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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.

6 cool things in music this week include Taylor Swift, SXSW fest and the Cure fighting Ticketmaster

Shoutouts, too, to Linda Ronstadt and Sona Jobarteh.

Minnesota music mainstay Paul Metsa finds a new direction home

After moving to Duluth, he delivers "Alphabet Jazz," a book of poems, prose and puppies.

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

Highlights for March 23-29 include Ingrid Andress, Yo La Tengo, J.I.D., Keshi and Snarky Puppy

6 cool things in music this week included Bruce Springsteen, Bono and Lisa Marie Presley

Shoutouts, too, to Morgan Wade and all the superstar women coming in concert this summer.

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

Highlights for March 16-22 include Shemekia Copeland, Maya Hawke, Larkin Poe and St. Patrick's Day shows.

Country queen Carrie Underwood will rock Treasure Island Casino amphitheater on July 21

She dropped a new single last Friday on her 40th birthday and tickets will go on sale this Friday.

Review: Emotional, entertaining Kelsea Ballerini proves she's ready for prime time

The country star performed for the biggest crowd in her career as a concert headliner.

What will the unstoppable Billy Porter wear for his May 23 concert in Minneapolis?

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via the State Theatre.

6 cool things in music include Cory Wong, Mark Wood and Neal Schon's feud with his Journey bandmates

Shoutouts, too, to Black Opry Revue and Seo Linn.

Top American classical guitarist teams with Indian music master in 'Strings for Peace' in Minneapolis

St. Louis Park native Sharon Isbin returns to the Dakota for a collaboration of sarod and guitar.