SunFest 2020: Music lineup announced, see the big acts performing this year

Posted: 19 Feb 2020 10:18 AM PST

SunFest 2020 takes places on the West Palm Waterfront April 30 through May 3.

This year's SunFest lineup for 2020 is a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, a bit reggae, some funk, some 90s nostalgia and all of the things that Adam Lambert is.

The sometimes Queen lead singer joins Cage The Elephant, Darius Rucker, Illenium, Slightly Stoopid , A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, AJR, JJ Grey & Mofro, Juanes, Kevin Gates, +Live+, Melissa Etheridge, Nelly, Ne-Yo, The Revivalists, Sean Paul, Tower Of Power, scarypoolparty, Angie Rose, Bailey Bryan, The Bonfyre, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, Bre Kennedy, Childish Major, Colony House, Jazz Cartier, Jo Mersa Marley, Larry Fleet, Maggie Koerner, Magnolia Boulevard, The Main Squeeze, Ric Wilson, Southern Avenue, William Black, Peter Donegan and Leo Aether as the musical acts gracing the Ford, Tire Kingdom and brand-new AirTab stages April 30-May 3.

The festival is also hosting a dedicated slate of local artists, including American Sigh, Bonn E Maiy, Citizen Badger, Groovenics, Men of Blackness, Nick Yung, PLS & TY, and PRD. Tickets are onsale now at, or by calling 1-800-SUNFEST. Advance tickets are also sold at Palm Beach and M.artin County Publix Super Market locations. between April 11 thru April 25.

Kris Bryant Could Be the Leadoff Hitter the Cubs Need in 2020

Posted: 19 Feb 2020 10:00 AM PST

a baseball player swinging a bat at a ball: Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant may hit leadoff in 2020 © Denis Poroy/Getty Images Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant may hit leadoff in 2020

One component the Chicago Cubs have lacked over the past few years is a true leadoff hitter. The team has deployed a multitude of players atop the batting order, but none have claimed the spot as their own.

According to insider Bruce Levine, another familiar face will be opening the 2020 campaign as the leadoff hitter for the Cubbies. Kris Bryant will answer the call in hopes of providing a long-term solution kicking off the Cubs' offense.

In 2019, Chicago featured a handful of different names in the leadoff spot. The likes of Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Javier Baez, Kyle Schwarber, Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Daniel Descalso all saw double-digit starts in that role. Meanwhile, Robel Garcia, Tony Kemp, Ian Happ and even Willson Contreras were also installed as temporary leadoff hitters.

Fiddling with the batting order didn't lead to improved results, and the club ranked near the bottom of the league in most offensive categories when it came to production from the top spot.

Bryant seems ready to step up and try to produce in the role his teammates couldn't.

In 2019, Bryant slashed .282/.382/.521 with 31 home runs and 77 RBI. His ability to get on base could prove valuable for the Cubbies as they search to find a stable leadoff hitter.

Most Cubs fans would rather he lead off than leave town, right?

Railbird Festival 2020 lineup released

Posted: 19 Feb 2020 09:56 AM PST

a person standing in front of a crowd: Railbird Festival 2020 will again be held at Keeneland and will run from Aug. 23 through the 24th. (Photo: Railbird Festival/Facebook) © Provided by Lexington WKYT Railbird Festival 2020 will again be held at Keeneland and will run from Aug. 23 through the 24th. (Photo: Railbird Festival/Facebook)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The lineup for Railbird Festival 2020 has been released.


The lineup was announced Wednesday morning.

At last! Your 2020 #RailbirdFest lineup is HERE, along with our roster of hand-selected barrels from KY's finest distilleries + list of Lexington's own, world-renowned chefs ������ Remember, all tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am EST. Learn more ➜

— Railbird Festival (@RailbirdFest) February 19, 2020

This will be the festival's second year.

Pre-sale tickets started selling on Valentine's Day. General admission tickets will go on sale on Feb. 21 at 10 a.m.

The festival will again be held at Keeneland and is scheduled to happen Aug. 22 and 23.

Best NYC Restaurants 2020: Where To Get The Trendiest Pizza, Healthiest Food + Best Cookies

Posted: 19 Feb 2020 09:51 AM PST

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Cloudflare CEO talks supplying 2020 candidates, enterprises with cloud security

Posted: 19 Feb 2020 09:49 AM PST

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2020 rivals target Bloomberg at Democratic debate

Posted: 19 Feb 2020 09:22 AM PST

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Ta-Nehisi Coates to headline 2020 Printers Row Lit Fest as Harold Washington Literary Award winner

Posted: 19 Feb 2020 09:20 AM PST

Coates is most recently the author of the novel "The Water Dancer," however he is perhaps best known "Between the World and Me," his National Book Award-winning essay collection on race. Coates, a 2015 MacArthur fellow, also has crossed over into comic books, writing Marvel's Black Panther and Captain America.

Denver Outlaws 2020 schedule announced

Posted: 19 Feb 2020 09:14 AM PST

The Denver Outlaws on Wednesday announced their schedule for the 2020 Major League Lacrosse season.

Denver will be seeking revenge when it opens its season on the road against the Chesapeake Bayhawks on May 30 in a rematch of the 2019 MLL championship game — the Outlaws loss 10-9 in overtime. On June 6, Denver will host its home opener against the New York Lizards. The home site will be announced at a later day.

