Load remaining images Last Saturday night, Eric Krasno joined Lettuce, Oteil Burbridge, Bob Weir, John Mayer, and more for a Jerry Garcia Band tribute set for the ages at LOCKN’, performing for the tens of thousands in attendance as well as countless more via webcast. Last night, less than one week later, Krasno was back in action for a totally different kind of performance at New York’s intimate Rockwood Music Hall.Billed as Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged, the evening’s band included a pair of his Eric Krasno Band cohorts, guitarist Danny Mayer and vocalist Mary Corso, as well as keyboardist Eric Finland, who played with Krasno’s E3 Organ Trio earlier this year. Percussionist Ben Marino, one of Finland’s frequent collaborators, rounded out the lineup. As Krasno tells Live For Live Music, Marino came highly recommended by Finland. “Ben was so good. I met him 3 hours before the show… He’s playing the Wormtown Festival with us coming up.”The band worked through a selection of songs from 2014’s Blood From A Stone in addition to acoustic readings of a pair of covers that also appeared during last week’s LOCKN’ JGB celebration with Lettuce: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles classic “I Second That Emotion” and Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter favorite “They Love Each Other”. In addition to making mention of the LOCKN’ set, Krasno spoke about an experience visiting Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi‘s house, reminiscing about how he landed on the idea for Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s “Calling Out To You” on one of Derek’s open-tuned guitars before delivering a tender rendition of the tune.The show also included the debut of a new original song, a stoically heart-wrenching lament called “Carry My Name”, which Krasno wrote as part of a new concept album he currently has in the works. You can watch a full video of the live debut of “Carry My Name” below:Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged – “Carry My Name” (Debut)[Video: Andrew O’Brien]This show marked Krasno’s second Rockwood show in as many weeks. On August 21st, Krasno and Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, WOLF!) teamed up for a duo show at the roughly 60-capacity Stage 3, the smallest of Rockwood’s three performance spaces. You can listen to that performance in its entirety here.Below, you can check out a full gallery of photos from Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged at Rockwood Music Hall courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein.For a full list of Eric Krasno’s upcoming performances, head to his website.Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged | Rockwood Music Hall | New York, NY | 8/31/18 | Photos: Andrew Blackstein
Donors, volunteers made a big differenceThe year 2018 was another year marked by record-breaking disasters across the United States, with millions of people turning to the American Red Cross for help in their darkest hours. Time and again, we called on our community for support, and you answered generously with gifts of time, money, and blood. Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionPost office must do more to stop thievesRe Dec. 7 article, “No holiday for the thief and the scammer”: I’m so glad you wrote that article. I’m somewhat disabled and can’t do much walking, so I shop QVC and HSN, which means my packages arrive in the mail.Last year, my post person (female) was wonderful. She always put my packages out of sight. This year, it’s a different story. My packages are left in plain sight of the street. Thankfully, I’ve been home every time and have gotten them.I’ve told the postmen, I have several, to put them where they won’t be seen. Some do, Some don’t. It’s like talking to a wall. I’ve spoken to the post office several times as well. They told me they will leave a note for the person delivering them. It didn’t help. One day when a package was left, to be seen again, I called the post office for three-and-a-half hours straight. No one answered. A recording said: “A supervisor was unavailable at this time.”UPS puts my packages where they won’t be seen and also knocks on my door. It only takes a few seconds to do this. The post office should have meetings once in a while and the subject should be brought up. I’m sure I’m not the only person this has happened to.The article mentioned what the people should do. May be the post office should read the article and then do their part. Hoping for improvements.Carol LeipSchenectady Red Cross volunteers from the Capital Region played a critical role in responding to local and national disasters alike.From Hurricanes Florence and Michael, to the devastating California wildfires, to the tragic limousine accident in Schoharie, local volunteers were on the front lines offering comfort and hope in the face of heartbreak.Home fires were the emergency we responded to most frequently in 2018. More than 800 families across our region experienced home fires this year, at a rate of more than one fire a day. That’s why in addition to providing immediate assistance to families affected by fires, we visited nearly 2,500 homes and installed nearly 6,000 free smoke alarms to help end home fire tragedies in our community.As 2018 draws to a close, and I look back on another year of incredible work made possible by our generous donors and volunteers, I simply want to say thank you. The Red Cross delivers help and hope 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we couldn’t do it without you. Please visit redcross.org/eny to learn more about our work in 2018 and see how you can get more involved in 2019. Thank you, and happy holidays!Gary StriarAlbanyThe writer is the Regional CEO of the American Red Cross Eastern NY Region.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
