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Warren Haynes To Lead All-Star Tribute To Little Feat’s Classic Live Album “Waiting For Columbus” In NOLA

first_img***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.last_img read more

Jessica Lange & More Will Lead Long Day’s Journey Into Night on B’way

first_img Jessica Lange View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 Related Shows Long Day’s Journey Into Night Star Files Gabriel Byrne As Jessica Lange promised, she is returning to Broadway in Long Day’s Journey Into Night! The Oscar winner will star opposite Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne and Tony winner John Gallagher Jr. in Eugene O’Neill’s classic, under the direction of Jonathan Kent. The Roundabout production is being mounted in association with Glee and American Horror Story mastermind Ryan Murphy and will begin previews on March 31, 2016. The show is set to officially open on April 19 at the American Airlines Theatre.Lange will play Mary Tyrone, having been nominated for an Olivier for her performance in the role in the West End in 2000; she was last seen on Broadway in 2005 in The Glass Menagerie. Lange won Oscars for her performances in Tootsie and Blue Sky and was nominated for Music Box, Sweet Dreams, Country and Frances. She was awarded an Emmy for Grey Gardens and also for Murphy’s American Horror Story’s first and third installments. Her upcoming film, Wild Oats, will be released later this year.Byrne will play James Tyrone. He last appeared on Broadway in O’Neill’s A Touch of the Poet and received a Tony nod for his performance in A Moon for the Misbegotten.
 Byrne won the Golden Globe for In Treatment; his TV and film resume also includes Miller’s Crossing, The Usual Suspects, Excalibur, Into the West, Little Women, Dead Man, The End of Violence, The Man in the Iron Mask, Vanity Fair, Jindabyne and Wah‐Wah.Gallagher Jr. will appear as Edmond Tyrone. He won the Tony for Spring Awakening and additional Broadway credits include Jerusalem, American Idiot and Rabbit Hole. He has recently been seen on screen in The Newsroom and Olive Kitteridge.Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the tale of an ordinary summer’s day with extraordinary consequences. Drawing so heavily from the author’s personal history that it could only be produced posthumously, the story centers on the Tyrones, a dysfunctional family with a drug-addicted mother, penny-pinching father and two troubled sons.This will be the sixth Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning Long Day’s Journey Into Night since 1956; it was last seen on the Great White Way in 2003 starring Brian Dennehy, Vanessa Redgrave and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The play was adapted for the big screen in 1962, directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Katharine Hepburn and Ralph Richardson.Long Day’s Journey Into Night will mark the fifth Broadway production in Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary season, which also includes Old Times and Noises Off at the American Airlines Theatre, and Thérèse Raquin and She Loves Me at Studio 54.The full cast and design team will be announced soon. John Gallagher Jr.last_img read more

