Theatrical Peformance: “Newsies the Musical”

Disney’s Newsies – Chanhassen Dinner Theatres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vNEdTA0v_I

What is Disney’s NEWSIES? | Chanhassen Dinner Theatres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o9nbqzESKg

-Interviews

‘Newsies’ Begins at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Hosting ‘Newsies’ Through September

Film

Newsies Broadway Movie: ‘The Making Of’ Fan Film

True Story

Newsies: the real story | Calling Extra callingextra.com

“..The major differences between the movie and the acutal events have much to do with the basis of Hollywood movie-making and I do not fault the screenwriters or producers in their modification.

Below are a few false portrayals of the history and some clarification:

1. Jack Kelly was not the leader of the strike – and falsely, as other websites and books report who relate the real history of the newsboys strike, Kid Blink wasn’t either. There was a “Jack” Sullivan and he is mentioned in one newspaper as someone who spoke before the crowd and ignited the newsies to strike. But reporting of him stops there. Kid Blink, an Irish newsboy of fifteen who was blind in one eye, is peppered throughout the papers with rousing speeches. There’s no description that he wore an eye-patch, despite how he is portrayed in my novel as well as in Newsies…”

Newsies | Based on a True Story – YouTube

A historical exploration of “Newsies” the musical Lily Dodd, Staff Writer June 4, 2015 • 4,204 views urbanlegendnews.org
“…The true fact is that Newsies is based on the 1899 Newsboys’ Revolution, which was triggered by Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst’s decision to raise the prices of their papers, The Evening World and the New York Evening Journal (which the newsies had to buy in order to sell). The protest was semi-violent, brief, and openly mocked by the New York Times, which delighted in poking fun at the the newsies’ uncouth manner of speaking. It was also completely successful…”

NEWSIES THE MOVIE: IS IT HISTORICALLY ACCURATE? January 19, 2014
whenicanbreathe.blogspot.com

“.. When Disney created the movie based on a true story of course certain facts would have to be left out as it is with any movie. How accurate is Newsies though? Were they able to keep to the basic premise and slip some clever details in or were they completely off the mark? First, let’s look at the characters themselves. Was there really a boy named Jack Kelly that led the newsies to strike along with his friend David Jacobs and went by Cowboy and wanted to move out to Sante Fe, New Mexico?
..”

Newsies: a powerful and surprising call to arms in the age of Trump theguardian.com

“..All the newsboys want is fair recompense for hard work – and if boys selling “papes” on street corners are too difficult to relate to in 2017, there are plenty of examples of exploitation among the youth, new citizens and the broader working class to inspire empathy in contemporary audiences. Think of employees suffering in major fast food chains, afraid to speak out in case they lose their livelihoods, or prisoners whose labour yields them as little as 17 cents an hour.

..”

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Spotlight: Celebrity-“Prince” Rogers Nelson Tribute

BIO

Prince Biography.com
Music Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer(1958–2016)
biography.com
“..Religious Faith

During the same year as his wedding to Testolini, Prince also became a Jehovah’s Witness, embracing the faith after years of study though he was raised as a Seventh-Day Adventist. His mentor as a Witness was bassist Larry Graham, who had played with Sly & the Family Stone and thus was also a major musical influence.

Prince was believed to have taken part in what’s referred to as field service for his faith, having once visited a Jewish couple in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and leaving behind a copy of the Witness publication The Watchtower. His language and performance sensibilities changed somewhat, with some fans questioning how some of the conservative aspects of his religion jibed with the explicit nature of past songs. Contradicting the rock/soul persona, others have pointed out that Prince has historically had songs that were clearly Christian in nature, as seen with “The Ladder,” “The Holy River,” “The Cross” and “God,” the gospel B-side to the single “Purple Rain.” ..”
Prince
Biography

“..Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father’s stage name was “Prince Rogers”. His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, which lead him to move back and forth. Prince had a troubled relationship with his step-father which lead him to run away from home. Prince was adopted by a family called the Andersons. Prince soon after became friends with the Anderson’s son, Andre Anderson (Cymone) together along with Charles Smith they joined a band called Grand Central. The band later renamed themselves Champagne and were a fairly successful live band, however soon diminished…”

PRINCE THE MAN BEHIND THE MUSIC ~ FULL DOCUMENTARY 2016
“Published on May 8, 2016

New upload 2016. Do we really know the man behind the music?This Documentary film, explores how Prince – showman, artist, enigma – revolutionised the perception of black music in the 1980s with worldwide hits such as 1999, Kiss, Raspberry Beret and Alphabet Street. He became a global sensation with the release of the Oscar-winning, semi-autobiographical movie Purple Rain in 1984, embarking on an incredible journey of musical self-discovery that continued right up to his passing in April 2016, aged 57.

