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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.


15 don't-miss exhibits at the Bob Dylan Center also reflect his Minnesota roots

An "Inventing Bob Dylan" exhibit includes a picture of his high school rock band, the Golden Chords. The highlight is an interview with Chords drummer…


How does it feel to visit the new Bob Dylan Center? In a word: terrific

An insider's look at the interactive museum exploring Minnesota's music icon.


The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Live music highlights for May 19-25 include Lucius, Valerie June, Dua Saleh, PaviElle French and Pekka Kuusisto with SPCO.


Country queen Carrie Underwood will rock Target Center on Oct. 25

She'll promote her new album "Denim & Rhinestones" and bring Jimmie Allen to open the concert.


Paula Goldberg, fearless advocate for children with disabilities and PACER Center co-founder, dies at 79

A pragmatic optimist, the co-founder of PACER Center in Bloomington became an internationally recognized leader.


Review: Earth, Wind & Fire and Roger McGuinn still fly high after all these years

In separate Twin Cities concerts, the Rock Hall of Famers took divergent approaches that thrilled their fans


The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Concert highlights for May 12-18 include the Cactus Blossoms, Dijon, Roger McGuinn and Jacob Collier.


Stars and fans alike turn out as Bob Dylan Center opens in Tulsa

With an iron gate fashioned by Dylan himself, the museum features manuscripts, films, paintings and more than 750,000 items in its digital archive.


The Police's drummer heads to Minneapolis to deliver a message in an oratorio

Stewart Copeland is going choral with VocalEssence and says no more Police reunions.


The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Concert highlights for May 5-11 include the Biebs, Interpol, Snoh Aalegrea, Tai Verdes and the Under the Canopy series kickoff.