Sound Unseen 2015 Highlights: Reviews In BriefThe Sound Unseen film festival launches this Wednesday, again bringing music-lovers in Minnesota insight into artists both obsurce and beloved, histories of creative titans and audio visionaries, and examples of how art can change the world.
Best Movies Filmed In MinnesotaSee if you recognize these iconic locations captured on film for some of the best movies made in Minnesota.
Backlash Against 'Mallrats' Choice For Most Iconic Minn. MovieCall it, #GrapeGate light. On Wednesday, I told you about Mashable, the website that named the most iconic movies shot in each state. And for Minnesota, they picked the 1995 comedy, "Mallrats." Well, negative reaction came faster than you could say "Chasing Amy."
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.
'Purple Rain's Tracks Ranked From Worst To BestIt'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.
PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-25-14To hear about the 30th Anniversary of "Purple Rain," and other high lights from Wednesday's show, Click the link above.
Prince Makes Peace With Warner, 'Purple Rain' Reissue ComingPrince 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.
One-On-One With Dave ChappelleComedian 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.
Cheaper Prince Tickets To Entice ‘Casual’ Fans“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
Top 10 Best Prince Songs EverIt's Prince's 54th birthday this Thursday. In honor of that and <em>Sign O' the Times</em>' 25 years of reminding Housequakers that "It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night," here are my picks for the 10 best Prince songs ever, with a self-imposed one-per-album limit.
Judge: Prince Should Pay $4M In NY Perfume Lawsuit A New York court says Prince should pay almost $4 million to a perfume company that claimed he hobbled its efforts to market a perfume named for one of his albums.
Movie Blog: Walker Location Scouts, Finds MNMinnesota's cinematic legacy mostly stresses quality over quantity, as I think seems clear from the list of the best Minnesota-set movies I posted awhile back. In the sense that there aren't too many other Minnesota movies to choose from once you get past the 10 in that list.