Debra Filcman is a Chicago-based freelance journalist.
The Whole World Colored Itself Purple to Say Goodbye to Prince
When Prince died in 2016, buildings, bridges and monuments across the country and beyond lit up purple to honor his legacy.
How the Rock World Mourned Prince With ‘Purple Rain’ Covers
Fellow musicians honored Prince the best way they know how: by covering his music.
Prince Lets ‘The One’ Mayte Garcia Take the Reins on His Video
In the video for "The One," Prince tells his own version of the story of Cinderella, with a lot of help from Mayte Garcia.
Common Dials Up His Friendship With Prince on ‘Star *69′
Common recalls his friendship with Prince that included the veteran musician's guest spot on the rapper's 2002 album 'Electric Circus.'
Prince’s ‘The Everlasting Now’ Frustrates the Hell out of Kevin Smith
Things got weird when Prince asked Kevin Smith to film a documentary revolving around his conversion to a Jehovah's Witness portrayed through 'The Everlasting Now.'
Happy Accidents Abound in ‘Dorothy Parker’
Prince's "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" benefitted from dreams and electrical problems.
Prince Makes Mayte Garcia’s Dreams Come True With ‘Kamasutra’
Prince's then-wife Mayte Garcia gave new life to Prince's 'Kamasutra' in 1997 when she used it as the second act of her premiere dance company production.
Justin Timberlake Covers Prince’s ‘I Would Die 4 U’ at Super Bowl Halftime Show
There was no hologram. But Prince was indeed seen and heard.
Prince Blends ‘Oz’ and Edward Lear on ‘It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night’
Prince's created "It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night," from 1987's 'Sign 'O' the Times,' with help from a classic children's movie and a poet.
Mo Ostin Explains Warner Bros. Side of the ‘Black Album’ Saga
At Prince's insistence, Warner Bros. supported both the creation and destruction of 500,000 copies of 'The Black Album' in 1987.