Dead & Company Debut Dylan Cover In Rockin’ Michigan Performance [Full Audio/Review]

first_imgLast night, Dead & Company rocked Clarkston, MI for another night along their summer tour. In a similar vein as how “Deer Creek,” is more affectionately known, Pine Knob (also known as DTE Energy Music Theatre) was a great venue to see Dead & Company. Nestled amongst many trees and a couple of manmade creeks and mini-waterfalls, Bob, Billy, Mickey, John, Oteil, and Jeff all brought the best for a very special Thursday night.The first set brought the band’s standard excellence with some great moments. The show began with some jamming that eventually led into the opening notes of “Jack Straw.” Always a great opener, this version was unique in that it had an uncharacteristic reggae jam before the final chorus. And after this mellow rhythm, the rocking “Jack Straw from Wichita cut his buddy down!” sounded even more powerful than usual. It was a great way to start the show. Other stellar moments of the first set included a nice “Friend of the Devil” and a “Sugaree” that made for a great sing-a-long, as well as the band’s debut cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece.” By the time “Sugaree” was played, most fans had finally overcome the massively long lines to enter and were in the venue, filling the lawn and leaving no blade of grass untrodden. Thus, the sing-a-long was fun. “Don’t Ease Me In” closed out the set, and the set itself wasn’t too unfamiliar of a first set the Grateful Dead could have played twenty-five years ago at this same venue.Where the first set was fun and could have been termed pedestrian, the second set took the music to another level. Opening with “Playin’ in the Band,” it didn’t take long for Bob Weir to give the nod to the rest of the musicians signaling improvisation to follow. The jamming was dark before going into “Estimated Prophet.” It was a great rendition, and although it appeared Bobby’s head was about to fall off his shoulders the way he was shaking his head during the tune, all the musical glory goes to John Mayer. Mayer did a great job of hitting some powerful chords at the beginning of the song to denote its beginning. As the song progressed and all the lyrics faded, it was Mayer who was leading the foray into improvisational space, only to be cut short by Weir.It sounded like they would play “Eyes of the World,” but instead a fun “Cumberland Blues” followed. It was during the short jam that I first noticed how salient bassist Oteil Burbridge was by adding some very dark bass lines to the song. It was cool. The next song was “Truckin’,” and the band played a great version of the national treasure of the United States Congress followed. A brief return to “Playin’ in the Band” then led to “Drums” which was very short but interesting because Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti joined drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart on the various percussion instruments. It was certainly a fun moment.“Space” had some cool reverb effects from Mayer, who was sitting in front of his amplifier making some crazy sounds and noises with his guitar. From “Space” they went into “The Wheel.” A fun version that had some reggae influences at the end (in the way that Weir has done before with Ratdog), they went into a choice cover with The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.” The set culminated with a rocking “Casey Jones.” Finally, the band played a quick “Johnny B. Goode,” and with no encore, that was the end of the night.All things considered, the show was fantastic. The venue was beautiful, the Deadheads were congenial, and most importantly the music was Dead. The band will hit up Alpine Valley in Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, and Fenway Park in Boston before heading out West. Be sure to catch Dead and Company if they come around your area. Or better yet, road trip to somewhere they are playing!Check out full audio recording of the performance, courtesy of taper Jeff Frank.Check out the full setlist below, as well as video highlights and a gallery from Ojeda Photography.Edit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlists Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters recognized as one of the ‘100 Best Corporate Citizens’

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) has been named one of 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The 100 Best list is known as the world s top corporate responsibility ranking based on publicly-available information.The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on over 360 data points in seven categories: Environment, Climate Change, Human Rights, Philanthropy, Employee Relations, Financial Performance, and Governance. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens are selected from among the large-cap Russell 1000 companies, with data provided by leading ESG investor data firm IW Financial. GMCR ranked 39th overall and was among the top ten food and beverage companies on the list. It s rewarding to have the passion and work of GMCR employees recognized, and gratifying to see how our efforts contribute to positive change in the world, said Larry Blanford, President and CEO of GMCR. We are proud to be included with the other companies on this list that are demonstrating that profitability can go hand-in-hand with social and environmental responsibility.GMCR s whole system approach to corporate social responsibility includes donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects in local and supply chain communities; maintaining a robust employee volunteerism program; offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions; and investing in Fair Trade Certified ¢ coffee.The list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens will be published in the March issue of Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The list was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CRO and Corporate Responsibility Magazine since 2007. GMCR s growth enabled the Company to be eligible for the new methodology and criteria used to compile the 2010 list.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Green Mountain Coffee®, Newman s Own® Organics coffee, Tully s Coffee®, and Timothy s World Coffee®. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of licensed roasters and brands, including Green Mountain Coffee, Tully s Coffee and Timothy s. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified ¢ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.gmcr.com(link is external) for more information.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its web site, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. GMCR encourages investors to consult this section of its web site regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to GMCR s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released. Source: WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Green Mountain Coffee Roaster. 3.2.2010last_img read more

