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Did Prince pick the best place in America to settle down?

No, not Minneapolis. Yes, Prince was born and raised in the Mill City, but in the early ’80s he bought a lakeside house in Chanhassen, the Carver County suburb that would remain Prince’s primary home (aside from stints in Los Angeles and Toronto) for the remainder of his life. “Chanhassen offers more than a chance […]

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Meet Nunnabove, Minneapolis’s latest and greatest family band

In a regular series of features, we’re inviting Minnesota artists to introduce themselves to our audience. Today: Nunnabove, a Minneapolis-based family band who describe their sound as “positive alternative pop.” Their debut album, Season 1, was released in 2019; a follow-up is planned for this fall. Cadence (lead vocals, bass): Me and my sister started when […]

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New at the Minnesota State Fair: Ten 2021 highlights

No event has as many cherished Minnesota traditions as the State Fair — and yet, every year the first thing fairgoers ask is, “What’s new?” The Fair’s website has a complete rundown of what’s on deck this year, but that’s a lot of information to digest, so here are my personal picks for ten can’t-miss […]

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Music at the Minnesota State Fair 2021: Ten top sets to see

Aside from all the other superlatives, the State Fair is Minnesota’s largest annual music festival — and most of the live performances are free with Fair admission. For the biggest icons (say, Meghan Kreidler and Kevin Costner), Grandstand performances understandably come with an extra ticket charge. If you’re going to the fair this year, be […]

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Playlist: Bob Dylan’s Minnesota songs

The impact of Bob Dylan’s formative years in Minnesota is something he’s often spoken about — including in his Nobel lecture — but much less often sung about. Even if you stretch (and as you’ll see, I most definitely stretched), a playlist of Dylan’s officially released songs referencing or recorded in Minnesota doesn’t fill 90 […]

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Playlist: Bob Dylan’s most epic songs

Turning 80 this month, Bob Dylan has certainly had an epic life. He’s also written some epic songs — and we mean epic. Although he kept things pretty concise at the beginning of his career, Dylan soon began to draw on the folk tradition of long story songs, putting his own surreal touch on the genre. […]

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