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.

The Revolution are back on First Avenue’s wall of stars


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The Revolution now have a star of their own at First Avenue, unveiled on April 28 during Celebration 2019. Although “Prince and the Revolution” was one of First Avenue’s original stars, the star changed to just “Prince” when the building was repainted in 2010. Since Prince’s death, the Revolution have worked hard to continue his…

Fams remember Prince at Parkway Theater ‘Purple Rain’ screenings


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Three years to the day since Prince’s passing, “fams” packed the Parkway Theater in South Minneapolis for a screening of the iconic film Purple Rain. Shown in its original 35mm format, the film brought back memories and provided comfort to many of the fans who attended. Even 35 years after its release, the film still managed to…

Coffee Break: Prince-penned songs made famous by others


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As we head into Celebration 2019 weekend with more Prince-related events than you can shake a stick it, it was just announced that a new album called 'Originals' which includes Prince's versions of 15 songs he wrote made famous by other people, will be released on June 7.

New album ‘Originals’ to contain Prince’s own versions of songs covered by others


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“Manic Monday.” “The Glamorous Life.” “Nothing Compares 2 U.” “Jungle Love.” All are iconic songs, all were written by Prince, but all were also given by Prince to other artists who turned them into hits. Now, Prince’s own versions of these and 11 other songs will be released on a new album called Originals. The album…

Music News: Unfinished Prince memoir gets publication date


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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…

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


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