After spending two nights in Brooklyn – one scheduled, and the other impromptu – Joe Russo’s Almost Dead made their way out to Port Chester, NY for the first of two nights at The Capitol Theatre. Almost Dead continues to impress fans with their one-of-a-kind take on the Grateful Dead. While the Brooklyn Bowl show on 12/29 focused more on the Dead’s material, the band took more liberties with the catalog and worked outside the box for a great performance.Featuring special guest performances from Alecia Chakour, the band drilled through Grateful Dead classics, along with a rendition of “The Weight” by The Band, and debut cover of “Hood Doo Voo Doo” by Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie. The band has shared the soundboard audio from this performance, which you can enjoy below:Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 12/30/16Set 1 (8:45PM – 10:12PM)King Bee Jam + ->The Eleven @ (All) >BIODTL # (SM) >Feel Like A Stranger (SM) >Cumberland Blues $ (All) ->The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) (AC)Estimated Prophet (SM) ->Space ->Bird Song Jam + ->Day Tripper % (TH) ->Bird Song ^ (TH) ->King Solomon’s Marbles & ->Bird Song Reprise + (TH)Set 2 (10:49PM – 12:??AM)Til The Morning Comes + (All + AC) ->Passenger + (SM & AC) ->Viola Lee Blues * (All) ->Jam ->Uncle John’s Band (All) ->Becky @@ ->Uncle John’s Band Reprise (All) ->Viola Lee Blues Reprise (All) ->Hoo Doo Voo Doo ++ (SM) ->Lovelight * (AC) ->Shakedown Street ## (TH) >Throwing Stones $$ (SM)ENC: The Weight (All + AC)AC is Alecia Chakour (Tedeschi Trucks Band) on Vocals+ – First Time Played by Almost [email protected] – With at Throwin’ Stones Tease (TH)# – 30 Beat BIODTL for Dec 30th$ – With Feel Like A Stranger & Hoedown (Aaron Copeland) Teases (MB) & a Lovelight Jam (Band)% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Beatles Cover, Unfinished, 2 verses were sung^ – With a Day Tripper (The Beatles) Tease (MB)& – Unfinished* – With Cochemea Gastelum (Dap Kings) on Bari [email protected]@ – Benevento Russo Duo Cover, not played since 2015-10-03, a gap of 46 shows. Basically only Joe & Marco played on this song.++ – Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie Cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead.## – With a MB Piano Solo, an On The Road Again Tease (Band), a “That’s All” (Phil Collins) Tease – I think, it might be something else (Band) & an unknown jam (Band) that I may be able to figure out.$$ – With an Unknown Tease (TH)[Setlist via Peter Costello // Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Facebook]
The big man is back in town! Jersey Boys vet Michael Lomenda will step in for Matt Bogart as Nick Massi in Jersey Boys from May 3 through September 4. Bogart is on leave from the long-running tuner while he appears in off-Broadway’s Himself and Nora; he will return to the Main Stem’s August Wilson Theatre on September 6.Having appeared as Nick Massi in Toronto and on the road, Lomenda also played the role in Clint Eastwood’s feature film adaptation of the musical. This is his Broadway debut.The Tony-winning jukebox tuner Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The show features over 30 hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.”The production currently additionally stars Richard H. Blake as Tommy DeVito and Quinn VanAntwerp as Bob Gaudio. As previously reported, Mauricio Pérez and Dominic Scaglione Jr. are alternating the role of Frankie Valli. Both will play four shows a week; a performance schedule will be announced later. They took over for Joseph Leo Bwarie, who appeared in his final performance at the August Wilson Theatre on April 24. Jersey Boys Michael Lomenda(Photo: David Leyes) Related Shows from $59.00 View Comments
Oregon’s labor market is growing faster than economists believed, with the jobless rate hitting another record low in July.The monthly unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, according to data out Tuesday from the Oregon Employment Department. That’s the first time it’s been below 4 percent since at least 1976, when the state began keeping comparable records.There’s an important caveat — Oregon reported similar lows last year but revised the numbers upward at year’s end. That could happen again but it doesn’t change the broader trajectory of Oregon’s labor market, which continues to surprise observers with steady growth.“Oregon’s economy is growing faster than previously thought,” state labor economists wrote Tuesday. “Payroll employment figures covering the spring and early summer show bigger job gains than the numbers released four weeks ago indicated.”Oregon added 45,300 jobs in the prior 12 months, expanding the labor market by 2.4 percent. That’s slower than an annual growth rate of 3.7 percent in 2013, but nearly a full percent faster than economists had believed.Another measure of joblessness, the U-6 or “underemployment” rate, is also near an all-time low at 7.7 percent. It measures people who have part-time jobs but would rather be working full time and others who are marginally attached to the labor force.Construction remains one of Oregon’s fastest-growing segments, joined by retail and health care. Government work was the only major category underperforming expectations, shedding 2,200 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.