McCartney, 71, and his band sang tracks from his upcoming album, “New,” which is due to be released in the United States on October 15. “Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1 p.m. this afternoon!” McCartney tweeted about an hour before the packed mini-concert. “Come on down to Times Square. It’s all going to be happening there!” he added. Security guards at the site said the 15-minute, lunch-time concert was kept a secret until shortly before its start. “I loved it. It is hard not to like this band. They have been playing together for so long; they just make perfect music every time they hit a stage,” Said Hamdan, 51, a teacher in New York who learned about the concert through Twitter, said. Tawanna Flowers, a 25-year-old security guard working at the event, described the mini-concert as “awesome.” “New,” which features 12 tracks including “New” and “Queenie Eye” is McCartney’s first album of new material in six years. “A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you’d recognize as mine,” the singer and bassist said on his website. “But I didn’t want it to all sound the same.
Play video In recent years, a lot of large-scale events, including concerts and speeches, have added American Sign Language interpreters to help those with hearing impairments have a better experience. The work that they do is intricate and heartfelt, and it also looks really cool. So it’s perhaps no wonder that the work of ASL interpretation has birthed a few stars. Take Lydia Callis, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s interpreter at the time of Superstorm Sandy a year ago.She was heralded for her enthusiasm and ability. In that vibrant spirit comes Amber Galloway-Gallego , who can teach you a thing or two about rap lyrics, or at least how they look in ASL. She has over 300 concerts under her belt, and it’s perhaps this experience that gives her authority to interpret phrases from the mildly racy to the outright smutty. And people love it. Vines and Instagram videos made their way around the Web these past two weekends, as Galloway-Gallego was interpreting for a Kendrick Lamar performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. People on Twitter wrote things like, “Obsessed with the sign language interpreter for Kendrick Lamar” and “Best show of the weekend.” So next concert you’re at, keep a lookout for live music’s newest star. What was a recent concert you enjoyed? Tell us on Facebook or on Twitter @YahooTrending . Arts & Entertainment
“In some cases, what they’re doing may not be a problem at all. From time to time it does pop up as a problem, whether it’s the noise or the crowds or the traffic … But by and large, if we’ve got the opportunity to try and work with someone, we’re going to try and do that.” So far, Riesco says that relations are cordial with Edgewood police, who check in occasionally at larger shows. Tim McMahon has similar tales to tell at The Acre, a property off Edgewater Drive that serves as one of Orlando’s most eclectic outdoor venues. It is also McMahon’s home, a rustic cluster of renovated buildings that has hosted several events since 2011, including numerous weddings and two “Localcopia” festivals dedicated to homegrown crafts and local music. On Nov. 12, noted songwriter John Vanderslice will play the outdoor stage at The Acre, a match made in indie music heaven. Earlier this year, Vanderslice performed a string of West Coast shows for his fans in their living rooms. He agreed to perform at The Acre on his larger national tour after promoter Dave Plotkin sent him a video of the venue. The first run of 100 tickets for the Vanderslice show were printed individually on burlap, and are available at Park Ave CDs in Orlando for $10. For McMahon, the show is just the latest example of his knack for serendipity. When he initially purchased the property in 1997, he planned to simply rent it to tenants. Guests at his house parties encouraged him to open its doors to the public, and McMahon is thankful: He now devotes himself full time to managing the space. “I’ve always been having parties here, and it just evolved.
Jay Z, Chris Martin ride London tube to rapper’s concert: Timbaland, Robinson Cano, CC Sabathia join
By Chiderah Monde / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, October 14, 2013, 7:45 AM infusny-271/uklo-200 Jay Z and Chris Martin were spotted taking the train to London’s O2 Arena. First, he took the subway to Brooklyn like a true New Yorker. Now, Jay Z is taking over London’s tube. The 43-year-old rapper gave several Londoners quite the celebrity sighting when he boarded the city’s underground on his way to his own concert at the O2 Arena on Saturday. Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images The rapper was on his way to performing at Londons O2 Arena Saturday. Not only were tube riders graced by the charitable presence of Jay Z, the rapper brought a few famous friends. infusny-271/uklo-200 The rapper’s famous entourage included producer Timbaland, and baseballers Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia. Coldplay frontmanand best budChris Martin, hit producer Timbaland, and Yankees players Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia were a part of Hov’s 15-person entourage, eyewitnesses told Us Weekly. infusny-271/uklo-200 The celebritiy sightings caused a stir for fellow tube riders. “He got on the same carriage as us at Waterloo station,” a rider told the mag. “It was the Jubilee Line.” Last time, the “Magna Carta Holy Grail” rapper boarded a Brooklyn-bound R train on his way to Barclays for one of his concerts. An adorable encounter with unsuspecting artist Ellen Grossman, who had no idea who Jay Z was, became a viral video.