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Musicians from Prince bands to speak at anniversary event

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/11/2017

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Musicians who played on stage with Prince will speak at a four-day celebration of the "Purple Rain" superstar at Paisley Park.

Organizers of "Celebration 2017" announced speakers for the event on Tuesday. It's scheduled to run April 20-23, being held during the anniversary of Prince's death.

Among the speakers are Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin, drummer Bobby Z, keyboardist Matt Fink and bassist BrownMark from Prince's 1980s band, The Revolution.

Other speakers include Levi Seacer from Prince's 1990s band, New Power Generation, keyboardist Morris Hayes, costume designer Stacia Lang and singer Shelby J.

Tickets are nearly sold out. Only certain general admission passes are still available, at $549 each.

Each day will include performances on Paisley Park's soundstage. Prince died April 21, 2016, of an accidental overdose.

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