John Mayer Will Be So Busy Collaborating At LOCKN’, He Might Not Even Bring A Guitar Case [Listen]

first_imgThis coming weekend, LOCKN’ will return to Arrington, VA, for its sixth-annual festival. As always, the 2018 edition of LOCKN’ will bring together some of the most exciting acts in the extended jam band scene for a weekend of special performances and collaborations. Leading the way this year is Dead & Company, the modern Grateful Dead spinoff featuring Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti, and John Mayer. The band is scheduled for four sets at LOCKN’ this weekend—their last performances of 2018—including one collaborative set with jazz saxophonist and ongoing GD guest performer Branford Marsalis.However, according to a conversation with SiriusXM‘s Tales From The Golden Road on Sunday evening, Mayer has a feeling his busy LOCKN’ schedule will not be confined to Dead & Co’s scheduled sets. As the guitarist explained, “I am looking forward to LOCKN’. There’s a lot of bands that I want to go see. My guitar will not be in its case very much, while that festival is going on.”He elaborated, “If I go to LOCKN’ and stay in my hotel room the whole time, pardon my French, but I’m just a dick…I don’t even know that I’ll have a guitar case with me while I’m there. I want to go play as much as I can.”Mayer will have a long list of potential collaborators to play with when he arrives in Arrington this week. In addition to Dead & Company, the festival will feature two sets of Tedeschi Trucks Band, three sets of Umphrey’s McGee (including one Led Zeppelin set with help from Jason Bonham), three sets of Lettuce (including a special tribute to Jerry Garcia Band with Eric Krasno), Widespread Panic (with help from Margo Price), George Clinton & P-Funk, Toots & The Maytals, Turkuaz, Band of Changes, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Foundation of Funk, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Keller & The Keels, Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, and many more.For a full list of scheduled sets at LOCKN’ 2018, or to grab your passes now, head to the festival website.[H/T Relix]last_img read more

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Leona Lewis Will Play Grizabella in Cats

first_img Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 30, 2017 Leona Lewis View Commentscenter_img Leona Lewis(Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images) Cats If you touch her, you’ll understand what happiness is, but please keep your hands (and paws) to yourself. The rumors were true and Leona Lewis will take on the role of glamour cat Grizabella—and the feline power anthem “Memory”—in the Broadway revival of Cats.”Leona has one of the greatest voices of her generation,” said composer Andrew Lloyd Webber in a statement. “We are all hugely excited about working with her.” Added Lewis: “I am beyond thrilled for my Broadway debut to be in such an iconic show…I cannot wait to see the audiences out in NYC!”The production, directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler, will begin preview performances at the Neil Simon Theatre on July 14. Opening night is set for August 2.After winning the third season of the U.K.’s X Factor in 2006, Lewis earned three Grammy nominations for her pop album Spirit and the hit single “Bleeding Love,” which became the best-selling single of 2008. She has sold over 20 million records worldwide. In addition to her music career, Lewis trained in theater at a young age and appeared on screen in the 2014 musical Walking on Sunshine.The casting announcement follows the news that Nicole Scherzinger, who received an Olivier nomination for her performance in the recent London revival, will not reprise the role in New York. She will instead return as a judge on the U.K.’s X Factor.Lewis joins a cast that will include Tyler Hanes as Rum Tum Tugger, Ricky Ubeda as Mistoffelees, Quentin Earl Darrington as Old Deuteronomy, Eloise Kropp as Jennyannydots/Gumbie, Giuseppe Bausilio as Carbucketty, Jeremy Davis as Skimbleshanks, Kim Faure as Demeter, Sara Jean Ford as Jellylorum, Lili Froehlich as Electra, Daniel Gaymon as Macavity, Shonica Gooden as Rumpleteazer, Christopher Gurr as Gus/Bustopher Jones, Andy Huntington Jones as Munkustrap, Kolton Krouse as Tumblebrutus, Jess LeProtto as Mungojerrie, Georgina Pazcoguin as Victoria, Emily Pynenburg as Cassandra, Arianna Rosario as Sillabub, Ahmad Simmons as Alonzo, Christine Cornish Smith as Bombalurina, Corey Snide as Coricopat, Emily Tate as Tantomile and Sharrod Williams as Pouncival.Featuring a score by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by T.S. Eliot, Nunn and Richard Stilgoe, Cats follows a clowder of jellicles and each cat’s quest to be selected to ascend to the Heaviside Layer. The show, based on Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, ran for 21 years in London and 18 years on Broadway, where it won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. This production will be the first Main Stem revival.Rounding out the company will be Richard Todd Adams, Aaron Albano, Callan Bergmann, Claire Camp, Francesca Granell, Jessica Hendy, Harris Milgrim, Madison Mitchell, Nathan Patrick Morgan and Megan Ort.And if you’re wondering how Broadway’s original Grizabella feels about the announcement, you’re in luck! Check out Tony winner Betty Buckley’s reaction below.last_img read more

