Local Current Blog

April 2015

Today’s Music News: Merle Haggard graduates from high school at age 78

You can get a high school diploma by spending only nine days in high school—if, that is, you’re country great Merle Haggard. The superintendent of the Bakersfield, California school where Haggard spent his very brief secondary education career presented Haggard with a diploma before the “Mama Tried” singer played a show on Saturday at the nearby Fox […]

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Today’s Music News: Amy Winehouse’s family slams forthcoming documentary for ‘untruths’

Amy Winehouse‘s family have issued a statement saying they wish to “disassociate” themselves from Amy, a forthcoming documentary about the late singer. The family cooperated with the filmmakers during the production of the documentary, but having seen the finished film, the family feels that it “is both misleading and contains some basic untruths.” Specifically, the family say that the […]

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Haley Bonar, Dessa, other local musicians release voice-centric compilation to fight sex trafficking

18 local artists have recently come together to release a series of largely a capella songs to fight sex trafficking in Minnesota. A fundraising effort by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, this project includes a CD and a release show at Bedlam Lowertown on May 10. The release show will feature artists including Chris Koza, the Ericksons, We Are the Willows, […]

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