Janelle Monáe Releases Bob Marley Cover For ‘Spotify Singles’ Series [Listen]

first_imgJanelle Monáe is the latest pop artist to stop by the Spotify studios to perform some music for the streaming platform’s Spotify Singles series. The well-known singer and songwriter has kept a busy schedule full of similar appearances over the past year in promotion of her 2018 Dirty Computer studio album. For her turn on the audio streaming series, Monáe performed “I Like That” from her album, in addition to providing a spin on Bob Marley & The Wailer‘s “High Tide or Low Tide” from the reggae band’s 1973 album, Catch A Fire.Monáe’s new version of the reggae classic sticks pretty close to the original, although hers does shine a little clearer thanks to the modern recording technology used to capture what is a flawless performance. Her voice can be heard standing firmly above the held-out chords of an organ while she sings Marley’s love-soaked lyrics, “In high seas or in low seas/I’m gonna be your friend/In high tide or in low tide/I’ll be by your side.” Fans can have fun comparing her sparkling new version of the Bob Marley deep cut with his original recording heard below.Bob Marley & The Wailers – “High Tide or Low Tide”[Video: TheBognekRasta]Janelle Monáe wrapped up her busy world tour schedule in support of Dirty Computer back in September, following notable performances at big events including New York’s philanthropic Global Citizen Festival, Philadelphia’s Made in America Fest, Florida’s Suwanee Hulaween, and Austin City Limits Festival. Monáe had also shared a 46-minute sci-fi/fantasy narrative film to go with her album upon its release back in late April, which has also be lauded as nothing short of a “masterpiece,” according to Rolling Stone.The acting side of Monáe’s career also continues to thrive, as the next feature film she’s set to appear in titled Welcome to Marwen is scheduled to arrive on December 21st, and co-stars Steve Carell, Leslie Mann and Diane Kruger. Monáe will also appear in Disney’s live-action remake of its 1955 classic animated film, Lady and the Tramp.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Court Sides with FPL in Broward Nursing Home Hurricane Case

first_imgNursing Home Employees Say Rick Scott Destroyed Evidence Post-Irma If you’ve already reported the downed line, we have a record of it. Stay away, the lines could be dangerous. #Irma #FPL pic.twitter.com/arJWYw8TDE— FPL (@insideFPL) September 12, 2017 A state appeals court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit that blamed Florida Power & Light for a deadly situation in which residents of a Broward County nursing home were stuck without power following Hurricane Irma in 2017.A three-judge panel upheld a circuit court decision that dismissed the allegations made against the state’s largest power utility by Christine Cooper, who was a resident of The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. The storm knocked out power to the center’s air conditioning system for three days.Authorities later attributed 12 resident deaths to the warm conditions inside the building due to the loss of power.Cooper’s lawsuit alleged that FPL was partially responsible and claimed the utility did not act to quickly restore power.However, the appeals court ultimately focused on whether FPL had a legal “duty of care” to Cooper and concluded the company did not.center_img “Were we to find such a duty, it would open up public utilities to enormous liability for every conceivable injury, both personal and property, which may occur during a power outage,” said the ruling, which was written by Judge Martha Warner and joined by Judge Alan Forst and Associate Judge Lisa Walsh.It continues, “And to have a jury assess the adequacy of FPL’s plans and performance during an event, such as an outage due to a hurricane, would interfere with the extensive regulation of public utilities already required through the Public Service Commission. Such a ‘drastic shift’ of liability to a public utility is more properly made by the Legislature or Public Service Commission.”The state eventually revoked the nursing home’s license. Earlier this year, the 4th District Court of Appeal supported an administrative law judge’s decision to uphold the license revocation.Cooper sued both FPL and the nursing home, seeking damages from the power company for bodily injury and emotional distress. Her complaint alleged, “that FPL had a general duty to the public to maintain and operate the electric grid so that power is supplied.”last_img read more

Monday August 3rd Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — Don Bosco ended Newman’s three year run as state champion on Saturday. Charlie Hogan’s RBI double down the third base line capped a two-run bottom of the sixth as the seventh-ranked Dons rallied for a 3-2 win over the sixth-ranked Knights in the 1A championship game, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. Freshman Doug Taylor had a two-run single for Newman and pitched five-and-two-thirds innings before being lifted by the pitch count. While disappointed with the loss, Taylor was thankful they had the chance to play the season.KGLO News · 8 – 3-newman – 1Newman scored both runs in the fifth but coach Alex Bohl felt the Knights let a chance to build a bigger lead slip away.KGLO News · 8 – 3-newman – 2Bohl says it was a rewarding season that began with a lot of questions.KGLO News · 8 – 3-newman – 3Newman finishes the season with a record of 19-6. — other state baseball championship game scores2A — Van Meter 6, Des Moines Christian 03A — Norwalk 8, Gilbert 64A — Johnston 11, Ankeny 8 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona left the team before Sunday’s game at Minnesota. The Indians say he has a minor gastrointestinal condition that’s not related to COVID-19. The 61-year-old Francona returned to the team hotel. First base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. took over managing duty for the four-game series finale against the Twins. Francona sat out one game last season because of surgery for a tear in one of his retinas. Three years ago, he missed a week for a procedure to address an irregular heartbeat. IOWA CITY — Iowa All-American Luka Garza has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season. Garza averaged nearly 24 points and 10 rebounds last season in being named the Big Ten Player of the Year.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 1With Garza back the Hawkeyes will be one of the favorites in the Big Ten.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 2Garza says the chance to play with a special Iowa team was a big factor in his decision.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 3Garza says concern over how next season will be affected by the pandemic was not a factor in his decision.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 4Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says Garza informed his teammates Sunday morning.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 5McCaffery says Garza did his homework and made an informed decision.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 6The Hawkeyes posted a record of 20-11 last season but lost out on the postseason at the start of the COVID-19 pandemiccenter_img MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit his first home run of the season and the Minnesota Twins used their bullpen to string together a two-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The Twins took the four-game series from their primary division competitor. Max Kepler doubled and scored in each of his first two at-bats against Indians starter Aaron Civale. The defending American League Central champion Twins have outscored their opponents 28-8 over the first three innings this year. The Twins allowed only four runs over these four games, winning three of them to raise their record to 7-2.=== The Twins wrap up their homestand with a two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tonight’s game starts at 7:10 with a 6:30 pre-game show on KGLO. Tuesday’s game starts at 1:10, with the pre-game at 12:30 on KGLO. EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jared Spurgeon scored twice and Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots to get his first career postseason win, leading the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their qualifying series. Kevin Fiala also scored — one of Minnesota’s two power-play goals. Eric Staal had two assists and Spurgeon sealed the win with an empty-netter in the final minute. Jacob Markstrom, making his first career postseason start, also finished with 28 saves for Vancouver. Game 2 of the best-of-five series is Tuesday.last_img read more