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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 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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Prince’s estate halts release of new EP, ‘Deliverance’

2:12 am Apr. 20, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Prince fans were expecting a drop of previously unreleased material on April 21, the one-year anniversary of the singer’s death.

But Prince’s estate said otherwise.

One day after it was announced that the

Prince’s movie legacy will be celebrated in Atlanta

12:54 am Apr. 20, 2017

BY SHEILA POOLE/AJC Staff Writer

The  African American Film Critics Association will recognize the film legacy of Prince with a series of special screenings and panel discussions in several U.S. cities, including Atlanta.
“Prince was one of the few black musicians who enjoyed success in cinema,” said AAFCA President Gil Robertson. “His aptitude as a visual artist was stunning and continues to be influential today.”

Prince, who died on April 21 in his

Prince Remembered 2017: Kristian Bush talks musical influence (video)

3:57 pm Apr. 19, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Prince’s musical reach, among fans and musicians, was truly awe-inspiring.

It didn’t matter where you came from or what you grew up listening to, Prince’s music somehow evoked a response.

As we continue to remember the legacy of Prince as the one-year anniversary of his death on April 21 looms, let’s hear Sugarland’s Kristian Bush explain Prince’s vast influence.

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Prince remembered throughout Minneapolis

3:58 am Apr. 19, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

MINNEAPOLIS – A lone jogger sprinted down the pathway between the hulking white Paisley Park compound and Minnesota Highway 5, indifferent to the history living on the other side of the