Purple Rain

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Many Prince fans would recognize Billy Sparks right away as “Billy” the Minneapolis club owner of ‘The Ave.’ in Purple Rain.  But what may Prince fans don’t know is that Billy and Prince were truly friends all the way until the day Prince passed away. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! We caught up with Billy […]

It’s been two years since the death of singer and legend Prince on April 16, 2016. The pain of his loss is still fresh and fans everywhere pay tribute to him, his style and most of all his music. READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: GET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX: 

NEW YORK (AP) — A shade of purple named for the late superstar Prince was announced Monday by the icon’s estate. The “Purple Rain” hue created by the Pantone Color Institute was dubbed “Love Symbol #2,” paying tribute to his custom Yamaha piano and the squiggly graphic Prince began using as his name in 1993 […]

Ahead of the long-awaited June 9 release of Prince’s Purple Rain Deluxe reissue, the tracklist for the bonus discs has leaked. And a ‘new’ EP of Prince music has hit the web, via this website but it’s already been contested by the Estate. The gospel-flavored “Deliverance,” recorded in 2007, hit the web with 5 more […]

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prince‘s ex-wife Mayte Garcia has joined the lineup for this week’s tribute concert honoring the late “Purple Rain” megastar in St. Paul. Other performers announced Tuesday include former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger; Portuguese fado singer Ana Moura, whom Prince would feature in international performances; and Prince’s former bandmate Andre Cymone. […]

Prince received two more emotional tributes Sunday night before national audiences.The Minnesota Vikings and the 68th annual Emmy Awards each had moments paying homage to the music legend, who passed away in April. The NFL team actually had two moments – one planned, the other unplanned, courtesy of their opponent the Green Bay Packers.Before the […]

Prince's passing back in April affected the lives of many – especially those who knew and loved him most.

Earlier this week, the world mourned the death of legendary and groundbreaking artist Prince. His passing shocked millions of fans, but the legacy left behind will carry on forever. During his career, the multi-dimensional artist starred in the high-grossing film, Purple Rain. If you are a fan of the rock musical drama, you’re in luck. AMC Theaters […]

Apollonia Kotero is also mourning the death of Denise “Vanity” Matthews. The two were protégés of Prince and had become friends, despite Apollonia replacing Vanity as the head of his girl group. Prince dedicated his Australian show to Matthews and Apollonia issued a statement and posted her heartbreak on Twitter. “With a heavy heart I […]

During the summer of 1983, Prince was still an upstart musician. In early August of that year, he played benefit concert for the Minnesota Dance Theatre…