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Esperanza Spalding

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Dec 10, 2018 – 8:00 PM

3110 Roswell Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305 Map

  • Esperanza Spalding

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Esperanza Spalding: Born in 1984, bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding began playing in small jazz and blues venues around her hometown of Portland, Oregon. Soon after picking up the acoustic bass at the late age of 14, she helped form "Noise For Pretend," an eclectic band fusing jazz and pop for which she sang and played bass (often simultaneously). The group signed with indie rock imprint Hush Records, which released two albums of their original compositions (one of which garnered an 8.0 from writer Joe Tangari on Pitchfork).

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  • A legally blind social activist from Detroit has gone missing while vacationing in Peru, spurring an investigation by the U.S. State Department and Peruvian police. >> Read more trending news  Carla Valpeoz, 35, has not been seen or heard from since Dec. 12, when she was staying at the Pariwana Hostel in Cusco, the Detroit Free Press reported. She missed her flights home, her phone has been off for days and investigators are looking into her credit card activity. The social worker was in Peru to attend a wedding and planned to stay an two extra weeks to go sightseeing. Carla Valpeoz's brother, Carlos Valpeoz, said his sister met up with a group of other tourists on Dec. 11 and toured the Machu Picchu site with them. The group also visited a hot spring and later went dancing at a club. Police have uncovered surveillance video of Carla Valpeoz entering a taxi and heading to a bus terminal the morning of Dec. 12. It's unknown if she boarded a bus, but the State Department has tracked her to the town of Pisac, about an hour north of Cusco. Carlos Valpeoz said he doesn't suspect anyone in the tourist group had anything to do with his sister's disappearance, as they seem 'extremely concerned' and have been helping him and investigators. Carlos Valpeoz said that while his sister is well-traveled, her family and friends are worried for her because of her sight disability. 'She has extremely low vision. She uses a walking cane when she travels by herself. And she was having some difficulty getting into Machu Picchu based on her disability,' he told WJBK-TV. Carla Valpeoz is 5 feet, 1 inch tall with brown hair and brown eyes. She uses a walking cane when alone. She was last seen traveling with a green backpack.
  • A National Weather Service storm damage survey team is heading to a town west of Seattle where a strong tornado blew through a neighborhood. The rare twister touched down Tuesday in Port Orchard, Washington. It damaged several homes and toppling trees. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The National Weather Service crew will determine just how powerful the storm was. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office told local media the damage was 'catastrophic' and contained to neighborhoods east and south of a Walmart in Port Orchard. The sheriff's office says power lines were down and roads were closed in the area. About 50 buildings were affected. Port Orchard is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Seattle, across Puget Sound on the Kitsap Peninsula.
  • A woman accused of running a prostitution ring in DeKalb County pleaded guilty on Tuesday and was sentenced to three years in prison. Darliene Crenshaw was arrested in January, along with her husband and more than 50 other people. Prosecutors said Crenshaw and her husband ran a high-end prostitution business out of apartments near the old Dunwoody police headquarters. Investigators said it was one of the largest prostitution rings ever discovered in DeKalb County. TRENDING STORIES: Widespread rain moves in late tonight, will stick around next couple days GBI employee poses for photo with murder victim’s remains PHOTOS: Meet the women on the newest season of 'The Bachelor' Channel 2 Action News was there Tuesday as Crenshaw asked the judge for mercy while fighting back tears. “Please have mercy,” Crenshaw said. “My biggest concern is not my punishment, but the punishment of my children.” Judge Gail Flake did not give the woman “first offender status,” which would have wiped her record after she completed her sentence. Samuel Crenshaw’s case has not gone to trial, but if it does, the woman’s plea deal mandates that she testify against him. Channel 2’s investigative partners at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and AJC.com contributed to this report.
  • Sources tell Channel 2 Action News that the Peach Drop is moving back to Underground Atlanta this year. Atlanta sources are telling me the #Peachdrop is going back to Underground Atlanta for New Years Eve!! @wsbtv — Dave Huddleston (@DaveHWSB) December 19, 2018 Details about this year's event haven't been released. Channel 2's Dave Huddleston  reports Live Nation is in charge of setting up musical guests. The Peach Drop was held in Woodruff Park last year. Remember, you can watch the Peach Drop LIVE on Channel 2!
  • The Trump administration will withdraw all of the approximately 2,000 American troops in Syria, according to a U.S. official, as the White House declared victory Wednesday in the mission to defeat Islamic State militants there. Planning for the pullout has begun and troops will begin leaving as soon as possible, said the official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss military planning and spoke on condition of anonymity. President Donald Trump said American forces no longer were needed in a country torn apart by long-running civil war. Trump has said since he was a presidential candidate that he wanted to bring back troops from the Middle East. But officials have said in recent weeks that pockets of IS militants remain. U.S. policy has been that American forces would stay in place until the extremists were eradicated. In addition, Pentagon and other officials have said that U.S. troops were countering Iran-backed militants in Syria, which was an expansion of the U.S. mission. Trump said on Twitter: 'We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.' His tweet followed a series of news reports that the U.S. was preparing to withdraw its troops from Syria. The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. Reports of an abrupt withdrawal drew quick criticism from Congress. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said a full and rapid removal of troops would be a 'grave error with broader implications' beyond the fight against IS. Responding to the reports, Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning said in a statement that 'at this time, we continue to work by, with and through our partners in the region.' The U.S. first launched airstrikes against IS fighters in Syria in 2014. In the years that followed, the U.S. began partnering with Syrian ground forces to fight the extremists. The Pentagon recently said that IS now controls just 1 percent of the territory they originally held.
  • We hope you enjoyed the last few days of dry weather, because days of rain is returning. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Karen Minton said the rain will begin to move into parts of Georgia around midnight.  The morning commute Thursday will be messy, as the rain will stick around through lunchtime.  We're updating the latest forecast models for who could see the most rain, on Channel 2 Action News at Noon There’s a chance for even more rain Friday and even some light snow or flurries in parts of northeast Georgia in the evening.  [DOWNLOAD: WSB-TV's Weather App for alerts on any severe weather] But everything will move out this weekend, and you can expect to see a dry Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Rain is coming! We are dry today...but rain develops overnight into Thursday morning. Plan on a wet commute Thursday and Friday. Dry weather arrives for the weekend and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day pic.twitter.com/rKiqVdB0kA — Karen Minton (@KarenMintonWSB) December 19, 2018 Wrap-around moisture on the backside of a system (that will produce widespread RAIN on Thursday) could produce some wintry mix Friday night in NE GA. Significant accumulation isn't forecast. We'll be tracking this system for you ahead at Noon! pic.twitter.com/xFGh9K9eMn — Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) December 19, 2018