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.

Pantone and Prince estate unveil an official purple: ‘Love Symbol #2’


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Purple has long been associated with Prince and widely recognized as his signature color. Purple was a feature in many elements of Prince’s life — including in the title of one of his most popular songs, “Purple Rain,” and the color of the motorcycle he rode in the iconic Purple Rain film. It was the…

Beyoncé wrote the foreword to a forthcoming book of Prince photos


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“Truth be told, the word ‘icon’ only scratches the surface of what Prince was and what he remains to me.” That’s a statement that could have been made by any number of people, but it happens to have been made by Beyoncé. It’s a sentence from the foreword she wrote to a new book of…

Review and photos: The Revolution play their lightest First Avenue show in years


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Just when I thought myself exhausted, the Revolution took the stage. It’s been a long weekend, what with Current/Walker Art Center fest Rock the Garden on Saturday and day-after coverage taking up my Sunday. I normally avoid writing about concerts two days in a row, trying to stay healthy and well-rested — but I’ve made…

Watch: Justin Vernon joins the Revolution for ‘Erotic City’ at Rock the Garden


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When we confirmed that the Revolution would be sharing a bill with Bon Iver at Rock the Garden, we were as hopeful as everyone that there would be some kind of crazy collaboration between Justin Vernon and Prince’s iconic band. As luck had it, that’s exactly what happened. During the Revolution’s set, Vernon jumped onstage…

Lizzo campaigns for Super Bowl slot by detailing epic Prince-themed halftime show


Inspired by a tweet suggesting she should perform at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Lizzo launched a campaign and thread on Twitter using the hashtag #WeWantLizzo. The thread is starting to get a lot of buzz amongst fans and Minnesota natives. AYE @SuperBowl !!! Let me play your LII halftime and I won't disappoint… do…

Paisley Park announces battle of the bands, with studio time as a prize


This coming Labor Day weekend, Paisley Park will be giving amateur musicians a chance to showcase their skills in a battle-of-the-bands event entitled Musicology. It’s inspired by the competitions held among high school students in North Minneapolis community centers and parks during the 1970s, which helped pave the way for Prince and other artists like André Cymone,…