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Thread started 12/23/16 8:34am

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Lizz Winstead Controversy Tribute to Prince

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Not sure where to put this. Lizz Winstead is a comedian originally from Minnesota. She is doing three shows at the Cedar Cultural Center at the eand of the year and as you can see she is also a Prince fan and is using a Controversy theme for this years shows.

http://www.thecedar.org/e...nneapolis/


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Reply #1 posted 12/27/16 2:13pm

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City Pages article with stuff about Prince:

http://www.citypages.com/.../408397835

CP: Let’s get back to something shitty. David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Prince all died this year. Why did this happen to us?

Winstead: I know. I know. That was really a kick in the gut because, first, when it was Bowie, it was like, “This is the fucking worst.” I’m the youngest of five kids by a lot of years. When I was probably 10, my sister played “Hunky Dory” on a loop. That record inspired me, it was just a big part of me growing up. Thank God my sisters had really good taste in music, so Bowie was this really big part of life that came into my bones.

Then Prince happened, and -- I worked at First Avenue. I hosted at the auditions for “Purple Rain,” for all the dancers, and all the extras. Prince was what got white kids in Minneapolis to meet black kids in Minneapolis, and was my favorite artist ever. That was a huge blow for me. I was sitting in the Austin [Texas] airport watching the news and I saw something happened at Paisley Park, I thought … it couldn’t be Prince. It felt crazy to not be home. Some of my best friends are from that time, and from First Avenue.

To me, second to this election, I think the death of Prince is what hit me hardest the whole year. That’s why I used that imagery for my show, because the year was one big "Controversy” after another.

When Prince died, I wrote a bunch of stuff on Twitter, about my memories of working at First Avenue. It was so fascinating to have people go like, “You don’t own him. Minneapolis doesn’t own him!” It was very interesting to watch people, and now you can, in real time, everybody gets to tell you how they feel in real time.

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