It was a clear departure from his previous live performances over the years, but his Thursday night concert in Atlanta is one Kenya Taylor will never forget. “The minute he walked out on stage, everybody lost it. He sat down at the piano and started singing," recalled the Peachtree resident of attending Prince’s last concert performance April 14. He was resuming his new … [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.
Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith issued a proclamation this morning declaring Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to be “Prince Day” in Minnesota. Prince (Rogers Nelson) was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He passed away suddenly on April 21, 2016. Prince would have been 58 years old tomorrow. The proclamation issued today by Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor … [Read more...]
On Monday, June 6, Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith declared Tuesday, June 7, 2016 as "Prince Day" in the state of Minnesota ahead of what would have been the music pioneer's 58th birthday. The declaration is meant to "celebrate Prince’s life and many contributions – not only in arts and culture, but also in his many acts of service to his fellow Minnesotans," according to … [Read more...]
MN lawmakers propose Prince-inspired rights of publicity bill News Brief Both the Minnesota Senate and House are proposing a bill that would protect a person’s legacy after they have died. Twenty-four states already have a right of publicity law, which prohibits the unauthorized commercial use of a person’s name, likeness, or other recognizable aspects of one's persona … [Read more...]
Rest in Peace! Millions around the world were in a state of shock to learn of the passing of Prince at 57. History will record and identify Prince Rodgers Nelson as one of the greatest musical geniuses of this nation. Minnesota and Minnesotans should feel proud of this native son, acknowledged as a “prodigious talent and relentless innovator” who rose “from humble origins to … [Read more...]