Prince is hoping to bring some musical healing to the protest-ravaged city of Baltimore.
On Saturday, the "1999" singer unveiled his song "Baltimore," which addresses the death of Freddie Gray in that city last month, as well as referring to the death of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo., last year — an event that also sparked mass unrest.
"Baltimore" pairs a catchy pop melody with poignant lyrics that begin, "Nobody got in nobody's way/So I guess you could say it was a good day/At least a little better than the day in Baltimore."
The tune continues, "Does anybody hear us pray?/For Michael Brown or Freddie Gray/Peace is more than the absence of war."
Prince performed at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore on Sunday at an event dubbed the Mother's Day Rally 4 Peace. Ticket prices ranged from $22 to $497, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Audio from the first hour of the show was streamed on Tidal, rapper Jay Z's music streaming service.
Prince announced the concert last week, days after recording "Baltimore."
"In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the U.S.," organizers said.
GLAAD honors media figures
Kelly Ripa, John Oliver and Thomas Roberts are among the recipients of the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards. The awards honor those who further GLAAD's mission of ensuring that stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are heard through media outlets. A presentation ceremony was held Saturday night in New York. Other honorees included Time magazine, the Salt Lake Tribune, Univision.com and Sports Illustrated. Ripa received GLAAD's Excellence in Media award for her discussion and interviews with LGBT guests and supporters on the talk show "Live! with Kelly and Michael." "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" was honored for best talk show episode for a segment on Ugandan transgender activist Pepe Julian Onziema. TV journalist and anchor Roberts received the Vito Russo Award, named for GLAAD's co-founder and presented to an out LGBT media figure who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.
Lineup: NBC is turning to some proven players for next year's schedule, resurrecting its "Heroes" franchise, bringing back Craig T. Nelson as "Coach" and turning to veteran producer Dick Wolf for a medical drama based in Chicago. The comedies "Marry Me," "About a Boy," "One Big Happy," "A to Z" and "Bad Judge" are canceled. So are "State of Affairs," "Constantine" and "Allegiance." NBC on Sunday became the first major broadcast network to release its schedule for next season.