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Prince in USA Today 5/29

There is a small picture and small article on Ur boy. Life section pg 4D.


It will be celebrity central at BookExpo America, the annual publishing industry gathering this weekend in Los Angeles, with parties and dinners at hot spots around the city.

Hottest ticket: Atria's Friday night bash with rock star Prince for 21 Nights, his September book with photographer Randee St. Nicholas.



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Prime aka The Kid

"I need u to dance, I need u to strip
I need u to shake Ur lil' ass n hips
I need u to grind like Ur working for tips
And give me what I need while we listen to PRINCE"
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Reply #1 posted 05/29/08 12:33pm

Nothinbutjoy

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Good lookin' out Prime!

thumbs up!

Thanks for the heads up!

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Reply #2 posted 05/29/08 1:13pm

Dayclear

Thanks a lot. I just can't wait for this book. biggrin
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Reply #3 posted 05/29/08 1:41pm

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The USA Today just LOVES Prince, and thank God for that!
Second Funkiest White Man in America

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Reply #4 posted 05/29/08 1:44pm

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RodeoSchro said:

The USA Today just LOVES Prince, and thank God for that!

yeah, I remember back in the day when they first started, I thought it was no small miracle that their "life" section is purple. wink
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Reply #5 posted 05/29/08 3:05pm

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Wow! Randee St. Nicholas. Now there is name we've seen for many many years. I think they take the best pics of P.
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Reply #6 posted 05/29/08 6:34pm

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prime said:

There is a small picture and small article on Ur boy. Life section pg 4D.


It will be celebrity central at BookExpo America, the annual publishing industry gathering this weekend in Los Angeles, with parties and dinners at hot spots around the city.

Hottest ticket: Atria's Friday night bash with rock star Prince for 21 Nights, his September book with photographer Randee St. Nicholas.



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Very handsome.
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Reply #7 posted 05/30/08 9:58am

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so, did this happen? any party reviews?
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Reply #8 posted 05/30/08 10:18am

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simm0061 said:

so, did this happen? any party reviews?




The Party is tonight...(Friday Night Bash)
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Reply #9 posted 05/30/08 10:23am

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banks said:

simm0061 said:

so, did this happen? any party reviews?




The Party is tonight...(Friday Night Bash)


Thanks. For some reason I had it in my mind that today was Saturday.
That's what happens when you don't have a real job! lol
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Reply #10 posted 05/30/08 10:35am

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RodeoSchro said:

The USA Today just LOVES Prince, and thank God for that!



Their music critic Edna Gundersen is a big Prince fan. I've interviewed her before and we're email buddies.
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Reply #11 posted 05/30/08 1:50pm

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PaisleyPark5083 said:

RodeoSchro said:

The USA Today just LOVES Prince, and thank God for that!

yeah, I remember back in the day when they first started, I thought it was no small miracle that their "life" section is purple. wink


please tell me your joking...you seriously didn't have this thought,right?
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Reply #12 posted 05/30/08 4:10pm

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sosgemini said:

PaisleyPark5083 said:


yeah, I remember back in the day when they first started, I thought it was no small miracle that their "life" section is purple. wink


please tell me your joking...you seriously didn't have this thought,right?


biggrin If not, "miracle" has really lost all meaning.
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Reply #13 posted 05/31/08 6:43am

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http://www.usatoday.com/l...expo_N.htm

Prince sings, celebrates first book

By Jocelyn McClurg, USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES — Prince's first book, 21 Nights, is coming out this fall.
And for one remarkable night, the rock star celebrated by giving a private concert for booksellers and personal friends — literally in his own backyard in the hills above L.A.

The Friday night party at Prince's home was the hottest ticket at BookExpo America, the annual gathering of the publishing industry.

Rumor had it that the very private star would play, but few could have predicted the hour-and-15 minute set, with a band and backup singers, free to those with invitations. He played mostly covers of other artists, from Sly and the Family Stone to the Beatles to Tommy James and the Shondells (yes, Crimson and Clover).

