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.

How many ‘Jeopardy!’ Prince questions can you answer?


This weekend, the world was saddened to learn of the death of a television icon: longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek. Over the course of 36 years helming the popular quiz show, Trebek asked contestants (and, by extension, viewers) to display their knowledge on a vast range of topics. Among those topics, of course, was Minnesota music…

Today in Music History: Prince and the Revolution debut


Jackie Wilson made his singles chart debut; the Beatles played for the Queen; Johnny Nash saw his way clearly to the top of the singles chart; Roxette had another hit in America; and Prince debuted his backing band, The Revolution, Today in Music History.

Listen to an interview and brand-new song from Morris Day


As Purple Current marks the end of Daylight Saving Time with 25 Hours of The Time, host Sean McPherson connected with legendary frontman Morris Day, who shares some stories about his career and also talks about the new song, 'Cooler Than Santa Claus,' a funky holiday number making its Purple Current debut today.

Prince: The Story of Sign O' The Times, the complete series


Prince: The Story of Sign O' The Times is an audio documentary series brought to you by The Current in collaboration with the Prince Estate, Paisley Park, and Warner Records. Listen to the complete eight-episode series.

The Current Rewind: Aug. 3, 1983


Most casual Prince fans know 'Purple Rain' was partially filmed at First Avenue. But did you know the title song is a live recording, taped at First Ave a few months before filming started? In this episode, we meet Prince and the Revolution at a benefit show for Minnesota Dance Theatre, where they debuted "Purple Rain" in support of dance and community.

Sale pending on Golden Valley house Prince bought for his mom


Among the copious Twin Cities real estate Prince owned at the time of his death in 2016 was a three-bedroom split-level in Golden Valley. Prince bought the 1985 house for his mother; she and his stepfather lived in it for the better part of two decades, and family members apparently continued to live in the…

Prince in fall leaves: The story behind the iconic Herb Ritts and Steve Parke photos


The air is crisp, the weather calls for sweaters, and pumpkin spice abounds. It is undeniably fall in Minnesota. As the leaves turn and warm hues are everywhere, you may stumble upon two very particular photoshoots of Prince, ranging from regal to cozy. Both of the shoots are from the 1990s, and were conducted in…