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Remembering Combat Jack, a central figure in hip-hop

There is an African proverb that says, “Every time an elder dies a library burns.” This morning, it was revealed that hip-hop pioneer Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé has passed away due to complications with colon cancer. The music mogul revealed his diagnosis in October and had been updating the public on the process through social […]

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Spend your holidays with The Current

Come December, particularly as Christmas approaches, many enjoy tuning into timeless holiday classics. The Current is here to keep your season festive with a mix of treasured chestnuts and fresh jams. We’re also looking back on the year in music. Don’t forget to vote for the Top 89 songs of the year, and the Top […]

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Weisman Art Museum opens eclectic exhibit of art inspired by Prince

The Weisman Art Museum was just deciding to devote a multi-gallery exhibit to Prince when, suddenly, the Minnesota music legend was no more. The icon’s death lends a poignant note to Prince from Minneapolis, a show that officially opens tomorrow. Tonight, a preview party will feature tunes from DJ Shannon Blowtorch and visits with artists including […]

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There’s a record store for everyone in the Twin Cities

Like music and the people who buy it, record stores have personality. There are the nerdy ones, the trendy ones, and yes, the snobs. Some glory in clutter, while others read more Type A. Poring over local lists, you might wonder what record stores would suit your wants and needs — where can you shop for […]

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