MN Lawmaker Leads Purple Rain Singalong To Honor Prince

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After the Minnesota House adjourned for the day on Monday, Rep. Peggy Flanagan leads her colleagues in a Purple Rain singalong to honor Prince. She is accompanied by Rep. Mike Freiberg on keyboard.

Video of the singalong and other Prince Minnesota tributes
On Monday, Prince fans and all items purple line the fence outside of Paisley Park. (Video by Bill Sorem)

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And on the day Prince died, fans swarmed downtown Minneapolis to celebrate his life and music outside the First Avenue music club where he often played. (Video by Jeff Achen)
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Michael McIntee

Michael McIntee is a former network TV news executive with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience. He began his broadcasting career at the University of Minnesota's student radio station. He is an expert producer, writer, video editor who has a fondness for new technology but denies that he is a geek. More about Michael McIntee »

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

Jeff Achen

Jeff was a television, print, and digital reporter from 1999 until 2009. He has worked extensively in the nonprofit and journalism communities of the Twin Cities since 2006, serving as a digital strategist for Minnesota Philanthropy Partners and from 2010 until 2014. Jeff is an active video producer, photographer and owner of CallSign51, a creative services company specializing in video production and photography. He is a longstanding member of the Society of Professional Journalists and former Minnesota Pro Chapter board member. Additionally, he is a Navy veteran and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Nepal).

2 thoughts on “MN Lawmaker Leads Purple Rain Singalong To Honor Prince

  1. I bow to you Peggy Flanagan :) This isn’t something you see every day…… Thanks for bringing some music and empathy in the house.