KJLH’s Amazing Tribute to Prince at City Hall in Los Angeles (pics)


[yasr_overall_rating]13173068_10154183853419025_7898296603096869241_oSo sorry I missed this event and that I’m late on the story. I was traveling when it happened but KUDOS to KJLH for the effort. Looks like it was really nice. Thanks to KJLH for the invite.Greetings Kevin, I wanted to share some info on a tremendous event we just completed in hopes that you would share with your readership. We, like the rest of the world, are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of mega-music-icon Prince. Upon learning about his passing, we immediately went to all Prince music on the air. We played Prince all day and all night for 72 hours. Only when we went to our gospel format did we stop playing the Purple One’s music.Then as a result of a very random conversation between myself (Greg Johnson, kjlh Marketing Director), Najee Ali – Community Activist and Consultant in the Office of the Mayor, Los Angeles, And Commissioner Dallas Fowler – LAPD Permits Review Board City, we began to organize and produce the City of Los Angeles Memorial and Tribute.On Friday, May 6, 102.3 RadioFree kjlh joined with the City of Los Angeles to present the official City of Los Angeles Memorial and Tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson. The event was a magnanimous success, attacting an estimate 15,000 Prince fans from not only the Los Angeles area, but also from all over the nation. The event generated widespread media coverage and even some international press.The event took place on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall and was a heartfelt presentation that featured live music by a lineup of music notables backed by a ridiculously outstanding house band made up of some great players including some of Prince’s New Power Generation. Our MD was the Grammy nominated Andrew Gouche who was Prince’s last bass player. NPG Alumni Morris Hayes, Kat Dyson, Cassandra O’Neal, and Philip Lassiter were essential members of the band making the spirit and essence of the music wholly authentic.We coupled this house band with an awesome lineup of vocalists: Marva King, B. Slade, Deitrick Haddon, Eric Benet, Aloe Blacc, Timotha Lanae, Rahsaan Patterson, Sebu Simonian, Faith Evans. They all sang selections from Prince’s awesome discography while our roster of world class DJ’s played more songs. It was an incredibly exciting and spritual tribute giving Prince fans a much needed opportunity to celebrate the life and musical legacy of this music genius. Click “NEXT” after each pic 13227726_10154183862394025_4407465580095838199_oRashaun Patterson performs13227605_10154183854224025_6709059390777192679_okjlh Afternoon host Tammi Mac13217203_10154183862259025_5675943669165194212_oDoves Freed while playing “When Doves Cry”13173068_10154183853419025_7898296603096869241_oCrowd13173242_10154183926179025_5327417647122922341_oCrowd pic13220496_10154183860549025_7880250423796567301_oArtist paints picture of the late Prince13220697_10154183863169025_2600560965234275630_oDietrick Haddon performs13220601_10154183860059025_4860130837029957526_oDJ Vikter Duplaix performs13227557_10154183926139025_55468406304738633_oB Slade takes pic with fan13227535_10154183855724025_6990874329749101949_oKJLH’s Adai Lamar talks to crowd13221371_10154183858814025_8706543093832350427_oB Slade performs13221229_10154183861089025_7374738227230128996_oeric benet performs13198646_10154183856204025_1847229678210940001_oOne of the principal organizers along with kjlh and Dallas Fowler, Najee Ali addresses the crowd13221374_10154183871039025_6830127242167878251_oCouncil Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson — at Los Angeles City Hall.13198578_10154183928014025_678007793735497343_o13198511_10154183856914025_4825426708289793019_oTammi Mac as @Guy Black takes a pic of the crowd.. — at Los Angeles City Hall.Tammi Mac as @Guy Black takes a pic of the crowd.. — at Los Angeles City Hall.13198469_10154183858314025_1793647393573932608_oReverend Michael Beckwith with a spiritual blessing — at Los Angeles City Hall.13198455_10154183871689025_7220032185653404396_oOur esteemed Musical Director Andrew Gouche — at Los Angeles City Hall.13173594_10154183862509025_3264930470515699493_oAloe Blacc — at Los Angeles City Hall.13173356_10154183862754025_7066955745925278468_oBJ the Chicago Kid “Do Me Baby” – acoustic set…. sope!! — at Los Angeles City Hall.13161868_10154183860964025_8314484473337937608_oEric Benet13161881_10154183927234025_974699261387150023_o13147526_10154183858409025_1262794086811946822_o13116461_10154183853994025_1398164660682898634_o 13235264_10154183859179025_3189506455512767619_o


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