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Soon you’ll be able to watch high school football on Twitter — TechCrunch

Just at the NFL is gearing up to kickoff its regular season, Adidas has announced that it will be partnering with Twitter to livestream high school football games on the platform. The “Friday Night Stripes” series (Get it? Get it?) will include eight games, featuring teams from California, Georgia, Florida, Nevada and Indiana…

via Soon you’ll be able to watch high school football on Twitter — TechCrunch

She ‘Helped Define the American Experience.’ Barack and Michelle Obama Mourn Aretha Franklin — TIME

Aretha Franklin’s death on Thursday shook the world and her legions of fan, including former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, who mourned the passing of the great Queen of Soul. The Obamas were noted admirers of Franklin; the music legend sang the national anthem at Barack’s first presidential inauguration in 2009…

via She ‘Helped Define the American Experience.’ Barack and Michelle Obama Mourn Aretha Franklin — TIME

Classical Music Concert – California’s Palms to Pines Byway

Enjoy classical music? Daniel Stiel has curated road-worthy favorites – from Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mozart, even The U.S. Army Band and others – into a YouTube concert timed to his non-stop 56-mile drive along Southern California’s legendary Palms to Pines Byway through sunshine, snow, and rain earlier this year.

Holy Fire Prompts Smoke Advisory for San Gabriel Valley, O.C., Riverside, San Bernardino Counties — KTLA

A massive fire in the Cleveland National Forest prompted authorities to issue a smoke advisory for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties on Thursday.

via Holy Fire Prompts Smoke Advisory for San Gabriel Valley, O.C., Riverside, San Bernardino Counties — KTLA