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April 22, 2016

Authorities release some details regarding Prince’s death, but autopsy results may take ‘weeks’

At a Friday afternoon press conference, Carver County officials said that it will likely take weeks for the results of Prince’s autopsy to be revealed. The autopsy was conducted Friday morning at the Midwest Medical Examiner’s office in Anoka County, and Prince’s body has now been released to his family, the office confirmed. Prince died at Paisley Park, […]

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Friday Five: Prince tributes from far and wide

Responses continue to pour in following Prince’s death on Thursday. Among them are several noteworthy musical tributes, including Thursday’s from-the-scene footage of Lizzo covering Prince outside First Avenue. Hamilton, “Let’s Go Crazy” Are we gonna let the elevator break us down? (Oh no let’s go) pic.twitter.com/8KL5DeW0FB — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) 22 de abril de 2016 […]

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First Avenue hosts all-night Prince party, plans more celebrations

In the last couple of years, I’ve heard so many touring artists pay tribute to Prince during their Minnesota tour stops that it’s been almost tempting to let the reverence become routine. Nate Ruess of fun. covered “Let’s Go Crazy” last summer; Francesco Yates (of dancefloor earworm “Sugar” fame) made the pilgrimage to First Avenue […]

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Prince faithful party through the night at First Avenue

As day became night on Thursday, Minneapolis continued to grieve Prince’s passing. After congregating at a block party outside First Avenue, the club that Purple Rain made internationally famous, the hordes moved the dancing inside the storied venue. As the party inside First Avenue began, the venue announced that Thursday would be just the first […]

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Review: ‘Elvis & Nixon’ fails to capture the real Elvis

The Oval Office meeting between Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon was one of the original pics-or-it-didn’t happen moments — and there were, indeed, pics. In fact, a photo of Elvis and Nixon shaking hands is the most requested image in the National Archives. Elvis & Nixon, a movie that opens in theaters today, reenacts […]

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