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.

The 10 best answers from Prince and 3rdEyeGirl’s Twitter Q&A


If 2013 has taught us anything about Prince, it’s that there’s no way to predict what he might do next. He could release a new song without warning; invite fans to Paisley Park for a last-minute pajama party, complete with pancakes; Livestream a rehearsal at Paisley for the world to see; or simply show up…

Prince serves pancakes, performs with 3rdEyeGirl at Paisley pajama party


This past Wednesday morning, Prince and 3rdEyeGirl invited the general public to partake in The Breakfast Experience, a “Pajama Dance Party” held at Paisley Park Studios. With a request to “Dress 2 Impress” and doors set to open at 2 a.m., but with no confirmation that Prince himself would actually take the stage, hundreds made…

Prince throws an unforgettable Paisley party, hints at more next weekend


Prince proved once again Saturday night that the best purple parties are the last-minute purple parties. He united his power trio 3rdEyeGirl and his sprawling NPG for a punchy, potent set that kept Paisley Park packed until 2:00 in the morning. Word of the show got out just days beforehand, and fans started lining up…

Prince Tweets 2 U… 4 Real?


The Internet did a collective spit-take Tuesday night when the @3rdeyegirl account on Twitter — used primarily for promoting Prince’s new band of the same name — posted this: PRINCE'S 1ST TWEET… TESTING 1, 2… — PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 14, 2013 About a minute later, an uninspired, yet playful second tweet: PRINCE'S 2ND TWEET.…

Jim James brings solo work to the stage at First Avenue; talks AmericanaramA, Prince


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Jill Riley of The Current's Morning Show chatted with Jim James when his band (including a drummer he's known since 4th grade!) stopped in Minneapolis last April to perform in the First Avenue mainroom. They talked about co-producing Preservation Hall Jazz Band's latest record, touring with Bob Dylan, and his attempt to play the clarinet.

Interactive music meeting: Is 'FixUrLifeUp' workin' for ya?


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Usually, we gather in a room to listen to the latest songs up for consideration, and wonder how the new tunes will sound next to new favorites and classics. We also want to know what you think, so we're opening up the forum to listeners like you!

Prince brings out Bobby Z, thanks hometown fans at uneven Myth show


  After years of multi-night stands at other big cities in the U.S. Prince has recently rekindled his mercurial love affair with his hometown, starting with his six-show stand at the Dakota back in January and ramping up to a surprise two-show engagement at the Myth on Saturday night. Many area fans initially balked at…