Listen To Phish’s Debuts Of “Moma Dance”,


Ahead of their 1998 summer tour, Phish had taken some time to prepare new material. The new songs would ultimately end up on The Story Of The Ghost, released on October 27th of that year, and a tour through Europe would prove the ultimate testing grounds for these new gems. Not only did Phish bring out three brand new songs for the fans who made it to the tour opener in Copenhagen, but they treated fans to a great show in the process.

Opening with “Limb by Limb” and “Ghost”, Phish presented fans an alternate version of their classic tune “Water in the Sky” in the first set. There was an air of excitement for the first-ever “Roggae”, a song that would become a staple of live shows. The band also turned a 1997 funk jam into “The Moma Dance”, with Trey Anastasio even going so far as to teach fans the now-forgotten dance that accompanies it. After a great second set, the band brought out one more new song, “Brian and Robert”, for the encore.

Listen to the full audio of the show, courtesy of fromtheaquarium.

Phish – The Grey Hall – Copenhagen, Denmark – 6/30/98

Setlist: Phish | The Grey Hall | Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark | 6/30/1998

Set 1: Limb By Limb, Ghost, Water in the Sky [1] > Bouncing Around the Room, Tube, Stash -> Cities, Roggae [2], Guyute, Beauty of My Dreams > Funky Bitch, Train Song, David Bowie

Set 2: The Moma Dance [2], Birds of a Feather, Wolfman’s Brother -> Frankie Says > Run Like an Antelope, Lawn Boy, Ya Mar, Ha Ha Ha, Mike’s Song -> Swept Away > Steep > Weekapaug Groove

Encore: Brian and Robert [2] [1] Debut of “new” faster arrangement.
[2] Debut.

Notes: This show marked the debuts of Roggae, The Moma Dance, Brian and Robert, and the “new” faster arrangement of Water in the Sky. Ghost included a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey. Tube contained a Sand tease. The Moma Dance included the band teaching the audience the simplistic “dance” that accompanies the song.

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Gutted Love Island fans declare ‘love is dead’


Love Island fans have shared their devastation after show favourites Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti announced their split after 11 months together.

The hunk took to Instagram on Thursday to share the sad news with his followers, remarking that he was ‘grateful for the memories and opportunities’ they shared together.

The announcement came just days after the couple attended the premiere of Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny together.

And reacting to the upsetting news, fans of the couple expressed their disbelief over the break-up just days after they put on a loved-up red carpet display, with one asking ‘make it make sense’. 

Meanwhile, others dramatically declared ‘love is dead’ in the wake of the news that the 2022 winners’ romance was over.

All over: Love Island fans have shared their devastation after show favourites Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti announced their split after 11 months together

All over: Love Island fans have shared their devastation after show favourites Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti announced their split after 11 months together

Days before: The announcement came just days after the couple attended the premiere of Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny together (pictured together on Monday)

Days before: The announcement came just days after the couple attended the premiere of Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny together (pictured together on Monday)

Taking to Twitter following Davide’s statement, one fan penned: ‘ekin-su and davide breaking up making me not invest in any love island couple. i’m done.’

While a second shared: ‘Love doesn’t exist. Ekin-Su and Davide were the realest and most genuine couple (and toxic!) on love island but they were so entertaining

A third tweeted: ‘Davide and Ekin-Su wow… they were just at an event together?? These Love Island couples do not last long at all.’

‘Ekin-Su and Davide were literally just at an event together and he replied to an edit of them together literally yesterday make it make sense?? Wtf happened between the two of them in so little time’ said a fourth. 

‘Ekin-su and davide split up???? love is dead. no one talk to me. really can’t believe this’ declared a fifth upset person.

‘I don’t know how I feel about the news about Davide and Ekin-Su… it just isn’t sitting well for me #loveisland the couple of all couples are over!!!!!!!’ tweeted another.

With an additional follower tweeting: ‘EKIN SU AND DAVIDE BROKE UP?! BRUH LOVE IS DEAD.’

Taking to his Instagram stories, Davide wrote: ‘Ekin-Su and I are no longer together. I am grateful for the memories and opportunities we shared together and I wish her nothing but the best. 

Gutted: Reacting to the upsetting news, fans of the couple expressed their disbelief over the break-up just days after they put on a loved-up red carpet display

Gutted: Reacting to the upsetting news, fans of the couple expressed their disbelief over the break-up just days after they put on a loved-up red carpet display 

Split: Some Love Island fans dramatically declared 'love is dead' in the wake of the news that the 2022 winners' romance was over

Split: Some Love Island fans dramatically declared ‘love is dead’ in the wake of the news that the 2022 winners’ romance was over

‘I would like for everybody to respect this decision during this difficult time. I will continue to support Ekin in anyway possible.’

