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Jerry Garcia’s 2-Week Acoustic & Electric Broadway Residency Began, 30 Years Ago Today [Full Audio]

first_img[Photo: Herb Greene] On October 15th, 1987, Jerry Garcia kicked off a two-week Broadway residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in Midtown, Manhattan, offering performances by both the Jerry Garcia Band and the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band nightly. The Broadway residency fell during an important time in Garcia’s life, just as the Grateful Dead frontman and guitarist was truly recovering and returning to performance full-time following his life-threatening diabetic coma in the summer of 1986. 1987 ultimately turned out to be a good year for Jerry and the Grateful Dead, as Jerry’s recovery process seemed to unlock a newfound energy within him that had been more-or-less absent earlier in the decade.Jerry Garcia’s ‘Cats Under The Stars’ 40th-Anniversary Vinyl Re-Issue ReleasedHowever, the months following Garcia’s diabetic coma also saw Jerry double down on his solo side projects outside the Grateful Dead. By the mid-80’s, Jerry Garcia Band had finally settled into a rock-solid line-up also featuring John Kahn (bass), Melvin Seals (keyboards and organ), David Kemper (drums), Jackie LaBranch (backup and lead vocals), and Gloria Jones (backup and lead vocals). Jerry’s comfort with the band and its mix of influential genres important to Garcia—soul, Motown, rock, folk, funk, and more—was clear, as he first returned to the stage following his coma with a number of Jerry Garcia Band shows during Fall of ’86 ahead of his first Grateful Dead performance on December 15th, 1986.In 1987, further working off his newfound vitality, Garcia created the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, reconnecting with old friends from Palo Alto including David Nelson, Sandy Rothman, and Kenny Kosek, with whom Jerry hadn’t performed with since the early 70’s or before. As noted by Grateful Web, Bill Graham first gathered what would become the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band to celebrate the Grateful Dead frontman’s medical recovery, though the performance was electric, and Jerry, highlighting his desire to play the influential styles of his youth, better remembered the bluegrass tunes than his bandmates.Recognizing that the project should continue, Graham encouraged Jerry to think of a way to bring the acoustic band to the masses while still keeping the performances intimate. Together, Garcia and Graham came up with an innovative and untried idea by other rock musicians: perform a run at a Broadway theatre featuring both matinee and late-night performances. Jerry agreed, though he wanted to bring both the electric Jerry Garcia Band and the newly created Jerry Garcia Acoustic band for the string of Broadway shows.The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre ultimately housed this thirteen-night run, which spanned from October 15th, 1987, to Halloween of that year. Each night, the acoustic band opened the performance with an hour-long set before the Jerry Garcia Band finished off the night, allowing audiences to get a taste of the acoustic project while still offering a more-traditional JGB set. While selections from this historic run have been released—notably, Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, New York City, October 31, 1987 and Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, New York City, The Best of the Rest, October 15–30, 1987—audience recordings are somewhat sparse, as Grateful Web notes, “The union boss for the Broadway theatre had ZERO tolerance for recording inside the theatre and Garcia’s sound techs had to hide their brand new DAT recorder from him.”You can listen to a recording of Jerry Garcia’s run-opening performance at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway with the Jerry Gracia Acoustic Band and Jerry Garcia Band below, courtesy of Youtube uploader nognuisagoodgnu. You can also check out the original Playbill from the residency here.Setlist: Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band | Lunt-Fontanne Theater | Manhattan, NY | 10/15/1987Set: Bright Morning Stars, Blue Yodel #9, Spike Driver Blues, Short Life Of Trouble, Two Soldiers, I’m Troubled, Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie, Rosalie McFall, Long Long Way, Ragged But RightSetlist: Jerry Garcia Band | Lunt-Fontanne Theater | Manhattan, NY | 10/15/1987Set: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Forever Young, Stop That Train, Think, Mission In The Rain, Evangeline, My Sisters And Brothers, That Lucky Old Sun, DealEncore: And It Stoned Melast_img read more


