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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 (53 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)

Auctioneer posts interviews with Susannah & Eric Leeds!

The folks from RR Auctions, who have the rather remarkable auction going (right now!), have posted a couple of interviews they did with Eric Leeds and Susannah Melvoin, both of whom have items in the auction. Both are super insightful people who of course were in Prince's innermost circles, and it's really a treat to hear them interviewed. Go check the recordings (and the auction) out! Posted by Strawberrylova123 in Associated artists & people (140 comments)

Eternal Celebration of Life & Music October 6, 2017

Paisley Park announces special activities and new merchandise Posted by HerecomethePurpleYoda in Fan Gatherings (12 comments)

First major auction of Prince-related items is live

RRAuctions previously had a small auction of items, but now is back with a LARGE selection of items from Susannah, Eric Leeds, one of Prince's old assistants, and many more. Lots of super cool stuff that would make excellent (and probably spendy!) Xmas presents. Over 200 lots are up for bid NOW and there's really a lot of nifty unique stuff you'll probably never see offered for sale again... check it out! Posted by laurarichardson in The Marketplace: For Sale/Trade (36 comments)


We're happy to announce that Steve Parke will be doing a UK Gallery show in London! Check this thread for all the details! Posted by Militant in Prince: Music and More (12 comments)

**ESTATE SURVEY** Take This Poll to Let Them Know

Sharon Nelson asked The Org Members to submit two ideas as to what should be their next move in releasing Prince music and other goodies! Posted by tbokris in Prince: Music and More (53 comments)

Prince Estate and Pantone unveil custom color - Love Symbol #2

Our very own Prince now officially has his very own color in collaboration with Pantone. It's called Love Symbol #2 smile Posted by jayceman in Prince: Music and More (87 comments)

Steve Parke - Picturing Prince (US Release - Sep 5th)

Steve Parke's awesome book, "Picturing Prince" which has been out for a few months already in the UK, will see a US release in September! Posted by TrivialPursuit in Prince: Music and More (14 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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Should Prince's Guitars, Clothes and other Belongings Be Auctioned Off?

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