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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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Lizzo, Poliça, Prince dance party to highlight post-renovation Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration

Aside from the State Fair, the State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration this August may be the most Minnesotan celebration of the summer — featuring a Prince dance party and performances by Lizzo and Poliça. Several dozen government employees, journalists and visitors gathered Tuesday afternoon at a press conference in the Capitol’s lobby, held to announce the celebration. State officials […]

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