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Minnesota Historical Society Jazz Appreciation Month

  Patty Peterson hosts an eventful afternoon of inspiring stories and live music   (St Paul, MN) –March 17, 2023 – The Minnesota Historical Society is honored to host a Jazz Appreciation Month celebration event featuring some of Minnesota’s most notable jazz legends. People of all ages are invited to attend an afternoon full of live music and inspiring stories hosted by award-winning vocalist and KBEM Radio host, Patty Peterson. Patty

Carrie Underwood Treasure Island

Tickets to Go On Sale Friday, March 17 at (Welch, MN) — March 14, 2023  — Minnesota’s premier entertainment and gaming destination, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, is proud to welcome three-time Academy of Country Music (ACM) Entertainer of the Year and 8-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood to the Treasure Island Amphitheater stage for the first time on Friday, July 21. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, March 17 at 10am CST and will

Mary Strand and Award-Winning Sarah Morris Team Up on New Single

  After two rock releases, Strand explores her Americana roots with one of Minnesota’s premier songwriters. (Minneapolis, MN) — March 1, 2023 — Lawyer-turned-novelist-turned-songwriter Mary Strand’s first two singles explored 1960s power pop and 1970s rock. In her third single, “I Don’t Want to Be Your Yesterday,” co-written with and featuring Minnesota singer-songwriter Sarah Morris on vocals, Strand returns to her Americana roots. While Strand’s forthcoming debut album Golden Girl

U2FP Receives $18k Reeve Foundation Grant to Support the CureCast podcast

U2FP CureCast, a bi-weekly podcast about spinal cord injury research, gets major funding support from the Reeve Foundation. CureCast informs and educates listeners about research, clinical trials and the active role the SCI community plays in therapy development.”  — Matthew Rodreick     (Minneapolis, MN) — February 24, 2023  — Unite 2 Fight Paralysis (U2FP) has been awarded $18,708 from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center

The Future of Music Creation: Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Songwriting

  As AI continues to evolve, the possibilities for music and creativity are endless.” — Mike Berens (Minneapolis, MN) —  February 21, 2023 — In recent years, the use of artificial intelligence in the music industry has been on the rise. AI tools are being used to assist with everything from composing and arranging music to generating lyrics and even selecting the most effective marketing strategies. One of the most

The Unbelievable Valentine's Surprise

    Minneapolis Artist Gives Fan A Legendary Valentine’s Gift. Helps Fan Surprise Wife With Personalized Love Song. (Minneapolis, MN) — February 2, 2023 — Minneapolis indie pop and alternative hip hop sensation Reverse Mechanic has done it again, this time helping a devoted fan surprise their wife with a personalized love song for Valentine’s Day. The fan reached out to Reverse Mechanic via D.M., requesting a special song that

Norhart CEO Mike Kaeding Joins Lisa Christianson on Her Latest Podcast, People and Places and How We Use Spaces

  BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2023 / — Lisa Christianson releases another episode of her podcast, People and Places and How We Use Spaces, featuring Norhart CEO Mike Kaeding. Kaeding builds and manages apartment buildings and is on a mission to disrupt the construction industry. He shares how he took his small family business and transformed it into one of the largest apartment developers in the state of

From Lawyer and Lovelist to Musician

Photo by Nicole Nelson     Mary Strand follows ’60s-inspired debut single with ’70s-style rock on “Different Kind of World.” MINNEAPOLIS, MN, UNITED STATES, January 23, 2023 / — Lawyer-turned-novelist-turned-songwriter Mary Strand’s debut single, “Act As If,” harkened back to the power pop of the 1960s. With Strand’s second single, “Different Kind of World,” she moves into 1970s rock, drawing on influences like the Eagles and Three Dog Night. Both

Harp Instrumental from the Heart

  (Minneapolis, MN) — January 11, 2023  — Beautiful instrumental music has the power to both relax the listener and focus their mind, allowing for uninterrupted deep thought, prayer, and study. In recent years, relaxing music has seen a steady increase in popularity with audiences under 35 years of age seeing the fastest growth, thanks in part, to the popularity of instrumental music streaming channels on Spotify and YouTube Music.

