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How much does it cost to get a Cameo shout-out from a Minnesota musician?

“2019 is all about the experiences,” read a e-mail I recently received from a publicist. “Consumers are shifting their gift lists from products to experiences/memories that will last a lifetime. This year, you can get your loved one a personalized shout out from a favorite musician.” The publicist was writing about Cameo, a service that sells…

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Prince: The Story of 1999 bonus feature: Dez Dickerson: 'Put an explosion over it'

Prince's first guitarist, Dez Dickerson, talks with The Current's Andrea Swensson, taking us back to the early days, into the recording studio, and from the smallest clubs to the biggest stages. 'From the very beginning,' Dickerson says, 'Prince had a clear idea of what he wanted, how he wanted it, how he wanted us to coalesce as a band, what he wanted to say, and what message that would send.'

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Joel Selvin's 'Altamont.'

Rock and Roll Book Club: 50 years since Altamont

The subtitle of 'Altamont' calls it 'The Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day.' That distinction is debatable; the darkness of Altamont, however, lingers. After reading Joel Selvin's book, you'll never have so much 'Sympathy for the Devil' again.

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Prince: The Story of 1999


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Overcoats leap into The Current studio with new music

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The New York band anchored by duo Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell visited The Current for a session featured on New Hot. Elion and Mitchell spoke to host Jade about their evolution as artists and about what they're looking forward to next.

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Coffee Break: Rapid lyrics

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Today in 1989, Billy Joel started a two-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "We Didn't Start The Fire". For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature rapidly-performed lyrics?

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