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The 'Live Loud in Color' collection will include his purple hue.
After postponing shows the last two years, Biebs is slated for May 6, 2022 while Old Dominion heads to Mystic Lake in October.
From Aidy Bryant in "Shrill" to Saturday's "Vax Live" concert special, here's what we're tuning into.
Still rehabbing, she can't play guitar but she can sing.
Country bashes like We Fest and Twin Cities Summer Jam are still on for now, but many big concerts are being pushed again.
REVIEW: Wondrous Jamecia Bennett explored jazz and blues in a showy performance.
Because of COVID concerns, the musical miniseries will temporarily relocate in late summer.
The Minnesota superstar's ashes were on display at Paisley Park.
An unreleased album is one of many discoveries made by the man in charge of Prince's archives.
From John Stamos' new Disney series to a Dolly Parton tribute, here's what we're tuning into.
His overstuffed vault continues to yield treasures. His superfans keep his legacy alive. And critic Jon Bream reflects on how his own opinion has changed over the years.
From Amazon's new horror anthology to a "Bad Trip" on Netflix, here's what we're tuning into.
Previously unreleased, the album is due July 30 and will include a deluxe version with DVD.
A determined Mick Sterling is back presenting pandemic shows by more than 80 acts.
A colorful cast of characters populates the hipster pop star's new memoir.
Despite life struggles, St. Paul's Ujamaa Music Group makes tunes with some Princely help.
Delayed from June because of COVID, the fest in Winsted, Minn., will feature Luke Combs and Sam Hunt.
Up to 1,400 fans can reserve a free visit on April 21.
For its second pandemic outdoor series, the Fridley supper club plans some upgrades.
Sorry, Cynthia Erivo, ain't no way you're a substitute for the real thing. Here are seven unforgettable performances by Aretha Franklin on YouTube. (See this…
Thanks to the pandemic, the drummer for the Time got a chance to finish something he's wanted to do for a long time.
Showcasing young performers, this year's Grammys was a virtual hit parade.
Prince's pal Judith Hill confronts racism and depression on a standout album.
Meet Ingrid Andress and four other budding stars who are contending at Sunday's Grammy Awards.
Critic's best bets for Grammy winners.
From the "Bachelor" finale to Michelle Obama's new Netflix series for kids, here's what we're tuning into right now.
Opening acts Lanco, Russell Dickerson, Eli Young Band and Ingrid Andress were announced for the August hoedown.
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.
The Americana queen plays a special set drawing on her new album "Good Souls Better Angels," which echoes our troubled era.
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.