Primp CEO Wesley Uthus

I think we’re stronger than we’ve ever been. We’re in a better position financially having gone through all of that.”— Wesley Uthus (Bloomington, MN) — January 20, 2023  — The podcast episode was released to the public on Tuesday, January 17th. Wesley Uthus’ first love was fashion. And it was her niche. She landed her first job at Land’s End where she got a taste of the retail world and

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks

(Minneapolis, MN) — January 6th, 2023 — US Bank Stadium has announced that Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks will be in concert for the first time later this year.   Tickets for the November 10th show go on sale January 13th at 10am.    The show will only be in town for one night. According to the Ticketmaster Website, there will be presale tickets available as follows: Verizon Up Presale Tickets Starts

Fr. Mike Schmitz Podcast

Apple Podcasts “All Categories” Chart with “The Catechism in a Year” at #1 and “The Bible in a Year” at #3. Both shows are hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz and produced by Ascension, a Catholic multimedia publisher. Screenshot taken 1/2/23 at 12:30pm ET. For the third year in a row, a Catholic podcast is the #1 show on Apple Podcasts (Exton, PA / Duluth, MN) —  Jan. 3, 2023  —

The 2023 New Year's Anthem

    New Music Video by Minneapolis Artist Reverse Mechanic Says it all. This is the year… I think we’ve got something special here, and I want to move the world in a positive direction in 2023. This is the year.” — Joe Wistrcill of Reverse Mechanic (Minneapolise, MN) —  December 31, 2022  — After a tumultuous couple of years, the world looks to 2023 with hope of a brighter

Podcasts series "Essence of"

(Burnsville, MN) — Dec. 20, 2022 — In the last month, Inspired Spine CMO, Dr. Hamid Abbasi, with cooperation of IS Life social marketing director Amanda Armagost, have begun the podcast series, “Essence Of” with heavy emphasis on medicine to educate the public. The podcast airs LIVE on YouTube every Friday and focuses on education. Topics include, Medicine, Science, History and Life, each week with a different focus. Since the commencement

Mychael Gabriel Sunday Afternoon

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  December 27, 2022  — A composer, lyricist, producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist all rolled into one, Mychael Gabriel has built a career founded and guided by the element of surprise. His music constantly begs the question, “what doesn’t he do?”. With cosmic versatility and an entire ecosystem of talent—songwriting, vocals, guitar, drums, production, and more—Mychael Gabriel has constructed a discography which cannot be contained. He has also

Oppidan Developer, Shannon Rusk, Featured on Lisa Christianson's Latest Podcast, People and Places and How We Use Spaces

  The podcast episode was released to the public on Tuesday, December 13. (Minneapols, MN) —  December 14, 2022 — Growing up in a house with three sisters and a stay-at-home mother, Shannon Rusk knew she didn’t want to follow a typical female track when entering college. She started her studies in Engineering – determined to forge herself into a male-dominated industry and make an impact. After accepting a position

Mary Strand

  (Minneapolis, MN — November 30, 2022  — Mary Strand spent 16 years crafting 100-page merger agreements before shifting to novels that clock in at 300 to 400 pages. But while she still loves writing all those words, she’s found a much shorter format for them: songs. Singer/guitarist Mary Strand started writing songs in 2018 when her original songwriting hero, Rodney Crowell, first hosted a songwriting camp. But her songwriting

Thomasina Petrus Set To Release Another Beautiful Global Holiday Rendition

  To be able to sing in the studio, along with the way I feel when I am on stage, is a comfort and freedom found among musicians when they become family.”    — Thomasina Petrus     (Minneapolis, MN) — November 21, 2022 — With a voice that has moved scores of people around the world, Thomasina Petrus continues to amaze us with her beautiful music. The 30 year equity

Cantissimo Senior Living Launches Senior Lifestyles Podcast

    This podcast will make it easier for people across the country to access our content and discover valuable answers to their pressing questions.”   — Paul Ablack     (Plymouth, MN) — November 18, 2022– Cantissimo Senior Living, a free education resource for the 55+ community, announces the launch of the Senior Lifestyles Podcast. The podcast is designed to make content accessible for anyone interested in learning about topics

Bemidji State University Music

(Bemidji, MN) — November 13th, 2022 — Three Bemidji State University Department of Music faculty members have released recorded works over the past months. Drs. Hilary Lowery and Miriam Webber, assistant professors of music, are scheduled to release albums spring 2023. Dr. Stephen Carlson, professor of music, released “Live in Recital,” a solo performance of various piano works from Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Joseph Haydn, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy and

