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.

Musicheads Essentials: Prince - Dirty Mind


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With 'Dirty Mind,' released on October 8, 1980, Prince jumped to the head of the class, laying the sonic blueprint that would help define the music of the '80s and beyond.

Prince receives honorary doctorate from University of Minnesota


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On Wednesday, Prince joined a prestigious list of creatives, academics, and leaders who have received honorary doctorates from the University of Minnesota. In years past, the school has bestowed similar honors upon the likes of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Hillary Clinton, and Roy Wilkins. According to the program handed out at the presentation,…

Prince’s love of sports, from high school roundball to Paisley Park ping-pong


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Prince loved a good pair of heels. He was often found sporting them on stage or in public, along with his famously outlandish wardrobe. But occasionally he preferred sneakers over heels — so as not to scratch up the gym floor. During his time at Bryant Junior High and into his years at Minneapolis’s Central…

Morris Hayes on '20Ten'


Morris Hayes talks with Sean McPherson at The Current

Morris Hayes has it all: candor, a sense of humor, and musical chops that earned him the title of keyboardist, then musical director in Prince's band. He sat down with Purple Current host Sean McPherson for a marathon interview about Prince albums from 1995-2010, plus miscellaneous other stories he remembered as they went. Due to overwhelming demand, we're publishing the full interview album by album.

We, the Revolution: ‘Hamilton’ touring cast members to rock out at First Avenue


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The Hamilton touring cast currently presenting the acclaimed musical at the Orpheum Theatre will switch from rap to rock on Monday for the “We, The Revolution” benefit in the First Avenue Mainroom. Members of the Hamilton cast will be performing some of their favorite rock songs backed by the band that plays for the touring Broadway…

Morris Hayes on 'Planet Earth'


Morris Hayes talks with Sean McPherson at The Current

Morris Hayes has it all: candor, a sense of humor, and musical chops that earned him the title of keyboardist, then musical director in Prince's band. He sat down with Purple Current host Sean McPherson for a marathon interview about Prince albums from 1995-2010, plus miscellaneous other stories he remembered as they went. Due to overwhelming demand, we're publishing the full interview album by album.

Morris Hayes on '3121'


Morris Hayes talks with Sean McPherson at The Current

Morris Hayes has it all: candor, a sense of humor, and musical chops that earned him the title of keyboardist, then musical director in Prince's band. He sat down with Purple Current host Sean McPherson for a marathon interview about Prince albums from 1995-2010, plus miscellaneous other stories he remembered as they went. Due to overwhelming demand, we're publishing the full interview album by album.

Morris Hayes on 'Musicology'


Morris Hayes talks with Sean McPherson at The Current

Morris Hayes has it all: candor, a sense of humor, and musical chops that earned him the title of keyboardist, then musical director in Prince's band. He sat down with Purple Current host Sean McPherson for a marathon interview about Prince albums from 1995-2010, plus miscellaneous other stories he remembered as they went. Due to overwhelming demand, we're publishing the full interview album by album.