Stevie Wonder Reflects On Prince’s Influence And Performs ‘Purple Rain’ [Video]

first_imgYesterday, Stevie Wonder appeared as a guest on CBS This Morning to discuss the passing of Prince who had died the day before. Wonder went in depth about the musical influences the two legends had on each other, about Prince as a genius, and about the undeniable impact he had on the world as an artist.Wonder describes Prince as “a man that did so much for the music world as well as for the consciousness of caring about people,” and continues, “The marriage of his love for music, the marriage of his love for humankind, the marriage of his love for equality, the fact that he was not afraid – he did not ever allow his dreams to be put to sleep based on fear. So when I cry, every tear is for all those various reasons.”Wonder then went on to perform the Prince classic, “Purple Rain,” explaining, “I truly can’t sing neither one of Prince’s songs, but I can just a little bit maybe…” After singing the chorus, he returns to his lap guitar for a beautiful instrumental.Watch the musical segment below:As well as the full interview:If you’re attending the New Orleans Jazz Festival this weekend, be sure to head over to the Howlin’ Wolf on Sunday, May 1st for a Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder tribute show, featuring Nigel Hall, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Adam Deitch, Cory Henry, Wil Blades, and Adam Smirnoff. Also celebrating will be Zigaboo Modeliste for the 18th Annual Zigaboo’s Funk Revue, along with Sophistafunk. Tickets are available here. [H/T JamBase]last_img read more

HOLDING ON: Syracuse rallies from deficit, scores 4 3rd-quarter goals to pull off narrow win over Georgetown

first_img Published on April 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 WASHINGTON — Trailing by one heading into halftime against a lesser Georgetown team, Syracuse was in danger of its second consecutive loss to a mediocre opponent.Brian Megill knew it — it was like “Hobart all over again” — but he needed to energize his teammates.“I asked them if they like losing,” Megill said. “And everyone looked right back at me and said, ‘What are you talking about?’ ‘We’re still losing.’”Megill’s words struck a chord as the Orange rallied to stave off an upset, 9-8, in front of 2,736 at Multi-Sport Field. Buoyed by a four-goal third quarter, No. 3 SU (10-3, 4-1 Big East) dug out of a halftime hole and held off a late Hoya (5-8, 2-3) run to win its fourth one-goal game in 14 days.With the sheer number of games it’s played in the past two weeks, Syracuse was sluggish out of the gate. All five games during the stretch were decided by one goal and the strenuous two weeks finally took its toll against Hobart on Tuesday as the Orange fell to the Statesmen.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor 30 minutes on Saturday it was more of the same. SU committed too many turnovers, missed too many opportunities and went into halftime trailing by one.“I think it’s the number of games that we’ve had and one day to prepare for the Hoyas, the trip down here,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “I think we’re looking forward to having a couple days off.”Even with Syracuse out of sorts, Scott Loy found himself with a chance to position SU on top. In his first game back, the Syracuse midfielder fired a shot wide of the net in transition. No one was there to back up his shot. Georgetown took over.As Georgetown struggled, the Orange was simply unable to capitalize. SU turned the ball over on its final five possessions of the half and headed into the locker room trailing 5-4.“You’ve just got to stay composed,” Megill said. “You don’t want to get hostile with anybody on the team. You’ve got to remain as one and come together.”Five minutes into the second half, Maltz tied the game and ended a scoring drought that lasted nearly 19 minutes. GU midfielder Tyler Knarr responded immediately with a goal off the faceoff win, but SU found its rhythm.Syracuse turned to its bread and butter for the next goal: a feed from JoJo Marasco to Luke Cometti.Then Kevin Rice scored to give Syracuse its second lead of the day before Hakeem Lecky, who has struggled with his shot all season, cranked one from 15 yards out to send the Orange into the fourth quarter in control of the game’s tempo and scoreboard 8-6.“I thought we did better in the second half — a few less turnovers — but I think what we saw was the accumulation of some of the games in a couple of weeks,” Desko said, “and I’m very happy to get out of here with a win today.”A Cometti goal early in the fourth quarter stretched SU’s lead to 9-6, the largest for either team on the day. But Syracuse’s rhythm vanished quickly. The same mistakes that plagued the Orange early in the game resurfaced in the final 10 minutes.Shots found Georgetown goaltender Jake Haley instead of the back of the net. Jarring – but clean – hits were replaced by ones that drew whistles. Offense cycled without purpose, and led to the game’s only stall warning.The Hoyas, meanwhile, reeled off two goals in 48 seconds to cut Syracuse’s lead to one in the final two minutes.“We know we’re a good team,” Marasco said, “we know that we’re going to win and for us to bear down in all these close games is only going to help.”But the problems that plagued the Orange all day — the sloppiness, the boneheaded errors — now plagued GU. Now it was the Hoyas throwing balls away and forcing shots. Even on the game’s final possession, as SU was forced into a man-down situation after midfielder Steve Ianzito broke his stick, Georgetown shot itself in the foot.Dan McKinney stood 10 yards away from the net with a chance to tie the game. But his pass attempt to Reilly O’Connor sailed high. Even with all its mistakes, mostly unforced, Syracuse would escape with victory.“I refuse to lose, and so do the rest of the guys on this team,” Megill said, “and we really showed it coming out of halftime.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Seattle Seahawks players show off uber-cool dance moves celebrating win vs Vikings

