Parkway Theater hits the market for $775,000

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The Parkway Theater, a movie house and music venue in the Field neighborhood of South Minneapolis, is up for sale at an asking price of $775,000.  For the past decade, the venue has been owned by William Senkyr, who also owns Pepito’s restaurant next door — hence the theater’s designation, on its website, as “Pepito’s Parkway…

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Friday Five: Holidae, P.O.S, and more new Minnesota music videos

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Holidae, “Scared” Synthpop band Holidae follow up their “Darkest Shade” video by showcasing their imagery-rich lyrics. P.O.S, “Bully (feat. RP Hooks and Moncelas Boston)” Local photographer Adam DeGross ventures into video territory, shooting P.O.S, Moncelas Boston, and RP Hooks in black and white. Good Luck Finding Iris, “Morning Crawls Toward You, and I (Live)” Good Luck Finding Iris just…

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Hook & Ladder to host Slimabration: A celebration of Slim Dunlap


It’s been almost five years since Slim Dunlap suffered a serious stroke. Dunlap is a Minnesota-based guitarist and singer-songwriter, well-known as a member of the Replacements; since his stroke in 2012, he and his family have incurred significant medical expenses. There have been several projects and fundraisers to help Dunlap and his family, including the Songs for…

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Lady Midnight pays tribute to Lady Day


This February, The Current is celebrating Black History Month by celebrating four artists chosen by our listeners. We’ll be playing their music on the radio and sharing features online. This week, we’re featuring Billie Holiday. I learned of heartbreak when I was 13 listening to the voice of Billie Holiday. Jazz was a genre I was becoming…

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Weathered Ed’s Weekend will mark goodbye for Winona’s Weathered Heads


There won’t be another Weathered Heads show as bittersweet, sentimental and emotional as the one that’ll take place on Saturday night — in fact, there won’t be another Weathered Heads show, period. The Winona jam-pop rockers announced on Monday, Jan. 23 that after four and a half years of traveling across the Midwest they have…

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Music News: ‘Do You Want to Dance’ singer Bobby Freeman dies at 76


Singer-songwriter Bobby Freeman has died of a heart attack at age 76. Freeman was just a teenager when he wrote and recorded “Do You Want to Dance,” a top five hit in 1958. The song became one of the era’s most iconic singles, thanks in part to later covers by artists including the Beach Boys and the Ramones, and…

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Watch Hippo Campus perform ‘Way it Goes’ live at Icehouse in Minneapolis


Hippo Campus are poised to make a big splash on the national music scene with their debut full-length album, landmark, which comes out Friday, Feb. 24. In anticipation of the record’s release, Hippo Campus performed a full album preview at Minneapolis club Icehouse on Feb. 7. Nearly 200 lucky guests filled the room to get…

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Black History Month Featured Artists

Lady Midnight pays tribute to Lady Day

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This February, The Current is celebrating Black History Month by celebrating four artists chosen by our listeners. We’ll be playing their music on the radio and sharing features online. This week, we’re featuring Billie Holiday. I learned of heartbreak when I was 13 listening to the voice of Billie Holiday. Jazz was a genre I was becoming…

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Jeremy Ylvisaker: Inside the genius of Jimi Hendrix

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This February, The Current is celebrating Black History Month by celebrating four artists chosen by our listeners. We’ll be playing their music on the radio and sharing features online. This week, we’re featuring Jimi Hendrix. The Blues “…while your ears are still ringing, we’d like to go on and do another little tune called ‘I Don’t…

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Cameron Kinghorn: Why I respect Sharon Jones

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This February, The Current is celebrating Black History Month by celebrating four artists chosen by our listeners. We’ll be playing their music on the radio and sharing features online. For the first week, we’re featuring the late Sharon Jones. Sharon Jones was an unstoppable force. I try to check out concert footage of artists I…

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