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  • A fanatic's ode to rock and roll
    Writer Steve Almond is obsessed with music, a self-proclaimed "drooling fanatic" of rock and roll. He chronicles that obsession and it's many forms in his new memoir.Midmorning, May 13, 2010
  • MN Opera pushes back major new commission
    "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" was scheduled to round out the upcoming season. It will now likely be scheduled for spring 2013.May 4, 2010
  • The biggest marimba event ever unfolds in Minnesota
    That sound you may hear all over the Twin Cities in coming days is marimba - or maybe many marimbas. Percussion performers from around the world are descending on Minnesota for "Marimba 2010" - maybe the biggest marimba event ever.April 26, 2010
  • Minnesota Orchestra invited to play Proms, two other major festivals
    The Minnesota Orchestra will play three major festivals during a European tour in August this year, including two nights at the Proms in London.April 22, 2010
  • Loudon Wainwright III sings about the 'New Depression'
    From his 1970 debut album to his more recent work, the songs of Loudon Wainwright III have provided a keen and humorous commentary on his personal relationships, society, and current affairs. His most recent album takes a look at the country's current economic woes.Midmorning, April 15, 2010
  • Gabriel Kahane's musical metamorphosis
    Gabriel Kahane is a singer, guitarist and composer. He's just as comfortable performing in Lincoln Center in New York as in the 400 Bar in Minneapolis. He's done both recently, presenting his unique mixture of indie rock and classical music. This weekend he'll perform a new composition at the Southern Theater in MinneapolisApril 14, 2010
  • Orchestra Hall renovation plans unveiled
    The Minnesota Orchestra on Friday released designs for a $40 million dollar renovation and expansion of Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.April 9, 2010
  • Weird Al, Rush to rock Minnesota State Fair
    "Weird Al" Yankovic and hard rock band Rush are the first two acts named to play the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fair this summer.April 8, 2010
  • From music to politics, Gilberto Gil mixes it up
    Grammy Award-winner Gilberto Gil has been at the center of Brazilian music since the late 1960s. He blends traditional Brazilian sounds with rock and politics. Gil performs in Minneapolis this weekend.March 30, 2010
  • Enslaved by the cello
    Forget trying to put Jelloslave's music into some neat little category. In fact, experimental jazz saxophonist George Cartwright of Roseville, won't even take a stab at it.March 30, 2010
  • Prince looks like pauper in Minnesota tax records
    Carver County tax records show that Prince's PRN Music Corp. alone owes more than $227,000 for 2009 taxes to the state, Chaska School District and other government bodies. The county is just southwest of Minneapolis.March 24, 2010
  • Diedrich Weiss heals himself and others with his music
    Musician Diedrich Weiss plays his guitar and sings around the Twin Cities. Yet he says his best audiences are at Fairview Southdale hospital in the mental health unit, where he was once a patient.March 17, 2010
  • Minnesota Orchestra earns rave reviews in New York
    Earlier this month, Osmo Vanska and the Minnesotans played Beethoven and "Kullervo" a big, dramatic piece by Sibelius, at New York's Carnegie Hall. The New York Times called that performance "riveting" and "thrilling."March 17, 2010
  • Iron Range wants Dylan to bring it all back home
    The Iron Range Tourism Bureau has launched an online campaign inviting Bob Dylan to return to the area where he grew up as Robert Zimmerman and perform a concert.March 16, 2010
  • Brothers in song
    From their days playing in college bands through their time co-writing songs in Trip Shakespeare and their respective solo careers, Dan and Matt Wilson have shared the bond of music. They share some of their experiences and their music on Midmorning.Midmorning, March 16, 2010

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