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May 15, 2015

Bob Dylan will perform on penultimate Letterman show

Bob Dylan will appear on Tuesday night’s episode of The Late Show with David Letterman—Letterman’s second-to-last show before retiring. The May 19 show will mark Dylan’s first Letterman appearance since 1993. As Jim Walsh notes in his comprehensive chronology of Minnesota musicians on Letterman, Dylan performed “Don’t Start Me Talkin’” on Letterman in 1983, followed by “Jokerman” […]

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Live music at Art-A-Whirl 2015: Where the bands are, and when

The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association presents its 20th annual Art-A-Whirl this May 15-17. Throughout the decades, Art-A-Whirl has become the largest open studio tour in the country with more than 500 artists operating in over 20 different mediums. Aside from next weekend’s hundreds of gallery tours and interactive exhibits, local musicians will perform at concert […]

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Blues great B.B. King dies at 89

B.B. King, one of the greatest bluesmen to ever live, has died at age 89. King had been suffering from health issues related to diabetes, and was in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas. King, wielding his signature instrument “Lucille,” was widely regarded as one of the most influential guitarists of all time. The distinctive style […]

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