[Cover photos via Phil Clarkin (Trey), and Jeremy Scott (Vulfpeck) Tonight, Trey Anastasio Band and Vulfpeck will head to Morrison, CO for a performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Thankfully, even those who are not able to make the trip to the Rocks will be able to enjoy the funky one-two punch via live stream, as LivePhish has announced an official webcast of the highly-anticipated concert.You can order the webcast in SD or 1080p HD format via LivePhish’s website. Webcast orders include “watch live” and “watch later” options. With a LivePhish+ subscription or a CD / Download pre-order you can listen to the show once it is posted on the LivePhish app.
Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang will play Denver, CO’s Cervantes’ Other Side on Friday, May 31st.Cosmic Twang features a rotating cast of musicians. Guitarists Law and James have announced the lineup for their upcoming Denver gig, which will feature The String Cheese Incident bassist Keith Mosesley, vocalist Nicki Bluhm, and The Terrapin Family Band multi-instrumentalist Alex Koford.Next up for Koford and his Terrapin Family Band bandmates is a two-night run at New Orleans, LA’s Joy Theater on April 25th and 26th, followed by appearances at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheater on May 29th, and Floyd, VA’s FloydFest on Wednesday, July 24th.Tickets to Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang Denver show are on sale now here.
She’s following in some mighty impressive footsteps. Lea [Salonga] was 17 at the time herself, and look what happened to her! View Comments Miss Saigon went on very much to define your professional life. It did! I ended up being the alternate with Leo Valdez in the role of the Engineer in the West End, on tour in Asia and in Germany, where I met my wife, Megan, who was playing Ellen at the time. This show has been very good to me, and it feels good to be back in it again. It must be fascinating for you playing The Engineer to have watched Jonathan Pryce originate that same role. Jonathan basically provided a blueprint of the role for all the Engineers to follow. That’s not to say that I feel a need to copy Jonathan’s performance in any way, but I really love what he did and I feel privileged to have watched it take shape. On opening night at Drury Lane in 1989, did you have any idea what a phenomenon this musical would become? That’s the beauty of this show: I’m not sure anyone realized how long it would last. And what we’ve seen in the years since is that what Miss Saigon is about is timeless—we’re still dealing on a daily basis with wars and courage and losing loved ones, so the material is in the spotlight as never before. Of course there was a huge controversy at the time about a non-Asian performer playing an Asian role. There was, but the way I see it, everything happens for a reason. Back then, I’m not sure there was enough trust in Asian actors that they could be given a lead role, so a lot of the Engineers that followed Jonathan began as covers and after a while it was, like, “Yeah, OK, we can give the role to them.” Suddenly there was a demand for Asian performers that there hadn’t been before, and it took everything that happened to help get it to this point. What about the helicopter moment: Is that still there? Let’s just say there’s some kind of effect that will happen; I think people would be very disappointed if it didn’t appear! Everyone’s talking about Eva Noblezada, the American teen playing Kim, who is making her stage debut. Not just England, but the world will love this girl. For Cameron to say to a 17-year-old, “You’re my Kim,” knowing what that entails and what the history of the part is, and for her to just go, “OK, I’m in” is really something. The thing about Eva is she’s not fazed by anything; she has—excuse me for saying this—cojones [laughs]. It’s been a quarter of a century since Miss Saigon first opened on the West End, starring Lea Salonga, Jonathan Pryce and an unknown Filipino man named Jon Jon Briones in the ensemble. Now, the beloved musical is back, opening May 21 at the Prince Edward Theatre with Briones playing the leading role of the Engineer. An American citizen since 2010, the Manila-born Briones lives with his wife Megan and two children in Los Angeles, but had no hesitations about hopping the Atlantic when this offer came up. Broadway.com caught up with Briones find out whether, when it comes to a contemporary musical theater classic, you really can go home again. That must have been odd—to be in a show about a show you were in! I just remember [the company] asking me a lot of questions: “What was the experience of Miss Saigon like?” and “Is this the right voice for Cameron?” It was interesting! Was that a somewhat scary experience at the time? [Laughs.] I’m sure you remember what you’re like in your early 20s! You think of yourself as fearless and indestructible. It helped that I wasn’t alone and that [producer] Cameron Mackintosh took such good care of us. Coincidentally, David Henry Hwang’s Face Value [a satiric piece prompted by the controversy] is playing in London at the same time your revival opens. That is surprising, but perhaps just as surprising is that I was in Face Value myself in Los Angeles: I was the cover for the David Henry Hwang character and the father. Do you and Lea keep in touch? We do. I live in LA now, and every time she’s in town, and when she has time, we go to dinner. I love Lea: we did Allegiance at the Old Globe in San Diego together, and that was great. I’m so proud of her and what she’s become; and what’s especially nice is that she’s a great human being, as well. For people who know Miss Saigon, is this production sufficiently fresh to warrant a return visit? Absolutely. To make any show fresh, you have to have a brilliant mind, and our director Laurence Connor has that. He is a wonderful guiding force. This is an exciting new production, and I am just happy that Laurence is there to guide this journey for me. You were in Miss Saigon when it first opened, so this must feel like deja vu! Yes, I was there from the beginning, all of 22 years old, and it was my first time outside my country. Everything about the experience at the time was new. I had never before spoken English and there I was, living in my own apartment and earning money and appearing on the West End. I remember there were 15 of us who were brought over from the Philippines to be in the show, so we were a family, so to speak. Lea Salonga and I flew over on the same plane. How would you say your Engineer differs in performance from his? I believe my take on the character is darker than the usual. My view is that this is someone who will do anything to get what he wants, and I think you need to see the way his mind works. I hope, too, that the audience understands why he acts the way he does.
Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share 31 Views no discussions EntertainmentLocalNews Krazy T birthday bash a raving success as Dominica awaits next year by: – November 22, 2011 Share Sherian and The Band’s performance at the showPopular Dominican Promoter and Businessman Frankie “Krazy T” Bellot, popularly known simply as “Krazy T” could not have requested a better entertainment package in marking the 17th year of his local Business Kairi FM Radio and his own mileage in life. This came on a night where the stars seemed to be out in full and patrons of Reggae/Dancehall music seemed to all want the front row spot at the Kairi FM/Krazy T’s Birthday Bash event held at another of Krazy’s business entities and highlighted as Dominica’s Entertainment Capital, the Krazy Kokonuts for the more than two week promoted event.The Kickoff and CelebrationThe night kicked off with a sensational mixed repertoire performance by Dominican Band Kross Vibes who delivered to the entertainment hungry Dominican patrons a mix of veteran reggae and the new school of sizzling Dominican Bouyon Music. According to our profilers the well over 600 patrons from across the country got into the groove for what was to come next. It was ten minutes to midnight and popular Dominican DJ, Hallo Boy along with DJ Flip took patrons on a ride of their life as they dropped track after track after track and the error of announcing Da’ Ville as the act to follow was quickly corrected when he got into the groove. The night symbolic of an aesthetic resonated through the history of this Club Da’Ville having being the first one of many to Perform there.Tripple Kay’s performance.The event, with full Support of the country’s Police Force went without any surge of violence or aggression making the night of dancehall and reggae an “easy day break” as the Dominican would say. At 12:10 the patrons could hold it no longer and so Krazy issued the writ and Dominica’s M.C Peter Prosper Made the announcement that Jamaican singer Jay Demarco would soon take the stage. Tracks after track of various Jamaican Artistes were belted out by accompanying Disc Jockey from Demarco’s Entourage DJ Slaughter. Then one heard the voice, that the thousand plus present at the entertainment center had came out to hear. Dropping hit single after single ‘Duppy Know Who Fi Frighten’, ‘Fallen Soldiers’ and ‘True Friends’ were not left out by the Jamaican entertainer and his promised intense performance, only got better and better.The highpoint Demarco’s entry into the showFeeding off the energy of the very receptive crowd Demarco dropped the track that the Dominican Ladies seemed to have come out for but were seemingly shy to get unto the stage to assist the renowned artiste in his dance component on that Track, “She cah Wait”. It seemed only set for one Dominican woman who rewarded the singjay with the Dance of the Night and was subsequently herself rewarded with a taste of Krazy’s VIP Lounge .The night ended off with a stella performance from Dominican diva Sherian Letang who captivated patrons of the VIP with a taste of her new pop styling, a bit away from what she is commonly known for but not too far to see her end it off with a high energy mix of Soca and Sherian Style pop. Similarly Popular Bouyon Band Triple Kay delivered a mixed repertoire to a combination of VIP and regular patrons taking the event to a four am climax. Dominicans are time-tabling and according to our profilers next year is not too far away from their minds, one thing that remained clear is that Jamaican music has a place in Dominica and the Dominicans showed it.Press Release By: Tribal Services
“Only a few more sleeps.”The 222 kilometer ride begins Saturday morning in New Denver at 8:30 a.m.Nelson is the stop after the 105 km Day one ride. Cyclists will be fed at the annual awards banquet at Lakeside Rotary Park.Sunday, the weekend concludes with the 117 km ride to Kaslo and back to New Denver.Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged.This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems.Proceeds from MS Bike fund vital MS research and programs and services that enable those affected by MS.To participate, all you need is a bike and a passion to end MS.For more information on the MS Bike Tour — West Kootenay Glacier Challenge go to http://mssoc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=3881&pg=entry or contact Leona Dimock at 1-866-352-3997 or [email protected] Last year paving in the Slocan Valley forced organizers of the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge ride to conquer MS (Multiple sclerosis) to re-work the route.While paving is now raising havoc fro travellers on Highway 3A from Playmor Junction to Taghum, organizers are not at all worried as the show is back to its normal New Denver to Nelson, Nelson to New Denver format.The race goes Saturday and Sunday (August 20-21) beginning in New Denver.”It is great to be back on the original route . . . as long as all the paving is done on our section on time,” said Leona Dimock, West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Bike Tour Coordinator, crossing her fingers SPL can have most of the paving completed by the weekend.”We’re excited for our fifth annual tour,” Dimock adds.”We’re back to our original route and the weather forecast looks like it should be a great weekend. We’ve got everything lined up and are ready to host our riders.