The Outlaws will host a fireworks show on July 4 after the game against the Barrage at Empower Field at Mile High.

Denver has reached the MLL championship game in each of the last four seasons. The Outlaws have won three titles since 2014.

Week Day Date Opponent 1 Saturday May 30 at Chesapeake Bayhawks 2 Saturday June 6 New York Lizards 3 OFF 4 Saturday June 20 at New York Lizards 5 Saturday June 27 at Connecticut Hammerheads 6 Saturday July 4 Philadelphia Barrage 7 Saturday July 11 Chesapeake Bayhawks 8 Saturday July 18 Boston Cannons 9 Sunday July 26 at Philadelphia Barrage 10 Sunday Aug. 2 at Boston Cannons 11 OFF 12 Saturday Aug. 15 Connecticut Hammerheads

Here are the 25 Women You Need To Know and Five Young Women to Watch for 2020

Posted: 19 Feb 2020 09:08 AM PST

Crystals with winner's names inscribed wait for the 5 Young Women to Watch during the 25 Women You Need to Know reception at the Goodwood Museum and Gardens on Monday. © Joe Rondone/Democrat Crystals with winner's names inscribed wait for the 5 Young Women to Watch during the 25 Women You Need to Know reception at the Goodwood Museum and Gardens on Monday.

On behalf of the Tallahassee Democrat and presenting sponsor, Moore, congratulations to the 2020 class of 25 Women You Need to Know and the 5 Young Women to Watch!

During the month of March, you will have the privilege of getting to know these outstanding women and incredible young women, who are ready to take on the world.

Now in its 14th year, the 25 Women program is the Tallahassee Democrat's way of honoring women who lead from the front or from behind the scenes. This year the selection panel has again chosen a stellar group who represent the best of Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.

Last year's class: Congratulations to the 2019 25 Women you Need to Know and 5 Young Women to Watch

The hall of honor: More than 250 Women You Need to Know: A complete history

Every day during the month of March in the Tallahassee Democrat and on meet the women whose names we list below.

25 Women You Need to Know        
  • Alice Sims, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice's Assistant Secretary for Prevention Services
  • Andrea Friall, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at TMH
  • Anita Favors, Former City Manager for the City of Tallahassee
  • April Dietz, Consultant at ISF, Inc
  • Britney Smith, Assistant Director of Publications and Strategic Events at Florida A&M University
  • Diane Sheffield, Captain at the Leon County Sheriff's Office Department of Detention
  • Cecka Rose Green, Regional Executive Director at Children's Home Society of Florida
  • Claudia Sachs, Certified Financial Planner with First Florida Investment Services
  • Courtney Atkins, Executive Director of Whole Child Leon
  • Dr. Michelle Mitcham, Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at FAMU
  • Dr. Zemoria A. Johnson, Clinical Pharmacist at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
  • Elizabeth Emmanuel, Downtown Improvement Authority CEO
  • Ginger Barry Boyd, Partner at Nelson Mullins
  • Jovita Woodrich, Director of Volunteer Services at Volunteer Florida
  • Kara Palmer Smith, Senior Director at CareerSource Capital Region
  • Kristie Teal, Director of Development at Southern Scholarship Foundation
  • Kyndra Light, CEO at Precision Building & Renovating, LLC
  • Lashawn Gordon, Director of Membership and Engagement at United Partners of Human Services
  • Melanie Leitman, Attorney at Stearns Weaver Miller
  • Monique Ellsworth, Executive Director of Second Harvest
  • Nanette Schimpf, Vice President of Moore
  • Samantha Sexton, Director of Government Relations for University of Florida
  • Sharon Gilmore Berrian, Director of Membership Relations at the Florida League of Cities
  • Tonya Chavis, Assistant Director of Development at Rotary Youth Camp of North Florida
  • Vicky Rose, Tallahassee Memorial Memory Disorder Clinic Coordinator
  • 5 Young Women
  • Ansley Topchik, Chiles
  • Anya Byrne, Leon
  • Eliyah Campbell, Home Schooled
  • Janae Scott, FSUS
  • Kameryn Davis, Maclay
  • a drawing of a face: The Moore Agency logo © The Moore Agency The Moore Agency logo

    For the second year Moore, a nationally ranked communications and marketing agency, is partnering with the Tallahassee Democrat to present the 25 Women You Need to Know and 5 Young Women to Watch.

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    GM Layoffs 2020: 1,500 Employees Cut As Two Plants Are Sold

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 09:03 AM PST

    General Motors (GM) is reportedly pulling back its global operations, selling two plants in Thailand.

    The sale of the Thailand plant will occur in June, laying off about 1,500 workers in the process, Reuters reported. GM announced on Monday that it was selling two plants in the industrial province of Rayong, Thailand, to China's Great Wall Motor.

    As part of the sale to Great Wall Motor, GM employees located at the plant will not be transferred through the transaction, Jak Punchoopet, adviser to the Minister of Labour told the news outlet.

    "Their plan is to lay off 1,000 employees in the auto parts manufacturing line in June, and then around 300 to 400 in the assembly line in October."

    According to Punchoppet, the rest of the workers at the plant would be let go towards the end of 2020.

    Workers will reportedly receive severance pay in accordance with Thailand's labor laws, in addition to a four-month bonus to all affected employees.

