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Did Prince pick the best place in America to settle down?

No, not Minneapolis. Yes, Prince was born and raised in the Mill City, but in the early ’80s he bought a lakeside house in Chanhassen, the Carver County suburb that would remain Prince’s primary home (aside from stints in Los Angeles and Toronto) for the remainder of his life. “Chanhassen offers more than a chance […]

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Paisley Park announces music and culture film screening series

Paisley Park has announced a film series showcasing “important films — each reflecting a profound moment in music and culture.” The three films, presented on successive Saturdays next month (Jan. 11, 18, and 25), are Wattstax, Amazing Grace, and Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. DJ afterparties will follow the first and third movies in the series. Announcing the […]

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Paisley Park to host listening party for Prince’s ‘Piano & a Microphone 1983’

Paisley Park announced on Monday that the Chanhassen venue and museum will be dedicating Friday’s Paisley Park After Dark party to Piano & A Microphone 1983. The album, being released that day, is a collection of private rehearsal recordings including renditions of “Purple Rain” and “International Lover,” among many others. Three tracks from the album have already […]

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FDeluxe and Funk Soldiers close out a Celebration 2018 full of Prince music and memories at Paisley Park

Will Celebration return? It sure sounds like it, based on the questions that Graceland’s managing partner Joel Weinshanker asked attendees on Saturday — and the responses he got. “Who’s coming back next year?” he asked a full soundstage audience before the evening activities began at Paisley Park. Most hands shot up. “Okay,” he noted. “Next […]

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