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.


Large music publishing firm controls half of Prince's estate

Primary Wave has bought out three siblings' interest in the estate; a deal on the value of Prince's real estate also has been reached.


First streamed concert shows another side of Bob Dylan

His intimate, artful show will be available until late Tuesday night.


Country stars are leading the charge as music returns to Minnesota stages

No mask? No vax? No problem, as country acts return to Minnesota in a big way.


Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis release their first album as artists

Legendary producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis release their debut album as artists.


20 things to know about the new kaleidoscopic exhibit of Prince's shoes at Paisley Park

We get to the bottom of a new exhibit of the Purple One's shoes at Paisley Park.


Country trio Lady A finally returns to the stage in Minnesota: 'We're all going to cry'

Emotions will ride high when the country trio returns to the stage this weekend in Prior Lake.


Minnesota State Fair grandstand will feature Maren Morris, Kevin Costner and TLC

The Chainsmokers, Lake Street Dive and George Thorogood also will be part of the lineup.


Como Zoo announces free rock concert series for July

The outdoor shows will be held on Wednesdays after the zoo and conservatory close.


With fireworks on and offstage, big-time rock concerts return with an ecstatic John Fogerty

At Mystic Lake Casino, the Hall of Famer thrilled a July 4th crowd raised on the Church of Classic Rock.


Rock Hall of Famer John Fogerty comes to Minnesota with song inspired by George Floyd

John Fogerty will bring his new song "Weeping in the Promised Land" to Mystic Lake on July 4th.