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A Purple Rain Concert Tribute to Prince

Updated on February 13, 2017

A Tribute to Prince was filled with Spectacular Performers

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Promotional information on the Purple Rain Concert Tribute to PrinceMorris Day and The Time, were the headliners of this tribute to Prince. Morris Day, appeared in the movie "Purple Rain," with the late Brother Nelson Rodgers better known as Prince.Morris Day, still performs his old pimping style of music that focuses on, how pretty he is as he looks in the mirror during his performance. Photos of Carol Riddick from Artistwiki's website. Carol, is one of the most soulful singers of this generation. Her style is compelling and powerful. Photos are from Carol Riddick's website. The extremely talented group "Acoustic" gave a powerful performance during the Tribute to Prince. The variety of talent within this group is not only impressive but dynamic. Mark Davis, Jr., is one of the original members of the extremely talented group, "Acoustic."Kyle Brothers, is also a member of the very talented group "Acoustic." His powerful voice  filled the venue during their performance.Jason Garrett, is also an original member of "Acoustic." Along with Mark Davis, they started the group as onlookers admired their tremendous talent.  Promoter Rick Coley, of "Now That's Good Entertainment & OP Productions" take a quick photo with the host of the show Boss man, who did an outstanding performance to open the show. Patty Jackson, of WDAS FM served as Host for the evening as well. She introduced the very talented Carol Roddick and Morris Day & The Time, along with Gary O, who served as DJ for the evening. One of the very talented guitar players for the evening. A memorable photo of Morris Day, from back in the day.Carol Riddick, takes a quick photo with her son. Carol, is one of the most talented women in the music industry at this present time. Courtney Lynnee' has been with Carol Riddick as a backup singer for more than two years. Larry Valentine, has been with Carol for more than ten years. Their amazing voices blended with Carol's create a compelling performance. Morris Day, returned to the stage dressed in a white coat after a brief break. Day uses playful antics during his performance which can be entertaining. He also played a "comic foil to Prince's romantic, sensitive lead" in the popular movie "Purple Rain."Patty Jackson, explained how she could not walk for awhile but now she is back.The very talented Philadelphia group Acoustic.Carol Riddick, performed the memorable song "At Last."Courtney, expressed how much she enjoys performing with Carol Riddick.
Promotional information on the Purple Rain Concert Tribute to Prince
Promotional information on the Purple Rain Concert Tribute to Prince
Morris Day and The Time, were the headliners of this tribute to Prince. Morris Day, appeared in the movie "Purple Rain," with the late Brother Nelson Rodgers better known as Prince.
Morris Day and The Time, were the headliners of this tribute to Prince. Morris Day, appeared in the movie "Purple Rain," with the late Brother Nelson Rodgers better known as Prince.
Morris Day, still performs his old pimping style of music that focuses on, how pretty he is as he looks in the mirror during his performance.
Morris Day, still performs his old pimping style of music that focuses on, how pretty he is as he looks in the mirror during his performance.
Photos of Carol Riddick from Artistwiki's website. Carol, is one of the most soulful singers of this generation. Her style is compelling and powerful. Photos are from Carol Riddick's website.
Photos of Carol Riddick from Artistwiki's website. Carol, is one of the most soulful singers of this generation. Her style is compelling and powerful. Photos are from Carol Riddick's website.
The extremely talented group "Acoustic" gave a powerful performance during the Tribute to Prince. The variety of talent within this group is not only impressive but dynamic.
The extremely talented group "Acoustic" gave a powerful performance during the Tribute to Prince. The variety of talent within this group is not only impressive but dynamic.
Mark Davis, Jr., is one of the original members of the extremely talented group, "Acoustic."
Mark Davis, Jr., is one of the original members of the extremely talented group, "Acoustic."
Kyle Brothers, is also a member of the very talented group "Acoustic." His powerful voice  filled the venue during their performance.
Kyle Brothers, is also a member of the very talented group "Acoustic." His powerful voice filled the venue during their performance.
Jason Garrett, is also an original member of "Acoustic." Along with Mark Davis, they started the group as onlookers admired their tremendous talent.
Jason Garrett, is also an original member of "Acoustic." Along with Mark Davis, they started the group as onlookers admired their tremendous talent.
Promoter Rick Coley, of "Now That's Good Entertainment & OP Productions" take a quick photo with the host of the show Boss man, who did an outstanding performance to open the show.
Promoter Rick Coley, of "Now That's Good Entertainment & OP Productions" take a quick photo with the host of the show Boss man, who did an outstanding performance to open the show.
Patty Jackson, of WDAS FM served as Host for the evening as well. She introduced the very talented Carol Roddick and Morris Day & The Time, along with Gary O, who served as DJ for the evening.
Patty Jackson, of WDAS FM served as Host for the evening as well. She introduced the very talented Carol Roddick and Morris Day & The Time, along with Gary O, who served as DJ for the evening.
One of the very talented guitar players for the evening.
One of the very talented guitar players for the evening.
A memorable photo of Morris Day, from back in the day.
A memorable photo of Morris Day, from back in the day.
Carol Riddick, takes a quick photo with her son. Carol, is one of the most talented women in the music industry at this present time.
Carol Riddick, takes a quick photo with her son. Carol, is one of the most talented women in the music industry at this present time.
Courtney Lynnee' has been with Carol Riddick as a backup singer for more than two years. Larry Valentine, has been with Carol for more than ten years. Their amazing voices blended with Carol's create a compelling performance.
Courtney Lynnee' has been with Carol Riddick as a backup singer for more than two years. Larry Valentine, has been with Carol for more than ten years. Their amazing voices blended with Carol's create a compelling performance.
Morris Day, returned to the stage dressed in a white coat after a brief break.
Morris Day, returned to the stage dressed in a white coat after a brief break.
Day uses playful antics during his performance which can be entertaining. He also played a "comic foil to Prince's romantic, sensitive lead" in the popular movie "Purple Rain."
Day uses playful antics during his performance which can be entertaining. He also played a "comic foil to Prince's romantic, sensitive lead" in the popular movie "Purple Rain."
Patty Jackson, explained how she could not walk for awhile but now she is back.
Patty Jackson, explained how she could not walk for awhile but now she is back.
The very talented Philadelphia group Acoustic.
The very talented Philadelphia group Acoustic.
Carol Riddick, performed the memorable song "At Last."
Carol Riddick, performed the memorable song "At Last."
Courtney, expressed how much she enjoys performing with Carol Riddick.
Courtney, expressed how much she enjoys performing with Carol Riddick.

