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Prince Performing Benefit For Tavis Smiley's State of the Black Union 2009 (Updated)

As mentioned in a New Yorker profile last year, media personality Tavis Smiley's State of the Black Union seminar will be hitting the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 28 and none other than PRINCE will be appearing as a special musical guest.

More details as they become available, but for more information on the State of the Black Union event, check out Tavis Smiley's web site:

http://www.tavistalks.com...lack-union

UPDATE: Prince's performance will be a benefit *FOR* Smiley's event, not *AT* the event...

and...according to DrFunkenberry.com, the show will be at the Conga Room In L.A. at the Nokia Center. The show is scheduled to start at 8 P.M. Tix will be $300 (seated) and $150 (standing room general admission) and there is a 4 ticket limit....
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Reply #1 posted 02/24/09 6:57pm

punkofthemonth

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perhaps he'll play something new? smile
life's a bitch, but god forbid the bitch divorce me...

- nas
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Reply #2 posted 02/24/09 7:06pm

purplexxe7

I should hope that this is filmed 4 all 2 C. For goodness sakes give us something Prince. I think we deserve it.
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Reply #3 posted 02/24/09 7:08pm

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purplexxe7 said:

I should hope that this is filmed 4 all 2 C. For goodness sakes give us something Prince. I think we deserve it.



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seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #4 posted 02/24/09 7:12pm

Cuddles

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excited
the last tavis/prince rendezvous was excellent! yay!
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Reply #5 posted 02/24/09 7:22pm

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Cuddles said:

excited
the last tavis/prince rendezvous was excellent! yay!


you talking about the PBS interview? that was very good.
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Reply #6 posted 02/24/09 7:31pm

NuPwrSoul

These were the details I last heard:

PRINCE CONCERT
The FORUM
3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305
TIME: 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P. M.
Tickets: $TBD


Not surprising that Prince will support his friend Tavis... but interesting since the State of the Black Union events usually focus on politics and public policy, neither of which line up with Prince's recent apolitical stances.
[Edited 2/24/09 19:32pm]
"That...magic, the start of something revolutionary-the Minneapolis Sound, we should cherish it and not punish prince for not being able to replicate it."-Dreamshaman32
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Reply #7 posted 02/24/09 7:40pm

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maybe they will also sit down and pray together pray
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Reply #8 posted 02/24/09 7:42pm

2020

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Cool -LA is getting all the goods lately!
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

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All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #9 posted 02/24/09 7:46pm

mrspnlw

I wanna GOOOOO Who's going with me?! If we can go... it's all about politics though... hMmM
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Reply #10 posted 02/24/09 8:30pm

RodeoSchro

I commend Prince for choosing this event to play. I believe Prince is committed to making a difference.
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Reply #11 posted 02/24/09 8:51pm

prplrasta

NuPwrSoul said:

These were the details I last heard:

PRINCE CONCERT
The FORUM
3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305
TIME: 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P. M.
Tickets: $TBD


Not surprising that Prince will support his friend Tavis... but interesting since the State of the Black Union events usually focus on politics and public policy, neither of which line up with Prince's recent apolitical stances.
[Edited 2/24/09 19:32pm]

Is this concert the same night or wat??? There is no date
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Reply #12 posted 02/24/09 8:52pm

ToraToraDreams

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He knows what's up.
I might go to the SOBU, I just told my dad, and he's considering it. I didn't mention P, though. lol
I need to figure out the details on that, first.
I'd be happy just to go to Tavis' forum, though. I wonder whose gonna be there? Cornell West, please. God, Please.
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Reply #13 posted 02/24/09 9:13pm

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This sounds like a greatest hits by the numbers show to me. I'll pass unless theres an aftershow.
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Reply #14 posted 02/24/09 9:17pm

NuPwrSoul

prplrasta said:

NuPwrSoul said:

These were the details I last heard:

PRINCE CONCERT
The FORUM
3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305
TIME: 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P. M.
Tickets: $TBD


Not surprising that Prince will support his friend Tavis... but interesting since the State of the Black Union events usually focus on politics and public policy, neither of which line up with Prince's recent apolitical stances.
[Edited 2/24/09 19:32pm]

Is this concert the same night or wat??? There is no date


Yes this is the info for the concert on Saturday night... as part of the SOBU events. While the SOBU is taking place at the LA Convention Center, the concert was planned for The Forum in the evening. That was the info as provided as of mid-January.
"That...magic, the start of something revolutionary-the Minneapolis Sound, we should cherish it and not punish prince for not being able to replicate it."-Dreamshaman32
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Reply #15 posted 02/24/09 9:23pm

amorbella

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I may have to sit this one out.....
Say it's just a dream...
U open up ur eyes and come 2 realize
u simply imagined this
So u lean over and give her a kiss
Here on earth, here on earth,
with u it's not so bad
Here on earth, here on earth
eye don't feel so sad
Stay right here
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Reply #16 posted 02/24/09 9:35pm

lezama

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Was it televised last year?
Change it one more time..
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Reply #17 posted 02/24/09 9:40pm

ToraToraDreams

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lezama said:

Was it televised last year?

