At urging of San Antonio musician, Velvet Taco adding memorials from local artists at former Tacoland site
click to enlarge Sanford NowlinSan Antonio's second Velvet Taco, located at the site of revered underground music venue Taco Land, will open later this month. And after a series of conversations, Smith convinced Velvet Taco marketing honcho Cassie Cooper to commission new work from Kokinda as well as muralist Robert Tatum, bothclub regulars. New Orleans tattoo artist Terry Brown, whose bands performed at Tacoland during his days in SA, is also contributing artwork. "Now, there’s at least a conversation about it.”But that's certainly how Smith and other Tacoland regulars read his motivations. "Smith said Cooper was transparent during the process and showed an eagerness to respect the history of the site.sacurrent.com
California lifts virus stay-at-home order and curfew
Public health officials said Monday that the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. The turnaround puts California in a starkly different place than it was last month, when some Southern California hospitals overwhelmed by virus patients were crafting emergency plans for rationing care. Newsom crafted the stay-at-home order in December as coronavirus cases worsened and in anticipation of surges from holiday gatherings. The lifting of the stay-at-home order allows restaurants to serve diners outdoors and places of worship to offer services outside. Public health experts had mixed views on the state's decision to lift the order.
Murray returns from ankle injury, can't rally Cardinals
Left tackle Justin Herron left with an ankle injury. — Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter. — Lions offensive linemen Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Jonah Jackson left with concussions and defensive tackle Nick Williams injured an ankle vs. Minnesota. — Giants linebacker Blake Martinez left briefly after appearing to injure his left ankle or foot in the third quarter. — Jaguars left tackle Cam Robinson (wrist) and cornerback Greg Martin (hamstring) left the game.
Erase that 0!: Jets edge Rams 23-20, avoid winless season
After 51 weeks and 13 games without a win, the Jets finally earned the chance to celebrate with pride. The Jets (1-13) knew their 23-20 victory over the embarrassed Los Angeles Rams on Sunday was never pretty. Moments later, Darnold hit Gore with the short pass over the middle that allowed the Jets to run out the clock. It was an amazing feeling.”With two games left, New York might have ruined its chances at the No. Of the nine teams in NFL history to start 0-13, the Jets were the fourth to win in Week 15.
Murray runs for TD, throws another, Cardinals rip 0-5 Jets
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) runs in a touchdown against New York Jets free safety Marcus Maye (20) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Arizona Cardinals certainly came to the right place to get back on the winning track. Having Kyler Murray and the offense put up nearly 500 yards against the hapless and winless Jets was almost predictable. “I don’t want anyone on the team to feel satisfied with what happened today," said Murray, who threw for 380 yards. Jets: play at Miami next Sunday as NFL reorganizes schedule due to coronavirus pandemic.
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Eaton Vance, IBM, Domino's, Sunrun & more
Eaton Vance — Shares of the asset management firm soared 48% after Morgan Stanley agreed to acquire the company for about $7 billion. IBM — IBM shares popped more than 4% after the tech giant announced it will spin off its IT infrastructure unit by the end of 2021. Domino's Pizza — Shares of the pizza delivery giant fell more than 6% on the back of disappointing earnings for the previous quarter. Sunrun – The residential solar company's shares slid more than 8% after Sunrun announced that its acquisition of Vivint Solar is complete. The higher sales projection was due in part to growth in PPG's global architectural coatings businesses, the company said.cnbc.com
Camp injuries, virus protocols had some NFL teams scrambling
I think theres a lot of teams in the league right now that are dealing with all kinds of injuries.He's right. Teams all over the league were sent scrambling during camp. Certainly not during training camp when players are going hard to make the roster as the start of the regular season rolls closer. It's the soft tissue injuries and those things that you are trying to prevent with the ramp-up period," Bitonio said. That will certainly be something to monitor as the regular season begins and teams deal with injuries and potential replacements.
Russell Wilson, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird Will Host a Remote 2020 ESPYS
Since the world -- and especially the world of sports -- looks different right now, The 2020 ESPYS will see some big changes this year as well. ESPN announced that this year's two-hour broadcast of the June 21 show will be hosted by football star Russell Wilson, soccer pro Megan Rapinoe and WNBA standout Sue Bird. Unlike past years, this year's ESPYS will be "celebrating heroism and humanitarian aid" and will be held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 ESPYS will air June 21 on ESPN at 9 p.m. RELATED CONTENT:Ciara's Daughter Looks Just Like Dad Russell Wilson in Sweet Post Celebrating Her 3rd BirthdayPregnant Ciara Gets Ultrasound While Husband Russell Wilson Watches on FaceTime From the CarCiara and Russell Wilson Reveal Baby's Gender With Sweet Family Video: 'Prince or Princess?'
Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, soccer star Megan Rapinoe and three-time WNBA champion Sue Bird will preside over The ESPYS two-hour broadcast airing June 21 on ESPN. Rapinoe and Bird are partners who share a household, which conveniently eases some logistics. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)LOS ANGELES Its a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, soccer star Megan Rapinoe and three-time WNBA champion Sue Bird will preside over the two-hour broadcast airing June 21 on ESPN. Comedy and music are always part of the show, and Wilson, Rapinoe and Bird will get a chance to show off a sense of humor.
Without Federal Help, San Antonio Music Venues Are Dying. Here's How You Can Help.
click to enlarge Oscar MorenoUnable to stage shows due to the pandemic, independent music venues are suffocating right now. And they're calling on music fans to help them breathe again.The newly formed National Independent Venue Association a coalition of 1,300 independent venues, including a dozen in San Antonio is seeking federal help such as tax relief and grants to weather the crisis. "Without some kind of help, we're probably talking about 80% of venues going away. "Blayne Tucker, owner of San Antonio's The Mix and head of NIVA's Texas lobbying efforts, said saving music venues also benefits the local economy. According to NIVA data, those businesses account for $41 million in direct economic impact in San Antonio and employ roughly 1,000 people.sacurrent.com
San Antonio Record Label Owner Jeff Smith Predicts Coronavirus Pandemic Will Force Music Venue Closures
click to enlarge Facebook / HickoidsJeff SmithThe Centers for Disease Control on Sunday advised against attending gatherings of 50 or more , forcing cancellations of many regional and local live music performances.That came after earlier warnings forced national acts to postpone national tours.Taken together, that's rough news for musicians. So, by the same token, that hurts the small venues because they cant stage shows, and theyre losing a month or more of income related to shows. And they've still got to help out their staff or pay rent. Its pretty unfortunate all the way around. Im hoping the fallout isnt the closing of a lot of smaller venues, because thats then the snake eating its tail.I have no doubt that its going to be a lot of them that close.sacurrent.com
In Memoriam: Saying Goodbye to the Innovators, Creators, Movers and Shakers San Antonio and Texas Lost in 2019
click to enlarge Darla TeagardenCourtesy of the Happy FoundationKenneth Garrett at the San Antonio Country in the 1970s. Eventually she found support among San Antonio restaurants, chefs and retailers.Becker and her husband Robert originally purchased land in Fredericksburg to build a weekend getaway. In 1984, he curated the work of 100 San Antonio artists and 10 poets for a time capsule buried in the lobby of the San Antonio Museum of Art. Eventually, the Pocket Opera rebranded as the Lyric Opera, then the San Antonio Opera. Her final public performance in late 2018 was alongside fellow Latina groundbreakers Blanca Rodriguez and Beatriz Llamas in a supergroup called Las Tesoros de San Antonio.sacurrent.com