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LOVEVERY1

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Prince 2 Give Back

Read more about it here

http://www.livwarfield.blogspot.com/

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Reply #1 posted 02/05/11 2:42am

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK (February 4, 2011) - In a special ceremony held just before his final Madison Square Garden "Welcome To America" performance on February 7th, 2011, Prince will announce a special donation in support of three New York City based organizations. The organizations were chosen by the music legend himself and include The Harlem Children's Zone, The Uptown Dance Academy, and the American Ballet Theatre. Representatives from all three organizations will be on hand to accept the donations.
In addition to representatives from each organization, 30 students from the Harlem Children's Zone will join Prince on stage for the announcement. The February 7th concert, which will be opened by the dynamic musical artist Cee Lo Green, marks the close of Prince's successful NYC "Welcome 2 America Live" tour.
WHO:
Prince and representatives from the Harlem Children's Zone, the Uptown Dance Academy, and the American Ballet Theater
WHEN: Monday, February 7, 4:45pm. Press check-in is at 4:00pm
WHERE: Madison Square Garden. Enter at press entrance at W. 33rd Street (near 8th Avenue)
RSVP: Media must RSVP to Beau.Benton@42West.net and receive confirmation

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Is this the guitar giveaway ceremony thing? Or something separate?

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Reply #2 posted 02/05/11 10:47am

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This is an awesome opportunity for people to lavish praise on Prince instead of fighting with people who criticize Prince and yet I don't see a damn post. Where's Whiskas at, get Whiskas up in here.

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Reply #3 posted 02/05/11 10:55am

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Spinlight said:

This is an awesome opportunity for people to lavish praise on Prince instead of fighting with people who criticize Prince and yet I don't see a damn post. Where's Whiskas at, get Whiskas up in here.

It may just be better to wait and be sure it happens first. giggle evillol

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #4 posted 02/05/11 11:21am

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Spinlight said:

This is an awesome opportunity for people to lavish praise on Prince instead of fighting with people who criticize Prince and yet I don't see a damn post. Where's Whiskas at, get Whiskas up in here.

It may just be better to wait and be sure it happens first. giggle evillol

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Reply #5 posted 02/05/11 11:58am

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Cool. I really had a lot of respect when P was doing grassroots social activity linked with his live and web action around the time of L4OA - the food drives, workshops etc. Glad to see there's some of that still happening.

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Reply #6 posted 02/05/11 12:42pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Spinlight said:

This is an awesome opportunity for people to lavish praise on Prince instead of fighting with people who criticize Prince and yet I don't see a damn post. Where's Whiskas at, get Whiskas up in here.

It may just be better to wait and be sure it happens first. giggle evillol

lol

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Reply #7 posted 02/05/11 12:55pm

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If it's a financial donation it's probably a tax dodge knowing Mr. Number One at the Bank

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Reply #8 posted 02/05/11 12:58pm

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LOVEVERY1 said:

Read more about it here

http://www.livwarfield.blogspot.com/

Cool. Thanks for posting.

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Reply #9 posted 02/05/11 5:36pm

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Nice info wink

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Reply #10 posted 02/05/11 6:15pm

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2elijah said:

LOVEVERY1 said:

Read more about it here

http://www.livwarfield.blogspot.com/

Cool. Thanks for posting.

Welcome, smile

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Reply #11 posted 02/05/11 6:37pm

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I think this is an awesome thing for Prince to do..I wish people with concert tickets could attend the press conference..I would be so there...

Love God, Love Life, Lovesexy...Peace & I Wish U Heaven...Lovesxy1958
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Reply #12 posted 02/05/11 7:00pm

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Congrats to the recipients and big props to Princey. It's becoming more difficult for these kinds of organizations to get funded in this economy.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #13 posted 02/05/11 8:31pm

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I wish there would be more be more threads accenting Prince's charity contributions over the years, that would be really nice.

I just got done re-reading parts of DMSR and came across the Marva Collins Chicago school story, in which Prince did somewhat of a benefit for her school, Westside Preparatory School for students dubbed as problem learners in 1983 i believe. Raised $10,000 and gave it all to her. He even came in and sat in the back of the classroom as the kids continued doing what they were doing. He was very fond of the school and Marva, resulting in a lasting friendship over several years. She even appeared in the 1994 The Most Beautiful Girl In the World video. smile

Sorry 4 being halfway off topic. I saw my chance 2 express and took it

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Reply #14 posted 02/05/11 8:58pm

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^I remember reading about that. I think it's awesome the kids from the Childrens' Harlem Zone will be on stage with him, when he announces the donations for the 3 organizations chosen to receive the donations. It's always good to hear positive news like this.

I'm surprised this thread is not a sticky or a featured article on the front page of this forum.

