Bob Weir has been on a roll of late, supporting his new release Blue Mountain with a stripped down “Campfire Tour.” After playing two nights in Brooklyn and one at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, Weir returned to NYC and stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform a track from the new release.Weir has been joined by an all-star ensemble on tour, including Steve Devendorf, Bryan Devendorf, Josh Kaufman, Jon Shaw, and Steve Kimock. The whole crew came out in full force for a beautiful rendition of the new song “Lay My Lily Down.”Watch Weir’s performance on The Late Show, streaming below.
To say there is a buzz surrounding Vermont psych-pop quintet Madaila would be an egregious understatement. With the release of their sophomore album, Traces, this past November, the group has begun the steady ascent to make Madaila a household name across the country. With support gigs for Big Gigantic, Twiddle, Head & The Heart, BØRNS, Matisyahu, and more, they are well on their way. The band has just announced an intimate performance at New York City’s American Beauty on Thursday, April 13th (purchase tickets here).Madaila was created by founding members Mark Daly (lead vocals, guitar) and Eric Maier (vocals, key) after their former group, Chamberlin, disbanded. With Jer Coons (bass, vocals), Dan Ryan (drums) and Willoughby Morse (guitars, synth, vocals) completing the lineup, the band delivers a high-octane performance from start to finish. With a penchant for creating catchy, psychedelic pop dance songs, and the ability to let things fly off the handle with some improv-based melodic grooves, Madaila provides the perfect environment for a much-needed release. Take a listen to songs such as new number “Nature” and “Give Me All Your Love” (the latter off 2015’s The Dance) and attempt to deny your body from shaking and moving.Known for donning fun, 80’s inspired outfits with plenty of neon to go around, Maier explains, “This approach ties in with our philosophy of what we want Madaila to be about—creating an environment, even for a short time, where people can unearth a weird, fun part of themselves that normally is kept inside. On a larger level, such an event can be an expression of collaborative activity and joy.”Ticket for Madaila at American Beauty on Thursday, April 13th are on-sale and can be purchased here. For additional information and show updates, join the Facebook Event group page.– SHOW INFO –Band/s: Madaila w/ Support TBDVenue: American Beauty – 251 W. 30th Street – New York, NY 10001Date: Thursday – April 13th, 2017Ages: 21+Tickets: $12adv / $15dos (purchase tickets here)
Murena will make his off-Broadway debut in My Big Gay Italian Funeral. In addition to season four of American Idol, his TV appearances include Star Search, Good Morning America and Showtime at the Apollo. He has appeared in Long Island community theater productions of West Side Story and Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. American Idol finalist Joe Murena is the newest mourner to take the stage at off-Broadway’s My Big Gay Italian Funeral! Murena will play Ezio in the zany comedy beginning February 2 at off-Broadway’s St. Luke’s Theatre. The production currently plays in repertory with My Big Gay Italian Wedding—both are scheduled to run through March 30, 2014. My Big Gay Italian Funeral In addition to Murena, Wilkinson and Demato, My Big Gay Italian Wedding stars Hugh Hysell as Maurizio, Donna Castellano as Angela, Marissa Perry as Maria, Debra Toscano as Toniann, Meagan Robar as Connie/Eva/Aunt Donna, Erik Ransom as Vidal, Chad Kessler as Rabbi Horowitz/Lou, David Demato as Peter, Mustafa Gatollari as Dominick, Beth Dzuricky as Ondine and Marie Fontaine. View Comments Written by and featuring Anthony Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Funeral tells the story of Anthony Pinnunziato, a man who reunites with his gay brother Peter (David Demato) at the funeral of their father Joe. Family drama and crazy characters unite when everything that can possibly happen at an Italian wake certainly will! Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 30, 2015
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Northport man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for running over two Suffolk County police officers while fleeing a carjacking last year.Chad Morizsan pleaded guilty last month at Suffolk County court to charges of assault, assault on a police officer, leaving the scene, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, robbery and forgery.Authorities said the 34-year-old man stole a Ford Explorer from Commack. When two police officers pulled him over in Huntington, he drove into the officers with the SUV as he fled the scene in September 2014.Morizsan and his alleged accomplice, Nicholas Franzone, then carjacked another vehicle and stole credit cards from its 87-year-old owner in Commack. They were arrested at a Central Islip store hours later when they tried to buy a TV with the woman’s stolen cards, according to investigators.The two Suffolk officers who were struck, Nicholas Guerrero and Heriberto Lugo, were hospitalized for treatment of their injuries. Officer Guerrero suffered severe head injuries, underwent surgery and followed a regimen of physical therapy during his recovery.Franzone is due back in court on August 4.
