Local Current Blog

October 2, 2015

Chastity Brown to join Vieux Farka Touré at Dakota Jazz Club Saturday

Tomorrow night, Saturday, Oct. 3, Chastity Brown will join Vieux Farka Touré at the Dakota Jazz Club. Brown will be stepping in for NYC-based singer Julia Easterlin—Touré’s tour collaborator, who was unable to perform for the Minneapolis show. Born in Niafunké, Mali, Touré – often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara” – is the son of the late […]

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Why is this man selling 200,000 records?

“I’ll be with you in a minute,” said John Kass as I entered Go Johnny Go—his small, crowded White Bear Lake record store. “I have go give these people the bad news.” Kass stepped outside and spoke to a couple who had just brought a batch of records in for him to appraise. “I can give […]

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‘Glensheen’: Chan Poling’s History Theatre musical revisits Minnesota’s most infamous murders

It sounds like fiction—like a murder mystery in a worn paperback novel. A wealthy woman is murdered in her bed, smothered with a pillow in the landmark lakeside mansion built by her parents. Her nurse is also killed, bludgeoned with a candlestick. Investigators quickly identify two suspects with a classic motive: struggling financially, the suspects […]

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