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Third Thursday: Local Music Sampler

ROCK OUT to live music from Lady Midnight.
MAKE & TAKE your own cassette mixtape cover art.
POSE with The Current mascot in the photo booth.
TOUR the galleries with Har Mar Superstar.
EXPERIENCE pop-up performances throughout the museum by Jay Smart Music and Lydia Liza.
LISTEN to visual artist Dave Muller’s personal music collection in “Now Where Were We?” (http://bit.ly/2fIHXdw)
TAKE IN a performance and conversation on Afrofuturism (http://bit.ly/2ky4LUq).
CONNECT with the newest music museum in town, Paisley Park.

Music Partner: The Current
Event Host: Ameriprise Financial

Interview – Heroes of Hobo Nation – Billy Bragg & Joe Henry


Heroes Of Hobo Nation

In advance of their sold-out show at the Cedar Cultural Center Monday, Americana superheroes Billy Bragg and Joe Henry talk trains, Trump, Brexit, America, Prince, and how to “Shine A Light” in these dark times Continue reading

Review-Complicated Fun: the Minneapolis Music Scene-The Minnesota History Theatre in association with McNally School of Music

complicatedfunresizedBy Rebecca Marx

The musical Complicated Fun: the Minneapolis Music Scene is a timely show that takes place in for what was for many of us was the epicenter of music-Minneapolis in the 1980’s. A place in time that was virginal, unspoiled by the music industry and stardom. It sounds so magical, something out of a fairy tale in comparison to the music industry of today. It was, that’s why we look back on it with such nostalgia. Continue reading

It’s Hard to Say Goodbye


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Photo Credit Ann Treacy

Intro Rebecca Marx

I was out of town when the musical community of the Twin Cities and beyond came together to celebrate the life of Prince, a life gone too soon. I never felt so far from home as I watched the global news coverage of our collective mourning. I felt like a voyeur when Bowie passed away, this time it was all too personal. Continue reading