Even before the days of destination events and transformational festivals, The String Cheese Incident were always looking for ways to give their fans unique concert experiences. One such opportunity came in 1998, when the band traveled South to the Akumal Performing Arts Center in Akumal, Mexico.Cheese rose to the occasion of the run, playing their hearts out under the tropical skies for the multi-night run. In addition to a great setlist on the first night, the band also had some special guests in the form of Vince Welnick (of the Grateful Dead) and Keller Williams.Fortunately, video captured from this Akumal opening night is in circulation, capturing the band’s first set with the Vince Welnick collaboration. Welnick joins Cheese for a rollicking cover of “That’s What Love Will Make You Do,” a Jerry Garcia Band classic, and the band keeps the fans entertained with great jams on songs like “Lester Had A Coconut,” “Round The Wheel” and so many more.Watch the video below, courtesy of mojowrkn on YouTube.The second set is also chock full of highlights, including a jam with Keller Williams on “All Blues” and lengthy renditions of “Impressions”, “Galactic,” “Shine” and more. Check out full audio of the night below, taped by Rob Phillips and transferred by Steve Tighe.
The talk show is set to return to ABC on September 15. More good news for Rosie Perez! Hot on the heels of the news that screen and stage star will join Seinfeld co-creator Larry David in his previously reported first play, Fish in the Dark next year, comes the revelation that she will co-host The View. After months of speculation over who would succeed Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, People reports that Perez and MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace have landed the gig. This is all great news for the Great White Way, since they join Tony winner Rosie O’Donnell in her return to the show, along with long-time friend to Broadway Whoopi Goldberg. Fish in the Dark Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 1, 2015 Perez said in a statement: “I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I’ve been asked to join The View.” She received an Oscar nod for her performance in Fearless. Her Broadway credits include The Ritz, Reckless, The Play What I Wrote and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. View Comments