Alumni Shares

Alumni Shares

Discover the answers to these questions and more…

  • Did Prince really stay awake for 4 days straight? Could anyone ever outlast him?
  • What “being ready” really meant for a member of Prince’s staff.
  • How he made us want for ourselves, the kind of high level of excellence he demanded of himself.
  • How did having a boss with such high expectations for greatness create obstacles that ultimately benefited us in our careers?
  • That Prince’s philanthropic vision is as long as his career, and how his vision of helping others inspired us to continue his mission on our own.

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Maceo Parker puts the funk in Funk ‘n’ Roll Weekend honoring Prince


Of course, you could count on Maceo Parker to put the funk in the second annual Funk ‘n’ Roll Weekend sponsored by the PRN Alumni Foundation.

Not only is the veteran saxophonist an alum of Prince’s organization but he played many years with James Brown. So you knew he’d be super funky on Thursday night at Aria in Minneapolis’ North Loop.

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Quotes from ’30 Years Of Paisley Park’ events

We received some great comments from our recent ’30 Years of Paisley Park’ events:

Elisa Joseph — Charlotte, NC: Its been a great day where we got to hear from people who were close to him. (This event) really has created a sense of community for all of us. The most important thing is that we continue to support the legacy and that we continue to give to the alumni organization itself because it is the philanthropic arm of the work he does. More than that, it was a celebration of who he was as a man and as an artist and as a magical being.
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