GOLD EXPERIENCE event at the University of Minnesota Bookstore with Jim Walsh
Feb 22, 2017
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
|Where||University of Minnesota Bookstore, 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455|
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Jim Walsh covered Prince for the St. Paul Pioneer Press in the 1990s, writing about him passionately, thoughtfully, exhaustively. Here, in real time, is that coverage: a clip-by-clip look back at Prince as few have seen him, reported as only Walsh can: a portrait of the artist from a dizzying array of angles, captured in living color for all time.
"During a controversial era of Prince’s career that left most in the industry cynically scratching their heads and rolling their eyes, Jim Walsh kept a steady hand and a wide-open heart, covering the purple beat with passion, curiosity, and something sorely lacking in most newspaper reports: love. Walsh’s words don’t just sing and dance, they do the splits. It’s easy to envision Prince himself cracking a smile and leaping up to sing along." —Andrea Swensson, host at 89.3 The Current and author of Got to Be Something Here: The Origins of Minneapolis Sound
"There was a time when Prince asked Jim, ‘Why are you my only friend in the media?’ You can feel his answer in this collection: Here is the most important artist in Minnesota's history, regularly playing in the middle of the night for 300 people or less, and here's the only reporter open-hearted enough—everybody else was referring to TAFKAP as ‘Symbolina’ or worse—to serve as the Boswell of Paisley Park." —Steve Marsh, senior writer, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine