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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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Fri Jul 11, 2014
#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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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."
Wed Jul 09, 2014
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.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
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.
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.
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.'
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.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
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.
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.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
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.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
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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.
Prince's return shrouded in mystery as he helps mark Essence Fest's 20th celebration
To mark the 20th celebration of the Essence Festival, organizers said they wanted the milestone anniversary to be as special or better than anything anyone had ever experienced.
How Much Does It Cost To Book Your Favourite Band?
Having your favourite band play at your birthday party or wedding would be a dream come true for any music fan, but sadly it doesn't come cheap.
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Pianist happy to pay homage to 'Purple Rain'
Next weekend, the Bay Area native will stop in Vallejo for a show celebrating the 30th anniversary of Prince's "Purple Rain."
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Purple is the New Black
Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. It is associated with royalty and symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition.
Take DJ Soul Sister's Prince trivia quiz, in advance of her all-Prince DJ party June 6
In this Aug. 6 2011 file photo, American singer and songwriter Prince performs on the Isle of Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
StudioA: Prince gives Liv Warfield his blessing
Soul singer and Prince protege Liv Warfield stopped by USA TODAY's StudioA to perform some new material off her new album, 'The Unexpected.'
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Coffee Talk: ESSENCE Festival Headliner Prince Celebrates 30th Anniversary of 'Purple Rain'
Prince celebrated the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain with a surprise late-night concert in Minneapolis with co-star, Apollonia Kotero.
Thousands rally against tossing out buggery act; shout out for clean, righteous living - News
POLICE last night estimated that around 25,000 Jamaicans turned out in their black, green and gold to support the Jamaica CAUSE mass rally in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew.