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7 hrs ago | 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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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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Related Topix: Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, 4 Non Blondes, Events

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

National Public Radio

The Reign Of 'Purple Rain'

Prince 's semi-autobiographical film, Purple Rain , hit theaters 30 years ago this weekend.

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City Pages

Purple Rain-era cardboard Prince sees the Minneapolis sights

Earlier this year, Gimme Noise discovered a prime piece of Prince memorabilia on Craigslist.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

KVIA-TV El Paso

Double threats: Musicians who act

It was three decades ago that pop star Prince became movie star Prince. With "Purple Rain" celebrating its 30th anniversary July 27, join us for a look at "The Purple One" other singing stars who are double threats.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

KQED

The Purple Ones Celebrate 30th Anniversary of 'Purple Rain'

Ground-breaking, game changing, monumental - these are some of the words that regularly categorize Prince's 1984 movie and corresponding album, Purple Rain.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Examiner.com

Saliva, MGK, and more concerts added; Powell and Lukens perform on Monday

Saliva , Machine Gun Kelly, Jamie Lynn Spears , and a host of others have added Central Iowa concerts over the past several days.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

ContactMusic.com

Nicole Scherzinger: Beyonce is 'a great hugger'

Former Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger has described Beyonce as a ''great hugger'', and admitted the 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker had been a huge inspiration ''in every way''.

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The Pitch

Purple Rain forecast tonight on the Central Library's roof

Prince is asking: Who's in the house for Purple Rain tonight on the roof of the Central Library ? The movie, which turns 30 this month, is the third in this summer's Off-the-Wall series.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

WCKX-FM Columbus

Rare Footage Unearthed of Prince Recording 'Purple Rain'

During the summer of 1983, Prince was still an upstart musician. In early August of that year, he played benefit concert for the Minnesota Dance Theatre where he unveiled some new songs: "Let's Go Crazy," "I Would Die 4 U," "Baby I'm a Star," and "Purple Rain."

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Creative Loafing Tampa

Concert review: Morris Day and The Time at Mahaffey Theater

With the plethora of colorful, unique and memorable music stars that emerged in the 1980's, few came equipped the class, style, comedic timing and the talent of Morris Day.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

RollingStone

See Prince's Original, Unedited 13-Minute Performance of 'Purple Rain'

Footage of the August 1983 concert that served as the basis for Prince 's performances in his 1984 film Purple Rain has leaked online, showcasing the original 13-minute cut of the song "Purple Rain" as heard on the album of the same name.

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Forward

The Secret Jewish History of Prince

In 1993, at the height of his fame, after selling millions of albums, collecting a closetful of Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy awards, and establishing himself as one of the all-time greats of rock 'n' roll, Prince did an odd thing: He changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Daily Republic

HA1 4sker DA1 4's ambitious legacy lives on as 'Zen Arcade' turns 30

In 1984, three of that area's most prominent artists of the day released career-defining work in a four-month period: R&B/funk legend Prince served "Purple Rain," hardcore punk trio Husker Du dropped "Zen Arcade" and The Replacements issued "Let it Be."

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Bohemian.com

Feeling Purple

Dr. Fink leads the Purple Xperience July 11 at the Phoenix Theater. 201 E. Washington St., Petaluma.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Plain Dealer

'Purple Rain' and 9 other future reissues to buy

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "CSNY 1974," a reissue of live recordings from the band's epic 1970s tour, drops this week.

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Directed by Albert Magnoli

Starring Prince and Apollonia Kotero

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