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.

Review and photos: The Revolution play their lightest First Avenue show in years


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Just when I thought myself exhausted, the Revolution took the stage. It’s been a long weekend, what with Current/Walker Art Center fest Rock the Garden on Saturday and day-after coverage taking up my Sunday. I normally avoid writing about concerts two days in a row, trying to stay healthy and well-rested — but I’ve made…

Watch: Justin Vernon joins the Revolution for ‘Erotic City’ at Rock the Garden


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When we confirmed that the Revolution would be sharing a bill with Bon Iver at Rock the Garden, we were as hopeful as everyone that there would be some kind of crazy collaboration between Justin Vernon and Prince’s iconic band. As luck had it, that’s exactly what happened. During the Revolution’s set, Vernon jumped onstage…

Lizzo campaigns for Super Bowl slot by detailing epic Prince-themed halftime show


Inspired by a tweet suggesting she should perform at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Lizzo launched a campaign and thread on Twitter using the hashtag #WeWantLizzo. The thread is starting to get a lot of buzz amongst fans and Minnesota natives. AYE @SuperBowl !!! Let me play your LII halftime and I won't disappoint… do…

Paisley Park announces battle of the bands, with studio time as a prize


This coming Labor Day weekend, Paisley Park will be giving amateur musicians a chance to showcase their skills in a battle-of-the-bands event entitled Musicology. It’s inspired by the competitions held among high school students in North Minneapolis community centers and parks during the 1970s, which helped pave the way for Prince and other artists like André Cymone,…

JAY-Z bitterly addresses Prince estate in new song ‘Caught Their Eyes’


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JAY-Z’s new album 4:44 is out today. On one song, “Caught Their Eyes,” the rap icon and entrepreneur bitterly addresses his battle with Prince’s estate. “I sat down with Prince, eye to eye,” raps JAY-Z (who’s newly reclaimed the hyphen in his name, and upgraded himself to all-caps). “He told me his wishes before he died/…

New song by Prince’s father released to mark his 101st birthday


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Today marks the 101st birthday of Prince’s father John L. Nelson — a professional musician whose stage name, Prince Rogers, became his son’s given name. To mark the occasion, Prince’s half-sister Sharon Nelson has released a new recording of one of her father’s songs. She says that “Heart of Mine” is the first track from…

At Prince’s favorite record store, fans celebrate release of ‘Purple Rain’ deluxe edition


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Eight-year-old Cristiano first heard Prince just after the music icon died. His dad, Chris Provenzano, started playing all Prince’s old records around the house. Now, Cristiano has a Purple Rain t-shirt. For the boy’s birthday, the Chicago father and son drove up to see the Prince-themed Twins game against the White Sox last week and got a VIP tour of Paisley Park.…