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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.

Music News: Watch Obama tell Letterman about dancing with Prince


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On Friday, David Letterman’s new Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will debut, with former president Barack Obama as Letterman’s first guest. In a teaser clip from the show, Obama tells Letterman about being pulled up to dance with Prince during the late icon’s White House concert. (Pitchfork) When Low Cut Connie visited The Current’s studio last year, frontman Adam…

How Prince spent 'Another Lonely Christmas' in 1984


Label art for the B-side of Prince's 1984 'I Would Die 4 U' single.

On Dec. 26, 1984 at the St. Paul Civic Center, Prince performed his song 'Another Lonely Christmas' live for the first and only time in his career. He was at the height of his fame...how could he possibly have been lonely?

Prince's sexiest songs, according to Har Mar Superstar


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Minnesota's own Har Mar Superstar gave Jade his picks for Prince's 12 sexiest songs. Listen to his selections, read about how he chose them, and find out which one he's been regularly covering on tour.

Weisman Art Museum opens eclectic exhibit of art inspired by Prince


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The Weisman Art Museum was just deciding to devote a multi-gallery exhibit to Prince when, suddenly, the Minnesota music legend was no more. The icon’s death lends a poignant note to Prince from Minneapolis, a show that officially opens tomorrow. Tonight, a preview party will feature tunes from DJ Shannon Blowtorch and visits with artists including…

Pantone’s Color of the Year is a Prince-inspired purple


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Drumroll please. Today, the Pantone Color Institute announced its 2018 color of the year: purple. The shade, “Ultra Violet,” was inspired in part by our own Prince. This past August, Pantone and the Prince estate joined forces to announced the creation of the standardized custom color “Love Symbol #2” in honor of Prince. “Love Symbol…

Robyne Robinson remembers Prince's Vikings song, playful side


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Robyne Robinson is a former TV news anchor and is currently the director of arts and culture at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. During her time as a news anchor, Robinson enjoyed a professional friendship with Prince. On a recent visit to The Current, Robinson spoke with Jim McGuinn, sharing some memorable stories from her time working with Prince, revealing a bit about the artist's playful side.

Prince estate launches first official merch store, as an online pop-up


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Just in time for holiday gift shopping, the Prince estate has launched a “Hit N Run” online store that it describes as a “pop-up store” that represents “the first offering of official and authorized merchandise from The Prince Estate.” The store, which will be active until Dec. 3 according to its header, features a dozen…