Local Current Blog

December 18, 2014

Join us for holiday magic on the Current and Local Current!

‘Tis the season for holiday music, and of course for us that means holiday music by Minnesota’s many talented artists. There are lots of opportunities for you to listen local this holiday season—including six very special hours this coming Monday, Dec. 22. The seasonal sounds have already begun on Wonderground, where Barb Abney has been curating […]

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Vaski: ‘The scene in the Twin Cities is magical’

At 24 years old, the electronic artist Vaski—born Alex Brouwer in Savage, Minn.—has already been around the world and back, touring on the strength of his accessible, frenetic, and bass-heavy dance music. Brouwer first caught the attention of the writhing masses when he was just 19, and quickly rose to the top of the heap of […]

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Paul Metsa’s memoir ‘Blue Guitar Highway’ to become a stage show

Iron Range singer-songwriter Paul Metsa’s critically acclaimed memoir Blue Guitar Highway will be adapted for the stage. Jim Stowell—an influential Minnesota writer, teacher, and actor—has adapted Metsa’s 2011 book into Blue Guitar Highway—The Musical. The onstage adaptation will star Metsa himself and will include collaborations with renowned artists such as Willie Walker, Mari Harris, and Sonny […]

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