Lizzo drops new single and video, 'Boys'

Lizzo Boys video Prince homage

In a surprise release, Lizzo's new song, 'Boys,' addresses powerful themes of unabashed sexuality, body positivity and an all-embracing gender attitude. The accompanying video also includes an homage to Prince's iconic Schmitt Music photos.

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Pride Party Anthem Requests

The Current celebrates Pride Weekend

This weekend we're rocking Twin Cities Pride and we want to kick it off with your favorite songs. Let us know what you want to hear and Mark Wheat will play 'em back Friday 6-8 p.m.

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Friday Five: Early Eyes, Warren Thomas Fenzi, and more new Minnesota music videos

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Early Eyes – “Penelope” Early Eyes pay homage to Goosebumps in this spooky, goofy music video — produced by Chris Koza and directed by Charlie Berg & Aaron Yankowiak. Warren Thomas Fenzi – “Live Outside” For Warren Thomas Fenzi and friends, performing three songs on the move is a walk in the park. Literally. Fenzi, along with Daniel…

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A guide to Minnesota music at the 20th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival

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Jazz fans and musicians alike look forward to the Twin Cities Jazz Festival each summer. Founded in 1998, the free festival takes place every June and brings about 30,000 people to Mears Park in Lowertown every year. The 20th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival will take place from June 21-23. Headliners for this year’s festival…

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Louie Anderson with Jill Riley and Brian Oake

Louie Anderson pulls back the curtain on his creative projects


St. Paul native Louie Anderson is so busy -- with his hit series 'Baskets' on FX, with a new book, a new comedy special and a string of standup shows -- but he still found time to stop by Oake & Riley in the Morning to share some stories with Brian and Jill. 'It's a magnificent love and responsibility to make people laugh,' Anderson says.

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Remembering Koko, whose friends included Flea, Peter Gabriel, and Sting


Koko, the gorilla known for mastering her own unique form of sign language and communicating with people, has died at 46 years old. The Gorilla Foundation announced that Koko passed away in her sleep on Tuesday morning. As part of a Stanford University research project to see if humans and gorillas could communicate, Penny Patterson…

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The Current Sessions®

Jade Bird performs a MicroShow at the James J. Hill House

Jade Bird MicroShow at James J. Hill House

Impressed by the captivated audience and the opulent surroundings of the Victorian mansion, singer-songwriter Jade Bird told the audience 'This has been my favorite so far on this trip, so thank you!' Listen to the complete MicroShow, which includes the songs 'Lottery,' 'Cathedral,' 'Good At It' and more, plus a rip-roaring Johnny Cash cover.

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Okkervil River perform in The Current studio

Okkervil River perform in The Current studio

Macalester College alumnus Will Sheff is frontman of the band Okkervil River. Ahead of their show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Sheff and company stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Eels perform in The Current studio

Eels perform in The Current studio

Following a four-year break from touring, Eels are back on the road following the release of their album, 'The Deconstruction.' 'It's so much fun to be doing this again,' says Mark Oliver Everett, aka E. 'I honestly think we might be doing our best shows ever right now.' Eels stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Oake and Riley Features

Louie Anderson with Jill Riley and Brian Oake

Louie Anderson pulls back the curtain on his creative projects


St. Paul native Louie Anderson is so busy -- with his hit series 'Baskets' on FX, with a new book, a new comedy special and a string of standup shows -- but he still found time to stop by Oake & Riley in the Morning to share some stories with Brian and Jill. 'It's a magnificent love and responsibility to make people laugh,' Anderson says.

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