07 Apr Prince To Appear On Tavis Smiley; Thanks Prince For Generosity
Tavis Smiley just sent out an email to his email list and it mentions Prince’s generosity and an upcoming appearance later this month on Tavis’s PBS show.
Here are most of the details of the email;
I hope this letter finds you well. I’d like to take a few minutes of your
time to thank all of you who joined in the 10th anniversary celebrations
of the State of the Black Union and the Tavis Smiley Foundation at the
Prince concert and the Gospel Brunch benefit.
During that historic weekend in February we were successful in raising
almost $225,000 to support our work of developing young leaders. Just like
you and many, many non-profits around the country, we’re feeling the
impact of the economic crisis, so we are counting our blessings that these
events will allow us to continue our programs.
As is common for some philanthropic individuals who donate to charitable
and worthy causes, Prince is one of those people who won’t tout his
contributions. He just doesn’t do it. He gives to give. In our case,
Prince not only donated his time but covered all expenses for the show and
mysteriously enough we received another donation matching
dollar-for-dollar the six-figure concert proceeds. Guess who?
By now you may know that he has released a new phenomenal 3-CD set,
LotusFlow3r, which showcases yet again his musical genius. The CD is
available exclusively through Target stores nationwide and retails for
$11.98 and is slated to reach No. 1 in record sales this week.
Because Prince has carved a creative niche for himself to own his music
and to market directly to the public, this project does not have the
traditional support of radio or a record label. Hence, you may have not
heard any of the CD tracks on your local radio stations. But these
circumstances should not prevent the public from hearing about or
accessing the work of an artist who is perhaps the greatest of our time.
So I’m asking you as our friends to take a minute to check out his CD for
yourself at a Target store or visit Target online at Target.com.
And in addition, later this month Prince is scheduled to be a guest on my
television show on PBS to discuss his CD and the challenges facing
independent music artists pursuing their right to self-determination.
Prince has given to our youth and I need your help to give a little back
Thank you again for your support and for your consideration.
Keep the Faith!
(Extremely cool of Prince and great for Tavis to call him out because Prince sure wouldn’t say it. We look forward to Prince’s appearance on Tavis’s show later this month.-Dr.FB)
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MirriPosted at 01:16h, 08 April
Cool ..P is the Divine Child
mr.goodnight3121Posted at 18:52h, 07 April
How did Tavis know that Lotus was goin 2 debut @ Number 1 ?
Mrs.NelsonPosted at 18:39h, 07 April
Got the email. Very cool! I look forward to the show…
BluerosePosted at 16:52h, 07 April
Excellent…looking forward to the interview.
LexAve456Posted at 13:44h, 07 April
That’s great news. I always knew that Prince was a good person and this is proof right here. I can’t wait to see him on Tavis’s show later this month. I hope it’s an hour long show. lol
sbacon1999Posted at 11:07h, 07 April
Way 2 go, Prince. And very cool of Tavis to send out that email. Can’t wait for the show – he and Tavis always have a great conversation.
Honey Soul Music » Prince To Appear on Tavis SmileyPosted at 10:23h, 07 April
[…] email praising Prince’s philanthropy and endorsing his new 3CD set LotusFlow3r. He ends the email by announcing that Prince will appear on his […]
maggiegurlPosted at 09:59h, 07 April
…..prince….”I wish you heaven…..”
AlliPosted at 09:39h, 07 April
LexAve456Posted at 09:11h, 07 April
Awesome. Tavis is a cool guy and to see Prince going on his show and being a part of his charity shows what a class act Prince really is. Oh and Lotusflow3r is a fantatsic CD that everyone needs to purchase. Please RUN to you nearest Target store and pick up a copy, for real!
kenniPosted at 07:41h, 07 April
Thank you Tavis. I’ve always believed Prince 2 have a “golden heart”…he is truly a giving and loving person…he never waivers when it comes to “giving”. I wish only the best for Prince on this new album “Lotusflow3r”.
mr.goodnight3121Posted at 01:32h, 07 April
Prince is a very goodhearted person. I’ve always known that. I just wish people like Tavis would make it known more. Then all of these negative comments & rumors going around about how mean & money hungry Prince is would disappear.
I was at that Tavis Smiley benefit that Prince performed at and it was very special. It really showed Prince’s good side. I was happy 2 feel like I donated my hard earned money 2 a worthy event.
ertcctyPosted at 01:32h, 07 April
Nice gesture. 🙂
justmemuchlovePosted at 01:15h, 07 April
Great! A thank you to Tavis Smiley for doing this. I hope I can see the tv show somewhere.
Thanks for the news Doc.