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Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 11:14:24 -0500


Soundset mystery: Will Lauryn Hill show up?

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:57:13 -0500

Today's Morning Edition music is from the Fugees featuring lead singer Lauryn Hill with their version of "Killing Me Softly."(image)

Rochester Art Center officials paint optimistic picture at annual meeting

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:26 -0500

As the RAC gets its fiscal house in order, there's a bright spot looming in 2018 - a national show that director Koch says is already fully funded. But it will take more than that to ensure the center's survival.(image)

A big weekend for visual arts

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Three art shows take on the environment, consumerism and police brutality.(image)

In a tower 300 feet above Rochester, a new carillonneur plays songs for all to hear

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Mayo Clinic has one of the rare full-time positions for a carillonneur, some who plays the bells in a bell tower. Twenty-four-year-old Austin Ferguson just took the position and now takes requests via Twitter.(image)

Tom Cruise reveals 'Top Gun 2' to start filming soon

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:26:22 -0500

The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to "Top Gun" is a sure thing, "it's definitely happening." The original film came out in 1986, hopefully fans haven't lost that loving feeling.(image)

How MPR unveiled 'A Prairie Home Companion' in 1974

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Fundraising has been a staple of life at Minnesota Public Radio throughout its 50 years on the air. But there's one bit of pledge drive banter that remains the stuff of legend.(image)

David Lynch's trippy 'Twin Peaks' revival is a love letter to hardcore fans

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:23:00 -0500

Lynch has assembled a rambling, surreal story that vaults from a spiritual limbo to towns all over the country. But as any Twin Peaks fan can tell you, the story really isn't the point.(image)

Here's the deal with that glowing orb - and plenty of notes on what it isn't

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:30:00 -0500

It seemed an innocuous gesture: President Trump joined two other world leaders in laying their hands on a lit-up globe at an event in Saudi Arabia. Then, Twitter caught wind of it.(image)

Elvis co-wrote his hit 'All Shook Up'

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:01:08 -0500

The song was No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart 60 years ago.(image)

At $110.5 million, Basquiat painting becomes priceist work ever sold by a U.S. artist

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:59:00 -0500

With the sale Thursday night in New York City, the late Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 untitled painting is also said to be the sixth-most expensive work sold in world history.(image)

Minnesota court confirms 6 Prince heirs, no will

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:00:16 -0500

A Minnesota court has determined that Prince's six siblings are the lawful heirs to his fortune and that the Minnesota music icon left no will before his death last year.(image)

Elvis Costello's 'Alison' inspired by a real woman

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:58:14 -0500

In a 2015 autobiography, he explained that he wrote the song "after seeing a beautiful checkout girl at the local supermarket.(image)

MN news quiz: IDs fixed. Grizzly flick. Feeling sick? Tick, tick, tick

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:39:59 -0500

Why is it so hard to find affordable housing in the Twin Cities? What's different about a Real ID versus what I have now? What's the tick outlook this summer? You have questions, MPR News has answers.(image)

'Fargo' recap: You have to unchain me

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:01:17 -0500

Everybody on "Fargo" had a rough night. Ray took his lookalike status to the extreme, Sy got a mugful and Nikki may be in over her head.(image)

Acclaimed book 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' ready, finally, for screen debut

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:27:31 -0500

A movie version of Minnesota writer Kent Nerburn's novel will open in Minneapolis this weekend, more than two decades after it was published.(image)

Chastity Brown out with new album

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:55:04 -0500

"Silhouette of Sirens" is out Friday. A release party will be held at the Fitzgerald Theater on June 2.(image)

A weekend's worth of spelling, songs and sweaters

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500

This week on Art Hounds, art inspired by the weather, an alternative alphabet and folk tunes.(image)

For the poet Bao Phi, a violent past is never far away

Wed, 17 May 2017 18:47:11 -0500

The birth of his daughter helped Phi understand the turbulent legacy that had passed down to him.(image)

The Supremes hit No. 1 with 'The Happening' before changing their name

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:56:41 -0500

The group became Diana Ross and the Supremes. The song was also the last single released while founding member Florence Ballard was part of the group.(image)

With 'Warm Weather Ghost,' Tunde Adebimpe looks death in the eye

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Confronted with loss, he worked to "get this kind of earthly sadness away from me."(image)