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Minneapolis Newspapers and Prince

Does anyone think that the local print media in Minneapolis is being really negative with their Prince related coverage? I know he was not everyone's cut of tea but they appear to go out of their way to be negative.
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Reply #1 posted 10/14/16 4:01am

Lovejunky

Yep...

Im not liking what Im reading...And Humpty Dumpty ?

WHo came up with that headline...?

Fire them...

http://www.startribune.com/how-thursday-s-prince-tribute-was-saved-concert-promoter-put-humpty-dumpty-back-together-again/396866631/

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Reply #2 posted 10/14/16 4:04am

Lovejunky

The Comments::

People being Grossly overcharged for seating...

RIPPING People OFF ?

So Unprince...

Hurts acually to read that..

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Reply #3 posted 10/14/16 4:05am

Lovejunky

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/10/13/prince-tribute-concert-recap/

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Reply #4 posted 10/14/16 4:06am

Lovejunky

This is better

Lovejunky said:

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/10/13/prince-tribute-concert-recap/

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Reply #5 posted 10/14/16 4:13am

Lovejunky

sharing as I read...

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37653539

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Reply #6 posted 10/14/16 4:18am

Lovejunky

EDIT

[Edited 10/14/16 4:30am]

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Reply #7 posted 10/14/16 4:19am

Lovejunky

No matter what..

I always feel that there are not ENOUGH words or honorifics

Surely he IS all that one would Expect a Prince To be.

Perfectly Flawed...

His energy is ,creating an upward shift in Cultural Values

and its a uniting force.

Sing Dance Laugh Love Cry

~Together~

So potent his LOVE, we can still FEEL it..

We are fortunate...

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Reply #8 posted 10/14/16 4:29am

airth

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Lovejunky said:

Yep...

Im not liking what Im reading...And Humpty Dumpty ?

WHo came up with that headline...?

Fire them...

http://www.startribune.com/how-thursday-s-prince-tribute-was-saved-concert-promoter-put-humpty-dumpty-back-together-again/396866631/


As indicated by the quotation marks in the headline, it was a quote by the promoter: "Longtime Minneapolis promoter Randy Levy took charge of the event in mid-September after efforts by out-of-towners fell through. “I was called in to see if maybe we could put Humpty Dumpty back together again,” said Levy. “It’s more work than I care to do, with so many moving parts. But, in the end, we’re able to fulfill this more as a tribute — Prince songs interpreted by great singers.”

I didn't read anything particularly negative in that article. It seemed to simply report the facts.

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Reply #9 posted 10/14/16 4:32am

Lovejunky

airth said:

Lovejunky said:

Yep...

Im not liking what Im reading...And Humpty Dumpty ?

WHo came up with that headline...?

Fire them...

http://www.startribune.com/how-thursday-s-prince-tribute-was-saved-concert-promoter-put-humpty-dumpty-back-together-again/396866631/


As indicated by the quotation marks in the headline, it was a quote by the promoter: "Longtime Minneapolis promoter Randy Levy took charge of the event in mid-September after efforts by out-of-towners fell through. “I was called in to see if maybe we could put Humpty Dumpty back together again,” said Levy. “It’s more work than I care to do, with so many moving parts. But, in the end, we’re able to fulfill this more as a tribute — Prince songs interpreted by great singers.”

I didn't read anything particularly negative in that article. It seemed to simply report the facts.

Ok...maybe Im oversensative,,,'''THank you..

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Reply #10 posted 10/14/16 4:38am

rogifan

When you say local print media you're basically talking about Jon Bream at the Star Tribune. I don't think he and Prince were ever best buds but I do think there was a level of respect between both.
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Reply #11 posted 10/14/16 4:39am

Lovejunky

http://www.startribune.com/prince-tribute-shows-what-makes-us-miss-him/397048281/

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Reply #12 posted 10/14/16 4:42am

anangellooksdo
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Lovejunky said:



airth said:




Lovejunky said:


Yep...



Im not liking what Im reading...And Humpty Dumpty ?

WHo came up with that headline...?



Fire them...



http://www.startribune.com/how-thursday-s-prince-tribute-was-saved-concert-promoter-put-humpty-dumpty-back-together-again/396866631/




As indicated by the quotation marks in the headline, it was a quote by the promoter: "Longtime Minneapolis promoter Randy Levy took charge of the event in mid-September after efforts by out-of-towners fell through. “I was called in to see if maybe we could put Humpty Dumpty back together again,” said Levy. “It’s more work than I care to do, with so many moving parts. But, in the end, we’re able to fulfill this more as a tribute — Prince songs interpreted by great singers.”

I didn't read anything particularly negative in that article. It seemed to simply report the facts.



Ok...maybe Im oversensative,,,'''THank you..



No, actually yourenright...the promoter himself could've chosen some better words. Reducing this and Prince to a children's nursery school rhyme wasn't very thoughtful.
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Reply #13 posted 10/14/16 4:43am

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airth said:



Lovejunky said:


Yep...



Im not liking what Im reading...And Humpty Dumpty ?

WHo came up with that headline...?



