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Joni said in 2006 (in a video message broadcast during Prince's induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame) "Prince. The most amazing performer I have ever witnessed." Prince was also a big fan of Joni's and said that The Hissing of Summer Lawns was "the last album I loved all the way through." As Joni remembered, "Prince attended one of my concerts in Minnesota. I remember seeing him sitting in the front row when he was very young. He must have been about 15. Prince used to write me fan mail with all of the U's and hearts that way that he writes." Prince credited Joni with teaching him "about color and sound." He quoted "Help Me" in his song, "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker." An album by his side project band, The Time, was named Ice Cream Castle. And he covered "A Case of You," with "U" spelled the Prince way, of course. JoniMitchell.com wishes to express its condolences to Prince's family, friends, and fans.

Before his death last week, Sir George Martin and his son Giles teamed with PBS to create an upcoming eight-part documentary series called "Soundbreaking." The series features interviews with over 150 artists and producers, who tell the studio stories behind some of the best music ever made.

The first two episodes of the show are premiering today at SXSW. The series will air on PBS in November.

The series will feature interviews with Paul McCartney, Brian Eno, Nile Rodgers, Quincy Jones, Rick Rubin, Tony Visconti, RZA, Joni Mitchell, Dave Grohl, Questlove, Bon Iver, Beck, Ad-Rock, Roger Waters, Daniel Lanois, Mark Ronson, Ringo Starr, Roger Daltrey, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Debbie Harry, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, and many others.

Joni already has a new Grammy Award as the pre-show honours were handed out in Los Angeles today. The legendary singer-songwriter won for best album notes on Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced.

Fellow Canadians Jan Haust, a native of London, Ont., and Hamilton's Peter Moore captured the honour for best historical album for The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, featuring the music of Bob Dylan and Toronto's The Band. The duo shared the award with Steve Berkowitz, Jeff Rosen and Mark Wilder.

Chaka Khan relays good news about Joni in an interview published today: "...we're good friends and she's doing very well, by the way. I want everyone to know that she's getting better and better every day." Read the interview and news about Chaka's upcoming Joni tribute album here.

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Upcoming local tributes and events

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Celebration Of Joni Mitchell w/ Kimberly Ford
Sunday June 26 6:00PM
Jammin' At The Art Center
Ojai Arts Center 113 Montgomery St. Ojai, CA
$10 admission, food & drink avilable
More info here and here.

Robin Adler and Dave Blackburn performing the “Songs of Joni Mitchell”.
When: Tuesday July 5th, 6:30-7:30 Free admission
Where: Rancho San Diego Library, 11555 Via Rancho, El Cajon, CA

Singer/songwriter Joanna Eden presents a breathtaking show in celebration of her hero Joni Mitchell. With a world-class band featuring pianist/guitarist Chris Ingham and Lewis Andrews on bass/guitar, she lovingly recreates Joni's masterpieces; taking the audience on a journey through the myriad of ideas, textures, themes, voices and emotions of Mitchell's canon... and tracing Joni's influences in some of her own songs. Expect to catch glimpses of a singer and her band in ecstasy! More information here.

Singer/songwriter Joanna Eden presents a breathtaking show in celebration of her hero Joni Mitchell. With a world-class band featuring pianist/guitarist Chris Ingham and Lewis Andrews on bass/guitar, she lovingly recreates Joni's masterpieces; taking the audience on a journey through the myriad of ideas, textures, themes, voices and emotions of Mitchell's canon... and tracing Joni's influences in some of her own songs. Expect to catch glimpses of a singer and her band in ecstasy! More information here.

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