UPDATE 8/5: The Garcia catalog has now been added to Spotify as well! Stream on.August 1st marks the birthday of Jerry Garcia, and his estate certainly had a nice surprise in store for his fans. In honor of Garcia’s birthday, his entire catalog of solo albums will be released on streaming services for the first time ever.The newly-released discography includes all of Garcia’s solo studio albums, including Garcia, Garcia (Compliments), Reflections, Cats Under The Stars and Run For The Roses. Of course, this announcement wouldn’t be as potent without some live releases as well. Fortunately, the entire GarciaLive series, as well as favorites like Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound and After Midnight: Kean College, 2/28/80 will also be released.Not only that, but the press release promises more albums on the way. Just head to iTunes, Apple Music and Google Play and listen up for these great Garcia records.Happy birthday Jerry. We miss you.
Norm Lewis Enlisted for VH1’s Daytime DivasTony nominee Norm Lewis has landed a recurring role in VH1’s Daytime Divas. Inspired by Star Jones’ Satan’s Sisters…A Novel of Fiction, about a fictitious long-running talk show entitled The Lunch Hour, the scripted series is scheduled to premiere next year. Lewis will play William, a handsome doorman who may hold one of the cohosts’ darkest secrets, with Patti LaBelle taking on the role of his prying mom, Gloria. Sounds like compulsive viewing!Sister Sledge Musical in the WorksWe’re lost in music! A Sister Sledge musical is aiming for the West End. “We were recently approached by a theater producer in Chicago about doing a girl’s group musical, and I think that this would be fantastic,” band member Joni Sledge revealed at a recent charity event at Battersea Evolution in London. Sister Sledge’s hits include “We Are Family,” “Lost in Music” and “Frankie.”The Life, Helmed by Michael Blakemore, to Bow in U.K.The Life will make its U.K. premiere, directed (and updated) by Michael Blakemore, the show’s original Broadway director. Featuring a score by Cy Coleman, based on an original idea by lyricist Ira Gasman, with a book by Coleman, Gasman and David Newman, the show is an exposé of the darker side of 1980’s New York. Starring Sharon D. Clarke as Sonja and Cornell S. John as Memphis, the production will play a limited engagement from March 25, 2017 through April 29 at the Southwark Playhouse. Opening night is slated for March 29.P.S. Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr.’s new album, Simply Christmas, is available for pre-order—check out his rendition of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” below. HOLY SH*T (You’ve Got To Vote) from Funny Or Die Rachel Bloom Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Rachel Bloom Taps Patti LuPone & Jaime Camil for Funny or DieRachel Bloom, the co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, has put together an impressive lineup for a new Funny or Die video, below, encouraging people to vote. Broadway favorites contributing to her number, “Holy Shit (You’ve Got to Vote),” include Patti LuPone, Jaime Camil, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Lynch and more. And yes, when you watch, you heard that right, Donald Trump does get called an “orange talking STD.” View Comments
Photo: © Tipperary GAA Twitter Tipperary Football manager Liam Kearns expects Louth to be stronger tomorrow in the League final than they were in Semple Stadium two weeks ago.The Wee County qualified for the Division 3 decider and secured promotion with a round to spare when they won that game in Thurles.Louth have made 4 changes from the team that lined out in Semple – Anthony Williams comes in at corner-back, Andy McDonnell is brought in at midfield while captain Adrian Reid and Ryan Burns bag starting places in attack. The Tipp team will be named tonight.Tipp FM will have full live coverage of tomorrow’s National Football League Final at Croke Park in association with Cleary Motors, Loughtagalla, Thurles – Renault Dealer for Tipperary.