Up-and-coming L.A. funk trio Organ Freeman continues to make moves, as the band keeps things funky and will soon appear at Brooklyn Comes Alive. Today, the band has been announced as support for TAUK, playing a hometown show at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. These two instrumental fusion groups are guaranteed to throw it down when they get together on November 4th.With a new album out in just a couple weeks, TAUK’s uniquely instrumental brand of progressive funk fusion had earned them a great reputation. Their live shows are downright infectious, and the energy of new music is sure to translate into great playing! When you combine that energy with the all-out funk jamming of Organ Freeman, it’s a sure fire recipe for success.You can’t help but grin when you hear that a band is named Organ Freeman. That grin turns into an all-out smile when you listen to their music, a soulful-yet-peppy blend of instrumental jazz fusion that takes no prisoners. It’s some serious toe-tapping jives, fueled by the trio hard at work: guitarist Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys and organist Trevor Steer.Check out all of the information about the show in the artwork below, and get tickets here.
Photo courtesy of Katie Morrissette Saint Mary’s senior class invited their fathers to a variety of events at Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame this past weekend for the annual Senior Dad’s Weekend.Class president CoCo Craig said the tradition of inviting fathers to campus has been part of the Saint Mary’s experience for decades.Craig said she spoke with a professor and alumna of Saint Mary’s who said when she went to Saint Mary’s, dads would come to spend the weekend with their daughters.“There’s always been an event for at least 50 years where dads would come to bond with their daughters,” she said.More than 425 people were registered for the weekend, Craig said, which was about 50 more people than expected. Craig said the weekend started with registration and a welcome reception with snacks and beverages. She said that different vendors from the area had stands at the reception and a percentage of everything the vendors sold went to the class. Saturday started with a tour of Notre Dame Stadium, which included the north tunnel entrance, the locker room and the “Play Like a Champion Today” sign, Craig said. Afterwards, students and their fathers were free to spend the rest of the day on their own, an opportunity which most people took to dine at South Bend restaurants and watch the Notre Dame football game. The Saturday night dinner was held at the Century Center in downtown South Bend, Craig said.“President [Carol Ann] Mooney spoke at the dinner,” Craig said. “We also had a silent auction during the dinner. … It can range from sports game tickets to any kind of goodie basket.”Craig said the weekend is a chance for students to spend time with their fathers while at school. “[Students] have personal time that they wouldn’t normally have at school to hang out with your dad,” Craig said. “They also get to meet everyone else’s family and their fathers. It’s a really fun experience that usually people don’t get to do while at school.” Craig said it is important to have Dad’s Weekend as part of senior year at the College.“At that point, you can show your dad all of the activities you do on the weekends and all of the fun places you like to go,” Craig said. “At the same time, you have your friend group. You know your friends and by that time, you can bond with everyone. All the dads can bond together and all the daughters can bond together. Basically, everyone can have quality time together.”Tags: Class of 2016, saint mary’s, senior dads
NSU tops Hispanic student list The Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University heads the list of law schools with the most Hispanic degree earners in the country, and ranks number four among law schools enrolling Hispanics (19 percent), according to the Dec. 5 issue of Hispanic Outlook.In ranking number one, NSU awarded a total of 82 law degrees to Hispanics; the University of Miami ranked second with 63 degrees awarded, followed by St. Mary’s University (Texas) with 58, and the University of Florida ranking fourth with 51 degrees conferred. The University of Texas at Austin rounded out the top five with 48 degrees awarded to Hispanics.Data from the U.S. Department of Education was collected through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and is based on enrollment and degrees conferred between July 1, 2003, and July 30, 2004.The Shepard Broad Law Center offers full-time day and part-time evening programs, as well as an online master’s degree in Health Law.Additionally, the Shepard Broad Law Center offers a wide variety of international and comparative learning opportunities, including courses, clinical opportunities, and law programs abroad. International programs and courses at the NSU Shepard Broad Law Center are ABA-approved. January 15, 2006 Regular News NSU tops Hispanic student list
The struggle of some Ghanaian players abroad continues as some are allegedly involved in sex and drug dealings to survive in AsiaAyutthaya FC midfielder Nikwei Issac has made a startling revelation that a lot of players from Africa, especially Ghana are going through hard times in Thailand and must sleep with natives to survive.The former Wa All Stars player revealed that the lack of residence permit is making it difficult for African players to live a comfortable life, coupled with the fact that fake agents are taking advantage of their situation to aggravate their plight.“This is my first season in the country [Thailand] after an agent lured me here. He gave me a lot of promises but when I arrived it proved an empty one so I had to struggle to survive,” Nikwei told Nkoranza-basedAkyeaa FM.“Life is not easy here, I play for my team only if the place is safe because my working permit has expired, many players are into a lot of ungodly acts just to find their feet, some of which are Ghanaians. They cannot return home because they are not financially sound, some have now resorted to dealing in illegal drugs whiles others live with local women.“These women like sex a lot so you will have to satisfy them every day before they will help you. We are going through hell-like situations just because of football. Players like Abdul Samed ‘Okocha’ and Stephen Offei are here without a club and it pains me how these talented players are going through situations like this but I will advise the young ones not to hastily move from Ghana to play in Asia. “They should make sure all their documents are intact to prevent frustrations,” the disturbed Ghanaian player advised.Ayutthaya FC are currently lying 11th on the Thai First Division League log with 32 points, two points above safety.