Minnesota Public Radio features by Jay Gabler http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31265 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:04:49 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Jay Gabler http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'David Bowie Made Me Gay' Darryl W. Bullock's 'David Bowie Made Me Gay' chronicles the history of LGBT music in the recorded era. It's a must-read for music fans during Pride month. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/19/david-bowie-made-me-gay?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Nina Simone childhood home named National Treasure Today's top music news stories include a National Treasure designation for Nina Simone's childhood home; and the announcements of a Michael Jackson jukebox musical and a Marvin Gaye biopic. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/19/nina-simone-childhood-home?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:47:00 -0500 Music News: One dead after van hits pedestrians at Pinkpop Today's top music news stories include a tragic death outside the Pinkpop festival, UK festivalgoers facing sexual misconduct, and opener announcements for Lauryn Hill. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/18/pinkpop-van-crash?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Rock the Garden 2018: 89 images capture the festival fun Look back on Rock the Garden 2018 with images of the crowd, the art, and of course musicians Father John Misty, P.O.S, Feist, Chastity Brown, Kamasi Washington, U.S. Girls, Nikki Lane, and Low-Cut Connie. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/18/rock-garden-gallery?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:49:00 -0500 Music News: Beyonce and Jay-Z drop surprise collaborative album Today's top music news stories include Beyonce and Jay-Z releasing a surprise collaborative album, the Prince estate reportedly striking a deal with Sony, and Lizzo discussing her 'rainbow' sexuality. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/17/beyonce-jay-z-album?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Music News: D.J. Fontana, original Elvis drummer, dies at 87 Today's top music news stories include the death of D.J. Fontana, Ryan Adams turning weatherman, and the cancellation of a Michael Jackson street renaming. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/14/dj-fontana-dies?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:50:00 -0500 Music News: Haim fire agent over gender pay disparity Today's top music news stories include Haim firing their booking agent, Kurt Cobain memorabilia being potentially destroyed, and U2 paying tribute to Anthony Bourdain. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/13/haim-fire-agent?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:04:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'The World's Greatest Music Festival Challenge' 'The World's Greatest Music Festival Challenge' asks readers to find legendary artists hiding in illustrations of festivals like Woodstock, Newport, and Glastonbury. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/12/music-festival-challenge?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Moby selling every record he owns, for charity Today's top music news stories include Moby selling his record collection, accusations of molestation involving a former member of the BoDeans, and the death of Jon Hiseman. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/12/moby-record-collection?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:14:00 -0500 Music News: Eddie Vedder releases exclusive vinyl with Cubs tickets Today's top music news stories include an exclusive Eddie Vedder single for Cubs ticket-buyers, the death of Lorraine Gordon, and French protests against a Muslim rapper. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/11/eddie-vedder-cubs-seven-inch?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:56:00 -0500 Music News: Danny Kirwan, early Fleetwood Mac guitarist, dies at 68 Today's top music news stories include the death of Danny Kirwan, a special Tony for Bruce Springsteen, and a record-tying chart mark for Kanye West. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/10/danny-kirwan-dies?refid=0 Sun, 10 Jun 2018 20:04:00 -0500 Music News: Dave Grohl's mom's book about rock moms to become TV series Today's top music news stories include a forthcoming TV series about rock moms, the impending end of the 'Let's Go Crazy baby' legal drama, and a massive Phish box set announcement. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/07/dave-grohl-mom-book-tv-series?refid=0 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Caroline Rose rocks, in The Current studio and the 7th Street Entry Arriving in Minnesota to kick off a headlining tour, Caroline Rose and her band played songs from their acclaimed album 'Loner' in The Current studio before heading to the 7th St Entry to cap the day with a sold-out show. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/07/caroline-rose-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:10:00 -0500 Music News: Father John Misty plays a bank robber in 'Hotel Artemis' Today's top music news stories include Father John Misty playing a bank robber, the death of 'the grandfather of rap,' and Bruce Springsteen announcing plans to play the Tonys. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/06/father-john-misty-hotel-artemis?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 17:11:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Duncan Hannah's '20th Century Boy' Duncan Hannah left Minnesota for New York in 1971. He kept diaries, now collected in '20th Century Boy,' that chronicled his interactions with the likes of Television, Talking Heads, and Nico. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/05/duncan-hannah-20th-century-boy?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Facebook introduces 'Lip Sync Live' feature Today's top music news stories include a new Facebook lip-sync feature, a Bob Dylan musical heading to New York, and harassment allegations against Talib Kweli. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/05/facebook-lip-sync-live?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Music News: Blind Boys of Alabama co-founder Clarence Fountain dies at 88 Today's top music news stories include the death of Clarence Fountain, Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner writing podcast music, and NOFX apologizing for a comment about a mass shooting. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/04/clarence-fountain?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:26:00 -0500 Music News: Elvis's 1968 comeback special headed to theaters for 50th anniversary Today's top music news stories include Elvis's 1968 TV special heading to theaters, Spotify canceling its 'hateful conduct' policy, and YouTube removing drill videos. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/06/03/elvis-presley-1968?refid=0 Sun, 03 Jun 2018 18:47:00 -0500 Music News: Neil 'step up' Portnow stepping down from Grammys Today's top music news stories include the stepping down of Recording Academy head Neil Portnow, the latest on Drake vs. Pusha-T, and a Broadway bummer for Buffett. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/31/neil-portnow-resigning?refid=0 Thu, 31 May 2018 17:30:00 -0500 Music News: Jeff Goldblum to release jazz album Today's top music news stories include Jeff Goldblum announcing a jazz album, Kendrick Lamar accepting his Pulitzer, and Belle and Sebastian heading to sea. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/30/jeff-goldblum-jazz?refid=0 Thu, 31 May 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Robert Hilburn's 'Paul Simon: The Life' Paul Simon sat for over 100 hours of interviews for Robert Hilburn's new biography. Why didn't Simon just write a memoir himself? 'I'm not drawn to making big observations,' he told Hilburn. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/29/paul-simon-life-robert-hilburn?refid=0 Wed, 30 May 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Watch David Byrne sing Prince karaoke Today's top music news stories include David Byrne singing Prince at karaoke, the death of Stewart Lupton, and Kesha suffering a loss in court. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/29/david-byrne-prince-karaoke?refid=0 Tue, 29 May 2018 18:11:00 -0500 Music News: Bon Iver manager withdraws from Congressional race Today's top music news stories include Bon Iver's manager withdrawing from a Congressional race, K-pop hitting number one, and Tommy Lee (maybe) getting married. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/28/kyle-frenette-bon-iver-congress?refid=0 Mon, 28 May 2018 17:40:00 -0500 Music News: Glenn Snoddy, inventor of the fuzz pedal, dies Glenn Snoddy, inventor of the fuzz pedal, has died; Michael Jackson's estate is criticizing a planned documentary about the star's last days; Vevo is getting out of the app business; Liam Gallagher has met his daughter for the first time; and Weezer have covered Toto...but not that Toto. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/24/glenn-snoddy-fuzz-pedal?refid=0 Fri, 25 May 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Music News: 'Yellow Submarine' to be graphic novel The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' is being turned into a graphic novel; Pandora is launching personalized playlists; Ariana Grande releases a statement on her split from Mac Miller; and more. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/23/beatles-yellow-submarine-graphic-novel?refid=0 Thu, 24 May 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks' As Stevie Nicks turns 70, her reputation as one of rock's true visionaries continues to rise. A recent biography provides a sympathetic, competent overview of her life and career. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/22/stevie-nicks-gold-dust-woman?refid=0 Wed, 23 May 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Dropkick Murphys step into the ring; 'American Idol' crowns a winner; R. Kelly sued The Dropkick Murphys are bringing boxing matches onstage for their tour conclusion; Maddie Poppe has been crowned the winner of the 'American Idol' reboot; and R. Kelly has been sued for sexual battery. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/22/dropkick-murphys-boxing?refid=0 Wed, 23 May 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Music News: Scott Hutchison mural; Kelly Clarkson's 'moment of action'; Skynyrd's historical marker A new mural in Glasgow commemorates the late Scott Hutchison; Kelly Clarkson asks for a 'moment of action' at the Billboard Music Awards; a Lynyrd Skynyrd family home gets a historical marker; Beyonce makes an unexpected real estate purchase; and a 'September' co-writer weighs in on Taylor Swift's cover. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/21/scott-hutchison-mural?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Music News: Prince's yellow Cloud guitar sells for $225K Today's top music news stories include the sale of Prince's yellow Cloud guitar, Boyd Tinsley's response to allegations of sexual misconduct, and Elton John's performance at the Royal Wedding. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/20/prince-yellow-cloud?refid=0 Mon, 21 May 2018 04:36:00 -0500 Music News: Queen barred from Glastonbury over badger beef Today's top music news stories include a Glastonbury badger beef, an honor for the Jacksons, and a new music subscription service from YouTube. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/17/glastonbury-badger-beef?refid=0 Fri, 18 May 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Music News: Yanni is loving the Yanny vs. Laurel debate Today's top music news stories include Yanni's reaction to a viral audio snippet, details on the 'Jagged Little Pill' musical, and Kurt Cobain's guitar going to Frances Bean's ex. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/16/yanni-laurel?refid=0 Wed, 16 May 2018 16:41:00 -0500 Music News: First Freddie Mercury biopic trailer will give you all the feelings Today's top music news stories include a first trailer for 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' the announcement of a Chris Cornell vigil, and new details about the forthcoming Beastie Boys memoir. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/15/bohemian-rhapsody-trailer?refid=0 Tue, 15 May 2018 16:39:00 -0500 Movie review: 'Solo' plays fast and loose with 'Star Wars' - and that's a good thing 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' may have had a troubled origin story, but director Ron Howard has pulled off a rescue worthy of Han himself. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/15/solo-star-wars-story-review?refid=0 Tue, 15 May 2018 16:00:00 -0500 Premiere: The Suburbs revisit 'Cows' Take a first listen to the Suburbs' new remake of their own 1980 song 'Cows' - and enter for a chance to see them perform live at First Avenue, with a copy of their new 45. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/15/suburbs-cows?refid=0 Tue, 15 May 2018 09:45:00 -0500 Music News: Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' hits number one Today's top music news stories include Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' topping the Billboard Hot 100, Peter Gabriel's solo discography coming to Spotify, and the death of Glenn Branca. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/14/childish-gambino-this-america?refid=0 Mon, 14 May 2018 17:17:00 -0500 Music News: Andre 3000 picks up bass clarinet for first solo singles Today's top music news stories include a pair of surprising solo singles from Andre 3000, a Eurovision winner from Israel, and Lindsey Buckingham commenting on his break with Fleetwood Mac. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/13/andre-3000-singles?refid=0 Sun, 13 May 2018 22:43:00 -0500 Passionate singer-songwriter Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit dies at 36 Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit has died at age 36, Scottish authorities have confirmed. One of the most intensely beloved bands of their generation, Frightened Rabbit connected with listeners who appreciated Hutchison's passionate compositions and keenly felt vocal performances. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/09/scott-hutchison-frightened-rabbit?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2018 07:36:00 -0500 Music News: Spotify introduces 'hateful conduct' policy, pulls R. Kelly from playlists Today's top music news stories include Spotify announcing a 'hateful conduct' policy, a top producer being accused of sexual misconduct, and YouTube taking Billboard on. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/10/spotify-hateful-conduct?refid=0 Thu, 10 May 2018 16:43:00 -0500 Music News: 'Avengers' puts the Spinners back on the charts Today's top music news stories include the Spinners landing back on the charts, Jay-Z being ordered to testify, and a book series coming to Spotify. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/09/avengers-spinners?refid=0 Wed, 09 May 2018 17:10:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Dave Grohl's mom meets her peers In 'From Cradle to Stage,' Virginia Hanlon Grohl talks with some of her fellow rock-star moms. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/08/cradle-stage-virginia-grohl?refid=0 Wed, 09 May 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Ticketmaster developing technology to make your face your concert ticket Today's top music news stories include Ticketmaster developing facial recognition technology, a missing member of Frightened Rabbit, and U2 taking a stand on Ireland's abortion referendum. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/08/ticket-facial-recognition-technology?refid=0 Wed, 09 May 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Music News: Janet Jackson to receive Billboard Icon Award Today's top music news stories include Janet Jackson receiving the Billboard Icon Award, a 'Hamilton' exhibition, and a George Martin-founded studio going up for sale. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/07/janet-jackson-billboard-icon?refid=0 Tue, 08 May 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Music News: Johnny Cash childhood home makes National Register of Historic Places Today's top music news stories include Johnny Cash's childhood home being added to the National Register of Historic Places, the FYF Fest being canceled, and Childish Gambino debuting new music on SNL. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/06/johnny-cash-childhood-home?refid=0 Sun, 06 May 2018 22:15:00 -0500 How Meco made 'Star Wars' music a disco sensation To understand just what a unique cultural phenomenon 'Star Wars' was, consider this: a disco adaptation of John Williams's symphonic score was not only recorded and released, it became a number-one hit record. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/04/star-wars-disco?refid=0 Fri, 04 May 2018 13:45:00 -0500 Music News: George Harrison's first electric guitar going up for auction Today's top music news stories include George Harrison's first guitar going up for auction, Ric Ocasek splitting from Paulina Porizkova, and time for memorials to come down at George Michael's former homes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/03/george-harrison-guitar-auction?refid=0 Thu, 03 May 2018 17:00:00 -0500 Music News: New app plays an album when you point your phone at its cover Today's top music news stories include new Spotify features, the death of a legendary drummer, and back surgery for Brian Wilson. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/02/app-album-covers?refid=0 Thu, 03 May 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Steven Hyden's 'Twilight of the Gods' In 'Twilight of the Gods,' Steven Hyden writes a gen-X requiem for classic rock. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/01/steven-hyden-twilight-gods?refid=0 Wed, 02 May 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Bruce Springsteen to receive special Tony award Today's top music news stories include the Tony nominations, the Record Store Day bestseller, and Gibson filing for bankruptcy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/05/01/bruce-springsteen-tony-award?refid=0 Wed, 02 May 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Music News: Time's Up joins #MuteRKelly campaign Today's top music news stories include a campaign to 'Mute R. Kelly,' women in jazz fighting sexism, and details on the next U2 tour. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/30/times-up-mute-r-kelly?refid=0 Tue, 01 May 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Music News: Bob Dylan getting into whiskey business Today's top music news stories include Bob Dylan getting into the whiskey business, the death of Charles Neville, and George Clinton planning to retire from touring. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/29/bob-dylan-whiskey?refid=0 Sun, 29 Apr 2018 20:57:00 -0500 Music News: Kate Bush tribute to Emily Bronte to be engraved in stone Today's top music news stories include Kate Bush penning a tribute to Emily Bronte, Janelle Monae coming out as pansexual, and information on Avicii's death. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/26/kate-bush-emily-bronte?refid=0 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Music News: Eaux Claires festival isn't announcing lineup Today's top music news stories include Eaux Claires not announcing its lineup, Germany's ECHO Awards being called off, and Fleetwood Mac commenting on their split from Lindsey Buckingham. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/25/eaux-claires-lineup?refid=0 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:52:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Questlove's 'Creative Quest' Questlove's new book is designed to spark your creativity. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/24/creative-quest-questlove?refid=0 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Madonna loses fight to block sale of Tupac breakup letter Today's top music news stories include Madonna's losing battle to block the sale of some former personal items, new perks for Spotify listeners, and discount tickets for "National Concert Week." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/24/madonna-tupac-breakup-letter?refid=0 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:00:01 -0500 Music News: Janelle Monae, CHVRCHES, more announce tours Today's top music news stories include a slew of tour announcements, Prince's family suing a hospital, musicians getting political, and a report on Avicii's death. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/23/janelle-monae-chvrches-tours?refid=0 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:29:00 -0500 Music News: Avicii fans mourn, celebrate legacy with massive outdoor dance party Today's top music news stories include an Avicii memorial, the release of Prince investigation documents, and a Heartbreakers reunion. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/22/avicii-mourned?refid=0 Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:04:00 -0500 Music News: Janelle Monae talks Prince's inspiration Today's top music news stories include Janelle Monae talking about how she's been inspired by Prince, Kanye West announcing two (!) albums, and the relaunch of 'Yo! MTV Raps.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/19/janelle-monae-prince?refid=0 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:40:00 -0500 Music News: Kanye West writing philosophy book on Twitter Today's top music news stories include Kanye West writing a philosophy book on Twitter, new revelations about the Cher musical, and Marilyn Manson being formerly banned from Coachella. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/18/kanye-west-philosophy-twitter?refid=0 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:08:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Two Prince associates share their memories Owen Husney and Marylou Badeaux both had special places in Prince's history. Their new memoirs give poignant, informative, and amusing glimpses into the life of a legend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/17/prince-books?refid=0 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: NYC unveils David Bowie MetroCards Today's top music news stories are all about unusual merch - from David Bowie MetroCards to a Kurt Cobain handwriting font to a Nick Cave skateboard. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/17/david-bowie-metrocards?refid=0 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:14:00 -0500 Music News: 'Singing road' drives Dutch village crazy Today's top music news stories include a disastrous 'singing road,' a huge donation for KEXP, and Cardi B setting a chart record. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/16/netherlands-singing-road?refid=0 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:19:00 -0500 Music News: The Cars, Moody Blues, Bon Jovi inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Today's top music news stories include the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Beyonce at Coachella, and Jack White on 'Saturday Night Live.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/15/rock-hall-induction?refid=0 Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:03:00 -0500 Music News: No, that's not actually Brian Eno mocking Skrillex on Twitter Today's top music news stories include a hoax Brian Eno Twitter account, Cheech & Chong remaking a stoner classic, and guitar makers grappling with rosewood restrictions. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/12/brian-eno-twitter?refid=0 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:26:00 -0500 Music News: Unfinished Prince memoir expected this year Today's top music news stories include an update on Prince's unfinished memoir, Mariah Carey's discussion of bipolar disorder, and HD vinyl. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/11/prince-memoir?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:48:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Lighters in the Sky: The All-Time Greatest Concerts 1960-2016' In 'Lighters in the Sky,' music writer Corbin Reiff describes one iconic concert from almost every year of the rock era. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/10/lighters-sky-corbin-reiff?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Seeing two concerts a month can add nine years to your life, says study Today's top music news stories include a study about live music and health; the death of a Staple Singer; and the Knopflers planning to skip Dire Straits' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/10/live-music-lifespan?refid=0 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:01:00 -0500 Music News: Fleetwood Mac fire Lindsey Buckingham Today's top music news stories include Lindsey Buckingham parting ways with Fleetwood Mac; a 'Graceland' remix album; and Yoko Ono's rock being stolen. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/09/lindsey-buckingham-fleetwood-mac?refid=0 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:47:00 -0500 Music News: 'Empire Records' to be Broadway musical Today's top music news stories include 'Empire Records' being developed as a Broadway musical, Q-Tip heading to NYU, and a post office being named for Merle Haggard. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/08/empire-records-broadway?refid=0 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 23:52:00 -0500 Music News: 'High Fidelity' could become TV series with female lead Today's top music news stories include a 'High Fidelity' TV series in development, Stevie Wonder sharing MLK's dream, and Justin Timberlake reuniting with the Super Bowl selfie kid. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/05/high-fidelity-reboot?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:47:00 -0500 Enter for a chance to win tickets to 'Metric: Dreams So Real' concert documentary 'Metric: Dreams So Real' is a new concert documentary screening this Saturday, April 7 at St. Anthony Main. Enter for a chance to win tickets to the screening for yourself and a guest. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/05/metric-dreams-so-real?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:27:00 -0500 Music News: Spotify is now worth about as much as General Mills Today's top music news stories include Spotify going public, Liza Minnelli auctioning many possessions, and a Wayne Kramer 'Kick Out the Jams' anniversary tour. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/04/spotify-nyse?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:11:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements' Bill Sullivan was a Replacements roadie for years, and his new book 'Lemon Jail' has all the crazy stories you'd expect. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/03/lemon-jail-bill-sullivan?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: 'Yellow Submarine' returning to theaters for 50th anniversary Today's top music news stories include 'Yellow Submarine' returning to theaters, Cardi B co-hosting 'The Tonight Show,' and JAY-Z opening up about his mom coming out. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/03/yellow-submarine-theaters?refid=0 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:43:00 -0500 Music News: Eminem announces 'Em&M's' candy...on April 1 Today's top music news stories include the 'announcement' of 'Em&M's' candy; a possible SZA/Missy collaboration; and Linkin Park selling a controversial keytar. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/02/em-ms?refid=0 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:44:00 -0500 Music News: 'Trout Mask Replica' reissue to include trout mask replica Today's top music news stories include a reissue of Captain Beefheart's 'Trout Mask Replica'; K-pop diplomacy; and Live Nation under investigation. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/01/trout-mask-replica-reissue?refid=0 Sun, 01 Apr 2018 21:01:00 -0500 Music News: Bob Dylan's first electric tour guitar going up for auction Today's top music news stories include a Bob Dylan guitar going up for auction, the ouster of Charlie Walk, and Jack White announced for SNL. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/29/bob-dylan-electric-guitar-auction?refid=0 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:25:00 -0500 Music News: Ryan Adams to cover 'Exile on Main St.' in its entirety Today's top music news stories include Ryan Adams covering 'Exile on Main St.,' Prince's heirs requesting investigative files, and how Spotify is changing song names. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/28/ryan-adams-rolling-stones?refid=0 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:42:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us' Hanif Abdurraqib's book of essays explores music, culture, identity, and pain, demonstrating why he's being called one of the most essential young voices in American criticism. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/27/hanif-abdurraquib-they-cant-kill-us?refid=0 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: David Bowie statue unveiled, vandalized in England Today's top music news stories include the unveiling (and vandalizing) of a David Bowie statue in England, planned Prince tributes, and Country Music Hall of Fame inductees named. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/27/david-bowie-statue-vandalized?refid=0 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:52:00 -0500 Music News: Mike D: Please don't compare the Beastie Boys to 311 Today's top music news stories include Mike D commenting on who he'd like to see the Beastie Boys compared to; a gun-control controversy involving Killer Mike; and Chance the Rapper speaking out against racism in advertising. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/26/mike-d-beastie-boys-311?refid=0 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 16:53:00 -0500 Music News: Paul McCartney remembers John Lennon at March For Our Lives Stars from across the musical spectrum came out on Saturday to support the March For Our Lives, and one of the most poignant tributes came from a former Beatle. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/25/paul-mccartney-john-lennon-march-for-our-lives?refid=0 Sun, 25 Mar 2018 20:05:00 -0500 Music News: M.I.A. on privacy breaches: I told you so Today's top music news stories including M.I.A.'s vindication, a music industry revenue peak, and a charity initiative for Beyonce. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/22/mia-privacy-facebook?refid=0 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:33:00 -0500 Music News: 'Rumours,' 'Raising Hell,' 'Rock Around the Clock' added to National Recording Registry Today's top music news stories include new additions to the National Recording Registry, the growth of music piracy, and a legal win for Marvin Gaye's estate. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/21/library-congress-national-recording-registry?refid=0 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:59:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Astral Weeks' follows Van Morrison through Boston circa 1968 'Astral Weeks' follows Van Morrison on a journey to Boston in 1968, as he developed the material that would become his most acclaimed album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/20/astral-weeks-ryan-h-walsh?refid=0 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: It's now officially Sir Ringo Starr Today's top music news stories include the knighting of Ringo Starr and the deaths of Matt Dike and Hazel Smith. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/20/sir-ringo-starr?refid=0 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:35:00 -0500 Music News: Here's your first look at Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland Today's top music news stories include Renee Zellweger in a Judy Garland biopic, Sonic Youth's guitar pedals going on sale, and a Kansas anniversary tour. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/19/renee-zellweger-judy-garland?refid=0 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:38:00 -0500 Music News: Roots SXSW show canceled after bomb threat Today's top music stories include the cancellation of a Roots show after a bomb threat, the death of Nokie Edwards, and Rihanna criticizing Snapchat. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/18/roots-sxsw-bomb-threat?refid=0 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:28:00 -0500 Watch Lukas Nelson, Dessa, Frank Turner and more perform live at PledgeHouse during SXSW Five absorbing talents will plug in for sets at the Blackheart on our final day of PledgeHouse at SXSW 2018. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/16/watch-lukas-nelson-dessa-frank-turner-and-more-perform-live-at-pledgehouse-during-sxsw?refid=0 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Watch Caitlyn Smith, Lucy Dacus, Wye Oak and more perform live at the PledgeHouse stage during SXSW On our third day at SXSW, The Current is welcoming a mix of fresh upstarts and veteran voices to PledgeHouse. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/15/watch-caitlyn-smith-lucy-dacus-wye-oak-and-more-perform-live-at-the-pledgehouse-stage-dur?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:00:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'The Yacht Rock Book' 'The Yacht Rock Book' is an oral history of the quintessential so-cheesy-it's-cool musical genre. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/08/yacht-rock-book?refid=0 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:45:00 -0500 Watch Warbly Jets, Marlon Williams, Natalie Prass and more perform live at PledgeHouse during SXSW PledgeHouse is turning it to 11 with Wednesday's lineup, which ranges from face-melting rock to heart-stopping songcraft. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/14/watch-warbly-jets-marlon-jennings-natalie-prass-and-more-perform-live-at-pledgehouse-duri?refid=0 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Watch Son Little, Nilufer Yanya, Jade Bird and more perform live at PledgeHouse during SXSW As PledgeHouse opens its doors for 2018 at the Blackheart Bar on Rainey Street, we'll be sharing sessions with five artists who are putting their own stamps on familiar genres. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/13/watch-son-little-nilufer-yanya-jade-bird-and-more-perform-live-at-pledgehouse-during-sxsw?refid=0 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:30:08 -0500 Music News: IKEA to start selling turntables Today's top music news stories include a "music party" product line at IKEA, a Snow Patrol comeback, and New York City's first night mayor. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/08/ikea-turntables?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:14:00 -0600 Music News: Cranberries plan final album featuring Dolores O'Riordan Today's top music news stories include the Cranberries sharing news of a forthcoming album featuring the late Dolores O'Riordan, a Spotify tool to gauge the gender mix of your listening, and Bon Jovi getting back on top of the Billboard 200. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/07/cranberries-dolores-oriordan-final-album?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 04:00:01 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Woman Walk the Line' celebrates female country icons In 'Woman Walk the Line,' writers and musicians pay tribute to female country icons from Lil Hardin to Taylor Swift. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/06/woman-walk-line-holly-gleason?refid=0 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Time's Up co-founder to head Grammys diversity effort Today's top music news stories include the appointment of Tina Tchen to head a Recording Academy diversity task force; a guilty plea for a Fyre Festival organizer; and payouts to families of Las Vegas music festival shooting victims. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/06/tina-tchen-recording-academy-diversity-task-force?refid=0 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:39:00 -0600 Music News: Sufjan Stevens's Oscars jacket inspires memes Today's top music news stories include memes inspired by Sufjan Stevens's Oscars jacket, the death of Tower Records' founder, and a rare Prince record selling for top dollar. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/05/sufjan-stevens-oscars?refid=0 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:46:00 -0600 Music News: How about those Oscars? Today's top music news stories include the Oscars, a teen being sentenced for planning a concert terror attack, and Rick Ross being hospitalized. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/04/oscars?refid=0 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:16:00 -0600 Music News: O'Gara's owners plan to demolish St. Paul landmark Today's top music news stories include the planned demolition of O'Gara's Bar and Grill, the announcement of the final Warped Tour lineup, and Golf Digest criticizing Minnesota's veneration of Prince. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/01/ogaras-demolition?refid=0 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 22:26:00 -0600 Music News: Keith Richards apologizes for saying new dad Mick Jagger needs to get 'the snip' Today's top music news stories include Keith Richards apologizing to Mick Jagger, Spotify going public, and Barbra Streisand cloning her dogs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/28/keith-richards-apologizes?