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USC begins run for title against Purdue

first_imgWith a healthy dose of incoming freshmen and one of the strongest groups of returning upperclassmen in recent memory, the USC women’s volleyball team is prepared to overcome last season’s quarterfinal exit in the postseason and embark on a long, successful 2013 campaign.Up and over · Senior middle blocker Alexis Olgard (1) led the Women of Troy in hitting percentage (.394) and blocks (0.95 bps) last season. – Daily Trojan file photoThe Women of Troy, ranked No. 4 in the preseason American Volleyball Coaches Associaton poll, head to West Lafayette, Ind. this weekend to participate in the Mortar Board Premier tournament. The team will square off against host No. 16 Purdue on Friday before taking on Western Kentucky and Alabama A&M in a Saturday doubleheader.“I think we’re getting challenged very well in this tournament. We have two Top-20 teams in the tournament,”  head coach Mick Haley said. “I want to get the jitters out and make everyone’s focus really strong. I hope we can win the matches, but when you start with a Top-20 team, you get everyone zeroed in quickly.”The Women of Troy put together a strong 2012 campaign, finishing the regular season 30-6 (including a dominant 17-1 mark at home) before succumbing to Texas at the NCAA Regional Championships. Though they’ve only had to face the departure of one starter — outside hitter Katie Fuller — they welcome six new freshmen at three different positions.Senior libero and captain Natalie Hagglund, a two-time All-American, emphasized the importance of leading by example and assimilating the newest members of the team.“It’s really important as a leader or upperclassmen to support the freshmen and prepare them for even worse than what it may be,” Hagglund said. “We want to make sure that our upperclassmen are focused every day, and we can share our stories and experiences with the freshmen to inspire them.”Haley noted that regardless of the roster makeup, starting the season on the right note is crucial, and drove home this point as his team prepares for the opening tournament.“We really want to get comfortable with our serve-receive patterns. Each year is different and we’ve moved players around, so there’s always a different set of patterns,” Haley said. “The other focus is having the defense be consistent. We constantly work on that because that’s what keeps us in matches when we can’t pass as well as we would like. Defense always starts with blocking and offense with passing, so those are the two points of emphasis.”Haley adopted an aggressive approach during practice, one that was certainly not lost on the players.“He has been harping on a sense of urgency, and for us that means fighting for every ball like it’s the last point,” Hagglund said. “We have to be tenacious on defense and really good in practice, because hopefully you can play a great game if you’ve been great in practice.”Winning is always an understood goal, but Haley also wants to make sure that the various parts of his lineup can coalesce into a strong, dependable unit.“Playing these teams on the road, we can’t afford to make many mistakes,” Haley said. “We played Michigan State three or four years ago up there and lost in five sets because we couldn’t sustain the focus.”USC is expected to incorporate several of the new members of the squad into the starting rotation due to the strong freshman class, ranked second in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com.“We have six new members on the team and may be starting as many as two or three of them, even though we only lost one,” Haley said.Among the newcomers expected to make a mark this season are outside hitters Ebony Nwanebu of Fairview, Texas and Elise Ruddins of Laguna Niguel. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-3, respectively, the two will be expected to fill the void left by Fuller’s departure and complement the duo of sophomore Samantha Bricio and senior Sara Shaw. Being thrown into the fire against a top-20 team such as Purdue in their first collegiate match might be challenging for the freshmen, but Haley knows playing a tough nonconference schedule should help prepare them for even more formidable opponents as the season goes along.“I think it will be a very challenging trip for us,” Haley said. “But [playing tough teams] is something you have to practice.” Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more


