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How Prince celebrated his own birthday

Later in life, Prince discouraged celebrations of his birthday as part of his beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness. But starting with the year Purple Rain debuted, Prince had some memorable parties to celebrate a rotation around the sun. In honor of the 59th anniversary of Prince’s birth, here’s a look back at the highlights, as […]

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Musicians posing with doughnuts: A Glam Doll gallery

Along with their retro shop design and generously stuffed pastries, Glam Doll Donuts is also known for creating distinctive star-shaped doughnuts replicating the exterior of First Avenue. These special treats are often delivered backstage for artists performing at the iconic Minneapolis venue, doubling as advertising for the four-year-old brand when the artists inevitably share snaps of […]

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A guide to Twin Cities summer block parties 2017

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes sunshine, warmer days and — of course — block parties. The numerous festivals and block parties taking place within just a few months’ span in the Twin Cities constitute a virtual summer-long music festival. Here’s a guide to this summer’s not-to-be missed block parties, which kick […]

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