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New Prince mural towers over North Loop in downtown Minneapolis

On the side of the 424 building on Washington Avenue in the North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis, you might have seen the beginnings of yet another mural of Minnesota music icon Prince. You can thank the Floyd’s 99 Barbershop for the commission. Many Floyd’s 99 Barbershops all over the country have murals on the…

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Photos: Lizzo dazzles Armory in Minneapolis homecoming show

For several years, it felt like Minnesota had Lizzo all to ourselves. Now we’re sharing her with the world, but whenever she returns, it feels like a homecoming. Last night, in the first of two shows this week at the Armory in Minneapolis, she was feeling the love with a radiant performance. Photographer Mary Mathis…

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The Chart Show Hall of Fame

When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 10 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.

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Watch Sleater-Kinney in concert at the Palace Theatre

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Touring in support of their 10th studio album, 'The Center Won't Hold,' Sleater-Kinney played a sold-out concert at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The Current was on hand to provide a live video stream of the concert; watch the archived video (available for a limited time).

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The Current Rewind: The Peters Brothers' anti-rock crusade

The Current Rewind

A family of pastors hell-bent on saving souls. A pro-sticker Washington wife. A B-horror blood-gusher with a heart of gold. Plus...Prince's photographer? This episode's cast of characters is just a peek at the wild ride of the Peters Brothers, the evangelical trio who hosted record burnings and condemned rock music throughout the 1980s. But for all the Peters' popcorn-worthy stunts, you could say darkness was at play.

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KISS was one of the bands targeted by the Peters Brothers.

Playlist: The rock that fueled the Peters Brothers

In the '80s, controversial St. Paul ministers the Peters Brothers traveled around America preaching about the dangers of rock music. From shock-rock to suggestive pop, this playlist compiles some of the songs that fueled the Peters Brothers' protests against rock & roll.

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9:30 Cusack Break

John Cusack

John Cusack is in town for tonight's screening of his 1989 film "Say Anything" at The Ordway. Who is interviewing him for the crowd after the show? None other than superfan Jill Riley. So for today's 9:30 Cusack Break, what songs do you want to hear that have appeared in John Cusack films?

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