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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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Har Mar Superstar sings new ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ theme (and makes a cameo)

Today, Netflix released the much-anticipated Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot season, with Jonah Ray stepping in as the unsuspecting Gizmonics Insitute employee who’s captured and forced to watch cheesy movies against his will. Original host and creator Joel Hodgson is executive-producing the crowdfunded revival of the cult-classic show, which premiered on the station then known as KTMA in […]

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Poliça’s new double single flirts with techno

“Digitally, we’ve tried to mimic the album for years,” Drew Christopherson told me in an interview leading up to Poliça’s fifth anniversary. We’d been discussing music discovery, saying that we rarely dove into full LPs anymore because it was so easy to stream the next single. “I think people have now [decided], ‘Why? What’s the […]

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Bob Dylan to accept Nobel Prize in private ceremony

The Swedish Academy has announced that Bob Dylan will formally accept his Nobel Prize in Literature this weekend in a “small and intimate” ceremony in Stockholm. “No media will be present; only Bob Dylan and members of the Academy will attend, all according to Dylan’s wishes,” writes the Academy’s Sara Danius in a blog post […]

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