Prince (Musician)

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    August 6, 2014

    Why Garth Brooks is still relevant in 2014

    I have exactly two commercially manufactured CDs in my car, and both are by Garth Brooks. I have his 1989 eponymous debut and the seminal No Fences. When nothing else sounds right, Garth always does. Garth Brooks retired from the music business in 2001. After touring relentlessly for years, he want ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 6/23-6/29

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    June 23, 2014

    Bruno Mars at Xcel Energy Center, 6/21/14

    Bruno Mars Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Saturday, June 21, 2014 Bruno Mars is a real pro. Each aspect of his Saturday night performance of the Xcel -- his dancing, his singing, his guitar work and, of course, his songwriting -- displayed a broad, self-assured knowledge of pop history while slyly po ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    The Courtneys: Toto's "Africa" is our tour theme song

    Vancouver trio the Courtneys have fashioned a perpetual summer. It lives in the playful demeanor of their self-made workout videos, personality quiz and snapback caps. It lives in their ability to not take themselves too seriously. And it flourishes on the ramshackle joyride of their spirited self-t ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014

    Apollonia returns for Bobby Z's third Benefit 2 Celebrate Life!

    Prince & the Revolution drummer Bobby Z has unveiled the lineup for his third annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life! and there's a familiar face for Purple Rain diehards in the mix. Apollonia Kotero, who played a character by the same name in the film and was subjected to the waters of Not Lake Minne ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    The Current's 8th Birthday Party, Night One, 1/18/13

    The Current's 8th Birthday Party, Night One Featuring the 4onthefloor, the Twin Cities Funk and Soul All-Stars, Chastity Brown, and John Mark Nelson (with special guests Nicholas David and Zach Sobiech) First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, January 18, 2013 While the Current's 8th Birthday party lacked ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2012

    From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music

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    August 22, 2012

    Owl City's reclusive Adam Young opens up

    The electro-synth-pop musician talks inspiration

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    January 31, 2012

    The 802 Tour's luxurious experience hits the Walker in March

    ​On March 22 and 23, a collective of young, folk-rooted composers who were drinking buddies back in Vermont will perform at the Walker's William and Nadine McGuire Theater. If you read that sentence and a certain level of pretentious cultural superiority didn't come to mind, go back and read it ag ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Prince, Replacements, & First Avenue tattooed on St. Paul man

    ​It's one thing to talk about Minnesota pride, but it's another altogether to ink it permanently to your torso. St. Paul resident Sean Kelsey is the new champion in that department with an Ork Poster-esque tribute to many of our local cultural landmarks and heroes that he can show to his friends o ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Pachyderm Studios' Cannon Falls property for sale

    Photo via Edina Realty​Pachyderm Studios, best known as the recording site of Nirvana's final studio album, In Utero, as well as the place where dozens of local bands holed up in the early- to mid-'90s to record their work, has gone out of business once and for all and the property is now for sale ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Diddy Dirty Money with Lloyd and Tyga at Epic, 4/13/11

    Photos by Erik Hess​Diddy Dirty Money with Lloyd and TygaApril 13, 2011Epic NightclubFor this write-up, I could have skated by making jokes about how Diddy changed his name three times during the show or whatever -- but I'm a journalist dammit, not Jay Leno.  I came to check out the Dirty Mon ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    20 best blizzard people tweets of Snowmageddon 2010

    Photo: Nic McPheeBlizzard People​The blizzard unleashed a deluge of snow, and you unleashed a torrent of comment on Twitter. Sometimes it was to share shovel strategies, sometimes it was to bitch about about the snowplows. Sometimes it was to find humor in the mess. Here's some of what flew ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Janelle Monae and Of Montreal at First Avenue, 9/23/10

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​Of Montreal and Janelle MonaeSeptember 23, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisMuch like Janelle Monae's performance earlier this year at the Varsity Theater, it took the funk-fusion diva a few songs to fully engage with the audience, but once she was halfway into her set she had ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    This is why your DJ hates you

