first_imgPhil Lesh & Friends | Brooklyn Bowl & The Capitol Theatre | 10/30-31/17 | Photos by Bob Schultz Coming off an energetic and magical sold-out show at the Brooklyn Bowl on Mischief Night the evening prior, for Halloween, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, hosted Phil Lesh and an at-capacity crowd for the most anticipated show of his recent East Coast run. The Grateful Dead bassist was joined by The Terrapin Family Band (Graeme Lesh, Ross James, Alex  Koford, though minus Jason Crosby), Nicki Bluhm, Robert Randolph, and longtime friend and keyboardist Rob Barraco. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band also joined in on the Halloween festivities as well, though the New Orleans-based ensemble missed out on the previous night’s Brooklyn Bowl show due to the venue’s smaller stage.Phil Lesh Awarded Key To The Village Of Port Chester At Capitol Theatre Halloween ShowTo celebrate Halloween, the band—mostly dressed up in Day of the Dead makeup save Robert Randolph, who donned a pink bunny suit for the occasion (major props to Randolph as well who must have been suffocating on stage)—offered up a performance full of Halloween treats and tasteful covers. Hundreds of fans dressed up to party, and even most of the venue’s staff were in costume. Beautiful intricate pumpkins decorated the stage, and giant eyeballs floated down from the ceiling. With the atmosphere set, the band came to treat fans to a beautiful night of music.The music started with the upbeat crowd sing-along “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)” with some tasty passionate keys from Barraco and extended guitar jams from Ross and Graeme. After the classic “Stagger Lee”, Nicki Bluhm took us on a sweet and emotional cover of Marvin Gaye’s “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”. Next, the beautifully-written “Let The Mountain Be My Home” segued into to the quintessential Grateful Dead Halloween song “Candyman”.“How Sweet It Is”“Candyman”A cover of Hank Ballard’s “Tore Up Over You” was up next and followed by a grungy rendition of Neil Young’s “Old Man”. In the wake of Tom Petty’s recent passing, the ensemble paid homage to the iconic musician with a rendition of “The Apartment Song”, which was made particularly sweet by the steel guitar offerings from Robert Randolph. Ending on a high, the bouncy, upbeat “Sugar Magnolia” ended the first set with a scream.“Old Man”“The Apartment Song” (Tom Petty) > “Sugar Magnolia”What would a Halloween show be without werewolves and monsters? We certainly won’t know this year, as Phil Lesh’s second set opened with Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London”, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB) joined in to give the song a New Orleans howl. The ending lyrics of “Werewolves of London” were also changed to include “I saw Peter Shapiro standing out on the street, and his hands were perfect”, referring to the legendary promoter and owner of The Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl.PHJB stayed on the stage and joined in on Stephen Stills’ “Love The One You’re With”, which saw particularly soulful vocals from Nicki Bluhm and some smooth guitar playing and B-1 organ. Boris Pickett’s all-time classic “Monster Mash” gained new life and more depth with the addition of the PHJB and Robert Randolph’s steel pedal guitar. The crowd karaoke and PHJB’s time with the rest of the band continued during the stand-out renditions of a blazing “Fire on the Mountain” and delectable “Sugaree”.“Love The One You’re With”With the stage clear, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band led the crowd on a twenty-minute mini-set that also served as a master class on horns, showmanship, and real southern funk. Ben Jaffe (Bass/Tuba), Clint Maedgen (Sax), Ronell Johnson (Trombone), Water Harris (Drums), Kyle Roussel (Piano), and Branden Lewis (Trumpet) showed themselves as great musicians and entertainers, all the while giving some old tunes new life and energy.Phil Lesh and his stacked ensemble didn’t offer drums or space on Halloween night, instead returning with a haunting rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising”, which was slowed down to one-third speed to open the group’s second set. Graeme’s goosebump-inducing singing and the addition of some magical harmonies and an extensive piano solo made the number a highlight of the show. The time-honored “Playing with the Band” was up next, which segued into “Mountains of the Moon” with Phil on lead vocals. The set ended with a rousing and spiritual “Uncle John’s Band”, before the group returned with the macabre “Sampson and Deliah” as a perfect encore to end Halloween in Port Chester.