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.

Prince takes best passport photo ever


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Here’s Prince’s new passport photo. That is all. To stay on top of all the latest Prince news, sign up for our Purple Alert e-mails. PRINCE ROGERS NELSON::PASSPORT PICTURE 2/11/16 pic.twitter.com/lgdLCXQ9y2 — Prince3EG (@Prince3EG) February 11, 2016

Vanity, of Prince’s girl group Vanity 6, dies at 57


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Vanity, the singer who led the Prince-formed group Vanity 6, has died of kidney failure at age 57. Active from 1981 to 1983, Vanity 6 were best-known for their Prince-penned 1982 hit “Nasty Girl.” Born Denise Matthews, the future star grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Rechristened Vanity, she recorded one album with Vanity 6…

Morris Day – and Judith Hill – remind Paisley Park what Time it is


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Friday night’s show at Paisley Park felt like a family reunion — even if the family’s most famous member, and the host of the gathering, kept himself discreetly tucked out of sight. (Some concertgoers did spot Prince, though I didn’t.) “We go too far back with Prince,” mused Morris Day from onstage. “Too many memories.” Thanking his host, he…

Morris Day and the Time to play Paisley Park on Friday


Hot on the heels of a “gala weekend” featuring his first-ever solo piano performances as well as a Larry Graham show and a dance party, Prince is opening the doors of Paisley Park to his onscreen arch-rivals Morris Day and the Time. Though Prince himself is not on the bill, the show represents a reunion for Prince…

Paisley Park announces dance party for tonight


After last night’s show featuring Larry Graham and Pho, Prince tweeted a cryptic teaser: “LOOKING4WARD 2 C-ING EVERYONE 4 THE FINAL NIGHT….WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES: PARTY TOE FUTURE.” Details — albeit scant — regarding this event have now been shared, thrice, via the Paisley Park After Dark Facebook page. A first post reads: “We get to…

Review: Larry Graham rocks Paisley Park with old-school funk


Paisley Park is a like a black hole for time. If you forgot your watch at home, with no cell phones allowed, time moves at its own pace, leaving you unsure of the hour – much like a casino, minus the liquor and cigarette smoke. Last night, the never-ending kaleidoscope projections added to the surreal…

With just a piano and a microphone, Prince embraces a new kind of freedom


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It wasn’t the wrenching version “Nothing Compares 2 U.” It wasn’t the gleeful sing-along to “Raspberry Beret,” or the Joni Mitchell cover, or the sheer thrill of hearing “Black Sweat” sung over swirling piano. No, the most surprising part of Prince’s “Piano and a Microphone” performance at Paisley Park wasn’t even a song at all — it was…