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.

Music News: Unfinished Prince memoir gets publication date


Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

A memoir that Prince started writing prior to his 2016 death will be published Oct. 29, with supplemental commentary by his editor. Also in the news today: M.I.A. responds to Sri Lanka bombings, Woodstock 50 delays ticket sale, one musician marriage ends and another begins. Plus, a roundup of Coachella weekend two news, and Florence Welch's 'Game of Thrones' song.

Australian fans remember Prince, ‘our beautiful one’


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Although about 9,500 miles separate Minneapolis and Melbourne, the mutual love shared by some Australian Prince fans binds us together. Sofie Antoniou, a policy analyst in Melbourne, has been a fan since she first discovered Prince’s Controversy as a teenager. Antoniou discovered Purple Rain soon after, and admits she skipped school five times to see…

Install the Purple Current Alexa Skill


Purple Current Alexa skill

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.

Coffee Break: Royalty for Prince


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Sunday is the anniversary of Prince's death and we'll be remembering him with special content on both The Current and Purple Current. But for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs or bands you want to hear that mention a royal title?

Prince Year by Year


Prince Year by Year

Sunday, April 21, marks the third anniversary of Prince's passing, and The Current will honor the memory of the Minneapolis sound legend with a series of programs: "Prince Year by Year."