    Shares of GM stock were up 1.35% as of 11:04 a.m. EST on Wednesday.

    General Motors, the biggest US automaker, delivered 735,909 vehicles during the quarter ending December General Motors, the biggest US automaker, delivered 735,909 vehicles during the quarter ending December Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / BILL PUGLIANO

    NFL combine quarterbacks: Brian Lewerke a sleeper in 2020 NFL draft?

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 09:02 AM PST

    Brian Lewerke recently finished his college football career at Michigan State. Can he make it in the NFL? (Photo: Rich Barnes, Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)

    Former Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke threw for 8,293 yards and ran for 1,255 yards during his college football career.

    He threw 47 touchdown passes and had 32 passes intercepted.

    Does he have a chance to continue his career in the NFL?

    Lewerke, who played high school football at Pinnacle High in Phoenix, will get a chance to impress scouts at the upcoming NFL combine, which starts next week.

    He was one of 17 quarterbacks invited to participate at the event.

    Check out what some NFL sites and writers are saying about Lewerke and his NFL draft prospects.

    SB Nation listed Brian Lewerke as a possible sleeper in the 2020 NFL draft.

    Morgan Moriarty wrote: "In his three years as the Spartans' starting QB, he finished with 9,548 yards of total offense, which ranks first in school history. A shoulder injury limited him in 2018, but he came back to throw a career-high 3,079 yards in 2019. He has a pretty impressive 40-yard dash time, too."

    College Football News wrote that Brian Lewerke needed a good workout at the combine.

    Pete Fiutak wrote: "Was it the team or the player? Great as a sophomore, miserable as a junior, and okay as a senior, does he have the raw skills worth developing as a key backup? He needs a workout to make him a late round flier."

    MORE: Lewerke, Purdy, Rattler among former Arizona high school QBs in college football spotlight

    Spartans Wire compared Brian Lewerke to Brian Hoyer.

    Andrew Brewster wrote: "While fans have been hot and cold on Lewerke for seemingly his entire career, he managed to throw for 8,293 yards over 41 games in a difficult Big Ten Conference. He finished his career with 47 passing touchdowns and 32 interceptions. He also showed good mobility over his career, rushing for 1,255 yards, averaging 3.6 yards-per-carry to go along with 10 touchdowns. I have seen Lewerke taken in mock drafts here and there, although not with regularity. He could very easily be the next Brian Hoyer where he is able to carve out a nice career as an NFL backup."

    Pro Football Network listed Brian Lewerke as a quarterback to possibly target on the third day of the draft.

    Before going to Michigan State, Brian Lewerke was a standout quarterback at Pinnacle High. (Photo: Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports)

    AJ Shulte wrote: "Do you know those guys that seemingly peak in high school and then ride that success all the way to the top? That was basically Brian Lewerke, who had an exciting redshirt sophomore season, then regressed well-behind what he was, and ultimately landed a spot at the NFL Combine. Lewerke is a good athlete who flashes competent play a few times a game, but then the rest of his tape is littered with headache-inducing plays. I don't believe there's a draftable QB in Lewerke to salvage, but the NFL likes to gamble with quarterbacks."

    Walter Football wrote that Brian Lewerke looks like a backup quarterback in the NFL.

    The site ranks him No. 12 on its list of quarterbacks in the draft. It writes: "Lewerke completed 59 percent of his passes in 2019 for 3,079 yards with 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He looks like a backup-caliber quarterback for the NFL."

    Cowboys Wire wrote that Brian Lewerke can develop into a solid backup quarterback in the NFL.

    It wrote: "Lewerke has certainly had ups and downs during his time at Michigan State, but I can say with confidence if drafted, he can step in and immediately be the second-best quarterback on the roster. He is a rhythm passer who can go through streaks of inaccuracy when off his game. His electric arm is apparent and able to be utilized off-platform and from multiple angles, a point to his generally good upper-body mechanics. Lower body mechanics are enough to support accuracy, though the presence of a good pass rush withers this trait. He can struggle to navigate the pocket while under duress and be over-aggressive to a significant fault, putting the ball in harm's way too frequently. He is a fit for McCarthy's West Coast scheme and has tangible development available to him. If so, Lewerke can develop into one of the better backups the league has to offer."

    Sports Illustrated has Brian Lewerke as the No. 15-ranked quarterback in the 2020 NFL draft class.

    Draft Wire ranks Brian Lewerke No. 13 among quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL draft.

    MORE: Richard Obert's Arizona high school football All-Decade team

    Trump takes 2020 lead, 52%-48%, all Democrats ‘probably lose’

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 08:34 AM PST

    A politically resilient President Trump has pushed into the lead of the 2020 White House race, riding the public's good feelings about the economy and the view by voters that all leading Democratic candidates will "probably lose," according to the latest election survey.

    By a 52% to 48% margin, Trump is leading the generic "Democrat" in the race, a significant margin for a president who just beat back impeachment to stay in office.

    The latest Economist/YouGov survey also found that most voters believe that Trump will probably beat all of his Democratic challengers by at least 19 percentage points.

    While White House officials are buoyed by the results and other polls showing a post-impeachment surge, some told Secrets that they believe the race is extremely tight and unclear due to the emergence of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the race.

    But what they are pleased with is the finding in the survey and others that the economy is tops on the minds of voters and that the president is getting credit for its advances as well as those on Wall Street.

