Andrea Swensson

Photograph by Nate Ryan

The Current radio host talks about how she got involved in writing the liner notes for the super deluxe reissue of Prince's 1999 album. Read more

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Prince, "The Beautiful Ones"

Book photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Told through vignettes, archived documents, and an incomplete draft, the full story of the enigmatic pop star remains intriguingly unknowable in the new memoir "The Beautiful Ones." Read more

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Prince, Purple Rain

Courtesy of Warner Bros.

For the 35th anniversary of Prince's landmark film, the Twin Cities Film Festival held a screening with director Albert Magnoli. Read more

The Morning After

Lizzo at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

Photograph by John Shearer/Getty Images

Lizzo performed in front of a giant inflatable butt balloon at the VMAs. (Her dancers also may have taken some fashion inspiration from Prince.) Read more

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Photograph by Greg Helgeson

From Minnesota Historical Society Press, writer Martin Keller and photographer Greg Helgeson preserve their scenester stories in 'Hijinx and Hearsay.' Read more

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New Power Generation

Photograph by Jan Van Hecke

The longest serving music director for Prince reflects on the Purple One's mysterious life and how his legacy lives on. Read more

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The University of Minnesota Marching Band marched with Justin Timberlake, and other nods to Minneapolis. Read more

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JT answers all the tough questions at the Super Bowl Halftime Show press conference. Read more

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Super Bowl LII ic sculpture

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

Live music, giant ice sculptures, and Jimmy Fallon are just the tip of the Bold North iceberg. Read more

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People mourning outside of Paisley Park after Prince died

Photo credit: Shutterstock

The meaning of Pantone’s 2018 pick of Ultra Violet in the state of Prince. Read more

Ali Shops

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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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Gwen Leeds

Photo by Bill Phelps

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

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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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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Pepe Willie

Photograph by Bill Phelps

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

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

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