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In a rare straightforward chat, he told Tony Glover why he changed his name and what song he wrote for Barbra Streisand.
The 12-song disc ends up being both something of a retrospective and perhaps a valediction, Jon Bream says.
Pianist Butch Thompson touts a new album while fighting memory loss and a disease that affects his hands.
"Be True to Yourself," his sixth solo album and the first in seven years, has echoes of John, Paul, George and sometimes even Ringo.
The 92-year-old cabaret queen beguiled with music and humor in a big tent at Crooners.
The super-deluxe reissue of "Sign o' the Times" shows the masterwork still holds up — and then some.
St. Paul attraction offers some Zen and a little paradise, too.
Chris Riemenschneider and Jon Bream Star Tribune Just when music fans finally started getting out again, the weather is pulling them back in. COVID-era…
Bandmate BrownMark: 'He left me in a hotel room for three days'
Early mentor Pepé Willie: 'We used to call him the Lonely Guy'
After a nearly fatal case of COVID-19, Minnesota pianist Nachito Herrera will play a mini-grandstand concert.
Three-time Grammy winner Lucinda Williams will kick off the Star Tribune State Fair's virtual grandstand, a 12-day online concert series, on Thursday.
Pat Donohue is perched at the top of the front steps with his acoustic guitar. At the bottom of the steps sits a…
In an op-ed article, she argues that Congress should provide financial aid to independent music venues like First Avenue.
The Minnesota native releases a riveting double album, "Data Lords."
Choirs overcome these pandemic times by blending technology and solo singing into virtual performances, some of which are included.
This is the story of Black Beauty. Not the horse, but a legendary guitar. And the people who possessed it. Or were possessed by it.
The annual She Rock She Rock music camp goes virtual this year.
One-time national contestants have come home to build their careers.
He had the vision, broad musical tastes and technical know-how as well as the confidence, patience and stamina to pull off a festival featuring 24…
Inspired by George Floyd and Fannie Lou Hamer, the Grammy-winning group drops its fiery, fierce "Sick and Tired."
On his first record of original material since 2012, he discusses mortality, history, inspiration and pop culture.
A few venues are plugging back in with limited capacities.
Edina author writes about his "wild fantasy" years working with the Godfather of Soul.
Promoters get innovative with concert settings.
A drive-in concert at Crooners Monday evening brought live concerts back to the Twin Cities.
"Murder Most Foul" is the latest unexpected move from the birthday boy. Here are 17 more surprises from throughout his career.
Bill Pagel has more than 15,000 photos, 4,000 concert posters and 18 four-drawer file cabinets filled with manuscripts and ephemera.
Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view. Ross Anderson of Marshall, Minn.:1 "Candide Overture" by the CNSMDL Clarinet…
The new Prince Channel is SiriusXM's first devoted solely to one artist of color. And it's free this month.
Plans to stage shows à la drive-in movies violate Gov. Tim Walz's latest directive.
The popular fundraiser for the Basilica of St. Mary is called off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Fridley supper club will offer live music in a drive-in movie style format during virus pandemic.
Here's a wish list of 12 cherished items from Prince's fabled vault.
Go behind the scenes with some of the greatest stars and those you might have just met.
Minnesota music hero Molly Maher pivots, finding new outlets and a new album.
With no concerts in town, these movie definitely guarantee a great performance to enjoy.
Fancy Ray McCloney celebrates his debut album, "The Best Looking Man in Comedy."
Actor/singer, who won a Tony Award for portraying Aaron Burr, has been concentrating on his musical career.
With St. Patrick's Day approaching, we recommend these songs about luck — good, bad and hopeful.
Sunday's show at Crooners was about uplift in uncertain times.
The big gigs for March 13-19, also including Leslie Odom Jr., Ana Popovic, Steve Aoki and good ol' REO.
Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Rage and Lumineers called off their local concerts, but many upcoming shows are still on. For now.
