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: Revolution


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Yesterday we played songs around the theme of "change". Today, let's take it one step further. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what revolution songs do you want to hear?

Up All Nite with Prince, Episode Two: It Ain't Over!


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Up All Nite With Prince is a new documentary from The Current! Host Andrea Swensson will explore Prince's prolific and reflective period of 2001 and 2002, the era when he launched his trailblazing NPG Music Club, released 'The Rainbow Children,' 'One Nite Alone...,' and put out a collection of live recordings from the One Nite Alone Tour.

Up All Nite with Prince, Episode One: The Atrium


'Up All Nite with Prince' podcast art.

Up All Nite With Prince is a new documentary from The Current! Host Andrea Swensson will explore Prince's prolific and reflective period of 2001 and 2002, the era when he launched his trailblazing NPG Music Club, released 'The Rainbow Children,' 'One Nite Alone...,' and put out a collection of live recordings from the One Nite Alone Tour.

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 estate releases ‘Dance Rally 4 Peace’ recording of ‘Dreamer’


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Yesterday, as protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police spread across the nation, the Prince estate released a 2015 live recording from a “Dance Rally 4 Peace” the artist played with 3RDEYEGIRL at Paisley Park. The concert was held to honor the late Freddie Gray and support Baltimore protesters…

How fans are celebrating Prince’s ‘born day’ differently this year


“I don’t celebrate birthdays, so that stops me from counting days, which stops me from counting time,” said Prince in an interview with Dutch TV host Ivo Niehe in 1999. Prince was born in Minneapolis on June 7, 1958 and although the icon didn’t always celebrate the occasion, fans have largely embraced the date as…

HOTTEA creates a Prince-inspired pop-up installation outside of Paisley Park


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Minneapolis-based visual artist Eric Rieger, known as HOTTEA, has created an installation located on the bike path right outside of Paisley Park. The artist is known for creating installations by suspending or stringing yarn of various colors; this installation comprises 4,200 purple strands, each knotted twice, that move with the breeze and create an almost…

Music News: 'Let's Go Crazy' is a star-studded 'Grammy Salute to Prince'


Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince

'Let's Go Crazy,' a star-studded 'Grammy Salute to Prince,' was full of memorable moments when it aired Tuesday night on CBS. Also today: Derek Jones (Falling in Reverse) has died; there's a growing market for loops and samples (but don't try to steal Pitbull's trademarked yell); Vans are releasing special shoes to support the music world; and Bandcamp plans to waive fees yet again.