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:12:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Pink Floyd All the Songs' As Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' turns 45, we take a look at a mammoth tome detailing every album track in the band's catalog. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/27/pink-floyd-all-songs?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Minnesota Twins announce second annual Prince Night, new merch Today's top music news stories include a second annual Prince Night at Target Field; a new line of vinyl audiobooks; and a tourlong Metallica ticket. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/27/prince-twins?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 04:00:00 -0600 Music News: Prince helped with new Janelle Monae album Today's top music news stories include Prince's involvement with Janelle Monae's new album, a final tour for Joan Baez, and Flea speaking out about opiate addiction. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/26/janelle-monae-prince?refid=0 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:32:00 -0600 BORNS performs an intimate session in The Current studio Listen to BORNS play heart-stopping acoustic renditions of three songs from his new album 'Blue Madonna.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/26/borns-performs-live?refid=0 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:45:00 -0600 Music News: Prince-inspired cookbook 'Little Red Velvette' headed to stores Today's top music news stories include the announcement of a Prince-inspired cookbook, the death of a Crystals singer, and Neil Young taking on Google. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/25/prince-cookbook?refid=0 Sun, 25 Feb 2018 21:22:00 -0600 Music News: Este Haim photobombs Liam Payne, mistaken for 'mystery drunk woman' Today's top music news stories include Este Haim at the BRITs, new music from Janelle Mon&#225;e, and Quincy Jones apologizing for those crazy interviews. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/22/este-haim-brits?refid=0 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:00:01 -0600 Music News: Kendrick Lamar impresses, confuses at BRIT Awards Today's top music stories include the 2018 BRIT Awards, TV series plans for Matt Berninger, and an all-star charity concert led by Dave Navarro. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/21/brit-awards?refid=0 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:35:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Personal Stereo' In 'Personal Stereo,' Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow revisits the history of one of the 20th century's most consequential inventions. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/20/personal-stereo-object-lessons-book?refid=0 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Norm Rogers, drummer with Jayhawks and Cows, dies of cancer Today's top music news stories include the death of drummer Norm Rogers, details on the 'Wrinkle in Time' soundtrack, and Talib Kweli canceling a show over the venue booking a band associated with white supremacy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/20/norm-rogers-jayhawks-cows-dies?refid=0 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:49:00 -0600 Music News: Bon Iver's manager to run for Congress Today's top music news stories include Bon Iver's manager running for Congress, a triumph for the 'Black Panther' soundtrack, and a Harvard honor for Solange. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/19/bon-iver-manager-congress?refid=0 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:01:00 -0600 Music News: Parkway Theater sold, new owners promise 'performer-centric venue' Today's top music news stories include the sale of the Parkway Theater, Run the Jewels being named Record Store Day ambassadors, and a Smashing Pumpkins reunion. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/15/parkway-theater-sold?refid=0 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:00:00 -0600 Music News: Smashing Pumpkins reunion likely, probably won't include D'arcy Wretzky Today's top music news stories include a seemingly imminent Smashing Pumpkins reunion, a Polar Music Prize for Metallica, and Frances Bean Cobain opening up about her addiction struggles. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/14/smashing-pumpkins-reunion?refid=0 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:26:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: Rob Sheffield's 'Dreaming the Beatles' For Valentine's Day, our Rock and Roll Book Club spotlights a book subtitled, 'The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/12/dreaming-beatles-rob-sheffield?refid=0 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: That Car Seat Headrest and Smash Mouth reciprocal covers project is actually happening Today's top music news stories include a Smash Mouth and Car Seat Headrest reciprocal covers project; the death of Pearls Before Swine leader Tom Rapp; and a legal victory for Taylor Swift. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/13/smash-mouth-car-seat-headrest-covers?refid=0 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:12:00 -0600 Music News: James Hetfield to costar with Zac Efron in Ted Bundy biopic Today's top music news stories include a film role for James Hetfield, a Parkinson's diagnosis for Glenn Tipton, and a dropped sexual battery investigation involving Seal. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/12/james-hetfield-zac-efron-ted-bundy?refid=0 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:54:00 -0600 Music News: Olympic skaters perform to Beatles, Elvis, and...Kansas? Today's top music news stories include the first Olympic skating to songs with lyrics, half of a Prince song for sale, and the deaths of two music greats. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/11/figure-skating-olympics-music?refid=0 Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:49:00 -0600 Music News: There's going to be a Huey Lewis musical, and you can probably guess its title Today's top music news stories include a very important Huey Lewis announcement, the death of John Perry Barlow, and a posthumous album featuring stars singing new songs based on Johnny Cash's poems. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/08/huey-lewis-musical?refid=0 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:20:00 -0600 Music News: Quincy Jones jaw-dropping interviews get music world buzzing Today's top music news stories include a set of wide-ranging Quincy Jones interviews, Lana Del Rey recovering from learning of a kidnapping plot, and plans for a Cliff Burton Day in Alameda County. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/07/quincy-jones-interviews?refid=0 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:56:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Runnin' with the Devil' hits the road with Van Halen As we mark the 40th anniversary of Van Halen's debut album, Jay Gabler takes a look at a new book about the band's life on the road from 1978 to 1985. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/06/runnin-devil-noel-monk?refid=0 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: A car playing David Bowie headed to Mars right now Today's top music news stories include a car playing David Bowie as it motors to Mars; continued reactions to the Super Bowl halftime show; and Juno Award nominations. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/06/david-bowie-rocket?refid=0 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:28:00 -0600 Music News: Ndugu Chancler, 'Billie Jean' drummer, dies at 65 Today's top music news stories include the death of drummer Ndugu Chancler; and St. Paul show announcements by Paul Simon and Justin Timberlake. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/05/ndugu-chancler-billie-jean-drummer?refid=0 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:16:00 -0600 Music News: Leslie Odom Jr., Pink sing before Super Bowl Today's top music news stories include Pink knocking the National Anthem out of the park, the death of a Temptation, and a Lana Del Rey kidnapping threat thwarted. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/04/pink-leslie-odom-jr-super-bowl?refid=0 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:36:00 -0600 Music News: Janet Jackson won't appear at Super Bowl halftime Today's top music news stories include an update on the Super Bowl halftime show, the reopening of Club Jager, and plans for a western film starring Neil Young. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/01/justin-timberlake-no-janet-jackson-super-bowl-halftime?refid=0 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:17:00 -0600 Music News: At long last, Left Shark talks Today's top music news stories include the true identity of Katy Perry's viral "Left Shark," a Lorde-related lawsuit, and details about the 'Black Panther' soundtrack. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/31/left-shark-talks?refid=0 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 03:00:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Sights, Sounds, Soul: The Twin Cities Through the Lens of Charles Chamblis' A new book from the Minnesota Historical Society highlights the vital efforts of photographer Charles Chamblis to document African-American communities in the Twin Cities in the 1970s and the 1980s. There are a few familiar faces music fans might recognize - including Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Morris Day, and Prince. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/30/sights-sounds-soul-charles-chamblis?refid=0 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Paul Simon announces 'farewell' show Today's top music news stories include a 'farewell' show by Paul Simon; a new job for the radio host found guilty of groping Taylor Swift; and continued blowback after the Recording Academy president's 'step up' comments about women in music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/30/paul-simon-final-show?refid=0 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:04:00 -0600 Music News: Grammys ratings plunge as critics say Recording Academy is losing touch It's a little late for Festivus, but on Monday it seemed like just about everyone had some grievances to air in the wake of Sunday night's Grammys ceremony, which hit a nine-year viewership low. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/29/grammys-ratings-plunge?refid=0 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:32:00 -0600 Music News: 91 percent of Grammy nominees are men, study finds Today's top music news stories include a new study documenting widespread gender imbalance in the music industry; and lawsuits involving Russell Simmons and Questlove. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/25/grammy-nominees-gender?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:01:00 -0600 Music News: Mark E. Smith of the Fall dies at 60 Today's top music news stories include the death of Mark E. Smith; Elton John's last tour; and Neil Diamond fans rallying to fight Parkinson's. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/24/mark-e-smith-fall-dies?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:10:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' The Wu-Tang Clan have released one of the decade's most talked-about albums...despite the fact that virtually no one has heard it. Cyrus Bozorgmehr's book tells the inside story of 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/23/once-upon-time-shaolin-wu-tang-clan-book?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Joey Fatone shoots down rumors of NSYNC Super Bowl reunion Today's top music news stories include an end to rumors of an NSYNC reunion at the Super Bowl; a lawsuit involving Club Nomadic and Mystic Lake; and the impending arrival of Apple's HomePod. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/23/no-nsync-super-bowl-reunion?refid=0 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:14:00 -0600 Music News: Here's what 'Soy Bomb' is up to 20 years later Today's top music news stories include an update on performance artist Michael Portnoy, Dave Grohl shutting his own stage crasher down, and Andy Rourke distancing himself from 'Classically Smiths' shows. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/22/michael-portnoy-soy-bomb?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:51:00 -0600 Music News: Dolores O'Riordan mourned by thousands at Ireland memorial Today's top music news stories include a memorial service for Dolores O'Riordan, details about the death of Tom Petty, and the death of a onetime Kinks bassist. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/21/dolores-oriordan-memorial?refid=0 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:56:00 -0600 Music News: Tom Hardy's 1999 rap mixtape leaks online Today's top music news stories include the leak of a rap mixtape by actor Tom Hardy, news about a Beastie Boys memoir, and a politically charged new video from U2. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/18/tom-hardy-rap-mixtape?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:48:00 -0600 Music News: Megastars book exclusive Super Bowl gigs at pop-up venues Today's top music news stories include megastars flocking to pop-up venues around the time of the Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake commenting on his 2004 halftime performance with Janet Jackson, and Paul McCartney joining Muse members for a Beatles tune. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/17/pop-up-super-bowl-venues?refid=0 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:08:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: Conor McPherson's Bob Dylan play 'Girl from the North Country' Conor McPherson's play 'Girl from the North Country,' now published in book form, tells the story of a desperate group of characters in a Duluth guesthouse during the Great Depression. It incorporates 17 songs by Bob Dylan. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/16/girl-north-country-conor-mcpherson?refid=0 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Leslie Odom Jr. to sing 'America the Beautiful' at Super Bowl Today's top music news stories include Leslie Odom Jr. singing at the Super Bowl, allegations of sexual misconduct against Seal, and the indictment of a former Ataris bassist. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/16/leslie-odom-jr-super-bowl-america-beautiful?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:11:00 -0600 Music News: Motorhead's Fast Eddie Clarke dies at 67 Today's top music news stories include the death of Fast Eddie Clarke, a tinnitus diagnosis for Eric Clapton, and plans for a Sleater-Kinney TV show. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/11/fast-eddie-clarke-motorhead-dies?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:17:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: Three new Bowie books As we mark two years since David Bowie's death, Jay Gabler delves into three new books about the music icon. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/09/david-bowie-books?refid=0 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Paisley Park gets OK to sell alcohol during Super Bowl week Today's top music news stories include an alcohol variance for Paisley Park, more details about the Radiohead/Lana Del Rey legal dispute, and the death of an important Japanese guitarist. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/09/paisley-park-super-bowl-alcohol?refid=0 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:47:00 -0600 Music News: Joan Baez says 2018 will be final year of touring Today's top music news stories include Joan Baez's impending retirement from the road, a split between the Weeknd and H&M, and a VIP novelty on Justin Timberlake's upcoming tour. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/08/joan-baez-last-year-touring?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:43:00 -0600 Music News: Radiohead sue Lana Del Rey over 'Creep' similarities Today's top music news stories include Radiohead suing Lana Del Rey; and the deaths of Ray Thomas and France Gall. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/07/radiohead-sue-lana-del-rey?refid=0 Sun, 07 Jan 2018 19:45:00 -0600 Music News: Lori Barbero launches girls' studio space initiative Today's top music news stories include a new initiative for girls' music studio space, Grammys performer announcements, and a sincere statement from Bono. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/04/lori-barbero-launches-girls-music-studio?refid=0 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:23:00 -0600 Music News: Minneapolis writer inspires David Crosby to dis Titus Andronicus Today's top music news stories include David Crosby dissing Titus Andronicus, vinyl sales reaching a new peak, and Taylor Swift adding a second U.S. Bank Stadium show. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/03/david-crosby-titus-andronicus?refid=0 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:12:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell' A new book about Joni Mitchell is less a biography than an extended appreciation - and there's much for author David Yaffe to appreciate. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/02/joni-mitchell-reckless-daughter?refid=0 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Muscle Shoals legend Rick Hall dies at 85 Today's top music news stories include the death of Rick Hall, a Spotify lawsuit, and Obama's favorite songs of 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/02/rick-hall-muscle-shoals-dies?refid=0 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:27:00 -0600 Music News: Ringo Starr and a Bee Gee to be knighted Today's top music news stories include the impending knighthood of Ringo Starr, a new David Bowie book club, and allegations of sexual assault against Jann Wenner. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/31/ringo-starr-knight?refid=0 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:01 -0600 Music News: Minnesota-born Mission of Burma collaborator dies of 9/11-linked cancer Today's top music news stories include the death of poet and artist Holly Anderson, a singer filing a police complaint against a Trump campaign manager, and soaring sales of smart speakers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/28/holly-anderson-dies?refid=0 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:25:00 -0600 Music News: Israel ambassador requests Lorde meeting after show cancellation Today's top music news stories include an escalating debate over Lorde's cancellation of a show in Israel; health struggles for Solange; and a death in Rihanna's family. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/27/lorde-israel-ambassador?refid=0 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:17:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: Best music books of 2017 Happy new year! Here are ten of the best music books we covered in 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/26/best-music-books-2017?refid=0 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Eminem becomes first artist to release eight consecutive immediate chart-toppers Today's top music news stories include a historic chart landmark for Eminem, Roseanne lashing out at Lorde, and Noel Gallagher explaining why Oasis will never get back together. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/26/eminem-eight-number-one-albums?refid=0 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 04:00:01 -0600 Music News: Pam the Funkstress, Paisley Park DJ, dies at 51 Today's top music news stories include the death of Pam the Funkstress, Lorde canceling an Israel show, and the death of a 'Sound of Music' star. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/25/pam-funkstress-dies?refid=0 Mon, 25 Dec 2017 18:40:00 -0600 Music News: Law school scholarship to honor Chris Cornell Today's top music news stories include a scholarship honoring Chris Cornell, the death of a Casablanca Records founder, and the sale of Rolling Stone. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/21/chris-cornell-scholarship?refid=0 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:07:00 -0600 Music News: Gallagher brothers halt feud for Christmas Today's top music news stories include a ceasefire in the Gallagher brothers' feud, rumors about this year's Coachella headliners, and a new Donald Fagen interview. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/20/gallagher-brothers-make-up?refid=0 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:25:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions' Duane Tudahl's book presents a detailed look at the 220 (!) studio sessions Prince spent in 1983 and 1984: the period when 'Purple Rain' was created and 'Around the World in a Day' was begun. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/19/purple-rain-studio-sessions?refid=0 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 07:45:01 -0600 Music News: McNally Smith students to throw benefit concert for laid-off teachers Today's top stories include McNally Smith students organizing a benefit concert for their laid-off teachers; the death of a DJ in a stage collapse; and ICP losing their court battle over the Juggalo 'gang.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/19/mcnally-smith-teacher-benefit?refid=0 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 04:30:00 -0600 Music News: Guess who got the most jukebox plays in 2017 Today's top music news stories include 2017's most-played jukebox artist, Mariah Carey in the top ten, and the death of a Johnny Cash songwriter. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/18/top-jukebox-artist?refid=0 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:53:00 -0600 Music News: Watch Foo Fighters get festive on SNL Today's top music news stories include the Foo Fighters getting festive on 'Saturday Night Live,' the death of saxophonist Ralph Carney, and news about a new Frank Zappa box set. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/17/foo-fighters-snl?refid=0 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:19:00 -0600 Minnesota Orchestra enters the 'Chamber of Secrets' with Harry Potter This weekend, the Minnesota Orchestra is filling the Minneapolis Convention Center with young (and not-so-young) wizards thrilling to John Williams's score for 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/16/harry-potter-chamber-secrets-minnesota-orchestra?refid=0 Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:24:00 -0600 Music News: Watch Black Thought's incredible ten-minute freestyle Today's top music news stories include an insanely good freestyle by Black Thought; and the deaths of music greats Vincent Nguini and Sunny Murray. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/14/black-thought-freestyle?refid=0 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:09:00 -0600 Music News: Five copies of Prince's ultra-rare 'Black Album' discovered in a closet Today's top music news stories include the discovery of a cache of rare Prince albums, a new trailer for a David Bowie documentary, and consequences for Josh Homme after kicking a photographer. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/13/prince-black-album-copies-surface?refid=0 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:40:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine' A new biography of 'Rolling Stone' founder Jann Wenner has become one of the year's most talked-about books...precisely because its subject didn't want it to be. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/12/sticky-fingers-joe-hagan?refid=0 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Cars among 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2018. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/13/rock-roll-hall-fame-2018?refid=0 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:43:00 -0600 Music News: Watch a special Christmas all-star edition of Carpool Karaoke Today's top music news stories include a special holiday edition of Carpool Karaoke, an anniversary show announcement for the Cure, and the Killers offending photographers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/12/christmas-carpool-karaoke?refid=0 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:59:00 -0600 Review: Star Wars gets existential in 'The Last Jedi' The latest installment in the Star Wars saga finds Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, along with their new friends, grappling with mortality. Pretty heavy for a space opera, but would you want it any other way? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/12/star-wars-last-jedi-review?refid=0 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:00:00 -0600 Music News: Apple acquires Shazam Today's top music news stories include Apple acquiring Shazam; chart moves for U2 and Beyonce; and distinctive local band names. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/11/apple-shazam?refid=0 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:55:00 -0600 Music News: Thom Yorke meets BB-8 Today's top music news stories include Thom Yorke meeting BB-8, Josh Homme kicking a photographer, and a green light for a Prince documentary. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/10/thom-yorke-bb-8?refid=0 Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:56:00 -0600 Music News: Krist Novoselic joins Foo Fighters onstage Today's top music news stories include an onstage reunion between Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic; and political controversies from the worlds of classical music and hardcore. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/07/grohl-novoselic-play-together?refid=0 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:30:00 -0600 Music News: Johnny Hallyday, 'France's Elvis,' dies at 74 Today's top music news stories include the death of Johnny Hallyday, a new streaming jazz service, and Nile Rodgers on the mend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/06/johnny-hallyday-dies?refid=0 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:54:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: Jack White's 'We're Going To Be Friends' In a new picture book, Elinor Blake creates images to illustrate the lyrics of the White Stripes song 'We're Going To Be Friends.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/05/were-going-to-be-friends-jack-white-childrens-book?refid=0 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Varsity Theater announces first comeback concerts under new ownership Today's top music news stories include the return of the Varsity Theater, the sudden hospitalization of John Mayer, and the death of Elton John's mother. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/05/varsity-theater-announces-shows?refid=0 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:47:00 -0600 Music News: Star director fired from Queen biopic Today's top music news stories include the firing of Bryan Singer from an in-progress Queen biopic; and tour/album announcements from John Prine and Stone Temple Pilots. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/04/queen-biopic-director-fired?refid=0 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:16:00 -0600 Music News: Neil Young opens historic archive Today's top music news stories include Neil Young opening a historic archive, Mortimer's opening a music venue, and Martin Shkreli possibly losing his edition-of-one Wu-Tang album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/03/neil-young-archive?refid=0 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 03:56:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jay Gabler, digital producer Digital producer Jay Gabler shares his top songs and albums of 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/04/top89-staff-jay-gabler?refid=0 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:45:00 -0600 Music News: Russell Simmons steps down amid misconduct allegations Today's top music news stories include Russell Simmons stepping down from his companies, Ad-Rock's father being accused of sexual misconduct, and a new investigation into a Radiohead stage collapse. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/30/russell-simmons-steps-down?refid=0 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:51:00 -0600 Music News: Whiskey Junction, Minneapolis bar and music venue, to close Today's top music news stories include the closing of Whiskey Junction, the auctioning of a historic venue in Texas, and word on a new Courtney Barnett album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/29/whiskey-junction-closing?refid=0 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:47:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Nick Cave: Mercy On Me' Reinhard Kleist, the graphic novelist who worked magic with his book about Johnny Cash, turns his art to another man in black: Nick Cave. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/28/nick-cave-mercy-on-me?refid=0 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Lorde's 'Melodrama' gets hung in the Louvre Today's top music news stories include Lorde's 'Melodrama' actually being hung in the Louvre, the death of Tokens member Mitch Margo, and Malcolm Young being laid to rest. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/28/lorde-melodrama-louvre?refid=0 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:11:00 -0600 Music News: Donald Fagen sues late bandmate's estate for control of Steely Dan Today's top music news stories include a legal battle over control of Steely Dan, the announcement of the next round of SNL performers, and Bruce Springsteen extending his Broadway run. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/27/steely-dan-lawsuit?refid=0 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:09:00 -0600 Music News: 'Last Kiss' writer Wayne Cochran dies at 78 Today's top music news stories include the deaths of Wayne Cochran and Tommy Keene, and the revelation of David Cassidy's final words. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/26/wayne-cochran-dies?refid=0 Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:19:00 -0600 Minnesota Orchestra gets into the swim with Disney's 'Little Mermaid' This weekend, the Minnesota Orchestra is playing the complete score to Disney's 'Little Mermaid,' reminding audiences that Alan Menken's score is an exuberant celebration of music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/26/little-mermaid-minnesota-orchestra?refid=0 Sun, 26 Nov 2017 08:45:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Staying Alive: The Disco Inferno of the Bee Gees' Simon Spence's new book tells the story of one of the most surprising comebacks in rock history: the Bee Gees' 1970s re-emergence as disco heroes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/21/bee-gees-staying-alive?refid=0 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Marky Mark bringing 'Wahlburgers' to Mall of America Today's top music news stories include the opening of a Wahlburgers at the Mall of America, Pinegrove canceling their tour after accusations of sexual coercion, and an arrest in the case of John Lennon's stolen diaries. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/21/wahlburgers-mall-america?refid=0 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:03:00 -0600 Music News: Singer and actor Della Reese dies at 86 Today's top music news stories include the deaths of Della Reese and Pete Moore; the release of Flaming Lips wrapping paper; and Fox News banning Gene Simmons. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/20/della-reese-dies-86?refid=0 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:32:00 -0600 Music News: Chance the Rapper brings down the house on SNL Today's top music news stories include Chance the Rapper hosting 'Saturday Night Live,' Russell Simmons facing accusations of sexual misconduct, and Morrissey defending Harvey Weinstein. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/19/chance-rapper-snl?refid=0 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:27:00 -0600 AC/DC cofounder Malcolm Young dies at 64 Malcolm Young, the guitarist who, with his brother Angus, cofounded one of the most massively popular hard rock bands ever, has died at age 64. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/18/ac-dc-malcolm-young-dies-64?refid=0 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:54:00 -0600 Music News: Beats releases special Third Man headphones Today's top music news stories include new Third Man headphones from Beats, the death of Lil Peep, and a forthcoming Bowie documentary. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/16/third-man-records-beats?refid=0 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:10:00 -0600 Music News: Warped Tour to end after 2018 run Today's top music news stories include the end of the Warped Tour, the death of Paul Buckmaster, and new details about the death of Walter Becker. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/15/warped-tour-ending?refid=0 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:46:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: Ann Powers's 'Good Booty' The new book by NPR music writer Ann Powers examines the history of American popular music through the lens of the body. In other words, it's about sex. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/14/ann-powers-good-booty?refid=0 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Prince's Vault suffered 'damage and degradation' Today's top music news stories include a report of 'damage and degradation' in Prince's Paisley Park Vault, another Super Bowl music announcement, and Bob Mould opening for Foo Fighters. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/14/prince-vault-water-damage?refid=0 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:38:00 -0600 Music News: Chad Hanks of Minneapolis metal band American Head Charge dies at 46 Today's top music news stories include the deaths of Chad Hanks and Fred Cole, a development in the Prince estate's legal dispute with Tidal, and new Breeders music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/13/chad-hanks-american-head-charge?refid=0 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:13:00 -0600 Music News: Chuck Mosley, former Faith No More frontman, dies at 57 Today's top music news stories include the death of Chuck Mosley; the reemergence of Eminem; and plans for Fleetwood Mac and Velvet Underground tributes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/12/chuck-mosley-faith-no-more?refid=0 Sun, 12 Nov 2017 21:50:00 -0600 Music News: Fan plays potato peeler to help Liam Gallagher mock Noel Today's top music news stories include a strange new chapter in the Gallagher beef, Jon Stewart playing drums for suicide prevention, and a new Neil Young collaboration. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/09/liam-gallagher-potato-peeler?refid=0 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:36:00 -0600 Music News: Lin-Manuel Miranda to return as Hamilton, in Puerto Rico Today's top music news stories include the return of Lin-Manuel Miranda to 'Hamilton,' the historic election of a thrash band singer to the Virginia state legislature, and an incipient Bee Gees musical. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/08/lin-manuel-miranda-hamilton-puerto-rico?refid=0 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:51:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Depeche Mode: Monument' A new coffee-table book chronicles the visual history of Depeche Mode, a post-punk electronic band of lasting popularity. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/07/depeche-mode-monument?refid=0 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Bono didn't know he was using a Lithuanian shopping mall as a tax haven Today's top music news stories include revelations of superstar tax havens, a tribute to Leonard Cohen, and a very expensive Britney Spears painting. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/07/bono-tax-haven?refid=0 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:50:00 -0600 Music News: N.W.A., Mariah Carey, John Mellencamp among Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees Today's top music news stories include the announcement of Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees, stars pushing for gun control, and Taylor Swift accusing a blogger of defamation. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/06/nwa-mariah-carey-john-mellencamp-songwriters-hall-fame?refid=0 Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:40:00 -0600 Music News: Selena's star unveiled on Hollywood Walk of Fame Today's top music news stories include the unveiling of Selena's Hollywood Walk of Fame star, a Bikini Kill reunion, and controversy at the CMAs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/05/selena-hollywood-walk-fame?refid=0 Sun, 05 Nov 2017 14:54:00 -0600 Music News: Neil Young is selling his model trains Today's top music news stories include Neil Young selling his model trains, Lana Del Rey retiring a song, and New Orleans honoring Fats Domino. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/02/neil-young-selling-model-trains?refid=0 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:08:00 -0500 Music News: Umphrey's McGee pay elaborate tribute to Prince in St. Paul Today's top music news stories include Umphrey's McGee paying tribute to Prince, Noel Gallagher playing with scissors, and Portugal. The Man achieving a rare chart feat. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/01/umphreys-mcgee-prince-tribute?refid=0 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:38:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Afshin Shahidi's 'Prince: A Private View' Afshin Shahidi's new book of photos documents Prince's life and work in the first decade of the 21st century. