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The Viking Bar closes amid ownership dispute

Less than two years after a major remodel and reopening, the historic Viking Bar in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood has closed and its building has been put up for sale. Built in 1905 and opened as the Viking in 1959, the bar became a hotspot for West Bank blues and folk musicians during the scene’s explosion […]

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Here’s how you can help McNally Smith students and faculty

On Dec. 14, McNally Smith College of Music announced that it would shut down the next week due to lack of funds, and as of Dec. 20, the school is officially closed. Since the announcement, community members near and far have wondered how they can help affected students, staff, and faculty, many of whom have […]

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Prince estate launches first official merch store, as an online pop-up

Just in time for holiday gift shopping, the Prince estate has launched a “Hit N Run” online store that it describes as a “pop-up store” that represents “the first offering of official and authorized merchandise from The Prince Estate.” The store, which will be active until Dec. 3 according to its header, features a dozen […]

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Eaux Claires announces 2018 dates: July 6 and 7

The Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival will be back in 2018, on July 6 and 7. The announcement came today via a typically elliptical rollout…actually, it was a literal rollout, as the festival live-streamed video of workers pasting posters into place on a street in Eau Claire. (The posters are around the corner from […]

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Taylor Swift announces U.S. Bank Stadium show on Sept. 1, 2018

What’s sure to be one of the biggest local concerts of 2018 has just been announced: Taylor Swift will play U.S. Bank Stadium on Sept. 1. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Dec. 13 — that would be Swift’s 28th birthday — but “verified fans” may be able to snag tickets earlier. […]

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