• West Bank festival has Pan-African vision
    Organizers are developing the Twin Cities' first Pan-African cultural festival. "Afrifest" is designed to introduce Minnesota's African immigrants to each other and the larger population.May 18, 2007
  • This band's best friends are Abe, Ike and each other
    A Minneapolis indie rock band has ignored the advice, "Friends don't let friends form rock bands." The two founders of Best Friends Forever actually are best friends, and it shows in their music.May 3, 2007
  • Red House Records enters a new era
    More than a year after the death of its founder and president, Bob Feldman, St. Paul-based Red House Records is still going strong, and embracing the digital age.April 16, 2007
  • Doc Severinsen's farewell to Minnesota
    This weekend Doc Severinsen performs his last concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra, after a 14-year relationship as the orchestra's principal pops conductor. MPR's Tom Crann sat down with Severinson for an exit interview.March 29, 2007
  • Highway 61 Revisited
    Th Current explored the Weisman Art Museum's three-day Bob Dylan symposium. Steve Seel interviewed several Dylanologists.March 26, 2007
  • Maintenance man rocks his office building after hours
    Maintenance man doesn't sound like a dream job for an aspiring rock star, but Twin Cities songwriter Jason Shannon was able to marry his day job with his music.March 23, 2007
  • Eric Tretbar raises The Horrible Flowers
    For more than a decade, Eric Tretbar has been making movies filmed in and set in Minneapolis. His movies feature characters hanging out in the local music scene, which Tretbar knows pretty well from playing in bands like The Funseekers in the 1980s and The Spectors in the early '90s.March 22, 2007
  • Local musicians hope to go national in Austin
    Minnesota musicians hoping to get 'discovered' head to Austin, TX to play at the South by Southwest Music Festival.March 14, 2007
  • Chuck Klosterman speaks to love, hate, and relevancy
    Writer and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman dropped by The Current studios to talk to Mary Lucia about Britney Spears and how Nickelback is the new Soundgarden.February 23, 2007
  • The Duchess of Coolsville
    She has had over three decades of success performing jazz, pop and every genre in between. Midmorning talks with Rickie Lee Jones.Midmorning, February 21, 2007
  • Weekend warriors create a world of songs
    The Twin Cities indie rock band Army Defense has hundreds of songs in its recording vault. But chances are you won't hear any of them. That's because the only fans Army Defense members truly want to please are each other.February 16, 2007
  • Local songwriter "Not Ready to Make Nice," but wins Grammy
    Minnesota musician Dan Wilson co-wrote the Dixie Chicks' Song of the Year, "Not Ready to Make Nice," and won a Grammy for the effort.February 12, 2007
  • He's an artist, he don't look back
    An exhibition that's about to open at the Weisman Art Museum explores a pivotal period in Bob Dylan's career, a time that includes his Minnesota years. It reveals a lot about Dylan's ability to transform himself as an artist.February 2, 2007
  • The draw of Carousel remains
    The last time you heard "You'll Never Walk Alone" you were probably wearing a robe and carrying a diploma. But did you know where that song came from? It's from the Rogers and Hammerstein show, "Carousel" and it was an unusual musical for it's time.January 19, 2007
  • A review of the local music scene
    The Current's Mark Wheat will be in the studio with Gary Eichten to talk about "The Year in Local Music."Midday, December 28, 2006

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