Monty Lee Wilkes, sound engineer for Nirvana, First Ave., dies at 54

Monty Lee Wilkes, sound engineer for Nirvana, First Ave., dies at 54

The Twin Cities music scene veteran also worked for Prince, Britney Spears and the Beastie Boys.
Beyonce proves she's in a lane of her own at MTV VMAs
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Beyonce proves she's in a lane of her own at MTV VMAs

10:55am
Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears.
Citing 'no proper tribute,' Prince & the Revolution survivors plan 'grieving' gigs
Music

Citing 'no proper tribute,' Prince & the Revolution survivors plan 'grieving' gigs

August 27
The members of Prince & the Revolution will grieve with three sold-out First Avenue concerts.
Lost in the beauty on Ireland's Wicklow Way
Variety

Lost in the beauty on Ireland's Wicklow Way

August 26
A solo hike on Ireland's oldest marked trail turns up scenic beauty and new friends.
Questlove to spin Prince dance parties after the Revolution's concerts
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Questlove to spin Prince dance parties after the Revolution's concerts

1:33pm
The Roots bandleader will head up Friday's and Saturday's after-parties, while Jake Rudh will DJ late on Thursday.
Roving dancers recall St. Paul's olden days in 'Passing Through Pigs Eye'
Stage & Arts

Roving dancers recall St. Paul's olden days in 'Passing Through Pigs Eye'

August 28
REVIEW: Roving dancers take viewers through the city and celebrate its unruly roots in 'Passing Through Pig's Eye.'
Review: Dixie Chicks play it fair in first of two grandstand concerts
Music

Review: Dixie Chicks play it fair in first of two grandstand concerts

2:25pm
The country trio avoided politics and stuck to (freshened-up) oldies.
Music

Clever and playful Handel opera is a festive treat

August 28
REVIEW: The Twin Cities Early Music Festival performed "Acis and Galatea" in evening dress.
Variety

Lileks: Some creative new fair offerings

August 27
You can't say this is the same ol' State Fair stuff.
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