The Jerry Garcia Family recently announced a blowout celebration for Jerry Garcia‘s 75th birthday at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 4th, 2017. The evening, simply dubbed “Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert,” will feature performances by Bob Weir’s Campfire Band and The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Band, a special collaboration featuring Melvin Seals, Jackie LaBranch, and Gloria Jones of Jerry Garcia Band as well as Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Kamasi Washington, Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead; American Babies), Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic) and more. Today, the Jerry Garcia Family has announced that the Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert celebration will continue with five additional concert events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nashville, Brooklyn, and Burlington.The newly added celebrations are anchored by the 15th annual Jerry Day in at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in San Francisco’s McLaren Park on August 6th featuring Melvin Seals and the JGB, Stu Allen, and Mars Hotel, and Midnight North. Jerry Day is free to attend, however donations are gladly accepted.On August 1, at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, Aquarium Drunkard and the Jerry Garcia Family will present Grateful Shred and Friends, a collective of Southern California’s premiere session players including members of Circles Around The Sun, The Western Stars, Mapache, and more. Expect an evening built on a foundation of the Grateful Dead’s country-Americana classics of the early seventies, but reverently spanning the entire history of the Dead.On August 1, the Brooklyn Bowl will host NYC’s celebration with The Garcia Project performing a full, classic Jerry Garcia Band set list from 1976-1995 and Andy Falco (of the Infamous Stringdusters) & Friends presenting a special performance of Garcia & Grisman’s The Pizza Tapes.On August 1, the Burlington celebration will occur at the Higher Ground Ballroom and feature an all-star cast of local musicians. The evening’s line-up and program will be announced shortly, but expect an evening centered around the music of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, and more.On August 2, a collection of Nashville’s finest musicians will present Ain’t No Place I’d Rather Be at the Basement East in Nashville, TN. The collective will explore the expansive Garcia Songbook with portions of the evening dedicated to Garcia’s many solo projects and work with the Grateful Dead. Additional details and line-up to be announced shortly.For more information on the upcoming events, head to the Jerry Garcia website.
View Comments This year, we asked Justin “Squigs” Robertson, who you already know from his Broadway Ink drawings of Broadway’s biggest shows and stars, to create a one-of-a-kind holiday card. And he brought along some of his famous friends–namely Tevye the Milkman, Evan Hansen, the Phantom, Gloria Estefan, Alexander Hamilton, Dewey Finn, the Genie and a litterbox of kitties–along for the ride. Watch Squigs at work in this special video feature below. Happy holidays from everyone at Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office! Illustration from Justin “Squigs” Robertson About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.
– veteran left-hander crafts even 100 on first dayAT age 42, veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul drew on every ounce of his experience and defied a strong Barbados Pride bowling attack with a tenacious, even hundred to lead the Guyana Jaguars to 311 all out on the first day of the Day/Night fourth-round Regional Four-Day Championship fixture, at the Guyana National Stadium.Watched by a handful of spectators, the obdurate left-hander frustrated the visitors with his awkward, crab-like stance and intense concentration to complete his 72nd first-class 100, an innings which showed him to be in a different class from his team-mates.It all stemmed from Leon Johnson winning the toss, and opting to bat. The hosts omitted Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Eon Hooper from their 13, but after ending the first session on 99-3, Chanderpaul was his usual resourceful self, and took complete control after five wickets had tumbled