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How a Minneapolis font designer helped Prince make his mark

You may not know Chank Diesel as a person, but you’re likely well-acquainted with his work. If you’ve glanced at The Hunger Games‘s cover, seen last year’s World Series logo, or picked up a box of Crayola crayons, you’ve already spent time with the font pioneer; he’s one of only about 100 independent typeface designers in the […]

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‘He spoke to everybody’: Chanhassen celebrates new Prince mural

Two months and a day after Prince passed away, friends, family, and fans came together to commemorate the music icon’s life once again last night at the unveiling of a mural in honor of the performer in his hometown of Chanhassen. The evening seemed more of a celebration of Prince’s life rather than a night dedicated to mourning. […]

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Prince mural in Chanhassen: Official unveiling announced

A new Prince mural at the Chanhassen Cinema will be officially unveiled tomorrow night, June 22, at 7 p.m. The Mayor of Chanhassen will join artist Mr G Hoete to unveil the mural, which will be dedicated to the late music icon’s family. Michael Holtz, who often DJed at Paisley Park, will be providing music […]

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Prince mural in progress at Chanhassen Cinema

Australian artist Mr G Hoete is currently painting a Prince mural on the exterior wall of the Chanhassen Cinema. “In honor of Prince Rogers Nelson,” wrote the theater on Facebook, “we at Five Star Cinemas would like to announce a new addition to our Chanhassen Cinema location — a 40 foot mural of the late […]

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The Current on Prince: From First Avenue to Paisley Park and beyond

“Isn’t the sky beautiful tonight?” That’s how Prince greeted The Current’s program director Jim McGuinn, who reported on his summer 2010 visit to Paisley Park in one of the first Prince stories ever published on The Current’s website. The Current was launched in 2005, and Prince became a supporter of the station. He showed that support […]

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Dave Chappelle and friends pay tribute to Prince at Minneapolis Juke Joint

Sure, there are plenty of obscenities. There’s alcohol. There’s a venue easily accessible by public transit in the heart of the city. And instead of the entertainer radiating confidence, confidence feels in-your-face. But there is the ambiance of a last-minute, spontaneously planned event. There’s a pre-show deejay set where hundreds of phoneless folks eagerly and […]

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Governor Dayton declares June 7 to be Prince Day in Minnesota

Tomorrow, June 7, would be Prince’s 58th birthday. In honor of the occasion, Gov. Mark Dayton has declared it Prince Day in the state of Minnesota. In the proclamation (below), Gov. Dayton encourages Minnesotans to wear purple on Tuesday in Prince’s honor. Click here to read about more ways Minnesotans are celebrating the occasion — […]

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