This two-part installment of Purple Music shares the story of how Robyne Robinson — Twin Cities broadcast legend, style guru, and cultural icon in her own right — came to be the first and only media professional to interview Prince Rogers Nelson on local television. Conclusion of a two-part story Prince’s request for an interview was still fresh on Robyne … [Read more...]
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NNPA hosts screening of The American King: As told by an African Priestess starring Akon In an effort to improve ties between the African Diaspora and the Black community in America, Nigerian filmmaker Jeta Amata teamed up with Prince Adah Obekpa, Vanessa Teemsma, and Joan McCarthy to make a comedic, yet timely, film titled “The American King: As Told by an African … [Read more...]
This two-part installment of Purple Music shares the story of how Robyne Robinson — Twin Cities broadcast legend, style guru, and cultural icon in her own right — came to be the first and only media professional to interview Prince Rogers Nelson on local television. First of a two-part story One night in Fargo It was a summer night in 1984 when — sitting in a Town … [Read more...]
If you haven’t experienced George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic live, you’ve missed out on an incredible experience. This latest tour is reportedly Clinton’s last before he retires, and let me just say, the man can still funk after all these years. Clinton and his crew landed the mothership at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on July 17 to a sold-out crowd. The … [Read more...]
Radio trailblazer is grateful for longevity London may have Meghan Markle, but honey, we’ve got Jearlyn Steele! Ms. Thing is Twin Cities royalty as a member of the world-renowned singing family The Steeles. In addition to making music with her siblings J.D., Fred, Billy and Jevetta, Jearlyn has performed with such legends as Prince, George Clinton and Mavis Staples. … [Read more...]