Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Welcome Sasha Dobson To Kick Off Two-Night Stand in New Jersey [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Bob Weir and Wolf Bros boogied into Red Bank, New Jersey on Wednesday, March 13th, for the first of two nights at the historic Count Basie Theatre. Weir, along with bassist Don Was and drummer Jay Lane enthusiastically performed a mix of covers and original tunes to a tie-dye soaked crowd of around 1,500 at the nearly sold-out venue. Predictably, the easygoing vibe of the audience and the intimacy of the venue made for an exceedingly friendly atmosphere and attending the show felt like going to a family reunion.Related: On Tour With The Grateful Dead 1987: Reliving The First East Coast Shows After Jerry Garcia’s ComaThe band kicked off the show with a beautiful rendition of “Only a River”, a cut from Weir’s 2016 solo album Blue Mountain, and followed it with “The Winners” from Weir’s live collaboration with bassist Rob Wasserman. They then dug into the Grateful Dead’s repertoire, delivering a grooving “Jack Straw” before Weir swapped his acoustic guitar for an electric to rumble through crowd favorite, “Tennessee Jed”. Together, the rhythm players locked down the beat to allow Weir to launch his musical explorations during the song’s extended solo section; moments like this defined the night and provided insight into Weir’s mind and musicality. For those in the audience who only knew Weir as a rhythm guitarist (albeit one of the very best and most unique), these moments proved especially captivating.A cover of Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm” came next, showcasing Weir’s slide guitar techniques while Lane kept a tight and energetic beat as Was dug deeply into funky, inventive basslines. Weir returned to his own songbook and donned his gray Stratocaster for a quick “Shade of Grey” before moving purposefully into the Dead gem, “Weather Report Suite”. The gray-haired guitarist then launched into the turbulent and expected “Let It Grow”, ending the first set with a raucous jam.Weir and the boys started the second set with a spirited singalong in covering Kris Kristofferson’s “Me and Bobby McGee”. A second Grateful Dead song pairing followed, with “Lost Sailor” cascading satisfyingly right into “Saint of Circumstance”. Weir returned to the Dylan stockpile to break out “All Along the Watchtower” to roaring applause, and from the outro emerged a spicy reggae jam which brought seated holdouts to the aisles to dance. The band kept up the energy through “I Need a Miracle”, which saw Weir orchestrating blistering slide licks while the rhythm section swung.A tender “Looks Like Rain” fell next, delighting many in the audience with the raw emotion of one of Weir’s staple tunes. The outro saw Weir hit his soulful peak for the evening, belting improvised lyrics and howling “Here comes the rain!” An exceptionally smooth and energetic transition brought the band into a dynamic performance of “The Music Never Stopped”, and Weir colored the solo section with his last real bit of creative exploration for the evening. He then brought out special guest Sasha Dobson of Puss N Boots, a talented jazz singer from Weir’s Bay Area sphere, who provided backing vocals on a downright mean “Easy Answers”. The band transitioned from a final jam back into the outro of “The Music Never Stopped” with Dobson to end the second set. After a few moments of anticipatory applause, Weir, Was, Lane, and Dobson returned to the stage to deliver a heartrending “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” encore.Fans can check out the photos from Wednesday night’s show in the gallery below, courtesy of Chris Capaci.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros continue their tour tonight, March 14, with a second concert at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, at 8 p.m.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | Count Basie Center for the Arts | Red Bank, NJ | 3/13/2019Set One: Only A River, The Winners, Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Maggie’s Farm (Bob Dylan cover), Shade of Grey, Weather Report Suite > Let It GrowSet Two: Me & Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson cover), Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance, All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan cover) > I Need A Miracle > Looks Like Rain > The Music Never Stopped > Easy Answers* > The Music Never Stopped*Encore: Knocking On Heaven’s Door* (Bob Dylan cover)* w/ Sasha DobsonBob Weir and Wolf Bros | Count Basie Center for the Arts | Red Bank, NJ | 3/13/2019 | Photos: Chris Capacilast_img read more

