Algona Radio KLGA Hometown Radio. 92.7 FM. Algona & Bishop Garrigan sports. Sat, 24 Mar 2018 22:26:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Richard Krapp Sat, 24 Mar 2018 22:26:42 +0000 Funeral mass for Richard Krapp age 80 of Algona are currently pending at this time. Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona is in charge of services.

]]> 0
Listen now: Kacey Musgraves rides her “High Horse” onto the dance floor Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:01:35 +0000

Continue reading »]]> MCA NashvilleThe imagery in the lyrics of Kacey Musgraves‘ new song, “High Horse,” may be country — they mention horses and John Wayne — but the sound of the funky track is decidedly disco.

“Why don’t you giddy-up, giddy-up / And ride straight out of this town / You and your high horse,” she sings on the latest release from her Golden Hour album, which comes out next Friday. So far, the Texas native has also previewed the tracks “Butterflies” and “Space Cowboy” from the record.

“High Horse” is available to stream or download now, or you can check out its retro lyric video on YouTube.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Powered by WPeMatico

Listen now: Little Big Town soars with Elton John’s “Rocket Man” Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:01:34 +0000

Continue reading »]]> ABC/Image Group LALittle Big Town has long been known for their soaring harmonies, but they take things to an entirely new level — literally — with their cover of “Rocket Man.”

LBT’s version of the Elton John classic is the latest track released from the forthcoming Restoration album, which re-imagines the tunes Elton created with longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin. Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Dolly Parton and many more are featured on the record as well.

“Rocket Man” is available to stream or download now, or you can check out the audio-only version on YouTube.

Little Big Town will also perform the song on Elton John:  I’m Still Standing — A Grammy Salute April 10 on CBS. The Restoration album drops a few days earlier, on April 6.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Powered by WPeMatico

Jason Aldean is Broadway-bound, opening bar in Music City Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:01:33 +0000

Continue reading »]]> ABC/Image Group LAIt looks like Jason Aldean will soon join the ranks of Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson and Blake Shelton, who all have their own bars and restaurants in downtown Music City.

Nashville’s Historic Zoning Commission recently approved a sign for “Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar,” according to Nashville Business Journal.

Ohio-based TC Restaurant Group bought the building at 305-311 Broadway, which currently houses Tequila Cowboy, WannaB’s Karaoke Bar, Sun Diner and Luigi’s City Pizza. They plan to add 23,000 square feet to the building’s footprint, including a fourth-story rooftop space.

This is the same company that partnered with Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley to create FGL House. So far, we don’t know how long construction will take or when Jason’s bar may open.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Powered by WPeMatico

“Diamonds or Twine,” Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris are headed down the aisle Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:01:33 +0000

Continue reading »]]> ABC/Image Group LA We may not know the exact details of Maren Morris’s wedding to Ryan Hurd this weekend, but we do know at least one gift the groom is giving the bride:  his new song, “Diamonds or Twine.”

Ryan secretly recorded his composition — without Maren knowing — with plans to release it in the days leading up to their ceremony.

“I played this song for Maren the night we got engaged,” Ryan reveals. “We were at the lake in Michigan, on the dock, and I will never forget that moment. ‘Diamonds or twine, no matter what, I’ll be yours and you’ll be mine.’”

“Diamonds or Twine” is available to stream or download now, and you can also check out an audio-only clip of the tune on YouTube.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Powered by WPeMatico

Kelsea Ballerini to lead a “Legend”-ary workout with her trainer in Vegas Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:01:32 +0000

Continue reading »]]> ABC/Image Group LAIf you’re headed to Vegas for next month’s ACM Awards, you’ll have a chance to work out with Kelsea Ballerini. Kelsea’s trainer, Erin Oprea, will lead an early-morning sweat session on Saturday, the day before the Sunday show, as part of the Academy of Country Music’s Party for a Cause.

“I’m beyond excited Kelsea will be joining me to lead this awesome workout. It’s going to be a giant party,” the former Marine and celebrity fitness guru says. “Kelsea shows that staying fit doesn’t have to be boring. It’s all about getting up, getting moving, and having fun — I can’t wait to have a blast with everyone in Vegas!”

