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  • Andre Cymone releases first new music in 27 years
    Andre Cymone, who was the bass player in Prince's first touring band, has released a new solo album. It's called "The Stone." He will be playing at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis on Sunday. This is his first solo recording in 27 years, and we have a clip you can hear.March 13, 2014
  • Simon Garfunkel Sound of SilenceHow 'The Sound of Silence' became a hit
    Fifty years ago today, Simon and Garfunkel recorded "The Sound of Silence." The acoustic version of the song was included on their first album "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M."March 10, 2014
  • Prince on the Arsenio Hall show6 surprisingly normal moments from Prince's Arsenio Hall takeover
    Last night, when Prince declared a "takeover" of the Arsenio Hall Show and appeared on most of the one-hour late-night program, his aura was perforated even more cleanly than in his recent tongue-in-cheek appearance on New Girl. The show began with a sit-down interview between Prince and Arsenio, and it was an especially straight-faced talk between the shy pop star and the giddy late-night host. By the time they moved into an audience Q&A it seemed that Prince was game for pretty much any question people could throw at him.March 6, 2014
  • David Bowie and Jimmy Page recorded together before they were famous
    On this date in 1965, an English group known as The Mannish Boys released their version of "I Pity the Fool." Neither the song nor the group amounted to much, but members of the band did. The singer is David Bowie who was calling himself Davie Jones at that time. And the solo guitar licks were provided by Jimmy Page, who was a prolific studio musician before his time with the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.March 5, 2014
  • Bob Mould marks 25 years as a solo artist
    "Workbook" was the first solo album released by Bob Mould. When it came out in 1989, fans of Mould's punk rock band Husker Du were surprised by his new softer sound. To mark the 25th anniversary, "Workbook" is being re-released with additional tracks and a second disc featuring a concert recorded in Chicago in 1989. Mould will be performing songs off the album tonight at the Women's Club in Minneapolis.March 4, 2014
  • Nightingale Trio sing under the frozen falls
    The latest installment from the North Shore Sessions, a Minnesota-based live music video series, features the Nightingale Trio singing the Ukranian widow's song, "Vdova." The trio made this recording in a cave behind the frozen Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis.March 3, 2014
  • Today's music: Michael Jackson's historic night included Grammy for kids book
    Thirty years ago today, Michael Jackson made music history by winning a record eight Grammy awards in one night. Most were for the album "Thriller" -- one of the most successful records of all time. But one of those Grammys was for something completely different.February 28, 2014
  • Run Westy Run reunites for two shows
    Run Westy Run were mainstays of the Minneapolis post-punk scene of the '80s and '90s, but haven't played together since 1998.December 27, 2013
  • The Trailer Trash take on Christmas
    For 20 years, honky tonk music fans have flocked to Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis around the holidays to see and hear the Trashy Little Christmas show. Tonight is the last time this year to catch the special show featuring Trailer Trash.December 23, 2013
  • Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound
    A new compilation from the Numero Group explores the Twin Cities Rhythm and Blues music scene from 1974 to 1984. It showcases the music that was being created before the international attention that came with the release of Prince's "Purple Rain" in 1984. Morning Edition Producer Jim Bickal talked with the curator of the project, Jon Kirby.December 11, 2013
  • Lou Reed, leader of the Velvet Underground, has reportedly died
    Lou Reed epitomized New York City's artistic underbelly in the 1970s. Reed died Sunday morning on Long Island of complications from a liver transplant earlier this year, his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, said.October 27, 2013
  • New album celebrates Minnesota lumberjack songs
    Twin Cities musician and scholar Brian Miller has been discovering and preserving the songs that lumberjacks in the northern Minnesota woods were singing in the 19th century. Miller and Randy Gosa will perform Friday, Oct. 11 at the Hinckley Fire Museum in Hinckley, Minn. On Saturday, Oct. 12 they will play at a CD release party at the Celtic Junction in St. Paul.October 11, 2013
  • Ronstadt a silenced songbird
    Linda Ronstadt has revealed that she can no longer sing a note; she has Parkinson's. She ushered in a pretty fair era in music in the late '60s and early'70s, along with James Taylor, Carole King and the Eagles: folk rock. She was the decade's highest-paid female singer -- and created the soundtrack for the lives of baby boomers.August 25, 2013
  • Minn. Orchestra supporters gather to offer solutions to lockout
    Some 600 people gathered in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday night to discuss possible solutions to resolve the ongoing Minnesota Orchestra lockout.August 21, 2013
  • Departing assistant concertmaster says Minnesota Orchestra 'has lost its way'
    Stephanie Arado, assistant concertmaster for the Minnesota Orchestra, is leaving the group after 22 years and a work stoppage.August 13, 2013

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