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At Prince’s favorite record store, fans celebrate release of ‘Purple Rain’ deluxe edition

Eight-year-old Cristiano first heard Prince just after the music icon died. His dad, Chris Provenzano, started playing all Prince’s old records around the house. Now, Cristiano has a Purple Rain t-shirt. For the boy’s birthday, the Chicago father and son drove up to see the Prince-themed Twins game against the White Sox last week and got a VIP tour of Paisley Park. […]

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Am I a millennial…or a perennial?

I don’t go a day without listening to music. Whether it’s in my headphones or in any Bluetooth speaker I can find, I’ve got to get my fix. My music choice in the morning is essential to how I’ll feel for the rest of the day. A lot of people look at my age and my […]

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Newly remastered edition of Hüsker Dü’s ‘Everything Falls Apart’ now available to stream

The reissue record label Numero Group has digitally released a newly remastered edition of an album by local punk/alternative rock legends Hüsker Dü. The album in question is Everything Falls Apart, Hüsker Dü’s debut studio album which was originally released in 1983. The release comes as yet another teaser for a much larger Hüsker Dü project Numero Group is suspected to be working […]

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Peers and fans pay tribute to Sonny Knight

The legendary soul singer Sonny Knight died on Saturday, June 17 at the age of 69. Knight had been diagnosed with cancer just earlier this year and was on a break from performing to undergo and recover from chemotherapy. Knight is remembered by many as a powerful vocalist, dynamic entertainer, and an all-around wonderful individual. Since […]

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‘Twin Peaks’ episode seven recap: The dark side of the river

That’s not Cooper. Well, we already knew that, but now we have confirmation from Diane Evans (Laura Dern) herself. We also learn that the doppelgänger’s fingerprints are backwards, as evidenced by the fact that they fail to line up as the first letters of the proper greeting that Gordon (David Lynch) referred to earlier: “I’m very, […]

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Music News: Lorde releases sophomore album; Seger hits streaming services

Lorde has released her sophomore album Melodrama to rave reviews, with Pitchfork naming it the Best New Album. Having already announced an international tour, she unveiled North American stops today — including a March 23, 2018 show at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The 20-year-old pop star has also made waves with her appearance […]

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