Buzzing: Stevie Wonder to lead Prince's final sendoff

Musician Stevie Wonder performs during the dedication of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.
Musician Stevie Wonder performs during the dedication of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.PHOTO: REUTERS

Stevie Wonder to lead Prince's final sendoff

Nearly six months after Prince's sudden death, his fans will have their chance to mourn the pop icon at a starry tribute concert in his native Minnesota. Stevie Wonder will lead the sold-out show, which begins on Thursday at 7.30pm (Friday at 8.30am Singapore time) at a 20,000-capacity arena. It will be the first - and, family members say, only - official public event to remember The Purple One.

Performers with personal connections to Prince include Chaka Khan, Morris Day and the late artist's former wife Mayte Garcia.


Roberto Cavalli creative director quits

Peter Dundas, creative director of Roberto Cavalli, stepped down on Wednesday after just 11/2 years in the job as the label cut 200 jobs. The move comes a week after Justin O'Shea's departure from Brioni after seven months at the helm of the Italian menswear label. In the past 12 months, new creative directors have taken the reins at Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta.

The global luxury market is heading for its weakest year since 2009 after several boom years.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe