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Prince Celebration 2017: Exclusive coverage from Paisley Park in Minnesota 

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Celebration 2017

Fans, friends and family marked the first anniversary of Prince’s passing with an epic four-day celebration at Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Two thousand Prince fans from around the world gathered April 20th to 23rd to enjoyed live performances, panel discussions, exclusive concert screenings and guided tours during Celebration 2017. The historic event held at Prince’s private estate, production compound and recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis highlighted his tremendous talent, influence, and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer, and filmmaker. WATCH EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM CELEBRATION 2017 Prince was born in Minneapolis and resided in the Minneapolis area throughout his life. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend sold over one hundred million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven GRAMMY® Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award® for the film Purple Rain, all of which are displayed at Paisley Park. Celebration 2017 was a time to gather and honor the purple one. Fans quickly snatching up tickets starting at $550 for the four-day event (double the price of what Prince charged for a seven day event back in the early 2000′s.) The community that attended Celebration 2017 spanned all…

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Paint the internet purple y’all! Prince’s birthday (June 7th) officially declared “Prince Day” in Minnesota in celebration of his life.

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Prince fans from all over the world are remembering and celebrating the life of a legend on his birthday. Prince was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis and transitioned on April 21, 2016 at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince would have been 58 on June 7. Today, the Minnesota government (finally) honored the legend with his own day. Prince parties are being held all week, including one held this past Saturday in Brooklyn by Spike Lee.  A “Let’s Go Crazy” dance party (in theme with his 1984 single of the same name) will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted Prince in 2004. “The proclamation issued today by Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Smith is meant to celebrate Prince’s life and many contributions – not only in arts and culture, but also in his many acts of service to his fellow Minnesotans,“ the governor’s office said.   Prince Day Minnesota Official Proclamation: The life of Prince has been celebrated worldwide since his death, but the most memorable tribute was a downtown Minneapolis block party and series of all-night dance parties at First Avenue. “Prince was the Patron Saint…

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