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CLEVELAND (AP) — Prince hasn’t been forgotten by fans in Cleveland, home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Universal Music Publishing Group has won the exclusive rights to administer Prince’s vast song catalog, from “Alphabet St.” to "Little Red Corvette." (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File) / MANILA BULLETIN

In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Universal Music Publishing Group has won the exclusive rights to administer Prince’s vast song catalog, from ‘Alphabet St.’ to ‘Little Red Corvette.’ (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2sHbbBn ) that around 400 people clad in purple showed up to participate Wednesday in a “Prince Day” celebration at the downtown museum. Fans showed off their best dance moves and rocked out during an air guitar contest to songs including “When Doves Cry.”

The celebration came on Prince’s date of birth. Organizers were careful to not refer to it as a birthday out of respect for the artist’s faith as a Jehovah’s Witness, whose practitioners don’t celebrate birthdays.

Kathryn Metz, manager of community and family programs for the Rock Hall, says Prince is a cultural icon who was important to everyone.

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