Welcome to the post-Elvis era at Paisley Park. Four years after Prince's death, his Chanhassen studio has come alive again under a new director.
The big gigs for March 6-12, also including Hayes Carll with Allison Moorer, Omar Sosa, Yonder Mountain String Band, Liv Warfield, Wilco in Duluth and more.
The big gigs for Feb. 28-March 5, also including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bill Frisell, Sudan Archives, Destroyer and Kamasi Washington.
The Rock Hall of Famer talks about the breakup of the Band, the booing of Bob Dylan and his new documentary.
The death of Prince's brother, along with his contested will, and deals signed with entertainment company Primary Wave, are raising new questions in the efforts to settle the musician's estate.
Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view. Lisa Dahlseid of Robbinsdale: 1 Brandi Carlile, the Fillmore Minneapolis.…
The big gigs for Feb. 21-27, also including Dashboard Confessional, the Cedar Commissions, Big Head Todd, Ben Noble and Echosmith.
Headed to Minneapolis, singer Joe Henry beat cancer to deliver a remarkable album.
Great sound is highlight of the new music club in North Loop.
Rosanne Cash is not shy about speaking out when she's 64: "Women my age still have a lot to say, and we have a lot less to lose."
This big gigs for Feb. 14-20, also including Tove Lo, Ellis Delaney's release party, memorials for Ed Ackerson and Lexii Alijai, Rosanne Cash, a Louisiana twofer and a Paisley Park party with Meshell Ndegeocello.
The Twin Cities hadn't experienced the singer-songwriter in an all-acoustic setting.
There was nothing subtle about his AC/DC concert for rednecks .
The big gigs for Feb. 7-13, also including Robert Randolph, Grace Potter, an Otto's Chemical Lounge farewell and release parties by Sarah Morris, Sam Cassidy and Gambler's Daughter.
In an exuberant Palace show, the singer proved that she has the stuff of pop royalty. All she needs now are hits.
A Twin Cities singer is bringing the Instrument of Hope, inspired by a Florida school shooting, to Minneapolis in honor of her sons' school lunchroom helper: Philando Castile.
The big gigs for Jan. 31-Feb. 6, also including Andrew Broder's Don't [Bleep] This Up fundraiser, Trippie Redd, Juliana Hatfield, Temples and Erik Koskinen's residency kick-off.
Lizzo seized her Grammy moment, but 18-year-old Billie Eilish pulled off a historic sweep of the top prizes.
Despite a stellar list of women nominees, misconduct claim has tainted Sunday's show.
Headliners should play for well over an hour — but it all depends on audience expectations.
The Grammy-nominated newcomer impressed in her Twin Cities debut.
The big gigs for Jan. 17-23, also including Jordan Davis, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Marielle Allschwang and Ron Pope.
British vocalist Yola has gone from homelessness to happiness — with an Americana album, no less.
The big gigs for Jan. 10-16, also including a benefit for the Cedar Ave. tower fire victims, G. Love, Peter Asher, Taylor McFerrin, the Mad Ripple Hootenanny and Atmosphere.
The big gigs for Jan. 3-9, also including Rachael Kilgour, Le Vent du Nord and the Whiskey's Funky Sweater party.
The big gigs for Dec. 27-Jan. 1, also including Heiruspecs, Anonymous Choir, Flipp and the Honeydogs.
The big gigs for Dec. 20-26, also including Kinda Kinky, Mark Mallman's Peace on Earth, Paul Metsa's 40th anniversary, the BoDeans, Sara Evans and a Willie Walker tribute.
The Steeles' annual Christmas show is a family affair, brewed up in a Golden Valley living room.
Giving the gift of music can be tricky. We're here to help, with suggestions for music lovers of all ages and styles.
The big gigs for Dec. 13-19, also including the Joy Formidable, Alexander O'Neal and 311.
KDWB’s Jingle Ball can be viewed as an annual December parade of pop stars in one long teen-thrilling concert on a school night. Or…
Tickets to see the three-time Grammy winner go on sale Friday.