Make sure to pack your purple, Jazz Fest-goers, as an all-star tribute to Prince will hit New Orleans on Sunday, May 6th, featuring members of Prince‘s band, Turkuaz, The Main Squeeze, The Motet, Snarky Puppy, Thievery Corporation, Allen Stone, The Magic Beans, and Mama Magnolia. This stacked tribute set, known as the Purple Party, will close out Jazz Fest with a late-night dance party on Sunday, May 6th at the Maison on Frenchmen Street immediately following Joey Porter‘s tribute to Herbie Hancock.Without question, Prince is one of the most revered artists of our time. His huge catalog of mega-hits and ultra-funky deep cuts is lionized, and will provide the ultimate musical platform for this one-off supergroup to let loose. Without question, the band is an embarrassment of riches: vocalist Corey Frye of The Main Squeeze, guitarist Ryan Jalbert and vocalist Lyle Divinsky of The Motet, bassist Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr. of Prince’s band, drummer Robert “Sput” Searight, saxophonist Chris Bullock, and trumpeter Mike “Maz” Maher from Snarky Puppy, vocalists Sammi Garett and Shira Elias of Turkuaz, keyboardist Steve Swatkins of Allen Stone’s band, percussionist Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation, and Megan Letts of Mama Magnolia will all take part in this special tribute set. Casey Russell, keyboardist for up-and-coming Colorado jam band The Magic Beans, will act as musical director, steering the ship as this 13-piece super group delivers the best of Prince’s extensive catalog.Russell is excited to bring this tribute set to life, explaining to L4LM that he “cannot wait to play some of my favorite music, in my favorite city, at my favorite festival with some of the baddest musicians around.” He went on to express that “for me, the late night scene is the heart of Jazz Fest, there’s so much musical energy flowing all throughout the city!” A proud Minnesotan, Russell promised to “bring the Purple funk from my hometown of Minneapolis, all the way down the Mississippi River to New Orleans to close out Jazz Fest with a bang!”Everyone in attendance is encouraged to get into the theme and wear purple in celebration of Prince!Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, March 16th at 12:00 PM EST at this link. Find all of the information you’ll need for this show, along with art by Jimmy Rector (@jimmyrector), below.–SHOW INFO–Date: Sunday, May 6th, 2018 (technically early AM May 7th)Time: Doors – 1:30 am // Show – 2:00 amArtist: Live For Live Music & NolaFunk Present: Purple Party – A Tribute To Prince Feat. Members Of Prince, The Motet, Turkuaz, Snarky Puppy, The Main Squeeze, Thievery Corporation, Allen Stone, The Magic Beans, & Mama Magnolia.Venue: Maison – 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116Tickets: Early-Bird – $25 // General Admission – $30 // VIP – $50 (VIP ticket gains access to VIP balcony, private bar and expedited entry into the venue) — [Buy Tickets]
Toyota’s three main pillars for Tokyo 2020 centre on:(1) Mobility for All, or allowing all people the freedom to move;(2) Sustainability, centring on the realisation of a hydrogen society (environment/safety); and (3) Transportation support for the Games using the Toyota Production System (TPS).With these three pillars, Toyota has been aiming to provide mobility solutions that go beyond the traditional provision of vehicles.Looking towards Tokyo 2020, Toyota, through mobility solutions that combine TPS with diverse mobility, will support smooth operations for Tokyo 2020 as well as support to transport attendees, including staff and visitors. Also, through its robots, Toyota will support event operations and provide unique experiences, exceeding the general notion of what mobility has meant for the Games while continuing to challenge itself to provide “Mobility for All” by offering various mobility solutions to make Tokyo 2020 a one-of-a-kind event.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
“We’ve been in touch with MLB and we have no further comment at this time,” the Times quoted Eppler as saying.MORE: Harper, Manny Machado and the biggest contracts in sportsHarper was not bashful earlier in the day about wanting Trout as a teammate with the Phillies after Trout’s contract with the Halos expires following the 2020 season.”If you don’t think I’m gonna call Mike Trout to come to Philly in 2020, you’re crazy,” Harper told Philadelphia radio station WIP.He also appeared to refer to Trout’s contract status, without mentioning Trout by name, during his introductory press conference Saturday. “I know there’s another guy in about two years who comes up off the books. We’ll see what happens with him,” Harper said. The Angels did not ignore Bryce Harper’s bold talk about recruiting superstar outfielder Mike Trout to join him in Philadelphia.LA general manager Billy Eppler told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that the club has spoken with Major League Baseball about Harper’s comments, which could constitute tampering. The Angels are not ready to have their MVP center fielder leave; they reportedly have discussed offering Trout a record $350 million contract to keep him beyond 2020. Trout told reporters at spring training that he might not be inclined to discuss any new deal after Opening Day, opting instead to focus solely on playing. Talk of acquiring another team’s player is frowned upon in baseball, but MLB rules do not explicitly spell out what the penalty is for tampering. Harper said that he spoke with Trout throughout the offseason as Harper was deciding on a team, and Trout told reporters he reached out to Harper after Harper agreed to a record $330 million deal with the Phils.
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