Michael Franti & Spearhead Announce ‘Soulrocker’ Summer Tour Schedule

first_imgBeloved reggae rockers Michael Franti & Spearhead will hit the road this summer for a sensational Soulrocker tour, spanning through the months of June and August. The group will kick things off on June 2nd at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA, traveling across the country, only to wrap up on August 25th at Avila Beach Resort in San Luis Obispo, CA.In a statement, Michael Franti said, “This summer’s tour will be an opportunity for us all to come together, to celebrate life, each other and what it truly feels like to be alive.”Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, and can be found via Franti’s website. The full tour schedule can be seen below:[Photo via Paul Citone]last_img read more

Be empowered with Employer Education Seminars and Opioid Strategy Session

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Indiana Workforce recovery is offering Employer Education Seminars and Opioid Strategy Session that will be taking place in Columbus on March 3, Rushville on March 5, and Lawrenceburg on March 9. These sessions will provide employers with knowledge and resources to protect their businesses and assist their valuable employees. The agenda includes legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect drug use among employees, stories of recovery and connections to local treatment and recovery efforts.For more information and to register for the program, click here.last_img read more

Lakers shift Lonzo Ball’s minutes to running second-unit offense

first_imgRichardson was quickly ejected, though he knocked over a chair while being escorted to the locker room. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was critical of Richardson’s decision to throw his shoe but related to his frustration.“I think probably what you saw more than anything, and I agree with Josh – not throwing his shoe into the stands, that’s unacceptable – but going in for the dunk when there’s some contact there and he lost his shoe,” he said. “From my angle, it looked like there was contact. That is probably where the source of the major frustration came from. And also getting our tails handed to us for the majority of the game.”The fine was the same as a $25,000 fine Kyrie Irving incurred earlier this season after tossing a ball into the stands. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It’s beginning to look like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be on the curve, a positive development for a player who hoped to be a plug-in three-and-D weapon alongside LeBron James this season. Sunday night’s 19-point performance was the closest the 25-year-old has gotten to fulfilling that vision so far.“I gotta stay focused on the new role that I’m playing and not worry about too much,” he said. “Not worrying about minutes or getting my shots, just going out there and playing.”Caldwell-Pope’s near-invisible start to the season prompted an early changed in the starting lineup, and he was moved to the bench. From there, he hasn’t been much of an impact player: He’s shooting just 33.3 percent from 3-point range, despite the Lakers’ hope that he would become one of the team’s 3-point specialists.But the last five games have seen him begin to catch on: He’s scored in double figures in each contest, and his 3-point shooting has improved to 44 percent during that stretch. It’s also notable that Caldwell-Pope is attempting more 3-pointers, averaging five per game during that stretch. He went to the free-throw line eight times against the Heat – twice on 3-point attempts – and made all eight shots.“Just being confident, shooting when I’m open,” he said. “Not passing up too many open shots and taking myself out of shooting rhythm.”RICHARDSON FINED FOR SHOE TOSSThe NBA came down Monday afternoon with a $25,000 fine for Heat guard Josh Richardson after he flung one of his shoes into the American Airlines Arena crowd during Miami’s 113-97 loss to the Lakers on Sunday. Richardson got fired up about officiating, then appeared to get frustrated after losing a shoe on court before he threw it into the crowd.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years MIAMI — Tucked into the shadow of a monster night by LeBron James, there was a rotation shift by Luke Walton that signals how the Lakers plan to compensate for playing without Rajon Rondo for the next month.It’s simple: Lonzo Ball played more second-unit minutes against the Heat.Over the course of the season, the Lakers have played both LeBron James and Ball for an average of 21.5 minutes together per game. On Sunday night, it was just 15. Ball checked in at the start of the second quarter and near the end of the third in place of James, and was sent out to run the bench offense.“Yeah, we switched that,” Ball said. “Put me with the second unit more, try to get another guard in there with them. Just try to keep the game going.  We got some good leads tonight. The starters obviously closed it out for us.”center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIn all, the Lakers bench was outscored 35-26 by the Heat bench. Ball made only one of his six shots for two points, but he also had seven assists to one turnover.Given that the Lakers have already tried two different solutions to the problem of running the bench offense without Rondo, it’s tough to draw conclusions yet. Against the Magic, the Lakers attempted to use Brandon Ingram more in the second unit as a distributor, but the experiment with Ball playing more second-unit minutes might signal a new direction.Ball has been slumping offensively of late, shooting under 29 percent in his last eight games. Walton has been supportive of Ball, saying he thought he’s put forth an admirable effort on defense to make up for shooting woes.“He’s a young point guard; there are going to be off games for him,” he said. “But he’s been good. We will be fine as a team holding it down until Rondo gets back.”KCP BREAKS OUTUntil there are enough games in the season, it’s difficult to tell whether a player is what he is, on a flat line, or if there’s potential for an upward curve. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more