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/31/afshin-shahidi-prince-book?refid=0 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: GWAR storm Billboard to demand number one album Today's top music news stories include GWAR storming Billboard's offices, JAY-Z receiving a Grammy Icon award, and Bjork naming her next album release date. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/31/gwar-billboard?refid=0 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:59:00 -0500 Music News: Bon Iver to mark 'For Emma' anniversary with concert, reissue Today's top music news stories include Bon Iver celebrating the tenth anniversary of their debut album, Radiohead planning a songbook release, and calls for Nick Cave to cancel a planned Israel concert. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/30/bon-iver-for-emma-anniversary?refid=0 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:21:00 -0500 Music News: Jam Master Jay's murder remains unsolved, 15 years later Today's top music news stories include the still-unsolved murder of Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay, the still-unsold home of Kurt Cobain, and continuing tributes to Fats Domino. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/29/jam-master-jay-mystery?refid=0 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:49:00 -0500 Music News: Southwest Airlines adds live concerts to in-flight amenities Today's top music news series include an expansion of Southwest Airlines' in-air concert series, a Bob Dylan guitar going up for sale, and U2 planning a Third Man single. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/26/in-air-concerts?refid=0 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:57:00 -0500 What's new in the 'E.T.' 35th anniversary soundtrack reissue The score that Steven Spielberg calls 'John Williams's best work for the movies' has been reissued in a two-disc set that lets fans hear more of the glorious music than ever. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/12/et-soundtrack-reissue?refid=0 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:45:00 -0500 Music News: Stars pay tribute to Fats Domino Today's top music news stories include tributes to the late Fats Domino, a new Eno/MBV collaboration, and Kate Nash biting back at BuzzFeed. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/25/remembering-fats-domino?refid=0 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:00:01 -0500 Music legend Fats Domino dies at 89 The singer-songwriter epitomized the spirit of New Orleans, and influenced generations of musicians with his inimitable style of rhythm and blues. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/25/fats-domino-dies-89?refid=0 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:53:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Why Bob Dylan Matters' In 'Why Bob Dylan Matters,' Harvard professor Richard F. Thomas dives deep into the Bard of Duluth's capacious songbook. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/24/why-bob-dylan-matters-richard-f-thomas?refid=0 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Robert Guillaume, TV star and musical theater pathbreaker, dies at 89 Today's top music news stories include the death of actor/singer Robert Guillaume, Kid Rock calling off his congressional campaign, and pharmacists being reprimanded for trying to peep at Prince's records. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/24/robert-guillaume-dies?refid=0 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:10:00 -0500 Music News: Fans demand Janet Jackson be added to Super Bowl halftime show Today's top music news stories include demands for Janet Jackson to be added to the 2018 Super Bowl halftime lineup; and the deaths of two notable guitarists. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/23/janet-jackson-super-bowl?refid=0 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:55:00 -0500 Music News: Justin Timberlake officially confirmed as 2018 Super Bowl halftime entertainer Today's top music news stories include Justin Timberlake being confirmed as the 2018 Super Bowl halftime entertainer; and continuing tributes to Tom Petty and Chester Bennington. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/22/justin-timberlake-super-bowl?refid=0 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:01:00 -0500 Music News: Tina Turner makes rare public performance at musical launch Today's top music news stories include a rare public performance by Tina Turner, Jonny Greenwood responding to Fox News criticism of Radiohead, and Beck possibly inspiring Pharrell's hat. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/19/tina-turner-performs?refid=0 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:12:00 -0500 Music News: Gord Downie remembered by musicians, friends Today's top music news stories include Gord Downie and Tom Petty tributes, and a 'timely' charity auction. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/18/remembering-gord-downie?refid=0 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:56:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'First Avenue: Minnesota's Mainroom' Chris Riemenschneider's new book is an informative, fair-minded history of one of America's musical landmarks. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/17/first-avenue-chris-rimenschneider?refid=0 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Tom Petty buried near George Harrison Today's top music news stories include the burial of Tom Petty, a new Smithsonian hip-hop box set, and two reissue announcements. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/17/tom-petty-buried?refid=0 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:16:00 -0500 Music News: New Fela Kuti box set curated by Erykah Badu Today's top music news stories include Erykah Badu curating a Fela Kuti box set, the opening of a new section of the Johnny Cash Trail, and the death of journalist Iain Shedden. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/16/erykah-badu-fela-kuti-box-set?refid=0 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:40:00 -0500 Music News: Kurt Cobain's Blockbuster card goes up for auction Today's top music news stories include an auction of music memorabilia, musicians speaking up about sexual assault, and Chance the Rapper planning to play the Obama Foundation's inaugural summit. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/15/kurt-cobain-blockbuster-card-auction?refid=0 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:23:00 -0500 Music News: Linkin Park share Carpool Karaoke recorded days before Chester Bennington's death Today's top music news stories include the release of a Linkin Park Carpool Karaoke episode, the official reopening of Target Center, and AMA nominations. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/12/linkin-park-carpool-karaoke?refid=0 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:59:00 -0500 Music News: Lionel Richie plans Curtis Mayfield biopic Today's top music news stories include a planned Curtis Mayfield biopic, Eminem attacking President Trump in a freestyle rap, and the White Stripes plotting cassette reissues. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/11/curtis-mayfield-biopic-lionel-richie?refid=0 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:03:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Got To Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound' Andrea Swensson's new book is a crucial addition to Minnesota music history, sharing the stories of generations of R&B musicians who are rarely mentioned - despite the fact that their influence was responsible for the pop music of an entire decade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/10/got-to-be-something-here-andrea-swensson?refid=0 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Record store sells Beck CDs that have been signed...by MC Hammer Today's top music stories include MC Hammer signing Beck CDs, the Streets reuniting, and Stereophonics talking about getting a shout-out from Bob Dylan. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/10/mc-hammer-beck-autographed-cd?refid=0 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:55:00 -0500 Music News: Jessica Lea Mayfield cancels tour dates to recover from car crash Today's top music news stories include Jessica Lea Mayfield canceling tour dates in the wake of a car crash, Shania Twain returning to the top, and Bon Jovi reunion rumors. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/09/jessica-lea-mayfield-car-injury?refid=0 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:10:00 -0500 Music News: Jason Aldean covers Tom Petty on 'Saturday Night Live' Today's top music news headlines include Jason Aldean making a surprise appearance on 'Saturday Night Live.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/08/jason-aldean-snl?refid=0 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 21:29:00 -0500 New York Philharmonic debuts Star Wars scores, in landmark live-to-picture performances Live film scores are a booming business in orchestral music, but only now have John Williams's iconic scores to the original Star Wars trilogy been performed live. The composer himself wasn't sure such a feat of instrumental endurance would ever be possible. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/08/star-wars-new-york-philharmonic?refid=0 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 11:22:00 -0500 Music News: Discogs now has nine million records cataloged Today's top music news stories include Discogs reaching a milestone of nine million vinyl releases cataloged; Jason Aldean canceling shows out of respect for Las Vegas victims; and continued Tom Petty tributes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/04/nine-million-vinyl-discogs?refid=0 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:30:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Led Zeppelin: All the Albums, All the Songs' Martin Popoff isn't the first writer to dice the Led Zeppelin catalog song-by-song, but his new book is a handy guide to one of the rock era's most important bodies of work. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/03/led-zeppelin-all-albums-songs?refid=0 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Tom Petty tributes pour in Musicians around the world are paying tribute to the late great Tom Petty with tributes and covers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/03/tom-petty-covers?refid=0 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:15:00 -0500 Music News: Music world reels in shock and mourning The music world is struggling to cope with a tragic 24 hours that saw both a mass shooting at a country music festival and the news that beloved rock star Tom Petty is seemingly on his deathbed. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/02/music-world-mourns?refid=0 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:29:00 -0500 'Blade Runner 2049' takes the art of the replicant to soaring new heights With composers Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch updating Vangelis's iconic score, 'Blade Runner 2049' is a worthy sequel - and that's saying a lot. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/02/blade-runner-2049-review?refid=0 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 20:05:00 -0500 Music News: Marilyn Manson injured when giant stage prop falls on him Today's top music news stories include Marilyn Manson being injured by a falling stage prop, an update on the Spinal Tap lawsuit, L7 releasing their first new song in almost two decades. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/01/marilyn-manson-injured?refid=0 Sun, 01 Oct 2017 20:36:00 -0500 Hidden tracks, alter egos, and other games musicians play with fans It's all about the music...except when it isn't. There's nothing like a good gimmick to lend a little pizzazz to an album release or a tour, and sometimes musical artists just toy with us because they can. Here are some of the most notorious games musical artists have played with their fans over the years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/29/games-musicians-play?refid=0 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:34:00 -0500 Music News: Prince 'Sign O' the Times' boots sell for $75K Today's top music news stories include the sale of some Prince memorabilia, plans for a Cher musical, and the impending release of George Martin orchestral works. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/28/prince-boots-auction?refid=0 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:15:00 -0500 Music News: Watch outtakes from George Michael's 'Freedom '90' video Today's top music news stories include the release of outtakes from George Michael's 'Freedom '90' video, the announcement of a new album from Gord Downie, and the return of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/27/george-michael-freedom-90-video-outtakes?refid=0 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:01 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life' Jonathan Gould has written what the book jacket advertises as 'the definitive biography of the King of Soul.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/26/otis-redding-jonathan-gould-biography?refid=0 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Bryan Adams writing 'Pretty Woman' musical Today's top music news stories include a 'Pretty Woman' musical; and reissue announcements from Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/26/pretty-woman-musical?refid=0 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:04:00 -0500 Music News: Har Mar Superstar gets rhymed into Gallagher brothers' beef Today's top music news stories include some Gallagher drama, Cardi B making hip-hop history, and Ed Sheeran scaling new heights. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/25/har-mar-superstar-gallagher-feud?refid=0 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:01 -0500 Music News: Depeche Mode release 'Heroes' cover for song's 40th anniversary Today's top music news stories include Depeche Mode releasing a 'Heroes' cover, musicians' responses to criticisms of athletes kneeling for the National Anthem, and the death of an Allman Brothers Producer. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/24/depeche-mode-heroes?refid=0 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:15:00 -0500 Soul singer Charles Bradley dies of cancer at 68 Charles Bradley, a soul singer who found success late in life - and made the most of it, with legions of appreciative fans - has died of cancer at age 68. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/23/charles-bradley-dies-68?refid=0 Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:04:00 -0500 Music News: Foo Fighters sing Carpool Karaoke Today's top music news stories include Foo Fighters singing Carpool Karaoke, Father John Misty planning a live album, and Elton John's response (or lack thereof) to President Trump's 'Rocket Man' taunts. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/21/foo-fighters-carpool-karaoke?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:12:00 -0500 Music News: Bob Dylan is the last Village Voice cover ever Today's top music news items include Bob Dylan making the cover of the last-ever print edition of the Village Voice, New Order making peace (well, in legal terms) with Peter Hook, and Yoko Ono putting the smack down on 'John Lemon' soda. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/20/bob-dylan-village-voice?refid=0 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:12:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'What is Punk?' and 'What is Hip-Hop?' After the success of their 2015 picture book 'What is Punk?', writer Eric Morse and illustrator Anny Yi are back with 'What is Hip-Hop?' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/19/what-is-punk-hip-hop-morse-yi?refid=0 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Pop-up nightclub to host big acts at Mystic Lake during Super Bowl 52 Today's top music news stories include a planned pop-up nightclub at Mystic Lake, a St. Paul reunion for Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley, and more details on David Bowie's involvement with 'Twin Peaks.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/19/mystic-lake-nomadic-super-bowl?refid=0 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:46:00 -0500 Music News: Beyonce 'Lemonade' vinyl pressed with Canadian punk album Today's top music news stories include a Canadian punk album being mis-pressed on copies of Beyonce's 'Lemonade'; and the announcement of tribute shows honoring Chester Bennington and Leonard Cohen. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/18/beyonce-zex?refid=0 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:08:00 -0500 Music News: 1,500 Juggalos march on Washington Today's top music news stories include a Juggalo rally in Washington, the cancellation of St. Louis concerts in the wake of protests there, and the Cash family taking action against white supremacists. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/17/juggalos-march?refid=0 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:50:00 -0500 What's the best classical music to listen to in the fall? As the leaves change and the sweaters come out, what classical music will suit the season? Here are a few selections. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/23/classical-music-for-fall-autumn?refid=0 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:50:00 -0500 Music News: Sampha wins Mercury Prize Today's top music news stories include Sampha winning the Mercury Prize, a new kidney for Selena Gomez, and Lady Gaga being hospitalized. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/14/sampha-mercury-prize?refid=0 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:12:00 -0500 Music News: Jessi Zazu of Those Darlins dies at 28 Today's top music news stories include the death of Jessi Zazu, a Tegan and Sara covers collection, and a super-deluxe Gene Simmons set. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/13/jessi-zazu-those-darlins-dies?refid=0 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:01 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Beyoncegraphica' 'Beyoncegraphica' is a new 'graphic biography' of Beyonce - meaning, a book with Beyonce infographics. Author Chris Roberts also fills the book with lyric references like, 'Were the public ready for this jelly? Undoubtedly.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/12/beyoncegraphica-chris-roberts?refid=0 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Scour Radiohead's new video for Easter eggs Today's top music news stories include a new Radiohead video, Tom Waits making a rare live appearance with Mavis Staples, and a British art dealer being sentenced for stealing a Rolling Stone's paintings. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/12/radiohead-lift-video?refid=0 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:18:00 -0500 Music News: Eric Clapton: 'Maybe the guitar is over.' Today's top music news stories include Eric Clapton reacting to declining guitar sales; a revelation about David Bowie's involvement with 'Twin Peaks'; and the expansion of Discogs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/11/eric-clapton-guitar-over?refid=0 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:46:00 -0500 Music News: Karl Rove and The National have beef Today's top music news stories include a strange beef between The National and Karl Rove; the deaths of two country stars; and A Tribe Called Quest's final show. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/10/national-karl-rove?refid=0 Sun, 10 Sep 2017 22:10:00 -0500 Music News: Watch the trailer for Ezra Koenig's anime series Today's top music news stories include an Ezra Koenig anime series, a King Crimson box set, and a new band for Brittany Murphy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/07/ezra-koenig-anime?refid=0 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:05:00 -0500 Music News: Bill Withers releases first new solo recording in 32 years Today's top music news stories include Bill Withers releasing a solo recording for the first time since 1985, Charles Bradley canceling his tour to battle cancer, and St. Vincent announcing a new album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/06/bill-withers-little-jimmy-dickens-tribute?refid=0 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:09:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Shake It Up' collects a half-century of music writing The Library of America dips its weighty toe into rock and pop criticism with 'Shake It Up,' a new anthology spanning a half-century of writing about artists 'from Elvis to JAY-Z.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/05/shake-it-up-lethem-dettmar?refid=0 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Peter Dinklage was in a 'punk-funk-rap' band in the '90s Today's top music news stories include Peter Dinklage's 'punk-funk-rap' band history, a new Grandstand attendance record, and the decisive rejection of a handful of would-be Prince heirs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/05/peter-dinklage-band?refid=0 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:16:00 -0500 Music News: Steely Dan band will continue in memory of Walter Becker Today's top music news stories include tributes to Walter Becker, the closing of Club Jager, and Toni Basil suing Disney over 'Hey Mickey.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/04/remembering-walter-becker?refid=0 Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:16:00 -0500 Steely Dan's Walter Becker dies at 67 Walter Becker, the multi-instrumentalist who co-founded and co-led Steely Dan - one of the most popular and acclaimed groups of the 1970s - has died of an unspecified ailment at age 67. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/03/walter-becker-dies-67?refid=0 Sun, 03 Sep 2017 10:40:00 -0500 Music News: 'Simpsons' composer Alf Clausen fired Today's top music news stories include longtime 'Simpsons' composer Alf Clausen being let go, a debate over Prince's favorite color, and good news about Public Enemy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/31/alf-clausen-simpsons-fired?refid=0 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 22:01:00 -0500 Music News: U2 announce album, share new music Today's top music news stories include a U2 album announcement, a Kanye countersuit, and a Mick Ronson documentary teaser. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/30/u2-songs-of-experience?refid=0 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 21:49:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Murder Ballads,' featuring Robert Finley and Dan Auerbach 'Murder Ballads' is a graphic novel featuring an original soundtrack created by bluesman Robert Finley and rocker Dan Auerbach. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/29/murder-ballads-finley-auerbach?refid=0 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Outcry follows revelation that Club Jager owner donated to David Duke Today's top music news stories include a revelation about a David Duke donation by a local bar owner; the death of a member of Soul II Soul; and joint release announcements. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/29/club-jager-owner-donation?refid=0 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:07:00 -0500 Music News: Petitioners want a Prince statue to replace Columbus at Minnesota State Capitol Today's top music news stories include a petition to replace a Christopher Columbus statue with a statue of Prince; an upcoming Bob Dylan documentary; and Tim McGraw playing a private gig on Lake Minnetonka. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/28/christopher-columbus-prince-minnesota-state-capitol?refid=0 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:33:00 -0500 Music News: Kendrick Lamar wins Video of the Year at MTV VMAs Today's top music news stories include MTV Video Music Awards results, Ice-T hosting a special about Biggie and Tupac, and plans for an Isaac Hayes archival release. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/27/kendrick-lamar-vmas?refid=0 Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:38:00 -0500 Music News: Bootsy Collins announces new album with star collaborators Today's top music news stories include a Bootsy Collins album announcement, plans for a Chris Cornell online tribute, and Nick Cave co-scoring a crime drama. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/24/bootsy-collins-world-wide-funk?refid=0 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:19:00 -0500 Music News: Prince movie 'Sign o' the Times' coming to Showtime Today's top music news stories include 'Sign o' the Times' coming to Showtime, Taylor Swift's album announcement, and Steve Harris's plan to turn his home into a hotel. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/23/sign-o-the-times-showtime?refid=0 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:09:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'The Man Who Carried Cash' If there's any job that really stretches the contractual phrase 'other duties as required,' it's the job of a rock star's manager. That much becomes very clear in 'The Man Who Carried Cash,' a new book about Johnny Cash's longtime manager Saul Holiff. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/22/johnny-cash-saul-holiff-julie-chadwick?refid=0 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Watch Ozzy Osbourne sing 'Bark at the Moon' during eclipse Today's top music news stories include just one more eclipse story (we promise!), as well as music-world responses to neo-Nazism. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/22/ozzy-osbourne-eclipse?refid=0 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:55:00 -0500 Music News: You can buy the right to be buried with Eleanor Rigby Today's top music news stories include Eleanor Rigby's grave deed going up for sale, the loss of a rockabilly pioneer, and the latest in the Prince estate's scotched Universal deal. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/21/eleanor-rigby-grave-sale?refid=0 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:18:00 -0500 Music News: Chuck E. Cheese breaks up the animatronic band Today's top music news stories include the end of Chuck E. Cheese's animatronic band (and Father John Misty's mourning); Chance the Rapper being named to Forbes's 40 Under 40 list; and a forthcoming soundtrack for Ken Burns's Vietnam War documentary. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/20/chuck-e-cheese-band?refid=0 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:05:00 -0500 Music News: 'MTV Unplugged' series to return Today's top music news stories include the return of 'MTV Unplugged,' Aretha Franklin's 'retirement plan,' and the Cash family's reaction to a shirt worn by a neo-Nazi. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/17/mtv-unplugged-returns?refid=0 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:12:00 -0500 Music News: Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' during total eclipse of the sun Today's top music news stories include Bonnie Tyler planning a very special eclipse performance, Prince utility boxes, and the Manchester Arena reopening. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/16/bonnie-tyler-eclipse?refid=0 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:00:01 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Foo Fighters: Learning to Fly' A new book about the Foo Fighters capably chronicles the band whose leader has lived an unlikely rise from 'the Grunge Ringo' to singer-songwriter superstardom. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/15/foo-fighters-learning-to-fly?refid=0 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Third Eye Blind to semi-charm the undead at Zombie Pub Crawl Today's top music news stories include the Zombie Pub Crawl music lineup, benefits for Manchester victims' families, and an Elvis exhibit. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/15/zombie-pub-crawl-third-eye-blind?refid=0 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:49:00 -0500 Music News: 25,000 historic 78s now streaming online Today's top music news stories include the digitizing of thousands of 78 RPM records, musicians pleading for peace in Korea, and a near-record-setting run by 'Despacito.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/14/78s-digitized?refid=0 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:36:00 -0500 Music News: Bon Iver cancel Mexico concert vacation Today's top music news stories include Bon Iver calling a Mexico music festival off, Chance the Rapper delighting Chicago (again), and new funding for SoundCloud. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/13/bon-iver-mexico-cancelled?refid=0 Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:05:00 -0500 Music News: Taylor Swift testifies in groping trial Today's top music news stories include Taylor Swift testifying she was groped by a radio host, Wesley Snipes saying he took Prince's spot in a Michael Jackson video, and Jack White collaborating with the Detroit Tigers on a special 7". http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/10/taylor-swift-testifies?refid=0 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:23:00 -0500 Music News: 'Empire' season four will pay homage to Prince Today's top music news stories include 'Empire' paying homage to Prince, a planned CMT tribute to Glen Campbell, and Kesha's continuing ties to Dr. Luke. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/09/empire-fox-prince?refid=0 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:55:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011' Lizzy Goodman's hefty oral history captures a hot moment for New York City rock in the early 21st century. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/08/meet-me-in-bathroom-lizzy-goodman-book?refid=0 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Stars pay tribute to Glen Campbell Jimmy Webb, Dolly Parton, and Lenny Kravitz are among the music stars paying tribute to the late Glen Campbell. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/08/glen-campbell-remembered?refid=0 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:46:00 -0500 Glen Campbell, heartfelt pop country star, dies at 81 Glen Campbell, the singer-songwriter whose heartfelt performances of songs like 'Wichita Lineman' and 'Rhinestone Cowboy' made him a major country star with a crossover following, has died at the age of 81. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/08/glen-campbell-dies-81?refid=0 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:30:00 -0500 Music news: Watch Lego robots cover Kraftwerk's 'The Robots' Today's top music news stories include robots playing 'The Robots,' plans for a new Velvet Underground doc, and Journey feuding over the president. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/07/kraftwerk-robots?refid=0 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:38:00 -0500 Music News: LCD Soundsystem preview new album as ice-cream-truck jingles Today's top music news stories include LCD Soundsystem previewing their new album via ice cream truck; archival release plans from Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen; and Chester Bennington memorial memorabilia being pulled from eBay. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/06/lcd-soundsystem-ice-cream-truck?refid=0 Sun, 06 Aug 2017 13:12:00 -0500 Music News: Axl Rose joins Billy Joel onstage at Target Field Today's top music news stories include Axl Rose joining Billy Joel at Target Field, a fire at a Spanish music festival, and Justin Vernon covering Bill Withers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/30/billy-joel-axl-rose?refid=0 Sun, 30 Jul 2017 13:09:00 -0500 Music News: Peter Frampton apologizes for Minnesota meltdown Today's top music news stories include Peter Frampton apologizing for losing his temper at a Minnesota concert, Quincy Jones winning a lawsuit against the Michael Jackson estate, and the Mercury Prize shortlist being announced. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/27/peter-frampton-treasure-island?refid=0 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:00 -0500 Music News: Watch Patti Smith join U2 onstage in Paris Today's top music news stories include Patti Smith joining U2 onstage, a final tour announcement for Daniel Johnston, and Gregg Allman's last album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/26/patti-smith-u2?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:46:00 -0500 Hidden music history landmarks: A Minneapolis bike tour Did you know the only statue dedicated to a musician in Minneapolis depicts a great Norwegian violinist? Could you find the site of the Minnesota Orchestra's first concert? If not, hop on your bike and take a look. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/26/minneapolis-music-history-bike-tour?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:01:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Daniel Wolff's 'Grown-Up Anger' Daniel Wolff's moving history 'Grown-Up Anger' considers the music of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie in the context of fights for labor rights in the 20th century. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/25/grown-up-anger-daniel-wolff?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Kendrick Lamar leads VMA nominations Today's top music news stories include VMA nominations, Liam Gallagher apologizing to Chris Martin, and Arcade Fire denying a dress code. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/25/kendrick-lamar-mtv-vma-nominations?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:56:00 -0500 Music News: 'HIP & TRENDY' dress code for Arcade Fire record release show Today's top music news stories include Arcade Fire declaring a dress code for their record release show, Justin Bieber wiping out the rest of his tour, and Tegan and Sara announcing an album of other artists covering 'The Con.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/24/arcade-fire-dress-code?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:23:00 -0500 89 stunning images from Rock the Garden 2017 Rock the Garden 2017 was an epic day of music from Bon Iver, the Revolution, Benjamin Booker, Car Seat Headrest, Margaret Glaspy, Dead Man Winter, Bruise Violet, and Dwynell Roland. Photographers Evan Frost and Emmet Kowler captured all the day's sights and scenes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/24/rock-the-garden-89-images?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:05:00 -0500 Music News: Study reveals most-banned wedding songs Today's top music news stories include a new list of the most-banned wedding songs, the hospitalization of dozens of fans at a Chance the Rapper concert, and plans for Eddie Vedder to honor David Letterman. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/23/most-banned-wedding-songs?refid=0 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:06:00 -0500 Music News: Chester Bennington, Linkin Park singer, dies at 41 Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, has died at age 41. Poignantly, the death occurred on what would have been the 53rd birthday of Bennington's friend Chris Cornell. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/20/chester-bennington-linkin-park-dies?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:41:00 -0500 Music News: Auction of intimate Madonna items halted Today's top music news stories include the halting of a much-buzzed Madonna auction, Radiohead performing a controversial show in Israel, and Fleetwood Mac being named MusiCares 'Person of the Year.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/19/madonna-auction-halted?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:22:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Michael Robbins's 'Equipment for Living' Michael Robbins is a poet and a critic who turns, in 'Equipment for Living,' to both poetry and music - and the parallels in how we use the two forms. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/18/michael-robbins-equipment-for-living?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Kendrick Lamar buys wheelchair-accessible van for fan Today's top music new stories include a good deed by Kendrick Lamar, a goodbye show for Kenny Rogers, and an impending Phish takeover at Madison Square Garden. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/18/kendrick-lamar-fan-van?refid=0 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:17:00 -0500 Music News: R. Kelly accused of leading abusive 'cult' Today's top music news stories include reports of R. Kelly leading an abusive 'cult,' continuing controversy over Radiohead's upcoming Israel gig, and details on a much-anticipated Smiths reissue. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/17/r-kelly-cult?refid=0 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:05:00 -0500 Music News: Listen to the White Stripes' first-ever show Today's top music news stories include an official confirmation of a forthcoming Queen biopic, more developments in the Spotify 'fake artists' story, and the release of a recording of the first-ever White Stripes show. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/16/white-stripes-first-show-listen?refid=0 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 16:26:00 -0500 Minnesota Orchestra takes off with 'Star Trek' The Minnesota Orchestra is presenting Michael Giacchino's complete score to the 2009 'Star Trek' reboot. It's a very different kind of score than others the orchestra has presented in recent years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/14/star-trek-minnesota-orchestra?