Chalabala/iStock(HOUSTON) — Relatives and strangers gathered in Houston on Saturday to rally for action in the search for the man who fatally shot 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes.Jazmine’s mother, LaPorsha Washington, was one of those who spoke to the crowd, calling for justice for her daughter.She said that she feels optimistic about the ongoing manhunt because there were so many people gathered and so many people involved in the effort.“I feel it in the bottom of my heart,” Washington said. “I’ve got a beautiful angel up there watching over me,” she said.Police released a composite sketch of the man they believe fired on the family’s car on Dec. 30, killing Jazmine.In addition to the aunts and great aunts of both Jazmine and Washington who spoke at the rally, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, the Democrat whose district includes most of central Houston, also spoke, telling attendees to call the Department of Justice about the case.“Do not be afraid to call this what it seems to be, a hate crime,” she said.Investigators have not officially determined the shooting to be a hate crime.When Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez released the composite sketch on Thursday, he noted that the suspect was described as having pale skin, blue eyes, and a thin build.Jazmine’s family believes the shooting was a hate crime, especially since the gunman appeared to have deliberately looked inside both sides of the car before he opened fire, their attorney Lee Merritt told reporters on Thursday.Washington thanked both the celebrities who have raised awareness about the case and those who rallied today, saying that not only were they inspiring to her but also to her children, who are grappling with the death of their sibling.“Y’all giving them so much strength,” Washington said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
With its first season coming to a shocking end, HBO series Westworld starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachael Wood, and more, has released its extremely recognizable and modern soundtrack, composed by Ramin Djawadi (who also scores Game of Thrones).Throughout the season, Westworld featured versions of the Metallica‘s “Fade to Black,” Soundgarden‘s “Black Hole Sun,” and multiple Radiohead songs, such as “No Surprises,” “Fake Plastic Trees,” “Motion Picture Soundtrack,” and “Exit Music (For a Film),” the latter of which was played in the final, culminating scene of the last episode, where….just kidding, we wouldn’t spoil it for you.Some versions could be heard on the player piano featured in the western-style saloon, or through acoustic guitars and percussion during the frontier landscape scenes, or in other electronic stylings when the show took us to the lab where the androids were being worked on by technicians. Whatever the case, Djawadi provided viewers with beautiful, stripped down arrangements very well-known songs.In an interview with Pitchfork, Djawadi explained the clear dichotomy between past and present in the show and musical arrangement, “You see the settings and the way people are dressed and even though you know it’s robots and it’s all made to be modern entertainment, you would think the people in control would make everything authentic, including whatever is played on that player piano. It would be from that time period. And when it’s not, it’s that subtle reminder that, ‘Wait, there is something not right. This is not real.’ It’s just such a powerful tool that only music can do.”Take a listen to the soundtrack below, via Spotify:[via Pitchfork]
The Revivalists have gained notoriety playing every corner of the festival circuit the past decade, but – like most acts – the details of their instrumentation really shine at a club or indoor venue.That was the case Wednesday night, February 15th, with the New Orleans collective closing the California leg of their “Still Feeling Good From Yesterday” Tour with a sold out show at Harlow’s Nightclub in Sacramento.It was an intimate scene, the type that energizes musicians and spoils fans. The Revivalists opened with “Keep Going” and, to the band’s surprise, they were met with a crowd of true fans that wanted to see them, specifically, as opposed to simply catching some live music on a weeknight.It was a powerful performance that leaned on Men Amongst Mountains, and effortlessly navigated the emotions of that project. Whether it was the somber brass highways of “Fade Away” or the skyrocketing hills of “Stand Up,” The Revivalists steadily loosened up the dance floor with every song.The set was all-encapsulating and left little to be desired. From “Soul’s Too Loud” to the pedal steel guitar grooves of “Upright,” every member of the six-piece ensemble got to shine at some point, although saxophonist Rob Ingraham’s soul-shaking additions were the easiest to get lost in.“Sunny Days” was the most impressive progression of the night, turning a soft, reggae bounce into The Revivalists’ trademarked blend of pounding alternative and bellowing vocals from frontman David Shaw. The jam picked up steam, intensified the tempo and was driven home by a hair-raising solo from guitarist Zack Feinberg, which was met by a lion’s roar of approval from the crowd.In a lot of ways, The Revivalists are a natural fit for the Central Valley music scene. Alternative rock thrives in Sacramento, and adding a little Cajun spice to the mix is a welcome move in the heartland of Northern California. Togetherness through personal independence is a message that comes through the band’s music, and it’s true to the area’s culture.The Revivalists were welcomed back for an encore, which featured their most popular song, “Wish I Knew You.” As phones scattered the space above the crowd, so did the man with the two bubble guns, who got a shout out from Ingraham at the end of the show as he emptied his clip to the tune of a yearning sing-a-long.So, thank you linebacker-sized bubble man, for reminding us of the simpler things in stranger times.[Photo via Christopher Baldwin in San Francisco]
The No. 5 University of Wisconsin Women’s Volleyball team (16-5, 9-4 Big Ten) is preparing to take on the No. 14 Michigan Wolverines (18-6, 7-6) at the UW Field House Sunday Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.The Badgers are coming off a tough loss to Minnesota, a match in which sophomore Dana Rettke finished with a school-record of 30 kills. The Badgers managed to win the first set before losing in the next three sets: 25–22, 25–19 and 25–19.Despite the loss, the Badgers are still in fifth place in the Big Ten and hope to bounce back against a tough Michigan squad. Wisconsin beat the Wolverines in five sets last week in Michigan, part of a four-game win streak.Men’s Hockey: Badgers to face ranked opponent Fighting HawksCurrently sitting at an impressive 4-2-0 (0-0-0 Big Ten) and looking like the Badgers of old, No. 16 Wisconsin Men’s Read…With seven games remaining, including three against ranked opponents, the Badgers are hoping to solidify themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Big Ten and the NCAA.Michigan has lost four of their last five games, including a brutal loss to Indiana on Halloween night, where the team had 26 errors and a .135 hitting percentage. With that, Michigan will be coming into the game hoping to end this mini-skid and get back to their winning ways, as they were 17-2 before this stretch.A key matchup to watch in this match will be Michigan’s Carly Skjodt and Wisconsin’s Molly Haggerty. When the two squads went head-to-head last week, Skjodt had a season-high 30.5 points and proved to be a little bit of trouble for Haggerty and the Badgers.You can listen live with the Badger rewind, 92.1 FM, starting at 1 p.m., or you can head over to the UW Field House to catch the action live.