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  • Music, film superstar Whitney Houston dies
    Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. The cause of her death is unknown.February 11, 2012
  • Ten years between albums, The Minor Planets arrive at a transformed landscape
    It has been ten years since the Minneapolis Americana duo The Minor Planets released their first album. Now, back recording, they find a transformed music landscape.February 6, 2012
  • Madonna channels Victor Cruz with salsa dance
    Madonna won't explicitly say who she's rooting for, but her spot-on salsa dance may have revealed where her allegiance lies.February 2, 2012
  • Legendary blues singer Etta James dies in Calif.
    Legendary blues singer Etta James has died in California at age 73, according to her manager. Lupe De Leon tells The Associated Press that James died early Friday at a California hospital due to complications from leukemia.January 20, 2012
  • Singer, songwriter, novelist brings work full-circle
    Singer-songwriter Suzzy Roche has delighted fans with her insightful songs, and soaring harmonies. She's back to present something different: her new novel.January 20, 2012
  • Minnesota Orchestra Sommerfest moves to U of M
    The Minnesota Orchestra will present its popular Sommerfest program in July on the campus of the University of Minnesota.January 20, 2012
  • Rock Hall of Fame opens archives to public
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened its new library and archives to the public to give access to the stories behind the music through such "artifacts" as personal letters from Madonna and Aretha Franklin and 1981-82 video of the Rolling Stones tour.January 17, 2012
  • Overseas frenzy for Howler; back home, not so much
    Howler started when Jordan Gatesmith and Max Petrek met at a Planned Parenthood clinic with their respective girlfriends. Despite their overseas popularity, hometown reception for their garage rock sound has been cool.January 13, 2012
  • Books, films, and music for the new year
    Midmorning gets the scoop on what to expect from the worlds of film, literature and music in 2012.Midmorning, January 9, 2012
  • Beethoven's Journey still Captivates
    What is it that makes this man's music so universally popular? Bill McGlaughlin explores this question -- and more -- with the Emerson String Quartet.January 1, 2012
  • Twin Cities jazz singer Christine Rosholt dies at 46
    Twin Cities jazz fans have been left reeling by the news of the unexpected death of singer Christine Rosholt earlier this week. She was 46.December 29, 2011
  • The Bad Plus in the Maud Moon Weyerhauser Studio
    It's not easy to categorize the band The Bad Plus. They're a combination of jazz, pop, rock and a little but of Rush thrown in for good measure. They join Marianne Combs in the Maud Moon studio for a live performance and a look back at a decade of confounding musical expectations.Midmorning, December 23, 2011
  • A life transformed by song
    Veteran singer and actor T. Mychael Rambo has seen highs and lows in his life. He's gone from a bout with addiction and living at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul to performing at Carnegie Hall. He joins Midmorning to talk about his career as a performer and his role as a cultural and civic leader in the Twin Cities.Midmorning, December 21, 2011
  • Davina and the Vagabonds in the Maud Moon studio
    Davina and the Vagabonds fuse New Orleans jazz, blues, soul and swing into a mix that has been called a musical time machine. They join Midmorning in the Maud Moon Weyerhauser studio to talk about their music and perform songs from their new album, Black Cloud.Midmorning, December 15, 2011
  • New book recounts Minn. Orchestra musician's complex, incredible life
    The sounds of the Minnesota Orchestra are conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski - an association that has lasted for over 50 years.December 13, 2011

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