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From Oprah's 'Delilah' to Aubrey Plaza's 'Black Bear,' here's what we're tuning into right now.
The groundbreaking acts who became Minnesota's ambassadors to the rest of the world, or reshaped things here at home.
The Minnesota fiddler/mandolinist suffered a stroke in 2018, derailing his long and celebrated career.
Musician Kevin Odegard's mission was to find a small acoustic guitar — one like the kind Joan Baez played — for an unnamed player who…
Joyann Parker triumphs with a liberating, proudly eclectic album.
Was it too soon for this hitmaking Toronto star to headline the Big Game?
But the Surf is historic for more than that fateful concert on a frigid night in 1959.
Grammy-nominated Twin Cities guitar star Cory Wong releases his 12th album in 13 months.
The dove was 28, beyond average life expectancy. She will be replaced.
He interviewed three civil rights veterans as well as his own mother.
A memorial service for Minnesota's First Lady of Song will be livestreamed on Saturday.
Twin Cities teens make a top-notch album on weekends in Experience Jazz program.
Don McLean immortalized "the day the music died" at the Surf in his classic song "American Pie."
The themes were sounded earlier at the inauguration by the combination of Lady Gaga, Garth Brooks and Jennifer Lopez.
The Minnesota-launched guitar hero's manager says promoters will issue refunds, including the Fillmore Minneapolis.
Barry Gibb redefines trio's legacy with all-star country album and documentary.
Gully Boys and Davina & the Vagabonds will say goodbye to 2020 with virtual concerts.
Our critics agreed on Fiona Apple's sonic opus and the bolt-cutting value of 2020's other great albums and songs.
Woodbury pianist/producer bagged a Bob Dylan track for his annual charity CD "A Minnesota Holiday."
Under a European copyright law, the oft-bootlegged recordings were issued in a limited three-disc collection.
A U.K. Dylan fan website claims a Hibbing pastor unearthed this 1954 recording, but here is the real story.
The lack of concerts in 2020 only adds to the appetite for music-related presents.
Dr. Carolyn Borow has delivered more than 3,500 babies in her 41 years as a family doctor. But she hasn't delivered one since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Minnesota musicians have planned streamed performances and some treats.
With his new album, the country megastar offers comfort food during the pandemic.
Minneapolis guitar hero Leo Kottke is missing his 40th annual Thanksgiving concert, but celebrating his first album in 15 years.
The Motown legend is performing only one concert — Saturday in a virtual gala for the PACER Center, a Bloomington nonprofit.
The K102 morning country crew Chris Carr & Company won major market radio personalities of the year.
Country queen is scheduled to headline Twin Cities Summer Jam 2021 in July.
Professional house cleaners have had to change routines to keep clients and themselves safe.
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.