Tributes from Prince fans adorned the memorial fence outside Paisley Park in Chanhassen on Thursday.

Unfinished requiem: Enigmatic Prince leaves mystery in death

He cherished his privacy. There were a lot of things we didn't know. We certainly didn't have a clue — and maybe he didn't either — that trying to ease the pain would bring his demise.
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Rediscovered Prince photos show the rising star in 1980s Minneapolis

April 23
Outtakes of 1980s Prince concert photos by David Brewster.
Unpublished images from Star Tribune archives offer fresh proof of his love for the Twin Cities.

Janelle Monáe to tout her new Prince-infused album July 3 at the State

April 23
Janelle Monáe to tout her new Prince-infused album July 3 at the State
The longtime Prince protege is returning to music after starring in the movies "Hidden Figures" and "Moonlight."
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Deep Purple, Judas Priest to rock Treasure Island Casino; oh, and Nickelback, too

Deep Purple, Judas Priest to rock Treasure Island Casino; oh, and Nickelback, too

Priest and Deep Purple will pair up outside the casino on Sept. 20.
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April 22
"I'm the king of the world!": Jon Bon Jovi at the Xcel last Spring.

The Joizy Boys: Comparing Frankie Valli and Jon Bon Jovi ahead of Minn. visits

With "Jersey Boys" and Bon Jovi coming to town this week, we compare their Garden State frontmen.
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April 22
John Rutter conducted his new piece composed for VocalEssence.

Composer Rutter feels the spirit in St. Paul Cathedral choral event

Review: British composer reveled in collaboration with VocalEssence choirs.
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April 22
CD vs cassette illustration
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Cassettes are making comeback, but are CDs the superior vintage format?

Somehow, cassettes were recently deemed cool again by younger rock 'n' roll hipsters, but the CD deserves to come back in vogue.
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April 22
Prince, center, entered the clinic of Dr. Michael Schulenberg's clinic on April 20, 2016. Kirk Johnson is behind Prince.

Those close to Prince worried about his use of painkillers for years

The star's insistence on privacy may have kept help at bay.
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April 21
Dave Pirner performs at Down in the Valley at 7 p.m. today.

5 Twin Cities happenings, 10 cool releases for Record Store Day 2018

5 great Record Story Day parties Electric Fetus: Edison High School Jazz Band kicks off the live music at 9:15 a.m., followed by DJ Jake…
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April 21

Pick Six: Praise for Elvis Presley HBO documentary, Kendrick Lamar, Donna Grantis, more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
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April 21
TU Dance and Bon Iver at the Palace Theater.

Dancers and musicians amplify each other in Bon Iver/TU Dance premiere in St. Paul

With powerful force, "Come Through" seems to explore themes of freedom, justice, equality and hope.
Prince
April 20
Review of Prince: Live on the Big Screen w live band at target Center. ] Photo Jon Bream • Star Tribune Minneapolis, MN

A virtual Prince gets plenty of love in concert

Review: He appeared on a video screen accompanied by live musicians at Target Center.
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April 20
Camila Cabello performed Friday night at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. The former Fifth Harmony member went solo and hit it big with the single �

Red-hot Camila Cabello's heart was in her sold-out State Theatre tryout

Review: The "Havana" singer packed the State Theatre for her solo headlining debut, even though she wasn't always doing the singing.
Prince
April 20
A photo from Prince investigation that was taken at Paisley Park.

10 curious things we learned about Prince from the investigations

He liked Häagen-Dazs ice cream, 5-Hour Energy drinks and MAC beauty products.
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April 20

5 best Twin Cities classical concerts this week

One night with Bell Fans of Joshua Bell will relish this opportunity to hear the superstar violinist play two relative rarities: Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No.…
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April 20
A woman waits for taxi fares in an antique American car in Old Havana, Cuba on Thursday, May 14, 2015. ] LEILA NAVIDI leila.navidi@startribune.com /

Minnesota meets Cuba: Take the audio tour

Join Star Tribune arts reporter Graydon Royce and staff photographer Leila Navidi for a museum-style audio tour featuring Navidi's finest photos from Cuba. These images were taken in Havana, May 13-17, 2015 during the Minnesota Orchestra's historic tour to the island nation.
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April 20
Prince, center, entered the clinic of Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg's clinic on April 20, 2016. Kirk Johnson is behind Prince.

New documents give a clearer picture of Prince's final days

An emergency landing in Moline, Ill., was the beginning of the end, and even those closest to him said they didn't know painkillers had taken over his life. A week later, he was dead.
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April 20
Bon Iver front man Justin Vernon.

New Bon Iver music finds soulful success in St. Paul premiere with TU Dance

Collaboration is another interesting sidestep for the ever-elusive Justin Vernon.
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April 20
Canadian Inuk singer Tanya Tagaq performs Friday at the Ordway.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Tanya Tugaq, Record Store Day, Bon Jovi

Big gigs for April 20-26, also including Camila Cabello, Robyn Hitchcock and a co-headlining tour featuring Waxahatchee and Hurray for the Riff Raff.
Prince
April 20
Surveillance video shows Prince the day before his death

Surveillance video shows Prince the day before his death

Prince met with Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg at his clinic after the artist reported feeling antsy and believed it might have been connected to not taking Tylenol that morning.
Prince
April 20
Prince investigation video shows scene of death

Prince investigation video shows scene of death

This video was taken by Carver County investigators the morning Prince was found dead inside Paisley Park. The Star Tribune has obscured images of Prince's body.
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April 20
Caitlyn Smith played outside Waterloo Records during South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, last month, tourting her breakout album “Starfire.”

Minnesota songwriting vet Caitlyn Smith is firing up Nashville

Caitlyn Smith left Minnesota for Nashville a decade ago. A No. 1 hit and innumerable writing sessions later, she's coming home with a hot album.
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April 20

What classical music can learn from Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer

Rapper Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize last week, exposing a generational rift in the classical and new-music worlds.
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