Lizzo performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Indio, Calif.

Basking in new No. 1 album, Lizzo adds heat to chilled-out Coachella fest

Minnesota-bound Billie Eilish and Khalid also had breakout turns at the California desert fest.
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Twin Cities strummer Katy Vernon breaks out of 30-year funk to write songs of hope

April 20
Katy Vernon sang at a recent album release party in Minneapolis. She’s been candid about her long road to recovery.
Her rebound led her to not only write a hopeful new album, "Suit of Hearts," but to follow her passion.

Prince's greatest talent? Self-confidence, says the manager who landed 'Purple Rain'

April 20
Prince at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., in February 1985.
Bob Cavallo recounts some of the tales he'll tell at Paisley Park for the third annual Celebration.
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Lee's Liquor Lounge, in the shadow of the Twins Stadium.

A Minneapolis honky-tonk landmark, Lee's Liquor Lounge is closing after 62 years

The bar is losing its parking lot to make way for the Southwest light-trail line.
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Prince

Highlights of the unofficial 'Prince Week' 2019 in Twin Cities

Concerts, parties, fundraisers and other events mark the third anniversary of Prince's death.
Music
April 22
At 90, jazzman Benny Golson continues to keep a busy schedule: “The rent man likes for me to work.”

At 90, jazz great Benny Golson returns to Minnesota: 'I feel maybe 45 or 50'

One of the last greats of his generation, jazz master Benny Golson talks about Coltrane, Spielberg and "A Great Day in Harlem" as he heads to Minnesota.
Music
April 22
Country star Miranda Lambert performs at Xcel Energy Center in 2017.

Miranda Lambert announces Twin Cities concert and a local animal rescue beneficiary

Each venue on this tour will have a place at the entrance where dog food, treats, supplies and cash donations will be collected.
Prince
April 22
Prince's memoir 'The Beautiful Ones' will finally be published this fall

Prince's memoir 'The Beautiful Ones' will finally be published this fall

The book the Minnesota icon announced a month before his death will arrive with handwritten lyrics, personal photos and his handwritten treatment for the movie "Purple Rain."
Music
April 19
Billie Eilish performs at the Uber Eats House during the South by Southwest Music Festival on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

Pick Six: Praise for Billy Bragg, Billie Eilish, Betty Buckley, more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
April 19
Bob Dylan in the early 1960s.

Best of the Week (April 21-28): Dylan choir, Valerie June, 'Victor/Victoria,' Snoop Dogg, more

Tangled up in choir Nobel laureate Bob Dylan is notorious for reinventing his music in live performance. So he probably wouldn’t bat an eye at…
Prince
April 19
Prince's rock opera "Purple Rain," released in 1984, followed a young man's search for artistic accomplishment and love.

Oral history: Prince's life, as told by the people who knew him best

An oral history compiled by the Star Tribune staff in 2004, when the man behind the "Minneapolis sound" was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Music
April 19
Sasami

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Sasami, David Huckfelt & Michael Rossetto, Valerie June, Godsmack

The big gigs for April 19-25, also including Anvil, Yung Gravy, Jon Anderson and Rachael Kilgour.
Music
April 19
Ex-local darling Lizzo caps big week with release of 'Cuz I Love You'

Ex-local darling Lizzo caps big week with release of 'Cuz I Love You'

The Minneapolis-generated hip-hop buzz queen performed "Juice" on late-night TV just as her LP hit streaming platforms.
Music
April 18

Ticket Alert: Minnesota Zoo summer concerts, Juice, Seth Meyers, Katya, Marc Broussard and more.

9 a.m. FRIDAY Night Moves, July 20 at First Avenue in Mpls. $15. first-avenue.com. 10 a.m. FRIDAY Russell Howard, May 9 at Varsity in Mpls.…
Music
April 18
“This Wild Willing” by Glen Hansard

New album reviews: Glen Hansard expands beyond his Irish sounds; Joey DeFrancesco explores astral planes of free jazz

POP/ROCK Glen Hansard, “This Wild Willing” (Anti-) At this point in his career, there is a Glen Hansard sound. Whether it is with his…
Music
April 17
Known for his “What makes it great?” programs, Rob Kapilow is SPCO’s newest artistic partner.

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's 2019-2020 season makes classical music affordable, accessible

ANALYSIS: The 2019-20 lineup brings another round of high-quality, low-cost concerts.
Music
April 14
Hollywood can't get enough of the call of the loon

Hollywood can't get enough of the call of the loon

Almost to distraction, the distinctive wails and tremolos are used again and again in movies and TV shows.
Music
April 14
Lucinda Williams performs at the Fitzgerald Theater on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Lucinda Williams finds joy in travelogue-like 'Car Wheels' revival show

The Southern songwriting giant gave her landmark album "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" a fresh spin in two-night Fitzgerald stand.
Music
April 13
Jonatha Brooke

The naked truth about Jonatha Brooke's new made-in-Minnesota record

After moving to Minnesota, the veteran singer-songwriter sets a confident new career path.
Music
April 12
Lil Nas X

Pick Six: Praise for Lil Nas X, Bob Mould, Zedd, 'Jay's Longhorn' and more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
April 12
Tyler Michaels King in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" by Theatre Latte Da.

Best of the Week (April 14-21): 'Hedwig,' Billy Bragg, Earth Day, more

Wigging out Stalking the Ritz Theater stage in a blond wig, high heels and denim miniskirt, Tyler Michaels King presents a spectacle of tawdry, feral…
Prince
April 12
In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

Gospel of Prince preached at Minnesota seminary

Prince's musical legacy gets mined for spiritual meaning.
Music
April 12
Fans lined up outside First Avenue for a 2016 concert by the Revolution. Closed by a bankruptcy battle just 15 years ago, First Avenue is no longer ju

First Avenue expands its empire as a top national indie promoter

Closed by a bankruptcy battle just 15 years ago, First Avenue is no longer just a nightclub, adding three venues with plans for a future amphitheater. Some on the local music scene express concern about its growing influence.
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