Fan favorite tribute act Pink Talking Fish has had a busy couple of weeks on the water, bringing their unique synthesis of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish‘s material to four separate concert cruises around the northeast.On July 8th, the band played two separate two-set cruises aboard The Jewel on NYC’s East River. The first cruise saw the band tackle Pink Floyd’s iconic album Dark Side Of The Moon in its entirety. This marked the first time Pink Talking Fish has played a set of just one of the three bands it covers, though it also served as a subtle Phish reference, who once played the full album live themselves (11/2/98). The show featured Elise Testone on vocals for “The Great Gig In The Sky”, as well as several other songs during the second set. The second NYC cruise featured the Turkuaz horns section for a two-set dance party that raged into the early hours of the morning. This past Saturday, July 16th, Pink Talking Fish took to the waters of Lake Champlain in Vermont, and featured a sit-in from Seth Yacavone Band bassist Alex Budney on a super funky version of Talking Heads’ “Houses In Motion” from their 1980 album Remain In Light. Finally, the band hit the dirty waters of Boston, MA on Sunday Afternoon with support from Tom Hamilton’s American Babies. Hamilton also sat in with the band on extended versions of Talking Heads’ “Pull Up The Roots” (Speaking In Tongues) and Floyd’s “Young Lust” (The Wall). The special guest star of the cruise, however, was PTF bassist Eric Goulds’ 4 year old daughter, Zia Mei, who got on stage with a bring red guitar in hand and sang with the band on “Quinn The Eskimo”. Full Audio of both NYC Cruises courtesy of Keith Litzenberger can be found below:Video of PTF Bassist, Eric Gould’s, daughter joining the band for “Quinn The Eskimo” courtesy of Benny Tucker can be seen here. Video of Tom Hamilton sitting in with PTF for “Pull Up The Roots” >”Young Lust” courtesy of Benny Tucker can be seen here.After an action-packed couple of weeks on the water, Pink Talking Fish heads to San Francisco tomorrow, July 19th, for a Phish aftershow at MEZZANINE. CRUISE SETLISTS:July 8th, 2016 – Rocks Off Concert Cruises, New York, NY, 7pm Cruise:Set 1: (Dark Side Of The Moon) Speak To Me > Breathe > On The Run > Time > Great Gig In The Sky* > Money > Us And Them** > Any Colour You Like > Brain Damage > EclipseSet 2: Lengthwise***, Moma Dance > Wild Wild Life, Have A Cigar* > If I Could*, TakeMe To The River*, Dogs > Mike’s Song > This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)*, Fearless**** > Simple > Life During Wartime* > Weekapaug Groove*w/ Elise Testone on vocals; **w/ Waste tease; ***performed accapella while the boat was rocking particularly hard due to big waves; ****w/ Roggae and Prince Caspian teasesJuly 8th, 2016 – Rocks Off Concert Cruises, New York, NY, 11pm Cruise:Set 1: In The Flesh* > Bathtub Gin* > Burning Down The House, Run Like Hell, Gumbo, Nothing But Flowers, One Of These Days > Kung** > One Of These Days, Wolfman’s Brother > Crosseyed And PainlessSet 2: 2001*** > Another Brick In The Wall > Psycho Killer > Another Brick In The Wall > Tweezer > Houses In Motion**** > Young Lust > Suzy Greenberg >Girlfriend Is Better > Tweezer RepriseE1: Quinn The Eskimo > Character ZeroE2: Cities*No Horns; **”Kuaz” instead of Kung; ***w/ Manteca tease; ****w/ Stash teaseJuly 16th, 2016 – Lake Champlain Concert Cruise, Burlington, VTSet 1: Waves > Run Like Hell > Slippery People > Moma Dance > Slippery People, Have A Cigar > This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Divided Sky > Once In A Lifetime > Divided Sky > Somewhere Over The Rainbow > Divided SkySet 2: Nothing But Flowers* > My Friend My Friend, Dogs > Pull Up The Roots > Time, Carini > Houses In Motion**, Dogs > Character Zero*w/ Ass Handed tease; **w/ Alex Budney on bass, Fiyo On The Bayou teaseJuly 17th, 2016 – Rock On! Concert Cruise, Boston MASetlist: Punch You In The Eye > Life During Wartime > Breathe, Quinn The Eskimo*, Take Me To The River, Fearless** > The Curtain > Pull Up The Roots*** > Young Lust***, Waves > Psycho Killer > Pigs (3 Different Ones) > Bug > Crosseyed And Painless > Eclipse*w/ Zia Mei Gould on guitar and vocals; **w/ Prince Caspian tease; ***w/ Tom Hamilton on guitar
Jimmy Nederlander Sr.(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments Broadway and West End theaters will dim their lights in memory of legendary theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander Sr., who passed away on July 25 at age 94. Known as “Jimmy,” Nederlander was a visionary theatrical impresario; on August 3, the marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed at exactly 7:45 PM for one minute, and dimmed in the West End in London at 7:00 PM before the evening’s performances commence.