The €226m pension fund of merchant bank GE Artesia is considering relocating to Belgium or joining the general pension fund (APF) of insurer and Achmea subsidiary Centraal Beheer.In its 2015 annual report, it said it concluded that both options had great potential, after assessing all other alternatives, including joining the APF for financial service providers.The scheme’s board said GE Artesia Bank’s sponsor, General Electric, preferred the pension fund’s linking up with the Belgium-based pension fund for its European subsidiaries.Last year, the €270m General Electric Netherlands sister scheme said it was considering a transfer to Belgium, due to the falling number of participants after its parent company scaled back Dutch activities. GE Artesia Bank stopped operating in the Netherlands last year.Its pension fund is looking into the alternative of joining the Centraal Beheer APF, in part because Syntrus Achmea is its pensions provider.Laurens Roodbol, chairman at the scheme, said he expected a decision would be made within a couple of months.Together with the pension funds of Van Lanschot Bank, KAS Bank and payment processor Equens, GE Artesia Bank recently looked into the feasibility of launching an APF for financial service providers.Because an APF offered by a commercial provider or insurer was deemed more attractive, however, the GE Artesia scheme withdrew before the other participants dropped the initiative last March.The Pensioenfonds GE Artesia Bank is now closed, with approximately 1,140 participants.
Lifesite News 18 Mar 2016Family First Comment: Exposed – the real agenda. Shocking. Undercover video recorded at the 2014 Safe Schools Coalition National Symposium has exposed as a lie the claim that the program is about helping students stand up to bullying in schools.The symposium was a launch event for the contentious Safe Schools programme, which has come under sustained attack during its existence. Ostensibly a programme to protect gay and transgender school students from bullies, critics such as MP George Christensen have referred to it as “Queer theory being taught in the classroom.” Released on the National Day Of Action Against Bullying And Violence, the video shows Coordinator of Safe Schools Coalition Victoria, Roz Ward, addressing the audience. She says “Safe Schools Coalition is about supporting gender and sexual diversity. Not about celebrating diversity. Not about stopping bullying. About gender and sexual diversity.”
Walters was dismissed in the 78th minute of the Barclays Premier League contest at Carrow Road for a foul on Canaries midfielder Alexander Tettey. The Potters forward will now serve a three-match suspension. Stoke have lost an appeal against Jonathan Walters’ red card in the 1-1 draw with Norwich on Saturday, the Football Association has announced. Adam was charged with violent conduct after he appeared to stand on the leg of Gunners striker Olivier Giroud. Referee Mike Jones did not see the incident during the match but it was picked up on television footage and, although the Potters contested the FA’s decision to punish the player, an independent panel upheld the charge. Following the FA’s announcement about Walters, Stoke issued their own statement on Tuesday which said: “The club gave careful consideration to whether or not to appeal Jon’s sending-off but we felt compelled to do so in the interest of consistency after three incidents of a more serious nature in the Premier League last weekend failed to result in red cards. “We are disappointed with the lack of consistency that this decision seemingly supports.” A statement on the FA’s official website on Tuesday afternoon said: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, a claim of wrongful dismissal concerning Stoke City’s Jonathan Walters was rejected. “Walters was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Norwich City on 8 March 2014. “His three-match suspension will commence with immediate effect.” Walters’ sending off came five minutes after he had netted Stoke’s equaliser from the penalty spot. Following the match, Potters boss Mark Hughes expressed his unhappiness at referee Andre Marriner’s decision to dismiss Walters for his high challenge on Tettey. ”I’ve looked at the incident and there is contact and Jon has accepted that he caught him,” Hughes said. ”But both players had their feet high and I think the punishment was too harsh for the crime. Both players just intended to win the ball and Jon just caught him with his follow through.” Stoke already have midfielder Charlie Adam serving a three-game ban, which began with the Norwich fixture, after he was retrospectively punished following an incident in their previous outing, a 1-0 home win over Arsenal – in which Walters also scored a penalty. Press Association
