Re-opened Armory in Minneapolis announces first music shows

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The Minneapolis Armory, set to open as an event and concert venue under the commonsense name The Armory, has announced its first music shows as a re-opened venue. Electronic group Above & Beyond will perform at a “large scale New Year’s Eve event.” A series of shows with the Club Nomadic brand around the upcoming…

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Rodney Crowell performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Rodney Crowell performs in the studio

Rodney Crowell's latest album is 'Close Ties,' a collection of songs that look back on Crowell's life and career so far, with the benefit of age and experience. Crowell visited the Radio Heartland studio for a session hosted by Mike Pengra.

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The Chart Show Ballot

The Chart Show

Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show, hosted by Mark Wheat!

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Elvis remembered by his contemporaries

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On Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at his home in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 42. Forty years on, we've gathered some archival video of Elvis's contemporaries sharing their thoughts about the late rock 'n' roller. See thoughts from B.B. King, Ann Margret, Tom Jones and others.

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Video premiere: Watch Chastity Brown “Wake Up”

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Chastity Brown released her most recent album, Silhouette of Sirens, in May after a long recording, writing, and re-recording process. Now that it’s out, she’s shared a wealth of thoughts and art about the project, including beautiful interviews, a touching show at the Fitzgerald, and new music videos: “Carried Away” and “Wake Up.” Out today, the…

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The Current Sessions®

Amy Shark visits The Current as her music career takes off

Amy Shark performs in The Current studio

'It's still blowing my mind that I'm from a long way away, and my little song's being played in Minnesota,' says Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. 'It's amazing.' Amy Shark shared songs and stories when she visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jill Riley.

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Dan Wilson performs songs from 'Re-Covered' in The Current studio

Dan Wilson performs in The Current studio

Having worked with artists as wide-ranging as Taylor Swift, Mike Doughty, LeAnn Rimes, John Legend, Adele, Josh Groban, Dixie Chicks, Chris Stapleton and others, Dan Wilson has released 'Re-Covered,' a collection of songs he's co-written as part of his many collaborations. 'I'm really enthusiastic about a lot of music,' Wilson says while visiting The Current for an in-studio session with Oake & Riley.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Songs about leaving or being left alone

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Belle & Sebastian popped by The Current yesterday for an interview and in-studio session, and they told Mary Lucia about accidentally leaving their drummer in a Walmart in North Dakota two nights ago. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that center around someone leaving or being left alone?

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