It’s down to the wire for Robbinsdale’s Terrace Theatre

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A group of residents in Robbinsdale, Minn. are uniting with the Minnesota Preservation Alliance in an attempt to save the historic Terrace Theatre from demolition. This summer, city officials voted to permit the theater to be demolished to make way for a Hy-Vee grocery store. Many residents agreed with the decision, but many did not, pointing out the 65-year-old theater’s historical significance.…

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Friday Five: Sonny Knight, DEM YUUT, and more new Minnesota music videos

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Sonny Knight and the Lakers, “Sooner Or Later” Sonny Knight leaves it all on the pool table in “Sooner Or Later,” a funky, beautifully colored film by director Erik Nelson and DP Kyle Moe. In two short weeks (October 14), Knight and the Lakers’ album Sooner Or Later drops via Secret Stash Records — but if you’re a fan…

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An open letter to Sean Anonymous

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Dear Sean Anonymous, It’s me, Mina Moore: your friend and Local Current Resident DJ predecessor! You’ve by now accepted your invitation to host every Friday from noon until six for the beautiful autumn month also known as October. If you’re reading this, you are in what was my beloved editing suite for the last five…

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Prince’s childhood homes: MnDOT research helps create a timeline


We know Prince grew up in Minneapolis — but where, exactly? In what house or apartment did he tap out his first tune, and where, exactly, did he flourish when his father moved out and he was free to play piano whenever he wanted? Even if you think you know, you might be wrong. We…

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Twin Cities Book Festival to feature ‘Art of Rock’ panel


The Current’s Mary Lucia will be moderating a panel on “The Art of Rock” as part of the annual Twin Cities Book Festival on Oct. 15. The panel features Mitch Putnam — author of OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art — along with local printers and artists Wes Winship, Mike Davis, and Dan Black. Mitch Putnam, a…

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The Current Sessions®

Local Natives perform in The Current studio

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Local Natives' latest album, 'Sunlit Youth,' emerged after the band concluded a heavy touring schedule and returned home to California. 'We found ourselves back home in L.A., and really just finding it this inspiring, beautiful place to be in this world of possibility,' says the band's Taylor Rice. Listen to the complete Local Natives in-studio session at The Current, hosted by Jade.

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Sara Watkins performs in the studio


Touring in support of her new album, 'Young In All The Wrong Ways,' Sara Watkins visited our studio for a session heard on Radio Heartland and on The Current's 'United States of Americana.'

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Coffee Break: International Translation Day


It's International Translation Day, which is meant to show solidarity of the worldwide translation community in an effort to promote the translation profession in different countries. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature phrases in other languages?

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Today in Music History: Donovan first appeared on U.S. TV


Two roadies had a dust-up at a Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blue Oyster Cult gig; Exile topped the singles chart; Kate Pierson protested fur fashion; Mariah Carey made chart history; Justin Timberlake dominated iTunes; Neil Young gave an unforgettable performance on 'Saturday Night Live'; and Donovan appeared on U.S. television for the first time, Today in Music History.

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