Melvin Seals, Oteil Burbridge, Tom Hamilton, More Celebrate Jerry Garcia At ‘Home For The Holidays’ [Photos/Videos/Audio]

first_imgLoad remaining images Santa suits and holiday sweaters were mixed in with the usual tie-dye and Grateful Dead shirts as fans packed the sold-out The Capitol Theater for ‘Home for the Holidays: Celebrating Jerry Garcia‘ this weekend. An all-star group of musicians took the stage on Friday and Saturday night, playing mostly Jerry Garcia Band favorites with a few Grateful Dead classics mized in.That classic soulful JGB sound was anchored by keyboardist Melvin Seals, a member of the Jerry Garcia Band for fifteen years and current leader of Melvin Seals and JGB. Jacklyn LaBranch, who was in the band from 1982-1995, provided backup vocals alongside Bay Area singer and Melvin Seals and JGB member Lady Chi. Dead & Company bassist former Allman Brothers Band member Oteil Burbridge took center stage next to Joe Russo’s Almost Dead/Ghost Light guitarist Tom Hamilton. The core of this group has performed in various iterations over the past few years, but this combination seems to be one of the tightest, especially with the addition of Widespread Panic drummer Duane Trucks.The show started with live JGB classic and Marvin Gaye original “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”, a perfect song to set the tone with trading organ and guitar solos between Seals and Hamilton. They bit right into a soaring jam right after the first verse as Seals’ deep sound put everyone in the right mood. Next, they jumped into two more soulful JGB staples in “Expressway (To Your Heart)” and “The Way You Do The Things You Do”, classics by the Soul Survivors and the Temptations, respectively.After three JGB favorites, they moved into the Grateful Dead catalog, as the familiar hanging first chords to “Shakedown Street” caused the crowd to erupt. Steal Your Face logos were projected all over the roof and walls of the beautiful venue as Deadheads started to boogie. Seals’ organ added a layer of depth to this song that the original Dead never provided, and Hamilton’s intense solos really came through here.Burbridge took lead vocals for the first time on a bouncing take of Junior Parker’s “Mystery Train”. Oteil shined on this song with his soothing vocals and a groovy bass solo. After slowing things down on Bob Dylan’s “Simple Twist of Fate”, they jumped back into the Grateful Dead songbook for a rocking “Eyes Of The World” that morphed into “Dancing in the Streets” to close the first set. Lady Chi added some improvisation on the set-closer with a funky vocal breakdown amid the incredible jams.“Stop That Train”, a Peter Tosh reggae classic, kicked off the second set. After The Drifters original “Money Honey”, the group rocked through an awesome “Tore Up Over You”. Chi and LaBranch grounded this one with beautiful harmonies and Hamilton continued to shred and provide the same energy always apparent with JRAD.The group then worked through “Scarlet Begonias” and “Positively 4th Street”, the second Dylan cover of the evening. Bruce Cockburn’s “Waiting For A Miracle” was next, followed by the gospel song “My Sisters And Brothers”, a longtime staple Jerry Garcia Band cover that made everyone smile, as the lyrics about love and peace fit the scene of a holiday Jerry celebration.They closed the second set with the Garcia original “Reuben and Cherise”, a song Hamilton has truly mastered playing with JRAD. A glowing guitar solo ended the song as the crowd screamed for more. The band emerged one more time for the beautiful “Shining Star”. Originally performed by the Manhattans, Garcia started performing this song in the late ’80s and historically put all of his soul into the performances. The band was up to the task as LaBranch and Lady Chi provided emotional vocals before letting the audience sing along happily to end an incredible evening of music.The band will disperse into their various projects, but with the intensity and tightness of this particular group of musicians, it would be a surprise if they did not play again together at some point in the future.Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from the show courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein as well as pro-shot videos and full audio of Saturday’s ‘Home For The Holidays’ celebration.‘Home For The Holidays’ – Set One [Pro-Shot, Through “Shakedown Street”] – 12/14/19‘Home For The Holidays’ – Set Two [Pro-Shot, Through “Scarlet Begonias”] – 12/14/19Home For The Holidays – The Capitol Theatre – 12/14/19 – Full Audio[Audio: cabinetmusic]Setlist: Home For The Holidays | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 12/14/19Set One: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Expressway (To Your Heart), The Way You Do The Things You Do, Shakedown Street, Mystery Train, Simple Twist of Fate, Eyes Of The World, Dancing In The StreetsSet Two: Stop That Train, Money Honey, Tore Up Over You, Scarlet Begonias, Waiting For A Miracle, My Sisters And Brothers, Reuben And CheriseEncore: Shining StarHome For The Holidays Jerry Garcia Celebration | The Capitol Theatre | 12/14/19 | Photos: Andrew Blacksteinlast_img read more

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NZ Prime Minister says Crusaders should be better role models

