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.

Behind the Scenes: Director Sanaa Hamri on Prince’s “Black Sweat”


Few artists are as known for their distinctive eras as Prince. From Purple Rain to The Rainbow Children to PLECTRUMELECTRUM, each Prince album is accompanied by its own creative world. 3121 represents a return to some of the legend’s greatest strengths, situated within the context of the early 21st century. Now, following the 15th anniversary of the release…

Prince album ‘Welcome 2 America’ to be released in July


The Prince estate has announced that Welcome 2 America, an album Prince recorded in 2010 but never shared with the public, will be released on July 30. Welcome 2 America is the first stand-alone Prince album to be released posthumously, as opposed to re-releases (1999, Sign O’ The Times) or compilations (Originals). It will be…

Five years after Prince’s death, Paisley Park will open atrium for remembrance


Paisley Park has announced that it will open the venue’s atrium for fans to visit, free of charge, and pay their respects to Prince on April 21 — which will mark five years since Prince’s tragic death. The atrium, a light-filled space at the heart of Paisley Park that was very special to Prince, will…

Prince's dove Divinity dies at 28


Divinity, the last surviving dove owned by Prince during his lifetime, has died at age 28. Andrea Swensson joined Jill Riley on The Current's Morning Show to discuss the life and legacy of Divinity.

Interview: The Art Of The Revolution


The Art of the Revolution is a new collaborative album that will release on Feb. 15, 2021. Ahead of this community project's release, The Local Show's Andrea Swensson speaks to some of the collaborators on the project: Taylor Seaberg, Queen Drea, Kashimana Ahua and Nathaniel Nelson.

How much is Prince’s music worth? Enough to pay a lot more estate taxes, says I.R.S.


When Bob Dylan recently sold his publishing catalog for an estimated $300+ million, or when Stevie Nicks sold hers for a reported $100 million, some fans might have thought it strange that Prince’s entire estate, including all his rights to music compositions and recordings, totaled only $82.3 million in value. So did the I.R.S. The…