A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about a mysterious press conference conducted by Prince in New York City in which he announced plans for a "series of events" called Welcome 2 America that would kick off on "a purple day in December" and include a range of collaborators. This week, more details ab ... More >>
What would a Prince press conference be without a little smoke and mirrors? Yesterday afternoon, the Purple One beckoned reporters to the Apollo Theater in Harlem for a brief press conference so he could unveil a new "series of events" in the odd and terse way only he can execute.
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