Music
November 20
Sophie Kuether, 15, asked a question about songwriting during Old Dominion’s visit to the Columbia Heights school.

Old Dominion, CMA collaborate with students at Columbia Heights school

Columbia Heights is one of only four high schools selected nationally this year for the partnership.
Music
November 20
Minneapolis' J.S. Ondara earned a Grammy nomination for best Americana album.

Minnesotans have some bragging rights in today's Grammy nominations

Even if Lizzo doesn't count as a local, J.S. Ondara, the Okee Dokee Brothers, Big Thief and some of Bon Iver's cohorts do.
Music
November 20
Lizzo returned to her former hometown for two sold-out shows at the Armory in Minneapolis in early October.

Lizzo leads pack with 8 Grammy nominations, including best new artist

In a strong year for young women, voters screamed "Cuz I Love You" to the ex-Minnesotan.
Music
November 20
“What You See is What You Get,” by Luke Combs

New albums from Luke Combs and Joe Henry

Luke Combs, "What You See Is What You Get" (River House Artists/Columbia Nashville)There's a familiar kind of country song that functions essentially as a…
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November 19
'Sweeter than honey from a bee,' Twin Cities blues-soul hero Willie Walker dies at 77

'Sweeter than honey from a bee,' Twin Cities blues-soul hero Willie Walker dies at 77

The Memphis-bred soul man often known as "Wee Willie" died in his sleep at home after returning from an album recording session in California.
Music
November 19
Ted Hearne

Poetry inspires a world premiere at Walker Art Center this week

‘In Your Mouth’ Composer Ted Hearne is a conceptualist whose multimedia projects are highly anticipated. His last one, “Place,” deployed an 18-piece chamber orchestra,…
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November 19
In this April file photo, Kris Kristofferson performs in concert at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa.

Kris Kristofferson's unexpectedly excellent Minneapolis concert had a sense of farewell to it

Review: Kris Kristofferson's excellent 100-minute concert had a sense of farewell to it.
Music
November 19
Hear Semi-famous Minnesotan Dan Wilson's new collaboration with Celine Dion

Hear Semi-famous Minnesotan Dan Wilson's new collaboration with Celine Dion

The Semisonic frontman also dropped one of his own new singles concurrent with the release of Dion's new album, "Courage."
Music
November 18
Lizzo performed at the Armory in Minneapolis.

This may be the Grammys' greatest rookie year, with Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X in the race

Newcomers will lead a strong field for best new artist when Grammy nominations are announced Wednesday.
Music
November 17
Maren Morris performed “Girl” at the 53rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville on Wednesday. Saturday's concert in Minneapolis was Morris' first since p

There's nothing middling about Maren Morris in concert

The award-winning country-pop star charms Armory crowd in tour finale.
Music
November 17
Oboist François Leleux debuts with the SPCO this weekend.

François Leleux debuts with SPCO: The week's best classical concerts

With oboe and batonFrenchman François Leleux is one of a growing number of musicians who run parallel careers as soloists and conductors. For his St.…
Music
November 15

Best of the Week (Nov. 17-24): Charlie Parr, 'Cinderella,' Okee Dokee Brothers, sci-fi dance, Jurassic Quest, more

Two-part Parr party After digging in against depression on his last album and licking wounds from a skateboarding accident that laid him up for months,…
Music
November 15

6 cool things in music include Prince, CMA Awards, Apollo Theater doc, Tyler Childers

Amy Jarrard of Minneapolis: 1 Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Fitzgerald. Always a joyful, danceable show and even being seated at the Fitz couldn’t prevent…
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November 15
Nearly all of the 2018 cast of "All is Calm" returns for this season's Theater Latté Da show, which will be filmed for PBS.

Minneapolis musical 'All Is Calm,' ready for prime time, is being recorded for PBS

It began in a Minneapolis church. Next year, it will reach millions.
Music
November 15
Jerry Douglas joins hometown faves Pert Near Sandstone at First Ave on Saturday.

The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: Jesca Hoop, Novalima, Marc Cohn, Pert Near Sandstone

The big gigs for Nov. 15-21, also including Charlie Parr, Okee Dokee Brothers, King Diamond, Julia Jacklin and Blues Traveler.
Music
November 14
Members of South Africa’s Gauteng Choristers performed an impromptu concert during a visit Tuesday to the Mall of America.

Minnesota singers welcome South African choir into their homes

Singers from South Africa and Minnesota raise their voices together again.
Music
November 13
Michael Kiwanuka,“Kiwanuka”

New music reviews: Michael Kiwanuka makes unhurried, untrendy music; Blanco Brown can't quite figure out country-rap

POP/ROCK Michael Kiwanuka, “Kiwanuka” (Polydor) With his third album, Ugandan-British songwriter Kiwanuka has once again woven together a seamless song cycle that takes its…
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November 13
Helen Chang Haertzen

Minnesota Orchestra violinist makes a detour for fun on album 'American Avenues'

The collaboration with other Twin Cities musicians is a colorful mélange of music by George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber and Ned Rorem.
Music
November 13
Elton John books two more local 'Farewell' gigs June 15-16 at Xcel Center

Elton John books two more local 'Farewell' gigs June 15-16 at Xcel Center

The Hall of Famer's farewell tour already came to Target Center for two nights in February.
Music
November 13
Harry Styles, Camila Cabello announce 2020 gigs at Xcel Center

Harry Styles, Camila Cabello announce 2020 gigs at Xcel Center

The One Direction and Fifth Harmony castaways will land in St. Paul on July 19 and Sept. 8, respectively.
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