first_imgBack in November, Dave Matthews got together with Cuban singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, a key player in Cuba’s Nueva Trova movement, for a private event in Washington, DC to benefit The Center for Democracy in the Americas. Today, a full taping of the intimate performance has emerged. The first third of the video captures a Dave Matthews solo set of three songs before welcoming Varela and his band (Aldo Lopez Gavilán, piano; Yissy García, drums; Julio Cesar González, bass) to join him for the rest of the set. The hour-long performance ran through favorites from Dave Matthew’s catalog including “Save Me,” “#41,” and an encore of “Ants Marching.” The group also performed a song of Varela’s “Muros y Puertas.”The proceeds from the event, which celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Center, went toward normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba, two countries with a tenuous history at best. Matthews and Varela have played together a handful of times during 2016, both on American and Cuban soil, as part of the cultural exchange program established with the lifting of the Cuban embargo. Matthews serves on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and Varela has served as a cultural delegate to Cuba.Watch the performance and check out the setlist below, courtesy of Jason E. Stessel.Dave Matthews Solo Set03:30 Little Red Bird08:05 Don’t Drink the Water14:16 OhDave Matthews With Carlos Varela and Band19:00 Save Me24:14 #4131:01 Samurai Cop38:09 Muros y Puertas*Encore46:33 Ants Marching[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

first_imgBatesville, In. — The world famous Harlem Globetrotters announced today that the team is offering complimentary game tickets to any U.S. government employee currently on furlough to the 2019 Fan Powered North American tour.  The Globetrotters tour of Indiana includes seven games, the team’s schedule is as follows:Thursday, Jan. 17 at East Central High School in St. Leon at 7 p.m.Friday, Jan. 18 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis at 7 p.m.Monday, Jan. 21 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis at 2 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Logansport High School at 7 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 26 at Purcell Pavillion in South Bend at 7 p.m.Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Madison High School in Madison at 7 p.m.Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at 1 p.m.“As the Ambassadors of Goodwill, we want to show our support to all those government workers whose paychecks, and by extension, their families, are directly impacted,” said Globetrotter President Howard Smith.Any U.S. government employee currently on furlough can show their valid government ID at their local box office and receive two complimentary tickets to a Harlem Globetrotter game in North America while supplies last.  The offer is only valid during the current government shutdown and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. Quantities are limited and seat locations vary by venue.  Fans are asked to check with their local box office for details.The Globetrotters, in the midst of their 93rd consecutive season, are currently touring North America as part of their 2019 Fan Powered World Tour, which will see the team play in more than 250 North American markets, as well as 30 countries worldwide. Tickets are now available online herelast_img read more

first_imgAlex Ovechkin continued to add to his legacy Tuesday.The Capitals star recorded a secondary assist on a T.J. Oshie goal in the first period against the Canucks. The point was the 1,180th of his career, which made him the highest-scoring Russian player in NHL history. Alex Edler injury update: Canucks D diagnosed with concussion, will miss at least one week Related News Alex Ovechkin, officially the highest-scoring Russian ever. 🐐🐐(🎥 @Capitals)— Yahoo Sports NHL (@YahooSportsNHL) February 6, 2019Washington went on to top Vancouver 3-2. Ovechkin has registered 57 points on 37 goals and 20 assists for Washington this season.Congratulations @ovi8 ! #1 all-time Russian @NHL scorer #ALLCAPS— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 6, 2019The 33-year-old has spent his entire 14-year career with the Capitals. He has made 11 All-Star teams and helped the franchise win its first Stanley Cup in 2017-18.center_img Auston Matthews signs 5-year extension with Maple Leafs Ovechkin moved in front of Sergei Fedorov, who tallied 483 goals as well as 696 assists during his 18-year career.The Capitals hold a 29-18-6 record in 2018-19 after the victory over the Canucks.last_img read more