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

Buttner wants to stay

first_imgAlexander Buttner insists he does not want to leave Manchester United. The Dutchman’s position at Old Trafford has been under threat ever since new manager David Moyes made his big-money bid for Leighton Baines during the summer, and then switched his attentions to Fabio Coentrao on transfer deadline-day – although neither move came off. As Moyes has since spoken passionately about Patrice Evra’s influence at United, it pointed firmly to Buttner being ushered out of the exit door. The 24-year-old has been linked with moves to both Galatasaray and Tottenham in recent weeks and given the problems Moyes is presently wrestling with at United, Buttner could be forgiven for feeling a move is the best solution to his own lack of opportunities. However, speaking after Sunday’s 2-1 FA Cup defeat by Swansea, when he was handed only his fifth start of the campaign, the former Vitesse Arnhem defender was adamant nothing could be further from the truth. “I know there are some clubs that want me but I’m happy here and want to play for Manchester United,” said Buttner. “I don’t want to leave. I want to fight for my place. “I don’t care if people talk about other players in my position. I just want to play my game and show that I can handle this level. “I know what I can do. I am still young and focussed 100 percent on being here. I just have to wait for my chance and take it.” On another desperate day for United, Buttner was one of the few who emerged with any credit. In the first-half particularly, he exploited the space down United’s left flank, delivered a superb cross for Javier Hernandez’s equaliser and created danger for Swansea on numerous other occasions. “The players know that I will always try to cross the ball, which is why Javier got his goal,” said Buttner. “It was nice to play. I want to play every game. But it is hard because we lost. If we win, the feeling is different.” The left-back area is far from the heart of United’s problems. There is a ready-made excuse for this latest defeat in Fabio’s dismissal just four minutes after his introduction as a second-half substitute. Using it would overlook an obvious lack of confidence which is seeping through a squad that won the Premier League title by 11 points last season but has now lost four of its last six home games and effectively only has the Champions League and Capital One Cup to play for in terms of silverware. Moyes’ frank admission of January not being the best time to bring in new players hardly helps generate a feeling of optimism amongst fans, who remain loyally behind the Scot, no matter what private misgivings they have. The obvious lack of impact made by Marouane Fellaini since his £27.5million move from Everton may make Moyes even more tentative about spending big sums this month, yet, without reinforcements in midfield particularly, it is hard to see the situation improving to any great degree, which will put United’s hopes of a top four place in peril. “Let’s not kid ourselves,” midfielder Darren Fletcher told MUTV. “It is a massive blow, a really bad result. “There are a lot of angry and hurt players in there. We have let the manager, the fans, everyone down. It is not good enough.” The view was endorsed by pundits on the post-match phone-in show. “Even with 10 men, I was still confident,” said former midfielder Quinton Fortune. “I still expect United to have that belief. You have to fight for each other and work harder.” Lou Macari added: “It used to be teams came to Old Trafford and didn’t get a kick. It was one-way traffic for most of the game and they went away losing. “The last three or four games at Old Trafford have not been the case. We have been struggling to get near them.” The one meagre positive is the speed with which some sort of redemption can be achieved in Tuesday’s trip to Sunderland for a semi-final first leg likely to herald the return of Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic, and which simply must be won. “We have to believe in ourselves,” said Buttner. “Getting to Wembley would mean everything. It would be good for the club to win this semi-final.” Press Associationlast_img read more

WATCH | Boost morale of soldiers to give terrorists, Pakistan a fitting response; investigate traitors: Babita Phogat urges Government, political parties

first_imgLast Updated: 15th February, 2019 23:57 IST WATCH | Boost Morale Of Soldiers To Give Terrorists, Pakistan A Fitting Response; Investigate Traitors: Babita Phogat Urges Government, Political Parties Babita Phogat conveyed a hard-hitting message on the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. The wrestler spoke about the impact that left in her mind and paid homage to the martyrs and conveyed condolences to their families. She also hoped government and the political parties come together to encourage the soldiers to give a fitting response to the terrorists and Pakistan. 1 year ago ‘The country is in pain, we all are hurt’: Film associations to hold protest against Pulwama terror attack; no shooting at the time of the event 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were martyred when a 70-vehicle convoy of 54 Battalion of CRPF on its way to Srinagar from Jammu were attacked with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion. Pakistan-backed terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility over the attacks. 1 year ago WATCH: PM Modi pays tribute to each of the braveheart CRPF martyrs at wreath-laying ceremony in Delhi’s Palam Airport FOLLOW US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Babita Phogat conveyed a hard-hitting message on the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. The wrestler spoke about the impact the incident left in her mind and paid homage to the martyrs and conveyed condolences to their families. She also hoped government and the political parties come together to encourage the soldiers to give a fitting response to the terrorists and Pakistan. READ: ‘India Is Going To Serve Justice To The Great Martyrs’: Yash, Mohanlal, Anushka Shetty, Mahesh Babu, Suriya, Other South Stars Mourn Death Of CRPF Soldiers In Pulwama Attack Session ID: 2020-09-09:4c472c64e447bcb5a44f1b58 Player Element ID: video_player_5f5860fcc3e0a OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Joel Kurian Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTEDcenter_img In a video, we can see Babita saying in Hindi, “I’m feeling very sad since yesterday. I couldn’t muster the courage to speak about it, but I’m still trying, to say a few words in respect of the martyrs. First of all, I pay my homage to the martyrs and offer my prayers to the Almighty to give their souls peace and their families strength and their children hope. Along with that, I want to say that that today the entire country has come together to stand with the soldiers to raise their morale to give terrorists and Pakistan a fitting answer. I urge the Government and also the political parties that they should all come together to boost the confidence of our soldiers so that they can hit back at Pakistan. And the start to that will be through the traitors and the anti-nationals who need to be thoroughly investigated.”  SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 15th February, 2019 21:05 IST LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND Written By (Watch the video above) Earlier in the day, Babita had posted tweets on similar lines on how she was horrified and speechless about the shocking incident. She had conveyed her prayers for the souls of the martyrs and expressed solidarity with their families. The wrestler had also lashed out at the enemies and the traitors.  READ: ‘We Are Not So Weak To Not Avenge The Sacrifices Of Our Martyrs’: Geeta, Babita Phogat Salute The Jawans, Condemn Pulwama Terror AttackHer elder sister Geeta Phogat had also tweeted her thoughts on the incident.  1 year ago Here’s a step-by-step account of how the heinous Pulwama terror attack took place, as briefed by DG CRPF to Home Minister Rajnath Singhlast_img read more