After taking a sip, Luke Bryan tossed a cold one into the sold-out crowd of more than 40,000 Saturday night at Target Field.

His party crashed, Luke Bryan dazzles even with fewer fireworks of his own

The country superstar didn't dance as much amid an entertaining night at Target Field.

Jerry Lee Lewis still sparks a fire in surprising return to state

July 23, 2018
Jerry Lee Lewis sang old favorites at Treasure Island Resort & Casino, where his show Saturday night was brief but thrilling for the 2,500 fans.
The Killer's legendary status wasn't the only asset in his extraordinary Treasure Island gig.

No dancing, please: Meet the Twin Cities club owner promoting the art of listening

July 20, 2018
Health care executive, activist and humanitarian Mary Tjosvold owns Crooners Lounge and Supper Club in Fridley. “I want to make a difference,” she
Crooners owner listens to her customers, but she also wants them to listen to the music.
Duluth
January 27
Giulia Calland as Amahl and Calland Metts as King Kaspar in Lyric Opera of the North's "Amahl and the Night Visitors."

Duluth second-grader turns in stellar performance in LOON's 'Amahl'

REVIEW: "Amahl" makes a welcome return to Lyric Opera of the North.
Music
January 27
Pianist Joyce Yang.

The week's best classical concerts: Egarr returns to SPCO for a fresh take on Vivaldi

Vivacious Vivaldi The more we hear a piece of music, the closer we get to taking it for granted. Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” is probably…
Music
January 27
Trampled by Turtles and Wilco to pair up Sept. 19 at Treasure Island

Trampled by Turtles and Wilco to pair up Sept. 19 at Treasure Island

The Saturday night gig is part of a three-show Midwest outing with both bands.
Music
January 27
Alicia Keys, from left, and Dua Lipa present Billie Eilish with the award for best new artist at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 202

Billie Eilish sweeps Lizzo in a historic Grammy battle of the newcomers

Lizzo seized her Grammy moment, but 18-year-old Billie Eilish pulled off a historic sweep of the top prizes.
Music
January 26

Major winners

PopAlbum of the year: "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" Billie Eilish. Record of the year: "Bad Guy," Eilish. Song of the…
Music
January 26
"Pepperland" features colorful costumes and Beatles-inspired tunes.

Dance inspired by Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' is guaranteed to raise a smile

The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" inspires a new dance work reuniting former Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson with mentor Mark Morris.
Music
January 25
In an effort to make up for a faux pas, female performers and host Alicia Keys were added to the 2019 Grammy Awards. Keys returns this weekend to host

Ouster of the Grammys' first female boss taints a strong year for women

Despite a stellar list of women nominees, misconduct claim has tainted Sunday's show.
Music
January 25
Billie Eilish

Our Grammy predictions: Prizes for Lizzo, Billie and Tanya

Album of the year: The albums by Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey and Ariana Grande all made my best-of-2019 list. Lizzo’s ubiquitousness may give…
Music
January 24
Rap star T.I. performed for Soundset's 10th anniversary at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in 2017.

Twin Cities largest music festival, Soundset, is called off for this summer

Music festival will focus on Rhymesayers' 25th anniversary instead.
Music
January 24
Cortez Mitchell plays the pivotal role of the Refugee in “Flight” and was once part of the Resident Artist Program at the Minnesota Opera.

Minnesota Opera program turns budding talents into potential stage stars

"Flight," opening Saturday at the Ordway, is an object lesson in how Minnesota Opera nurtures new talents.
Music
January 24
Lizzo

6 cool things in music this week include Lizzo, Mumford & Sons, Recording Academy's CEO

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view. Henry Stein of Minneapolis:1 Mumford & Sons, "CBS Sunday Morning." It…
Music
January 23
Shelly Pabst of South St. Paul performed during Klondike Kate 2020 Contest at the enVision Hotel, South St. Paul. Pabst won Klondike Kate 2020.

Weekend options: Klondike Kate Cabaret

Klondike Kate Cabaret Strutting about in their finest saloon-style frocks, the newly sashed Klondike Kate, Shelley Pabst of South St. Paul, and her squad…
Music
January 23
Annie and Nissa of Loki's Folly kick off Friday's Best New Bands lineup.

Get to know the rest of First Avenue's Best New Bands of 2019

Friday's lineup ranges from teen punk duo Loki's Folly and young bedroom rapper FruitPunchLoverBoy to the more seasoned fuzz-rock quartet Green/Blue.
Music
January 23
Rex Orange County aka Alex O'Connor sold out the Palace for his Twin Cities debut.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Cold War Kids, GZA, Rex Orange County, Rebirth Brass

The big gigs for Jan. 24-30, also including Mandolin Orange, Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding, Badi Assad, Malamanya, Phish's Mike Gordon and album release parties by Stolyette and Barbaro.
Music
January 23
Two years since his transformation into the fun-loving but mindful rap star Nur-D, Matt Allen has unexpectedly turned into one of the most buzzed-abou

Nur-D embraces comics, video games and insecurity to be Minnesota hip-hop's new superhero

There's a serious side to the comics-loving rapper who tops the Best New Bands showcase.
Music
January 23
Roger Waters warns 'This Is Not a Drill' ahead of Aug. 25 date at Target Center

Roger Waters warns 'This Is Not a Drill' ahead of Aug. 25 date at Target Center

The Pink Floyd co-founder will perform on an in-the-round stage for what promises to be a topical tour.
Music
January 23
“Music to Be Murdered By” by Eminem

New music review: Eminem takes stand against gun violence

HIP-HopEminem, "Darkness" (Interscope)Eminem had an unexpected gift for fans last Friday — and a stark new video that's sure to spark heated debate.The Detroit…
Music
January 22
Judge denies founding drummer's right to play with Aerosmith at Grammys

Judge denies founding drummer's right to play with Aerosmith at Grammys

Recovering from injury, Joey Kramer reluctantly but respectfully accepts the court's decision about this weekend's high-profile appearances.
Music
January 22
Lizzo.

Lizzo reveals even more in overdue Rolling Stone cover story ahead of Grammys

The 31-year-old ex-Minneapolitan opened up a little more about the romantic split that informed many of the songs on last year's album "Cuz I Love You."
Music
January 21
Joey Kramer with Aerosmith performs during the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest Day 2 at State Farm Arena on Friday, February 1, 2019, in Atlanta.

Aerosmith rejects its drummer before this weekend's performance at the Grammys

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Hall of Fame band made Joey Kramer "audition" for his own job after he suffered a shoulder injury.
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