Karl Denson Leads Emotionally Charged Prince Tribute In New Orleans [Video/Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last night, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Motet, and The Mike Dillon Band blew the roof off of New Orleans’ venue Howlin’ Wolf for a glorious late night Jazz Fest celebration. Leading the show was KDTU’s planned performance of Prince’s Dirty Mind album, which the group has done in the past. Planned months in advance, the show took on a new emotional significance in the wake of the Purple One’s recent passing.The fallen star’s iconic music blasted throughout the walls of the Wolf, as the band did justice to the 1980 classic album, Dirty Mind. The set included the record’s hits, “Do It All Night,” “Gotta Broken Heart Again,” “Uptown” and a raging “Party” closer. The full release bounces from funk to pop to everything in between, and the band handled the music like true professionals. Con Brio’s singer Ziek McCarter was on hand to accentuate the Purple One’s iconic vocals.The band returned for a three song encore that expanded beyond Dirty Mind and brought out some of Prince’s biggest hits, including “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” When Doves Cry,” and an emotionally-charged, soul-satisfying “Purple Rain.” Enjoy this fan-shot footage of “When Doves Cry”:Check out the rest of the night’s magnificent photos in the gallery below, courtesy of Sam Shinault!Setlist: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Does Prince at Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA – 4/28/16:Set 1: Dirty Mind, When You Were Mine, Do It All Night, Gotta Broken Heart Again, Uptown, Head, Sister, PartyEncore: I Wanna Be Your Lover, When Doves Cry, Purple Rainlast_img read more

Vic Manuel left frustrated by knee pain as Aces go down 0-2 in PBA Finals

first_imgAlex Compton rues Alaska turnovers, referees letting Magnolia guards ‘foul a lot’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MANILA, Philippines—Hobbled and in pain, Vic Manuel won’t let anything stop him from helping Alaska get its first win against Magnolia in the PBA Governors’ Cup finals.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum There were stretches in the fourth quarter that Jake Pascual and Carl Bryan Cruz played the four spot but there wasn’t anything Alaska could do in that stretch.The Aces went 2-for-20 in the fourth quarter in one of the worse 10-minute stretches the PBA has seen this season.Still, Manuel isn’t losing hope that they can turn things around even if this 2-0 hole looks deeper by the minute.“I’m ready to play in Game 3. We haven’t lost hope and coach [Alex Compton] told us that this is a seven-game series and there’s still a long way to go,” said Manuel who had 10 points and five rebounds.“We just want to win one game and that can, hopefully, help us get some momentum.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But the power forward’s injury hasn’t helped the Aces’ cause as they lost for a second straight, 77-71, in Game 2 to for a 0-2 hole in the best-of-seven series.Manuel said he is suffering from iliotibial band syndrome in his right knee that is bringing him a stinging sensation whenever he moves.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s tightening up and I felt the pain earlier so I asked to be subbed out in the fourth quarter,” said Manuel in Filipino Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I’m just disappointed that I’m not at a hundred percent, but of course I’ll still do everything I can next game.” LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View commentslast_img read more

France’s Antoine Griezmann named Euro 2016 Player of the Tournament

first_imgFrance forward Antoine Griezmann has been named as the UEFA Euro 2016 Player of the Tournament.The Atletico Madrid star scored six times and claimed two assists as the hosts reached the final, where they were beaten by Portugal.His haul – twice as many as anyone else at the tournament – included a double against world champions Germany in the semi-finals.Griezmann’s selection was made a by a 13-strong panel of technical observers, which included Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes.He has also been named in the UEFA Team of the Tournament, alongside Premier League trio Dimitri Payet, Joe Allen and Aaron Ramsey.UEFA chief technical officer Ioan Lupescu, who led the panel which selected the best XI, said: “Antoine Griezmann was a threat in every game he played. He works hard for his team and possesses technique, vision and quality finishing.“The technical observers were in unanimous agreement that he was the tournament’s outstanding player.” Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring a France goal with Dimitri Payet at Euro 2016 1last_img read more