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Hexagon Bar burns as Twin Cities roil with rage and pain

The Hexagon Bar, a Minneapolis music and nightlife landmark since 1934, erupted in flames overnight as Minneapolis and St. Paul were roiled by ongoing unrest in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody. Social media posts this morning show that the venue became engulfed in flames between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m., […]

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Soundset will not happen in 2020, Rhymesayers to focus on 25th anniversary celebration instead

Rhymesayers Entertainment has just announced that Soundset, the Minnesota event that’s become one of the world’s premier hip-hop festivals, will not take place in 2020. Instead, the Minneapolis-based label says, they’ll focus on a 25th anniversary celebration. From a press release, here’s the complete statement. To our Soundset family, friends and partners: Following twelve successful […]

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Lizzo, on tour in Australia, volunteers to help fire victims

Lizzo is currently on tour in Australia, and took time earlier today (it’s already tomorrow in Australia) to help pack food for victims of the raging fires that are devastating the continent. “Everyone was freaking out” when a surprise guest at Foodbank, a food donation nonprofit, turned out to be the chart-topping star, a fellow […]

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