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Photo by Erik HessLike Judy Garland, Babes in Toyland and the late Ruth Adams, Sue Nelson is a Minnesota institution in her own right and another credit to the long history of creative and talented musical women from the land of 10,000 lakes.
Photo by Michael J. AllenWe were heartbroken to hear about the passing of Ruth Adams, the accordion player for the World's Most Dangerous Polka Band that held down a longtime regular gig at Nye's Polonaise Room, just a few weeks ago. Now, thanks to local documentarian Sonya "Sonny" Tormoen, we ha ... More >>
Adams was battling cancer.Ruth Adams, accordion player for Minneapolis' beloved "World's Most Dangerous Polka Band," has died at age 79 of cancer. Adams helped start WMDPB in 1975, and has been playing polka ever since. The band is locally famous for playing regularly at Nye's Polonaise in N ... More >>
Ruth Adams, Accordion legend.Ruth Adams, the accordion player for Minneapolis's beloved World's Most Dangerous Polka Band, a mainstay at Nye's Polonaise Room, has died at age 79 of cancer. She started WMDPB in 1975, and quickly became a fixture at Nye's, where her love for the music drew in youn ... More >>
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Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.
It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present
Wednesday, 1:32 p.m., IDS Crystal Court. Dave Pirner, presumably a no-longer-part-time New Orleans resident and local hipster ...