Music
November 5
Takach

Twin Cities choir launches virtual season with a trip to outer space

REVIEW: "Helios" offers a grand tour of solar system by ensemble.
Music
November 5
Ariana Grande at the Grammy Charities Signings in January.

New album review: Ariana Grande wants privacy – and sex

POP/ROCKAriana Grande, "Positions" (Republic)Staying home doesn't appear to have been a disappointment for Grande. In song after song on her very horny new album,…
Music
November 5
An Opera Theatre filmed “The Sky Where You Are” for its Oct. 23 premiere. The piece was the The Twin Cities-based company’s contribution to the

Necessity spawns a worthy innovation by opera troupes in Minnesota and beyond

REVIEW: Three Minnesota troupes join in nationwide "Tales" for online viewers.
Music
November 4
Bob Dylan in New York in 1963.

Bob Dylan's first musical had a devil of a time

How a 1969 collaboration between Archibald MacLeish and Bob Dylan on "The Devil and Daniel Webster" went awry.
Music
November 2
From left, violinists Steven Copes and Kyu-Young Kim, cellist Julie Albers and violist Maiya Papach performed William Walton's String Quartet in A Min

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra livestream strikes a note of defiance amid pandemic

REVIEW: Vivid music-making prevails in livestream concert.
Music
October 30
The Roots’ Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, foreground. JEFF WHEELER Star Tribune

The Roots' Black Thought stretches out on a solo album

HIP-HOP Black Thought, “Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able” (Republic) The Roots haven’t put out a new album since 2014, but they’ve…
Music
October 30
Harry Styles was golden when his first solo tour hit Xcel Energy Center in 2018.

Virtual Jingle Ball concert set for Dec. 10 with Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes

KDWB is one of nearly 100 stations broadcasting the one-night-only concert during the 2020 pandemic.
Music
October 30
Simpson

6 cool things in music this week: Picked to Click, Otro, RTJ's livestream, Omni Gardens

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view. Lynn Avery, producer/composer behind the Twin Cities ambient sonic collagist Iceblink:1…
Music
October 30
Bobby Kabeya, 19, who records as Miloe, is releasing his new EP, “Greenhouse.” Plans to go on tour to promote it are on hold because of the COVID-

Minneapolis band Miloe sets off a mild teenage riot

Congo native Bobby Kabeya, 19, and his Minneapolis band Miloe heat up with help from Hippo Campus.
Music
October 29
Detroit (in the late 1990s) is staging a Halloween reunion.

A full weekend of Halloween entertainment, live and virtual

Twin Cities Horror FestivalThrough Saturday: For its virtual ninth edition, the TCHF is hosted by the Coldharts, aka founders Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan, known…
Music
October 29
Dessa recorded her live album "Sound the Bells" at Orchestra Hall in 2019.

Dessa releases new single 'Tyranny' timed to election

You'll never guess who inspired the song, proceeds from which benefit HeadCount.org.
Music
October 29
One of the designs proposed for the outdoor performance venue at the Upper Harbor Terminal site in north Minneapolis.

Concert venue on Minneapolis' North Side riverfront gets $12.5M boost from state

A plan to redevelop 48 acres along the north Minneapolis riverfront has picked up momentum after it secured $12.5 million from the state to build…
Music
October 26
Lee Poulis as Heathcliff and Sara Jakubiak as Catherine Earnshaw in the Minnesota Opera production of “Wuthering Heights.”

Minnesota Opera hits the 'Heights' once more

REVIEW: Virtual season revisits a historic work by famed film composer Bernard Herrmann.
Music
October 24
The entry to 7th St. Entry first opened in 1980 when its sister club was still known as Sam's.

7th St. Entry's legendary stage is now for sale – in 380 pieces

First Avenue is refurbishing its smaller room and inventing new ways of making money during the pandemic.
Music
October 24
A 1963 photo of Bob Dylan from Tony Glover’s personal collection, shot by Don Hunstein in Dylan’s New York apartment, (Courtesy RR Auction.)

12 things we learned from this unpublished 1971 Bob Dylan interview

In a rare straightforward chat, he told Tony Glover why he changed his name and what song he wrote for Barbra Streisand.
Music
October 23
Cash

6 cool things in music this week include Trey Anastasio, Rosanne Cash, Raul Malo, Adrianne Lenker and Trip Shakespeare

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.   John Eichten of Minneapolis: 1 TripShakespeare.net. John Munson has updated…
Movies
October 22
Johnny Flynn portrays the pre-Ziggy David Bowie in "Stardust," which also stars Marc Maron.

Sound Unseen festival unveils virtual 2020 lineup with Bee Gees, Bowie films

The 21st annual film fest for musicheads takes place Nov. 11-15.
Music
October 22
Bruce Springsteen performs during the closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto on Sept. 30, 2017. Springsteen's latest album, "Letter To Yo

Review: In latest release, Bruce Springsteen sends a vibrant 'Letter' about mortality

The 12-song disc ends up being both something of a retrospective and perhaps a valediction, Jon Bream says.
Music
October 22
Jovonta Patton ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.flores@startribune.com

Virtual entertainment: Hook & Ladder Theatre streams a Twin Cities Gospel Takeover

Twin Cities Gospel Takeover Saturday: After its miraculous survival amid this summer’s divisive Lake Street riots, the Hook & Ladder Theatre is rounding up a…
Music
October 22
Cornbread Harris misses his gigs, like this three-hour one he played at the Loring Pasta Bar in 2017.

Minneapolis piano legend Cornbread Harris, 93, is ready to roll again

"This is the craziest I've ever seen things," the Minneapolis piano vet says ahead of a new live album and virtual concert.

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