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How John Mayer came to join Dead & Company

John Mayer’s discovery of the Grateful Dead happened by chance. In 2011, while listening to random suggestions on Pandora, he heard the Dead classic Althea, and with that he fell hard and fast. Taking a deep-dive into the band’s vast back catalogue, he became a committed ‘Deadhead’, leading to a remarkable chapter in his career.
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A-K Valley Senior Spotlight: Springdale’s August Tabacheck

Saturday was special for Springdale soccer standout August Tabacheck, but it had nothing to do with his talents on the pitch. The senior center midfielder saw more than a year’s worth of hard work on display with the opening of the Daniel R. Tabacheck Memorial Dog Park in Agan Park in Springdale Township.
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Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French reveals secrets to success in new business book

When Twisted Sister was selling out tours and racking up hits like “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” guitarist Jay Jay French felt vindicated for the decade he’d spent playing bars and clubs and working on his rock ‘n’ roll dreams. And when bitterness and bankruptcy broke up the band just...
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Review – Phil Lesh Brought Blessings of Music and Health to Lyons

From Dillon to Vail, and then to Lyons, Deadheads converged on Planet Bluegrass last night for the last of three Colorado shows this week from the Grateful Dead bassist and his band. With an ever-changing lineup, this week’s Phil Lesh and Friends band consisted of the man himself, keyboardist Holly Bowling, drummer John Solo and guitarist Stu Allan. Also joining the lineup was Lesh’s eldest son, Grahame, on guitar, bringing that familial intimacy the Grateful Dead community is known for fostering, no matter how large the crowd size.

Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre (finally) reopens

Port Chester’s historic Capitol Theatre final reopened on Sept. 11, some 18 months after Covid-19 shut it down. Although its hiatus lasted considerably longer than those at many live-entertainment venues, general manager Bruce Wheeler said he believed it was worth the wait. “We wanted to make sure that people were...

James Richard Baltes

James Richard Baltes, 67, passed away September 17, 2021. Born in Akron, James had lived in the Mogadore area for most of his life. Jim loved riding his Harley. He was a big fan of The Grateful Dead and Joe Walsh. He was an excellent audio engineer and loved his work and the people he worked with. He had a great sense of humor. His favorite breakfast was black coffee, a cigarette, and a newspaper. Jim could fix just about anything. He carried a full set of tools with him in his truck wherever he went. He was always prepared. If you borrowed his tools, and didn’t put them back properly, or heaven forbid - forget to return them, you’d be in big trouble.

Jess Novak & Ben Wayne perform live concert at Palace Theater in Hamilton NY

Arts at the Palace in Hamilton is pleased to announce Jess Novak and Ben Wayne will perform live at the Palace Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. This musical duo and couple blends their combination of styles and talents to hit a piece of everything. With a repertoire spanning The Grateful Dead to Chris Stapleton to TLC to Sublime - paired with dozens of original songs from each - this team has something for everyone.

Blues Artists GA-20 and JD Simo to Perform in Denver

GA-20 and JD Simo, will be performing a local co-headlining Denver show at Larimer Lounge on Thu. Nov 4th in support of their new LPs. GA-20’s acclaimed new LP GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor: Try It…You Might Like It! just landed at the #1 spot on Billboard’s Blues Albums Chart this month (Sep.) and has been garnering rave reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, MOJO, Shindig!, AllMusic and others.

A Designer's Guide to New York With Alan Eckstein

Shake your way over to the coolest cocktail bars and hot-ticket hotels with our insider’s guide to the most stylish spots, from Soho to Brooklyn and beyond. Born and raised in Long Island, Alan Eckstein spent his childhood exploring New York City’s famed five boroughs. A former fashion designer and co-founder behind the Timo Weiland label, he now owns The Somerset House, a curated furniture restoration shop and interior design purveyor in Williamsburg – and spends more time in the city than ever. Here he shares his top New York design hotspots, from the best buildings to the finest galleries and the must-find shops.
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Songs From The Road

Humphrey, Wharton, Epstein, Schimick and Schlender. No, it’s not a hedge fund management company. No, not an intellectual property law firm. They’re the pride of Asheville, N.C., the best bluegrass band you’ve never heard of, the Songs From The Road Band. And they’re the headliners at the third installment of Summer Sessions, at A.K. Bissell Park outside the Oak Ridge Civic Center, the highly acclaimed, free concert series produced by the ORNL Federal Credit Union, ably assisted by WDVX 89.9 FM.
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Phish's Trey Anastasio takes you on a guided tour of his full live rig

For decades, Vermonters Phish have commanded perhaps the most uniquely devoted fanbase in all of rock music outside of the Grateful Dead and their various offshoots. The band's lead singer and electric guitar player, Trey Anastasio, is an integral part of this enduring musical appeal, drawing from a mind-bogglingly wide array of influences to craft his one-of-a-kind guitar parts.


ON SALE TODAY FRIDAY 9/17 at HIGH NOON! Dead Set On The Bay: Island Edition will be a day-long celebration of the music of the Grateful Dead on the Mare Island Waterfront culminating in two sets of Stu Allen & Mars Hotel with performances by Lovin’ Dead, Aardvark, and Scott Guberman & Friends. The gates open at 1 pm and there will be live music from 1:30 until 10 pm, with food trucks, bar, soft drinks and an interactive Burning Man Art Exhibit outdoors on a spacious waterfront promenade. Bring your beach chairs and dancing shoes and the whole family; this is an all-ages event.

Meyer Sound Resumes the Long Strange Trip with Dead & Company on Tour

Dead & Company's shed and stadium tour is rolling into autumn, with more than 30 concerts scheduled between the August 16 launch in Raleigh, North Carolina and the grand finale on Halloween weekend. Following a decades-long tradition established by the Grateful Dead, this latest iteration of the legendary jam band is touring with audio production anchored by a Meyer Sound LEO system provided by UltraSound.

Dead & Company adds two Red Rocks Amphitheatre shows

Dead & Company featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, has added two concerts at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado to its 2021 tour. The shows – Tuesday, October 19th, and Wednesday, October 20th – go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 24th at noon MDT through AXS.