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The Revolution’s Dr Fink and Bobby Z on playing with Prince: “The music was his only real form of communication"

The Revolution will not be televised? Try telling that to Prince and his band as they took to the stage on 30 March 1985 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Far more than just another stop on the juggernaut that was the Purple Rain tour, for which more than 1.7 million tickets are said to have been sold, the show was also being broadcast live across Europe via satellite - no mean feat in those days - later to be released on video. In short, this gig mattered.
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Prince’s legacy continues in Chanhassen

Celebration is returning to Paisley Park June 2-5. The 2022 Celebration will include concerts, celebrity panels, in-studio recording sessions and new museum exhibits. The event will kick off on the evening of Thursday, June 2, with the dedication of a highly anticipated new Prince mural in downtown Minneapolis on Ramp A and a private party for Celebration attendees at the W Minneapolis — The Foshay, which Prince frequented, according to a Paisley Park press release.
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Purple Takeover for Prince's birthday, The War on Drugs, Bad Operation and more New Orleans events coming up May 31 - June 6

Looking for more to do this week? Check out the latest on Gambit's calendar at calendar.gambitweekly.com. Acadiana singer and accordionist Jo-El Sonnier has had a storied 50-plus-year career, writing countless Cajun originals and putting his stamp on standards along with playing some swamp pop and country. In 2014, he won the Grammy for best regional roots music album for “The Legacy.” Sonnier plays at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The concert is free and will be livestreamed on the museum's social media.
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Adayar to miss Prince of Wales’s return

Adayar has been ruled out of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. Last year’s Derby and King George hero had been due to make his four-year-old bow in the Coronation Cup at Epsom next week, but a minor setback put those plans on hold. Attention instead...
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Prince's Longtime Friend Apollonia Kotero Opens Up About His Private World and Her Devastation After His Death

It's been six years since Prince's death from an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2016 but for his longtime friend Apollonia Kotero, the memories will never fade. "I got to a restaurant and 'Purple Rain' comes on or I get in my car and 'Take Me with U' comes on," says Kotero of two of the music icon's biggest hits. "No matter how much time goes by, he's everywhere. I see him in everything."
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