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June 11, 2015

Today’s Music News: Surviving Highwaymen to reunite for Waylon Jennings tribute

A July 6 concert celebrating the late Waylon Jennings will reunite the two surviving Highwaymen: Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. The country supergroup, who released three albums in the 1980s and 1990s, also included Johnny Cash. The Austin, Texas concert will be filmed for later release. (Rolling Stone) Chance the Rapper is curating a free music festival for teens on June 24 […]

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Review: Elle King charms the pants off the Varsity Theater

When your best-known number is a cover of an explicit song about oral sex and your dad is a Saturday Night Live star, the odds of a career as a respectable musician wouldn’t seem to be in your favor. Whether or not Elle King ever set out to be “respectable,” when her first full-length album dropped this year to critical […]

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Peter Wolf Crier debut video for ‘Don’t Leave’

Short and sweet, clocking in at just two minutes and 40 seconds, Peter Wolf Crier’s single “Don’t Leave” rings out like a clarion call to fans of the band: Come back. They are back. And they have recaptured the sound and spirit that made us fall in love with them in the first place. The song will […]

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B-Girl Be celebrates ten years with exhibit, all-night party

2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of B-Girl Be, a series of events intended to highlight female contributions to hip-hop. The anniversary will be celebrated with an exhibit at Intermedia Arts, opening today and being celebrated with an overnight opening reception on Saturday night. B-Girl Be was founded in 2005 under the auspices of Intermedia Arts, a Minnesota […]

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