Umphrey’s McGee Performs Prince Tribute Show For Halloween [Video]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Umphrey’s McGee returned to The Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota for the second night of their Halloween run, performing a tribute to the late and legendary Prince. For Saturday’s performance, each member of the six-piece donned a costume representing different eras from Prince’s long-running career. Throughout the show, Umphrey’s wove in numbers from Prince’s catalog, kicking things off with the band’s debut cover of “Let’s Go Crazy” off 1984’s Purple Rain.“Let’s Go Crazy” Check out the band’s recap video below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Palace Theatre | St. Paul, MN | 10/28/2017Set One: Let’s Go Crazy [1], Bridgeless > Blue Echo > Rocker Part 2, The Linear [2] > Bridgeless, Raspberry Beret [1]Set Two: I Wanna Be Your Lover [3] > Ocean Billy [4], Utopian Fir > Attachments, Mulche’s Odyssey, Little Red Corvette [1]Encore: 1999 [1]Notes: [1] debut, Prince | [2] with Driven to Tears (The Police) and Tom Sawyer (Rush) teases | [3] debut, Prince; with Ahmed Gallab on vocals; with #5 jam | [4] with Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Michael Jackson) jam [Photo: Umphrey’s McGee’s Facebook] Following this opening cover, the majority of the first set was housed in a “Bridgeless” sandwich, with the first instance of the song moving through “Blue Echo” and “Rocker Part 2”. After a quick pause, the band came back with “The Linear”, which saw an extensive percussion solo ahead of the song’s climax, before landing back into “Bridgeless”. From there, Umphrey’s closed the set with yet another debut cover of Prince, this time “Raspberry Beret” off 1985’s Around The World In A Day.Umphrey’s McGee Pays Tribute To Fallen Former Bandmate Mike Mirro In St. Paul [Video]To start off the second set, Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab came out to offer vocals on Umphrey’s McGee’s debut cover of “I Wanna Be your Lover”. Following this cover, Gallab departed from the stage, leaving the band to perform “Ocean Billy”, which saw tastes of Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” within it. The next tune, “Utopian Fir”, again saw references to The Purple One, as the band worked in a verse from Prince’s “7”. After performances of “Attachments” and “Mulche’s Odyssey”, Umphrey’s closed out set two with the debut cover of “Little Red Corvette” before offering the debut of “1999” as the encore for their Prince-inspired Halloween tribute set.“I Wanna Be Your Lover”last_img read more

Cardinal Mahony blesses area church on centennial

first_img“It’s important to see that it has a progression of growth development,” said Mahony, 71, who cited Biblical text in his call to embrace migrants and immigrants. “The residents of this area were from all over,” he said. “You really had a lot of immigrants in 1907. We must look around us and welcome those who are here. And see the wonderful unity and diversity.” Jorge Aguilar, 40, of Azusa, a 15-year member, said he thought Mass was beautiful. “We’re always coming here and \ glad to meet the father,” he said. Mahony said churches in Pomona, Monrovia and Pasadena grew out of the San Gabriel Mission. Priests would occasionally visit the Azusa area to celebrate Mass and soon the reigning bishop recognized the need for a church in the area. “A small rustic church was built here to meet the needs of the people,” he said. St. Frances of Rome was originally located on the northwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Pasadena Avenue. The church relocated to the northeast corner in 1955. The church building itself was revolutionary for its time, Mahony said. “This design was not the normal design of the church in the 1950s. As we learned, it had a difficult, but very interesting roof,” he said, referring to roof issues that surfaced in April 2006, when parishioners were forced to occupy a tent in the parking lot. The 40-foot stained glass windows, stonework and even the floor design, which had never been used before, were also unique. “In those days you did not have sloping floors, which makes so much sense \,” Mahony added. Mahony also gave a rundown on the clergy, nuns and lay members who had served over the last century. “We remember them today because they played a very important role in the spiritual \ of this parish,” he said. Mahony made brief mention of David Granadino during Mass. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles removed the former senior pastor of St. Frances in March 2002, after allegations of sexual misconduct were made. The cardinal said he hoped the situation would be soon resolved. The Rev. Gustavo Castillo is currently church administrator – a temporary priest in charge of the parish – after succeeding the Rev. Michael Sears in July. Castillo said he is impressed by the deep roots that he has seen in the church. “You run into people who say `My husband is the one that poured the concrete for these walls,”‘ he said. “You find a community that is very proud to belong to this church.” The church finished painting the church exterior March 9, and Castillo, 31, said that future goals include turning attention to St. Frances of Rome Elementary School. “We are hoping that we’re able to raise funds at our school so we can remodel some of the classrooms and restrooms,” he said. Tony Arredondo, 40, brought his two daughters to Mass. “It was very meaningful,” he said, “It was very special for us.” The 100-year celebration of the church began March 11, 2006, but there is some uncertainty about the actual date of the church founding. The silver jubilee was celebrated in 1932, the golden anniversary celebrated in 1958 and the 75th anniversary in 1983. A member of the centennial celebration committee said that they used the 2006-07 date because is was in the middle of the disputed dates. But what is certain is that the 125th anniversary will be celebrated in 2032. “Mark your calendars now so you won’t forget,” Mahony said. St. Frances of Rome is the patron saint of automobile drivers. The church celebrated her feast day on Friday. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2764160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Cardinal Mahony blesses church AZUSA – The archbishop of Los Angeles delivered Mass and offered communion to about 1,000 parishioners Saturday at the close of the yearlong St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church centennial celebration. “We are grateful to almighty God for these 100 years,” said Cardinal Roger Mahony during the 90-minute service, which was delivered in English and Spanish. A handful of people stood and were recognized as having been church members for 75 years, while about three dozen acknowledged that they had been at St. Frances since 1958. A much larger group indicated they had been there for 25 years. Today, there are about 5,000 families on the membership roster. last_img