first_imgRugby Union New Zealand Prime Minister says sports stars must be better as role models during the coronavirus pandemic. Jacinda Ardern (pictured) said yesterday that the Crusaders team members seen training together at a park in Christchurch on Monday “flies directly in the advice that we’re giving”. Earlier, New Zealand Rugby’s boss called the Crusaders lockdown breach “unacceptable”, but no disciplinary action will be taken by the franchise. All Black Richie Mo’unga, along with Sione Havili, Isi Tuungafasi, George Bower and Andrew Makalio, were filmed throwing a ball around at Christchurch’s Malvern Park. Ardern said they’re relying on everyone to role model the behaviour that’s needed right now, and is asking sports stars to take part in this modelling behaviour. New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson said everyone in rugby must abide by the lockdown guidelines. “Some of the Crusaders players have not followed these rules and that is unacceptable,” he said. “The lock-down rules are very simple – if you exercise, it must be solitary, or with those you live with.” “We have reminded everyone involved in rugby that they must abide by the New Zealand Government Covid-19 guidelines and this situation must not happen again.” Crusaders executive Colin Mansbridge said in an email to Stuff while the behaviour of the players was disappointing, they will not face disciplinary action. “Team management has taken appropriate steps to reiterate the guidelines to both the group directly involved, and our wider squad, and we are confident the same mistakes won’t be made again,” he said. New Zealand Rugby Players Association chief Rob Nichol said the incident had been more a matter of bad decision-making rather than anything malicious. “The reality is there has been a lesson learned, that’s for sure,” said Nichol. “We all know what we want to do here as a country and I know the players will want to be seen playing the team game in that respect. Mo’unga took to Instagram on Monday to explain his part. “This was not an organised training, there were no communications beforehand,” he said. – stufflast_img read more

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Cricket News IND vs NZ, 2nd T20I Live Cricket Score: Rahul 11th Fifty Helps India To Seven-Wicket Win, Take 2-0 Lead

first_imgNew Delhi: For the last 25 years, when it comes to limited overs cricket, Eden Park Auckland has been a kind venue to the Indian cricket team. In 26 years, they have won three and lost only one in five ODIs. During their 2014 nightmare, the only match in which they managed to hold their head high was during the high-scoring tie in Auckland. In Twenty20 Internationals, Eden Park helped India break their jinx in New Zealand as they won for the first time in the country in 2019. Now, in 2020, India’s love affair with Auckland continued as they chased down a target of over 200 for the fourth time and they took a lead in the series with a six-wicket win.15:34 hrs IST: Shivam Dube seals the deal with a big six as India win by seven wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the series. This is the first time they have won more than two T20Is in New Zealand. Great way to celebrate the Republic Day.15:27 hrs IST: WICKET! Shreyas Iyer blasts a six but in going for glory, he miscues the lofted shot and Tim Southee takes the catch at mid off. Ends a fabulous innings from Iyer. India 125/3 in 16.3 overs, need eight runs to win off 21 balls.15:23 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer launches a six off Tickner and then scoops him over the keeper for a boundary. India are 117/2 after 16 overs, need 16 off 24 balls.15:20 hrs IST: FIFTY! KL Rahul clobbers a six and then notches up his fifty with an inside-out lofted shot to wide long off. Bennett gives away five wides as India are 103/2 in 15 overs.15:13 hrs IST: Tickner bowls a solid over. India are 87/2 after 14 overs, need 46 off 36 balls.15:08 hrs IST: Santner finishes his spell of 4-0-19-0. India are 81/2 after 13 overs, needing 52 off 42 balls.15:05 hrs IST: Iyer launches Sodhi into the next tier as 13 runs come off the over. After 12 overs, India are 76/2.14:59 hrs IST: Another superb over from Mitchell Santner. After 11 overs, India are 63/2.14:56 hrs IST: Sodhi bowls a tight over as only three runs come in the over. Rahul, though, is nearing a fifty. After 10 overs, India are 60/2.14:52 hrs IST: Rahul uses the pace of Santner and guides a flatter delivery to the third man fence. After nine overs, India are 57/2.14:49 hrs IST: Tight over fom Ish Sodhi but Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are getting their eye in now. After eight overs, India are 49/2.14:44 hrs IST: Superb over from Mitchell Santner as New Zealand look to turn the screws. After seven overs, India are 42/2.14:37 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive moment for New Zealand. Southee bowls a cross-seamed delivery but it is going down the leg side, Kohli flicks at it and Tim Seifert takes a superb catch diving to his left. India are 39/2 after 5.2 overs.14:34 hrs IST: Kohli drills a full ball from Blair Tickner to the long off fence while Rahul upper-cuts a short ball to the third man fence. After five overs, India are 39/1.14:29 hrs IST: Rahul finally gets a boundary as he closes the bat face to a Hamish Bennett short