Prince didn't take the low-rising stone stage behind his swimming pool until 1:45 a.m. Saturday, but nobody complained — except Prince himself, who had to warm his guitar-playing fingers under a heat lamp in the chilly night air.

"Absolutely amazing," said Leslie Rossman, a book publicist who had seen Prince perform before, but never in such an intimate setting. The show ended shortly after 3, with Purple Rain and 1999, and Prince saying he'd kept the neighbors awake long enough.

Celebrities including Olivia Newton-John, P. Diddy, Dr. Phil and Sylvester Stallone were also on hand.

21 Nights is an offshoot of the singer's sold-out 21 concerts in 21 nights in London last year.

Described by Atria publisher Judith Curr as a multi-media "pictorial story" of those nights, the oversized volume features onstage and backstage photos of Prince by photographer Randee St. Nicholas, who even had access to the rocker's "sleeping quarters."

Prince dedicated his opening song to St. Nicholas.

The book will also feature poetry and lyrics by Prince and a CD called Indigo Nights, of after-show jam sessions.

Why did the star decide to open his house to the bookselling community?

"It's a way of demonstrating how much this project is his and Randee's," said Curr, who said working with the rock star has been "effortless."

The publisher hopes the $50 book, due out in September, will be a holiday hit. Curr says she hopes to sell "a half million copies before Christmas."
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Reply #14 posted 05/31/08 7:00am

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Dr Phil??? I hate that phoney cunt - that guts me to my very soul - you can't get much more bullshit, fake-ass, punk mutha-fucka than that bald-headed prick!
Damn prince, far too Hef Years! A date to mark in infamy.
"if i sell my soul, now what will it cost" guess we'll find out
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Reply #15 posted 05/31/08 7:41am

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Sounds like a great party smile

Now I just want to know, is it possible to see a picture of Randee St Nicholas herself somewhere? When seraching on her name, I only find photos taken by her...nothing with her on...would be nice to see what this incredibly talented woman looks like...
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Reply #16 posted 05/31/08 8:27am

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FlamingRaindrop said:

Dr Phil??? I hate that phoney cunt - that guts me to my very soul - you can't get much more bullshit, fake-ass, punk mutha-fucka than that bald-headed prick!
Damn prince, far too Hef Years! A date to mark in infamy.
"if i sell my soul, now what will it cost" guess we'll find out
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Wow, this is really over the top. He sold his soul because Dr. Phil came to the party? Dr. Phil's publisher is owned by the same company that owns the one publishing Prince's book, so you can see how it would be easy for Dr. Phil to get an invite. Jeez, Prince just had a nice little party to celebrate and promote the release of his book. Relax.
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Reply #17 posted 05/31/08 8:33am

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Could you imagine how shitty his poetry must be.

Sleeping chambers? Didn't know he sleeps.

Dr. Phil should have done a belly flop in the pool.

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Org pool party! woot!
All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #18 posted 05/31/08 11:51am

EchoofmySoul

This is something to look forward to - can't wait
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Reply #19 posted 05/31/08 1:21pm

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A Prince Release Party To Go Down In The Books.

http://www.drfunkenberry.com/

(A new member of our medical staff sent in this report and I am very appreciative.-Dr.FB)

What A Night. What an amazing night. I was in Princefs house. The only thing not making it perfect was that it could have been about 10 degrees warmer. Oh well, I was looking good in my dress, goose bumps and all. Let me tell you, usual BookExpo America parties are not this much fun. Then again, most book parties are not thrown by the genius of music, Prince, for his book coming out in September, 21 Nights.

I arrived shortly before midnight and made my way around the place. The open bar was packed (obviously) and after a midori sour, I took a look around. The place is quite big and magnificent looking. Good taste in scented candles and incense. He had a large black custom made piano with a gold symbol on top of it. Down below were casings of two motorcycles, one from Purple Rain, and one from another movie. Going back up to the living room, there was a picture of Prince drawn in blue hanging above the fireplace. Quite cool.

