Marco Benevento Regales The Cap About His Dream “Festival” On JRAD Night Two [Audio/Videos]

first_imgLast night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returned to The Capitol Theatre for their second of three shows this weekend, their first run of 2018. Just like the previous night, JRAD played to a sold-out crowd at the historic venue, and incorporated new tunes from the Grateful Dead’s catalogue and beyond into their song rotation. In addition to other numerable highlights (like a fantastic “Scarlet” > “Sugaree” > “Fire segment, an excellent extended “Playing In The Band”, a rare partial “Terrapin” suite, and a “GDTRFB” featuring “Mountain Jam” teases from both Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger), each of last night’s two sets featured debuts for the band, and each of the debuts was sung by drummer Joe Russo. In the first set, it was “Pride of Cucamonga”, the Phil Lesh/Bobby Petersen From The Mars Hotel track that was never played by the Grateful Dead but has seen a reawakening in post-Jerry Garcia iterations of the band. In the second set, the debut came in the form of Led Zeppelin‘s “Your Time Is Gonna Come”.Watch the JRAD debut of “Pride of Cucamonga” below via YouTube user monihampton: For the encore, the band creatively continued the slow rollout of “new” tunes, as keyboardist Marco Benevento laid into an increasingly powerful blues piano solo. As he played, he began to preach–“I wish we could all live together! We could all go out and see music together. We can all hang out all day and all night together, wouldnt that be great?! Peace and harmony, right? We could go out on the weekends and go to music festivals together, y’all. Or one big music festival where all our favorite bands are there to play. It would be like a dream music festival. We’ll all be there together smiling…and huggin’… and laughin’…and tellin’ each other how much we love each other…I love you!”The “Southern preacher”-inflected sermon led into one final JRAD debut: Chuck Berry rarity “Festival”, in which he imagines a perfect dream festival with all of his favorite bands, name-checking The Who, The Band, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, Little Richard, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and more, as well as–of course–the Grateful Dead.Watch fan-shot video of “The Festival” > “I Know You Rider” courtesy of YouTube user Sean Roche:JRAD closes out their Capitol Theatre run tonight with their third and final sold out performance of the weekend. For a full list of upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.Listen to full audio of the show below via taper nico11104:Watch pro-shot video of each of the set openers below via“Scarlett Begonias”“Row Jimmy”:Watch an assortment of videos from the performance below via YouTube user monihampton:“They Love Each Other”“Ramble On Rose”“Cats Under The Stars” > “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” > “We Bid You Goodnight”“I Know You Rider”SETLIST: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 1/13/18 | Show #137Set One (9:00PM – 10:19PM) :Scarlet Begonias ->Sugaree @ ->Fire On The Mountain # ->Good Lovin $ ->They Love Each Other %Pride Of Cucamonga ^Playing In The BandSet Two (10:54PM – 12:40AM):Row Jimmy ->Jam & ->Lady With A Fan & + ->Terrapin Station & ->I Need A Miracle @@ ->Your Time Is Gonna Come ## ->Ramble On RoseMusic Never Stopped $$Cats Under The Stars %% ->GDTRFB ^^ ->We Bid You Goodnight &&Enc:Marco Solo ->The Festival ** ->I Know You Rider [email protected] – With an “I’m The Only One” (Melissa Ethridge) Tease & a Fire On the Mountain Tease (TH)# – With Sugaree Lyrics (TH)$ – With a short Fire On the Mountain Jam% – With a Shakedown Tease (Band)^ – First Time Played by Almost Dead. JR vocals& – With Playin & Terrapin Teases (TH)* – I’m going to start labeling Terrapin part-by-part. “Lady With A Fan” goes from “Let my inspiration flow” to “ but he cannot be bought or sold“ and “Terrapin Station” goes from “Inspiration, move me brightly” to “and the whistle is screaming: TERRAPIN“. On this night, the second part of the “Suite” including “”Terrapin”, “Terrapin Transit”, “At a Siding”, “Terrapin Flyer” & “Refrain” was not played at this show+ – With a Marco [email protected]@ – with a “Dear Mr. Fantasy” (Traffic) tease (TH)## – First Time Played by Almost Dead. JR vocals. Partial version of a Led Zeppelin cover, 1st verse & chorus were sung.$$ – With a Fire On the Mountain Tease (TH)%% – With a “Duo Jam” and a “Hey Bulldog” (The Beatles) Jam (Band)^^ – With Mountain Jam Teases (TH & then MB)&& – Traditional instrumental ending to GDTRFB, with a short Cold Rain & Snow Jam (Band)** – Chuck Berry cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead. MB vocals…/festival_20202543.html++ – With a Morning Dew Tease (TH)Pre Show Music: Cap Ipod MixSet Break Music: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Wilco)Post Show Music: Burning Down The House (Talking Heads)Poster: Colortest[Cover Photo: Andrew Blackstein]last_img read more

