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Cowles Center To Present Breakdancing Battle

Breakdancing crews from across the Twin Cities will face off in a tournament style competition in downtown Minneapolis next month. The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts is hosting the sixth annual Groundbreaker Battle on Sept. 13 from noon to 8 p.m.

08/30/2014

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UW Students Launch Petition To ‘Jump Around’

University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates think they’re the cream of the crop and will rise to the top — and they want to hear it one last time. The school’s 2014 graduates have launched an online petition demanding campus officials play “Jump Around” during graduation at Camp Randall Stadium on May 17.

05/09/2014

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Dessa To Perform With Minneapolis Students

Local hip-hop artist Dessa will be joined by hundreds of students from Minneapolis Public Schools during an upcoming performance. The musician teamed up with local composer Jocelyn Hagen to write a song that students will perform in late April. One of the final rehearsals was held Friday at Patrick Henry High School.

03/21/2014

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Hip-Hop Star Drake Postpones Target Center Concert

Apparently “Starting from the Bottom” has pushed Drake a bit behind schedule, as an “intense rehearsal” agenda has the hip-hop superstar postponing his Oct. 5 gig at the Target Center to Sunday, Dec. 8. His team also cites “technical production requirements” as an issue for the delay. A handful of other concerts across the nation have been pushed back, too, as part of his 39-city “Would You Like A Tour” arena tour.

09/20/2013

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Jay-Z, Kanye West Both Coming To Twin Cities In November

The two headliners from the hip-hop “super-duet” LP “Watch the Throne” will be performing live in concert in the Twin Cities this fall in two separate concerts.

09/06/2013

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Dance Tips Courtesy Of ‘Flashdance’

Get out your leg warmers. A new musical is bringing sexy all the way back to the 1980s – it’s “Flashdance: The Musical,” now playing at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.

04/06/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 3-29!

The guys that brought you the WHISTING MEDLEY are back with an ode to HIP HOP.

03/29/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Is There Room For Feelings In Hip-Hop?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Emotions in hip-hop aren’t exactly new. Tupac’s “Dear Mama” was one of […]

01/29/2013

Jukebox Jury: Is There Room For Feelings In Hip-Hop?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Emotions in hip-hop aren’t exactly new. Tupac’s “Dear Mama” was one of […]

01/29/2013

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2012 Sounded Good: The Best Breakout Music Acts In Minnesota

Read on for the five best acts to break out in the white-hot Twin Cities music scene in 2012.

12/27/2012

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Minn. Kid Group’s ‘Hot Cheetos & Takis’ Song Going Viral

This might be the summer jam to put “Call Me Maybe” on the back burner.
A group of Minneapolis kids have seen their video “Hot Cheetos & Takis” go viral with more than 350,000 views on YouTube.

08/16/2012

Deaf Rapper Sign Mark

Deaf Rapper To Perform At The U Of M

His real name is Marko Vuoriheimo, and he hails from Finland. But he’s best known as SignMark the deaf rapper.

05/02/2012

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Nobel Peace Prize Forum To Feature MN’s Dessa

Augsburg’s annual Nobel Peace Prize forum will feature some amazing speakers this weekend, including former South Africa president F.W. de Klerk, human rights advocate Naomi TuTu and a Minnesota rapper.

03/02/2012

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Music Scene Spotters: Michael Hannah, Hip-Hop Artist

In recent years, the rap and hip-hop scene has been trying to change its harsh image into one of positive messages and giving back to grateful communities. And, right here in the Twin Cities, many are doing the same thing.

01/12/2012

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Chinese Students To Study Hip-Hop In St. Paul

Soon students from China will trade places with students from St. Paul to learn about hip-hop music.

08/17/2011

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