Watch George Porter Jr. & Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Jam “Be Careful Who You Idolize” At The Cap

first_imgLast night, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts held a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester at The Capitol Theatre with Christina Bianco, George Porter Jr., Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a youth mentoring organization. By matching adult volunteers, “Bigs,” with children, “Littles,” facing adversity, they are able to accomplish their mission of “helping children reach and realize their potential.” Big Brothers Big Sisters of FSW provides at-risk children with strong, positive and enduring one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.As part of The Really Big Show, the musicians came together in this spirit of goodness. The beloved NOLA funk bassist joined forces with young musicians, guitarist Brandon Niederauer and drummer Jager Soss for two songs: “Be Careful Who You Idolize” by George Porter Jr & Runnin’ Pardners and “Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix. You can watch their first performance together below, courtesy of Jon Hammer:Tonight, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY will host JAM THE VOTE, featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Blind Boys of Alabama in a multi-act, classic New Orleans-style jam session. Thirty-six hours before Election Day, the once-in-a-lifetime house band will create a “Night for the Soul.” And the special guests include Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros), Amayo (Antibalas), Amy Helm, Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), DJ Logic, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Lee Fields, Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits), Matisyahu, Nicole Atkins, Questlove, Robert Randolph, Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Valerie June, Win Butler (Arcade Fire) and more! Free stream is available to those who pledge to vote. Find out more here.[Photo courtesy of Greg Horowitz]last_img read more

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EX-DONEGAL SOLDIER JAILED FOR SIX-AND-A-HALF YEARS FOR PSNI MURDER PLOT

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A FORMER Irish soldier from County Donegal is beginning a six-and-a-half year sentence behind bars today after being jailed for his role in a dissident terrorist murder plot against a PNSI trainee.Ex-Irish soldier Gerard James McManus from Letterkenny and his pal Kevin Barry Nolan from Blacklion in Fermanagh originally denied various charges including the attempted murder of a student police officer, and possessing a gun with intent to endanger life in Garrison on November 21, 2009.The pair later changed their pleas and pleaded guilty to having a firearm with intent to endanger life. The two also admitted to possessing articles likely to be used in the preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. The court heard these related to a car, a balaclava, gloves, lighters and soap.The charge of attempting to murder the PSNI officer will be left on the books.McManus (28) from Fernhill and 35-year-old Nolan, of Main Street, Blacklion were detained during an undercover police operation at the time.During a series of Magistrates’ Courts sittings, they heard that the two accused claimed they had no intention of shooting the trainee officer, only to scare him.They were allegedly spotted in a Vauxhall Astra approaching the man’s home before police moved in.McManus, wearing a balaclava allegedly went to the front door, while Nolan remained in the front passenger seat of the Astra, where he was later arrested, allegedly sitting on a magazine, loaded with 16 rounds for a Glock pistol.McManus escaped, running down the side of the house and firing off a shot.He was apprehended the following morning, in a garden shed. A mask and gloves were found in the shed, but no gun was ever recovered. During interview, both men maintained they had no intention of harming the student police officer.In his interviews Nolan, whose alleged role was to give McManus directions, claimed that as far as he was concerned: “No harm was going to be caused,” and that firing the gun was to “put the frighteners on him.”Today in Belfast Crown Court McManus was jailed for six and a half years, with a further six and a half years suspended on his release.Nolan got six years, with a further six years also on license.EX-DONEGAL SOLDIER JAILED FOR SIX-AND-A-HALF YEARS FOR PSNI MURDER PLOT was last modified: February 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FermanaghGerard James McManusletterkennymurder plotPSNIlast_img read more

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