Jackie Greene To Lead Members Of Dead & Co, moe., Twiddle In Charity Grateful Dead Tribute

first_img***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website. What’s better than seeing a lineup of all-star musicians performing the music of the Grateful Dead? Knowing that proceeds from the event will go to the incredible charitable efforts of the esteemed organization, Rock and Wrap It Up!That’s what’s happening with Jackie Greene & Friends on September 14th at Brooklyn Bowl, when the ever-talented Greene will lead a talented cast of musicians including Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company), Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle), Al Schnier (moe.), Leslie Mendelson and Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman Band) in a charity benefit celebrating the music of the Dead. With more guests to be announced, this show is guaranteed to be a great celebration for a special cause.For over 25 years, the non-profit organization Rock and Wrap It Up! has worked tirelessly to reduce poverty and hunger nationwide. The global think tank has a number of programs designed for this cause, including a successful initiative collecting food that has been prepared but not served at major events like concert tours, educational institutions, the hospitality industry, sporting events, and film shoots. Working with local kitchens and shelters, Rock and Wrap It Up! coordinates food pickups at venues all across the country, ensuring that “one man gathers what another man spills.”Tickets for this exciting Jackie Greene and Friends benefit show are on sale now, and all of the information can be found right here. To learn more about Rock and Wrap It Up! or to donate to the cause, head to their official website. You can also check out the poster below![Cover photo via Mark Raker]Fans of Al Schnier (moe.), Leslie Mendelson, and Scott Sharrard can catch all three of them and countless others at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others!last_img read more

Ex-England striker Emile Heskey watches Medeama beat Asante Kotoko in Tarkwa

first_imgFormer England international striker, Emile Heskey was in Tarkwa on Wednesday and looked on as Medeama beat Asante Kotoko 1-0 in their Ghana Premier League game.Heskey, a highly-rated frontman in his prime, will have been impressed with Medeama as they took the lead after just three minutes from the penalty spot.Top marksman, Prince Opoku Agyemang found the net from the spot for his fourth goal of the season.Heskey himself is no stranger to league goals having scored prolifically for Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan and Aston Villa in the English top flight.He also played 62 times for the English national team, scoring seven goals.The result leaves unbeaten Medeama top of the table, with 10 points from four matches.Kotoko, on the other hand, suffered their second-straight loss, leaving them with six points out of a possible 12.last_img read more

Litmus test for Basena and Kajoba as Cranes face Rwanda

first_img2: Chama, Mwila (both ZAM), Khamis, Moga (both SSD), Job (ANG), Moon (RSA), Sewonou (TOG)READ FULL STORY (click)Tweets about @OfficialFUFA Tough task for CHAN debutants EgyptJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Egypt debut in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) this weekend at home to formidable Morocco, ending an unexplained nine-year absence from the competition.Matches in the biennial competition carry full international status despite being restricted to footballers registered with clubs in their country of birth.It was introduced by CAF in 2008 amid concerns that home-based stars were getting few national team opportunities with compatriots playing in Europe dominating squads.The Nations Championship has grown quickly in popularity and crowd appeal and 49 of 54 CAF members entered the 2018 tournament, with Kenya hosting the finals next January.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Uganda and South Sudan at Lugogo last month.  Uganda advanced to face Rwanda. PHOTO FUFA MEDIATODAY: Uganda vs Rwanda (CHAN 4pm St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende)Kampala, Uganda | KAWOWO SPORTS |  Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba will be under scrutiny when Uganda Cranes host Rwanda’s Amavubi in the first leg of the CHAN 2018 qualifiers play off.The two sides face off on Saturday at St. Mary’s Kitende in what is the first fixture for the national team since the resignation of Serbian, Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.Basena and Kajoba, former assistants to the departed Serbian were confirmed as interim for the two games against Rwanda and will also be in charge for the back to back 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Egypt.“Truth be told, they must be motivated given we are almost new technical staff,” Basena said, referring to his opponents Rwanda. “But they will be surprised. They are not new opponents so we know what to expect and have prepared for the game in all aspects,” he added.African Nations Championship leading scorers:5: Camara (GUI)4: Kebede (ETH), Mucureezi (UGA), Rakotoharimalala (MAD)3: Kone (MLI)last_img read more

Trick or Treat for UNICEF Boxes begin to Circulate in Thurston…

first_imgSubmitted by Ellen RiceIt was a mistake. In late October of last year, local resident Ellen Rice received a shipment of 22,000 Trick or Treat for UNICEF boxes. The errant shipping company offered to take the cartons to the dump, but the Rices wanted the boxes to have a chance to do their job of helping students learn about children around the globe who are helped by UNICEF. Family and friends rallied to help distribute the coin boxes and at the end of a very busy week, several thousand boxes had been handed out.Jan Sharkey, a family friend, offered to store the boxes in her heated storage area over the winter. As the weather warmed into spring, Ellen began contacting school districts and community leaders, saying, “The boxes are here. This is Captain America time. We can save lives with this.”Now the coin boxes are being distributed across Thurston County. The first person to offer help was Ken Storman of Ralph’s Thriftway. “I’m sure we can offer the boxes,” he said in July. Now there is a tray of UNICEF boxes at Ralph’s Thriftway for shoppers to take home. The Griffin and Rainier School Districts were the first school participants to ask for cartons, with the Olympia School District and Faith Lutheran also recently asking for boxes.The Timberland Regional Libraries have rolled out the welcome mat and patrons can pick up individual boxes at the Olympia, Tumwater or Lacey libraries. The Olympia Farmer’s Market and the Arbutus Folk School also volunteered to be distribution points.Children can collect coins or earn donations during October – especially at Halloween! Each family then turns their coin collection into a Coinstar machine at Ralph’s Thriftway, Albertsons, Fred Meyer, QFC, or Haggen Foods. Dave’s Market in Tenino and Bailey’s IGA in Rochester also have Coinstar machines. A contributor pours the coins in the tray and selects “Donate” and then “UNICEF” to make the donation.  (The machines at Safeway and Walmart do not have a UNICEF option).And the lady with the truckload of cartons? Ellen says, “We have several thousand boxes to go, but we’re off to a great start. People can learn about the work of UNICEF on their website.  It’s got a top rating at Charitynavigator.org.  The most important thing to me is that this is one of the rare chances our children have to truly make a difference in the world they are about to inherit. We need their visions for a more caring world.” Facebook25Tweet0Pin0last_img read more