Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert Series Announced

first_imgThe 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.last_img read more

Malawi reports first coronavirus death

first_imgTopics : “Our fifth patient to test positive from COVID-19 has sadly passed on in the early hours of this morning,” Mhango told reporters.Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. According to World Bank figures, more than half of the 17 million population lives below the poverty line.President Peter Mutharika declared a state of emergency on March 23 to combat the virus, closing schools until further notice.He has since announced the opening of new testing centers for COVID-19 and the recruitment by the health ministry of 2,000 extra staff. Over the weekend, Mutharika said he would cut his own salary and the wages of his ministers to help fund the fight against coronavirus.center_img Malawi announced its first coronavirus death on Tuesday as well as three additional cases, bringing the tally of infections to eight in one of the last countries in Africa to report the disease. Health Minister Jappie Mhango said the victim was a 51-year-old woman who had recently travelled to Britain and had an underlying medical condition.She died in Blantyre, Malawi’s second city and political capital.  last_img read more

Under the Radar at UFC Fortaleza: Livia Renata Souza

first_imgPrior to every event, Under the Radar will cast the spotlight on an up-and-coming talent who shows the potential for growth in their division and isn’t getting enough attention as they head into battle.Name: Livia Renata Souza Record: 12-1 overall; 1-0 UFCDivision: StrawweightTeam: Team Vinicius Maximo / Atos Jiu-JitsuThe fact that Livia Renata Souza is unranked in the strawweight division while fighters like Alexa Grasso, Randa Markos and Mackenzie Dern hold down Top 15 spots is somewhat laughable, but it should change as soon as the 27-year-old Brazilian logs a couple more appearances inside the Octagon.A former titleholder under the Invicta FC banner, Souza made her UFC debut in September, making quick work of TUF 20 alum Alex Chambers to extend her winning streak to three. She backed the Australian up with the first right hand that landed over the top and remained in pursuit from that point forward.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAfter connecting with a few more swinging hammers, Souza grabbed a leg and twisted Chambers down to the canvas, where she quickly climbed into mount before attacking a guillotine and securing the tap from top position.While beating Chambers was expected, the performance showcased why Souza is someone everyone should be paying attention to in the strawweight division.Souza is hyper-confident and dangerous in every facet of the game, plus she’s earned some quality victories over tough opposition on her way to the UFC. Where some people will look at her resume, see her split decision title loss to Angela Hill, who has struggled to find consistency in the UFC herself, and minimize her potential, the reality is that Souza’s victories over Ayaka Hamasaki and Janaisa Morandin in 2017 are excellent performances, as were her wins over Katja Kankaanpaa and DeAnna Bennett prior to her bout with Hill.What was most impressive about her victory over Chambers is that Souza looked to have filled out a little and dialed in the offensive weaponry that made her so much fun to watch during her time in Invicta FC. Though she is still ultra-aggressive and throws power every time, there is a little more understanding of how to put everything together. As she continues to mature as a fighter, Souza is only going to become even more dangerous as she already has the aggressiveness, tenacity and well-rounded skill set needed to be a contender in the 115-pound weight class.This weekend’s matchup with Sarah Frota isn’t likely to garner Souza a great deal of attention, as Frota is a promotional newcomer who has fought exclusively in Brazil prior to impressing on last summer’s all-Brazilian edition of the Contender Series in Las Vegas. Even though she’s 9-0 and a definite threat, unheralded newcomers never get the respect they deserve and that often works against their opponents, especially if they win in dominant fashion. That being said, Souza has the personality and talent to make a statement this weekend in Fortaleza and her Invicta FC pedigree, coupled with how wide open things are within the strawweight division should afford her an opportunity to make an expedited push to contention in 2019.There are fighters in the division who are going to get more media attention and carry more buzz — most notably Mackenzie Dern and Maycee Barber — but Souza is already more accomplished than both and should be included in any conversation about fighters with championship potential in the 115-pound weight class.With a victory this weekend, “The Brazilian Gangster” should earn herself a chance to share the cage with a ranked opponent next time out and depending on how things shake out the rest of the year, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Souza entrenched in the Top 10 and potentially in the title conversation by the time the year is out.last_img read more

Paddle to the Premier live press conference

first_imgA group headed to Victoria to join the protest against Site C held a press conference Friday morning. – Advertisement –last_img