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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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No, Bruno Mars is not playing Prince in a biopic

Funk-pop artist Bruno Mars has been showing up in Minnesota music news quite a bit in the past few days. He kicked off night one of two at the Xcel Energy Center last night (the second performance is tonight at 8) and now there is news circulating about how he’s not playing the role of Prince […]

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Pitchfork: ‘Purple Rain’ was the best album of the ’80s, and Minnesota music ruled the decade

Pitchfork, perhaps the most-respected critical outlet in music, has just published a new list of the 200 best albums of the 1980s. According to the publication’s editorial staff, the decade’s best album was Prince’s Purple Rain. As City Pages notes, that represents a vault upwards in status for the classic soundtrack; when Pitchfork last listed the […]

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University of Minnesota sets a date to award honorary degree to Prince

On Sept. 26 at Ted Mann Concert Hall, the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts will be honoring Prince by presenting him with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Considered the University’s highest honor, the degree is given to people who made significant cultural contributions in their lifetime. In June 2016, the University […]

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23 Prince albums from 1995-2010 now available on streaming services

As the result of a distribution deal with Sony, 23 Prince albums originally released from 1995 to 2010 are now available on major streaming services. Some were previously available on Tidal, but the widespread availability of these albums — some of which were originally released only to members of Prince’s NPG Music Club — will […]

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