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Pink to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl in Minneapolis

For obvious reasons, purple is the color most closely associated with music in Minneapolis — but an artist associated with another bright hue is coming to U.S. Bank Stadium to sing the National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl. This morning, the NFL announced that pop star Pink will do the pre-kickoff honors. The game […]

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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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Minneapolis landmarks to turn purple for Prince

The tallest building in Minnesota will turn purple this week in honor of Prince, on the one-year anniversary of the music icon’s tragic death. The IDS Center is just one of the Minneapolis landmarks slated to go purple for Prince this Thursday and/or Friday: U.S. Bank Stadium, Target Field, the I-35W Bridge, and the Hennepin County […]

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Music News: Official Prince tribute lineup reveal seems imminent

After a tentative lineup leaked last month via the Minnesota State Arts Board, organizers of the Oct. 13 Prince tribute at U.S. Bank Stadium said that an official announcement about the tribute would be coming after Labor Day. Attorney L. Londell McMillan, who’s involved with organizing the event, has further hinted via Twitter that an official announcement is coming […]

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Metallica still melt faces – just like Batman and Vivaldi

On Friday, June 23, 1989, Metallica and crew attended a public screening of Tim Burton’s Batman at the local cineplex in my hometown of Waukesha, Wisc. I was 16 years old, quite excited to see Batman, and totally unaware that we were in the presence of future metal legends. There was one seat left in […]

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