Will open a nightclub at the Rio hotel.

Prince will open a nightclub at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas, which will host concerts by the artist as well as acts signed to his NPG label. Sources tell Billboard.com that Concerts West/AEG Live, producers of Prince's $90 million Musicology tour in 2004, will be working with the artist on the project, which will launch next month.

A flash graphic on the Web site 3121.com, named after the artist's most recent studio album, includes the Rio plus photos of Prince and such artists acts as Sheila E, Maceo Parker, Floetry, Patti LaBelle, Esthero and Cee-Lo, although it is unclear what connection they have to the endeavor.

It is also unknown how regularly Prince plans to perform at the venue formerly known as Club Rio, which has hosted a topless revue called Club Eroticka since February 2005.

Prince has been off the road in 2006 but, as first reported here, unveils new music today (Oct. 31) on Atlantic's "Happy Feet" soundtrack. His "Song of the Heart" was written specifically for the film, which boasts the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Robin Williams.

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