Council, mayor pass resolution honoring Prince’s legacy to Minneapolis and music

Today the City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges passed a resolution honoring Prince and his legacy to Minneapolis and music. Following the reading of the resolution, the City Council held a moment of silence.

The resolution recognizes that Prince Rogers Nelson was born in north Minneapolis, attended Bryant Junior High School and graduated from Central High School in south Minneapolis. He performed at the Capri Theater and First Avenue, and recorded and performed in the Twin Cities for more than 40 years. Prince was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, seven-time Grammy, and four-time MTV Video Music Award winning musician and artist.

As a musician, filmmaker, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Prince was a visionary who was always at the forefront of change and advocacy. He promoted black empowerment and mentored new artists, particularly female artists. He also fostered the Minneapolis sound and cultivated a diverse music scene in Minneapolis, which he brought to national prominence with his film “Purple Rain.”

A video of all 13 City Council members reading the resolution is available on the City’s Facebook page.

Published Apr 29, 2016