    The survey also found that Trump has unified the party, which is upset with Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney's vote to convict the president in the impeachment process and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's tearing up of the State of the Union address.

    Said the survey analysis:

    "Utah Senator Mitt Romney's vote to convict the president on one impeachment count does not sit well with Republicans. In this poll, only 21% of Republicans have a favorable rating of Romney; 70% are unfavorable (Democrats, on the other hand, view him favorably, 62% to 25%.) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's ripping up of the text of the president's speech after the State of the Union gets criticism: Americans disapprove 48% to 38%. Those who disapprove include 21% of Democrats and 51% of independents."

    Bloomberg 2020 Senior Advisor Responds to Sexism Allegations

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 08:20 AM PST

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    CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: So, let's move on to the women issue. I mean, again, you know, this has come up over and again, there's been an article in the "Washington Post" about, you know, certain comments. Mike Bloomberg has called them body jokes, some of the more, you know, pointed accusations, he's blatantly, you know, fully denied. But how do you think this is going to affect, A, what other candidates are going to sort of, you know, rain down on him, and B, his electability amongst women?

    TIMOTHY O'BRIEN, SENIOR ADVISER, BLOOMBERG 2020 CAMPAIGN: Well, I think there's — again, I think there's — I think over the last week, you know, these are questions that came up when Mike ran for mayor of New York. They've come up over the last few years. These aren't new questions. Voters in New York put them aside because most of the accusations did not involve him personally. We want to take them on, specifically in the #MeToo era. You know, we feel as a campaign that #MeToo is a healthy development. Women have been held back in the workplace and in politics and in social life for far too long by men who are either crass, unfeeling or predatory, like for example, Donald Trump himself. Mike Bloomberg is not that person. What's come out over the last weekend are sort of in two, you know, categories. There's this issue of a gag book of jokes that was given to him 30 years ago, jokes he did not write that had very offensive and gross jokes about women in them. He didn't say any of those things and he didn't write the gag book. But the press is pulling quotes out of that book as if they're quotes out of Mike Bloomberg's mouth. He has repeatedly denied saying them. We will continue to say that. But the media is sort of having a field day with that and it's obviously helping research from Mike's competitors. The other set of issues here are the sexual harassment claims that came in to Bloomberg L.P. Again, we think it's a very healthy development that women in the workplace have the tools they need to defend themselves if they're being treated abusively in the workplace. There are dozens of those lawsuits and the press has had headlines saying Mike Bloomberg accused by 45 women of sexual harassment. Those lawsuits are targeted at Bloomberg L.P. They are the defendant in those cases. In none of those cases has Mike Bloomberg been accused personally of predatory behavior, in the ones that have come to light and that have been adjudicated. In one case, Judge Prescott, who is a very prominent well- regarded female judge who is very tough on workplace harassment issues, found that the case lacked the evidence to go forward.

    About This Episode EXPAND

    Tim O'Brien, senior advisor to the Bloomberg 2020 campaign, joins Christiane to discuss stop and frisk, Michael Bloomberg's treatment of women and other criticisms of the presidential candidate. Historian Tim Snyder tells Ana Cabrera about his book "On Tyranny" and the health of American democracy. Elizabeth Cohen and John Pomfret give Christiane an update on coronavirus.


    2020 Elections and Nonvoters

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 08:19 AM PST

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    Zenfest 2020 coming to Grand Island

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 08:19 AM PST

    a close up of a sign: Zenfest 2020 is coming to Grand Island on Feb. 22. © Provided by Lincoln & Hastings-Krny KSNB Zenfest 2020 is coming to Grand Island on Feb. 22.

    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Higher Plane will be presenting ZENFEST. The event will be Saturday Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Full Circle Venue in Boarders Inn and Suites in Grand island.

    Zenfest will host around thirty vendors featuring many modalities (energy therapies, mediumship, yoga, meditation, astrology, numerology, aura photography, handmade goods, and more!).

    The event will include speakers, unique and immersive experiences, connection and community, and practical tools to support the spiritual and holistic journey.

    Workshop Schedule:

    9:00 AM Awaken: Morning Flow with Sisu Yoga Loft

    10:30 AM Chakras and Healing with Crystals with Brenda

    12:00 PM Journey Into Nordic Shamanism with Lorelei

    1:30 PM Introduction to The Law of Attraction with Angela

    3:00 PM Tapping Into Your Inner Healing Power with Sonja

    4:30 PM Essential Oils Make and Take with Tim and Ranae

    Many vendors will be on site for the event including:

    >The Phoenix Tree with Sundri & Helena - Reiki, Handmade Jewelry, & Sacred Space Objects

    >Schaffnitt & Associates with Sherry Schaffnitt - Psychic/Medium

    >Lorelei Hewitt, Seer & Healer - Runic Readings and Nordic Prayer Beads/Retail

    >Essentially Balanced with Karen Ackermann - Aura-Photography

    >Zodiac Mama Life with Nicole Sagesse - Astrology Readings

    >Kelli Higgins - Psychic/Medium

    >Intuitive Numerologist & Angelic Facilitator Dana Camp - Intuitive Numerology Sessions & Angelic Tuning/Balancing Sessions