I went outside and they had large photos from the book that were blown up poster-sized. 18 pics to be exact. Some of Prince close up, a couple shots of him performing live and some black & white shots that looked like they could have been taken from Under The Cherry Moon. As much as I loved what I saw, I had to think this man just does not age. Whatever he does or uses, I wish that he would pack it in a bottle and sell it to us. Back to the photos. They were really quite breathtaking. There were even a few of London's nightlife. I had the fortunate stroke of luck to talk with someone named Lisa who worked on the book. She talked with great length about working with Randee St. Nicholas & Prince and what would be on the CD that will be included with the 21 Nights book. She was extremely nice and had a lot of knowledge of the book and seemed to be very pleased with this project.

Lisa was nice enough to introduce me to the publisher of the book for Atria, Judith Carr. I picked her brain for a moment and she said it has been a wonderful experience. Being the snoop I am, I asked about the promotion of the book, and what will be done marketing wise and promotion wise and she told me about a few things that will be happening in September (Editorfs note: Which we will keep under wraps til closer to that time.-Dr.FB) and it sounds very promising. She also told me there would be poetry and lyrics within the book and the CD will be called Indigo Nights and will ONLY be sold with the 21 Nights book.

After exchanging accessory tips, (loved the earrings she had on) I went to the bar for another midori sour. They had an ice sculpture of the symbol which was made by Grey Goose. The pool was rather large but had to make sure with all the people there to watch my step, as I was just breaking in these heels and did not want to fall in. The stage was set up by the end of the pool by the back yard where a female DJ spun. As it came close to the time our host was to perform, a Joni Mitchell album was played.

Shortly after 1:40 A.M. Prince made his way towards the stage and started with a guitar solo that sounded familiar but not one of his songs. Prince thanked us for coming out as the crowd inside made their way outside. He wanted to dedicate the first song to Randee St. Nicholas as this night was inspired by her and without her, this would not be happening. Someone tried to take a photo of him and he said no pictures please, I look terrible. Um, Prince did you see yourself in the mirror? you looked great!

Prince went thru a bevvy of songs & covers that included Joe Cocker's Have A Little Help From My Friends, Crimson & Clover, Wild Thing, and then went into The One You Wanna See, which right before playing, he went over to the heater to warm his hands and asked for some extra hands as his were cold. He then continued with Cream, You Got The Look, Shh, Be Happy, Everyday People, Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again), With Love, Honkeytonk Woman, 7, Come Together, (On this one, Prince walked thru the crowd, around the pool, all while playing guitar and then back on stage) He finished the night playing Purple Rain & 1999.

I know I am missing a song or two, but that is all I could remember. I guess the cold air was getting to my brain a little bit. He said sometime during the show that he knew someone was swimming and wanted them to sing too. For the record, no one was in the pool, but it was funny and everyonefs head turned to see if someone was indeed swimming.

It was a little bit after 3 A.M. now and it was a great night. He seemed to be in a rocking mood, switching guitars a few times and working those pedals with those heels. He looked great but I knew with his chest and arms exposed, he had to feel the cold air too, but only showed it early on. His band consisted of Shelby J., Marva King, Cora Dunham, Josh Dunham, and Morris Hayes.

I stopped to look at the photos once more of the 21 Nightsas I would have to wait until September to see these photos again. This night was a lot of fun and I am sure those 21 Nights in London were even better. I warmed myself up with coffee before departing. Celebs I spotted were Sylvester Stallone, Sean P. Diddy Combs, sports commentator Steven A. Smith, & Babyface.

The food was great. The staff was great. It was another perfect night in L.A. and I cannot wait to see those photos again in September.-Nurse Hy Nee
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Reply #20 posted 05/31/08 2:10pm

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Reply #21 posted 06/05/08 5:55am

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Papaj said:

A Prince Release Party To Go Down In The Books.

http://www.drfunkenberry.com/

She talked with great length about working with Randee St. Nicholas & Prince and what would be on the CD that will be included with the 21 Nights book.


Tease tease tease...
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