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Here are all the Minnesota angles on the 2021 Grammy nominees

The 2021 Grammy nominations are out and…did someone say LOCAL ANGLE? We’re on it. The biggest local connection in this year’s nominations is probably Taylor Swift’s quarantine album folklore, created with The National’s Aaron Dessner…who has tight ties to the Eau Claire scene, which is right across the border from the greatest state in the union. […]

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Flyte Tyme Studios in Edina being demolished today

We knew this day was coming, and now, it’s here: today, the former Flyte Tyme Studios in Edina is being torn down. Alan Stricklin, a member of our audience and a past Minnesota Public Radio employee, sent photos of the demolition in progress. It’s the end of an era for a Minnesota music landmark that […]

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How many ‘Jeopardy!’ Prince questions can you answer?

This weekend, the world was saddened to learn of the death of a television icon: longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek. Over the course of 36 years helming the popular quiz show, Trebek asked contestants (and, by extension, viewers) to display their knowledge on a vast range of topics. Among those topics, of course, was Minnesota music […]

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Friday Five: Classic spooky videos from Minnesota musicians

The local music scene exists with a hint of Halloween all year ’round. There are the creepy clowns in the Turf Club basement, that one drafty stall in the First Ave bathroom where there just has to be a ghost, not to mention running into Tinder matches turned ghosts. While spooky festivities look different this year for […]

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