Load remaining images Big Something and Andy Frasco & The U.N. continued their Royal Rumble 2020 tour last night at The Basement East in Nashville, TN.Related: Twiddle Announces Support For 2020 Winter Tour: Scrambled Greg, Andy Frasco, MoreAndy Frasco & The U.N. started things off for Round One of last night’s royal rumble. In traditional Frasco fashion, the drinks started flowing from the first notes, treating the crowd to the typical Frasco party fans have come to expect. It wasn’t business as usual, however. A highlight of the set, and potentially the entire evening, occurred when they invited Billy Strings and Jesse Hensley (Big Something) to sit-in on a cover of Rush‘s “Tom Sawyer”. Guest announcer Kyle Ayers welcomed them to the stage for an electric performance.Watch a fan-shot video of the sit-in below.Andy Frasco & The U.N. w/Billy Strings & Jesse Hensley – “Tom Sawyer” – 1/31/20[Video: Music City Maven]Big Something then took The Basement East stage for a set complete with originals, covers, and sit-ins galore. They kicked things off with a run through “Plug”, “Megalodon”, “Getaway”, and “Passenger” before “Waves” and “Tumbleweed”. Then, after the original “UFOs are Real”, the sextet performed a cover of AC/DC‘s “For Those About to Rock” with The U.N.’s Shawn Eckels sitting in on lead vocals and guitar.After closing out their set with “Vibrations” and “Song for Us”, they returned for a two-song encore. All members of Andy Frasco & The U.N. joined in on “The Flood” and a cover of Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer”.Below, check out a gallery of photos from the show courtesy of photographer Keith Griner.The Big Something vs. Andy Frasco & The U.N. Royal Rumble 2020 tour continues tonight (2/1) at Zydeco in Birmingham, AL. Click here for tickets and more information.Setlist: Big Something | The Basement East | Nashville, TN | 1/31/20Set: Plug, Megalodon, Getaway, Passenger, Waves, Tumbleweed, UFOs are Real, For Those About To Rock, Vibrations, Song for UsEncore: The Flood, SledgehammerNotes: AC/DC w/Shawn Eckels w/Andy Frasco & The U.N. Peter GabrielView SetlistBig Something & Andy Frasco & The U.N. | The Basement East | Nashville, TN | 1/31/20 | Photos: Keith Griner
Shhh… do you hear that? It’s the sound of your calendar clearing when you finish reading this week’s Datebook. How else are you going to make time for all of the theater-related events happening over the next seven days? You can’t possibly miss opening night of A Night with Janis Joplin, or Chita Rivera’s big birthday party, or the much-anticipated premiere of American Horror Story: Coven…right? Take a peek below at our list of stage-centric goings-on around New York City! MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 STARS CHEER ON CHITA RIVERA Rosie O’Donnell, John Kander, Ben Vereen, Bebe Neuwirth and many more are headed to the August Wilson Theatre to honor one of Broadway’s greatest stars. Chita: A Legendary Celebration will toast two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera with a gala concert recognizing her 80th birthday as well as the roles she created throughout her career. Proceeds benefit BC/EFA, an extra reason to join the stars in honoring the one and only Chita! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 TALK ABOUT SEX WITH DR. RUTH America’s most famous sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer comes to life on stage in the off-Broadway premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a new one-woman show starring That ‘70s Show hoot Debra Jo Rupp as the renowned therapist. Mark St. Germain’s play charmed regional audiences, and now New York will get to discover the incredible story of Westheimer’s life. And don’t worry, ye lewd ones—there will be plenty of sex to discuss. View Comments SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 WOMEN OR NOTHING ENDS THE DRAMA Oscar winner Ethan Coen’s new off-Broadway play Women or Nothing ends its acclaimed run at the Atlantic Theater Company, after creating tons of buzz with its meaty plot about two lesbians desperate to conceive a child. If you need something to spice up your Sunday, check out the final performance of this dark pregnancy comedy (is that a thing?) before it’s due! ALSO: 700 Sundays’ Billy Crystal and After Midnight pair Babyface and Toni Braxton chat up Jay Leno on The Tonight Show. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 JANIS JOPLIN TAKES THE STAGE Mary Bridget Davies has taken up the role of a lifetime as iconic rocker Janis Joplin in Broadway’s newest musical event, A Night with Janis Joplin. The show will feature Joplin hits (including “Me and Bobby McGee,” obvi) and a tribute to the musical influences who came before the tragic musician. Make sure to get your tickets for this can’t-miss musical Night, opening at the Lyceum Theatre. ALSO: Ryan Scott Oliver’s fan-favorite theater album 35MM gets a big concert at 54 Below with Zachary Levi, Derek Klena, Krysta Rodriguez, Lesli Margherita and more, featuring photos by Gotta Dance shutterbug Matthew Murphy. ALSO: Elizabeth Olsen chats Romeo and Juliet on Live with Kelly and Michael; The Skivvies go nude (well, almost) at 54 Below. ALSO: Domesticated, starring Jeff Goldblum and Laurie Metcalf, starts at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; Lois Robbins and Nine star Shelly Burch take on 54 Below. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 JOE ICONIS GETS THE CABARET BUMPIN’ One of theater’s hottest rising contemporary composers, Joe Iconis, will premiere his musical The Black Suits in Los Angeles later this year. First, however, Iconis stops by 54 Below to present a cabaret of his unique showtunes. Iconis has enlisted Krysta Rodriguez and Nick Blaemire to help, so if you’re interested in theater songs with a contemporary twist (and who wouldn’t be?), go Below with Joe! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 MUCH A-BLU ABOUT NOTHING Joss Whedon’s critically acclaimed directorial take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing made quite a splash in theaters this summer—and you’ll be able to replicate that experience on your home entertainment system! Pick up the Blu-Ray for Whedon’s brilliant version of the Bard’s biting comedy, filmed in and around the director’s L.A. home. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 GET WITCH-SLAPPED ON FX Horror fans (and, let’s be real, fans of quality television programming) are dying for the premiere of the third season of Ryan Murphy’s spooky anthology series American Horror Story, which follows a Coven of witchy figures played by the likes of theater vets Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett and Patti LuPone. Everyone will be talking about the show this fall, so don’t miss out on the big premiere on FX at 10 PM. ALSO: The Trip to Bountiful closes its run on Broadway; Sting plays his last The Last Ship concert at the Public; Joanna Gleason and the duo of Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller play 54 Below; Tony-nominated The Millers star Margo Martindale stops by The Arsenio Hall Show.
Share Share BankOrganization NameAccount Number BusinessLocalNews Radio-thon to assist Hurricane Matthew victims by: – October 19, 2016 Share Sharing is caring! 116 Views no discussions People walk among damaged buildings in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the country leaving thousands dead and many displaced. (Photo: AP)In the aftermath of the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew to Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas, the Dominica Business Forum (DBF) is soliciting the support of private enterprises and the general public in raising funds to assist the people of these affected countries.The DBF comprises of the Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA), Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC), Dominica Coalition of Service Industries (DCSI), Builders and Contractors Association of Dominica (BCAD), Dominica Employers’ Federation (DEF), Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) and the OECS Business Council.It seeks to foster a consolidated mechanism, institution, think-tank and voice of the private sector on matters of micro, meso and macro importance to business and civil society.“As you know Dominica has been on the receiving end of assistance from our brothers and sisters from other Caribbean countries,” Severin McKenzie is president of the Dominica Manufacturers Association, the current chair of the Dominica Business Forum told Dominica Vibes on Wednesday 19 October 2016.McKenzie noted the assistance which Dominica received last year post Tropical Storm Erika, Hurricane David and all the other disasters.“So the intention is basically is to allow Dominicans to make a contribution to the suffering people of Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. We know that things are not all that easy, but we just have to remember that in our time of need, these are the people who have helped us in the past, in addition to the rest of the international community,” he stated.So as Dominica celebrates its thirty-eighth anniversary of independence, the DBF is reminding citizens that Dominicans “some of our brothers and sisters in these Caribbean countries are still suffering and trying to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew”.Vibes Radio has partnered with the DBF to host the radio- thon on Saturday 19 October 2016 and listeners can contribute by calling 1 (767) 440 8153 and 440 4237.“We just want people to call in to Vibes Radio on Saturday between the hours of 9AM and 11AM to pledge their support and they could actually bring in the contribution to the radio station or make a deposit to the bank account at the National Bank of Dominica,” McKenzie said.The account number information is listed below; Tweet National Bank of Dominica Dominica Coalition of Service Industries815000539