This documentary primarily focuses on Prince’s creative and commercial output during the 1980’s, with anecdotes provided by several of the key collaborators of the era, some great insight is provided into the inner workings of the 1980’s Purple Reign.

Packed with live performance and studio footage, rare photographs and new interviews with friends, confidants, fellow musicians and other people close to Prince, the program sheds light on one of the industry’s most innovative and influential artists.

From the psychedelic Around the World in a Day to his masterpiece album Sign O’ the Times and experiments with hip-hop and jazz, Prince was one of most ambitious and prolific songwriters of his generation. He tested the boundaries of taste and decency with explicit sexual lyrics and stage shows during his early career and in the 1990s fought for ownership of his name and control of his music, played out in a public battle with his former label, Warner. Highly regarded as one of the most flamboyant live performers ever, Prince was a controversial and famously elusive creative force.

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Sal: I had a chance to attend a concert at First Avenue during my early college years. I don’t remember the band that was performing, but it was a cool weekend late night hangout with some college friends.

ABOUT | First Avenue first-avenue.com

“MUSICIANS

We’re proud to foster relationships with artists and musicians at all stages in their careers, whether it’s playing their first show at the 7th St Entry, selling out multiple nights in the Mainroom, or shooting one of the greatest music films of all time in our room (Purple Rain, if you couldn’t guess).

By presenting local acts almost every night of the week at the 7th St Entry, First Avenue has been the launching pad for local bands like Atmosphere, Hüsker Dü, the Replacements, Semisonic, Soul Asylum and more.

First Avenue has additionally been a stepping stone for national musicians including Joe Cocker, U2, Eminem, Tina Turner, Black Flag, The Ramones, Depeche Mode, Bo Diddley, Lucinda Williams, Metallica and, of course, Prince. Working with bands like these, First Avenue strives to support the best that live music has to offer…”

The first time PRINCE ever played PURPLE RAIN caught on this extremely rare video will give you ALL THE PRINCE FEELS! news.iheart.com
“This Facebook user posted this extremely rare video footage of the first time PRINCE performed his career-defining epic PURPLE RAIN in 1983 at First Avenue Minneapolis.

The video, which will bring any PRINCE fan all sorts of feels, contains some amazing commentary about the song, the recording process, and little tidbits which tell the ‘story behind the song’ which really is the defining work of an artist whom was called home too soon.

It’s got over FOUR MILLION views. Feel free to add a few more.

Read more: http://news.iheart.com/onair/toby-knapp-41816/the-first-time-prince-ever-played-14636207/#ixzz4f69yTaTf
..”

Prince Memorial Aerial Drone footage Paisley Park, First Avenue Club, Lake Minnetonka, Purple Rain


“Published on Aug 22, 2016

Aerial drone footage of Prince’s home, Paisley Park. Drone footage of First Avenue Club in Minneapolis. Paisley Park is a gathering place for mourners of Prince. Drone footage shows Paisley Park and includes history, stats and points of interest. Drone footage of First Avenue Club shows the relationship between Prince, Purple Rain and the historic music venue.

Aerial drone footage filmed with a DJI Phantom 4.”

Music

Prince | Album Discography | AllMusic allmusic.com
Prince Albums princevault.com

Prince & The New Power Generation – 7 (Official Music Video)
https://youtu.be/9V-vcXOpG9g
*see Neutral Perspective: There are subliminal messages in music and NOT? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Prince And The Revolution ‎– Purple Rain discogs.com

Prince ~ Purple Rain Live ~ American Music Awards 1985 ~ HQ

When Doves Cry by Prince songfacts.com
“.. Prince wrote this song for his movie Purple Rain. In the film, the song plays under a montage after his character loses his girl (Apollonia) to his rival (Morris – Morris Day of The Time). We see Prince riding his motorcycle along with shots of intimate moments with Apollonia. In the movie, Prince has a difficult relationship with his father, who beats his mom. Scenes of his father come in on the lyrics where Prince calls him “demanding.”

The film is semi-autobiographical, but how much is based on real life remains a mystery, as Prince rarely gave interviews and didn’t talk about his personal life. In the movie, the song expresses his fear of becoming like his parents. When the doves cry, that’s his musical refuge – the barrage of keyboards in the chorus represents the doves crying…”
Prince and The Revolution – When Doves Cry

Prince and The Revolution – When Doves Cry from Matze on Vimeo.