Bus in deadly Grand Canyon crash offers tours by comedians

first_imgAuthorities say a tour bus that rolled over and killed one person at the Grand Canyon was operated by a Las Vegas company that offers tours guided by comedians. A sheriff’s office on Monday identified Shelley Ann Voges of Boonville, Indiana, as the person who died in the crash. More than 40 people were on the bus operated by Comedy On Deck. Three patients who suffered critical injuries are now listed in stable condition. Forty others were released from an Arizona hospital. No one picked up the phone when The Associated Press called the tour company Monday.last_img read more

Rock Eagle History

first_imgA newly published history of Rock Eagle 4-H Center, “Rock Eagle: Centerpiece of Georgia 4-H,” details how the camp, which started as a dream of then-Georgia 4-H leader Bill Sutton, grew into a place where millions of past Georgia 4-H’ers and unknown numbers of future 4-H members create lifelong memories.The book’s author, Ina Cook Hopkins, spent more than nine years compiling data, interviewing key subjects, writing the text and working with designer Carol Williamson to complete the book. A former Walton County 4-H’er, Hopkins refers to the history book as her last 4-H record book and a “tangible way to give back to the organization that means so much” to her.“Through my research, the names of the buildings at Rock Eagle (4-H Center) now represent real people. This campus is not about bricks and mortar. It’s about people, so this book is also about people,” Hopkins said of the 900-page publication, which includes almost 900 photos and resembles a college textbook. “Never again will I take for granted what was accomplished by the founders (of Rock Eagle 4-H Center) and their successors to provide a brighter future for Georgia’s children.”At a launch event for the book Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at the 4-H center located outside Eatonton, Georgia, Jerry Whiteside, former Polk County 4-H member and retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension training coordinator, recounted his memories of attending camp during Rock Eagle’s earliest years.“Bill Sutton told us kids we were going to help build Rock Eagle by getting our parents, their friends and neighbors involved. On my first trip to Rock Eagle, it was just a bunch of scraped roads and the Rock Eagle (Effigy) Mound. The next year, the first cabin was dedicated. Over the past 60 years, the camp’s impact has been amazing,” said Whiteside, who admits to staying up until 3 a.m. reading the history book on the day he received his copy.Tom Rodgers, who led the Georgia 4-H program for 14 years, says the history book brought him back to his days as a camp counselor at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. “This book was one of the most enjoyable books that I have ever read. The memories and the good times poured from the pages,” said Rodgers, who initially visited the 4-H center to attend camp 57 years ago as a fifth-grade 4-H’er.Georgia 4-H State Leader Arch Smith sees the book as much more than a history of the Rock Eagle 4-H Center.“The book is also the story of the Native Americans; of the cotton and livestock that once covered this area; the Piedmont area; the Rock Eagle; the Rock Hawk; G.C. Adams, the father of 4-H; the creation of the Georgia 4-H Foundation,” said Smith, who joined the Georgia 4-H faculty as Rock Eagle’s center coordinator in 1988. “It’s about the children at the Baptist Children’s Home who gave up their eggs for breakfast to help fund the center, the prisoners who built the camp and their talents, the development of the camping program and, later, the environmental education program. It’s also about the other Georgia 4-H centers across the state, and it’s the best record book that’s ever been prepared by a Georgia 4-H’er.”To order a copy of “Rock Eagle: Centerpiece of Georgia 4-H,” go to read more

