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Holly Hansen is Zoo Animal — and so much more

“My wife told me not to complain,” Holly Hansen says at the 331 Club. It’s a crisp Thursday evening in Northeast Minneapolis, just cold enough to call for a jacket. Hansen and I are at the dim bar to discuss the return of her band Zoo Animal and the adolescence of t.e.e., the weekly series […]

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2019 Grand Old Day is cancelled ‘to keep the event fresh for 2020’

In an announcement posted to Facebook today, the Grand Avenue Business Association has announced that this year’s Grand Old Day is off. “It was a difficult and unanimous decision but one that the board of directors made to keep the event fresh for 2020,” said interim president Allison Penner-Hurst in a statement. The association posted […]

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Australian fans remember Prince, ‘our beautiful one’

Although about 9,500 miles separate Minneapolis and Melbourne, the mutual love shared by some Australian Prince fans binds us together. Sofie Antoniou, a policy analyst in Melbourne, has been a fan since she first discovered Prince’s Controversy as a teenager. Antoniou discovered Purple Rain soon after, and admits she skipped school five times to see […]

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Gov. Walz officially proclaims Minnesota Music Month

Each year, Minnesotans set aside a month to celebrate the state’s music community. Now, Governor Tim Walz has made the celebration official, by proclaiming April “Minnesota Music Month.” The proclamation gives a shout-out to some of the artists who have shaped the Minnesota music scene, from Bob Dylan and Prince to Dessa and Lizzo. It […]

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