***Update 4/14: George Porter Jr. has been added to this celebratory lineup.***Today, Blackbird Presents announced its annual “Second Weekend at the Saenger” concert series during Jazz Fest with “New Orleans Is Waiting For Columbus,” set to take place Saturday, May 6th at the Crescent City’s historic Saenger Theatre. The all-star event celebrates classic live album Waiting For Columbus, the most beloved album in Little Feat’s expansive catalog. The show will be led by musical director and Grammy-winning guitarist Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead) and Grammy-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist Don Was, as well as AMC/CMA Award-winning singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson, The Radiators’ Dave Malone, keyboard master John Medeski, legendary funk drummer Terence Higgins (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Scofield’s Piety Street Band), horns master Mark Mullins (Bonerama, Harry Connick Jr.), and a handful of surprise guests.Named one of the 10 best live albums of all time by Rolling Stone readers, Little Feat’s Waiting For Columbus compiled live recordings from their 1977 performances at the Rainbow Theatre in London and the Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The album–which went platinum and remains Little Feat’s best-selling release ever–features the band’s biggest hits, including funky 1970’s New Orleans-style tracks like “Dixie Chicken,” “Fat Man In The Bathtub,” and “Willin’.”Tickets go on sale March 31, 10:00 A.M. CT via Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000. Fans can also purchase tickets at the Saenger Theatre Box Office.[Cover photo via Rex Thomson]In addition to our long list of exciting late nights, Live For Live Music is partnering with “Crawfish King” Chris “Shaggy” Davis to host the second annual NOLA Crawfish Festival during the days between the two Jazz Fest weekends, from May 1st – 3rd at Central City BBQ. The event will feature all-star musical collaborations by John Medeski, Terence Higgins, George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, John “Papa” Gros, Ivan Neville, Cris Jacobs and more, in addition to craft beers and Shaggy’s world famous crawfish! For more information, or to purchase tickets, head to the event’s website.
Gary O’Donovan – who won silver with his brother Paul in the men’s lightweight double sculls – carried the flag for Ireland in the closing ceremony at the Maracana stadium last night.Before that, Paul Pollack finished 32nd in the men’s marathon.The Co Down man, who made up about 60 places over the last 15km, crossed the line in 2:16:24. Kevin Seaward was the next Irishman home in 64th position with a time of 2:20:06.Mick Clohisey finished 103rd in 2:26:34.
Coyne, 26, takes the place of Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon who pulled out of the event on Friday with an apparent lower-body injury.The Avalanche announced MacKinnon would not participate, but in that same post, they extended an invitation to Coyne to take his spot in the event. Related News NHL All-Star Game 2019: Sidney Crosby out of skills competition with illness History is going to be made Friday at the NHL All-Star Game’s skills competition.Kendall Coyne Schofield, a member of the United States’ Olympic gold medal winning hockey team, will become the first woman to officially compete in the fastest skater event. Hilary Knight participated last year, but she did not officially compete. “Nate’s here in San Jose for #NHLAllStar , but has someone else in mind to compete for Fastest Skater,” the Avalanche tweeted. “@KendallCoyne, what do you think!?Nate’s here in San Jose for #NHLAllStar, but has someone else in mind to compete for Fastest Skater…@KendallCoyne, what do you think!?— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) January 25, 2019″It would be my honor,” she replied. “I’ll get to the rink as fast as I can! #NHLAllStar #HockeyIsForEveryone.”It would be my honor! I’ll get to the rink as fast as I can! #NHLAllStar #HockeyIsForEveryone https://t.co/D0FyiQ1uZM— Kendall Coyne Schofield (@KendallCoyne) January 25, 2019The NHL All-Star Skills Competition can be seen at 9 p.m. ET Friday on NBCSN. She jumped at the opportunity.