MUSIC PHOTOS | Elton John plays a legendary show at the Xcel Energy Center

Legendary musician Elton John showed a capacity crowd at the Xcel Energy Center Friday, November 22nd how some things really do im

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MUSIC REVIEW | Amy Helm and Martha Scanlon on Real Phonic Radio

Amy Helm & Martha Scanlan on Real Phonic Radio

Thursday night the stacks were swaying with Amy Helm and Martha Scanlan on Real Phonic Radio at the James J. Hill Reference Library. Real Phonic Radio is a monthly show featuring local and national music – generally with a country drawl – at the library. It was the largest crowd I’ve seen at event – with standing room only and plenty of folks watching from the second tier stacks.

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MUSIC PHOTOS | Selena Gomez backs her star power at Target Center

It was “kids bring your mom to concert night” as the Stars Dance Tour 2013 made a November 21st stop at Target Center in Minneapolis. The multi-talented Selena Gomez can flip back and forth at will between television and music and is proving to be unstoppable on both fronts. She did not disappoint her young fans in the Twin Cities building excitement with a frenzied Mall of America store appearance before the main concert event at Target Center. Her show is filled with high energy fun and as the tour name suggests, is built around choreographed dance routines. She performs the same set each night, starting out with “Bang Bang Bang” and covering her hits and some material from the much anticipated new album.

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Save Our Symphony MN speaks out on day 415 of the lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra

Roughly 100 of us attended a most interesting and informative presentation earlier this evening.

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Twin Cities Sneaker Art Xchange 2 in Minneapolis

Sneaker collectors and music fans gathered at the Twin Cities Sneaker Art Xchange 2 on October 27.  A packed crowd browsed the tables of sneakers and art for sale while listening to music perf

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SOUNDING OFF ON SOUNDS | Larry Long makes 'throwback' a good word

(Photo by Paul Immiter, courtesy of Larry Long)

Singer-songwriter Larry Long is a throwback to the 1960s, a welcome one at that. Long is cut directly from the Pete Seeger troubadour mode, a regrettably scarce type of artist these days. Like Seeger, he's a guitar strummer with a pleasant voice who generally speaks to everyday life. And a conscience that has him, when he's so moved, pitching in to try and do something about the social mess in which America's powers keep leaving the common man, woman and child.

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Another special evening with the Minnesota Orchestra on the 411th day of the lockout

Ninety years young Stanislas Skrowaczewski led a marvelous Minnesota Orchestra concert at the Ted Mann Theatre last night. Maestro led the Orchestra from 1960-79, and during his tenure the Orchestra changed its name from Minneapolis Symphony to Minnesota Orchestra, and Orchestra Hall was built in downtown Minneapolis.

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Walter Chancellor, Jr. blows Hott and cool

Minnesota Hott Radio's program Smooth & Jazzy returns, after a few weeks' hiatus, bringing back with it, the mellifluous magic of sax ace Walter Chancellor, Jr. Between the Internet station's regular rotation and listeners requesting his tracks at the show's chat room, he is a presence of consequence.

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Margeaux Davis steps forward to be heard

It's hard to believe Margeaux Davis is just 27-years-old.

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