Mason Jennings returns with a chilly, sullen performance at the Minnesota Zoo

Mason Jennings returns with a chilly, sullen performance at the Minnesota Zoo

The enduring Minneapolis strummer has scaled back on his schedule in recent years and proved low-key on stage Saturday.

Remembering Twin Cities soul singer Sonny Knight, who found fame in his 60s

June 22
Remembering Twin Cities soul singer Sonny Knight, who found fame in his 60s
Making it to 69 is indeed a pretty good run. It nonetheless felt like Sonny Knight was taken from us too soon. But that's on us for not discovering him sooner.

Fans have fun singing all night long with Lionel Richie

June 22
Fans have fun singing all night long with Lionel Richie
Review: In his first show back after knee surgery, Lionel Richie was a crowd-pleasing, singalong entertainer at Mystic Lake on Thursday.
Music
June 24

Pick Six: Praise for Grateful Dead, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Adam Sandler, Sonny Knight, Semisonic

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
June 23
Conductor Paul Weber led a rehearsal with musicians at the St. Thomas...

Gregorian chants get a sacred encore and a showcase in St. Paul

Experts and students of the ancient sacred music have gathered at the University of St. Thomas for what is billed as "the most in-depth teaching conference ... on sacred music in the world."
Music
June 23

Kiss' Gene Simmons abandons bid to trademark 'horns' hand gesture

KISS bassist Simmons has abandoned his bid to trademark the "horns" hand gesture, a staple at rock concerts for decades, according to paperwork filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Music
June 22

New album review: Lorde's 'Melodrama'

POP/ROCK Lorde, “Melodrama” (Lava/Republic) When Lorde appeared four years ago, the idea that drove the young New Zealander’s music was a prideful alienation from…
Music
June 22

Twin Cities concerts of the week: En Vogue at Pride, Dale Watson & Asleep at the Wheel at the zoo

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.
Music
June 22

Must-see shows at Twin Cities Jazz Fest: Terence Blanchard, Eric Kamau Gravatt, McCoy Tyner

A critic's guide to the most intriguing acts at Twin Cities Jazz Fest.
Music
June 21
Anat Cohen, clarinetist, will be appearing at the Twin Cities jazz fes...

Meet the Israeli clarinetist playing Brazilian 'choro' at Twin Cities Jazz Fest

Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen brings her new "choro" quartet to the Twin Cities Jazz Fest.
Music
June 20

The week's best Twin Cities jazz: 'Orange Is the New Black' star Lea Delaria at the Dakota

Must-see pianist Don’t let this weekend’s Twin Cities Jazz Fest deter you from first checking out pianist Christian Sands. A powerhouse member of the Christian…
Music
June 20
Sonny Knight and the Lakers perform at the Palm Door at the South By S...

Minnesota soul singer Sonny Knight's second act cut short by cancer at 69

The 1960s singer and Vietnam veteran enjoyed a career revival with the Lakers in his 60s.
Music
June 19

New St. Paul concert dates: Lorde, A Perfect Circle, LCD Soundsystem

Both Lorde and APC are coming to Xcel Energy Center, with tickets on sale Friday.
Music
June 19

Don Henley delivers fun, satisfying concert with plenty of Eagles songs

Despite a smaller crowd, this show was more satisfying than his 2016 State Fair gig.
Music
June 18

Mahler 'fireball' ends Minnesota Orchestra season

REVIEW: "Resurrection" previews new recording.
Music
June 18

Eaux Claires festival's third year marked by rain and pain

REVIEW: Paul Simon, Wilco and Feist didn't let bad weather bring them down on Day 2 of the fest.
Music
June 18

Week's best classical concerts: 'Rigoletto' in Duluth, 'Pirates of Penzance' for Twin Cities Pride

'Rigoletto' in DuluthFirst produced in 1851, Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" is a masterpiece of the composer's white-hot maturity, and has continued to grip audiences with…
Prince
June 17
Prince performs in his debut movie "Purple Rain," the 1984 rock opera...

Revolution keyboardist shares untold stories from Prince's soon-to-be reissued 'Purple Rain'

Revolution keyboardist Lisa Coleman talks about the expanded reissue coming Friday.
Music
June 17
In a photo from 2012, Bruce Dickinson, front, and Dave Murray of Iron Maiden play in Ottawa, Canada.

Iron Maiden shows no rust after 16-year wait between Twin Cities gigs

REVIEW: The British metal heroes packed the Xcel Center and didn't resort to oldies.
Music
June 17

Pick Six: Praise for Jason Isbell, Mavis Staples, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, more

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

Activists now run the Minnesota Orchestra's chic Symphony Ball

The Symphony Ball, with help from Dessa, opens its doors to a new audience.
Music
June 16

Skylark Opera captivates with its 1930s-flavored 'Don Giovanni'

Review: Skylark Opera transports Mozart to the 1930s with this captivating staging.
Music
June 16

Grammy Awards move to online voting

Recording Academy hopes changes to process will increase participation and inclusiveness for awards.
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