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March 7, 2016

Music News: Prince walks purple carpet to glory at Oakland arena show

On Friday night, Prince played the second arena show in his solo “Piano & a Microphone” concert series, enthralling the Oracle Arena in Oakland. As Zack Ruskin reports in Consequence of Sound, Prince walked a purple carpet to get to his circular platform in the center of the arena — and then rode a lighted bicycle to leave. […]

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Bob Dylan announces new album, ‘Fallen Angels’

Bob Dylan has announced his 37th (!) studio album. Fallen Angels will be released on May 20, according to a seemingly-deleted post on Dylan’s Facebook page, and will be given free to each buyer of a pair of tickets at most stops on Dylan’s summer tour. The tour, which will feature Mavis Staples — a longtime […]

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