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Searching for Lake Minnetonka and solid ground post-Prince

I was walking through Manhattan recently, making my way up 5th Avenue to check out all the Christmas displays like a typical Midwestern tourist, when I looked up and realized something odd: I was standing at the foot of the Empire State Building, an instantly recognizable spire that I had been eyeing for blocks. But […]

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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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Prince fans have the best of “Times” at Paisley Park

Paisley Park is a glorious place to see a Prince movie. Last night, Prince’s former home kicked off the first of a series of Saturday night movie screenings. Along with Friday night dance parties and Sunday morning brunch, they’re all part of the revitalized Paisley Park After Dark (tickets available here). I got to Paisley […]

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Prince’s ‘Sign ‘O’ the Times’ among Grammy Hall of Fame inductees

Prince’s 1987 classic Sign “O” the Times is among this year’s inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The album enters the hall alongside 24 additional titles including Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock,” David Bowie’s “Changes,” and N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton. “The Grammy Hall Of Fame was established by the Recording Academy’s National Trustees in 1973 to honor […]

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Paisley Park announces Celebration 2017: Four-day gathering to mark anniversary of Prince’s death

Paisley Park has announced that will host a four-day gathering this spring to mark the first anniversary of Prince’s April 21 death. “Celebration 2017,” which will take place at the Chanhassen venue from April 20-23, is billed as an event “bringing together musicians, creative personnel, special guests and friends who worked closest with Prince and […]

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Prince and Low make Pitchfork list of all-time best holiday songs

The tastemakers at Pitchfork have just published a list of the 50 best holiday tracks of all time, and Minnesota is well-represented. In keeping with the list’s overall tilt toward contemplative rather than exuberant Christmas songs, both selections by local artists are decidedly in a somber mood. “Another Lonely Christmas” lands at number 13. “Nobody […]

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