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‘Stop Making Sense’ director Jonathan Demme dies at 73

Acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Demme has died at age 73. The director’s family confirmed the death, due to esophageal cancer and heart disease, to Indiewire. Among Demme’s many achievements is the 1984 movie that’s been called the greatest concert film ever made: Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense. Demme, who won an Oscar for directing The Silence of the […]

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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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Prince ‘Deliverance’ EP release halted by judicial order

U.S. District Court Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright has granted a request to halt the release of a planned Prince EP titled Deliverance. With a temporary restraining order issued Wednesday after a court hearing in St. Paul, the court required sound engineer George Ian Boxill to cease dissemination of six Prince recordings created from 2006 to 2008. Boxill […]

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Prince estate and Paisley Park sue engineer over planned music release

On Tuesday night, media lit up with the news that a six-track EP of previously unreleased Prince material would be released on Friday, the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death. It immediately became apparent, though, that the release was not authorized by Prince’s estate. In fact, KSTP reports the estate is joining with Paisley Park Enterprises to […]

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Minneapolis landmarks to turn purple for Prince

The tallest building in Minnesota will turn purple this week in honor of Prince, on the one-year anniversary of the music icon’s tragic death. The IDS Center is just one of the Minneapolis landmarks slated to go purple for Prince this Thursday and/or Friday: U.S. Bank Stadium, Target Field, the I-35W Bridge, and the Hennepin County […]

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