Prince and First Avenue: a history of the club's ties to its brightest star

Prince and First Avenue: a history of the club's ties to its brightest star

First Avenue nightclub will forever be tied to Prince's legacy, as it has been since 1981. Here's a look at the history they shared.

History Theater musical 'Complicated Fun' is a Minneapolis mixtape

April 28
History Theater musical 'Complicated Fun' is a Minneapolis mixtape
"Complicated Fun" is a musical love letter to the 1980s Twin Cities music scene.

Prince's Revolution bandmates announce reunion plans

April 27
Prince's Revolution bandmates announce reunion plans
The "Purple Rain"-era players hatched their plans at a gathering with many more of the singer's associates Sunday night in Minneapolis.
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Prince of pop, king of style

Prince was more than a musical virtuoso; he was a veritable style magnate. Onstage and off, his style transcended narrow gender constructs and pushed boundaries…
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Classical this week: Shostakovich, 'Petrushka' and a Mothers Day celebration of female composers

The fiery Shostakovich Shostakovich wrote his Eighth Symphony as World War II was turning decisively in the Allies’ favor, and there are stories of him…
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In the five days since Prince’s death, fans have continued to gather at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, leaving flowers and balloons.

7 charities to give to in honor of Prince's memory

Like nearly everything else in his life, Minneapolis's rock icon was private about his philanthropy. But here is firsthand knowledge about causes Prince championed.
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Big Gigs for April 29-May 6: Paul McCartney, Ellie Goulding and more

  The Who: This is it for this once-great British rock band. Pete Townshend’s hearing is shot. Let’s hope Roger Daltrey’s voice has recovered from…
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10:59am

Big Gigs for April 22-28: Bleached, Courtney Barnett, the Lowest Pair and Nancy Harms

Bob Mould: The ex-Minnesota rock legend of Hüsker Dü fame is earning some of his strongest raves yet for “Patch the Sky,” his third album…
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Dearly beloved: A variety of voices pay tribute to Prince

Tributes from our music critic and others Prince inspired
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Review: The Who have been better, you bet

Review: Singer Roger Daltrey was not in top voice but guitar hero Pete Townshend didn't disappoint during the Target Center show.
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May 1

Prince commemorative covers

Star Tribune remembers one of the Twin Cities' biggest homegrown celebrities with four tribute covers. Go to shop.startribune.com to purchase reprints of the commemorative section and special reproductions of the covers shown below.
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May 1

Princely tour of the Twin Cities

Guide to the homes, hangouts and landmarks that Prince frequented and/or made famous.
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April 30

South Minneapolis block party celebrates all things Prince

The free event at the Sabathani Community Center featured lots of music and united fans.
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April 30

Critical guide: Breaking down 37 of Prince's albums

Here's our attempt to sort out the legacy left by one of pop music's most prolific recording artists. The following list of 37 albums is as complete as we can make it, omitting best-ofs, remixes and fan-club releases.
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April 30

Remembering Prince, an icon for Minnesota and the world

Prince Rogers Nelson was not only our biggest hometown celebrity, but one of us.
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April 30

Zacharias leads SPCO in intriguing program

REVIEW: The pianist and conductor, an Artistic Partner with the orchestra, is presiding over the first of three farewell programs.
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April 30

Remembering Prince, an icon for Minnesota and the world

Prince Rogers Nelson was not only our biggest hometown celebrity, but one of us. The megastar is remembered in a special section that ran in Star Tribune print editions on Sunday.
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April 30

Musicians speak the loudest on Prince's genius

Think of all the other rock stars who wasted no time covering his songs. The president who took ample time talking him up to reporters.…
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April 30

Prince's albums: A complete critical guide to all 37 official releases

Here’s a look at the legacy left by one of pop music’s most prolific recording artists. The following list of 37 albums is as complete…
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April 30

Prince fired a revolution in diversity in race and gender

Beneath the glyph, the flamboyant outfits and all that purple, a sociocultural revolution was brewing. Decades before “celebrate diversity” became a corporate buzzword, Prince was…
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April 30

The Prince Top 40: 'When Doves Cry' tops the list of his biggest singles

This list ranks Prince's singles, based on how high they peaked on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. 1. "When Doves Cry" (1984) 12. "Kiss" 13. "Let's…
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April 30

Remembering Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson was one of us. He was born in Minneapolis, grew up on the South Side and the North Side, and moved to…
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April 30

Prince's top 5 First Avenue concerts, from 'Purple Rain' to getting shut down by police

His key gigs at the club he made famous from 1981 to 2007
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