Weezer arrived at the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. The band released its “Teal Album” of covers i

Weezer riding high into St. Paul concert after 'completely unforeseen' hit Toto remake

The "Buddy Holly" hitmakers carry on after topping the charts and becoming "SNL" fodder with a Toto cover.

Country duo Dan + Shay charm the crowd at a sold-out Armory

March 23
Dan + Shay at the Grammys.
REVIEW: The "Tequila" hitmakers were all about romance Friday night in Minneapolis.

St. Paul & the Broken Bones bring pure joy to the city of St. Paul

March 25
St. Paul & the Broken Bones singer Paul Janeway at the Orpheum Theatre in New Orleans in 2017.
Paul Janeway and his namesake band earn their First Avenue star in sold-out Palace gig.
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Guitarist Donna Grantis, shown at the Electric Fetus, has settled permanently in the Twin Cities. She hosts a pair of album release concerts Thursday

Former Prince guitarist Donna Grantis celebrates new jazz-rock album at the Dakota

3rdEyeGirl guitarist Donna Grantis will celebrate her new jazz-rock fusion album in Minneapolis.
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Porcupine, from left: Casey Virock, Greg Norton and Ian Prince.

Greg Norton is 'all in' as his new trio opens for his old Hüsker Dü bandmate

Bassist Greg Norton's new band Porcupine will open for Bob Mould on 40th anniversary of their old trio's first gig.
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Prince protégée Donna Grantis elaborates on the titles for new 'Diamonds & Dynamite' album

There are no lyrics but every one of Donna Grantis’ song titles has a story. She explains a few of them. “Trashformer”: She found…
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March 25
Patti LaBelle performed Sunday at the Mystic Lake Casino showroom.

Patti LaBelle sounded great, sang too few lyrics at Mystic Lake Casino concert

Her entertaining show was long on vocalizing, short on lyrics.
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March 24

Famed composer will expand the universe of 'America's National Parks' at Walker Art Center

A "national treasure" himself, musician Wadada Leo Smith expands the notion of "America's National Parks" at the Walker.
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March 24
Violinist Maureen Nelson and Kyu-Young Kim, Artistic Director and Principal Violin, left, played during rehearsal of a Beethoven work during rehearsal

The week's five best Twin Cities classical concerts

Concerto for Two ViolinsSt. Paul Chamber Orchestra stars Maureen Nelson and Kyu-Young Kim combine forces for Bach's Concerto for Two Violins. Also featured are Mendelssohn's…
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March 23

Pick Six: Praise for Jon Batiste, Dick Dale, Annabelle Chairlegs, Catbath, more

Paul Clabo of Minneapolis: 1 Annabelle Chairlegs, South by Southwest, Austin, Texas. This place was loaded with students and young patrons to see a rising…
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March 23
Dessa sang the national anthem at the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game at Target Center in Minneapolis in July.

Best of the Week: Dessa with the Minnesota Orchestra; 'Mamma Mia!', Harlem Globetrotters, Patti LaBelle, more

Dessa goes on the record with Minnesota Orchestra It won’t be local hip-hop star Dessa’s first rodeo at Orchestra Hall, but her pair of shows…
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March 22
Susan Hofflander, Elizabeth Hawkinson, Liv Redpath and Phinehas Bynum in Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide.”

Theater Latté Da, VocalEssence stage Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide' as the masterpiece it always was

REVIEW: A new staging helps audiences find the brilliance in Bernstein's misunderstood operetta.
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March 22
Marilyn Maye during a 2010 performance at the Dakota in Minneapolis.

90-year-old queen of cabaret Marilyn Maye is coming to Minnesota

She's making a rare Minneapolis appearance this weekend at Crooners.
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March 22
Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst bring their duo Better Oblivion Community Center to First Avenue.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Oberst & Bridgers, Dan + Shay, Dessa & MN Orchestra

The big gigs for March 22-28, also including St. Paul & the Broken Bones, A Boogie Wit Day Hoodie, Katy Vernon and Mayda release parties and more.
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March 22
Where does the cult-loved album 'Pinkerton' fit with Weezer's rebounding hitmaker status?

Where does the cult-loved album 'Pinkerton' fit with Weezer's rebounding hitmaker status?

The oddball, hard-rocking 1996 sophomore album has been ignored at other recent gigs, but apparently not out of contempt.
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March 22
Jennifer Lopez planning a 'Party' at Xcel Center on June 28

Jennifer Lopez planning a 'Party' at Xcel Center on June 28

The singer and actress is celebrating her 50th birthday all summer long on tour.
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March 21

New album reviews: Karen O and Danger Mouse make magic together; Hayes Carll relishes second chances

POP/ROCK Karen O and Danger Mouse, “Lux Prima” (BMG) This album shows how thrilling collaborations between two formidable artists can be. You can hear…
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March 21

Ticket Alert: NXT Live, San Cisco, Alex Aino, the Roots, Bob Newhart, Squeeze, Adam Ant and more.

10 a.m. FRIDAY Jon Anderson, April 20 at Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. $42.50-$$72.50. etix.com. … NXT Live, April 28 at Roy Wilkins in St.…
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March 21
Prince’s ashes, not seen here, were on display in the atrium at Paisley Park when it opened as a museum in October 2016.

Prince's ashes still at Paisley Park, 'just not on display'

The superstar's remains once greeted fans as they entered. As with many things involving the Prince estate, his heirs disagree.
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March 21
Jonas Brothers

Chainsmokers, Jonas Brothers added to Final Four concert lineup at Armory

Like the Katy Perry show announced last week, a very limited number of tickets will be available for free to the public.
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March 20
Bob Weir, with drummer Jay Lane of the Wolf Bros, during their first song at the Palace Theatre Tuesday night.

Bob Weir's new trio delights Grateful Dead fans in St. Paul

Sell-out crowd was grateful to hear his jazzy new trio.
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March 20
The Plott Hounds

Twin Cities band left hanging by PledgeMusic's woes will carry on with release party Friday

Country rockers the Plott Hounds never received the $8,000 crowdsourced to fund their new album.
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March 19
Michael Bublé was quick, witty and downright funny during his performance Monday at the Xcel Energy Center.

Review: Michael Bublé leaves crowd feeling good

With his romantic songs and glib humor, he was terrifically entertaining.
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