| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Prince is set to release not only the long-promised “Plectrumelectrum” album on Sept. 30 with his new ThirdEyeGirl band, but a second new studio collection called “Art Official Age,” which is being described as “a classic...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:15 AM
About 20 minutes into the 1984 movie “Purple Rain” we find The Kid, played by Prince, standing in front of Apollonia (played by Apollonia Kotero), a budding singer, near the embankment of a lake. After Apollonia asks Prince for career help, he...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Sure, there were some big news events that happened in 1984: Ronald Regan was re-elected president, Mary Lou Retton rocked the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and, you know, Mark Zuckerberg was born.
But it was also a gigantic year for music, as Madonna,...
| Jun 20, 2014
For the Classic Albums Live band, who will come together to cover the Beatles' penultimate album "Abbey Road" on Friday at Parker Playhouse, the mandate is simple: serious music with zero frills.
Moptops, British accents, Paul's Sgt. Pepper jacket and...
| May 9, 2014
| 3:05 PM
From the first, there was the voice, and with it Michael Jackson crafted beauty. The sequins and moonwalk came later.
Even as a tyke he captivated with tonal purity, and in the intervening four decades and 10 studio solo albums that voice was a unifier,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Next year's Essence Festival is getting a dose of music royalty from Prince. The "Purple Rain" singer-songwriter is headlining the 20th annual Essence, a celebration of music and culture being held July 3-6 in New Orleans.
Prince, who performed at...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Now that we’re halfway through Season 18, “Dancing With the Stars” has made a nod to ABC’s parent company and star Meryl Davis’ uncanny resemblance to Jasmine the princess in Disney theme night, which host Tom Bergeron...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Warner Bros. announced today that it has renewed its famously contentious relationship with Prince, according to Billboard.
The musician has signed a global licensing deal with the company that includes a new album, a deluxe reissue of "Purple Rain" for...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:10 AM
After years of releasing his music independently in unconventional ways, Prince has returned to Warner Bros. Records, the label that issued most of his biggest hit singles and albums from the late 1970s into the ‘90s, and which is set to put out...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Adding an amiable epilogue to one of the most public contract disputes in the history of the music business, Prince and Warner Bros. Records have come to terms on a global licensing partnership.
The wide-ranging deal grants the singer ownership of his...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
First the announcement of a surprise reconciliation and surprise studio album, now the release of a surprise single.
Prince dropped a new soulful tune, "The Breakdown," on iTunes shortly before midnight on Friday. It could be "the saddest story ever been...