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GOLD EXPERIENCE event at the University of Minnesota Bookstore with Jim Walsh

When 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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Walsh_Gold coverJim Walsh will be at the University of Minnesota Bookstore on Wednesday, February 22 at 4:00 p.m. for a reading and signing of his latest book, Gold Experience: Following Prince in the '90s.

 

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


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