first_imgCatskill Chill Music Festival made its triumphant return this year, stepping into a new venue at Lakewood, PA with an awesome, jam-friendly lineup. The festival saw bluegrass masters Greensky Bluegrass headline the final night of festivities, diving deep into material new and old for fans everywhere to enjoy. The energy of the set was only amplified at the end, when pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt “The Dr.” Collier joined the band on stage for two classic songs: “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” and “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox.”The rich gospel tones of Collier’s lap steel guitar contrasted beautifully with the natural sound that rings from every Greensky note, as evidenced in this full length recording from taper Keith Litzenberger. Take a listen to the music, below.You can also hear the band’s new album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, by following this link.Meanwhile, be sure to catch Roosevelt Collier with members of Snarky Puppy, Dopapod and Kung Fu at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival on October 22, 2016. More info about the star-studded lineup can be found here.last_img read more

first_img Heathers: The Musical Charissa Hogeland, original Heathers ensemble member and understudy for Veronica, officially assumes the role full-time at off-Broadway’s New World Stages beginning July 8. The announcement follows the news that the show’s original star, Barrett Wilbert Weed, has abruptly left the musical. A spokesperson commented that Weed has departed the production “to pursue other opportunities.” View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014 Hogeland makes her New York City stage debut with Heathers. She has appeared in regional productions including Sleeping in Seattle, Cabaret, The Producers and Chicago. On screen, she has been seen in the film The Truth About You.center_img In addition to Hogeland, the current cast of Heathers includes Dave Thomas Brown as J.D. and Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Kristolyn Lloyd as the Heathers. They are joined by Cait Fairbanks, Katie Ladner, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Tony winner Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney, Michelle Duffy, Dan Domenech, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, AJ Meijer, Matthew Schatz and Dustin Sullivan. Directed by Andy Fickman and featuring music, lyrics and a book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, Heathers brings the 1988 cult classic film to the stage. Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But outsider Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under. Related Showslast_img read more