New Orleans funkers Galactic and venue Tipitina’s teamed up last year to present the highly-successful inaugural run for the Landing Festival. The NOLA event was scheduled again for 2016, but construction on the site of Lakeshore Landing has postponed the event indefinitely.According to recent reports from NOLA.com, the Landing site will be the new home of a South Shore Harbor Amphitheatre, and plans to construct the venue will be one of the biggest projects on the NOLA lakeshore in years. The site is actually owned by the owners of Tipitina’s, and these new plans are aimed at revitalizing one of the most beautiful areas of the Crescent City.“We want only the best festival experience for attendees and musicians alike and will continue to make sure we provide exactly that at the Lakeshore Landing site.” states Roland Von Kurnatowski, owner of Tipitina’s and the Lakeshore Landing. “We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to presenting and celebrating a rejuvenated experience.”While this is unfortunate news for those who planned to attend the 2016 Landing Festival, the new property looks to be incrediblly nice. It will feature an outdoor amphitheatre/festival grounds, a state-of-the-art recording studio, a boating exhibit, restaurant, covered open-air pavilion for private events and so much more!We’re hoping that once this project is completed, Galactic can go on funkin’ around at the beautiful Lakeshore Landing.
Dirt Road Boys Basketball League Scores. Sunday (1-29)5th Grade Bulldogs @ Connersville Spartan Bowl.Richmond 44, Batesville 21The Red Devils from Richmond came out firing on all cylinders and avenged defeat to the 5th Grade Bulldogs a few weeks prior in the semi-finals of the DRBL tournament. Richmond hit 7-15 for 47% from behind the arc and out-rebounded the Bulldogs 34-21. Batesville shot a paltry 19% from the field and finished their Dirt Road Basketball season with a 13-2 record. Richmond went on to defeat Greensburg in the championship 45-34 to defend their crown from the previous season. Bradley Wirth led the team with 10 points. The Bulldogs (16-5) will next be in action next weekend in the HBCA Regional tournament in Milan.4th Grade Bulldogs @ Connersville Spartan ArenaLast year’s champions, the Bulldogs, made it to the championship game again this season before falling short to Greensburg 26-23. Will Jaisel led the way with 10, followed by Cade Kaiser with 6 and Jacob Stenger 4.Game 1: Batesville 24, New Castle 19Kaiser led the team with 12; Jaisel added 5 and Stenger 4.Batesville 25, Connersville Red 1o. Kaiser tallied 10. Jaisel and Stenger 6.The 4th Grade Bulldogs finish the season (12-5).The 4th graders (9-3) are in action next on Sunday, January 22nd at Milan High School at 2:00 vs. Switzerland County and at 4:00 vs. Milan.3rd Grade Bulldogs @ Batesville High SchoolCenterville 34, Batesville 31The undefeated Bulldogs were upset in the semi-final of the DRBL Tournament. The squad finished the DRBL season (14-1) and will carry an overall record of (15-1) into next weekend’s HBCA Regional tournament in Milan.6th Grade Bulldogs in the consolation bracket at South Decatur High School.Batesville 40, East Central 39Batesville 46, South Decatur 21Greensburg 40, Batesville 37The Sixth Grade Bulldogs finished their DRBL season with a record of (12-5).Great Season to all Bulldog Teams!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.
Part of that entailed Randle sensing Russell’s big night.“He made it easy on me,” Randle said. “When our guys get hot like that, you just find and feed them the ball. We got guys who can shoot it here without a conscious.”Russell did not necessarily just shoot without a conscious. He noted he took plenty of shots because Brooklyn’s defense forced the Lakers’ frontline to become playmakers.Nonetheless, Clarkson observed that Russell “likes playing against Brooklyn.” After all, Russell’s big night came against the same opponent he scored a career-high 39 points on March 1 last season. When Russell provided those theatrics, he pointed to his forearm and referred to the “ice in my veins.”On Tuesday, that ice stayed cold while Russell’s shot heated up.Once he left the floor with 2:27 left in the first quarter, Russell already had posted 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting. To open the third quarter, he sliced through three Nets defenders before hitting a 3-pointer. He made two more 3-pointers moments later on consecutive possessions.“The shots are going to fall some nights and some nights they don’t,” Walton said. “We’ll take it. But I was more impressed with how he got after it defensively tonight. Obviously, he hit a couple of shots and he hit a rhythm.”The Nets’ Brook Lopez (30 points, 10 rebounds) and Bojan Bogdanovic (29) kept the game competitive, but the Lakers closed out with Russell overseeing the offense. When he re-entered the game for the final 5:54, Russell set up a jumper for Randle, then converted on a turnaround jumper on the next play. He guided a Lakers lineup that included rookie forward Brandon Ingram, Clarkson, Randle and Mozgov to close out the game. After Mozgov was called for a foul on a trailer block on Nets forward Justin Hamilton in the final minute, Russell was bulldozed by a defender fighting for the rebound. He then made both foul shots.Moments later, Russell heard the cheers both for a Lakers victory and a strong performance.“It’s good to see him catch a rhythm like that,” Clarkson said, “make shots and hold us together as a team.” Meanwhile, Russell impressed Lakers coach Luke Walton in a different way.“He was active on defense That’s what I was most impressed and happy with. It feels like every time he has one of these big games, he starts the game making plays for us on the defensive end.”After being held to seven points on 3-of-10 shooting in Sunday’s blowout loss in Minnesota, it only took Russell two minutes to surpass that hiccup. After figuring out all season when to pass and when to score, Russell just simply became aggressive and let that determine his decision-making. And after sitting out the fourth quarter of Friday’s win in Sacramento because of five turnovers, Russell minimized those miscues (two turnovers) and closed out Tuesday’s victory.All of that helped the Lakers (7-5) improve their home record to 4-1 to open an eight-day, four-game homestand. Despite Russell’s prolific scoring performance, the Lakers remained balanced with Timofey Mozgov’s post presence (20 points), Julius Randle’s second career triple-double (17 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists), Jordan Clarkson’s hustle (13 points, five steals) and Tarik Black’s efficient minutes off the bench (12 points, nine rebounds). And the Lakers scored at least 120 points for the fourth time, something they did just three times last season.“I didn’t feel like we got in a great flow tonight. Just felt a little off,” Walton said, who noted that Randle is “continuing to get better and really realize what he’s capable of doing.” LOS ANGELES >> Anytime D’Angelo Russell touched the ball, it quickly found its way to the basket.He drained four 3-pointers within a two-minute sequence. He had a pair of assists in between those shots. And after the Lakers labored through sluggish starts in victories and losses, Russell’s presence jolted the Lakers with an infusion of energy and they rode it to a 125-118 victory Tuesday night at Staples Center.Russell finished with a season-high 32 points, eight rebounds and four assists. He was 11-of-20 from the field, including 7-of-13 from 3-point range.“Every shot felt like I was hot,” Russell said. “Teammates kept finding me.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error