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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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Prince Makes Peace With Warner, ‘Purple Rain’ Reissue Coming

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.

04/18/2014

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Minnesota Music Students To Play With Midwest Jazz Band

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.

04/14/2014

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Prince Planning Paisley Park Parties This Weekend

“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.”

03/27/2014

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Must-See US Technology Conventions In 2014

Among the must-see technology conventions to visit are the Cloud Expo in New York, E3 2014 in Los Angeles, MacWorld/iWorld and Dreamforce in San Francisco and South by Southwest in Austin.

02/04/2014

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Jimmy Jam’s Former Lake Mtka. Home On Auction Block

The view of Lake Minnetonka from the house that Jimmy Jam built is breathtaking. This 22,000-square-foot property sits on 3.5 acres, complete with 300 feet of Lake Minnetonka shoreline. WCCO was the first to show viewers inside the home before it went up for sale last summer. Scott Stabeck of the Stabeck Group at Lakes Sotheby’s Realty in Wayzata is the listing agent.

01/15/2014

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One-On-One With Dave Chappelle

Comedian Dave Chappelle is enjoying a successful run at First Avenue and he’s also added an extra show at the Pantages Theatre Saturday. Today, Chappelle sat down with his good friend, WCCO reporter, Reg Chapman to talk about his week in Minneapolis, what’s ahead and more.

11/14/2013

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Prince Fans Turn Out For Late Night ‘Pajama Party’

If you’re a fan of the purple one it’s likely that you had a very light night Friday that spilled into Saturday morning. For $50, hundreds of people donned their pajamas and waited hours in line to see Prince perform at Paisley Park in Chanhassen.

10/19/2013

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Prince To Hold Pajama Dance Party At Paisley Park

He hadn’t opened Paisley Park for a concert in four years – now Prince is doing it for the second time this month! And, this time it’s a pajama dance party.

10/16/2013

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Prince Fans Rave After Paisley Park Concert

Prince put on a quite a show at his Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen on Saturday night, to hear the reviews from fans outside afterward. The concertgoers said that Prince took to the stage for about two hours and played songs that weren’t necessarily limited to greatest hits.

10/06/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All': Lowry Tunnel Cleaning, Peaches & Royal Last Names

Why does the Lowry Tunnel need cleaning? How do you determine a good peach? Does the baby prince have a last name?

07/26/2013

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Best Music Producers In Minnesota

From international acts to one of the most interesting and diverse local scenes in the country, Minnesota is a premier music destination. These are the producers that help make it all happen.

06/27/2013

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