Without Jon Kirby of Numero Group, there would be no Purple Show: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound. For the label's 50th release, Kirby and his associates dug deep into the local history surrounding the amazing funk, soul, and R&B that was bubbling up in the late '70s and early '80s, and assemb ... More >>
Tom Krell, the man behind the How to Dress Well moniker, makes the kind of music you should probably listen to at home, alone, with maybe a bottle of something strong. His second full-length album, Total Loss, touches on dark themes from the perspective of a sensitive intellectual. Krell explores gr ... More >>
The country music world's been abuzz all week with Idol chit-chat about - cue Ryan Seacrest voice - Who will be... the next American Idol judge. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have vacated their seats, with Mariah Carey joining tenured judge Randy Jackson for the program's twelfth season, and rumor ... More >>
Somewhere, right now, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez are listening to some Glee-adoring teenage outcast absolutely slaughter a Lady Gaga standard and wondering - maybe not so much Jackson, but definitely the other two - "what am I doing here, and what the hell happened to my bril ... More >>
Veteran Fox 9 news anchor Robyne Robinson made some news of her own last night, telling viewers that she's leaving the broadcast biz May 26 to build on her burgeoning reputation as a jewelry designer for clients including Beyonce Knowles (interview here), Madonna, Nicollette Sheridan and Paul ... More >>
We've prepared the following shortlist of prospective Cowell replacements; call it a rogue's gallery.
Paula announced--via Twitter!--that she will no longer be an American Idol judge.
Minneapolis tradition serves up 11 days packed with theater performances: Get your reviews here
American Idol judges gave Jesse Langseth one more chance to prove herself during the show's wild card round, but her last performance just wasn't enough for her to advance to the Top 12.
Minneapolis's Jesse Langseth had her big moment in the spotlight last night on Fox's American Idol. Langseth sang "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes.
The Songs We Can't Escape
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
A short tour of some of the Twin Cities' historic recording studios
Will the unholy wailing of teen balladeers ever end?
Nothing says I (only pretend to) love you like the air kiss
The untold story of local hip hop: 1981 to 1996
Three Picked-to-Click talents face the music from a panel of judges
The Breeders are just as dreamy as they were nine years ago. Or is that just the whip-its talking?
Rising rap star Slug is a master at putting words in order. Now why won't his life fall into place?