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Music News: Authorities continue to investigate Prince’s death

Authorities from multiple jurisdictions continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Prince’s sudden death last week at age 57. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office has been quiet about details of the ongoing investigation, leading to various and sometimes conflicting media reports. NBC reported that prescription painkillers had been found at Paisley Park and that the Drug Enforcement […]

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Local Current to go all-Prince for an hour a day

As we continue to honor Prince’s life and work, we will be dedicating one hour of programming each day to Prince’s music on our Local Current stream of Minnesota music. Tune in to Local Current from 11:00 a.m. to noon CDT every day — weekends included — from today through May 6 to hear an hour […]

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Purple bagels to support Minnesota Music Coalition on April 28

“And if I laugh at any mortal thing,” wrote Byron, “‘Tis that I may not weep.” That’s how you might feel if you walk into Bruegger’s Bagels tomorrow: at all 35 Twin Cities locations, the chain will be selling purple bagels. The special bagels are in honor of Prince, of course — and they are to […]

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The Revolution, in wake of Prince’s death, announce reunion

In the wake of Prince’s death at age 57, the Revolution have announced a reunion. “We have decided, after spending three or four days now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows,” says Wendy Melvoin in a video shared by Revolution bassist Brown Mark. No […]

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Court document: Prince did not leave a will, has six potential heirs

This morning, Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson filed a document with the Carver County District Court stating that the late music legend did not leave a will. The document, a petition to appoint a special administrator of Prince’s estate, lists six surviving members of his immediate family, as well as one predeceased half-sister. Tyka Nelson, 55, […]

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Minnesota Legislature honors Prince

“As history looks back on the contributions he made, he will be remembered in the same legion as Aaron Copland and many, many of the great composers who broke new genre and new ground,” Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) said this morning as the Minnesota Senate honored Prince. “We’re proud of course that sound that he […]

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Sheila E. says Paisley Park museum, Minneapolis tribute concert planned

Sheila E., the musician who was a longtime friend and collaborator of Prince, says that there are plans to open Paisley Park as a museum, and that she’s the musical director of a tribute concert being planned for Minneapolis. Speaking Sunday with Entertainment Tonight, Sheila E. described the private memorial service held for Prince on Saturday at […]

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All purple everything: Local restaurants create Prince-inspired treats

Three days have passed since the world lost Prince. His death’s immediacy has faded, mostly; the Twin Cities are now traveling through that strange tunnel between sharp pain and acceptance. We’ve worn purple, held dance parties, and listened to a Prince music marathon to help the process. This week, local businesses are joining in, using their […]

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Watch: Minneapolis City Hall bell tower plays Prince tribute

A crowd gathered at Minneapolis City Hall at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to hear Prince songs played on the building’s bell tower. From 1:00 to 1:30, bell player Tony Hill performed songs including “Kiss,” “1999,” “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “When You Were Mine” in tribute to the late music legend. The bell tower has only […]

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Prince and Beyoncé: Mavericks who matter

On Saturday night, I stepped back for a couple of hours from what had been an emotional whirlwind of unforgettable experiences, days that were hard but rewarding. I’d been working with my colleagues at The Current to help tell the story of Prince’s death and what it meant to everyone here in Minnesota. Last night, I […]

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