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Minnesota galleries to host Prince tribute art shows

Minneapolis artists Erin Sayer and Louisa Greenstock have announced an art show that will build on the overwhelming success of a Prince tribute exhibit that was on display this past weekend for Art-a-Whirl. (Update: A #57Princes closing reception has been announced for June 4.) Their new exhibit will be on display from June 30 to July 2 at Gamut Gallery, […]

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Art-A-Whirl exhibit to honor Prince

This weekend marks the annual art celebration known as Art-A-Whirl, which provides the opportunity for the community to tour the studios of Northeast Minneapolis and connect with local artists. This year, one of those studios, Studio A, is paying a special homage to Prince. The title of the exhibit is 57Princes, the number referencing the […]

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When artists flocked to Chanhassen: Paisley Park’s days as recording and business hub

“Paisley Park,” the phrase, is everywhere in Prince’s past. It’s a song from his 1985 album Around the World in a Day; it’s also the name of Paisley Park Records, a label, active from 1985 to 1994, that signed artists such as Sheila E., Carmen Electra, and Mavis Staples. Most notably, the phrase serves as shorthand for Paisley Park Studios, which officially […]

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Paul McCartney pays tribute to Prince at Minneapolis show

The list of rock performers who could have been considered Prince’s peers in terms of pure musical talent is very short, but near the top of it would surely be Paul McCartney. At McCartney’s Wednesday night show at Target Center — the first of a two-night stand — the former Beatle paid tribute to our […]

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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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