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Welcome to MSP: Ten Minnesota songs for newcomers to groove to

This week, individuals and organizations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area are celebrating MSP Welcome Week: a Make It. MSP. initiative designed to roll out the red carpet for valued newcomers to our area. We thought we’d do our part by offering this introduction to Minnesota music via ten songs and videos recorded in our […]

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What do Lizzo, Prince, Lipps Inc., Owl City, Next, and Bobby Vee have in common? Minnesota, and the top of the charts.

Lizzo’s ode to blissful singlehood, “Truth Hurts,” reached number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart yesterday, making her one of only six female rappers to hit that mark in the chart’s history. This year also marks the first time since 2012 when six singles by female artists have reached number one. As any longtime Lizzo […]

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Duluth music advocate Rick Boo dies at 60

Members of the Duluth music scene are mourning the loss of one of its key members. Rick Boo, co-owner of Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing, died of an undisclosed cause on Aug. 28. To those who knew him he was a champion for the Duluth music scene and an advocate local artists just starting out. […]

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