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Minnesota music therapists spark healing and growth…and fun

As Brandon Leu began playing his cello, his body seemed to become more and more relaxed. His facial expressions almost implied a music-induced trance. As the prelude to Bach’s first cello suite came to an end, Leu finished with a proudly raised cello bow after an almost flawless performance. He finally smiled as he continued to perform his hand-picked […]

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Review and photos: Empress Of shimmers at the Turf Club

Empress Of performed an exuberant set at the Turf Club Saturday night with special guest Salt Cathedral. “Thank you for sharing your energy with me, and letting me do the same,” she beamed out into the crowd as the stage flashed green and gold. Throughout the night she would make varied use of this stage, […]

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Musical memories of Big V’s

Big V’s is closing this week (and immediately reopening under a new name and ownership), after four decades as a University Avenue landmark. We asked some local musicians and fans to share their Big V’s stories. Mark Larson (The Fattenin’ Frogs, the Federales) My best memory from Big V’s was at the first show of […]

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