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.

Prince: The Story of Sign O' The Times, the complete series


Prince, The Story of Sign O' The Times

Prince: The Story of Sign O' The Times is an audio documentary series brought to you by The Current in collaboration with the Prince Estate, Paisley Park, and Warner Records. Listen to the complete eight-episode series.

The Current Rewind: Aug. 3, 1983


The Current Rewind: 8/3/83

Most casual Prince fans know 'Purple Rain' was partially filmed at First Avenue. But did you know the title song is a live recording, taped at First Ave a few months before filming started? In this episode, we meet Prince and the Revolution at a benefit show for Minnesota Dance Theatre, where they debuted "Purple Rain" in support of dance and community.

Sale pending on Golden Valley house Prince bought for his mom


Among the copious Twin Cities real estate Prince owned at the time of his death in 2016 was a three-bedroom split-level in Golden Valley. Prince bought the 1985 house for his mother; she and his stepfather lived in it for the better part of two decades, and family members apparently continued to live in the…

Prince in fall leaves: The story behind the iconic Herb Ritts and Steve Parke photos


The air is crisp, the weather calls for sweaters, and pumpkin spice abounds. It is undeniably fall in Minnesota. As the leaves turn and warm hues are everywhere, you may stumble upon two very particular photoshoots of Prince, ranging from regal to cozy. Both of the shoots are from the 1990s, and were conducted in…