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

Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for C’mon Get Happy Workshop

first_img View Comments The cast will also include Heather Ayers, Molly Hager, Mykal Kilgore, Telly Leung, Tommy McDowell, Ashley Moniz, Jake Odmark, Sabrina Sloan, Joey Sorge, Wesley Taylor, Daniel Torres and Adrienne Warren. has confirmed that Great White Way faves Aaron Tveit (Catch Me if You Can), Annaleigh Ashford (You Can’t Take It With You) and Christopher Sieber (Matilda) have been tapped for a workshop of C’mon Get Happy. Troy Britton Johnson’s new show will have an industry only reading on October 10 directed by Jerry Mitchell.center_img C’mon Get Happy is a modern day story about a group of young people in search of themselves, who wind up following a charismatic cult leader who happens to worship all things Partridge Family.last_img read more

Ohio Crash Claims Jennings County Couple

first_imgWAYNESVILLE, Ohio — A North Vernon couple was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Ohio on Tuesday afternoon.Authorities say the crash happened after an Ohio woman failed to stop her car at an intersection in Waynesville, about 35 miles northeast of Cincinnati.The Republican is reporting that the car struck a box truck, leading to a head-on collision with a minivan driven by Robert Large, 66, of North Vernon. A passenger in the vehicle was identified as his wife, Margaret Large, 66.The couple was pronounced dead at the scene.The drivers of the car and truck were taken to the hospital with injuries. No word on their current condition.The crash remains under investigation.last_img read more

Barrymore No. 1 on People’s ‘beautiful’ list

first_img – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Inside, she weighs in on a host of beauty-related topics. Her beauty rules for dating? “The only fundamental rule for me is to just be yourself,” she says. “Let your freak-flag fly, and if someone doesn’t get you, move on.” Barrymore is one of 11 celebrities – including Eva Longoria and the three Jessicas (Simpson, Alba and Biel) – photographed for the issue without makeup. “I find that men, in my past, have preferred me without it,” Biel, 25, says of makeup. Among others on the “Beautiful People” list: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Garner, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lopez. She was born with her acting family’s classic beauty, but Drew Barrymore credits her fun-loving approach to life for her No. 1 spot on People magazine’s annual “100 Most Beautiful People” list. “I just think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period,” she tells the magazine. “Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror, and they reflect that happiness.” Barrymore, 32, graces the cover of the issue that hits newsstands Friday. It’s her fourth time on the list, but it’s her first as cover girl. Making the cover “made my peacock feathers shine in the golden-hour light and extend to the heavens,” says Barrymore, who stars in the upcoming Warner Bros. film “Lucky You,” opposite Eric Bana. last_img read more