Outstanding Talent and Compelling Musical Performances Were the Focus For the Evening

The compelling song #Purple Rain, by our dear brother Prince, was in the minds of numerous attendees at the concert tribute to this once very talented artist. He is missed but the majority of Prince's spiritual brothers and sisters that were in the audience; fixated their hope on seeing him again through the resurrection hope. While on earth Jesus Christ vehemently explained this about our dead love ones, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, . . ." (John 5:28, 29) NWT of the Holy Scriptures. George Stephanopoulos, of the television program #Good Morning America once made this statement regarding Prince's faith, "His faith was very important to him. He was brought into Jehovah's Witnesses by Larry Graham." This concert tribute to #Prince, was adroitly filled with numerous multi-talented performers. It was an unforgettable experience in memory of our brother.

Promoter Rick Coley, of Now That's Good Entertainment, at the end of the tribute apologized for one performance by Morris Day and The Time. Elements of that performance was offensive, especially to Jehovah's Witnesses. During my interview with Rick, he expressed these words to those that were offended, "I would like to once again #apologize to those that were offended. Thanks so much for your support. I look forward to your support in 2017 as we start to wind down on the concert scene and focus on the Now That's Entertainment record label. Please support the new record label that is coming out called, The Best of the Songbird on Now That's Entertainment label. Her CD will be on sale in the near future." Coley, went on to explain, "I am trying to wind down because it is too much work. I will be doing smaller shows and we would appreciate your continuous support."

Prince, is still loved and missed. At the #59th Grammy Awards, #Bruno Mars, did a tribute to Prince. It was memorable as we miss this multi-talented artist. The following video is a tribute in memory of our brother #Prince Rogers Nelson, who is missed but not forgotten. Our loving Heavenly Father Jehovah God has conquered death through his son Jesus Christ, therefore we will see Prince again in the future. One of the most powerful songs that have touched the lives of millions entitled, He Will Call is Kingdom Melody #111 is featured on jw.org. It is an inspirational expression of that resurrection promise. All professional photos are from the television shows GMA and CBS This Morning. Please enjoy this tribute.