Ekin-Su and Davide were crowned the winners of Love Island in 2022 after a turbulent romance.

Sources have also claimed the pair jetted off on a make-or-break trip to Amsterdam, but have struggled to get their relationship back on track.

A source told The Sun: ‘They haven’t been getting along for quite some time and they really tried to make it work, but despite their best efforts, they’ve decided to call it quits.’

Earlier this week, Davide hinted that his relationship with Ekin-Su was on the rocks, when he posted a shirtless snap hinting that he could be heading back to the Love Island villa.

Done! The hunk took to Instagram on Thursday to share the sad news with his followers, remarking that he was 'grateful for the memories and opportunities' they shared together

Done! The hunk took to Instagram on Thursday to share the sad news with his followers, remarking that he was ‘grateful for the memories and opportunities’ they shared together

He captioned his post: ‘Guess who’s coming back.’

Ekin-Su is yet to post anything on social media referencing the split, taking to Instagram Stories on Thursday to reveal she’d reunited with her mum and aunts while on holiday.

A representative for Davide Sanclimenti declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline. A representative for Ekin-Su Culculoglu has been contacted for comment.

It comes after earlier this month Davide admitted that he and Ekin-Su still face ‘struggles’ with their relationship.

The Italian businessman spoke candidly about their relationship in an interview with The Sun, in which he reflected on the realities of their life in the spotlight. 

He said: ‘Me and Ekin-Su had our struggles due to our public positions and we still have them sometimes.

‘If there’s something that I would change or would have done differently [with Ekin-Su in the villa] maybe I would have taken things a bit more slowly.’

Davide went on to say that despite this the couple are still very much in the throes of romance, particularly because they have the ‘same background.’ 

‘The best thing about dating Ekin-Su is that we understand each other – not just because we are literally the same person,’ He went on. ‘She is my copy-paste.’

What's going on? Earlier this week, Davide hinted that his relationship with Ekin-Su was on the rocks, when he hinted that he could be heading back to the Love Island villa

What’s going on? Earlier this week, Davide hinted that his relationship with Ekin-Su was on the rocks, when he hinted that he could be heading back to the Love Island villa

Drama! In April, Ekin-Su was said to be left 'fuming and upset' after finding messages and pictures from two models on Davide's phone

Drama! In April, Ekin-Su was said to be left ‘fuming and upset’ after finding messages and pictures from two models on Davide’s phone

They moved in together after winning Love Island last year but earlier this year were forced to dismiss claims their relationship was a showmance.

In April, Ekin-Su was said to be left ‘fuming and upset’ after finding messages and pictures from two models on Davide’s phone.

A source said at the time: ‘It all exploded last Sunday after she found messages on Davide’s phone discussing their time together.

‘He had been messaging both of the girls and she suspected they had all met up one night.

‘Ekin-Su contacted one of the girls to tell them she knew about things. She was furious and really upset.’

A representative for Ekin-Su declined to comment on the story. MailOnline had also reached out for comment from Davide who is yet to respond.

Davide’s interview came after Ekin-Su revealed that she has ‘no friends left’ after being thrown into the public eye.

The beauty spoke candidly to Cosmopolitan about her struggles with personal relationships.

She admitted that since finding fame, people don’t ‘want’ to be her friend because of her ‘status’.

The star even revealed that close friends, such as one she has known for over 10 years, went on to sell stories about her.

Despite reflecting that she has ‘no friends left’, Ekin-Su insisted that she is ‘much ‘happier this way, particularly with the support of her boyfriend Davide.

She told the publication: ‘I’ve lost every friend I had. I don’t have any friends. I have one friend and that’s it.

Fame game: The couple rose to prominence after they appeared on Love Island and won the ITV2 dating show last summer (seen on the show)

Fame game: The couple rose to prominence after they appeared on Love Island and won the ITV2 dating show last summer (seen on the show)

‘Unfortunately, with the fame, you see people’s true colours. People just want to be your friend because of your status, and it’s a hard industry to trust. 

‘No, I don’t actually have friends left. People I’d known for 10 years who were in my life…Selling stories is not very nice. I wouldn’t do that to someone. If they were happy, I would support them. 

‘Unfortunately, I had that coming out of the villa, I had to delete people out of my life. 

