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Paisley Park, home of Prince, to open for public tours

“Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime,” Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, said. “Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.”

Entertainment

Cate Blanchett and Josh Groban lead Broadway's fall season

"Cats" is back on Broadway, purring along. "Hamilton" tickets are still hard to get. What else is new this fall? Some big celebrities are coming, including Cate Blanchett, Diane Lane, Janet McTeer, Josh Groban and Liev Schreiber. Some old writers are also showing up, like Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy. Here's a look at some highlights of the first half of the 2016-17 Broadway season:

Music News & Reviews

Living Colour's social commentary game still strong

One day in the mid-'90s, while Living Colour's Vernon Reid was taking a break outside Unique Recording Studios in New York, the Notorious B.I.G. pulled up in a gray Mercedes. "I'm looking at him: 'That's Biggie.' Next thing I know, he steps up: 'What's up? Who is you?' " recalls Reid, who'd been playing guitar on singer Madeleine Peyroux's "Dreamland." "It was obvious we had our instruments with us. It's not like the 1930s, or something, like I'm going to pull a Thompson machine gun out of my guitar case."

 

Videos

Jazz legend Charlie Parker gets a 21-sax salute at his grave site

A crowd watched and listened to musicians who joined in a musical tribute to Charlie Parker at his grave site in Lincoln Cemetery in honor of the 96th anniversary of his birth.
Joe Ledford The Kansas City Star
Jazz legend Charlie Parker gets a 21-sax salute at his grave site 2:07

Jazz legend Charlie Parker gets a 21-sax salute at his grave site

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley visit Kansas City veterans in Overland Park 1:16

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley visit Kansas City veterans in Overland Park

Watch the Midwest's best air guitarists shred toward fame 3:32

Watch the Midwest's best air guitarists shred toward fame

The Heartland Men's Chorus sings across Kansas 3:48

The Heartland Men's Chorus sings across Kansas