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Lowertown Guitar Festival Returns To St. Paul

The Lowertown Guitar Festival returns to St. Paul next month. The free day of outdoor music will be held Aug. 9 in downtown Mears Park. McNally Smith College of Music is holding the second annual event. Last year’s inaugural festival drew nearly 2,000 people.

07/19/2014

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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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Young Musicians Hoping ‘Grammy Camp’ Leads To Success

Thirty-one talented high school students from across the country are taking part in “Grammy Camp” here in Minnesota. It is an immersion in all aspects of the music business, from songwriting and engineering to video production and vocal performance.

06/17/2014

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Local Music Tap: Motion City Soundtrack Movie, Acoustic Performance Of 1st Album

To celebrate the release of their new video documentary, Minneapolis-born Motion City Soundtrack is set to perform the album I Am The Movie acoustic in its entirety Wednesday in St. Paul. Last year, after sorting through video footage and photographs of their experience making I Am The Movie in the early-2000s and liking what they saw, the band asked their friend Melissa Kraemer to lead and edit the project.

05/11/2014

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Minnesota Music Students To Play With Midwest Jazz Band

Minnesota is home to some of the most unique sounds in the music industry. The sounds of Bob Dylan, Prince, The Jayhawks and Doomtree have inspired countless of inspiring artists to pick up instruments. Many of whom come to St. Paul, Minn. to the McNally Smith College of Music where classes focus on performance, recording and engineering.

04/14/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Winter Jazz Blast’ Festival For H.S. Jazz Bands

Escape the cold with some hot jazz performed by some of Minnesota’s best high school bands at the 2nd Annual Winter Jazz Blast.

01/08/2014

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McNally Smith To Host 2014 Grammy Camp

McNally Smith College of Music will present Grammy Camp in St. Paul next summer. The camp is the Grammy Foundation’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students. McNally Smith is one of four host sites in 2014.

11/16/2013

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Local Music Tap: McNally Smith Makes ‘Best College For Vets’ List

Military Times Edge magazine has named St. Paul’s McNally Smith College of Music one of the best colleges for veterans.

10/03/2013

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Movie Blog: Sound Unseen Announces 2013 Fest Slate

This November, one of the most hotly anticipated local festivals will open with Hüsker Dü and close with The National, with appearances by The Descendents, Peaches, Madlib & MF Doom, Cloud Cult, Tapes N’ Tapes, Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Doe from X, and many more in between.

10/01/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Lowertown Guitar Fest’ Kicks Off This Weekend

In what they are calling the “first-ever guitar-centric fest,” McNally Smith College of Music will be hosting the Lowertown Guitar Festival on Aug. 10. The festival’s goal is simple: celebrate one of America’s most beloved instruments – the guitar – and the musicians who play it.

08/06/2013

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St. Paul Music College To Host Guitar Festival

McNally Smith College of Music will host the inaugural Lowertown Guitar Festival in downtown St. Paul next month. The free day of live music will take place Aug. 10 in Mears Park.

07/20/2013

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State Dept. Sends Minn. Hip-Hop Artist To Africa

The U.S. State Department is sending a Minnesota hip-hop artist to Africa as part of a cultural exchange program.

05/04/2013

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Best Places For Guitar Lessons

Regardless of taste in music, age or ability, you can find guitar lessons that fit your needs.

01/31/2013

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Deepwinter Bonfire Shakes Up Season In St. Paul

Minnesotans have a chance to shake off their winter blues next weekend in St. Paul.

01/12/2013

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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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