Numerous cinemas in the Netherlands will be screening the movie Purple Rain, starring prince himself, this week. The movie will be screened to honor the pop icon, who passed away.
The whole world commemorated Prince last night. The pop icon died at the age of 57 in his estate Paisley Park in Minneapolis on Thursday. Hundreds of fans laid flowers the estate and at club First Aveneu, where the music video for Purple Rain was shot. Google turned its logo purple, surrounded by purple rain. In Amsterdam, a spontaneous concert was organized at music venue Melkweg, free for anyone who wanted to attend.
Prince has plans for an intimate performance at the Carre theater in Amsterdam during his upcoming European tour. The proposed tour list has not been confirmed yet, but the Carre might well be hosting the artist in December.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features the complete coverage on Prince’s Friso’s Death and the art heist in Rotterdam, Pirate Bay’s latest answer to its accessibility hitch, a fresh Fox Netherlands campaign, a group of devastated fans during a surprise concert in Amsterdam, and responses to the Dutch debt crisis.
The first unexpected occurrence of Prince on Sunday evening in pop temple Paradiso in Amsterdam, lasted for some fans only briefly. They were expelled during the concert, because they took pictures of the pop star with their iPhone. Before the show the fans were warned that this was not allowed.
Prince gave Sunday evening the first of two surprise concerts at the Amsterdam pop temple.
After an hour one of the fans twittered: "Was a nice hour Prince, until I was kicked out because of making 2 Iphone pictures. Many other people with me too."
Prince Willem-Alexander will accept a ceremonial role as a king if the House decides that. He said that in an interview with RTL Nieuws and NOS. “I’ll accept anything, as long as the processes are democratic and laws are followed”.
“If members of the royal family apply constructions to avoid tax, it is a private consideration. Tax evasion, however, is a serious felony and must be fought. But as long as something is not prohibited by law, people may use it.” Secretary of State Frans Weekers of Finance said this Monday in the TV program Pauw and Witteman in a response to a message that Princess Margriet and her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven used a tax structure to reduce the tax on the inheritance for their children and grandchildren. That construction is not prohibited. "The law applies to everyone," said Weekers.
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your king from the cockpit!" This could be happen to passengers after April 30. “Prince Willem-Alexander is determined to ‘as long as possible’ keep his pilot license, even after the inauguration,” says the Government Information Service (RVD).
In order to have the required flight hours for the license, the prince has for many years been a guest pilot at KLM Cityhopper. He flies to European destinations with a Fokker 70. “This can be both,” says the RVD, “on the government plane PH-KBX as on a Fokker 70 from the regular fleet.”