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

Two New Dell UltraSharp Monitors Support Enhanced Performance, Productivity

first_imgWhether we’re in the office or at home, productivity has become a precious commodity for workers. For some of us, the challenge is staying focused amid a million daily distractions. For others, it’s simply finding ways to optimize our performance as much as possible. But across the board, it’s clear that having the right technology has become an essential component of a productive workday.Studies have shown that the monitor(s) workers use can play a key role in enhancing productivity. That’s why Dell is focused on designing monitors that solve productivity and performance challenges. Now, we’re excited to announce the expansion of our innovative Dell UltraSharp line of monitors to better meet the needs of users in color-critical professions and professionals who work simultaneously with multiple applications.Dell UltraSharp 30 Monitor with PremierColor (UP3017)As anyone who’s worked in a visual field knows, small changes to color can immensely change the mood, tone, accuracy and even professional credibility of videos and images. That’s why it’s crucial that users responsible for setting those color levels be presented with a crisp, color-accurate image as they design or edit.The Dell UltraSharp 30 Monitor with PremierColor (UP3017), the newest addition to an impressive lineup of Dell UltraSharp Monitors with PremierColor that address a wide range of color-critical needs, takes this commitment to color a step further than its same-sized predecessor (U3014) with 99 percent coverage achievement across four professional color spaces – AdobeRGB, sRGB, REC 709 and DCI-P3. These last two color spaces are of key importance to animation designers and video editors when ensuring color accuracy during post-production work.Perhaps one of the most exciting enhancements is the ability for users to fine-tune their colors using Custom Color mode or calibrate the monitor in-house using Dell UltraSharp Color Calibration Solution software with the optional colorimeter (sold separately). With the software development kit, you can tweak your color parameters according to your proprietary color solution.This new monitor also addresses another key need of professionals in color-critical fields – the ability to adjust and rotate the monitor to suit their current viewing needs. While our original 30-inch model offered a wide range of adjustability, the new release offers even more options, including the ability to rotate the monitor panel clockwise or counter-clockwise to view the entire screen in portrait orientation, a greater height adjustability range and wider forward and backward tilting angles. Users will have the flexibility to adjust the screen to suit them, rather than the other way around.And since we know that dual monitors can enhance productivity, we’ve made it easier to view dual content in two ways. First, users can connect two PCs to the same UP3017 monitor in order to view and interact with content from each source side-by-side or as picture-in-picture, using a single mouse and keyboard. Secondly, users can daisy chain two monitors to replicate or extend content across both monitors, without requiring both to be connected to the source. Both of these options offer significant productivity enhancements for editors and designers who can save a great deal of time and energy by viewing multiple source files simultaneously.Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor (U3417W)For users looking for productivity enablers that minimize distractions and help them stay focused on a singular task, we’ve created an even more immersive and comfortable viewing experience with the Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor (U3417W).The U3417W model builds on the innovations we’ve introduced with our line of curved monitors by providing an increased screen curvature. It takes the benefits of curved, ultra-wide screens even further by better optimizing users’ field of view, while continuing to minimize reflection and offering near-uniform visual focus. It also optimizes eye comfort with a flicker-free viewing experience, ComfortView which minimizes blue light emissions, and less head-turning needed to see the entire image on screen, all of which can be significant benefits for users who view the monitor for hours on end. This has obvious applications for not only workers but gamers and those using the immersive viewing experience for home entertainment. It’s also ideal for executives and discerning professionals who work with multiple applications or files at the same time.The new release offers this increased curvature on top of the same impressive specs, including powerful dual 9W speakers and Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture features, offered by the U3415W. PC Mag named the U3415W its top pick for ultra-wide monitors, while TechRadar Pro called it “the ideal replacement for dual-monitor setups.”Of course, both monitors build upon the already-solid foundation of the preceding Dell UltraSharp products, including precise, accurate colors right out of the box, and crisp, high-contrast images. And our Premium Panel Guarantee and Advanced Exchange Service provide the reliability our customers have come to expect.The same philosophy that has made us a successful PC brand for over 30 years has made us the world’s number one monitor brand for three years and in North America for 16 years. We listen to our partners and customers and provide practical innovation based on real needs. Whether you’re a worker in a color-critical field, a multi-task-oriented professional or both, let us know how these new monitors are affecting your workday. We look forward to working with you to continue meeting pressing needs as Dell technology and the workplace evolve together.last_img read more

DONEGAL BRIDAL BOUTIQUE WINS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD

first_imgPearls and Lace, Donegal’s Newest Bridal Boutique has won ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Wedding Journal Awards. The Wedding Journal Reader Awards are firmly established as the leading awards for the wedding industry. Over 170 of Ireland’s finest wedding businesses and suppliers attended the Wedding Journal Reader Awards Gala Dinner in the Gibson Hotel Dublin on 27th May to discover who the readers of Wedding Journal had voted the best in their class! The owner, Carole Boyd told Donegal Daily, ‘We are absolutely thrilled to have won such a prestigous award, especially so soon after opening.“We hadn’t expected to win, so hearing our name called at the awards ceremony was just fantastic and we’ve been overwhelmed since with the good wishes of our customers and the locality.It’s been a fantastic acheivement for us’. A spokesperson for The Wedding Journal said, ‘The standard of bridal businesses increases year on year and we at Wedding Journal are always blown away by the calibre of products and services being offered to couples across the country’.Carole concluded, ‘We would like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to our brides, our team and our friends and family who have helped make this happen’.Pearls and Lace Bridal Boutique which is located just outside Donegal Town, opened just before Christmas 2014.The boutique which specialises in wedding dresses, bridesmaids and a huge selection of Bridal Accessories has become a must visit for brides to be on their wedding planning journey!For more information and updates visit their website www.pearlsandlace.ie, follow them on facebook, give the girls a call on 074 97 23341 or pop into the store!DONEGAL BRIDAL BOUTIQUE WINS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD was last modified: June 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more