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...]
A space for articles pertaining to the life, legacy and passing of Minneapolis native son Prince Rogers Nelson, who died April 21, 2016.
Percussionist, singer/songwriter and longtime Prince protégé and musical collaborator, Sheila E., officially announced today her plans for a concert at Minnesota Orchestra Hall to honor Prince and his charitable contributions to the community. The concert entitled “Purple Philanthropy Sheila E. Benefit Concert” scheduled for October 23, will kick off a season of fundraising … [Read more...]
UPDATE: More details were released today about what is being billed as "The Official Prince Tribute Concert" planned by his estate. According to the press release, Stevie Wonder will headline an all-star line up that includes "Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, John Mayer, Tori Kelly, Anita Baker, Doug E. Fresh, Luke James, Bilal, Mint Condition along with Prince’s inner circle, … [Read more...]
The Minnesota State Fairgrounds will be bathed in purple August 26 to honor Minnesota’s native son, the late musical legend Prince. Organizers are asking attendees to come together in their best purple attire and Prince gear and enjoy rides and buildings lit up in purple. There will be Prince music, tributes, and covers at various stages throughout the fairgrounds and a Prince … [Read more...]
On June 10 the University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted to honor the late Minneapolis-born musical icon Prince with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the College of Liberal Arts. The U of M was reportedly in the process of honoring Prince prior to his passing April 16, 2016. Members of his family will be presented with the honor at a later date, according … [Read more...]