Galactic Announces 2019 New Year’s Eve Show With Southern Avenue At Tipitina’s

first_imgOn Monday, Crescent City funk favorites Galactic have detailed their traditional New Year’s Eve blowout at Tipitina’s, the venue they recently purchased after years of frequenting it both on stage and in the audience. Galactic will be joined by vocalist Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph at the New Year’s blowout. Memphis-bred blues and soul quintet Southern Avenue will handle the opening duties.Related: Stanton Moore Talks Galactic’s New Album, Buying Tipitina’s, & “Playing Like You Own The Place” [Interview]The recent release of their 10th studio album, Already Ready Already, marked the band’s first new studio LP in more than three years. On Already Ready Already, Galactic—comprised of  Jeff Raines (guitar), Stanton Moore (drums), Robert Mercurio (bass), Ben Ellman (saxophone/harmonica), and Richard Vogel (keyboards)—takes a more contemporary approach than fans have come to expect, connecting elements of modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation with their Big Easy funk roots.Galactic is offering a special VIP pass for the upcoming NYE hometown blowout, which will include food by Jacques-Imo‘s, open bar from 9 p.m. until midnight, a champagne toast, access to VIP side entrance to the venue, access to VIP viewing section, a signed limited-edition Galactic poster, and Tipitina’s merchandise.General admission and VIP tickets for Galactic’s New Year’s Eve performance go on sale this Friday, October 18th at 11 a.m. (CST) here.Head to Galactic’s website for a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information.last_img read more

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Believe it! Chicago Cubs win 2016 World Series

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Believe it! Chicago Cubs win 2016 World Series (CNN) — The billy goat curse is dead.The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions at long last, winning their first Fall Classic in 108 years, defeating the Cleveland Indians in 10 innings 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland.Ben Zobrist’s RBI double off Bryan Shaw drove in pinch runner Albert Almora, Jr., and Miguel Montero’s single with the bases loaded brought home Anthony Rizzo for what proved the winning run.The Cubs hadn’t won a World Series since 1908, which was the longest drought in baseball. They also broke the curse set the last time they got this far 71 years ago.On October 6, 1945, a month after the end of World War II, a Chicago tavern owner named William “Billy” Sianis went to Wrigley Field, intending to attend Game 4 of the World Series with his pet goat, Murphy. But, according to the Billy Goat Tavern website, while both had tickets, the goat was denied entry. No animals were allowed in the ballpark, plus Murphy smelled bad.Sianis, according to legend, threw up his arms and proclaimed, “The Cubs ain’t gonna win no more. The Cubs will never win a World Series so long as the goat is not allowed in Wrigley Field.”They had not won since. Until now.The Cubs are the first team to come behind from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series since the Kansas City Royals did it in 1985. Chicago also accomplished that feat by winning the final two games on the road. The last team to do that was the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.With the Cubs’ win Thursday, the Indians now have the current longest dry spell between championships, last winning in 1948. Published: November 3, 2016 12:48 AM EDT Updated: November 3, 2016 1:06 AM EDT SHARElast_img read more

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Woody Harrelson, Jamie Foxx, Marisa Tomei, Will Ferrell & more to stage live performances of classic ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ episodes for ABC

first_imgPhoto by Ron Eisenberg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Jimmy Kimmel and legendary TV show creator Norman Lear have tapped major Hollywood talent for upcoming live performances of classic episodes of All In The Family and its spin-off, The Jeffersons.Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” will feature Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker, Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei as his wife Edith and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Ellie Kemper as their daughter, Gloria Stivik.Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx will play George Jefferson, Wanda Sykes will play Weezie; Will Ferrell will play their neighbor Tom Willis, and Justina Machado will play Florence, their sassy maid.This 90-minute special airs live Wednesday, May 22, starting at 8 p.m. on ABC.The two beloved sitcoms were anything but politically correct — in an era that predated the term — and managed to address hot-button issues like racism, divorce, interracial marriage, poverty, politics and even sexual assault.“They have said over and over again that these two shows were meant for the ’70s and would not work today. We disagree with them and are here to prove, with two great casts depicting All in the Family and The Jeffersons, the timelessness of human nature,” Lear said in a statement.“I cannot wait to see what these glorious performers make in our time of these indelible characters, and I couldn’t be more grateful for Jimmy Kimmel, Sony and ABC for their collective willingness to conceive and pursue this never-been-done-before event.”Kimmel added, “The fact that a group of Oscar winners eagerly agreed to play these iconic characters is a testament to the greatness of these shows and their creator, Norman Lear. To be a part of this is a dream come true for me and for everyone involved.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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