first_imgSome sad news today for longtime fans of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, as the band has announced the departure of original bassist, Mark “Muddy” Dutton. His final show with the band will be March 19 at the Rendezvous Festival in Jackson Hole, WY.“It has been a great adventure. I wish my brothers a long and beautiful journey, as I leave with pride and fond memories,” says Dutton in a statement. “I’m looking forward to the rise of The CRB as they continue to bring the old world to the new.”Robinson added: “It’s been a great five years. We wish Muddy all the best in his future.”Dutton will be temporarily replaced in the CRB with Austin, TX-based bassist George Reiff. Reiff previously recorded and toured with Robinson in New Earth Mud from 2004 through 2006, and he will fill in throughout the month of April.Meanwhile, the band recently announced a tour and have extensive plans to both release a new album and tour throughout 2016. Robinson is also heading up the Chris Robinson Soul Revue at the upcoming Fool’s Paradise festival in St. Augustine, FL from April 1-2, bringing along Neal Casal from the CRB and performing with Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, Nikki Glaspie and The Shady Horns. More information about the festival can be found via the official website.Check out the CRB’s full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tour DatesMarch 19 – Teton Village, WY – Jackson Hole Rendevous FestivalApril 2 – Saint Augustine, FL – Fool’s Paradise *April 15 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom **April 16 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox **April 17 – Eugene, CA – Hi-Fi Music HallApril 19 – Eureka, CA – Eureka TheatreApril 21 – Petaluma, CA – McNear’s Mystic TheatreApril 22 – Petaluma, CA – McNear’s Mystic TheatreApril 23 – Santa Ana, CA – The ObservatoryApril 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn BowlApril 8 – Vail, CO – Spring Back To VailMay 13 – Cherokee, TX – Cherokee Creek Music FestivalJune 2 – Hunter, NY – Mountain JamJune 5 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou TheaterJune 6 – Birmingham, AL – Iron CityJune 9 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’sJune 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey LiveJune 11 – Austin TX – Scoot InnJune 14 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music HallJune 15 – Jackson, MS – Duling HallJune 16 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy TheatreJune 30-July 4 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music FestivalAugust 25-28 – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’*Chris Robinson Soul Revue** w/ moe.[Photo via Greg Homolka]last_img read more

first_imgEdmondson named chief judge of the U.S. 11th Circuit Edmondson named chief judge of the U.S. 11th Circuit Amy K. Brown Assistant Editor The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit welcomed its newest chief judge earlier this summer — Judge J.L. Edmondson.A 16-year veteran of the court, Edmondson sits in the circuit’s headquarters in Atlanta. He brings to the job 31 years of legal experience and a very definite lack of pretentiousness.“When one becomes chief judge of the court, it’s really an activity that’s a behind-the-scenes kind of job,” Edmond-son said. “The chief judge serves the court and serves the circuit — he does not rule the court or rule the circuit.“It is basically a day-in, day-out job of making sure that lots of little things are going about right, so that the other judges are more free to concentrate largely on their cases,” he said.That’s true, said one of Edmondson’s peers, Judge Gerald Tjoflat, who was chief judge of the circuit from 1989 to 1996. But Edmondson may be downplaying his skills and his role in the court.“He’s very familiar with the federal judicial system and the state systems,” Judge Tjoflat said. “I would expect to the extent that he interfaces with the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, and the chief justices of Georgia and Alabama, that some constructive dialogue can take place.”Tjoflat called Edmondson “very dedicated” and said he “has the welfare of the order at heart.”Edmondson earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University in 1968 and his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1971. He served as law clerk to Judge Sidney O. Smith, Jr., chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, before entering private practice in 1973. Edmondson remained in private practice in Gwinnett County, Georgia, until he was appointed to a seat on the 11th Circuit by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, and in 1990, he earned an LL.M. in the judicial process from the University of Virginia.The kinds of cases the 11th Circuit will face during Edmondson’s term as chief judge are unpredictable — “We didn’t foresee the presidential case, and we didn’t foresee Elian Gonzalez coming ashore,” Edmondson said — but he is sure of one thing: “We do know there will likely be more, not less, work.”The biggest challenge Edmondson says he will face is keeping up with the rapidly expanding circuit.“Because the circuit in the Southeast is a very rapidly growing area in terms of population, the principal thing we can expect is more: more litigation, more appeals, the need to build more courthouses,” he said. “With more people, with more businesses, there will likely be more cases.”He also predicts that technology will play an increasing role in the court’s daily activities. And in a circuit that covers nine districts across three states, communication is key.Tjoflat said the chief judge must be especially sensitive to keeping the lines of communication open, because the districts are so vastly different that each court functions differently.“Some districts are large, like the Middle District of Florida and the Southern District. . . with a lot of judges and a lot of administrative personnel. Then you have the Northern District of Florida, the Southern District of Georgia. . . which are small. These courts have their own characteristics,” Tjoflat said. “And so, there are from time to time some fires that [the chief judge] must put out.”That’s something Edmondson will excel at, Tjoflat said, adding, “He’s a conciliator.”As far as Florida is concerned, Edmondson will work closely with Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead, especially in relation to habeas corpus reviews.“We have built a system in which our circuit. . . is permitted to monitor a [capital] case coming up through the Florida courts,” Tjoflat said, “so that when we get it at the 11th hour, we don’t get it cold.”Maintaining that working relationship between the state and federal courts will be another challenge Edmondson must face, but one he is prepared to handle.And, to the benefit of everyone in the 11th Circuit’s reach, Judge Edmondson sees his work not only as a duty, but as a privilege.“It’s an honor to hold this job,” he said. September 1, 2002 Assistant Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

first_imgAlex Ovechkin continued to add to his legacy Tuesday.The Capitals star recorded a secondary assist on a T.J. Oshie goal in the first period against the Canucks. The point was the 1,180th of his career, which made him the highest-scoring Russian player in NHL history. Alex Edler injury update: Canucks D diagnosed with concussion, will miss at least one week Related News Alex Ovechkin, officially the highest-scoring Russian ever. 🐐🐐(🎥 @Capitals) pic.twitter.com/QTGoqHJtvI— Yahoo Sports NHL (@YahooSportsNHL) February 6, 2019Washington went on to top Vancouver 3-2. Ovechkin has registered 57 points on 37 goals and 20 assists for Washington this season.Congratulations @ovi8 ! #1 all-time Russian @NHL scorer #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/kfQ9DnQ3px— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 6, 2019The 33-year-old has spent his entire 14-year career with the Capitals. He has made 11 All-Star teams and helped the franchise win its first Stanley Cup in 2017-18.center_img Auston Matthews signs 5-year extension with Maple Leafs Ovechkin moved in front of Sergei Fedorov, who tallied 483 goals as well as 696 assists during his 18-year career.The Capitals hold a 29-18-6 record in 2018-19 after the victory over the Canucks.last_img read more