Bob Weir Will Be Performing For Norwegian Crown Prince & Princess On Their Visit To America

first_imgNow here’s something you don’t see every day.According to Royal Central, their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway are planning to visit New York, NY from December 5-7, where they will hear music by none other than our very own Bob Weir. The Grateful Dead guitarist will be performing at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) event, of which the Crown Prince Couple are members. Actresses Connie Britton and Michelle Yeoh will also speak at the event, with Padma Lakshmi hosting.The UNDP operates to eliminate poverty around the world, working in over 170 countries to improve the lives of people in need. Though Weir has long been a champion of philanthropic causes, it will be interesting to see how his music and message fits with this high end event. You can find out more about the UNDP here.[Photo by Steve Rose]last_img read more

Tix Now On Sale for Athol Fugard’s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

first_img The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek View Comments Related Shows Tickets are now available for the world premiere of Athol Fugard’s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek off-Broadway. The production will play a limited engagement April 21 through June 7. Opening night is set for May 11 at the Romulas Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center.The new play is inspired by the life of South African outsider artist Nukain Mabusa. Aging farm laborer Nukain has spent his life transforming the rocks at Revolver Creek into a vibrant garden of painted flowers. Now, the final unpainted rock, as well as his young companion Bokkie, has forced Nukain to confront his legacy as a painter, a person and a black man in 1980s South Africa. When the landowner’s wife arrives with demands about the painting, the profound rifts of a country hurtling toward the end of apartheid are laid bare.The cast includes Leon Addison Brown, Bianca Amato, Caleb McLaughlin and Sahr Ngaujah. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 31, 2015last_img read more

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first_imgBILL NEAL :10 Others have already done it and Lord knows the Penn State jokes are all over the Internet. But for me there’s nothing funny about children being molested. So I’ll pass on the funny stuff. But I will tell you this …“What goes around…comes around.” :09 Tiger Woods finished 3rd in the Australian Open Nov. 6. That can only mean one thing…that’s right the ladies are back! :08 There’s something going on at my alma mater Penn Hills High School and it’s not looking good. Stay tuned and stay in touch with your New Pittsburgh Courier. This is gonna be big, I mean really really big!!!:07 I think it’s safe to say the Pitt football team is turning the corner towards a winning season. The defense has stepped up big time and Tino Sunseri is giving you all he’s got. It’s just too bad they lost Ray Graham to the knee injury. It’s not high octane but at least they’re out of the driveway.:06 The Pitt hoop season has started and the squad is loaded. Coach Dixon’s biggest problem is going to be getting playing time for all that talent. Ashton Gibbs aka “The Rifleman” is back and looking better than ever. Be mindful however he’s not just a shooter he has total game. I expect to see him at the next level.:05 Speaking of the next level…that being the NBA…and I was. A bunch of billionaires fighting a bunch of millionaires for 2 percent profit…C’mon Man!:04 Oh let’s go back to Pitt for a minute. The next time you go to a Pitt basketball game look up in the rafters and tell me what’s missing. (I’ll tell you what’s missing because you ex-South Vo-Tech grads are too slow to get it on your own). There are four “hall of fame” “number retired” legend’s names hanging there. Billy Knight, Don Hennon…Who…!, Charles Smith and Brandon Knight. Now I am not mad at any of those guys because they earned their place in history. But for the love of God and all that is holy and right can somebody…anybody please tell me how Sam Clancy’s not among that cast. Simply put “Sam Bam” Clancy changed Pitt basketball from what it was to what it is today; top level, physical, get it done, win at all costs basketball. At 6’6” he remains one of the Big East’s greatest centers and clearly rivals Charles Smith for the No. 1 spot for the Panthers. And as a athlete he was second to none. He only went on to have a great fifteen year pro football career. C’mon Pitt, do the right thing. I am just saying!!! And while we’re at it, how is Larry Harris not among the chosen few? He’s only Pitt’s 3rd all time leading scorer, not to mention a true superstar out of high school in basketball, football, and track…I am just saying again!!! And what about Clyde Vaughn, Pitt’s 2nd all time leading scorer behind Charles Smith. And I mean instant and non-stop offense. Were any of you at East Hills Park at the Connie Hawkins League when Clyde scored 48 for the Don’s…only to have it wiped out two days later by David “Dr. Death” Trent who lit it up for 51.Yea boy back-in-the-day! You people need to speak up. Let’s get these guys in the elite class they belong in.:03 If you’re reading this article, put the paper down right now and get over to The Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville. The Rayco “War” Saunders pro fight card is on and you’re missing it, here’s the info. The weigh in for the fighters is tonight at 6 p.m., food and drinks available. Fight night is Thursday, Nov. 17 starting at 7 p.m. Food, drinks, VIP room. Get your tickets now.:02 I am going to tell all of you the same thing I told Kevin Cameron (who by the way is now in The Locker Room, he’s reading Overtime and can’t get enough of it…it’s knowledge for his Aliquippa brain) if you think you’ve got a better list than mine send it in. Muhammad Ali is the greatest athlete of all time; bar none…well shut me up then.:01 Tickets are going fast for the 36th Annual Willie Pop’s Stargell Memorial Pittsburgh/Allegheny County MVP Awards Banquet, Monday Dec. 5, LeMont Restaurant Mt Washington, 6:30 Cocktail Reception, 7:30 Dinner, 8:30 Awards Presentation—Honoring The Great Sam Clancy, J.R. Holden, Reggie Mitchell, Ashley Battles, Evan Frazier, Clarence Hopson and many others. Chuck Sanders will be the keynote speaker and newly elected Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will be the guest speaker. Tickets are only $65, Proceeds to Benefit Champions Toys for Tots Christmas Party and Toy Give Away. Call The Champions at 412-628-4856 while there are still tickets available.“DOUBLE OVERTIME”:00 The next First Friday Old School Par-Tay is right around the corner so get ready to get ready. But this one is special. It’s the Champions Christmas Par-Tay and The Red Par-Tay together. It’s the first big holiday par-tay of the season and everybody’s wearing red—prizes for best red outfits—and it’s the Cheyney Alumni Pittsburgh Chapter Par-Tay as well. You don’t want to miss all this mmmaaannn and wwwooommmaaann. Yes, the Pittsburgh United Rays Corvette Club will be there. Now what?…And bring your money and credit cards because there’s going to be plenty of Christmas stuff to buy.~ Game Over ~last_img read more