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  • Continuing the family trade: Rosanne Cash on Midmorning
    As a professional musician, Rosanne Cash has told her story in song. In her new memoir, she writes about her struggle to find herself as an artist and emerge from the shadow of her legendary father.Midmorning, August 31, 2010
  • Local bands rock the fair
    David Campbell, host of "The Local Show" on 89.3 The Current, previews some of the hot Minnesota bands that will perform at the state fair this year.August 27, 2010
  • Saxophonist defies smooth jazz label
    Saxophonist David Sanborn has often been associated with smooth jazz, but he says his roots are in the blues. He joins Midmorning to talk about his influences and his long career.Midmorning, August 19, 2010
  • Composer brings talent to Minn. woods
    With help from the American Composers forum a composer and Bloomington native Ryan Ingebritsen is inviting the public to experience an exploration of sound and nature in Banning State Park.August 13, 2010
  • Multiple art fairs bring artists to Twin Cities
    More than 700 artists are in the Twin Cities this weekend for multiple art fairs. The Loring Park Art Festival, Powderhorn Art Fair and Uptwon Art Fair are all this weekend.August 7, 2010
  • Singer Ruth Moody goes solo on new album
    Singer Ruth Moody, the founding member of A Prairie Home Companion favorite The Wailin' Jennys, is out with her first full-length solo album, "The Garden." She spoke with MPR's Steven John.August 6, 2010
  • Marc Cohn looks back -- and forward -- with album of 1970 covers
    Marc Cohn's new album "Listening Booth 1970" presents new arrangements of songs from when he was 11. He says these are many of the tunes which launched his journey as a musician.August 5, 2010
  • Globe-spanning 'vintage' bands set to play Northfield
    Starting Thursday, there will be concerts by 'vintage bands' -- playing music from a historical context -- beginning on the hour pretty much every waking hour through Sunday evening in Northfield.August 4, 2010
  • Gospel music for the modern day
    The "Gospel at Colonus" updates a Greek tragedy with gospel music and a Pentacostal sensibility. On Midmorning we'll hear Oedipus' trials and redemption set to song and find out why gospel music still has a place in modern theater. The Steeles and Rev. Dr. Earl F. Miller will perform live in studio.Midmorning, August 3, 2010
  • Richfield: Pickin' party at the strip mall music shop
    Bluegrass, country, Cajun, Celtic, and Tejano music might not be the first thing you think of when you see the strip mall located near 66th Street and Penn Avenue South in Richfield, but that's what you'll find at the Homestead Pickin' Parlor.July 30, 2010
  • An unconventional path to a charming life
    Joan Armatrading has collected honorary degrees and even accolades from Queen Elizabeth for her eclectic music spanning folk, blues, and rock. And yet she feels her character hasn't changed at all over her prolific 40-year career.Midmorning, July 29, 2010
  • A visit with Prince at Paisley Park
    Jim McGuinn, program director for 89.3 The Current, was invited recently to visit Prince at his Paisley Park studio complex in Chanhassen. He recalls his meeting with the man behind the music, and reviews Prince's newest album, 20TEN.July 24, 2010
  • Special preview of Prince's new album
    Prince's new album is called 20TEN and it comes on the heels of his triple album last year.July 23, 2010
  • A rock and roll retreat, just for girls
    Being a rock star is every kid's dream, isn't it? The dream is real for several dozen kids this summer, thanks to Minnesota's first rock and roll camp for girls only.July 23, 2010
  • Junior composers try hand at writing music for silent films
    It's hard enough to learn to compose music, but imagine having to write a score for a silent film. That's exactly what a group of young composers is doing this week at the University of Minnesota.July 23, 2010

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