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Minneapolis remembers Willie Murphy as genius musician, curmudgeonly friend

Minneapolis remembers Willie Murphy as genius musician, curmudgeonly friend

After he was saluted at a memorial service and an all-star barroom concert, the Minneapolis music legend will be toasted at a blues jam on Monday night.


Walker Art Center curator Pavel Pyś judges 2019 Los Angeles Awards

Walker Art Center curator Pavel Pyś judges 2019 Los Angeles Awards

Artist prize winners will receive upwards of $10K


WCCO Radio drops longtime host Al Malmberg for the second time

WCCO Radio drops longtime host Al Malmberg for the second time

The host says he's grateful for his time at the Twin Cities radio station.


After hitting bestseller list, Macalester's Marlon James was all smiles at Fitzgerald Theatre

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2015 file photo, Jamaican author Marlon James poses with the award after his book "A Brief History of Seven Killings," was nam

The Man Booker-prize winner spoke onstage with Kerri Miller and autographed books in his return home as part of a national tour.


Hear the Cactus Blossoms' new Dan Auerbach-assisted track, 'Got a Lotta Love'

Hear the Cactus Blossoms' new Dan Auerbach-assisted track, 'Got a Lotta Love'

The Black Keys frontman helped the duo finish off the latest track from their new album "Easy Way," due out March 1.


Neil Gaiman, 'American Gods' cast were blown away while shooting at Wisconsin's House On the Rock

Neil Gaiman, 'American Gods' cast were blown away while shooting at Wisconsin's House On the Rock

Eight months after shooting in Wisconsin, the state's weirdest tourist site is still on the actors' minds.


First Ave announces outdoor shows with Trampled by Turtles, Gary Clark Jr., Shakey Graves

First Ave announces outdoor shows with Trampled by Turtles, Gary Clark Jr., Shakey Graves

Trampled's annual mini-fest at Duluth's Bayfront Park returns July 6, while Clark is coming back to Surly.


St. Paul's Hmong Cultural Center expands its reach with $15K federal grant

St. Paul's Hmong Cultural Center expands its reach with $15K federal grant

First-ever grant awarded to the center for programming aimed at the broader public.


'9-1-1' star Peter Krause laments sale of family home in Roseville

'9-1-1' star Peter Krause laments sale of family home in Roseville

The Minnesota native had to say goodbye to the house he grew up in.


Walker Art Center's new boss makes her first public appearance

Walker Art Center's new boss makes her first public appearance

New executive director Mary Ceruti met the press as the Walker previewed a new show opening this week.


Brandi Carlile, James Taylor, others celebrate Joni Mitchell's 75th birthday in concert film

Brandi Carlile, James Taylor, others celebrate Joni Mitchell's 75th birthday in concert film

The movie will be screened Wednesday night at the Landmark Edina Theater, with a soundtrack album due March 8.


Minnesota's Rachael Leigh Cook is still 'all that,' but now stars in Hallmark romances

Minnesota's Rachael Leigh Cook is still 'all that,' but now stars in Hallmark romances

Cook said transitioning to upbeat cable movies just made sense.


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg salutes heroine of St. Paul's 'Stewardess!' play

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg salutes heroine of St. Paul's 'Stewardess!' play

A new play at History Theatre chronicles NWA flight attendant Mary Pat Laffey's fight for equality, a fight Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembers well.


'Golden' Kacey Musgraves tops Basilica Block Party 2019 lineup with Jason Mraz

'Golden' Kacey Musgraves tops Basilica Block Party 2019 lineup with Jason Mraz

Dawes, Chvrches, Hanson and Metric are also on the first Live Nation-helmed roster for the July 12-13 church bash.


Live Nation has taken over Basilica Block Party's booking in 2019; lineup coming Tuesday

Live Nation has taken over Basilica Block Party's booking in 2019; lineup coming Tuesday

The party's longtime independent booker, Sue McLean Associates, stepped aside five years after its founder's passing.


'Drunk Grammy Tweeter' Jeremy Messersmith posts new Har Mar Superstar-starring music video

'Drunk Grammy Tweeter' Jeremy Messersmith posts new Har Mar Superstar-starring music video

Messersmith posted the new acoustic track during his annual Drunk Tweeting the Grammys marathon on Sunday night.


Eric Church Night 2: A lot better than the first night at Target Center

Eric Church Night 2: A lot better than the first night at Target Center

"Don't tell anybody," Eric Church told everybody at Target Center on Saturday. "You guys are better than last night." Truth be told, Church, the country superstar, was better Saturday than on Friday.


Monae or Musgraves? Our critic predicts the winners for Sunday's Grammys

Monae or Musgraves? Our critic predicts the winners for Sunday's Grammys

Jon Bream forecasts four different winners in the Big Four categories.


Allen Ruppersberg's Walker Art Center show travels to Los Angeles

Allen Ruppersberg's Walker Art Center show travels to Los Angeles

"Intellectual Property" makes its second and last stop in the artist's hometown.


'This Is Us' star Sterling K. Brown reflects back on his 'secret' session with Guthrie students

'This Is Us' star Sterling K. Brown reflects back on his 'secret' session with Guthrie students

The Emmy winner shares what it meant to give back to those who are following in his footsteps in Minnesota.