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Virtual tours, bedroom compilations, and livestreamed concerts: How Minnesota’s musicians are sustaining community in quarantine

On Wednesday, March 25, Gov. Tim Walz called Minnesotans to “stay at home” to slow the spread of COVID-19. The executive order, which began on Friday night, requires us all to stay indoors, except to access essential needs and services. Although we are physically distant from one another, Minnesota’s musicians are finding creative ways to […]

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Colin Meloy of The Decemberists: ‘Music is a balm’

Morning Show host, Jill Riley, has been spending a lot of time chatting on the phone with various musicians to see how they are holding up in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Riley had a chance to talk with Colin Meloy of the Decemberists about how he is coping, performing virtually via social media, […]

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Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs on meditation and music: ‘Any perfectionists out there, you’re gonna need to get over that quick’

Throughout the last few weeks, the spread of the coronavirus has disrupted many lives, and has caused anxiety in just about everyone. Morning Show host Jill Riley checked in with Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs over the phone. Garbus discussed how she’s been processing her emotions through staying on a routine, practicing meditation, and being present […]

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