Twin Cities murals honoring George Floyd

Twin Cities street art honors George Floyd and Black life


It's been a few weeks since a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, but traces of the ensuing uprising are still visible around the Twin Cities. After many business owners boarded up their storefronts, artists treated these boards as a canvas; we've gathered about 20 pictures of their poignant art.

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Live Virtual Session - Indigo Girls updated graphic

Live Virtual Session: Indigo Girls


The Indigo Girls - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers - join host Andrea Swensson for a Live Virtual Session, playing songs from their new album, 'Look Long.' Ray and Saliers also talk about current events and their longtime, ongoing activism.

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You Need to Know: Alec Wigdahl, Richfield-raised pop wunderkind


Click on any one of Alec Wigdahl’s videos posted to YouTube, and a majority of the comments are forecasts.  “Your [sic] gonna blow up soon I’m calling it 2020,” writes one user. “This man is gonna blow up i swear,” predicts another. “Whos here before he blows up??? He’s (original) [sic] in some way.” The…

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Lady Midnight

Lady Midnight: "We need to have moments of peace"


Lady Midnight's debut album 'Death Before Mourning' feels like the cosmos, slipping in and out of fire, water, air, and earth. Her response to George Floyd's death seems to be just as fluid, depending on the needs she senses in herself and the community: duty, mutual care, and now, a moment of peace. On Friday, June 12, she joined The Current's Morning Show to talk to Jill Riley about healing and the definition of "safety."

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Our Native Daughters perform at the Americana Honors and Awards

The 2020 Americana Honors & Awards nominees have been announced


Although the 2020 Americana Fest in Nashville has been canceled due to COVID-19, the 2020 Americana Honors & Awards will be presented on September 16. This year's nominees include the Highwomen, Black Pumas, Brittany Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff, Yola, Drive-By Truckers and many other artists heard on The Current and Radio Heartland.

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Live Virtual Session: The Beths

Live Virtual Session - The Beths

The Current's Jade hosted a Live Virtual Session with Elizabeth Stokes and Jonathan Pearce of the Beths, connecting from their rehearsal space in New Zealand. Stokes and Pearce said that they are looking forward to playing new songs live and seeing how people react to them.

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Live Virtual Session: Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo - Live Virtual Session

Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo connected with The Current's Sean McPherson from Paris, where Kidjo has been spending time with her family throughout the duration of the global pandemic. Kidjo talks about some of her influences and performs three songs that reflect those influences.

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Live Virtual Session: Indigo Girls

Live Virtual Session - Indigo Girls updated graphic

The Indigo Girls - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers - join host Andrea Swensson for a Live Virtual Session, playing songs from their new album, 'Look Long.' Ray and Saliers also talk about current events and their longtime, ongoing activism.

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Live Virtual Session: Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams - Live Virtual Session

From her home in East Nashville, Tenn., singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams connects The Current's Bill DeVille to talk about and play songs from her latest album, 'Good Souls Better Angels.'

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Coffee Break: Hair

Naked Giants PledgeHouse SXSW

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break we want to put the spotlight on hair. What songs do you want to hear that mention hair or hairstyles?

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Walkman

Today in Music History: Sony introduced the Walkman


Jimi Hendrix was honorably discharged from the army; Frank Sinatra had a No. 1 hit with 'Strangers in the Night'; David Bowie received his fourth Gold Record; Sony introduced the Walkman; and Ian Curtis's gravestone was stolen', Today in Music History.

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