Tickets for ACM Workout for a Cause:  Erin Unleashed Tour are on sale now, for the event that starts at 9 a.m. PT at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Las Vegas.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Powered by WPeMatico

FGL and NASCAR were “Meant to Be,” as the duo takes over Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:01:31 +0000

Continue reading »]]> Big Machine Label GroupFlorida Georgia Line’s making their mark on both the pop and country charts right now with their hit with Bebe Rexha, “Meant to Be,” and soon they’ll also be leaving a lasting impression on the NASCAR world.

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will headline FGL Fest on Saturday, September 8 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They’ll take the stage inside Turn 4 of the track, with tickets going on sale in early April and more artists yet to be announced.

The show hypes the Sunday race that’s now named after both the duo and their record label: the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line. It’s the first phase of a deal that will see FGL’s name on NASCAR events for years to come.

The FGL show and the race are both part of the 25th annual NASCAR weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While it’s typically held in the heat of late July, it’s been moved to September in hopes of cooler temperatures.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Powered by WPeMatico

New England Patriots lend team plane to take Parkland students, families to Washington for March for Our Lives rally Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:01:29 +0000

Continue reading »]]> Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The New England Patriots loaned its team plane to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and their families traveling to Washington, D.C., for the March For Our Lives rally.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft reached out to the school to offer the use of the private plane for the cause, parent Meredith Barry told ABC News.

Barry took the luxury flight to D.C. on Thursday from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport alongside her 16-year-old daughter, Isabela Barry, a junior at the school who hid in a closet during the Feb. 14 shooting. Isabela’s best friend, 17-year-old Helena Ramsay, was one of the 17 people who died that day.

Everything about the flight was “amazing,” Barry said, down to the hospitality of the flight crew, who provided “lots of hugs” and “lots of love on that plane yesterday.”

Each seat was like “first class” had a gift and a letter from Kraft in it, Barry said. Food and drinks were served, and a Patriots senior operations manager aboard the flight passed around the team’s Super Bowl LI championship ring for everyone to see, Barry said.

In the letter, Kraft expressed his support for the families on behalf of the Patriots organization.

“In the wake of incredible tragedy, we have hurt for you, mourned with you and been inspired by you,” the letter read. “It is an honor for us to now partner with you as you push for progress.”

Most of the families of victims who were killed or injured were on the flight, Barry said. While being there was “surreal,” Barry described the experience as a “giant family yesterday on that plane.”

“There’s definitely a lot of emotions,” Barry said. “It’s very overwhelming, but you can tell there’s a common goal with everyone here and what we’re trying to do.”

The MSD students who survived the shooting are still “scared,” especially at the onset of venturing into a large crowd, Barry said.

But “they know is this something they have to do, because they need to be heard,” she said.

Roberta Weber, whose 16-year-old daughter, Melanie Weber, and 14-year-old son, Jake Weber, attend MSD, said the students are “passionate about this cause.”

“We will not rest until something is done,” she said. “It cannot go on the way it is now.”

Weber and Melanie took the “wonderful” flight up to D.C. together, where “everybody was so sweet and so kind,” she said.

While the perks did lift their spirits, they were also a staunch reminder as to why they were traveling to the march in the first place.

“It cheers us up a little, but it’s also with a heavy heart,” Weber said. “We would not have any of this if [the shooting] had not happened.”

Barry and Weber’s daughters are traveling on behalf of the newly minted Shine MSD, an organization started by the school’s drama club that aims to provide healing in the community through the arts and help students find a voice through music. Two students wrote a song called “Shine,” which will be performed during the march.

“They’re trying to find a way to speak,” Barry said. “It’s hard to talk. They kind of break down a lot. They’re trying to find ways to heal, but in a positive way.”

Weber’s son, Jake, lost a good friend in the shooting and decided to not attend the march, she said, adding that her children have been dealing with the tragedy in different ways. While Melanie has found her activist voice — even traveling to Tallahassee with other students to demonstrate for gun safety — Jake has been more reclusive with his emotions.

On Sunday, when the activists leave D.C., the Patriots team plane will also be used for their return flight home.

