iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Five people were killed when a wildfire engulfed their vehicles in Northern California, authorities said.The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said the victims were found in scorched vehicles Thursday in the town of Paradise, where the Camp Fire has ravaged entire neighborhoods.The blaze ignited Thursday morning in Pulga, a community in Butte County nestled in the Plumas National Forest, and strong winds fanned the flames overnight.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
CT-based quartet Goose has been rapidly rising in the jam world of late, selling out increasingly larger shows around the country. On Tuesday, the band announced an extensive string of concert dates that will kick off their 2020 touring schedule. The 25-date tour includes thirteen west coast dates supporting fellow “bird band,” Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. The run with PPPP marks Goose’s first “migration” west in the band’s five-year history.Immediately following Goose’s west coast run with Pigeons, the band will set sail on the Rock Legends Cruise, a five-day nautical music festival headlined by Roger Daltrey (The Who), Paul Rogers (Bad Company, Queen), Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), and Robby Krieger (The Doors). The floating fest will also feature Jonny Lang, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Larkin Poe, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more.Following a brief break, Goose tour will resume with the band’s previously announced show at The Caverns in Pelham, TN on March 27th, which will be taped for the upcoming tenth season of PBS‘s Bluegrass Underground. The Bluegrass Underground spot will mark Goose’s first TV appearance.Related: Bluegrass Underground Announces Season X Lineup: Goose, Mandolin Orange, Molly Tuttle, Black Pumas, MoreFrom there, the tour will continue into April with the first Goose shows in North Carolina since the summer of 2018 on April 16th in Asheville and April 17h in Raleigh. Following visits to Baltimore (4/19), Syracuse (4/22), and Philadelphia (4/23), Goose will wrap their spring tour with a two-night run at Allston, MA’s Brighton Music Hall on April 25th and 26th.“We have been getting all kinds of requests to play on the West Coast and in the Southeast over the past few months,” says guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Peter Anspach in a press release, “So it feels great to finally give those folks some love.”Limited pre-sale for the new 2020 Goose tour dates begins on Wednesday, November 20th at 1:00 p.m. ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 22nd at 1 p.m. ET. For more information, head to the Goose website.Below, you can get a taste of the Goose phenomenon with a pro-shot highlight video from the band’s sold-out Halloween show in New York City.Goose – 10/31/19 – Halloween Hits [Pro-Shot][Video: Goose]See below for a list of the newly announced Goose tour dates. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website here.Goose – Winter/Spring 2020 Tour DatesJAN 24 – New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom (Sold Out)JAN 25 – Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg (Sold Out)FEB 05 – Phoenix, AZ | Marquee Theatre^FEB 06 – Solana Beach, CA | Belly Up Tavern^FEB 07 – West Hollywood, CA | Troubadour^FEB 08 – West Hollywood, CA | Troubadour^FEB 12 – San Luis Obispo, CA | Fremont Theater^FEB 13 – Santa Cruz, CA | The Catalyst^FEB 14 – San Francisco, CA | Great American Music Hall^FEB 15 – San Francisco, CA | The Regency Ballroom^FEB 16 – Crystal Bay, NV | Crystal Bay Club Crown Room^FEB 19 – Eugene, OR | Sessions Music Hall^FEB 20 – Bend, OR | Midtown Ballroom^FEB 21 – Portland, OR | Wonder Ballroom^FEB 22 – Seattle, WA | Neptune Theatre^FEB 27 – Fort Lauderdale, FL | Rock Legends CruiseFEB 28 – Fort Lauderdale, FL| Rock Legends CruiseFEB 29 – Fort Lauderdale, FL | Rock Legends CruiseMAR 01 – Fort Lauderdale, FL | Rock Legends CruiseMAR 02 – Fort Lauderdale, FL| Rock Legends CruiseMAR 27 – Pelham, TN | The CavernsAPR 16 – Asheville, NC | Asheville Music HallAPR 17 – Raleigh, NC | Lincoln TheatreAPR 19 – Baltimore, MD | The 8×10APR 22 – Syracuse, NY | Westcott TheaterAPR 23 – Philadelphia, PA | The FoundryAPR 25 – Allston, MA | Brighton Music HallAPR 26 – Allston, MA | Brighton Music Hall^ supporting Pigeons Playing Ping PongView Tour Dates
Not all stories are destined for happy endings but what a story it would have been for the 2019 Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League finalists MFM Queens.Queens, formed just last year with a coterie of young players thrown together under the tutelage of famed basketball coach Adewunmi Aderemi, in only their second year in the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League, came within 3 points of forcing overtime in Thursday’s final against champions Air Warriors.Although Air Warriors who won Thursday’s final by 55-52 points are themselves first-timers in the league, they, however, boast veterans of the women’s game within their ranks and in League MVP Marjanatu Musa, they possess a player who has already been invited to Nigeria’s national 3×3 squad.Having been given advance notice of what to expect in the final when both sides clashed earlier in the Final 8, Queens head coach Adewunmi Aderemi felt his side were well prepared for the final but admitted that the occasion got to his girls who, he says, were undone by nerves.“We learned a lot of lessons from the first game but my guys were jittery,” Aderemi told busybuddiesng.com.Download Audio“They were afraid, and I gave them confidence that “look, they are human beings like you, and once you step on the basketball court you don’t have any regard for anybody you play your game”. So they made up their minds to come out and play, but it was a little bit too late.”It did take a while for MFM Queens to get going especially in the first half where they found it difficult to come to grips with the aggressive front court defensive strategy employed by Air Warriors who ended the half with an eleven point lead.Queens improved immeasurably after the break and matched Air Warriors in the third quarter before going on to win the fourth 17-9 and were a missed two-point shot away from tying the game and forcing overtime.“We scouted the way they play, and they put a lot of pressure on everybody from the front court. But we had an attitude that we were able to break it but we were unable to convert all the baskets,” Aderemi said, rueing their missed shots.Download AudioTheir loss in the final notwithstanding, Aderemi feels a sense of pride in what his wards have achieved this season especially as not many gave them a chance considering the calibre of teams in the Final 8.After losing out in the semifinals last year, a silver medal and a place on the continent is adequate recompense for the efforts of his players he says.A lot more work still remains for his side he says, but he envisages an even better outcome next season for MFM Queens.“Actually, I am very happy with the result of the game we played today,” the former D’Tigers assistant coach told busybuddiesng.com.“Initially, nobody gave us the chance of getting to the finals. So we sailed through the quarterfinals, we sailed through the semifinals and we played the final and we lost by only two points.Download Audio“It’s a great effort from my players, great effort from the other team that won. We still have a lot of work to do, and by next season, by the grace of God first position.”RelatedBasketball: Air Warriors, MFM Queens Get Automatic 2019 FIBA Africa Club Championship BerthsOctober 27, 2019In “BasketBall”2019 Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League: Air Warriors Beat MFM To Win Maiden Title, Murjanatu Musa Emerges League MVPOctober 24, 2019In “BasketBall”Basketball: Zenith Women’s League Resumes 7 SeptemberSeptember 3, 2019In “BasketBall”