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Morris Day and the Time to play Paisley Park on Friday

Hot on the heels of a “gala weekend” featuring his first-ever solo piano performances as well as a Larry Graham show and a dance party, Prince is opening the doors of Paisley Park to his onscreen arch-rivals Morris Day and the Time. Though Prince himself is not on the bill, the show represents a reunion for Prince […]

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With just a piano and a microphone, Prince embraces a new kind of freedom

It wasn’t the wrenching version “Nothing Compares 2 U.” It wasn’t the gleeful sing-along to “Raspberry Beret,” or the Joni Mitchell cover, or the sheer thrill of hearing “Black Sweat” sung over swirling piano. No, the most surprising part of Prince’s “Piano and a Microphone” performance at Paisley Park wasn’t even a song at all — it was […]

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It snowed at Paisley Park! Local Current is now all-Prince

It’s that moment you’ve been waiting for: we’ve pulled the purple lever! MPR News weather guru Paul Huttner has officially certified that one inch of snow has accumulated in Chanhassen, Minn. — home of Prince’s famous Paisley Park studio — and as planned, we’re celebrating by going all-Prince on our Local Current stream of Minnesota […]

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Prince postpones UK ticket sales, concerned about ticket resellers

Tickets for the U.K. stops on Prince’s “Piano and a Microphone” European tour were scheduled to go on sale today at 10:00 a.m. local time (early morning in Minnesota), but they’ve been postponed with no explanation — though this morning’s tweets from Prince suggest that the cause might have something to do with concerns about […]

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Prince announces solo European tour at Paisley Park pajama party

The Current’s exclusive broadcast of “CRAZY 2 COOL,” a live medley recorded by Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL last year in France, turned out to be just the kickoff to a weekend-long Chanhassen party that included a James Bond movie screening and the announcement of a solo European tour. On Friday and Saturday nights, Prince opened the […]

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Five things you learn about Prince in the Pitchfork Review’s ‘Dirty Mind’ story

Michaelangelo Matos revisits the evolution of Prince’s revolution in a recent feature for the Pitchfork Review, spotlighting the seminal 1980 album Dirty Mind. Here are five highlights. Prince insisted on being signed to the Warner Bros. pop roster, not their R&B roster. In the segregated music world of the late ‘70s, it was very difficult to cross […]

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