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The Artist to prance at E Center

It must be one of the signs o' the times.

The Artist (formerly known as Prince) will be the E Center's rock concert maiden voyage Saturday, Oct. 4, when he prances about the stage beginning at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are still available at all Smith'sTix outlets or by calling 467-TIXX or 1-800-888-TIXX.

Prince Roger Nelson, 38, who made a name for himself during the '80s with the flashy glitz and contagious rhythms of "Little Red Corvette," "1999," "I Will Die 4 U" and "When Doves Cry," was always an independent soul.

Although some called him eccentric and some - the Moral Majority included - have called his music distasteful and lewd, the man has sold a string of gold and platinum albums, featuring "Controversy," "1999," "Around the World In a Day" and his biggest seller, the "Purple Rain" soundtrack.

In 1992, Prince changed his name to an unpronouncable symbol, which is when the press dubbed him the Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

The Artist made headlines a couple of years ago when he won a legal contract battle with Warner Bros. records.

Captain No Name, as he refers to himself in one of this songs, seems to have redirected himself and his music. Once a flashy '80s dance novelty, the Artist has redefined himself as a virtuoso pianist and electrifying guitarist.