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Emily King to play the Cedar – and was set to play Paisley Park too

NYC-based Emily King has been wowing fans with her smooth pop-soul blend for over a decade, opening for the likes of John Legend, Nas, Chaka Khan, and Alicia Keys. Now, she’s come into her own with the polished and powerful sophomore album The Switch, a long-awaited follow-up to her Grammy-nominated J Records release East Side Story (2007). King will […]

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A look inside the ‘Purple Rain’ house in Minneapolis

Less than a year before his death, Prince bought the house that appeared in exterior shots in his iconic film Purple Rain. The Minneapolis house was placed on the market in 2015 for an asking price of $110,000, with the seller cautioning that the house was in need of very significant repairs. The purchase happened quickly, but […]

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What Prince meant to Chanhassen

I grew up in Chanhassen, Minn., a small, ordinary suburb of the Twin Cities that also happened to be the part-time home of Prince Rogers Nelson. Prince, in all his expressive, eccentric, flamboyant glory, was everything that Chanhassen was not. His presence and everything he stood for was starkly juxtaposed against this white backdrop. As […]

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How a Minneapolis font designer helped Prince make his mark

You may not know Chank Diesel as a person, but you’re likely well-acquainted with his work. If you’ve glanced at The Hunger Games‘s cover, seen last year’s World Series logo, or picked up a box of Crayola crayons, you’ve already spent time with the font pioneer; he’s one of only about 100 independent typeface designers in the […]

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‘He spoke to everybody’: Chanhassen celebrates new Prince mural

Two months and a day after Prince passed away, friends, family, and fans came together to commemorate the music icon’s life once again last night at the unveiling of a mural in honor of the performer in his hometown of Chanhassen. The evening seemed more of a celebration of Prince’s life rather than a night dedicated to mourning. […]

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Prince mural in Chanhassen: Official unveiling announced

A new Prince mural at the Chanhassen Cinema will be officially unveiled tomorrow night, June 22, at 7 p.m. The Mayor of Chanhassen will join artist Mr G Hoete to unveil the mural, which will be dedicated to the late music icon’s family. Michael Holtz, who often DJed at Paisley Park, will be providing music […]

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