‘But I am happier this way. Sometimes keeping your circle small is the best, and you don’t always need friends. So long as you know who you are, that’s fine.’

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Changemakers: Taylor Ann Cohen


Music is the heart and soul of New Orleans, as anyone who’s joined a second line or visited Preservation Hall can attest. As much as they are celebrated, however, many of the city’s musicians struggle with a lack of access to medical care and financial hardships. To address these issues, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation (NOMC) has been instrumental in providing healthcare and support to the city’s music community. Avenue spoke with the organization’s Public Health Director Taylor Ann Cohen to learn more.  The initial idea for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic was sparked at an appropriate place: Jazz Fest. In 1996, Dr. Jack McConnell visited New Orleans to catch the band Phish and cheer on his son Page, the keyboard player. This visit helped kick off a conversation about the needs of the New Orleans musician population. With help from Dr. McConnell, additional medical professionals, and cultural advocates for the city, the NOMC opened their first physical location on May 2, 1998.  Cohen has been involved with the NOMC for about eight years now, beginning as a volunteer who handed out earplugs to people who stood near the speakers at French Quarter Fest.  “Hearing loss prevention is a public health issue I’m passionate about,” said Cohen. “I also like to support the musicians, their career, and their way of making money.” Preventing hearing loss means more people can enjoy music throughout their lives without troublesome ringing in the ears.  Next, Cohen attended Tulane, and she continued to do practicum with the NOMC. In fact, when she earned a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, she tracked the professional dancer population in the city with the Dancer Wellness Program. In her current role as Public Health Director, she oversees many prevention efforts for the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation.  The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic offers a huge collection of services, including specialty doctors, psychiatrists, social workers, and family nurse practitioners. Underneath the LSU Healthcare Network banner, they provide over 2,500 musicians and other artists with preventative care, a discounted pharmacy, and many social services.  In addition to the clinic, NOMC also offers a number of outreach programs to provide additional services. First launched during the COVID-19 lockdowns, the Makin’ Groceries program has volunteers deliver healthy food every week to over a hundred New Orleans musicians, industry workers and culture bearers, many of whom have health and mobility issues. Cohen helped start You Got This, a mental health and suicide prevention program. It provides a community-based space for creative expression, as well as self-care and social connectivity. A unique location in New Orleans for mental health resources such as reiki and acupuncture, they also offer sober healing happy hours with mocktails and live music. It’s one of the ways the organization can bring healthcare to the community outside of the clinic, while also offering a way for people to socialize and have fun without the presence of alcohol.  Now, Cohen is about to welcome three student interns from LSU and Tulane. She is excited to bring in new people at the student level  – the way she first joined the organization – and have them see what the Clinic can achieve.  “Ultimately it’s about preserving the musical heritage of the city, protecting music, culture bearers, Mardi Gras Indians, entertainers, and industry workers – often those who cannot get healthcare through their jobs,” said Cohen.  In addition, the organization welcomes volunteers at any time. At this time, they need food delivery drivers for the Makin’ Groceries program, as well as extra hands for community programming. If you are interested in volunteering to drive for Makin’ Groceries, email for more information. Funding is also crucial. NOMC recently received funding from Gilead Sciences, Inc. to focus on breast cancer prevention in Louisiana. This offers an exciting opportunity to make more of an impact in that field. Cohen hopes to see the clinic and foundation earn additional funding to continue engaging with more artists in the city. Public grants, academic grants and private donations all help keep this crucial organization going.  Lastly, spreading the word about NOMC benefits the organization as well. Simply telling more people about their services, some of which are life-saving opportunities for the city’s musicians and artists, can help reach even more people in the community. 

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Pink Talking Fish Cap Whirlwind Weekend In NJ


Currently celebrating their ten-year anniversary with a touring schedule jam-packed with headlining shows, festival hits, and special events, Pink Talking Fish brought their fusion of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish to The Homestead in Morristown, NJ on Sunday.

After throwing down an unforgettable set at the regionally beloved Beardfest featuring guest appearances by Jimmy Law from NJ’s own Dogs in a Pile and vocalist Elise Testone on Friday, Pink Talking Fish shot over to New Martinsville, WV on Saturday to play at Back Home Festival before returning to the Garden State on Sunday, covering a distance of over 800 miles over the two days (about 14 hours of driving).

