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Prince fans to mark anniversary of music superstar's death

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/21/2017
FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Prince died at his home in Chanhassen, Minn. on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Prince died at his home in Chanhassen, Minn. on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince fans will mark the anniversary of his sudden death by gathering at Minnesota sites made famous by the "Purple Rain" superstar.

FILE In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, a replica of the Memorial Fence is shown at Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn. Paisley Park, home and studio of the late musician Prince, is open for public tours. At his home and recording studio-turned-museum, a full four days of events are on tap for the one-year anniversary of his death on April 21, 2016, ranging from concert performances by the great one's former band mates to panel discussions on his legacy. Fans who can't afford those high-dollar tickets can head to a street party outside the club he made famous in "Purple Rain." (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen,File) © The Associated Press FILE In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, a replica of the Memorial Fence is shown at Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn. Paisley Park, home and studio of the late musician Prince, is open for public tours. At his home and recording studio-turned-museum, a full four days of events are on tap for the one-year anniversary of his death on April 21, 2016, ranging from concert performances by the great one's former band mates to panel discussions on his legacy. Fans who can't afford those high-dollar tickets can head to a street party outside the club he made famous in "Purple Rain." (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen,File)

Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis recording complex where Prince lived, will be the epicenter of events celebrating his life and music. It was a year ago Friday that Prince was found dead at Paisley Park of an accidental painkiller overdose.

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI NFL football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince died at his home in Chanhassen, Minn. on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI NFL football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince died at his home in Chanhassen, Minn. on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Paisley Park opened as a museum in October. The four-day "Celebration 2017" features performances by former Prince bandmates and panel discussions.

FILE - In this April 22, 2016 file photo, a woman places flowers at a memorial at First Avenue in Minneapolis where pop super star Prince often performed. At his home and recording studio-turned-museum, a full four days of events are on tap for the one-year anniversary of his death on April 21, 2016, ranging from concert performances by the great one's former band mates to panel discussions on his legacy. Fans who can't afford those high-dollar tickets can head to a street party outside the club he made famous in "Purple Rain." (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 22, 2016 file photo, a woman places flowers at a memorial at First Avenue in Minneapolis where pop super star Prince often performed. At his home and recording studio-turned-museum, a full four days of events are on tap for the one-year anniversary of his death on April 21, 2016, ranging from concert performances by the great one's former band mates to panel discussions on his legacy. Fans who can't afford those high-dollar tickets can head to a street party outside the club he made famous in "Purple Rain." (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

First Avenue, the downtown Minneapolis nightclub featured in Prince's hit 1984 movie "Purple Rain," is hosting dance parties Friday and Saturday night.

FILE - In this Aug 28, 2016, file photo, a mural honoring the late Prince adorns a building in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. In addition, at his home and recording studio-turned-museum, a full four days of events are on tap for the one-year anniversary of his death on April 21, 2016, ranging from concert performances by the great one's former band mates to panel discussions on his legacy. Fans who can't afford those high-dollar tickets can head to a street party outside the club he made famous in "Purple Rain." (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Aug 28, 2016, file photo, a mural honoring the late Prince adorns a building in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. In addition, at his home and recording studio-turned-museum, a full four days of events are on tap for the one-year anniversary of his death on April 21, 2016, ranging from concert performances by the great one's former band mates to panel discussions on his legacy. Fans who can't afford those high-dollar tickets can head to a street party outside the club he made famous in "Purple Rain." (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Several landmarks in Minneapolis will be bathed in purple lights. Commuters will see a visual moment of silence on digital displays at Metro Transit stations.

In this April 4, 2017 photo, graffiti memorials to the late Prince mark the Riley Creek underpass which has become the new graffiti bridge near his home and studio in Chanhassen, Minn. Fans have been marking it since the rock star's death from an accidental overdose on April 21, 2016. At his home and recording studio-turned-museum, a full four days of events are on tap for the one-year anniversary of his death, ranging from concert performances by the great one's former band mates to panel discussions on his legacy. Fans who can't afford those high-dollar tickets can head to a street party outside the club he made famous in "Purple Rain." (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

In this April 4, 2017 photo, graffiti memorials to the late Prince mark the Riley Creek underpass which has become the new graffiti bridge near his home and studio in Chanhassen, Minn. Fans have been marking it since the rock star's death from an accidental overdose on April 21, 2016. At his home and recording studio-turned-museum, a full four days of events are on tap for the one-year anniversary of his death, ranging from concert performances by the great one's former band mates to panel discussions on his legacy. Fans who can't afford those high-dollar tickets can head to a street party outside the club he made famous in "Purple Rain." (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
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