Fire them...



http://www.startribune.com/how-thursday-s-prince-tribute-was-saved-concert-promoter-put-humpty-dumpty-back-together-again/396866631/




As indicated by the quotation marks in the headline, it was a quote by the promoter: "Longtime Minneapolis promoter Randy Levy took charge of the event in mid-September after efforts by out-of-towners fell through. “I was called in to see if maybe we could put Humpty Dumpty back together again,” said Levy. “It’s more work than I care to do, with so many moving parts. But, in the end, we’re able to fulfill this more as a tribute — Prince songs interpreted by great singers.”

I didn't read anything particularly negative in that article. It seemed to simply report the facts.


-- It is not just this article all of the print media out of the local Minneapolis has put a negative spin on everything the local T.V stations stories are better. The fact that the Star Tribune actually went to court to open his divorce docs tells you everything about what sort of narrative they want to spin.
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Reply #14 posted 10/14/16 4:47am

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rogifan said:

When you say local print media you're basically talking about Jon Bream at the Star Tribune. I don't think he and Prince were ever best buds but I do think there was a level of respect between both.

// Yes, it is mostly the Star. Do you think someone over there had so much beef with Prince that they are carrying on with it now that he is dead. I mean when do you let it go? The review in the Pioneer Press is awful and not the first bad thing I have read in that paper.
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Reply #15 posted 10/14/16 4:57am

airth

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I don't follow the media, so I really can't comment on whether I think you're right or not, but perhaps they are actually being protective of Prince by reporting on the sloppy way it appears things have been handled since his death.

Bream's review of the tribute speaks glowingly of Prince, the sentiments of the people involved and some of the acts. His criticism is really about the poor organisation, which is probably fair.

I'll concede that the point about digging up the divorce documents certainly sounds to be in poor taste. Are there other examples in which you think they've crossed the line?

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Reply #16 posted 10/14/16 4:58am

rogifan

laurarichardson said:

rogifan said:

When you say local print media you're basically talking about Jon Bream at the Star Tribune. I don't think he and Prince were ever best buds but I do think there was a level of respect between both.

// Yes, it is mostly the Star. Do you think someone over there had so much beef with Prince that they are carrying on with it now that he is dead. I mean when do you let it go? The review in the Pioneer Press is awful and not the first bad thing I have read in that paper.

I rarely read the local papers so haven't seen the review you're talking about. Was it a Pioneer Press review of the tribute show? I read Jon Bream's review. It wasn't very positive but it wasn't anti-Prince it was basically nobody can put on a show and fill a room like Prince did. He's right about that.
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Reply #17 posted 10/14/16 5:09am

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rogifan said:

laurarichardson said:
// Yes, it is mostly the Star. Do you think someone over there had so much beef with Prince that they are carrying on with it now that he is dead. I mean when do you let it go? The review in the Pioneer Press is awful and not the first bad thing I have read in that paper.
I rarely read the local papers so haven't seen the review you're talking about. Was it a Pioneer Press review of the tribute show? I read Jon Bream's review. It wasn't very positive but it wasn't anti-Prince it was basically nobody can put on a show and fill a room like Prince did. He's right about that.

https://www.twincities.com/2016/10/13/musicians-fans-pay-tribute-to-prince-at-xcel-energy-center/

"Prince had many talents, but planning live performances wasn’t one of his strengths."

He played concerts all over the world what the f&$! is even babbling about?

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Reply #18 posted 10/14/16 6:55am

rogifan

laurarichardson said:



rogifan said:


laurarichardson said:
// Yes, it is mostly the Star. Do you think someone over there had so much beef with Prince that they are carrying on with it now that he is dead. I mean when do you let it go? The review in the Pioneer Press is awful and not the first bad thing I have read in that paper.

I rarely read the local papers so haven't seen the review you're talking about. Was it a Pioneer Press review of the tribute show? I read Jon Bream's review. It wasn't very positive but it wasn't anti-Prince it was basically nobody can put on a show and fill a room like Prince did. He's right about that.

https://www.twincities.com/2016/10/13/musicians-fans-pay-tribute-to-prince-at-xcel-energy-center/



"Prince had many talents, but planning live performances wasn’t one of his strengths."



He played concerts all over the world what the f&$! is even babbling about?


Yeah I don't get that. Unless they were referring to the last minute nature of some things he did. Some of that though I think was to try and combat scalpers. Tickets for this tribute show unfortunately were on stubhub the minute they went on sale.
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Reply #19 posted 10/14/16 7:02am

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rogifan said:

laurarichardson said:

https://www.twincities.com/2016/10/13/musicians-fans-pay-tribute-to-prince-at-xcel-energy-center/

"Prince had many talents, but planning live performances wasn’t one of his strengths."

He played concerts all over the world what the f&$! is even babbling about?

Yeah I don't get that. Unless they were referring to the last minute nature of some things he did. Some of that though I think was to try and combat scalpers. Tickets for this tribute show unfortunately were on stubhub the minute they went on sale.

That is exactly why he did shows in his later years at the last minute. This guy is some young punk who knows nothing and is in Minneapolis were all of the info about P is avalible.

