ST. PAUL—William Franklin Diehl always considered himself a newspaperman, first and foremost. But his 53-year tenure covering entertainment for the Pioneer Press was just the start of the résumé of a man who changed the way pop culture was covered, and consumed, in the Twin Cities.
CHANHASSEN, Minn.—More than two years after it was announced, and 14 months after Prince's death, the deluxe reissue of "Purple Rain" arrives in stores and online Friday. It's important for two reasons. It marks the first time the landmark bestseller has been remastered since it was released in 1984, finally giving the nine tracks the benefit of decades worth of improvements in sonic technology. But what really has fans salivating is the 11-song bonus album, the first major dip into Prince's legendary vault.