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

Indonesia arrests US fraud fugitive on local sex charges

first_imgFrom April 2014 through December 2019 the group attracted unsuspecting investors using fraudulent earnings purported to come from the network’s mining pool, according to prosecutors.It was not immediately clear if US authorities would seek Medlin’s extradition in the cryptocurrrency case.”We are still waiting for a request from the US Embassy,” Jakarta police’s special investigation director Roma Hutajulu said Tuesday. The US embassy did not immediately reply to requests for comment. An American fugitive wanted at home in connection with a $700 million cryptocurrency scam has been arrested in Jakarta on sex charges, Indonesian authorities said Tuesday.Russ Medlin, who entered the Southeast Asian nation on a tourist visa last year, was nabbed in the capital Monday after three teenage girls alleged he paid to have sex with them, police said.If convicted under Indonesia’s child protection laws, Medlin could face up to 15 years in prison, police said, adding that they confiscated more than $20,000 in cash from the suspect.  “After the arrest, we checked his identity,” Jakarta police spokesman Yusri Yunus told reporters on Tuesday, adding Medlin was sought by foreign law enforcement agencies.According to the Nevada State sex offender public website, a Russ Albert Medlin was listed as a “non compliant” tier-two offender — the second most serious — with a Las Vegas address.In December, the US Justice Department said three men had been arrested in an alleged fraud that raised $722 million from investors lured by fake bitcoin mining earnings.Prosecutors in the United States allege Medlin headed the “BitClub Network,” which took money from investors in a “high-tech Ponzi scheme”.center_img Topics :last_img read more