ARTS Pick: Cville’s Purple All Stars

Local band pays tribute to the late Prince in a show that benefits the Music Resource Center. Photo: Courtesy of artists Local band pays tribute to the late Prince in a show that benefits the Music Resource Center. Photo: Courtesy of artists

When the world lost music phenom Prince on April 21, the tributes were instantaneous thanks to social media and the emotional connection he inspired in his fans. Cville’s Purple All Stars took time to contemplate the loss, brushed up on the superstar’s greatest hits and will put their reverence into a concert to benefit the Music Resource Center. Guitarist Jamal Millner says the show is a celebration of Prince’s many talents (and his fashion sense). “He combined the innovations of James Brown with the pop sensibilities of Chuck Berry, the ferocity of Jimi Hendrix and a once-in-a-lifetime singing voice,” says Millner.

Friday 7/1. $10-12, 7:30pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4980.

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