Branford Marsalis Talks About Appreciating The Grateful Dead In Newly-Recovered 1996 Interview

first_imgBeloved saxophonist Branford Marsalis famously sat in with the Grateful Dead at the Nassau Coliseum in 1990, producing one of the most iconic performance of the Dead’s thirty-year career. While many have heard the performance, including the infamous “Eyes of the World,” few have heard Marsalis’s thoughts on the collaboration.Fortunately, thanks to YouTube user Josh Daniel, we have footage to share from a great interview with Marsalis in 1996. Held shortly after the death of Jerry Garcia, the interview talks about Marsalis’s work with the group, but dives into numerous topics about the iconic band. It’s interesting to hear Marsalis’s thoughts on how the band truly earned their audience with rigorous touring, how Dead shows were all about the music, and how open-minded the Grateful Dead and their fans were about music itself.You can enjoy this fantastic interview with Marsalis, below.Of course, an article about Marsalis wouldn’t be complete without full audio from the 3/29/90 Nassau Coliseum show. Stream it:last_img read more

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Premiere Announced – Finally!

first_imgHere’s a look inside last season’s “Game of Thrones” finale: Unbelievably, the upcoming season will be the series’ fifth. (Alert: spoilers below)The previous season ended with a glorious—and bloody—battle at Castle Black, Tywin Lannister’s embarrassing death at the hands of his own son, and Arya, who was painfully close to reuniting with her sister Sansa, sailing to Braavos. Last year, the epic claimed the title of HBO’s most watched series: it reached 18.4 million viewers, eclipsing the previous mark of 18.2 million set by “The Sopranos.”“Game of Thrones” has become so popular that HBO announced it would show two episodes from Season 4 in select IMAX theaters, followed by an exclusive trailer for the upcoming season. The deal with IMAX makes HBO the first television network to broadcast its programming in such a setting. “We couldn’t think of a series more fitting than Game of Thrones to be the first presented in IMAX,” Greg Foster, senior executive vice president of IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, said in a statement. “It has the action, storyline and epic nature that our fans seek in IMAX and we’re thrilled to team with HBO and our longtime partners at Warner Brothers to offer audiences a chance to experience it in the ultimate theatre setting joined by other fans of the series.”In other news, HBO announced that “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” will also debut April 12. Silicon Valley will air at 10 p.m., followed by “Veep” at 10:30 p.m. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The long, painful wait is almost over. HBO announced this week that its hits drama “Game of Thrones,” based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” books, returns April 12 at 9 p.m. last_img read more

El Clasico: Special Cameras for Ronaldo, Messi

first_imgTo ensure that fans don’t miss out on any of the action, the fixture’s leading lights, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, will both be tracked by dedicated player cameras throughout the 90 minutes.Two cameras will get up-close and personal with the Portuguese striker and the Argentine forward, allowing supporters to feast their eyes on every last move made by the global stars. The same applies to the two men in the dugouts, with a pair of cameras set to be trained on Zinedine Zidane and Ernesto Valverde right from the first whistle.In an effort to make television viewers feel as if they were lapping up the action from a seat in the stands, the Bernabeu is also to be equipped with a virtual Be The Player camera, which features Intel’s 360° technology and represents a first for a LaLiga broadcast.This camera captures events from the player’s perspective, offering spectators the same view of the match as their heroes.Another new feature which is set to be rolled out is the Laser Wall, a virtual wall that provides viewers with a clearer picture in relation to whether players are located in offside positions.For the first time in La Liga history, El Clasico will be produced in its entirety in 4K-HDR resolution. In addition, the coverage will break new ground with the 30 cameras to be deployed representing a global record for a 4K broadcast.By way of contrast, in the 2017 UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff, 10 real-time 4K cameras were used, with the remainder being HD to 4K upgrades sourced from the HD broadcast.Meanwhile, Pay TV channel, SuperSport has promised that the match will be broadcast Live and in HD on SuperSport 7, as DStv viewers join some 650 million people in 188 countries around the world in watching.Also, the game is going to be aired live to subscribers on the GOtv MAX package.Speaking on the epic football duel, the General Manager, Marketing and Sales for MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. Martin Mabutho, said: “Every year, millions of people around the world tune in to watch the spectacle that is the ‘El Clasico’, a battle between two of the biggest Spanish clubs in world football. SuperSport has always ensured that Nigerians are not left out of the thrilling encounter and this year is no different. The clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be broadcast LIVE on SuperSport, and our viewers should tune in to find out who edges the other out: will it be Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram  Live Action on DStv & GOtvSaturday’s encounter between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, the first Clasico of the 2017/18 campaign produced by Mediapro, will feature the use of technology befitting what is considered to be the greatest fixture in world football.The game’s biggest two clubs go head-to-head at the Santiago Bernabeu in a contest that will be beamed live to followers in 182 countries. The millions of television viewers will be made to feel as if they were at the game themselves thanks to the ground-breaking technology in place for the eagerly anticipated showdown.last_img read more