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

Carlos Santana Reveals Plans For World Tour

first_imgAfter an exciting Red Rocks announcement last month, Carlos  Santana has added an enormous World Tour to his plate in 2017. The 10-time Grammy Award-winner will hit the road this April with shows in Asia and Australia before continuing his residency at Las Vegas’s House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in March. The group will go on to tour the United States from June through August before returning to the previously-scheduled residency in Las Vegas. With nearly 20 national dates added to the schedule, there’s no sign of Santana slowing down any time soon.Don’t miss the legendary, Latin American rock music of Santana. Check out his expansive tour schedule, dating all the way out through November of this year.Carlos Santana recently reunited with his classic Santana lineup of Gregg Rolie (keys/lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar/vocals), and Michael Carabello (percussion) back on March 21st of 2016 at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Soon after, the 1971 lineup shared a new album Santana IV that combined all their signature elements in 16 spellbinding tracks. Check them out below:[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Kyle Lafferty shuns loan move to fight for Norwich spot

first_img That will be quite an achievement, given they were ranked among the fifth seeds and already have 10 more points than they finished with in qualifying for last summer’s World Cup. A home win over Greece next month would guarantee their trip to France, but the talismanic Lafferty will be a spectator having picked up a one-match suspension. Nonetheless, he is bullish about the prospect of a big night in Belfast. “This team does not get beat at Windsor any more. Our heart and determination won’t let any team come here and walk over us,” he said. “Michael O’Neill’s team will not lose at Windsor, especially with the way we have been. “Unfortunately we haven’t crossed the finish line yet but we’re not panicking. All we have to do is go out and win a game and I’m pretty sure we will.” Lafferty’s efforts over the past 12 months have seen him take the mantle long since set down by David Healy – the country’s record goalscorer with 36. Lafferty will be hoping his domestic career does not fizzle out in the way Healy’s did, but he defers to the local hero whenever comparisons are drawn. Healy netted 13 times in Euro 2008 qualifying, still a record, but never reached a European or World Cup finals. “I think there’s only one David Healy, no-one will ever touch what David did for this country,” he said. “But this country has been through enough over the last 30 years and it’s about time we sent them to a tournament.” He joined Turkish side Rizespor for the second half of last season and a knee injury means he has yet to feature at all this term. With Cameron Jerome, Dieumerci Mbokani and Gary Hooper also on the Canaries’ books, the 27-year-old faces a battle to persuade manager Alex Neil but it is one he is ready to embrace. “Every single player in this world wants to play in the Premier League, you just have to look at the players playing in it. I want to play against those players,” he said. “I’m not going to take the easy option and go out on loan to a Championship team, play the long-ball game. I want to play against the best players in the world in the Premier League. “When I was a young boy I sat watching Match of the Day, dreaming of playing there, so I’m not going to throw my hat in now and take that easy option. “I will just go back and work my socks off in training and keep on knocking on the manager’s door. “If he sits me down and says I’m not in his plans, then it’s time for me to make a decision whether I do go out on loan or stay and work even harder to change his mind.” Regardless of how his Norwich career pans out, Lafferty’s efforts in front of goal look likely to take his country to a first major tournament in 30 years. Lafferty is in the form of his life at international level, taking his Euro 2016 qualifying tally to seven in eight matches with the injury-time equaliser against Hungary on Monday night. Only Bayern Munich pair Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller have bettered that return for Germany, but while they are key cogs at one of the giants of European football, Lafferty is unsure where he stands at Carrow Road. Northern Ireland hero Kyle Lafferty is ready to fight for his Norwich career and is ready to shun the “easy option” of a loan move. Press Associationlast_img read more

Member of Mike Pence’s team test positive for the coronavirus

first_imgAccording to the White House, a member of Vice President Mike Pence’s team has tested positive for the coronavirus.Vice President Pence’s spokeswoman Katie Miller, spoke about the incident on Friday.Miller reported that though the staff member does work for the Vice President, he or she did not have “close contact” with either the vice president or President Donald Trump.Miller also says that they are now in the process of contacting everyone who may have had contact with the staff member in accordance with CDC guidelines and that VP Pence’s office was also notified about the development on Friday evening.last_img read more