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:20:00 -0500 Music News: 2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice dies at 53 Today's top music news stories include the death of a 2 Live Crew co-founder, reported financial woes for SoundCloud, and Emmy nominations. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/13/fresh-kid-ice?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:01:00 -0500 Music News: Unreleased Michael Jackson album going up for auction Today's top music news includes two different Michael Jackson stories, and the death of a noted South African jazz musician. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/12/michael-jackson-unreleased-songs?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:05:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Billy Bragg's skiffle story In 'Roots, Radicals and Rockers,' Billy Bragg tells the story of a near-forgotten but essential musical moment: the U.K. skiffle craze. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/11/billy-bragg-roots-radicals-rockers?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Varsity Theater sold, concerts to return Today's top music news stories include the Varsity Theater being sold, Mdou Moctar coming to town, and speculation about the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/11/varsity-theater-sold?refid=0 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:20:00 -0500 Music News: Paul Westerberg releases bizarro new song Today's top music news stories include a new Paul Westerberg song, Gap in-store playlists surfacing, and the biggest tour of 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/10/paul-westerberg-new-song?refid=0 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:27:00 -0500 Music News: Dulono's on Lake Street closes after 60 years Today's top music news stories include the closure of the original Dulono's restaurant, a death before Green Day's festival set in Madrid, and plans for a grunge musical. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/09/dulonos-closed?refid=0 Sun, 09 Jul 2017 21:04:00 -0500 Music News: Steven Tyler, John Fogerty, and Darius Rucker to share a bill in St. Paul Today's top music news stories include a lineup announcement for the annual Starkey Foundation Gala, an album announcement from Kesha, and Prince returning to the top five on Billboard's album chart. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/06/steven-tyler-john-fogerty-darius-rucker-starkey?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:41:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'I Hear a Symphony' spotlights the crossover genius of Motown Andrew Flory's new book 'I Hear a Symphony' tells the story of Motown in a way that spotlights its social and musical context, arguing that Berry Gordy helped lead the charge for demolishing the walls between black and white music in mid-century America. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/03/andrew-flory-i-hear-a-symphony?refid=0 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Drummer John Blackwell Jr., who played with Prince, dies at 43 Today's top music news stories include the death of drummer John Blackwell Jr., a first look at an unauthorized Morrissey biopic, and sales of Warren Zevon's library and Daft Punk's drum machine. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/04/john-blackwell-dies-43?refid=0 Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:52:00 -0500 Music News: Public Enemy release surprise album Today's top music news stories include a surprise release from Public Enemy, Kurt Cobain paintings going on display, and Loretta Lynn's recovery from a stroke. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/29/public-enemy-album-release?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0500 Music News: Afghan Whigs guitarist Dave Rosser dies at 50 Today's top music news stories include the deaths of Dave Rosser and Gary DeCarlo, and the release of a pointed new video from 'The Hamilton Mixtape.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/28/dave-rosser-afghan-whigs-dies?refid=0 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:29:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Beatles vs. Stones' In 'Beatles vs. Stones,' John McMillan unpacks the most legendary rock rivalry of all time. You have to pick one - you can't be neutral. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/27/beatles-vs-stones?refid=0 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Bob Dylan musical will be set in Duluth Today's top music news stories include updates on a Bob Dylan musical and his amazing archive; and U2's Adam Clayton opening up about his struggle with alcoholism. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/27/bob-dylan-musical-duluth?refid=0 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:23:00 -0500 Music News: 'Purple Rain' umbrellas from Minnesota Twins' Prince night going for $150 on eBay Today's top music news stories include high resale prices for Prince umbrellas, a CHVRCHES guest appearance with Paramore, and chart developments. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/26/prince-umbrellas-minnesota-twins?refid=0 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:53:00 -0500 Music News: Michelle Obama honors Chance the Rapper at BET Awards Today's top music news stories include Chance the Rapper receiving the BET Humanitarian Award, disputes over Prince's Vault, and a Prince-inspired song being pulled from the upcoming Chic album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/25/michelle-obama-honors-chance-rapper?refid=0 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:42:00 -0500 Music News: Electric guitar sales plummet Today's top music news stories include plummeting electric guitar sales; the reunion of Eric B. and Rakim; and Chance the Rapper apologizing to Dr. Dre. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/22/electric-guitar-sales-plummet?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:31:00 -0500 Music News: Owl City's 'Fireflies' becomes internet meme Today's top music news stories include 'Fireflies' becoming a meme, an all-star Grenfell Tower charity single, and Twyla Tharp creating a dance to the music of Bob Dylan. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/21/owl-city-fireflies-meme?refid=0 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:43:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: William McKeen's 'Everybody Had an Ocean' William McKeen's 'Everybody Had an Ocean' promises to tell the story of 'music and mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles,' and while it delivers much more music than mayhem, it's still a great read. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/20/everybody-had-ocean-william-mckeen?refid=0 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Mobb Deep's Prodigy dies at 42 Today's top music news stories include the death of Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy, a new satellite location for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and an album announcement from Foo Fighters. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/20/prodigy-mobb-deep?refid=0 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:08:00 -0500 Music News: U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Prince 'dancing baby' case Today's top music news stories include two music-related U.S. Supreme Court cases and the return of JAY-Z's hyphen. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/19/prince-dancing-baby-supreme-court?refid=0 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:41:00 -0500 Music News: Controversial Tupac Shakur biopic does big box office on opening weekend Today's top music news stories include the opening of a Tupac Shakur biopic and Jimi Hendrix park. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/18/all-eyez-on-me-movie?refid=0 Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:17:00 -0500 Music News: Jay Z becomes first rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame Today's top music news stories include Jay Z becoming the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Yoko Ono earning songwriting credit for 'Imagine,' and England honoring David Bowie's legacy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/15/jay-z-songwriters-hall-fame?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:30:00 -0500 Enter for a chance to win tickets to 'Purple Rain' at Paisley Park Paisley Park is presenting a screening of Prince's iconic movie 'Purple Rain' on June 23. Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets! http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/15/win-purple-rain-paisley-park?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:21:00 -0500 Music News: Fillmore music theater planned near Target Field Today's top music news stories include new details about a planned music venue near Target Field, the death of a famous music muse, and Ariana Grande becoming Manchester's first-ever honorary citizen. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/14/target-field-fillmore?refid=0 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:40:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: David Weigel's 'The Show That Never Ends' In his new book 'The Show That Never Ends,' David Weigel tells a detailed history of one of pop music's most divisive sub-genres: prog rock. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/13/show-that-never-ends-david-weigel?refid=0 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Did Bob Dylan crib his Nobel speech from SparkNotes? Today's top music news stories include resemblances between Bob Dylan's Nobel speech and SparkNotes; the return of PWR BTTM; and a 'Tonight Show' tribute to Chuck Berry. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/13/bob-dylan-nobel-sparknotes?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:31:00 -0500 Music News: Beck to open for U2 at U.S. Bank Stadium Today's top music news stories include Beck being named as a U2 opener, the founding of a new charitable foundation in Prince's honor, and a street being named for Aretha Franklin. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/11/beck-opens-for-u2?refid=0 Sun, 11 Jun 2017 19:07:00 -0500 Music News: Minnesota lightning forms Love Symbol on Prince's birthday Today's top music news stories include Prince lightning, SXSW staying in Austin, and Radiohead not caring about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/08/prince-lightning?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:02:00 -0500 Music News: Chicago gets Muddy Waters mural by Minneapolis Dylan mural artist Today's top music news stories include a new Muddy Waters mural in Chicago, the pianist who played for Bob Dylan's Nobel speech coming forward, and a historic designation for the Woodstock Music and Art Festival site. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/07/muddy-waters-chicago-mural?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:36:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Ben Greenman's book about Prince In 'Dig If You Will the Picture,' rock critic Ben Greenman writes about various aspects of Prince's life and work: God. Sex. Music. Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/06/ben-greenman-dig-if-you-will-the-picture?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Original 'Saturday Night Fever' dance floor goes up for auction Today's top music news stories include a couple of iconic items going up for auction, word of a new Cyndi Lauper musical, and a typically eye-popping video from Bjork. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/06/saturday-night-fever-dance-floor-auction?refid=0 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:34:00 -0500 Music News: SpongeBob SquarePants musical moves to Broadway Today's top music news stories include a SpongeBob SquarePants musical, Roger Waters commenting on the Radiohead in Israel controversy, and criminal charges in the Oakland warehouse show fire. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/05/spongebob-squarepants-musical?refid=0 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 17:19:00 -0500 'You have to open it up': How Minnesota Opera reaches new audiences Understanding young audiences is key to engaging them, say Minnesota Opera staff - but, they add, connecting their art form with new audiences doesn't just mean catering to millennials. Only a small fraction of all Americans attend opera in any given year, so there's room for growth across all demographics. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/05/minnesota-opera-new-audiences?refid=0 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:30:00 -0500 Minnesota Orchestra brings Strauss down to earth with 'Also sprach Zarathustra' The Minnesota Orchestra is presenting a program that combines Richard Strauss's 'Also sprach Zarathustra' with Wagner's 'Tannhauser' overture. Jay Gabler attended the concise 'Symphony in 60' program on Thursday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/02/also-sprach-zarathustra-minnesota-orchestra?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:08:00 -0500 Music News: Arcade Fire announce new album, tour Today's top music news stories include an Arcade Fire album announcement, a Fleetwood Mac star coming to the State Fair, and a Spike Lee party honoring Prince. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/01/arcade-fire-everything-now?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:53:00 -0500 Actual Wolf announces Red House album, shares HALEY cover 'Hometown' Actual Wolf is set to drop his first Red House Records release, an album called 'Faded Days.' We're pleased to share a track from the album, the HALEY cover 'Hometown.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/01/actual-wolf-song-premiere?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:20:00 -0500 Music News: Here's Gillian Anderson as David Bowie Today's top music news stories include Gillian Anderson's appearance as David Bowie in 'American Gods,' Roger Waters sharing his candid views on the recent Bob Dylan albums, and plans for Gregg Allman's funeral. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/31/gillian-anderson-david-bowie?refid=0 Wed, 31 May 2017 17:40:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Jimmy Steinfeldt's 'Rock 'N' Roll Lens' Photographer Jimmy Steinfeldt, a Hopkins native, has released two books of his music photography - much of it shot in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/30/jimmy-steinfeldt-rock-roll-lens-books?refid=0 Wed, 31 May 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Stars to join Ariana Grande for Manchester benefit concert on Sunday Today's top music news stories include the announcement of a date and lineup for a Manchester benefit concert, a Justin Vernon spat with Delta Air Lines, and a star-studded birthday party for Noel Gallagher. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/30/manchester-benefit-concert?refid=0 Tue, 30 May 2017 15:00:00 -0500 Music News: Chris Cornell laid to rest in Los Angeles Today's top music news stories include Chris Cornell being laid to rest, Ariana Grande announcing a Manchester benefit concert, and Elvis Presley's jet being sold. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/29/chris-cornell-remembered?refid=0 Mon, 29 May 2017 13:29:00 -0500 Southern rock legend Gregg Allman dies at 69 Gregg Allman, the singer-songwriter who helped shape a generation of southern rock with the Allman Brothers, has died at age 69. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/27/gregg-allman-dies-69?refid=0 Sat, 27 May 2017 14:49:00 -0500 Music News: Summer of Love turns 50 with special reissues Today's top music news stories include the announcement of special reissues celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/25/summer-love?refid=0 Thu, 25 May 2017 15:58:00 -0500 Star Wars at 40: Ten ways George Lucas changed the world 40 years ago today, the original 'Star Wars' was released in movie theaters. The world would never be the same again. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/24/star-wars-40-anniversary?refid=0 Thu, 25 May 2017 09:15:00 -0500 Star Wars at 40: Ten ways George Lucas changed the world 40 years ago today, the original 'Star Wars' was released in movie theaters. The world would never be the same again. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/24/star-wars-40th-anniversary?refid=0 Thu, 25 May 2017 09:15:00 -0500 Music News: FBI releases Prince's file Today's top music news stories include a look inside Prince's FBI file, stars paying tribute to Bob Dylan, and continuing Chris Cornell memorials. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/24/prince-fbi-file?refid=0 Wed, 24 May 2017 17:07:00 -0500 Music News: Solidarity and sorrow after Manchester concert attack Musicians and fans are expressing solidarity and support for their peers in the wake of a deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/23/manchester-attack-reactions?refid=0 Tue, 23 May 2017 16:57:00 -0500 Music News: Moving new Elton John videos premiere at Cannes Today's music news stories include new videos for vintage Elton John hits, an interview with 'the guy who made concert tees cool,' and plans for a Rihanna movie based on a tweet. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/22/elton-john-videos?refid=0 Mon, 22 May 2017 17:26:00 -0500 Music News: Prince siblings officially named heirs Today's top music news stories include Prince's heirs being officially designated, a remarkable Solange performance at the Guggenheim, and continued Chris Cornell tributes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/21/prince-heirs-named?refid=0 Mon, 22 May 2017 00:32:00 -0500 'Fargo' recap: You have to unchain me Everybody on "Fargo" had a rough night. Ray took his lookalike status to the extreme, Sy got a mugful and Nikki may be in over her head. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/18/aw-jeez-fargo-episode-five?refid=0 Thu, 18 May 2017 20:01:17 -0500 Music News: Chris Cornell remembered by peers and fans The music world is mourning Chris Cornell, a "singular and unmatched talent." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/18/chris-cornell-remembered?refid=0 Thu, 18 May 2017 16:53:00 -0500 Chris Cornell, Soundgarden frontman, dies at 52 Chris Cornell, whose band Soundgarden helped to shape the sound of the '90s, has died at age 52. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/18/chris-cornell-dies-52?refid=0 Thu, 18 May 2017 05:28:00 -0500 Music News: Michael Stipe dishes on beard care Today's top music news stories include Michael Stipe's beard care tips, James Corden returning to host the Grammys, and the first Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction in six years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/17/michael-stipe-beard-care?refid=0 Wed, 17 May 2017 17:42:00 -0500 Twin Peaks: What we know about the 2017 revival and its rock-star guest stars The upcoming third season of 'Twin Peaks' will feature the return of many original cast members - and will feature guest stars including Eddie Vedder, Trent Reznor, and Minnesota's own Cactus Blossoms. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/16/twin-peaks?refid=0 Wed, 17 May 2017 09:45:00 -0500 Music News: Loretta Lynn released from hospital following stroke Today's top music news stories include Loretta Lynn's release from the hospital, a Louis Vuitton tribute to Kansai Yamamoto, and a new Foo Fighters song. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/16/loretta-lynn-leaves-hospital?refid=0 Tue, 16 May 2017 17:01:00 -0500 Music News: Mazzy Star drummer Keith Mitchell dies In today's music news, we acknowledge the deaths of Mazzy Star's drummer and a groundbreaking female guitar player. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/15/mazzy-star-drummer-keith-mitchell-dies?refid=0 Mon, 15 May 2017 16:55:00 -0500 Music News: Here's Paul McCartney in 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Today's top music news stories include Paul McCartney in character as a pirate, PWR BTTM sidelined by sexual misconduct allegations, and new music from U2. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/14/paul-mccartney-pirates-caribbean?refid=0 Sun, 14 May 2017 20:40:00 -0500 Music News: Universal says Prince deal is off, wants $31 million back Today's top music news stories include the collapse of a deal between Universal and the Prince estate, PWR BTTM responding to assault allegations, and a 'Buena Vista Social Club' sequel. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/11/universal-prince-deal?refid=0 Thu, 11 May 2017 17:50:00 -0500 'Fargo' recap: Good luck with your homicide! "Fargo" puts its own twist on "Peter and the Wolf" as Gloria starts to connect the dots between Eden Valley and Eden Prairie. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/aw-jeez-fargo-recap-episode-four?refid=0 Thu, 11 May 2017 16:05:38 -0500 Music News: The National announce new album, 'Sleep Well Beast' Today's top music news stories include an album announcement from The National, the death of a legendary club manager, and the relaunch of eMusic. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/10/national-new-album?refid=0 Wed, 10 May 2017 16:39:00 -0500 Music News: Minnesota singer-songwriter Lonnie Knight dies at 68 Today's top music news stories include the passing of Lonnie Knight, the Grammys' move back to New York, and a planned Chuck Berry museum. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/09/lonnie-knight-dies-68?refid=0 Tue, 09 May 2017 16:52:00 -0500 Music News: Minneapolis City Hall bells ring again Today's top music news stories include the Minneapolis City Hall clock tower bells getting back in action, Fyre Festival lawsuits piling up, and a first number one for Chance the Rapper. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/08/minneapolis-city-hall-bells-resume?refid=0 Mon, 08 May 2017 15:51:07 -0500 Music News: Treehouse Records to close on Dec. 31 Today's top music news stories include the announcement of Treehouse Records' closure, Loretta Lynn suffering a stroke, and Jack White leading a tour of his new record plant. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/07/treehouse-records-closing-minneapolis?refid=0 Sun, 07 May 2017 23:36:00 -0500 Minnesota Opera's 'La Boheme' will make you happy to be sad It snows onstage in 'La Boheme,' but that's the least of the sorrows to be borne in Giacomo Puccini's famously weepy classic, which Minnesota Opera has brought to the Ordway in a production that hits all the highs and all the lows. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/07/la-boheme-minnesota-opera?refid=0 Sun, 07 May 2017 11:36:00 -0500 Music News: 'Purple Rain' concert film and documentary reportedly sparks bidding war Today's top music news stories include a possible 'Purple Rain' concert film release, music angles on the House's Trumpcare vote, and Alanis Morissette's manager heading for the clink. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/04/purple-rain-concert-documentary?refid=0 Thu, 04 May 2017 18:36:00 -0500 Music News: Legal Eagles ready a suit for the Hotel California Today's top music news stories include the Eagles suing the Hotel California, a second suit for the Fyre Festival, and the death of Grandaddy's bassist. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/03/eagles-sue-hotel-california?refid=0 Wed, 03 May 2017 17:16:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Cyn Collins's 'Complicated Fun' Cyn Collins's 'Complicated Fun' is an oral history of Minneapolis indie rock from 1974 to 1984, with testimonials from artists like Curtiss A, Chan Poling, and Dave Pirner. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/02/complicated-fun-cyn-collins?refid=0 Wed, 03 May 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Minnesota Twins to host Prince Night on June 16 Today's top music news stories include a Prince Night at Target Field, a super-deluxe edition of Beyonce's 'Lemonade,' and the biggest sellers of this year's Record Store Day. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/02/prince-night-minnesota-twins?refid=0 Tue, 02 May 2017 17:51:00 -0500 Music News: Prince's brother disputes reality show claims Today's top music news stories include a supposed Prince family reality series, a mysterious message from Robert Plant, and the revelation that Tom Waits auditioned for 'Reservoir Dogs.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/01/prince-family-reality-show?refid=0 Mon, 01 May 2017 16:52:00 -0500 Music News: Luxury music festival descends into chaos Today's top music news stories include the chaotic Fyre Festival, a good deed by Metallica, and Jack White's plans for a documentary about 1920s music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/30/fyre-festival-chaos?refid=0 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:06:00 -0500 Music News: U2 join elite group including Michael Jackson, Madonna, and 'Weird Al' Today's top music news stories include U2 joining an elite club of hitmakers, a new study about drug references in music, and a Haim album announcement. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/27/u2-weird-al?refid=0 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:51:00 -0500 Music News: David Byrne remembers Jonathan Demme Today's top music news stories include David Byrne remembering Jonathan Demme, a wild new Father John Misty video, and a senatorial jam session for Tommy Stinson. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/26/david-byrne-jonathan-demme?refid=0 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:56:00 -0500 Music News: Madonna slams planned biopic Today's top music news stories include Madonna's criticism of a planned biopic, a special Lucinda Williams show at First Avenue, and a scholarship fund announced by Beyonce. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/25/madonna-biopic?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:08:00 -0500 Music News: Mac DeMarco hiring dank meme specialist Today's top music news stories include Mac DeMarco's assistant search, as well as Radiohead news items both heavy and light. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/24/mac-demarco-hiring-dank-meme-expert?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:35:00 -0500 Music News: Dead Man Winter fans lend support after band's van is robbed Today's top music news stories include Dead Man Winter's successful crowdfunding after a van robbery, Bon Iver inviting special guests to Coachella, and Neil Young announcing a high-quality streaming service. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/23/dead-man-winter-van-stolen?refid=0 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:11:00 -0500 Music News: George Clinton plays surprise Paisley Park show Today's top music news stories are all about Prince and Paisley Park. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/20/george-clinton-paisley-park?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:59:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Coloring books feature Prince, Bowie, and...Lemmy? Music fans looking for adult coloring books can now choose from books featuring icons including Prince, David Bowie, and - yes - Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/17/prince-bowie-lemmy-coloring-books?refid=0 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Court documents shed light on Prince's health struggles Today's top music news stories include revelations about Prince's opioid addiction and a possible revision to his estate's deal with Universal Music Group. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/17/prince-prescriptions-labels?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:23:00 -0500 Music News: Bruce Langhorne, Dylan collaborator and 'Mr. Tambourine Man' inspiration, dies at 78 Today's top music news stories include the death of a key Bob Dylan collaborator, reports from Coachella, and the return of Monterey Pop. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/16/bruce-langhorne-dies-78?refid=0 Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:47:00 -0500 Music News: Dave Chappelle and John Mayer pay tribute to Charlie Murphy Today's top music news stories include Dave Chappelle and John Mayer paying tribute to Charlie Murphy, continuing controversy over Pearl Jam's drummers, and the death of a longtime Johnny Cash sideman. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/13/dave-chappelle-john-mayer-charlie-murphy?refid=0 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:09:00 -0500 Music News: Sigur Ros release THC-infused gumdrops Today's top music news stories include Sigur Ros edibles, a groundbreaking for the National Museum of African-American Music, and details on Lorde's sophomore album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/12/sigur-ros-edibles?refid=0 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:58:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Jimmy Webb's 'The Cake and the Rain' Singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb's new memoir takes a lurching journey through the world of pop music in the '60s and '70s. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/11/jimmy-webb-cake-rain?refid=0 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Coachella say actually, they would book Kate Bush Today's top music news stories include an update on the Coachella/Kate Bush sorta-scandal, the appointment of a new advisor to the Prince estate, and a new 'Outlaw Music Festival Tour.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/11/coachella-wants-kate-bush?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:05:00 -0500 'Did I dream that?': Artist Peyton remembers Prince, Glam Slam, Paisley Park in the '90s Artist Peyton Scott Russell first encountered Prince in the 1990s, when Peyton showed work at the Glam Slam nightclub and helped decorate Paisley Park for Prince's wedding reception. When Prince died last year, Peyton was moved to cover his First Avenue star in gold leaf. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/10/peyton-scott-russell-prince?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:45:00 -0500 Music News: Arnellia's, 'St. Paul's Apollo Theater,' to close Today's top music news stories include the closing of a St. Paul institution, a new all-star 7" series, and the opening of a Patsy Cline Museum in Nashville. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/10/arnellias-closing?refid=0 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:23:00 -0500 Music News: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts new class, remembers Prince and Chuck Berry Today's top music news stories include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a lawsuit over a Prince picture, and a release date for Kendrick Lamar's next album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/09/rock-roll-hall-fame-induction?refid=0 Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:38:00 -0500 Music News: Matt & Kim tour derailed by onstage injury Today's top music news stories include an onstage injury sustained by Kim Schifino of Matt & Kim, the deaths of two music notables, and a surprising story about the origin of the new Gorillaz album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/06/matt-kim-injury?refid=0 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:09:00 -0500 What's that Verdi in 'S-Town'? No spoilers! Except the fact that one of the subjects of the podcast 'S-Town' turns out to be a special fan of Giuseppe Verdi - as performed by Andrea Bocelli. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/06/verdi-s-town?refid=0 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:34:00 -0500 Music News: Nye's lives again - in Legos Today's top music news stories include a Lego Nye's, a revealing Barry Manilow interview, and David Letterman stepping in for Neil Young to induct Pearl Jam to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/05/lego-nyes-polonaise-room?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:26:00 -0500 UPDATED: Renee Fleming not actually retiring from opera stage Renee Fleming seemed to have announced her plans to retire from staged opera - but there's been a twist. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/05/renee-fleming-retirement?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:00:01 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: John Oates's 'Change of Seasons' John Oates tells his side of the Daryl Hall and John Oates story in an amiable new memoir. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/04/john-oates-change-of-seasons?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: U2 producer now 'working for KFC,' as Bono puts it Today's top music news stories include Steve Lillywhite's Indonesia KFC connection, the cancellation of a Lil Wayne gig, and Ringo Starr discovering an unreleased George Harrison song. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/03/steve-lillywhite-kfc?refid=0 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:22:00 -0500 Music News: Bob Dylan accepts Nobel in private ceremony Today's top music news stories include Bob Dylan finally accepting his Nobel Prize in Literature, the Juno Awards results, and a philanthropic endeavor for Chance the Rapper. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/02/bob-dylan-accepts-nobel?refid=0 Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:44:00 -0500 Music News: Compact disc sales drop to 1986 numbers Today's top music news stories include a big drop in CD sales, information about Bob Dylan's recent whereabouts, and a new video from A Tribe Called Quest. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/30/cd-sales-drop?refid=0 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:00:00 -0500 Friday broadcast: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski memorial service On Tuesday, March 28, the Minnesota Orchestra hosted a memorial service and concert in honor of late conductor laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. We will broadcast the concert and service on Friday, March 31. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/23/skrowaczewski-memorial-minnesota-orchestra?refid=0 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:18:00 -0500 Music News: You can buy David Bowie's apartment - and his piano with it Today's top music news stories include a Bowie apartment and a Lennon suit going up for sale. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/29/bowie-apartment-sale?refid=0 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:58:00 -0500 Is a mood-altering electric forehead pod for you? New technology promises to induce relaxation (or, if desired, stimulation) by way of electric currents to the brain. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/29/mood-altering-headsets?refid=0 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:58:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Devil's Music, Holy Rollers and Hillbillies' 'Devil's Music, Holy Rollers and Hillbillies' is a concise and readable guide to the origins of rock and roll. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/28/devils-music-james-a-cosby?refid=0 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:45:00 -0500 Music News: Bob Dylan archive opens in Oklahoma Today's top music news stories include the opening of a Bob Dylan archive, Frances Bean Cobain defacing her own billboard, and the death of a Foundations frontman. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/28/bob-dylan-archive-opens?refid=0 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:38:00 -0500 Music News: Prince was 'a great supporter' of Bobby Z's heart health Today's top music news stories include a Bobby Z interview about Prince and heart health, an update on the NPG-Tidal lawsuit, and the cancellation of Modern English's tour. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/27/bobby-z-heart-attack?refid=0 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:05:00 -0500 Dessa, Minnesota Orchestra members to perform National Anthem on Twins Opening Day When the Minnesota Twins return to Target Field next Monday, April 3, Dessa will be on hand to sing the National Anthem. Accompanying the Doomtree star will be a brass quintet from the Minnesota Orchestra. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/27/dessa-minnesota-orchestra-twins-opening-day?refid=0 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:54:00 -0500 Music News: 'Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' cover photographer Don Hunstein dies at 88 Today's top music news stories include the death of the 'Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' cover photographer, new music from Gorillaz, and a book announcement from Michael Stipe. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/26/freewheelin-bob-dylan-photographer-dies?refid=0 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:49:00 -0500 How lullabies evolved A new theory suggests that lullabies may confer an evolutionary advantage - and, in fact, that they may even be the basis of all music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/24/lullaby-evolution?refid=0 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:07:00 -0500 Music News: Gorillaz detail new album 'Humanz,' release four tracks Thursday was a big day for Gorillaz fans. Also in music news today: remembering a Boston drummer, and Kendrick Lamar teases his next album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/23/gorillaz-humanz?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:41:00 -0500 Hennepin County Library makes it easy to find Rock and Roll Book Club selections Your local library is a great place to find titles featured in our Rock and Roll Book Club - and the Hennepin County library system is making it especially easy, with an online list. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/23/rock-and-roll-book-club-hennepin-county-libraries?