Rural Stress

first_imgA farmer driving a tractor over rolling fields of crops ready to harvest is often the idyllic image associated with farm life.In reality, the life of a farmer is often wrought with worry and financial stress due to a variety of factors from crop disease and destructive insects to violent storms, drought, and damaging floods. All of these factors and more contribute to the sobering fact that the suicide rate among farmers is the third highest of any vocational group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“Since 1999, the suicide rate in America has gone up 30 percent. If that had been an increase in cardiovascular disease, we would have launched a nationwide campaign to find solutions,” said Sam Pardue, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).Addressing 135 attendees at UGA’s first Rural Stress Summit held Dec. 10-11 in Atlanta, Pardue said, “I grew up in a rural community and I think there are so many good things about it that I’m looking to this group to help save it.”Sponsored by the CAES and UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences and School of Social Work, the event drew participants from 20 states and the District of Colombia and was organized to educate and motivate representatives of state- and federal-funded groups that serve rural Americans.“Everyone knows what it’s like to have stress, anxiety and to be burned out. People in rural areas suffer just like those in metro areas. They just may not know where to seek help for a behavioral health issue,” Pardue said.  Among the summit’s speakers was Ted Matthews, director of Minnesota Rural Mental Health, who has counseled rural Americans for the past two decades, including through two devastating natural disasters in the 1990s.While everyone should strive to be mentally healthy, it is common for individuals to downplay the severity of their mental health issues.“For farmers, farming is their way of life. Farming is what they do. They will keep doing it way past when they shouldn’t, but that is their way of thinking,” Matthews said. “We need to understand them in order to help them and we have to be a part of their belief system.”According to Matthews, for every completed suicide, there are 25 attempts. And, when it comes to stress, women and men cope differently; women more often want to talk and men tend to pull away. More women attempt suicide than men, but more men die from suicide, he said.“I want to talk about how we can get people to talk so that that suicide doesn’t happen,” Matthews said. “Why is only one part of the question. We can’t get fascinated with the whys and not move on to what we need to do. Working with people and helping them change direction is better than doing nothing.”In Minnesota, Matthews partners with sheriff’s departments, social services, county Extension agents, the department of agriculture and others to reach those struggling with mental health issues.“We have to work together. If we do nothing, we are part of the problem,” he said.Karen Matthews (no relation), president and CEO of the nonprofit organization Delta Health Alliance in the Mississippi Delta, also addressed summit participants.“Midlife deaths of despair in U.S. are on the rise. It’s a crisis in rural America and it’s not just happening in one place,” Matthews said, defining a death of despair as one caused by alcohol or drug abuse.Anna Scheyett, dean of the UGA School of Social Work, said health and relationship issues can be major reasons for suicide.“Financial problems cause relationship stress. It’s not linear; it’s a big web,” Scheyett said. “Poor health causes people to not be able to work and then they feel as if they are a burden.”The summit concluded with roundtable discussions on how to best reach rural Americans in need of support from the various state, federal and non-profit organizations represented.“We know there are barriers, but they don’t have to be insurmountable,” said Kevan Lamm, an assistant professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication at CAES, who facilitated the discussions.  “We don’t start with a solution. We begin by sharing our insights and thoughts and then we search for solutions. As ruralists and agrarians, that’s what we do. We are passion and purpose driven.”In Georgia, the next step in will be to debrief and talk about specific plans, particularly how UGA can partner with multiple stakeholders to support farmers and rural communities in Georgia, Scheyett said.“There are some incredible challenges and it will not get better on its own. We will have a brighter future if we work together,” Pardue said.Videos of summit presentations will soon be available at ruralstress.uga.edu.last_img read more

Horowitz tapped to lead Tax Section

first_img August 15, 2003 Regular News Horowitz tapped to lead Tax Section The Tax Section’s Nominating Committee has recommended that Tampa’s Mitchell I. Horowitz serve as the 2004-2005 chair-elect.The Tax Section’s bylaws provide that petitions setting forth the name of other nominees for the office of chair-elect may be made by any 10 members of the section. Those petitions must be filed with Tax Section Secretary James Davis of Ft. Lauderdale no later than October 15 to allow inclusion on a written ballot. Nominations for the office of chair-elect will not be permitted unless the nominations have been made by the October 15 date and in the manner as described in the Tax Section Bylaws Article III, Section 2, (a) & (b). If there is only one nomination for the office of chair-elect, that nominee will become chair-elect.The term of office of the chair-elect shall run concurrently with that of the chair and begins on July 1 after the section’s annual meeting at which the chair-elect is elected and ends on the succeeding June 30, when the chair-elect automatically assumes the office of chair.The section’s Nominating Committee includes: Richard B. Comiter, Louis Conti, Marvin Gutter, Richard Josepher, and William Townsend.The Tax Section’s 26th Annual Meeting is set for April 23-24, 2004, at the PGA Resort in Palm Beach Gardens.center_img Horowitz tapped to lead Tax Sectionlast_img read more

Cote D’Ivoire Re-elected President Sworn In

first_img“Our dream of a peaceful Cote D’Ivoire is becoming a reality, the one that the nation’s father, president Felix Houphouet Boigny, passed down to us. Only lasting peace, strong institutions and Ivorians who place national interest above all else will allow our country to irreversibly join the ranks of the great democracies and developed nations.” Said Alassane Ouattara, Cote d’ivoire PresidentThe president said this during his swearing in on Tuesday after a successful run for a second five year term in office.  President Ouattara pledged to ensure that all the people of Cote d’ivoire benefit from the revived economy. It was due to the 9 percent economic growth over the last four years in the country that the president was re-elected.President Outtara in his speech promised to foster reconciliation between the divide due to political and ethnicity in the country. The peaceful October vote showed the democratic growth in the country.last_img read more