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Kiely set to be named Limerick manager

first_imgWhile at a meeting of the Roscommon county board last night, they stated that their nomination process will remain open until Wednesday week. Delegates praised last year’s joint-management ticket of Fergal O’Donnell and Kevin McStay, with the former’s resignation the reason for the managerial process being re-opened. McStay faces competition from Nigel Dineen for a solo role for 2017. John Kiely looks set to be appointed the Limerick senior hurling manager. Kiely led the county’s Under-21 hurlers to All Ireland glory in 2015, and was a selector when the senior side won the Munster Championship in 2013. Shane O’Neill had been Kiely’s main competition to succeed TJ Ryan.  The matter will be put to the County Board tonight. last_img


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Chelsea and Liverpool ‘told Moses will cost at least £12m’

first_imgChelsea and Liverpool have been told they will have to offer at least £12m to land Wigan striker Victor Moses, the Daily Mirror say.Chelsea recently had a bid for the 21-year-old rejected, while new Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers is also said to want him.Paris St Germain’s former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti’s apparent interest in signing John Terry is picked up by a number of papers.Linked with PSG,The French club are set to make an £8m bid to take Terry away from Stamford Bridge, according to the Mirror.The Daily Mail carry the same story and also suggest Chelsea remain keen to sign Theo Walcott from Arsenal.The Mail also say Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge will play in his preferred central position for Britain at the Olympics and that the Blues have emerged as favourites to sign Brazil right-back Maicon from Inter Milan after Real Madrid shelved their interest.Would Maicon be a good signing for Chelsea? Click here to voteMeanwhile, Fulham are interested in signing Scott Sinclair from Swansea City along with Tottenham and Aston Villa, the Mail report.Rodgers, who managed Sinclair at Swansea, has been strongly linked with a bid for him and Liverpool are still said to be monitoring the player’s contract negotiations.Sinclair failed to establish himself at Chelsea but impressed for the Swans last season and it is claimed that Fulham would like to bring him back to west London.Finally, Reading are reportedly interested in QPR defender Luke Young.The 32-year-old is likely to leave Rangers this summer after only one season at Loftus Road.And the Crowthorne & Sandhurst Times say the newly promoted Royals have him in their sights.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more




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The Latest Brazil causes roadblocks at UN climate talks

first_imgKATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local):4:30 p.m.Attempts by developed nations at the U.N. climate talks in Poland to create watertight rules for international carbon emissions trading have prompted new, last-minute demands from Brazil.Officials say the closing meeting at the U.N. climate talks has been delayed until 6 p.m. (1700 GMT) Saturday, prompting a collective groan from delegates.Negotiators from almost 200 countries appeared close to clinching a deal Saturday on the rules that will govern the 2015 Paris climate accord, after two weeks of intense negotiations in Poland.The most recent draft agreement published by the Polish official chairing the meeting set out most of the terms under which countries must report their greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to cut them.Language on increasing efforts to curb climate change was postponed until a U.N. summit in New York in September.___9 a.m.A deal on the rules that govern the Paris climate accord appeared within grasp Saturday, as officials from almost 200 countries worked to bridge remaining differences after two weeks of U.N. talks in Poland.The 2015 Paris Agreement was a landmark moment in international diplomacy, bringing together governments with vastly different views to tackle the common threat of global warming. But while the accord set a headline target of keeping average global temperatures from rising by more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) — or 1.5 C (2.7 F) if possible — much of the fine print was left unfinished.The meeting in Poland’s southern city of Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases — a key factor in man-made climate change — and the efforts they’re taking to reduce them. Poor countries also wanted assurances on financial support to help them cut emissions, adapt to inevitable changes such as sea level rise and pay for damage that’s already happened.n?The Associated Presslast_img read more