Every year. My dad tapes it. smile
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Reply #18 posted 02/24/09 9:41pm

Oh7

NuPwrSoul said:

These were the details I last heard:

PRINCE CONCERT
The FORUM
3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305
TIME: 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P. M.
Tickets: $TBD


Not surprising that Prince will support his friend Tavis... but interesting since the State of the Black Union events usually focus on politics and public policy, neither of which line up with Prince's recent apolitical stances.
[Edited 2/24/09 19:32pm]



you're absolutely correct he does have apolitical stances which may clash with him performing on this show...should prove to be interesting
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Reply #19 posted 02/24/09 9:42pm

lezama

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ToraToraDreams said:

lezama said:

Was it televised last year?

Every year. My dad tapes it. smile


Thx
Change it one more time..
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Reply #20 posted 02/24/09 9:54pm

serpan99

yay!
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Reply #21 posted 02/24/09 10:03pm

ToraToraDreams

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lezama said:

ToraToraDreams said:


Every year. My dad tapes it. smile


Thx

Its on C-Span, BTW.
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Reply #22 posted 02/24/09 10:51pm

1artist

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Is there anyone on this site, in this forum, that lives near Orange County, CA? My Prince partner moved away and I would hate to go alone to these concerts that are so nearby. Let me know if anyone is interested. Thanks.
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Reply #23 posted 02/24/09 11:29pm

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Oh7 said:

NuPwrSoul said:

These were the details I last heard:

PRINCE CONCERT
The FORUM
3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305
TIME: 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P. M.
Tickets: $TBD


Not surprising that Prince will support his friend Tavis... but interesting since the State of the Black Union events usually focus on politics and public policy, neither of which line up with Prince's recent apolitical stances.
[Edited 2/24/09 19:32pm]


Don't know much about SOBU but as I understand it, as a jw he's against voting not necessarily politics. On the contrary he seems to have stronger than ever views on political issues (still confused views, but strongly confused), especially on race etc.

you're absolutely correct he does have apolitical stances which may clash with him performing on this show...should prove to be interesting
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Reply #24 posted 02/25/09 2:19am

jcurley

Princemay not vote but I dont see him as apolitical. The rainbow children is full of race and other issues. Not voting for Prince is a belief that a party cannot resolve those issues-that man is being placed before God. Don't agree with it but I feel that is where Prince is coming from
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Reply #25 posted 02/25/09 2:34am

PEJ

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NuPwrSoul said:

These were the details I last heard:

PRINCE CONCERT
The FORUM
3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305
TIME: 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P. M.
Tickets: $TBD


Not surprising that Prince will support his friend Tavis... but interesting since the State of the Black Union events usually focus on politics and public policy, neither of which line up with Prince's recent apolitical stances.
[Edited 2/24/09 19:32pm]



hmmm on the 28th of Feb Nu?
To Sir, with Love
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Reply #26 posted 02/25/09 3:16am

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Please could our US orger explain what the "State of the Black Union" is and who is Travis Smiley to Prince ... when did they become "friends"

Thank You.... biggrin
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Reply #27 posted 02/25/09 3:31am

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LondonStyle said:

Please could our US orger explain what the "State of the Black Union" is and who is Travis Smiley to Prince ... when did they become "friends"

Thank You.... biggrin


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Reply #28 posted 02/25/09 3:33am

Desire2006

This is Prince at his most hypocritical best!!!!! He doesnt vote due 2 his JW beleifs, yet hes performing at a political, and even racial, event!!!! In my mind, if hes doing something like this, then he might just as well go all out and vote!!!!

It just makes me wonder, just how much he is being paid for this event, cos after all, the only REAL God in his life is the Almighty Dollar!!!!

Hey Prince!!! Would Jesus do something like this??? I doubt it!!!!! biggrin biggrin biggrin
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Reply #29 posted 02/25/09 4:22am

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BartVanHemelen said:

LondonStyle said:

Please could our US orger explain what the "State of the Black Union" is and who is Travis Smiley to Prince ... when did they become "friends"

Thank You.... biggrin


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Sorry i forgot to add.....1st Hand / Your View / .....can't get that from google thanks but no thanks..... biggrin

BartVanHemelen .....are you from the US ?? wink
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