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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

Gorillaz will make a rare Atlanta concert appearance this fall

12:46 am Apr. 18, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

The last time Gorillaz ventured to North America in 2010, Atlanta was not part of the itinerary.

But come October, fans of the cartoon band masterminded by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett will be able to experience Gorillaz live at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth.

Tickets for the Oct. 11 concert are $43.75-$93.75 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 21 at www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com, the arena

Prince Remembered 2017: Mastodon’s Brann Dailor talks ‘Purple Rain’ (video)

11:20 pm Apr. 17, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

On April 21, a year will have passed since Prince’s untimely death shocked the music world.

His demise at the age of 57 – later revealed as the result of an accidental opioid overdose – came exactly a week after he thrilled concertgoers with two shows at the Fox Theatre.

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