Watch The All-Star “Purple Party” Prince Tribute Rage ‘Til Dawn In NOLA [Videos]

first_imgOn Sunday, May 6th, paying tribute to Minnesota’s favorite son, Prince, members of Snarky Puppy, The Motet, The Main Squeeze, Thievery Corporation, Turkuaz, The Magic Beans, The Nth Power, Mama Magnolia, and even Prince’s own bass player MONONEON gathered together at The Maison in New Orleans. Under the “Purple Party” banner, the group threw the funkiest and latest of late nights in honor of the late rocker, which was still packed and ragin’ six a.m. in the morning.Though Prince’s living reign may be tragically over, his legacy will be echoing for years to come thanks to generations who have grown up getting funky to the Purple One’s insane catalog of near-perfect tunes. To make the show celebrating the last night of Jazz Fest even more special, the setlist was no “Greatest Hits” affair, though big-name tunes like “Purple Rain”, “1999”, and “Kiss” were represented. The show saw deep dives into Prince’s entire body of work, including songs he gave to other artists and older projects like 94 East for a true representation of Prince’s prolific brilliance.The deep personal connection to Prince’s creations was apparent in the care and love each member of the seemingly never-ending parade of band members gave to the music. Whether it was Ryan Jalbert nailing the “Purple Rain” solo, his Motet bandmate Lyle Divinsky singing and strutting with eerily familiar energy, or the twin threats of Turkuaz’s Shira Elias and Sammi Garret hitting the notes that only they (and Prince) could, the passion was plain to see. Keyboardists Steveland Swatkins and Casey Russell traded keyboard licks and smiles of delight while a rotating rhythm section saw seemingly everyone in the house take a turn.Nikki Glaspie, drummer of The Nth Power, took a turn in the percussion pit, sitting down behind the main kit for a tune, before picking up a Stratocaster and playing guitar for a number. Vocalists like Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze), and Jessica Jones took their songs to incredible heights, as they each gave their all to honor their hero and, in many cases, inspiration for making music. Oh, and who better to slap the bass for the show than Prince’s hand-picked touring deep-end specialist MonoNeon?Though the musical guests and performers came close to boggling the mind, the focus was squarely on the man whose legacy these dedicated performers were honoring. We’ve got nearly the entire show ready for you to watch at your leisure with crystal-clear soundboard audio. That said, though the audio may be clear, it is nigh impossible to capture the spirit in the room when the music was pumping, the crowd was locked in a groove, and the musicians themselves were lost in their bliss.Setlist: Purple Party | The Maison | New Orleans, LA | 5/6/2018Set: Lets Go Crazy, D.M.S.R, Just As Long As We’re Together, Sexy Dancer, Lady Cab Driver, Musicology, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Soft And Wet, I Feel For You, Controversy, Call My Name, Partyup, Just Another Sucker, Head, Kiss, 1999, It’s Gonna Be Lonely, Baby I’m A Star, She’s Always In My Hair, Purple RainEncore: Jungle Love “Purple Rain”“Jungle Love”“1999”“I Wanna Be Your Lover”last_img read more

Best Players in the Class of 2017

first_imgA recent article in the Indianapolis Star listed the most sought-after high school basketball players graduating in 2017. They include Paul Scroggs of Southport. He played against Batesville in the Hall of Fame classic this year.The next 5 include Jalen Adaway of Pendleton Heights, Cobe Webster of Park Tudor, Ra Kepdl of Lawrence North, Cooper Niese of Cloverdale, and Malik Williams of Fort Wayne Snider.What I want to know is, will any of these stay in Indiana and play for one of our Division I teams? Most of our good high school boys go to a Michigan or Kentucky school to play basketball. Come on Indiana college coaches, you have two years to keep these guys in Indiana!last_img

UKGC reviews on-course age verification in new crackdown

first_img ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Share Submit Share Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Seven on-course bookmakers are having their gambling licences reviewed by the UK Gambling Commission after it was found they had allowed a 16-year old to place a bet at this year’s Royal Ascot.Following numerous age verification checks carried out between the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, supported by the Gambling Commission and Trading Standards, seven of the 17 tested operators allowed a minor to place a £5 bet. Richard Watson, Commission Executive Director, commented on the news: “These licence reviews show how strongly we feel about underage gambling.“Every single gambling business must protect children from gambling but the on course bookmakers results have remained unacceptable.”The news places further pressure on the on-course sector to ensure that it is thoroughly carrying out age verification checks. Watson added: “Despite various educational attempts to raise standards, by ourselves and the trade bodies, the on-course sector has historically performed poorly in both underage gambling test purchase exercises and Think 21 testing.“Pass rates have failed to meet the standards expected and the sector has consistently performed to levels below those we see in other gambling and age restricted products. By way of example, over the past four years, the on-course sector has a pass rate of around 35% for Think 21 testing.“We welcome the positive initiated by the local authority and the racecourse to raise standards in the gambling industry.”last_img read more