Prince Press Release For The Circular File

Hmm, an "orchestral-ballet interpretation"? How about just giving us a reworking of "When You Were Mine"?

Every once in a blue moon a press release arrives at the ATN

office that is just too good for us to keep to ourselves. Such is the case with

a release explaining how "the Artist" (you know, that guy who used to call

himself Prince) is celebrating Valentine's Day. So, without further ado, here

is the complete text of the release:

" On Valentine's Day 1996, [the

Artist] and Mayte Garcia joined in a marriage described as the fated meeting of

two companion souls. The love songs on [the Artist's] three hour

Emancipation cd are in large measure a dedication to his new wife.

Beside him on the 'Oprah Winfrey Show' or the cover of Ebony, Mayte has

worked with [the Artist] to make his dreams an ongoing reality. [The Artist's]

recent Love 4 One Another Charities Tour which benefits people in need across

the United States was a shared goal. A consistent presence, Mayte is featured

in his 'Betcha By Golly Wow' clip and her absence is the focus of 'Somebody's

Somebody,' the second video from Emancipation.

"On this year's

Valentine's Day they will celebrate their first anniversary by revisiting the

Hawaiian isle site of their honeymoon. In honor of their marriage 'the Artist]

has created an orchestral-ballet interpretation of their love story entitled

Kamasutra (translatable as 'the science of love"). Kamasutra,

composed by [the Artist], recorded by the 52-piece NPG Orchestra, details the

origin of [the Artist's] name, the meeting of [the Artist] and Mayte, and how

he and she became one. Mayte, who toured as a dancer with [the Artist], is

currently assembling a dance company in Minneapolis to perform the

ballet.

"The Kama Sutra, an ancient Indian text written by the Hindu

sage Vatsyayana, is the most important work in a long tradition of Indian

erotic literature, all of which proclaim that sexual equality and happiness are

the right of every human being."