Once back at The Homestead, PTF delivered a dynamic two-set show. Set one featured a long, flowing sequence of seamless jams with Talking Heads’ “And She Was” sandwiched in the middle of old-school Phish tunes “Letter To Jimmy Page” and “Alumni Blues”. The band took a tour through “Cities” at the end of the set, unsure whether they were covering Talking Heads or Phish, before closing the set with another cover of a song sometimes covered by Phish, ZZ Top‘s “La Grange”.

Set two opened with “Mike’s Song”, which would remain unfinished until later in the set, as band transitioned into “You Sexy Thing” (another song Phish has covered). “Weekapaug Groove” would close the set before a spirited encore of Tlaking Head’s “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” brought it home.

Click below to view a gallery of photos from Pink Talking Fish at The Homestead courtesy of photographer Ken Spielman.

Pink Talking Fish has a busy year ahead, with upcoming summer and fall tour dates, a ten-year anniversary party, a “This Must Be The Cirque” Circus Show at the Capitol Theatre, and recently announced shows at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT and The Colonial Theatre in Keene, NH in December featuring The Giant Country Horns, who toured and recorded as Phish’s horn section. For a full list of upcoming shows and ticketing details, visit the band’s website.

Setlist: Pink Talking Fish | The Homestead | Morristown, NJ | 6/25/23

Set 1: In The Flesh > Alumni Blues > Letter To Jimmy Page > And She Was > Letter To Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues, Run Like Hell, Life During Wartime, Tube Time > Cities, La Grange

Set 2: Mikes Song > You Sexy Thing, Once In A Lifetime, Most Events Aren’t Planned, Pigs (3 Different Ones) > Mikes Song > What A Day That Was, Comfortably Numb > Weekapaug Groove

Encore: This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

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In the wings – Boulder Weekly


Joe Mazza, GerRee Hinshaw and Mari Meza Burgos in Local Theater Company’s 2022 production of Hinshaw’s Raised on Ronstadt. Photo by Michael Ensminger.

Creative risk-taking has been a pillar of Local Theater Company’s mission since its inception more than a decade ago. And in keeping with the experimental ethos of the Boulder-based nonprofit, Local’s Season 13 rollout will be announced in phases over the coming weeks, culminating in a kickoff party on July 23 at The Savoy in Denver.

Complete details of the upcoming season won’t come into full view until then — but in the meantime, co-artistic directors Nick Chase and Betty Hart offered Boulder Weekly a taste of what’s in store. That includes Topher Payne’s You Enjoy Myself, running at the Dairy Arts Center from September 23 to October 15, and the return of the new-play festival Local Lab at the Dairy from March 14 to 17, 2024. 

This initial announcement follows recent news that Local received three Henry Award nominations from the Colorado Theatre Guild. Categories include Director of a Musical (Dee Covington), Lead Actress in a Musical Tier 2 (GerRee Hinshaw), and Best New Play or Musical for Hinshaw’s breakout hit Raised on Ronstadt. It also comes after one of the company’s most ambitious seasons to date, which also featured Nick Chase and Roslyn Hart’s Pop the Holidays, Hadley Kamminga-Peck, Anne Penner and Mare Trevathan’s UNDONE: The Lady M Project, and the aforementioned Local Lab. 

“It was our season of women — not a comprehensive look at all feminist perspectives, but three distinct female experiences,” says Chase. “We incorporated new staff members, including Kate Gipson [executive director] and Levi Franklin [associate producer], and Betty, Pesha and I were operating under a new shared leadership model. In our 12th season, we expanded internally and externally, and are eager to continue growing in our 13th season.”

Local Theater Company’s new-play festival, Local Lab, returns to the Dairy Arts Center from March 14 to 17, 2024. Photo by Graeme Schulz.

A peek behind the curtain 

The first fully produced show in Local’s new season — You Enjoy Myself, directed by Hart — is a jam band-centered production that feels tailor-made for Boulder audiences. The relationship between Judith and Eileen, and their shared love of the band Phish, are at the heart of this multigenerational comedy written by the Atlanta-based Payne. After more than 30 years apart, they are reunited thanks to a stranger’s Instagram post, and while staying at a remote Vermont farmhouse, they explore what devotion is all about. 

“Shortly after we presented the developmental workshop of the play in our 2022 Local Lab, we concluded as a team that we wanted to pursue a full production of that work,” Chase says. “We all agree that we wanted to support it, but we had just scheduled our 12th season, and it had a lovely theme that this play didn’t fit into, so we decided that it would be our Season 13 opener.” 

The production is a continuation of the work Hart, Payne and the Local team put into the play during last year’s initial workshop. “I am thrilled to be directing an all-local cast of incredible people to help tell Topher’s beautifully written story,” Hart says. “This is my first opportunity to direct mainstage for Local, which is a huge honor. … You Enjoy Myself is such a beautiful exploration of love [and] life.” 

