Prince

Celebrating the life, music and legacy of Prince. This coverage is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Paisley Park begins selling replicas of Prince-invented ‘Tamboracca’ instrument


Prince tamboracca 120x120

Paisley Park has announced, via an e-mail to ticket buyers, that a presale for replicas of Prince’s “Tamboracca.” The Tamboraccas will run $80 each, and those interested are being encouraged to email preorders@officialpaisleypark.com for additional information. The custom yellow-and-purple instrument includes an early version of the famous Prince insignia in the center. Described as a blend of a maraca…

Sarah White: Prince’s gift to me – and to the world


Sarah white prince tribute 120x120

This February, The Current is celebrating Black History Month by celebrating four artists chosen by our listeners. We’ll be playing their music on the radio and sharing features online. This week, we’re featuring Prince. I loved Prince because of what he meant to me as a Wild Black Girl growing up in the Midwest, but I…

Documentary - Purple Reign: the life, music and legacy of Prince


Prince on stage

One of the greatest stars in rock history, Prince bridged rock and R&B to fuse a "Minneapolis Sound" that helped define the music of the 1980s. In this documentary, The Current explores his life and legacy through his music and memories of those closest to him.

Weathered Ed’s Weekend will mark goodbye for Winona’s Weathered Heads


Weathered heads weathered eds 120x120

There won’t be another Weathered Heads show as bittersweet, sentimental and emotional as the one that’ll take place on Saturday night — in fact, there won’t be another Weathered Heads show, period. The Winona jam-pop rockers announced on Monday, Jan. 23 that after four and a half years of traveling across the Midwest they have…

Minneapolis middle school may be renamed for Prince


Prince ramsey middle school minneapolis 120x120

A student-led campaign to choose a new name for Ramsey Middle School in Minneapolis (not to be confused with the St. Paul school of the same name) has zeroed in on Prince Rogers Nelson Middle School as one of five finalists. Mathematician Dorothy Vaughan (one of the NASA scientists whose story is told in Hidden…