Local Current Blog

February 2, 2016

Music News: Zach Sobiech story headed to Hollywood

Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to make a movie based on the story of Zach Sobiech — the Lakeland teenager who died of osteosarcoma in 2013, just after his 18th birthday, leaving a musical legacy including the unforgettable song “Clouds.” His mother Laura Sobiech told the family’s story in her 2014 memoir Fly a Little Higher, which is to […]

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The Pines, Ellis, and more of this week’s Minnesota music releases

The Pines: Above the Prairie The Pines describe themselves as “transcendental folk.” The group — who hail from Moonrise, Iowa, but have strong local ties due in part to their longstanding relationship with St. Paul’s Red House Records — have never sounded more transcendental than on Above the Prairie, the new album they’re releasing on Friday. The title, […]

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Minnesotans Rachael Kilgour and Sarah Morris win big at national NewSong Contest

Singer-songwriters Rachael Kilgour (of Duluth) and Sarah Morris (of the Twin Cities) both competed in the 14th annual 2015 NewSong Contest, held last month at Lincoln Center in New York City. It’s a worldwide contest, with over 1,500 entrants this year, that is a showcase for up-and-coming artists to present their original musical compositions. (NewSong is a record […]

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