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

Indonesia rolls out public shaming for virus violators

first_imgPolice in western Bengkulu province have assembled a 40-person squad to find lockdown scofflaws and force them to wear placards with promises to wear masks and keep their distance from others in future.Pictures of the perpetrators are then uploaded to social media for maximum shaming effect, according to an official.”People in Bengkulu still aren’t aware of the importance of following the rules, especially when it comes to wearing masks and not gathering” in big groups, said Martinah, Bengkulu’s public order agency chief, who goes by one name.”This is for the sake of themselves and their families,” he added. Indonesian officials are forcing social distancing violators to recite Koran verses, stay in “haunted” houses and submit to public shaming on social media as the country battles to contain surging coronavirus infections.The Southeast Asian archipelago began deploying around 340,000 troops across two dozen cities to oversee enforcement of measures aimed at halting transmission of the disease, such as wearing facemasks in public.But provincial leaders are buttressing these efforts with their own zealous campaigns to fight the virus.  Topics :center_img Some of those singled out by police have bristled at the punishment, including fisherman Firmansyah, who was punished for failing to abide by the mask rule while alone on his boat. “It’s silly to wear a mask when I’m out at sea,” he said, after he was nabbed returning to shore.”There’s no regulation to wear a mask in the water. If there was I’d comply with it.”Farther north in conservative Aceh province, those flouting public health regulations have been forced to atone by reading passages from the Koran.The area’s tiny non-Muslim minority are spared from the punishment.”If we find them not wearing face masks they’ll just be reprimanded,” said local government spokeswoman Agusliayana Devita. Capital city Jakarta announced new rules this month that could see residents who break social distancing rules forced to clean public facilities — including toilets — while wearing vests that label them as rule-breakers.To the east in Sragen regency, offenders have been jailed in repurposed abandoned houses that local residents believe are haunted — tapping widespread beliefs in the supernatural, which play a key role in Indonesian folklore.Indonesia has confirmed around 24,000 cases of COVID-19 and 1,496 deaths, but the country of more than 260 million has some of the lowest testing rates in the world.Researchers estimate the true number of virus fatalities is several times the official toll.last_img read more


first_imgTomorrow will see thousands of young people across Donegal receive their Leaving Cert Results.While the pressure of exams is over, the worries, excitement and nerves of the results will be brewing for many of our youth.Letterkenny Youth Information Centre, Donegal Youth Service will be providing a phone helpline for those receiving Leaving Cert results this week. All Staff at the Port Road based centre will also be available for young people and parents to drop in and bring along any queries that may arise following students receiving their results.Youth Information Coordinator, Gareth Gibson, said “For those who do not receive the results they want there are so many choices out there.“The important thing is to take time to decide what you want to do. You could repeat, take on a Post Leaving Certificate course, take on an apprenticeship, or find a career path through a state training agency”.    We have information available on all these options so feel free to drop in to the Youth Information Centre, Donegal Youth Service, Port Road, Letterkenny and have a talk to one of the staff or phone us in the centre at 07491-29640.   DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE TELL STUDENTS NOT TO PANIC ON LEAVING CERT RESULTS DAY was last modified: August 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDOnegal Youth ServicesexamsLeaving certstudentslast_img read more