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February 2, 2015

A Taste of Minnesota will stay in Waconia

A Taste of Minnesota, the celebration of food and music held each Independence Day weekend, will return this summer to the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia—where the festival took place last summer after being displaced from Harriet Island due to flooding. A press release from festival organizers says they settled on a return to Waconia […]

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Chic to release their first new album in 23 years

It’s been a stellar couple of years for Nile Rodgers, the producer and Chic guitarist whose trademark playing buoyed Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” our listeners’ favorite song of 2013. Now, SPIN reports that Rodgers’s seminal 70s group are staging a comeback: in June, Chic will release their first studio album since Chic-ism, which came out in […]

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Today’s Music News: Gorillaz are back, and they don’t look a day older

Jamie Hewlett, the comic artist who co-created Gorillaz with Damon Albarn, posted new artwork on Instagram and confirmed that the virtual band will soon return, as Albarn indicated last fall. Gorillaz’ most recent album, The Fall, was released in 2011. (Billboard) Katy Perry satisfied fans with a Super Bowl halftime performance that included several of her hits. Perry was accompanied […]

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