Veteran rock band Perpetual Groove is celebrating the release of their new album with a music video for “Part Three”. The new tune acts as the opening track from their self-titled studio effort, which is out today on Harmonized Records.Related: Perpetual Groove Plots NYC Blowout As Part Of Fall TourThe video brings fans and viewers backstage with a mix of behind-the-scenes footage showing band members living out what can be an awfully fun life on the road as a touring musician. The dreamy rock tune plays throughout while members of Perpetual Groove and their crew are seen going about their routines in the moments leading up to one of their concerts. The smooth melodies of the song are amplified as it’s played alongside slow-motion video footage, allowing for the listener to take in “Part Three” without causing overstimulation from a visual standpoint.Watch the brand new video for “Part Three” below.Perpetual Groove – “Part Three”[Video: Perpetual Groove]“‘Part Three’ was always what we wanted to open the album with,” the band shared in a statement to go with the relaxing new rock track. “The song starts with a melodic motif that will be familiar to our fans but evolves sonically to a place that sets the tone for the rest of the album. This was a song that continued to grow and change during the process of making the album but wasn’t fully realized lyrically until near the end of the recording process. Lyrically, it is some of Brock’s most personal and best writing.”Fans will get the chance to hear “Part Three” live when Perpetual Groove returns to the road later this year for a run of tour dates beginning again on July 12th in Wilmington, NC. The tour will continue well into the fall months before wrapping on November 23rd in Atlanta, GA.It’s worth noting that the band has released Perpetual Groove on CD, and, for the first time ever, on vinyl as well. You can stream Perpetual Groove in its entirety below:Perpetual Groove – Perpetual Groove – Full AlbumFor ticketing and more information, head to Perpetual Groove’s website.
On the backs, each player also had a personal anti-racism or unite message with both sets of players taking a knee ahead of kick-off.A statement on USA’s website read: “With the goal of inspiring action on social justice issues, all of the players had “Be the Change” adorned on the front of their anthem jackets.“The spirit of their message is that each and every person has the ability, opportunity and responsibility to make a difference in our own way.” USA’s line-up also saw highly-rated Borussia Dortmund midfielder Gio Reyna, who celebrates his 18th birthday on Friday, handed a USA debut with Fulham defender Antonee Robinson and Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen also in USA’s starting line-up.Meanwhile, Wales made wholesale changes with forthcoming Nations League games against the Republic of Ireland and Finland in mind.Gareth Bale was rested with Chris Gunter leading the side on his 98th appearance while goalkeeper Danny Ward, defender Tom Lockyer and striker Tom Lawrence also returned. – Advertisement – The game is the USA’s first opportunity to show their support for racial equality following the death of George Floyd back in May.Floyd’s death sparked worldwide protests, driven by the Black Lives Matter movement, which was subsequently echoed across the world of sport.It led to numerous campaigns including players taking a knee before games and names replaced by ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the back of shirts.- Advertisement – The USA sent a powerful anti-racism message ahead of their international friendly against Wales at Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium.The side, led out onto the field by captain Zack Steffen, wore tracksuit tops during the national anthems which read ‘Be the Change’ on the front.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Linda Mae Hokey, age 72, of Brookville, Indiana passed away peacefully Friday, February 9, 2018 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana surrounded by her loved ones.Born March 23, 1945 in Laurel, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Chester S. & Opal I. (Tussey) Himes. She was united in marriage to Louis V. Hokey Sr., and he preceded her in death in 1992.Linda was retired from Sperry Rubber & Plastics in Brookville where she had worked for many years. In her leisure time she enjoyed dancing, rock & roll, playing cards, and dice. She was a lifelong Elvis fan. Linda loved to laugh and will be remembered as the life of the party. She had the ability to bring a smile to anyone with her quick wit and sense of humor like no other. In her final hours, Linda slept comfortably as her family surrounded her laughing, crying and sharing funny stories about vacations they took and the outrageous things she would say. She transitioned quietly listening to Elvis music. She did it her way!She is survived by a daughter, Carol L. Murrell Mahaney of Richmond, Indiana, her son Louis V. Hokey Jr. of Laurel, Indiana; six grandchildren, Brandon Combs; her first born grandson and best friend whom she adored; Shawn & Daryl Murrell, Tasha, David, and Kayla Hokey; 12 great-grandchildren, Brantley and Summer Combs, Madilyn & Preston Jones, Madison Terry, Mason & Elliot Hokey, Trenton Thompson, Triniti, Tyler and Tori Gabbard, Maci Durstock; four siblings, George Himes and David ‘Davey’ Himes of Brookville, Indiana, Barbara Milbourne of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, and Donna Foster of Brookville, Indiana.