Tour de Fat: A fun event with or without beer and a bike

I know the whole focus of the Tour de Fat is beer and bikes but when you’re hanging with a 10 year old and you live pretty far away from the location, beers and bikes are less appealing than event as a whole. But I’m happy to report that Tour de Fat can be fun with or without the beer and bike.


MUSIC PHOTOS | BoDeans at the Weesner Family Amphitheater

It was another great night of Music In the Zoo July 25th as fans packed the amphitheater for a longtime Minnesota favorite the BoDeans fro


SOUNDING OFF ON SOUNDS | Paul Michell's "We Keep On Dreaming" does pop right

(Photo courtesy of Paul Michell)

Pop music is a lost art. The most cynical among us would say it should stay lost, especially here in the Twin Cities where everybody and his brother wants to have the baddest blues-rock band for miles around. Fact is, though, when it's done well, like any other genre, it's a work of admirable craftsmanship. Point in case, singer-songwriter-pianist Paul Michell's excellent six-song offering We Keep On Dreaming.


MUSIC REVIEW | Inside the music box with Tim Kaiser

(Photo by Ann Treacy) Tim Kaiser plays experimental music inside his music box at the Khyber Pass.

Thursdays continue to be the most interesting nights in Mac Groveland at Khyber Pass. That's where Tim Kaiser performed with his music boxes on July 24. Kaiser, who has been playing all over the world for 30 years, specializes in experimental music.


St. Paul's EXPO Elementary axes music curriculum

(Photo by Andrea Floris published under Creative Commons License)

EXPO Elementary parents are up in arms because their kids won’t be able to take music during the school day next year.


Diaspora soul man: Trumpeter Steven Bernstein returns to Minneapolis August 6

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Steven Bernstein: What’s not to love about a band with a tuba, trombone, trumpet and drummer?

Steven Bernstein, an accomplished trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader, was set to head off to Europe last week, for shows with the sensational New Orleans pianist Henry Butler and their group, the Hot 9. They were booked for the Nice Jazz Festival, in France; and on Sunday, they played the North Sea Jazz Festival, in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


Passionate singer is writing the newest Lyriq to her life's song

(Photos courtesy of the artist)

Stardom doesn't come easy.

Behind every so-called overnight success, there's usually a story of long days and even longer nights, disappointments, frustrations and rejections. But the true stars are the ones who rise above, persevere and dig deep within to show the world all they have to offer. Twenty-four year old vocal powerhouse, Lyriq La'Shay is well on her way to stardom and her success won't be a fluke ... she worked for it.


Musicians bringing New Orleans flavor to the Dakota July 24

(Photo courtesy of Basin Street Records) Davell Crawford

Are you ready to party New Orleans style? Then there’s nothing like the real thing, baby. And since we’re in the midst of some steamy New Orleans like weather here in the Twin Cities, why not mix it up with some equally hot New Orleans music, right?


Snapshots | Street performer Nathaniel Harris

" I love playing music and I love people -- people bless me and I bless people." -- Nathaniel Harris

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