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Review and photos: Water is Life performers rally against Line 3 at Bayfront Festival Park

Water Is Life, the festival held at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth by Honor the Earth (Winona LaDuke’s arts-associated advocacy group), was about more than music. Ten hours of music; Anishinaabe traditional ceremony; teaching; passionate statements from Native artists and non-Native allies; and performance marked the day. The 5,000 participants danced, sweated in the 90-degree […]

People decorate a large cloth spread out at Water is Life
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Every Bob Dylan studio album, reviewed by the Current staff

There have been all too many unhappy surprises in 2020, but one of the happy ones was that Bob Dylan released a surprise album: his first studio album of new original songs in eight years. Rough and Rowdy Ways won widespread acclaim, marking yet another chapter in the astonishingly long and successful career of Minnesota’s legendary […]

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Kehlani at First Avenue: “Long live Lexii”

When I walked up to First Avenue last night, I did the usual. I dug in my wallet and presented my ID. But the doorperson shook their head and just pointed toward my bag, rummaging around and waving me through. As I walked into the building, I realized: All ages. Duh. Lexii Alijai, an incredibly […]

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