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Friday Five: Allan Kingdom, Goldfeather, and more Minnesota music videos

Allan Kingdom, “Fables (feat. Chronixx)” Allan Kingdom‘s “Fables” moved listeners as a song, but as a video, it brings them all the way to Jamaica. The air sags with moisture, and the light catches the actors’ skin perfectly. One of the most popular songs from Kingdom’s Northern Lights mixtape gets a beautiful treatment from director Martin C. Pariseau, Chronixx, […]

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Danielle Cusack takes the mic as Local Current DJ in Residence

Now in its second year, Local Current’s DJ in Residence program is an opportunity for The Current to invite local musicians to take over our all-Minnesota music stream and share their favorite stories and music from the local music scene. So far, Local Current’s DJ in Residence roster has included Eric Mayson, Reina del Cid, […]

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Music News: Brittany Howard and Jim James cover Backstreet Boys for Chipotle

Yes, all those words are in that headline together. Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket) have joined forces to cover “I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys. The rendition soundtracks a short animated film from Chipotle, depicting two young entrepreneurs who build rival empires from competing lemonade stands. (Rolling Stone) New CB vid […]

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Chan Poling’s ‘Glensheen’ returns to History Theatre

After a near-sellout run last fall, the musical Glensheen is returning to the History Theatre in St. Paul. The show, which was written by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher with music and lyrics by Chan Poling (the Suburbs, the New Standards), opens today in a reprise run that extends through July 31 — with the cast and creative team […]

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Music News: Adele Day declared in Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared July 5, 2016 Adele Day in the State of Minnesota. The declaration celebrates Adele’s two shows at the Xcel Energy Center, marking the kickoff of her North American tour in support of her record-breaking album 25. Watch for Andrea Swensson’s review of Tuesday’s show on our Local Current blog. Gov Dayton and Lt […]

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