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  • Into the Song: Now Now picks apart 'Thread'
    The Twin Cities' indie pop trio Now Now will visit the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis tonight as part of the band's national tour in support of its latest album "Threads."July 9, 2012
  • 'White Zulu' Johnny Clegg mixes music and politics
    Johnny Clegg, who became famous as part of the first successful integrated band in South Africa, will play in Minneapolis this week.July 9, 2012
  • The Current Presents "Words and Music"
    Ever wonder what kind of tunes some of your favorite writers listen to? I wondered the same thing, and knew I couldn't possibly be the only writer who relied on music for inspiration. I decided to create an occasional show to delve into this very question. This time on "Words and Music," I chat with Dylan Hicks, Ethan Rutherford & Jake Mohan of local band Pennyroyal, and poet Rebecca Lindenberg. We'll hear tracks from Smokey Robinson, Smog, Tortoise, Magnetic Fields, and more.May 6, 2012
  • The benevolent Beastie: Adam Yauch remembered
    Adam Yauch: the gravelly-voiced rapper who helped make the Beastie Boys one of the seminal groups in hip-hop, and whose good-hearted nature led him to humanistic causes.May 5, 2012
  • Dylan Hicks' debut novel "Boarded Windows" reviewed
    We can never fully understand the hold some people have on us -- the way some figures loom large in memory and some take on a certain magnetism in the present. Dylan Hicks' debut novel, Boarded Windows, is a tango of sorts, both intellectual and emotional, between a nameless narrator and his shadowy father-figure.May 2, 2012
  • Mother and son get to the heart of music
    Throughout French horn virtuoso Bernhard Scully's career, his mother, Bloomington pianist Joanne Minnetti, has been in his shadow — as his accompanist. Now the pair are sharing equal billing on their first full-length album.April 6, 2012
  • SPCO plan offers members concert buffet for $5 a month
    Beginning in fall, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will offer monthly memberships which allow patrons to attend as many concerts as they wish.April 3, 2012
  • Kate Nordstrum is Twin Cities' curatorial powerhouse with international pull
    The innovative shows brought by producer Kate Nordstrum have captivated local audiences and have given her a national reputation.March 20, 2012
  • The Current's Andrea Swensson on SXSW's Minnesota ties
    Cathy Wurzer talks with The Current's Andrea Swensson from the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.March 16, 2012
  • U of M study: Can rock music make you racist?
    A University of Minnesota study finds that when people listen to music that is culturally relevant to them, it conjures warm feelings about their own racial or ethnic group.March 9, 2012
  • The Revolution reunites to benefit heart health
    On Sunday, Feb. 19, Prince and the Revolution, minus Prince, will reunite for a special concert at First Avenue in Minneapolis.February 19, 2012
  • Whitney Houston remembered at NJ hometown funeral
    Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Saturday.February 18, 2012
  • The Current's Andrea Swensson on Bon Iver's Grammy wins
    Bon Iver, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin-based band, led by Justin Vernon, won best new artist at the Grammy Awards. Andrea Swensson who writes for the Local Current blog talks with Cathy Wurzer about the group's success.February 13, 2012
  • List of Grammy winners
    Here is a list of Grammy winners in select major categories.February 12, 2012
  • Adele wins 6 Grammys, including album of the year
    With six awards, Adele has matched Beyonce for most Grammy wins in a night by a female act. Adele's six wins Sunday night include album, record and song of the year. Adele's "21" was 2011's best-selling album. It's sold more than six million units in the United States.February 12, 2012

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