JJ Cale dies; wrote hits for Clapton, Skynyrd Grammy-winning musician JJ Cale, whose best known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with "After Midnight" and Lynyrd Skynyrd with "Call Me the Breeze," has died. He was 74.July 27, 2013
Dessa deconstructs her new album 89.3 The Current's host David Campbell recently hosted a one hour special with local hip hop artist Dessa to talk and sing a live audience through her latest album, "Parts of Speech."June 25, 2013
The Beatles' defining moment (hint: It's not 'Sgt. Pepper') Author Colin Fleming, an avowed Beatles superfan, argues that the Fab Four's most emblematic, "Beatle-esque" year was 1963, before they'd even made it big in the States. His evidence? A set of sessions that John, Paul, George and Ringo recorded that year at the BBC, which Fleming argues are the quintessence of everything the group would become.June 16, 2013
Duluth man finds his niche as the vintage amp guy Nic Patullo started New Vintage Amplifiers in 2008. And with an ever-expanding client list, the 32-year-old Duluth man is quietly -- yet loudly, too -- leaving his mark on the music industry.May 27, 2013
Minn. Opera to stage free outdoor shows The Minnesota Opera plans to present free outdoor concerts next month. "Opera Under the Stars" will feature a performance of Puccini's "La Boheme."May 25, 2013
Young Minn. Opera maestro is man on the move Michael Christie is a maestro on the move.
At 38, he's the music director of the Minnesota Opera, one of the nation's top companies. He's also wrapping up eight years as music director of the Phoenix Symphony, leads the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, guest-conducts orchestras around the world, and last year was on the cover of Opera News magazine, which in the opera world is like being the cover model on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.April 21, 2013