The Bear At My Door

first_imgI wake up a few hours before dawn, something that’s happening with increasing frequency, leaving me staring into the blackness, the void. Tangled with doubt – doubt about everything and anything including my ability to actually complete the book I’m writing, my son’s transition to a new school, the current rate we’re all consuming resources, and the divides that exist in our country, in our world. Some nights the dark wins and I succumb to the easy way out, that it’s all too much for me so I turn away.That night I decide if I can’t sleep at least I’ll spend the time writing so I drag myself to the living room. Even though my eyes are still half closed, I can see the full moon shining through the tall pines that guard my house at just the right angle to illuminate the deck outside my sliding glass door. The moonlight lights up his blue-black coat so that it glistens. His small round eyes meet mine, and hold my gaze. I can see his espresso-colored snout, his round ears pointed up as he turned his head from one side to the other, as if accessing me. He was the size of a golden retriever.A cub.Then mama bear steps out from where she’s been looming in the shadows. The light of the moon makes her fur glow, shaggier than her cub’s and a shade lighter. She stands on all four legs with certainty, knowing that this is her territory, emanating power. Her grounding force makes me stand up taller. The cub stretches his body long. The mama bear pierces me with her gaze and then raises her front paw with such deliberation and purpose that I am transfixed by the gentle way she placed it on her little bear’s back, as if saying, “Time to go, our work here is done.”I walk toward the sliding glass door, and watch the mama bear guide her cub down the deck stairs and into the forest. I look up what a bear represents as a spirit guardian and read what I already know, what I already feel. The bears left me with an expansive feeling, that I possess the tools required to take down my doubts, that if I dare inhabit my body in the expansive way of that mama bear I’d know my purpose.It’s tempting to explain away their visit that night, to tell myself they were on the prowl for food and it was a coincidence that I woke up at precisely the time the moon shone at the particular angle when the mama bear and her cub paused on my deck. Then the image of the bears pops into my brain, giving me the courage to string one word and then the next, to show up for my son, to reduce my consumption, to bridge the divides. The mama bear’s penetrating eyes challenge me to make the most out of this day, to take deliberate and purposeful action.last_img read more

Camps record 67% increase in overnight stays

first_imgIn 2018, from 1.1. to 11.4., a total of 19.097 arrivals and 73.209 overnight stays were realized in the camps, which represents an increase of arrivals by 25,8% and overnight stays by 67,3%, according to the Croatian Camping Association (KUH), which covers over 90% of the Croatian camping offer.By countries, the first are Germans (with + 71,7% of overnight stays), followed by Austrians (+ 27,1% of overnight stays) and Slovenes (-1% of overnight stays). In 4th place is Great Britain, and in 5th place is Italy. “We can slowly talk that it is moving towards the year-round operation of the camps, which are a full 12 months, which is the result of our work in the past ten years. The camps in the peak season can no longer grow much because they have been full for years, and our focus has just been on extending the season, which I achieve at nice rates from year to year.“Points out Adriano Palman from the Croatian Camping Association.By the way, KUH is active throughout the year and they are continuously working on raising the general level of competitiveness of the Croatian camping sector. They are active at various fairs throughout Europe, hold seminars and trainings, do various market analyzes and research, and once a year organize the largest annual gathering of Croatian camping. Synergy, proactivity, investment in development and raising quality, education and monitoring of trends, targeted marketing – all the way and as it should be, and KUH is one of the few positive examples that work the way it should the result of many years of work that is now coming to fruition, and it is certainly not accidental.From year to year, investments in camps are growing, and it is especially important that investments in raising quality, from building swimming pools, raising the quality of accommodation, infrastructure, investing in animation, etc. grow, so the focus is on quality and content, not just the sun. and the sea, Palman points out and adds: “As we can see from the arrivals and overnight stays in the first four months, we achieved excellent numbers, and the announcements for the rest of the season are very good. Many facilities are open for the whole season, more and more camps are opening in the continent as well as more and more small family camps, and in just a few days one such camp will open in Požega, camp Zlatni Lug, which is great news ” Palman concludes.Arena Pomer – the first camp in Croatia completely dedicated to glampingPhoto: Camp PomerToday, camping in Croatia is more popular and luxurious than ever, and more than 2 million people visit Croatian camps every year.The stereotypical notion of camping has been supplanted thanks to modern, well-equipped and attractive campsites, with a lot of additional content. Thus, our camping offer boasts from large campsites to small family mini-camps as well as an offer with private apartments and mobile homes and glamping that is currently in trend.The first camp in Croatia will be opened in Istria soon, which will be entirely dedicated to glamping. Camp Arena Pomer will be completely renovated from 16.06. when it officially opens its doors, it becomes the first Croatian camp completely dedicated to glamping. Accommodation units will be able to accommodate between two and six people, and will contain 196 luxury tents, which will be equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, kitchen and bathroom. The camp will also have many additional facilities such as a wellness area with sauna, massages, rain room, relaxation areas, yoga area, outdoor fitness, restaurant and beach bars, playground with animation programs and many others.&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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Scotland’s medical chief resigns after flouting own coronavirus rules

