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Tony Glover archives, including rare Bob Dylan recordings, going up for auction

The widow of Tony Glover, the late Minneapolis folk-blues icon known as one of Bob Dylan’s most intimate early musical associates, is auctioning Glover’s archives in an online sale taking place Nov. 12-19. It’s a collection of extraordinary historical significance, particularly for anyone interested in Dylan’s Dinkytown period and his lifelong Minnesota connections. The items […]

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Sale pending on Golden Valley house Prince bought for his mom

Among the copious Twin Cities real estate Prince owned at the time of his death in 2016 was a three-bedroom split-level in Golden Valley. Prince bought the 1985 house for his mother; she and his stepfather lived in it for the better part of two decades, and family members apparently continued to live in the […]

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First Avenue adds George Floyd star

A red star for the late George Floyd now adorns the outside of First Avenue, a permanent addition after mourners added a star there this past summer. The new star comes as part of a partial repainting across the venue’s face; a giant gold star marking the club’s 50th anniversary has also been added, and […]

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West Bank pub Acadia goes up for sale

The owners of Acadia, a restaurant/music venue in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, have announced their intent to “move on” and sell their business. The West Bank pub has had a bumpy 2020, temporarily closing several times due to COVID-19; the Minneapolis Uprising; and, in late June, a combination of construction and broken air conditioning. […]

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Sound 80 added to National Register of Historic Places

After a years-long effort, the Minneapolis recording studio formerly known as Sound 80 has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, joining the ranks of New Ulm’s Hermann Monument, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s row house in St. Paul, and the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth. Located at 2709 E. 25th St., the studio was […]

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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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