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Today’s Music News: Buddy Holly hologram to go on tour


When the company Hologram USA recently announced a posthumous Liberace hologram tour, they promised that other artists were coming soon. Now, we have the next tour announcement: a Buddy Holly hologram tour, authorized by Holly’s widow, will kick off in 2016 with a show in the rocker’s native state of Texas. “I am so excited that my…

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Mark Wheat's Global Shout-Out Map, Jan. 28, 2015

Mark Wheat's Global Shout-Out Map: Jan. 28, 2015


Each week during The Chart Show, Mark Wheat takes a moment to acknowledge those listeners around the world who are listening to The Current stream. Here's a map that charts those global listeners. Not on here? Send your global-shout-out request.

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Justin Schell’s local music documentary ‘We Rock Long Distance’ to premiere


We Rock Long Distance, the first feature-length documentary by Minneapolis-based director and producer Justin Schell, is set to premiere on Feb. 6. The film follows the stories of three Minnesota hip-hop artists, showing how their roots “far beyond the Land of 10,000 Lakes” have influenced their life and music. The documentary film has been a several-year…

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Bad Bad Hats

Bad Bad Hats perform in The Current studio

Bad Bad Hats

With the release of their debut full-length Psychic Reader, Minneapolis' Bad Bad Hats stopped by The Current to perform live in-studio and to chat with host David Campbell of The Local Show.

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The Current Rewind

Playlist: Aar Maanta Youtube hits

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YouTube has become an indispensable tool for Somali artists to share their music and create an online community. To give you a sense of the music and stories that exist on London-based Somali musician Aar Maanta's channel, we put together a list of some of the singer-songwriter's videos.

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The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind: Aan WadaMidnimayno Minnesota


Ask most casual Minnesota music fans about the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis, and they'll probably tell you about the folk and blues hippie scene of the '60s and '70s. These days, the West Bank is home to a thriving Somali population, and several Somali-Minnesotans are famous throughout the diaspora for their own music and poetry. In this episode, we learn about music and community from our Somali neighbors.

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Photos: A tour of Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside neighborhood


With venues like the Cedar Cultural Center, Palmer's Bar, and Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis' West Bank has become a hub for Somali music and culture. Cedar-Riverside resident and KFAI radio host Abdirizak Bihi takes us for a tour of his neighborhood, which he calls "Little Mogadishu."

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Download The Current's app to hear a crisp, high-fidelity stream of our station (and our additional streams) wherever you go!

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Originals

Prince at the NAACP Image Awards in 2005.

We've done it before but we can't avoid it on a day when we have both a History Highlight and an Album of the Week featuring original versions of famous songs. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what original versions of later famous songs do you want to hear?

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