Terry denies Spurs

first_imgJohn Terry’s second-half header prevented Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas from claiming victory over Chelsea in a hot-tempered grudge match against former mentor Jose Mourinho that ended 1-1. Christian Eriksen almost created an opening with a free-kick, but Petr Cech had nothing to do until he was picking the ball out of the net. Eriksen started the move, playing a flat ball across the box to Roberto Soldado who nudged the ball in to Sigurdsson’s path. Sigurdsson, so often Spurs’ unsung hero, still had lots to do. He was off balance after taking an extra stride to beat Terry’s outstretched leg, but he somehow managed to roll the ball into the net to the goalkeeper’s right. Villas-Boas savoured the moment with a double-fist pump while his opposite number was sullen and motionless. The home crowd took great pleasure in taunting Mourinho, singing: “You’re not special anymore.” Mourinho’s team certainly did not look anything special. Tottenham were in complete control and it seemed certain they would double their lead before the break. The brilliant Andros Townsend found Soldado on the right. The Spaniard spied Paulinho at the back post, but luckily for Chelsea, Branislav Ivanovic came to the rescue. Chelsea started to improve slightly and Tottenham’s nerves started jangling. Eden Hazard robbed Kyle Walker on the edge of his own box, but Vertonghen got in the way to deflect his compatriot’s shot wide. Tempers frayed momentarily when Tottenham assistant Steffen Freund confronted fourth official Roger East after becoming annoyed about Mike Dean’s officiating. Townsend blotted his copy book by receiving a booking for diving while Eriksen entered the book for a petulant pull of Oscar’s shirt. Paulinho almost gave Spurs a second when he hit the woodwork just before half-time. That was Mourinho’s cue to leave. He walked down the tunnel a minute before the half-time whistle. He had seen enough. Whatever Mourinho said to his team at half-time, it had an effect. The Blues, now with Mata on the pitch, started the second half well. Torres cracked a low ball across the box, but it was just a touch too heavy for Oscar. Hugo Lloris pulled off a top save to deny Torres, but moments later the Spaniard let himself down by appearing to scratch Vertonghen’s face. Torres, annoyed at what he thought was a dive from the Belgian, grabbed hold of the defender’s face and dug his nails in to his skin. Dean opted to book the striker. The temperature reached boiling point again soon after when Ivanovic was booked for dissent. Vertonghen had another spat with Torres and the defender lost his cool moments later with a dangerous tackle on Ramires that caused Mourinho to spring from the bench and remonstrate with Dean from the touchline. Spurs then paid dearly for Vertonghen’s lapse in concentration from the resulting free-kick. Mata put a high swirling ball in to the box, Vertonghen lost Terry for a second and he headed beyond Lloris before sprinting over to the ecstatic visiting fans. Mourinho joined in the celebrations from the bench, but they were slightly restrained. Torres then received a second booking. The Spaniard jumped with Vertonghen and the centre-back went down clutching his face. There was no contact between Torres’ arm and Vertonghen’s face, but Dean sent the former Liverpool forward off. The dismissal gave Spurs more momentum. Jermain Defoe and Sigurdsson almost snatched victory. Villas-Boas and Mourinho shared a handshake at the end while Terry celebrated in front of his own fans. Tempers often frayed during the match. Fernando Torres was sent off for two bookings – the last of which was a questionable one in which he was penalised for throwing an elbow at Jan Vertonghen when replays showed there was no contact. The Spaniard could have been given a straight red in the first half for scratching the defender’s face. Villas-Boas and Mourinho had been practically inseparable for seven years, but the Spurs boss made it clear in the run up to the derby that he and his compatriot are no longer friends. The two shared the weakest of handshakes before the game, and during the contest, it looked as though the master would be beaten by his old apprentice. As Villas-Boas takes his ride around the M25 to Gatwick airport to catch his flight to Porto on Saturday night, he will be kicking himself about the result. His Tottenham team had the upper hand over Chelsea for the majority of the first half and they could have had three or four by the break. But Terry’s goal, which came from a Juan Mata free-kick, means he will have to wait until March before he gets another chance to defeat Mourinho again. Despite the booming noise of the pumped-up crowd, the opening few minutes were a tight affair. The pre-match fireworks between the two managers had given an extra edge to what was already one of the most hotly-contested derbies in English football, and for the most part the game lived up to its billing. Tottenham dominated the first half and took the lead through Gylfi Sigurdsson, but Terry – one of the personalities with whom Villas-Boas clashed at Chelsea – gatecrashed the Spurs boss’ party to level the scores. Press Associationlast_img read more