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Grenada individual investor program shelved

first_img Sharing is caring! 33 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Grenada individual investor program shelved by: – March 6, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Share ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Just days before the presentation of the 2012 budget, ministry of finance officials in Grenada are being forced to revisit their projected sources of revenue for planned programs and projects of government.The country was expecting to generate millions of dollars under an initiative called Grenada Individual Investor Program (GIIP).Finance Minister Nazim Burke.However, according to a finance ministry source, GIIP has been put on hold for the moment. “Our information is that the idea did not receive the approval of a majority of cabinet members who recently met to discuss the program,” said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.It is believed that many government ministers, as well as longtime supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), fear backlash from the implementation of GIIP, which is reminiscent of the “passport selling” Economic Citizenship program of the former New National Party (NNP) administration.The NNP program, which allowed successful applicants to secure Grenadian passports, may have contributed to the party’s 2008 general election defeat, and led to Canada’s inclusion of Grenadians on a list of foreign nationals who now require visas to enter that country.In a series of media appearances in late February, Finance Minister Nazim Burke acknowledged that there is likely to be “a lot of national anxieties” about GIIP because of the failed economic citizenship program of the NNP.But he was confident that GIIP, once approved by government, could “bring substantial benefits to Grenada if it is well designed; if it is properly managed; if it is well implemented.”Burke said GIIP “provides an opportunity to expand the national economy; to increase the revenue base for the country; to increase employment generation; and is an additional source of foreign exchange for Grenada.”The 2012 budget, which was rescheduled from its expected January presentation, will be delivered on Friday by Burke, who is also minister of planning, economic development, cooperatives and energy.The country is facing a budget deficit estimated to be about EC$100 million. Caribbean News Now Sharelast_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff Weekly Bookings: Dec. 23 to Dec. 30, 2013

first_imgKnight, Dylan James19Mulvane, KS21st and A St Wellington, KSWPDDWS12/26/13 KRGC1 Maurer, James31Mulvane, KS500 W Bridge Mulvane KsMPDDriving under the influence12/29/13 Perrine, Dennis38Wichita, KS100 S Main South HavenSUSODriving while suspended12/27/13 Wellington PD7 KHP4 Depperschmidt, David43Quinter, KS777 Kansas Star DriveKRGCTheft12/24/14 Bookings Bickerstaff, Timothy33Wellington, KS.1600 E US 166 Geuda Springs, KsSUSOPossession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Transporting open container12/28/13 12/26/13 Napper, Kelsey51Sedgwick, Ks1400 N US 81 Peck KsSUSODriving while suspended12/27/13 Conrady, Grant19Wichita, KSUS 81 / Tyler RoadSUSODriving while suspended12/27/13 Mulvane2 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 12/23/2013 thru 12/30/2013 Brown,  Zachariah28Wellington, KS.700 S G Wellington, KSWPDAgg Battery, Criminal Damage to Property, Criminal Threat12/24/13 Campbell, Aaron Kelly29Wellington, KS.1416 Michigan Wellington, KSWPDDV Battery, Interference LEO12/29/13 Pearson, Ashley N.24Wellington, KS.610 E. Hillside, Wellington KS.WPDCrimingal Damage to Property and D.V. Battery12/23/13 Oneth, Nathan31Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star DriveMPDDriving under the influence12/28/13center_img Sumner Co6 Belle Plaine0 Heard, Ernest29Wichita, KS100 Block Casino Drive, Mulvane KsKHPDriving while suspended12/28/13 Culver, Roy Navarro22Wichita, KS1210 N B Wellington, KSWPDFTA12/26/13 Suttles, Robert Andrew34Winfield, KSK-15 and TristanSUSOFTA12/24/13 Diaz-Montoya, Luis A.27Oklahoma City, OK.I-35, MP 9KHPD.W.S. and D.U.I.12/25/13 Bail Bondsman1 Littleton, Timi Dean50Billings, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence12/26/13 Sedgwick Co11 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Caldwell PD0 Schlegel, Seth Andrew36Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star DriveKHPDUI, Driving with out license, refused breath test, refuse test for drugs12/26/13 Dugan, Dustin42Wellington, KS.1300 N B St Wellington, KsWPDDriving while suspended12/27/13 Quackenbush, Kindra31Wichita, KS4148 S Hydraulic Wichita, KsBail bondsmanFailure to Appear12/30/13 Hay, Dylan Michael24Wellington, KS.1310 Michigan Wellington, KSWPDPossession of opiate, Interference LEO12/29/13 Vestring, Joseph19Wichita, KSI35 MP 14 Wellington KsKHPDriving under the influence, Minor in possession12/28/13last_img read more

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