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BOOK REVIEW

Prince: Let’s Go Crazy (Prince and the Making of Purple Rain)

Read "Prince: Let’s Go Crazy (Prince and the Making of Purple Rain)" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain Alan Light 304 pages ISBN: 1476776725 Atria Books 2014 Musician Prince is one of the enduring enigmas of today's pop music. Throughout the years this eclectic, mercurial and prolific genius has dazzled, enraged and confused audiences and music critics alike both with his anarchic approach to music making, writing songs that oozed with sexuality, keeping the temperature rising with explicit shows, which ...

INTERVIEW

Kind of Purple: Jazz Musicians On Prince

Read "Kind of Purple: Jazz Musicians On Prince" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

"Do you know who Prince kinda reminds me of, particularly as a pianist? Duke! Yeah, he's the Duke Ellington of the eighties to my way of thinking."--Miles Davis The tops of the pop charts isn't where we often expect to find genius. Brilliant performers sometimes, expert attention grabbers maybe more often, but it's not generally where ground is broken. Prince may not have topped the singles charts in some time, but then the charts aren't what ...

LIVE REVIEW

Prince at Mohegan Sun Arena

Read "Prince at Mohegan Sun Arena" reviewed by Scott H. Thompson

Prince Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT December 29, 2013 I don't know where he finds 'em... but Prince has put together an incredible 20-piece band fronted by the female power trio of 3rd Eye Girl. He tore the roof off of Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena during a 3-night run December 27-29, 2013. At the end of the jam, there were about 12 horn players onstage with a rhythm section, backup singers and ...


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