Good guy Eddie Vedder was up to it again, this time choosing to celebrate Christmas by helping out a family in need. The story began with a mother’s plea to Craigslist for help, as her family of six children was facing eviction in Maryland. The story went viral when the Washington Post covered it, encouraging readers to help this woman not only keep her home but buy presents for her children as well.Fortunately, Mr. Vedder saw the article and decided to help, sending the woman $10,000 to face her tragic situation. Said Vedder, “There were years there were toys from Santa, but they were used and they came from garage sales and they didn’t always work.” He also mentioned wanting to provide a “tourniquet” to help the family gain some stability.The Washington Post follow-up article captures the family’s excitement on Christmas morning, though does take note of their long-term struggles. Hopefully stories like these will help Americans realize how hard life is in poverty.
Win A Pair Of Tickets!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Ghost Light Tour Dates:April 11th – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NYApril 12th – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PAApril 13th – The Acoustic – Bridgeport, CTApril 14th – Thunder Road – Boston, MAApril 17th – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DCApril 18th – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NCApril 19th – 5 Points Sanctuary – Roanoke, VAApril 20th – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NCMay 10th – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, COMay 11th – Fox Theatre – Boulder, COMay 12th – Globe Hall – Denver, COMay 16th – City Winery – Chicago, ILMay 17th – Founders Brewery – Grand Rapids, MIMay 18th – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MIMay 19th – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OHJune 7th – Disc Jam Music Festival – Stephentown, NYJune 28th – Beanstalk Music Festival – Bond, COJuly 5th – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CAJuly 19th – Peach Music Festival – Scranton, PAAugust 24th – Lockn’ Festival – Arrington, VAView All Tour Dates Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling will team up for a special night at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre on Friday, June 1st. The pair—who recently kicked off their first tour with their new Ghost Light project—will treat fans to an acoustic tribute to the Grateful Dead.EXCLUSIVE: Tom Hamilton & Holly Bowling Talk New Band, Ghost Light, & The Grateful DeadHamilton and Bowling both have plenty of experience with the Grateful Dead catalog. In addition to playing Dead tunes with Ghost Light, Hamilton has been a member of popular Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead since the band’s inception. Bowling, on the other hand, released a full album of Grateful Dead covers titled Better Left Unsung and rose to fame in the jam scene for her creative solo piano reimaginings of Phish and the Dead. Both artists have performed with original members of the Grateful Dead at various times.Tickets for Hamilton and Bowling’s upcoming show—titled Acoustic Explorations of the Grateful Dead—will go on sale on Friday, April 6th. The concert will feature ten rows of reserved seating in the orchestra, with the rest of the floor going to general admission standing tickets. You also check out a list of dates for Hamilton and Bowling’s new band, Ghost Light, below.
Love Letters Alan Alda and Candice Bergen begin their limited run in the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters on November 9, taking over from Brian Dennehy and Carol Burnett. Directed by Gregory Mosher, the pair will appear at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through December 5. They will be followed by casts of stars in strictly limited engagements that include Anjelica Huston, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg and Martin Sheen. Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? The production has also previously starred Mia Farrow. Keach and Rigg will play December 6 through January 9, 2015. Huston and Sheen will then play January 10 through February 15. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 View Comments