Local Current Blog

July 2, 2015

Fourth of July 2015: Where to find fireworks in the Twin Cities

Independence Day is this Saturday, so let’s talk fireworks. No matter how you feel about them the rest of the year, you’ll probably want to be near some this weekend. Minneapolis is holding its annual Red, White and Boom celebration once again this year, featuring a half-marathon, live music, food, and (of course) fireworks. Music runs […]

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Mint Condition to return to First Avenue on Aug. 6

The Minnesota band Mint Condition return to First Avenue, where they were discovered in 1989, for a show on Thursday, Aug. 6 to benefit the National Association of Black Journalists. The show will also feature local artists #MPLS, 1000, Felix of Heiruspecs, and DJ Ray Richardson. Formed at St. Paul’s Central High, Mint Condition were discovered in 1989 […]

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Sorry, Bob: Billboard names Prince Minnesota’s most iconic star

In honor of the 4th of July, Billboard created a feature highlighting the “Top 50 Stars of the 50 States,” and Prince got the nod for Minnesota. The article also mentioned Bob Dylan, but ultimately Prince took Minnesota’s title because he’s shown his home state a lot more love – most famously filming Purple Rain in Minneapolis, helping to turn First Avenue into an internationally […]

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