“What the Patriots did and the way they treated everybody was unbelievable,” Barry said.

True to her Floridian roots, Barry typically roots for the Miami Dolphins, she said. But, another team in the NFL’s AFC East may have just wiggled their way into her heart.

“If I could hug every Patriot right now, I would,” she said.

The Patriots did not respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to attend the March for Our Lives rally, organized by the MSD students in the wake of the shooting that targeted their classmates and teachers.

Students are using the slogan “Never Again” and calling on lawmakers to make schools safer and enact tougher gun laws.

The march will start at noon ET in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Powered by WPeMatico

Professional teen race car driver hopes to be a role model like Danica Patrick Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:01:26 +0000

Continue reading »]]> iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Professional race car driver Aurora Straus put the brakes on her admission to Harvard to pursue her racing career full-time and said she hopes to inspire a new generation of girls.

The 19-year-old from Cold Spring, New York, told Good Morning America that while motorsports have been predominately male, she has already seen a big shift and hopes to “keep pushing forward.”

“The face of the sport has changed a lot in recent years, and a lot of that is due to huge role models like Danica Patrick,” Straus said. “For every one racer or crew member out there that treats me differently because I’m a girl, I’ve met 50 that genuinely care about me, want me to succeed and think of me as a racer before a girl.”

Straus said she was 13 when she got behind the wheel for the first time. She was driving a Mazda Miata with an instructor.

“I almost ran into his rental car,” she said. “But then I went out on track for the first time. And going over 100 miles an hour is the most remarkable feeling, and once you do it, you fall down a rabbit hole and you’re doing that for the rest of your life.”

The young pro will race this weekend in the Pirelli World Challenge in Austin, Texas. One of her heroes had a message for her before she hit the track.

“Hey, Aurora. I’m Danica Patrick, and I just wanted to wish you the best of luck. Don’t forget to dream really, really, really big,” Patrick said in a video message that was played on Good Morning America.

A stunned and excited Straus said, “That’s crazy,” and explained that Patrick was a “huge maverick” in changing the face of motorsports.

“Danica, like other role models out there, they were the reason I got involved in the sport and the reason I was strong enough to keep pushing forward. And my goal is, 10 or 20 years from now, I want to be that Danica to a young girl who doesn’t know if she can make it in the industry,” Straus said.

Straus graduated from Westchester High School last year and deferred her acceptance to Harvard, but said she eventually plans to study English and mechanical engineering at the Ivy League university.

For now, she is taking the driver’s seat and going full speed toward her dreams.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Powered by WPeMatico

Scoreboard roundup — 3/22/18 Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:01:25 +0000

Continue reading »]]> ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:

Miami 15, Houston 7
Detroit 6, Philadelphia 2
San Diego 7, Cleveland 6
Milwaukee 1, Kansas City 0
Colorado 4, Oakland 2
Toronto 5, Pittsburgh 4
Cincinnati 7, Texas 6
Chicago White Sox 3, Arizona 1
L.A. Dodgers 4, L.A. Angels 3

Baltimore 10, Boston 7
N.Y. Yankees 2, Minnesota 1
Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 3
Seattle 5, Texas 4

St. Louis 8, Atlanta 2
N.Y. Mets 12, Washington 5
San Francisco 4, Chicago Cubs 3

Charlotte 140, Memphis 79
Philadelphia 118, Orlando 98
New Orleans 128, L.A. Lakers 125
Houston 100, Detroit 96
Utah 119, Dallas 112
Sacramento 105, Atlanta 90

Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 3
Carolina 6, Arizona 5
Columbus 4, Florida 0
Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Islanders 6
Washington 1, Detroit 0
Edmonton 6, Ottawa 2
Toronto 5, Nashville 2
Vancouver 5, Chicago 2
L.A. Kings 7, Colorado 1
San Jose 2, Vegas 1

(7) Michigan 99, Texas A&M 72
Florida St. 75, (8) Gonzaga 60
Kansas St. 61, (18) Kentucky 58
Loyola of Chicago 69, (24) Nevada 68

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Powered by WPeMatico