Bob Weir Covers Lady Gaga And More During Intimate Solo Acoustic Show [Full Video]

first_imgLast night, Bob Weir played an intimate solo acoustic set at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California. During the performance, Weir ran through a number of covers, including Robert Johnson’s “Walkin’ Blues” toward the start of the set, later performing Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” and Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker” to close it out. In between, he played the Grateful Dead classics, “Loose Lucy” and “Peggy-O”, as well as two songs off his recently released solo album, Blue Mountain, the title track and “Only A River.”Bob Weir Surprise Guests With Jim James Two Nights In A Row For Dead Tunes & More [Videos]His performance was an intimate affair, and Weir laid out heartfelt renditions of the songs across the evening, taking moments to chat with the crowd. Notably, following “Only A River,” as he was tuning, Weir dived into an anecdote about how he secured the guitar he was playing—a Martin 0017 from 1936. “So, maybe 10 years ago I was looking at the want ads in the clinical and I saw a Martin 0017. I always wanted one of those—they’re great little blues guitars. So I went over to somewhere in Oakland, I think, and I picked it up for $1,100 bucks. The neck was pulled off the body, so you couldn’t really play the guitar, so it could have been less. [laughs] It was a Martin, so I sent it back to the Martin factory. They happily reset the neck and sent it back to me in the proper plastic, but really protective case, and you really need a good case for this one. Did you know this was made in 1936?” After pausing for a moment to focus on tuning, Weir continued, “But, out of tune is out of tune,” eliciting laughter from the audience.Trey Anastasio Joins Bob Weir At Wanee For Acoustic Dead, Phish, And Lady Gaga Covers [Full HD Video]After the fan-favorite “Peggy-O,” Weir warned that “This next one I’ve never even attempted to sing all the way through.” The song was Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons,” a number that got much press after Bob Weir debuted the cover with Trey Anastasio at Wanee Festival back in April. At Wanee, during Anastasio’s surprise five-song acoustic sit-in, the two iconic jam figures alternated between lead and harmony vocals. Given that this was his first run through of the song solo, Weir performance went well, and the cover fit seamlessly into his acoustic set.Lady Gaga Expresses Her Excitement About Bob Weir And Trey Anastasio’s “Million Reasons” CoverYou can check out an extended live video from Bob Weir’s solo acoustic show in Mill Valley last night, courtesy of Paul Winston. Enjoy!Setlist: Bob Weir | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 9/13/2017 Set: Walkin’ Blues (Robert Johnson cover), Loose Lucy, Blue Mountain, Only A River, Peggy-O, Million Reasons (Lady Gaga cover), The Maker (Daniel Lanois cover) [Photo: Steve Rose]last_img read more

Emma Stone Has Wanted to Play Sally in Cabaret Since…Age Nine (?!)

first_img View Comments Emma Stone stopped by The Tonight Show on October 14, just after her first official rehearsal for Cabaret. As it turns out, Stone has been longing to be Lady Peaceful/Lady Happy for quite some time; she first saw the show in New York at the age of nine, with her new co-star Alan Cumming as the Emcee. “You know, it’s a strange part for a nine-year-old to want to play,” she says. The screen star also discussed her latest film, Birdman, including the terrifyingly long continuous shots involved. But ultimately, Stone doesn’t forget her stage roots, including the instant elementary school classic, No Turkey for Perky. “There was a part for a first grader, and I think my first grade teacher put me in the play because, well, you know.” While we wait for a No Turkey for Perky revival, you can catch Stone in Cabaret beginning November 11. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Cabaret Related Showslast_img read more

