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Petition to U.S National Park Services, Comerica

Designate Prince Rogers Nelson's Paisley Park As A National Historic Landmark

To National Historic Landmark Program    Pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, part 65, we the undersigned, fans of Prince Rogers Nelson, do hereby nominate the building structure which was  the residence and studio of Prince Rogers Nelson, known as ‘Paisley Park’, located at 7801 Audubon Road, Chanhassen,Minnesota, 55317, to be designated as a National Historic Landmark for the purpose of preserving this landmark for the future and so that it not be destroyed or not available to future generations    This site sufficiently meets the criteria as set forth by the aforementioned regulation as follows:Paisley Park is a building and structure  which possesses exceptional value in illustrating the heritage of the United States in artistic culture and possesses a high degree of integrity of location and setting.   It is associated with the life of Prince Rogers Nelson, deceased, who is a significant person in the history of United States, a United States citizen who was an internationally  acclaimed musical artist, singer,writer,poet,composer,film director, and academy award winner. The association being that Paisley Park, so named by Prince Rogers Nelson,was not only where he lived, but also included a studio where he created the music and where a stage where he performed as well. The events associated with Prince Rogers Nelson are outstandingly represented.  As Paisley Park is associated with the life,music, of Prince Rogers Nelson, it meets the criteria for being named National Historic Landmark, with all of the benefits and protections therein.  The areas of significance are ‘Art’ and ‘The Performing Arts’. It is a building and structure which possesses cultural value.  Paisley Park possesses significant value  as that is not only  where Prince Rogers Nelson created music, but also where he lived and performed. It also possesses significant value to his legions of fans not only in the United States, but worldwide as well.    Prince Rogers Nelson’s significance is unquestionable in the history of music art and performing arts.. He had mastered numerous instruments, and received numerous awards for his achievements in music.     We the fans of Prince Roger Nelson wish the structure, building, and objects therein, to be preserved for future generations, and for those fans to visit and for others to visit. It is a location that is loved by his fans and recognized as the place which is associated with Prince,his life,and his music. We, the fans of Prince wish that the building and structure  be protected from demolition and/or any other sort of destruction. We, the fans of Prince wish that ‘Paisley Park’ be preserved as a tribute to the outstanding legacy to Prince and be designated as a museum and a National Historic Landmark.  

rayeEllen Stiles
13,941 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Robert Redford, Reed Hastings, AMC Entertainment

RENEW THE RED ROAD

All of the actors and crew in The Red Road are simply amazing. From Jason Momoa to Kiowa Gordon to Martin Henderson to Tamara Tunie to Allie Gonino to Annalise Basso to Tom Sizemore to Wes Studi.  It ended too suddenly.  A week after the last show you pull the plug. You reel the fans in by giving us two free episodes on Sundance (for those of us who don't subscribe to the Sundance channel) and then four episodes later you end it all.  I paid to watch those last four episodes because I am a devoted fan of the show.  If renewed for Season 3, I would do it again. I am sure there are many fans who would do the same. We all understand this is business. But that doesn't affect the fans. None of that is our concern. That is for you and whomever to work out.  The end result should be satisfaction of your customers which happens to be us.  I'm going to imagine that this will have a negative affect on Sundance TV.  It will for me. If you want to keep your good reputation by giving your customers what they want, then I am suggesting you come up with a plan to renew Season 3. I am a huge fan of Jason Momoa. He has many many fans worldwide. We all love to fantasize and imagine what it would be like to be a part of his world. But his fans embraced him as Phillip Kopus. We were there on his journey. We all were hoping he would find happiness and peace in whatever he wanted to do. When he hurt, we hurt. When he cried, we cried. When he laughed, oh my gosh did we ever light up. But Kopus was a complicated fella. Now that has all ended. You, Sundance TV, have taken this away from us. Kopus is no more. Jason Momoa is no more. Please bring back The Red Road for his fans. For me. PLEASE.

Barbara Wong-Shing
4,113 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Potential investors and banks.

We want a venue in Appleton, to book national metal, hardcore, punk and hard rock bands.

In order to secure financing and to obtain licenses and permits, I need to prove that my business has a market that it can thrive in and fit a need. One way to prove this market exists is to conduct a survey. Since a petition is essentially a survey, I have created this petition to identify and prove there is a market in the Fox Valley for such a venue. The target market is fans of metal, hardcore, punk, hard rock and any other more extreme styles of music and art. Metalheads are a tight international brotherhood and sisterhood of passionate, like-minded individuals. It is a lifestyle and a culture and the Fox Valley has a growing population of metalheads and rockers. I have heard them speak over the years about having their own venue. A venue that respects and nourishes their culture. I have been a metalhead since age thirteen and have my finger on the pulse of the current state of the scene. Older metalheads take their kids to shows and many generations enjoy the experience. Many of these older metalheads now have disposable income and are willing to pay for VIP reserved seats and treatment. Many metalheads are hard working, roll up your sleeves and get the job done blue collar types that are ready to live it up on the weekends watching live bands playing their favorite style of music. Metal spans all segments of the population. Another big segment of our target market is the kids, mainly ages thirteen and up . There are very few all ages venues in the Fox Valley. Many kids go to see dingy basement shows where they pay a small cover charge and crowd in like sardines to enjoy bands touring through the area. We want to give them somewhere to go on the weekends and keep them from roaming the streets bored. We will provide a safe haven for them to enjoy music. We also want to target various charities and host at least one benefit show per month. Metalheads tend to take care of their own. I'm a veteran with a service-connected disability. Back in 2009, I needed open heart surgery to replace a bad valve and repair an aortic aneurysm. The Veterans Administration took care of me. Now I am ready to give back. The metal scene is a caring and giving brotherhood. Just as the veterans who have served our country have given us the freedom to have the opportunity to give back. Our scene is always giving benefit shows for local charities and families in need. We will have benefit shows for charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project of Wisconsin and will develop a list of veterans that can attend concerts for free. Our building will be up to ADA standards with handicap accessible ramps, restrooms, VIP balcony areas, special general admission access booth, parking and more. We will take care of our vets, disabled or otherwise. A benefit show called Metalheads for Mammograms will be held annually to raise money for breast cancer for such charities as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and others. There will also be a benefit show for autism. We know many metalheads with autistic kids that could use our help. We will also donate to local food pantries and other charities such as Toys for Tots and host a benefit called Metalheads for Mutts for the local Humane Society. There are also plans to include a Metal, Hardcore, Punk, Hard Rock and Rock Museum and Hall of Fame. Although there is a Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, this will focus on the aforementioned genres and we will seek donations from bands, record labels and industry insiders that will give or loan instruments, clothing and other music related items with historical value. This will attract international attention and bring more people to the Fox Valley to help support the local economy. We also support local, national and international artists that create art based on these music genres. Deviant and Dark Art is a growing segment that needs to be seen and appreciated. These artists can display and sell their works in our art gallery.  Lastly, we would like to put together a green initiative by recycling our refuse and installing solar panels on the roof to help reduce our carbon footprint and reduce our utility bill, especially the heating bill during the cold Wisconsin winters.  There are many government grants available to us for taking these initiatives and we will utilize them.  Thank you in advance for supporting local music and contributing to our thriving scene. 

Jason Mansavage
665 supporters