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16 hrs ago | The Independent

Prince's Purple Rain: A tour of The Artist's Minneapolis

Purple Rain turns 30 this week and to celebrate Christian Koch set off on a tour of Prince's hometown taking in music venues, film locations and even a night at Paisley Park Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Drama Movies, Purple Rain, Music!, Pop-Funk, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Travel

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, Purple Rain, Music!, Black Entertainment, Pop-Funk

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Surrey Advertiser

Review: Shane Richie and The Prelude at GuilFest 2014

From the Queen Vic to Stoke Park, Shane Richie and The Prelude rocked the GuilFest main stage crowd on Sunday afternoon The band opened their set with Let's Go Crazy by Prince, with Ritchie bursting onto stage in a leather jacket and leather trousers - a brave choice in the blistering Surrey sunshine.

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Related Topix: Shane Richie, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment

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

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

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: Purple Rain, Music!, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Drama Movies, Israel, World News, Middle East

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Humboldt Beacon

NBC weighs return for Maya Rudolph variety show

This March 7, 2013 file photo shows actress Maya Rudolph performing at "The Music of Prince" tribute concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Maya Rudolph, Black Entertainment, Pop-Funk

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Women 2

#YesWeCode Empowers the Next Generation of Women in Tech

Last weekend I had the honor and pleasure of serving as a mentor for the #YesWeCode Hackathon in New Orleans during Essence Festival on July 3-6.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Non-Profit, Drama Movies, Purple Rain, Music!, Black Entertainment, Pop-Funk

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, Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, The Replacements, St. Paul, MN

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Denver Westword

Purple Rain is still great, but the sound is terrible

Your copy of Purple Rain sounds terrible.That's no knock against the music, that urgent, neon, bug-funk zeitgeist bomb Prince straddled and launched and screamed on as it blew up the world -- kind of like what Slim Pickens did to that nuke in Dr. Strangelove, but with more cream.

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

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, Purple Rain, Music!, Black Entertainment, 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, Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies, 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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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies, Pop-Funk

SFGate

Gorgeous Tiburon home fit for a Prince, or an...

Okay, so this elaborate Tiburon property never actually belonged to Prince; but there is a tie to the Purple One - which we will reveal later- and it's not hard to imagine him here among the crystal chandeliers, marbled halls, and glittering views.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Purple Rain, Music!, Black Entertainment, Pop-Funk, Home Listing, Home, Tiburon, CA, Business News

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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Related Topix: Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Funk, Nile Rodgers, Music, Entertainment

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, Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment

Sat Jul 05, 2014

KDWN

Prince returns for Essencea 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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Related Topix: Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, The Time, Pop/Rock, Morris Day, Disco, Chic

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Prince returns for Essence's 20th celebration

And, who better to help make that happen than Prince, said Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc. Ebanks, in an interview prior to Friday's scheduled show, said Prince returns to the Superdome's center stage for a highly anticipated performance shrouded by a bit of purple haze.

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Related Topix: Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Essence Communications, Publishing, Media, Disco, Chic

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