Pensacola Swing Dance Society (PSDS) was created by husband and wife, Justin Grubbs and Taylor Morton, nearly a year and a half ago. While their East Hill studio was being completed at 1018 E. Bobe St., classes and dances were held at different venues around the Gulf Coast, but as of Oct 1 the studio is operational and all classes will be held at the new location. “West Coast Swing can be done to a variety of different styles of music. Everything from today’s top 40, rock, jazz, blues, R&B. Pretty much anything with 4-4 timing between 70-120 bpm. All other dances have one sound, one feeling, one theme. West Coast Swing is a different dance based off the song,” said Grubbs. Friday nights from 7 to 8 p.m., PSDS offers a $10 Novice/Intermediate West Coast Swing group class. This is usually followed by a social dance invite later in the evening at venues like Jazz and Flow Café located at 4238 W Fairfield Dr., where live Jazz and Blues bands play every Friday … [Read more...] about West Coast Swing available in Gulf Coast’s backyard
When a player like Tiger Woods says he’s going to play less golf in the coming year than he did this year, the powers that be in the game have to pay attention. Woods’ return to winning form in 2018 was a big part of golf television ratings going sky high in 2018. Professional golf has always been a game whose popularity rides on the star power of individual players. We certainly know the stars will be around at tournaments like the four men’s major championships. And with a new condensed schedule that ends in August and has at least one big tournament in every month starting in February, it could be a busy summer for players. But that in turn could mean the PGA Tour’s West Coast swing is going to be aced out of most of the game’s top players. Just how backloaded is the schedule once the tour leaves the West Coast? Let’s start with the WGC-Mexico Championship on Feb. 21-24, the first event after the Genesis Open in Los Angeles caps the West … [Read more...] about West Coast could use some love from PGA Tour’s top players
A Louisville taco shop known for its graffiti artwork and constant DJ presence is getting a second location. On Tuesday, Falls City Brewing Co. announced that it's invited Bandido Taqueria Mexicana to join its complex at 901 E. Liberty St. The west coast Mexican-style restaurant is expected to begin serving from the brewery by mid-2019. You may like: Why Thanksgiving's true message hits home for these Louisville refugees "We're very excited on this new venture with Falls City," Bandido co-owner Jerry Ochoa said in a press release. "Now you can enjoy authentic Mexican food with your favorite local beer! We couldn't have dreamed up a better combination." The Bandido brand originated in San Diego in 1974 but has only blessed Louisville since 2016, when it opened its first location at 423 University Blvd. near the University of Louisville campus. It quickly gained a following here among students and surrounding residents and was even voted the No. 1 taqueria in an … [Read more...] about West Coast-style taqueria finds second home at Louisville brewery
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The New York Giants' search for a possible successor at quarterback for Eli Manning kicked into another gear Saturday with the presence of team brass - including general manager Dave Gettleman - at the Oregon-Utah game featuring top quarterback prospect Justin Herbert. Gettleman was in Salt Lake City with assistant GM Kevin Abrams and Jeremy Breit, the team's West Coast scout, to watch Herbert, whom the Giants have scouted closely throughout the first two-plus months of this season. Herbert is projected to be the No. 1 quarterback taken in the 2019 NFL Draft and perhaps the top pick overall, provided he decides to leave Oregon. There have been reports that Herbert is strongly considering staying in college for another season, but he has not commented publicly either way on that speculation. Similar rumors swirled around this time last year about the draft status of USC's Sam Darnold, but he wound up declaring and was ultimately selected by the Jets with … [Read more...] about NY Giants brass watch Oregon QB Justin Herbert in West Coast detour
Story highlights 25 years ago, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco Since then, West coast communities have assessed their earthquake readiness A huge fault line runs through Oregon Oregon, like much of the world, is not prepared for a megaquake (CNN)It was rush hour on a Tuesday, and Dorothy Otto was sitting in traffic in her Pontiac Bonneville on the lower level of the Cypress Freeway, in Oakland, California, when the voice on the radio said, "We're having an earthquake." Suddenly, the concrete around her began to ripple. There was a giant crash, and a large, heavy beam dropped on the front of her car, crushing the engine, barely missing her face. The car dropped 20 feet, and when it settled, Otto's left foot was trapped. The double-decker freeway had collapsed, pinning motorists in their cars. Otto found a pen and decided to write a note to her husband, just in case. Read More "Jack, earthquake hit while I was under concrete, worst happened," she wrote. "It … [Read more...] about Is West Coast ready for next big quake?