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Prince has been gone 17 (+681) days, 17 (+681) long nights.

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Prince from Minneapolis: A Guided Tour Exploring his Roots

Guided tours in April and June. Check the link out for further information and getting your tix. Posted by luv4u in Fan Gatherings

The NPG Celebrating Prince - Australia

The NPG 'New Power Generation' Celebrating Prince with special guests. March 26 to March 31. Link to tix posted within. Posted by luv4u in Concerts (18 comments)

Paisley Park Afterdark - DJ Dance Party

Saturday, March 10 from 6 pm - 11 pm. Click the thread for link to tix. Get them ASAP as entry fee includes tour of Paisley Park! Posted by luv4u in Fan Gatherings (9 comments)

John L Nelson - "Don't Play With Love" (OUT NOW)

"Don't Play With Love", a new release featuring the music of Prince's father John L Nelson is out now. Produced by Prince's sister Sharon L Nelson and recorded at Paisley Park! Check it out! Posted by Militant in Associated artists & people (50 comments)

Diamonds & Pearls: A Benefit For Rosie Gaines in Partnership With The PRN Alumni Foundation

On Sunday, March 25 from 4 - 8 pm at the Legionnaire Saloon in Oakland, California .... come out and support a benefit for Rosie Gaines. Rosie Gaines T-shirts will also be available for purchase. Entertainment and music provided. Click on link for further details. Posted by luv4u in Associated artists & people (5 comments)

The Revolution revisits success and Prince’s legacy in Atlanta

The Revolution performing in Atlanta, Georgia tonight! Post your pics and concert report here. Posted by purplethunder3121 in Concerts (15 comments)

Get Well Jill Jones

Prayers, love and light. We wish Jill Jones a speedy recovery. Posted by ChocolateBox3121 in Associated artists & people (120 comments)

Another auction of amazing Prince collectibles (bidding ends Feb 15!)

Hey y'all, RR Auctions has yet ANOTHER Prince-related auction up now, and honestly, this stuff is EVEN BETTER than the previous lot. If the new tax policy didn't mean I'm paying a lot more in Fed taxes this year, I'd probably be bidding on WAY TOO MUCH stuff! (Real talk sad) Anyhow, be sure to check it out, there is a load of amazing artifacts up, and bidding ends Feb 15!
Posted by BostonRR in The Marketplace: For Sale/Trade (61 comments)

Paisley Park Announces Prince: Live on the Big Screen at Target Center on April 21

Click for further information and ticket deets. Ticket sale starting Saturday, January 20 at 10 AM at the Target Center box office. Posted by rogifan in Concerts (56 comments)

My Name is Prince - Official Exhibition - Amsterdam - March 8-June 8, 2018

Links for tix and information listed. Posted by luv4u in Fan Gatherings (14 comments)

More Prince stuff up at RRAuction: "Marvels of Modern Music"!

RR Auction has more super-cool, rare Prince stuff up -- and you need to get a move on, bidding is only through Thursday 12/14. Not as much stuff as the first time, but still super cool stuff! Go check it out... perfect time for some Princely xmas presents smile Posted by BostonRR in The Marketplace: For Sale/Trade (2 comments)

CALL FOR QUESTIONS: Q&A with Duane Tudahl, author of new Purple Rain Sessions book!

We're super excited about Duane's new book, and wanted to ask him a few things about it -- and give other orgers a chance to ask with us! So add them to the thread and we'll get them answered this weekend. BONUS... our 'favorite' questions might even earn a signed copy of his book! Posted by ben in Prince: Music and More (57 comments)

Steve Parke : Gallery signing event, Q&A & afterparty in London! 9th November

The one and only Steve Parke will be doing a book signing, Q&A session, and afterparty event at Proud Galleries in London on 9th November. Tickets are limited, so get yours quickly! Posted by Militant in Prince: Music and More (13 comments)

Clementine Campardou (Blule) launches Kickstarter for Prince Art Book!

The amazing artist and friend of the org, Clementine Campardou aka Blule has launched her Kickstarter for "On the One", an amazing coffee table book of brand new paintings she's made of Prince. You might recall that Prince was a fan of her artwork and used her painting for his stage clothes and backdrops. Check it out and support it at smile Posted by Militant in Prince: Music and More (16 comments)

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“When he lived with me, I thought he wasn’t doing anything during the day while I was away at work, but I found out that he was teaching other kids in the building how to play instruments and that they would have jam sessions. Prince was the kind of person who like to teach and bring out the best in others. - Sharon Nelson on her brother, Prince”June7, 8/17 in the forums

“Well, that WB deal for the PR reissue was developed by those who really didn’t know my brothers business, we are not consulted or asked for input on any of the released materials. You are probably going to see many more mistakes since many of those in charge are not asking us for input and are making decisions while attempting to learn Prince 101. - Sharon Nelson”June7, 8/17 in the forums

Honest question: if Prince's father was the original composer of elements of the Purple Rain melody or even if his work was a subtle inspiration to it, why is that necessarily a bad thing? Sharon definitely left that answer open/vague - and I'm not sure if that was totally on purpose OR if mystique/speaking in riddles is a family trait. IMO - her making it a point to say that PR was one of her faves because "she heard the melody first" from their dad more than likely speaks to there being some kind of fond family memory associated with the melody and later the song. But that's just me...

With that said, I understand everyone's desire to preserve Prince's legacy, but thatt doesn't take ANYTHING away from Prince at all. And frankly, with Prince's varied interests in many styles of music and growing up with a father who seemed to frequently be composing music, I would be VERY surprised if there never was any overlap between music he heard growing up and the music he later created. James Brown, for example, is ALL OVER some of Prince's funk output, so why wouldn't John Nelson be?

”—PurpleMusic07, 8/17 in the forums

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