“Bad Moon Rising”“Uncle John’s Band”Thank you to YouTube user Sean Roche for capturing the videos of Phil Lesh’s Halloween spooktacular at The Capitol Theatre on Tuesday. You can also hear full audio from the show below, courtesy of JT/NY.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 10/31/17Set One: The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion), Stagger Lee, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) (Marvin Gaye cover), Let the Mountain Be My Home, Candyman, Tore Up Over You (Hank Ballard cover), Old Man (Neil Young cover), The Apartment Song (Tom Petty cover) (>), Sugar MagnoliaSet Two: Werewolves of London * (Warren Zevon cover), Love the One You’re With * (Stephen Stills cover), Monster Mash * (Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt Kickers cover), Fire on the Mountain *, Sugaree *Preservation Hall Jazz Band SetBad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover), Playing in the Band (>) Mountains of the Moon, Uncle John’s BandEncore: Samson and Delilah Load remaining imageslast_img read more

first_imgVisitors become fellow adventurers and familiar neighbors in Waynesboro, VA, where sharing the remarkable surroundings and good-natured local spirit has come naturally for centuries. Located at the gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail, Waynesboro has a long tradition of warm welcomes and rich cultural amenities to offer travelers. Designated an Appalachian Trail Community, and with the South River running right through its town center, Waynesboro’s convenient location is just the beginning of its enduring charm. From its Civil War history to its incredible fly fishing opportunities, visitors will find plenty to do.Where Outdoor Opportunities Abound1. Paddle the Waynesboro Water Trail, a gentle four-mile stretch of the South River that winds right through downtown.Riverfest, Saturday Apri. 30, 2015. (Photo by Norm Shafer).2. Hike the Appalachian Trail at the easy-to-access Rockfish Gap, just four miles from Waynesboro.3. Ascend Humpback Rocks, one of the area’s most popular hikes, and earn a payoff view of the Shenandoah Valley.4. Stroll the Greenway, a flat, paved path for walkers and cyclists along the South River and just a stone’s throw from downtown.5. Fly fish the South River for trophy-sized trout and find out why it attracts anglers from all over the country.Fly fishing festival, in Waynesboro, Va. Saturday Apri. 23, 2015. (Photo by Norm Shafer).Where Arts Thrive 1. Catch a show at the Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro’s historic vaudeville-era theater that is now a state-of-the-art performance venue. The Wayne captures national acts like Robin and Linda Williams, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Wilson Fairchild, and even America’s Got Talent performers. Waynesboro Fall Foliage Art show and festival, Sunday Oct. 9, 2016. (Photo by Norm Shafer).2. Experience crowd-pleasing festivals, such as the Fall Foliage Art Show, drawing hundreds of diverse artists, or the Virginia Chili, Blues n’ Brews Festival, highlighting the region’s best chili and blues music.3. Kick back on a picnic blanket at one of the many outdoor concerts performed throughout the summer.4. Tour the impressive art galleries of Shenandoah Valley Art Center and the P. Buckley Moss Gallery, both showcasing local talent.Where Craft Breweries Flourish1. Basic City Beer Co occupies part of Waynesboro’s old brass foundry and serves up cold draft beer and live music. Grab a bite at an onsite food truck and kick back in the outdoor dining or hammock area.2. Seven Arrows Brewing takes its inspiration from a Native American blessing. Its crafted beers pair perfectly with the menu of Nobos, a newly opened restaurant right in the brewery. 3. Stable Craft Brewing is housed on a working horse farm. Visitors can pet the horses, inspect the homegrown hops, or relax on the patio with any of the delicious brews and food made in-house.4. Discover 10 more nearby breweries on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail.The natural beauty of the Blue Ridge melds with the art and culture of a thriving community. You’ve found your perfect destination: Waynesboro, Where Good Nature Comes Naturally!last_img read more

