Luke Taylor Feature Archive

The Replacements' final gig happened in 1991 in Chicago's Grant Park. Now reunited for RiotFest, the Replacements' first U.S. date happens in the Windy City. Ahead of the Replacements' gig in Chicago this Sunday, we talked to some Chicagoans about their memories of and thoughts about the band. (09/15/2013)
The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. This week's guitar belongs to Max Kakacek of Smith Westerns. (09/11/2013)
Marin Alsop 'honored to be the first woman' to conduct Last Night of the Proms. (09/08/2013)
The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. This week, we talk to Bryce Dessner of The National. (09/04/2013)
The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. This week's guitar belongs to Valerie June. (08/28/2013)
Deborah DeStaffan of New York was the art director of the Replacements' <i>Tim</i> album. She shares insights about the artwork and about the creative community from which it emerged. (08/23/2013)
The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. (08/14/2013)
The 45-member choir is making its first U.S. tour, which includes stops in Winona, Minn., and in Minneapolis before heading off to Los Angeles and New York. (08/12/2013)
MPR Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a new sci-fi thriller starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Diego Luna. It's directed by Neill Blomkamp ('District 9'). (08/09/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Steve and Jill to talk about the Minnesota Fringe Festival and about a Walker Art Center artist-in-residence who is all about replacing front lawns with vegetable gardens. (08/08/2013)
It was a gift from an uncle that launched singer-songwriter Jake Bugg's career. Until he was 12 years old, Bugg was only interested in playing soccer. But when an uncle presented the preteen Bugg with a guitar, Bugg "knew it was what [he] wanted to do." (08/06/2013)
Best-selling author Jeffery Deaver &#151; whose latest book, <i>The Kill Room</i>, is the next in the series featuring forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme &#151; finds story structure in symphonic music. (08/05/2013)
MPR Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about 'Smurfs 2' -- and how adults won't feel deep regret if they have to see it with their kids. (08/02/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about the Minnesota Fringe Festival and how to get the most out of it. (08/01/2013)
MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr (filling in for Marianne Combs) joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about art that's popping up all over: puppets in Minneapolis, dancing in St. Paul, a play in Albert Lea and cat-video voting online. (07/25/2013)