Mary Lucia

Mary Lucia: Just remember to breathe


When musicians are confronted with depression and anxiety, there is a strong tendency to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. Mary Lucia found a video that she thinks helps demystify seeking help.

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Lizzo, Poliça, Prince dance party to highlight post-renovation Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration


Aside from the State Fair, the State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration this August may be the most Minnesotan celebration of the summer — featuring a Prince dance party and performances by Lizzo and Poliça. Several dozen government employees, journalists and visitors gathered Tuesday afternoon at a press conference in the Capitol’s lobby, held to announce the celebration. State officials…

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Music News: Artists remember Orlando


Musicians share condolences one year later One year after Orlando’s Pulse nightclub became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the arts community used Twitter to express their condolences and remembrances. Elsewhere in the #loveisloveislove hashtag, LGBTQ+ people and allies wished each other happy Pride celebrations; offline, Florida’s Orange County government building…

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What it’s like to take a belly-dancing class from Mayte Garcia


Mayte Garcia recently published a book titled The Most Beautiful, detailing the intense relationship that she had with Prince. (The two were married from 1996 to 2000.) Mayte has a special importance for Prince fans. She was close to him throughout some of his most prolific years, sharing a rare intimacy, especially given his enigmatic nature. When she…

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DJ Pick of the Week: Justin Townes Earle, 'Maybe a Moment'


For the week of June 12, Bill DeVille has chosen Justin Townes Earle's sweet and catchy song, 'Maybe a Moment.' DeVille hears a hint or two of Bruce Springsteen in this track. 'Justin Townes Earle sings about a small town where nothing happens,' DeVille writes, 'so why not hop in the car and drive to Memphis?' Listen to this week's DJ Pick.

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Album of the Week: alt-J, 'Relaxer'


'Relaxer,' the third album from alt-J, is our Album of the Week. The new release 'proves to be a compelling record with plenty of intriguing rewards,' writes Mac Wilson.

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‘Twin Peaks’ recap: Diane! and Sharon Van Etten


It was the briefest of scenes, but it was long enough to let Twin Peaks fans know their dreams had come true: for the first time in the history of the franchise, we got a look at Diane Evans, the assistant Agent Cooper dictated his notes to for the first two seasons. And she’s played by —…

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The Current Sessions®

Pokey LaFarge takes his St. Louis-made album on the road

Pokey LaFarge performs in The Current studio

After spending most of 2016 in or near his hometown of St. Louis, Mo., Pokey LaFarge is now touring in support of his new album, 'Manic Revelations.' Before his first-ever show in the First Avenue Mainroom, LaFarge visited The Current for a live in-studio session hosted by Jade.

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Coffee Break: What Pride means to you

The rainbow flag made its way down Hennepin Ave.

We're gearing up for a weekend of Pride activities including special programming from Mac Wilson and DJ Shannon Blowtorch, The Beer Dabbler, En Vogue in Loring Park, and the annual pride parade. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that exemplify what Pride means to you?

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