ball. After four overs, India are 24/1.14:25 hrs IST: Another superb over from Southee. New Zealand are putting up a fight. India are 16/1 after three overs.14:20 hrs IST: Superb over from Hamish Bennett. He lays Rahul low with a pacy bouncer. India are 13/1 after two overs.14:15 hrs IST: WICKET! After getting hit for two boundaries, Southee gets Rohit Sharma. Full ball curving away outside off, Rohit goes for the drive and he edges it to Ross Taylor at slip. India are 8/1 after the first over.14:02 hrs IST: Seifert thumps a six over wide long off but New Zealand have ended on 132/5 after 20 overs. This should be easy for India but the spinners are getting some assistance.13:59 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally, the struggle is over for Ross Taylor. Slow, length ball from Bumrah and Taylor hoicks it to deep midwicket where Rohit Sharma takes the catch. Bumrah was denied a wicket in his previous over but he responds well. New Zealand are 125/5 after 19.4 overs.13:55 hrs IST: Another superb over from Shami and New Zealand are unable to get going. Shreyas Iyer injured his left knee while trying to stop the boundary. Let us hope that it is not a serious injury. After 19 overs, New Zealand are 123/4.13:51 hrs IST: DROPPED! After taking two good catches, Kohli has dropped an absolute dolly of Taylor. He is absoluely embarrassed. The stadium reverberates with chants of Kohli, Kohli. Bumrah has a wry smile. After 18 overs, New Zealand are 118/4.13:45 hrs IST: Mohammed Shami is off the field as he has twisted his ankle. Tim Seifert survives a stumping chance off Jadeja and it is a mighty close call. End of Jadaja’s brilliant spell of 2/18. After 17 overs, New Zealand are 115/4.13:39 hrs IST: Tim Seifert hits a boundary after seven overs. He thumps Chahal to wide long off and then launches a six straight down the ground. Good over for the Kiwis as 15 runs are conceded. After 16 overs, New Zealand are 109/4.13:35 hrs IST: Jadeja bowls another superb over. His figures so far are 3-0-12-2. New Zealand are 94/4 after 15 overs. 140 seems to be a good score on this deck.13:32 hrs IST: New Zealand are unable to get momentum as the death overs approach. Chahal bowls another tight over and New Zealand are 90/4 after 14 overs.13:26 hrs IST: WICKET! That is the massive wicket. Jadeja floats this flatter delivery on leg stump and Williamson slogs it to deep backward square leg but holes out to the fielder. New Zealand are 81/4 in 12.3 overs.13:23 hrs IST: Mohammed Shami pings Kane Williamson on the helmet and he has a mandatory concussion test. He is alright to continue but this deck is giving the bowlers more assistance. After 12 overs, New Zealand are 79/3.13:15 hrs IST: WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja strikes and again, he gets Colin de Grandhomme in the first over. This loopy delivery stops on de Grandhomme who chips it back to the bowler. After 10.2 overs, New Zealand are 74/2.13:13 hrs IST: Another brilliant over from Jasprit Bumrah. Kane Williamson is nearly run-out but Ravindra Jadeja misses with the throw. After 10 overs, New Zealand are 73/2.13:06 hrs IST: WICKET! Superb catch from Kohli again. Dube bowls a slow and short delivery outside, Munro gives room but toe-ends the shot to mid off where Kohli dives to his right and takes a superb catch. After 8.4 overs, New Zealand are 68/2.13:03 hrs IST: Superb over from Chahal. Bowling the right lines and lengths as Munro continues to miss the hack across the line. After eight overs, New Zealand are 63/1.13:00 hrs IST: Shivam Dube is into the attack and he is greeted with a top-edged paddle scoop by Munro. After seven overs, New Zealand are 58/1.12:53 hrs IST: WICKET! After getting hit for two boundaries, Shardul Thakur finally gets his revenge. Thakur bowls a slow, length ball and Guptill totally miscues the lofted shot. Kohli takes the catch at long on. New Zealand are 48/1 after six overs.12:48 hrs IST: Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack and he is greeted with a slog sweep by Colin Munro to fine leg. He comes back well and New Zealand are 39/0 after five overs.12:42 hrs IST: Guptill crunches another four off Shami and Manish Pandey fields well to prevent another boundary. Virat Kohli puts in the hard strides and prevents a four for Munro. New Zealand are 32/0 after four overs.12:38 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah nails the yorker and starts brilliantly as India get a good over in. New Zealand are 23/0 after three overs.12:32 hrs IST: Colin Munro nearly top-edges a slower ball from the back of his bat but it lands safely at third man. Guptill makes room and crunches a short ball to deep point. New Zealand are 18/0 after two overs.12:27 hrs IST: Martin Guptill gets going with two sixes, one a slice over deep cover and a top-edge to the fine leg fence which is 48-meters. New Zealand are 12/0 after the first over.11:55 hrs IST: New Zealand have chosen to bat against India. Both sides are unchanged. Here are the playing XIs.India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul(w), Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit BumrahNew Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert(w), Mitchell Santner, Blair Tickner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett11:44 hrs IST: This is the same pitch on which 200 was scored by both teams. The dimensions of the ground and the dew factor later on could force the team winning the toss to bowl. 11:35 hrs IST: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team will be determined to give their fans to plenty to cheer on Republic Day. The day has not begun well in cricketing terms with India A losing by five runs in the final one-dayer against New Zealand A as they lose the series 1-2.11:30 hrs IST: With Shreyas Iyer’s performance, the Indian batting is looking far more settled and much more menacing. KL Rahul as wicketkeeper and opener is giving the team more flexibility. Will India make some changes today or go in with an unchanged team?11:12 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the second Twenty20 International between New Zealand and India from Eden Park in Auckland. Today, it is Republic Day in India and thus Happy 71st Republic Day to all. It is also Australia Day. Tomorrow, on January 27, it is Auckland Anniversary Day. This is the period when there are celebrations but we are getting down to some serious business as the second T20I begins in Auckland. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Chelsea ready for Drogba re-union

first_img0Shares0000ISTANBUL, February 25- Chelsea renew acquaintances with former hero Didier Drogba and an old rival in Roberto Mancini when they go to Istanbul to take on Galatasaray for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.Drogba was the hero of Chelsea’s 2012 final victory against Bayern Munich, scoring a late equaliser to force extra-time and then netting the decisive penalty in the shoot-out that followed. But the powerful Ivorian centre-forward was also one of the cornerstones of Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge, with the pair arriving at the same time in 2004.“It’s a strange feeling,” Mourinho said, having previously expressed a wish that the clubs would come out of the hat together before the draw was made.“We know him well and that means there will be no friends during the game. We have respect for a real legend of this club before the game and after the game, but we have a job to do.“It’s in his nature to win and to score, but we have to stop him.”For Mourinho, coming up against Drogba is nothing new – his Real Madrid side beat Galatasaray 5-3 on aggregate in last season’s quarter-finals despite Drogba scoring for the Turks.The tie will also see the Chelsea manager come up against Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder, who was the driving force of his Inter side that won the Champions League in 2010 and moved to Istanbul last year.There is also the enticing prospect of seeing Mourinho in direct confrontation with Mancini, the man he replaced as coach of Inter in 2008, and the man who locked horns with the London club during his tenure at Manchester City.Beyond the sub-plots, though, Sneijder believes Galatasaray’s inside knowledge on Mourinho’s methods gives them a good chance of springing a surprise.“Mourinho knows us well and that is an advantage but the same applies for us, we know Mourinho very well, perhaps better than the Chelsea players know us,” said the 29-year-old, who also told Turkish media that his former mentor had called him immediately after December’s last-16 draw.– Hostile atmosphere awaits –Chelsea did not exactly convince en route to winning their Champions League group ahead of Schalke 04 and Basel, losing both meetings with the Swiss side.However, without the distraction of European football over the winter, they have emerged as serious contenders to win the Premier League title, a 12-match unbeaten run putting them top of the table, a point ahead of Arsenal.Over two legs, they are the clear favourites to get the better of Galatasaray, even if the Turkish side progressed from their group at the expense of Juventus and can count on a hostile home support at the 52,000-capacity cauldron of the Turk Telekom Arena.Mancini’s side beat city rivals Besiktas 1-0 at the weekend with a Selcuk Inan penalty to keep the pressure on Fenerbahce in their domestic Super Lig, and have lost just once in 19 games.However, the Italian insisted in an interview with British radio station TalkSport last weekend that something special would be required for his side to beat Chelsea, with a 6-1 home loss to Real Madrid at the start of the group stage indicating the size of the gap that separates Galatasaray from Europe’s elite.“We went through in a difficult group with Real Madrid and Juventus and I think it was a miracle,” he said. “Now we are here and I don’t know if we can do another miracle but we want to try. In football never say never.”Chelsea, whose January signings Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are ineligible to feature in Europe, travelled to Turkey on Monday evening with David Luiz and John Mikel Obi both included in the party despite missing the weekend’s 1-0 win against Everton.Oscar, substituted in that game with an ankle problem, also flew out with the squad, who would love a repeat of the scoreline the last time the clubs met in Istanbul in 1999.On that occasion, they ran out 5-0 winners, with Norwegian striker Tore Andre Flo scoring twice.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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