Prince tributes all over metro Atlanta

Prince tributes are popping up all over metro Atlanta.

- Prince tributes have popped up all over the metro area. But one place fans are clamoring for more recognition is at the Fox Theater, where Prince last performed. Fans gathered Friday night for an impromptu prayer vigil.

The gathering was organized by local DJ's and others in the music world, including Prince's drummer Little John Roberts who said he last performed with Prince in 2005.

Besides recognizing Prince's musical genius, the group is asking the Fox Theater to recognize Prince on their marquis.

"Like they did at the Apollo in New York, it would be nice for Atlanta to pay homage to him like that, especially since he played his last show here. Come on, it's only right," said Roberts.

In a statement, the Fox Theater told FOX 5: "Due to it's full event scheduled this weekend we are unable to accommodate any crowds for any sort of public vigil. We hope to have information to share on a public tribute event for the music pioneer and innovator in the coming weeks."

At Moods Music in Little Five Points, Prince CD's and vinyl's were hot sellers. Clerk Dave Soul, who is also a DJ, said Prince set the stage for others to follow, but never to duplicate.

"His influence is going to cross genres, age brackets, races, you name it. Just like Michael Jackson, that music never goes out of style," said Soul.

Near the I-75/85 connector, thousands of motorists saw a towering tribute to Prince on a giant electronic billboard at the Corey Tower.

At the Park Tavern, an advertisement is showcasing a Prince Tribute band performing at a charity benefit concert, which was scheduled before Prince's passing.

At the entrance to Atlanta's Kirkwood neighborhood, purple reigned as the dominant color for their welcome sign, painted shortly after news Prince had died. Resident Kris Landt said she and her boyfriend painted the sign after news of Prince's death.

"We have a very active neighborhood Facebook page, and somebody said somebody needs to go paint the sign purple right now, so we're like hey yeah," said Landt.
 


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