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:12:00 -0500 Music News: God save the Queen, says Johnny Rotten - in all sincerity Today's top music news stories include Johnny Rotten wishing health (!) to the Queen, a David Bowie sculpture failing to meet its crowdfunding goal, and plans for the 50th anniversary of 'Sgt. Pepper.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/22/john-lydon-god-save-queen?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:05:00 -0500 Music News: Record Store Day exclusives revealed Today's top music news stories include the release of the full Record Store Day exclusive vinyl list, Wyclef being detained in L.A., and the announcement of the first Missy Elliott show in years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/21/record-store-day-list?refid=0 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:42:00 -0500 Music News: Tegan and Sara blast YouTube over 'restricted' designation of LGBT content Today's top music news stories include a YouTube controversy involving Tegan and Sara; a report on the cause of Chuck Berry's death; and a Bruce Springsteen appearance planned for the Tribeca Film Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/20/tegan-sara-youtube?refid=0 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:07:00 -0500 Music News: Stars pay tribute to Chuck Berry Today's top music news stories include Chuck Berry memorials, another ironic release from Father John Misty, and a telling revelation from Chance the Rapper. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/19/remembering-chuck-berry?refid=0 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:42:00 -0500 The Current at SXSW: Friday, March 17 Hello from Austin! We're excited to be part of one of the world's biggest music discovery events, the SXSW Music conference. Every day this week, we've been sharing updates on what's news and what's next. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/16/sxsw-friday?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:07:00 -0500 The Current at SXSW: Thursday, March 16 Hello from Austin! We're excited to be part of one of the world's biggest music discovery events, the SXSW Music conference. Every day this week, we'll be sharing updates on what's news and what's next. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/16/sxsw-thursday?refid=0 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:39:00 -0500 Rock and Roll Book Club: Peter Hook's 'Substance: Inside New Order' Peter Hook's 'Substance' covers the bassist's 27-year history with New Order. That's a lot of history - which is why it takes him 752 pages. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/10/peter-hook-substance?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:45:00 -0500 The Current at SXSW: Wednesday, March 15 Hello from Austin! We're excited to be part of one of the world's biggest music discovery events, the SXSW Music conference. Every day this week, we'll be sharing updates on what's news and what's next. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/13/sxsw-wednesday?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:28:00 -0500 The Current at SXSW: Tuesday, March 14 Hello from Austin! We're excited to be part of one of the world's biggest music discovery events, the SXSW Music conference. Every day this week, we'll be sharing updates on what's news and what's next. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/13/sxsw-tuesday?refid=0 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:57:00 -0500 Six composers who were lucky in love Classical music's had more than its share of broken hearts - but not every composer was lovelorn! Here are six who found lasting happiness in committed relationships. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/09/composers-love?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:45:00 -0600 Music News: U2 announce 'Joshua Tree' 30th anniversary reissue Today's top music news stories include a deluxe reissue of U2's 'The Joshua Tree,' an album date for Lorde, and a first glimpse of the Beatles. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/09/u2-joshua-tree-30th-anniversary?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:51:00 -0600 Music News: Har Mar Superstar stars in Afghan Whigs video Today's top music news stories include Har Mar Superstar appearing in an Afghan Whigs video; an International Women's Day letter signed by music notables; and the death of the Bitter End coffeehouse founder. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/08/har-mar-afghan-whigs?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:01 -0600 Music News: Target Field books summer's most random lineup A July 29 show at Target Field will feature Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, and -- wait for it -- Backstreet Boys. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/07/florida-georgia-line-nelly-backstreet-boys-target-field?refid=0 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:13:00 -0600 Music News: Wendy Melvoin on Revolution tour: 'No one will ever be Prince' Today's top music news stories include a Revolution reunion tour, a big education donation from Chance the Rapper, and Jack White's revelation about Bob Dylan's bowling ball. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/06/wendy-melvoin-revolution-reunion?refid=0 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:26:00 -0600 Music News: Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side' recording console up for auction Today's top music news stories include Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' recording console going up for auction, SXSW's response to a controversy over their artist contract, and the deaths of two music notables. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/05/pink-floyd-dark-side-console-auction?refid=0 Sun, 05 Mar 2017 23:59:59 -0600 Guillermo del Toro is 'At Home with Monsters' in new Mia exhibit A few years ago, Minneapolis Institute of Art director Kaywin Feldman was reading a magazine profile of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro when it occurred to her that his private collection could form the basis of a spectacular museum exhibit. That exhibit is now a reality - or, rather, a surreality. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/02/guillermo-del-toro-minneapolis-institute-art?refid=0 Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:45:00 -0600 Music News: Prince tribute quilts to go on display in Minneapolis Today's top music news stories include a forthcoming Prince textile tribute, controversy over SXSW's artist contract, and a proposed Lou Reed Listening Room. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/02/prince-quilts-textile-center?refid=0 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:16:00 -0600 How Satie's Gymnopedies became ubiquitous How did Erik Satie's Gymnopedies become the quintessential relaxation music? Of their time, they also seem to float above and beyond it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/24/satie-gymnopedies?refid=0 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:07:00 -0600 Enter for a chance to win tickets to St. Vincent's directorial debut Annie Clark - a.k.a. St. Vincent - is making her directorial debut with a segment of 'XX,' a horror anthology film helmed exclusively by women. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/23/xx-ticket-giveaway?refid=0 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:45:00 -0600 Music News: David Bowie wins big at BRIT Awards At Wednesday's BRIT Awards, David Bowie won two major honors. Also at the awards, Andrew Ridgeley paid tribute to George Michael, and Coldplay introduced a new collaboration with the Chainsmokers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/22/bowie-brit-awards?refid=0 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:00:01 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: Marc Myers's 'Anatomy of a Song' Even if you think you know everything about rock and pop songwriting, you'll find some fascinating new insights in Marc Myers's 'Anatomy of a Song.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/21/anatomy-song-mark-myers?refid=0 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Three-story lightning bolt sculpture planned as Bowie tribute Today's top music news stories include the planning of a giant David Bowie tribute, David Cassidy's retirement from touring, and H.R. recovering from surgery. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/21/david-bowie-brixton-sculpture?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:18:00 -0600 Music News: John Mellencamp to play Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Today's top music news stories include a new album and tour for John Mellencamp, a surprise song from Lana Del Rey, and an unreleased memoir by Mick Jagger. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/19/john-mellencamp-minnesota-state-fair?refid=0 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:47:00 -0600 The Movies and the Music: Oscar-winning scores of the '90s The 1990s were a time of transition in movie music - although you wouldn't know that from the decade's list of Oscar winners. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/13/oscar-winning-scores-90s?refid=0 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:00:01 -0600 Music News: Prince songs streamed 4.7 million times in two days Today's top music news stories include a rush to stream Prince's music, the Roots' NBA musical, and a new David Bowie documentary. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/16/prince-streams?refid=0 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:22:00 -0600 Enter for a chance to win Paisley Park tour and dance party tickets 20 winners and their guests will get free tours of Prince's legendary venue Paisley Park - with admission to a dance party afterwards! http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/16/paisley-park-after-dark-giveaway?refid=0 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:47:00 -0600 Music News: What happened to 'the Beatle who vanished'? Today's top music news stories include a possibly forthcoming film about 'the Beatle who vanished,' Chance the Rapper defending Chicago against presidential criticisms, and country artists fearing 'the Dixie Chicks effect.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/15/beatle-who-vanished?refid=0 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: Johnny Marr's 'Set the Boy Free' Johnny Marr's autobiography is as blessedly beef-free as his diet. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/14/johnny-marr-autobiography?refid=0 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Will Minnesota commission a song for the State Capitol? Today's top music news stories include the prospect of a specially-commissioned song for the Minnesota State Capitol, the explanation between Metallica's failed mic, and a new enterprise for Passion Pit's leader. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/13/minnesota-state-capitol-song?refid=0 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:07:00 -0600 Music News: Adele dominates Grammys Today's top music news stories include Adele's Grammys hat trick, remembering Al Jarreau, and Devo emoji. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/12/grammys-winners?refid=0 Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:48:00 -0600 The Movies and the Music: Oscar-winning film scores of the '80s The '80s are associated with swooning synths, but in cinemas, composers were riding high on symphonic sound championed by John Williams. For that reason, the decade's soundtracks included some of the greatest orchestral writing of the late 20th century. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/06/oscar-winning-scores-1980s?refid=0 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:30:00 -0600 Music News: Streaming release of pre-1995 Prince music nears Today's top music news stories include developments with the Prince catalog, a Grammy Honors speech by Jack White, and Ryan Adams telling the story of the infamous 'Summer of '69' heckler. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/09/prince-music-wide-release?refid=0 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:57:00 -0600 Get wrapped up - literally - in a new relaxation trend Count on Japan to be on the cutting edge of relaxation trends. What's hot right now for Japanese who want to de-stress? Adult wrapping. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/09/adult-wrapping-relaxation?refid=0 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:18:00 -0600 Music News: Spinal Tap actors allege merch payments only totaled enough to buy 'one miniature Stonehenge' Today's top music news stories include the launch of a new vinyl subscription service, the confirmation of a Prince tribute at the Grammys, and an in-depth look at music history among the houses of North Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/08/vinyl-subscription-service?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:45:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: John Darnielle's 'Universal Harvester' 'Universal Harvester,' the new novel by Mountain Goats leader John Darnielle, has an uber-creepy premise - but the book's shocks turn out to be more emotional than physical. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/07/john-darnielle-universal-harvester?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Tegan and Sara note 'disappointing' number of women among Juno nominees Today's top music news stories include three sets of awards: Canadian, Swedish, and Minnesotan. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/07/juno-nominees?refid=0 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:02:00 -0600 'Fantasia' meets Degas in new NYC hippo ballerina statue Today, a giant sculpture of a hippopotamus in the pose of Degas's 'Little Dancer' is being unveiled across the street from Lincoln Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/07/hippo-ballerina-statue?refid=0 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:04:00 -0600 Jain performs at The Current on whirlwind U.S. visit French singer-songwriter Jain, a rising star around the world, treated us to an intimate live performance during a U.S. visit that also included her late-night TV debut. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/06/jain-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:15:00 -0600 Music News: Eaux Claires begins lineup announcement countdown Today's top music news stories include an impending Eaux Claires announcement, details on Lady Gaga's Super Bowl show, and music services filing a brief against President Trump's travel ban. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/06/eaux-claires-lineup?refid=0 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:16:00 -0600 Music News: Lady Gaga dives into Super Bowl history Today's top music news stories include Lady Gaga rocking the Super Bowl, new Bob Marley live recordings uncovered, and Black Sabbath saying goodbye. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/05/super-bowl-li-lady-gaga?refid=0 Sun, 05 Feb 2017 22:30:00 -0600 The Movies and the Music: Oscar-winning film scores of the '70s In the '70s, John Williams came roaring in to define the sound of blockbuster movies for decades. We look back at the Me Decade as part of our in-depth exploration of Oscar-winning film scores. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/30/oscar-winning-scores-1970s?refid=0 Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:45:00 -0600 Music News: Lady Gaga promises 'no meat dress' at Super Bowl LI The music world is preparing for the Super Bowl: the game, the halftime show, the ads. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/02/super-bowl-music?refid=0 Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:00:01 -0600 11 inspiring classical music flashmobs Sometimes it can be hard to get people to classical music concerts, so musicians have taken to bringing the music to people. Here are videos of 11 of the best recent classical music flashmobs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/02/classical-music-flashmobs?refid=0 Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:12:00 -0600 Music News: Watch 1,200-person band cover 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Today's top music news stories include a Nirvana classic covered by 1,200 musicians (yes, at once); two forthcoming babes for Bey; and an upcoming Nas biopic. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/01/1200-musicians-cover-nirvana?refid=0 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: Woody Woodmansey's 'Spider from Mars' Drummer Woody Woodmansey looks back on an epochal era in 'Spider from Mars: My Life with Bowie.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/31/woody-woodmansey-spider-from-mars?refid=0 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: 'Are we being punked?' ask musicians blocked by travel ban Today's top music news stories include reactions to President Trump's travel ban from musicians in Iraq, Iran, and other affected areas. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/31/travel-ban-musicians?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:06:00 -0600 In defense of Philip Glass Musical genius is about more than what music you write: it's about when you write it, and where you put it. Philip Glass has been in a lot of the right places, at a lot of the right times, for 80 years and counting. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/30/defense-philip-glass?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Purple Spotify ads mean you know what Today's top music news stories include Prince's likely arrival on Spotify and other streaming services, as well as continued musicians' protests against President Trump's immigration ban. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/30/prince-spotify?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:39:00 -0600 Music News: Original members of the Time to play Grammys Today's top music news stories include an announcement about the Original 7ven at the Grammys, musicians reacting to new immigration restrictions, and the deaths of music notables. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/29/morris-day-time-grammys?refid=0 Sun, 29 Jan 2017 12:22:00 -0600 The Movies and the Music: Oscar-winning scores of the 1960s As the Academy Awards approach, we're taking a decade-by-decade look back at Oscar-winning film scores. 1960s films reflected the tumultuous times. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/24/oscar-winning-scores-1960s?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:45:00 -0600 Music News: Science proves dogs love reggae Today's top music news stories include a study about dogs' favorite music, the requisite political drama, and a potential Car Seat Headrest collaboration with Smash Mouth. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/26/dogs-reggae?refid=0 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:53:00 -0600 Music News: Mary Tyler Moore fans turn to Husker Du to celebrate her memory Today's top music news items include the resurfacing of Husker Du's 'Love Is All Around' cover in memory of Mary Tyler Moore, as well as the deaths of three music notables. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/25/husker-du-mary-tyler-moore?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:38:00 -0600 Music News: Paris Jackson gives first in-depth interview Today's top music headlines include Michael Jackson's daughter giving her first in-depth interview, an album announcement from Father John Misty, and Ryan Adams action figures. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/24/paris-jackson-interview?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:38:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: Jim Walsh follows Prince through the '90s 'Gold Experience: Following Prince in the '90s' collects Jim Walsh's Pioneer Press coverage of the Purple One from 1994 to 2002. It's full of amazing details that even some hard-core Prince fans might have forgotten. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/23/jim-walsh-gold-experience-prince?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:45:00 -0600 'La La Land' dominates Oscar nominations, including for music As expected, this year's Oscar nominations were dominated by the Hollywood romance 'La La Land,' which earned nominations for Best Original Score and, twice, for Best Original Song. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/24/original-score-oscar-nominations?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:38:00 -0600 Music News: Album covers get Meitu makeovers Today's top music news stories include album covers getting Meitu makeovers, the xx selling more albums than anyone (but not hitting the top of the Billboard 200), and Sprint buying a third of Tidal. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/23/meitu-album-covers?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:42:00 -0600 Five years on, Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project is going strong In 2012, Carnegie Hall launched a 'Lullaby Project' to help young mothers write lullabies for their babies. Five years later, the project is spreading across the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/23/lullaby-project?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0600 Music News: Local musicians play for Coachella-size crowd at Minnesota Women's March All anyone was talking about this weekend was the inauguration of President Donald Trump - and the response that quickly followed in the form of rallies around the world. Musicians performed, participated, and reacted. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/22/minnesota-womens-march-music?refid=0 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:29:00 -0600 The Movies and the Music: Oscar-winning scores of the 1950s As the Academy Awards approach, we're taking a decade-by-decade look back at Oscar-winning film scores. 1950s films featured big scores for splashy widescreen spectaculars. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/20/oscar-winning-scores-1950s?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:02:00 -0600 Music News: Bruce Springsteen played secret White House concert Today's top music stories are all about the president(s): Bruce Springsteen plays a private concert for Obama staffers, Arcade Fire and Gorillaz release protest songs, and more. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/19/springsteen-white-house-concert?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:45:00 -0600 Music News: Selfie with mystery man Nick Cave goes viral Today's top music news stories include a viral photo of a seemingly unrecognized Nick Cave, political protests, and performers announced for the Grammys. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/18/nick-cave?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:14:00 -0600 Rock and Roll Book Club: Steve Jones's 'Lonely Boy' Guitarist Steve Jones shares all the dirty details about the birth of punk in 'Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/17/steve-jones-lonely-boy?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: George Harrison's birthday to be celebrated with vinyl box set, turntable Today's top music news stories include a new George Harrison vinyl box set, updates on the BPM Festival shooting, and a booking for Friday's inauguration. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/17/george-harrison-box-set?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:45:00 -0600 The Movies and the Music: Oscar-winning scores of the 1930s and '40s As the Academy Awards approach, we're taking a decade-by-decade look back at Oscar-winning film scores. The first years of Oscar-winning movie music were dominated by some of the biggest names in Hollywood history. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/09/oscar-winning-scores-1930s-1940s?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0600 Music News: AARP welcomes 50-year-old musicians with 'birthday covers' Today's top music news stories include AARP honoring 50-year-old musicians, a Duluth musician surviving a dangerous accident, and even more inauguration updates. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/12/aarp-musicians-50?refid=0 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:22:00 -0600 Music News: Bon Jovi to pick local opener for St. Paul show Today's top music news stories include Bon Jovi picking a local opener for a concert at the Xcel Energy Center, a slew of politics-related news, and a looming tax bill for Prince's estate. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/11/bon-jovi-xcel-energy-center-opener?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:05:00 -0600 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: Kate Tempest British phenom Kate Tempest is the latest poet-performer to cross over into music. Jay Gabler writes about Tempest's novel 'The Bricks That Built the Houses' and her book-length poem 'Let Them Eat Chaos.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/10/kate-tempest-books?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Who's playing Target Field this summer? Today's top music news stories include a mystery performer at Target Field, developments with the Prince estate, and Eddie Vedder's plans to play Obama's farewell speech. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/10/target-field-concert-surprise?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:41:00 -0600 Music News: Prince music could hit streaming services in conjunction with Grammy tribute Today's top music news stories include a prospective Prince streaming deal, the latest from Paisley Park, and word that David Bowie considered writing fake Bob Dylan songs for a musical. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/09/prince-spotify?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:07:00 -0600 'La La Land' wins Golden Globes for Best Original Song, Score At Sunday night's Golden Globes, 'La La Land' composer Justin Hurwitz collected awards for best original score and best original song as the film took a record seven trophies. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/09/la-la-land-hurwitz?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:35:00 -0600 'La La Land' wins Golden Globes for Best Original Score, Song At Sunday night's Golden Globes, 'La La Land' composer Justin Hurwitz collected awards for best original score and best original song as the film took a record seven trophies. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/09/la-la-land-golden-globes?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:03:00 -0600 Recording in Prince's studio: Jill Riley sings 'Raspberry Beret' Visitors to Paisley Park can, at certain times, now record themselves singing in Prince's studio. The Current's Jill Riley and Brian Oake visited Paisley Park last week, and Jill laid down a take on 'Raspberry Beret.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/06/recording-paisley-park?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:45:00 -0600 Music News: Jazz critic Nat Hentoff dies at 91 Today's top music news stories include the death of a legendary jazz critic, a new David Bowie video, and an inventory of Prince's estate. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/08/nat-hentoff-dies?refid=0 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 14:27:00 -0600 Music News: New music venue planned near Target Field Today's top music news stories include a new venue planned for downtown Minneapolis, an amphitheater project moving forward, and criticism directed at the owner of Coachella. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/05/music-venue-planned-minneapolis?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:21:00 -0600 'Beethoven's Skull': Tim Rayborn chronicles classical trivia A new book chronicles 'dark, strange, and fascinating tales from the world of classical music and beyond.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/05/beethovens-skull-book?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:46:00 -0600 What I've learned in ten years tracking my listening on Last.fm For the past decade, Jay Gabler has tracked all of his digital music listening via the social network Last.fm. Looking back at the data collected, he sees some interesting patterns - and some things he maybe didn't want to know about his own listening habits. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/04/last-fm?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:30:00 -0600 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: 'New Barbarians' A new book chronicles the short but eventful history of the New Barbarians, a Rolling Stones spinoff project that toured America in 1979. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/03/new-barbarians-book?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Coachella names first solo female headliner in 10 years Today's top music news stories include the Coachella lineup, a Sleater-Kinney album announcement, and protests against gospel singer Kim Burrell. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/03/beyonce-radiohead-kendrick-lamar-coachella?refid=0 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:19:00 -0600 Music News: What happened to Mariah Carey on New Year's Eve? Today's top music news items include New Year's Eve performances by Mariah Carey and Paul McCartney, as well as Sleater-Kinney paying tribute to George Michael and David Bowie. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/02/mariah-carey-new-years-eve?refid=0 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 21:35:00 -0600 Music news: Run-D.M.C. sue Walmart and Amazon for $50 million Today's top music news items include Run-D.M.C. suing retailers for copping their look, memories of Debbie Reynolds, and an album announcement from Dan Auerbach. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/29/run-dmc-sue-walmart-amazon?refid=0 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:35:00 -0600 Music News: Paul Simon remembers former wife Carrie Fisher Today's top music news stories include Paul Simon remembering Carrie Fisher, a Kennedy Center tribute to Mavis Staples, and today's inauguration update. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/28/paul-simon-remembers-carrie-fisher?refid=0 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:21:00 -0600 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: Johnny Cash's 'Forever Words' A new book of poems by Johnny Cash shows just how deep the themes of the Man in Black's lyrics ran. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/27/johnny-cash-forever-words?refid=0 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Eddie Vedder helps struggling family Today's top music news stories include Eddie Vedder's spontaneous generosity, the latest details on George Michael's death, and further explanation for why so few musicians are planning to perform at next month's presidential inauguration. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/27/eddie-vedder-helps-family?refid=0 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:31:00 -0600 Film icon Carrie Fisher dies at 60 Carrie Fisher, an actor and writer best-known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the 'Star Wars' movies, has died at age 60. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/27/carrie-fisher-dies-at-60?refid=0 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:02:00 -0600 Film icon Carrie Fisher dies at 60 Carrie Fisher, an actor and writer best-known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the 'Star Wars' movies, has died at age 60. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/27/carrie-fisher-dies-60?refid=0 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:51:00 -0600 Music News: George Michael remembered as 'brilliant artist' Musicians around the world are remembering the late George Michael as a trailblazing pop star. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/26/george-michael-remembered?refid=0 Mon, 26 Dec 2016 12:12:00 -0600 Which Nutcracker recording is for you? Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker has always been one of my favorite pieces of classical music, and come December, I'm ready to listen to the best recording of the 1892 ballet. Wait...which recording is that? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/10/best-nutcracker-recordings?refid=0 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 09:05:00 -0600 Music News: Paul McCartney joins the Roots and friends for 'Wonderful Christmastime' Today's top music news stories include a 'Wonderful Christmastime' rendition by Paul McCartney and friends, Jack White renovating Bob Dylan's couch, and Bon Iver's engineer talking about how '22, A Million' was made. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/21/paul-mccartney-wonderful-christmastime?refid=0 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:28:00 -0600 Music News: Richard Marx swings into action to restrain violent airline passenger Today's top music news stories include an unexpected in-air altercation for Richard Marx, a loss for the Turtles in landmark copyright case, and today's music-in-politics news. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/20/richard-marx-airplane-attack?refid=0 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:01:00 -0600 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: OMG Posters A new book showcases creative gig posters from the collection of a Minneapolis blogger. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/20/omg-posters?refid=0 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:45:00 -0600 Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Joan Baez among 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The latest round of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees has been announced, and it includes two big names from the '90s. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/20/rock-roll-hall-fame-inductees?refid=0 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:18:00 -0600 Music News: Black Keys relent, put music on Spotify Today's top music news stories include the Black Keys coming to Spotify; and new-release updates from Chic, Broken Social Scene, and Dirty Projectors. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/19/black-keys-spotify?refid=0 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:29:00 -0600 Semisonic announce Turf Club show, may record new music soon This morning, John Munson told Brian Oake and Jill Riley that Semisonic have another gig coming up - and hinted that they might just be heading into the studio to record new music in 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/19/semisonic-new-music?refid=0 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0600 Music News: New 'Baby It's Cold Outside' tops Spotify viral chart Today's top music news stories include a viral success for two Minnesota musicians, an explanation for why David Bowie wasn't Gandalf, and Chance the Rapper on SNL. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/18/lydia-liza-josiah-lemanski-baby-its-cold?refid=0 Sun, 18 Dec 2016 23:06:00 -0600 Will 'La La Land' save the movie musical? 'La La Land,' a captivating new musical, is already being mentioned as a surefire Oscar contender. Will Damien Chazelle's beautifully made film inspire other moviemakers to follow suit? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/09/la-la-land?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0600 Music News: Chubby Checker releases new mix of biggest song in chart history Today's music news highlights include a remix of 'The Twist,' Dolly Parton helping fire victims, and the year's biggest tours. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/15/chubby-checker-twist?refid=0 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:03:00 -0600 We're the color of the year! Every year, Pantone picks a "color of the year." 2017's color has been announced, and it happens to be a shade of green that's very familiar to Classical MPR listeners. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/15/color-of-the-year?refid=0 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:13:00 -0600 Minnesota music: 2016 in review This year in Minnesota music was of course defined by the unexpected death of Prince, but lots more happened too. Look back with our interactive timeline. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/15/year-in-review-minnesota-music?refid=0 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:41:00 -0600 Music News: Iconic music movies inducted into National Film Registry Today's top music news stories include films with iconic soundtracks being inducted into the National Film Registry, election-related news, and the release of Apple AirPods. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/14/national-film-registry?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:21:00 -0600 2016 CD sales: Mozart beats Adele Believe it or not, there were more Mozart CDs sold this year than discs by any pop artist. The reason? A massive new box set. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/14/mozart-cd-sales?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:20:00 -0600 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: Ed Ward's history of rock, 1920-1963 Ed Ward's new book is titled 'The History of Rock & Roll, Volume One: 1920-1963,' but it primarily focuses on the incredibly fertile period from the early '50s to the early '60s. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/13/history-rock-roll-ed-ward?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Ben Gibbard to release 'Bandwagonesque' cover album Today's top music news stories include an unusual new vinyl subscription service, Lorde covering Robyn, and Kanye West meeting the president-elect. