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.

Celebrating Prince's born day on Purple Current


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Prince was born on June 7, 1958 and though he did not celebrate his birthday for part of his life, many fans in the Prince world tend to gear celebrations to that date. Here's what we're doing on Purple Current.

How purple fans across the globe plan to celebrate Prince’s ‘born day’


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Although Minnesota has many opportunities to explore and celebrate the life and legacy of Prince during his birth week, fans from around the world come together in their own communities to celebrate the Purple One. Craig Alexander, a Texas native, created the annual event Prince Day Houston, which is held in the city of Houston,…

Prince’s 1999 concert film ‘Rave Un2 the Year 2000’ will make PBS debut


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In celebration of Prince’s 61st birthday this June, Twin Cities PBS and other PBS affiliates across the country are set to air a concert recorded live at Paisley Park: Rave Un2 The Year 2000. Originally performed on Dec. 18, 1999 when Prince was still “the Artist Formerly Known as Prince,” the concert was a pay-per-view…

Celebration 2019: Prince superfans share their favorite moments


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A week after Paisley Park’s Celebration 2019, we asked attendees to share their impressions. De Angela L. Duff Traveling to Paisley Park in April has become an annual pilgrimage. This year it was hard to not be at Paisley Park on April 21. I had grown used to being there the past two years. Because…

Andrea Swensson and Mary Lucia: real talk about Jesse Johnson and Prince


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Following Celebration 2019 at Paisley Park, Andrea Swensson talks to Mary Lucia about the experience of interviewing Jesse Johnson about Prince. 'Jesse had something very specific that he wanted to share with this audience,' Andrea says, 'and it really doesn't come across in a soundbite or two.' Listen to Andrea and Mary's full conversation about what Jesse Johnson had to say about his connections to Prince.