Debra Filcman is a Chicago-based freelance journalist.
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.
Brenda Lee Eager Turns Out to Be Prince’s ‘Somebody’
Brenda Lee Eager co-wrote Prince's 1996 'Emancipation' song, "Somebody's Somebody."
Sitting at the Piano, Prince Calls Out His ‘Heroes’
On his "Piano and a Microphone" tour, Prince honored the many musicians who influenced him, including the late David Bowie, whose "Heroes" he covered.
Prince Claps New Life Into ‘Thunder’ for Joffrey Ballet
Days after the release of "Thunder" on 'Diamonds and Pearls,' Prince composed an extended version of the song for the Joffrey Ballet.
With ‘C-Note,’ Prince Takes a Jazzy Trip Through Japan
Prince released the five-song album 'C-Note,' to NPG Music Club members only in March 2004.
Prince Courts Even More Name Confusion with ‘The Sacrifice of Victor’
Prince fans were led to believe that "The Sacrifice of Victor," the closing song on the 'Love Symbol Album,' hinted at his new name.
Prince Hits the Shops on ‘Calhoun Square’
Even a simple trip to the shopping plaza could inspire Prince to write a new song.
Judge Denies Sibling Request to Relocate Prince’s Hollywood Vault
The judge also warned of sanctions if they ask again.
‘Uncle’ Prince Helps Tamar Davis Feel ‘Beautiful, Loved & Blessed’
In 2006, Prince and his protege Tamar Davis released "Beautiful, Loved & Blessed."