Local Current Blog

June 6, 2016

Music News: ABBA reunite for first time in 30 years

On Sunday, Swedish pop icons ABBA celebrated the 50th anniversary of their band’s founding by performing together for the first time since the mid-1980s. All four members of the group were in attendance at a Stockholm gala celebrating the group, and when Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad started singing their song “Me and I,” Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson joined in […]

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Governor Dayton declares June 7 to be Prince Day in Minnesota

Tomorrow, June 7, would be Prince’s 58th birthday. In honor of the occasion, Gov. Mark Dayton has declared it Prince Day in the state of Minnesota. In the proclamation (below), Gov. Dayton encourages Minnesotans to wear purple on Tuesday in Prince’s honor. Click here to read about more ways Minnesotans are celebrating the occasion — […]

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Review: The Staves wield harmony and grace at the Cedar

During the past few years, I’ve had some key friendship moments on a crowded dance floor. Music is great that way — it gives people something to revel in, tugging the same glint out of everyone’s eye. On the other hand, I’ve spent some of my most introspective moments on those same dance floors, and I’ve […]

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Music News: Bob Dylan remembers Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at 74, is being remembered by people from all walks of life — including musicians such as Bob Dylan. Having long taken an interest in boxing — he wrote the songs “Hurricane” and “Who Killed Davey Moore?” about boxers, and dedicated a verse to Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) on […]

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