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Noted Twin Cities Composer Stephen Paulus Dies

Acclaimed Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus has died at 65. Family members say he passed away Sunday from complications of a stroke he suffered last year. Paulus wrote over 500 works, which received premieres and performances throughout the world.

10/22/2014

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Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse Claims

Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.

10/15/2014

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The Who Announce Target Center Show In 2015

This time next year, Twin Cities fans of The Who will have something to hoot about. The Who will be coming to the Target Center on Oct. 10, 2015, as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour.

10/10/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Music Scientist Roger Dumas

Our connection to music is a strong one. It can put you in a better mood or help you go to sleep. But one scientist is now making music by using brain waves.

09/30/2014

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Turf Club In St. Paul Reopens With New Features

The Turf Club in St. Paul is back in business after 3 months of renovations. The well-known hole in the wall has a new owner — the same people who own First Avenue in Minneapolis.

08/29/2014

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Bob Dylan To Play 3 Concerts In Minneapolis This Fall

One of the most beloved institutions of Minnesota music history will be making a three-concert home stand in November. The artist just announced he will be performing for three nights at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis as part of his North American tour.

08/27/2014

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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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Top 10 Greatest Songs From ‘Jock Jams’

“Ya’ll ready for this?” Here’s some of the best Jock Jams of all-time. It wasn’t easy to choose, but these tracks are certain to get the crowd bumpin’. (And make sure to check out the bonus list at the end for the “Most Annoying)

07/30/2014

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Podcast Page: 7-30-1 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A great HUMP DAY version of the WCCO Morning News….listen back to some of the things you may have missed via Dave’s Podcast Page. Click the LINK ABOVE now to head there!

07/30/2014

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‘Taste Of Minnesota’ Drawing In Crowds At New Location

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.

07/05/2014

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Straight Up! Paula Abdul’s Top 5 Videos

Happy Birthday Paula Abdul! In celebration of everything pop and cartoon cat-oriented, here’s a list of the pop singer’s top videos.

06/19/2014

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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: 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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Mpls. Radio Host Celebrates Bob Dylan’s Birthday

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.

05/24/2014

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‘Taste Of Minnesota’ Announces 2014 Music Lineup

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.”

05/12/2014

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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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Prince Makes Peace With Warner, ‘Purple Rain’ Reissue Coming

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.

04/18/2014

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Dakota Plans To Take Over Shuttered Artists’ Quarter

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.

03/31/2014

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Finding Minnesota: The Mystery Musical Mural

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.

03/30/2014

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Excellent Educator: Osseo School District’s Kevin Rassier

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.

03/28/2014

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Prince Planning Paisley Park Parties This Weekend

“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.”

03/27/2014

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Beatles Exhibit Coming To Mall of America

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.

02/15/2014

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Eastview Musicians Play Piece By Former Exchange Student

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.

02/14/2014

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Sounds Of Blackness Looking For New Voices To Connect With Community

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.

02/11/2014

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50 Years Of The Beatles

CBS was there when The Beatles landed in America. Check out the archived footage.

02/07/2014

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