Watch Phil Lesh Jam With Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring & More For The Cap Finale

first_imgLast night marked the finale of Phil Lesh’s three-night stand at the Capitol Theatre. What started as a 76th birthday celebration quickly steamrolled into a monumental run, as Lesh welcomed “The Q” for the second and third nights of the stand. Comprised of Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, John Molo, and Rob Barraco, this is one of the longest standing lineups of Friends, and the group did not disappoint.The band opened up the show with a tight jam that wound its way into “Dark Star.” Enjoy video of that below:The set saw the group nice and loose, and they jammed out on a Grateful Dead classic, “New Speedway Boogie.”Afterwards, the band broke out into a cover of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love,” which magically segued into “Broken Arrow.” What a combination!“End of the Line” came up next, listen in below.Finally they closed out the set by finishing “Dark Star,” and jamming into “I Know You Rider.” Set two was more of the same magic, opening with a soulful version of “Unbroken Chain.”With jams on songs like “The Wheel,” “Cumberland Blues,” “Uncle John’s Band” and even a cover of Traffic’s “Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys,” this was one for the ages! The show ended with an encore of “Patchwork Quilt.” Check out the full setlist below:Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 3/18/16Set One: Jam > Dark Star pl wh rb > Again & Again wh rb, New Speedway Boogie wh pl, Sunshine of Your Love wh > Broken Arrow pl wh, End Of The Line wh > Dark Star v2 pl wh rb > I Know You Rider pl whSet Two: Unbroken Chain pl, Jam > The Wheel pl wh rb > Cumberland Blues pl wh rb, Uncle John’s Band pl wh > No More Do I wh rb > The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys wh > Franklin’s Tower pl wh, Donor RapEncore: Patchwork Quilt wh rb[Photo and videos by Sean Roche]last_img read more

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More maneuvering to keep Navajo Generating Station alive

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:A Chicago-based company in negotiations to take over a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona said it would run the generating station at less than half its existing capacity to ensure it’s economical, a company official said Tuesday.Fewer employees and a new lease and coal supply agreement also are in the mix as Middle River Power pursues a takeover of the Navajo Generating Station. The current owners of the 2,250-megwatt plant near the Arizona-Utah border are planning to shut it down next year unless someone else buys it, saying power produced by natural gas is cheaper.Joseph Greco, a senior vice president for Middle River Power, told Arizona utility regulators the company would operate the plant at 44 percent of its capacity, and differently during peak and off-peak demand, making it more economical while ensuring a steady power base. The company offered few other details, citing nondisclosure agreements.“We believe there is a solution to be made,” Greco said.The power plant sits on the Navajo Nation and is fed by coal jointly owned by the Navajo and Hopi tribes. Navajo President Russell Begaye has said a lease agreement with Middle River Power and its parent company, New York-based Avenue Capital, could come before tribal lawmakers at their October session. Still, a sale is considered a long shot.Tuesday’s meeting before the Arizona Corporation Commission was meant as an update on the plant’s future. The Arizona Corporation Commission doesn’t regulate the power plant or its majority owner, the Salt River Project. But it oversees two Arizona utilities that own shares of the power plant, Tucson Electric Power and Arizona Public Service Co.The utility is working to place employees at the Navajo Generating Station in other jobsThe Salt River Project said it’s been in talks with Middle River Power but couldn’t discuss specifics because of a nondisclosure agreement. In the meantime, the utility is working to place employees at the Navajo Generating Station in other jobs at SRP. Deb Scott, senior director of regulatory policy at SRP, said 140 of the 443 employees have left for other jobs, and their previous positions are being filled by contractors.One of the bigger hurdles for Middle River Power is finding utilities that will buy power from the coal plant.Prospective operator of Navajo Generating Station near Page plans major cutbacks More maneuvering to keep Navajo Generating Station alivelast_img read more

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