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  • Jazz trio Triose aims for 'good, not complicated,' music
    A big challenge for today's jazz musicians is how to create new music without overwhelming listeners with inaccessible pieces. The Twin Cities group Triose has found its way by playing aiming to play good music that's not too complicated. Triose has two performances scheduled in the area this week.April 3, 2013
  • War of words heats up after SPCO musicans vote
    The relative quiet after Monday night's announcement that locked-out musicians of the St. Paul Chamber orchestra had voted to reject management's latest contract proposal has preceded a storm of reaction Tuesday.April 2, 2013
  • SPCO players turn down latest offer from management
    The locked-out musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra voted to reject management's latest contract offer on Monday evening.April 1, 2013
  • Simon and Garfunkel song among those to be preserved
    Simon and Garfunkel's song "Sounds of Silence," which was written amid the turmoil following President John F. Kennedy's assassination, will join Chubby Checker's 1960s dance hit "The Twist" as two of 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.March 24, 2013
  • The 'Girl Who Got Away': Dido gets free
    Since her 1999 debut hit, "Here With Me," Dido has sold nearly 30 million albums and been nominated for an Oscar -- but the British singer-songwriter wasn't always at center stage. Dido speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about making "Girl Who Got Away" and the role music has played in her life.March 24, 2013
  • Interview: Rita Moreno on Anita, awards and accents
    Rita Moreno is one of a handful of performers to have won all of the prestigious show business awards; an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Tony, a couple of Emmys and a Grammy. At 81, she's telling the story of her remarkable life and career in "Rita Moreno," a new memoir.March 10, 2013
  • Minn. college students lead SXSW road trip
    Minnesota will be well represented next week at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.March 9, 2013
  • Prince to appear on Fallon's show Friday
    Prince is continuing to ramp up his public profile. This week, he'll make an appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."February 24, 2013
  • Minn.'s Red House label plans Toronto show
    Minnesota-based Red House Records is bringing its 30th anniversary celebration north of the border.February 16, 2013
  • Grammy Awards voters spread the love all around
    Mumford & Sons' "Babel'' has won the Grammy for album of the year, while Gotye won record of the year for "Somebody That I Used to Know." Fun. won two major awards, winning song of the year for the transcendent anthem "We Are Young,'' and best new artist.February 10, 2013
  • Okee Dokee Brothers win Grammy
    The Okee Dokee Brothers won in the Best Children's Album category for their 2012 album "Can You Canoe?" The Brothers, Denver-born, Minneapolis-based friends and musicians Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, were awarded the Grammy in the pre-telecast portion of the ceremony.February 10, 2013
  • All you need to know about the 2013 Grammys
    The popular line is that the Grammys are permanently out of touch - either rewarding established veterans or teenybopper flavors of the week. But over recent years, we've seen a gradual shift towards an embrace of the "alternative" side of the music industry.February 10, 2013
  • Stars and newcomers to perform at Schubert Club next season
    Barry Kempton, the artistic director and executive director of the Schubert Club, announced the new star-studded season for the state's oldest arts organization, which pulls in big names like pianist Jonathan Biss and violinist Christian Tetzlaff, as well as newer names like Ukrainian pianist Valentina Lisitsa.February 9, 2013
  • Rybak hosts concert to celebrate Minn. Orchestra's Grammy nod
    Mayor R.T. Rybak hosted a celebration concert Friday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center to mark the Minnesota Orchestra's Grammy nomination for best orchestral performance.February 2, 2013
  • Peter Asher of 'Peter and Gordon' recalls '60s music in new show
    Peter Asher began a singing career in 1964, as one half of the group, "Peter & Gordon," but Asher's greatest musical success came in a different form - record producing and management.The Daily Circuit, January 28, 2013

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