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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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It is hard to believe that a month ago today we lost The Purple One, The Artist… Prince.

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I have been immersing myself (whenever I can) in his albums, his films, and his presence. It has been so interesting reading about him. He is fascinating and truly gifted in so many ways. It is such a treat to listen to his music that he blessed us with. Such eclectic, amazing music – from his soul in every way, from him writing and producing, to being able to play every instrument. And his films! I wish he would have done more movies. He didn’t just star in them, but could write and direct. Everyone knows about Purple Rain, but many didn’t know he also starred and directed in Graffiti Bridge and (my personal favorite) the amazing Under the Cherry Moon. What I really love about Prince is his intelligent, polite, playful and funny personality. Such a great sense of humor! I have the same wish as he sings: “I only want to see you laughing in the Purple Rain…” Love you Prince. Are you looking forward to Sunday’s very public (and somewhat controversial) tribute tomorrow at the Billboard music awards by Madonna? I think Madonna could do a cool tribute. They did collaborate and briefly date in the eighties,…

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