FIELD NOTE: It's the day after returning from New York and I'm still playing catch-up, including looking at tributes and speculation that came after the news that Prince died. I learned about it from the marquee of the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, on Seventh Avenue at 43rd, steps from Broadway. In 2009 I was covering a press conference at Broadway and 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles when the cell phones of TV news crews started buzzing. Editors were calling with the news that Michael Jackson died. I don't think there is anything to read into that, but it is eerie.
ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.