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The Purple Ones Celebrate 30th Anniversary of 'Purple Rain'

Ground-breaking, game changing, monumental - these are some of the words that regularly categorize Prince's 1984 movie and corresponding album, Purple Rain.

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Related Topix: Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Examiner.com

Saliva, MGK, and more concerts added; Powell and Lukens perform on Monday

Saliva , Machine Gun Kelly, Jamie Lynn Spears , and a host of others have added Central Iowa concerts over the past several days.

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Related Topix: MGK, Hip-Hop, Iowa, Best of 2007, Drama Movies, Music!, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk

Fri Jul 18, 2014

ContactMusic.com

Nicole Scherzinger: Beyonce is 'a great hugger'

Former Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger has described Beyonce as a ''great hugger'', and admitted the 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker had been a huge inspiration ''in every way''.

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Related Topix: Dance, Nicole Scherzinger, Hot Chicks, Drama Movies, Music!, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk

The Pitch

Purple Rain forecast tonight on the Central Library's roof

Prince is asking: Who's in the house for Purple Rain tonight on the roof of the Central Library ? The movie, which turns 30 this month, is the third in this summer's Off-the-Wall series.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Music!, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk, DVD Players

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WCKX-FM Columbus

Rare Footage Unearthed of Prince Recording 'Purple Rain'

During the summer of 1983, Prince was still an upstart musician. In early August of that year, he played benefit concert for the Minnesota Dance Theatre where he unveiled some new songs: "Let's Go Crazy," "I Would Die 4 U," "Baby I'm a Star," and "Purple Rain."

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Creative Loafing Tampa

Concert review: Morris Day and The Time at Mahaffey Theater

With the plethora of colorful, unique and memorable music stars that emerged in the 1980's, few came equipped the class, style, comedic timing and the talent of Morris Day.

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Related Topix: The Time, Pop/Rock, Music!, Drama Movies, Theater, Arts, Morris Day, St. Petersburg, FL

Mon Jul 14, 2014

RollingStone

See Prince's Original, Unedited 13-Minute Performance of 'Purple Rain'

Footage of the August 1983 concert that served as the basis for Prince 's performances in his 1984 film Purple Rain has leaked online, showcasing the original 13-minute cut of the song "Purple Rain" as heard on the album of the same name.

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Forward

The Secret Jewish History of Prince

In 1993, at the height of his fame, after selling millions of albums, collecting a closetful of Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy awards, and establishing himself as one of the all-time greats of rock 'n' roll, Prince did an odd thing: He changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph.

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Related Topix: Prince, Music!, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Drama Movies, Israel, World News, Middle East

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Daily Republic

HA1 4sker DA1 4's ambitious legacy lives on as 'Zen Arcade' turns 30

In 1984, three of that area's most prominent artists of the day released career-defining work in a four-month period: R&B/funk legend Prince served "Purple Rain," hardcore punk trio Husker Du dropped "Zen Arcade" and The Replacements issued "Let it Be."

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Related Topix: Husker Du, Punk, Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, The Replacements, St. Paul, MN

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Bohemian.com

Feeling Purple

Dr. Fink leads the Purple Xperience July 11 at the Phoenix Theater. 201 E. Washington St., Petaluma.

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Related Topix: Petaluma, CA, Women's Health, Health, Drama Movies, Music!

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Plain Dealer

'Purple Rain' and 9 other future reissues to buy

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "CSNY 1974," a reissue of live recordings from the band's epic 1970s tour, drops this week.

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Related Topix: Music!, Drama Movies, SCEA, SCE Japan Studio, Rain, Video Games, Comedy Movies, Garden State, Zach Braff, Oasis, Pop/Rock, Jimmy Eat World, Music, Entertainment

St. Petersburg Times

SoundCheck: Tim McGraw, Morris Day and the Time, Dave Matthews among top live music picks

Details: Saturday 7 p.m. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Music!, Morris Day, Tampa, FL, Clearwater, FL, Ray LaMontagne, Music, Entertainment

City Pages

Idina Menzel to sing National Anthem for MLB All-Star Game at Target Field

Just when you thought National Anthem couldn't get more viral, the wickedly talented Idina Menzel has been tapped to perform it at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, which will be held July 15 at Target Field.

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Related Topix: Idina Menzel, Pop/Rock, Panic! at the Disco, Hip-Hop, Music!, Drama Movies

Mon Jul 07, 2014

NOLA.com

With Prince nearby, an R&B reality TV performer goes crazy: Jarvis DeBerry

You might say that "Let's Go Crazy" was theme at the Essence Music Festival Friday night.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Music!, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk, R&B, R-N-B, Opinion

MTV

Is Robin Thicke's 'Paula' Creepy Or Sweet?

Those are just a few of the ways that Robin Thicke 's new album, Paula , out Tuesday, has been described by critics, bloggers, people who think it's just plain weird that the singer rush-recorded a whole album aimed at winning back his estranged wife, actress Paula Patton.

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Related Topix: Dance, Robin Thicke, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Marvin Gaye, Soul, Eric Clapton, Blues

Billboard

This Week In Billboard Chart History: Beyonce Scores First...

Beyonce performs on stage during "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" at the Staples Center on December 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA This week in 2003, Beyonce landed her first of five solo Hot 100 leaders with 'Crazy in Love.'

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

RollingStone

Prince and Nile Rodgers Cover David Bowie at Essence Festival

The Essence Music Festival turned into a funk royalty jam on Friday night when Prince and Nile Rodgers teamed up to cover David Bowie.

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Weekend

Prince Returns For Essence's 20th Celebration

Uttering his signature, "We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life," Prince opened his set for the 20th celebration of the Essence Festival and showed thousands Friday why a 10-year wait isn't a bad thing.

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Billboard

Highlights From Essence Fest 2014:Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott & More

Here's the thing about the Essence Festival - even though the Mercedes-Benz Superdome houses plenty of artists from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., there's music to see virtually every hour of the day all around New Orleans.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Marsha Ambrosius, Hip-Hop, Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Prince returns for Essence's 20th celebration

Prince teased the crowd at the 20th Essence Festival with appearances Friday night during sets by Janelle Monae and Nile Rodgers and his band, Chic.

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Related Topix: Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Funk, Nile Rodgers, Disco, Chic

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Purple Rain Movie Info

Directed by Albert Magnoli

Starring Prince and Apollonia Kotero

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