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.

2018 holiday gift guide for Prince fans

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From homebodies to get-up-and-goers, from the bibliophiles to the audiophiles, there’s a Prince-themed gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list this year. We’ve compiled some gift ideas into a guide to help you find something for every Prince fan in your life. The Bookworm Prince: Before The Rain is by long-time Prince photographer, Allen Beaulieu, and…

Install the Purple Current Alexa Skill

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Make your Amazon Echo super funky. Install the Purple Current Alexa Skill to open the stream and get song info. If you create an account, you can make requests and rate songs too.

Prince’s ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121,’ ‘Planet Earth’ to be reissued on purple vinyl

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Sony Legacy and the Prince estate have announced the first physical re-release of three major records from the Purple One’s mid-2000s output. The records will not contain any unreleased tracks, but they will be pressed on “highly collectible” limited-edition deep purple vinyl. August saw the streaming release of 23 albums from Prince’s NPG Records catalog,…

First Avenue releases new holiday sweaters, with a subtle nod to Prince

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Minnesota music landmark First Avenue has teamed up with Minneapolis retailer Ragstock to create a pair of holiday sweaters sure to catch the eyes of local music fans. Ragstock, a thrift chain with locations that have become go-to destinations for holiday sweater shoppers, helped create two “ugly” Christmas sweaters adorned with the First Ave logo…

Movie ‘inspired by Prince’s music’ being developed by Universal

Will “the next great musical” to hit movie theaters be a jukebox film that tells a fictional story inspired by songs like “Raspberry Beret” and, dare we imagine, “Darling Nikki”? It couldn’t be worse than Fifty Shades of Grey. Variety reports that Universal Pictures is developing a movie featuring Prince’s music — but not a biopic,…

‘Black-ish’ celebrates Prince in epic 100th episode: Watch the clips

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For its 100th episode, which aired Tuesday night, hit ABC sitcom black-ish paid tribute to none other than Prince. The episode was highly anticipated by black-ish fans, who appreciate the show’s incisive takes on African-American history and culture. The episode kicked off with twins Jack and Diane talking about a girl Jack liked, when they…