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Apr 22, 2016

Prince and the King of Pop: 1980s rivals

Prince and Michael Jackson were two of the biggest names of the 1980s, musical superstars jostling for supremacy in a golden age of pop. Loyal fans around the world delighted in debating whether Jackson’s “Thriller” bested Prince’s “1999” and “Purple Rain,” and the media ...

A day with Prince at Paisley Park

Apr 22, 2016

A day with Prince at Paisley Park

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In September 2014, Associated Press Global Entertainment Editor Nekesa Mumbi Moody spent a day with Prince at Paisley Park. The following story was originally published on Sept. 29, 2014: Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous ...

Project blends jazz, art for a new work

Apr 22, 2016

Project blends jazz, art for a new work

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Pianist Vijay Iyer has an unlikely backstory for a musician who’s been voted jazz artist of the year in Downbeat magazine’s critics’ poll, received a MacArthur Foundation genius grant, and is a professor in Harvard’s music department. Largely self-taught on piano, he majored in ...