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March 16
Minneapolis musician Jeremy Messersmith chronicles his own coronavirus test while awaiting results

Minneapolis musician Jeremy Messersmith chronicles his own coronavirus test while awaiting results

"Nothing to be afraid of," the locally beloved singer/songwriter said of his test done Monday.
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March 14
First Avenue will remain closed through March following Gov. Tim Walz's and the Minnesota Department of Health's recommendations to limit crowd sizes

First Ave, other music venues will shut down through March due to crowd limits

Gov. Walz's guidelines prompted the shuttering of all First Ave venues, the Cedar and several more. Some smaller spaces plan to carry on with added caution.
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March 14
Jason Aldean. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Will the show go on? Check our list of Minnesota concerts and events

To help slow the spread of coronavirus, Minnesota's arts and culture institutions are canceling, postponing — or playing for radio broadcast only.Here's a roundup of…
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March 13
Terry Walsh, right, leads the Belfast Cowboys. Photo by Renee Jones Schneider • renee.jones@startribune.com

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Joe Bonamassa, Wynonna Judd & Belfast Cowboys

The big gigs for March 13-19, also including Leslie Odom Jr., Ana Popovic, Steve Aoki and good ol' REO.
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March 13
Weir

6 cool things in music this week include Bob Weir, Joan Shelley, and the Current saluting Women's History Month

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.   Erik Brandt of St. Paul: 1 Joan Shelley, Turf Club.…
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March 13
Kenny Chesney has postponed his May 2 concert at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Twin Cities concerts are canceling over virus: 'This is all uncharted'

Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Rage and Lumineers called off their local concerts, but many upcoming shows are still on. For now.
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March 13
The moods of Beethoven illustration
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Happy birthday, Beethoven: A road map to understanding the great composer

The volcanic composer, whose 250th birthday we mark this year, was a man of many parts. Here's a road map to six facets of his personality.
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March 13
The latest concert cancellations: Rage Against the Machine, Thom Yorke, Sturgill Simpson

The latest concert cancellations: Rage Against the Machine, Thom Yorke, Sturgill Simpson

More Twin Cities dates were put off until later in the year due to the coronavirus.
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March 12

New music reviews: Caroline Rose sings about fame, David Lynch sings as a monkey

POP/ROCK Caroline Rose, “Superstar” (New West) Rose used to be an earnest Americana singer. But on 2018’s “Loner,” she figured out there’s much…
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March 12

Ticket Alert: NF, Umphrey's McGee, Maks & Val, Ruel, Rock the Garden and more

9 a.m. FRIDAY Walker Hayes, May 9 at Cabooze in Mpls. … Weathers, May 31 at 7th Street Entry in Mpls. $13-$50. first-avenue.com. 10 a.m.…
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March 12
Country superstar Kenny Chesney postpones his May 2 concert at U.S. Bank Stadium

Country superstar Kenny Chesney postpones his May 2 concert at U.S. Bank Stadium

He joins the Lumineers and Dan + Shay as stars who announced rescheduled concerts today.
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March 12
Twin Cities bands to play SXSW makeup gig at Fine Line next week

Twin Cities bands to play SXSW makeup gig at Fine Line next week

The Bad Man, MMYYKK, Humbird and Andy Cook will all play for free on March 18 in lieu of their Austin gigs.
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March 11
Mark Mallman's new single 'Quarantined' is not about you-know-what

Mark Mallman's new single 'Quarantined' is not about you-know-what

The fact that the late Ed Ackerson mixed the song is proof it was made well before the coronavirus scare.
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March 10
Thousands lined the hill outside Walker Art Center waiting for Courtney Barnett, X and the National at 2019's Rock the Garden.

Rock the Garden 2020 lineup will be nearly all women

The June 20 festival outside Walker Art Center will also feature Joseph, Jay Som, Dua Saleh and Gully Boys.
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March 10
Minnesota State Fair adds Miranda Lambert, rapper NF to 2020 grandstand lineup

Minnesota State Fair adds Miranda Lambert, rapper NF to 2020 grandstand lineup

The beloved country icon will return Aug. 27, followed by the "Let You Down" hitmaker on Sept. 3.
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March 10
Evren Ozel will compete next fall against the world’s best young pianists at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

At 21, Minnesota piano prodigy is living his dream of becoming a world-class artist

Raised on the music of Chopin, a young Minnesotan is poised for international fame.
Music
March 9

Replacements to issue 3-LP 'Inconcerated' live set for Record Store Day 2020

The live recording from a 1989 Milwaukee gig was first issued as a promo EP and then as part of the "Dead Man's Pop" box set.
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March 9
Sean Tillmann performed as Har Mar Superstar for Rachel Ray's Feedback party at Stubb's during 2014's South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, T

Minnesota bands 'feeling defeated' after coronavirus fears shut down SXSW music fest

Twin Cities musicians including Heart Bones, Gully Boys, the Bad Man and Humbird have to ditch or pivot tour plans centered around the Austin shindig.
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March 8
Juanjo Mena conducts the Minnesota Orchestra this weekend.

Juanjo Mena conducts the Minnesota Orchestra: The week's best classical concerts

Russian heavyweightsHaving shown impeccable musicianship in symphonies by Haydn and Mozart last May, Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena returns to the Minnesota Orchestra this week for…
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March 7
As the new executive director at Paisley Park, Alan Seiffert talks about “amplifying Paisley Park as a creative sanctuary.”

Paisley Park gets a reboot: You can take cellphone pics, and even drink, too

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.

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