A Tribute to our Brother Prince from Youtube by Angelladywriter

An Outstanding Musical Tribute to Prince

The evening was filled with resplendent talent that filled our ears and hearts with refined and multi-talented sounds. John the Bossman, started the show as he danced to James Brown with demonstrations of similar characteristics. His performance was quite entertaining and yet somewhat funny. The Bossman, introduced the next group of powerful singers who called themselves Acoustic.

Acoustic, was an assemblage of prominent singers. They began their "journey back in 1990 when Jason Garrett," met Mark Davis through a mutual friend. "They formed a quartet who called themselves 'Acoustic.' They named themselves 'Acoustic' based upon the echoes they would hear as they crooned in the subway tunnels of the Philadelphia subway system. As the young men would sing their hearts out, many onlookers would gather." Jason and Mark, are original member of the group. Now they have been joined with two other distinctive vocalist. Shontella Yancey, is the only female within Acoustic, is a powerful vocal complement to her spiritual brothers. Kyle Brothers, another tremendous vocalist captivated audience members as well. Acoustic, sang such nostalgic, major hits as Wild Flower, With Open Arms, Reasons and Lady In My Life. In memory of Prince, the powerful voices of Acoustic ended their show with Prince's Diamonds and Pearls. It was compelling to see how beautifully they sang this song. It was an illuminating tribute to their spiritual brother.

The performance of Acoustic could not have been as amazing without the efforts of their extremely talented band. Based on their website "Acoustic musicians are: Big Wesley Whitaker (Bass) Stan Williams (Lead Guitar), William Raven (Keys) Colt Younger (Keys) Reggie "Reds" (Drums)" Rick, also played the (Saxophone) during their performance. Through a combination of all of these tremendous sources of talent, Acoustic, is one of the greatest bands of vocals and music out of the Philadelphia area, at this present time.

The Concert Tribute Continued with the Amazing Talent of Carol Riddick

This special tribute was hosted by Patty Jackson, of WDAS FM, out of Philadelphia. She introduced Carol Riddick, as one of the greatest singers that is "very talented and has a beautiful voice and you feel it deep down in your soul." Patty, was right and we were rewarded by a tremendous vocalist. Artist wiki, described Carol as, "neo-soul, jazz, nu soul and philly smooth. Carol Riddick is no stranger to the music industry. She has been featured with R&B artists such as Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Kindred, Norman Brown, and Jeff Bradshaw. Her unique vocal delivery was evident on the platinum selling cd title song "Soulstar" which she was featured with Musiq Soulchild. Carol was one of the background singers for Jill Scott with Vivian Green before stepping out on her own." Thankfully, she made that decision because Carol Riddick's soulful sound is stunning.

The wondrous sound of Carol Riddick's voice does reach down into your soul. She sang Rain Down On Me which is Riddick's current hit. When that song is played on the radio, it reaches down into the very depths of your emotions. There are not many performers who sound identical to what they sound like on the radio but Carol does. The performance of At Last which has been sung by Beyoncé but Carol's version was exquisite. She has a unique style of vocals that captivates the audiences attention. During an interview Carol admitted, "I'm committed to writing empowering, positive music that people can gain inspiration from. It's my hope that listeners will feel the songs as strongly as I do and make them a regular part of their listening experience. I poured my heart and soul into this music and I hope that it touches all who hear it with that same intensity." Carol, you have succeeded.


Music at the end of the video was Point Blank band's song entitled, "Cruisin."

