Tickets to Thursday’s virtual release party for “#MeTooMpls” include a digital copy of the album, also available on CD.

17 Minn. musicians explore sexual harassment, abuse in '#MeTooMpls' album

The new compilation album "#MeTooMpls" explores the movement through the songs of 17 Minnesota singers. All of them have stories.

Bob Mould is on fire with new album echoing his Hüsker Dü years

September 23
Bob Mould performed at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand in 2014.
The ex-Minneapolitan's burning rager "Blue Hearts" will be followed Oct. 23 with a massive 24-CD box set.

Massive reissue of Prince's best album shows he had 'no time for self-pity' in 1987

September 24
Prince
The super-deluxe reissue of "Sign o' the Times" shows the masterwork still holds up — and then some.
Music
September 29
Melvoin

12 choice rarities in the deluxe reissue of Prince's 'Sign o' the Times'

“Wally.” After fiancée Susannah Melvoin moved out of Prince’s Chanhassen mansion, engineer Susan Rogers expected him to pour his heart into a song. He…
Inspired
September 24
Putting together “How Many Breaths?” has been cathartic for violinist Ariana Kim.

George Floyd's death inspires Minnesota violinist to create 'video meditation'

"How Many Breaths?" will premiere online Sunday.
Music
September 24
Nachito Herrera

Virtual weekend entertainment: Trampled by Turtles, Illusion Theater

Nachito Herrera Friday: To celebrate his recovery from a near-death experience with COVID-19, piano master Herrera will livestream a concert from his White Bear Lake…
Music
September 24

On new album, Alicia Keys offers a message of uplift tinged with regret

Alicia Keys, “Alicia” (RCA) Alicia Keys has plenty of kindly, uplifting advice on her seventh studio album. “Once you free your mind/ There is…
Music
September 24
First Avenue nightclub’s iconic star facade is getting its once-per-decade paint job this week, but with a couple sign-of-the-times twists: Due to p

First Ave adding George Floyd star, 'Purple Rain'-era marquee in latest repainting

The once-a-decade paint job on the rock club's iconic facade was otherwise scaled back.
Music
September 23
Marianne Combs

MPR reporter quits, saying bosses stalled for DJ accused of misconduct

MPR President Duchesne Drew said editors decided a story about sexual misconduct allegations against a Current DJ was "not ready to run because it does not meet our journalistic standards" and they were blindsided by reporter Marianne Combs' resignation.
Coronavirus
September 22
The pandemic has disrupted just about every part of school but band and choir programs are making adjustments. At top, Farmington High School 10th gra

School music programs play on, despite the pandemic

From specialized masks to band practice in the gym, music programs adapt
Music
September 19

Influential Twin Cities radio DJ John Pete dies at age 82

On free-form KQRS, he introduced Twin Cities music lovers to Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Steely Dan and Shawn Phillips.
Music
September 18
Grohl

6 cool things in music this week include Dave Grohl, Beastie Boys, Mickey Guyton, Tom Morello and Taylor Swift

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.   Bob Pickering of Eagan: 1 Dave Grohl video. There have…
Music
September 17

New album reviews: Bright Eyes battles depression, apocalypse with hope; Dua Lipa gets great remix

POP/ROCK Bright Eyes, “Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was” (Dead Oceans) Considering Conor Oberst’s history as a poetically gifted sad boy…
Music
September 17
Choreographer James Sewell and his company, James Sewell Ballet.

Virtual entertainment picks: James Sewell Ballet fundraiser; jazz singer Patricia Lacy

Patricia Lacy Saturday: She toured with the great soul crooner Luther Vandross for years. She’s sung with the Sounds of Blackness for even more years.…
Music
September 17
Semisonic bassist John Munson, drummer Jacob Slichter and frontman Dan Wilson at the 2019 Basilica Block Party.

After 19 years, Semisonic returns right on time with 'You're Not Alone'

Minnesota's "Closing Time" hitmakers Semisonic release new music 19 years later but somehow right on time.
Music
September 16
Hippo Campus singer Jake Luppen is stepping out under the solo moniker Lupin.

Hippo Campus singer Jake Luppen announces first solo album

Hear two new tracks off the Minneapolis rocker's debut LP as Lupin.
Music
September 16
Gao Hong with her mentor Lin Shicheng in 1996.

Minnesota music master Gao Hong celebrates Smithsonian concert, CD reissue

She's playing an online concert for the Smithsonian, while a British label is reissuing her landmark 1996 album with mentor Lin Shicheng.
Music
September 16
Minnesota Public Radio's headquarters in downtown St. Paul.

MPR fires DJ after a barrage of criticism over misconduct allegations

It was the first time a name surfaced in connection with the controversy, which began with a reporter's resignation over an unaired story alleging sexual misconduct.
Music
September 14
Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye sings "Harmonia Ubuntu" as Osmo V‰nsk‰ conducts during rehearsal. ] LEILA NAVIDI ï leila.navidi@startribune.com BACKGR

Follow Minnesota Orchestra's first-of-its-kind tour to South Africa

The orchestra is the first from the United States to play South Africa's biggest stages.
Music
September 11
Knight

6 cool things in music this week include Glen Hansard, Van Morrison, The War and Treaty and Cory Wong with Dave Koz

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.   Bonnie Dickel Hoffman of Golden Valley: 1 Holtze family, Star…
Music
September 10
BrownMark performs with The Revolution during Rock the Garden outside Walker Art Center in 2017. Star Tribune file

Bassist BrownMark's life with Prince & the Revolution detailed in new memoir

Bandmate BrownMark: 'He left me in a hotel room for three days'
Music
September 10
Aparna Ramaswamy of Ragamala Dance Company BRUCE W. PALMER

Virtual entertainment picks: Virtual cocktails with Ragamala plus teen group Sapphire

‘#KeepDancing’ with Ragamala Wednesday: Ragamala Dance Company brings a benefit performance to your home, live from the Paikka event space in St. Paul. “#KeepDancing” is…
Music
September 10

New music review: Vocal star Gregory Porter celebrates resiliency of human spirit

POP/ROCK Gregory Porter, “All Rise” (Blue Note) The uplifting power of love to overcome even the most wrenching adversity fuels the music of this…

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