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Prince has been gone 17 (+804) days, 17 (+804) long nights.

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Jellybean Johnson Experience - July 26, 2018

Jelly Bean Johnson is having a CD single release party for Put Some Jelly On It!, at Prime 6, 609 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN. No cover charge. DJ Dime spinning the Minneapolis Sound. 8:00 - 11 PM. Posted by luv4u in Concerts (2 comments)

The NPG Performing in London, England at the O2 Arena - August 2, 2018

Ohhhh funky London!!! Check it out! Link to purchase tix posted. Posted by luv4u in Concerts (7 comments)

New Power Generation to Make New Album

The NPG is going to be making an album. Click on the link to read more about it. This is exciting news. Posted by luv4u in Associated artists & people (18 comments)

The Revolution 2018/2019 Tour Dates

Tour dates for The Revolution. Click on link to purchase tix. Get them fast! Posted by luv4u in Concerts (18 comments)

Prince Estate, Sony Ink Distribution Deal for 35 Previously Released Albums & more

35 albums will be re-released, including The Gold Experience, Emancipation, The Rainbow Children, 3121 and more. Posted by love2thenines2003 in Prince: Music and More (300 comments)

More amazing Prince items up for auction

RR Auctions is at it again - their next Music auction includes some truly incredible Prince-related items. His piano -- a bunch of his clothing -- signed stuff, lyrics sheets, Graffiti Bridge script... wow!
Posted by BostonRR in The Marketplace: For Sale/Trade (16 comments)

Prince Estate Strikes Deal With Sony Music (EXCLUSIVE)

Sony Music has struck a deal with Prince's estate. Read more about it here. Posted by jjam in Prince: Music and More (131 comments)

Prince 1983 Piano Rehearsals to be released!

Prince's 1983 Piano Rehearsals will be released in 2018 under the name "Piano & A Microphone 1983" Posted by Militant in Prince: Music and More (702 comments)

Prince Estate Approves Questlove-Curated Orchestral Tour

The Prince estate has partnered with Roots drummer Questlove to plot an orchestral tour this fall, "4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince." Click on link for purchasing tix and tour dates. Posted by purplerabbithole in Concerts (29 comments)

Tidal, Prince Estate Agree to Release New Prince Album

Looks like there will be some Prince music coming in 2019. Check it out! Posted by love2thenines2003 in Prince: Music and More (185 comments)

Brown Mark's Sister Has Passed Away

The sister of Brown Mark has passed away suddenly. On behalf of the org we offer our prayers and condolences during this difficult time. We pray that those responsible will be brought to justice. Posted by luv4u in Associated artists & people (32 comments)

PRN Alumni "Beautiful Strange" Party - June 7, 2018

The PRN Alumni Foundation is commemorating the 20th anniversary of Prince’s historic “Beautiful Strange” secret show filmed at Café de Paris. Come on down to the Café de Paris in London, England. Special guests DJ Brother Jules and PRN Alumni, former Paisley Park staffers. Please come out and support DJ Brother Jules. Live music by New Purple Celebration. See link for further deets and tix info. Starts at 8:00 pm. Age restriction: Must be 18 and over. Posted by luv4u in Fan Gatherings (3 comments)

UPDATE: Prince HitNRun Store Purchases Extended to April 29

Store date has been extended. This is your chance purple people. Get your merch now! Posted by ForeverPaisley in Prince: Music and More (62 comments)

Prince Day - Houston, Texas - June 7, 2018

June 7, 2018 will mark the "60th" birth anniversary of "His Royal Badness", PRINCE ROGERS NELSON. On June 7, 2016, "PRINCE DAY" was proclaimed in the city of Houston, Texas and is celebrated annually. NOTE: In the spirit of Prince, proceeds from this event will benefit "Yes We Code" (one of Prince's favorite causes). Click on link for further information and tickets. Posted by luv4u in Fan Gatherings (14 comments)

Prince Album of Previously Unreleased Material Coming in September 2018 (EXCLUSIVE)

Previously unreleased material coming in September 2018. Posted by TheQuest in Prince: Music and More (531 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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