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The Black Pumas brought soul to President Joe Biden's and Vice President Kamala Harris' inauguration special, "Celebrate America," on Wednesday evening.
The breakout duo performed "Colors" off their 2019 debut album, "Black Pumas," in front of the classic Austin City Limits skyline backdrop at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in their hometown.
The band is made up of vocalist Eric Burton and Grammy-winning guitarist and producer Adrian Quesada.
The Black Pumas were nominated for several Grammys in 2021 including Best American Roots Performance ("Colors"), Record of the Year ("Colors") and Album of the Year (Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)). They were previously nominated for the coveted Best New Artist Grammy award in 2020, alongside Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Rosalia, Tank and The Bangas, and Yola.
During the Jan. 20 performance, people from all over the country chimed in on social media to show the Black Pumas some love.
This band in Austin, though? The Black Pumas? Pure 🔥🔥🔥 #Inauguration— Karah Leigh (@Karah Leigh)1611194764.0
As if Tom Hanks can't heal the world enough, man, The Black Pumas from Austin TX. Big hugs everyone. #CelebratingAmerica— The Birk 🎼 (@The Birk 🎼)1611230592.0
Black Pumas repped Austin well tonight ♥️— ⭐️Noelle💫 (@⭐️Noelle💫)1611196381.0
The duo took to their own social media account later in the evening to acknowledge all their new followers and poke a little fun at their own performance with the iconic Bernie Sanders meme.
🤣🤣🤣 loved seeing so many people discover us last night! Thanks for the laugh @merrickales! https://t.co/iKsHPuvOeu— Black Pumas (@Black Pumas)1611247437.0
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Police have arrested one of two suspects involved in a mass shooting at Austin's Sixth Street in the early morning hours on Saturday, leaving 14 people injured and two in critical condition.
The arrest was made by the Austin Police Department and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. One suspect is still at large.
Police started receiving 911 phone calls at 1:24 a.m about a man that fired shots into a large crowd, and responded to a chaotic scene on the 400 block of East Sixth Street. Detectives are surveying video footage captured by bystanders and cameras on the scene to identify the suspect.
The Austin Police Department has narrowed down their search to two male suspects and believes there was "some type of disturbance" between the two parties.
No deaths have been reported. Fourteen victims are receiving treatment in a hospital in stable condition with one treated in an emergency room; two are in critical condition.
According to Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon, "almost all" of the victims are innocent bystanders but police have not ruled anyone out at this time.
Shooting on 6th Street Austin Texas 6-12-2021 (Aftermath) youtu.be
The shooting occurred on the weekend of the Republic Texas Motorcycle Rally. With lots of people downtown, police say it was difficult to get EMS in and out of the scene. Police arrived while the scene was still an "active threat," officers "immediately began lifesaving measures" and drove six victims to the hospital in their squad cars, said Chacon, and four were transported in ambulances.
Chacon said that the incident is believed to be isolated, and they optimistic they will be successful in getting the two suspects into custody. Multiple departments, including APD, the FBI, Texas DPS and the ATF, are involved in the investigation.
Austin police are also requesting state troopers for patrol assistance in the coming days. Chacon stressed staffing issues are increasingly making responding to emergency calls "very hard." Austin
"Overall, we remain a safe city," Chacon said. "Also keep in mind when you come downtown, you need to be safety conscious. Be vigilant of your environment and your surroundings."
Today marks the five-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in which 49 were killed and 53 wounded in Orlando, Florida. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 911 or 512-472-TIPS.
This story was updated at 2:47 p.m. to include new information and will be updated as more details are revealed.
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Austin FC is finally well-rested as they head into a rematch with their first familiar foe, Sporting Kansas City. The club is looking to avenge a 2-1 loss against Kansas City as they finish off their grueling eight-match road stretch.
Follow along here for updates on the most important plays and events as Austin fights for redemption.
12:30 p.m. Q2 opens its doors to season ticket holders
Season ticket holders get a taste of what's to come as Q2 Stadium opens its doors on gameday for the first time. The Stadium Preview is a gift to club members who are looking for that stadium feel ahead of the June 19 home opener.
1:00 p.m.: Starting lineup released
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it,." s the saying goes, Austin FC is keeping the same lineup they had in SEattle as they head into the match. The same starting XI that forced Seattle, the top team in the West, to its first scoreless draw of the seaso,n, will be taking on Kansas in the redemption match.
Julio Cascante is still at center back after Jhohan Romana suffered an injury. He was part of a stellar defense that held Seattle off two weeks ago, so it's only fitting that he's back. Meanwhile, Cecilio Dominguez is back in the striker position for the second time, with former striker Jon Gallagher in Dominguez' usual left wing position.
7' Seven minutes in, no Gallagher goal
Austin FC's Jon Gallagher delivered a goal seven minutes into play last time the club was in Kansas City. (MLS/Twitter)
Last time Austin FC was in Kansas City, then-striker Jon Gallagher delivered with a goal just seven minutes into play. Jared Stroud, who provided the assist last time, tried to repeat history with another cross around the five minute mark, but it looks like lightning can't strike twice.
Gallagher's goal against Kansas City is the last goal that's been scored by the club. They're going on 355+ scoreless minutes and counting, so hopefully the club experiences some Deja Vu now that they're back in Sporting KC's stadium.
25' GOAL! Deja Vu in Kansas as Austin takes the lead
📢 CECIGOOOOOOOL 📢 pic.twitter.com/CQtH0uCdPE— Austin FC (@AustinFC) June 12, 2021
It looks like Austin likes to take the first lead in Kansas. Dominguez gets his first goal as striker as he instinctually puts it in goal to give Austin the 1-0 lead. Business as usual. The 355+ minute dry spell is over, and Austin has the lead for the first time since they were last at Children's Mercy Park.
At the half: Stuver shines, Gallagher makes a move as Austin keeps their lead
Austin FC is 1-0 in a match eerily reminiscent of their last visit to Kansas City. The club is 1-0 at the half after a matter-of-fact goal from Dominguez, and keeper Brad Stuver has kept the lead alive in the back with yet another highlight reel-worthy save.
Austin is looking more confident and put together than they have in a long time at the half. Kansas, a top Western Conference club, is putting plenty of pressure on Stuver and the back line, but Austin has held it together and stayed composed amid the home team's onslaught.
Jon Gallagher nearly doubled the lead as the half came to a close after Diego Fagundez broke away and took it downfield. It was almost a deja vu moment for the duo, but the shot just missed the post.
Overall, Austin is looking focused as they attempt to keep that lead into the second half. With Alan Pulido, Gadi Kinda and now Graham Zusi out for the match, Austin has significant advantages as both clubs battle the heat at Children's Mercy Park.
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