Rock the Cradle is Sunday, March 24

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Presented by Children's Minnesota, The Current’s annual free Rock the Cradle event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture returns Sunday, March 24 to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Children’s Theatre Company.

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Friday Five: Brianna Kočka, the Violet Nines, and more new Minnesota music videos

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“50°! We did it!” KARE 11 meteorologist Sven Sundgaard tweeted yesterday afternoon. “Last time was Nov. 1.” So if you see Minnesotans lounging outside rather than hurriedly slip-sliding from place to place, you know why. Take a breath of spring air before sitting down to watch these videos. Brianna Kočka – “Kindness” Brianna Kočka enjoys friends,…

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Nilufer Yanya talks about her journey to ‘Miss Universe’

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In her short career as a musician, London-based artist Nilüfer Yanya has already grown into her own sound. After spending the first few years winning over fans with her jazzy pop tunes, her debut album, Miss Universe — out today — shows her transition to a more minimalist rock vibe. Her music is both crisp and…

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Katy Vernon performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Katy Vernon performs at Radio Heartland

Katy Vernon's new album is 'Suit of Hearts'; the songs on the album deal with sadness and regret, but when you listen, you hear a woman also finding strength and opening doors to a brighter future. Vernon and her band recently stopped in for a session at Radio Heartland.

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The Chart Show Hall of Fame

The Chart Show

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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#MicroShow: Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis Microshow

The Current and New Belgium Brewing Company are excited to announce our next #MicroShow: We're bringing Jenny Lewis to the intimate Clown Lounge in the basement of the Turf Club for a special happy hour show the day before her gig at Palace Theatre.

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Coffee Break: Music kids love

Rock the Cradle 2018

Rock the Cradle is this Sunday, March 24, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art / Children's Theatre Company -- it's our annual free, no ticket required event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that kids love?

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