around him.Ably supported by Raymond Reifer and Gudakesh Motie, at the back end of the innings, it was once again left for the West Indies most capped Test player to rescue the Jaguars.Chanderpaul added 85 for the sixth-wicket with Reifer, and 70 for the ninth-wicket with Motie, but when he was bowled by Kemar Roach just before the close, he had struck 13 fours from 141 balls in just over four hours of batting.Earlier, when play began in bright sunshine, both openers, Rajendra Chandrika and Shimron Hetmyer got off the mark with classy boundaries off Justin Greaves, and despite being somewhat scratchy and nervous for the first half hour of play, the left and right-hand combination slowly thwarted the Barbadians for over an hour on a pitch that appeared even-paced.The Barbadian fast bowlers bent their backs, but lacked a cutting edge at the start, allowing the Guyanese to build a 49-run opening stand.The 19-year-old, Hetmyer was the more aggressive, unleashing several stylish shots, including sixes off pacer Kemar Roach and the off-spinner Royston Chase.Chandrika, the discarded West Indies Test opener was then bowled between bat and pad by a delivery from Chase (2-72) for 11. The Guyanese captain Leon Johnson, got off the mark with a trade mark cover boundary, but it quickly became 61-2, when he offered no shot, and was trapped leg before to Chase.Hetmyer, the former West Indies youth captain continued to show zero discomfort, especially against the spinners, and reached his half-century, with his sixth boundary off just 55 balls in company of Vishaul Singh.However, the visitors snatched a wicket on the break of dinner, through Hetmyer’s impatience and poor shot selection.Having done the hard work, the Berbician threw his wicket away when he mistimed a pull off Jonathan Carter (2-50), and was taken at the deep square leg boundary. His innings of 60, lasted for 120 minutes off 77 balls, with seven fours and three sixes.The Barbadians came back attacking in the second session but Singh and Chanderpaul opted for the patience route.The left-handed pair soldiered on for just over an hour to keep the hosts from further imploding.Both batsmen were in no state to take risks, and kept picking whatever singles or twos were on offer, but the regular bowling changes made by Captain Kraigg Brathwaite, paved the way for two quick wickets.Both Singh (40) and Christopher Barnwell (4), who selection to the team remains questionable, and who continued to looked completely out of sorts at the crease, were trapped leg before wicket to medium pacer Kevin Stoute (2-52), leaving the Guyanese at 148-5. Singh batted for 93 minutes, and faced 86 balls, including six hits to the boundary ropes.Raymond Reifer joined Chanderpaul, and together took the Guyanese to 194-5 at the end of the session.The 42-year-old ex-West Indies captain occasionally came out of his shell with crisp attacking strokes. He stroked Stoute for consecutive boundaries, the first a pleasant cut behind point and then a sweetly timed shot off his hips.He reached his 136th first-class 50 with his eighth boundary off Jonathan Carter, and looked in complete control of proceedings before Reifer (35), who was batting with commendable restraint gave Stoute an easy catch at mid-on off Carter for 35.Roach (3-47) had Anthony Bramble caught at backward point for one, before Veerasammy Permaul became Roach’s second victim when he offered Shai Hope a diving catch at point, 234-8.Motie joined Chanderpaul, and provided clever support to frustrate the visitors. Chanderpaul got to his 100 with a single to short mid-wicket off Roach.Motie was left unbeaten on 36 when left-arm spinner Jomal Warrican removed Keon Joseph for two.Play resumes today from 15:00hrs, and admission to the venue is free.GUYANA JAGUARS 1st inningsR Chandrika b Chase 11S Hetmyer c Warrican b Carter 60L Johnson lbw b Chase 4V Singh lbw b Stoute 40S Chanderpaul b Roach 100C Barnwell lbw Stoute 4R Reifer c Stoute b Carter 35A Bramble c Brooks b Roach 1V Permaul c hope b Roach 0G Motie not out 36K Joseph lbw b Warrican 2Extras: (nb-16, lb-2) 18Total: (all out; 88.2 overs) 311Fall of Wickets: 1-41, 2-61, 3-99, 4-138, 5-148, 6-233, 7-234, 8-234, 9-304, 10-311Bowlers: K. Roach 16-2-47-3, J. Greaves 12-3-42-0, K. Stoute 16-3-52-2, R. Chase 18-4-74-2, K. Brattwaite 4-0-14-0, J. Carter 11-0-50-2, J. Warrician 11.2-4-30-1