Paisley Park After Dark is this weekend

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From Prince & Zooey Deschanel's "FallinLove2Nite" cover
Warmer weather has warmed up Prince's hospitality down in Chanhassen. Paisley Park Studios are opening their doors this weekend for a couple of late-night parties on Friday and Saturday.

Instagram's newest star's involvement in the night is unknown at this stage, but the accommodations are always swank and inviting.

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Hear Howler cover Prince's "I Would Die 4 U"

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Screengrab via NME
After tearing into some Hüsker Dü at Rock the Garden in 2012, Howler are back with another cover by a local artist of serious renown. This time, it's one of Prince's songs, "I Would Die 4 U." With acoustic guitars in hand, helplessly chuckling frontman Jordan Gatesmith and guitarist Ian Nygaard showed a "sensitive" side during this performance for NME. 

Pretty much none of the original touches of the Purple Rain touchstone are intact here. (Unlike Arcade Fire's recent run through "Controversy.") Instead, there's a more lackadaisical approach to this ultimate pronouncement of devotion. "I would die for you -- 'til it's time to get a drink," is Howler's version of computer love.

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Prince joins Instagram, releases new song featuring Zooey Deschanel

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With all of Prince's high-profile promotional activity as of late, it's easy to forget that the Purple One was once rather media shy and reclusive. And now, Prince is planning on sharing a bit more of himself socially, as he just officially joined Instagram over the weekend. His Princetagram account has already seen a flurry of stylish photos shared, all providing another glimpse into the creative personal life of Minneapolis's funkiest musician.

On top of all of that, Prince just debuted his new musical collaboration with Zooey Deschanel as well. The all-too-adorable duo released "FALLINLOVE2NITE," a track that saw its premiere at the end of the Purple Yoda's celebrated appearance on New Girl.

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Five more shows we want Prince to take over

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Last week, Minnesota's Purple Yoda, Prince, took over The Arsenio Hall Show for one of the greatest hours of television ever broadcast. Between this excellent appearance and taking Fox's New Girl to a whole other level of cool a month ago, it's been scientifically proven that Prince equals television gold.

With that tested and proven hypothesis in mind, here are five additional current TV shows that we would love Prince to take over.

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Hear Arcade Fire's cover of Prince's "Controversy"

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Arcade Fire launched the encore of their Minneapolis Reflektor tour stop at Target Center with a surprise cover of Prince's 1981 hit "Controversy."

Moments before, the Reflektors -- the bobble-headed fake band providing comic relief on a small stage -- had announced they were playing a song by a "local boy made good, Cyndi Lauper." They launched into "performing" a piped-in version of the Purple One's Dirty Mind standout "When You Were Mine." After a few stanzas, the real Arcade Fire emerged on the main stage, and got to business.

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Watch: Prince's The Arsenio Hall Show performances and interviews

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The typical late-night talk show appearance is over almost as soon as it starts. Prince wasn't going to let that deter him once Arsenio Hall was game to give him an entire hour. A good 20 years after the pair got together on Hall's old talk show in the '90s, the Purple One brought 3rdEyeGirl, the New Power Generation, and Liv Warfield for a night of performances and pointed personal questions. Gimme Noise watched, and it was better than New Girl because Prince got a lot more screen time.

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Prince to perform on the Arsenio Hall Show

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Woof woof woof! Prince is heading to the newly relaunched The Arsenio Hall Show in the very near future. In secretive purple fashion, he sent his female doppelganger Danielle Curiel to present Hall with a letter on Thursday evening's show.

A silent Curiel looked a lot like she did in the "Breakfast Can Wait" video as Hall read over the terms of Prince's visit next week. "The Arsenio Hall Show has been so welcoming to us in the past, and we wanted to return that favor," the letter read. "Just say the word and we will bring our whole crew over to your place and do a performance you will never forget. Just in case you haven't heard, I've been practicing. And I've gotten pretty good now."

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The evolution of Prince hairstyles: 1978-2013

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Artwork by Gary Card
A portion of Prince's early-period hairstyles.
When Prince emerged with an afro in the fall of 2012, he completed a hair cycle reaching back to the beginning of his solo career. In between the late '70s and today, the Purple One has experimented with a variety of styles. His locks have alternated between signs "o" the times and chaos and disorder, and London artist Gary Card has documented the entire evolution.

The "Prince Hair Chart -- A chronological record of Prince's hair styles from 1978 to 2013" is Card's depiction of 36 looks and the corresponding album cycle of that year. After the cartoon-style series appeared in Beat magazine, Card recently posted it on Instagram, and his drawings are a magical evolution on display. 

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Prince was magical on New Girl: A GIF-tastic recap

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The Artist Formerly Known As... Adorkable?

Prince's highly-anticipated guest spot on Fox sitcom New Girl show finally aired following the Super Bowl. Instead of just a quick cameo, Prince takes center stage in the episode right alongside Zooey Deschanel and company, showing off his comedic side and a brand-new song. Touchdown for New Girl.

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Watch Bob Dylan, Prince, Bruno Mars, and a bear on Super Bowl Sunday

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Music fans who are put off by the endless hype surrounding the Super Bowl and the gratuitous violence of football still have a reason to tune into the big game on Sunday. From the opera star singing the National Anthem to the spectacle of the halftime show, there is something to draw in music lovers.

Throw in two Super Bowl ads featuring Bob Dylan (including "I Want You" playing in a yogurt spot!?) and an unprecedented sitcom cameo for Prince, and you have some can't-miss -- or must-dismiss, depending on your thoughts on advertising and sitcoms -- TV no matter what is happening in the game.

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