MISC


10 Surprising Facts About Prince
mentalfloss.com
“…2. HE WAS A JEHOVAH’S WITNESS.

Baptized in 2001, Prince was a devout Jehovah’s Witness; he even went door-to-door. In October 2003, a woman in Eden Prairie, Minnesota opened her door to discover the famously shy artist and his bassist, former Sly and the Family Stone member Larry Graham, standing in front of her home. “My first thought is ‘Cool, cool, cool. He wants to use my house for a set. I’m glad! Demolish the whole thing! Start over!,'” the woman told The Star Tribune. “Then they start in on this Jehovah’s Witnesses stuff. I said, ‘You know what? You’ve walked into a Jewish household, and this is not something I’m interested in.’ He says, ‘Can I just finish?’ Then the other guy, Larry Graham, gets out his little Bible and starts reading scriptures about being Jewish and the land of Israel.”..”

Death

Prince: how did he die and what happened to his money? The big questions, a year after his death By Ben Bryant 21 April 2017 • 5:54pm telegraph.co.uk
How, exactly, did Prince die?
“..
Prince died on April 21, 2016, in a lift in his Paisley Park home in Carver County, Minneapolis, from an overdose of a powerful opioid painkiller.

A one-page autopsy report recorded his death as an accident and said “The decedent self-administered fentanyl”.

Many friends, relatives, and former girlfriends said they never saw him take drugs, although some – including his ex-wife – have said that in hindsight there were warning signs of his addiction.

There may have been other contributing factors that led to his death, but if so they could remain secret for a long time. Under Minnesota law the full autopsy report can be kept secret for up to 30 years unless the next of kin agree to release it. The question of who provided Prince with the drugs remains open, and the investigation is still active, according to Minnesota police.
..”

*see Overcoming your own addictions
Sorry, Prince is not in “a better place.” Certainly not yet. adventistreview.org
Letting God’s word speak in a moment of loss.
“…While it may be a long time before Prince, the musician, is forgotten, the fact is there really is “no further reward” awaiting him, at least not yet. His relationship with God is known best only to God right now, and anything we can say about what awaits Mr. Nelson in the future is mere speculation…”

Health Question: Wasn’t Prince “too” healthy to have died early? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

PRINCE: “I don’t believe ANY of the stories that they told me” (about Prince’s death) says cousin


SanfordWatch
“Published on Feb 11, 2017

HLN’s “How it REALLY Happened, with Hill Harper – Prince: The End” (FULL EPISODE). FEATURES: Interviews with Andre’ Cymone, Pepe’ Willie, Owen Husney, Van Jones, Charles Chazz Smith and many more. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO PRINCE AND WHY???”

Tributes

Paisley Park

Paisley Park Visit Outside (April 2017)

-Mural

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Theatrical Performance: “Mary Poppins” (Musical) at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre was “Super…”

Wednesday, August 26th 2015 (Day Performance)

My workplace (Stevens County D.A.C.) took their annual trip to Chanhassen Dinner Theatre (Minneapolis, Minnesota) this past Wednesday (August 26th 2015). This year’s great performance was the “Mary Poppins” musical, which I (Sal) personally love musicals (e.g. singing, dancing, etc..)! Having grown-up watching the Disney movie for t.v., it was comparatively well-done to see the similar scenes in a “live” theatrical version. The actresses and actors did a superb job to make this movie made story come to performance in a “live” performance. Just can’t imagine the hard work they all do to make this show consistently great at almost two times a day (close to 7 days a week) for most of them.

It was fun to hear the familiar songs that I haven’t heard since I was a kid. What was your favorite song?..

Mary Poppins stage musical full album, from youtube.com

I can’t really pin point to one, but one of them is “Step in Time“. I remember singing and exercising to this song growing-up. My Aunt bought a record (LP) album of a bunch of Disney songs to exercise to. This was one of the songs featured, so this brought fond memories when they performed this song.

They also have a great menu, which I ordered..

Baked Tilapia
BAKED TILAPIADelicate tilapia... https://www.chanhassendt.com/ArticleMedia/Files/PDFs/Menus/Matinee_Spring2015.pdf

During intermission, some of us had dessert, which I would share (Trio cheesecake) with a friend (John D.). Another friend (Jimmy) of ours had carrot cake..

I would love to hear/read about other’s feedback of this performance or any other comments related the content (e.g. Dinsey movie, musical soundtrack, story line, life lesson, etc..)?…

Some feedback I’ve heard:

“Favorite scene was when Mr. Banks donated a schilling (given by his son Michael as a gift) to the poor lady asking for “toppings” to feed the birds”. It was his “last” (financially) he had thinking he might lose his job.” (paraphrase from friend-Charlie).

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