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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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Check out this uncanny Taylor Swift/Semisonic mash-up

Mash-up artist YepImTheToaster has mixed Taylor Swift’s anthem “22” with Semisonic’s “Closing Time” in a combined song and video that’s so convincing, it even won praise from Semisonic bassist (and Wits bandleader, and occasional Morning Show co-host) John Munson, who shared the video on his Facebook timeline and said he’s still proud of “Closing Time” 17 years after […]

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Taylor Swift, 1989, and the timeless lure of the pop crush

This morning I biked through my home town listening to pop idol Taylor Swift’s new album, and of course I was thinking of 1989. 1989 is the album’s title, and it’s the year Swift was born. As Jon Caramanica notes in the New York Times, the album also sonically harks back to an era before hip-hop and […]

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