Wendy Melvoin

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Princess: We've been obsessed with Prince for over 30 years

    College pals Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, the pair behind Prince tribute act Princess, make for the perfect combination of soulful spirit and high regard for the Purple One's ouvre and its musical legacy. Rudolph, who often showed off her singing voice as a Saturday Night Live cast member, an ... More >>

  • News

    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

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Bobby Z on Revolution reunion: We'll know if Prince is coming when he's onstage

    ​Last year, Prince & the Revolution drummer Robert Rivkin, AKA Bobby Z was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack, and his survival was uncertain. After a year of rehabilitation, Z is healthy, and has started a foundation, My Purple Heart, to benefit heart health education and working in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Prince's band 'The Family' reuniting as fDeluxe

    ​It's been about four years since rumors started circulating that the Family, the band formed by Prince in the mid-'80s, was planning on reuniting and recording an album. And now, with a show on the books and their record in the can, the Family is re-emerging as the band fDeluxe.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    53 things you might not know about Prince

    A November 1984 issue of City Pages​Devoted Gimme Noise readers already know that we're big fans of Prince around these parts -- we even have an entire wing of our blog roped off for Purple One-related posts. So when we heard today is Prince's 53rd birthday, we jumped at the chance to geek out and ... More >>

  • News

    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

  • Arts

    July 12, 2000

    A Clockwork Purple

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

  • Music

    October 28, 1998