At the stroke of midnight, the Minnesota Orchestra's renown conductor, Osmo Vanska, will resign as promised.The news of his inevitable resignation, which was reported on a Finnish website, followed another announcement today that the Minnesota orchestra has rejected counter-proposals by the musician ... More >>
The latest news in the ongoing feud between the management and the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra: more noise, no music.SEE ALSO: MN Orchestra offers musicians 25 percent pay cut instead of 40 to get back to workThe musicians announced today that they've rejected the latest contract proposal f ... More >>
The Minnesota Orchestra released a new proposal today that would allow the musicians to return to work on September 30 -- just in time to prevent its celebrated conductor from leaving -- while continuing contract negotiations.The musicians, however, appear to have no interest in the new proposal, no ... More >>
The Minnesota Orchestra -- which Alex Ross of The New Yorker once praised for its "uncanny, wrenching power, the kind you hear once or twice a decade" -- could soon lose its celebrated conductor. SEE ALSO: MN Orchestra locks out musicians after they reject 34 percent pay cut
College pals Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, the pair behind Prince tribute act Princess, make for the perfect combination of soulful spirit and high regard for the Purple One's ouvre and its musical legacy. Rudolph, who often showed off her singing voice as a Saturday Night Live cast member, an ... More >>
Last February, drummer and radio personality Bobby Z reunited the Revolution, Prince's old group, for their first full-scale show together in quite some time. And now he's got another Prince-inspired party planned with the second Benefit 2 Celebrate Life on Saturday, March 9 at First Avenue. The lin ... More >>
Dave King has an all-caps approach to his creative existence. The Bad Plus drummer has so many projects whizzing around in his shaved dome that you should probably just consult his website to get the level of familiarity necessary. In short, he could put out albums in 2013 with Dave King's Trucking ... More >>
Ever the unpredictable artist, Ryan Adams will re-emerge this fall for his first tour since declaring he was supposedly quitting music (or at least, quitting touring with the Cardinals) back in 2009. With a new solo album, Ashes & Fire, out October 10, Ryan will depart on a West Coast tour in ... More >>
The Plastic Constellations were something special when they first made an impression on the Twin Cities music scene of the mid-'90s. At the time the teenaged band started things up in their parent's basement and managed to finagle their Hopkins High School superiors to let them use school time to ... More >>
Despite being the middle of Chinese New Year, or "Spring Festival" as it is known in China, this past Wednesday night was a harsh cold one in downtown Minneapolis. That didn't stop a smattering of music lovers to brave the climate to hear and witness the sounds of the Guqin (or "Chinese Zither") ... More >>
How serendipitous that so close to the B-Girl Be Carnival, our Cities' celebration of everything female in hip-hop, BET would stream their documentary My Mic Sounds Nice, a canvass of some of rap's most successful women on woman's place in the culture, where it stands, and where it's going.
The Twin Cities-based indie comedy label drops four new discs in early '09 -- with a fifth on the way.
The Twin Cities-based laugh factory offers smart hope in dumb times
No wax here—we just asked 'em, "What did you listen to in 2007?"
The latest, greatest success from the Twin Cities returns to the wellspring of its creativity
In 2005 a New Yorker piece about Craig Finn of The Hold Steady (and the sorely missed Lifter Puller) singled him out for writing songs "as though the point of making music is to communicate." It's a skill for which he has absorbed no shortage of recognition.
Here are the top-selling CDs heading toward Minneapolis just in time for Christmas, according to Amazon.com...
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
Car-seat country scores a family-friendly wine bar with a serious education mission
Larry Malmberg's 60-plus years as Minnesota's Accordion King
Getting on board the love train with Al Green, Blonde Redhead, and the Owls
Underground movies and rebel music hook up in the Sound Unseen Festival
Herbie Hancock embraces bebop, hip hop, drum 'n' bass, jazz--and all humanity
God advises Lauryn Hill to become a martyr
Savoring the variably spicy JVC jazz festival
Getting More Bop for Your Buck with Parliament-Funkadelic and Charles McPherson Quartet at the JVC Jazz Fest
Thirty years after popularizing salsa, piano great Larry Harlow is still Latin music's undiplomatic gringo ambassador
As Andy Kaufman, Jim Carrey prepares to take a bow in Man on the Moon
Boys Don't Cry and Music of the Heart offer radically different approaches to true stories
Oscar Wilde on Broadway, Lesbian Opera at Lincoln Center, Sparky the Gay Dog on TV. Be Careful What You Wish For.
An Honorary Rockette?: Actor Daniel MacIvor and Da Da Kamera kick theatrical convention in Here Lies Henry.
At an age when most children have barely begun to make friends, Sophia Kim sees her whole life laid out before her.