From MPR News: Prince - his life and music

Prince at the 2015 American Music Awards

Music icon and Minnesota native Prince died on April 21, 2016, at age 57. In addition to the coverage found here on The Current, our colleagues at sister station MPR News have also been doing extensive reporting on the life of Prince. Explore MPR News' complete archive of Prince stories.

Musicians react to Brussels attacks

Tributes to Brussels victims

Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens. Following news of the attacks, several in the music world shared their thoughts via social media. View a collection of some of those messages.

Glenn Frey, Guitarist And Songwriter For The Eagles, Dies At 67

Glenn Frey, guitarist and songwriter of The Eagles

Glenn Frey, Guitarist For The Eagles, Dead At 67 A founding member of one of the best-selling rock bands of all time, Frey was remembered by bandmate Don Henley as "funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven."

2015 In Album Sales: Adele, Adele, Adele


According to Nielsen Music, the singer's stratospheric success with 25 made her the year's top-selling artist by far -- even though 25 was available in only the last six weeks of 2015. And it was another year of growth for vinyl.

Singer Natalie Cole Dead At 65

Singer Natalie Cole performs

Natalie Cole: Underappreciated But Never Forgotten She who ended Aretha's eight-year Grammy-winning streak deserves more credit than she's usually afforded: she was influential and flexible and a phenomenal singer.

Derrick Stevens lends his talents to coaching kids at FAIR School

Derrick Stevens with the choir students at FAIR School in Minneapolis.

Along with Classical MPR's Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, The Current's Production Manager Derrick Stevens lent his skills and stories to a rehearsal of the vocal-music students at the FAIR School in Minneapolis. The students will soon be performing 'Glory,' the Oscar-winning song by John Legend and Common.