On Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW, an NPR member station in Santa Monica, California, last week, the infamous Preservation Hall Jazz Band came out to talk about their latest Cuban-inspired album, So It Is, and perform material for the intimate crowd gathered at Apogee Studio—formerly the private recording studio for the iconic producer and mixer Bob Clearwater. As an Apogee Session, Preservation Hall Jazz Band performed to a small audience of less than 200 people within the recording studio, treating them to tastes of their new album along with spirited renditions of their older numbers that come straight out of the heart of New Orleans.Preservation Hall Jazz Band And Jon Batiste Team Up For Joyful New Orleans Performance [Photos]After a little under an hour of live performances, including of songs “La Malanga,” “Convergence,” and “Santiago,” host of the show Garth Trinidad takes over and leads members of the band in a question-and-answer session, which features a lot of information about the band’s recent time in Cuba and its influence on both the individual members of the renowned group and on the sound of their latest album, So It Is, which was announced earlier in the year in February and formally released toward the end of April.Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announces New Album, Shares First Track [Listen]The episode was aired on public radio earlier in the week, while the full video of performance was recently released on KCRW’s website. You can watch the full hour-long performance here, or watch selected clips from their performance below, courtesy of NPR Music.“La Malanga”“Convergence”“Santiago”
By Tony SteelePEORIA, Ariz. (April 28) – Jason Noll picked off his third win in four events in the IMCA Modified division Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park.Noll raced his way from sixth to an early lead, overtaking Jay Foster who started on the front row. Once Noll found himself out front, his MRT Chassis was set on cruise control to his third win in four points races at Canyon.Chaz Baca Jr. and John Parmeley put on a good show, both coming from the fifth row to land on the podium, with Baca eventually working his way around Parmeley to finish in second.Chase Alves accepted a $100 challenge to start in the rear of the Arizona Differential IMC Northern SportMod field, only able to take the money home with a trip to victory lane.Alves methodically worked his way through the field, picking off cars one by one on his trek to the front. Speedy Madrid fought Alves to the checkered, but eventually it was Alves victorious, earning his $100 bonus and another trip to CSP victory lane.In the Desert Restorations IMCA Hobby Stock feature it was another typical Joe vs. Joe battle between Peterson and Vlasity. Peterson grabbed the early lead and had a better handling car than Vlasity, which would turn out to be the ultimate difference. Peterson grabbed another feature win ahead of Vlasity and Bradley Stafford.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers have recently begun to acknowledge the strain of missing their families. Particularly older players with children like Morris are eager to have some together time. But even Kyle Kuzma, who doesn’t have his own family but is close with his mother, said he is looking forward to having some family time.“I can’t wait,” he said. “Obviously, this is a great experience. They’ve done an unbelievable job of really supervising and managing just how the bubble works, the ins and outs. They’ve done a great job, but at the same time, we’re all human and we all have our whole families and loved ones that we want to see and be around.”It wasn’t good news for everyone: Coaches and other staff won’t be able to have guests, which Frank Vogel, who has a wife and two adolescent daughters, said he accepts, even if it’s not what he and his staff hoped for.“I understand the league’s decision,” he said. “It’s really one of those things completely out of our control, so I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. But for our guys to be able to see their families, I will be very happy for them.”It’s not clear how long families will stay. Morris voiced concern that there isn’t much for children to do on the Disney campus. Attractions and rides aren’t open to people in the bubble, and outside of outdoor activities like fishing and pool access, it might be hard to keep kids occupied for a month or longer. To this point, the bubble has been a workplace with only adults present. But as players have been getting more antsy for home, seeing their loved ones for any time at all will have value, they said. There has been chatter that part, if not all, of the next NBA season could be played in a bubble, and players hope the NBA can figure out more family access if that’s the case.“I think that’s part and piece to making bubbles work for now and the future, having a way for us to see our families and stuff,” Kuzma said. “That’s probably just the toughest thing. But obviously having our families around will probably relieve a lot less tension that we have around here. Not saying we have tension, but just a league-wide stance.”Keeping an eye on No. 8Just like the rest of the NBA world, the Lakers are keeping a close watch on the race to the Western Conference’s No. 8 seed.Unlike most others though, the Lakers aren’t actually enjoying it.Vogel said his assistants are all live scouting the games for the Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs because it isn’t clear yet which among those teams is actually going to emerge. While it’s made for compelling basketball, it’s less ideal for the Lakers, who would like to actually be able to focus on one opponent.Vogel echoed LeBron James’ sentiments after a Monday win over Denver that the Lakers weren’t yet in “playoff mode” in part because they can’t hunker down to focus on one team.“Playoff mode is, ‘OK, this is the team we have to beat and let’s be completely consumed with beating them.’ And until you know that, you can’t fully be immersed in that.”By the end of Thursday’s games, the play-in spots should be decided. The No. 8 team needs to win once to get in; the No. 9 team needs to win twice.Vogel has experience with being on the losing side of the eight seed. In the 2014-15 season, his Pacers were tied in the East for the eighth-best record but lost to Brooklyn on tiebreakers. But even he said he’s a traditionalist in the playoff format.Morris, on the other hand, said he was all for future play-in games.“Dame (Lillard) made a point before he got here, if we’re gonna be in the bubble at least give us a chance to try to get in the playoffs, which made a lot of sense for the teams that was here,” he said. “It’s cool. I think that’s a good thing to do for them. Especially for what happened anyways, they didn’t really get a chance to try and get to the playoffs. I think it’s perfect.”The Blazers (5-2 in the bubble) and the Suns (7-0) are two of the hottest teams of the restart, with both Lillard and Devin Booker representing elite scoring threats that could challenge the Lakers’ perimeter. But Kuzma said the Lakers aren’t especially concerned if Lillard, who scored 61 points on Tuesday night in a win over the Mavericks, and his Blazers are the first-round matchup.“I think that anytime you can be tested early in the playoffs, it’s going to help you out in other rounds,” he said. “So obviously them getting the eighth seed would be a very tough matchup for us. Dame presents a lot of the challenges because he’s an excellent player all-around. You see the shot-making, but his leadership and everything else. No, I don’t think it’s worst-case scenario because we’re war ready. We’re ready to play anybody.” LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Markieff Morris is ready to see his daughter again.He sees her now, over FaceTime, as the almost-3-year-old Jyzelle is clamoring to see him, too. That should happen as early as Aug. 31, when players in the NBA bubble can bring family members and other close loved ones as guests.“I already know she’s gonna go crazy,” he said. “She’ll do anything to see me, so it is what it is.”ESPN was first to report that the NBA had released an updated memo about player guests, who should start arriving during the first round of the playoffs to be quarantined. Players on second-round playoff teams will be permitted up to four guests, with additional spots allowed for children. The memo outlined that all guests must have “an established pre-existing, personal and known relationship,” and is restricting agents, personal chefs and other specialty service employees who could create imbalances in the bubble. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error