P.O.S’s “Born A Snake” featured in ‘Black Panther’ Marvel comic teaser

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As of today, just one degree separates the Minneapolis rap scene and the Marvel Universe, thanks to local artist P.O.S. His new song “Born A Snake” is featured in a video for Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet — the Ta-Nehisi Coates-penned comic series, not the Black Panther movie quite yet — and it has fans excited both for new comics and…

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Mid West Music Store: All-ages venue is a cozy home for live music in Winona

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Since opening in 2015, Winona’s Mid West Music Store has emerged as a premier destination for live music, offering truly unique concert experiences; Gaelynn Lea’s sold-out performance on Friday, Jan. 13 was no exception. The Duluth native and 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner returned to play the intimate 80-person venue for a second time.…

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At MPR, we're always trying to make your experiences more valuable and engaging. We'd like your input in determining how we can do that online. Please help us by answering a few questions about your interactions with MPR's digital efforts. Take the survey here. Thank you.

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Mary Lucia: 'Normal' is jive

We've been hearing a lot of Normal talk as of late: "Don't accept this as Normal." "The New Normal." Well, define Normal for me, would ya?

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The Current Sessions®

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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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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Oake and Riley Features


Coffee Break: Songs that pay a compliment

January 24 is National Compliment Day - a day to reflect on what you admire about the people around you and take the time to let them know. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that pay a compliment?

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