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March 20, 2015

Women’s History Month: Minnesota’s soul, gospel, and jazz icons

Previously: Women’s History Month: Minnesota’s earliest pioneers Previously: Women’s History Month: Influential ’80s and ’90s rock bands from Minnesota For the third installment of this month’s ongoing Women’s History Month series on Local Current, I wanted to take a closer look at some of the pioneering women from Minnesota’s jazz, gospel, and soul communities. These […]

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Pizza is good: SXSW dispatch, Day Three

The first thing I had to do was find the holy grail of free Bloody Marys that I didn’t get to enjoy yesterday.  I arrived at the purported hot spot with my friends, feeling as thought I had already conquered the day, but defeat fell upon me when I realized all the Samsung promotional event offered […]

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Iron Range Invasion: Duluth Homegrown Festival ventures to Virginia

The Duluth Homegrown Festival is branching out to Virginia—as in Virginia, Minnesota—on March 27 for a one-night mini-festival called the “Iron Range Invasion.” The Invasion is free to the public, featuring eight bands at three different venues and “a mix from acoustic folk to punk rock.” The event will serve as a (relatively) modest precursor to […]

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