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Where did that Prince mural on the Midtown Greenway come from?


Over the past several weeks, bikers and walkers along the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis have noticed a very familiar, larger-than-life, face under the Aldrich Avenue bridge: Prince, circa his 1999 era. What’s the story behind this latest Prince mural in Minnesota? All the way from Almere in the Netherlands, the anonymous street art crew Kamp…

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Soundset 2019

The Chart Show: Dessa Hits #4 on All-Time Hall of Fame


Lizzo returns to the top this week and will definitely be the most successful chart artist this year with a LOCAL connection, but Dessa has been inducted to our Chart Hall of Fame for the ninth time. That puts her at four on our All Time Hall of Fame Chart, the highest charting local artist ever! Next week will mark the tenth anniversary of the Chart Show and we'll celebrate by playing selections from the All Time HOF Chart and reposting it on the web.

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The Chart Show

The Chart Show Hall of Fame


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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Giveaways

Vote for The Black Keys' top songs

The Black Keys.

Help celebrate the return of The Black Keys to the Twin Cities by helping us compile their best songs, and you'll be entered for a chance to win tickets to a meet-and-greet and a guitar signed by the band.

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The Current Sessions®

Joseph sing their truth in The Current studio

Joseph perform in The Current studio

Joseph's second album, 'Good Luck, Kid,' out now, features the song, 'Fighter,' which explores how conflict itself may be necessary to move past it. 'Not saying your truth just makes you further apart from each other,' Joseph's Natalie Schepman explains. Joseph visited The Current for a session as their tour in support of the new album is getting underway.

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The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind: The Peters Brothers' anti-rock crusade

The Current Rewind

A family of pastors hell-bent on saving souls. A pro-sticker Washington wife. A B-horror blood-gusher with a heart of gold. Plus...Prince's photographer? This episode's cast of characters is just a peek at the wild ride of the Peters Brothers, the evangelical trio who hosted record burnings and condemned rock music throughout the 1980s. But for all the Peters' popcorn-worthy stunts, you could say darkness was at play.

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KISS was one of the bands targeted by the Peters Brothers.

Playlist: The rock that fueled the Peters Brothers


In the '80s, controversial St. Paul ministers the Peters Brothers traveled around America preaching about the dangers of rock music. From shock-rock to suggestive pop, this playlist compiles some of the songs that fueled the Peters Brothers' protests against rock & roll.

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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Bruce covers

CIV-MUSIC-SPRINGSTEEN

Bruce Springsteen is 70 today and we're celebrating on air with music throughout the day and online with a look at The Boss's career in 15 key tracks from Jay Gabler. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what covers of Bruce Springsteen songs do you want to hear?

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Bruce Springsteen at the Met Center, 1988.

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Bruce Springsteen


Buddy Holly and the Crickets had a hit with 'That'll Be The Day'; a widely believed story about Paul McCartney was started in DeKalb, Ill.; Neil Young was honored at the Americana Awards in Nashville; and Bruce Springsteen was born, Today in Music History.

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