first_imgBrooklyn Comes Alive recently announced its massive artist lineup, with over 100 artists slated to perform 35+ sets across two days in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This year, the event is expanding to two days, September 23rd and 24th, and will take over three of Brooklyn’s premier venues—Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg—all within a 10-minute walking radius. Fans’ imaginations have been running wild dreaming up what band lineups may be formed from the extensive roster of musicians. The guessing game is always one of the most fun parts of the Brooklyn Comes Alive experience, but today we’re ready to roll out some more surprises. Today, following the previous announcements of “The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers Band,” A Tribute To Jamiroquai, Eric Krasno & Friends, and moe.queous, Brooklyn Comes Alive has announced a trio of New Orleans legends: famed jazz pianist Henry Butler, influential drummer Johnny Vidacovich, and legendary bassist George Porter Jr.Funk fans of will need no introduction for George Porter Jr., who laid the foundation for funk bassists across the world with his landmark work with The Meters in the 1960s and 1970s. In recent years, Porter has transformed himself into one of the grandfather’s of the jam scene, and can be found touring with The Funky Meters, playing in New Orleans with his solo band the Runnin’ Pardners or at his weekly Monday night jam-session at The Maple Leaf, and in the studio laying down bass for other legends like Paul McCartney, David Byrne, and John Scofield, among others. His contribution to and love for the world of improvisational music is unmeasurable.Henry Butler is one of the most versatile piano players to emerge from the modern jazz scene in New Orleans. Butler hit the local scene in the mid-1980s and was quickly anointed his generation’s beacon of New Orleans jazz. Referred to as “the pride of New Orleans” by Dr. John, Butler’s playing is fast yet intelligent, with chords sprinkled up and down the piano while he solos with lightning speed.When the words “New Orleans” and “drummer” are mentioned in the same sentence, Johnny Vidacovich is one of the first players that comes to mind. The legendary jazz drummer broke out with Astral Project in the mid-1970s and has been hugely influential to local players, with Galactic‘s Stanton Moore and famed modern jazz drummer Brian Blade claiming to have been impacted by his work. Vidacovich is still playing with regularity down in New Orleans, and his fire continues to burn for the city’s vibrant live music scene.To say that these three musicians on one stage is a rarity would be an understatement. Outside of New Orleans, this combination of players feels even more like a fantasy. At Brooklyn Comes Alive, they’ve made fantasy a reality, and George Porter Jr., Henry Butler, and Johnny Vidcovich are sure to deliver an outstanding set of improvisational music.George Porter Jr., Johnny Vidacovich, & Jon Cleary live at The Maple Leaf in 2014George Porter Jr. and Leo Nocentilli with Henry Butler, Eric Krasno, and Adam Deitch in NYC at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in 2010 The 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends, such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler, will join members of nationally touring bands, such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more. Check out the full lineup of artists below, and stay tuned for upcoming announcements about bands, supergroup formations, and special tribute sets.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Each ticket grants attendees in-and-out access to all three venues, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival all within the heart of Williamsburg. In true Brooklyn Comes Alive-fashion, a brunch set will kick off the music each day, and performances will continue into the early hours of the morning with special late-night performances.To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more


first_imgCarolee Carmello of ‘Tuck Everlasting’ View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016 We already know Tuck Everlasting is going to be a major tear-jerker (it already is for the cast). This is partially due to three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello’s soulful sound as Mae Tuck, the matriarch of the ageless family. The Broadway favorite recently stopped by The Today Show to sing “My Most Beautiful Day” from the show. Based on the 1975 children’s novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting follows a young girl and her friendship with Jesse Tuck and his family, who become immortal after drinking from an enchanted spring. The storybook-to-stage musical starts previews March 31 and officially opens April 26 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Get the tissues ready, and enjoy the video below!center_img Tuck Everlasting Related Showslast_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: A Kabbadi coach with the Sports Authority of India (SAI), accused of molesting a young girl at the training centre, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a hotel room in Bengaluru, police said on Tuesday.Rudrappa V Hosamani, a senior coach at SAI, was accused of molesting a girl in the girls dressing room at the training centre on October 9.”Rudrappa V Hosamani, a senior coach at SAI in Bengaluru, committed suicide by hanging himself in the hotel room at Harihara on Monday. He was accused of molestation,” Davanagere Superintendent of Police R Chetan told PTI.Also Read | Faf du Plessis introduces something new to cricket world; Know WHATHosamani checked into the hotel on October 13. When he did not step out of the room for a long while, the hotel staff alerted the police who broke open the door and found him hanging.SAI authorities were informed about the molestation incident after the victim confided in her parents about it. On informing the police about it, the 59-year-old coach was placed under suspension and a case was filed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act against him based on the girl’s parents’ complaint.Also Read | IND vs WI, 2nd Test: Pant, Rahane take India to 308/4 at Stumps For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


first_imgCouncillor Evans says the movie is bound to get a few chuckles. [asset|aid=917|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6f8445d9eeac92ee517b1e31143ca771-movie Larry Evans 2_1_Pub.mp3] Show time for the movie is at 7pm. Tickets are available at the Fort St. John museum or at the door and are by donation only. If there is enough demand, another screening will be held at 8:30pm. The Lido Theatre will be playing a rare piece of Fort St. John history tomorrow. The movie titled The Peace and Plenty documents life in the Peace region more than 50 years ago. Councillor Larry Evans encourages everyone to view the city’s history.- Advertisement – [asset|aid=916|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6f8445d9eeac92ee517b1e31143ca771-movie Larry Evans 1_1_Pub.mp3] He says the movie documents the four main industries of the Peace at the time: farming, mining, forestry and oil and gas.There are numerous interviews with local celebrities like Dr. Kearny, as well as local farmers and business owners.Advertisementlast_img read more