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'll Single, Tangled Wire, premiered on KISL 88.7 FM. BY JIM WATSON The reggae and rock sounds of the band "OKT" will be rolling through various Avalon venues next month as part of the release of the band's upcoming debut album, "Better Late Than Never." Scheduled appearances in Avalon include 9 p.m., August 8 at the Marlin Club; 3 p.m. August 9 at the Casino Dock Caf6; 9 p.m. August 9 at the Locker Room; as well as a return engagement at the Casino Dock Caf6 at 2 p.m. Aug 10. Formed in 2006, OKT quick- ly gained popularity as one of Southern California's premiere live bands due to their on-stage energy and the sounds of their original music. The band describes their debut album as "a refreshing mixture of upbeat Reggae/Ska/Rock vibes and mellower tones present in smoother musical forms." Throughout the album, the band enlists the collaboration of other local artists to create "dis- tinguishing songs speckled with the captivating sounds of the saxo- phone, the steady pulses of the conga drums, and soothing guest vocals." The band notes that each song can actually be comprised of an array of different rhythms as well as creative vocals and lyrics. The band has been experiment- ing with a variety of musical styles over the last two years in an effort to find one that is uniquely their own. The group has performed more than 100 shows throughout Southern California in many dif- ferent types of venues, from small bars and lounges to sold-out con- certs at both the House of Blues in Anaheim as well the House of Blues in Hollywood. Their first single, "Tangled Wire," premiered on the Mike Camp Show on Avalon's own KISL 88.7 FM. The album will be officially "revealed" on July 27 at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Tickets to the show in Anaheim are free by contacting the band at (714) 759- OKT Reggae band will be coming to Avalon. Courtesy photo 2658. OKT members include Phil Montano on vocals, Aram Gonzalez on guitar, Jesse Gonzales on drumsand Ralph Licea on bass. Family recalls man who was a big fan of women's basketball STAFF REPORT On June 20, 2014 the Cribbs family honored their father David Martin Cribbs who passed away June 23 of last year. Mr. Cribbs who was a big fan and supporter of all Women's basketball pro- grams, specifically the Avalon High School Lady Lancers, the UCLA Bruins and a season ticket holder to the Los Angeles Sparks. When he passed away he wanted to continue to support women's basketball so he started the Spirit Award. The Spirit Award was origi- nally a $250 donation to help the Lady Lancers continue to inspire their fans as they inspired him. "The girls work so hard, their Spirit and drive deserve to be rec- ognized," he once said. Mr. Cribbs was a huge fan of the true team player, the person who may not have played as much, but worked as hard in practice, but continued to cheer on the other players from the bench or gave %100 when given the opportunity to. So to honor the role player, it has been decided to give the award annually as a scholarship award for the player who best represents these qualities. "I always tell my players, you play hard all the time whether your up or down because you never know who is watching and who-you might inspire," said Coach David Hart. Now those players will reap the benefits for their hard work thanks to Mr. Cribbs and the Cribbs Family. Pictured in the photo left-right: Player, Susanna Savitt, Linda Cribbs, Coach David Hart, and Player Blanca Alvarez. Basketball camp set Sterling "Smooth" Forbes is back and so is his Annual Basketball Camp July 14-18. For more information or to sign up, come to City Hall and register. Or call David Hart at 310 510 0220 ext.231 Freshly Made Cones Smoothies ;alt Water 8 i Friday, July 11, 2014 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER