Ricky Peterson

Twin Cities keyboardist 'having a ball' touring with Fleetwood Mac

Ricky Peterson joins Fleetwood Mac in St. Paul on Monday.

Foo Fighters survive another endurance test in tour's would-be St. Paul finale

October 19
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was gravel-voiced but gloriously fierce in Thursday’s sold-out concert in St. Paul.
Dave Grohl's hoarse voice sole sign of tour fatigue in sold-out Xcel show.

At 74, Gladys Knight still brings the soul

October 18
Gladys Knight arrives at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invisio
Her St. Paul concert was short but spectacular.
Music
6:18am
Ed Sheeran performed Saturday, Oct. 21, 2018 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Ed Sheeran's solitary stage act gets lost in vast U.S. Bank Stadium space

Bigger wasn't better for the British pop strummer as he played to 50,000 people all alone Saturday in Minneapolis.
Movies
October 19
“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

8 Minnesota music lovers reveal favorite movie soundtracks

What are the undercelebrated triumphs in nearly 100 years of musical movie moments?
Music
October 18
Tony Vierling, Jessica Fredrickson and Michael Gruber in "Holiday Inn" at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Pick Six: Praise for Cory Wong, 'Holiday Inn,' Maceo Parker, more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
October 18
Trevor Noah appears at Xcel Feb. 9.

Ticket Alert: Trevor Noah, Sharon Van Etten, DCapella, PBS Kids Live, Tom Odell and more.

10 a.m. FRIDAY– the Musical," March 27-28 at Ames Center in Burnsville. $40-$85. … Weezer and Pixies, March 30 at Xcel Energy Center. $22-$142.…
Music
October 18
“Look Now,” a release by Elvis Costello & The Imposters.

New album reviews: Elvis Costello soars again with Imposters; Brockhampton shows off brilliance and shortcomings

POP/ROCKElvis Costello & the Imposters, "Look Now" (Concord)Costello had already finished his new album, his first with the Imposters in a decade, before he…
Music
October 18
Ed Sheeran.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Ed Sheeran, Florence, Phil Collins and more

Big gigs for the week of Oct. 19-25, also including Twenty-One Pilots, Umphrey's McGee, Fleetwood Mac and Phil Cook.
Music
October 17
Emmylou Harris performed at the Ordway in St. Paul on Wednesday night.

Emmylou Harris demonstrates why she's an American musical treasure

Review: The country veteran wowed an Ordway crowd with her voice and taste.
Music
October 17
Guitarist Wayne Kramer, founder of the band the MC5.

Rock hero Wayne Kramer brings his star-spangled guitar to Minneapolis

Rock hero Wayne Kramer survived the volatile MC5, a drug habit and a prison term. Now he's ready to "Kick Out the Jams."
Music
October 17

Florence and the Machine frontwoman gets back to 'the love of making music'

New Florence and the Machine album reflects a turn for the band's high-energy frontwoman.
Music
October 17
Ayssette Muñoz and Nora Montañez play daughter and mother in Children’s Theatre’s “I Come From Arizona.”

Children's Theatre play about immigrants brings a young 'Dreamer' out of the shadows

New play at Children's Theatre provides a youthful perspective on the immigration debate.
Music
October 15
Cyndi Lauper performed at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Cyndi Lauper has fun while Rod Stewart coasts at St. Paul concert

REVIEW: Her performance blazed with personality and energy, while Stewart's was mostly a disappointment.
Music
October 15
Keith Urban performed Saturday at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Keith Urban offers trendy electronic pop sound in Minneapolis

At Target Center, the country superstar didn't overstay his welcome, but he overplayed his new electronica songs.
Music
October 15
The Hold Steady played a crowd-pleasing set Saturday at SurlyFest.

Hold Steady replants Minneapolis roots with long run of weekend shows

Review: The band's four-year local lull ended with rowdy sets at SurlyFest and 7th St. Entry.
Music
October 15
Music and foodie scenes organize benefits for Minneapolis shooting victim Aaron 'Hix' Lee

Music and foodie scenes organize benefits for Minneapolis shooting victim Aaron 'Hix' Lee

Mortimer's will host benefit concerts every Wednesday in November, while Serving Those Serving hosts a happy-hour soiree Tuesday at Smack Shack.
Music
October 14
Dean Billmeyer played Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 on Northrop auditorium’s newly refurbished pipe organ.

After $3 million restoration, Northrop pipe organ roars again

Review: Historic organ at the U is back in its glory after a seven-year silence and a major restoration.
Music
October 14

The week's five best Twin Cities classical concerts

Finnish wunderkindFinnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali is in town this week to lead the Minnesota Orchestra. At 32, Rouvali is already chief conductor of both the…
Music
October 13
Sopranos Christina Pecce, at left, and Elena Galvan faced off at last year’s Diva Cage Match at Uppercut Boxing Gym in Minneapolis, with Out of the

Diva Cage Match founder strives to make opera 'entertaining and accessible'

With Diva Cage Match, director David Lefkowich goes to battle for a classic art form.
Music
October 13
Joan Baez

Pick Six: Praise for Taylor Swift, 'Hamilton,' Joan Baez, Tina Schlieske, more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
October 12
The Hold Steady has expanded into a six-man lineup with, from left, Bobby Drake, Franz Nicolay, Craig Finn, Galen Polivka, Steve Selvidge, Tad Kubler.

The Hold Steady hits SurlyFest and fills 'glaring omission' in band's Twin Cities history

Craig Finn returns home for his band's first local shows in 4 years, and first in the Entry.
Prince
October 12
Members of Prince's estate ask President Trump to not use his music at rallies

Members of Prince's estate ask President Trump to not use his music at rallies

The statement requested that "they cease all use immediately" after "Purple Rain" was heard in news footage from a rally in Mississippi.
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