    >Kristi Pedersen - Psychic/Medium

    >Michele-Light Sentinel ~ Psychic/Medium & Energy Wellness

    >Illuminated Reiki with Donna Anderson - Reiki

    >Three Feathers Spiritual Wisdom with Joann Barnes - Tarot/Oracle Card Reader

    >Psychic Medium Angela Pennisi - Readings

    >Lovinity with Brenda Bejot - Chakra Healing with Stones

    >RtL Essentials with Renae Lauer - DoTerra Essential Oils, Bracelets, Soaks, Scrubs

    >Vibing & Thriving with Rachael Amick - Handmade Jewelry & Decorations

    >The Remedy Clinic with Austin -Quantum Neurology

    >Angie Montgomery Psychic/Medium

    >Impact Wellness

    >Sisu Yoga Loft with Erin

    >Peace on Po

    >Holistic Healing with Kady Jacobs

    >Henna Gesserit BodyArt + BodyWork with Samantha - 100% Natural Henna, Body Art Drawn with Intention

    >Olde Towne Alchemy -retail

    >NuSkin with Kelly Henry

    >Fiercely Radiant Soul, LLC with Janessa - Energy Psychology

    >Tarot with Sherrill Lane - Intuitive Tarot Adviser

    >Wise Healings by Design with Janelle - Gemstones, Jewelry, Angel Card Readings, Reiki & Hypnosis

    Calcaterra RTW Fall 2020

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 07:57 AM PST

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    Silence. What an unusual inspiration for a fashion collection. For fall, Daniele Calcaterra said he got inspired by John Cage's 4′33″composition, consisting of the sounds of the environment that the listeners hear while it is performed. This translated into an essential, minimal vibe running through the clothes, which along with the brand's signature coats and dresses cut in monastic, streamlined silhouettes, also included oversize Eighties' jackets with strong shoulders matched with bleached jeans injected with a Nineties' feel.

    WWD Critique: The designer smartly evolved his elegant aesthetic welcoming a new practical and urban mood, making his fall collection more versatile and commercially appealing.

    Launch Gallery: Calcaterra RTW Fall 2020

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    Former 2020 Democrat Andrew Yang joins CNN as commentator

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 07:31 AM PST

    Former 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang is set to join CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday.

    "I'm excited to join CNN to help shed light on the election and the candidates' experiences. Learned a lot these past months and am glad to contribute to the public discussion," Yang tweeted, noting that he would be on the network later in the day to discuss the Nevada Democratic debate.

    Yang ended his long-shot presidential bid last week after failing to finish in the top tier in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. His campaign outlasted those of some members of Congress and governors.

    The tech entrepreneur has since said he would consider joining the administration of one of his ex-Democratic rivals if he or she defeats President Trump in the November election.

    Yang, who is not ruling out a future run for office, said last week he's ready to help the eventual Democratic nominee but has not endorsed a candidate.

    "If my efforts and exertions can help ensure that Donald Trump doesn't win, then I'll be there every freaking moment of every freaking day," he said. "I'll go fight for it. What are we doing here otherwise? What am I going to do, just watch Trump get reelected? That would be terrible."

    March 2020: Roar of the Crowd

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 07:21 AM PST

    Beto Bummer

    Although I'm not a Texan, I was so inspired by Beto [O'Rourke]! I guess I still am; he made me better. It's unfortunate that the Texas Monthly editors chose to bash him ["The Bum Steer Awards," January 2020] rather than see the positive difference his campaign made in people's lives.Molly L. Bonnington, Saginaw, Michigan

    So when did [Beto O'Rourke] abandon Texas? When he was—and still is—helping other candidates? When he returned to El Paso after the shooting? . . . If it is because he did not run for Senate, why aren't you giving [Julián] Castro the same treatment?Angela Nelson, via Facebook

    Kind Regards

    I admit I was skeptical when I started reading your first collection of "The Best Things in Texas" [January 2020]. But the more I read your list of good things, the more I approved of it. We are at a terrible place in our nation's history, with blue versus red wanting to tear one another's eyes out. This oasis of kindness gives us hope.

    Maybe the old state motto—"Friendship"—still has legs.John Burnett, Austin

    Political Hit

    I was filled with so much Texan pride after reading the Texanist's response to "Name Withheld" [about the Texanness of being liberal, in the January 2020 issue] that I had to reach out. I was brought up in the Permian Basin, in Midland, went to college in San Antonio, went to law school in Waco, and now live in Dallas. From my moves across Texas, I've had the opportunity of seeing a variety of Texans at their best and worst, both red- and blue-leaning, from Pecos to Carthage. Throughout it all, I've come to find that as a whole, Texans are a friendly, helpful, and wonderfully diverse lot.

    The Texanist's warm and thoughtful response was probably more polite than the curmudgeonly Name Withheld deserved, but it definitely pulled at my heartstrings. It emphasized a message that easily carries to the national and global stage: we as Texans are made up of and made better by our vibrant differences.Gabby Shayeb, Dallas

    I was born in Texas, like my father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and, likewise, my child and grandkids. My personal politics don't match half the people I know. Some are Texans, like me, and some got here as quick as they could. Regardless, calling us not Texans is looking for a fight. I don't agree with a lot of the politicians in the state and agree with none of them about everything. But, by God, I'm a Texan until I die.Guy Covington, via Facebook

    The most horrific twelve words to a Texan—"Hi, I just moved here from California. Where do I go vote?"Justin Riley, via Facebook

    Editors' note: Our Pat's Pick column in the January issue included an incorrect opening date for the Dallas restaurant Salaryman. The correct date is September 11, 2019. We regret the error. 

