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A Private View: Exclusive Interview with Prince’s Personal Photographer Afshin Shahidi

Prince: A Private View takes you behind the lens on an intimate trip through the extraordinary life of the legendary musician through never-before-seen photos and personal recollections. Iranian born photographer and filmmaker Afshin Shahidi first met Prince in 1993. After working as his cinematographer on numerous video projects he was invited to…
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Sometimes It Snows In April: 1 year ago 2day, Prince per4ormed what would be his final 2 concerts on earth at his Piano A Microphone Tour in Atlanta

This stunning never b4 seen photo of Prince and his new purple Yamaha piano was photographed on April 13th, 2016 at Paisley Park by Madison Dubè, backdrop by Martin Homent. Prince would transcend exactly a week after performing two Piano And A Microphone shows at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. The above photos was taken by a concert goer after…
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Celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest albums of all time, the socially conscious Sign

Released on March 30th, 1987 in the UK and the 31st in the US, Sign ‘O’ The Times is the ninth full-length studio album produced, arranged and composed by Prince. 30 years later, Sign ‘O’ The Times impact is still intact. Containing themes that are still relevant today, the 16 track masterpiece was recorded between 1986 and 1987 during sessions…
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Breakaway Daily interview: Opada Opada’s Orphan’s Pain tackles war’s effects on African children

Music has been part of Opada Opada’s life since he was a little boy growing up in Gambella, Ethiopia, singing in his local church. Now the independent hip-hop artist is on his second album titled Orphan’s Pain about the effects of war on African communities, especially children. Opada is looking to spread a positive message and motivate others…
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Turquoise, orange and purple: 10 years ago Prince made it rain (literally) during the Super Bowl halftime show

For the first time ever, during a coincidental downpour, Prince put on a royal performance for the 2007 Pepsi Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show on February 4th. During his eclectic set he launched into Let’s Go Crazy and performed covers, something he very rarely does. He covered Hendrix’s Along The Watchtower, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Proud Mary,…
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Freedom sounds: 20 years ago today Prince releases the brilliant, bittersweet and empowering Emancipation album

On November 19th, 1996 Prince released his 19th full-length studio album that marked his courageous movement towards artistic freedom. Emancipation was the third album Prince released using his symbol instead of his name; the first two being the albums Love Symbol and Chaos & Disorder. Prince explained that he had changed his name to an…
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