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Bob Dylan to accept Nobel Prize in private ceremony

The Swedish Academy has announced that Bob Dylan will formally accept his Nobel Prize in Literature this weekend in a “small and intimate” ceremony in Stockholm. “No media will be present; only Bob Dylan and members of the Academy will attend, all according to Dylan’s wishes,” writes the Academy’s Sara Danius in a blog post […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to honor Prince with Lenny Kravitz tribute

Lenny Kravitz will pay tribute to Prince with a musical performance at the April 7 induction ceremony for this year’s class at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone reports. The ceremony, which will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, will see the induction of Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Tupac Shakur, […]

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Friday Five: Mac Irv, Drelli, and more new Minnesota music videos

Mac Irv, “Misfit” “I just want to make it out and make a difference,” Mac Irv sings on the hook to his newest track. “Misfit” contrasts two versions of the same day, and it’ll hit viewers hard. Drelli, “Chiquita” What a joy. So Cold signee Drelli stars in a Nintendo 64 tennis game, and Gabe Hostetler directs. The “Chiquita” […]

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Photos: The Staves and Frankie Lee close out DUSTYGUN Icehouse residency

“The whole of Minneapolis is at Icehouse tonight,” I commented after walking inside the candlelit Nicollet Avenue bar. Chastity Brown sat at a table with friends; Jess Staveley-Taylor stood on stage talking with a tech; members of the media and other familiar faces strolled around the floor. Singer/songwriters Dusty Heart and indie rock band BBGUN were about to play […]

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Dancing to Dylan: Minnesota Dance Theatre to perform ‘Moonshine’

As part of its 2017 spring season, Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT) will present Moonshine, a collection of pieces by British choreographer Christopher Bruce. The dances are set to early Bob Dylan tracks found on his Bootleg Series releases. Moonshine will be presented at the the Cowles Center from April 7-9. Though this is its Minneapolis premiere, Moonshine has received positive reviews for prior […]

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