Minneapolis singer-songwriter Ben Weaver is known for deeply imagistic lyrics and an ability to reduce songs to their bare elements. He won't tell you what he thinks his song "East Jefferson" means. That's for you to decide.
It's easier and cheaper than ever to make your own high quality recordings, and local musicians are getting more and more ambitious with their output. A St. Paul singer/songwriter is committed to reaching a formidable goal -- writing and recording a song a day for an entire year.
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has acquired a major collection of art works from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Arthur Hoehn, Minnesota Public Radio's first professional announcer, died Saturday after a battle with lung cancer.
Northern Spark, a festival slated for June, will take place exclusively at night along the Mississippi riverfront in Minneapolis and St. Paul, from 8:58 p.m., June 4, to 5:58 a.m. June 5.
When an iconoclastic theater company like Frank Theatre tackles a musical like "Cabaret," you can almost bet it won't be anything like the original.
Minneapolis rapper Sims has a reputation for being the most overtly-political emcee in the hip hop crew, "Doomtree," and a track on his newly-released CD titled Bad Time Zoo takes aim at "progressive" public radio listeners.
On his new CD, "Worth the Wait," Minneapolis emcee 'Carnage the Executioner' repeatedly asserts his superiority. But based on the hardships he's overcome in his personal life and his sheer vocal prowess, he has earned those bragging rights.
Panic spread through the Twin Cities music scene a few weeks ago when two highly regarded nightspots -- the 501 Club in Minneapolis and the Turf Club on University Avenue in St. Paul -- closed their doors.
The 'Best of' lists of local music critics are abundant this time of year, but MPR News asked the people who choose which acts to present at Minnesota venues what they thought was the best local music of 2010.
A pioneering radio duo who some say laid the groundwork for modern American comedy has been captured on a new four-disc set.
Though the digital revolution has transformed music, the old formats aren't going down without a fight. In the last five years there's been resurgence of vinyl records. Now, another nearly forgotten music delivery system is making a comeback.
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has balanced its budget for the 7th consecutive year.
Whether it's food, family, or the four-day weekend, Thanksgiving is about traditions. One musical tradition that has come to mark the holiday in the Twin Cities is Ike Reilly at First Avenue.
The fiery Chicago rocker and singer songwriter has made his Thanksgiving eve show in the mainroom an annual event. Reilly told Chris Roberts of Minnesota Public Radio's Arts Unit that he and his Minnesota fans have a lot in common.
The Minneapolis indie rock band Cloud Cult brings its orchestral flair, tribal energy, and a new album, to First Avenue's Mainroom for the next two nights.