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The day that Prince made Super Bowl sportswriters happy

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 For the sportswriter who liked music, it was a perfect blend of the two. Every year at the Super Bowl, they would introduce the halftime act for a press conference. I was there the years that Michael Jackson, Bruce Springstreen, Billy Joel and Tom Petty would meet with the media. Usually, the music critics (and those who claimed they were) would show up and fawn over the acts. But the sportswriters were there, too. Most of us were huge music fans,…

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Clearwater Sugar Sand Festival to honor Prince with sand sculpture

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Clearwater’s Pier 60 will honor musical icon Prince with a sand sculpture during this week’s Sugar Sand Festival. Prince, 57, died Thursday at his home in Minneapolis. “The city of Clearwater and the organizers of the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival are shocked and saddened by the passing of musical icon Prince,” Festival organizers said in a statement first reported in the Tampa Bay Reporter. “To honor this musical genius, starting today, sculptors at the Sugar Sand Festival will begin…

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Pop music superstar Prince has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis

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Music icon Prience died Thursday morning at his home near Minneapolis. He was 57. UPDATES: The owners of the downtown Minneapolis nightclub where Prince’s “Purple Rain” was filmed are holding an all-night dance party in his honor. First Avenue owner Dayna Frank says the club wanted to give people a place to share their emotions and celebrate Prince. Entry to the event is free. Scores of people came to the club Thursday to leave bouquets, balloons and a guitar under the star…

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Beyonce to perform at Super Bowl halftime show next month

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Beyonce is returning to the Super Bowl halftime show. Pepsi confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday that the 34-year-old singer will perform at the Feb. 7 show at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Last month, Coldplay announced it would perform at the halftime show. Beyonce headlined the 2013 Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans at the Superdome, where she was joined by her Destiny Child’s bandmates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Beyonce and Coldplay recently collaborated…

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