    DJ Rap and her angry slipmats​ Imagine showing up to work every day and each of your coworkers are drunk and shouting demands in your face. Hopefully this is not commonplace for you, but it happens nearly every night to those who claim DJing as a profession. I know what you're thinking -- someth ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010
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    April 2, 2010

    First Ave's Nate Kranz talks favorite shows, restaurants, and growing up with rock 'n' roll

    Photo by Sarah Sandusky​There's always been one consistent thing about First Avenue, throughout the years: the staff comes with a deep love of music. From the door person who frisks you at the door to the booking agent in the office, the staff has always been made up of people who liked the music ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    The Hold Steady, Atmosphere in good company on new Coachella lineup

    Minneapolis' own is set to be in good company at this spring's Coachella fest in Indio, Calif., which features a great supporting cast of artists.

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    October 6, 2008

    Coachella music festival dates announced

    coachella.jpgEverybody's favorite music festival, Coachella, just announced its 2009 dates.

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    September 29, 2008

    Bruce Springsteen to play this year's Superbowl haltfime show

    bruce.jpgThe NFL and NBC have announced that the Boss will rock this year's big ol' televised sporting event.

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    October 10, 2007
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    June 6, 2007
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    December 13, 2006
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    December 6, 2006

    MN SAT

    The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!

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    March 8, 2006

    She Bop

    It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present

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    March 1, 2006
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    February 6, 2006

    Prince on SNL: Scott Seekins in red?

    Is it me, or is Prince looking more and more like artist Scott Seekins? During his first Saturday Night Live performance in 16 years (video here), Prince wore the trademark Seekins pencil 'stache, headband, and suit, but in dark red and black rather than all-white (what Seekins wears in summer) or a ... More >>

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    November 2, 2005

    'Purple Rain' tonight, 'Sign O' the Times' Saturday

    How often do you get to see two great Prince films on the big screen in one week in his hometown? The "psychobiographical" fiction known as Purple Rain screens tonight at 9:00 p.m. at the Regal Brookdale Center 20 theater (6420 Camden Ave N, Mpls., 763.566.3456). The classic and rarely screened conc ... More >>

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    June 8, 2005

    Three Tracks, Echo, and a Bunch of Hungry Teenagers

    A short tour of some of the Twin Cities' historic recording studios

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    August 18, 2004

    One Nation, Invisible

    The untold story of local hip hop: 1981 to 1996

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    July 28, 2004

    I Hate 1984

    The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.

  • Arts

    July 14, 2004

    School of Funk

    Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.

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    September 3, 2003

    First Love

    The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.

  • Music

    February 12, 2003

    Love Stinks

    Who needs kissing? These non-nookie songs teach you more about love.

  • Music

    October 9, 2002

    I'm Still Standing

    S.U.S.P.E.C.T.S.: R.I.P.

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    July 25, 2001

    Purple Hazy

    In the past year, Prince has become a Jehovah's Witness, bitched about the record industry, canceled a national tour, and delayed the release of his new CD. But he doesn't want to talk about it.

  • Music

    July 11, 2001

    Jaxx of Clubs

    Basement Jaxx's Rooty is a wild card in the traditional dealings of dance music

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    June 13, 2001
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    July 12, 2000

    A Clockwork Purple

    How Prince's revolution was won--and where it got him

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    May 31, 2000
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    February 9, 2000
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    December 29, 1999

    A Power of Ten

    Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.

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    November 24, 1999
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    October 27, 1999

    Soul Survivors

    For years, local R&B's Best Kept Secret have stayed true to their name

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    August 11, 1999
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    July 21, 1999

    Release Yourself

    From Sly Stone's roughhouse to the Artist's clubhouse, groundbreaking bassist Larry Graham finds new power in Minnesota

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    June 9, 1999
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    March 11, 1998
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    February 5, 1997
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    November 20, 1996
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