Paisley Park to screen Prince ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ concert from 1992

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Tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 21) at 9 p.m., Paisley Park will be screening footage from a 1992 Prince concert. The concert, a London show that took place on June 15 of that year, was part of Prince’s Diamonds and Pearls tour. The Diamonds and Pearls tour was the first to feature Prince’s backing band the New Power Generation, which first…

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50 Songs for 50 Years

MPR 50th Anniversary

The Current is celebrating 50 years of Minnesota Public Radio and 50 years of amazing music. On Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, (the 50th anniversary of MPR) join Mac Wilson from 1 to 5 p.m. Mac is your host as we reflect on some of the most influential, popular and groundbreaking music from 1967 to now, one song from each year.

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Friday Five: Hippo Campus, deM atlaS, and more new Minnesota music videos


Hippo Campus, “way it goes” Indie pop band Hippo Campus and friends escape to a Cumberland, Wisconsin cabin to decompress in the snow. Find “way it goes” on the band’s first LP, landmark, which will drop Feb. 24. deM atlaS, “In The Mud” Straight after co-starring in Sarah White’s “Sweet Song” video, deM atlaS debuted his own latest…

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Margaret Glaspy performs in the studio

Margaret Glaspy performs in The Current studio


Over the past year, Margaret Glaspy has been touring extensively in support of her album, 'Emotions and Math.' The album title has become a metaphor for her lifestyle over the past 12 months. 'In travelling or touring or making a record or writing songs,' Glaspy says, 'while it's incredibly creative and emotional, it's also really logistical at times.' Glaspy and her band visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Jade.

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Haley Bonar performs in The Current studio

DJ Pick of the Week: Mary Lucia - Haley Bonar, 'Stupid Face'


'Haley Bonar's voice is like honey, and I love the way she thinks,' writes Mary Lucia. 'I have no idea what Haley's song 'Stupid Face' is exactly about, and it doesn't really matter to me. If she's singing it, I'm listening to it.' Mary has selected Haley Bonar's track 'Stupid Face' as the DJ Pick of the Week for Jan. 16, 2017.

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The Current Sessions®

Margaret Glaspy performs in The Current studio

Margaret Glaspy performs in the studio

Over the past year, Margaret Glaspy has been touring extensively in support of her album, 'Emotions and Math.' The album title has become a metaphor for her lifestyle over the past 12 months. 'In travelling or touring or making a record or writing songs,' Glaspy says, 'while it's incredibly creative and emotional, it's also really logistical at times.' Glaspy and her band visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Jade.

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James Vincent McMorrow in studio

James Vincent McMorrow performs in The Current studio


Following the release of his third album, 'We Move,' James Vincent McMorrow stopped in The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade. Looking at his trajectory as an artist, McMorrow indicates his artistic output has been informed by his circumstances and his available resources. 'Everything I do is based on what feels right,' he says. Check out the complete in-studio session.

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Coffee Break: 1967


On January 22, 1967, Minnesota Public Radio went on air. Though The Current is only turning 12 this year, MPR is turning 50 years old on Sunday, and we want to celebrate with you. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that debuted in 1967?

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