50 Motorcyclists Trained in Peace Building

first_imgSome of the commercial motorcyclists, shortly after the workshop ended.The Catholic Relief Services “Connect For Peace” (C4P) project recently conducted a three-day training workshop for about 50 commercial motorcyclists in Ganta, Nimba County.The training was designed to strengthen vertical and horizontal social cohesion between and among citizens, including some of the motorcyclists, with the broader aim of contributing to the country’s peace. Those trained are expected to serve as ambassadors for peace in their respective communities.The motorcyclists, most of whom were young people, were trained to harmonize disputes among themselves as well as to avoid participating in violent acts that would cause chaos and undermine the peaceful co– existence of citizens.The C4P project was designed to apply its principles through people to people training, workshops, consultative public gatherings and social and cultural events by connecting peaceful activities.Ganta’s motorcyclists have over 2,000 registered motorbikes on commercial purposes, the president, through the reading of statistics, has said.The issue of violent activities attributed to commercial motorcyclists remains one of the cardinal factors affecting the society in  post-conflict Liberia.However, at the training, many of the participants were happy as they expressed interest, because they believe that the C4P project will help motorcyclists to constructively address some conflict prone issues without resorting to violence“Activities have been designed to build individual or institutional capacity, and further offer desperate adversarial groups opportunities for reconciliation,” said the chief trainer, Brezhnev D. Paasewe.Additionally, he said, “the project will support the establishment of trust between citizens and state, reinforcing Indigenous Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms so that all members of the civil society, public sector institutions, and traditional authorities can embrace diversity, resolve differences constructively and establish conditions for positive peace in Liberia.”Accordingly, in the project, the positive peace context refers to the restoration of relationships and the creation of social systems that serve the needs of the whole population, while resolving conflict in a constructive way.The project will align with key government policies such as “Liberia Agenda for Transformation, Steps to Liberia Rising 2013, and the Strategic Roadmap for National Healing, Peace Building and Reconciliation in the country.The 4CP project is a 36-month initiative implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), with support from USAID (United States Agency for International Development)’s Conflict Mitigation Management program, while the training of motorcyclists was sponsored by the United Nations Peacebuilding Office.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mahaicony man remanded for son-in-law’s murder

first_imgDays after reportedly confessing to detectives that he dealt his son-in-law a fatal blow to the head, Kumar Samaroo was remanded to prison after his arraignment on Thursday at the Mahaica Magistrate’s Court.He will make his next court appearance on April 4.Twenty-three-year-old Muneshwar Bisnauth of Airy Hall, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was found dead at his in-law’s Lot 20 Dundee, Mahaicony, ECD residence on Sunday. It was reported that the father of one was reportedly imbibing with his 16-year-old wife and her parents when an argument ensued. Shortly after, the fisherman’s lifeless body was discovered lying in the yard, with a gaping wound to the head.Initially, Bisnauth’s wife and mother-in-law told the Police that he fell and hit his head in the yard. However, their story did not add up and as such, the three were taken into custody for further questioning.The following day, Samaroo confessed to murder during interrogation by detectives. The suspect allegedly told Police that he dealt one blow to the man’s head with a piece of wood during an argument.A post-mortem examination conducted on Wednesday morning confirming that Bisnauth died as a result of brain hemorrhage and blunt trauma to the head. According to State Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, the injuries were consistent with a lash to the head.Meanwhile, the suspect had also confessed to instructing his relatives to “wash down” the blood before they called the dead man’s relatives to inform them about his death.last_img read more

England U21 news: Redmond and Chalobah facing race to be fit for semi-final

first_img1 England Under-21 duo Nathaniel Chalobah and Nathan Redmond England Under-21 stars Nathaniel Chalobah and Nathan Redmond are facing a race against time to be fit for Tuesday’s European U21 Championship semi-final against Germany.The Young Lions are hopeful the duo will be available but they trained away from the main group on Monday morning after coming off in Thursday’s 3-0 win over hosts Poland.Chelsea midfielder Chalobah has a suspected groin problem while the England camp have not specified what is wrong with Southampton winger Redmond.They are being assessed by the medical team ahead of Tuesday’s game in Tychy.England, who are now based in Krakow, qualified for the knock-out stages for the first time since 2009 after winning Group A.They beat Slovakia and Poland having drawn their opening game 0-0 with holders Sweden.The rest of Aidy Boothroyd’s side trained with Will Hughes and Jacob Murphy ready to replace Chalobah and Redmond.The pair came on for them against Poland with Norwich winger Murphy scoring the second goal.The semi-final is a repeat of the 2009 final which Germany won 4-0.Tune into talkSPORT from 4pm on Tuesday for LIVE COMMENTARY of England U21 v Germany U21 in the Euro 2017 semi-finals!last_img read more