Mickey Hart Launches Grateful Dead’s ‘Shakedown Stream’ With Message From Home [Watch]

first_imgThis past Friday, the Grateful Dead launched the new “Shakedown Stream” archive video series, which will air weekly on the band’s YouTube channel while the live music industry remains on indefinite hiatus. The first concert as part of the new couch tour series brought fans back to the Dead’s July 4th, 1989 performance at Buffalo, NY’s Rich Stadium.The start of the new series has since been accompanied by a personal message from Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, who shared an update of positivity from inside music studio at his California home.Related: Grateful Dead ‘All The Years Live’ Video Series: “Foolish Heart” From Buckeye Lake 1993 [Watch]“One of the things we’ve all been missing most in these strange times, is the magic that happens when we gather to celebrate our shared love of music,” a bandana mask-wearing Hart says in the brief video. “We’re gonna try and bring our community together by sharing some of our favorite shows.”Hart goes on to briefly recap where the Dead’s 1989 Independence Day performance stood at that point in the band’s journey, which was preceded by two years of immense growth in popularity thanks to 1987’s In The Dark and its hit single, “Touch of Grey”.Watch Mickey’s uplifting message below, and tune in to the band’s YouTube channel every Friday night going forward for the latest “Shakedown Stream” webcast.Mickey Hart Kicks Off Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Stream” Series[Video: Grateful Dead]last_img read more

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Ghana electoral commission begins voter register cleanup

first_imgGhana’s president fires electoral commission head, two deputies Electoral Commission of Zambia targets to register 9 million voters Ghana’s ruling party accuses opposition of bribing electoral commissioncenter_img Ghana’s Electoral Commission Introduces Online, USSD Voters Registration Process.PHOTO/AllAfrica Ghana’s Electoral Commission Introduces Online, USSD Voters Registration Process.PHOTO/AllAfricaAhead of the country’s general election in December, Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) has begun cleaning the roll of voters, a local election official said Wednesday.The processes, if completed, will ensure that only eligible Ghanaians would have their names on the voters’ register, said Director for Electoral Services Serebour Quaicoe.“We have begun the process of cleaning the register to make it credible ahead of the polls. We have a committee in place that is looking into such cases. We are also doing deduplication to remove multiple registrations,” Serebour told local media.The official assured the public and the international community that the commission was poised to deliver credible register for the presidential and parliamentary elections in December.Ghana’s electoral body held mass registration of voters ahead of the polls between June 30 and Aug. 6, and a total of 16,963,306 people were registeredRelatedlast_img read more

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Body found in Willacy County

first_img RelatedGame wardens make arrest at TIFTBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens arrested a man during the 77th Annual Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) Saturday in connection with an incidence of cheating believed to have occurred during the Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament. Harlingen resident Francisco E. Chamberlain, 47, was…August 12, 2016In “News”Rocket launch site discussed at meetingBy CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel City Commission held its regular meeting Tuesday. The commission approved resolution 05-12-12-02 declaring the results of the city’s special election. Mayor Joe Vega, Commissioner Place 1 Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora and Commissioner Pl. 2 Maria De Jesus Garza renewed their…May 24, 2012In “News”Laguna Vista represented at RGV Partnership Day at CapitolBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Three Laguna Vista officials traveled to Austin last week to participate in Rio Grande Valley Partnership Day at the state capitol on Feb. 10. Council Members Richard Hinojosa and Wanda Reyes-Rice and City Manager Rolando Vela attended the gathering designed to bring state legislators…February 20, 2015In “News” SPIPD part of multiagency investigation, body may belong to missing priestBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] have arrested one man in connection with a body that was found in Willacy County last Friday.Juan Carlos Baez Escobedo, 27, of Brownsville, is currently in custody at the Willacy County Sheriff’s Office, an official there confirmed Thursday.Lt. Johnny Hernandez, with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) said Escobedo is being held on a murder charge in connection with a body which was discovered near the community of Santa Monica in rural Willacy County. As of press time Thursday, no information on Escobedo’s arraignment or bond was available.Previously, Escobedo had been held at the Carrizales – Rucker Detention Center in Brownsville on one charge of tampering or fabricating physical evidence. Officials at that facility, which houses Cameron County inmates, said Escobedo was briefly in their custody on Tuesday, Aug. 21. He was released after posting a $15,000 bond.The murder investigation may be tied to a missing persons case that originated on South Padre Island. William “Bill” Costello was reported missing by out-of-town family on Aug 1, South Padre Island Chief of Police Randy Smith said this week.Investigators with the South Padre Island police department (SPIPD) were on site when the body was discovered Friday afternoon, Chief Smith confirmed.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more

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