Coffee Break: I read the news today oh boy

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Jill Riley has the day off from Oake & Riley since she's preparing to broadcast live from Saint John's University 3-6 pm, so we have Tom Weber from MPR News in the studio with Brian. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that mention the news or newspapers do you want to hear?

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Art from Prince’s Glam Slam club, in storage for two decades, returns to light

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At the Casket Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis on Friday, artist Peyton Scott Russell was proudly overlooking his working studio space, which was turned into a makeshift gallery for his show Glam Art. “I really cleaned this place out so people could come in,” Peyton said, chuckling. According to him, his studio is usually so…

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New Power Generation, 3RDEYEGIRL close out this year’s Celebration


And exhale. Celebration, the four-day event at Paisley Park, came to an weighty close yesterday in front of approximately 2,000 fans (1,000 people in each track). Sunday’s program capped a long weekend of storytelling, jamming, mourning, and of course, dancing in Minneapolis, all centered around the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death. From the panels to…

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Machu Picchu

Jade shares her music picks for Machu Picchu


The Current's Jade is out this week because she and some friends are in Peru to climb the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. To help prepare for the trip, Jade put together a couple of playlists. ' I did want to share my playlists with you, so you can be with me in spirit,' Jade writes. 'Let me know what you think, and share some of your favorite workout songs.'

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Prince fans dance the night away at First Avenue, family parties


The thousands-strong singalong to “Purple Rain” at the Memorial Street Party, right at the spot where the Kid once pulled his motorcycle up to the door of First Avenue, may have been the climax to this weekend’s celebrations of Prince’s life and legacy — but it wasn’t the end. As crews efficiently started to clear away…

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Review: Jesse Johnson at Bunker’s wraps up the emotional Prince anniversary


WOW. I say this partly because I spent a lot of Friday thinking about 3RDEYEGIRL, who recorded a song with that title for PLECTRUMELECTRUM (2014). Partly because Jesse Johnson’s show at Bunker’s last night put me through almost every emotion there is. But mostly, it’s because at the end of the one-year anniversary of Prince’s…

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The Current Sessions®

The New Pornographers play a stripped-down set in The Current studio


In town for a show at First Avenue, the New Pornographers stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley. Frontman and chief songwriter A.C. Newman explains how he'd love to write a song like 'Daydream Believer' -- and how the video for the song 'High Ticket Attractions' was shot by Minnesota filmmaker Dan Huiting.

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Bob Mould performs #MicroShow at the Turf Club in St. Paul

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In April of 2016, The Current hosted a #MicroShow with Bob Mould at the Turf Club in St. Paul. On the same day that Prince passed away, Mould shared a blistering and cathartic eleven-song set from his time in Sugar and his work as a soloist. Listen to songs from that performance on our website.

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Coffee Break: I read the news today oh boy

newspapers

Jill Riley has the day off from Oake & Riley since she's preparing to broadcast live from Saint John's University 3-6 pm, so we have Tom Weber from MPR News in the studio with Brian. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that mention the news or newspapers do you want to hear?

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