    Dining Guide: Highlights From Our March 2020 Issue

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 07:15 AM PST

    Texas Monthly adds and updates approximately sixty restaurant listings to our Dining Guide each month. There's limited space in the print issue, but the entire searchable guide to the best of Texas cuisine is at your fingertips online!

    Below are a few highlights from the new restaurants reviewed in our March 2020 issue. You can also read up restaurant critic Pat Sharpe's latest Pat's Pick, Cibolo's Kindling Texas Kitchen.

    Click "More Info" for further detail on each restaurant:

    Austin Hestia

    Chef Kevin Fink doesn't do predictable. The chef-owner of Emmer & Rye opened Hestia in December, with originality and complexity front and center. The minimalist glass-walled room on Shoal Creek is dark and sexy at night, and the service is beyond attentive (enthusiastic waiters explain everything). The name honors the Greek goddess of the hearth, and cooking takes place on or over a twenty-foot grill. Top bites on an early visit included sliced raw avocado and ember-roasted beets, richly flavored with beef tallow and tricked out with a beet pickle. Another favorite was Alaskan king crab leg in a delicious roasted kelp butter with a touch of persimmon vinegar. Dry-aged wagyu skirt steak (impressively tender for that cut) came with Hestia's one-of-a-kind soy-based steak sauce made with eels (anchovies are way too obvious). Emmer's pastry chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph is on hand with stylish desserts like lemon streusel cheesecake.

    New American | ⭑⭑⭑ | $$$ | More Info

    Dallas Ellie's

    Art is clearly the theme of this restaurant; a light sculpture of a molecular structure hangs over the dining room like a constellation, and there's a self-guided art tour. With neutral tones and white floors, the handsome space is anchored by a bright quadriptych (the patio's mosaic is a stunner too). Chef Eric Dreyer (formerly Oprah's chef and a sous chef at Fearing's) revamps classic sixties dishes, many inspired by recipes from Craig Hall's mother, Ellie—think crab Louie, deviled eggs, Salis- bury steak (at lunch). At dinner we started with Texas Beef Meatballs, an appetizer version of that Salisbury steak, made of ground brisket, beef rib, and chuck, in a satiny gravy with garlic and mushrooms. It succeeded as a nostalgic redux, but the salads we ordered lacked pizzazz. A perfectly cooked maple-glazed salmon with tender Carolina Gold rice restored our faith. A seared scallop dish was well executed but played it safe with flavors, echoing the bivalves' sweet note with sunchoke puree and roasted carrots; a brightening element would make this good dish great. A delicious bowl of ancient grains with mushroom salad and cauliflower proved more exciting (perhaps a glimpse of Dreyer's prowess when freed of sixties-era constraints). Chocolate pie—a tartlet with an unwieldy toasted marshmallow—couldn't top the diner classic.

    American | ⭑⭑ | $$$ | More Info


    Pan con tomate at Ático.

    Photograph by Trevor Paulhus

    Fort Worth Ático

    Tim Love ventures to the Iberian Peninsula for his new rooftop perch overlooking the historic Stockyards, downtown, and much of the city. Sit on a fancy stool at one of two counters overlooking kitchen or cocktail operations or in the cozy bar area. From a menu starring noshes from the smoker, grill, or wood-burning oven, a sure hit is Jose's Tacos, tissue-thin slices of cured jamón iberico crowned with caviar. Smoked hummus with roasted sweet chiles spread on toasted bread makes a good companion to both the roasted Island Creek oysters, topped with lemon, Parmesan, and micro-basil, and the spicy, buttery whole grilled shrimp. Bigger plates include tender, juicy pork shoulder slathered with aji amarillo chiles and chimichurri; ask for some of the house-made tortillas alongside.

    Spanish | ⭑⭑⭑ | $$$ | More Info

    Houston Kin

    With a mid-century-modern look and a large central bar, the bustling, chef-driven Politan Row food hall offers a wealth of culinary talent, like Evelyn Garcia, one of about a dozen vendors in the space, who is dishing up Thai food that incorporates a variety of Southeast Asian flavors. Her menu features snacks, wraps, soulful curries, and roti, with the barbecue brisket roti being a definite highlight. We would also come back for the wonderfully spiced yellow curry with seasonal vegetables, crispy shallots, and chile oil. Ditto the laab lettuce wraps with spicy citrus pork and coconut rice. Can't decide? Do the Kin tasting menu and try everything—ideal for four to six people. Hall menus do change, so don't get your heart set on one dish. And bring your earplugs, as the music is unrelenting and loud.

    Thai | ⭑⭑⭑ | $$ | More Info

    San Antonio Mi Familia de Mi Tierra

    The Christmas-all-year twinkle lights and glittering bulbs of Market Square's Mi Tierra have moved north to the Rim, and if opening-week crowds (and our excellent meal) are any indication, it's a gift to north-side San Antonians that won't go unappreciated. The restaurant (and bar in one wing) is wrapped around a sunny courtyard strung with tin-punched lights and a Frida Kahlo–blue wall, so every table feels festive. A new appetizer, Chicharrón de Ribeye, makes a pretty package: double-cooked morsels of steak on a tower of chunky guacamole with roasted-tomato-and-chile salsa. Start with that and then sample your way through flautas with tart tomatillo sauce, egg-battered and picadillo-filled chiles rellenos, thin-crusted carne asada empanadas with avocado salsa, and a generous platter of tender cabrito, all worth the wait for a table. Polished service and a kitchen that has its act together are appreciated. Do note: big families, parties, mariachis, and a bit of mayhem are the norm (expecting a quiet, romantic dinner would be like finding that at your own clan's Christmas table).

