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.

Paisley Park announces new exhibits, first anniversary celebration


Paisley Park has announced plans to celebrate the first anniversary of opening its doors as a museum, which happened a year ago on Oct. 6. As of that date, “visitors will see all new artifacts and installations representing iconic periods in Prince’s career, including new pieces from the Under the Cherry Moon, Diamonds and Pearls,…

Where can you watch Prince’s five officially released movies?


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There’s no doubt Prince is best known for his contributions to the music industry, but there’s another side to his career. While Prince released countless music videos, filmed many of his live concerts and composed music for TV shows and movies, he also did some acting of his own, guest-starring in a couple of shows…

Joan Osborne talks about covering Dylan and meeting Prince


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Given how famously idiosyncratic his songs are, it’s remarkable how well Bob Dylan translates to cover versions. That’s been clear since the ’60s, when performances by Joan Baez, the Mamas & the Papas, the Byrds, Judy Collins, and other artists helped make the mercurial singer-songwriter a household name. The latest artist to put her stamp…

Let's go maize-y: Prince honored in State Fair seed art


A selection of 2017 Minnesota State Fair seed art

The Minnesota State Fair has hosted a seed art competition every year since 1965. In 2016 and 2017, portraits of Prince have been numerous in the show. 'I believe that because of the following that Prince had, we're probably going to see those kind of things continue,' says Ron Kelsey, Superintendent of Crop Art at the State Fair. Read more about the seed art and view a photo gallery.

State Fair Grandstand guru shares how she almost booked Prince


Renee Alexander is the deputy general manager at the Minnesota State Fair

Grandstand shows are a highlight of the Minnesota State Fair, and it's Renee Alexander's job to bring in those shows every year. Looking back on the many acts she's successfully booked, Alexander considers Prince 'the one that got away.'

Paisley Park announces battle of the bands finalists, including four Minnesota acts


Pho, iLLism, Radiochurch, and Purple Funk Metropolis will all be representing Minnesota at a Paisley Park battle of the bands being held Aug. 31 – Sept. 3. Nine finalists were chosen in total, the rest coming from around the country. The finalists will compete for studio time at Paisley Park, a mentorship from members of…

Sherman Alexie mourns Prince in noble new poem


You may know Sherman Alexie wrote The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. You may know he’s the most renowned Native American author of our time (but he’s not your model minority). However, you may not be familiar with this trait of Alexie’s: an abiding…