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Prince: Grief Counselor

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I’ll never forget seeing the news at about 11:50 AM on April 21, 2016. The breaking news alert on my phone simply said something like, “Male found unresponsive at Paisley Park.” Within minutes my worst fears were realized when it was revealed that “male” was Prince...

Prince’s 1983 Masterpiece

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He started working with other artists as an outlet for his creativity that couldn’t be contained. The Time, Vanity 6, Sheena Easton, and Sheila E. to name a few. Originals is proof of this, not that we needed it. It begs the question: What would a 1983 Prince album have looked like if he hadn’t given all of that music away?

The Beautiful One: Fashioning The Kid in Purple Rain

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Prince's iconic Purple Rain outfit; the purple trench coat, the frilly shirt and the high waisted trousers are now forever embedded within popular culture as the archetype of the musician's prolific visual image. On the 35th anniversary of the film's release, Casci Ritchie discusses just what makes 'The Kid' fashions so memorable...

Purple Rain’s 4th Best Song

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We could debate all day about the best song from Purple Rain, but it’s been done. I know many of you would argue that other songs belong in the top three and I’m not going to say you’re wrong. More important to me is this question: What’s the 4th best song from Purple Rain?

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