Local Current Blog

July 8, 2014

Costumes, parties and toast: Barb Abney reflects on Convergence 2014

A couple of years ago, I was introduced to a part of my life that I didn’t know I was missing until I found it: Convergence. Convergence is an annual science-fiction convention that takes place in Bloomington, Minn., on the first weekend in July. This year marked the 16th anniversary of the volunteer-run convention. This […]

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Music Vault opens on YouTube, featuring over 13,000 live music videos

Today, almost every moment of each big-name concert is captured by one or more fans with phones and posted online. Now, thousands more shows up to and including the digital era are getting the YouTube treatment. Music Vault—a recently-launched online offshoot of music memorabilia store Wolfgang’s Vault, described by Rolling Stone as a “bootleg haven”—has published 13,000 concert […]

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What do you remember about Purple Rain?

It’s hard to believe three decades have already passed, but on July 27, 2014, Prince’s iconic Minneapolis-based film Purple Rain will turn 30 years old. We’re celebrating the rock ‘n’ roll movie with an audio documentary that will air on the Current on Sunday night, July 27, at 6 p.m., and we need your help. […]

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