Beloved electrofunk groups The Floozies and Cherub will be joining forces for a major tour in 2017! Dubbed “Your Girlfriend Already Bought Tickets” tour, the two groups will travel across the country from February 7th through March 3rd, hitting venues in the Midwest and all along the East Coast. The 19 date affair is sure to keep fans dancing well into the night, as both bands always bring the boogie!The bands will be supported by Probcause for the first half of the tour, and Freddy Todd for the second half. You can see the full tour schedule below, and head to The Floozies’ or Cherub’s websites for details.
In the wake of their New Year’s celebration in Colorado, STS9 has announced their return to the Rockies for a three-night run at Belly Up Aspen. The mountain town run is set to take place on March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2019.Pre-sale tickets for STS9’s upcoming Aspen run are now available here. Public on-sale begins this Friday, January 11th, at 10 a.m. MT here.The newly announced dates land in the middle of a busy early-2019 touring schedule for STS9. For a full list of the band’s upcoming dates, head to their website here.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man serving a life sentence for a 2003 armed robbery and armed aggravated assault in Dania Beach should be freed while his case is reviewed further, according to the Broward State Attorney’s Office. The prosecutor who convicted him is having serious doubts about eye witness testimony and the lack of any evidence connection Cure to the robbery.Leonard Cure, 50, was found guilty of robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm by a Broward jury. Because he was classified as a habitual felony offender, he was sentenced to life in state prison on Nov. 3, 2004.But the Broward State Attorney’s Office is recommending that he should be released immediately “while prosecutors complete a more extensive reexamination of his case.”“This is the right thing to do,” added Broward State Attorney Mike Satz.Cure is expected to be released from the Sumter Correctional Institution in Bushnell next Tuesday.He was convicted of stealing $1,700 in cash from two employees of a Walgreen’s store in Dania Beach on Nov. 10, 2003 (Case Number: 03-019405CF10A).A memo written by Berger reads in part:“The issues we find most troublesome are those surrounding how Cure became a suspect in the first place. Seemingly, a man who had no connection to a Walgreen’s robbery became the main suspect after someone reviewed photos of well-dressed/neat-appearing African-American males. That was it, there was no physical evidence, no witnesses who knew him, nothing but an alleged search in the questionable ‘TRAP’ Program. The case became questionable at the very onset. If the identification was bad, then everything that comes after is bad as well.“The original prosecutor also saw the weaknesses in this case. Once one of the two victims had a difficult time identifying Cure in the lineup and after the first jury came back hung, he offered a below guidelines sentence of 7 years. Cure has now served significantly more time than that, over 16 years. After the hung jury, he continued to maintain his innocence. A second jury convicted him and he was then sentenced by the Judge [Fred Berman] to life in prison.“After considering all the facts and circumstances of this case, it is our conclusion that it is in the best interest of justice to release Cure as soon as possible. We would like to modify his sentence and give time served for his 16 years plus in Florida State Prison. This will allow for the defendant to be released after serving a significant amount of time while we can thoroughly review his case for a potential exoneration.”Click here to read the order modifying Cure’s sentence.Broward County Judge Circuit Judge John J. Murphy III signed the order to release Cure from prison.“I am beyond excited. I have so many thanks for the State Attorney’s Office and the Innocence Project of Florida for paving the way for my freedom. I’m looking forward to spending time with my family for the first time in 16 years,” Cure said to the Innocence Project of Florida upon finding out about his release from prison.
BALRAM Auto Mechanics has organised a five-member team for this weekend’s Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) Endurance meet 2017.According to team leader Balram Ramdeo, the team will send two Toyota Starlets, one Toyota 212, one Toyota Corolla and one Honda Civic.According to Ramdeo, “We are attempting to pick up some more silverware to end the year on a high. We are going to be competing in several categories on Sunday.”“We’ve got several good drivers lined up for the weekend and there are a lot of guys who we are going to be up against us as well so we want to make the strongest impression,” he added.Meanwhile the club has indicated that all systems are in place for the race meet Sunday with all the relevant safety requirements covered.Apart from the usual two-hour event, there will be five-lap races around the small track to ensure that persons get a full day of activities.The three classes that are up for contention in the two-hour long drive are the 1500cc class, 1600cc – 2000cc class and the over 2000cc unlimited division.The event begins at 13:00hrs