In pictures: Rock the Cradle 2019

Rock the Cradle

Ten thousand people visited the campus of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis on Sunday, March 24, for the 14th installment of Rock the Cradle, a free day of fun and music for kids and their grownups presented by The Current and Children's Minnesota.

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Album of the Week: Jenny Lewis, 'On The Line'

Jenny Lewis, 'On The Line'

Jenny Lewis put herself on the emotional line with this album. Fans will appreciate the insight into what makes her tick, and will likely relate to the grieving process, and the notion of moving on and coming out OK on the other end of emotional turmoil.

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Friday Five: Brianna Kočka, the Violet Nines, and more new Minnesota music videos

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“50°! We did it!” KARE 11 meteorologist Sven Sundgaard tweeted yesterday afternoon. “Last time was Nov. 1.” So if you see Minnesotans lounging outside rather than hurriedly slip-sliding from place to place, you know why. Take a breath of spring air before sitting down to watch these videos. Brianna Kočka – “Kindness” Brianna Kočka enjoys friends,…

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Coffee Break: Scott Walker's influence

Scott Walker

Scott Walker - singer-songwriter, composer and record producer who came to fame as part of The Walker Brothers - has died at the age of 76. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that were influenced by Scott Walker in one way or another?

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Today in Music History: Bjork debuted her swan dress

Bjork wore a swan dress and egg purse, then took eight years off; Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder was pulled from the sea after a scary encounter in a riptide; Bono was a character witness for Peter Buck; Prince took home an Oscar for the music of 'Purple Rain'; and country musician Buck Owens died, Today in Music History.

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