Any Grateful Dead fan who has visited New Orleans Jazz Fest knows Voodoo Dead, the annual late night show that mixes New Orleans influences with Grateful Dead music. This year, an elite group of all-star musicians are taking Voodoo Dead to the Northeast as part of a four-night run that hits venues in Washington DC, New York, and the Philadelphia area.Last night began the tour with Steve Kimock and Jackie Greene on guitars, Oteil Burbridge on bass, Jeff Chimenti on keys and Wally Ingram on the drums at The Hamilton in Washington, D.C. NOLA guitarist/vocalist Papa Mali was also on deck to sit in on a few favorites.Thanks to taper Alex Leary, you can listen to the full show below:Furthermore, YouTube user Tom Libera was on site to record some video.Big Railroad BluesBerthaCassidy > New Speedway BoogieI Know You RiderVoodoo Dead returns to The Hamilton tonight, before heading on to Irving Plaza in New York, NY on February 10th and the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA on February 11th.Setlist: Voodoo Dead | The Hamilton | Washington D.C. | 2/8/17Philadelphia Mambo, Big Railroad Blues (JGe), Bertha* (JGe on keys w/ JC), That’s What Love Will Make You Do* (JGe) > Cassidy* (JGe) > New Speedway Boogie* (PM) > I Know You Rider* (PM)Encore: I Shall Be Released (JGe)* – w/ Papa Mali[H/T JamBase]
DeCOURCY: NFL OT rules need to changeAfter the AFC championship thriller, he explained why he always makes the same call.”Well, I remember as a child watching my father play in LA and him going out and doing the coin toss for the Rams,” Slater told the Boston Globe. “He always called heads, so I asked him one time, ‘Hey, why do you do that? What’s the story behind that?'”I think anyone who knows my family knows faith is important to us, and for him, he was always like, ‘You know, God’s the head of my life, so I call heads.’ That was something he came up with, and I’ve kind of just embraced it.”Slater’s father Jackie has ties to this year’s Super Bowl beyond his son’s participation. Jackie played for the Rams as an offensive tackle for 20 years, but he won’t be cheering on his former team come Feb. 3.”We had a good conversation (Sunday) night,” Matthew Slater said. “He’s going to support his son, so we cleared the air on that last night, and we’re all squared away.”SUPER BOWL 53 PICKS:Predictions from Sporting News’ experts The Patriots got lucky against the Chiefs in the AFC championship game Sunday by winning the coin toss at the start of overtime. New England elected to receive. Quarterback Tom Brady led his team down the field to score a touchdown, win the game and advance to Super Bowl 53 against the Rams. Chiefs star QB Patrick Mahomes never touched the ball.The Patriots have played in two overtime postseason games in the last three years, and both times, they won the coin toss and the game. The one constant for those games: Matthew Slater has called the toss. Slater was elected captain in 2011 and has had this responsibility since. Safety Devin McCourty knew the AFC championship game was over once the Patriots won the coin toss.“You saw me, I ran off soon as I saw it was heads,” McCourty said after the win. “I saw heads, ‘I saw this before, and I know what happens at the end of this one.'”Any time we go to overtime and we get the ball, I’m not really worried about anything. I’m going to get comfy.”
Walmart has adopted additional safety precautions after two employees died due to complications from the coronavirus.According to the report, the two employees identified as 51-year-old Wando Evans and 48-year-old Phillip Thomas worked at the Evergreen Park store in Chicago.“We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of two associates at our Evergreen Park store, and we are mourning along with their families,” Walmart told USA Today.Walmart also told reporters that they are unsure how long the employees had the virus but say that the employees had not been at the store for a week before their passing.The retailer also reported that they are unaware how the employees became sick and that in the wake of their deaths, they are currently taking additional measures to ensure the safety of their staff members and shoppers.Walmart has now hired a third-party cleaning company to sanitize high-touch surfaces at the store. In addition to that, they are “allowing no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time,” Walmart announced Friday.Once the store is at 20% capacity, they plan to go to a one -in -one out structure.
For their part, probation authorities told Hellerstein in court documents that Cohen was sent back to prison for refusing to sign a form that would have banned him from publishing the book or communicating with the media or public.The Bureau of Prisons has claimed that any assertion that the re-imprisonment of Cohen “was a retaliatory action is patently false.”Cohen was released to home confinement last Friday, after being at the prison since July 9.Sources say his book will offer details on the circumstances that led him to plead guilty to campaign finance charges and subsequently blame Trump for allegedly directing him to commit those crimes.The charges resulted from Cohen’s efforts to arrange payouts during the 2016 presidential race to keep porn actress Stormy Daniels and model Karen McDougal from making public claims of extramarital affairs with Trump. The president has repeatedly denied the affairs.In a written declaration, Cohen said that his book “will provide graphic and unflattering details about the President’s behavior behind closed doors.” The U.S. government on Thursday dropped its effort to silence President Trump’s former personal lawyer, saying it will no longer demand that Michael Cohen avoid speaking with the media in the weeks before his book about Trump is released.An agreement between the government’s lawyers and Cohen’s attorney, Danya Perry, lifting the media ban that was keeping Cohen from speaking publicly now awaits a federal judge’s signature.Cohen is now completing the last two years of a three-year prison sentence at home after pleading guilty to campaign finance charges and lying to Congress.He was temporarily released from prison last May due to fears about the coronavirus, and was returned there in June, after announcing that he planned to publish a book that is critical of the president.Additionally, Cohen stated in court papers that the book, titled, “Disloyal: The True Story of Michael Cohen, Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump,” will be released before the November election.The 53-year-old Cohen had sued federal prison officials and U.S. Attorney General William Barr, arguing that he was ordered back to prison simply because of the book.However, U.S. Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein last week ordered that Cohen be released, saying that the government had retaliated and violated his First Amendment rights.