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David Bowie's Personal Art Collection Is Heading To Auction
David Bowie's Personal Art Collection Is Heading To Auction

Solange, Questlove, Sheila E. + More To Celebrate Prince & David Bowie At Yale University Conference

Minnesota Vikings Honor Prince With A Very Purple Halftime Show

A conference titled "Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign" will be held at Yale University in New Haven from January 25th to 28th. The conference will honor the legacies of the late musical legends Prince and David Bowie. All of the events will be free and available to attend by the community. Solange Knowles, Kimbra, Questlove, Sheila E., saxophonist Donny McCaslinGreg Tate, Greil Marcus, Ann Powers, Alan Light, and many more will speak and perform at the event. David Bowie passed away one year ago on January 10, 2016 in Manhattan, New York City while Prince passed away on April 21, 2016 in Chanhassen, MN. The conference describes itself as a "multi-day symposium [that] will explore the careers of two singular musicians who changed the face of popular music culture in the second half of the 20th century. The program will bring together scholars, musicians, filmmakers, artists, journalists, and students for discussion, critical listening, and musical performances that explore ways in which popular music can create liberating spaces where audacious cultural and social changes and transformations might flourish."

>>>Head to the conference website for more details.

Solange Tour Dates:

Thursday 02 March 2017 – Sunday 05 March 2017 @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Fest 2017 Okeechobee, FL, US

Wednesday 31 May 2017 – Sunday 04 June 2017 @ Primavera Sound Festival 2017 Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona, Spain

Saturday 24 June 2017 – Saturday 01 July 2017 @ Roskilde Festival 2017 Roskilde, Denmark

Friday 28 July 2017 – Sunday 30 July 2017 @ Panorama Festival 2017 Randall's Island, New York, NY, US

The Roots Tour Dates:

March 02 @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Okeechobee, FL

March 03 @ Okeechobee Festival Okeechobee, FL

March 04 @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Okeechobee, FL

March 05 @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Okeechobee, FL

March 18 @ Hard Rock Stadium Miami, FL

May 27 @ Napa Valley Expo Napa, CA

H/T: Fader