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The “Taste of Minnesota” is underway in a new location. Organizers say it’s been so popular, they’re running out of food and had to call in for more! The Fourth of July festival moved from Harriet Island in St. Paul, Minn. because of flooding, to the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia, Minn.
Happy Birthday Paula Abdul! In celebration of everything pop and cartoon cat-oriented, here’s a list of the pop singer’s top videos.
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.
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.
One of Minnesota’s most famous people celebrates a big birthday Saturday. Bob Dylan turned 73. Dylan is originally from Hibbing, Minn. His career spans decades and genres, and has helped shape music as we know it today.
The Taste of Minnesota has announced their music lineup for the 2014 revival. Several country acts will fill the stage including Joe Nichols, whose hits include “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.”
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.
Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. announced Friday that it had reached an agreement with the pop icon.
A famed jazz club in St. Paul that has been closed for months is set to reopen, and it may be under the auspices of another esteemed Twin Cities jazz establishment. If the deal goes through, the Dakota Jazz Club will take over the space which formerly housed by the Artists’ Quarter in downtown St. Paul.
There’s a unique landmark in downtown Minneapolis that many people see but few can fully appreciate. It’s a five-story mural on the side of a building near 10th and Marquette featuring oversized musical notes.
This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. Kevin Rassier is a band teacher for Osseo area schools, and like all of our excellent educators he does something a little extra for his kids.
“Sometimes It Snows In April,” and sometimes the Purple One shows up to “Play in the Sunshine” at Paisley Park in March. Prince is planning a big party at Paisley Park this weekend called “Paisley Park After Dark.”
Meet the Beatles, Minnesota — again. The Grammy Museum says a traveling exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. will stop in Bloomington.
Eastview High School’s Wind Ensemble performs Friday at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and a piece they’re performing is an original composition by Patrick Hahn from Austria. Hahn, 18, is a former Eastview foreign exchange student. “[The piece] is kind of a reflection. It’s supposed to be played in a couple churches in Austria and Hungary as well, so it’s kind of kept in a more reflective style,” Hahn said.
For more than 43 years, the Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness has provided music that feeds the soul. The group is now auditioning new members at the Sabathani Community Center, something that has not been done for years.
CBS was there when The Beatles landed in America. Check out the archived footage.
Remy Maxwell from JACK FM talks Grammy’s with John Hines.
Throughout the day, many of us listen to music at the office, on the bus and on the street.
Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen have fun with Bridgegate on Late Night.
The last songs are about to be played at The Artists’ Quarter in downtown St. Paul. The underground jazz club closes New Year’s Eve with a performance by torch singer Carole Martin. The Artists’ Quarter is located in the basement of the Historic Hamm Building.
What do you give a 100-year-old man for his birthday? If the birthday boy is Lloyd Johnson of Woodbury, a big surprise will do the trick.
A group of about 15 men in Fargo-Moorhead have started a gay men’s chorus, and hope to pull off a holiday concert. The chorus organized a few months ago and has been holding weekly rehearsals at a Fargo church.
Musicians from across the country came together Saturday night to celebrate the memory of one of the most prominent women in the Twin Cities music scene. Sue McLean passed away this spring after a long battle with breast cancer. She made a name for herself as a music promoter and had a talent for discovering up-and-comers. Many of those artists she introduced to the public held a concert in her honor at First Avenue in Minneapolis
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.