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    From the Editor, March 2020: Father and Son

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 06:52 AM PST

    John Quincy Adams is widely—and perhaps apocryphally—quoted as saying, "I am a warrior so that my son may be a merchant so that his son may be a poet." It's a noble sentiment, but what if one of your parents is already a distinguished writer? In the case of Peter Holley, our new Houston bureau chief, you become a fine storyteller in your own right.

    An Austin native and seventh-generation Texan, Peter joined Texas Monthly at the end of December to cover our state's most important city, as well as business and entrepreneurship statewide. He has since published engaging stories on our website about everything from the self-driving trucks that are rolling into Texas to data that indicate Houston's cost of living may now rival that of New York City.

    For the past five years, Peter worked for the Washington Post, focusing most recently on innovation and technology. He earlier reported for the paper from Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as from Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Before joining the Post, Peter worked for Houstonia magazine, the Houston Chronicle, and the San Antonio Express-News. He earned his B.A. in law and society from American University, in Washington, D.C., and his M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. But well before that, he was, in a sense, home-schooled. "Some people grow up with a dad who teaches them to tune an engine," Peter says. "Mine taught me to trim the fat off a bloated paragraph."

    Peter's father, Joe Holley, has worked at some of the same papers his son has worked for, including the Post, the Express-News, and the Chronicle, where he and a colleague were named Pulitzer Prize finalists for their editorial writing. At the Houston paper, he writes the "Native Texan" column, a beloved examination of our state's colorful small towns. Joe was a frequent contributor to Texas Monthly in the nineties, and we're pleased to have lured him back, starting with his story in our February issue about three towns whose wealthy benefactors are helping them defy the trend of rural decline.

    In March, our website will feature an excerpt of Joe's new book, Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town (Hachette Books, March 17), about the town where, two years ago, a shooter killed 26 churchgoers. Joe describes how, upon hearing the news, he drove to Sutherland Springs from Austin and gravitated toward a candlelit prayer vigil. There, someone tapped him on the shoulder. It was Peter, who had been visiting relatives in Kerrville and, like his dad, rode toward the sound of the guns, and covered the story for the Post. "I was proud to watch him work," Joe says. Peter felt the same way about his dad.

    I hope you enjoy Peter's work and Joe's, and the other stories on our website and in our magazine.

    Kenan Thompson to headline 2020 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 05:52 AM PST

    Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson and Netflix's Hasan Minhaj will headline this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner in April.

    Thompson, the long-time SNL comedian, will host the dinner and Minhaj, who can be seen on Netflix's Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj and was a former Daily Show correspondent, will be the featured entertainer. No word yet on whether President Donald Trump will attend the event. He has broken presidential tradition the past three years and didn't show up for the affair.

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    "Kenan and Hasan are two of the most engaged and engaging entertainers in America. I'm thrilled they'll help us celebrate the role of a free press in our democracy," Jonathan Karl, president of the White House Correspondents Association and ABC News' chief White House correspondent, said according to Variety. "We're looking forward to a lively evening honoring the most important political journalism of the past year."

    Last year, in lieu of the traditional jokes and laughter at the expense of political figures, the White House Correspondents Dinner instead provided guests with a primer on journalism. Historian Ron Chernow discussed journalism's history and the importance of the First Amendment.

    In 2018, comedian Michelle Wolf sparked controversy at the event after she attacked former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

    "I think she's very resourceful, like she burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye," Wolf told the audience about Sanders. "Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's lies."

    Wolf also went hard at President Trump, his aides, Republicans, Democrats and also the media, which she said let Trump go unchecked too often. "He has helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV. You helped create this monster and now you are profiting from him," Wolf said.

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    In 2006, Stephen Colbert headlined the affair and sparked controversy when he delivered a monologue about former President George W. Bush.

    "I stand by this man," Colbert told the audience about Bush. " I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers, and rubble, and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message: that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound—with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world."

    Hulu: What's coming and going in March 2020

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 05:44 AM PST

    Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Hulu members can watch Little Fires Everywhere, a miniseries based on the Celeste Ng novel, Hillary, a docuseries about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and new seasons of the reality series Real Housewives of New York and Keeping Up with the Kardashians in March.

    The streaming service released a list of the movies, TV shows, documentaries and specials coming and going next month.

