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Drummer Steve Adler Reunites With Guns N’ Roses For The First Time Since 1990

first_imgNow a few shows into their Not In This Lifetime tour, it’s safe to say that Guns N’ Roses are back. With Slash and Axl Rose somehow not hating each other, the tour has already made a few stops, and continues to pick up steam throughout the summer. Last night’s performance featured another classic GNR member as well, as drummer Steven Adler stopped in to pick up the sticks for two great Appetite For Destruction classics, “Out Ta Get Me” and “My Michelle.”While Adler opted out for the major Guns N’ Roses reunion due to health problems, his return to the stage seemingly signaled that the band is as comfortable playing together as ever. Though the drummer was kicked out of the band in 1990 due to his drug addiction, he sounded great while playing with them last night. Seeing four-fifths of the original Appetite For Destruction-era GNR lineup on stage (Izzy Stradlin remains the final holdout) must have been quite the treat, allowing fans to relive the anthemic rock music with passionate nostalgia.You can watch Adler in action on both songs, below.Check out the full setlist from the Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Edit this setlist | More Guns N’ Roses setlistslast_img read more

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Lady Day, Starring Audra McDonald, Extends One Final Time on Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Related Shows Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill View Comments Circle in the Square’s next show, The River, starring Hugh Jackman, will begin performances on October 31. Billie’s not going anywhere! Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, starring six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, has extended its limited Broadway run for a final time. The production, which previously announced that it would play through September 21 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, will now take its final bow on October 5. The play with music will be dark from September 1 through September 7. Directed by Lonny Price, the play by Lanie Robertson tells the life story of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday through the songs that made her famous. Set in 1959, in an intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday (McDonald) puts on a show that, unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witness to one of the last performances of her lifetime. The show features 18 musical numbers, including “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness” and “God Bless the Child.”last_img read more

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Mugabe signs law to ban mass lay-offs

first_imgPresident Muhammudu Buhari signs 8 new bills into law The new law compels employers to give notice to workers representatives and a state board before any redundancies are processed.Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has signed a new law banning mass lay-offs following a spate of redundancies that unions say put 30 000 people out of work, local media reported on Friday.The Supreme Court ruled last month that employers could fire workers after giving them three months’ notice and an equivalent of three months’ salary.Several companies, including top mobile service provider Econet and the state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, sacked many workers to tackle huge wage bills and rising operational costs.The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions tried to stage protests in Harare two weeks ago, but police banned the event and briefly arrested union leaders.Labour unions say more than 30 000 workers have been forced out of jobs in just a few weeks.The new law compels employers to give notice to workers’ representatives and a government board before any redundancies are processed.Zimbabwe’s economy has been on a downward spiral for more than a decade amid slow growth, low liquidity and high unemployment.Many companies have closed, downsized or relocated to neighbouring countries.AFPRelated Mugabe to Visit Chinacenter_img President Mugabe effects law for introduction of new currencylast_img read more