Local Current Blog

Did Prince pick the best place in America to settle down?

No, not Minneapolis. Yes, Prince was born and raised in the Mill City, but in the early ’80s he bought a lakeside house in Chanhassen, the Carver County suburb that would remain Prince’s primary home (aside from stints in Los Angeles and Toronto) for the remainder of his life. “Chanhassen offers more than a chance […]

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Take it from Bob Mould: Vaccination and masking are no joke

“You’ve got to follow house rules,” says Bob Mould in a new video announcement. His former band Hüsker Dü were always better at that than, say, the Replacements — but back in the ’80s, the stakes around concert comportment were never as high as they are today. In plain language, Mould tells fans that they […]

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Crooners to remember Rondo as Fridley supper club branches into musical revues

After adapting to welcome Covid-era audiences with drive-in concerts and other innovations, Crooners Supper Club is expanding its live music programming to include musical revues. A venerable tradition, revues incorporate songs into story-oriented frameworks that draw on performers’ acting skills as well as their musical chops. With that in mind, Crooners could hardly have a […]

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