The Muppets Cover Queen, Bowie, Willie Nelson, & More At The Hollywood Bowl

first_imgLast summer, Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, the band from The Muppets, made their live music festival debut at Outside Lands. This weeknd, the make-believe band performed their first full length concert series at the Hollywood Bowl in California. “The Muppets Take the Bowl,” a nod to the classic 1984 film, featured Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Animal, Sam Eagle, Pepé the King Prawn and the entire Muppet cast – some of who have not been seen in over 35 years – along with Thomas Wilkins, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.The three-night run was a great success for The Muppets, and featured a special guest appearance from Paul Williams for a duet with Kermit the Frog on “Rainbow Connection,” which Williams co-wrote for the 1979 The Muppet Movie. Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) also joined in for “Rainbow Connection,” following his vocal performance in “Happy Feet” earlier in the set. The setlist also included covers of “Suffragette City” by David Bowie, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson. Each show culminated with a huge firework display.Thanks to YouTube users Synthetik Films and Chelsey Young, you can watch clips from The Muppets at The Hollywood Bowl below:last_img read more

Woodley’s Sack Attack Tackles Literacy Issue

first_imgHeld at the Estelle S. Campbell Boys & Girls Club, the event marked the beginning of the second year of Woodley’s educational challenge and literacy initiative under the LaMarr Woodley Sack Attack program. Woodley gave each participant two new books and reading materials through program partners Reading is Fundamental Pittsburgh and Scholastic. There were prizes for top reading participants throughout the duration of the program. Participants also had the opportunity to participate in an essay contest, with the theme of anti-bullying. The top performers for each age group in the essay contest won tickets to a Steelers home game at the end of the 2013-14 season.The event included interactive activities by The Josh & Gab Show, a speech by Woodley, a pizza and ice cream party, and distribution of literacy materials. Through Sack Attack, Woodley donates $500 per sack, which is matched by corporate sponsors, throughout the regular season among three deserving charitable organizations: the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania, Heroes for Kids, and Prevent Another Crime TODAY. WORKING FOR THE CAUSE—From left: Sheilda Braddock, CEO of the LaMarr Woodley Foundation; Malcolm Staples, president of the LaMarr Woodley Foundation;  Mercedes Howze; and LaMarr Woodley. (Photos by Gail Manker) Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl Linebacker LaMarr Woodley hosted his fifth annual LaMarr Woodley Foundation Sack Attack kickoff event, in conjunction with his second annual Literacy Initiative, in October, giving 200 youth from the Boys & Girls Club of Western PA an incredible opportunity to get more involved with reading and writing. His 1st Impressions program  also held its first Back to School program at Obama Academy.PRECIOUS AUTOGRAPH—LarMarr Woodley autographs a shirt for Anesa Cohen (back to the camera) while Amere Webb looks on.center_img Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courierlast_img read more