Huey Lewis’s favorite Prince song is ‘Diamonds and Pearls,’ and other things we learned at the Starkey Gala

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The Starkey Hearing Foundation’s So the World May Hear Awards Gala draws celebrities of all kinds to St. Paul’s RiverCentre every year. Although Lin-Manuel Miranda had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict, attendees at yesterday’s gala still included music legends like Alice Cooper, Gloria Gaynor, and Paul Williams. The Starkey Hearing Foundation is…

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ABBA: a Swedish perspective

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In the same week as the Ordway launches its production of 'Mamma Mia!' and the film 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again' is released, Swedish-born ABBA fan Martin Bertilsson shares a number of facts and stories about the band in a series of videos for The Current.

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Three new Twin Cities venues bring live music to unexpected places

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There are many distinctive places to see live music in the Twin Cities, and three new venues are adding colorful options to that list. Can Can Wonderland Can Can Wonderland is located in the old American Can Company factory on Prior Avenue in St. Paul. Open Thursday through Sunday, this unique spot is home to an…

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Friday Five: Dessa, DENNY, and more new Minnesota music videos


Dessa – “Fire Drills” In Dessa‘s “Fire Drills,” kids toss dress-up aside in favor of grander adventures. Director Irene Kotnik filmed this video in Berlin. DENNY – “she gonna eat your heart out” Most of us have complicated relationships with the internet. Few of us moreso than DENNY, a Minneapolis trio who warn, “she’ll eat your heart out.”…

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Coffee Break: Songs for France

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France is celebrating today as they are the champions of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, winning 4-2 against Croatia yesterday in the final match of the series. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from French artists?

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