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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on the death of music superstar Prince (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A state senator in Minnesota is pushing to make the official state color purple in honor of music superstar Prince. Sen. Karin Housley tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press that she...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Clapton is sharing his grief over Prince's death, calling him "a true genius." In a Facebook post Saturday, Clapton also tells how the artist inspired him to write the song "Holy Mother." Clapton recalled a period in the 1980s when he was on the road and...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bob Dylan left Minnesota, but Prince never did. When the music superstar died at age 57, it was in the same suburban Minneapolis studio compound where he had lived for years. He could have opted for the glamour of either coast but stayed home, where fans...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Days before his death, Prince tweeted a photo of a custom-made purple piano intended to be a centerpiece of his scheduled tour. The piano, which was delivered to Prince's home at Paisley Park in Minnesota a few weeks ago, was a rush job that had to be...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on the death of music superstar Prince (all times local): 1:45 p.m. For the third straight day, Prince fans in Minnesota are flocking to sites made famous by the music superstar and hometown hero. Hundreds have been mourning outside of Prince's...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will be offering free admission and limited hours during the week of the Republican National Convention this summer under a sponsorship deal with AT&T. Cleveland.com reports ( http://bit.ly/1pp9IMU ) the museum...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Blue Man Group is the latest musical act to cancel shows in North Carolina after the state's passage of a law limiting anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community. The group was scheduled to perform June 17 through June 19 in Charlotte but...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in their athleticism. But after his death at age 57 — following a series of canceled shows and a reported emergency plane landing...
NEW YORK (AP) — Slight, soft-spoken and just 5-foot-2, Prince improbably cut an imposing figure. So it was two years ago, when I waited in his Paisley Park studios for what would be our third and final sit down: Me, the commoner, awaiting the prince who was actually king. The...