I'll never be able to think of Nat King Cole in quite the same way after watching Dennis Spears's performance last week in Illusion Theater's Always and Forever. Spears won an Ivey for his portrayal of the smooth singing Cole, but his turn as suave Lothario Leviticus Tucker comes pretty clos ... More >>
Minnesota's most famous expatriate and one of the most respected songwriters of our time, Bob Dylan, is celebrating his 70th birthday today. How do you honor the man who has received every honor in the world? We thought of a few ways you could pay your respects today.
All photos by Steve CohenAl Kooper with Ashleigh Still and Alison ScottA sizable crew of esteemed local musicians gathered at the Dakota Sunday night to pay tribute to rock 'n' roll legend Al Kooper with a set of covers that spanned his entire career. According to photographer Steve Cohen, Al him ... More >>
Our recent interview with Al Kooper created quite the stir in the entertainment world last week, as he divulged that Max Weinberg was not going to be hired to lead the backing band for Conan O'Brien's new TBS show. Conan's reps have issued a somewhat vague statement countering Kooper's claims, sa ... More >>
The Walker announced that the time-honored tradition of Music & Movies in the Park is on hiatus this year, which is a shame. We Minnesotans have a commitment to effective use of summer time that's ingrained in us at a cellular level, and nothing spoke to that quite like seeing a show AND watc ... More >>
All photos courtesy AlKooper.comINTERVIEW BY RICK MASONKeyboardist, guitarist, songwriter and producer Al Kooper's uncanny presence and participation in landmark musical events over the past half-century have made him the rock equivalent of Forrest Gump or Zelig. His long association with Bob Dyl ... More >>
In Rick Mason's epic interview with longtime music legend Al Kooper (who is being honored at the Dakota this Sunday), Kooper dropped an interesting little tidbit about the future of Conan O'Brien's longtime house band. The band has historically been led by drummer and E Street Band member Max Wei ... More >>
Scorsese takes 200 minutes to preserve the mystery of Dylan