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Another quick photo with Willene and Everlyn, who has known members of Acoustic Band, Jason and Kyle, since they were young. A family photo with my ladies Wanisha and Jaleesa, who both said they enjoyed the performances given at the show. Before the concert, the ladies chilled for a quick photo with other friends.During intermission, Walker and I took a quick photo. We both enjoyed the very talented Carol Riddick and Acoustic Band.Friends gather for a photo before the show.Some of the beautiful audience members that attended the Tribute to Prince as well.Friends who attended this event that was full of tremendous talent such as Acoustic and Carol Riddick.One of the partners who works with Rick Coley, for Now That's Good Entertainment.The extremely talented band "Acoustic".The very talented keyboard player for Carol Riddick.Guitar players that jammed during the Tribute to Prince.A design on one of the designer handbags that were sold at the show. Another photo of a designer bag that was on display at the performance.Some of the bowties that were featured as part of the men's fashions accessories "Just 4 Gents."Shontel, has an amazing voice. She is the only female singer in the multi-talented group "Acoustic." Sheila Coley, the wife of promotor Rick Coley, poses in this adorable outfit.Mark and Jason, two extremely talented members of the band "Acoustic."Debra Levar and her son Ferrell, attended the Tribute. Both of them said they enjoyed the performances.  Members of the audience that enjoyed the music that included oldies by DJ Gary O, during the intermission.One of the photos used in the video which introduced "Morris Day and The Time."Morris Day, performed on stage with his band The Time. Their show was interesting until the last few songs which due to certain actions on stage with audience members made numerous people uncomfortable. Promoter Rick Coley, shut these actions down. A well dressed audience member who enjoyed the Prince Tribute as well.Toward the end of Morris Day's show he invited audience members up to join him on the stage. Promoter Rick Coley, apologized to audience members that were offended during this performance.This attendee expressed how much she enjoyed the different performances of this Tribute to Prince.This couple expressed how much they enjoyed the performances as well.Just 4 Gents, served as a vendor at the Tribute. They displayed a variety of accessories. Purple Rain Concert Tribute to Prince was held at Washington Township High School, in Sewell, New Jersey.Morris Day, is photographed with members of his band The Time. A photo of Morris Day, as a young man.
Another quick photo with Willene and Everlyn, who has known members of Acoustic Band, Jason and Kyle, since they were young.
Another quick photo with Willene and Everlyn, who has known members of Acoustic Band, Jason and Kyle, since they were young.
A family photo with my ladies Wanisha and Jaleesa, who both said they enjoyed the performances given at the show.
A family photo with my ladies Wanisha and Jaleesa, who both said they enjoyed the performances given at the show.
Before the concert, the ladies chilled for a quick photo with other friends.
Before the concert, the ladies chilled for a quick photo with other friends.
During intermission, Walker and I took a quick photo. We both enjoyed the very talented Carol Riddick and Acoustic Band.
During intermission, Walker and I took a quick photo. We both enjoyed the very talented Carol Riddick and Acoustic Band.
Friends gather for a photo before the show.
Friends gather for a photo before the show.
Some of the beautiful audience members that attended the Tribute to Prince as well.
Some of the beautiful audience members that attended the Tribute to Prince as well.
Friends who attended this event that was full of tremendous talent such as Acoustic and Carol Riddick.
Friends who attended this event that was full of tremendous talent such as Acoustic and Carol Riddick.
One of the partners who works with Rick Coley, for Now That's Good Entertainment.
One of the partners who works with Rick Coley, for Now That's Good Entertainment.
The extremely talented band "Acoustic".
The extremely talented band "Acoustic".
The very talented keyboard player for Carol Riddick.
The very talented keyboard player for Carol Riddick.
Guitar players that jammed during the Tribute to Prince.
Guitar players that jammed during the Tribute to Prince.
A design on one of the designer handbags that were sold at the show.
A design on one of the designer handbags that were sold at the show.
Another photo of a designer bag that was on display at the performance.
Another photo of a designer bag that was on display at the performance.
Some of the bowties that were featured as part of the men's fashions accessories "Just 4 Gents."
Some of the bowties that were featured as part of the men's fashions accessories "Just 4 Gents."
Shontel, has an amazing voice. She is the only female singer in the multi-talented group "Acoustic."
Shontel, has an amazing voice. She is the only female singer in the multi-talented group "Acoustic."
Sheila Coley, the wife of promotor Rick Coley, poses in this adorable outfit.
Sheila Coley, the wife of promotor Rick Coley, poses in this adorable outfit.
Mark and Jason, two extremely talented members of the band "Acoustic."
Mark and Jason, two extremely talented members of the band "Acoustic."
Debra Levar and her son Ferrell, attended the Tribute. Both of them said they enjoyed the performances.
Debra Levar and her son Ferrell, attended the Tribute. Both of them said they enjoyed the performances.
Members of the audience that enjoyed the music that included oldies by DJ Gary O, during the intermission.
Members of the audience that enjoyed the music that included oldies by DJ Gary O, during the intermission.
One of the photos used in the video which introduced "Morris Day and The Time."
One of the photos used in the video which introduced "Morris Day and The Time."
Morris Day, performed on stage with his band The Time. Their show was interesting until the last few songs which due to certain actions on stage with audience members made numerous people uncomfortable. Promoter Rick Coley, shut these actions down.
Morris Day, performed on stage with his band The Time. Their show was interesting until the last few songs which due to certain actions on stage with audience members made numerous people uncomfortable. Promoter Rick Coley, shut these actions down.
A well dressed audience member who enjoyed the Prince Tribute as well.
A well dressed audience member who enjoyed the Prince Tribute as well.
Toward the end of Morris Day's show he invited audience members up to join him on the stage. Promoter Rick Coley, apologized to audience members that were offended during this performance.
Toward the end of Morris Day's show he invited audience members up to join him on the stage. Promoter Rick Coley, apologized to audience members that were offended during this performance.
This attendee expressed how much she enjoyed the different performances of this Tribute to Prince.
This attendee expressed how much she enjoyed the different performances of this Tribute to Prince.
This couple expressed how much they enjoyed the performances as well.
This couple expressed how much they enjoyed the performances as well.
Just 4 Gents, served as a vendor at the Tribute. They displayed a variety of accessories.
Just 4 Gents, served as a vendor at the Tribute. They displayed a variety of accessories.
Purple Rain Concert Tribute to Prince was held at Washington Township High School, in Sewell, New Jersey.
Purple Rain Concert Tribute to Prince was held at Washington Township High School, in Sewell, New Jersey.
Morris Day, is photographed with members of his band The Time.
Morris Day, is photographed with members of his band The Time.
A photo of Morris Day, as a young man.
A photo of Morris Day, as a young man.

