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Gov. Walz officially proclaims Minnesota Music Month


Each year, Minnesotans set aside a month to celebrate the state’s music community. Now, Governor Tim Walz has made the celebration official, by proclaiming April “Minnesota Music Month.” The proclamation gives a shout-out to some of the artists who have shaped the Minnesota music scene, from Bob Dylan and Prince to Dessa and Lizzo. It…

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Record shopping at Coachella, 2018.

Music News: Record Store Day 2019 releases - our top picks


Record Store Day is coming up this Saturday, so Jay and Jade each pick their favorite releases vinyl (and cassette) fans will be able to get their hands on. Also, we talk with Record Store Day co-founder Carrie Colliton, who talks about how the event got started and shares some of her favorite RSD memories.

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Jeffrey Bissoy interviews Nipsey Hussle at BITCON

Remembering Nipsey Hussle: one degree of separation


On the day rapper, entrepreneur and activist Nipsey Hussle is memorialized in Los Angeles, MPR News' Jeffrey Bissoy shares an interview he did with Hussle at the Blacks in Technology conference on October 2018. Bissoy also reflects on Hussle's legacy in music and in the broader community.

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Music News: Beyonce 'Homecoming' documentary comes with surprise live album

Beyonce performs at Coachella, 2018.

Beyonce's 'Homecoming' concert documentary hits Netflix today, and she added a surprise live album to go with it. Also in the news today: St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein are making a movie together; Sia video star joins 'West Side Story' remake; musicians make Time's most-influential list; Britney Spears fans concerned over star's absence; and Lorde plays Christchurch benefit.

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Hayes Carll plays songs from 'What It Is' live in the studio

Hayes Carll performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Hayes Carll says his personal Mount Rushmore of songwriters has always been Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson and John Prine, but having the sound advice of co-producers Allison Moorer and Brad Jones has given his latest release, 'What It Is,' a fresh sound.

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Coffee Break: Apathy

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Listener Julie wrote in with a great Coffee Break idea -- apathy. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee break that say "I don't care", "nothing matters", etc.?

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