The Twin Cities will be full of celebrations this week to honor the life and legacy of Prince, leading up to the one-year anniversary of his passing, April 21. The celebrations will include Minneapolis landmarks lit up in purple April 20-21. Some events have already sold out, but there's still plenty of purple fun to be had around town to honor the artistic and philanthropic … [Read more...]
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It was announced Tuesday, November 28, that Paisley Park will mark the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death with a celebration to honor his legacy. Entitled “Celebration 2017,” the four-day event kicks off April 20, 2017 at Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen. According to the press release, the event will bring together artists who have worked closely with the late icon … [Read more...]
Better it should follow the celebration of his work “Uptown,” “Calhoun Square”: the late musician Prince was known for writing songs that spoke of areas around his Twin Cities hometown. But none were more significant than “Paisley Park.” On October 6, Prince’s Chanhassen home was opened for fans to tour. The massive white structure made up of geometric squares, … [Read more...]
(MGN Online) Paisley ParkPaisley Park, once the private estate and production complex of late Minnesota musical icon Prince, is now a permanent museum. On October 24, the Chanhassen City Council unanimously voted to rezone the property to allow for ongoing public tours starting October 28. The family and estate of the late singer announced August 24 that the property would … [Read more...]
Percussionist, singer/songwriter and longtime Prince protégé and musical collaborator, Sheila E., paid homage to Prince and his legacy of charitable giving with the "Purple Philanthropy" concert at Minnesota Orchestra Hall Oct. 23. Sheila's father, jazz percussionist Pete Escovedo, members of Prince's family, ex-wife Mayte and other Prince associates, plus young local … [Read more...]