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/13/ben-gibbard-teenage-fanclub-covers?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:17:00 -0600 'Rogue One' tells a Star Wars story for a new generation Michael Giacchino's challenge, in taking the composer's seat for a film in the Star Wars franchise, is representative of that faced by everyone involved with 'Rogue One.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/13/rogue-one-star-wars?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0600 Music News: Bob Dylan books Sweden concerts Today's top music news stories include a planned Bob Dylan trip to Sweden, the 2017 Golden Globe Nominees, and the Revolution's memories of Prince. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/12/music-news-bob-dylan-sweden-concerts?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:10:00 -0600 Music News: Patti Smith sings on behalf of Bob Dylan at Nobel ceremony Today's top music news stories include Patti Smith's performance on behalf of Bob Dylan at the Nobel Prize ceremony, word of Prince's plans for a reality series, and underground venues facing new scrutiny. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/11/bob-dylan-nobel-patti-smith?refid=0 Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:35:00 -0600 Minnesota Orchestra's movie music season climaxes with Harry Potter This weekend, the Minnesota Orchestra is playing the score to 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' in front of huge crowds at the Minneapolis Convention Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/10/minnesota-orchestra-harry-potter?refid=0 Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:15:00 -0600 'Hamilton' coming to Minneapolis in 2018-19 season 'Hamilton,' the Broadway musical Michelle Obama calls 'the best piece of art in any form that I have ever seen in my life,' is coming to Minneapolis. We just have to wait a couple of years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/09/hamilton-minneapolis?refid=0 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:22:00 -0600 Music News: Prince's friends share hilarious stories Lots of Prince news today - from stories shared by his friends to the latest developments in his estate. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/08/prince-stories?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:09:00 -0600 Six questions for 'Mozart in the Jungle' Season 3 to answer The third season of 'Mozart in the Jungle' will be released tomorrow, Dec. 9. Here are ten questions we're burning to know the answers to. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/08/mozart-jungle-season-3?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0600 Music News: Justin Vernon, Ryan Adams, Shins, Regina Spektor booked for Prairie Home Companion Today's top music news stories include a slew of big 'Prairie Home Companion' bookings; Bob Dylan day to be declared in Minnesota; and planned memorials for David Bowie and Sharon Jones. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/07/bob-dylan-day-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:10:00 -0600 Are live musicals relevant again? One of the most unexpected developments in recent years is the return of the live theatrical musical to a buzzworthy position in pop culture. What's going on? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/07/live-musicals?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:35:00 -0600 Music News: Study finds MP3s make music sound sadder Today's top music news stories include a new study about the emotional attributes of music on MP3, two big benefit announcements, and a surprise top-seller among CDs in 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/06/mp3-emotion?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:23:00 -0600 59th annual Grammy nominations announced The nominations for the 59th annual Grammy awards were announced this morning. Beyonce leads the pack with a total of nine nominations for 'Lemonade,' and many classical artists are honored as well. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/06/grammy-nominations-classical?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:25:00 -0600 Beyonce leads Grammy nominees The nominees for the top categories in the 59th annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning. Beyonce leads this year's nominees with nine nods for her acclaimed album 'Lemonade.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/06/grammy-nominations?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:33:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jay Gabler, digital producer The Current's digital producer Jay Gabler shares his top albums and songs of 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/06/top89-staff-picks-jay-gabler?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Music News: Epic holiday lights display honors Prince Today's top music news stories include an epic Prince lights display - and a potential (if unlikely) new heir. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/05/prince-holiday-lights?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:29:00 -0600 Does Ravel's 'Bolero' still seduce? Ravel's 'Bolero' is one of the most famously erotic pieces of classical music. To some 21st century ears, though, it's become the musical equivalent of shag carpeting. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/05/ravel-bolero?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:10:00 -0600 Music News: Keith Richards plays amp from Willie's on new Rolling Stones record Today's top music news stories include Keith Richards playing an amp he bought in Minnesota, a tragic fire at an Oakland warehouse party, and a lobbying effort to change copyright law. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/04/keith-richards-willies-guitar?refid=0 Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0600 O Come, All Ye Jedi: Organist mixes Star Wars and carols A New Zealand organist has elegantly combined holiday carols with John Williams's 'Star Wars' score. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/01/organist-star-wars-carols?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0600 Music News: Prince estate worth $200 million, court filings indicate Today's top music news stories include a valuation of Prince's estate, a Hamilton Drunk History with rock star cameos, and a forthcoming Marvin Gaye miniseries. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/30/prince-estate-200-million?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:00:00 -0600 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: David Bowie's 'Lazarus' script The script to David Bowie's musical 'Lazarus' has now been published in book form, and it's an essential aid to understanding the music icon's life and work in the last years of his life. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/29/david-bowie-lazarus-script?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Prince documentary to be released in 2017 Today's top music news stories include word of a forthcoming Prince documentary, a settlement in the Turtles suit, and controversial political comments by Kate Bush. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/29/prince-documentary?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:00:00 -0600 Music News: Rolling Stone names Beyonce's 'Lemonade' best album of 2016 Today's top music news stories include Rolling Stone's list of the best albums of the year, a best-videos list from Pitchfork, and an update on Kanye West's condition. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/28/beyonce-lemonade-best-album-2016?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:17:00 -0600 Andrea Bocelli to cameo in his own biopic The inspiring true story of Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is coming to a theater near you, in the form of a biopic that will include a cameo by the singer himself. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/28/andrea-bocelli-biopic?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:45:00 -0600 Music News: Paisley Park selling replicas of Prince's Cloud guitar Today's top music news stories include Paisley Park selling replicas of Prince's Cloud guitar, the burning of punk memorabilia, and Elton John denying reports of a presidential inauguration booking. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/27/prince-guitar-sale?refid=0 Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:44:00 -0600 'Manchester By the Sea,' classical music, and cinematic reverie The new Kenneth Lonergan movie, sure to be a top Oscar contender, is suffused with classical music that contributes to its mood of poignant reverie. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/23/manchester-sea-classical-music?refid=0 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0600 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: Jenna Miles's 'Beginner's Guide to Vinyl' With Record Store Day Black Friday coming up, our book club is spotlighting a new guide to collecting and playing vinyl. Bonus: take an online quiz to see how well you know your vinyl! http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/22/jenna-miles-beginners-guide-vinyl?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:45:00 -0600 Music News: Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross receive Presidential Medals of Freedom Today's top music news stories include Presidential Medals of Freedom to music legends, a letter from Morrissey to General Motors, and the latest updates on Kanye West's condition. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/22/morrissey-vegan-leather?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:30:00 -0600 Music News: Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' hits Hot 100 for first time Today's top music news stories include a Hot 100 hit for Leonard Cohen, a canceled tour for Kanye West, and a new Kate Bush video. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/21/leonard-cohen-hallelujah-hit?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:02:00 -0600 Dad recovers his late wife's lullaby with help from the internet There's a lot of hate on the internet - but there's a lot of love, too, as one dad discovered when Reddit users helped him recover some songs recorded by his late wife. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/21/lullabies-recovered?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:46:00 -0600 Minnesota Opera's 'Das Rheingold' captures Wagner's stormy power There's a reason they call it 'Wagnerian.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/18/minnesota-opera-das-rheingold?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:20:00 -0600 Music News: 'Drift Away' songwriter Mentor Williams dies at 70 Today's top music news stories include a planned tour for A Tribe Called Quest, a 'Last Waltz' tribute tour, and the death of the man who wrote 'Drift Away.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/17/atcq-final-album-tour?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:00:00 -0600 Classical news: U.S. orchestras now rely more on donations than ticket sales This week's top classical music news stories include a new report on the changing finances of U.S. orchestras, the rise of a new leader at Lincoln Center, and a cellist campaigning against brothels. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/17/us-orchestras-revenue?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:53:00 -0600 Music News: Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom Today's top music news stories include recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the breakup of the Presidents of the United States of America, and a thank-you concert for President Obama. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/16/diana-ross-bruce-springsteen-medal-freedom?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:04:00 -0600 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: Daniel Corrigan's 'Heyday' Daniel Corrigan's 'Heyday' chronicles 35 years of Minneapolis music photography by the man who's produced some of the scene's most iconic imagery. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/15/daniel-corrigan-heyday?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:00:00 -0600 Music News: Rolling Stones' dirty apartment becomes a museum exhibit Today's top music news stories include the recreation of a Rolling Stones hotel room, the release of a new Elvis documentary, and the deaths of two music notables. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/15/rolling-stones-exhibit?refid=0 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:04:00 -0600 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski in stable condition after stroke The Minnesota Orchestra says that Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, a venerated presence in the classical music world, is in stable condition after suffering a stroke. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/15/stanislaw-skrowaczewski?refid=0 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:01:00 -0600 Music News: Tidal claims exclusive right to Prince streaming Today's top music news stories include Tidal claiming exclusive streaming rights over Prince's catalog, Bowie tribute concerts being planned, and Neil Young spending his birthday at Standing Rock. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/14/tidal-prince-catalog?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:17:00 -0600 Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes politically pointed operatic debut On Saturday night, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the stage with the Washington National Opera to perform a speaking role in Donizetti's 'The Daughter of the Regiment.' Her dialogue, which Ginsburg wrote herself, turned out to be pointed. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/14/ruth-bader-ginsburg-opera?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:57:00 -0600 Music News: Bataclan reopens with Sting performance Today's top music news stories include the reopening of Paris's Bataclan nightclub, Bruce Springsteen being rescued by veterans on Veterans' Day, and Leonard Cohen being laid to rest. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/13/bataclan-reopens-sting?refid=0 Sun, 13 Nov 2016 18:44:00 -0600 Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at 82 Leonard Cohen, a singer-songwriter acclaimed for his poetic lyrics and poignant melodies, has died at the age of 82. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/10/leonard-cohen-dies-82?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:45:00 -0600 Music News: Kraftwerk show falls victim to electronic music ban in Buenos Aires Today's top music news stories include album announcements from the xx and Childish Gambino, as well as the first Kate Bush interview in years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/10/new-music-xx?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:35:00 -0600 From Beethoven to the 'millennial whoop' A simple note pattern - heard in Beethoven, among other places - has become ubiquitous in today's pop music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/10/beethoven-millennial-whoop?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:51:00 -0600 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: Bob Dylan's 'Lyrics: 1961-2012' A new collection of Bob Dylan's lyrics is a chronological, up-to-date collection of every original song by the Nobel laureate. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/08/bob-dylan-lyrics-book?refid=0 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:00:00 -0600 Music News: Lorde promises 'intimate, empire-sized' new album Today's top music news stories include a birthday post from Lorde on her new album, the latest on the Blind Melon lawsuit, and a shakeup among Brit Awards voters. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/07/lorde-new-album?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:45:00 -0600 Classical news: Met Opera ash-thrower apologizes This week's top news stories in the classical music world include an apologetic ash-thrower, the death of a great pianist, and a literary award for a famed composer. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/07/met-opera-ash-scatter?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 11:26:00 -0600 Music News: As election nears, music stars urge fans to vote Today's top music news stories include a flurry of get-out-the-vote shows, the death of an electronic music pioneer, and a performer announcement for the reopening of Paris's Bataclan. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/06/music-stars-get-out-vote?refid=0 Sun, 06 Nov 2016 16:25:00 -0600 How long has it been since the Cubs won the World Series? How long has it been since the Cubs won the World Series? We look back to 1908 in classical music: Barber wasn't born yet, Faure was still alive, and Ives premiered 'The Unanswered Question.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/04/cubs-world-series-1908-classical-music?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:50:00 -0500 Music News: Take a VR tour of Bob Dylan's art exhibit Today's top music news stories include a virtual-reality tour of Bob Dylan's London art exhibit, a first look at sketches of a nude Iggy Pop, and what Alicia Keys learned from Prince. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/03/bob-dylan-london-exhibit?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:22:00 -0500 When the Cubs won the World Series at Orchestra Hall What was the Chicago Symphony Orchestra playing the last time the Cubs won the World Series? Nothing - because Chicago's Symphony Hall was full of baseball fans following the game. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/03/cubs-1908-orchestra-hall?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:23:00 -0500 'The Shining': Listen to the Minnesota Opera's complete production We're pleased to present, for a limited time, the exclusive opportunity to listen to a recording of the Minnesota Opera's complete production of 'The Shining.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/28/shining-minnesota-opera-listen?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:45:00 -0500 In 'Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation,' Mia looks at an epochal anniversary A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art brings together an unprecedented collection of artifacts related to the life of Martin Luther. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/30/martin-luther-mia-exhibit?refid=0 Sun, 30 Oct 2016 11:41:00 -0500 'E.T.' and the magic of the orchestra How do you make Steven Spielberg's classic film 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' even more magical? Add a live orchestra. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/29/et-extra-terrestrial-live-orchestra?refid=0 Sat, 29 Oct 2016 05:16:00 -0500 Classical news: Composers of color are 'effectively silenced,' says Eleanor Alberga This week's top classical news stories include a composer speaking out against racism in classical music; a piano prize for Benjamin Grosvenor; and a tragedy in the family of one of the Piano Guys. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/26/eleanor-alberga-composer?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:08:00 -0500 Coming this Halloween: 'The Shining' For one month starting on Halloween, you'll be able to listen to a stream of Paul Moravec's opera 'The Shining,' presented by the Minnesota Opera, on our website. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/26/shining-minnesota-opera?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:49:00 -0500 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Prince: Inside the Music and the Masks' The irony of Ronin Ro's Prince biography is that, despite its title, Ro doesn't try very hard to peer behind Prince's mask. In some ways, that's a good thing. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/25/prince-ronin-ro-biography?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0500 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: David Hajdu's 'Love for Sale' In his new book 'Love for Sale,' acclaimed music writer David Hajdu combines personal stories with historical accounts of the evolution of popular music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/18/david-hajdu-love-for-sale?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0500 Indian village teaches classical music to every child - for a century In one Punjabi village, every child for the past century has been taught how to play Indian classical music - as a means of both spiritual devotion and personal development. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/17/bhaini-sahib?refid=0 Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:15:00 -0500 Max Rebo: Baroque composer? In 'Return of the Jedi,' Jabba the Hutt's house band plays an eerie piece that's considered 'Baroque,' if you read the soundtrack titles. We asked our staff to review Jabba's taste in tunes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/14/jabbas-baroque-recital?refid=0 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:50:00 -0500 Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature Bob Dylan, the Minnesota native who has transformed the expressive possibilities of popular music through his singular career as a singer-songwriter, has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy said the award recognizes Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/13/bob-dylan-nobel-prize?refid=0 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 06:52:00 -0500 Classical news: Hear Tchaikovsky's voice This week's top classical music news items include a rare recording of Tchaikovsky's voice, the Philadelphia Orchestra ending its strike, and Homer Simpson visiting the Sydney Opera House. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/05/classical-news-tchaikovsky-voice?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0500 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' Bruce Springsteen's new book is a rock memoir like none other, a strange and extraordinary book that just might be counted as one of his greatest achievements. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/09/27/bruce-springsteen-book-review?refid=0 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:52:00 -0500 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: Matt Pinfield's 'All These Things That I've Done' In his new book 'All These Things That I've Done," MTV veteran Matt Pinfield tells amazing stories and shares his love of music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/09/19/pinfield-book?refid=0 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:38:00 -0500 What were composers' day jobs? Composing classical music: it's a living...if you're lucky. Throughout music history, composers have had to take other jobs to make ends meet, particularly at the beginnings of their careers. Take a look at what some of these famous names have had to do for money. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/09/16/composers-day-jobs?refid=0 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0500 Music News: Watch Bon Iver play '8 (circle)' on 'The Tonight Show' On Wednesday night, Bon Iver played their new song '8 (circle)' on 'The Tonight Show.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/09/15/bon-iver-fallon?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:38:00 -0500 Classical news: Philip Glass to receive National Medal of Arts Today's top stories in the classical music world include the announcement of this year's National Medal of Arts recipients; the death of an acclaimed tenor; and a strike in Forth Worth. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/09/15/classical-music-news?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:08:00 -0500 Why do movies keep using the same pieces of classical music? A video supercut reveals just how many movies tend to fall back on the same few classical compositions. Why don't filmmakers use a wider variety of pieces? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/09/12/movies-classical-music?refid=0 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:44:00 -0500 Why 'Next Generation' was 'Star Trek' at its best On the 50th anniversary of the debut of 'Star Trek,' Jay Gabler remembers how he - like many of his gen-X counterparts - discovered the franchise through 'The Next Generation' (and why that's still the best 'Star Trek' series). http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/09/07/gen-x-star-trek-tng?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:01 -0500 Pretenders announce new album, 'Alone,' recorded with Dan Auerbach The Pretenders have announced their first all-new studio album since 2008. 'Alone' was recorded with Dan Auerbach - who, like Chrissie Hynde, hails originally from Akron, Ohio. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/09/06/pretenders-new-album?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:48:00 -0500 Classical news: What luxury car company sponsors your concertmaster? Among this week's top news stories in the classical music world: a concertmaster is sponsored by a luxury car company, the New York Times may be cutting arts coverage, and a new opera house opens. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/09/01/classical-news-sponsored-concertmaster?refid=0 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:50:00 -0500 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Before You Judge Me' looks at last weeks of Michael Jackson's life Jay Gabler reviews 'Before You Judge Me,' a novelistic new book that tries to get inside the head of Michael Jackson during the last weeks of the music icon's life. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/31/before-you-judge-me?refid=0 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:15:00 -0500 'Bach in the Subways' cellist Dale Henderson takes off on tour Dale Henderson, the cellist known for bringing Bach to subway platforms, is taking the great composer's cello suites on tour. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/31/bach-dale-henderson-tour?refid=0 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0500 Celebrate the National Park Service centennial with Performance Today The National Park Service was signed into existence 100 years ago this month. Performance Today has a musical celebration of the rich history of our national parks. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/31/national-park-service?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0500 Fury Things added to The Current's Music-on-a-Stick at the Minnesota State Fair We're psyched to announce that local rockers Fury Things have been added to the bill for The Current's Music-on-a-Stick next Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand. Weezer are headlining the show, which also features the Struts. Tickets are now available. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/26/fury-things-music-on-a-stick?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0500 'Mozart 225': Biggest box set of all time? A new box set from Decca will contain the complete works of Mozart. At 200 discs, it's being called the largest box set of all time. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/26/mozart-box-set?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:54:00 -0500 Classical news: 'Bagpipe lung' claims British man's life Among this week's top news items in the classical music world: a UK man died of an infection that apparently festered in his bagpipes, this year's first Gramophone Classical Music Award winners have been announced, and the BSO sets a record for most married couples performing at once. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/24/classical-news-bagpipe-lung?refid=0 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:45:00 -0500 Harmonica great Toots Thielemans dies at 94 Toots Thielemans, whose harmonica playing has been heard on decades of jazz recordings and movie soundtracks, has died at age 94. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/22/toots-thielemans-dies-94?refid=0 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:18:00 -0500 Classical music helps horses relax A new study shows that classical music can help to reduce horses' anxiety at potentially stressful times. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/22/horses-classical-music?refid=0 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:57:00 -0500 Hear sportscaster Vin Scully sing a baby to sleep Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers sportscaster Vin Scully was inspired, when he saw a shot of a fussing baby, to try to sing the child to sleep. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/18/vin-scully-lullaby?refid=0 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0500 Classical news: Operas get trigger warnings Among this week's top news stories in the world of classical music: operas are increasingly being labeled for sensitive content, a horn great passes away, and Pekka Kuusisto gets jokey at the Proms. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/18/classical-news-operas-trigger-warnings?refid=0 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0500 Eaux Claires organ sculpture to remain in city permanently One of the most striking features of this past weekend's Eaux Claires music festival was the organ music emanating from a giant mesh sculpture right in the center of the festival grounds. Now, the sculpture will have a permanent home somewhere in the city of Eau Claire. http://www.yourclassical.org/story/2016/08/17/eaux-claires-organ-sculpture?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:47:00 -0500 Eaux Claires organ sculpture to remain in city permanently One of the most striking features of this past weekend's Eaux Claires music festival was the organ music emanating from a giant mesh sculpture right in the center of the festival grounds. Now, the sculpture will have a permanent home somewhere in the city of Eau Claire. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/17/eaux-claires-organ-sculpture?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:24:00 -0500 John Williams will return to score Star Wars Episode VIII Speaking from the stage at a Boston concert, John Williams confirmed that he will return to compose the score for the forthcoming 'Star Wars Episode VIII.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/16/john-williams-episode-viii?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:45:00 -0500 Top five film scores that capture the agony and the ecstasy of athletic competition Writing a score for a movie about sports competition is a challenge, but several great composers have risen to the occasion. Here are five scores that explore the highs and lows surrounding both fictional and nonfictional sports meets. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/05/film-scores-sports?refid=0 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:48:00 -0500 Who needs 'Bad Moms' in movies? Opera is full of them Today, 'Bad Moms' hits theaters. It's a new movie, but bad moms are nothing new to operagoers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/07/29/bad-moms-opera?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:21:00 -0500 Watch Rufus Wainwright and a choir of 1,500 sing Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' Choir! Choir! Choir! are at it again - this time, wrangling 1,500 singers to accompany Rufus Wainwright in a performance of Leonard Cohen's classic 'Hallelujah.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/07/28/rufus-wainwright-hallelujah-choir?refid=0 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:35:00 -0500 Where has classical music gone on mainstream TV? Famous classical musicians are lining up to appear on 'Mozart in the Jungle.' Why has the Amazon series about classical music become such a rarity? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/07/25/mozart-in-the-jungle-guest-stars?refid=0 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:40:00 -0500 Classical music inspired by lakes Are you hanging out by a lake this summer? Here's some classical music to set the mood. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/07/20/classical-music-inspired-by-lakes?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:30:00 -0500 'Reverie': Lauren E. Rico turns up the heat in sexual thriller Lauren E. Rico, a classical radio host, has written a novel of sex and intrigue set in a conservatory. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/06/21/lauren-e-rico-reverie-review?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0500 Study says classical calms A new study has found that classical music calms the body even more than simple silence does. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/07/07/study-says-classical-calms?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:20:00 -0500 What classical musicians are on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? It was just announced that Gustavo Dudamel will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He joins a long, eccentric list of classical musicians so honored. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/06/30/classical-musicians-hollywood-walk-of-fame?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:52:00 -0500 Who were the most athletic composers? Being skilled on the stave doesn't necessarily mean being clumsy on the pitch. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/06/athletic-composer?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:40:00 -0500 Swede dreams: Cecilia Bartoli and Max Martin win Polar Music Prize Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is one of two Polar Music Prize winners this year; the other one is pop superproducer Max Martin. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/06/17/polar-prize-cecilia-bartoli-max-martin?refid=0 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:13:00 -0500 'Fargo' year two soundtrack hits vinyl The score and selected songs from the second season of 'Fargo' are now out on vinyl - including 1,000 copies that are ice white. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/06/14/fargo-year-two-soundtrack-vinyl?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:00:00 -0500 Yannick Nezet-Seguin named Metropolitan Opera music director Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin has been named to succeed James Levine as music director at the Met. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/06/02/yannick-nezet-seguin-metropolitan-opera?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 09:49:00 -0500 Elephants love lullabies too Watch video of an elephant in Thailand falling asleep as her caretaker sings to her. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/31/elephant-lullaby?refid=0 Tue, 31 May 2016 10:44:00 -0500 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' soundtrack coming out on hologram vinyl 'The Force Awakens' soundtrack is being released on vinyl - with an eye-popping special feature. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/27/star-wars-force-awakens-vinyl-hologram?refid=0 Fri, 27 May 2016 10:23:00 -0500 The History of Classical Music in 24 Hours: Live blog Deutsche Grammophon have released a 24-disc box set titled 'The History of Classical Music in 24 Hours.' How better to listen to it than in 24 straight hours? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/24/history-classical-music-24-hours?refid=0 Wed, 25 May 2016 09:01:00 -0500 Minnesota Music Day: All-local, all day May 21 is The Current's annual Minnesota Music Day - our playlist will be all-local, all day long. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/20/minnesota-music-day?refid=0 Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:01 -0500 Premiere: Fort Wilson Riot, 'How Do We Go' Listen to 'How Do We Go' - a sunny, synthy new single from the local band Fort Wilson Riot. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/19/premiere-fort-wilson-riot-how-do-we-go?refid=0 Fri, 20 May 2016 12:00:00 -0500 A newspaper deleted an opera review, and everyone's freaking out about it Critic Arthur Kapitainis has resigned from Canada's National Post after the paper deleted his online review of an opera. The incident is now the talk of the classical music world. Here's what happened, and why everyone's buzzing about it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/19/canadian-opera-review-controversy?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 09:38:00 -0500 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: Libby Cudmore's 'The Big Rewind' Jay Gabler reviews Libby Cudmore's new novel: a mystery that turns on a mixtape. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/16/libby-cudmore-big-rewind?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 11:00:00 -0500 Astronautalis performs in The Current studio Astronautalis came by our studio to perform new songs from his album 'Cut the Body Loose.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/09/astronautalis-performs-in-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 09 May 2016 14:01:00 -0500 Watch a 1,999-voice choir sing Prince's 'When Doves Cry' The people behind drop-in choral-singing series Choir! Choir! Choir! convened a choir of 1,999 voices to sing Prince's 'When Doves Cry' at Massey Hall in Toronto. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/09/prince-when-doves-cry-chorus?refid=0 Mon, 09 May 2016 13:25:00 -0500 Minnesota Opera premieres a scary 'Shining' The Minnesota Opera's premiere of a new adaptation of Stephen King's novel 'The Shining' surges forward on the strength of Paul Moravec's electrifying music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/08/shining-minnesota-opera?refid=0 Sun, 08 May 2016 08:04:00 -0500 Why 'The Shining' is the best psychological horror film ever As the Minnesota Opera presents the world premiere of a new opera based on Stephen King's novel 'The Shining,' Jay Gabler writes about why the movie adaptation (which King has never liked) is such a classic. