Marking one year since the death of the musician Prince, the Senator Theatre will present “Purple Rain” in its main auditorium tonight at 8 p.m.
According to authorities, Prince died Thursday morning at his estate outside Minneapolis at the age of 57. The cause remained unknown this afternoon. From Paisley Park to social media, there’s been an outpouring as the news spread.
Prince last performed in Baltimore on Mother’s Day 2015 at his Rally 4 Peace benefit concert following the unrest. His call for peace and effort to honor Freddie Gray extended to a song, titled “Baltimore.” In remembrance, below is Marion Winik’s essay about the concert, originally published on June 3, 2015:
I didn’t get to go to Prince’s concert in Baltimore last night, but my friends who went pronounced it “f***ing awesome.”
This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks! Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.
Prince is coming! Prince is coming! He’s like a nature show, no? Remember Raspberry Beret? I, like, wore the aforementioned headgear while singing tonight we’re going to party like it’s 1999 to my dog in 1982.