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  • Film director celebrates 1994
    While 1994 may not stick out in many people's minds as being one of the watershed years of U.S. history, it does for film director Jonathan Levine. "Much like 1776, just with more rap music," he says. It's the year he set his new film "The Wackness."July 11, 2008
  • Steven C works his piano
    St. Paul musician Steven Anderson, or Steven C., as his stage name goes, has built a thriving behind-the-scenes career in the "New Age" music industry as a producer and pianist. Now he's stepping out of the shadows with a new CD.May 16, 2008
  • Where have the women gone?
    From spoken word to breakdancing, hip-hop culture is taking off, but Midmorning asks why fewer women seem to be making a name for themselves in the genre.Midmorning, April 11, 2008
  • Tapes 'n Tapes roll again
    Two years after it buzzed to the top of the indie rock world, the Minneapolis band Tapes 'n Tapes is back with a new CD called "Walk it Off."April 10, 2008
  • Vinyl's staying power
    The vinyl record is undergoing somewhat of a resurgence in the Twin Cities music scene. More bands are putting their music out on vinyl, more consumers, especially younger ones, are choosing vinyl over compact discs.April 1, 2008
  • Web comic reflects life in a "Nowhere Band"
    A local webcomic is generating a buzz for it's depiction of bands that are going nowhere.March 17, 2008
  • Mike Doughty takes a bite out of the MinneApple with "Golden Delicious"
    Former Soul Coughing frontman and Brooklyn singer/songwriter Mike Doughty gets a lot of love from Twin Cities musicheads. Doughty has recorded two records in Minneapolis, including his new CD "Golden Delicious" with the help of Grammy winning songwriter Dan Wilson.February 26, 2008
  • The many sides of hip hop
    Hip hop music appeals to a wider audience than ever. Poet and dancer Marc Bamuthi Joseph says he hopes to teach people of all ages and races that hip hop is not monolithic, and not all negative.Midmorning, February 11, 2008
  • Grammy winners on Midmorning
    With the 50th Grammy Awards coming up this weekend, we'll look back at Midmorning's favorite music shows, featuring artists who are no strangers to the top music award.Midmorning, February 8, 2008
  • House of Mercy Band offers it's own view of redemption
    One of the few purveyors of original country gospel music in Minnesota has released a critically praised cd.January 30, 2008
  • There's method behind the madness of performing movie music live
    The Minnesota Orchestra is about to launch a film festival. It is called "Sounds of Cinema." Beginning Thursday it will play classic movie music and even perform live accompaniment for two silent screen classics. Orchestra officials say it is not as simple as it sounds.January 16, 2008
  • The Beatles' one-night stand in Bloomington
    Bill Carlson was 17 years old when he got a press pass to photograph the Beatles during their one and only show in Minnesota. Few of those photos saw the light of day until recently, when Carlson decided to publish them in a book called "The Beatles! A One-Night Stand in the Heartland."December 21, 2007
  • It's "All over but the shouting" - The Replacements get a book
    Jim Walsh has written an oral history of one Minnesota's most beloved rock bands, the Replacements.November 28, 2007
  • Dan Wilson enjoys his 'Free Life' in Minnesota
    Minneapolis music veteran Dan Wilson, of Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic, has just released his first solo album. MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with him about the new album and the song-writing process with collaborators like The Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow.October 18, 2007
  • Radiohead ushers in a new era of music distribution
    The recording industry may have won a victory when a Duluth woman was found guilty of illegally downloading music, but critics say the record companies are clueless when it comes to the future of music distribution. Radiohead's new album may be a sign of things to come.Midmorning, October 12, 2007

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