“Jimmy Nederlander’s name has been synonymous with quality theatrical productions in New York City and throughout the United States throughout his career, and in recent years his name has also come to symbolize excellence and achievement when “The Jimmy Award” is presented annually at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. A tribute to his passion for arts education, his legacy will help to inspire the next generation of performers and enthusiasts,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, in a statement. “Beloved by the industry, Jimmy was a loyal and trusted collaborator and a guiding mentor to so many. He was “one of a kind” and his indomitable spirit lives on throughout this country in the people he nurtured who are helping to make Broadway what it has become today. He will be sorely missed, and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”Julian Bird, Chief Executive of Society of London Theatre, added: “James Nederlander was a true titan of the theater industry. His beautiful theaters here in the West End, which are filled with thousands of people every night, are a testament to his vision and the organization he grew on both sides of the Atlantic. He was a friend and mentor to so many in the industry and he will be missed greatly. We are proud to acknowledge his extraordinary contribution to our industry with the dimming of London’s theater lights.”During a career that spans 70 years, Nederlander amassed a network of premier legitimate theaters including nine on Broadway: the Brooks Atkinson, Gershwin, Lunt-Fontanne, Marquis, Minskoff, Nederlander, Neil Simon, Richard Rodgers, and the world-renowned Palace; Chicago: Auditorium and Bank of America Theatres, Broadway Playhouse, Cadillac Palace and Oriental Theatres; in Los Angeles, the Pantages Theatre; and in London, an interest in the Adelphi, Aldwych, and Dominion Theatres.A recipient of many distinguished honors including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, Nederlander is survived by his wife Charlene S. Nederlander, his son James L. Nederlander and daughter-in-law Margo M. Nederlander, his grandchildren James M. Nederlander II and Kathleen M. Nederlander, his stepdaughter Kristina Gustafson and her children Gunnar Gustafson and Krisanna Gustafson.
Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Eric Go Yap “I’m discussing with my subordinates if a motu proprio investigation will be conducted on Senator Koko Pimentel’s supposed breach of COVID-19 protocols at the Makati Medical Center,” Ombudsman Samuel Martires said in a statement. The MMC denounced Pimentel’s breach of the infection and containment protocols. The senator was also spotted last week shopping at the S&R membership Shopping in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, which the store later confirmed. “For whatever reason, he failed to disclose all needed information. PSG troopers on duty assessed him according to the answers on the said form he submitted, the basis of which he was allowed entry,” PSG commander Colonel Jesus Durante III said. Meanwhile, the Presidential Security Group (PSG) is considering filing charges against Yap for not disclosing necessary information when he entered the Palace for a meeting on March 21. “I am preparing a complaint based on provisions of the Revised Penal Code and special laws,” Quicho said. “I have told the Philippine Medical Association, doctors, nurses, and patients that they can file complaints of their own.” Department of Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete has earlier said that they are ready to probe Pimentel if someone will file a case against him, same goes with the Philippine National Police. “If really needed we could file a case against him for breach [of protocols],” he added. “This incident shall serve as a reference for PSG’s implementation of an enhanced screening measure for all those who enter Malacañang Complex.” Pimentel came under fire after he accompanied his wife to MMC on Tuesday evening, despite being under self-quarantine. He also received a COVID-19 test result that evening where he is positive for the virus. The Office of the Ombudsman is considering a probe on Pimentel for his action despite already subjected himself to COVID-19 test which eventually turned out positive last Tuesday night. MANILA – Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and ACT-CIS party-list Representative Eric Go Yap were currently in hot water for breaching quarantine protocols against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Philippines is currently under a State of Public Health Emergency, a power under Republic Act 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act. Under the law, “non-cooperation of the person or entities identified as having the notifiable disease, or affected by the health event of public concern.”/PN Yap earlier said evening that his COVID-19 testing, which was taken on March 15, has turned out to be positive. He added that he is ready to face any possible charges against him. Private lawyer Rico Quicho, meanwhile, is drafting criminal, civil, and administrative charges to be filed against Pimentel for “irresponsible and reckless” move when he accompanied his wife to the Makati Medical Center despite being on quarantine.