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/05/shining-best-psychological-horror-film?refid=0 Thu, 05 May 2016 11:06:00 -0500 How K-tel got the world 'Hooked on Classics' K-tel founder Philip Kives has died at age 87. The entrepreneur will be remembered among music fans as the man who got the world 'Hooked on Classics' with a series of novelty disco LPs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/29/hooked-on-classics?refid=0 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:33:00 -0500 Music legend Prince dies at age 57 Prince, a multitalented musician who came out of the Minneapolis scene and changed the world of music forever, has died at age 57. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/21/prince-dies-57?refid=0 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:11:00 -0500 Marian Anderson to appear on five-dollar bill The U.S. Treasury has announced new plans for American currency. Among the figures to be honored on the new currency is singer Marian Anderson, who will be featured on the five-dollar bill. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/20/marian-anderson-five-dollar-bill?refid=0 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:15:00 -0500 'Hamilton,' Henry Threadgill win Pulitzer Prizes The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today. Composer Henry Threadgill won the Pulitzer Prize for music, and the musical 'Hamilton' took the prize for drama. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/18/threadgill-hamilton-pulitzers?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:58:00 -0500 James Levine to retire from the Met The Metropolitan Opera has announced that, after 40 years as music director, conductor James Levine will retire from the role at the end of the current season. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/14/james-levine-retires-met?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:07:00 -0500 Tax day relaxation tips In the United States, April 18 is the day tax returns are due. Stressed out? Here are some tips for decompressing. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/14/tax-day-relaxation-tips?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:12:00 -0500 Queen Elizabeth's 1947 letter about Prince Philip romance to be auctioned "The first time I remember meeting Philip was at the Royal Naval College." That's how a 1947 letter from Queen Elizabeth to writer Betty Shew begins. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/13/queen-elizabeth-love-letter-auction?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:45:00 -0500 DMA's perform in The Current studio After playing for a rapt crowd at the Triple Rock Social Club, DMA's stopped by our studios to play a few songs and talk about their debut album 'Hills End.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/07/dmas-perform-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:00:00 -0500 What do college students need to relax? What can colleges and universities do to help students stay calm, collected, and healthy? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/24/college-relax?refid=0 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:44:00 -0500 What does Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla's CBSO appointment mean? 29-year-old Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla has been appointed music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. What does this herald for classical music? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/21/mirga-grazinyte-tyla-cbso?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:59:00 -0500 Coloring: Not just for kids anymore Adult coloring books are all the rage for people who want to escape...well, rage. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/18/adult-coloring-books?refid=0 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:09:00 -0500 Learning about your limitations as a musican: Readers respond Gwendolyn Hoberg's recent essay about being a musician who wonders whether she really wants to know how well she's playing struck a chord with our readers. Here are two responses. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/15/musican-responses?refid=0 Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:19:00 -0500 How to get in shape? Try retiring A new study shows that retired people spend significantly more time exercising each week than do people who are working. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/14/retirement-fitness?refid=0 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:08:00 -0500 Composer Peter Maxwell Davies dies at 81 Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, one of the most respected British composers of his generation, has died at age 81. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/14/peter-maxwell-davies-dies?refid=0 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:26:00 -0500 Enter for a chance to win Michelle Leon's memoir 'I Live Inside' Michelle Leon, a founding member of Babes in Toyland, tells her story in a new memoir. You can enter for a chance to win a copy from The Current! http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/14/michelle-leon-book-giveaway?refid=0 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:44:00 -0500 What does relaxation smell like? What's the most relaxing smell? According to a German study, one scent can have an effect as strong as benzos. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/10/relaxation-smell?refid=0 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:00:00 -0600 SNES to sleep: 'Secret of Mana' music turned to lullabies Video game composer Norihiko Hibino and pianist AYAKI have reimagined the music from the 1993 action game 'Secret of Mana' as an album of lullabies. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/07/secret-of-mana-lullabies?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 10:16:00 -0600 Jade and Sean sign off as Morning Show co-hosts After 15 weeks, Jade and Sean are signing off as Morning Show co-hosts as Oake and Riley get ready to take over. Go 'Behind the Mic' as we explore the brief but (sort of) distinguished history of this dynamic duo. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/03/jade-sean-morning-show?refid=0 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 -0600 Australian prime minister tears up over Aboriginal lullaby Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull was moved to tears during an interview in which he recalled a Ngunnawal lullaby while discussing the country's Indigenous Affairs policy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/29/malcolm-turnbull-aboriginal-lullaby?refid=0 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:48:00 -0600 Ennio Morricone wins Oscar for Best Original Score On Sunday night, legendary composer Ennio Morricone won his first non-honorary Academy Award: for his 'Hateful Eight' score. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/28/ennio-morricone-oscar-win?refid=0 Sun, 28 Feb 2016 20:05:00 -0600 Isolation tanks making a comeback Now called 'flotation therapy,' isolation tanks are making a comeback among those who want to relax by shutting the whole world out. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/26/floatation-therapy?refid=0 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:12:00 -0600 Composer Georg Friedrich Haas opens up about unconventional marriage Acclaimed composer Georg Friedrich Haas has opened up to the public about his unconventional marriage, which he says has transformed his work. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/24/georg-friedrich-haas-sexuality?refid=0 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:43:00 -0600 Listen to a haunting new recording of a 112-year-old Irish lullaby The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin recently released their first album, and it includes a gorgeous Irish lullaby that dates from 1904. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/22/irish-lullaby?refid=0 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:40:00 -0600 Tantrums, LLC: Houston hole-in-the-wall sells relaxation via devastation Some people need to let steam off before they can relax. A new business in Houston is taking pillow-punching to a new level. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/19/tantrums-llc-houston?refid=0 Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:01:00 -0600 Check out this 'Star Wars Episode II' vinyl reissue John Williams's score for 'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones' is getting a limited-edition vinyl reissue -- with disc colors to match Jango Fett's. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/19/star-wars-episode-ii-vinyl?refid=0 Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:00:00 -0600 The broken heart behind Brahms's lullaby In a nifty -- and poignant -- video, the CBC tells the true story of the personal heartbreak that inspired Brahms's famous lullaby. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/18/brahms-lullaby-secret-love?refid=0 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 13:08:00 -0600 113-year monopoly by male composers at the Met broken In its upcoming season, New York's Metropolitan Opera will stage Kaija Saariaho's 'L'Amour de Loin' -- the first opera written by a woman to be presented at the Met since 1903. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/18/metropolitan-opera-kaija-saariaho?refid=0 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 07:49:00 -0600 Stephen Paulus leads 2016 classical Grammys winners The late Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus led 2016 Grammy winners in the classical categories, earning a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition and having his work featured in the Best Classical Compendium. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/15/classical-grammys-winners?refid=0 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 16:20:00 -0600 What's the difference between romantic music and Romantic music? Romantic music is often romantic, but it's always Romantic. Wait -- what? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/12/romantic-music?refid=0 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:02:00 -0600 Cute alert: Watch a baby fall asleep to Brahms's lullaby Watch an adorable baby fall right to sleep when his dad plays the world's most famous lullaby. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/04/brahms-lullaby-video?refid=0 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:38:00 -0600 The best wedding music playlist ever We've turned our stream of music for weddings into a playlist for you to enjoy whether you're choosing the music for your big day or just happily reminiscing. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/03/wedding-music-playlist?refid=0 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:00:00 -0600 Liquid Music: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra series melds genres and blows minds When you imagine a concert presented by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, you probably picture the classical pros playing Beethoven in their new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Think again, though. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/02/liquid-music-spco?refid=0 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:00:00 -0600 GIFs: Little gateways to relaxation GIFs -- animated image files -- are becoming increasingly popular as relaxation aids. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/27/relaxation-gifs?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:41:00 -0600 Thula Mama: Composer Helen Yeomans leads U.K. mums in baby-on-board singalongs All parents enjoy singing to their babies -- but in the U.K., moms are getting organized and forming babes-in-arms choirs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/26/thula-mama?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:11:00 -0600 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Everybody's Heard About the Bird' Rick Shefchik tells 'the true story of 1960s rock 'n' roll in Minnesota' in his new history 'Everybody's Heard About the Bird.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/21/everybodys-heard-about-the-bird-rick-shefchik?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:00:00 -0600 Caffeinated toothpaste? Yep, that's a thing now Does the world need caffeinated toothpaste? The inventors of a new tooth-care product are betting that people are looking for a buzz with their morning brushing. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/20/power-toothpaste?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:10:00 -0600 Opinion: 2016 Oscar nominations are embarrassing for Hollywood With no actors of color nominated, and the year's indisputable popular favorite shut out in major categories, this year's Oscar nominations aren't going to slow Hollywood's slide away from relevance. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/14/oscar-nominations-2016?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:50:00 -0600 Iconic musician David Bowie dies at age 69 One of the towering greats of 20th century music, Bowie influenced composers such as Philip Glass. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/11/david-bowie-dies-age-69?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:02:00 -0600 Rock icon David Bowie dies at age 69 Bowie was one of the towering greats of rock history, with an influence that extended far beyond the music world. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/11/david-bowie-dies-69?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 05:35:00 -0600 'Mozart in the Jungle' wins two Golden Globes The Amazon series about classical music is sure to gain a wider audience after winning two 2016 Golden Globe Awards. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/10/mozart-jungle-golden-globe?refid=0 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 19:28:00 -0600 Ennio Morricone wins Golden Globe for 'Hateful Eight' Ennio Morricone has won the 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, for "The Hateful Eight." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/10/golden-globe-ennio-morricone?refid=0 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 07:00:00 -0600 Did Pierre Boulez inspire Paul Simon's 'You Can Call Me Al'? According to multiple sources, Paul Simon's hit 'You Can Call Me Al' drew its most memorable lyrics from a meeting with the late composer Pierre Boulez. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/06/pierre-boulez-paul-simon-you-can-call-me-al?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 14:23:00 -0600 Pierre Boulez dies at 90 Pierre Boulez, one of the greatest composers and conductors of his time, has died at age 90. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/06/pierre-boulez-obituary?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:17:00 -0600 Ten tips for relaxing at work It's easy to get caught up in the stress of the work day. Here are some tips for catching your breath and renewing your focus on the job. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/05/tips-relax-work?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:22:00 -0600 Was the Force with Sir Malcolm Arnold? A reader has identified an English Dance by Sir Malcolm Arnold that sounds uncannily similar to John Williams's 'Force theme.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/31/malcolm-arnold-star-wars?refid=0 Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:22:00 -0600 In defense of 'Fantasia 2000' The 'Fantasia' follow-up, 60-plus years in the making, has been maligned by trufans. Still, argues Jay Gabler, 'Fantasia 2000' has much to recommend it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/30/in-defense-of-fantasia-2000?refid=0 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:30:00 -0600 15 classical music stories everyone was talking about in 2015 Some people think of classical music as stately and unchanging -- but far from it, every year brings its share of drama. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/29/classical-music-stories-everyone-was-talking-about?refid=0 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:34:00 -0600 'The Hateful Eight': Quentin Tarantino and Ennio Morricone revive the Spaghetti Western Enlisting storied film composer Ennio Morricone for his first Western score in 40 years, Quentin Tarantino brings the Spaghetti Western genre back with verve and style in 'The Hateful Eight.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/25/hateful-eight-review?refid=0 Fri, 25 Dec 2015 00:01:00 -0600 When opera greats sing silly Christmas songs What happens when great opera singers perform some of the lighter numbers in the Christmas canon? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/24/opera-greats-sing-silly-christmas-songs?refid=0 Thu, 24 Dec 2015 09:30:00 -0600 Who shot first? A quiz about the Star Wars trilogy before George Lucas tinkered with it How much do you remember about the ORIGINAL original Star Wars trilogy -- before the 'Special Edition' re-release in the '90s? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/17/star-wars-original-trilogy-quiz?refid=0 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 10:33:00 -0600 Movies stream to play every Star Wars soundtrack on Dec. 18 To celebrate the release of 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,' YourClassical's Movies stream is playing nothing but Star Wars music on Dec. 18. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/16/star-wars-music-marathon?refid=0 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:58:00 -0600 'The Force Awakens' opening and closing music was conducted by Gustavo Dudamel John Williams wrote and (mostly) conducted the music for the new 'Star Wars' film -- except for the iconic opening title and closing credits music, which was conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/15/dudamel-conducts-star-wars?refid=0 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:35:00 -0600 A rousing rendition of Brahms's lullaby A satirical video demonstrates how Brahms's famous lullaby sounds when accompanied by snare drum. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/14/brahms-lullaby-snare-drum?refid=0 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:45:00 -0600 Ennio Morricone, David Lang among 2016 Golden Globe nominees The 2016 Golden Globe nominees were announced on Dec. 9 -- and for fans of movie music, there were some exciting names on the list. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/11/golden-globe-music-nominations?refid=0 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 11:00:00 -0600 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens': Ten things we know about the music John Williams's score has been kept under wraps as tightly as everything else about the new Star Wars movie 'The Force Awakens.' Here are ten things we know about the film's music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/10/star-wars-episode-vii-force-awakens-music?refid=0 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:00:00 -0600 Tom Jones chronicles life in new autobiography, releases companion album As a gritty but evocative vocalist, Tom Jones helped lay the groundwork for generations of pop soul singers, and at 75, he's still rocking. He paired his new autobiography with a new album, and this is your chance to win an autographed copy of the record and memoir. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/09/tom-jones-over-the-top-and-back-giveaway?refid=0 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:50:00 -0600 'Fargo' recap: It's just a flying saucer, honey The promise of a massacre at Sioux Falls is finally fulfilled. The "Fargo" body count hits double digits at the Motor Motel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/08/aw-jeez-fargo?refid=0 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 13:07:06 -0600 Stephen Paulus leads Minnesota's Grammy nominees The late composer Stephen Paulus has work nominated in three categories of the 2016 Grammy Awards, and he's just one of several musicians with local ties who are in contention this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/08/stephen-paulus-grammy-nominations?refid=0 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 11:05:00 -0600 Have John Williams's Star Wars prequel scores been thrown under the bus? Say what you will about the Star Wars prequels, one indisputably great thing about them is the score by returning hero John Williams. Has that music been unfairly neglected? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/03/star-wars-prequel-scores?refid=0 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 11:11:00 -0600 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: John Fogerty's 'Fortunate Son' John Fogerty's new memoir 'Fortunate Son' is an informative and readable map through the long career of a great American musician. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/01/john-fogerty-fortunate-son-book-review?refid=0 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 11:00:00 -0600 Classical music house-party organizer Groupmuse plans expansion Groupmuse, a service that facilitates the organization of classical music house shows, has launched a Kickstarter to expand its network -- warning that "Groupmuse will die" if the goal isn't reached. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/02/groupmuse-kickstarter?refid=0 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:28:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jay Gabler, digital producer The Current's digital producer Jay Gabler shares his top songs and albums of 2015. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/01/top-89-staff-picks-jay-gabler?refid=0 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:50:00 -0600 How to take better baby photos Frustrated with the poor results you're getting when you try to photograph your baby? A few simple tricks can help improve your pics. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/30/taking-baby-photos?refid=0 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:45:00 -0600 Local Current to go all-Prince as soon as it snows Some Minnesotans dread the coming of the fall's first snow, and others look forward to it with excited anticipation. We've chosen the latter route. In fact, the first time it snows, we're going to have a party: a Prince party. http://blog.thecurrent.org/2015/10/local-current-to-go-all-prince-as-soon-as-it-snows/?refid=0 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:20:56 -0600 How to stay active on Turkey Day Enjoying a family feast on Thanksgiving isn't incompatible with staying active and sweating off at least a little bit of that stuffing. Here are a few easy ways to keep your body moving on Turkey Day. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/24/stay-active-thanksgiving?refid=0 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:25:00 -0600 'Fargo' recap: The undertaker is coming Show creator Noah Hawley said last night's episode of 'Fargo' was one of his favorite in the series -- it was also one of the most brutal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/24/aw-jeez-fargo-episode-seven?refid=0 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:17:45 -0600 Rufus Wainwright talks about 'Prima Donna' and the future of opera Rufus Wainwright, well-known as a pop vocalist, has just released a recording of his debut opera 'Prima Donna.' He told us about the inspiration for the opera, why he's proud of the new recording, and what he has planned next. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/23/rufus-wainwright-interview?refid=0 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:15:00 -0600 Who's who in the 'Star Wars' scores: Your guide to John Williams's musical motifs Get ready for 'The Force Awakens' by boning up on the musical motifs that composer John Williams has used to identify characters in the 'Star Wars' movies. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/18/star-wars-music-motifs?refid=0 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:30:00 -0600 Itzhak Perlman to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom Violinist Itzhak Perlman is among 16 leaders from various fields who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony on Nov. 24. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/17/itzhak-perlman-presidential-medal-freedom?refid=0 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:00 -0600 The genius of the Minnesota Opera's 'Magic Flute' Jay Gabler says that the Minnesota Opera's reprise production of Mozart's 'Magic Flute,' with an innovative staging conceived by the theater company 1927, is a must-see. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/15/minnesota-opera-magic-flute-1927?refid=0 Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:25:00 -0600 From 'Bald Mountain' to 'Ave Maria': The hell-to-heaven 'Fantasia' climax 'Fantasia' had its world premiere 75 years ago today. As the climax of our anniversary coverage, Jay Gabler looks at the Mussorgsky-Schubert segment that ends the landmark animation classic. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/13/fantasia-bald-mountain-ave-maria?refid=0 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:01:00 -0600 Pentatonix to sing 'Star Wars' score at American Music Awards The classically-trained pop vocal group Pentatonix plan to sing - yes, SING - excerpts from John Williams's 'Star Wars' score on this year's American Music Awards. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/12/pentatonix-star-wars-american-music-awards?refid=0 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:09:00 -0600 'Fargo' music supervisor Marguerite Phillips talks about capturing the sound of Minnesota circa 1979 The FX series 'Fargo' is now in its second season. Music supervisor Marguerite Phillips told us about how she and showrunner Noah Hawley selected the many unforgettable music selections that are heard on the show -- from Gustav Mahler to Burl Ives. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/11/fargo-music-supervisor-marguerite-phillips-interview?refid=0 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:25:00 -0600 'Fargo' recap: A rendezvous with destiny In episode five, it's all out war -- and Ronald Reagan has arrived, just in time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/10/fargo-aw-jeez-episode-five?refid=0 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:55:49 -0600 Charlie Kirby: America's favorite ten-year-old conductor At ten years old, Charlie Kirby has been conducting professional symphony orchestras for 40% of his life. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/10/charlie-kirby-conductor?refid=0 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:00:00 -0600 'Dance of the Hours': Inside the tongue-in-cheek 'Fantasia' ballet tribute The 'Dance of the Hours' segment in 'Fantasia' is the film's only direct parody of classical conventions - but it's also a loving tribute. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/04/dance-of-the-hours-fantasia?refid=0 Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:30:00 -0600 How Meco made 'Star Wars' music a disco sensation How did John Williams's 'Star Wars' music reach number one on the pop charts? Meco's hit single 'Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band' was just one of a number of pop interpretations of the score. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/03/star-wars-top-40?refid=0 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 12:00:00 -0600 Martin Scorsese planning Leonard Bernstein biopic Legendary director Martin Scorsese is planning to direct a movie about the life of Leonard Bernstein. Who should star? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/02/martin-scorsese-leonard-bernstein-biopic?refid=0 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:54:00 -0600 Minnesota Orchestra has a 'Nightmare Before Christmas' The Minnesota Orchestra is one of several orchestras across the country that are celebrating the season by accompanying 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' with live performances of its score. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/31/nightmare-before-christmas-minnesota-orchestra?refid=0 Sat, 31 Oct 2015 08:18:00 -0500 Beethoven in 'Fantasia': Awesome, or awkward? When Disney's 'Fantasia' was originally released, the most controversial segment wan't the bit about evolution - it was the segment that had the temerity to change Beethoven's story for his Sixth Symphony. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/29/fantasia-beethoven-pastoral?refid=0 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:54:00 -0500 Handel and Hendrix: Neighbors in London George Frederic Handel and Jimi Hendrix lived, during their respective lifetimes, in adjoining buildings in London. Now, a Hendrix shrine is being added to the existing Handel museum. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/28/handel-hendrix-london?refid=0 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 11:28:00 -0500 Star Wars music: What were John Williams's classical influences? As 'The Force Awakens' extends John Williams's remarkable 'Star Wars' series score, we look at the classical compositions that influenced the great film composer. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/20/star-wars-john-williams-influences?refid=0 Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 'Fargo' recap: A real 'High Noon' day Not only is there crime and chaos on the prairie, those mysterious lights in the sky keep dancing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/27/fargo-recap-episode-three?refid=0 Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:43:00 -0500 Maureen O'Hara, 'Queen of Technicolor,' dies at 95 Maureen O'Hara, one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Cinema, has died at age 95. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/26/maureen-ohara-dies?refid=0 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 08:27:00 -0500 Violinist Mia Matsumiya exposes a decade of online harassment Many women are subject to online harassment - and classical musicians are no exception. One professional violinist is sharing some of the profoundly offensive messages she's received over the course of her career. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/21/mia-matsumiya?refid=0 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:36:00 -0500 Elvis Costello chronicles life in new memoir and companion soundtrack Elvis Costello paired his new memoir with a two-disc "soundtrack album" that includes some of his greatest hits as well as rarities, an early recording, and two previously unreleased songs, and you could win an autographed copy with The Current's <em>Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink</em> Grand Prize Giveaway. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/14/elvis-costello-unfaithful-music-disappearing-ink-giveaway?refid=0 Sat, 17 Oct 2015 14:50:00 -0500 YouTube's highest-earning music star is a violinist Violinist Lindsey Stirling has made over $6 million from YouTube streams over the past 12 months. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/16/youtube-highest-paid-music-star-lindsey-stirling?refid=0 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:00:00 -0500 Iconic record store wants to turn classical section into marijuana dispensary Amoeba Music has applied to turn the classical and jazz room of its famous Berkeley store into a dispensary for medical marijuana. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/13/amoeba-classical-marijuana?refid=0 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Ten great Halloween costumes for babies 'Tis the season for everyone to don scary apparel - or, if you're a baby, super cute spooky looks. Here are ten great ideas for Halloween costumes for the youngest family members. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/12/great-baby-halloween-costumes?refid=0 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:45:00 -0500 Ten things wedding guests actually SHOULD be charged for A pair of Minnesota newlyweds got national attention when they actually sent two no-show guests a bill for the meals they didn't eat at. As long as we're drafting invoices, here are a few other things newlyweds might consider charging guests for. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/06/things-to-bill-for-wedding?refid=0 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 More than music: The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club The Current is about more than music: we like to read, too, and we know many of our listeners do as well. That's why we created The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/06/rock-and-roll-book-club?refid=0 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:42:00 -0500 'Rite of Spring': A classic 'Fantasia' segment, whether Stravinsky liked it or not In 'Fantasia,' Walt Disney used Igor Stravinsky's infamous ballet to soundtrack the sweep of early evolution. Stravinsky grew to hate it, but the segment's impact is undeniable. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/05/rite-spring-fantasia?refid=0 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:11:00 -0500 'The Events' at the Guthrie Theater: Local choirs help tell a tragic tale Local choirs take turns sharing the stage with the actors in 'The Events,' a dramatic exploration of mass shootings. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/03/events-guthrie-theater?refid=0 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 09:21:00 -0500 Kendrick Lamar to perform with National Symphony Orchestra Pop stars have been performing with orchestras since as long as there have been pop stars, but an upcoming orchestral collaboration featuring hip-hop pathbreaker Kendrick Lamar looks to be particularly exciting. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/29/kendrick-lamar-national-symphony-orchestra?refid=0 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:22:00 -0500 Clash at Carnegie Hall: Why is the famous venue's chairman resigning? After less than a year as chairman of Carnegie Hall, Ronald Perelman is stepping down. Why? He's pointing a finger at his fellow board members, who are defending themselves against charges of financial mismanagement. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/28/carnegie-hall-dispute-perelman?refid=0 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:35:00 -0500 What's the Pope's anthem? With the Pope in America, we're hearing a lot of the Pontifical Anthem. Did you know it was written by classical composer Charles Gounod? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/24/national-anthem-holy-see-pope?refid=0 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Gramophone Awards 2015: Abbado's Bruckner bags top prize This year's Gramophone Award for Recording of the Year went to Claudio Abbado's recording of Bruckner's Ninth with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Paavo Järvi scooped Artist of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement award went to Bernard Haitink. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/22/gramophone-awards-abbado-bruckner?refid=0 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:37:00 -0500 Rufus Wainwright opera 'Prima Donna' comes to disc Rufus Wainwright says that his opera "Prima Donna" was "written and performed during the most dramatic period of my life to date, and considering my life, that's pretty dramatic." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/21/rufus-wainwright-prima-donna?refid=0 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:23:00 -0500 "Symphony for the City of the Dead": M.T. Anderson tells the story of Shostakovich for young readers A new book for young adult readers tells the gripping story of the Siege of Leningrad and Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/18/symphony-city-dead-mt-anderson-shostakovich?refid=0 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:52:00 -0500 Was Liszt the sexiest composer of all time? Who's the hunkiest composer in the classical canon? One writer says that it's got to be Franz Liszt, a virtuoso whose heyday made crowds swoon. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/17/liszt-sexiest-composer?refid=0 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 10:18:00 -0500 Did this Minnesota couple invent the wedding hashtag? Almost every wedding now has its own hashtag, encouraging guests to share their experiences on social media. What couple started this trend? BuzzFeed thinks it's found the pair. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/16/first-couple-wedding-hashtag?refid=0 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:28:00 -0500 Putting your baby to sleep - with light? New developments in lighting technology may help many - including babies - get a sounder night's sleep. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/15/sleepy-baby-lightbulb?refid=0 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:00:00 -0500 #WeddingPhotoGate: When are a photographer's rights violated? A wedding DJ ignited a social media firestorm when he shared photos of a wedding, inspiring a protest by the official wedding photographer. