With the regular season, a distant memory after a two week layoff the (4-3-1) Dragons and the (0-8) Knights set their sights on advancing as they met in the JCC of Bayonne Indoor Soccer Jr. Division “Championship Tournament.” Storming out to a 2-0 lead, the Dragons got a ton of firepower from Aaliyana Cifuentes who drilled in two goals both off assists by Dexter Hudspeth. Getting a break after a defensive miscue by the Dragons, the Knights’ Nathan Caballero cut the Dragon’s, lead to 2-1 on a penalty boot. Locked in a full blown brawl, the Dragons gained a little breathing room as Ryan Ginty assisted Aaliyana Cifuentes on her third scoring strike. Down 3-1, Khaled Rasslan stepped up for the Knights by bulling in his first goal of the season to once again narrow the Dragons’ lead to one goal at 3-2. Encouraged by their offensive success, the Knights’ defense dug in as Vedant Gopalan, Louai Asouti, and Alina Danelyants joined forces to corral the Dragons’ sharp shooters for over ten minutes. After pitching his tent at net for most of the bout, the Dragons’ leading scorer finally got on track as Edward Denne slipped in his 11th goal of the season making it 4-2, Dragons. Trying desperately to cool off the red hot Knights’ attack, the Dragons “D” perked up with Toni Rivada and Elizabeth Cueto making their presence known as the game clock ticked closer towards the final minutes. With one eye on the clock and the other focused on the Dragons’ net, the Knights struck paydirt again as Amir Asouti assisted Aviv Talmor on a net jarring dart to make it 4-3, Dragons. Pouring every ounce of energy into the final seconds, both squads went down swinging but as the buzzer sounded the Dragons advanced with a 4-3 victory in a real nail biter.
The release of the new album on Friday will coincide with the band’s second-annual The Marcus King Band Family Reunion festival, set to take place on Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC. For a full list of The Marcus King Band’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here. Back in August, The Marcus King Band—which features the beloved young guitarist and vocalist Marcus King alongside drummer Jack Ryan, bassist Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, saxophonist Dean Mitchell, and keyboardist DeShawn “D’Vibes” Alexander—announced that hey have new album on the way, Carolina Confessions, which is due out this Friday, October 5th via Fantasy Records.Produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson), the new album from The Marcus King Band showcases the 22-year-old frontman’s maturation as a songwriter, as King takes writing credit on all ten tracks, in addition to on one co-written with The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach. About the new album, Carolina Confessions, King told Billboard:I wanted this record to focus a little bit more on songwriting and the structure of the tune itself.” King describes the ten-song catalog as “the confessional side of things. Music, for me, is a way to say what’s on my mind and kind of a way to explain that — just like true confession, if you feel guilty and want to get some things off your chest. That’s how writing is and making music is for me.Today, Noisey has premiered an advance full-stream of The Marcus King Band’s new album, Carolina Confessions, ahead of its official release on October 5th. In the Noisey article, King speaks frankly about his life, including the difficulties of combining music and business as well as how “Goodbye Carolina” was written about a friend of King’s who committed suicide. You can listen to the full stream of Marcus King Band’s new album, Carolina Confessions, below or over on Noisey.The Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions – Full Album Stream
Lunch with Art—Poetry Edition Hosted by “Eccentrich”First Thursday of every month | 12:15pm You could be a poet! If you are intrigued by the storied art form of poetry and want to learn more about expressing yourself, then sign up for the free Lunch with Art– Poetry Edition at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. These monthly lunchtime gatherings are hosted by Sharonda “Eccentrich” Richardson, the #14 ranked female poet in the world! Expanding upon the success of the Lunch with Art visual programs at Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Cultural Division is now offering this exciting new poetry version on the first Thursday of each month from 12:15-1:15 pm. Light refreshments will be served, but guests are also allowed to bring their own lunch. For more information and to reserve your seat, www.ccpompano.org.Eccentrich, who has competed on the international level at the World of Women Poetry Slam, feels that everyone can benefit from learning more about poetry. “Poetry is a wonderful way of expressing yourself,” she said. “Everyone is capable of writing a poem because it is such a personal way of communicating your feelings. Some of my darkest times and most incredible triumphs have inspired my best poems. It is tremendous release to be able to write down your inner thoughts in a meaningful way, and this class will help people learn how to do just that!”Each class will become a unique cultural experience immersing guests into the art form. Guests will listen to poems, learn about their varied structures, and be given tips and encouragement to begin creating their own verses! Genres that will be explored include 6-word poems, blackout poetry, bio poems, haikus, free verse and more.About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs DepartmentThe mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.