first_imgLast Updated: 3rd December, 2019 16:45 IST Seattle Seahawks Players Show Off Uber-cool Dance Moves Celebrating Win Vs Vikings Watch how Seattle Seahawks’ David Moore, Tyler Lockett and Jaron Brown combined for a synchronised boy band dance during last night’s win against Vikings. Seattle Seahawks registered a comfortable win against the visiting Minnesota Vikings 37-30 in the National Football League (NFL) on Monday night at the CenturyLink Field Arena. Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny combined for three touchdowns as the Seattle Seahawks made it 10-2 in the NFC West league. However, if you thought that was impressive enough, wait till you see the Seattle Seahawks’ players perform their ‘new edition’ dance celebration which won over netizens across the globe. Also Read | NFL’s Goal Of 100 Million Volunteer Minutes Already Reached Also Read | Rob Gronkowski: Three-time Super Bowl Champion To Make NFL Return Or WWE Debut?Seattle Seahawks show-off ‘new edition’ dance moves Also Read | Brock Lesnar NFL: Did WWE And UFC Champion Play In The NFL For Minnesota Vikings?Seattle Seahawks’ Russ Wilson impresses in the win against Minnesota Vikings Also Read | NFL: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Planning To Buy An NFL Team, Says ReportThe Seattle Seahawks sit comfortably at the top of NFC West Also Read | New Pass Interference Reviews Have Led To A Lot Of ConfusionRussell Wilson, who completed 21 of 31 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns during Seattle Seahawks’ win on Monday night, set up teammate David Moore with a sublime pass that resulted in a 75-yard touchdown. However, after Moore’s touchdown reception put the Seattle Seahawks ahead by nine points, he lined up with Seattle Seahawks’ receivers Tyler Lockett and Jaron Brown for a synchronised boy band dance. The dance included some hip movements, arm-waving topped with some salsa-esque jive moves. The score put the Seahawks ahead, 27-17 Their dance number was, reportedly, a tribute to the musical group – New Edition – who performed a similar dance in a video to their song If It Isn’t Love. WIDE [email protected] to David Moore for a 60-yard @Seahawks touchdown! @DmoeSwagg23 #Seahawks📺: #MINvsSEA on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 2019 WE RECOMMEND Written By The @Seahawks sit atop the NFC West at 10-2 🙌 #Seahawks(via @thecheckdown)— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 2019 WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW UScenter_img First Published: 3rd December, 2019 16:45 IST COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV 9 months ago Brock Lesnar NFL: Did WWE and UFC champion play in the NFL for Minnesota Vikings? Touchdown David Moore! 🕺Dance Time #Seahawks— SeahawksUnited (@SeahawksUnited_) December 3, 2019 9 months ago NFL: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos planning to buy an NFL team, says report 9 months ago NFL’s goal of 100 million volunteer minutes already reached Daniel Arambur 10 months ago New pass interference reviews have led to a lot of confusion 9 months ago Rob Gronkowski: Three-time Super Bowl champion to make NFL return or WWE debut?last_img read more