'The Unknown Tour' Stops In Mpls. On Mission To Give Voice To Unknown MusiciansA group of guys from Los Angeles are traveling the country this summer with the ultimate goal of giving a voice to the lesser-heard musicians. This week, they stopped in Minneapolis.
Women Who Rock: Haley BonarHaley Bonar has been in the Minnesota music scene for twelve years as a singer-songwriter. She talks to WCCO about how she has struck a balance between music, ambition and motherhood.
Minnesota Orchestra, Vanska Extend ContractsThe Minnesota Orchestra is announcing contract extensions for music director Osmo Vanska and its musicians.
Rock 'N' Roll Dreams Come True For Adults At Minnesota CampA Minnesota band camp is giving baby boomers and younger musicians a chance to prove they are never too old to rock and roll. Since 2009, Rock Camp for Dads has allowed hundreds of dads — and moms — to unleash their inner Jimi Hendrix without the hassle and costs of organizing a band.
Minnesota Singing Group Celebrates 25 YearsThe Minnesota group, The Blenders, has been together now for 25 years, touring the U.S. with their unique style of vocal harmony based music. Now, they've released a new album in honor of it.
Noted Twin Cities Composer Stephen Paulus DiesAcclaimed 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.
Young Musicians Hoping 'Grammy Camp' Leads To SuccessThirty-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.
Minnesota Orchestra Reviving New Year's Eve ConcertsFans of classical music in Minnesota will have one more reason to celebrate ringing in the new year. The Minnesota Orchestra announced the details for its 2014-2015 season on Friday, and among the highlights will be their first New Year's Eve concerts since 1998.
Local Music Tap: 'Music In Mears' Lineup AnnouncedThe ever-growing Music in Mears concert series is back for its 11th year of free local music rocking Lowertown in St. Paul.
Local Drummers Celebrated At Minneapolis ConcertThey are the heartbeat of every band, providing that driving beat that keeps the music together. Minneapolis is home to some of the best drummers in the world, and this weekend they will be honored.
Minnesota Music Students To Play With Midwest Jazz BandMinnesota is home to some of the most unique sounds in the music industry. The sounds of Bob Dylan, Prince, The Jayhawks and Doomtree have inspired countless of inspiring artists to pick up instruments. Many of whom come to St. Paul, Minn. to the McNally Smith College of Music where classes focus on performance, recording and engineering.
Pete Seeger Celebration Planned In St. PaulMusicians will gather in St. Paul in May to honor Pete Seeger on what would have been the renowned folk singer and political activist's 95th birthday. The concert — called "For Pete's Sake: Celebrating Pete Seeger's 95th Birthday" — will be held May 3 at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul. Seeger died Jan. 27 at age 94. The singer-songwriter was known for such folk classics as "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," ''Turn, Turn, Turn" and "If I Had a Hammer."
Minn. Orchestra's Final Rehearsals Before Return PerformancesAfter $52 million in renovations and a labor dispute that left it sitting largely empty for months, harmony has returned to Orchestra Hall.
Local Music Tap: Musicians Of MN Orchestra To Begin 10-Concert RunThe Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra aren't letting a seemingly never-ending lockout stop them from performing. Starting Friday, the musicians will begin a 10-concert run for the Winter-Spring season, called "Music For Minnesota: A Season of Shining Stars!"
Musicians Gather To Honor Promoter Sue McLeanMusicians 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