Afro-Cuban All Stars

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Co-creator of the Buena Vista Social Club with Ry Cooder, Juan de Marcos leads this mini-orchestra in a festive exploration...

Jan 27

Irv Williams Tribute

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Beloved Twin Cities saxophonist Irv Williams died Dec. 14 but will long be remembered for his music, his signature tone, his...

Jan 24

Love & Law: A Century of the ACLU

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To mark its 100th anniversary, the ACLU invited more than 40 writers – including Louise Erdrich, Brenda Child, Marlon James,...

Jan 23

Rebirth Brass Band

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Another year, another Grammy nomination for Louisiana's preeminent second-line traditionalists, who are up for best regional roots album with a...

Jan 23

Kneebody

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The genre-fluid ensemble has given ace drummer Nate Wood double duty as bassist in light of the (at least) temporary...

Jan 20

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

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In-the-pocket grooves are the specialty of this trio, which favors Booker T & the MGs and Stevie Wonder more than...

Jan 17

Ginger Commodore & Friends: MLK Celebration

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Versatile Ginger Commodore, who sings with Moore By Four and has performed at Penumbra, Chanhassen and other local theaters, leads...

Jan 16

Masters of Hawaiian Music

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Just as arctic blasts threaten, balmy breezes arrive in the guise of Hawaiian slack-key guitar aces George Kahumoku Jr., Led...

Jan 13

Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond

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This 1960s hitmaker (Peter & Gordon) turned Zelig of the music scene has become an engaging and understated raconteur, spinning...

Jan 10

Atom String Quartet

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Think “jazz” and “string quartet” probably won’t pop into your head. Though Turtle Island Quartet plays jazz, and the Harlem...

Jan 3