Do the Dixie Chicks' sold-out State Fair concerts mean the end of controversy?

Do the Dixie Chicks' sold-out State Fair concerts mean the end of controversy?

Natalie Maines & Co. play to 30,000 fans at the grandstand, with or without forgiveness.

Lizzo to co-host VMAs pre-show Sunday ahead of her new MTV series

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Lizzo to co-host VMAs pre-show Sunday ahead of her new MTV series
The Twin Cities hip-hop star landed the red-carpet gig as part of the roll-out for the new music series "Wonderland."

Metallica's Lars Ulrich talked new album, Minn. history backstage at U.S. Bank Stadium

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich talked new album, Minn. history backstage at U.S. Bank Stadium
Drummer Lars Ulrich talked new album and local history backstage at U.S. Bank Stadium last weekend.
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Sharon Jones bio hits right notes

REVIEW: Biography of Sharon Jones is equal parts toe-tapper and heart-warmer.
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Album review: Frank Ocean delivers gripping new album

R&BFrank Ocean, "Blonde" (Boys Don't Cry)So much about Ocean's gripping new album seems to put it in line with recent high-profile records by Beyoncé,…
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August 24
In April a rainbow appeared over Prince's Paisley Park, which will open for public tours in October.

Public tours of Paisley Park to begin in October

It may not be like Elvis Presley's Graceland, but Prince's Paisley Park could open as a museum on Oct. 6, in time for his memorial concert a week later, the trustees for his estate announced Wednesday afternoon. Fans could pay $38.50 to $100 or more for a 70-minute tour.
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August 24
Provided Malamanya the band (2016) ORG XMIT: tPiuH78_RcY__9vJBUuX

Best concerts of the week: Malamanya, Guided by Voices, Minnesota State Fair

Your guide to the Twin Cities's must-see shows this week.
Music
August 24
Sean Tillmann, aka Har Mar Superstar, moved a few blocks from the Miss...

Best concerts of the week: Har Mar Superstar takes the zoo, rare solo show featuring Bad Plus pianist

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows this week.
Music
August 23

Demi Lovato sued by indie rock band for alleged song theft

Did Demi Lovato pluck her song "Stars" from another artist's catalog? That's the claim made in a new copyright lawsuit filed against the former "Sonny With a Chance" star.
Variety
August 23

Natalie Maines auctions off VIP tickets to sold-out Dixie Chicks concert at Minnesota State Fair

It's a fundraiser for Proclaim Justice, which helps wrongfully convicted people.
Prince
August 21

Fentanyl pills seized from Paisley Park were mislabeled

Level of fentanyl found in musician's body was so great no one could have survived it.
Music
August 21
Luke Bryan performed at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday, Aug. 19. It was the first concert at the newly opened stadium.

What $1 billion will get you: Fans, artists weigh in on stadium's acoustics

Fans, artists and our critic echo similar reactions to U.S. Bank Stadium after Metallica and Luke Bryan rocked the new mega-house over the weekend.
Music
August 21

Best in classical this week: Handel's 'Acis and Galatea,' plus the Enso String Quartet plays Northfield

Acis and GalateaViewed one way, Handel's pastoral opera "Acis and Galatea" has one of the hokiest plots imaginable. A sea nymph loves a shepherd, but…
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August 21

Metallica turns it up to 11 in sold-out U.S. Bank Stadium show

Review: The metal vets and their fans tested the limits of the Vikings palace in summer's biggest concert.
Music
August 20
Country hunk Luke Bryan showed infectious energy and plenty of his signature butt wiggle Friday at the first U.S. Bank Stadium concert.

Review: Country star Luke Bryan scores big in first show at U.S. Bank Stadium

The Country Music Association's reigning entertainer of the year pandered to the fans with Vikings-worthy cheerleading but entertained with flair.
Music
August 20

Pick Six: Praise for Grace Potter, the Mavericks, Paul McCartney, more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
August 19

The Eagles: Why we love them, why we hate them

With surviving singer Don Henley coming to the State Fair, it's time to reassess his bestselling band.
Music
August 19
Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo, left, and guitarist James Hetfield squ...

With new album brewing, Metallica adds to Minn. legacy with sold-out show

Metal's biggest band is back with a new album and the summer's hottest concert ticket. Where's it been all these years?
Music
August 19

How to master U.S. Bank Stadium: Tips for concertgoers

Heading to U.S. Bank Stadium for the Luke Bryan or Metallica concerts this week? Here are some tips to help make your experience more satisfying.
Music
August 19
Luke Bryan performs at the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium on Sun...

Luke Bryan ready to shake it for first concert at U.S. Bank Stadium

Luke Bryan talks about his dance moves and why he's excited to headline the first concert at the new Vikings venue.
Music
August 19

New album reviews: Rae Sremmurd creates hip-hop fun, Nels Cline gets tender

HIP-HOP Rae Sremmurd, “SremmLife 2” (Ear Drummer/Interscope) Hip-hop wasn’t always so serious. Before hip-hop became filled with beefing, struggling and self-loathing, it…
Music
August 18

Wilco teases new album ahead of Minneapolis riverfront concert

For the second summer in a row, Wilco is playing an outdoor gig in Minneapolis right before it's about to drop a new album. The difference this year: The band actually clued us into its plans.
Music
August 18

Neuroscientists scanned Sting's brain — here's what they learned

An fMRI offers insight into a pop-rock star's thoughts on music.
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