scotland squad for last week’s friendly in Slovenia – represents a major boost after a miserable 12 months. He said: “Everything has seemed to come around at once – I probably have only been training at full pace for the last week or so, and then I was off with the Scotland squad. I got a couple of days’ good training under my belt with them and then came back here and was on the bench on Sunday. It’s been a long time coming.” Meanwhile, midfielder David Vaughan is hoping to take advantage of the loss of skipper Lee Cattermole and Benin international Stephane Sessegnon through suspension to force his way back into the team after injury. The 29-year-old Wales international has missed the last seven games with an ankle injury, but has set his sights on a return against Liverpool at the Stadium of Light on Saturday after playing for Wales last Wednesday night. He said: “Obviously with the suspensions, there are a few places up for grabs in the team. Hopefully I’ll get that opportunity to come in and do a job and help the team win the game.” Press Association Forgotten Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon has warned Simon Mignolet he wants his place back after a year on the sidelines.center_img The 29-year-old Scotland international, who joined the Black Cats from Hearts for a British record fee for a goalkeeper of £9million during the summer of 2007, has been out of action since February last year with a knee injury. He returned to bench as an unused substitute at Newcastle on Sunday and is now ready to fight for a starting berth. Gordon told the club’s official website, “I’ll be doing everything I can between now and the end of the season to try to get back in the team. It’s up to me to train hard, put some pressure on and prove that I am ready to start playing again.” last_img read more