When it comes to the return of Local Lab, next spring’s iteration of the new-work festival will see four creative teams, chosen by anonymous review, gather in Boulder for a week of workshops that will culminate in public readings. Local will accept submissions of previously unproduced work until August 31 of this year, and announce the four shows in January 2024. 

“It is important for us to include Local Lab as a part of our season because new work requires time and resources to move to its next iteration,” Hart says. “So, as a theater company that values and treasures new work, we want to help support exciting original work by giving playwrights a week to get together with a cast, dramaturg, director, stage management and production team to find the next new voice in that play’s development.” 

Subscriptions for the new season are on sale now. While many details have yet to be announced, the Local team says audiences can expect to encounter works that encourage a true expression of who we are — alone, and together. 

“One of the themes that emerged last season that we did not really promote but was internally significant for us was about what it looks like to live authentically,” Hart says. “That is still something we are interested in, so expect more projects in Season 13 that help artists and the community find their voices.” 

ON STAGE: Local Theater Company Season Kickoff Party. 5:45 p.m. Sunday, July 23, The Savoy, 2700 Arapahoe St., Denver. Free

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Boulder’s romance with Dead & Company waltzes to


By Peter Mayer

As Dead & Company’s “Final Tour” rolls into town for three concerts at Folsom Field July 1 -3, Deadheads across the region will gather at the foot of the Flatirons one last time to celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead and bring to a close a 50-year relationship between the band and Colorado fans. Over that time, the Grateful Dead has had a huge influence on Boulder’s local music scene and Dead & Company has chosen Boulder as one of their favorite places to perform.

Folsom Field has a long tradition of live music featuring some of the world’s biggest bands including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, the Grateful Dead, Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Dave Matthews Band and many others. But recently, Dead & Company has been the only stadium show in town.

For the past seven years, no other musical act except Dead & Company has performed at Folsom Field. On this “final tour,” Boulder’s three concerts are more shows than at any other stop on the tour. Boulder holds a special place for the band and for fans. The July 1 show is already sold out and anticipation is building for a three-day celebration of Grateful Dead music across the community with pre- and post-concert music and events.

When I went to Boulder High from 1979 and 1982 there were two kinds of rock fans: Deadheads and everyone else. The Grateful Dead was not played on commercial FM radio and attracted fans and allegiance by allowing their concerts to be taped and traded by fans. I first saw the Grateful Dead in the rain at Red Rocks on June 13, 1984, and then managed to see them ten times over the years before Jerry Garcia died in 1995. Garcia was the central figure of the band and the real deal — a uniquely American singer, songwriter, guitar player, a titanic cultural figure and an irreplaceable musical talent.

There was public mourning, grief and sadness in Boulder and across America as news spread that Garcia had died in a California rehab facility, trying to get himself healthy. Everyone understood that this was the end of the Grateful Dead and the end of an incredible era of American music. We had been through this before with other irreplaceable pieces — John Lennon, John Bonham, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix. It was over. But the Dead lives on.

It is difficult to understate the influence of the Grateful Dead on Boulder’s musical tastes. The Grateful Dead was a jam band — part rock, part jazz, part folk and part bluegrass with lots of improvisation, all things Boulder music fans love. Boulder’s enduring musical legends Leftover Salmon, the String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters emerged in the early 1990s music scene which was fed by Deadhead energy and musical appetite. Grateful Dead cover bands like Shakedown Street and Steely Dead still sell out shows across the region.

In truth, Dead & Company is the best Grateful Dead cover band out there. The band currently features two original members — Bob Weir and Mickey Hart — along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti and Jay Lane. Dead & Company will sell out three nights at Folsom Field on the strength of the original source material — the songs of Grateful Dead — and the outstanding supporting cast that make Dead & Company musically exciting and stadium worthy. 

Statuesque guitar hero John Mayer never really listened much to the Grateful Dead as his own career blossomed, but after a chance meeting, Bob Weir recognized that Mayer brought the guitar and vocal fire and flame needed to ignite a new musical project. Then there’s Oteil Burbridge, who played bass for the final incarnation of the Allman Brothers and is the groove master, sonic glue and essential harmonizer. Chimenti and Lane have played Grateful Dead music with Bob Weir for more than 20 years and are consummate pros. Dead & Company succeeds because it keeps the spirit of the Grateful Dead alive and well while adding its own style and interpretation to songs that the audience knows and loves.

