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Carol Cooper, Village Voice, The, 1 May 2006

IN HIS LONG-AGO heyday Prince complimented Kid Creole's backup girls by admiring how Adriana Kaegi "used every beat of the music in her choreography." Evidence of that admiration loomed large this February on Saturday Night Live, when Prince's new band broke into a fierce little fit o' funk called 'Fury' in which Mr. Nelson's own distaff trio adopted several signature Coconut moves. Támar and her crew do Ikettes meet Isadora Duncan, while Adriana's Coconuts did Ikettes meet the I-Threes. But you get the idea -- just the way Prince wanted you to. Because as with all of Prince's stylistic borrowings over the years, every strategic cross-reference is intentionally transparent.

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