Purple Rain was a commercial and cultural breakthrough. Purple Rain doesn’t avoid the White world; it is included without self-impeding awareness and recalls Lorraine Hansberry’s “I don’t go around thinking about being Black twenty-four hours a day” as much as it fulfills Prince’s utopian manifesto. – Armond White On July 26, 1984, Prince’s first motion picture, Purple … [Read more...]
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Thirty-five years ago this month, Warner Bros. Records released the soundtrack to Prince’s debut motion picture Purple Rain. The first record to officially be credited to Prince and The Revolution, Purple Rain yielded five hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart including two number-ones (“When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy”) and the title track which peaked … [Read more...]
“We're at a place now in this country where we're going to have to work together and stop looking at each other's affiliations and start taking care of one another. These are desperate times.” —Prince On April 21, 2016, it seemed as though the world just stopped. When the unimaginable reports of Prince’s passing were confirmed that Thursday morning, humanity was at once … [Read more...]
In honor of the third anniversary of Prince’s passing on April 21, Paisley Park will celebrate his legacy with several events and tributes. Beginning Thursday, April 18, fans touring Paisley Park can once again place memorial messages on a special Prince4Ever tribute fence within the interior grounds of the property. The fence will display many of the fan-donated memorial … [Read more...]
Paisley Park is partnering with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) to welcome more students into Prince’s iconic sanctuary in Chanhassen. It was announced today that through a structured program, MPS students will be offered admission-free tours and music education experiences, helping to equalize opportunity and access for students who may not otherwise have the ability to … [Read more...]