Fans of Lettuce should be very excited, as the space-funk powerhouse is embarking on their “Sounds Like A Party” fall tour this week. After slamming through festival slots at Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Lockn’, among several others, the band will be spacing out these next few months across the country with appearances at Catskill Chill, Bear Creek Bayou, Suwannee Hulaween, two nights at NYC’s PlayStation Theater, Dominican Holidaze, Jam Cruise, and more.Less than a year after releasing their latest record Crush, Lettuce is already cooking up some new flavors. The band is clearly ready to share some new material on the road, providing a taste of what’s to come in the video clip below. Check out the “brand new song” below:For fans of Lettuce, be sure to catch drummer Adam Deitch, bassist Jesus Coomes, guitarist Adam Smirnoff, keyboardist Neal Evans, trumpeter Eric Bloom, and saxophonist Ryan Zoidis at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd. With 50+ musicians from Dead & Co., The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The String Cheese Incident, Dopapod, and more, fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite musicians play in completely new, unique collaborations alongside some of the greatest. More details here.Lettuce Tour Schedule:9.20 – New Haven, CT9.21 – Providence, RI9.22 – Buffalo, NY9.23 – Pittsburgh, PA9.24 – Lakewood, PA9.28 – Charlotte, NC9.29 – Birmingham, AL9.30 – New Orleans, LA10.1 – New Orleans, LA10.4 – Memphis, TN10.5 – Knoxville, TN10.6 – Columbia, SC10.7 – Corolla, NC10.8 – Wilmington, NC10.11 – Lafayette, IN10.12 – Urbana, IL10.13 – St. Louis, MO10.14 – Kansas City, MO10.15 – Denver, CO10.26 – Baltimore, MD10.27 – Charlottesville, VA10.28 – Asheville, NC10.29 – Live Oak, FL11.2 – San Antonio, TX11.3 – Houston, TX11.4 – Dallas, TX11.5 – Austin, TX11.6 – Tulsa, OK11.9 – Louisville, KY11.11 – New York, NY11.12 – New York, NY11.26 – San Francisco, CA12.1 – Pantanal, Dominican Republic12.30 – Portland, ME12.31 – Boston, MA
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Some victims of a Republican presidential campaigner from Long Island who tried extorting nude photos from 15 women fled the country, sought therapy and hired private investigators to deal with the stalking.Those were among new details described in court documents when U.S. District Judge Marianna Battani this week sentenced 22-year-old Adam Savader of Great Neck to 2 ½ years in federal prison despite his attorneys’ blaming the hacking on mental health issues sparked by working on Newt Gingrich’s failed presidential campaign.“He said that he had hacked into my email and Facebook accounts, found explicit photos of me, and that if I did not send more to him he would use them against me,” one of the unidentified victims wrote in a letter to the court. “This harassment continued relentlessly for days at a time, would stop for a few days, and then resume again from a different number.”Savader—who later worked on Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House—had pleaded guilty in November to cyber stalking and Internet extortion at federal court in Michigan, where some of the victims went to college. Authorities said they found victims in at least three states that were targeted between 2012 and early 2013, after the campaign.“I’m trying to make it right,” Savader told the court in his apology, reported The Associated Press, which noted he was quoting President Bill Clinton’s apology for his affair with Monica Lewinsky.It was a much different tone than the sexually aggressive taunts that prosecutors outlined in their sentencing recommendation.“Just came to u,” he wrote to one of the victims two weeks before Election Day while he was on the GOP campaign trail. “Ur so hot. Every1 will be doing the same if you don’t respond.”Savader threatened to send the photos to various people in the victims’ lives, including their parents, their boyfriends’ parents, sororities, employers, internships—even the Republican National Committee.He often sent victims a link to a website to which he had uploaded their nude photos to prove he had them and warned that he would share the link if they didn’t send more. More victims came forward after the case made news. Investigators said they found 45 nude photos of the victims in Savader’s files—some of whom could not be contacted.One victim wrote she had to turn her phone off to stop receiving the relentless threatening messages. It was impossible to block the numbers because they were constantly changing, she wrote.“In an effort to escape this situation [one victim] left school in January 2013 to study abroad halfway around the world,” prosecutors said in the documents.Countering his lawyers’ arguments that Savader’s mental health diagnoses should be considered as a mitigating factor, prosecutors asked: “If he didn’t believe his behavior was criminal, why did he take so many deliberate steps to conceal his identity and hide his electronic footprint?”Authorities also noted that the victims are not to blame for storing intimate photos on password-protected email accounts, which they likened to “the modern-day equivalent of storing photographs in a shoe-box, in a closed bedroom closet, behind a locked door.”
Be sure to tune in tonight to WRBI at 6 p.m. for the final Coaches Corner of the 2018-19 season. It has been another great year for the show. Each year it seems we extend our coverage of sports and other school activities in the listening area.I would like to thank all the coaches, administrators, and other personnel who attended the show. A big shout out to WRBI (Caz, Brent, and John) and Ison’s for allowing us to do this. Also, I want to thank our sponsors for without them this would not be possible.Hopefully, we will all be together again in August for the start of the fall sports season. Enjoy your summer!!
A Florida woman was arrested after a 1-year-old girl in her care overdosed on fentanyl.Heather Revell, 35, is facing charges of child neglect, heroin possession, and possession of a controlled substance.According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect injected herself with heroin mixed with fentanyl on Saturday night.On Sunday morning, the girl was lethargic and unresponsive, prompting her mother to call 9-1-1.Pasco County Fire and Rescue crews determined the toddler suffered from an overdose and gave her Narcan to reverse the effects.Once she became responsive, the girl was transported to a local hospital.The 1-year-old girl is expected to make a full recovery.Revell said she cleared away the drugs and paraphernalia, but the baby must have ingested something left out.Deputies found used syringes and crushed Xanax in the home and fentanyl in Revell’s purse.It’s unclear whether Revell has an attorney.