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Music News UPDATED: Lorde’s new single, ‘Green Light,’ totally rules

Lorde gets the…green light You know the cryptic Lorde promos that have surfaced the last few days? A third one dropped on Wednesday on imwaitingforit.com, and Lorde tweeted that they’ve been leading up to a single called “Green Light.” “It’ll make you DANCE,” she wrote, which is fitting considering the last teaser seems to be set in a […]

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Music News: Gaga, not Beyoncé, will headline Coachella

Diva swap for Coachella After Beyoncé postponed her Coachella appearance due to her pregnancy with twins, festival organizers reportedly decided a woman still needed to headline Coachella (for the first time since Björk did so in 2007). On Tuesday, Lady Gaga was named as Beyoncé’s replacement, coming off her Super Bowl halftime show and the release of last year’s […]

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Brother Ali’s new album will explore ‘All the Beauty in This Whole Life’

It’s been almost five years since Brother Ali (Rhymesayers Entertainment) released an official album, but he’ll be back on May 5 with All the Beauty in This Whole Life. Ali’s sixth studio LP, All the Beauty was entirely produced by Rhymesayers co-founder and Atmosphere producer Ant; “It might be our best work,” Ali writes, which means a lot considering the three […]

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Music News: Fans buy Prince’s purple house site

Two Prince fans have paid $700,000 to purchase the Chanhassen site where Prince lived in a purple house in the first half of the 1980s. Tonia and John Roemer say the main reason for their purchase was the pleasant setting on Lake Riley, but they’re also big Prince fans, so the location is particularly meaningful to […]

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Northside gallery/community space New Rules to host ZULUZULUU on Saturday

“I’m pretty new to the neighborhood,” Nancy Musinguzi says as she walks through Northside Minneapolis space New Rules. But since she moved from New Jersey in 2014, she’s made more connections than many long-term residents, especially in the arts community. Both a hip-hop and documentary photographer and a youth engagement professional, Musinguzi now relies on […]

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Target Center shows off early renovations

Although the most dramatic changes are still ahead, an early phase of Target Center’s $150 million renovation is complete. On Wednesday morning, the venue invited reporters to the luxurious Chairman’s Club for a first look. The press conference was primarily intended for the benefit of fans interested in the upcoming Frozen Faceoff NCHC hockey tournament, which will take place […]

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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to enter Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, musicians who grew up in Minneapolis and went on to write and produce massive hits for Janet Jackson and others, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 15. The institution has just announced its 2017 inductees — who also, notably, include Jay Z as the first […]

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Music News: Frances Bean Cobain on Kurt Cobain’s 50th: ‘You are loved and you are missed’

Monday would have been Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday. To mark the occasion, his daughter Frances Bean Cobain shared a handwritten note to her late father. “You are loved and you are missed,” she wrote. “Thank you for giving me the GIFT of life.” (Pitchfork) February 20th 2017. Happy Birthday. A post shared by Frances Bean Cobain (@space_witch666) on Feb […]

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Parkway Theater hits the market for $775,000

The Parkway Theater, a movie house and music venue in the Field neighborhood of South Minneapolis, is up for sale at an asking price of $775,000.  For the past decade, the venue has been owned by William Senkyr, who also owns Pepito’s restaurant next door — hence the theater’s designation, on its website, as “Pepito’s Parkway […]

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