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 estate launches first official merch store, as an online pop-up


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Just in time for holiday gift shopping, the Prince estate has launched a “Hit N Run” online store that it describes as a “pop-up store” that represents “the first offering of official and authorized merchandise from The Prince Estate.” The store, which will be active until Dec. 3 according to its header, features a dozen…

Today in Music History: Prince began his 'Controversy' tour


Prince in the film 'Sign o' the Times.'

Bob Dylan started recording his first album; Isaac Hayes had a No. 1 single with 'Theme from Shaft'; Paul Simon and George Harrison sang together on SNL; and Prince began his 'Controversy' tour, Today in Music History.

'My Name Is Prince' puts Paisley Park in London's heart


My Name Is Prince - The Official Exhibition at London's O2 Arena

Initially intended to run for 21 days to echo Prince's unparalleled series of shows at London's O2 Arena 10 years ago, 'My Name is Prince, The Official Exhibition' has exceeded expectations and will now give music-lovers on the other side of the Atlantic an extra 50 days to celebrate Prince's life work and to look at items brought over from Minnesota one year after Paisley Park officially opened for tours. Read a description and see photos from the exhibit.

Prince’s teal Cloud guitar sells for astonishing $700,000 at auction


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A teal model of Prince’s iconic Cloud guitar has sold at auction for ten times the expected price. At a Saturday auction held by Julien’s, an anonymous buyer paid $700,000 for the instrument, which had been estimated to have a value of just $70,000. The price blew away the $137,500 paid just last year for a…

‘We feel very blessed’: New owners of Prince’s purple house site settle in (and yes, they’re saving the gates)


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One of the most significant sites in Prince history is also one of the most mysterious: the site of Prince’s legendary purple house, on Lake Riley in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince lived there in the first half of the 1980s, and recorded portions of Controversy, 1999, and Sign O’ the Times in the house. With 1999 celebrating its 35th anniversary today,…