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February 4, 2016

Music News: Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies at 74

Maurice White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at age 74. The genre-busting Earth, Wind & Fire won six Grammys and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Seattle Times) Prince Down Under Prince has shared news that he’ll take his Piano & a Microphone tour to Australia […]

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Cloud Cult to show new movie ‘The Seeker’ at Riverview Theater

Cloud Cult are presenting a sneak-peek screening of their forthcoming film The Seeker on Feb. 10 at Minneapolis’s Riverview Theater. Following the screening there will be a Q&A and meet-and-greet with the band, and film director Jeff D. Johnson. The Seeker is a feature-length narrative film featuring Alex McKenna and Josh Radnor. The experimental art-drama follows a girl […]

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Flashlight Vinyl: New Northeast Minneapolis record store opens its vault

Located in Northeast Minneapolis, Flashlight Vinyl specializes in rock, funk, and hip-hop records. With items ranging from cheap one-dollar records to obscure releases, Flashlight caters to casual listeners and record collectors alike. The new record store opened for business last month, and it’s celebrating with a party tomorrow — Friday, Feb. 5. Local Show host Andrea Swensson sat down […]

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Music History Spotlight: The Lewis Connection

For years, “The Lewis Connection” remained a mostly forgotten record from the ‘70s. But a few years ago, record collectors began offering Pierre Lewis up to $1000 for his old band’s album — which credits Prince Rogers Nelson in the liner notes. “I wasn’t surprised. I always knew. Cause Prince being on that one song, […]

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