Local Current Blog

November 1, 2016

Dessa, Jeremy Messersmith to play get-out-the-vote concert at Aria

Tomorrow, Nov. 2, Congressman Keith Ellison is hosting a Get Out the Vote Concert at Aria. The goal of the event is to emphasize the importance of the upcoming election, and to remind Minnesotans to get out and vote. Dessa, Jeremy Messersmith, Aby Wolf, Sophia Eris, and DJ Shannon Blowtorch will perform at the event, which will also feature […]

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Eight iconic Twin Cities music venues, illustrated

On our Local Current blog, we often write about local music venues. We wanted to add a touch of visual flair to our coverage, so we asked Minneapolis illustrator Allegra Lockstadt to create original illustrations of eight venues. Allegra explains the thinking behind her approach: I wanted to create a really romantic feel to these. […]

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Watch President Obama sing ‘Purple Rain’ to a toddler dressed as Prince

Unsurprisingly, Prince costumes were all over yesterday — and one child dressed as the late music icon was serenaded with a “Purple Rain” chorus by none other than President Barack Obama himself as the First Family welcomed trick-or-treaters to the White House. When @barackobama sees your nephew dressed as Prince & starts singing Purple Rain! […]

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