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.

Coffee Break: Songs with a political message


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Fiona Apple is featured in a new song called "Tiny Hands" written for the Women's March on Washington happening Saturday, the day after the inauguration. The song has one simple message for our president-elect, but it's a strong one. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have political messages?

Prince tax deadline looms


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Star Tribune reporter Emma Nelson joined MPR News host Tom Weber for an update on the Prince estate.

Paisley Park announces ‘Prince4Ever’ museum tributes for April


Today, Paisley Park announced that it’s adding some new elements to its museum tour experience to highlight Prince’s memory in April, the one-year anniversary of the music icon’s death. A new memorial fence will be built on Paisley Park’s grounds to “display archived fan-donated memorial messages and artifacts originally attached to the exterior perimeter fence…

Saturday at Paisley Park: 1998 Prince concert screening


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Everyone’s wondering when we’ll hear more music from Prince’s legendary vault, but the late icon’s archives also include a lot of video — and Paisley Park has been using its weekly movie nights to showcase some rare concert footage. Last month the venue screened a 2012 Australia concert, and just last week visitors were able to…

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


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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.

Site of Prince’s purple ’80s house in Chanhassen has sale pending


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No, they’re not selling Paisley Park — and not the Purple Rain house either, but Prince’s estate is selling the land where Prince lived in a literal purple house during the Purple Rain era. That house was located on Kiowa Trail in Chanhassen, on Lake Riley. In the mid-80s, Prince moved to a larger house on Galpin Boulevard (also in…