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Community parties for ‘Purple Rain’

Community parties for ‘Purple Rain’

Michael Arias

May 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The musical power of Prince and The Revolution had moviegoers uneasy in their seats, turning the theater's aisles into a dance floor. It was almost like an evening at a live concert rather than a movie screening.On Thursday, May 5, the Pageant Theatre sold out for a night of "Purple Rain" as a tribute...

A night of ‘Purple Rain’

A night of ‘Purple Rain’

Michael Arias

May 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

With limited tickets available, The Pageant Theatre has added another showing of "Purple Rain" to the schedule for Thursday, May 5. The Pageant Theatre is hosting a tribute to Prince's "Purple Rain" film for a night of remembrance and unforgettable music. Watch Prince as he plays his legendary role ...

Legendary pop superstar Prince dies at 57

Legendary pop superstar Prince dies at 57

Michael Arias

April 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Prince Rogers Nelson, a talented and unforgettable musician, died Thursday morning at 57 years old. According to a Carver County Sheriff's press release and Twitter page, the pop superstar was found unresponsive at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota. Prince attracted attention when he too...

Uncle Dad’s asks for fans’ input on next album tribute

Uncle Dad’s asks for fans’ input on next album tribute

Ashiah Scharaga

March 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Will it be "The Wall," "Elephant" or "Blood Sugar Sex Magik?"For the first time, fans of local art collective Uncle Dad's have a chance to weigh in on one of the group's live album tribute shows.A survey asking fans to rank albums across genres, from Beck's "Sea Change" to R. Kelly's "12 Play," will ...

Local artists will cover Prince in ‘Purple Rain’

Local artists will cover Prince in ‘Purple Rain’

Erin Vierra

January 29, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The songs of Prince's "Purple Rain" will be divided among local musicians and played in various styles, ranging from jazz to rock, Feb. 21 in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium.The concert will include jazz quartet Bogg, alternative rock band The Shimmies and rock 'n' roll outfit The Lolos.The concept...

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