My Morning Jacket Brings Out Pres Hall Horns For Prince Tribute At Jazz Fest [Watch]

first_imgThe full setlist featured a number of hits from MMJ’s lengthy career, including classics like “Mageetah,” “One Big Holiday” and more, as well as a number of newer songs from 2015’s The Waterfall, like “Spring (Among The Living),” “Believe (Nobody Knows)” and more. Check out the setlist.fm listing below:Edit this setlist | More My Morning Jacket setlists A few nights ago, My Morning Jacket surprised fans in Oklahoma City, OK with a trio of Prince covers, playing an emotional tribute with “Sign O The Times,” “Raspberry Beret,” and “Purple Rain.” Two of those songs, “Sign O The Times” and “Purple Rain” found their way into the setlist on the following night, and, by the time MMJ hit the Fairgrounds at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the band was primed and ready to deliver an enormously powerful performance.Not only did they reprise those two Prince songs in honor of the late legend, but the band called on the horn section from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in the process. In doing so, MMJ brought a flare of the New Orleans’ sound into the performance, adding an emotional level to the masterful performance. Watch both covers below, thanks to themeboudin on YouTube:last_img read more

Olson scores first Marshalltown win

first_imgKyle Olson captured the Friday night Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers at Marshalltown Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) By Joyce Eisele Another first time win at Marshalltown came in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature as Shawn Ritter led the 18-lap event from flag to flag. Ritter weathered several cautions during the race but was never seriously threatened. Steve Meyer, who won the season opener, made great headway to finish as runner-up after starting 14th.  MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 3) – Kyle Olson made his first visit to Marshalltown Speedway’s victory lane on Cliff Chambers Memorial Friday night. From there on he remained as captain of the ship, capturing his first win ever at the speedway.  Brayton Carter had a good showing as he finished as the runner-up after starting back in 16th. The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods ran 18 laps and in the end it was Olson weathering the yellow flags to take home the win.  Olson started sixth but had command of the race by the time lap three was scored. center_img After a restart for a caution at lap four, Rust took off like a rocket and sailed to the top spot by the time lap five was in the books.  From there on, Rust ran away and hid from his competition, and flew under the checkers to take the win. Tim Ward took the runner-up position, getting around Gustin on the final lap. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event went flag to flag with David Rieks leading all but that opening lap on his way to victory. Rieks pulled away as the race wound down, leaving Shannon Anderson to finish a distant runner-up.  The IMCA Late Models opened up their season at the speedway for 2019 and in their 20-lap main event it was Justin Kay taking all the marbles. Kay jumped to the immediate lead and led all 20  laps to take the easy victory going away. The most interesting battle of the race was between Joel Callahan and Todd Cooney as they fought tooth and nail for position.  It was Callahan winning the fight to take second place over Cooney in third. The evening ended with the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature. Ronn Lauritzen started on the outside of the front row and shot to the lead when the race went green. He soon had Jimmy Gustin hot on his tail and Joel Rust was coming fast.last_img read more

Lion Country Safari drive-thru safari reopens Thursday

first_imgThe Lion Country Safari announced the reopening of its drive-thru safari.The zoo was forced to shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.The announcement for the reopening was made on Wednesday.The zoo’s drive-thru will reopen on Thursday, May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the last car admitted at 4:30 p.m.Zoo officials said tickets must be pre-purchased and are only valid for the drive-thru on the selected date.The walk-thru park will remained closed.last_img

Quinault Beach Resort & Casino Announces Expansion Plans

first_imgFacebook132Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Quinault Indian NationThe Quinault Indian Nation will commence a $25 million expansion of its Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in March, according to the Tribe’s President, Fawn Sharp.Quinault Beach Resort offers a quiet respite from daily life on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.The expansion follows the completion of a 159-room remodel at the resort and will expand the property’s fast food services, add two additional bars and include a combined gift and coffee shop. The casino will benefit from up to 70 percent more space to house newly added slot machines. A new 500 car, 4 story parking garage will also serve the area as a badly needed Tsunami shelter.  The expansion project will employ more than 100 laborers during the construction as well as add to the resort’s current workforce upon completion. The Tribe is already the largest employer in Grays Harbor County, providing more than 1200 jobs for both tribal members and non-tribal residents.Don Kajans, General Manager of Quinault Beach Resort & Casino stated, “I am excited that the Quinault Nation will continue to expand its properties. This expansion project not only allows us to employ more locals, it will also help us to bring more people to the area. It’s good for the resort, good for Quinault and good for Ocean Shores. And our patrons will love the changes.”Players will find plenty of slots and table games in the Quinault Casino.“The Quinault Beach Resort and Casino has been a major component of Quinault Nation’s employment and economic structure for the past 16 years. It is largely due to its success that we have been able to diversify,” said President Sharp. “We have been proud to provide such a comfortable and rewarding entertainment facility to area residents and visitors alike at this beautiful location, surrounded by the majestic Pacific Ocean and hundreds of acres of protected wetlands and glorious forests. We have been proud to provide employment for so many families, economic support for the region and millions of dollars in support for such necessities as emergency services for nearby communities,” she continued.Quinault Beach Resort & Casino is an active member in the Ocean Shores community helping to attract a large number of visitors to the area.  For more information contact Lorna Grover at Quinault Beach Resort & Casino, phone number 360-289-5001.last_img read more