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Gov’t Mule / Chris Robinson Brotherhood at SummerStage in Central Park

Gov’t Mule celebrated their 2,000th live performance Wednesday night in a smoking set that included several songs from their soon to be released new album, Revolution Come…Revolution Go.  The almost perfect Central Park weather set the stage for an evening night that featured inspired performances and several high profiled guest appearances.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood kicked off the night with a tight set that included “Behold The Seer,” the first single from the band’s forthcoming record. “Shore Power”.  Gov’t Mule followed and hit the ground running with “World Boss,” “Brand New Angel”, “About To Rage” and “Rocking Horse” with Haynes trading licks with keyboardist Danny Louis.

Towards the middle of the set Gov’t Mule focused on new material with help from some friends. Up first was the song “Stone Cold Rage”.  In a recent interview Haynes spoke about the inspiration for the song: “… it’s a little tongue-in-cheek, but I wanted to capture that intensity that’s going on right now. I’ve never seen it like this, ever. I grew up in the South; I’ve never seen people so angry and so divided. And we go all over the country. I’ve been out to California – it’s going on out there, too,”.   The band was then joined on stage by percussionist Bobby Allende and vocalists Jasmine Muhammad and Lauren Dawson for the live debut of “Sarah, Surrender.”

The song “Game Face” featured riffs on a series of classics including The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood,” Weather Report’s “Birdland” and Donovan’s “First There Is A Mountain”.   Another highlight of the evening was Bruce Willis sitting in on harmonica on “Key To The Highway”, Mr. Willis proving he still has serious blues harp chops.

The SummerStage and Parks Foundation PR Staff were brilliant as always and ran a flawlessly smooth program – looking forward to the rest of this summer’s schedule!

And – Congratulations to Gov’t Mule on 2,000 shows, here’s hoping there’s at least 2,000 more.

 

Second Annual OZY FEST at SummerStage in Central Park

OZY Media announced today the second annual OZY FEST to take place Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at Rumsey Playfield in New York City’s Central Park (OZY.com/ozyfest2017).

OZY FEST, described by The New York Times as “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair,” features entertainers, innovators, and thought leaders on the cutting edge. This year’s lineup includes pop star Jason Derulo, comedian Samantha Bee, authors Malcolm Gladwell and Ta-Nehisi Coates, NFL linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, HBO’s Issa Rae, celebrity chef Eddie Huang, award winning journalist Katie Couric, and many more.

OZY FEST gives you a delicious taste of all the things you care about,” says Carlos Watson, OZY co-founder and CEO. “When else can you be in the heart of New York City, in Central Park with the biggest stars, best chefs, and brightest thinkers. Come ready to eat, think, and rock, and you’ll come away smarter, fresher, and better than before.”

OZY FEST is something you experience — not something you just attend. Last year’s inaugural event attracted nearly 5,000 guests who interacted with art, engaged with provocative speakers, tasted inventive food and partied to live music, all in one place. In 2016, the festival featured music headliners Will.i.am, Wyclef Jean and Andra Day; a conversation with Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer; panel discussions with Senator Cory Booker, Karl Rove, Malcolm Gladwell; art exhibits with Kazuhiro Tsuji; and food from celeb Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.  Watch a recap video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74u90XIQgjw

Tickets to OZY FEST 2017 will be available for limited purchase on http://www.ticketfly.com/ starting Monday May 8.  General admission tickets are $50.00, and VIP passes are $125.00 and include an exclusive viewing lounge, beer, wine, and snacks.

