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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”

Post-curtain call at Richard Rodgers Theatre on Thursday, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the rest of the Hamilton cast held an in-costume dance party. Catch the full version on Facebook.

Lizzo, “The Beautiful Ones”

After the crowd made way for Lizzo to get to the stage on Thursday, she performed an incredible, Beyoncé-inspired cover of “The Beautiful Ones.” For a closer look of the full performance, watch the Current’s archived livestream.

Mumford & Sons, “Nothing Compares 2 U”

Last night at the Xcel Energy Center, Mumford & Sons pulled off a sprawling version of “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

Reid Jamieson – “When Doves Cry”

Toronto singer/songwriter Reid Jamieson teamed up with his wife, Carolyn Victoria Mill, in this dark, acoustic cover of “When Doves Cry.”

Lydia Loveless – “I Would Die 4 U”

Rootsy singer/songwriter Lydia Loveless’s “I Would Die 4 U” is spirited and genuine.