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.

‘Don’t hate us cause we fabulous’: Prince and Beyoncé perform at the 2004 Grammys


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Beyoncé had a very good Feb. 8, 2004. She won five out of the six Grammy awards for which she’d been nominated, including Best R&B Song with “Crazy In Love” — and she spent five spirited minutes performing with Prince. During their performance, which launched the televised portion of the 46th Grammy Awards, Prince and Beyoncé ran…

A Prince hotel? In Rolling Stone interviews, estate teases plans for new projects


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A Prince hotel, new merchandise, and music licensed for movies are among the projects mentioned in a new Rolling Stone article about the estate’s plans for the future. After Prince’s death, the contents of his Vault of unreleased music and videos at Paisley Park was sent to a storage facility in Los Angeles. The estate’s…

200 homes to be built on former Prince residential property in Chanhassen


“There won’t be a Purple Rain Parkway, there won’t be a Little Red Corvette Court, there won’t be a Lovesexy Lane.” So says Chanhassen mayor Denny Laufenburger, telling KSTP about plans to build a residential neighborhood with about 200 houses on a swath of land once owned and occupied by Prince. The 188-acre site on…

Bob Dylan, but not Prince, makes Rolling Stone list of best songs of the century


Rolling Stone magazine figured that now was as good a time as any to assess the selection of songs that this century has offered to music lovers. They’ve just published an article called “The 100 Greatest Songs of the Century — So Far.” The magazine’s editors say they “reached out to a large group of…

Janelle Monae lets freedom ring at Prince-dedicated State Theatre show


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Over the past decade, she’s played to half-full rooms and slogged her way through opening sets in front of distracted crowds. She’s dreamed up ambitious, larger-than-life stage presentations and crammed them into the wings of tiny clubs. After years of paying her dues — and taking a hiatus from performing music to become a full-fledged…