Listen to Looch: Anthony Bourdain's final episode of 'Parts Unknown'

Anthony Bourdain - Parts Unknown: Lower East Side

This week, Mary Lucia talks about watching the final episode of Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown' on CNN. 'A lot of people, myself included, found it really difficult to watch the remaining episodes after Bourdain passed away last year,' Mary says, 'and I honestly feel like this is the one episode I would say you can watch. Yes, it's sad. Yes, it's poignant. But he's touring the Lower East Side of New York - it's so fitting and appropriate.'

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Music News: Bjork announces 'most elaborate stage concert yet'

A promotional image for Bjork's 'Cornucopia.'

For the opening of The Shed in New York, Bjork will present her 'most elaborate stage concert yet.' Robyn and Carlos Santana have also announced tours - plus, a Leonard Cohen exhibit and Chris Cornell tribute show are planned. Also in the news today: Lorde accuses Kanye West and Kid Cudi of stealing her stage design, Christina Aguilera gets denied when she tries to sing with a bar band, and Celine Dion gets put in handcuffs.

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Spotify’s list of most-played Minnesota artists might surprise you

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We know that Minnesota is home to a wealth of musical talent. Each month, Minnesotan artists rack up millions of streams on Spotify — but which artists are people listening to the most? To answer this question, City Pages asked Spotify for a list of the state’s most-streamed artists of all time. The results are…

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Iceland Airwaves

The Current brings Iceland Airwaves to you

Iceland Airwaves Festival

Join host Mark Wheat as he broadcasts from Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Mark will have interviews, live performances and a few cultural insights as well.

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Giveaways

Giveaway: Bob Dylan 'More Blood, More Tracks' deluxe box set

Bob Dylan, 'More Blood, More Tracks' deluxe box set

Enter for your chance to win a complete deluxe box set of Bob Dylan, 'More Blood, More Tracks - The Bootleg Series Vol. 14' from Columbia Records, Legacy Recordings and The Current. It's your chance to own a piece of Dylan's music history that's firmly rooted in Minneapolis.

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Music News: Bjork announces 'most elaborate stage concert yet'

A promotional image for Bjork's 'Cornucopia.'

For the opening of The Shed in New York, Bjork will present her 'most elaborate stage concert yet.' Robyn and Carlos Santana have also announced tours - plus, a Leonard Cohen exhibit and Chris Cornell tribute show are planned. Also in the news today: Lorde accuses Kanye West and Kid Cudi of stealing her stage design, Christina Aguilera gets denied when she tries to sing with a bar band, and Celine Dion gets put in handcuffs.

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The Current Sessions®

Hildur performs at Iceland Airwaves

Mark Wheat with Hildur (Hildur Kristin Stefansdottir)

Although she hasn't yet released a full-length studio album, Hildur's singles have been instant hits, including 2016's 'I'll Walk With You' and her newest single, 'Picture Perfect.' Hildur plays both of these songs and more, and she converses with Mark Wheat as part of The Current's sessions at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival.

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Soccer Mommy performs at Iceland Airwaves

Mark Wheat with Soccer Mommy

Nashville-based indie-pop artist Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison) joins Mark Wheat at Iceland Airwaves to play a live set and to talk about her budding career, including what it was like to meet and tour with one of her heroes, Liz Phair.

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David Huckfelt performs in The Current studio

David Huckfelt performs in The Current studio

Inspired by his friends and by a time as artist-in-residence at Isle Royale National Park, David Huckfelt of the Pines is releasing his solo debut album, 'Stranger Angels,' in early 2019. Huckfelt and friends stopped at The Current to play some songs from the forthcoming record and to chat with host Bill DeVille.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Remembering Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics icon, passed away yesterday at the age of 95. He was the editor-in-chief, then publisher, then chairman of Marvel Comics, and helped co-create Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Stan Lee?

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