Marco Benevento Plays “Fred Short” Suite, Covers Butthole Surfers [Full Audio/Video]

first_imgOn Saturday, May 19, 2018, Miami Beach was treated to a very special evening with keyboardist Marco Benevento. Benevento was the man of the hour for the Rhythm Foundation’s 30th-anniversary fundraiser at the Gleason Room at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Benevento’s last solo project performance in Miami took place in January 2016 as part of the Rhythm Foundation’s Seaside Sessions series, so patrons and organizers already knew it would be a night to remember. The show was originally scheduled to take place outdoors at the North Beach Bandshell, but a forecast of heavy rain resulted in a venue change.The Rhythm Foundation, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, “seeks to increase global awareness through the presentation of live music as well as build and strengthen the diverse communities in South Florida through consistent shared cultural experiences.” Artists from all over the world and a plethora of genres have performed by way of the organization. Located in the colorful, cultural melting pot of Miami Beach, a focus has been placed on Latin American-, Caribbean-, and European-flavored bands. Benevento’s unique and energetic style, which blends sounds from all over the globe, was a perfect fit for the culturally diverse event.The poor weather did not put a damper on the event what-so-ever; the Gleason Room provided the perfect ambiance for the festivities. The evening began with a two-hour cocktail party, which included an open bar, hors-d’oeuvres from local favorite Taquiza, music by local DJ Benton, and an impressive silent auction. Hot ticket auction items were donated from popular business from all over the surrounding area. Auction items included a signed copy of Benevento’s recent 10th anniversary re-issue of his first solo album Invisible Baby; music-related artwork from well-known, local artist Lebo; hotel weekend packages at 4 and 5 star resorts; dinners at top-rated restaurants, including local music supporting restaurants 3rd & 3rd and Farmer’s Table; and packages from the area’s best wellness establishments (Float8, Yoga Journey, and The Salt Suite).Benevento and his bandmates, bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Andy Borger, came in smoking hot after a recent two night stand of late nights in New Orleans during Jazz Fest (in addition to Benevento’s two night stand with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and a late night performance with Worship My Organ). The trio warmed up the crowd with the groovy, seven-part journey of songs comprising “The Story of Fred Short,” showcasing their impressive range of talent.  The festive dance party continued with “Greenpoint”, an instrumental, downtempo track from the album Between the Needles & Nightfall.A spacey, jammed out instrumental version of The Knife’s “Heartbeats”, a song that truly hit the indie map when Jose Gonzales covered it on his 2006 debut album Veneer, came next.  The true bust out of the evening was a cover of the Butthole Surfers’ “Pepper,” with both Benevento and Rykman on vocals. Synthpop, crowd favorites “Limbs of a Pine” and “At the Show” rounded out the high energy set, with everyone in the house dancing and singing along.  As always, Benevento had the crowd mesmerized during the entire performance.You can check out the full audio recording of the show, along with some video clips, compliments of CHeeSeHeaD PRoDuCTioNS.Full Audio[Audio: CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]“Dropkick” through to “At The Show”[Video:CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]Setlist: Marco Benevento | Gleason Room at The Fillmore | Miami Beach, FL | 5/19/2018Setlist: Intro: The Story of Fred Short*. Seven Twenty Two*. Walking With Tyrone*. Live A Certain Life*. Stay In Line*. I Can’t See The Light*. Follow The Arrow*. Greenpoint. Heartbeats.** Dropkick. The Real Morning Party. Pepper***. Limbs of a Pine.E: At The Show.*First 7 Songs: “The Story of Fred Short” (side B of the album, The Story of Fred Short)**The Knife cover (instrumental)***Butthole Surfers coverBand: Marco Benevento (keys, vocals), Karina Rykman (bass, vocals), Andy Borger (drums)last_img read more

