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  • The Red Pens make their mark on local music scene
    A local indie rock duo is riding a wave of fuzzed-out guitar distortion into the hearts of critics and fans.January 8, 2010
  • Radio Heartland Live Holiday Concerts
    Radio Heartland celebrated the 2009 holiday season with the help of some friends.December 23, 2009
  • Works Progress Administration on Radio Heartland
    Three members of Works Progress Administration perform on Radio Heartland.December 19, 2009
  • Minnesota artists cover the Beatles
    "Minnesota Beatle Project" is a new CD that features 16 Minnesota-based artists interpreting Beatles songs. One of the more intriguing tracks in the collection is a version of "Norwegian Wood" by Jeremy Messersmith and Zach Coulter. This is the first time they have recorded music together. Messersmith is a solo artist and Coulter is a member of the band Solid Gold. They spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about the creation of their unique version of the song.December 16, 2009
  • Sarah Hicks, Minnesota Orchestra pops conductor
    Classical orchestras have long featured popular music or pops to broaden their audiences. The recently appointed pops conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra talks about how she sells new music to audiences young and old.Midmorning, December 14, 2009
  • Minnesota blues brought home
    Local singer Paul Metsa has performed and worked in music for nearly 30 years. He credits his upbringing in the Iron Range and his love of folk for inspiring his songwriting and his bluesman ethos.Midmorning, November 20, 2009
  • U of M confirms date with U2 next summer
    U2 will perform at the University of Minnesota's new TCF Bank Stadium on June 27, 2010.November 16, 2009
  • Minneapolis' Solid Gold poised to take band to the next level
    Following the release of its latest cd, "Bodies of Water," Minneapolis buzz band Solid Gold has spent the year mesmerizing critics and fans with its electronic pop. The band will cap off a breakthrough year tonight with a show at First Avenue.November 13, 2009
  • Project Trio on Radio Heartland
    Project Trio performs live in the Radio Heartland studios.November 11, 2009
  • Willie Murphy refuses to be pigeonholed
    Minneapolis rhythm and blues living legend Willie Murphy has a new double CD coming out Tuesday. However, he uses the word new in quotes, for some of the material was recoded 30 years ago.November 10, 2009
  • Willie Murphy on Radio Heartland
    Twin Cities music legend Willie Murphy talks about his new album, "A Shot of Love in a Time of Need"November 4, 2009
  • The cast of the musical "Buddy" on Radio Heartland
    The cast from the History Theatre's production of "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" performs on Radio Heartland.October 23, 2009
  • The Pines on Radio Heartland
    The Pines perform in the studio for Radio Heartland.October 16, 2009
  • Young Owatonna musician finds success on pop charts
    A young musician from Owatonna who recorded his album on a computer in the basement of his parents' house is finding big success in the music business.October 14, 2009
  • How to make a rock guitar documentary
    When Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim persuaded Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, U2's the Edge and the White Stripes' Jack White to meet for an electric guitar summit there was potential for complete disaster, but it seems Guggenheim's gamble paid off.September 17, 2009

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