This Thing Called Life: Prince Remembered
Apr 21, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 21, 2021 is not only the 111th anniversary of the death of Mark Twain, it is also the 5th anniversary of the passing of legendary musician Prince. To mark the occasion, The Mark Twain House & Museum presents Neal Karlen, the only journalist Prince granted in-depth press interviews to for over a dozen years, in conversation with tech CEO, blogger, and Prince enthusiast Anil Dash.
Neal Karlen’s relationship with Prince ranged from before Purple Rain to when the artist changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph. Karlen interviewed Prince for three Rolling Stone cover stories, wrote “3 Chains o’ Gold,” Prince’s “rock video opera,” as well as the star’s last testament, which may be buried with Prince’s will underneath Prince’s vast and private compound, Paisley Park. According to Prince’s former fiancée Susannah Melvoin, Karlen was “the only reporter who made Prince sound like what he really sounded like.” Karlen quit writing about Prince a quarter-century before the mega-star died, but he never quit Prince, and the two remained friends for the last thirty-one years of the superstar’s life.
FREE program, but donations are gratefully accepted. Register by CLICKING HERE:https://www.crowdcast.io/e/this-thing-called-life
Signed copies of Neal’s biography THIS THING CALLED LIFE: Prince’s Odyssey On and Off the Record can be purchased through The Mark Twain Store. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we cannot ship books outside of the U.S. at this time.