The color purple is said to represent royalty. Most everyone agrees that the artist known as Prince was one of music’s most loved royals.   Most of us remember our first Prince concert and know exactly where we stood on April 21, 2016 when the musical phenomenon lost his life.

Dr. Phillips Center will present 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince on October 7, 2018 at the Walt Disney Theater. “4U” is curated, produced, and directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots, widely known to be one of Prince’s biggest fans and musical genius in his own right. This production is the first and only estate-approved Prince celebration. Throughout the program, some of Prince’s biggest hits as well as some lesser known ‘B side’ selections will be played by an all-star band, hand selected by Questlove himself. A spectacular video presentation featuring never-before-seen footage accompanies the celebration, courtesy of Prince’s estate. Showtime is at 7:30pm. Visit www.drphillipscenter.org for additional information.

Join the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Lake Eola Park in Orlando on Saturday, October 6th. Registration begins at 8:00am followed by a Ceremony honoring Alzheimer’s patients beginning at 9:00am. Located at 195 N. Rosalind Avenue and stretching for two miles, the scenic, fun-filled walk will begin promptly at 9:30am. Join the sea of purple tee-shirts and ‘take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s’. Contact Pavla Paul at 407-951-7992 or pmpaul@alz.org for more event information.

About the author

Sharon Fletcher Jones is a true Libra, an action-ist, and a budget fashionista. The Portsmouth, Virginia native is also an employment specialist with Goodwill Industries, a life coach and an associate editor at ONYX Magazine. Stacey’s mom (literally) has got it going on. Fletcher Jones’ personal mantra is “It’s the dash that counts.”

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