Prince-less fans pack Paisley Park
Ain’t no party like a Paisley Park party, an oft-heard credo that echoed loudly Friday night when local hip-hop quintet Grrrl Prty performed at Prince’s studio complex in lieu of Prince himself. The Minneapolis music legend never got on stage — and, in fact, was never even seen by most attendees — at the first night of the three-night “international dance party” to promote his new album “HITNRUN.” His fans know to expect and accept the unexpected, and he’s never entirely expected at Paisley events. However, the $40 cover charge and the fact that he announced the marathon weekend to promote his record coming Monday (via Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service) suggested maybe it was a good bet that they would see him plug in this time.
With two more nights to go, there’s still a chance of seeing the little big guy play. Go to startribune.com/variety for a report from Saturday night’s Paisley Park party.
Rider shot after fight on bus
A passenger on a Metro Transit bus was shot early Saturday morning after getting in a verbal altercation with two other riders, officials said. Three passengers began arguing on Route 21 before exiting the vehicle near the intersection of Lake Street and Park Avenue in the Midtown area of Minneapolis, where a fight ensued. Around 5:30 a.m., one of the passengers was shot in the leg and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.
The investigation is ongoing, but authorities believe the passengers knew one another. No one is in custody.
1 dead, 2 injured as car hits motorcycles
One person was killed and two injured Saturday when a car collided with two motorcycles on Hwy. 120 in Washington County. According to the State Patrol, a 1995 Ford Explorer was traveling north on Hwy. 120 at 45th Street N. in Oakdale when it hit two motorcycles head-on. One motorcycle passenger, whose name was not released Saturday evening, was killed. The driver of that motorcycle, Steven J. Silva, 53, was seriously injured. Frank M. Turchin, 46, was driving the second motorcycle and had no apparent injuries. His passenger and wife, 52-year-old Karla M. Turchin, suffered noncritical injuries. The driver of the Ford Explorer, 22-year-old Micaah I. Rostron, appeared uninjured.