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Reply #20 posted 10/14/16 7:13am

1Sasha

I interpreted the ST article on the tribute concert set-up to mean that this size of show takes a great deal more work than a "regular" person would know about. It is a multi-million dollar effort which has to be arranged by individuals who do this for a living. Overall, the ST seems to have had a less than favorable eye on Prince.

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Reply #21 posted 10/14/16 7:51am

rogifan

1Sasha said:

I interpreted the ST article on the tribute concert set-up to mean that this size of show takes a great deal more work than a "regular" person would know about. It is a multi-million dollar effort which has to be arranged by individuals who do this for a living. Overall, the ST seems to have had a less than favorable eye on Prince.


Mayer and Aguilera had no real connection to Prince. I think Christina had been to some of his LA house parties but did they ever actually work together. I'd much rather listen to people who worked with him and performed with him on stage than well known names that don't have a deeper personal connection to him. It's sad that Stevie and Chaka get dismissed. If Stevie and John Mayer both passed away tomorrow I know who would get more media coverage.
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Reply #22 posted 10/14/16 8:01am

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airth said:

I don't follow the media, so I really can't comment on whether I think you're right or not, but perhaps they are actually being protective of Prince by reporting on the sloppy way it appears things have been handled since his death.

Bream's review of the tribute speaks glowingly of Prince, the sentiments of the people involved and some of the acts. His criticism is really about the poor organisation, which is probably fair.

I'll concede that the point about digging up the divorce documents certainly sounds to be in poor taste. Are there other examples in which you think they've crossed the line?



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Reply #23 posted 10/14/16 8:17am

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Arbwyth said:

airth said:

I don't follow the media, so I really can't comment on whether I think you're right or not, but perhaps they are actually being protective of Prince by reporting on the sloppy way it appears things have been handled since his death.

Bream's review of the tribute speaks glowingly of Prince, the sentiments of the people involved and some of the acts. His criticism is really about the poor organisation, which is probably fair.

I'll concede that the point about digging up the divorce documents certainly sounds to be in poor taste. Are there other examples in which you think they've crossed the line?

Employing CJ for one.


Fair enough, but you know, she's a gossip columnist. You could say she's doing exactly what she's paid to do. I've never read a single word she's written. The only reason I've ever heard of her is that she was immortalized by Prince himself. Just imagine how better the world would be if everyone would just ignore the kind of drivel people in her profession write.


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Reply #24 posted 10/14/16 9:22am

morningsong

Lovejunky said:

Yep...



Im not liking what Im reading...And Humpty Dumpty ?

WHo came up with that headline...?



Fire them...



http://www.startribune.com/how-thursday-s-prince-tribute-was-saved-concert-promoter-put-humpty-dumpty-back-together-again/396866631/




At least there's some reasons why. Which is why I hate all that hype and criptic mess. It always turns out things are a bigger undertaking than expected, and then all the hype crumbles. I'm happy somebody stepped in and was willing to put in the extra effort to give fans a memorable moment. But from here on out you can't bank on others to keep putting themselves out like that.
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Reply #25 posted 10/14/16 9:25am

morningsong

Looks like I'll have to start delving into some of these "papers" seems they have info on a lot of missing pieces to this puzzle. Because I have no desire to be blindsided.
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Reply #26 posted 10/14/16 11:34am

anangellooksdo
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I didn't see any reporting of the Tribute Concert on any major local or national TV this morning. i was shocked. Are people asleep?

Speaking of the Star Tribune, what's going on with the divorce papers? Isn't there a date soon when the files could be opened?
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Reply #27 posted 10/14/16 2:54pm

Lovejunky

anangellooksdown said:

I didn't see any reporting of the Tribute Concert on any major local or national TV this morning. i was shocked. Are people asleep?

I wondered about this too..

Horrible to think but....Could it be becasue he wasnt attached to any Major Label ?,

No one is going to make any money from Album Sales , which would increase with International Coverage.

We Saw MjS Tribute covered on ever Television STation here for Days...

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Reply #28 posted 10/14/16 3:55pm

rogifan

CBS talked about it. Associated Press, USA Today, Huffington Post and Vice wrote about it.
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Reply #29 posted 10/14/16 4:02pm

StopIt

Hello?

This is a filthy, pay-to-play, Hillary-sh**bag world we live in, so with "the press" you may either stroke them financially for results or not.

I like this Levy quote, b/c its, ya know, HONEST, like Prince.

Best tribute ever.

laurarichardson said:

airth said:


As indicated by the quotation marks in the headline, it was a quote by the promoter: "Longtime Minneapolis promoter Randy Levy took charge of the event in mid-September after efforts by out-of-towners fell through. “I was called in to see if maybe we could put Humpty Dumpty back together again,” said Levy. “It’s more work than I care to do, with so many moving parts. But, in the end, we’re able to fulfill this more as a tribute — Prince songs interpreted by great singers.”

I didn't read anything particularly negative in that article. It seemed to simply report the facts.

-- It is not just this article all of the print media out of the local Minneapolis has put a negative spin on everything the local T.V stations stories are better. The fact that the Star Tribune actually went to court to open his divorce docs tells you everything about what sort of narrative they want to spin.

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