2014 Tony Awards FAQ! Everything You Need to Know for the 2014 Ceremony

first_imgThe 68th annual Tony Awards ceremony is almost here! We’ve pulled together some frequently asked questions about this celebration of Broadway’s best so that you can find all of the answers in one place. Where will the Tony Awards ceremony be held? Radio City Music Hall in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. What fun stuff can I do during the telecast? Follow Broadwaycom on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. You can also follow members of the team on Twitter: Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek, Managing Editor Beth Stevens, Features Editor Lindsay Champion, News Editor Imogen Lloyd Webber, Photo Editor Caitlin McNaney and Photographer Bruce Glikas. How can I watch the Tony Awards ceremony? Tune into CBS from 8-11PM EST to see the presentation of the major awards and performances. If you are in New York City on June 8, you can watch a live simulcast in Times Square hosted by past Tony nominee Kerry Butler and Wicked star Justin Guarini. Who is the 2014 Tony host? Hugh Jackman! The Tony winner is hosting the ceremony for the fourth time, having charmed audiences in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Jackman starred on Broadway in The Boy from Oz in 2003, for which he won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He also won a Special Tony Award in 2012 for raising almost $2 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS during the run of his solo show Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway. The actor also appeared on Broadway in A Steady Rain in 2009. He will next appear on the Great White Way in The River, which begins performances on October 31 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Jackman was Emmy-nominated for hosting the Tonys twice and won once (in 2005). Can I watch the Tony telecast if I am not in the U.S.A.? The following international broadcasters will carry the show: CHCH in Canada, Film & Arts in Central and South American and the Caribbean, Sky Network Arts Channel in New Zealand, Foxtel Arena Channel in Australia, Wowow in Japan, ABS-CBN in Philippines and Armed Forces Network Television, which is available to the U.S. Armed Forces stationed outside of the United States. Check local listings for more info. What shows will be performing during the Tony Awards ceremony? As always, there will be plenty of singing and dancing on the telecast. The show promises appearances by the stars of the nominated shows, including divas Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia Barrino with the cast of After Midnight, as well as the stars of Aladdin, Les Miserables, Beautiful, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Violet. The show will feature performances Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson singing a number from the upcoming Finding Neverland and Sting performing a selection from his upcoming musical The Last Ship. The evening will also feature performances from Cabaret, If/Then, Bullets Over Broadway and Rocky, as well as a tribute to Wicked, which is celebrating a decade on Broadway.center_img Who are the presenters at the 2014 Tony Awards? A starry roster of presenters and participants will include Kevin Bacon, Orlando Bloom, Matt Bomer, Wayne Brady, Zach Braff, Kenneth Branagh, Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper, Fran Drescher, Clint Eastwood, Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Vera Farmiga, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tony Goldwyn, Jonathan Groff, Anna Gunn, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, LL Cool J, Samuel L. Jackson, Carole King, Zachary Levi, Judith Light, Lucy Liu, Kate Mara, Audra McDonald, Leighton Meester, Alessandro Nivola, Rosie O’Donnell, Zachary Quinto, Emmy Rossum, Liev Schreiber and Patrick Wilson. Where can I find photos, videos and features about the big event? On, of course! Check in during and after the ceremony for a complete list of winners, photos, video and other highlights of Broadway’s biggest night. When are the 2014 Tony Awards? Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 8PM EST. View Comments Who are the 2014 Tony nominees? Click here for a complete list of the 2014 Tony Award nominees. Want to know the nominees’ deep dark secrets? Watch these videos.last_img read more

LeoVegas completes systems migration to Google Cloud

first_img Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Submit Share Share LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Mattias Wedar – LeoVegas ABStockholm-listed LeoVegas Group AB has completed a key technical objective, after migrating its entire gaming and customer management platform provisions on to the Google Cloud.The European online gambling group states that it will gain significant flexibility whilst improving product scaling capacities, as its core systems transfer from being maintained in Malta to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).Fulfilling a key technical directive, LeoVegas states that its development teams will now be supported with the ‘better scalable environment, which can grow the business without any physical hardware investments’.As a leading multi-market online gambling group, LeoVegas properties at present handle over 1.2 billion transactions from over 4 million user sessions per month, with the company detailing a peak time handle of circa 115 000 transactions/minute.“By GCP we have access to the latest technology in many different areas such as AI, serverless computing and security,” said Mattias Wedar, Chief Product & Technology Officer at LeoVegas. “We are the first gaming company that have started using this platform. During the migration, we transferred more than 28TB of data.”last_img read more