The world-famous Jazz Fest will return to the Fair Grounds Race Course to celebrate their 50th anniversary from Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, the 28th, and Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 5th. That’s right, both weekends will start on a Thursday and end on a Sunday, alleviating some of the crowded atmospheres that the first weekend is traditionally known for.On Friday, the legendary festival revealed another huge artist, Diana Ross–one the most iconic performers in American music history–to the already-stacked lineup. Having celebrated her Diamond Diana 75th Birthday earlier this year, the “I’m Coming Out”, “Upside Down”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” vocalist will make her first-ever appearance at Jazz Fest on Saturday, May 4th.Related: Oteil & Friends Announce NOLA Show During Jazz FestEarlier in the week, event organizers rolled out the 2019 lineup, which features The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Katy Perry, Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefer Band, Chris Stapleton, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Santana, Pitbull, Van Morrison, Al Green, Logic, Earth, Wind & Fire, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Nevilles, Gladys Knight, John Fogerty, The Revivalists, Leon Bridges, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Tank and the Bangas, Tom Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Alanis Morissette, Gary Clark Jr., Irma Thomas, Doobie Brothers, The O’Jays, Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples, The Head and The Heart, Jimmy Cliff, Ellis Marsalis Family Tribute, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville, Galactic, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rebirth Brass Band, Indigo Girls, Los Lobos, Big Freedia, Kamasi Washington, Rita Coolidge, Buddy Guy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Better Than Ezra, Lauren Daigle, Dumpstaphunk, Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues BAnd, Ani DiFranco, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Gregory Porter, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Shirley Caesar, The Radiators, The Robert Cray BAnd, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright, North Mississippi Allstars, The subdudes, The Mavericks, Anders Osborne, Little Feat, Samantha Fish, Naturally 7, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Kermir Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers, Sweet Crude, Boyfriend, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rance Allen Group, Sonny Landreth, Cyril Nevill’s Swamp Funk, Bonerama, Foundation of Funk, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Bobby Jones & The Nashville Super Choir, Little Freddie King, The Soul Rebels, Steve Earle & The Dukes, and hundreds more.All ticketing information, as well as daily lineups, for the 2019 Jazz Fest can be found via the festival’s website.
Share Share Share HealthLifestyle US tobacco firms win Missouri hospitals case by: – May 2, 2011 Tweet 19 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Hospitals had alleged that firms misrepresented the health effects of smokingSix major US tobacco companies have defeated a lawsuit by hospitals seeking compensation for treating patients with smoking-related illnesses.Thirty-seven hospitals in the state of Missouri had claimed cigarette companies delivered an “unreasonably dangerous” product.They sought more than $455m (£272m) reimbursement for treating uninsured smokers who had not paid for care.The hospitals treat many destitute, non-paying patients.They said medical ethics required them to treat people in need, regardless of their ability to pay.In the case, the hospitals claimed that tobacco companies manipulated the nicotine content in cigarettes and misrepresented the health effects of smoking.But a jury in St Louis rejected their claim.“The jury agreed with Philip Morris USA that ordinary cigarettes are not negligently designed or defective,” said Murray Garnick of Philip Morris.An official from Lorillard, another company in the case, said: “Compelling evidence was presented to the jury, including testimony from hospital witnesses, that confirmed the hospitals were not financially damaged as they asserted.”BBC News
Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional 4.6 magnitude quake rattles Haiti by: – March 8, 2012 Share Tweet Share 10 Views no discussions PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A moderate earthquake has rattled southern Haiti, causing some people to run out of buildings in fear. There were no immediate reports of damage.The United States Geological Survey is reporting that the magnitude 4.6-quake was centered 24 miles (38 kilometers) southeast of the capital of Port-au-Prince and had a depth of 3 miles (4.9 kms). It struck at 9:51 last night.Some residents of capital ran into the streets in fear, remembering the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the capital and surrounding area. That 7-magnitude quake killed 314,000 people and toppled thousands of crudely built homes.There were no immediate reports of death or serious damages from last night’s quake.Jamaica Observer
Mason City’s First Ward councilman John Lee was our guest on “Ask the Mayor” on May 8th, 2019. Listen back to the program, which you can also download, via the audio player below.