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Australian fans remember Prince, ‘our beautiful one’

Although about 9,500 miles separate Minneapolis and Melbourne, the mutual love shared by some Australian Prince fans binds us together. Sofie Antoniou, a policy analyst in Melbourne, has been a fan since she first discovered Prince’s Controversy as a teenager. Antoniou discovered Purple Rain soon after, and admits she skipped school five times to see…

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Minnesota United fans hold their scarves up while cheering for the team.

Singing the same song all together!

As Minnesota United kick off a new season in a new home, and the Premier League gets down to the crunch with a cat-and-mouse finish for Liverpool and Manchester City, The Current's Mark Wheat reflects on what's happening around the footie world and shares an update from The Current's Premier Fantasy League.

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Colored vinyl at a pressing plant in England, 2017.

Music News: Bandcamp announces vinyl-pressing service

Bandcamp is launching a new service described as 'like Kickstarter for vinyl.' Also today, Jade and Jay round up new releases by Lizzo, Cage the Elephant, and Jade Bird. Plus, Jay talks about the singing-competition drama 'Teen Spirit,' and we dig into the musical highlights of Beyonce's new live album.

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Beyonce performs at Coachella, 2018.

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

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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Coffee Break: A new state song for Minnesota

September in the BWCA

Today in 1979, Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" was proclaimed the state song of Georgia. Let's say Minnesota's official state song "Hail! Minnesota" somehow went away. What songs should we play for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that you'd like to see as Minnesota's new state song?

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