first_imgIsis Young called the local Papa John’s to place an order. It was 2014, her freshman year at the University of Florida, and the guard from Berlin, New Jersey, wanted to treat herself to a pizza dinner, with light cheese and extra sauce.The Papa John’s employee asked for a name on the order, So Young gave her full name. The employee wasn’t sure if they heard correctly, so Young said her name again. The employee paused before answering her.“They were like ‘We don’t think we can serve you,’” Young said of the Papa John’s worker. “And I was like ‘Are you serious?’”That year, the terrorist militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, gained prominence. Stories about ISIS dominated the news for much of that fall. And in the moment, Young’s association with that name prevented her from getting her dinner.Young is one of the many people whose first name, Isis, forces her to unwillingly share an identity with a dark entity. Isis was the 575th most popular name in the United States in 2013, according to By 2016, it fell to 3,101st. Still, Young hasn’t felt too affected by the unwanted connection and has managed to find the beauty in her name and disassociate from any negative aspects of it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe name “Isis” comes from mythology, the Greek name for an Egyptian goddess. That was part of the reason Young got her name.Young’s mother, Denise, was a fan of a TV show called “The Secret of Isis.” The main character of the show was called Andrea Thomas. When she’d say “oh mighty Isis,” she’d transform into her alter ego: Isis, a superhero who took after the Egyptian goddess.Her mom still calls Young and asks her “How you doing, mighty Isis?” Young didn’t know anyone else with her name but she grew up loving it.“I usually got a lot of compliments about my name,” Young said. “It was different.”Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorYoung first remembers finding out about the “other” ISIS by seeing a news report on television, which took her aback. Her fellow teammate, Gabrielle Cooper, went through something similar.Cooper has a 9-year-old niece named Isis. Cooper said her niece has never had an issue with her name. But Cooper does remember being surprised hearing it on TV.“It was weird that it called itself ISIS,” Cooper said. “I just didn’t feel like that was a scary enough name for your group. When I think of Isis, I think of my niece. I’m not thinking of no terrorist group.”Both Cooper and Young said they haven’t had any issue separating the name Isis from the group. Part of that has been with the use of a nickname.When Young introduces herself, she usually says “My name is Isis, but you can call me Ice.” Cooper said she calls her niece Ice, and that she saved Young’s name in her phone as “Ice” the first time she met her.Young has used that nickname to her advantage in her ventures outside basketball. She works as a broadcaster on Orange Television Network and has a segment in which she sits down and interviews other SU athletes. She calls the segment “The Ice Box.”The nickname has sometimes developed into jokes on the court, too. When Young hits a big shot, her teammates will say that she has “ice in her veins.”Still, she prefers for people to call her Isis in more formal situations and doesn’t shy away from the name.“I didn’t think about it until you just said,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said recently. “… All in all I try and call (my players) what their preference is.”Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorAside from a nickname, Young’s teammates also tease her about her name, which she finds endearing.Her teammates crack jokes on the way to road games, saying that there may be issues with her name at the airport. Sometimes, when she’s on the phone with friends, they’ll joke that the government is listening in because of the mention of the word Isis. Other times, when friends want to tell her that she’s great, they’ll say, “Isis, you’re the bomb.”Young doesn’t mind the jokes, she said, and added that they haven’t gotten old. She finds ways to embrace them.“Some people went up to me one time and said, ‘Oh my god, you’re dangerous,’” Young said. “And I was like, ‘You know what? I like that.’ I’m kind of dangerous, on the court at least. I’m a regular person, I eat ice cream.”Laughing off the jokes and having a sense of understanding is how Young has been able to contend with a name that has so many negative connotations.She feels empowered knowing she was named after a goddess and tries to emulate one in her life. She feels like goddesses are strong in who they are, something she feels she is.Young feels no ill will toward the Papa John’s that wouldn’t take her order that one night, but she could have. She could have taken her friends jokes personally. She could have lost the meaning of her name.That would mean more negativity, though. That’s not what Young wants to do.“It’s a shame it’s being used in this lighting,” Young said. “I’ll just represent a good light of Isis.” Comments Published on November 13, 2017 at 10:44 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more