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Kendrick Lamar announces Atlanta concert date

11:19 am Apr. 24, 2017

BY JEWEL WICKER

Following the release of his latest album, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar has announced a supporting tour.

The Damn. Tour will kick off July 12 in Phoenix, Arizona before stopping at Duluth’s Infinite Energy Center

Meet the man who has written about Prince for 40 years

1:23 pm Apr. 23, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

MINNEAPOLIS – By his own account, Jon Bream has “books worth” of Prince stories.

And he should, considering he’s written about the pop icon for 40 years.

As the music critic/editor at the

Prince remembered: Listen to audio from the singer’s final concert

6:00 am Apr. 21, 2017

BY JEWEL WICKER

For Prince fans who attended the singer’s last public concerts at Fox Theatre last year, their memories of the show serve as a snapshot of one of the pop icon’s final public moments. The singer died of an opioid overdose one year ago today, just one week after the two Atlanta concerts.

But, even fans who weren’t able to attend the Piano and a Microphone shows can get a glimpse into what the

Prince Remembered 2017: Jason Orr talks about how Prince inspired Atlanta musicians (video)

12:56 pm Apr. 20, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Prince receives plenty of respect for pioneering the “Minneapolis sound.”

But that sound – an amalgamation of funk, rock and New Wave – filtered down South as well.

Jason Orr, founder of Atlanta’s annual FunkJazz Kafé event, talks about Prince’s influence on the Atlanta music scene.

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