Prince Tapped to Headline Essence Festival
Prince has been tapped to headline the 20th anniversary Essence Festival, scheduled to rock New Orleans over the Fourth of July weekend.
Tuesday Dec 3
Numero Group's 'Purple Snow' Captures the Pre-Prince...
Midway through Prince's 1985 Purple Rain tour - 98 shows, 1.7 million tickets sold - an innocuous object entitled The Minneapolis Genius appeared in record stores.
Tuesday Dec 3
Prince to headline 20th annual Essence Fest
The "Purple Rain" singer-songwriter is headlining the 20th annual Essence, a celebration of black music and culture being held July 3-6 in New Orleans.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The 411 Music Top Five 12.02.13: Top 5 1980s Acts
The 411 Music Top Five 12.02.13: Top 5 1980s Acts Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.02.2013 From Michael Jackson and Madonna to Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Motley Crue and more, the 411 staff counts down their top 5 1980s musical acts of all time! Criteria: The 411 Music Zone is going to take a trip through the decades of popular music for the next few ... (more)
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Prince's World in Vivid Color
Prince fans now have a chance to flip through his life. In 24 pages a new comic book details the 55-year-old's career from a young musician in Minneapolis, Minnesota to a global star.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Prince Books Trio of Special East Coast Shows
Over a career spanning nearly four decades, Prince has taken home seven Grammys and sold over 100 million copies of albums including Purple Rain and Sign "O" The Times.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
5 Questions with Morris Day
Nov. 22--For more than 30 years, Morris Day has brought his blend of R&B, soul, funk and a frenetic stage presence to audiences across the country.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Director Lee Daniels discusses his career path
Oscar buzz A Famed director Lee Daniels discussed his most recent film Lee Daniels' The Butler at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center on Wednesday.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Purple Snow : What Came Before Purple Rain
A new compilation chronicles the influential Minneapolis R&B sound of the 1970s and early 1980s - right before Prince shared his Dirty Mind with the world.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
The 8 Ball 11.18.13: The Top 8 Epic-Length Songs
The 8 Ball 11.18.13: The Top 8 Epic-Length Songs Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 11.18.2013 From Guns N' Roses' "Estranged" and Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile" to Prince's "Purple Rain," Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and more, 411's Jeremy Thomas counts down the top 8 songs with an epic length! Welcome, one and all, to the 8 Ball in the Music Zone! I'm your ... (more)
Chappelle goes into OT for Twin Cities fans
"If I don't get back to work soon, you really might see me serving pancakes at IHOP," Chappelle joked to one fan, referring to his long hiatus from TV.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
One-On-One With Dave Chappelle
Comedian Dave Chappelle is enjoying a successful run at First Avenue and he's also added an extra show at the Pantages Theatre Saturday.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Amadeus and Lawrence of Arabia - this weekend at the Castro Theatre
The rest of the November calendar at the Castro Theatre is packed with classic double-features, exciting special events, a 50th Anniversary, a 100th Birthday salute to composer Benjamin Britten, a 3-D look at The Wizard of Oz , and running into December - ten performance opportunities to sing-along with The Sound of Music .
Item World: In search of Frogtown's fictional fatman, and more
Tony Schmitz, left, does a dramatic reading of “The Fatman Descends” with his friend Bart Cannon in the role of Roscoe, the cop.
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Born to Perform: Janelle Mona
I'm a Janelle MonA e superfan. When I heard she was playing ACL Live at the Moody Theater on Tuesday, I got tickets immediately and implored Chronicle Music editor Raoul Hernandez to do the same.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Alyssa Milano cringes ata
Actress ALYSSA MILANO cringes whenever she recalls the moment she danced onstage with soul superstar PRINCE in 2011, because she was so heavily pregnant she couldn't enjoy herself.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Dave Chappelle goes nearly three hours in second First Ave set
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Body Parts' Grand Visions
Ryder Bach and Alina Cutrono are Body Parts, who've just released their debut album Fire Dream on Father/Daughter Records, and have a Monday night residency at The Satellite this month.