Watch All Three “A Very Jerry Christmas” Shows From Cris Jacobs [Full Videos]

first_imgCris Jacobs brought his A Very Jerry Christmas show back to Gypsy Sally’s last Wednesday before returning to the 8X10 in Baltimore for two sold out nights. He started this holiday celebration a few years ago and said, “it’s some of the most fun gigs of the year.”Jacobs, who has been riding a wave a success following the release of his new album, Dust to Gold, was joined by John Ginty on the organ, Mookie Siegel on keys, Dave Markowitz on bass, and Ed Hobugh on drums. You can catch Cris again with Everyone Orchestra for a two night new years run at Gypsy Sally’s on the 30th and 31st.Check out audio and videos from all three nights below:Gypsy Sally’s soundboard/mic audio mix:Gypsy Sally’s YouTube Live Recording:8X10 YouTube Live Recording, Night 1:8X10 Youtube Live Recording, Night 2:last_img read more

Rivalry to decide Big Ten champ

first_imgAs the 2007 football season winds down, the lone Saturday remaining onthe Big Ten’s regular season schedule is arguably its most exciting.This is rivalry week, and for many schools — even those floundering atthe bottom of the conference ranks — this final weekend serves as anopportunity to recapture some much needed pride.In the case of Ohio State and Michigan — to fight for a championshiptrophy.”We’re excited about taking part in the greatest rivalry in collegefootball,” Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel said during the conference’sweekly teleconference. “We’re anxious to get back on the field and anxious tobe a part of this great game and the pageantry and excitement that surroundsit.”Saturday’s matchup between Tressel’s 10-1 Buckeyes and the 8-3Wolverines is the 104th meeting of the teams. This year, like in many yearspast, the winner will be crowned Big Tenchampion. Both squads are 6-1 in conference play, and both are coming off upsetlosses at the hands of Illinois and Wisconsin, respectively.One of the key factors in Saturday’s historic matchup will be thepresence — or possible lack thereof — of Michigan’s starting quarterback ChadHenne and running back Mike Hart. Both players have had injury-plagued 2007seasons.According to head coach Lloyd Carr, both will be game-time decisions.”If you look at the history of this season as far as those two kids andtheir injuries, it’s really been a decision made very, very late in the weekeach week, so I don’t see that changing,” Carr said.But Jim Tressel isn’t buying Carr’s indecisiveness.”We know they’re going to play, simply because they’re great kids,”Tressel said. “Those are as tough of guys as there are in college football …and unless some [doctor] tells them they’re not allowed, they’ll be out there.”Battle for the AxeWhile Ohio State and Michigan duke it out, the Badgers trek to Minnesotato battle the struggling Golden Gophers at the Minneapolis Metrodome, hoping tokeep Paul Bunyan’s axe on this side of the state line. Saturday will mark the117th time the Badgers have gone head-to-head with the Gophers, and coach BretBielema says he’s been emphasizing the importance of the game and its historyto his players this week, dubbing the matchup a “border war.””It means a lot for the fans and the alumni,” Bielema said. “We give ourguys an opportunity to touch the axe coming and going from the field … and it’ssomething at the end of the game to be able to carry it around and show it offto the crowd — it’s something special and we definitely emphasize that to ourplayers.”Minnesota head coach Jim Brewster agreed.”It’s a rivalry game. It’s very important toall Minnesotans and also people from the state of Wisconsin, so it [should] bean exciting day on Saturday,” Brewster said.Insearch of bowl berthsElsewhere in the Big Ten, a number of teams will be scratching andclawing just to reach a bowl game. The 2007 season marks the first time inconference history the Big Ten has had 10 teams eligible for bowl bids.Only the beleaguered Golden Gophers, with one win on the year and a 0-7conference record, are ineligible for a bowl.Postseason implications will be huge when Michigan State hosts PennState. The game will likely prove more crucial for Michigan State, which is 6-5overall but a paltry 2-5 in conference and needs a win to have a realistic shotat its first bowl appearance since 2003.The Nittany Lions (8-3 overall, 4-3 Big Ten) are looking for a possibleupgrade to one of the Big Ten’s coveted New Year’s Day bowl slots, pending avictory.Purdue, Northwestern, Indiana and Iowa round out the remaining 10 teamswith at least six wins this season and bowl bids on the line.Indiana coach Bill Lynch echoed the overall sentiment of the rest of hisBig Ten colleagues, maintaining his team will put its heart and soul into itsfinal game, regardless of the current standings or the outcome.“Any rivalry game is important,” Lynch said. “Not only to the current players and coaches … but it means a great deal to all the former players and coaches and all of your alums. We’re certainly looking forward to the challenge.”last_img read more

