"I only wanted one time to see you laughing, I only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain." Prince's 1984 mega-hit touched a generation. Here's a look back.
He was a genre-mixing musicians with many names. We take a look at the life of the legendary and innovative musician and actor, Prince, who passed away on April 21.
Tributes have poured in for the 57-year-old, who died in as-yet-unexplained circumstances at his home-work compound in Minnesota. One report said the performer had been treated for a drug overdose the previous week.
Prince's publicist has confirmed that the pop star passed away in the US state of Minnesota. Local authorities discovered his body in an elevator at his recording studio complex.
Ötzi the iceman hits the big screen, a mother flees and a family takes an unsettling vacation in the German contributions at the Locarno Film Festival. For DW's Julia Hitz, the German entries weren't daring enough.
Nearly two-thirds of German youths aged 13 and under read books several times a week, according to a new study. Magazines are still very popular among the age group. Only one-third turns to YouTube for entertainment.
Konstantin Gropper of the Get Well Soon one-man music project told DW he's "difficult to be around" when he's working on a new album - and what makes the tiny Haldern Pop Festival worth playing at.
By some calculations, hip-hop is celebrating 44 years as a musical genre and a movement this weekend. German rap is not quite so old, but there have been three rhyme-rich decades so far.
Millions of kissing and laughing smileys are sent out in text messages every day. As they now become superstars in "The Emoji Movie," here's a look back at how the hype surrounding the visual language developed.
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