Local Current Blog

Archives: David Bowie

The Current live-blogs the 2017 Grammys

Today, the 59th annual Grammys will honor achievements in recorded music across dozens of categories. Excitement is high, and we’ll be covering all the action online. Watch this post for updates throughout the day, starting with the Premiere Ceremony at 2:30. In that three-hour ceremony hosted by Margaret Cho and live-streamed at Grammy.com, the vast majority […]

Read More

David Bowie tribute concert to be held at Parkway Theater

As we pass the two-week mark since David Bowie’s death, it’s becoming clear that this is a loss the world may never truly get over. A local tribute to David Bowie has just been announced for Minneapolis’s Parkway Theater on Feb. 19th: “We Can Be Heroes: The Bowie Tribute.” The tribute will feature special guests Dave Pirner (founder of Soul […]

Read More

David Bowie: Details emerge about his final weeks and upcoming memorials

In the wake of David Bowie’s death on Sunday, details have emerged about the music icon’s final weeks and upcoming tributes across the country. According to a post on Bowie’s Facebook page, the family has begun planning a private ceremony. The note says that his family continues to seek privacy. “It is important to note that while the […]

Read More

Remembering David Bowie’s Minnesota shows — all six of them

When you go to look back on David Bowie’s performances in Minnesota, perhaps the most surprising thing is that there weren’t more of them. In a 50+ year career, Bowie played just five public and ticketed shows in in Minnesota, on four concert tours. (Bowie’s band Tin Machine also played a short set at Minneapolis’s Marriott […]

Read More

Flashy cash: David Bowie appears on ten-pound notes in Brixton

Bowie on a ten-pound note? That’s the case in the Brixton district of London, where cash has recently become crafty. As the New York Times reports, custom currencies are springing up in several areas around the world, including England, Amsterdam, and the northeastern United States. The idea behind these new notes is to keep the cash […]

Read More

David Bowie Is: Documentary to return to Minneapolis on Nov. 19

The documentary David Bowie Is will be screened for a second time at the Lagoon Cinema next Wednesday, Nov. 19. The film gives a tour of the Bowie-centric exhibition, covered here by Sarah Harper on assignment for the Current, which opened in September at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and will be on display there through […]

Read More