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her youngest son Billy Hokey who died in 1988; three sisters, Doris Burch, Betty Barber, Jenny Fay Himes; and a brother; Kenneth Himes.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Wayne Ison will officiate the Funeral Services on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Burial will then follow in Laurel North Cemetery in Laurel, Indiana. A memorial dinner will follow at the Laurel Community Center.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Linda Hokey, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
VolleyballGuided by first-year head coach Kelly Sheffield, the Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team captivated the University of Wisconsin campus as the team danced its way through the NCAA Tournament to the National Championship game.Before falling to fellow Big Ten foe Penn State in the final, the Badgers earned the 12th overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and hosted NCAA first and second rounds at the UW Field House. After defeating UW-Milwaukee in the first round, the Badgers advanced past California to move on to the NCAA Regionals in Champaign, Illinois.In Illinois, the Badgers continued their run, taking down Florida State in the Sweet Sixteen, three sets to one. The following day, another Big Ten opponent, Purdue, was all that stood in the way of the Badgers and their second trip to the Final Four in program history.After a thrilling four sets against Purdue, the Badgers emerged victorious and advanced to the Final Four in Seattle, where they took on Texas, the volleyball powerhouse and number one overall seed.The Badgers came into the national semifinal as heavy underdogs against the Longhorns. But another gritty performance from UW gave the Badgers their first win over a No. 1 ranked opponent and put Wisconsin into the national championship against Penn State. As a 12 seed, the Badgers became the lowest seed ever to reach the national championship game.Although Wisconsin fell to Penn State in the final contest, the Badgers have much to look forward to in the 2014 season. Returning this season is Lauren Carlini, the former Gatorade National Player of the Year and Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2013. Six starters from the 2013 squad will also return.With Big Ten opponents such as Penn State, Purdue and Nebraska on the home conference schedule — and the Badgers looking to grow on their success from last season — the UW volleyball team should be one of the hottest tickets in Madison this year.Men’s SoccerMuch like the volleyball team, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team had their own thrilling run of success in 2013. Finishing the regular season 13-4-2 (4-2 Big Ten), the Badgers earned their first NCAA Tournament berth in 18 years. And to sweeten the deal for UW, the Badgers hosted their first round game at its home venue, the McClimon Complex, against in-state rival UW-Milwaukee. The Badgers entered the NCAA Tournament with the nation’s longest home winning streak at 13 games.Wisconsin extended its home winning streak to 14 games with a close 1-0 victory over the Panthers. The win advanced the Badgers into the NCAA second round to face third-seeded Notre Dame, which emerged victorious.A.J. Cochran, the 2013 Big Ten Defender of the Year and 2012 All-Big Ten First Team selection, was the 16th overall pick of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and is with the Houston Dynamo. Cochran anchored the Badgers defense in 2013 and helped guide the Badgers to seven shutouts during the season.Wisconsin will have a tough schedule in 2014, as they face 12 teams that participated in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The home schedule includes four games against teams from the NCAA Tournament last season, including a game against Indiana. Last season, one of the program’s most memorable wins came at home against Indiana, as the Badgers scored four times in the final 25 minutes to defeat the Big Ten champion Hoosiers 4-3.Women’s soccerLast season the Badgers started the season hot with just one loss in the first 10 games of the season, looking like a team on the brink of success