Widespread Panic Shares “Red Hot Mama” Cover From 25th Anniversary Run [Watch]

first_imgWidespread Panic continued its ever-flowing stream of archival content on Friday with “Red Hot Mama” taken from the band’s 2/11/11 concert at The Classic Center in Athens, GA. This show came as night two of the band’s three-night 25th-anniversary run, which concluded on the 14th with a show at Atlanta’s Fox Theater.The “Red Hot Mama” video comes as the latest in an ongoing series of clips pulled from Widespread Panic’s extensive archive of live concert footage. The band hit the ground running at the start of 2021 and has since released videos from its 2002 documentary, 25th anniversary run of shows, concert films, interviews, vintage TV appearances, and more.Related: The Lame Ducks Ft. Bob Weir, Dave Schools, Jay Lane, & Jeff Chimenti Bring Grateful Dead Spirit To Georgia Comes Alive [Watch]This Funkadelic cover came in the three-slot of set one as the band was warmed up and red hot from the preceding night. All three shows of the 25th-anniversary run were jam-packed with fan-favorite live staples, with “Red Hot Mama” being no exception. Since debuting on Halloween 1998, Widespread Panic has played the song 180 times to date, with 2/11/11 coming in as number 117.With Jimmy Herring coming in guns blazing with his wah-soaked leads, he quickly loses the effect and delivers a blistering solo. The song also provides ample space for JoJo Hermann to make a statement with the funky bounce of his clavinet. In a brief, six-minute runtime, Widespread Panic manages to stuff plenty of gunpowder into this “Red Hot Mama” before lighting the fuse to get the show off to an explosive start.Watch Widespread Panic’s performance of “Red Hot Mama” taken from February 11th, 2011 at The Classic Center.Widespread Panic – “Red Hot Mama” (Funkadelic) – Athens, GA – 2/11/11[Video: Widespread Panic]last_img read more

New York Giants Legend Tiki Barber Makes Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots

first_img Star Files Tiki Barber(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 View Comments Tiki Barber, a former American Football running back who played for the New York Giants for ten seasons, makes his Broadway debut as Don in Kinky Boots beginning on January 18 for a limited run through March 3. Barber succeeds original cast member Daniel Stewart Sherman, who is taking a temporary leave to appear in the world premiere musical My Very Own British Invasion at Paper Mill Playhouse. He will return to the role of Don on March 4 and stay through the show’s final performance on April 7.”I am so excited to be making my Broadway debut in Kinky Boots,” said Barber. “I was very fortunate to be part of the New York Giants for ten years and feel incredibly lucky to be joining another New York institution: Broadway.”Barber serves as co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s national afternoon program Tiki & Tierney alongside broadcast partner Brandon Tierney. In 2010, he was inducted into the New York Giants Inaugural Ring of Honor class, and in 2011, he was enshrined into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.Barber joins a principal cast led by Callum Francis as Lola, Andy Kelso as Charlie Price, Carrie St. Louis as Lauren and Caroline Bowman as Nicola.The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell.center_img Kinky Boots Related Shows Tiki Barberlast_img read more

Gyan seeks lead striking role

first_imgInjury-prone Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has spoken of his desire to recapture the lead striking role in the team for the 2010 Nations Cup/World Cup qualifiers.The 23-year-old has suffered a lot of injury setbacks this term after switching from Udinese to Rennes in an 8 million euro move.Gyan is yearning for a role in Milovan Rajevac starting line-up for Sunday’s Group opener against Benin at the Baba Yara Stadium.“I won’t say I’m the lead striker now because it’s been a while for now so I am back to take my place in the team,” Gyan told Ghanasoccernet.com“So I’m just focused. I will just play my normal game and the coach decides. I believe in my qualities and I know what I can do on the field.”Gyan last played for the Black Stars some 14 months against Nigeria at the Nations Cup on home soil and he is elated to return to international duty. “I’m very happy because I have been in a lot of difficulties for the past one-and-half years so joining my colleagues. I thank God,” he added.“I just recovered from injury and I have played few games for my team and think my condition is quite for us that was why I respond to the call-up because I believe playing for the national team, at least you have to be 65% fit.”He scored Ghana’s first goal at the 2006 World Cup in Germany in a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic.Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more