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The joys of Prince – on cassette

“Did you get the tape I sent you? I thought it was better in a song…” – Prince, “One of Your Tears” Almost four months later, and Prince’s passing still doesn’t feel real. We all know he’s gone, and how suddenly it all happened. The star that is coated in gold at First Avenue still […]

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Paisley Park to open for public tours, starting Oct. 6

The Bremer Trust, which is managing Prince’s affairs as the late music icon’s estate makes its way through probate court, has announced that it’s partnering with Prince’s family and with the City of Chanhassen to open Paisley Park for public tours. The tours are expected to begin on Oct. 6, with $38.50 as the standard […]

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Minnesota Wild change goal song to Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’

The Minnesota Wild have announced that in response to fan demand, they’re officially changing the song played in celebration when the team scores a goal. Formerly Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant,” the song will now be Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.” The Wild seem surprised to have made national headlines merely by surveying season ticket holders about […]

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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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