Full Video Of Prince’s 1985 Syracuse Show Emerges, With 20-Minute ‘Purple Rain’ Finale

first_imgWith most of the international world still reeling from the news of Prince’s passing last week, full video has surfaced of a particularly rocking Prince and the Revolution performance from Syracuse’s Carrier Dome on March 30th, 1985. Packing out the near 50,000 seat arena, even back in ’85, Prince was already an international star, coming off the heels of Purple Rain (both the album and film) the year prior.Prince Has Passed AwayA review of the show from Syracuse Herald American the day after reads, “As the Unitel cameras followed, on stage, it was sheer Prince: The crafty dance moves – pirouettes, body slams, full splits – reminiscent of rhythm-and-blues-funk greats James Brown or Sly Stone, the look of ’50s rocker Little Richard, the Jimi Hendrix-style guitar playing but the roaring ’80s music that is definitely Prince.”This is truly Prince at his prime, wailing on the guitar and bursting with enthusiasm in every note. Enjoy full video of the show below, and you can navigate between songs by clicking the icon in the top-left corner:Setlist: Prince at Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY – 3/30/85Let’s Go CrazyDelirious1999Little Red CorvetteTake Me With U Do Me, Baby Irresistible Bitch Possessed How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore Let’s Pretend We’re Married International Lover God Computer Blue Darling Nikki The Beautiful Ones When Doves CryEncore: I Would Die 4 U Baby I’m a StarEncore 2: Purple Rainlast_img read more

Professor Richard Lewontin awarded the 2015 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences

first_imgThe Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2015 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences to Richard Lewontin, professor of biology, emeritus, and Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Emeritus. The award was given for his pioneering analysis and fundamental contributions to the understanding of genetic polymorphism. Lewontin shares the prize with Tomoko Ohta of the National Institute of Genetics in Mishima, Japan.Until the 1960s, biologists believed that most individuals in a population were fairly similar, genetically speaking. But Richard Lewontin made the revolutionary discovery that genetic variation between individuals in a population was actually very different, and that the variation was many times greater thane expected. The results were published in Genetics in 1966 and aroused a great deal of attention. The first analysis used fruit flies, but the pattern was repeated in every species that the researchers examined: they all demonstrated a significant and unexpected genetic variation, appearing to contradict the principles of natural selection.last_img read more

NZ doesn’t want ‘marijuana industry’ – English

first_imgThe vast majority of viewers tuning into The AM Show on Monday support medicinal cannabis.A (non-scientific) poll on the Newshub website found 94 percent of respondents backing its legalisation.It comes after oncologists claimed at the weekend half their patients are using cannabis to ease their suffering.Half of cancer patients using cannabis, say doctorsBut don’t expect the Government to ease up the rules anytime soon.Speaking to The AM Show on Monday, Prime Minister Bill English said there’s already a “compassionate” and legal route for patients to get cannabis products – if they need them.“The minister’s just changed the rules so that’s a little bit easier, with the Ministry of Health now approving it instead of each one going to the minister.“As far as we can see, that’s going to work pretty well and we don’t want to take it any further.”READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/04/nz-doesn-t-want-marijuana-industry-english.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. NewsHub 3 April 2017Family First Comment: There’s already a “compassionate” and legal route for patients to get cannabis products – if they need them. “The minister’s just changed the rules so that’s a little bit easier, with the Ministry of Health now approving it instead of each one going to the minister. As far as we can see, that’s going to work pretty well and we don’t want to take it any further.”“We don’t want an official marijuana industry. We’re not going to be legalising it.”Well said.#saynopetodope last_img read more