At Prince’s favorite record store, fans celebrate release of ‘Purple Rain’ deluxe edition

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Eight-year-old Cristiano first heard Prince just after the music icon died. His dad, Chris Provenzano, started playing all Prince’s old records around the house. Now, Cristiano has a Purple Rain t-shirt. For the boy’s birthday, the Chicago father and son drove up to see the Prince-themed Twins game against the White Sox last week and got a VIP tour of Paisley Park.…

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Theft of the Dial: Tony M. of The New Power Generation

Tony Mosley, aka Tony M. of the New Power Generation

On Thursday, June 22, at 8 p.m., Tony M. of Prince's band, The New Power Generation, takes over the airwaves in the latest Theft of the Dial. Sitting down with The Current's Production Manager, Derrick Stevens, Tony M. talks about how he began working with Prince during the production of 'Purple Rain' and later with The NPG, and he plays some of his favorite tracks, including those that influenced his own music career.

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The Current's Instant Band

The Current's Instant Band: Watch on Facebook Live, June 23 at noon CDT


We put together a super group of local musicians including Gabriel Douglas, deM atlaS, Al Church, James Buckley, Mary Bue, and Little Man They'll be improvising music together while taking suggestions via Facebook live from viewers for what the band should play - lyrics, dance moves, musical styles and more.

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The Red Herring

The Current goes to Duluth!


It's been almost a year and a half since The Current's signal went live in Duluth, and with that expansion came one of our favorite summer traditions: The Current Goes to Duluth! This July 28 and 29 The Current hosts and staff are setting up camp in your great city for two days of fun.

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Hip-hop artist Mac Miller

The Most Underrated Rapper in the Game


Pennsylvania hip-hop artist Mac Miller is the most underrated rapper in the game, asserts Jeffrey Bissoy-Mattis. 'The Pittsburgh native has been slept on for far too long, and I think it's about time we give him the respect and recognition he deserves,' Bissoy-Mattis writes. Learn more about Mac Miller, and check out some of his tracks.

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The Chart Show

The Chart Show Ballot


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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Am I a millennial…or a perennial?


I don’t go a day without listening to music. Whether it’s in my headphones or in any Bluetooth speaker I can find, I’ve got to get my fix. My music choice in the morning is essential to how I’ll feel for the rest of the day. A lot of people look at my age and my…

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The Current Sessions®

Pokey LaFarge takes his St. Louis-made album on the road

Pokey LaFarge performs in The Current studio

After spending most of 2016 in or near his hometown of St. Louis, Mo., Pokey LaFarge is now touring in support of his new album, 'Manic Revelations.' Before his first-ever show in the First Avenue Mainroom, LaFarge visited The Current for a live in-studio session hosted by Jade.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: What Pride means to you

The rainbow flag made its way down Hennepin Ave.

We're gearing up for a weekend of Pride activities including special programming from Mac Wilson and DJ Shannon Blowtorch, The Beer Dabbler, En Vogue in Loring Park, and the annual pride parade. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that exemplify what Pride means to you?

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