Front Street to Get Makeover in August

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — A particularly problematic stretch of roadway through the borough will be getting Monmouth County’s attention beginning in August.Front Street – from its western portion in the area of English Plaza to its east section near Riverview Medical Center, across from Washington Street – is scheduled to have some rehabilitation and renovation construction work intended to make that corridor safer for pedestrian and vehicular traffic, according to William Heine, a Monmouth County spokesman.The project is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 6, and will take about four months to complete. It had been slated to start earlier but was delayed by gas utility work in the area, Heine said.The work has been budgeted at $634,000 and will be paid for, in part, by federal dollars, administered by the New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, and county funds, according to Heine.The intent of the project is to standardize the width and “improve the geometry in the corridor to provide well-defined lanes in each direction,” Heine said. The work will include creating turning lanes and some additional on-street parking.Contractors are expected to install friction- and skid-resistant material along portions of the roadway and resurface the road. The area, especially near the medical center, will be constructed to comply with the American with Disabilities Act by building handicap accessible ramps. Flashing pedestrian crossing signs and slightly elevated crosswalks also will be installed, along with colored striping that should help make pedestrians more noticeable to oncoming traffic, Heine said.The project calls for curb extensions, which will narrow the roadway in spots to force vehicles to merge into single lanes, and the installation of “bulb-outs,” which Heine said are curb extensions at intersections, that will give those waiting to cross the street greater visibility.The traffic light at East Front Street and Globe Court will be upgraded to enhance traffic flow, he said.The section of the Front Street corridor, intersecting the downtown business area, has been the site for a number of collisions involving pedestrians and vehicles and with vehicles and vehicles. In April 2006 there was a fatal accident on East Front Street when a vehicle struck a Riverview employee as he crossed the road.Earlier this month, a 24-year-old Ocean resident was hit by a vehicle and suffered minor injuries as she crossed at the corner of West Front and Broad streets. The vehicle was attempting to make a left from Broad to West Front when it struck her.The driver, a 31-year-old Highlands man, was issued a summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian, according to Capt. Darren McConnell, a police spokesman.McConnell said it was appropriate for county engineers to address that portion of roadway, “because we have a high accident frequency in that whole stretch.”last_img read more

Bombers face Wild in Kootenay AAA Boy’s soccer showdown Thursday at Lakeside

first_imgIt’s one game for all the marbles. And it’s on the home field of the L.V. Rogers Bombers.LVR takes to the Lakeside pitch Thursday at 2 p.m. against roundball rival Mount Baker Wild in the Kootenay High School AAA Boy’s Soccer Championship.At stake is a berth in the B.C. High School AAA Boy’s Soccer Championship in Burnaby.“The upcoming game against Baker will be one of the toughest challenges for LVR so far,” Bomber head coach Jamie Spendlove said. “The boys seem ready and eager to play (and) looking forward to the competition.”The Bombers have played just once since losing to the Nelson Innkeepers, that an easy 3-0 decision over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks.So most of the past month has been on the training pitch as the younger Bombers look to retake the zone title back from the East Kootenay school.“The boys are prepared for what will be a very tough game against a much older and more experienced Cranbrook team,” Spendlove said.“If LVR plays the system they have been training on for the last two months Baker will have their work cut out for them.”The provincial tournament is set for November 24-26.EXTRA TIME: During last year’s Kootenay Final, Baker defeated LVR for the first time in a decade or more. However, the Wild did not get to go to the provincial tournament in the fall because snow cancelled the event. The tourney was played, instead, in [email protected]last_img read more