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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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