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.

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…

Prince estate signs Sony deal to re-release 35 albums, starting with 1995-2010


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A new record label deal signed by Prince’s estate will allow the re-release of dozens of albums — starting with the LPs that came out after Prince broke with Warner Bros. in the mid-1990s. Industry reports have hinted that the Prince estate was close to signing a deal with Sony, replacing the Universal deal that…