The opulent former home of disgraced businessman Christopher Skase has sold. Picture: Claudia Baxter.THE lavish Brisbane mansion built by disgraced Australian businessman Christopher Skase has sold in a secret deal to a local hotelier for $10.138 million.Star Hotel Group boss Steven Shoobridge bagged the luxurious Great Gatsby-style estate for a bargain given Skase built the home in 1988 at a reported cost of $35 million, with a further $5 million spent on extensive renovations in 1997. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The late Christopher Skase and wife Pixie in Spain. Picture: Humphrey Carter. The opulent home on Dickson Terrace in Hamilton. Photo: Claudia Baxter.Its list of features includes bulletproof glass, a circular staircase, an internal bell tower, an eight-person lift and a fence made from one metre thick concrete and reinforced steel.The estate includes a large pool, cabana, floodlit tennis court, ponds, fountains, waterways, terraces and raised gardens. Hotelier Steven Shoobridge sold his penthouse to former prime minister Kevin Rudd and Therese Rein. Source: TwitterThe cashed-up hotelier and Harvard Business School graduate sold his Brisbane riverfront penthouse to former prime minister Kevin Rudd and Therese Rein in late 2016 for $8 million. But the Hamilton Hill property is far more palatial — boasting nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms and spreading over an impressive nine titles. ● BRISBANE’S MOST EXPENSIVE HOME SALES ● GINA RINEHART SECURES $18.5M DIGS More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoVendor Dr Soo Hian Beh bought the property, known as ‘Bromley’, at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton in 2001 for $6.5 million. Soo Hian Beh was the previous owner of the Hamilton home. Photo: Claudia Baxter. The view from the terrace at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton. The late Christopher Skase in 1987. Picture: News Limited. A glimpse inside the lavish mansion at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton. The entrance to 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.Dr Beh’s estranged husband, the Malaysian Chinese industrialist Sir Yii Ann Hii, is being pursued by the Australian Taxation Office over a $64 million tax bill.The home was sold in an off-market deal which settled in February, according to data from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPrestige property with Elizabeth Tilley13:44 The property had been on the market with multiple agents since late 2016 and most recently advertised for rent on realestate.com.au for $12,800 a week.Listing agents had expected it to fetch as much as $25 million, with Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty agent Stephen Weber labelling it “the most elite residence on the market in Queensland”.“It represents an extraordinary era in Australian history; a decadent period in Queensland’s past,” Mr Weber said at the time of listing. The formal dining room in the home at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton. The view from the terrace of the house that Christopher Skase built in Hamilton. Photo: Claudia Baxter. Inside one of the rooms of the lavish mansion at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.There is even a self-contained housekeeper’s quarters, children’s wing, glass conservatory with views to Brisbane city, a gymnasium, wine cellar with tasting room, a 15-seat home theatre, private office with a bar and garaging for eight cars. This property at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton, has sold for more than $10m. Inside the lavish mansion at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.
Another Twitter account posted: ‘If Andres Escobar was killed for scoring an own goal, then Carlos Sanchez should be murdered and his dead body p****d on.’The judicial arm of the Colombian police have assigned a special team to investigate the threats made to Sanchez, 32, who is suspended forÂ Sunday’sÂ clash with Poland.Should Colombia lose they would be staring at an early exit from the World Cup, with Senegal to play in their final Group H matchÂ onÂ Thursday, June 28.The top two teams from Colombia’s group will face the top two teams from England’s group, with the Three Lions favourites to progress along with Belgium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Colombian police are investigating death threats made against midfielder Carlos Sanchez after his red card in their 2-1 defeat byÂ Japan.The formerÂ Aston VillaÂ man was sent off for stopping a goalbound Japanese effort with his hand just three minutes into the match, which took place almost exactly 24 years on from Andres Escobar’s own goal at the 1994 World Cup.Escobar was shot dead on his return home from the tournament after his goal led to Colombia’s early elimination. OneÂ TwitterÂ user posted a split picture of Sanchez and Escobar with the words: ‘I propose a dream.’