Maurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown is widely recognized for his tenure with Tedeschi Trucks Band, but the Grammy-Award-winning trumpet virtuoso has also been featured on dozens of stellar recordings alongside greats like Aretha Franklin, Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Diddy, Lettuce, and Cee-Lo Green, to name a few. Specializing in jazz, hip-hop, and blues, Brown is dedicating 2016 to his own band with a highly anticipated album coming out in June, entitled “The Mood.” Recently, he brought his outstanding band to CongaHead to perform a few original compositions from the new album, “Moroccan Dancehall” and “Stand Up.”“Moroccan Dancehall”“Stand Up”
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico says the Chinese manufacturer of the Sinovac vaccine has submitted paperwork for approval in Mexico. Another Chinese firm, CanSino, has submitted partial paperwork. Mexico is running out of vaccines, and has placed its hopes on CanSino’s single-shot dose. But the results of a Phase 3 trial and the estimated efficacy rate has not yet been revealed. Mexico would presumably require those figures for approval. Mexico has been promised 8 million doses of CanSino vaccine by March. Mexico also recently approved Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, but won’t get that, or more doses of the Pfizer vaccine, until later this month.
McCollum, 27, has played all six of his NBA seasons in Portland. Since becoming a starter in his third season, he has averaged at least 20.8 points per game in each of the past four seasons, forming one of the most potent backcourts in the NBA with four-time All-Star Damian Lillard.Lillard and McCollum led the Trail Blazers to a third seed in the Western Conference this past season and the team’s first trip to the conference finals since the 1999-2000 season. Portland was swept by the Warriors in the Western Conference finals. James Harden won’t play for Team USA at FIBA World Cup Another NBA star is passing on playing for USA Basketball in the upcoming FIBA World Cup, Yahoo Sports reported Saturday.Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum withdrew from training camp to concentrate on the 2019-2020 season, sources told the site. McCollum becomes the fourth of the 20 players invited to the team’s camp to withdraw. James Harden announced his decision Friday, joining Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon who also are passing on playing in the tournament in China. NBA free agency rumors: Trail Blazers looking to add another center after trading for Hassan Whiteside The World Cup begins Aug. 31 and runs through Sept. 15. NBA training camps open the following week, with the regular season scheduled to start Oct. 16. Team USA is scheduled to open group play in Shanghai on Sept. 1 against the Czech Republic. In addition to practices, Team USA will play exhibition games in Australia leading up to the tournament. Related News