Local Current Blog

August 11, 2017

Mall of America at 25: Ten memorable music moments

A shopping and entertainment destination for many people across the country, the Mall of America has also been a stopping point for many famous musicians. The shopping supercenter has also been home to a number of exhibits spotlighting music in Minnesota and beyond. Now, as the country’s biggest mall celebrates its 25th anniversary, we’re taking […]

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Mike Mictlan shares diabetes diagnosis, crowdfunds medical help

After an unexpected, belated diabetes diagnosis, Doomtree’s Mike Mictlan reached out to the community yesterday for help with medical expenses. Within 24 hours, the rapper’s GoFundMe has exceeded his $10,000 goal. Mictlan wrote on his GoFundMe page that after feeling sick for multiple days with what he thought was chronic stomach pain, he ended up […]

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Friday Five: Sheila E., Fox & Coyote, and more new Minnesota music videos

 Sheila E., “Funky National Anthem: Message 2 America” “You think you can make a difference?” a villain asks Sheila E. in an interrogation room. “You’re just a dame.” In response, she telepathically turns on screens around the room, and soon, she’s leading a parade and her own rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “Funky National Anthem” is […]

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