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  • iTunes finally snags the Beatles
    Apple has announced that its iTunes store will soon start carrying music by the Beatles. MPR's Jon Gordon explains what took so long.Midmorning, November 16, 2010
  • Reviving the great American songbook
    Songwriter and musician Adam Levy is exploring the great American Songbook, a collection of songs created between 1925 and 1960 that he believes shapes our notions of American music. He performs some classics of the jazz canon live in the Maude Mood Weyerhauser studios, with help from some musical guests.Midmorning, November 12, 2010
  • Folk musician KT Tunstall reinvents herself
    After producing such hits as "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and "Suddenly I See," folk Scottish singer KT Tunstall disappeared for a while. Now she's back with a new band, a new album and a new style.November 10, 2010
  • How music can affect perception
    This political season, candidates' ads have used music to frighten, inspire, and motivate voters to get out to the polls. Music can do a lot more to communicate a message in TV, films, and other multimedia. Midmorning's experts explain how.Midmorning, November 2, 2010
  • Singer-songwriter collects friends along the way
    Dar Williams' latest album is a retrospective with a twist. On "Many Great Companions," the coffee-house veteran collaborates with some of her contemporaries to breathe new life into some of her old favorites.Midmorning, October 29, 2010
  • Once bitten, twice shy
    Midmorning examines the history and the science of things that bite -- bedbugs, leeches, rabid dogs, even vampires -- with Dr. Jon Hallberg and members of the Hippocrates Cafe.Midmorning, October 28, 2010
  • The musical chaos of STNNNG
    "The Smoke of My Will" is the title of the new album from the blistering Minneapolis indie rock band STNNNG, which the group unveils Saturday night at St. Paul's Turf Club.October 22, 2010
  • Singer Darryl Holter celebrates Minneapolis' West Bank
    Darryl Holter returns to the West Bank of Minneapolis to celebrate a time and a place.October 12, 2010
  • Mark Mallman embarks on 78-hour music marathon
    Imagine staying awake for 78 hours straight. Now, picture yourself playing music continuously over the course of those three-plus days, and actually, playing just one song, and stopping only for bathroom breaks.October 7, 2010
  • At Sound Unseen, a quest for the Kinks
    A mid-life crisis leads some people to buy expensive cars, take exotic trips, or even engage in illicit relationships. Journalist Geoff Edgers mid-life brought on a desire to try to get his favorite British band of the sixties to reform.October 6, 2010
  • Meg Hutchinson, a musician singing to writers
    Singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson says it's entirely appropriate that she's appearing at the Sinclair Lewis Writer's Conference this weekend, as she's always considered herself more of a writer than a musician.October 5, 2010
  • Roma di Luna's new CD an 'emotional workout'
    The Minneapolis band Roma di Luna is celebrating the release of its new CD this weekend. "Then the Morning Came" follows a theme of death and new life, reflecting the grief of band members who lost relatives recently, as well as their joy at becoming parents.October 1, 2010
  • The Current Presents - Born Here: Chicano Rock
    Jacquie Fuller chats with Miguel Vargas, musichead and host of KFAI's Radio Pocho. From Richie Valens to Los Lobos and beyond, we'll listen to some really cool tunes, get a mini-history lesson from Miguel, and explore the Mexican-American experience through the lens of popular music.September 26, 2010
  • Schubert Club in St. Paul unveils new logo
    Minnesota's oldest artistic organization, the Schubert Club in St. Paul, unveiled a new logo Wednesday.September 16, 2010
  • The Blues, from the Delta to the digital age
    The Blues have been a major force in American music for more than a century. But while some fans wonder about it's future, others say the spirit of the Blues will continue to work its way into other musical styles. Midmorning examines the Blues in all it's guises.Midmorning, September 2, 2010

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