Beloved singer Jans Ingber continues his Funk Foundation domination, as he’s assembled yet another glorious musical crew to throw it down in New Orleans. Just after revealing plans for a throwdown in Brooklyn, Ingber has just announced a glorious New Orleans Funk Foundation that includes so many talented artists.Jans Ingber Rocks New Funk Fellowship Band With Members of Vulfpeck & The Main Squeeze [Watch]Ingber’s lineup includes Marc Broussard (vocals), New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts (guitar), Wil Blades (keys), Reinhardt Melz (drums). Victor Little (bass), Mike Olmos (trumpet), Daniel Cesares (sax), and Omega Rae (vocals). Ingber will, of course, be contributing his usual blend of percussion and vocals throughout the performance.It’s all going down at The New Parish in Oakland, CA on June 10th! For more information about the show, you can head here.
In a year-end push to attain one million Facebook fans, Spartan Race has announced the ‘Race to a Million’ contest. For every Spartan Race contest entry on Facebook received by 11:59 p.m. (PST) Dec. 31, 2011, twenty cents will be donated to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that annually sends 100,000 care packages to military personnel, their families and wounded service men and women.‘Two of Spartan Race’s biggest commitments are getting people from all walks of life active, healthy and open to new challenges and supporting the brave service members of the Armed Forces,’ said Spartan Race Founder Joe Desena. ‘This contest is a fun way to head into the New Year with increased awareness of Spartan Race and our mission as well as helping a very worthy cause.Upon achieving its goal of one million Facebook fans before New Year’s, Spartan Race, the world leader in obstacle racing, will donate an additional $50,000 to Operation Gratitude.‘To show our thanks to those who enter,’ Desena, added, ‘we’ll be giving away Spartan Race Season Passes for 2012 to ten lucky contestants. Once we reach that magic one million number, we’ll give away 50 more Season Passes to celebrate!’‘We are extremely grateful to Spartan Races for this generous gesture,’ said Operation Gratitude Founder Carolyn Blashek. ‘There’s still a critical need to send these care packages overseas,’ she elaborated. ‘Tens of thousands of American service members remain deployed in hostile and remote regions of the world, including the Middle East, Afghanistan and on ships throughout international waters. They are away from home and loved ones at all times of the year, but it’s felt even more so now during the holidays. They deserve to be remembered.’‘Care Package number 750,000 will leave our warehouse this week,’ Blashek added. ‘Operation Gratitude will keep sending packages as we have for almost nine years. Not just until my son comes home, but until they all come home.’ Blashek’s son is currently deployed to the Middle East.The ‘Race to a Million’ contest is just one of several examples of Spartan Race’s longstanding commitment to the Armed Forces. Spartan Race will host 12 Marines currently stationed at Camp Pendleton at its sold-out, Jan. 28, 2012, Super Spartan race in Temecula, Calif. The race will take place the day before those 12 Marines depart for a one-year, overseas deployment. Spartan Race also recently unveiled a new Military Series to benefit direct military nonprofits and other organizations to help address the unique needs of each respective host installation. The first race in that series will be held May 5 – 6, 2012 at the Fort Carson military base in Colorado Springs, Colo.About Spartan RaceSpartan Race is an international obstacle racing series with three levels of courses: three-mile Sprints with roughly a dozen obstacles; eight-mile Super Spartan with 15 or more obstacles; and 10- to 12-mile Beast Races. The Spartan Death Race, held in Pittsfield, VT is an annual event that inspired the obstacle racing series and is reserved for the most extreme competitors. Spartan racers may compete as individuals or teams. The series is the brainchild of Joe Desena of Pittsfield, Vt. and seven extreme athletes and a royal Marine.Desena of Pittsfield, Vt, home of the legendary Death Race, turned an interest in endurance racing into a passion. His racing resume includes more than 50 ultra-events overall and 12 Ironman events in one year alone. Most of his races are 100 miles or more with a few traditional marathons in the mix.Spartan Races are held in each region of the U.S. starting with a Sprint and working up to a Beast. The World Championship Beast will be held annually in Vermont starting in 2012. Courses are muddy, creative and extreme ‘ uniquely designed to exhaust and exhilarate as well as test competitors’ strength, stamina, mental and emotional fitness and sense of humor.For more information, a schedule of events or to register for a Spartan Race, visit http://www.spartanrace.com/(link is external).About Operation GratitudeOperation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, toiletries, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in harm’s way, to their Children left behind and to Wounded Warriors recovering in transition units. Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at ~$100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 730,000 packages to American Military deployed overseas.PITTSFIELD, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For more information, visit http://www.OperationGratitude.com(link is external)
Rewatch classic fights on DAZNA third meeting had initially been set to take place in July, but the coronavirus pandemic forced a postponement.Talk has since turned to a unification bout between Fury and British compatriot Anthony Joshua, who holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts and saw his scheduled fight with Kubrat Pulev delayed because of the COVID-19 health crisis.The completion of the trilogy with Wilder still appears to be the focus for Arum, however.”When we postponed the fight in July we punted it to October,” the promoter told Sky Sports. “I then called Fury and told him to forget about October. We’ll try to do it in November or December. We are moving ahead.Timber………… @BronzeBomber pic.twitter.com/ebTzPUdmp1— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 4, 2020″Maybe Macau, which needs to attract customers and has tremendous protocols. They have had, for months now, no cases of coronavirus.”There are six big casino properties in Macau.”We’ve talked to them. They’re ready to put up money for the Fury fight against Wilder in November or December. We are waiting to see if the authorities in Macau will allow an event with full spectators in November or December.”Our friends in Australia are talking about doing this fight, probably in Sydney. That’s a possibility.”Arum also talked up the possibility of the fight again being held in Las Vegas, where there is a new potential venue in Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Raiders. “Maybe we can do it with a full attendance at the new stadium in Vegas of the Raiders,” Arum added. “Maybe we could do it with 20,000 or 30,000 people [later in the year].”I can’t tell you where, but I’m pretty sure we’ll get this event on in November or December.”We’re not sleeping. We’re working hard to get it done.” Bob Arum is confident a third bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder can take place at end of the year with spectators, with Macau and Australia floated as potential options to stage the fight.The first meeting between the two ended in a thrilling and controversial draw in December 2018. Fury then claimed the WBC heavyweight title from Wilder with a seven-round demolition in Las Vegas in February.