Local Current Blog

February 20, 2015

Morris Day, Jeremy Messersmith, Kat Perkins surprise United Way gala attendees

Thursday night kicked off Greater Twin Cities United Way’s 100th year with their Good for Generations centennial celebration. 3,000 volunteers representing over 450 companies attended the sold-out gala at the Minneapolis Convention Center for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, awards, and surprise musical guests. 2014 marked a successful year for Minnesota’s volunteer community, with the state […]

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‘Songbook’: Music inspires new work by photographer Alec Soth

Photographer Alec Soth has titled his new body of work Songbook. It’s not a songbook, and it’s not even exclusively about music, but ideas of what music is—what it means in our lives—animate the entire project. When you look at Soth’s striking new photographs, you’re likely to find yourself contemplating the music of life. Soth, a Minneapolis […]

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Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss on Lizzo and ‘A New Wave’ of empowerment

When Sleater-Kinney came through town to play a sold-out, searing Valentine’s Day show at First Avenue with their new tourmate, Lizzo, the band’s lead guitarist and co-vocalist Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss were gracious enough to swing by the Current’s studios earlier in the day for an interview. The band’s ongoing tour and new album, No Cities to Love, […]

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