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Can you identify Prince songs in the first second? Questlove can.

So you’re a Prince superfan. Could you name any Prince song if you only hear the song’s first second? How about the first half-second? How about the first quarter-second? Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon couldn’t stump his bandleader, Prince obsessive Questlove, in a special “Prince Edition” of a One-Second Song Quiz that Fallon says was inspired […]

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Holidae debut “Royalty” video, announce forthcoming EP

Pop duo Holidae made a splash in 2016, winning the Star Tribune‘s Are You Local? contest and performing sets all over the Twin Cities. Then, they briefly dipped under the radar. Today, vocalist Ashley Gold and producer Garrett Neal are back with big news; not only have they dropped a new music video today, they’re also planning […]

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A year later, Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski talk about rewriting ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

Last December, Minneapolis singer-songwriters Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski found themselves with an unexpected viral hit: their rewrite of the holiday standard “Baby It’s Cold Outside” climbed the streaming charts and zipped across the internet. The pair gained widespread media attention as the country debated: is “Baby It’s Cold Outside” a creepy song? Is this […]

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Peek inside early-1990s Paisley Park in two rare videos

Two recently surfaced videos offer a rare look inside Paisley Park circa the early 1990s. Michael Williams, then a VJ on the Canadian TV channel MuchMusic, visited the studio in 1992 — wearing a very 1992 sweater — to shoot an episode of his show Soul in the City. He knew he was at Prince’s […]

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Video premiere: Watch Chastity Brown “Wake Up”

Chastity Brown released her most recent album, Silhouette of Sirens, in May after a long recording, writing, and re-recording process. Now that it’s out, she’s shared a wealth of thoughts and art about the project, including beautiful interviews, a touching show at the Fitzgerald, and new music videos: “Carried Away” and “Wake Up.” Out today, the […]

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Video: Dessa talks ‘Hamilton Mixtape,’ new music and forthcoming book

Sometimes, your favorites get to work together. Case in point: Dessa and the team behind Hamilton, the musical that’s made theater a current event. Dessa is a rapper who brings poetry to everything she does; Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a playwright, actor, and professional nerd. When Miranda started putting together companion project The Hamilton Mixtape, […]

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