Last 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:
Batesville, In— The journey has begun and Santa Claus is on the way!Members of the U.S. Military will track Santa and provide an escort through U.S. airspace. Santa’s progress will be tracked online here.The North American Aerospace Defense Command – or NORAD – is responsible for tracking every flight over the U.S. and Canada. NORAD will use U.S. Department of Defense satellites and technology to keep the journey on track. They will monitor his flight and even provide fighter jet escorts – if the need should arise over North America.This year, more than 1,250 volunteers, including some elves, will be in NORAD’s call center, providing updates in as many as eight languages.