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Review and photos: Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders, at Xcel Energy Center, share the love and celebrate Prince

If you could buy stock in musical reputations, Stevie Nicks’s would have been a bargain investment 20, 10, even five years ago. In the ’70s, the behemoth popularity of Fleetwood Mac blinded a lot of too-cool-for-school critics to the fact that the band’s accessible and sonically pristine creations were underpinned by timeless songcraft, while Nicks’s […]

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Eight iconic Twin Cities music venues, illustrated

On our Local Current blog, we often write about local music venues. We wanted to add a touch of visual flair to our coverage, so we asked Minneapolis illustrator Allegra Lockstadt to create original illustrations of eight venues. Allegra explains the thinking behind her approach: I wanted to create a really romantic feel to these. […]

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The Gospel According to Johnny Rotten: Lydon is Herod in new “Jesus Christ Superstar” tour

Update 6/2: The entire Jesus Christ Superstar American tour has been canceled due—say the show’s producers—to disappointing ticket sales. A New York Times article on the cancellation reports surprise and anger among cast members—though, perhaps tellingly, not so much among prospective audience members. * * * John Lydon, former lead singer of the Sex Pistols and Public Image […]

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