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Gaelynn Lea to play the State Department

Since winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, Duluth violinist and singer Gaelynn Lea has landed gigs across the country, including a TEDx Talk at Yale University and in-studio performances at public radio stations. Her venues have ranged from schools to restaurants to a decommissioned Masonic temple. Last summer she played with Murder of Crows bandmate […]

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Want to run Paisley Park?

Ever dreamed of getting paid to work in the space that Prince called home, while helping to ensure his lasting legacy? Well, now’s your chance: just last week, Paisley Park posted a new job opening. The museum is looking for a full-time general operations manager to help coordinate with the Paisley Park corporate staff and oversee the […]

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Minnesota’s Jesse Larson advances to ‘The Voice’ finale

Last night, Minneapolis singer-guitarist Jesse Larson made the final four on NBC’s The Voice. Larson performed “Tennessee Whiskey,” wowing fans once again with his soulful voice. Fans tweeted with the hashtag #VoiceSaveJesse to get Larson into the finale, the last remaining option for Larson to remain on the show after he failed to advance in the main poll. How […]

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Corey Palmer on his 24-minute single ‘Heartache’

When most people think of an unusually long song, they usually think of something that is around ten minutes, tops. How about one that’s 24 minutes? Minneapolis-based artist Corey Palmer has created just that with his newest release “Heartache.” “Heartache” is described by Palmer, on his Bandcamp page, as “…a 24 minute single about being sad […]

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Minnesota’s Jesse Larson talks ‘The Voice,’ his time with Prince, and living his musical dreams

Minneapolis singer-guitarist-luthier Jesse Larson probably thought his life couldn’t get much more remarkable when, in 2014, his band #MPLS were invited to play a show at Paisley Park. Then, early in 2015, he was invited to audition for Prince, ultimately joining the band of Prince’s protege Judith Hill. All very cool, but even those experiences didn’t […]

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