Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Performs On National TV In NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ [Watch]

first_img[Audio: Recorded, edited and seeded by Michael Buzzeo; Uploaded by JamBuzz]If you like Taz, you can catch him during Jazz Fest at Z-Funk: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin & Parliament Funkadelic featuring Michelangelo Carubba & Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Roosevelt Collier, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Rob Walker (The Main Squeeze), Chris Bullock & Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy) at The Maison in New Orleans on Sunday, April 29th. For more info, click here; to purchase tickets, click here; and for our full guide to Jazz Fest late nights, click here. Last night, in celebration of Easter Sunday, NBC continued their recent trend of live stage musical broadcasts with a newly adapted production of Jesus Christ Superstar starring John Legend as JC, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Alice Cooper as King Herod, and an immensely talented group of performers to round out the cast.While several highly touted live TV musicals have aired over the last several years, this new adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s cult classic 1970 rock opera was the first to be filmed in front of a large live audience with live musical accompaniment. The teleplay was staged at Marcy Armory and has received rave reviews, with virtually every review noting the palpable energy afforded to the performance by the live audience and accompaniment.One particular member of the backing band will look familiar to Live For Live Music’s readers: young guitar wizard Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, who served as a featured soloist during a number of the show’s songs (including its opening number), augmenting the guitar work of band members Tim Quick and Dylan Kondor (pictured above).Taz, of course, has plenty of experience working with the decorated Andrew Lloyd Webber. He originated the role of Zack Mooneyham in the Broadway production of School of Rock: The Musical (music by Webber), and recently made a ripping guest appearance at the special 30th-anniversary performance of Webber’s 1986 hit musical Phantom of the Opera.You can check out a couple of Taz’s appearances below. You can watch all the musical numbers from Jesus Christ Superstar Live! via the NBC YouTube page):Jesus Christ Superstar Overture with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer“Damned for All Time/Blood Money” with Brandon “Taz” NiederauerJesus Christ Superstar wasn’t Taz’s only big show this past weekend. He also performed a Jimi Hendrix tribute show at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre the previous night, billed as the 50th anniversary of Jimi’s iconic record, Electric Ladyland (1968). Listen to full-show audio of the performance below:Brandon “Taz” Niederauer – Jimi Hendrix Tribute – Full Audio – 3/31/18last_img read more

ONE Championships signs US broadcast deal with Turner Sports

first_imgWelterweight star Sage Northcutt was also added into the ONE roster in November.“As the home of martial arts, ONE Championship has a simple formula of values, heroes, and stories that have resonated deeply across the globe,” said Sityodtong. “We look forward to showcasing the greatest martial artists in the world.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES PBA commissioner: No precedent to suspend Mark Barroca on groin hit Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ONE champions from Team Lakay. Photo from Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—ONE Championship and Turner Sports have signed a three-year partnership that will see the live events of the mixed martial arts promotion get distributed to the United States.Also included in the agreement is the role of B/R Live—Turner Sports’ live streaming service—which will distribute programming surrounding the live events starting January 19.ADVERTISEMENT ONE Championship has a total of 24 live events that will be broadcasted through B/R Live.“We are thrilled with the partnership with Turner Sports, a truly iconic industry leader of premium sports content, to bring authentic, world-class martial arts action to American fans,” said ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“ONE Championship is one of the most popular mixed martial arts organizations in the world, with a high concentration of passionate fans that make it a perfect fit for B/R Live and TNT,” said Turner Sports President Lenny Daniels. “We will leverage every opportunity within our portfolio to partner with ONE Championship and help further its footprint in the US.”Although ONE is primarily rooted in Asia, it went on an aggressive recruiting spree in the last quarter of 2018 signing former UFC champions Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson in October. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

The £100m worth of talent Man United need

first_img Kevin Strootman – AS Roma – Valuation: £20m – Click the arrow for the defender who could be a top class replacement for Vidic and Ferdinand – Another player with strong links to United is Kevin Strootman. A known favourite of former Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal, there is an air of inevitability that the two will work together again in some capacity. As talkSPORT have been told, Van Gaal has made it his mission to bring in the midfielder to help bring some much-needed steel to the centre of the pitch. However, with Roma warning United off one of their star men, the Red Devils will have to pay a sizeable sum for his services. Fabian Schar – Basel – Valuation: £7m – Click the arrow for a midfielder who could transform United’s fortunes! – Van Gaal is known to be a huge advocate of youth, but given his decision to ship out a sizable number of United’s youngsters over the summer indicates that he simply does not rate many of the players coming from the academy. The Dutchman seems keen on giving younger, more established players a chance though, and as such has been loosely linked with a move for Basel’s 22-year-old Swiss defender Fabian Schar. Schar has been building a reputation for himself over the past few seasons and now could be set for a move. At around £7m, he looks like a comparable bargain, but would he solve United’s problems? 5 Mats Hummels – Borussia Dortmund – Valuation: £30m – – Click the arrow to see “one of the most talented players of his generation” – perfect for Old Trafford? – United’s interest in the Germany World Cup winning defender is well documented and while a deal is believed to be possible, United will have to spend a sizable sum to tempt Dortmund into selling. Hummels is valued at around £30m, but his defensive abilities and leadership would surely bring some much-needed stability to United’s rocky defence. 5 5 Marquinhos – Paris Saint-Germain – Valuation: £22m – Click the arrow to see the other players Man United should sign to get them back on top! – The former Roma man is widely regarded to be one of the top young defenders in Europe and while he has frequently appeared for PSG this season, he has shown that he is arguably exactly what United need at the back. The French champions boast excellent depth in defence, with David Luiz joining Thiago Silva in a bustling squad, but the Red Devils would certainly have to make any potential deal worth PSG’s while. 5 Marco Verratti – Paris Saint-Germain – Valuation: £21m – Click the arrow for more – Described by PSG’s president as “one of the most talented players of his generation”, Marco Verratti continues to be linked with United and for good reason. His talents in the centre of midfield are well known, so much so that PSG recently offered him a one-year contract extension, so it will take a sizable sum to lure him away. Strong in a tackle and threatening all over the pitch, Verratti has attracted a number of admirers. They’ve already spent an estimated £150m on players, but if Manchester United are to challenge for the Premier League again, then they will probably need to spend another £100m according to one former Red Devil.Ex-United star and coach Phil Neville recently commented that while his former club had brought in some enviable names over the summer months, they remain a number of players short of being a domestic force again.That was perhaps no more evident than on Sunday, when Louis van Gaal’s side let a 3-1 lead slip – eventually falling to Leicester City 5-3.United’s need for defensive reinforcements is there for all to see, but who should they be spending their £100m on?Click the arrow to see who Man United should be targeting… 5last_img read more