first_imgScotland’s Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood resigned on Sunday after she broke her own advice to stay at home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by visiting her second home this weekend and last.Calderwood said that during discussions with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday evening they agreed her actions risked distracting from the “hugely important job that government and the medical profession has to do in getting the country through this coronavirus pandemic”.”It is with a heavy heart that I resign as chief medical officer,” she said. She said she had seen comments calling her a hypocrite and saying she was irresponsible.”What I did was wrong. I’m very sorry,” she said.She also apologized to police and National Health Service (NHS) colleagues.But the apology did little to calm a storm of criticism from opposition politicians and the public.Police Scotland said officers had spoken to Calderwood about her actions and had warned her about her future conduct.”The legal instructions on not leaving your home without a reasonable excuse apply to everyone,” Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said in a statement.”Individuals must not make personal exemptions bespoke to their own circumstances. It is vital everyone adheres to these requirements.”Sturgeon had said earlier on Sunday that the chief medical officer would no longer take part in coronavirus media briefings, and that she had not known Calderwood was spending weekends at her second home.”I am acutely aware of the importance of public trust in the advice the government is giving to stay at home in order to save lives and protect our NHS,” Sturgeon said.Scotland has recorded 3,345 coronavirus cases and 218 deaths.  Police had earlier issued a warning to Calderwood about her behavior and Sturgeon had removed her as the public face of the campaign to tackle the coronavirus.Photographs of Calderwood visiting her holiday home in Earlsferry, on Scotland’s east coast about an hour’s drive from the capital Edinburgh, were published in the Scottish Sun.Calderwood had apologized earlier on Sunday when she appeared next to Sturgeon at a news briefing that was supposed to update the country on the response to the pandemic, but was instead dominated by her actions.”I did not follow the advice I’m giving to others, I’m truly sorry for that,” she said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

WHO warns lifting of coronavirus lockdowns must be gradual

first_img“At least until a vaccine, or a very effective treatment, is found, this process will need to become our new normal.”Governments considering lifting lockdown measures should do so carefully and in stages, and continue to monitor the epidemic situation, he said. So long as the coronavirus is circulating, no country is safe from a potentially overwhelming outbreak, he said.”Individuals and society need to be ready for a new way of living,” he said.While the Western Pacific has in recent weeks been much less hard hit by the epidemic than the United States or Europe, there has been an increase in cases in Japan and Singapore, among other countries.Kasai also warned that the epidemic must not disrupt vaccination programs against other diseases like polio, measles and rubella. Otherwise the Western Pacific could face a new crisis when health systems are already strained, he said.  Topics : The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that any lifting of lockdowns to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus must be gradual, and if restrictions were to be relaxed too soon, there would be a resurgence of infections.Lockdown measures have proved effective, and people must be ready for a new way of living to allow society to function while the coronavirus is being kept in check, said Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific.We must adapt our lives and health systems along with the epidemic, Kasai told an online press conference.last_img read more