Kopački Rit gains new values ​​through EU projects

first_imgThe Naturavita project, with a total value of around HRK 400 million, is just one of the current projects that are being prepared or implemented in the area of ​​Kopački rit, and are mostly financed from European Union funds.The project includes the demining of about 200 hectares of mine suspected areas, restoration and protection of forests and forest land in protected and Natura 2000 areas in the Danube-Drava region and water protection and water-dependent ecosystems, reducing the risk of fire and other natural disasters and education and promotion of ecosystem services . The start of the project is expected at the end of this year and will last until 2020.Millions of investments are the result of systematic project preparation and, as the prefect Ivan Anušić points out, synergistic action of Croatian Forests, Croatian Waters, Osijek-Baranja County, Public Institution Nature Park Kopački rit and the Agency for Management of Protected Natural Values ​​in Osijek-Baranja County. “Kopački rit has a central place in the tourism strategy of Osijek-Baranja County because it is an area that does not exist anywhere else in Europe. It is legally called “European Amazon”, and with our joint projects and activities we want to offer it to tourists as a top destination of natural heritage and riches. The County participates in all projects, and we are sure that progress and results in Kopački rit will be shown very soon. ”Said the prefect of Osijek-Baranja County, Ivan Anušić.Contracts for two more valuable projects were signed within the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020.The first refers to the renovation of the castles in Tikves, ie the creation of the Presentation and Education Center. Through the project, the old and new castle with an annex to the presentation center will be renovated and arranged, the parking lot will be renovated / built and the entire complex will be horticulturally arranged. A new storage facility will also be built for the equipment needed to protect and monitor the park. The project is planned to be realized by 2021, and its value is 61.066.740,42 kuna without VAT.The second project is the construction of a new infrastructure of the tourist port Sakadaš and the development of new educational facilities in the area, which will enable greater turnover of visitors. The purchase of a new electric excursion boat and solar-powered boats is also planned in order to provide visitors with a completely new experience of flora and fauna in Kopački rit. The project is worth more than 11 million kuna, and their implementation is scheduled for 2021.last_img read more

Mirza Teletovic is new President of the Basketball Association of BiH

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina’s representative and captain Mirza Teletovic is the new president of the Basketball Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Teletovic was unanimously elected to the top position in Basketball Association of BiH (KSBiH) at an extraordinary session held on Saturday.Also, it was decided that the Vice Presidents of the KSBiH Steering Committee will be Dalibor Milos and Boris Spasojevic.“As I am fighting while playing basketball, I will fight for KSBiH to function properly. I give you my promise. Once again, I thank you,” Teletovic said in his brief address.The president of the KSBiH Assembly is Dalibor Milos, the vice presidents are Nihad Selimovic and Ognjen Mihajlovic.New members of UOKSBiH are Aid Berbic from Tuzla and Feda Jovanovic from Zenica, Boris Spasojevic, Dana Muminovic and Milan Plavsic from Republika Srpska and Dalibor Milos, Nikica Petrovic and Vinko Batinic from KS Herceg-Bosna.Mirza Teletović (born September 17, 1985) is a Bosnian former professional basketball player who spent six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represented and captained the Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team. Standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he played at the power forward position.After a long career in the NBA and Europe, Mirza Teletovic decided to call it a day from the professional action, after facing several health issues these past years.Teletovic, 33, spent the last few seasons in the NBA with Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets.last_img read more

Help wanted: Physical Therapist at Sumner County Home Health

first_imgA physical therapist for Sumner County Home Health is needed.  Full-time, part-time, PRN and contracted options are possible.  In-county travel required.  Candidate must possess current KS PT licensure, KS Driver’s License and reliable transportation. Must pass a drug screen, criminal background check and physical.  For Complete job description contact the Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N Washington, Wellington, KS.  ph 620-326-3395Apply online at www.HRePartners.com or at the Sumner County Clerk’s Office.  Interested in contracting call 620-326-2774 and ask for Laura.  Applications close 08/22/2014. EOElast_img read more