Music
June 28
Keith Urban performed Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Surprise! Keith Urban announces underplay club gig Sunday at Fine Line in Minneapolis

Urban is squeezing in the Minneapolis gig in between concert stops in Wisconsin and Chicago.
Music
June 28
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6 cool things in music this week, including Los Lobos, Jamecia Bennett and Trip Shakespeare documentary

Shoutouts, too, to the Waco Brothers and the new book about tormented drummer Jim Gordon.
Music
June 27
Walter "Q Bear" Banks Jr. on the air on KMOJ radio.

Scene Maker Q+A: KMOJ DJ Walter 'Q Bear' Banks talks about his pal Prince and George Floyd aftermath

The radio veteran will be inducted this year into the Minnesota Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Music
June 27
Minnesota's top releases so far in 2024 include ones by (counterclockwise from top left) Charlie Parr, Makr en Eris, Christy Costello, the Shackletons

What are the best Minnesota albums of the year so far?

Our music critic picks his top 10 local releases halfway through 2024, including Humbird, Shackletons and Riotgrrrldarko.
Music
June 27
Kaskade will headline at the inaugural Breakaway Festival in St. Paul.

Dance the night (and day) away with new EDM fest at Allianz Field this weekend

Kaskade and Illenium headline the inaugural Breakaway Festival in St. Paul.
Variety
June 27
Gracie Abrams has a new single featuring her pal Taylor Swift.

Review: Gracie Abrams gets romantic advice from Taylor Swift on 'Us'

Peso Pluma teams with Cardi B and Rakim re-emerges.
Music
June 26
Antone Johnson takes a photo of his fiancee Mona Lisa, right, and Mona’s sister, Myra Russell, center, in front of a Prince mural in downtown Minnea

Purple problems: What was right and what was wrong with Prince Celebration 2024

Fans loved the musical preview and songs from the vault but were frustrated by the disorganization.
Music
June 26
André 3000, center, will be performing at Northrup Auditorium on Oct. 19.

Hey ya! The flute tour you've been waiting for is coming to Minneapolis in October

Hip-hop legend André 3000 of OutKast fame will bring his New Blue Sun Live tour to Northrop auditorium Oct. 19.
Music
June 26
Sierra Ferrell will perform Saturday at the Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wis.

The Big Gigs: 10 best concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Highlights for June 27-July 3 include Adrianne Lenker, Ben Platt, Little Feat, Blue Ox Festival, the Church and Afghan Whigs.
Music
June 25
Jon Pardi performed Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.

Another country singer takes the Minnesota State Fair's final grandstand slot for 2024

Jon Pardi will hit the fair's big stage Aug. 28 fresh off playing the Winstock festival two weekends ago.
Music
June 25
During a rehearsal of Out of the Box Opera's "Suor Angelica" at Minneapolis' Basilica of St. Mary, the title character (Alexandra Loutsion, in yellow

Out of the Box Opera stages Puccini's 'Suor Angelica' at the Basilica of St. Mary

The audience, cast and musicians will move throughout the Minneapolis basilica as part of the immersive production.
Variety
June 25
Sierra Ferrell is slated to perform Saturday at the Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wis.

Critics' picks: The 12 best things to do and see in the Twin Cities this week

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Music
June 24
Prince will receive a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2025.

Prince to receive posthumous star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The late "Baby, I'm a Star" singer will be part of the 2025 class.
Variety
June 24
From left, clockwise: Sabrina Carpenter, Chappell Roan, Post Malone, Morgan Wallen

Vote here for your song of the summer

Can anyone top Sabrina Carpenter's infectious hit "Espresso" or the bro-mance of Post Malone and Morgan Wallen in "I Had Some Help"? Make your pick.
Music
June 24
Sabrina Carpenter perked up the crowd singing "Espresso" at the Coachella festival in April in Indio, Calif.

What's the song of the summer for 2024?

Here are eight hits drinking up attention this summer, including highly infectious tunes by Sabrina Carpenter and Hozier.
Music
June 24
The New Kids on the Block early in their set. The New Kids on the Block brought their NKOTB Magic Summer 2024 Tour to the Mystic Lake Casino amphithea

Review: New Kids on the Block triumph with the right old stuff at Mystic Lake Casino

The enduring boy band offered new songs but scored with nostalgia and fan friendliness.
June 23

Gallery: New Kids on the Block at Mystic Lake

New Kids on the Block played at Mystic Lake, with openers DJ Jazzy Jeff and Paula Abdul, in Prior Lake on Sunday, June 23, 2024.
Stage & Arts
June 23
"Purple Rain" performer Holli' Conway, music supervisor Jason Michael Webb and producer Orin Wolf smile under a tent at the Prince block party. Wolf b

Wanna be in the 'Purple Rain' Broadway musical? Producers have started casting in Minneapolis.

During an event Saturday, the creative team reassured fans that the new show will retain Prince's essence: "We're going to introduce 'Purple Rain' to a whole new generation."
Music
June 22
Bassist Mark “Brownmark” Brown and guitarist Wendy Melvoin perform with The Revolution Friday.

Review: The Revolution rocks the most hard-core Prince audience ever at First Avenue

The two-night stand with guest Judith Hill celebrates the 40th anniversary of the movie "Purple Rain."
Music
June 21
Thomas Søndergård makes his debut as the new director of the Minnesota Orchestra, in Minneapolis, Minn., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022.  The first piec

Minnesota Orchestra's Thomas Søndergård won't conduct this weekend's Pride concerts

Søndergård is ill and a replacement conductor will step in.

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