moe. wrapped up a successful two-night run at the Saranac Brewery last night, playing to a local crowd at the beloved Utica, NY venue. After a couple weeks off of the road, the energy during moe.’s two night run was through the roof, and culminated in a wild celebration for last night’s performance.The band started the run by playing some fun covers, including a bust-out of Grateful Dead’s “The Other One” in the middle of their original “Silver Sun.” You can watch that here. Night two saw the group mostly sticking to originals (with the exception of House of Pain’s “Jump Around,” led by percussionist Jim Loughlin), opening with “Seat Of My Pants” and rocking out classics like “Spine Of A Dog,” “Not Coming Down,” “Wormwood,” and more. They ended set one with “McBain,” and you can watch a clip of the jam below.After a great “Happy Hour Hero” opened set two, the band broke into their classic “Bearsong.” This version saw the band literally dump dozens of inflatable bears onto the crowd, only fueling the fires of a great jam session. Watch as it all goes down below!After “Jump Around,” the band worked in classics like “Tailspin,” “Opium,” and “lylelovitt.” to keep the set rocking. After a foray into “Downward Facing Dog,” the band capped the set with a version of “32 Things.” Finally, it was “Buster” that concluded the night, keeping the jams alive through one of moe.’s most beloved songs!Check out the full setlist from Saranac below, courtesy of the band.Setlist: moe. at Saranac Brewery, Utica, NY – 7/30/16I: Seat Of My Pants, Big World > Ricky Marten > Spine Of A Dog > Not Coming Down > Wormwood > Okayalright, McBainII: Happy Hour Hero, Bearsong > Jump Around > Tailspin, Opium > lylelovitt., Downward Facing Dog > 32 ThingsEncore: Buster
Audra McDonald in ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill'(Photo courtesy of HBO) Nominations for the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on December 14. Much like this year’s Golden Globe nods, a number of performers who have taken their Tony-winning performances to film and television are on the list.Audra McDonald and Bryan Cranston, who won Tonys in 2013 for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and All the Way, respectively, are up for the HBO adaptations of both titles in the Television Movie or Miniseries categories. Among their peers are Tony winner Courtney V. Vance and Sarah Paulson, who won Emmys earlier this year for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, 2010 Tony winners for Fences, are up for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and Female Actor in a Supporting Role, respectively, for the Washington-helmed film adaptation. The cast is also up for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture; three other performers from the Broadway revival reprise their performances, including Tony nominee McKinley Henderson.Additional nominees theater fans should look out for include Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for the movie musical La La Land, 2016 Tony nominee Michelle Williams for Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight standout and off-Broadway alum Mahershala Ali and stage favorites Tituss Burgess and Uzo Aduba, who received nods for their work in the comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Orange is the New Black.The 23rd annual SAG Awards will take place on January 29. Click here for a complete list of nominees. View Comments
Stuff.co 2 August 2013Hubris is an insidious disease from which politicians habitually suffer. They mistakenly believe their knowledge and station in society places them in a far superior position to that of the public when it comes to deciding contentious issues such as local government reform – amalgamation – fluoridation and asset sales and so on.Of course, politicians will argue that they consult the public before their final decision is made.Regardless of what politicians believe, decision-making is not their exclusive domain.Paying lip service, offering a compassionate ear and a vote once every three years do not make New Zealand a democracy.Politicians are misguided if they believe that offering voters an opportunity to vent their spleen over these issues is all that is required for a robust and democratic society.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/8993829/Votes-with-value-every-day
He won the US PGA Championship by three shots after finishing on 20-under-par – a record score for one of the big four tournaments.England’s Justin Rose was fourth on 14-under.Jordan Spieth has overtaken Rory McIlroy as the world number one, whose 69 for 279, nine-under-par, meant he lost his premier ranking after a year at the top.