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Caravan du Nord 2014: Minnesota musicians hit the road for entertainment and education

The Minnesota Music Coalition’s Caravan du Nord is trekking across our great state once again beginning Sept. 26. This traveling showcase of Minnesota musicians will embark on a journey though Austin, Detroit Lakes, Red Wing, Faribault, and Duluth. Historic theaters in each city will host music artists for full-day slates of performances, workshops, and community engagement. The lineup […]

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Photos: MN Music-on-a-Stick 2014

Halfway through Saturday night’s marathon six-band MN Music-on-a-Stick show, just after Cloud Cult’s painters packed up their easels and before Bob Mould bounded out to pummel the crowd with his punk rock, a trivia question popped up on the venue’s screens: What was the longest concert to ever take place in the State Fair Grandstand? […]

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Today’s Music News: Bruce Springsteen writes a children’s book

Bruce Springsteen is joining the ranks of the Talking Heads (“Up All Night”); Woody Guthrie (“New Baby Train”); Peter, Paul and Mary (“Puff the Magic Dragon”); Bob Dylan (“Blowin’ in the Wind”); Bob Marley (“One Love”); and Simon and Garfunkel (“At the Zoo”): the Boss is having a song of his turned into a picture […]

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Sneak a peek at the remodeled Turf Club, opening tonight

When fans step foot in the Turf Club tonight for the first show since it closed for remodeling back in June, they may be surprised at just how much has changed—and how familiar it all feels despite the major renovations. “It’s awesome how much time and effort it took to redo this bar to make […]

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