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Endangered no more

first_imgThe US Fish and Wildlife Service will soon propose a rule to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list in the continental United States. “Recovery of the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act is one of our nation’s great conservation successes, with the wolf joining other cherished species, such as the bald eagle, that have been brought back from the brink with the help of the ESA,” a US Fish and Wildlife service spokesperson said. The gray wolf received protection from the ESA in the 1970s, when the population dwindled due to declines in their prey populations and frequent conflict with farmers and ranchers. Today there are estimated to be more than 5,600 gray wolves in the contiguous United States. As a result, the species was delisted in Wyoming in 2017, and hunting for the animals resumed. Gray wolves in Alaska are not protected under the ESA. There are between 7,700 and 11,200 gray wolves in the state. Wolves have never been threatened or endangered in Alaska, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The move to delist has stirred up controversy with conservationists. The Center for Biological Diversity called the proposal “a death sentence for gray wolves across the country.” “The livestock industry and trophy hunters want wolves dead, but we’ll make sure the feds fulfil their obligation to restore wolves across the country,” Collette Adkins, a senior attorney at the Centre, said. On the other hand, the American Farm Bureau Federation supports the decision, saying that farmers will be able to defend their livestock. “Populations have reached critically high numbers in many states, so high, in fact, that wolves are not just preying on livestock, but pushing elk and deer onto US farms and ranches, which leads to even more destruction,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a statement. A few things have to happen before the species can be officially delisted. “Once the proposed rule has been published in the Federal Register, the public will have an opportunity to comment,” said a US Fish and Wildlife service spokesperson. The Centre of Biological Diversity plans to fight the proposal. “Once again, we’ll take it to the courts and do everything we can to stop this illegal effort to kill wolf protections,” said Adkins. If the species is delisted, the US Fish and Wildlife Service will continue to monitor gray wolf populations for at least five years, according to the Endangered Species Act. This isn’t the first proposal to remove the species from the ESA list. In 2011, they were delisted in the Western Great Lakes area (including Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin) and then relisted again.last_img read more


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Members of EC not supposed to be clones of each other CEC

first_imgNew Delhi: Against the backdrop of Commissioner Ashok Lavasa recusing himself from model code violation cases till his dissents are recorded on orders, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora Saturday said members of the panel are not supposed to be “clones” of each other and divergence of views was natural.On a day Lavasa’s decision to recuse from model code of conduct complaints became public, the EC said the ‘full commission’ would meet on May 21 to discuss the issue of dissent and “related matters”. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadIn an unprecedented move, Arora came out with a statement on the differences coming out in open, saying the episode was “unsavoury” and “avoidable”. When contacted, Lavasa said the issue was an “internal matter” and he would like to offer no comment. In his statement, Arora said that in the last meeting of the Commission on May 14, it was “unanimously” decided to form groups to deliberate the issues which arose in the course of conduct of Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi”Out of the 13 issues/areas which were identified, model code of conduct is one of them,” he said. “The three members of ECI are not expected to be template or clones of each other. There have been so many times in the past when there has been a vast diversion of views as it can and should be. But the same largely remained within the confines of ECI,” Arora said. He said the differences have come out in the past when a former commissioner or CEC has written a book mentioning details. The law governing poll panel’s functioning states that preference should be for a unanimous view, but provide for a majority ruling in the absence of unanimity. In a strongly-worded letter to Arora on May 4, Lavasa is learnt to have said that he is being forced to stay away from the meetings of the full commission since minority decisions are not being recorded. He is learnt to have said that his participation in the meeting is “meaningless” as his dissent remained unrecorded. He had said that his notes on the need for transparency have not been responded to so he has decided to stay away from model code related complaints. He is learnt to have written to the CEC on three occasions. The EC’s legal division had opined that dissent cannot be recorded on decisions as model code violations are not part of a quasi judicial hearing where all the three — the CEC and two fellow commissioners sign. The majority view is conveyed to the parties concerned. The dissent remains recorded in the file only and not made public. Lavasa had dissented in some of the 11 decisions EC took on complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah for alleged model code violations. The two were given a clean chit in all the decisions. Arora lamented that the report on Lavasa’s decision not to take part in model code related issues came at a time when the poll watchdog is gearing up for the last phase of Lok Sabha polls and counting of votes.last_img read more