under head coach Paula Wilkins. Then, Wisconsin went on to lose five of the last seven games a year ago, falling just short of making the NCAA tournament field.However, having lost just one of the starting 11 from a year ago, this could very well be the year for Wisconsin to make a run at a Big Ten title and the first NCAA tournament berth since 2012. Under Wilkins, who previously filled the head coaching role at Penn State—a national powerhouse in women’s soccer—Wisconsin has made the NCAA tournament three times in her seven years at the helm.Although UW has yet to win a Big Ten title under Wilkins, who won six in her six years as head coach at PSU, Wisconsin has a key group of returning players that could pay big dividends by season’s end. First and foremost, the Badgers return their only ever Big Ten Freshman of the Year in sophomore to-be Rose Lavelle. Lavelle tallied six goals and seven assists in her first campaign a season ago, good enough for third on the team with her 19 total points. The Badgers have their top two scorers back up front as well in Cara Walls and Kinley McNicoll. Walls, a fearsome finisher, notched a team-high 10 goals for the Badgers last season. Alongside McNicoll who had a team-best 13 assists, Wisconsin’s play in the offensive third of the field should be a key strength.Penn State is always a force to be reckoned with but the Nittany Lions are not infallible, as their streak of 15 straight Big Ten titles was snapped last season. With almost everyone back from last year’s squad, a finish outside of the top three for Wisconsin would be a disappointment.Cross-CountryIn terms of the standards for Wisconsin cross-country, last season would be classified as a disappointment. After winning 14 straight Big Ten Titles the Badgers, a year removed from the National Championship, finished a distant third in the conference race after having to deal with the losses of key frontrunners Mohammed Ahmed, Maverick Darling and Reed Connor.But all things considered, despite the losses of three of the better runners that head coach Mick Byrne has seen in his then five years at the helm, his UW squad fared quite well following the string of Big Ten titles being snapped. Twelve days after the Big Tens, Wisconsin again advanced through the Great Lakes Regional and then finished ninth at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana.This year the weight will be placed on several younger and battle untested runners, the key competitors of the bunch being Michael Van Voorhis and Malachy Schrobilgen who finished seventh and ninth respectively at the Great Lakes Regional a season ago to help Wisconsin qualify for its NCAA record 42nd straight NCAA Championships. Despite lacking the likes of an Olympian such as Ahmed, don’t expect Wisconsin to be too far off the pace in the conference and nationally as the Badgers look to begin a new string of conference titles.Wisconsin will host a total of four meets this season at its recently renovated Zimmer Course at University Ridge, with two high profile meets in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Great Lakes Regional for the second straight year.
The rich history of music and entertainment in Overtown, makes it a perfect backdrop for the Black Lounge Film Series (BLFS) set to kick off on February 16th, 2018 for Black History Month at the Overtown Performing Arts Center (1074 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Miami, Florida,33136). The film presented will be PBS American Masters film “Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me directed by Sam Pollard.” The documentary is the first significant film documentary to examine Davis’ immense talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress in 20th-century America. The creator behind BLFS is Haitian American filmmaker, Rachelle Salnave, the 2016 Knight Arts challenge recipient. Her BLFS platform is committed to investing in Overtown, by activating venues in this historical black neighborhood using the platform of cinema. The Knight Arts Challenge funds the best ideas for engaging and enriching communities through the art. The BLFS showcase will be held monthly, and also include free quarterly outdoor screenings at Gibson Park and a Speaker Series at Culmer Library, both located in Historic Overtown. The series is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, Board of County Commissioners and the Knight Foundation.“In the 1960’s Overtown was often referred to as the “Harlem of the South,” with many Black musicians and artists using it a creative and restorative pit stop during their journey across the USA, states Rachelle Salnave, Creator of the Black Lounge Series. “By anchoring this new film series in Overtown, we can hearken back to these storied days while ensuring that a legacy of Black creative excellence is restored to this community and not displaced.”