[Edited 2/6/11 8:41am]

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Reply #15 posted 02/05/11 10:19pm

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This is awesome! That was the point of all of the concerts here in NYC to help give back to the schools and to see that Prince is following through with that just shows that Prince is not the bad guy that a lot of people here love to see him as. I can't wait to see Prince on Monday and see what happens with the charities as I expect him to say something about it but if not, its cool. I hope that the media will be there and that I'll see reports here in NY Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Great news biggrin

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Reply #16 posted 02/05/11 10:24pm

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Very nice, indeed. clapping

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Reply #17 posted 02/05/11 11:24pm

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ecstasy said:

I wish there would be more be more threads accenting Prince's charity contributions over the years, that would be really nice.

I just got done re-reading parts of DMSR and came across the Marva Collins Chicago school story, in which Prince did somewhat of a benefit for her school, Westside Preparatory School for students dubbed as problem learners in 1983 i believe. Raised $10,000 and gave it all to her. He even came in and sat in the back of the classroom as the kids continued doing what they were doing. He was very fond of the school and Marva, resulting in a lasting friendship over several years. She even appeared in the 1994 The Most Beautiful Girl In the World video. smile

Sorry 4 being halfway off topic. I saw my chance 2 express and took it

There has been.

Upwards of 13 years ago when the food drives and such happened, it was a big idea and everyone was very encouraged by this. They would post on the L41A site, specifically, all the info for the food donations. The climate in Prince World was much different back then.

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Reply #18 posted 02/06/11 6:34am

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Spinlight said:

ecstasy said:

I wish there would be more be more threads accenting Prince's charity contributions over the years, that would be really nice.

I just got done re-reading parts of DMSR and came across the Marva Collins Chicago school story, in which Prince did somewhat of a benefit for her school, Westside Preparatory School for students dubbed as problem learners in 1983 i believe. Raised $10,000 and gave it all to her. He even came in and sat in the back of the classroom as the kids continued doing what they were doing. He was very fond of the school and Marva, resulting in a lasting friendship over several years. She even appeared in the 1994 The Most Beautiful Girl In the World video. smile

Sorry 4 being halfway off topic. I saw my chance 2 express and took it

There has been.

Upwards of 13 years ago when the food drives and such happened, it was a big idea and everyone was very encouraged by this. They would post on the L41A site, specifically, all the info for the food donations. The climate in Prince World was much different back then.

Well it's time 4 another newbreed. Stand up, organize!

More threads on Prince charity! cool

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purplecam said:

This is awesome! That was the point of all of the concerts here in NYC to help give back to the schools and to see that Prince is following through with that just shows that Prince is not the bad guy that a lot of people here love to see him as. I can't wait to see Prince on Monday and see what happens with the charities as I expect him to say something about it but if not, its cool. I hope that the media will be there and that I'll see reports here in NY Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Great news biggrin

Yes it is good and positive news and I agree with you. This concert series was worth it.biggrin Can't wait for tomorrow night's show.woot!

This thread should be a sticky or a featured article.

[Edited 2/6/11 9:12am]

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Reply #20 posted 02/06/11 11:47am

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Recall that the American Ballet Theater is the organization that Misty Copeland works under. She was the dancer in Prince's second MSG concert and the only black ballet performer in the ABT. SHe is an acclaimed soloist ballerina. That Prince would give to this organization must be a recognition of his appreciation of her talents.

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Reply #21 posted 02/07/11 12:29pm

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2elijah said:

purplecam said:

This is awesome! That was the point of all of the concerts here in NYC to help give back to the schools and to see that Prince is following through with that just shows that Prince is not the bad guy that a lot of people here love to see him as. I can't wait to see Prince on Monday and see what happens with the charities as I expect him to say something about it but if not, its cool. I hope that the media will be there and that I'll see reports here in NY Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Great news biggrin

Yes it is good and positive news and I agree with you. This concert series was worth it.biggrin Can't wait for tomorrow night's show.woot!

This thread should be a sticky or a featured article.

Fully agree!

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Reply #22 posted 02/07/11 12:32pm

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2elijah said:

purplecam said:

This is awesome! That was the point of all of the concerts here in NYC to help give back to the schools and to see that Prince is following through with that just shows that Prince is not the bad guy that a lot of people here love to see him as. I can't wait to see Prince on Monday and see what happens with the charities as I expect him to say something about it but if not, its cool. I hope that the media will be there and that I'll see reports here in NY Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Great news biggrin

Yes it is good and positive news and I agree with you. This concert series was worth it.biggrin Can't wait for tomorrow night's show.woot!

This thread should be a sticky or a featured article.

[Edited 2/6/11 9:12am]

I agree. I won't hold my breath. lol

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Reply #23 posted 02/07/11 1:57pm

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What's going on Monday?

