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Prince Removes His Music From Most Streaming Services

Without any explanation, Prince has removed his music from services such as Spotify and Rdio.

07/02/2015

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Prince Removes Music From All Streaming Services Except TIDAL

As of now, no official word on why Prince has removed his music from Apple Music, Spotify and Rdio is available directly from the artist.

07/02/2015

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African-American Music Month Celebrates Unique Voices In Minnesota

The month of June is known for more than the beginning of summer — nationally, it’s also African-American Music Appreciation Month.

06/06/2015

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4 Things To Know: Prince’s New Song, 2 Shootings & The Race For The Cure

Here’s a look at the four things you need to know for May 10, 2015.

05/10/2015

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Prince To Live Stream Concert For Baltimore

The unrest in Baltimore has inspired Prince to write a new song. On Sunday at 8:00 p.m., he’s holding a “Rally for Peace” there to show his support, and he’s live streaming the audio of the concert for free.

05/09/2015

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4 Things To Know: SpaceX Abort Test, Prince Baltimore Concert & More

From Prince announcing a Baltimore concert to new words added to the dictionary, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, May 6.

05/06/2015

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Prince Announces ‘Rally 4 Peace’ Concert In Baltimore

Minnesota music icon, Prince, has announced he’ll play a major concert in Baltimore, Maryland. The event, called “Rally 4 Peace”, comes as racial tensions in that city continue to boil over after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.

05/06/2015

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Prince Wrote a Song Honoring Freddie Gray & the People of Baltimore

Prince has recorded a song that will address the recent riots in Baltimore after the death of 25-year-old Baltimore man Freddie Gray. According to Billboard, who spoke with a spokesperson for Prince, the track will be a “tribute to all people of the city of Baltimore.”

05/01/2015

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Nice Ride Minnesota Rolls Out Bike Tours

We have been having an incredible spring with so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather. Minnesota’s bike share program — Nice Ride — continues to expand, offering up a chance for anyone to hit the many miles of trails our state has.

04/18/2015

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New Album (And Lawsuit) Puts Prince Protege In Spotlight

Judith Hill is used to false starts in her career. She was set to have a major platform as Michael Jackson’s backup singer for his “This Is It” comeback concerts when he died before they could begin; she was also a leading contender on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2013 before getting voted off before the finals.

04/07/2015

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Prince Surprises Everyone By Dropping New Track ‘What If’

What if Prince just surprised us all this Friday morning (March 13) with a brand new track? Well, don’t wonder, it happened.

03/13/2015

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Prince’s Grammy Shade Face Stole The Show

A few Grammy nominees with Minnesota connections won golden gramophones on Sunday night, but the biggest Minnesota winner of all was presenter Prince, according to the reception on Twitter. Prince was on hand to present the album of the year award, which many expected to go to either Beyonce or Sam Smith.

02/09/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Singer Robert Robinson

Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Jermaine Jackson. They’re all great performers and singers, and one local man has gotten to sing along side all of them. Robert Robinson also opened one of Prince’s birthdays and was a featured vocalist with pianist Lorie Line, but he never saw singing as a career.

12/16/2014

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Billy Joel Is Coming To Target Center

The Piano Man is coming to Target Center next spring for his first show at the arena in 15 years. The announcement came Thursday morning after Target Center posted a photo to social media the previous night showing Times Square with a big sign reading “Happy 1999.”

12/11/2014

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A Few Takeaways From A Tour Of Paisley Park With Prince

Prince is still cooler than you: He’s the only person who can pull off wearing a shirt with his image — and look epic doing it.

09/29/2014

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Prince Exalts In His ‘Heaven’

In the spring, Prince, 56, finally gained what he had sought for more than two decades — control of his musical masters, and, in a larger sense, his musical legacy.

09/29/2014

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State Holding Onto More Than $600M In Unclaimed Assets

The state is apparently holding onto more than half billion dollars in unclaimed assets. And they’re not making a big effort to return that money.

09/01/2014

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Prince To Release New Album In September

Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30. The pop icon announced Monday that he would release “Art Official Age” on Warner Bros. Records, the label Prince was signed to from 1978 to the mid-1990s, but later battled for the rights to his music.

08/25/2014

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Best Singer-Songwriters In Minnesota

In Minnesota, there are ample opportunities to see some of the best singers perform. Check out these amazing musicians from the home team.

07/24/2014

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30 Years On, Apollonia Kotero Looks Back At ‘Purple Rain’

It’s been 30 years since “Purple Rain” graced movie screens in theaters across the country. The film launched Minnesota’s own Prince into the national spotlight, and introduced the world to his co-star Apollonia Kotero.

06/27/2014

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‘Purple Rain’s Tracks Ranked From Worst To Best

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three decades since Prince bade us to “dig if you will a picture.” Yes, the blockbuster Purple Rain album — a 20 million unit monster that still stands atop the list of the bestselling Minnesota albums ever release, well ahead of Bob Dylan’s two separate Greatest Hits compilations — was released on June 25, 1984.

06/25/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-25-14

To hear about the 30th Anniversary of “Purple Rain,” and other high lights from Wednesday’s show, Click the link above.

06/25/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-29-14

Miss something from this morning’s show? CLICK THE LINK ABOVE to head to the PODCAST PAGE.

05/29/2014

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Local Drummers Celebrated At Minneapolis Concert

They are the heartbeat of every band, providing that driving beat that keeps the music together. Minneapolis is home to some of the best drummers in the world, and this weekend they will be honored.

05/23/2014

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Prince Puts Spanish Villa Up For Sale

If you’ve ever wanted to live within the hallowed halls of Prince lore, or if you just want a convenient way to escape this state where “Sometimes It Snows in April,” you may be in luck. Provided you have a few million just collecting dust, the Purple One has put his house in Spain up on the market.

04/29/2014

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