Each week, we'll interview two of the chefs participating in our 2013 Iron Fork competition. On November 7, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient provided by Lunds. For more information on the event, ... More >>
Another rockin' week in the Twin Cities! Thursday, The Triple Rock will be hosting Rock the Link in order to raise awareness of homeless youth. Friday is Target Field's Skyline Music Festival and Saturday, the MN Zoo welcome's Beach Boy legend, Brian Wilson. Strange Names open for Yeasayer at First ... More >>
Born in Whitehaven, Tennessee on this day in 1931, "Cowboy" Jack Clement's accolades as a prolific singer and songwriter, record and film producer, and television and radio host have been well-earned, with a career that spans over half a century and touches every nook and cranny of country music.
While it may have seemed like the Legendary Jim Ruiz Group were a part of the lounge and swing music revival of the '90s, Jim Ruiz, his brother Chris and then wife, Stephanie Winter were more enthused with European pop, mod culture, new wave punk and two-tone ska music of the '80s.
Photos by Rick MasonNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 6-8, 2011New Orleans Fair GroundsBY RICK MASONAs the searing Louisiana sun sagged through the gathering Delta dusk west of New Orleans' Fair Grounds last Sunday, the electric atmosphere in front of the towering Gentilly Stage arced a ... More >>
Musical dances through dark part of history
So hush now, little babies
Is this pixelated take on the jazz masterpiece more Zelda on the NES or E.T. on the Atari 2600?
Eight renowned musicians unite to give jazz legends their due
William Parker and Hamid Drake's free jazz tête-à-têtes
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
Praise and blame for the season's multi-disc collections
Interactive jazz history; hardcover ghost stories
Hard week, obviously. The following short list of some of my favorite New Orleans records, books, movies, and plays does in fact trivialize the effects of hurricane Katrina. It's meant in tribute. Here's the Red Cross link. King Oliver, "Dipper Mouth Blues" Jelly Roll Morton, "Grandpa's Spells" ... More >>
Bill T. Jones breathes life into his influences
Columnist grows to appreciate another kind of weed
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
Two hundred years of history as experienced in Minnesota's bars and restaurants
Offering upscale midwestern classics, the New Dakota is a welcome addition to downtown Minneapolis
The old, the tired, the rejuvenated, and the dead
Rejecting Bush Inc. and reclaiming American music, Carla Bley plays with the National Anthem
The dap dip, the reefer man, and the best Parisian disco album
The Hothead Fiasco chart a sophisticated sound that goes beyond the dance floor
A new book and five-disc reissue offer incomplete portraits of sax great Sonny Rollins
With Treader, Spring Heel Jack make an etude out of electronica
Troubled jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell finds calm between the chords
On Richard Thompson's new semiautobiographical album, there's no place to hate like home
From childhood performances alongside Cab Calloway to thrilling scenes in Hollywood musicals, the dancing Nicholas Brothers were always tapped for greatness
Youthful rockers Arch Stanton plan a musical future around the pleasures of John Lennon, Jesus, and power pop
Some of television's most animated conversations on race and culture are taking place among cartoon characters
Ghetto Thang: Coolbone leads a new school of musicians rediscovering the lost sound of the "other" New Orleans.