This time, on a small playing area and very good pitch, they restricted the Windies to 304 for seven – despite Lendl Simmons’ 102 and his sixth-wicket stand of 154 with Darren Sammy (89) – with left-arm spinner George Dockrell taking three for 50. Then the men in green always appeared on course for a successful chase and, even with a minor late wobble, got the job done with more than four overs to spare thanks principally to Paul Stirling (92), Ed Joyce (84) and Niall O’Brien (79no). O’Brien, whose brother Kevin was the hero of that famous success against England, was delighted to have come good at the right time – and is predicting further progress over the next month too. He told talkSPORT: “I was due a few runs. I owed the boys a few, so I’m thrilled to bits. “It’s a fantastic result, from all the lads. We played out of our skins and deserved to win.” Ireland’s expert chase shocked the Windies, and doubtless many others, but not O’Brien and his team-mates. “From our point of view, it wasn’t really an upset,” he added. “We went into the game this morning thinking we could and should win the game … and we’ve been proved right.” Ireland intend to take their giant-killing knack to the next stage at the World Cup, by qualifying for the knockout rounds in New Zealand and Australia. William Porterfield’s team extended their winning habit against Test-playing nations when they began their campaign with a four-wicket Pool B victory over West Indies in Nelson on Monday. They were continuing the trend they have set at previous World Cups, memorably against England at Bangalore in 2011 and Pakistan in the Caribbean four years earlier. Press Association Ireland will have ample time to celebrate before their next fixture against the United Arab Emirates in Brisbane on February 25. That, along with Zimbabwe, is one for which they will start definite favourites – and both O’Brien and Porterfield are optimistic. “This win obviously gives us a lot of confidence … potentially we could be going into a game against India with six points out of eight,” said O’Brien. “It’s early days, and we won’t be getting carried away. But we’re absolutely over the moon and delighted with the start.” Porterfield is revelling in the moment, too, but already starting to plot a route into the quarter-finals. “It’s fantastic,” said the captain. “The way we went about chasing down those runs was great. It sets us up for the next three games. It’s a great position to be in. “We firmly believe what we are capable of. We’ve just got to continue this throughout the tournament. “They obviously had a strong finish, but 300 was about a par score. “The belief is that we can qualify from the group stage.” West Indies’ fragile confidence, by contrast, has taken another knock. Their young captain Jason Holder said: “That was a tough loss. “We tried to get wickets today but we just didn’t get them. I think we need to be a little more precise. “We’re leaking too many runs at the start of the innings. We need to tighten up.” Their first opportunity to put things right will come on Friday in Christchurch against Pakistan, who have also already lost their opening match – by 76 runs to arch-rivals India in Adelaide on Sunday.
A United States District Court Judge ordered an 18-month sentence for Maria Butina, who plead guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to act as a Kremlin agent in the US without registering with the Justice Department.Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist, was arrested last July in Washington, DC on charges of conspiracy and failure to register as a foreign agent.Prosecutors say she conspired to act as a foreign agent who sought to create a backchannel between American power players and Russia.Butina initially maintained that she was innocent, but later signed a plea agreement in December.She will receive credit for the roughly nine months she has already served and will be deported following her sentence.
Police arrested a Louisiana woman on drug charges after police determined the $5,000 cash she used to post an inmate’s bail had a “strong odor of marijuana.”When police smelled the cash that 33-year-old Stormy Lynn Parfait used on Friday to post bail, they began an investigation.Investigators searched her car while she was still at the jail and found nearly $40,000 more inside, along with about 100 Klonopin pills and a food stamp card that wasn’t registered to her, according to the sheriff’s statement.Police also found marijuana, cocaine and paraphernalia, when they searched her home. Four unattended children there were turned over to a relative.Parfait was charged with multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute drugs, four counts of illegal use of a controlled drug in the presence of persons under 17, taking contraband to or into a correctional institution and other related charges, authorities said.