Sting’s ‘the Last Ship’ Sets Sail, In Concert

Hambly and Jackson will also perform with the concertina, whistle and bouzouki. The concert is part of the ongoing Joan and Robert Rogers Concert Series which began in 1984. The series presents professional concerts every spring and fall. Admission to the concert is $10 per person, which includes a reception with the musicians following the performance. The Chapel of Rest is near the Patterson School, on N.C. 268 in Caldwell County, 9 miles north of Lenoir. For information, visit chapelofrest.org . Its Oktoberfest time again Followers of Facebook already know that one of the Top 10 Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States takes place in Hickory. Thanks to those 5,600 likes. Hickorys Oktoberfest was conceived 28 years ago with recognition of local German heritage. Jason Yates, the president of the Hickory Downtown Development Association, credits Beemer Harrell for creating the festival and who carried the torch for many years. Tracy Nestor, this years Oktoberfest event director, said, we will continue to build on tradition to make the Oktoberfest as authentic as possible. The festival will combine a nostalgic feeling of old German tradition, as well as a unique modern festival. The Development Association reports that Hickorys population more than doubles during the three-day festival weekend, which takes place on the second weekend in October. This years event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and concludes at 5 p.m.

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Sting performs ‘The Last Ship’ to benefit The Public Theater on Sept. 25 in New York City. (Photo: Kevin Mazur, WireImage) Singer/songwriter was joined by a small gathering of musicians in a 260-seat venue Writing for other characters’ voices “freed me up” to craft new songs, Sting says New tunes showcase folk textures and propel story informed by Sting’s youth SHARE 8332 CONNECT 63 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE NEW YORK Who will play Sting on Broadway next year? That was the burning question posed sort of Wednesday night at the Public Theater, as the pop veteran launched a 10-night run of benefit concerts introducing songs “inspired by” his first musical, The Last Ship, due to arrive on the Main Stem in fall 2014. Billed as “An Evening With Sting: The Last Ship,” the show placed the international star in the Public’s 260-seat Anspacher Theater, where he explained to an audience including fan-club members and lottery winners how he conceived his virgin project as a musical-theater composer/lyricist. Set in Northeast England, where he grew up, it features as its hero a man who is, like Sting, the son of a shipyard worker, who leaves his small community and remains “very ambivalent about where he comes from.” His name is Gideon not a far cry, Sting wryly noted, from his own given name, Gordon (Sumner). “There’s some autobiography there,” he said. But not too much. Sting’s newly released album, also titled The Last Ship and featuring songs from the upcoming musical, is his first collection of new tunes in a decade. It came to fruition, he told the crowd, only after he was freed from writer’s block by the concept of crafting songs to be delivered by other people, representing different perspectives. He likened the consequent outpouring of music to “projectile vomiting.” His set list at the Public where he was joined by 14 other musicians and vocalists, a number of them also natives of Northern England featured at least one song that hadn’t made the cut for the stage project (but is on the album): Practical Arrangement, a bittersweet duet written for Meg, the feisty single mom who is Gideon’s love interest, and a rival for her affections.

Hammett: It was a total leap of faith, a total shot in the dark. When you saw it for the first time, what elements stood out? Hammett: After reading the synopsis of the script numerous times, I was having problems just grasping it all. So I asked Nimrod for storyboards, and then he storyboarded the entire thing out and gave it to all of us. Then, for me, it was a lot more clear. It was a lot more consistent in terms of a storyline emerging. But when we first saw the first edits, after they shot the footage for the narrative, I was scared [laughs]. I was thinking, “Wait a second, this is not what I was thinking it was gonna turn out like.” It needed a lot of work. And me not being experienced in making movies, I didn’t know that that was part of the process you see a rough cut and you put in your ideas, your opinions and whatnot, and you slowly help it and push it along and try to get it as close to your vision as possible. As apocalyptic a tale as it is, the story is partly about loyalty, and Metallica has a loyalty as a unit and probably your crew and everyone who works with you. But we never find out the true story, because there is something major that is not revealed.

Lionel Richie concert review: Endless hits at the Patriot Center

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Richie, 64, didnt even pretend he was going to play anything new on the fifth stop of his month-long All The Hits All Night Long tour. I am prepared to sing every song I can remember, he announced smoothly. The good news is, were going to sing all the songs. The bad news is, I hope I can remember them. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Richies been crooning the same songs for so long Penny Lover, Truly, Ballerina Girl, Lady that he could probably sing them in his sleep. The same could be said of the members of the predominantly middle-aged crowd. We have known each other a long time, he cooed onstage, flashing a big smile at the ladies in the front row who werent seat-sharing but instead jumping up and down and shrieking. Richie instructed people in the arena to go back in time and reminisce about when they first heard his songs, and where you were, what you were doing and who you were doing it with. From the dreamy looks on many peoples faces, those were some happy memories. What could have been an incredibly sleepy affair with so many slow love songs actually zoomed by, as Richie basked in his former glory, strolling back and forth across the stage, pausing to tell the history of some of his (and the Commodores) most well-known hits, including Still, Stuck On You and Three Times a Lady. Richies voice, strained at some points, still provided enough power for bursts of energy for Dancing on the Ceiling and the island-themed smash All Night Long. Although it was a little unsettling to see Richie (whos Grandpa Lionel now, he reminded everyone, although his grandkids call him Pop Pop) make the hourglass-figure hand motions with Brick House. But Richie embraced the cheesiness, with some especially awkward dancing: lots of hip swivels and pointing of index fingers in the air. Easily winded, he caught his breath a couple times as he soaked in the screams from the audience and wiped the sweat from his forehead with a small towel. No mention was made of his recent return to pop-culture relevance with last years Tuskegee , a compilation of countrified versions of his songs featuring guest stars that include Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean. It was his first No.