Plaid lads: Chan Poling, Steve Roehm and John Munson of the New Standards met up at the Sample Room in northeast Minneapolis before a rehearsal last w

Chan Poling rebounds from health issues for New Standards holiday show

After a health hiatus, Suburbs rocker Chan Poling is back in action with the New Standards and a pileup of projects.

Minnesota transplant J.S. Ondara has much to celebrate at First Ave homecoming gig

December 4
After a year on the road, J.S. Ondara is looking forward to spending the winter in Minnesota — really.
The Minneapolis folk-rocker returns home Saturday after a year of steady touring, including some Neil Young dates and a Newport Folk Fest set.

Minnesota synth rockers Solid Gold drop first new music in six years

December 6
Minnesota synth rockers Solid Gold drop first new music in six years
The band posted a new single, "Towns," along with news of a new album and Turf Club comeback gig.
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December 7
The team bringing Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album, “Jagged Little Pill,” to the stage. From left are writer Diablo Cody, Morissette, music superv

Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' now rages on Broadway, tailored by Diablo Cody

"Jagged Little Pill" rages on in the new musical.
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December 7
Camila Cabello performed in April 2018 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis.

Best of the Week (Dec. 8-15): Camila Cabello at Jingle Ball, Morgan Evans, 'Nutcracker,' Wynton Marsalis, Monster Jam, more

Cabello of the Ball Katy Perry has top billing at the KDWB Jingle Ball, but especially after her dud of a recent album, the “Roar”…
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December 7

6 cool things in music this week including Halsey, Leonard Cohen, Justin Vernon, Vintage Trouble

Kathy Tillotson Austin of Owatonna: 1 Andre Thomas, Westminster Town Hall Forum. This professor, world-renowned composer of spirituals and author of “Way Over in Beulah…
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December 6
Cantus performs at Twin Cities churches this week.

An evening with the Brandenburg Concertos: The week's best classical concerts

Brandenburg joys Shimmering with joie de vivre and richly interlacing instrumental textures, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos are widely viewed as the greatest orchestral compositions of the…
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December 6
British cello phenom Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

Greatness beckons for Sheku Kanneh-Mason in the British cello's phenom's Minnesota debut

REVIEW: Young cellist was formidable in local debut.
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December 5

Ticket Alert: Jill Scott, 'Frozen,' Tiffany Haddish, Russ, the Doobie Brothers and more.

8 a.m. FRIDAY The Barley Jacks, Jan. 4 at Parkway in Mpls. $12-$17. theparkwaytheater.com. … The Samples, June 14 at Parkway. $35-$65. 9 a.m. FRIDAY…
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December 5
Camila Cabello made her local headlining debut at the State Theatre in 2018 and returns Monday as part of Jingle Ball.

The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: KDWB Jingle Ball, Deadmau5, Curtiss A's Lennon tribute

The big gigs for Dec. 6-12, including Blackalicious, J.S. Ondara, Nicholas David and holiday shows by Martina McBride, Sunny Sweeney, Katie McMahon and the Old 97's.
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December 4
Phoebe Bridgers is among the contributors to “Come on Up to the House: Women Sing Waits.”

New album reviews: Women explore Tom Waits songs; Jason James sparkles with classic country

POP/ROCK Various artists, “Come on Up to the House: Women Sing Waits” (Dualtone) Tom Waits’ stature as a Beat poet dirtbag balladeer and…
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December 4
Maroon 5 returning to Xcel Center in 2020 with Meghan Trainor

Maroon 5 returning to Xcel Center in 2020 with Meghan Trainor

Adam Levine's crew landed another hit single this fall with "Memories."
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December 3
Osmo Vanska led the Minnesota Orchestra in Soweto in 2018. The orchestra performed in Regina Mundi Church as part of tour of South Africa.

Minnesota Orchestra reports biggest deficit ever, but says it's fiscally 'strong'

A strong year for fundraising built its endowment, but provided less support for day-to-day operations than expected.
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December 2
Twin Cities singer Mankwe Ndosi.

Risk-taking Minneapolis singer Mankwe Ndosi caps an adventurous year

Daring singer Mankwe Ndosi aims to "take people on journeys they didn't know they needed."
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December 2
Twenty-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes his Minnesota debut at the Ordway this week.

Young cellist who became a royal wedding viral star makes his Minnesota debut

Fueled by a viral video from last year's royal wedding, fast-rising Sheku Kanneh-Mason is on a U.S. tour that brings him to Minnesota.
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December 1
SPCO cellist Julie Albers will play a Haydn concerto this week.

A hot debut and a Bach alternative to 'Messiah': The week's best classical concerts

Alt-BachChristmas inevitably means "Messiah," and this week's Minnesota Orchestra performances will please those who like an annual dose of Handel's masterpiece. For a refreshing alternative,…
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December 1
The women who are shaping the Twin Cities’ concert scene — front row from left: Amy Rahja (Target Center), Tamsen Preston (The Fillmore/Live Natio

Who's running the show? Women promoters dominate Twin Cities concert scene

From the State Fair to the State Theatre, the Twin Cities have an inordinate number of women talent buyers booking our concerts. Lucky us.
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November 29
Reese Britts and Christian Bardin in “Miss Bennet.”

Best of the Week (Dec. 1-8): 'Miss Bennet,' Brockhampton, Schubert Club, holiday Haunted Basement & more

Pride and prejudice and physical comedy Highly regarded actor Christina Baldwin made her directorial debut two years ago with a witty, sold-out production of “Miss…
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November 29

Unclassical setting for Outpost program frees up classical music

REVIEW: Outpost puts together an eclectic show at Hook and Ladder.
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November 29
Trailer Trash performed for the Super Bowl Live series in 2018.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Trashy Little Xmas, Lydia Liza, Brockhampton, CeeLo

The big gigs for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, also including the Cactus Blossoms, Crescent Moon & Big Trouble, Kim Petras, Dead Man Winter residency and the annual Replacements tribute.
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November 27
Alison Mosshart stalked the stage when the Dead Weather returned to First Avenue in 2010.

Tips from well-traveled rock star Alison Mosshart

Alison Mosshart on hotels, supplements, souvenirs and why road trips are great.
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November 27

New albums: 'Magdalene' by FKA twigs and 'Our Pathetic Age' by DJ Shadow

FKA twigs, “Magdalene” (Young Turks) “Magdalene” is the first album by the British singer/producer/choreographer since her 2014 full-length debut “LP1.” It’s a significant leap…
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November 27

Ticket Alert: REO Speedwagon, the Melismatics, Graham Parker and more.

9 a.m. FRIDAY Erik Koskinen Band, Dec. 22 at the Hook & Ladder in Mpls. $15-$18. thehookmpls.com. … The Melismatics, Dec. 28 at the Hook…
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