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Harare, Zimbabwe to be twinned with Guangzhou, China

first_imgZimbabwe’s capital Harare is set to be twinned with the Chinese city of Guangzhou. The move comes at a time, when Zimbabwe is starting to restructure its cities, in a bid to boost business opportunities, infrastructure and health systems.Speaking at a meeting to finalize the twining agreement, Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni said Harare stands to benefit from Gaungzhou as it has many opportunities to offer, especially in terms of business.He said the fact that the Gaungzhou is more developed than Harare is a positive development for the city that has so much to learn and promote growth.CCTV’s Clementine Logan tells us morelast_img

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Eliud Kipchoge: Five things to know about legendary marathon runner

first_img First Published: 12th October, 2019 16:12 IST LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Sujay Chakraborty Last Updated: 12th October, 2019 16:12 IST Eliud Kipchoge: Five Things To Know About Legendary Marathon Runner Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first man in the history to complete a marathon under two hours after completing the 2019 INEOS Challenge in Vienna, Austria Written By Eliud Kipchoge made history by completing a marathon in 1 hour 59 minutes 40 seconds in Vienna, Austria. The 34-year old Kenyan completed four laps around the Prater, a park in the center of the Austrian capital to set the record. Let’s take a look at Kipchoge’s achievements. A Kenyan prodigyKipchoge was born on November 5, 1984, in the Nandi district of Kenya and was raised by a single mother also being the youngest of four children. At the age of 16, he met his trainer Patrick Sang and began his marathon career in 2001. In 2002, he was a part of the Kenyan team in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Dublin. Kipchoge finished fifth in the individual race and was part of the Kenyan junior team that won gold. He won the juniors individual race at the Championship the following year in Switzerland.Read | Eliud Kipchoge Becomes First Man To Complete Marathon In Under 2 HoursOlympic heroIn 2004, Kipchoge participated in the Olympics in the 5000m race winning a bronze medal in Athens. He followed it up with a silver in 2008 and a gold in 2012 editions of the Olympics held in Beijing and Rio de Janeiro respectively. He also has won a gold medal in the same category at the 2008 Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi, India.Multiple record holderKipchoge has already set a world record for completing the 2018 Berlin Marathon in 2hr 1min and 39sec. He managed to break the previous record by a margin of 1min and 18sec. It was the greatest improvement in the marathon world record since 1987.Read | Mary Kom Controversially Loses WC Semi, Still Bags Record 8th MedalSecond time’s the charmKipchoge has previously attempted the feat in the year 2017 in Monza, Italy. It was named as the 2017 Breaking2 Challenge. He famously missed the mark by just 25 seconds. Finally succeeding in the 2019 INEOS 1:59 Challenge and thereby beating his own marathon record.Global starKipchoge, being the star he is, has endorsements with footwear giant, Nike. He also is the brand ambassador of Safaricom and Isuzu in Kenya. Read | Federer, Djokovic Both Lose In Shanghai Masters QuarterfinalsMarathon WinsKipchoge has participated in 12 marathon events since 2013 and has won 11 of them, finishing second in one. He claimed a gold medal in his last marathon at the 2019 London Marathon. In total, he has won 17 gold medals while representing Kenya as well as an individual athlete.Read | F1: Japanese GP Could Be Postponed As Typhoon Hagibis Looms Large WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US COMMENTlast_img read more

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Fab-5 Football Challenge Set for Season Six

first_imgWhile commending the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Lagos State Sports Commission, LSSC, and Barca Academy, Lagos, Amokeodo, said the programme had recorded a huge success based on the unflinching support from their reputable partners which stood firmly in helping to produce Nigeria’s future stars.The programme is proudly supported by Indomie Noodles, Access Bank, Fryda Limited and Ritefoods makers of Bigi Drinks.   Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 6th edition the Fab-5 Football Challenge tagged ‘The Evolution Series’ is back with a big bang. According to the Project Director, Dare Amokeodo, the Fab-5 Football Challenge has witnessed rapid growth and acceptance since its inception in 2012. Amokeodo, who explained that over 650 primary schools have featured in the football event, said the competition which started with public primary schools would include Junior Secondary and Private Schools categories. According him, the competition, correlates with the children’s- day celebration, said the two-day bumper-packed grand finale is coming up on May 31and June1. last_img read more

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