Here’s a look at the four things you need to know for May 10, 2015.
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.
From Prince announcing a Baltimore concert to new words added to the dictionary, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, May 6.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
What if Prince just surprised us all this Friday morning (March 13) with a brand new track? Well, don’t wonder, it happened.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Minnesota, there are ample opportunities to see some of the best singers perform. Check out these amazing musicians from the home team.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. announced Friday that it had reached an agreement with the pop icon.
Minnesota is home to some of the most unique sounds in the music industry. The sounds of Bob Dylan, Prince, The Jayhawks and Doomtree have inspired countless of inspiring artists to pick up instruments. Many of whom come to St. Paul, Minn. to the McNally Smith College of Music where classes focus on performance, recording and engineering.
“Sometimes It Snows In April,” and sometimes the Purple One shows up to “Play in the Sunshine” at Paisley Park in March. Prince is planning a big party at Paisley Park this weekend called “Paisley Park After Dark.”