Morris Day and The Time Performed at the Purple Rain Tribute to Prince

The music of Morris Day and The Time, generate such descriptive terms as "mad notes, Minnesota eighties-pop, fly and crunk beats." As the prolific leader of the group, Morris' vocals and antics of exaggerated vanity, took the audience back to days of playful, unique music. He is a musician, singer and drummer. Wikipedia, described Morris Day's relationship with the late Prince. "In high school, Day was in a band with Prince and Andre Cymone and the trio formed an early band managed by Day's mother called 'Grand Central,' later renamed 'Champagne.' Later Prince embarked on a solo career but retained Cymone for his backing band." The article goes on to mention how Prince continued to explore other styles of music. In the meantime, Day continued to make strides with his own musical style as well.

Morris Day and The Time, gained tremendous fame in 1984, "when Day played the antagonist to Prince in his feature film Purple Rain and later in Graffiti Bridge (1990), which helped establish Day's playboy stage presence." His valet Jerome Benton, inspires Day to check himself out in the mirror as he sings Ain't Nobody Bad Like Me! They went on during the evening to perform their major hits such as Jungle Love and The Bird. Day expressed that he retired for awhile but his dedicated fan based caused him to return. After his return Day, "reunited with the original members of The Time after 18 years for a performance with Rihanna at the 50th Grammy Awards show."

Audience members who attended this tribute, were definitely disappointed that not one song of Prince's was performed by Morris Day and The Time. There was a nice video presentation although brief about Prince before Day and his band appeared on stage. "It is my hope and prayer that if Morris is going to promote this as a concert tribute to Prince, he should at least perform a few of Prince's songs," explained Linda, an audience member of the show. Numerous Jehovah's Witnesses attended this tribute in search of clean entertainment and memorable songs which were created by their spiritual brother Prince. The evening was still very impactful and fun, due to the outstanding entertainment performed by Carol Riddick, Acoustic and their bands. We appreciate the efforts of promoters Rick Coley, Big Scott Productions and OP Productions. It was an event of pure soulful music.

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