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APNewsBreak: Prince tapes moved to California; 2 heirs angry

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two sisters and heirs of the late rock superstar Prince said Wednesday they’re angered that the contents of his vault, including …

Prince's boots sell for over $75,000 at auction

LONDON - Prince's yellow high-heeled boots, which he wore during his <i>Sign o' the Times</i> tour in 1987, have sold at an auction for over $75,000.<p>More …

Sheila E. on Prince, Ringo and why it’s time to take a stand

Sheila E. didn’t mean to get political. The 59-year-old Oakland native, born Sheila Escovedo, was planning to make a dance album last year. But when …

Napa Valley

Crown jewels of Prince’s purple reign come to London | London Evening Standard

The first official exhibition about Prince is to open in London and will feature hundreds of artefacts that have never before left his private estate …

Minnesotans Are Petitioning To Replace Their State Capitol's Columbus Statue With One of Prince

The debate over memorials and statues has become a hot topic in the US over the last two weeks. With the taking down of Confederate memorials, …

Rights & Freedoms

Prince tribute artist has deep bond with the man, music

The artist known as Chase doesn't just consider the music of Prince a way of life. It is his life.<p>The 49-year-old Minneapolis native (whose given …

Babysitting

Google Home Gets Free Calling in the US and Canada

After first introducing phone call capabilities to <b>Google Home</b> back at Google I/O, Google says that the feature has now arrived and will rollout to …

Roger Linn on Drum Samples, Prince, and Unlocking Virtuosity in Electronic Music

Arguably, Prince’s song "When Doves Cry" represents one of the greatest recorded matchups of two musical minds who never met.<p>The driving drum track — …

Music Production

Taraji P. Henson Says Prince's Family Gave 'Empire' the Green Light for Tribute Episode (EXCLUSIVE)

We can hardly wait for <i>Empire</i> to return for Season 4 on Sept. 27 — and one episode we can't wait for, in particular, is the highly-anticipated tribute …

I Went To Paisley Park, It Was Cool

My family and I went to Minneapolis for an extended weekend to catch up with some old friends and show our daughters around the town where mom and …

Wesley Snipes Confirms Stealing Prince’s Role in Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ Video

Wesley Snipes remembered battling Prince during auditions for a key role in Michael Jackson‘s 18-minute “Bad” short-film on <i>Conan</i> on Wednesday. Snipes …

'Empire': The Story Behind Season 4's Emotional Prince Tribute

The fourth episode of the season will see Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) perform a rendition of the late pop star's "Let's Go …

Empire Season 4: A Prince Homage and Jussie Smollett's Directorial Debut

Fox<p><i>Empire</i> is paying homage in its fourth season.<p>The cast and producers were on hand during the Fox portion of the TCA summer press tour and revealed …

Prince Estate Prepares For Third Administrator

Since died just over a year ago, his estate has been overseen by two different administrators. Now a judge is readying to bring in a third.<p>Last week, …

Bands

Beyoncé Pens Foreword to New Prince Book

This fall will see the release of <i>Prince: A Private View</i>, a new book collecting Afshin Shahidi’s photography of Prince. It has now been revealed that Beyoncé wrote the book’s foreword, as <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> reports. In her introduction, she writes, “Truth be told, the word ‘icon’ only scratches the …

More PRINCE Videos Hit YouTube! Unreleased Music, Sheila E., & More Associated Artists News! Listen Now!

On the latest Dr. Funk Prince show special, we talk about more PRINCE videos hitting YouTube, unreleased music getting unleashed, associated artists …

Let’s take it to the stage!

Every single Prince tour remembered — and ranked<p>Alan Leeds, the Purple One’s one-time road manager and president of Paisley Park Records, recalls the …

Former Prince guitarist Donna Grantis debuts genre-bending band in Minneapolis

Former Prince guitarist Donna Grantis will debut her new instrumental project on Friday.<p>After Prince’s death last year, 3rdEyeGirl guitarist Donna …

A Tale of Two Guitars: The Story of Prince's Cloud and Purple Special Guitars

The Cloud guitar was manufactured specifically for <i>Purple Rain</i> by luthier Dave Rusan, who was based in Minneapolis at the time. Rusan was working at …

Sheila E. Opens Up About What It Was Really Like Creating Timeless Music With Prince

The day after playing a brief set (“The Glamorous Life,” “Oye Como Va”) at the 12th annual gala of Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater, Sheila E. bumps …

How to protect your files using Google’s new Backup and Sync app

Google’s Backup and Sync feature is now available, and it might save you a lot of time and frustration.<p>The feature allows users to store and sync …

Google Drive

Universal Music Group’s Deal With the Prince Estate Is Officially Canceled

The embattled deal between Universal Music Group and the Prince estate officially ended today when a court voided the $31 million agreement. As …

Prince Had Many Backing Bands in His Career, but He Only Led One Revolution

Prince played with a lot of musicians in his lifetime. But if you ask Robert Rivkin, he was only ever really <i>in</i> one band. It happens to be the one …

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Share Your Location Using a Smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO — Last week after my motorcycle malfunctioned and crashed on the freeway, I wanted only two simple things from technology: to call 911 and to tell loved ones where I could be found.<p>Coincidentally, I had been testing location-sharing tools from Apple, Google, Facebook and Snapchat. So …

See how Tesla’s Model 3 has changed since its debut

The nose and trunk were tweaked, possibly for production or aesthetic reasons.<p>EV fans and some 400,000 buyers are excited about Tesla Model 3 production and upcoming first deliveries, largely because it's one of the first affordable, long-range electric cars. There's also the Tesla mystique -- with …

Tesla

Hyperloop One claims its first successful test run

A sled hit 70 MPH at Devloop in Nevada this past May.<p>The <i>potential</i> of Hyperloop is an easy sell, but until now we haven't seen Hyperloop One's proposed mag-lev transit system in action. The company has announced that on May 12th it completed its first full-scale test. The sled hit 70 MPH, in a …

Prince's 15 Most Righteous Guitar Tracks

The response to Prince’s death in April 2016 was a global rainstorm of emotion. He was many things to many people: a whirling funketeer who woke up …

Prince and Paisley Park - A Tour That Generates Memories and Revenue

I have discussed in these columns the various ways the evolving music business provides income for artists. With the effective collapse of the CD/album model, the growth curve is firmly in “renting” or streaming music via Spotify and other platforms. Physical and digital sales are in stark decline, …

15 Google Home features you may not know

Whether you already own one or have thought about it, you probably know Google Home ($129) is one of those popular voice-activated personal assistants for the home.<p>After saying the wake words “OK, Google” (or “Hey Google”), ask a question or give a command, and you’ll hear a human-like female voice …