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Prince to play two Atlanta shows next week

Ready to party like it’s 1999? You’d better be — Prince is coming to the Fox Theatre next week to play two shows.

The Purple One will perform at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. April 7 as part of his “The Piano and the Microphone Tour.”

The repertoire will be culled from Prince’s 39-album catalog and each performance will have a unique set-list. He’ll play hits, B-sides and new material.

Every ticket purchased includes a CD copy of his new album “HITNRUN.”

The tour started Jan. 21 and has traveled to Sydney, Australia and Oakland, Calif., amongst other cities. In addition to classics from albums including “1999,” “Purple Rain” and “Sign o’ the Times,” set lists have also featured covers by Joni Mitchell, Paul Robeson and Ray Charles; songs Prince has written for other acts including The Time, Sheila E. and Vanity 6; and even a Thelonious Monk-style version of the theme to Batman.

Tickets range from $100-$350 and go on sale tomorrow at noon. They may be purchased by calling 855-285-8499 or online at The Fox Theatre box office will be open at noon for in-person sales.

Customers are limited to two tickets per person, per show. Tickets may be picked up from the Fox Theatre box office on the day of the show. Pickup for the 7 p.m. show will begin at 10 a.m., and pickup for the 10 p.m. show will begin at 1 p.m.

Rolling Stones Cuba concert was mostly politics-free

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The Rolling Stones have officially brought their music to Cuba with a performance that seemed mostly free of a political agenda.

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For years, many Cubans listened to bands like the Stones in secret because their music didn't line up with the government ideology. But Friday's massive, free performance was meant to show that Cuba is opening up to the rest of the world.

According to the band's announcement, the concert at Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana was "the first open-air concert in the country by a British rock band."

Frontman Mick Jagger and company mostly avoided any political statement during the show, except for acknowledging the band's presence in the country was a sign "times are changing."

Some estimates say nearly half a million people attended the celebratory performance.

The event capped off a week where a sitting U.S. president visited the country in nearly 90 years.

One concertgoer told The Guardian there is a feeling among Cubans that "something good" is happening.

But not everyone saw the concert as a sign of good things to come. One democracy activist said the government was using it as a symbol of an "opening that isn't really taking place."

And at least one world leader did take issue with the event — the pope, though it wasn't because of politics. The BBC reports he asked the Stones to postpone the concert because it conflicted with Good Friday.

The concert was a part of the Rolling Stones' America Latina Ole tour that is traveling through Central and South America.

They have also started a push to donate musical instruments and equipment to benefit Cuban musicians across all music genres.

The River's Rockin' Birthday Bash

This summer 97.1 The River is celebrating its 10th Birthday…and we’re throwing a Rockin’ Birthday Bash with you…and Boston! Saturday August 6th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta! Tickets go on sale Friday March 11th but you can win yours all this week in The River Ticket Vault at 7:20am with Kaedy Kiely and 5:20pm with Steve Craig!

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97.1 The River is turning 10 this year!

Listen to Kaedy Kiely on Monday morning at 7:10 to find out who is performing at our Rockin' Birthday Bash.

We'll have FREE passes inside the Ticket Vault all this week plus more exclusive prizes to come.

Don't miss the celebration!

Win Def Leppard Tickets

Another rock show for the ages. 97.1 The River, Atlanta’s Classic Hits & Live Nation Present: Def Leppard! They’re back on tour…and bringing their friends…REO Speedwagon & Tesla!

Friday, August 12th at Lakewood Amphitheatre.

Get your free tickets all this week inside the River Ticket Vault! Listen at 7:20AM with Kaedy Kiely and 5:20pm with Steve Craig. Win your way in, and get a shot at the grand prize, Front Row Seats!!!

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Jethro Tull – Exclusive River Presale

Buy tickets in advance with promo code RIVER.

Offer valid November 19 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Online only, while supplies last.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2015

Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, the story follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall’s past.

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Parents angry when football field gets $500K scoreboard while gym goes without AC

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Norcross High School in Georgia is in the spotlight after the unveiling of a new $500,000 video scoreboard built for the school's football stadium, one that the school claims to be the largest in the nation. However some parents can't help but shake their heads as their daughters play volleyball in a gymnasium without air conditioning.

The new scoreboard was paid for by boosters and businesses, not school tax money. Parents of volleyball players say it still points to the disparity they see as their children play in sweltering conditions. The volleyball season runs from August through October, and teams hold practices during the summer months, too.

"The other night with the storms coming through, it was still 92-93 degrees," said Michael Obertone. His daughter is a sophomore player and he serves as a line judge for some matches.

He worries about the health effects on the girls as they practice and play in what he calls stifling heat.

"Some kids are feeling light headed and they are having to hydrate the living daylights out of them," Obertone said.

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The Norcross High School building was built with budgeted and taxed funds back 2001. A school district spokeswoman said that it was custom back then to build schools without air in gyms or in the activity centers for middle and elementary schools.

"It's in the design stage and it should be installed next year," spokeswoman Sloan Roach said.

Obertone though, doesn't trust the work will get done next year. He said he understands the excitement with the new massive video board, but wonders why the community hasn't stepped in to help with the hot gym.

"One would think in 14 years the second or largest school in Gwinnett (one of the state's largest counties) could get air conditioning," Obertone said.

School administrators confirmed Norcross High is one of only two high schools in the district without air conditioning in its gymnasium. Both schools are scheduled to have coolers added in 2016.

Online Ticket Window

All this week we're giving you the chance to win a pair of free weekend passes to Music Midtown September 18th and 19th at Piedmont Park!   Since the line at The River Ticket Vault can be pretty long, we've installed The River Online Ticket Window!


  • Listen to 97.1 The River every morning this week.
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  • Want to better your chance at winning?  Tell your friends so they can register too...Of course that means you have to go with them to the show, so choose wisely!
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