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Keith Richards faxes – and more things we want to see from Bob Dylan’s archive in Oklahoma

An archive full of personal effects from Bob Dylan’s life has been sold to the University of Tulsa and the Kaiser Family Foundation — and is now accessible to approved scholars. Though much remains to be cataloged, a 39-page document details some of the archive’s interesting contents. If we were able to see the archive for ourselves, here […]

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Bob Dylan to accept Nobel Prize in private ceremony

The Swedish Academy has announced that Bob Dylan will formally accept his Nobel Prize in Literature this weekend in a “small and intimate” ceremony in Stockholm. “No media will be present; only Bob Dylan and members of the Academy will attend, all according to Dylan’s wishes,” writes the Academy’s Sara Danius in a blog post […]

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Dancing to Dylan: Minnesota Dance Theatre to perform ‘Moonshine’

As part of its 2017 spring season, Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT) will present Moonshine, a collection of pieces by British choreographer Christopher Bruce. The dances are set to early Bob Dylan tracks found on his Bootleg Series releases. Moonshine will be presented at the the Cowles Center from April 7-9. Though this is its Minneapolis premiere, Moonshine has received positive reviews for prior […]

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What do Bob Dylan’s Christmas lights mean?

Humans measure time in unique ways. Some trace time via presidential elections. Many publications run expansive year-in-review features. Emmy-award winning comedy writer Merrill Markoe uses Bob Dylan’s Christmas lights. Markoe has closely followed the spartan holiday decorating patterns of Dylan’s home in Malibu, Calif. since she first noticed Dylan’s decorations in 2008. Since 2014 her detailed explorations of […]

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A holiday gift guide for Minnesota music fans

The Lyrics: 1961-2012 by Bob Dylan Just because Bob Dylan didn’t celebrate his Nobel Prize in Literature win, doesn’t mean you can’t. The Lyrics not only showcases classics like Dylan’s 1960s canon and later works like Blood on the Tracks, but continues to record his most recent writings right up through Tempest. Bonus: The Lyrics also includes many of […]

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Bob Dylan providing Nobel speech, Patti Smith to sing at ceremony

Bob Dylan still isn’t going to Sweden to accept his Nobel Prize in Literature on Saturday, but the Swedish Academy says he’s providing a speech to be read on his behalf at the Nobel Banquet. they’ve also announced that Patti Smith will attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony to perform Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.” […]

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