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Prince Star and Memorial at First Ave

Photograph by AP Photo/Jim Mone

Prince’s music guarantees his immortality, but the stories ensure we never forget where he came from. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:56 AM Arts & Culture

Prince in Las Vegas Feb 2007

Photo by EPA/PAUL BUCK/alamy

He could seem otherworldly, a sphinx draped in purple. But let’s not forget about Prince the human being. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:56 AM Arts & Culture 6 Comments

Peyton Russell and Gold First Ave Star

Photos by Joe Treleven

The gold star outside First Avenue seemed the club’s way of honoring Prince. The only problem? First Ave. didn’t do it—nor did it know who did. This is the untold odyssey of the hero-fan who pulled off a stunt 30 years in the making. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:55 AM Arts & Culture 1 Comments

Tom and Angie Wicka with Robert Whitman Prince Print

Photo by Bill Phelps

Memories of Prince come alive in the Edina home of Tom and Angie Wicka, owners of Robert Whitman’s one-of-a-kind print of Prince. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:55 AM Arts & Culture

Gwen Leeds

Photo by Bill Phelps

One of Prince’s earliest style co-conspirators talks about his ever-evolving look. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:54 AM Arts & Culture

Prince fans gathering outside First Avenue in Minneapolis

Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Some of the legend’s biggest fans reflect on the Twin Cities tribute events that celebrated his life and music. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:54 AM Arts & Culture

Prince and Cat Glover

Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns

Prince’s magical style went beyond the music. He created his own sexy, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-of-him moves. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:54 AM Arts & Culture

Rare is the fashion designer who does not take some cues from Prince—if not in the literal details, then in the fearlessness. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:54 AM Arts & Culture

Prince Illustration

Photo Illustration by Nigel Evan Dennis

As a musician, Prince could do anything (he played 27 instruments on his first album) and lead anyone—from the Revolution to the New Power Generation to 3rdEyeGirl. Here’s a cheat sheet that distills the elements of his genius. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture 1 Comments

Pepe Willie

Photograph by Bill Phelps

One of Prince’s earliest musical mentors opens up. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture

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Photos courtesy of: Nate Ryan (Chastity Brown, POS), Alex King (KING), Jabari Jacobs (Lizzo), Tony Nelson (Sonny Thompson), Rich Peterson (Peter Parker), Asata Wright (Toki Wright), Rhymesayers Entertainment (Slug), Sarah White (Sarah White)

Prince’s influence on local music lives on, but—like the artist himself—it’s complicated. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture 1 Comments

Fashion rebel. Sexy m.f.-ing dancer. Prince took swagger to freaky, fabulous heights, influencing a generation of designers and dancers. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture

Prince Memorial at Paisley Park

Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty Images

All hail Prince, the secular saint of Minneapolis. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture

The atrium at Paisley Park

Photograph courtesy of Paisley Park/NPG Records

Five itineraries. Twenty-five landmarks. One long purple journey. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:52 AM , Arts & Culture

KING band

photo courtesy of KING

Prince was famous for mentoring upstart artists. One of the final groups he took an interest in was KING. Just hours before they played their first Minneapolis show without Prince in the audience, they talked about the role he played in their lives. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:47 AM Arts & Culture

Prince Performing

Photo by Christopher Pillitz / Alamy Stock Photo

Prince may have been a one-in-a-million talent, but he was also the product of multiple Minneapolis neighborhoods. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:46 AM Arts & Culture

Prince Chronologically

Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library (1972); Lewton Cole/Alamy (1980); ZUMA Press Inc/Alamy (1983, 1985); MARKA/Alamy (1986); The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images (1988); AP Photo/Reed Saxon (1995); AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File (2007); Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File (2015). Photo production by Nicki Nicki Longoria

Creative peaks, surreal twists, and an untimely end marked Prince’s time on earth. Behold, the highlight reel. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:46 AM Arts & Culture

One of his closest musical collaborators of the 1990s details what Prince’s genius looked like from the inside. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:45 AM Arts & Culture 3 Comments

Bobby Z

Photo by Bill Phelps

Drummer Bobby Z opens up about his close relationship with Prince and the early battles they overcame together to create a band and keep the music alive. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:45 AM Arts & Culture 6 Comments

Prince had a love-hate relationship with the local press, which had the unenviable task of covering him in his hometown. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:44 AM Arts & Culture