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Movie review: ‘Whitney’ brings Houston movingly down to earth

In Whitney, a former boyfriend reminisces about how he used to feel on top of the world. It’s the ’80s, you’re a young man, you’re driving to pick up Whitney Houston for a date. Whitney Houston. The images of the singer as an icon of dazzling pop perfection spring immediately to mind. The demure Whitney of 1985,…

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Bob Dylan’s Spock and Don King impersonator selfies: What we know

A tweet going viral right now claims that Bob Dylan was driving down Hollywood Boulevard on Monday when he suddenly stopped to get photos with a Spock impersonator and a Don King impersonator. Wait, what? This did actually happen, it seems — but it wasn’t this week, it was in February 2014. A more detailed…

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Janelle Monae lets freedom ring at Prince-dedicated State Theatre show

Over the past decade, she’s played to half-full rooms and slogged her way through opening sets in front of distracted crowds. She’s dreamed up ambitious, larger-than-life stage presentations and crammed them into the wings of tiny clubs. After years of paying her dues — and taking a hiatus from performing music to become a full-fledged…

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Listen to Looch: Concert Questionnaire

Listen to Looch: Concert Questionnaire

This week, Mary Lucia, together with The Current's Music Assistant Jesse Wiza, answer questions to a concert survey that's popular on social media. Hear Mary and Jesse's answers, then share your own.

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Richard Swift, of the Shins and the Arcs, dies at 41

Richard Swift, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his work with the Shins and the Arcs among many other artists, has died at age 41 of an unspecified medical condition. “Today the world lost one of the most talented musicians I know,” wrote Dan Auerbach, who collaborated with Swift in both the Arcs and the…

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Changing the culture of Hip-Hop in Minnesota with DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip and J-Plaza

Stemming from a love of music mixed with civic pride, the 'Best of Minnesota Mixtape, Vol. 1,' by DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip, J. Plaza, and Mr. dolo is meant to advance the local hip hop scene. 'I want to push forward the originality in Minnesota and starting to develop our own sound,' says DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip. Jeffrey Bissoy-Mattis spoke with Tiiiiiiiiiip and J. Plaza about the entire genesis of the project.

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Coffee Break: "Little"

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We're excited for today's Oake & Riley in the Afternoon at the Spring Cafe at Como Lakeside Pavillion featuring Little Man. In honor of our musical guest, for today's 9:30 Coffee Break what songs do you want to hear that say "little" in the title, or are from bands or musicians with "little" in their name?

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