Local Current Blog

July 19, 2016

Music News: Izzy’s announces ‘Dessa’s Existential Crunch’ ice cream

Dessa is getting her own flavor of ice cream, courtesy of Izzy’s. “Dessa’s Existential Crunch” is “a Dark Brown Sugar and Creme Fraiche ice cream, flavored with Jameson Irish Whiskey and Disaronno Originale amaretto to help you contemplate the incomprehensible, all mixed with Praline Pecan pieces and a crunchy cashew brittle.” The flavor will be […]

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2016: But what if we’re wrong?

  Year after year, Pitchfork Music Festival proves to be one of the most celebrated music festivals in the country. Its small size gives it a leisurely feel (the three-day festival in Chicago’s Union Park draws an estimated 50,000 attendees compared Lollapalooza’s 300,000 in Grant Park). Vendors help support the local economy, and the lineup is […]

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A look inside the ‘Purple Rain’ house in Minneapolis

Less than a year before his death, Prince bought the house that appeared in exterior shots in his iconic film Purple Rain. The Minneapolis house was placed on the market in 2015 for an asking price of $110,000, with the seller cautioning that the house was in need of very significant repairs. The purchase happened quickly, but […]

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