Events celebrating Prince begin Thursday

A weekend of fun celebrating late music icon Prince begins Thursday.

Prince would have turned 64 on June 7.

The weekend-long event kicks off with the annual Purple Block Party at 7 p.m. Thursday outside First Avenue. DJ Mickey Breeze and Doctor Mambo’s Combo will be the first performances.

At 9 p.m. Thursday, a new mural dedication of Prince will be revealed and dedicated at the corner of First Avenue and Eighth Street in downtown Minneapolis.

Shortly after the dedication, the block party will continue.

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Events will continue into Friday morning, with various concerts at Paisley Park, a Q and A session with artists who worked with Prince, as well as the airing of never-before-seen video of a 1992 Prince concert.

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