Local Current Blog

April 21, 2017

"Prince Lives On" graffiti in front of First Avenue (Steve Cohen)

Documenting Minnesota’s reaction when Prince died

I was on my fifth day of jury duty when Prince died. We were on a break in the Hennepin County courthouse when the news started breaking on social media. During lunch the news was on CNN. When the trial ended, I gravitated toward First Avenue. That day, and the following days, I traveled back […]

"Prince Lives On" graffiti in front of First Avenue (Steve Cohen)
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Governor Dayton declares today Prince Day in Minnesota

Governor Mark Dayton has declared today “Prince Day” in the state of Minnesota to honor the legendary musician on the one-year anniversary of his death. The proclamation, announced Wednesday, coincides with celebrations taking place at Paisley Park and First Avenue this weekend in memory of Prince. This is the third state-wide Prince Day since the […]

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Music round-up: Minnesotan artists pay tribute to the Purple One

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death, we wanted to round up some of our favorite local tributes to the pop icon. While dozens of others are out there, our list was limited to songs available online. Here’s our top picks for Minnesota-made Prince homages and covers. Tickle Torture, “Full Court Press (feat. Velvet Negroni)” […]

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