Load remaining images On Saturday night, Dead & Company concluded their two-night run at the legendary Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. As per tradition in a multi-night run, the Grateful Dead-inspired band flexed their creativity by expanding upon a wicked first night and adding new flavors for round two. Fifteen shows into the summer tour and Dead & Company welcomed their first guest to the stage on Saturday night, vocalist/guitarist Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, to close the first set.The first set opened with an appropriate “The Music Never Stopped”, led by Grateful Dead original Bob Weir and newfound Dead Head John Mayer, kicking off night two in total celebration mode. A cover of Rob Wasserman‘s “Easy Answers” came next, marking the third performance of this tour and the fourth ever.The Music Never StoppedJohn Mayer and Bob Weir continued to swap vocals between “Alabama Getaway”, “Big River”, and “Jack Straw” before welcoming their guest, Justin Vernon, marking the first of the tour. The Eau Claire native contributed his sultry vocals and silky guitar pickings to “Black Muddy River”, “Friend of the Devil”, and “Bird Song” to close the first set. Vernon is most well known for his signature style of singing in his own indie folk band Bon Iver. Most recently, Vernon announced a new band with Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, who released a Grateful Dead tribute album in 2016, Day of the Dead, and even recorded and toured with Bob Weir as part of his Campfire Band in 2017. On Day of the Dead, Vernon’s first band DeYarmond Edison backed Bruce Hornsby on a studio version of “Black Muddy River”, and the version was revived at Vernon’s own Eaux Claires Music Festival in 2016. While the sit-in might have felt random to longtime Grateful Dead fans, it’s an interesting step forward in the evolution of the band’s live repertoire.“Bird Song” with Justin Vernon[Video: Milwaukee Live]After the scheduled break, Dead & Company returned to the moonlit stage for a rocking second set. Bob Weir, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti harmoniously sung The Band‘s “The Weight” to open the second set, marking the song’s third performance of the tour and the sixth ever. The high notes continued with “Shakedown Street”, “Althea”, and a “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” of the ages, turning heads of fans everywhere calling it the “set of the tour”. The percussionists kept the momentum for a far-out “Drums / Space” portion of the evening before the rest of the band returned to the stage.The WeightChina Cat > I Know You Rider[Video: Still Dead]The tour’s second and sixth ever “All Along The Watchtower” came next, as Bob Weir took lead on the Bob Dylan classic. Weir continued with the lead vocal duty to close the show with “Standing on the Moon” and “Sugar Magnolia”. During the latter, Weir’s microphone stopped working and he gave the stand a powerful smack to the ground. After his technician came to revive the microphone stand, Weir jokingly gave it a “test” before taking the first verse of the song. Dead & Company encored with “One More Saturday Night” to close their show.[Video: Uberdemon76]Dead & Company have a bit of a break before they head to George, Washington for a night at the Gorge Amphitheatre on June 29th, before they continue their way throughout the Midwest. Check out their full tour schedule on the band’s official website here.Setlist: Dead & Company | Alpine Valley Music Theatre | East Troy, WI | 6/23/2018I: Music Never Stopped, Easy Answers, Alabama Getaway, Big River, Jackstraw, Black Muddy River*, Friend Of The Devil*II: The Weight, Shakedown Street, Althea, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Drums/Space > Watchtower > Standing on the Moon, Sugar MagnoliaE: One More Saturday NightDead & Company | Alpine Valley Music Theatre | East Troy, WI | 6/23/2018 | Photos: Daniel Ojeda
Dell Precision is embedded within the creative industry. We’re honored that our workstations have powered visual effects in award-winning shows and blockbusters and we are committed to supporting industry partnerships and key events.To showcase our wide range of solutions for the media and entertainment industry, this year we are also bringing specialists from across Dell Technologies to SIGGRAPH 2019. Many of our workstations customers also use Dell UltraSharp displays and Dell EMC server and storage solutions to power render farms and help keep studios’ IP secure. Once creations are ready, Alienware and Dell consumer devices are also the perfect platform to enjoy or test movies, games and much more.As SIGGRAPH 2019 sponsors, this week you’ll see our solutions and specialists around the show:Dell industry and technical experts will be available on the Dell booth (#727). Visit to learn more about how Dell can support your workflow65+ Alienware systems and Dell monitors will power the Immersive Pavilion & VR TheaterCreator workflow demonstrations and portfolio showcases will be featured on the Dell booth. You can also check out Dell products at TechViz, NVIDIA, Blender, Boris FX, Blackmagic design, and Foundry locationsVisitors will also get an opportunity to hear from Dell customers such as DNEG, Animal Logic and Cinesite who are featuring across the showCreators wanna createWe work closely with the creative community to understand user workflows and needs. Something that has not changed in the last two decades is that customers simply want to create in real time. Creators want to bring their ideas to life instantly and expect technology to keep up. Dell’s broad workstation portfolio can be configured to support all levels of users. From animators working on 2D projects to the powerhouse creators who need 52 cores of power and VR Ready capabilities at their fingertips. Yet most of our customers don’t want to have to worry about speeds and feeds or software compatibility – they want a smooth experience and a worry-free creative environment.For this reason, Dell has built strong relationships with professional ISV partners. We carry out thorough tests to ensure that the creative applications our customers use every day are certified and optimized to work on Dell workstations. We’ve also created unique tools like the Dell Precision Optimizer which automatically customizes your system settings for the best application performance. It’s a dance of technology and creativity.Beyond #SIGGRAPH2019: Helping creators “thrive”The creative landscape has changed significantly in the 22 years since we launched Dell Precision. Visual effects have drastically improved, and photo-realistic rendering is now common place.Visual effects studios are constantly raising the bar when it comes to graphics. That’s why we were particularly excited about this month’s launch of the Dell Precision 7540 and Dell Precision 7740 mobile workstations featuring up to NVIDIA RTX GPU options.Dell’s most powerful mobile workstations went on sale on Dell.com on July 9 and feature the latest Intel® Xeon® E or 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. These NVIDIA RTX Studio mobile workstations use NVIDIA Turing architecture to provide GPU acceleration for real-time ray tracing, 8K Red Raw playback and artificial intelligence and machine learning functions. These features, captured in stunning, sleek 15” and 17” designs mean that customers can create on-the-go like never before.We’re happy that our partners also recognize the importance of the creative community. And we’ll continue to drive technology innovations to support the industry.We urge our customers to continue to push the boundaries of creativity. And if you’re in LA this week we look forward to seeing you at the Dell booth!
9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands. 9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoAmir Mian of Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents, Paradise Point said the property sold to a Gold Coast family.“There are not too many entry-level homes on the Sovereign Islands,” he said.“This was one of the last ones.” 9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands.The house is in the prestigious gated community of Sovereign Islands – one of the most expensive areas in the country. Some homes sell for more than $10 million and most for no less than $2 million.Connected to the mainland of Paradise Point by a single bridge, the community is guarded 24/7 by security. 9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands.AN “entry-level” house on the prestigious Sovereign Islands sold for $1.651 million under the hammer on the weekend.The single-level four-bedroom home at 9 Excalibur Court is described as “affordable living on a large quarter acre block”.It has 19m of water frontage, high ceilings, a pool and spa.It last changed hands for $1.39 million in 2008. 9 Excalibur Court, Sovereign Islands. Aerial view of the Sovereign Islands. Picture: Mike Batterham