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Jazz and funk and soul, oh my! Local Blog

On a snowy day in late 1978, just a week before Thanksgiving, jazz saxophonist Morris Wilson staged a rally for working musicians on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Fed up with the dwindling opportunities for funk bands with horn sections in the Twin Cities and the rising popularity of dance music, he led a small […]

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Talking about Canada Day with Consul General Jamshed Merchant

July 1 is Canada Day, and we're delighted to welcome Consul General Jamshed Merchant of the Consulate General in Minneapolis to our studios. 'We're celebrating the birth of Canada,' Consul General Merchant says, and he describes not only the day's celebrations, but also the vibrant cultural environment of Canada and some of his favorite Canadian music.

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Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL release new song “HARDROCKLOVER” Local Blog

Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL have surprised fans with a surprise new track, released on Soundcloud. “HARDROCKLOVER” pits rock against R&B, suggesting that what ladies really love—or, at least, the eponymous lady really loves—is the kind of guitar noise that Prince has been making lately on albums like PLECTRUM ELECTRUM. You could also interpret the lyrics as a woman-guitar […]

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