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En Vogue, Lalah Hathaway, and Yola Choir Join the Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl, 9/3

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presents The Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 8 PM, hosted by actor and comedian Craig Robinson .

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Chicago Reader

Reader's Agenda Tue 8/19: Summer Music Film Festival, 'Phantoms...

Tonight is the final evening of the Summer Music Film Festival, a celebration of movies that celebrate music.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Talking Heads, Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Photography, Arts, Chicago, IL

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

A 30-years-later look at Prince's 'Purple Rain'

The Prince tribute band the Purple Ones, led by trumpet player Morty Okin , will play Prince's 1984 album "Purple Rain" in its entirety Saturday at Harlow's nightclub in Sacramento.

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Related Topix: Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Sacramento, CA, Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson

The Age

Prince tribute band features the real thing

Matt "Doctor" Fink doesn't seem to find it weird to be playing himself in a Prince and the Revolution tribute band.

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Related Topix: Music!, Drama Movies, Sign 'o' the Times, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WBEZ-FM Chicago

Get set for the Summer Music Film Festival

If you, like me, prefer your rock 'n' roll at night in cool, dark places free of the broiling sun, drenching rain, and oppressive obnoxiousness of the festival scene, you'll be glad to hear that Sound Opinions has once again partnered with the venerable Music Box Theatre on Southport to present the fourth annual Summer Music Film Festival, starting ... (more)

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Related Topix: Talking Heads, Pop/Rock, Drama Movies, Music!, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk

Tue Aug 12, 2014

IcLichfield

Prince to play Birmingham concert as part of UK tour

Rock legend Prince has revealed he will play a show in Birmingham next month as part of a limited set of UK gigs.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Music!, Sign 'o' the Times, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk

Mon Aug 11, 2014

CNN

Summer rewind: Looking back at 1984

"What's Love Got to Do With It?" In the summer of 1984, pretty much everything. Tina Turner's second single from the "Private Dancer" album was her first Billboard Top 10 single since the 1970s.

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Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Short, What's Love Got to Do with It?, Music!, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Tina Turner, Best of 2007, 9

Mon Aug 04, 2014

USA Today

30 years ago, Prince's 'Purple Rain' soaked pop culture

The classic soundtrack for his film Purple Rain , released in June of that year, hit No.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Music!, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk, Entertainment

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Sunday Herald

Singer Laura Mvula moved by Prince's admiration

Mvula, 28, who supported the Purple Rain star Prince on tour, told Stella magazine: "On Twitter he said he wakes up to Green Garden every morning.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014

Star Tribune

Withering Glance: 'Purple Rain' the perfect '80s soundtrack

Prince performs in his debut movie "Purple Rain," the 1984 rock opera about a young man's search for artistic accomplishment and love.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

MTV

Lil Wayne Really Loves Prince

We know Lil Wayne has been influenced by guys like Jay Z and 2Pac, but one of his greatest musical influences may surprise you: Prince .

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Star Tribune

Item World: Rick James remembers Prince; Chris Lawrence hooks up with ...

St. Paul-reared Chris Lawrence , 25, has signed with Pitbull's imprint Mr. 305 Ent., and he's already generating a buzz with his tender heartbreak single "Withdrawal."

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Related Topix: Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Rick James, Funk, Entertainment

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Blinded by the Blizzard of Hashtags

Robby Facer was at the gym on a recent Saturday morning with his iPhone music app on shuffle when Prince's "Purple Rain" came on.

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Related Topix: Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Drama Movies, Music!, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk

BroadwayWorld.com

Maya Rudolph, Craig Robinson & More to Bring the Black Movie...

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presents The Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 8 PM.

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Related Topix: Hot Tub Time Machine, Comedy, The Office, Entertainment, Television, Craig Robinson, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Classical, Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment

HipHopDx

[News] Timbaland Says "Opera Noir" Shows He's "The Greatest Who Ever Did It"

When Timbaland is asked about his next album, the producer says he thinks of it as his Purple Rain, a reference to Prince's critically acclaimed album.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

WXLO-FM Worcester

Kesha Admits She Once Broke Into Prince's House

Kesha 's had no problem getting people to listen to her music since going all the way to #1 with her song "TiK ToK" in 2010, but there was a time in her career when she had to resort to desperate measures.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Music!, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk, Ke$ha, Hot Chicks

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Examiner.com

Purple reigns everywhere but online

Millions of music fans already own Purple Rain , the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning soundtrack album from the 1984 movie.

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GPB.org

'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band

Bryn Terfel as Wotan in the Met's production of Wagner's Ring cycle, one of the productions that has been criticized by some as too costly.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

KRAV-FM Tulsa

Prince's movie 'Purple Rain' turns 30

It is hard to believe but Prince's film "Purple Rain" was released in July 1984, just a month after the hit soundtrack.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Music!, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk, Apollonia Kotero, Entertainment

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Examiner.com

This Weekend: The 30th Anniversary of Purple Rain

Has it really been 30 years? Apparently so! On Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m., Slim's presents The 30th Anniversary of Purple Rain .

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Directed by Albert Magnoli

Starring Prince and Apollonia Kotero

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