Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson dishes on memoir, Mpls. 'Pet Sounds' concert

Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson dishes on memoir, Mpls. 'Pet Sounds' concert

Troubled Beach Boys genius returns with a new book and a re-creation of "Pet Sounds."

New Minnesota Opera boss pledges 'Zen' leadership after years of tumult

September 30
New Minnesota Opera boss pledges 'Zen' leadership after years of tumult
The first time Ryan Taylor walked into Minnesota Opera he was an aspiring baritone. Now he's the boss.

With 'Mass' concert, Minnesota Orchestra pays touching tribute to Stephen Paulus

September 30
With 'Mass' concert, Minnesota Orchestra pays touching tribute to Stephen Paulus
The Minnesota Orchestra honored the late composer with its first performance of his "Mass for a Sacred Place."
Music
October 1

Pick Six: Praise for Bruce Springsteen, Beatles film 'Eight Days a Week,' Leon Bridges, more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Prince
September 30
Mixed Blood Theatre was scheduled to hold a 40th anniversary gala at Paisley Park on May 14.

Fear not, Prince fans: Paisley Park wall rumors put to rest

The chain link fence around Paisley Park will remain, provided fans don't add memorials to it.
Music
September 30

Ryan Taylor picks his favorites, from Mozart to modern masterpieces

"Marriage of Figaro" "is perfect. I respond to Mozart differently than I do to almost anyone else.""Eugene Onegin": "I love what the composer…
Variety
September 30

Iceland's Sigur Ros delivers trippy, grand illusion at sold-out Orpheum

The two-hour concert was mesmerizing visually and musically.
Music
September 29

Bon Iver re-emerges with an album that feels like an awkward embrace

In the five years between his last album and this one — his slipperiest and least tactile effort — Justin Vernon has remade his own mythology.
Music
September 29
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Best concerts of the week: Terence Blanchard at the Ordway, more

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows this week.
Music
September 29

Best concerts of the week: Drive By Truckers at First Avenue and more

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows this week.
Variety
September 29

Throwback soul man Leon Bridges explores Funkytown at the Orpheum

The 27-year-old Texan proved to be a terrific showman.
Music
September 28

Cedar Cultural Center awarded $500,000 to boost Minnesota residencies for Somali artists

A newly awarded $500,000 grant will enable the Cedar Cultural Center to set up multiweek residencies for Somali artists at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, St.…
Prince
September 27
People gathered outside Prince's Paisley Park in April, with many more to come in October when it will open for tours.

Six more potential heirs file challenges in Prince estate case

The challenges will likely make the complex work of determining Prince's heirs even more complicated and lengthy.
Variety
September 27

In new memoir, Springsteen recalls dancing with Courteney Cox in St. Paul

He thought Courteney Cox was just a fan in the audience chosen for the video of "Dancing in the Dark."
Music
September 27
Marilyn Nelson dances with Minnesota Orchestra trumpet player Manny La...

Marilyn Carlson Nelson named chair-elect of Minnesota Orchestra board

The businesswoman has a long history with the orchestra, and even funded its trip to Cuba.
Variety
September 26

Prince's family announces after-parties tied to Xcel tribute concert

Three night-time Minneapolis parties will feature a DJ, G Sharp on vocals and guests including Andre Cymone and Judith Hill.
Music
September 25

Liquid Music launches its new season with "Sorrow," Minnesota Orchestra plays Paulus

What did Mozart's piano sound like?It's interesting to think that neither Beethoven nor Mozart would recognize the piano as it sounds today. That's because the…
Music
September 24

Should Minnesota Orchestra be looking for Osmo Vanska's successor?

The Minnesota Orchestra's relatively short three-year extension to music director Osmo Vänskä's contract raises the real possibility that he could be gone by August 2019.
Music
September 24

Who should be Minnesota Orchestra's next music director? Four conductors to watch

Who are the front-runners to succeed Osmo Vänskä as music director, should he leave the Minnesota Orchestra when his contract expires? Here are four possible…
Music
September 24

Pick Six: Praise for Murder of Crows, Dead Man Winter, Trampled by Turtles, the Specials, John Prine, City Mouse

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
September 23

How a tiny Afghan restaurant became unlikely hub for Twin Cities jazz scene

The co-owner pays forward the musical spirit that sustained him through a violent coup in his homeland.
Music
September 23

Jason Aldean latest star to hold new album off streaming services

Jason Aldean follows example set by Adele.
Music
September 23

Minnesota Orchestra and Joshua Bell dazzle with season-opening concert

REVIEW: Joshua Bell and Minnesota Orchestra make Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto sound new again.
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