Prince

Celebrating the life, music and legacy of Prince. This coverage is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

How Prince’s ‘Batman’ pioneered the superhero superstar soundtrack


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Kendrick Lamar’s new album is a soundtrack. Black Panther: The Album was curated by Lamar, who performs on five of the 14 tracks. In Ryan Coogler’s movie, which opens Friday, music from Lamar’s album is artfully blended with music by Ludwig Göransson, whose orchestral score incorporates musicians recorded in Senegal and South Africa. The way Lamar’s…

Meet Dave Rusan, builder of Prince's iconic Cloud Guitar


Meet Dave Rusan, builder of Prince's Cloud Guitar

Watch video of Dave Rusan talking about he got the assignment to design and build a very special guitar for Prince, seen in the 'Purple Rain' film and onstage at Prince's live shows. Rusan also describes how the guitar is made, and what having built this special guitar means to him today.

Prince's sexiest songs, according to Har Mar Superstar


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Minnesota's own Har Mar Superstar gave Jade his picks for Prince's 12 sexiest songs. Listen to his selections, read about how he chose them, and find out which one he's been regularly covering on tour.

Flashback: When Miles Davis played with Prince at Paisley Park


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When listeners hear the name Miles Davis, they might think of some of his early works like Kind of Blue and Birth of the Cool, but those albums were just the beginning. Even as a young musician, Davis was always ahead of his time. He never liked to look back on the past and was…

Prince to receive honorary doctorate from University of Minnesota


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This April, Prince will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Minnesota — an honor that was being planned prior to his tragically premature death on April 21, 2016. The posthumous presentation will take place in conjunction with “Prince from Minneapolis,” a symposium taking place at the university from April 16-18. The symposium announced…