    Here's the full list of what's being added to Hulu in March:

    March 1

    OK K.O, Let's Be Heroes! Season 3



    Blue City


    Charlotte's Web (1973)

    Danny Roane: First Time Director

    Deck the Halls

    Destiny Turn on the Radio

    Eyes of an Angel


    Free Willy

    Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home

    Free Willy 3: The Rescue

    Friends with Kids

    Furry Vengeance

    Good Morning, Killer

    Good Will Hunting


    Hornet's Nest


    The Interview

    Lady in a Cage

    Leap Year

    Major League II

    Man on a Ledge

    Natural Born Killers

    Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection

    Richard the Lionheart


    Righteous Kill

    Silent Tongue

    Silent Witness

    Standing in the Shadows of Motown



    The Cooler

    The Descent

    The Descent: Part 2

    The Skull

    Up in the Air

    Wayne's World


    Notes on a Scandal

    Waiting to Exhale

    March 3

    Breeders Series Premiere

    Real Housewives of New York City City Season 11

    March 4

    The Men Who Stare at Goats

    March 5

    Devs Series Premiere

    Dave Series Premiere

    March 6

    Hillary Docuseries Premiere (Hulu Original)

    Into the Dark: Crawlers Episode Premiere (Hulu Original)

    Cake Season 2 Premiere

    Better Things Season 4 Premiere

    Knives and Skin

    March 7

    The Most Dangerous Animal of All Docuseries Premiere

    March 9


    March 11

    Fire Force Season 1

    March 13

    Love Island: Australia Season 2

    March 14

    Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 17

    March 15

    4 Lovers

    Always Shine

    Hello I Must Be Going

    March 17

    Attack on Titan Season 3B

    March 18

    Little Fires Everywhere Three Episode Series Premiere (Hulu Original)

    March 19

    Motherland Season 3 Premiere

    Pet Sematary

    March 20

    Big Time Adolescence

    Real Housewives of Potomac Season 4

    March 23

    After School Dice Club Season 1 (Dubbed)

    Kemonomichi Season 1 (Dubbed)

    A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

    March 26

    Brown Girl Begins

    March 27

    Baghdad Central Season 1

    Fairy Gone Season 1

    March 28

    Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth Season 1 (Dubbed)

    March 29

    Archer Season 10

    March 30

    iHeartRadio Music Awards 2020


    March 31

    Hoshiai no Sora (Stars Align) Season 1 (Dubbed)


    Available in March with the Stars premium add-on:

    21 Jump Street (March 31)

    A Simple Plan (March 13)

    American Heist (March 1)

    Anger Management (March 1)

    Beirut (March 13)

    Chaos Theory (March 1)

    Colors (March 1)

    Conan the Barbarian (March 2)

    Conan the Destroyer (March 2)

    Coraline (March 16)

    Daddy Day Care (March 13)

    High Noon (March 1)

    Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (March 1)

    Imperium (March 31)

    Into the Grizzly Maze (March 1)

    Land of the Lost (March 16)

    Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (March 31)

    Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (March 1)

    Money Train (March 1)

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (March 27)

    Primal Fear (March 13)

    Rent (March 1)

    Secretary (March 1)

    Still Waiting... (March 23)

    The Butterfly Effect (March 6)

    The Cold Light of Day (March 6)

    The Fly (March 1)

    The Jackal (March 13)

    The Spirit (March 13)

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Part 2 (March 1)

    Uptown Girls (March 1)

    Waiting (March 23)

    Wayne's World (March 13)

    Wet Hot American Summer (March 1)

    Young Frankenstein (March 13)

    Available in March with the HBO premium add-on:

    Westworld Season 3 Premiere (March 15)

    The Plot Against America (March 16)

    Available in March with the Showtime premium add-on:

    Black Monday Season 2 Premiere (March 15)

    Here's the full list of what's leaving Hulu in March:

    March 31

    Awakening the Zodiac

    Bachelor Party

    Barbie a Fashion Fairytale

    Barbie and the Diamond Castle

    Big Fish

    Blood Diamond



    Dangerous Curves


    Downfall Racer

    Dracula 3000

    Drop Dead Sexy

    Eyes Wide Shut


    Fathers and Daughters

    The French Connection

    The Ghoul

    Girl in Progress


    Grace Unplugged

    Gridiron Gang



    Little Richard

    Meet Joe Black

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie



    Music from Another Room

    Mystery Team

    Pacific Heights




    Project Eden


    Some Kind of Wonderful


    Swimming with Sharks


    Two Family House

    When Harry Met Sally

    January 2020 was the warmest in weather history

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 05:35 AM PST

    [Unfortunately the link has been deleted]A group of experienced snowboarders rushed to rescue two sports enthusiasts who got caught in an avalanche in Verbier, Switzerland, on January 30. Professional snowboarder Victor Liebenguth captured ...

    Erdogan Says Third Turkish Drill Ship to Begin Operations in 2020

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 05:10 AM PST

    [Unfortunately the link has been deleted]FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Parliament in Ankara, Turkey, February 5, 2020. Presidential Press Office/Handout via ...

    Grayson County Passport Fair 2020

    Posted: 19 Feb 2020 05:03 AM PST

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    The Grayson County District Clerk, Kelly Ashmore, is hosting a special passport event in Grayson County, Texas on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.

    Event: Passport Fair 2020

    Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

    Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Where: Grayson County Justice Center

    200 S. Crockett

    Sherman, Texas 75090


    • Each applicant must apply in person

    • Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (Long-Form Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, etc.)

    • Valid state or government issued I.D.

    • Two Separate Fees Required:

    1. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY payable to U.S. Department of State

    2. District Clerk's Office accepts checks, cash or credit card

    • Photos available onsite for an additional fee

    Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778. Information is also available at the Grayson County District Clerk's office by calling 903.813.4200 ex 2107 or emailing at