For Boulder area fans, the annual July Dead & Company shows at Folsom Field have been a welcome return of big live music to Folsom Field which is as good a stadium venue as you will find. I rode my bike to see Fleetwood Mac play at Folsom in 1977, I’ll do it again this year for the final Dead & Company run. There is something energizing and beautiful about a big stadium show in Boulder. Dead & Company is saying goodbye to Boulder, but this shouldn’t be the end of concerts at Folsom Field. Wouldn’t it be great if Boulder could attract other big acts like Taylor Swift or Beyonce to perform at Folsom Field? 

Peter Mayer is the co-chair of PLAN-Boulder County.

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After iOS and Android, Windows 11 users won’t need


After iOS and Android, Windows 11 users won’t need passwords

Windows 11 is expanding the support for the passkeys, which aims to replace passwords with a safer and more convenient way of logging in.

With the latest Insider Preview Build (23486), Windows Hello can now be used to generate and sign in to supported applications and websites using passkeys. To verify your identity, you will be prompted to enter a PIN, scan your fingerprint, or use facial recognition.

“We are improving the passkey experience for Windows users. They can now go to any app or website that supports passkeys to create and sign in using passkeys with the Windows Hello native experience,” reads the blog post, announcing the Windows 11 Insider Preview.

To set up a passkey, Microsoft suggests visiting a website that has passkey support, creating a passkey in its settings, and then logging out to enable the option to sign in with the new method.

On Edge or Chrome, you can find the option to sign in with a passkey under “Windows Hello or external security key.” Manage your saved passkeys by navigating to Accounts and then Passkeys in Windows’ settings.

“Passkeys represent a future where bad actors will have a much harder time stealing and using your credentials when signing into a web site or application. Passkeys are phish-resistant, recoverable, and faster for users,” said Microsoft.

To manage your passkeys on your Windows device, simply go to Settings > Accounts > Passkeys. There, you will find a new passkey management dialog that allows you to view and delete any saved passkeys that you no longer need.

We expect the Windows 11 passkey support to be made available in the coming stable update.

Recently, Google, Microsoft, and Apple have introduced passkeys as an alternative way to sign in to their services without using passwords or 2-Step Verification. Passkeys are a part of Web Authentication (WebAuthn) credentials, also known as FIDO credentials.


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Lowell Weicker, former Connecticut senator during


Lowell Weicker Jr. a three-term maverick Republic senator from Connecticut during the Watergate era and later an independent governor in his home state, died Tuesday. He was 92.

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According to a family statement, Weicker died after a short illness in a Middletown hospital, The New York Times reported.

Weicker was one of President Richard Nixon’s adversaries during the Watergate era in the early 1970s. He was part of the Senate select committee investigating the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., according to The Washington Post.

His criticism of Nixon during the hearings alternately made him a hero or a demon, depending on party affiliation.

In one memorable moment, White House counsel John Dean had revealed that Nixon had kept an “enemies list,” which prompted a sharp response from Weicker, the Times reported.

“Let me make it clear, because I have got to have my partisan moment: Republicans do not cover up; Republicans do not go ahead and threaten; Republicans do not go ahead and commit illegal acts; and, God knows, Republicans don’t view their fellow Americans as enemies to be harassed,” Weicker said.

“I think he was just incredibly genuine, a little unfiltered,” Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat who considered Weicker a friend, told The Associated Press in 2021. “And we sort of miss that in this day and age with the teleprompter.”

Weicker co-authored the Americans with Disabilities Act, introduced in his final year in the U.S. Senate and passed 18 months after he left office, CT Mirror reported.

The liberal Republican served in the Senate from 1970 until he was defeated in 1988 by Democrat Joe Lieberman, the lone defeat of his career, the Post reported.

Weicker was elected as Connecticut’s governor in 1990. He restructured the state’s revenue system with a new income tax, the Times reported. He pushed the legislation through without a vote from a single member of his party in Connecticut’s General Assembly, according to the newspaper.

“I sometimes did see myself as a maverick,” Weicker once wrote. “Independent, unafraid.”

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont directed flags flown at half-staff in honor of Weicker, WFSB-TV reported.

“Lowell and Claudia have been great friends to Annie and me for many years, and I am grateful for the counsel and advice that he provided,” Lamont said in a statement. “He truly cared about implementing policies that improve Connecticut for the better, and I admire his independent way of leading. Lowell never ducked a tough battle, absolutely convinced that he was right, and he usually was.”{

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