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April 25, 2016

Music News: Prince reigns atop album charts

Prince has claimed the number one and number two slots atop the Billboard 200, in the wake of his sudden death last Thursday. The Very Best of Prince tops the chart, and Purple Rain is in the number two spot. It’s Prince’s first time atop the chart since 3121 debuted at number one in 2006. Both Prince’s close friend Sheila […]

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Minnesota Legislature honors Prince

“As history looks back on the contributions he made, he will be remembered in the same legion as Aaron Copland and many, many of the great composers who broke new genre and new ground,” Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) said this morning as the Minnesota Senate honored Prince. “We’re proud of course that sound that he […]

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Sheila E. says Paisley Park museum, Minneapolis tribute concert planned

Sheila E., the musician who was a longtime friend and collaborator of Prince, says that there are plans to open Paisley Park as a museum, and that she’s the musical director of a tribute concert being planned for Minneapolis. Speaking Sunday with Entertainment Tonight, Sheila E. described the private memorial service held for Prince on Saturday at […]

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