Jefferson Waful on Instagram: “#umphreys #theview”

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jeffersonwaful#umphreys #theview

tbluntzVery nice

nsp603@partygraw

brooke_backmtn@bailzzey sad you’re missing this

phillyatheartGorgeous work tonight @jeffersonwaful ❤️❤️❤️

ritamae4So amazing

brethalleranGreat job as always last night. One of the best shows I’ve been to!

Bob Dylan, Spencer Davis & Kitaro Join Grateful Dead In 1989

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The Forum in Inglewood, California was the site of a Grateful Dead concert held 17 years ago today that saw the band welcome multiple guests. The February 12, 1989 gig featured sit-ins by Bob Dylan, Spencer Davis and Kitaro during the bust-out filled two-set performance.

The third show of a three-night stand at The Forum wrapped a short run of shows in the band’s home state to start 1989. Toward the end of the first set, blues guitarist Spencer Davis emerged to join the band on a bust-out of “How Long Blues” for just its fifth performance and first since 1970.

Stuart Bogie Guests With Joe Russo’s Almost Dead In New Haven

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On Thursday night, Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead continued a run up the Northeast Corridor with a performance at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, Connecticut. The five-piece was joined by special guest Stuart Bogie for portions of both sets as well as the encore.

The Antibalas/Superhuman Happiness multi-instrumentalist first emerged towards the beginning of the first set to add to “The Eleven.” He also contributed sax to “Eyes Of The World” and returned later in the opening stanza after JRAD reprised “St.

‘B.B. King: The Life Of Riley’ ‘American Masters’ Profile To Air On PBS

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The life of iconic blues musician B.B. King was examined as part of the PBS American Masters series. Tonight, B.B. King: The Life of Riley premieres on public television nationwide.

Narrated by Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman, the feature chronicles Riley B. King’s journey from his birth in 1925 on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, through his transformation to B.B. King and becoming one of the most revered blues performers of all time, earning the title of “King of the Blues.” The film includes interviews with musicians such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville, John Mayer, Johnny Winter, George Benson, Bono and others.

Review: Roomful of Teeth, Making Nerdiness Cool

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On the L train from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, after an impressive concert by the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth on Saturday evening, I overheard a young woman enthusiastically describe the group as “like a glee club, but cool in a really nerdy way.” The a cappella octet’s imaginative vocalizing is certainly cool, attracting a standing-room-only crowd to National Sawdust, a space that recently opened.

Composers often highlight the strengths of particular soloists or ensembles. Saturday’s lineup, part of the American Composers Orchestra’s Sonic festival and directed by Brad Wells, fully exploited the ability of these versatile singers, who have studied Inuit throat singing, yodeling, belting and traditions from countries including Georgia, Korea and India.

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The Bearded Ladies Revolution: Cabaret With Social Consciousness

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What do the Civil War, Edith Piaf, & James Bond have in common? Drag cabaret, ladies and gentleman. Be excited. Photos by Kate Raines.

‘The Arts’, the undisputed lifeline of Philadelphia, a city whose populous is saturated with some of the most creative minds, artistic hands, and receptive communities. In fact, thirty-five of the city’s creative thinkers are recipients of varying awards from the Knight’s Foundation.

Amongst the impressive collection of winners is a small organization with a huge mustache-y presence: The Bearded Ladies Revolution, “an experimental cabaret troupe devoted to exploiting all the possibilities of intimate, homemade theater through beautiful songs, tricked-out costume changes, drag, and virtuosic prop construction.