Music in the Clouds

  We are excited to announce the release of this one hour American musical, “Music in The Clouds.”     — James Gutzman, CEO, Melody Bay Productions, LLC     (Twin Cities, MN)  — November 4, 2022  — MELODY BAY PRODUCTIONS, L.L.C., announces the release of the new one hour original American musical: “Music in the Clouds.”This is a fun-loving story of students returning for fall semester. Romance is in the

MELODY BAY PRODUCTIONS, L.L.C., announces release of “PEOPLE R READY-The Musical”

    The New Original American Musical (Twin Cities, MN) — November 3, 2022  — MELODY BAY PRODUCTIONS, L.L.C., is excited to announce the release of the new original American musical: “PEOPLE R READY-The Musical.” This is a fun-loving story of students returning for fall semester. Romance is in the air and so is the excitement of making new friends, catching up on lost time and preparing for the Drama

Ryan Smith premieres his "I'm Slipping" music video on

  (St Paul, MN) —  September 26, 2022 — MUSIC-NEWS.COM | Ryan Smith ‘I’m Slipping’ video premiere   Ryan Smith might be best known as the frontman of The Melismatics and Ryan And Pony, as well as the lead guitarist of Soul Asylum. But before all of that, Ryan was making solo recordings in which he played all instruments as a teenager and releasing albums on his own Hygh Tensions Records.

Mychael Gabriel rocks out in his "Let There Be Light" music video

(Minneapolis, MN) — September 12, 2022  — Genesis is more than just the start of something. It’s the beginning of everything. After Genesis, anything is possible; before Genesis… well, there is no before Genesis. And how does the tale of Genesis commence? With a single utterance, a speech-act that transforms the cosmos. “Let there be Light,” and light is summoned into being. The rest, quite literally, is history. Singer, songwriter,

The PivotPreneur Podcast

(Woodbury, MN) — The PivotPreneur Show comes to us from Woodbury.    It includes a quick listen Monday Motivation segment and a longer play conversationalist episode on Thursdays.  Here’s the quick synopsis from the website: The PivotPreneur Podcast with Todd Stocker helps you pivot into meaningful and purposeful work. Todd was a Pastor who pivoted into owning a multi-million dollar real estate business. His podcast can help you discover, develop, and

The Al Franken Podcast

If you’ve been wanting to catch up with former Senator Al Franken, here is your opportunity.   The Al Franken Podcast is available with a new episode weekly. Description from Website:  A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer,  a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator.     Al Franken is in the booth to talk public policy

Find Your Stage

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  August 11, 2022  — A new Singer Songwriter Conference is happening at the Varsity Theater September 17-18th. The event called “Find Your Stage” gives attendees a chance to interact with local musicians, record producers, and media contacts who will teach them, not only the tricks of the trade, but solid business strategies for creating and sustaining income, impact, and influence in the Twin Cities Music Scene.

The Slowdown Show

(Minneapolis, MN) — Sometimes picking out a new podcast can feel like a commitment.   You want to enjoy, but you feel like you are about to be asked for hours of time.   Perhaps it’s time to consider “The Slowdown Show.”    The Slowdown Show offers a quick thought and a short poem each weekday.    Each show is around 5 minutes or less. Description from the website: Host Ada Limón delivers

Simply Vanished

Simply Vanished is an investigative podcast about missing persons.   Produced in Minnesota.   Current season is about the Minnesota Missing Persons Case of Joshua Guimond. Alternating between serial and episodic format, the show digs deep to tell the stories of people who vanished. Who were they? What may have happened to them? Why hasn’t their case been solved? ​Join host Josh Newville in the search for answers. Newville is a civil rights

Kiko TruRasta and NoldyMusic will release the first single “Fake,” from EP, WARRIORS, on September 2, 2022

  On Friday, September 2, 2022, internationally recognized artist Kiko TruRasta will release his first single, “Fake,” from his up-and-coming EP, Warriors. (Detroit Lakes, MN) —  August 4, 2022  — Kiko TruRasta has partnered with artist and producer Fitzreynold ‘Noldy’ Cadet aka NoldyMusic, to share the Haitian-American experience. The single will be jointly released by Simplicity 26 Records, World Music, NoldyMusic, and TruRasta Ent. “Fake,” impeccably produced by Fitzreynold ‘Noldy’

