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Corbin shares new music, announces tour

This September, St. Paul artist Corbin will head out on a tour of the United States and Canada. Midway through the tour, he comes home to the Amsterdam Bar & Hall on Sept. 21. Formerly known as Spooky Black, the artist has been going by his first name since 2014. He rose to fame following […]

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Minnesota musicians blend Eastern European and Middle Eastern influences in new song and video

With immigration front and center in conversations across the country, a group of Minnesota musicians representing Eastern European and Middle Eastern traditions have come together to create collaborative songs and videos that confront dominant narratives. The musicians were brought together through Boston-based Raga Labs (a project of the arts education startup IndianRaga), a performing arts program […]

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Rochester rocks: How Med City is becoming Music City

Rochester is nicknamed “Med City,” and many people might not think of anything else when it comes to the Minnesota city — but Rochester also has a growing arts and entertainment scene, and locals are now working to turn it into a destination for music fans. Steven Schmidt, executive director of Rochester Civic Music Department/Riverside […]

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