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Re-opened Armory in Minneapolis announces first music shows


The Minneapolis Armory, set to open as an event and concert venue under the commonsense name The Armory, has announced its first music shows as a re-opened venue. Electronic group Above & Beyond will perform at a “large scale New Year’s Eve event.” A series of shows with the Club Nomadic brand around the upcoming…

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Rodney Crowell performs in the studio

Rodney Crowell performs in the Radio Heartland studio


Rodney Crowell's latest album is 'Close Ties,' a collection of songs that look back on Crowell's life and career so far, with the benefit of age and experience. Crowell visited the Radio Heartland studio for a session hosted by Mike Pengra.

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Elvis remembered by his contemporaries


On Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at his home in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 42. Forty years on, we've gathered some archival video of Elvis's contemporaries sharing their thoughts about the late rock 'n' roller. See thoughts from B.B. King, Ann Margret, Tom Jones and others.

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Video premiere: Watch Chastity Brown “Wake Up”


Chastity Brown released her most recent album, Silhouette of Sirens, in May after a long recording, writing, and re-recording process. Now that it’s out, she’s shared a wealth of thoughts and art about the project, including beautiful interviews, a touching show at the Fitzgerald, and new music videos: “Carried Away” and “Wake Up.” Out today, the…

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The Current Sessions®

Amy Shark visits The Current as her music career takes off

Amy Shark performs in The Current studio

'It's still blowing my mind that I'm from a long way away, and my little song's being played in Minnesota,' says Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. 'It's amazing.' Amy Shark shared songs and stories when she visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jill Riley.

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Coffee Break: Band names that lie

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Sometimes bands will choose a name for themselves that is simply not factual. Maybe they are "The *blank Sisters" or "*blank* and Sons" or they are named after a last name that none of them have. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from band names that lie?

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