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/14/wedding-photos-dj-controversy?refid=0 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:00:00 -0500 Tommy Stinson performs in The Current studios Just before playing a sold-out show at the Turf Club, Tommy Stinson stopped by The Current to play some new music (and an Arthur-Crudup-via-Elvis cover) and to talk with Jim McGuinn about his life and his bands - both his current touring band and another one you might have heard of, the Replacements. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/13/tommy-stinson-performs-in-the-current-studios?refid=0 Sun, 13 Sep 2015 10:21:00 -0500 Hilary Hahn announces birth of daughter Zelda Violinist Hilary Hahn has announced the birth of her first child: a daughter named Zelda. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/09/hilary-hahn-daughter-zelda?refid=0 Wed, 09 Sep 2015 10:42:00 -0500 Minnesota Fringe Festival 2015: Five musicals not to miss This year's Minnesota Fringe Festival opens on July 30, and as always, there are many musicals in the mix. From Gilbert & Sullivan to an all-female opera, here are five great picks. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/29/minnesota-fringe-festival-musicals?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:40:00 -0500 50 years since Bob Dylan went electric at Newport: Why it mattered, and still does 50 years ago Bob Dylan took the stage at Newport Folk Festival carrying an electric guitar. He probably guessed he was about to create a minor ruckus&#8212;but he couldn't have known that he was actually creating one of the most iconic moments in rock history. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/22/50th-anniversary-of-bob-dylan-going-electric-giveaway?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:15:00 -0500 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice': The genesis of 'Fantasia' As we continue our 75th anniversary celebration of Disney's classic "Fantasia," Jay Gabler tells the story of how the iconic "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment came to be. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/15/fantasia-sorcerers-apprentice?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:00 -0500 Ennio Morricone to return to the wild west with Tarantino score Ennio Morricone, one of the most famous composers of music for Westerns, will return to the genre for the first time in over 40 years - with a score for a Quentin Tarantino film. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/13/ennio-morricone-quentin-tarantino?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:30:00 -0500 Bastards of young: Replacements lullaby album soothes lil rockers to sleep The "Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star" series of rock-based lullabies has added a new volume, featuring alt rock heroes the Replacements. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/10/replacements-lullabies?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:45:00 -0500 James Horner, Oscar-winning film composer, dies in plane crash at age 61 James Horner, a prolific and acclaimed film composer, died when a small plane he was piloting crashed in California. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/23/james-horner-plane-crash?refid=0 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 06:41:00 -0500 'Back in Time': New box set celebrates 1985's movie music '80s kid Jay Gabler takes a listen to a six-CD set featuring the music of "Back to the Future," "The Goonies," "Pee Wee's Big Adventure," and many more movies from 1985. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/22/back-in-time-1985-at-the-movies-review?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Christopher Lee dies at 93 The British actor appeared in some of the most acclaimed - and some of the least acclaimed - fantasy films of all time. He also had an idiosyncratic music career. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/11/christopher-lee-dies-93?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:20:00 -0500 Al Church performs in The Current studio Al Church stopped by The Current to chat with David Campbell and play a few songs from his new album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/08/al-church-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:00:00 -0500 Wise Blood: 'Opera exhibition' at the Soap Factory is a stunner Anthony Gatto's world-premiere opera based on Flannery O'Connor's 1952 novel unfolds in an immersive set created by artist Chris Larson. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/05/wise-blood-soap-factory?refid=0 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:00:00 -0500 Naxos founder Klaus Heymann on music, streaming, and the vinyl fad In a long interview, Naxos founder Klaus Heymann discusses a wide range of subjects including his label's history, their CDs' iconic white cover design, the status of classical music today, and the "nostalgia" craze for vinyl. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/28/naxos-klaus-heymann-interview?refid=0 Thu, 28 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500 Angelo Badalamenti to return as 'Twin Peaks' composer "Twin Peaks" fans will be relieved to know that Angelo Badalamenti, who created the signature music for the 1990-91 series, will return for the series' forthcoming return. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/28/angelo-badalamenti-twin-peaks?refid=0 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:40:00 -0500 Is the era of the celebrity maestro ending? With the Berlin Philharmonic saying they'll take as long as another year to choose their new chief conductor, The New Yorker's Alex Ross asks a "heretical" question: does it even matter who gets the job? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/15/berlin-philharmonic?refid=0 Fri, 15 May 2015 14:40:00 -0500 Perfect wedding music from every era From Gabrieli to Perri, here are some tried and trusted pieces of wedding music spanning the last five hundred years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/08/wedding-music-from-every-era?refid=0 Fri, 08 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500 What's the slowest classical music ever? Our staff list some of the slowest musical compositions of all time. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/01/06/slowest-classical-music-ever?refid=0 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 The top ten tidbits in Philip Glass's 'Words Without Music' There's a lot of information in Philip Glass's long-awaited memoir 'Words Without Music.' Here are ten notable passages. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/15/philip-glass-words-without-music-memoir?refid=0 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Soloing with Stevie Wonder: Violinist Jill Olson Moser talks about improvising at Target Center During Stevie Wonder's recent concert at Target Center, he asked whether any members of his Minnesota string section wanted to take a solo. Violinist Jill Olson Moser raised her bow. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/06/jill-olson-moser-stevie-wonder-interview?refid=0 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:00:00 -0500 'Interstellar' soundtrack to be released on vinyl The double LP will have a beautiful gatefold sleeve. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/02/interstellar-soundtrack-vinyl-release?refid=0 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:50:00 -0500 What composer are you? Find your personality type match Of course, we don't know the actual personality types of most composers in the repertoire &#8212; but it's fun to speculate! Take a look at our chart and see what composer we imagine might line up with your personality type. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/10/composers-personality-type?refid=0 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:25:00 -0500 How Disney turned Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' into a ballet of the seasons As we continue to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Disney's classic "Fantasia," Jay Gabler explores one of the most beautiful animated sequences ever created: the nature scene set to the music of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/30/fantasia-nutcracker?refid=0 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500 Lynne Warfel: From the silver screen to the Silver City For our Member Appreciation Week, I asked our host Lynne Warfel to share the story of how she got her start in radio. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/27/lynne-warfel?refid=0 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Naxos responds to criticism of Pandora deal Jeff Von Driel, CEO for Naxos of America, has issued a statement in response to questions raised about a recent deal struck between his label and the streaming service Pandora. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/27/naxos-pandora-statement?refid=0 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Hunting for Prince's Vault A BBC reporter comes to Minnesota in search of Prince's storied vault of unreleased recordings. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/26/prince-vault-paisley-park?refid=0 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500 Emily Reese: Living her dream of talking about music for a living Get to know our host Emily Reese, who talks about her journey from a childhood in Iowa and college in Colorado to a job where she gets to do what she loves: talk about music all day long. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/26/emily-reese?refid=0 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 'Jeux' people play: Classical music inspired by sports When it comes to classical music inspired by sports, Debussy's famous "Jeux" is only the crack of the bat. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/25/classical-music-inspired-sport?refid=0 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500 Macy's Flower Show: Classical music is part of the mix Despite the snow, the surest sign of spring has arrived: the brightly-blooming Macy's Flower Show in downtown Minneapolis. It's not just a sight to behold and a scent to whiff, though: it's suffused with classical music as well. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/23/macys-flower-show-music?refid=0 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500 Minnesota Orchestra's 'Carousel' is all about the music The semi-staged production now being presented by the Minnesota Orchestra under the confident baton of Sarah Hicks does the orchestra the service of lifting them out of the pit. The audience gets the treat of hearing and seeing the players at center stage, where the details of Rogers's brilliant score come to life. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/19/carousel-minnesota-orchestra?refid=0 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500 Should classical musicians worry about the 'Blurred Lines' verdict? According to at least one experienced critic, classical musicians may have even more at stake in the legal battle over a 2013 hit song than pop musicians do. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/16/blurred-lines-classical-music?refid=0 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500 Soloists who slalom: Which classical musicians are the best athletes? Just because you can make your strings sing, that doesn't mean you can't also be an all-star athlete. Here are some classical musicians who prove exactly that. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/12/athletic-classical-musicians?refid=0 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Review: Minnesota Opera's 'Manchurian Candidate' is a winner In the world premiere of Kevin Puts's new Cold War thriller, all that's missing is the popcorn. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/08/minnesota-opera-manchurian-candidate-review?refid=0 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 09:55:00 -0500 Bach's Toccata and Fugue: The 'Fantasia' opener that drove Disney to abstraction With the "Toccata and Fugue" animation, Walt Disney planted a stake. "We have worlds to conquer here," Disney explained in discussing this segment, a masterpiece of abstract animation unlike anything else in his oeuvre. "We've got more in this medium than making people laugh." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/02/27/bach-toccata-fugue-fantasia?refid=0 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:00:00 -0600 Disney's 'Fantasia' at 75: Why there's still nothing like it In the first of a monthly series of posts commemorating the anniversary of 'Fantasia,' we'll look at the bold conception and rocky launch of what many still consider Disney's greatest masterpiece. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/01/30/disney-fantasia-75?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:00:00 -0600 String quartets play wedding songs: Would you walk down the aisle to these pop melodies? String quartets - and other chamber groups - are often hired to play at weddings. There are plenty of selections from the classical repertoire appropriate to fill a ceremony, but many couples also like to include chamber arrangements of pop songs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/31/wedding-processional-songs-string-quartet?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:00:00 -0600 My first St. Olaf Christmas Festival Friday's excursion to Northfield was, for me, an entry to a new world: a world of those Lutheran traditions that I'd heard Garrison Keillor talk about but I'd rarely experienced firsthand. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/09/first-st-olaf-christmas-festival?refid=0 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:00:00 -0600 Stephen Paulus nominated for Grammy Award Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus, who died this year at the age of 65, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Contemporary Classical Composition. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/05/stephen-paulus-grammy-nomination?refid=0 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:56:00 -0600 James Galway's legacy: Crossover isn't a four-letter word Though the idea of a career straddling classical and popular music is as old as classical music itself, James Galway blazed the trail for crossover artists in the album-based, media-saturated music industry of the late 20th century. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/02/james-galway-man-golden-flute?refid=0 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:30:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jay Gabler, digital producer Jay Gabler shares his top 10 albums and top 10 songs of 2014. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/01/top-89-staff-picks-jay-gabler?refid=0 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0600 Fantasia at 75: Classic film comes alive at Orchestra Hall Celebrating its 75th anniversary next year, Disney's Fantasia holds a unique place in 20th century film. One of the pinnacles of pre-digital animation, Fantasia is also one of the most satisfying intersections of classical music and popular culture. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/01/fantasia-minnesota-orchestra?refid=0 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:38:00 -0600 Fiddler Aria Stiles: From Apple Valley to Nashville, via Minnesota Varsity Apple Valley native Aria Stiles, a violinist, has traveled far and fast in the music world: at 20, she's a regular member of Pam Tillis's touring band as well as a full-time student at Nashville's Belmont University. As if that wasn't enough evidence that she's been embraced by the capital of country music, she's also the current Miss Music City, in line to compete for the title of Miss Tennessee. Before she hit the big time, though, Stiles participated in Minnesota Varsity. http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/11/fiddler-aria-stiles-from-apple-valley-to-nashville-via-minnesota-varsity/?refid=0 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:52:00 -0600 Black Label Movement and Bakken Trio give life to John Adams's Alleged Dances An audience at MacPhail got a sneak preview of Carl Flink's new dance set to the music of John Adams, performed by a live string quartet. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/17/bakken-trio-black-label-movement-johns-book-alleged-dances?refid=0 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:00:00 -0600 Why does pianist Dejan Lazic want to be forgotten? Citing a recent European Union ruling, pianist Dejan Lazic has asked that a negative review be unpublished. The Washington Post says no way. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/04/dejan-lazic-right-forgotten?refid=0 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0600 Theater Latte Da's Master Class: Eight things to expect Theater Latte Da is presenting Terrence McNally's Master Class at MacPhail Center for the Arts' Antonello Hall. If you're considering attending this play about the later years of legendary soprano Maria Callas, here are eight things to expect. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/10/master-class-theatre-latte-da?refid=0 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Album(s) Review: Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL, 'ART OFFICIAL AGE' and 'PLECTRUM ELECTRUM' Last week saw the U.S. release of Prince's new albums ART OFFICIAL AGE and, with his band 3RDEYEGIRL, PLECTRUMELECTRUM. Even for an artist who's put out plenty of albums in his three-and-a-half decade career, these releases stand out. Jay Gabler provides a track-by-track guide to the albums. http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/09/the-new-prince-albums-a-track-by-track-guide/?refid=0 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:01:00 -0500 Violinist Francesca Anderegg follows her passion from Juilliard to St. Olaf There was a moment in grad school, said Anderegg, where she realized her life was at a crossroads - that she was about to begin a life as a professional musician and music teacher. She asked herself, she said, "Is this what I want to do?" The answer: yes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/03/francesca-anderegg-violin-st-olaf?refid=0 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:55:00 -0500 Christopher Hogwood dies at 73 Conductor and harpsichordist Christopher Hogwood has died at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/24/christopher-hogwood-died?refid=0 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:19:00 -0500 Sarah Charness goes from chamber recitals to fashion runways, hot pink electric violin in hand Sarah Charness is using her classical training to rock fashion shows and sports stadiums with a signature pink electric violin. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/17/sarah-charness-pink-violin-interview?refid=0 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0500 Strumply Peter: Open Eye Figure Theatre creates a toy opera about a very bad boy Early on, two children are ground into dough that's put into an oven to bake into a cake; at the end of the show, that cake is fed back to alternate-universe versions of those children. Probably don't bring your kindergarteners. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/12/strumply-peter-open-eye-figure-theatre?refid=0 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:30:00 -0500 Four pieces of classical music to power-up your day Does your day need a power-up? Choose one of these four classical compositions to play in your earbuds: within an hour, you'll be raring and ready to face whatever life throws at you. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/29/classical-music-charge-up-your-day?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Composer Mohammed Fairouz blends Hebrew and Arabic in "Poems and Prayers" Just 28 years old, Mohammed Fairouz is an acclaimed and widely-performed composer. Having been raised as a world traveller, Fairouz - in the words of his official biography - "integrates Middle-Eastern modes into Western structures, to deeply expressive effect." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/08/mohammed-fairouz-interview?refid=0 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500 Photos: Target Field gets ready for Paul McCartney Getting Target Field ready for Paul McCartney's Saturday concert has been a multi-day process--building a giant stage in the outfield is just one of many steps being taken to welcome thousands of music fans to the home field of the Minnesota Twins. http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/07/photos-target-field-gets-ready-for-paul-mccartney/?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:41:29 -0500 Musical theater at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival: Ten shows not to miss Among the 169 shows being featured in this year's Minnesota Fringe Festival are dozens of musicals. Here are ten to put at the top of your list. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/29/musical-theater-minnesota-fringe-festival?refid=0 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:00:00 -0500 Julian Gregory to join King's Singers, as Benedict Hymas withdraws In a bittersweet announcement, the King's Singers have announced that Julian Gregory will be joining their ranks as tenor; Benedict Hymas, the previously-announced replacement for departing Paul Phoenix, has withdrawn from the position for personal reasons. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/18/julian-gregory-kings-singers?refid=0 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:47:00 -0500 Bob Dylan acetate trove unearthed in Greenwich Village In a remarkable discovery related to one of Minnesota's greatest musicians, California record collector Jeff Gold--a former Warner Bros. executive who now runs a music memorabilia business called Recordmecca--has purchased a previously unknown trove of 149 acetate records pressed during the making of Bob Dylan's albums Nashville Skyline (1969), Self Portrait (1970), and New Morning (1970). http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/07/bob-dylan-acetate-trove-unearthed-in-greenwich-village/?refid=0 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:37:06 -0500 LIVE VIDEO: Metro Transit's Green Line is here! After years of planning and construction, the Twin Cities are finally ready to welcome Metro Transit's Green Line, providing direct light rail service between the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Here at Classical MPR, we're proud that the line rolls right past our doorstep. Here's a bird's-eye view of the line, as seen from the fourth floor of Minnesota Public Radio's St. Paul studios. Watch the trains go! http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/06/13/metro-transit-green-line-live-video?refid=0 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:45:00 -0500 Here's how Target Center could look after renovations This afternoon, a Minneapolis City Council panel approved the hiring of Sink Combs Dethlefs to renovate Target Center, a $97 million project to be co-funded by the City of Minneapolis ($48.5 million), the Timberwolves and the Lynx ($43 million), and AEG ($5.5 million). It will be a welcome facelift for a venue famously described by Martin Devaney as looking like "a Cosby sweater." http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/05/heres-how-target-center-could-look-after-renovations/?refid=0 Tue, 13 May 2014 16:15:35 -0500 Two Harbors perform in the Current's studios Two Harbors, already a successful and acclaimed local rock outfit, are taking their sound to the next level with their new album The Natural Order of Things, just released on Record Store Day. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/09/two-harbors-in-studio?refid=0 Fri, 09 May 2014 16:05:00 -0500 Sonny Knight and the Lakers perform live in the Current studios This world isn't fair, but every once in a while, good things happen to good people - and that's definitely the case with Sonny Knight, the Minnesota soul music veteran who's reaching a new career peak in his mid-60s. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/02/sonny-knight-lakers-live-studios?refid=0 Fri, 02 May 2014 14:30:00 -0500 MaLLy performs in the Current studios For the past several years, MaLLy has been one of Minnesota's busiest and best MCs. His new album "The Colors of Black," produced by Last Word - MaLLy's longtime concert DJ - is an ambitious effort featuring wide-ranging lyrical reflections on the artist's life and times, and has already attracted national attention from the likes of Chuck D. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/22/mally-in-studio?refid=0 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:09:00 -0500 New book raises question: Is Handel's "Messiah" anti-Judaic? "Writing this book was not fun," says Michael Marissen at the end of the introduction to his new book, "Tainted Glory in Handel's 'Messiah'" (Yale University Press). Marissen is referring both to the arduous historical research the volume required and to the fact that being its author puts him in the role of splashing cold water on the world's adoration for one of the most popular musical works of all time: Handel's towering oratorio on the life of Christ. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/22/is-handel-messiah-anti-judaic?refid=0 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:40:00 -0500 Prince returns to Warner Bros., promises new music In a press release, Warner Bros. describes its new deal with Prince as "an exclusive global licensing partnership that covers every album released from 1978 into the nineties." A detail that's likely crucial for the artist is that he'll take ownership of the master recordings of his previous Warner Bros. releases, giving him more control over how that music will be used and released in the future. http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/04/prince-makes-friends-with-warner-bros-promises-new-music/?refid=0 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:01:59 -0500 GRRRL PRTY Perform in The Current Studios People tend to think of GRRRL PRTY as a party band--which is understandable, they acknowledge, given that they do have "PRTY" in their name--but there are dark dimensions beneath the group's bouncy beats. They don't have much music available to hear on your headphones, but this week they helped to bridge that gap with a fiery performance in the Current's studio. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/09/grrrl-prty-live?refid=0 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Arcade Fire live at the Target Center in Minneapolis Given a whole arena to play with, Arcade Fire gave their fans an experience quite unlike the typical Target Center show, and not just because of the ironic references to the venue's name. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/09/arcade-fire-live-target-center-minneapolis-march-8?refid=0 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 23:00:00 -0600 Frankie Teardrop performs in The Current's studio Frankie Teardrop is the mystery man of local rock 'n' roll -- not least because the Minneapolis musician's biggest single is called "Chicago" -- and his interview with the Current's Dave Campbell didn't do much to lift the veil that hides a man who says he wasn't born from any mother, he just &quot;crawled out of a sewer pipe.&quot; http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/02/frankie-teardrop?refid=0 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Reasons to be excited about the future of classical music Classical music is a living art, always changing and growing. We asked classical musicians and fans from across the country - including some from our staff - to tell us why they're excited about the future of classical music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/28/future-classical-music?refid=0 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:00:00 -0600 Maria Schneider on her fan-funded, Grammy-winning "Winter Morning Walks" Classical MPR's music library has thousands of CDs, organized by label: rows of Deutsche Grammophon, shelves of Harmonia Mundi, piles of Philips. Among all this music there's only one disc filed under "ArtistShare" - but it's one very fine disc. It's Winter Morning Walks, the Grammy-winning result of a collaboration between composer Maria Schneider, soprano Dawn Upshaw, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/07/maria-schneider-winter-morning-walks-interview?refid=0 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:00:00 -0600 Gergiev at Sochi: A controversial conductor in the long shadow of history The XXII Olympic Winter Games will proceed with all the typical drama and pageantry. They'll also, however, be among the most politically charged Olympics in recent memory - and classical musicians, as part of the opening ceremony, will be right in the middle of the controversy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/04/sochi-winter-olympics-classical-music-gergiev-politics?refid=0 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:00:00 -0600 Daedalus Quartet to play the music of composers persecuted by Nazi regime The Daedalus Quartet is playing in St. Cloud this Saturday. The program is unusual: works by mid-twentieth century composers who were ostracized by, oppressed by, or even killed by the Nazi regime. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/31/daedalus-string-quartet-nazi-regime?refid=0 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:00:00 -0600 Prince sues 22 fans for $1M each over bootlegs Prince has always been extremely protective of his copyrights, and the Minnesota megastar has just lobbed a lawsuit at 22 fans for "massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince's material." http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/01/prince-sues-22-fans-1-million-each-for-sharing-bootleg-recordings/?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:26:33 -0600 Minnesota Orchestra lockout: What have we learned? After 15 long months, the lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra musicians has ended. We asked some of our staff here at Classical Minnesota Public Radio to share their thoughts: What have we learned? What's the takeaway? Are there lessons for the future? What are the next steps? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/15/minnesota-orchestra-lockout-what-have-we-learned?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:35:00 -0600 Infographic: How long have orchestra labor disputes lasted? It's been widely noted that the Minnesota Orchestra's 15-month lockout was the longest in American orchestral history &#8212; but by how wide a margin? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/15/orchestra-labor-disputes-infographic?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:45:00 -0600 Minnesota Orchestra lockout ends: Twitter reacts As news broke on January 14 that the 15-month lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra musicians had ended, music lovers around the world took to Twitter to share their reactions. Here's a selection. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/15/minnesota-orchestra-lockout-ends-twitter-reacts?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:00:00 -0600 Handel's "Messiah": FAQ As we prepare to broadcast the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's performance of Handel's "Messiah" (December 31, 10:00 a.m.), we answer a few questions you might have about this perennially popular masterwork. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/30/handel-messiah-faq?refid=0 Tue, 31 Dec 2013 00:01:00 -0600 'Folk piano' by way of John Cage: George Winston defies musical stereotypes George Winston has described his best-known music as "rural folk piano." That always struck me as odd, since a Steinway grand is not a rural folk instrument; when pianos do crop up in rural folk settings, it's fairly rare that they're used to play spacious and urbane original compositions influenced by minimalism and jazz. So why "folk"? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/23/george-winston-review?refid=0 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:00:00 -0600 Mindy Ratner, Classical MPR's voice of Christmas Day for 30 years "I've always worked Christmas," says Mindy. "I think I should! It's not my holiday, but I know it's so important to so many people." After 30 years, she says, "I hope a have a few more Christmases in me. I'm not ready to hang up my headphones quite yet." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/13/mindy-ratner-christmas?refid=0 Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:00:00 -0600 What does "holiday music" mean for a classical radio station? While pop music stations roll out the "Rudolph" and cue up the Carey, the definition of "holiday music" in the classical world is a bit more complex. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/13/classical-holiday-music?refid=0 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:00:00 -0600 Classical music BFFs: What composers were the best buddies? Friendships have helped to sustain and inspire composers for centuries. Who among repertoire composers were the best BFFs? Here are three pairs that might qualify. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/12/composer-friends?refid=0 Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:00:00 -0600 Nelson Mandela and classical music: "A great blessing" As the world fondly remembers and pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, we're thinking about some of the music that the great South African leader loved. "Music is a great blessing," said Mandela. "It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/11/nelson-mandela-classical-music?refid=0 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:45:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jay Gabler, Digital Producer Jay Gabler shares his top albums and songs of 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/10/top-89-staff-picks-jay-gabler?refid=0 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:52:22 -0600 What composer are you? Find your personality type match Of course, we don't know the actual personality types of most composers in the repertoire &#8212; but it's fun to speculate! Take a look at our chart and see what composer we imagine might line up with your personality type. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/10/composers-personality-type?refid=0 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:25:00 -0600 Osmo Vanska to return for re-opening of Northrop Auditorium A recreation of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra's first-ever performance at Northrop Auditorium &#8212; climaxing with the 1812 Overture &#8212; will be performed by the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra under the baton of returning conductor Osmo Vanska on May 2, 2014 at the newly renovated Northrop, the University of Minnesota announced on Thursday at a press conference focused on the campus landmark's coming rebirth. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/22/osmo-vanska-minnesota-orchestra-northrop-auditorium?refid=0 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:35:00 -0600 Classical music wasn't JFK's favorite, but composers loved him anyway As we mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, many classical music listeners are revisiting the haunting audio of Erich Leinsdorf announcing the news of the president's death to an audience at Symphony Hall in Boston. In the years since that terrible day, number of classical composers have written musical tributes to Kennedy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/15/classical-music-john-f-kennedy-jfk?refid=0 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:00:00 -0600 Awards other Twin Cities music venues' restrooms should win Here are a few suggestions as to other local music venues that deserve to have their restrooms recognized. http://blog.thecurrent.org/2013/11/awards-other-twin-cities-music-venues-bathrooms-should-win/?refid=0 Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:02:36 -0600 Music inspired by "the Great War" As we acknowledge Veteran's Day and prepare to rebroadcast a moving St. Olaf performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem (November 14, 8:00 p.m.), we're looking at the many ways composers were touched by the conflagration that was known as "the Great War" before being eclipsed just a few decades later by a conflict that was even more terrible. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/07/music-inspired-world-war-one?refid=0 Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:00:00 -0600 11 things you might not know about the Minnesota Orchestra's 110-year history The Minnesota Orchestra's first performance took place on November 5, 1903. Here are 11 things you might not know about the orchestra &#151; one for each of the orchestra's 11 decades. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/04/minnesota-orchestra-100-years?refid=0 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:00:00 -0600 Review: L.A. Philharmonic premieres Frank Zappa's '200 Motels' When the evening started with the entire Los Angeles Philharmonic doing the wave, Classical MPR's Jay Gabler knew that October 23 wasn't going to be an ordinary night at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Read his review of the LA Phil's premiere of Frank Zappa's <i>200 Motels</i>. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/24/review-la-philharmonic-premieres-frank-zappas-200-motels?refid=0 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:00:00 -0500 What is Classical Music? Jay Gabler, the newest member of the Classical MPR team, writes about how classical music became "classical music" and explains how he'll be helping to expand our coverage of this living tradition. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/15/what-is-classical-music?refid=0 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:30:00 -0500