Music

Remembering Twin Cities soul singer Sonny Knight, who found fame in his 60s

Sonny Knight performed at SXSW in 2014.

Making it to 69 is indeed a pretty good run. It nonetheless felt like Sonny Knight was taken from us too soon. But that's on us for not discovering him sooner.

Fans have fun singing all night long with Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie had the fans singing with him Thursday night at the new amphitheater at Mystic Lake.

Review: In his first show back after knee surgery, Lionel Richie was a crowd-pleasing, singalong entertainer at Mystic Lake on Thursday.


Pick Six: Praise for Grateful Dead, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Adam Sandler, Sonny Knight, Semisonic

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.


Gregorian chants get a sacred encore and a showcase in St. Paul

Experts and students of the ancient sacred music have gathered at the University of St. Thomas for what is billed as "the most in-depth teaching conference ... on sacred music in the world."


Kiss' Gene Simmons abandons bid to trademark 'horns' hand gesture

KISS bassist Simmons has abandoned his bid to trademark the "horns" hand gesture, a staple at rock concerts for decades, according to paperwork filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


New album review: Lorde's 'Melodrama'

POP/ROCK Lorde, “Melodrama” (Lava/Republic) When Lorde appeared four years ago, the idea that drove the young New Zealander’s music was a prideful alienation from…


Twin Cities concerts of the week: En Vogue at Pride, Dale Watson & Asleep at the Wheel at the zoo

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.


Must-see shows at Twin Cities Jazz Fest: Terence Blanchard, Eric Kamau Gravatt, McCoy Tyner

A critic's guide to the most intriguing acts at Twin Cities Jazz Fest.


Meet the Israeli clarinetist playing Brazilian 'choro' at Twin Cities Jazz Fest

Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen brings her new "choro" quartet to the Twin Cities Jazz Fest.


The week's best Twin Cities jazz: 'Orange Is the New Black' star Lea Delaria at the Dakota

Must-see pianist Don’t let this weekend’s Twin Cities Jazz Fest deter you from first checking out pianist Christian Sands. A powerhouse member of the Christian…


Minnesota soul singer Sonny Knight's second act cut short by cancer at 69

The 1960s singer and Vietnam veteran enjoyed a career revival with the Lakers in his 60s.


New St. Paul concert dates: Lorde, A Perfect Circle, LCD Soundsystem

Both Lorde and APC are coming to Xcel Energy Center, with tickets on sale Friday.


Don Henley delivers fun, satisfying concert with plenty of Eagles songs

Despite a smaller crowd, this show was more satisfying than his 2016 State Fair gig.


Mahler 'fireball' ends Minnesota Orchestra season

REVIEW: "Resurrection" previews new recording.


Eaux Claires festival's third year marked by rain and pain

REVIEW: Paul Simon, Wilco and Feist didn't let bad weather bring them down on Day 2 of the fest.


Week's best classical concerts: 'Rigoletto' in Duluth, 'Pirates of Penzance' for Twin Cities Pride

'Rigoletto' in DuluthFirst produced in 1851, Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" is a masterpiece of the composer's white-hot maturity, and has continued to grip audiences with…


Revolution keyboardist shares untold stories from Prince's soon-to-be reissued 'Purple Rain'

Revolution keyboardist Lisa Coleman talks about the expanded reissue coming Friday.


Iron Maiden shows no rust after 16-year wait between Twin Cities gigs

REVIEW: The British metal heroes packed the Xcel Center and didn't resort to oldies.


Pick Six: Praise for Jason Isbell, Mavis Staples, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.