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Adia Victoria on ‘Silences,’ collaborating with The National’s Aaron Dessner, and getting ready for Rock the Garden

While writing her second full-length album, Silences, Adia Victoria spent time in the stacks of the Vanderbilt University library, poring over the works of women she admires — from Toni Morrison to Virginia Woolf to Tillie Olsen, whose 1978 novel inspired the album’s title. “I consider myself a writer first and foremost, and I don’t […]

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My own virtual Glastonbury: no wellies required

Classical MPR’s Education Coordinator Claire Philpott is a fan of all kinds of music. Although she enviously reads the lineups of the world’s renowned music festivals, she’s found a way to take in the music while avoiding the mud. Sometimes I feel like I live in the wrong place. Don’t get me wrong: I’m from […]

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Two days in (less than) four minutes: Rock the Garden time-lapse

How can you possibly bottle the energy and excitement of Rock the Garden? Andy Underwood-Bultman and his team at Walker Art Center have found one way to do that. Each year, Underwood-Bultmann and company assemble a time-lapse video that tells the story of the rock festival co-presented by Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current. […]

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