Performances and Conversations with Musicians, Comedians and Entertainers:

  • Jason Derulo; singer songwriter
  • Issa Rae; actress, writer and star of hit show ‘Insecure’ on HBO
  • RuPaul; Emmy award winning TV star of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ on VH1
  • Zara Larsson; singer songwriter
  • Talib Kweli; hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur, and social activist

Thought Leadership Presentations, Panels and Discussions From:

  • Samantha Bee; host of ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee‘ on TBS and comedian
  • Malcolm Gladwell; journalist and best-selling author, The Tipping Point, Blink
  • Katie Couric; Award winning journalist and Yahoo! Global News Anchor
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates; author and journalist; National Correspondent for The Atlantic
  • Adam Grant; professor at UPenn’s Wharton School of Business; best-selling author, Originals and Give and Take
  • Van Jones; CNN political contributor, author and social activist
  • Von Miller; linebacker for the Denver Broncos, 2015 Super Bowl MVP
  • Whitney Wolfe; Founder & CEO of Bumble, Co-founder of Tinder
  • Grover Norquist; Founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform
  • Michael Moe; Founder, Chairman, and CEO of GSV Asset Management

Mouth-watering food inventions and demonstrations From:

  • Eddie Huang; world renowned restaurateur, chef, food personality, and author

Outrageous Live Performance Art and Exhibits From:

  • London Kaye; street artist and crochet artist

To learn more visit:
http://www.ozy.com
OZY.com/ozyfest2017
https://www.facebook.com/Ozy

About OZY Media
With 25 million monthly unique users and 2 million subscribers, OZY brings readers “the new and the next,” offering 100% original content, with a focus on the future, via unique OZY News, OZY Magazine, OZY TV and OZY Events products. Called “the new media magnet for the news hungry” by Fortune magazine, OZY’s in-depth and high-quality journalism has attracted a number of high-profile media partners including The New York Times, NPR, PBS NewsHour, TED, The Financial Times, The Huffington Post and many more, as well as guest editors including Bill Gates, President Bill Clinton, and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Founded in 2013 by Emmy award winning journalist Carlos Watson and co-founder Samir Rao, the OZY team is based in Mountain View, CA and backed by leading Silicon Valley investors including Laurene Powell Jobs, Ron Conway, David Drummond, Larry Sonsini and Dan Rosensweig and a significant investment from publishing giant Axel Springer.

Contacts:
Anne Muscarella  / Director of Communications, OZY Media  / anne@ozy.com
Rebecca Shapiro or Kerri Brusca / Shore Fire Media  /rshapiro@shorefire.com or kbrusca@shorefire.com

SOURCE OZY Media

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Elvis Costello at SummerStage 2017

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

June 15 @ 6:30 pm10:00 pm

Elvis Costello is nothing short of legendary. With one of the most prolific careers in music today, he has his sublimely talented fingers in more musical pots and genres than one can count. His breakout on to the British pub scene of the ‘70s quickly saw him become a pioneer of the punk and new-wave movements. With his critically acclaimed 1977 debut album My Aim Is True in the bag, Costello assembled The Attractions as his backers. Over the years, Costello has collaborated with Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney, and jazz-pianist Diana Krall (his wife), and penned songs for Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, No Doubt and James Brown – all showcasing his stunning diversity in varying styles. With a Grammy win, Oscar nom, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and inclusion on tons of Rolling Stone ‘best’ lists, Costello is a premier name in the business. He now tours with The Imposters, as he continues to reimagine and reinvent musical forms.

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Time(s):
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Cost:
$55
Map:

Shakespeare in the Park 2017

Time to start thinking about the 2017 Shakespeare in the Park season. This summer, Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis will helm a production of the Bard’s Julius Caesar; following that, Public Works founder Lear deBessonet will direct A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Oskar Eustis directs JULIUS CAESAR, Shakespeare’s play of politics and power, last seen in the Park 17 years ago. Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.  JULIUS CAESAR, only staged at the Delacorte Theater once before in 2000, was directed by Barry Edelstein and featured David McCallum in the title role, Jeffrey Wright as Mark Antony, and Jamey Sheridan as Brutus.

In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love.

“There is no difficulty in the world that Shakespeare can’t address,” Eustis said in a statement. “In our troubled times, the majesty of Julius Caesar and the joy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are as necessary as beauty.”The summer season will also include Hair to Hamilton, an all-star celebration of musicals developed at the Public. The gala event will take place on June 5 at the Delacorte.


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