Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir recently released his first complete batch of solo songs in over 30 years, and has been celebrating his new album with a countrywide tour. Titled Blue Mountain, the album sees Weir pick up the acoustic guitar and hone in on his cowboy roots. The music is stripped down, feeling comfortable in the well worn pages of Americana.Before Weir embarked on his tour, or even released the new albun, the guitarist held an intimate performance at the McKittrick Hotel in New York, NY. As Weir returns to the Big Apple tonight, he’s shared a brand new video from that intimate celebration of Blue Mountain.In the new clip, Weir takes on the title track, performing a solo acoustic rendition of the beautiful song. Watch him below.Weir is set to perform two nights at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY beginning tonight, October 14th. Enjoy!
Today, Phil Lesh has announced his 5th-annual birthday bash at his east coast home-away-from-home, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The three-night celebration is set to take place on March 14th, 15th, and 16h, 2019.Phil’s band lineups for the birthday shows, billed as Phil Lesh & Friends, have yet to be announced. However, an announcement from The Cap notes that Phil will be playing with “a fresh lineup of old friends and first-time collaborators.”Related: Celebrate Phil Lesh’s 78th Birthday With These Standout Performances From The Capitol TheatrePhil has played plenty of memorable shows at The Cap over the years—first as a member of the Grateful Dead and later with various Phil & Friends lineups since the venue was reopened in 2012. He was even presented with a key to the city of Port Chester in 2017. We can’t wait to get back to The Capitol Theatre with Phil in March and continue the tradition!For ticketing information, head here.
by: Robert McGarveyTwo more credit unions were added to the official Apple Pay list of participating institutions, bringing the total number to four.The new additions are the $1.8 billion UW Credit Union in Madison, Wis., and the $891 million L&N Federal Credit Union in Louisville, Ky.Previously the only credit unions active on Apple Pay were the $62 billion Vienna, Va- based Navy Federal and $6.3 billion Riverdale, Utah-based America First Credit Union.UW is active in Apple Pay both for personal credit cards and debit cards. L&N is active for debit cards only, according to Apple. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Investments at PKA, the DKK195bn (€26.1bn) administrator for five Danish pension funds, generated a 9% return last year, supported by strong returns for quoted equities, the company said.It said the investment return for 2013 was 9%, or DKK13bn, in absolute terms, but added that, including results from the interest-rate hedging portfolio, the return was 4.2%.It said buoyant equity markets in 2013 meant the pension fund’s portfolio of quoted shares contributed positively to the overall return, producing a near-22% profit.Since most of the fund’s equity exposure was passive, it made a return in line with the market return, with very little in costs, PKA said. The fixed income portfolio produced an “extraordinarily good” return of 9% in 2013, according to PKA, which added that this was particularly satisfying in a market environment marked by big price falls as a result of rising yields.Peter Damgaard Jensen, managing director of PKA, said: “PKA has consciously maintained and expanded its exposure to Southern European and Irish bonds, as well as Danish mortgage bonds, and avoided investment in Danish government bonds.”In addition, PKA reduced its sensitivity to interest-rate increases.It had been able to do this because the pension fund was financially sound, Damgaard Jensen said.“We have been able to afford to act long term and be cold as ice,” he said.Absolute return strategies, which had been introduced in the last few years to increase diversification, provided a 13% return last year.Damgaard Jensen said PKA would increase its focus on investments in green investments.“We have had good experiences with the offshore wind farms we have invested in up to now, and we expect to undertake more green investments in 2014,” he said.