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Prince's rainy day 2007 performance of 'Purple Rain,' new songs from female powerhouses Laura Mvula, Roisin Murphy and more in this week's music

Prince: Purple Rain (Live) It’s tough to lose Prince, who passed away this week at the age of 57. The seemingly invincible artist’s personal back catalog is an infinite jukebox of hits and buried treasures—which helped launch others’ careers and inspired countless musicians from D’Angelo to Chaka Khan, Sinead O’Connor, Janelle Monae, Miguel and The-Dream. Through his singular talent for songwriting and performance, the freaky-and-proud-of-it …

Prince: Purple Rain (Live)

It’s tough to lose Prince, who passed away today at the age of 57. The seemingly invincible artist’s personal back catalog is an infinite jukebox of hits and buried treasures—which helped launch others’ careers and inspired countless musicians from D’Angelo to Chaka Khan, Sinead O’Connor, Janelle Monae, Miguel and The-Dream. Through his singular talent for songwriting and performance, the freaky-and-proud-of-it artist united his listeners—collapsing lines …

Who’s That Girl (Prince’s Female Protégés)

Prince’s history with women stops just short of his own musical legacy. Throughout the years of his reign, The Purple One has collaborated with an impressive list of female vocalists, dancers, writers and musicians. This week, NTS Radio host Leyla Pillai dedicated her monthly show—”Who’s That Girl”—to Prince’s female protégés. An informative intro is followed by 50 minutes of funk and an “overdose of sensual …