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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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The Revolution announce four spring tour dates

The Revolution have announced four late-April tour dates in major U.S. cities. The shows — in Chicago (Metro, April 23), D.C. (Fillmore Silver Spring, April 27), New York City (B.B. King’s, April 28), and Philadelphia (Theatre of Living Arts, April 29) — will follow the band’s scheduled performance at the Paisley Park Celebration (April 20-23). The […]

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Paisley Park to screen Prince Musicology Live 2004ever concert

Paisley Park has announced its latest weekly concert screening: tomorrow night, the Chanhassen venue will present a show from Prince’s Musicology Live 2004ever tour. The American tour promoted Musicology, the then-latest in Prince’s string of occasional major-label releases interspersed among indie projects like Xpectation and N.E.W.S. (both 2003). The album was Prince’s biggest hit since Diamonds and Pearls (1991) — due […]

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Texas lawmaker files resolution celebrating tenth anniversary of Prince’s Super Bowl show

Jarvis Johnson, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, has recently introduced a resolution commemorating the tenth anniversary of Prince’s Super Bowl halftime show. With this year’s Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, many are remembering Prince’s legendary 2007 performance at Super Bowl XLI in Miami Gardens, Fla. This year’s Super Bowl is taking place in […]

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The life and times of Prince’s dove, Majesty

For an artist who rose to international fame thanks in part to a song called “When Doves Cry,” it’s no surprise that Prince had an affinity for the cooing, feathered symbols of love and peace. Doves were a major part of Prince’s imagery and artistry as early as 1984, and he kept pet doves for […]

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Paisley Park to screen Prince concert film from 1988 Lovesexy tour

Paisley Park has been dipping ever-farther back into the Vault for Saturday night film screenings, and tomorrow they’re turning the clock all the way back to September 9, 1988 — when the Summer Olympics were about to begin in Seoul, Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child o’ Mine” ruled the Top 40, and Prince stopped in […]

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