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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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1-27-14 Grammy Recap On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Remy Maxwell from JACK FM talks Grammy’s with John Hines.

01/27/2014

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Good Question: Are Bigger Headphones Better For You?

Throughout the day, many of us listen to music at the office, on the bus and on the street.

01/22/2014

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Governor Christie Traffic Jam

Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen have fun with Bridgegate on Late Night.

01/15/2014

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St. Paul Jazz Club To Close New Year’s Eve

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.

12/30/2013

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100-Year-Old Fiddler Gets A Birthday Surprise

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.

12/04/2013

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Gay Men’s Chorus Forms In Fargo-Moorhead

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.

11/25/2013

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Musicians Gather To Honor Promoter Sue McLean

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

11/23/2013

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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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Movie Blog: Highlights From 2013 ‘Sound Unseen’

Are you ready to rock, Twin Cities? Hüsker Dü and The National are waiting in the wings to bookend the 2013 Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art festival, which opens today and runs through Sunday, Nov. 17.

11/13/2013

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