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Cole Premo has been a web producer at WCCO since 2009. He joined WCCO as an Emma L. Bowen mentorship student in the summer of 2005. After four summers of working hard and learning an amazing amount about how TV news works, Cole was hired full-time.

Cole went to the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) where he graduated with an English literature and New Media studies degree.

Cole’s passion — other than journalism — is music. He plays lead guitar and lead vocals in his solo band. So, it only makes sense that he now interviews musicians of various levels of success who are playing shows in Minnesota.

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Local Music Tap: ‘Entertainment Jill’ & Fostering Female Talent

Calley Bliss — the founder of Entertainment Jill – has a great tagline that she acknowledges is somewhat cheesy, but it perfectly describes what her new company strives to do: foster talent and give female musicians a voice.

12/10/2014

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Local Music Tap: Courtney Yasmineh Album Release @ Icehouse

After returning from her ninth Euro Club tour, local alt-rock-indie-pop songwriter Courtney Yasmineh will be releasing her fourth album, Red Letter Day, at the Icehouse in Minneapolis this weekend.

11/18/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Bear & The Barrel’ Variety Show @ Old Arizona Theater

The third part of the ongoing live TV variety show spoof, “Bear & The Barrel,” is set to entertain audiences at the Old Arizona Theater in Minneapolis all weekend.

10/30/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘War Poets’ Teams Up w/ Rock The Cause To Release EP

A Minnesota nonprofit label – the same one that launched the late Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds” song to worldwide attention — is now teaming up with local group, War Poets, to launch their latest EP.

10/16/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Sherwin Linton — Forever On The Stage’

A retrospective documentary is capturing the life and times of a respected Midwest country musician who plays more than 200 gigs a year — and more amazingly — hasn’t missed one in 59 years.

10/09/2014

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Local Music Tap: Mpls. Country Musician Named ‘Most Promising Young Artist’

Minneapolis country musician Devon Worley says she’s humbled after being named the “Most Promising Young Artist” by the Independent Country Music Association. The award was announced last Saturday during an episode of the nationally syndicated […]

10/02/2014

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Local Music Tap: Lizzo-Caroline Smith Duo @ First Ave. To Benefit Women’s Group

Indie-R&B artist Caroline Smith and alternative hip-hopper Lizzo are teaming up for a couple of special shows at First Avenue this weekend – with proceeds benefiting a women’s equality group. Recently, the pair released a […]

09/23/2014

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Local Music Tap: P.O.S. To Headline Downtown Mpls. Block Party

Minneapolis-based Rapper P.O.S. is celebrating his return from a kidney disease and transplant by headlining “The Best F—ing Show Ever” block party in downtown Minneapolis this Saturday.

09/12/2014

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Local Music Tap: The Replacements’ Documentary Screening, Reunion Show

In what’s being called “All Replacements’ Eve,” the special director’s cut of the documentary on the legendary Minneapolis band is set to screen in mid-September – the day before The Replacements return to the Twin […]

08/29/2014

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Learn To Age Successfully @ State Fair’s Wiser Living Exhibit

Try as we might to fight the inevitable, we all get old. So, we should be wiser when it comes to dealing with the aging process in order to stay independent as long as possible. At the Minnesota State Fair, the Wiser Living 2014 exhibit aims to help us do just that.

08/28/2014

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Local Music Tap: Record Stores Respond To Vinyl’s Popularity

Earlier this month, Nielsen reported that vinyl sales rose a semi-staggering 40 percent over 2013 to 4 million in the first half of this year. At the same time, digital tracks and album (CDs) sales […]

07/31/2014

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Local Music Tap: Minne Fest Returns For 2nd Year

Minne Fest is returning for its second year this weekend in Minneapolis. Now, it features two days of music and a new location. The event – hosted by MJG Productions — is meant to promote local music, art, businesses and projects all while raising money for Cancer Kids Fund at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota.

07/23/2014

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Local Music Tap: Lowertown Guitar Fest Returns For 2nd Year

The Lowertown Guitar Festival is returning to St. Paul’s Mears Park after last year’s inaugural event that attracted nearly 2,000 people. This year, the host of the event — McNally Smith College of Music — promises that the Saturday, Aug. 9 event will be even bigger and better.

07/10/2014

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Local Music Tap: Twin Cities Jazz Fest Begins

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is back for its 16th year in downtown St. Paul and is bringing in great talent from all around the world — and it’s totally free for concert-goers.

06/26/2014

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Local Music Tap: Summer Beer Dabbler Lineup Revealed

The eight-piece, rising Sonny Knight & The Lakers will be headlining the 6th annual The Summer Beer Dabbler later this summer, event organizers announced earlier this week.

06/12/2014

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