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 shaped Minneapolis’: Symposium panel explores Prince’s pivotal impact

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Any good writer will tell you that sometimes the best way to touch on universal truths is to get specific and nail the details. That fact was in evidence this morning at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, as the symposium Prince from Minneapolis convened what The Current’s Andrea Swensson called “a…

Owen Husney reflects on meeting a teenage Prince: ‘He was not an icon then. He was a brilliant human being who was living in a basement’

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Earlier this month, the longtime promoter, manager, advertising executive, and musician Owen Husney released his long-in-the-works memoir Famous People Who’ve Met Me. Owen is best known in the Prince universe for his role as Prince’s first manager — specifically, the one that was at Prince’s side helping to negotiate his historic three-album deal with Warner Bros.…

Musicians rave un2 Prince's joy fantastic


In tribute to Prince's lasting impact on popular music and culture, we've collected quotes from fellow icons who were wowed by his ability to, in Miles Davis' words, "do it all," and a new generation of creative forces who have been influenced by his prodigious legacy. It's a stirring testimonial to the all-around awesomeness that is Prince.

The Current deconstructs Prince’s multifaceted sound

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As we approach the two-year anniversary of Prince’s untimely passing next Saturday, April 21, hundreds of people from around the world will make the pilgrimage to Minneapolis to honor him in his hometown. The week will culminate in the big Prince from Minneapolis symposium at the University of Minnesota on April 16-18 and the now-annual Celebration…

Guthrie Theater announces ‘A Purple Celebration’ of Prince

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For Minnesotans, April is tinted in a familiar shade of purple. This is because Minnesota celebrates the life of Prince all month long, and there doesn’t seem to be a wrong way to do it. The Guthrie Theater announced today that it too will be honoring the life of Prince, with a special community event…

Lizzo: Prince-to-Janelle Monáe is “a very well-deserved passing of a torch”

How could we not share this with anyone who’ll listen? Our favorite Minnesota-gone-LA rap star Lizzo guest-hosted on music podcast Switched On Pop last week, and when she wasn’t unleashing her glorious laugh, she was serving up the truth. Throughout the episode, she tells hosts Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan about her own podcast Good…