The beloved Colorado funk act, The Motet, will be ringing in 2018 on the West Coast, with a string of newly announced dates to close out the end of December this year. For their upcoming four-night New Year’s Eve run, the six-piece ensemble will be posted up in Oregon. To kick off the run, on December 28th, the group will hit the Historic Ashland Armory in Ashland, Oregon. The following night, on December 29th, The Motet will move on to the Domino Room in Bend. To close out the run and 2017, the funk act will hit Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon, for a two-night run across December 30th and 31st.[Photo: Emily Butler]
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About 20% of people infected with West Nile get sick, and about 1 in 150 suffers the severe form, West Nile meningitis or encephalitis. Roughly 17,000 Americans have had the disease since it made its North American debut in 1999. Last year the United States had 2,539 cases with 100 deaths, according to the CDC. Nine of the 25 cases were the severe, neuroinvasive form of West Nile, the CDC said. Another 15 cases were listed as West Nile fever, and one case was unspecified. CDC. West Nile virus activityUnited States, 2005. MMWR 2005 Jul 15;54(27):678-9 [Full text] See also: Jul 14, 2005 (CIDRAP News) The annual invasion of West Nile virus has sickened 25 people in 11 states and caused one death so far this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today. West Nile virus is spread to humans by mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds, which are believed to be the main reservoir for the virus. The CDC says that infected crows and other birds have been found in 16 states so far this season. Other states that have reported cases to the CDC are California, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, and Texas. This year’s first case was reported in Kansas in May. Colorado leads the list with 7 cases, followed by South Dakota with 5 and Arizona with 3, according to an article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The single death occurred in Missouri. CDC’s West Nile virus sitehttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm
Fiammetta:If we’re talking about truly revelatory feats accomplished so far in Major League Baseball’s first five days of 2011, I guess the 16 home runs already belted in Yankee Stadium don’t count. Looking at individual statistics, there aren’t even many random surprise leaders – though Milwaukee’s Rickie Weeks does lead the National League with three homers! There is sunshine, Brewers fans.Rather, I’ll stick with the American League East. Traditionally one of baseball’s strong divisions, the AL East has begun the season with three teams above .500. Despite allowing 22 runs, the Yanks have scored 27, belting their way to a 3-1 record.That’s not the revelation.The surprise comes from the current bottom of the division – Tampa Bay and Boston. No need to hit the panic button quite yet – though the loss of Evan Longoria surely stings the Rays (no pun intended). But seeing two of the most potent teams in the division over the last few years combine for a 0-6 record has to raise some eyebrows.The Rays have surrendered only 12 runs so far, but they’ve scored just three. Three! Boston, meanwhile, has suffered by allowing 26 runs to a Texas squad that looks absolutely primed to take over the AL West.So while standing alone, neither squad going winless in its first three games is surprising – especially this early in the season. But together? That “Always Epic” slogan newly adopted by MLB might need some rapid revision.Erickson:They could have tiger blood – or should I say, lion blood – but in five short days the Kansas City Royals have shown they mean business.Beginning with a 4-2 loss to the Angels, life seemed to be going as normal for the Royals.There’s no denying not much has been expected of the Royals, especially after finishing last season with a .414 winning percentage and a .401 clip the year before. Kansas City has been a solid fixture at the cellar of the American League Central six times in the last seven seasons – the one year it wasn’t in last place, it was second-to-last.But when the Royals proceeded to win their next three games after Thursday, they launched themselves to the top of the AL Central and clearly stated they’re through with the old days.This may be a bold statement only five days into the season, but for a team whose name has become synonymous with mediocrity – possibly even less than that – the Royals have shocked the baseball world with their newfound success.Kansas City boasts some impressive young players (Alex Gordon, Billy Butler) that helped raise the spirits of Royals fans everywhere. So far, it appears the Royals mean business this season and are well on their way to showing any doubters they’re a new force in the AL Central.Winning.