Dessa comes home on new album: 'Rap feels like the one common link'

Dessa comes home on new album: 'Rap feels like the one common link'

Book deal, New York buzz haven't spoiled the Minneapolis hip-hop star on the city and art form she rode in on.

A better man with ballads, country crooner Chris Young charms at Target Center

February 23
A better man with ballads, country crooner Chris Young charms at Target Center
Review: Opening a Friday night country concert with a ballad is dicey. But darn if Young didn't pull it off.

Second annual Celebration at Paisley Park to feature Sheila E., fDeluxe, NPG

February 23
Second annual Celebration at Paisley Park to feature Sheila E., fDeluxe, NPG
Tickets for the April 19-21 event were bumped up to $550 and $1,050.
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February 24
Singer Fergie performs the national anthem prior to an NBA All-Star ba...

Pick Six: Praise for Quincy Jones, Rich Mattson, Fergie, Willie Walker, David Bowie

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
February 22
Robert Plant performed at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.

With new music, Robert Plant still pleases Zeppelin fans

Review: He pulled out some Zep classics, too, in new versions at the Orpheum in Minneapolis.
Music
February 22

The big gigs: Steve Winwood, Steve Aoki

Steve Winwood If last fall’s “Greatest Hits Live” double album is any indication, this should be a soulful, jazzy treat. Winwood goes back to Spencer…
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February 22

Ticket alert: Dita Von Teese, Randy Houser, Mance Joy, Dua Lipa, Kesha and more

9 A.M. FRIDAY Mipso, May 17 at Turf Club in St. Paul. $16-$18. turfclub.net. 10 a.m. FRIDAY Dessa, Feb. 26 at the Dakota in Mpls.…
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February 22

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Steve Winwood, Steve Aoki

Big gigs for the week of Feb. 23-March 1, also including Chris Young, Ani DiFranco and husband-and-wife banjo virtuosos Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn.
Music
February 22

Minnesota popster Messersmith coming to Jeff Bezos' aid on eve of album release

The singer/songwriter will promote "Late Stage Capitalism" with an internet telethon for the richest man in the world March 8 at Huge Improv.
Music
February 22

X Games concerts returning to Minneapolis with Ice Cube, Zedd, Kaskade, Brother Ali

The July 20-22, 2018, gigs will once again be held outside U.S. Bank Stadium in Commons Park, with tickets starting at $20.
Music
February 21
Laurie Anderson's new album "Landfall," about superstorm Sandy, features the Kronos Quartet.

New album reviews: MGMT get jokey, satirical; Laurie Anderson reflects on Sandy superstorm

POP/ROCK MGMT, “Little Dark Age” (Columbia) After two albums of willfully experimental psychedelic pop, MGMT return to writing the type of hooks they proved…
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February 21

Tonya Harding opera is 'tangled and complicated' for this Minnesota skater-turned-singer

Leah Reddy, a former figure skater, stars in an opera inspired by the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan scandal.
Music
February 20

Former Jayhawks and Cows drummer Norm Rogers dies of cancer

The Minnesota music-scene vet was also a fixture behind the bar at Brit's Pub for two decades.
Music
February 20

Minnesota Opera takes daring turn for 2018-19 season

ANALYSIS: Reprising the 2011 hit "Silent Night" is just one highlight from a season filled with new and obscure operas.
Music
February 19

David Bowie alumni band will ch-ch-change singers for Minneapolis show

Sidemen and vocalists bring evolving lineup for Celebrating David Bowie Tour to Minneapolis.
Music
February 18

Week's best classical: Minnesota Orchestra plays Shostakovich, a Tonya Harding opera

Mandolin masterBefore Avi Avital came along, there were few classical mandolinists worth remembering. The dashing Israeli virtuoso changed all that. He returns to the Twin…
Music
February 17

Violinist and concertmaster Allifranchini brings fire, polish to SPCO concert

Review: Haydn, Vivaldi were among composers whose works were compellingly performed.
Music
February 17

Pick Six: Praise for Dessa, Mykur, Thurston Moore, Har Mar Superstar, Justin Timberlake

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
February 16

Indie-rock goes classical on Minneapolis band Poliça's new album with Berlin ensemble

The Twin Cities rockers branch out on a new LP and tour with Berlin's neoclassical troupe Stargaze.
Music
February 16
Porcupine with Greg Norton

Like a wintry small-town SXSW, Big Turn Music Fest takes flight in Red Wing

Live music takes over 18 downtown spaces for two nights Friday and Saturday as part of the Big Turn Fest.
Music
February 16

Robert Plant on any Led Zeppelin reunion: 'You're talking to the wrong guy here'

Heading for a Minneapolis concert, Robert Plant will talk about anything but Led Zeppelin.
Music
February 15

New album review: 'Black Panther' soundtrack is dense, deep, thanks to Kendrick Lamar

Various artists, “Black Panther the Album” (Top Dawg) All the symbolic weight attached to “Black Panther” — as a Hollywood blockbuster with an African…
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February 15

Twin Cities concerts of the week: GlobalFest Tour, Valerie June, Robert Plant

Big gigs for the week of Feb. 16-22, also including Big Turn Festival, Galactic & Lettuce and the Celebrating Bowie tribute.
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