Prince’s childhood homes: MnDOT research helps create a timeline

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We know Prince grew up in Minneapolis — but where, exactly? In what house or apartment did he tap out his first tune, and where, exactly, did he flourish when his father moved out and he was free to play piano whenever he wanted? Even if you think you know, you might be wrong. We…

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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

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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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The Current Sessions®

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: International Translation Day


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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