Guitarist Leo Kottke and country and rock singer Mary Jane Alm are among this year’s inductees into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. Also being inducted are Twin Cities jazz singer Dennis Spears, accordionist Lorren Lindevig of Cloquet, old-time band leader Leon Olsen of New Ulm and the renowned St. Olaf Choir from St. Olaf College in Northfield.
A musical based on Nat King Cole’s struggles on the set of his pioneering 1957 TV show is back by popular demand on a Twin Cities stage.
The late great Nat King Cole was an accomplished jazz musician, successful singer song writer and a television pioneer. A new play all about him is about to open at the Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul.