Coffee Break: International Translation Day

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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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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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Local Natives perform in The Current studio


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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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: Coffee!


September 29 is National Coffee Day, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that mention coffee do you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot Norman Owens


The Beatles mixed 'I Am the Walrus'; Grand Funk Railroad got their first of two No. 1 hits; Prince and the Revolution went to No. 1 with 'Let's Go Crazy'; Bruce Springsteen jammed with a house band in Arizona; and piano-rocker Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player, Today in Music History.

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