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Music News: Fans buy Prince’s purple house site

Two Prince fans have paid $700,000 to purchase the Chanhassen site where Prince lived in a purple house in the first half of the 1980s. Tonia and John Roemer say the main reason for their purchase was the pleasant setting on Lake Riley, but they’re also big Prince fans, so the location is particularly meaningful to […]

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Northside gallery/community space New Rules to host ZULUZULUU on Saturday

“I’m pretty new to the neighborhood,” Nancy Musinguzi says as she walks through Northside Minneapolis space New Rules. But since she moved from New Jersey in 2014, she’s made more connections than many long-term residents, especially in the arts community. Both a hip-hop and documentary photographer and a youth engagement professional, Musinguzi now relies on […]

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Target Center shows off early renovations

Although the most dramatic changes are still ahead, an early phase of Target Center’s $150 million renovation is complete. On Wednesday morning, the venue invited reporters to the luxurious Chairman’s Club for a first look. The press conference was primarily intended for the benefit of fans interested in the upcoming Frozen Faceoff NCHC hockey tournament, which will take place […]

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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to enter Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, musicians who grew up in Minneapolis and went on to write and produce massive hits for Janet Jackson and others, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 15. The institution has just announced its 2017 inductees — who also, notably, include Jay Z as the first […]

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Music News: Frances Bean Cobain on Kurt Cobain’s 50th: ‘You are loved and you are missed’

Monday would have been Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday. To mark the occasion, his daughter Frances Bean Cobain shared a handwritten note to her late father. “You are loved and you are missed,” she wrote. “Thank you for giving me the GIFT of life.” (Pitchfork) February 20th 2017. Happy Birthday. A post shared by Frances Bean Cobain (@space_witch666) on Feb […]

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Parkway Theater hits the market for $775,000

The Parkway Theater, a movie house and music venue in the Field neighborhood of South Minneapolis, is up for sale at an asking price of $775,000.  For the past decade, the venue has been owned by William Senkyr, who also owns Pepito’s restaurant next door — hence the theater’s designation, on its website, as “Pepito’s Parkway […]

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Minneapolis middle school may be renamed for Prince

A student-led campaign to choose a new name for Ramsey Middle School in Minneapolis (not to be confused with the St. Paul school of the same name) has zeroed in on Prince Rogers Nelson Middle School as one of five finalists. Mathematician Dorothy Vaughan (one of the NASA scientists whose story is told in Hidden […]

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Prince’s music now on streaming services, ‘Purple Rain’ reissue announced

As was widely expected, Prince’s music is being released today across major streaming services. 19 albums are now available on Spotify, Amazon, and elsewhere; as expected, the release includes much of Prince’s Warner Bros. catalog, but not his releases between 1994’s Come and 2014’s Plectrumelectrum (with 3RDEYEGIRL) and Art Official Age. Prince’s estate has just made a deal for the […]

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