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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
“Purple Rain” solidified Prince’s status as one of the greats. Like many Prince fans, Jesse McMonagle remembers where he was when he saw Prince’s cinematic debut. “I snuck into ‘Purple Rain’ when I was in fourth grade,” McMonagle said. And when tickets went on sale for a St. Paul stop on his “Live Out Loud Tour,” McMonagle bought ten tickets at $289 each
Star Tribune music critic Jon Bream recently interviewed Prince. He gives Chad some insight into that conversation.
Didn’t get a chance to see his super intimate performance at the Dakota Jazz Club this year? No worries. You have another chance.
How else would Prince shut down the South by Southwest Music Festival that is basically a weeklong showcase of rock n’ roll?
Billed as a special performance, the Recording Academy announced today, Monday, February 4, that previously announced performer Rihanna will join Bruno Mars and Sting for a special performance on the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. No […]
Five noteworthy events celebrate African Americans’ contributions to the history and culture of Minnesota.
Hot off the heels of Prince’s multi-evening stand at the Dakota Jazz Club, and fresh from the announcement that Prince will be honored with the Billboard Music Awards Icon Award, Prince now has a new website and a new song.