Local Current Blog

April 24, 2016

Music News: Prince mourned around the world

In the wake of the death of Prince on Thursday at age 57, the world mourned the beloved star with a vast array of tributes. Landmarks were lit purple and dance parties were held at cities everywhere, including a block party thrown by Spike Lee on Thursday night in Brooklyn. President Barack Obama, having eulogized Prince on the day […]

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All purple everything: Local restaurants create Prince-inspired treats

Three days have passed since the world lost Prince. His death’s immediacy has faded, mostly; the Twin Cities are now traveling through that strange tunnel between sharp pain and acceptance. We’ve worn purple, held dance parties, and listened to a Prince music marathon to help the process. This week, local businesses are joining in, using their […]

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Watch: Minneapolis City Hall bell tower plays Prince tribute

A crowd gathered at Minneapolis City Hall at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to hear Prince songs played on the building’s bell tower. From 1:00 to 1:30, bell player Tony Hill performed songs including “Kiss,” “1999,” “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “When You Were Mine” in tribute to the late music legend. The bell tower has only […]

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Prince and Beyoncé: Mavericks who matter

On Saturday night, I stepped back for a couple of hours from what had been an emotional whirlwind of unforgettable experiences, days that were hard but rewarding. I’d been working with my colleagues at The Current to help tell the story of Prince’s death and what it meant to everyone here in Minnesota. Last night, I […]

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