Reporter and critic | Pop music

Bream has interviewed such music royalty as the King of Pop (Michael Jackson), the Queen of Soul (Aretha Franklin) and Prince as well as Bob Dylan, U2, three Beatles, four Rolling Stones and all of Maroon 5. He has performed with Alice Cooper, jogged with Willie Nelson and walked the streets of New York with Bruce Springsteen. A longtime voter for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bream has also written for the Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Vibe and other publications. He has a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota, where he established the Jon Bream Scholarship for Arts Criticism.

Review: James Taylor's got a friend in Jackson Browne in St. Paul

Review: The comforting quintessential '70s singer-songwriters were comfortable sharing personal stories about the Twin Cities.

6 cool things in music: Silk Sonic, Gully Boys, Rock Hall induction and more

On "Tonight Show," Kristin Chenoweth shares details about her date with Prince.

Guitar great Leo Kottke and drum master Dave King form a new Minneapolis super duo

Kottke's traditional Thanksgiving concert has become a three-night duo stint at the Dakota.

Young pop stars, Jon Batiste and good ol' Tony Bennett top the 2021 Grammy race

Prince and Dylan received nods but Adele wasn't eligible despite having 2021's best-selling album.

In Minneapolis, jazz trumpeter Chris Botti comes across like Ed Sullivan

Review: He trotted out guests including an operatic tenor, balletic violinist, R&B vocalist and Rolling Stones saxophonist.

6 cool things in music this week include Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Taylor Swift and Divinity Roxx

Shout-outs, too, to the Suburbs, Suicide Commandos, Vial and Brothers Osborne.

Tim McGraw, Jake Owen will headline Winstock country fest in 2022

Minnesota's first-of-the-season country hoedown will also feature Brothers Osborne and Jimmie Allen on June 17-18.

Bob Dylan Center acquires early recordings before the singer was famous

The artifacts include 1960-61 tapes in a Madison, Wis., apartment and his first big concert in New York City in '61.

In words and songs, 'Rondo '56' tells the story of St. Paul's Black neighborhood displaced by I-94

The stage show delivers a tough message through song: "Music opens and heals the wounds at the same time."

With music and photos, Rondo '56 revue tells story of St Paul's Black neighborhood displaced by I-94