Maya Rudolph’s tribute to a fallen hero: Princess performs Prince songs at the 2016 Moontower Comedy Festival

On TV last night, NBC broadcast a special tribute episode of Saturday Night Live for Prince — who died unexpectedly Thursday at 57 — including sketches of Fred Armisen impersonating Prince alongside Maya Rudolph as Beyonce. Over on HBO, Beyonce was dropping a surprise album of music videos. As for Rudolph, she was in Austin, singing and crying her heart out alongside longtime friend Gretchen Lieberum with their Prince tribute band, Princess. What seemed like simply a fun booking to celebrate the end of the 2016 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival suddenly became a vital experience for both fans and the band after...

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