Country Singer Vince Gill Blasts Westboro Baptist Church Protestors At Kansas City Concert
11, 2013 Stan Beard leads children in song at Calvary Lutheran Church in Solana Beach. Comments NORTH COUNTY A benefit concert to rally support for multiple transplant patient Heidi Beard and her husband Stan Beard, longtime music minister at Calvary Lutheran Church in Solana Beach, is 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Hilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Heidi Beard at a Mother’s Day Tea Heidi, a veteran member of the Calvary Choir, had a heart and kidney transplant in August, and community members are surprising the couple with a benefit concert. Stan is probably best known in North County for the annual Christmas concerts he led over several decades at Calvary. His scores range from Broadway tunes to sacred anthems. As musical director of “Disney on Ice,” Stan has written and directed recordings in fifteen languages. His credits include two albums, “A Gospel State of Mind” and “The Quiet of Christmas”. He is working on a third album based on the healing qualities of music, titled “Healing Hands. The entertainment lineup features Eve Selis, Mattie Mills, Amick Byrun, Leonard Tucker, Jeff and Vangie Gunn and the Beard children. Festivities start at 3 p.m. Free concert; donations appreciated.
(In September, thatll be a sort of Creole mojito with rum, mint, lemon and agave nectar, created by Old New Orleans Rum and Criollo restaurant.) Sunset at the Landing , third Friday of the month from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Columbia Street landing in Covington Free concerts on the third Friday of the month began in March and will wind down in October; that means theres two more gigs coming up at the foot of charming Columbia Street, which is chockablock with shops and taverns. The Typical Mountain Boys and the John Eubanks Jazz Band play Friday, Sept. 20; the Doug Bradford Trio and David Torkanowsky play Oct. 18. Mandeville Live! Saturdays at 6 p.m., Mandeville Trailhead (675 Lafitte St.) The Boogie Men kick off this falls free live music series as the picturesque Mandeville Trailhead, at 6 p.m. Mandeville Live! continues through Oct. 12, featuring Bobby Cure and the Summertime Blues, Mike Soulman Baptiste, Mykia Jovan, and the Meanies. Local restaurants will offer snacks and drinks for purchase. A live concert at the Mandeville Trailhead: Besides the concert series listed above, here are a few late-September one-off festival events, in New Orleans and slightly beyond, worth marking your calendar for: Old Algiers RiverFest , Sept.
“Don’t you know that you f**kers are lucky that you don’t have a sign that says something about my wife?” Gill asked. “You know what else [Jesus Christ] said? He said a lot of stuff about forgiveness, about grace. You guys don’t have any of that.” Gill then called another picketer a “big dips**t” and later asked if they are the Phelpses or just “the C Team.” On Sunday, the group also protested outside a Michael Buble concert. Its GodHatesFags website reveals the group has picketing plans at several places over the next two months, including a Mumford & Sons concert on Sept. 20 and two Florida high schools in October. Westboro is about to get a protest of its own. Nonprofit group Planting Peace announced that in October it will be staging a drag show at the Equality House in Topeka, Kan., to draw attention to the anti-gay group and raise money for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. The Westboro Baptist Church compound is set to be in the center of the parade. Watch Gill’s confrontation below. Loading Slideshow Matthew Shepard The Westboro Baptist Church first gained national notice at the funeral of Matthew Shepard who had been robbed, brutally beaten and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming. Steve Jobs The Westboro Baptist Church threatened to picket Steve Jobs’ funeral but called it off when the memorial service was held privately. Elizabeth Edwards The Westboro Baptist Church picketed Elizabeth Edwards’ funeral after she died of cancer.