Duane Tudahl

Duane Tudahl

Duane Tudahl


Duane Tudahl

Duane Tudahl is an award-winning author who has worked in entertainment for over thirty years and has produced and/or directed documentary programming for the History Channel, CBS, GTV, Fox, Discovery, Pax, the Gospel Music Channel, the Food Channel, Tru-TV, and HGTV, among others. He has also been an editor on multiple Emmy-nominated programs, including Intervention, and Unsolved Mysteries. He is a former stand-up comic and has been writing about Prince and the Minneapolis music scene for over 25 years. Prince and the Parade/Sign O’ The Times Era Studio Sessions: 1985-1986 is the second book in his series that chronicles Prince’s legacy in the recording studio.

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Declan McCarthy

Declan McCarthy

Declan McCarthy


Declan McCarthy

Declan McCarthy is a graduate of the University of Bangor, Wales, UK with a B.A. (Hons) in English Literature. His principal area of critical interest lies in exploring the interplay between the musical and lyrical components of Prince’s vast body of work and the ways in which discerning this relationship can ultimately aid us in our understanding of the central message of a particular composition. In April 2023, he participated in the Prince #TripleThreat40 symposium organized by Professor De Angela Duff and contributed a presentation entitled “Keeping Time With The Time: Rhythm, Rejection, & ‘777-9311’.”

Keeping Time With The Time: Rhythm, Rejection, & '777-9311'

Jesse Jenkins

Jesse Jenkins

Jesse Jenkins


Jesse Jenkins

Jesse Jenkins is a Poet, Button Designer, Published Author of two books, Paradise Clarity (2021) and Weigh The Minute: Typo or Faith?! (2021), Organizer, and Mentor at Mentor Newark, where there is currently a Prince Rich Benson collection exhibition. Jesse has been creating media content since 2009 with various blog sites full of writings and random videos posted online.

Jesse’s journey with Prince started in 2013. Jesse was told by one of Prince’s assistants through email that Prince was watching Jesse’s poetry videos and album discussions of his music on YouTube. Later, they would soon meet at the SXSW festival. Throughout 2014, Jesse was flown to Minneapolis to meet up with Prince to discuss his new music on the way. Jesse then moved to Minneapolis in January 2015, working with Prince at Paisley Park shortly after arriving there. Jesse’s jobs included reviewing Paisley Park After Dark shows on video with co-host Danny L’amour, conducting the first studio tours of Paisley Park, and running the teleprompter while Prince was in rehearsals.

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Paradise Clarity (The Book)
Mentor Newark

Mila Asha

Mila Asha

Mila Asha


Mila Asha

Mila Asha is a dedicated member of the Next Power Generation, willing to do the work to learn and explore all that the world of Prince has to offer and finding ways to keep Prince’s legacy alive!


Zaheer Ali (Photo - Carlos Khalil Guzman)

Zaheer Ali

Zaheer Ali


Zaheer Ali (Photo - Carlos Khalil Guzman)

Zaheer Ali is a historian and scholar of 20th century United States and African-American history. He is currently the inaugural executive director of the Lawrenceville School’s Hutchins Institute for Social Justice.  As an adjunct lecturer at New York University, he taught a Spring 2017 course titled, “Prince: Sign of the Times,” an examination of Prince’s life and legacy in American history and culture. He’s presented his scholarship on Prince at conferences at Yale, Salford University in Manchester, England, and the University of Minnesota.

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