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Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89


Ralph Stanley in 2012

Ralph Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang a song for the Coen Brothers' film, O Brother, Where Art Thou.

St. Paul Saints play Purple Game to remember Prince


Prince performs during halftime at Super Bowl XLI

With an event called 'Purple Game,' the Saint Paul Saints baseball team paid tribute to the late Minnesota music icon. As part of the tribute, held Sunday, May 29, players arrived on the field in red Corvettes.

The fate of Prince's memoir is uncertain


Prince performs at 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards

Prince announced just last month that he was working on a memoir to be published in 2017. Rolling Stone called it "one of the most anticipated memoirs in music history." After Prince's death last week, however, the future of the book is uncertain.

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.