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New Power Generation, 3RDEYEGIRL close out this year’s Celebration

And exhale. Celebration, the four-day event at Paisley Park, came to an weighty close yesterday in front of approximately 2,000 fans (1,000 people in each track). Sunday’s program capped a long weekend of storytelling, jamming, mourning, and of course, dancing in Minneapolis, all centered around the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death. From the panels to […]

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Documenting Minnesota’s reaction when Prince died

I was on my fifth day of jury duty when Prince died. We were on a break in the Hennepin County courthouse when the news started breaking on social media. During lunch the news was on CNN. When the trial ended, I gravitated toward First Avenue. That day, and the following days, I traveled back […]

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Governor Dayton declares today Prince Day in Minnesota

Governor Mark Dayton has declared today “Prince Day” in the state of Minnesota to honor the legendary musician on the one-year anniversary of his death. The proclamation, announced Wednesday, coincides with celebrations taking place at Paisley Park and First Avenue this weekend in memory of Prince. This is the third state-wide Prince Day since the […]

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