Prince’s Family Plans To Turn Paisley Park Into A Museum

first_imgOne aspect of Prince’s rich legacy was his 50,000 sq. ft. recording studio/home, Paisley Park. Situated just outside of Minneapolis, Paisley Park played host to some of Prince’s greatest moments, including late night dance parties, artist collaborations, studio efforts, and more. The Park was seemingly symbolic of Prince’s larger-than-life abilities; if he can do it all, why wouldn’t he have a home that had it all?Fortunately, fans of the Purple One may soon get the opportunity to peer into Prince’s mansion. According to a new interview with Prince’s brother-in-law, Maurice Phillips, the family has plans to turn Paisley Park into a museum. “We will turn Paisley Park into a museum in Prince’s memory,” said Phillips. “It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans — this would remember his music, which is his legacy… Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered.”The plan would be something similar to that of Graceland, which is a public museum devoted to the late great Elvis Presley. As of now, a timeline on the Paisley Park Museum is unclear, but opening Paisley Park would serve as an important memorial to such an enormous legacy. RIP, Prince. You will be missed.[Via The Sun]last_img read more

Shaw Race Cars renews IMCA Western Region support

first_imgShaw was runner-up in the 2019 Manufacturers’ Cup Contest while winning the Western Region crown. The regional champion earns $2,500, with $1,250 for second, $625 for third, $325 for fourth and $300 for fifth. Sixth through 10th place finishers each receive $200. Drivers must display two Shaw Race Cars decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. The Batesville, Ark., builder will be a regional sponsor for a ninth consecutive season and IMCA sponsor for the 13th year. The Western Region includes tracks in Arizona, California, western Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, northern New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. Shaw Race Cars, owned by Scott and Marlene Mosley in partnership with long-time IMCA Modified driver Jeff Taylor, provides a portion of the $6,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in 2020 point standings for the region. “We are excited to continue sponsoring IMCA’s Western Region for Modifieds,” said Marlene Mosley. “We look forward to a great 2020 racing season.”  center_img “Although we celebrated the retirement of Larry Shaw at our recent national awards banquet, the Shaw name rolls on in support of the Modified Western Region,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Drivers will see a new design to include in wraps or on decals for their race cars in 2020 but the same commitment to the region defines the Shaw brand.” BATESVILLE, Ark. – A familiar name in the chassis building business has renewed title sponsorship of IMCA’s Western Region for Modifieds. More information about Shaw chassis and services is available by calling 870 251-2966, at the www.larryshaw.com website and on Facebook. last_img read more

Louisiana Gets New Primary School

first_imgThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has turned over a newly constructed primary school to the Ministry of Education in an effort to provide quality education to the residence of Louisiana Township, outside Monrovia.The new facility, which was formally handed over to the community by the Ministry of Education and UNICEF, is the latest to be launched under the Government of Japan-funded initiative to provide safe child-friendly schools to communities across Liberia. The school, which was handed over to the Louisiana community over the weekend, will begin serving Louisiana Town and three surrounding communities in the next school year, increasing access to quality education for over 5,000 residents and their children. The new primary school replaces a dilapidated community structure that had been used as school.During the handling over ceremony Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Education, Mr. Ramses T. Kumbuyah, extended thanks to the Japan Government and UNICEF for what he termed as great support to the country future generation.Mr. Kumbuyah speaking on behalf of the Education Ministry and the Liberian government, said the Liberian people are pleased with the construction of the school in that it will provide better learning environment for the residence of that part of Liberia.He meanwhile urged the students and authorities of the institution to maintain the properties of the school stating that maintenance should be a priority.“It is easy to have a school built for you like this but it is very difficult to maintain,” MOE Deputy said.He called on all teachers to provide quality education in the classrooms for the students and that they should teach according to the curriculum.Mr. Kumbuyah at the same time warned teachers that there is a new code of conduct, which talks about good ordinance, high quality of disciplines, corruptions. And if any teacher is caught in the act of receiving money from students for grades, sexual favors and other wrong things will be prosecuted, license and certificate will be withdrawn.“Grade 1-9, there will be free education and no fees attached to it, the objective of the Ministry is to increase the amount of kids in school,” the Dep. Education Minister stated.According to the Deputy Country Representative of UNICEF, Mr. Fazlul Haque, Education is the key priority to Liberia.He pledged his organization’s support to Liberia stating that UNICEF will make sure that all children get better education.He said the Government of Liberia has realized the importance of education for the peace and security of the country.“If the country does not give the children proper education, this means the country’ future is not strong. The key element of development is education and every child should be given the right education,” he said.He, too, joined Dep. Min. Kumbuyah to call on the school administration to maintain the property wisely and provide better education to students in that part of Liberia.For her part the former Superintendent for Montserrado County, Madam Grace T. Kpaan commended the Japanese government and UNICEF for providing suitable school for Louisiana Township.Discussing the issue of sexual exploitation and buying of grades in school, Mrs. Kpaan said “If I have my own way, any teacher caught exploiting a student sexually, I will kill that teacher because you have destroyed the dream of the child.”The Louisiana Public School was established in 1939 by Toby Teage and Pauley Teage and was called “Waterside School” located in Louisiana, Montserrado County. Waterside School was operated in the home of the late Fredrick Hines, Sr. from Kindergarten to grade 4.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more