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.

Local Current to celebrate Prince on June 7 with 59 of his best party songs


This Wednesday, June 7, marks the 59th anniversary of Prince’s birth. While recognizing that Prince himself did not celebrate his birthday in his later years, we know that many people (including his sister, who’s promising a “big surprise”) will be thinking of the late legend on this day, and so Andrea Swensson and I have assembled…

International Prince fans describe their first trip to Minneapolis


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Celebration 2017, a four-day event at Paisley Park last April, drew plenty of Minneapolitans to Prince’s home. That said, most of the long weekenders hailed not from the Twin Cities or outstate Minnesota, but from far-flung states and even other continents. Such was the case of Belgians Stijn Vandeputte and François Vidal, plus their Italian/Brazilian friend Nicola…

Julius Collins talks about upcoming Prince tributes with NPG members at the Fine Line


Members of the New Power Generation have announced a trio of Prince tribute concerts. They’ll fill the Fine Line Music Cafe with Prince hits and fellowship on June 8, 9, and 10. Vocalist Julius Collins — who joined the band Michael Bland assembled for last month’s Memorial Street Party — will be part of the Fine Line shows,…

Music News: FBI releases Prince's file


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Today's top music news stories include a look inside Prince's FBI file, stars paying tribute to Bob Dylan, and continuing Chris Cornell memorials.

People are freaking out about this Minneapolis cloud that looks like Prince


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People are seeing Prince in an image of a majestic cloud, taken Tuesday night at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The sky over the Minneapolis Airport tonight! @prince @drfunkenberry pic.twitter.com/pAXOPtPQ6o — Jill Smith (@jillkins9) May 17, 2017 Jill Smith got the picture from her coworker, Tiffany Mattick, who says she was driving down 494 towards…

Want to run Paisley Park?


Ever dreamed of getting paid to work in the space that Prince called home, while helping to ensure his lasting legacy? Well, now’s your chance: just last week, Paisley Park posted a new job opening. The museum is looking for a full-time general operations manager to help coordinate with the Paisley Park corporate staff and oversee the…