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Prince’s Caribbean escape, with purple driveway, to be auctioned on July 12

The West Indies archipelago of Turks and Caicos doesn’t have much in common with Chanhassen, Minnesota — but Prince made sure that visitors to his Caribbean retreat knew they were on his turf. The five-acre estate features a winding purple driveway, which is understandably highlighted in photos advertising the property’s upcoming auction. “This estate is […]

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New album of unreleased Prince music planned for fall 2018

Troy Carter, an executive who’s serving as “entertainment advisor” to Prince’s estate, tells Variety that the estate is planning to release “a full-length album” of previously unreleased Prince material on Sept. 28. Although Carter didn’t divulge many details about the music, he indicted that the release will be a cohesive body of work from a […]

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Holidae debut “Royalty” video, announce forthcoming EP

Pop duo Holidae made a splash in 2016, winning the Star Tribune‘s Are You Local? contest and performing sets all over the Twin Cities. Then, they briefly dipped under the radar. Today, vocalist Ashley Gold and producer Garrett Neal are back with big news; not only have they dropped a new music video today, they’re also planning […]

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First Avenue and Surly to release collaborative beer: +1 Golden Ale

“We sell a ton of Surly, so I think it’s going to be pretty popular,” First Avenue’s typically understated general manager Nate Kranz tells the Star Tribune about +1 Golden Ale, a new beer being brewed by Surly and featuring the imprimatur of the legendary Minneapolis rock club. “The key to +1 is balance and […]

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Sheila E. and fDeluxe to perform at Paisley Park’s Celebration 2018

Sheila E. and fDeluxe will perform at Paisley Park for Celebration 2018 this spring, the venue announced this morning. Paisley Park also announced a list of guest speakers — including the likes of photographer Steve Parke, the Time’s Jellybean Johnson, and close Prince confidante Kirk Johnson. The three-day event, scheduled for April 19-22, is the […]

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Best Buy to stop selling CDs — but will continue to sell vinyl

In a development that would have been unthinkable 25 years ago, Best Buy will stop selling compact discs — but will continue to sell vinyl. As of July 1, reports Billboard, CDs will disappear from Best Buy store shelves, but the Richfield-based chain will continue to sell vinyl records for at least two years. It’s […]

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Prince to receive honorary doctorate from University of Minnesota

This April, Prince will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Minnesota — an honor that was being planned prior to his tragically premature death on April 21, 2016. The posthumous presentation will take place in conjunction with “Prince from Minneapolis,” a symposium taking place at the university from April 16-18. The symposium announced […]

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