Environment ministry task force thwarts alleged bird smuggling attempt

first_imgAgus said the birds were caught by illegal hunters and were about to be sold in birds market in Medan. The team also arrested two men allegedly involved in the smuggling.The executive director of bird conservation group FLIGHT Protecting Indonesia’s Birds, Marison Guciano, said bird poaching remained rampant in Mount Leuser National Park’s protected areas.The group has recorded more than 14 million bird smuggling attempts from Sumatra, including Mount Leuser, to various bird markets in the country, especially in Java.“If we let the illicit practices take place, it can bring harm to the ecosystem and the bird population in Mount Leuser,” Marison said, adding that birds played a pivotal role in their natural habitat by helping the regeneration of plants and balancing the food chain. The team members then combed busses heading to Medan, finally stopping one that carried packages filled with the protected small passerine birds in Babalan district, Langkat regency in North Sumatra on Thursday.“We found hundreds of birds inside 30 cardboard boxes that do not have official documents. We seized all the birds,” Agus told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.Read also: Mt. Leuser park rangers save two young orangutans from smugglerOf the 1,266 birds, 556 had died inside the sealed boxes. The team released the remaining birds into the wild in the Sibolangit area in Deli Serdang regency on Friday. The Environment and Forestry Ministry’s rapid response team for the environment, the Leopards, has thwarted alleged attempts to smuggle hundreds of protected typical white-eyes that were illegal caught in Mount Leuser National Park in Aceh.The team, under the North Sumatra Environment and Forestry Protection and Law Enforcement Agency, secured 1,266 birds that are locally known as pleci as they were allegedly being smuggled in a public bus heading to Medan, North Sumatra.Leopard team chief Agus Siswoyo said the authorities received a tip from local residents on the alleged transportation of protected wild animals using a public bus from Takengon, Banda Aceh, to Medan.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Appoints Ahmeenah Young to the Gaming Control Board

first_img October 06, 2016 Governor Wolf Appoints Ahmeenah Young to the Gaming Control Board SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf appointed Ahmeenah Young, who has served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.“Ahmeenah’s business acumen, vast experience, and commitment to serving her community make her a natural fit for the Gaming Control Board,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I am confident that she will serve the people of Pennsylvania with integrity and honesty.”From 2008 – 2013, Ahmeenah served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority where she was responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day operation of a facility consisting of 1 million square feet of saleable space, sales and marketing, public relations, customer service and hospitality training, and fiscal management of a $35 million budget. During her tenure, she completed a $786 million expansion construction project that resulted in more than 2,800 jobs and over two million hours worked during a recessionary period.Prior to becoming the President and CEO, Ahmeenah held a number of various positions at the   Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority including Executive Vice President & General Manager and Executive Vice President of External Affairs. From 2003 – 2006, Ahmeenah was the General Manager of the Independence Visitors Center and from 2001 – 2003 she served as the Vice President of Corporate Diversity at SearchWide LLC where she was responsible for the recruitment, placement and retention of senior executives, particularly in the hospitality and tourism industry, municipal government, cultural arts, and transportationThe Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board protects the interest of the public by ensuring the integrity of legalized gaming through the strict enforcement of the law and regulations, the licensing of qualified individuals and entities, and fulfilling the objectives of legalized gaming in the Commonwealth to deliver a significant source of revenue, assist the horse racing industry, provide broad economic opportunities and enhance tourism.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Hey Sydney! Here’s what a $4 million apartment should look like

first_imgGreet each evening with a cool beverage and this view for just $4 million.We realise $4 million isn’t pocket change, but you’d be hard pressed to find anything like this penthouse apartment at 901/21 Pixley Street, Kangaroo Point for the same dollars in Sydney.Catch an evening on the terrace…with this view.Sydneysiders should be turning a particular shade of Kermit as they check the 494sq m of living area — almost half of which is outdoors terraces to enjoy our balmy weather and the outlook.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoRetire to the open plan living, again with this view.By the way, the midwinter mercury is set to hit 21 degrees here today. It’s so chilly we might be tempted to put on a long-sleeved T-shirt.Good morning sunshine!Back to the penthouse where the four-bedroom, three-bathroom curved floorplan means you can barely enter a room without being slapped in the face by our stunning city skyline and its adjacent waterway.Another great place to entertain.There’s even four-car accommodation which allows you and your significant other to store a weekday motor AND a weekend convertible…each!The kitchen opens onto the living space. Not surprisingly, it has a view too.How’s that working for you Sydney?By the way — this is what our typical winter weather looks like:Another oppressive Brisbane winter outside the Courier Mail office.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more