Art-A-Whirl Twirls Into NE Minneapolis For Its 20th YearThe music and art worlds merge for the 20th year in a row at the Art-A-Whirl festival. It spans northeast Minneapolis, and ranges from avant-garde to fine art. There are more than 50 locations that are hosting events, including art studios, galleries, homes, businesses and restaurants.
Son Pens Song About His Mother's Struggle With CancerJack Ohmes wrote a song about his mom's experience with colon cancer, and he's hoping his music will help other families heal. "I spent a lot of time up in my room, just writing words on the yellow legal pad," he said.
Basilica Block Party 2015 Lineup AnnouncedMinnesota music lovers, get excited! Organizers of Basilica Block Party announced the full 2015 lineup Thursday evening.
Twin Cities Music Lovers Celebrate Record Store DaySaturday is Record Store Day all across the country and in the Twin Cities. For the 8th year, stores are celebrating with live music, giveaways, limited vinyl releases and food.
Get Ready To Celebrate 'National Record Store Day'Saturday will be a special day -- a day to appreciate something old that is new once again. It's National Record Store Day across the country. "As a long-term record buyer, I can tell you it's the funnest day of the year."
New Album (And Lawsuit) Puts Prince Protege In SpotlightJudith Hill is used to false starts in her career. She was set to have a major platform as Michael Jackson's backup singer for his "This Is It" comeback concerts when he died before they could begin; she was also a leading contender on NBC's "The Voice" in 2013 before getting voted off before the finals.
4 Things To Know: Missing UMN Student, Controversial Indiana Legislation & MoreThese are the four things you need to know for Monday, March 30.
'Blurred Lines' Verdict Likely To Alter Music BusinessA jury's verdict that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song "Blurred Lines" won't just be felt by the singer's pocketbooks — it has the potential to change how musicians work and could open the door to new copyright claims.
Survey: Daft Punk Is Minnesota's Favorite ArtistApparently, Minnesota's up all night to get lucky ... and listen to "Get Lucky." A lot. As reported by our sister station 104.1 JACK-FM, Minnesota's favorite musical act during the last year was none other than the French house duo Daft Punk.
Prince's Grammy Shade Face Stole The ShowA few Grammy nominees with Minnesota connections won golden gramophones on Sunday night, but the biggest Minnesota winner of all was presenter Prince, according to the reception on Twitter. Prince was on hand to present the album of the year award, which many expected to go to either Beyonce or Sam Smith.
Iconic Minnesota Studio To Still Make Music After Owner's DeathThere is a place down an old Minnesota country road where musicians from all over the world come to make music. There is a mystique about Pachyderm Studio, where rock legends have made a name for themselves and everyone who walks through the door finds focus, instead of intimidation.
Chorus Of Lawmakers Want Money For Minnesota's State BandMinnesota's state band rehearses in a basement cafeteria, stores its music in a hard-to-reach closet and can't afford a marimba. But it could get some official appreciation if a pair of state House bills quietly introduced Thursday become law. A group of DFL lawmakers wants to throw the band $50,000 over the next two years and guarantee free rehearsal space.
SPCO To Hold First Rehearsal In New Concert HallMusicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra are about to play their first official notes in their new downtown home. The orchestra will hold its first working rehearsal Wednesday in the new Concert Hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
Former TE Ben Utecht Delivers Musical MessageConcussions drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago. He fears that the effects from the hits he took as a tight end for four NFL seasons, and for four years before that at the University of Minnesota, will have a significant impact on his future health. Now a singer-songwriter and in-demand speaker, Utecht wanted to ensure that his family will always remember him as a bright, clever and insightful person. What better way than through a song?
Daisy Dillman Band Reunites After Long AbsenceA Minnesota country rock band is getting back together after a three-decade absence. The Daisy Dillman Band plans to release its first album in 34 years. The band was popular in the 1970s and '80s and recorded for major labels United Artists and RCA. But except for some one-off concerts in the early 2000s, the group has been on hiatus.