Local Current Blog

May 12, 2016

Music News: Prince’s ex-wives organize L.A. memorial service

Prince’s two ex-wives, Manuela Testolini and Mayte Garcia, reportedly organized a memorial service Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Among those who attended to pay homage were Nile Rodgers, Janelle Monaé, and Spike Lee — who reportedly said that a Brooklyn tribute service is being planned for June 7. (Pitchfork) Also in L.A., Stevie Wonder, Dave Chapelle, Nas, John Mayer, and Kid (of Kid & Play) […]

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deM atlaS explores the Palace Theatre during “Down In The Low”

Old buildings have the power to provoke certain feelings: an awareness of untold events, for example, and a respect for the tread of history. Wistfulness comes about, too, when the building’s been unfilled for years. Such is the case with St. Paul’s Palace Theatre, which is located on West Seventh Place in downtown St. Paul. It […]

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Devendra Banhart talks plans for Walker Art Center concert series

On the evenings of Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, Venezuelan-American musician and painter Devendra Banhart will play a two-part concert series at the Walker Art Center as part of the Liquid Music series. The shows will feature additional performances by Lucky Dragons, Jessica Pratt, Helado Negro, William Basinki, Rodrigo Amarante, Hecuba, Harold Budd, and […]

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