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Q Im getting married abroad – how do I get my we

first_imgQ. I’m getting married abroad – how do I get my wedding dress there in one piece? And should I change my name before the wedding?Tina, NottinghamA. First of all, congratulations on your upcoming nuptials Tina. On the issue of getting the dress abroad, the most stress-free way to get your dress to your wedding destination without it getting damaged or lost, is to carry it hand luggage. How straight-forward this is depends on which airline you are flying with. If it’s one of the airlines that enforce its hand luggage rules with an iron fist, like Ryanair or Flybe, you’ll have to pack the dress carefully into a bag or box of the requisite size – there are no exemptions when it comes to low cost airlines and baggage restrictions. My advice would be to pack it in acid-free tissue paper and use a case or box that is hard-sided, then find a good dry cleaner or laundry company that will press or steam it at the other end. Most hotels will be able to direct you towards one. On other airlines, you may be able to appeal to the crew, who will hang it in the business class wardrobe in its dress bag, particularly if it is summer time and there are fewer coats in the closet. That said, if it’s a voluminous dress, you’d be pushing your luck to get it in a wardrobe, so you’ll need to squeeze it into a bag or box and leave it there until you arrive. You could try calling ahead to “reserve” a space in the wardrobe, but don’t rely on the good nature of the crew – make sure it will fit into your hand luggage if needs be. There are various companies selling wedding dress travel boxes that cost from £29 on this website, www.emptybox.co.uk, or try www.dressinabox.co.uk, which lists its boxes by airline (do double check before you travel though, as baggage rules frequently change). Of course, you can improvise and make your own box – just make sure it is sturdy, as you will probably be requested to pack it into the overhead lockers. If you are worried about squeezing it into a hand luggage bag, you could get the dress couriered to your destination with a company like DHL or Fedex. If you go down this road, make sure the packaging is sturdy, waterproof, and marked fragile. Be sure to ship the dress well in advance and make sure a friend or hotel concierge is briefed to receive it at the other end. On the name change issue, as you are getting married abroad, you cannot change your name because a bride cannot travel home under her married name. The reason is that your current passport is cancelled to create the new one in your new name. The new passport is post-dated and will only be valid from the day of the marriage ceremony. Further to that, some countries will not issue visas for postdated passports. It’s best to travel back, or indeed go on honeymoon, with your current passport in your maiden name, then change it on your return. You’ll just need to fill out a standard application form and send off your marriage or civil partnership certificate to the IPS. Don’t forget that when you do change your passport name, any future travel must be booked in that name. If the passport and travel tickets don’t match, many airlines will not let you board the plane, and some countries won’t allow you to enter. Further to that – some visas in your old passport will become invalid when you change your name. And finally – double check what paperwork and visas are required for your wedding and honeymoon abroad. If you don’t have the right paperwork, it may mean the ceremony is not legal, or worse still, can’t take place at all.Answer by Ginny Light – TimesOnline travel editorGot a travel question? Email [email protected] and we’ll get our panel of travel experts to answer your question.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTurkish Airlines cabin luggage explained and how to maximise your hand baggage allowanceFlying Turkish Airlines and need to know what their hand luggage and checked baggage allowances are? Here’s your essential Turkish Airlines baggage guide, plus tips on how to pack smartly so you can avoid paying for excess baggage.What’s the best hand luggage bag?With more and more airlines charging for checked bags, it’s worth travelling light to save money. We’ve got tips from all the frequent flyers at Skyscanner, as well as globe-trotting travel bloggers, so escape baggage fees and go hand luggage only with these top cabin bags.Thomas Cook cabin luggage explained and how to maximise your hand baggage allowanceWhether you’ve booked a Thomas Cook all inclusive holiday, or you’ve gone for the flight only option, you’ll probably want to know the same thing: what is Thomas Cook’s baggage allowance, and how can you check you’ve got it right before check in? Here are all of the facts on…last_img read more