[img:$uid]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc1/Joyinrepatition/9f08f603.jpg[/img:$uid]

today in NYC


Prince is also holding a press conference at MSG this afternoon before the show...

Prince continues his mission to pay forward the knowledge and pave the way for the next generation to attain its greatness. On Monday the music icon will bestow special gifts upon the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ), The Uptown Dance Academy, and the American Ballet Theatre during a 4:45 pm press conference featuring HCZ's President and CEO Geoffrey Canada and students of the community-based educational organization. Representatives from the Uptown Dance Academy and the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will also be on hand. Monday's concert, which will be opened by the dynamic musical artist Cee Lo Green, marks the close of the first leg of Prince's phenomenally successful "Welcome 2 America" tour, one of the highest grossing recent tours in the country. At the press conference, 30 students of the Harlem Children's Zone--chosen for their musical aspirations--will get to stand on the stage of the world's most famous arena. After the press opportunity, the youngsters will get to meet Prince and the New Power Generation band and to interact with make-up, wardrobe and technical professionals for the show backstage.
Prince is donating the solid gold Fender® Custom Stratocaster® guitar crafted by Senior Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov, which he has used during the "Welcome 2 America" tour, to raise money for the Harlem Children's Zone (www.hcz.org). The instrument will be auctioned off by Charity Buzz, known for its online auctions supporting nonprofits. Details about the auction and what is to be Prince's ongoing support of the HCZ, Uptown Dance Academy and ABT--whose ballerina Misty Copeland performed with Prince during the tour--will be released during the press conference. As Prince brings the tour to new cities across the nation, he plans to make similar donations to other exemplary educational and cultural institutions.


http://www.brooklynvegan.com/

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Joyinrepatition said:

What's going on Monday?

[img:$uid]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc1/Joyinrepatition/9f08f603.jpg[/img:$uid]

today in NYC


Prince is also holding a press conference at MSG this afternoon before the show...

Prince continues his mission to pay forward the knowledge and pave the way for the next generation to attain its greatness. On Monday the music icon will bestow special gifts upon the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ), The Uptown Dance Academy, and the American Ballet Theatre during a 4:45 pm press conference featuring HCZ's President and CEO Geoffrey Canada and students of the community-based educational organization. Representatives from the Uptown Dance Academy and the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will also be on hand. Monday's concert, which will be opened by the dynamic musical artist Cee Lo Green, marks the close of the first leg of Prince's phenomenally successful "Welcome 2 America" tour, one of the highest grossing recent tours in the country. At the press conference, 30 students of the Harlem Children's Zone--chosen for their musical aspirations--will get to stand on the stage of the world's most famous arena. After the press opportunity, the youngsters will get to meet Prince and the New Power Generation band and to interact with make-up, wardrobe and technical professionals for the show backstage.
Prince is donating the solid gold Fender® Custom Stratocaster® guitar crafted by Senior Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov, which he has used during the "Welcome 2 America" tour, to raise money for the Harlem Children's Zone (www.hcz.org). The instrument will be auctioned off by Charity Buzz, known for its online auctions supporting nonprofits. Details about the auction and what is to be Prince's ongoing support of the HCZ, Uptown Dance Academy and ABT--whose ballerina Misty Copeland performed with Prince during the tour--will be released during the press conference. As Prince brings the tour to new cities across the nation, he plans to make similar donations to other exemplary educational and cultural institutions.


http://www.brooklynvegan.com/

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There it is. So the intent is to keep going with "Welcome 2 America" and not just end it at NY...

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Reply #25 posted 02/07/11 3:57pm

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#Prince donates $250K each to ABT, Uptown Dance & $1 mil to Harlem Children Zone

#Prince's goldplated guitar will b auctioned 2nite @ afterparty @ Darby's

first tweeted......@zaheerali

Instrumental of Ceelo's Crazy & Laydown during soundcheck #PrinceatMSG

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Reply #26 posted 02/07/11 6:30pm

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Excellent choice yes I'v always thought that Prince has a Big Heart heart

We know that NYC is rockin tonight headbang

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Reply #27 posted 02/07/11 6:42pm

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Joyinrepatition said:

#Prince donates $250K each to ABT, Uptown Dance & $1 mil to Harlem Children Zone

#Prince's goldplated guitar will b auctioned 2nite @ afterparty @ Darby's

first tweeted......@zaheerali

Instrumental of Ceelo's Crazy & Laydown during soundcheck #PrinceatMSG

wow, this is really exceptional. yay, Prince!

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Reply #28 posted 02/07/11 7:07pm

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Well, an official announcement of Prince's plans has come out, so now it will inevitably not happen.
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Reply #29 posted 02/07/11 7:37pm

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cool that Cee Lo will be working sorta, with prince.

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