Trapper Schoepp

Bob Dylan's Wisconsin ode revisited (with approval) by Milwaukee tunesmith Trapper Schoepp

Ellsworth native Trapper Schoepp got a green light to finish off "On, Wisconsin," a song Bob Dylan wrote on his way to stardom in New York.

Death Cab, Trampled and Avetts announce 2019 Minnesota amphitheater dates

January 18
Death Cab, Trampled and Avetts announce 2019 Minnesota amphitheater dates
The Avett Brothers will pair up with the homegrown pickers in TBT at Treasure Island Casino on Sept. 21, while DCFC hits Mankato on July 9.

A rapper and poet with 'accidental' buzz, St. Paul's Dua Saleh releases debut EP

January 18
Dua Saleh will celebrate their debut EP with a show Tuesday at 7th Street Entry.
Poet-turned-musician worked with producer Psymun on first EP, "Nur."
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January 20

Bach, blues and ragtime rub shoulders at Ordway

Scottish violinist mashes up Celtic and African-American traditions in a new work by Wynton Marsalis.
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January 20
Jonathan Cohen
Photo: Marco Borggreve

The week's five best Twin Cities classical concerts

Beethoven and RachmaninoffThe Schubert Club welcomes award-winning pianist Clare Longendyke for its hourlong Courtroom Concert series. Longendyke pairs an early Beethoven sonata with Rachmaninoff's lesser-known…
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January 19
Philip Brunelle conducted a VocalEssence performance at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

VocalEssence founder networked his way to global greatness over 50 years

A musical visionary and tireless self-promoter, VocalEssence founder Philip Brunelle is a world-renowned force.
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January 19
In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

Uproar brings a reckoning for R. Kelly

R. Kelly, once one of the biggest and most influential stars in pop music, has been dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct since the mid-1990s.
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January 19
Rajané Katurah Brown and Jamecia Bennett in "Marie and Rosetta."

Pick Six: Praise for Flowstate, Postmodern Jukebox, Randy Bachman, Jamecia Bennett, St. Paul Peterson

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
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January 19
Noname performed at the Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival in July. ] AARON LAVINSKY • aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com Day two of the Eaux Claires M

Best of the Week: Noname, Chinese dance, fairy tales, Tim Sparks

Noname to household name Since she made her First Avenue debut in 2016 opening for Lauryn Hill — what a start! — Chicago rapper No­name…
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January 18

As conductor, injured violinist Pekka Kuusisto elevates dramatic SPCO concert

REVIEW: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra artistic partner Pekka Kuusisto lent focus to a dramatic program.
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January 18
Rebirth Brass Band has four shows at the Dakota Saturday and Sunday.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Rebirth Brass Band, Dwight Yoakam, the Current's birthday parties

Big gigs for the week of Jan. 18-24, also including Tina Schlieske, Kristin Chenoweth, Fred Steele with Nachito Herrera, and Tim Sparks with James Buckley.
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January 18
Ghostbusters Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) and Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) in 1989’s “Ghostbusters II.”

There's going to be another 'Ghostbusters' movie, so get ready for a new round of arguing

After "Ghostbusters" reboot controversy, director's son plans "next chapter" in first franchise.
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January 17
Composers Institute participants for 2019 include, from left, Matthew Ricketts, Connor Elias Way, Will Healy, TJ Cole and Alyssa Weinberg.

For young composers, Minnesota Orchestra workshop brings blast of nerves and thrills

A Minnesota Orchestra workshop invites young artists to Minneapolis to challenge and celebrate their music.
Music
January 17

New album reviews: A guitar duo offers sweet acoustic oasis; The-Dream finally returns with B-list effort

POP/ROCK Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles, “Heart Songs” (Thirty Tigers) For decades, acoustic guitar virtuosos Emmanuel and Knowles have dazzled with their skills, from…
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January 17
The Who will perform Sept. 6 at Xcel Energy Center.

Ticket Alert: The Who, Masters of Illusion, Smino, the Oak Ridge Boys, Stars on Ice, Eddie Izzard and more.

10 a.m. FRIDAY Mick Sterling, Feb. 5 at the Dakota in Mpls. $15-$25. dakota cooks.com. … Bell Amour, Feb. 14 at Vieux Carre in St.…
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January 17
Four nights of 4onthefloor to mark the band's 10th anniversary

Four nights of 4onthefloor to mark the band's 10th anniversary

The quartet will revisit each of its three albums and three EPs in full from Thursday to Sunday.
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January 16
Willie Murphy sang with bassist Joe Demko at left during a Willie & the Bees rehearsal in 2014.

'Heart and soul of Minneapolis music scene' Willie Murphy dies at 75

The blues and R&B veteran led Willie & the Bees, produced Bonnie Raitt and was a charter member of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.
Music
January 16

Minnesota rocker Chan Poling turns his stage smash 'Glensheen' into an album

Fans of the popular musical, which has sold out all its runs at St. Paul's History Theatre, can finally hear it in its glory.
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January 16
Santana to mark his Woodstock moment Aug. 3 at Xcel Center with the Doobie Brothers

Santana to mark his Woodstock moment Aug. 3 at Xcel Center with the Doobie Brothers

The tour will also mark the 20th anniversary of Santana's "Supernatural" album.
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January 14
Nicola Benedetti

Violin star Nicola Benedetti back in Minnesota to premiere Celtic-flavored work by Wynton Marsalis

Written especially for Benedetti, the piece blends Celtic and African-American traditions.
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January 14
Better than Dead? Bob Weir's Wolf Bros. to play Palace Theatre March 19

Better than Dead? Bob Weir's Wolf Bros. to play Palace Theatre March 19

The new trio features Don Was on bass, Ratdog drummer Jay Lane and a healthy serving of Dead songs.
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January 14
The Who to perform with symphony, new songs Sept. 6 at Xcel Center

The Who to perform with symphony, new songs Sept. 6 at Xcel Center

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are promising a new record in the interim.
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January 13
Osmo Vänskä conducted William Schuman’s New England Triptych.

Visions of America unfold refreshingly at Orchestra Hall

Unfamiliar works surprise and delight at "American Expressions" festival.
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