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From a Frogtown song to a jazz lab, St. Paul musical projects among Knight Arts Challenge finalists

The Knight Foundation has announced the finalists for the fourth annual Knight Arts Challenge. In 2017, the foundation is granting $7.8 million to arts projects in each of four cities: Akron, Ohio; Detroit; Miami; and Saint Paul. The wide range of Minnesota finalists include the Warming House, Penumbra Theatre, and the Frogtown Neighborhood Association. Some […]

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Mall of America at 25: Ten memorable music moments

A shopping and entertainment destination for many people across the country, the Mall of America has also been a stopping point for many famous musicians. The shopping supercenter has also been home to a number of exhibits spotlighting music in Minnesota and beyond. Now, as the country’s biggest mall celebrates its 25th anniversary, we’re taking […]

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Get to know this year’s Minnesota State Fair Music-on-a-Stick performers: Phantogram, Lucius, and Now, Now

The Minnesota State Fair is right around the corner, and with it comes deep-fried foods, friendly crowds, and a plethora of live music. The Current’s Music-on-a-Stick will be returning to the Grandstand again this year, with a melodically congruous line-up — Phantogram will be headlining the night, with Lucius and Now, Now supporting. All three […]

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