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  • Aerosmith cancels tour, including St. Paul stop
    Rock band Aerosmith announced this week it will cancel the remaining part of its summer tour -- including a concert in St. Paul -- after lead singer Steven Tyler fell from a stage earlier this month.August 14, 2009
  • 40th anniversary of Woodstock
    It was billed as three days of peace, love, and music, but it turned out to be much bigger than anyone expected. Forty years after the great gathering on Max Yasgur's farm, a nation reflects on the music and the meaning of Woodstock.Midmorning, August 7, 2009
  • Hot Tuna's long journey
    From their high school years through the turbulent times with Jefferson Airplane and their partnership in Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have been making music together for more than 50 years. They join Midmorning to talk about their long-running musical partnership.Midmorning, August 3, 2009
  • Christopher O'Riley on the classical connection to rock
    Classical musician Christopher O'Riley listens to alternative rock and hears the classical bones within. He talks about how he builds his interpretations for piano and performs his latest work.Midmorning, July 20, 2009
  • Vibrant music scenes an important draw for cities
    One of the most overlooked and under-valued reasons new college grads and young professionals move to the Twin Cities is its vibrant local music scene.July 3, 2009
  • After 35 years with APHC Keillor looks back and forward
    This weekend a large crowd came to Avon, Minnesota, for the special 35th-anniversary broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion.July 1, 2009
  • Local band does good
    From hometown shows to the top of the billboard charts, Soul Asylum has reached the heights of national success. Midmorning speaks with the band's lead singer about the track of his 25+ year career with Soul Asylum and as a solo artist.Midmorning, June 30, 2009
  • The Baldwin Sisters together on Radio Heartland
    Christina Baldwin and Jennifer Baldwin Peden perform together in a production of "Sister Stories," commissioned for them by Nautilus Music Theater.June 18, 2009
  • Lady sings the blues
    Bettye LaVette stunned the audience at the last Kennedy Center Honors with a version of The Who song "Love Reign O'er Me". It's an example of the sometimes surprising music choices of the soul singer who is finally gaining a wider audience.Midmorning, June 10, 2009
  • Saturday Night at the Stage Door Piano Bar
    Dan Chouinard and friends recorded live at the Fitzgerald Theater May 30, 2009.May 30, 2009
  • New book makes the case that Bob Dylan has a great voice
    A new book from the University of Minnesota Press explores many facets of Dylan's life and legacy. Highway 61 Revisited: Bob Dylan's Road from Minnesota to the World" touches on everything from Dylan's youth on Minnesota's Iron Range to his emergence as one of the most influential musicians in the world.May 22, 2009
  • Randy Weeks performs on Radio Heartland
    Sometimes a fresh change of scenery can spark the creative process. That's the story behind Randy Weeks' latest album, "Going My Way."May 18, 2009
  • After 30 years, metal band Anvil becomes an overnight success
    Friday night, some longtime unsung heroes of heavy metal music played in Minneapolis. Members of Anvil have been rocking together since the early 1970's and they are credited as being a formative influence on many of the big name bands today. Yet despite playing regularly for more than 30 years, until recently they were relatively unknown. That's changed as a result of a new documentary.May 8, 2009
  • Jearlyn Steele at the Fitzgerald Theater
    Jearlyn Steele concludes her statewide Troubadour concert series at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul with family and friends.April 25, 2009
  • Two former Jayhawks make music together again
    Minneapolis alt-country pioneers The Jayhawks may no longer be a band, but two of its co-founders have reunited as a folk duo. Mark Olson and Gary Louris have released a new CD entitled "Ready for the Flood."February 20, 2009

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