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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.

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Shoutouts, too, to Teddy Swims, the Mavericks and Spotify's relationship with AI.

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Top 10 concerts of note in the Twin Cities this fall

Our critics' highlighted picks include veteran acts such Peter Gabriel and Aerosmith and newcomers Stephen Sanchez and Kim Petras.

6 cool things in music include Olivia Rodrigo, Tove Lo and new Bob Dylan book

Shoutouts, too, to Bob Boilen, Jerry Douglas Band and Steve 'n' Seagulls.

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