KLÖ’s “Sweet Luva” single hits digital retailers Worldwide

  KLÖ set to release new single that is sure to make summer playlists throughout the world. (Detroit Lakes, MN) —  July 7, 2022  — Simplicity 26 Records and Sunai Paradise Music LLC are set to release “Sweet Luva” on July 10, 2022. The new single boasts a twist of “poppy” synthesizer keyboards, hypnotizing Haitian Konpa guitars; blended with the typical zouk love drums, percussion, and Haitian-Caribbean rhythms; “Sweet Luva”

MN State Fair Florida Georgia Line

(St. Paul, MN) — June 27th, 2022 – The Minnesota State Fair is pleased to announce the final Grandstand show for the 2022 Grandstand Concert Series sponsored by Sleep Number. Visit for Grandstand information. Show details are as follows: Florida Georgia Line with special guest Bailey Zimmerman 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 Tickets: $106, $96, $75 (all reserved seating) On sale: 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30 Tickets are available

People and Places and How We Use Spaces

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  June 21, 2022  — Lisa Christianson releases another episode of her podcast, People and Places and How We Use Spaces, featuring Minneapolis restauranteur Kim Bartmann. Bartmann owns eight successful Minneapolis restaurants including the ever-popular Barbette, Red Stag Supper Club, and Pat’s Tap; she is a 3-time James Beard award semifinalist and is a titan in the restaurant scene. Bartmann shares how she got started in the

Simplicity 26 Records To Release First NFT Collection This Summer

Simplicity 26 Records is pleased to announce the release of its first NFT collection on OpenSea. (Detroit Lakes, MN)  —  June 17, 2022 — The “OHM Collection” will include Simplicity 26’s first NFT‘s, which are the unreleased remixes of Eddie Hudson’s “Till the End” featuring Sierra Day by New York City native Mike Dominico of Muted Trax & the Italian duo M&Project. “Till the End” was produced and recorded by

Minneapolis Musician Reverse Mechanic is Shining Light in 2022

In the midst of the Ukraine crisis, the pandemic, school shootings, and bad news in 2022, the Minneapolis-St. Paul artist is bringing beauty to the world. “The message is too relevant given the state of the world right now. People need to hear this.” — Reverse Mechanic (Minneapolis, MN) — June 8, 2022  — “I don’t know why God made the Devil, but He made me to believe.” – Reverse

Minnesota State Fair free stage entertainment

(St. Paul, MN)– May 24, 2022 – The 2022 Minnesota State Fair free stage entertainment lineup features more than 900 shows throughout the Great Minnesota Get-Together’s 12-day run – all free with fair admission. Highlights of this year’s free stage lineup are below. Note:  The full lineup of free entertainment, including additional acts, showtimes and artist information, is available at Leinie Lodge Bandshell Tonight! sponsored by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing

Rive Music Video Promotion presents: Anthony D and Chris Raww - "Still On The Run"

  Some call it ‘Chasing Dreams’ – And we are Still on the Run.” — Chris Raww & Anthony D (Minneapolis, MN) —  June 1, 2022  — Proven artists Chris Raww and Anthony D have gone above and beyond with their latest creative project. Some call it ‘Chasing Dreams’, but this pair say they are “Still On The Run”. Adding a creative spin from timeless and award-winning movies, these Minneapolis

CONK! News Engages Investigative Journalist Alicia Powe for Video Podcast

  Conservative investigative journalist Alicia Powe begins producing a video podcast, “The Powe Report”, exclusively for CONK! News at There’s just a handful of networks willing to report the truth. I’m honored for the opportunity to work with CONK! News to deliver the unfiltered truth, facts that few others are willing to report.”  — Alicia Powe, The Powe Report, CONK! News (Minneapolis, MN) — May 17, 2022 — Minneapolis-based

C.L.O.S  Captivates Listeners with New Single

    With a stunning blend of enriching rhythms and song writing, C.L.O.S is proving his haters wrong and making a name for himself in the Hip Hop world (Minneapolis, MN) — May 17, 2022 — A refreshing and formidable name in Hip Hop, talented powerhouse C.L.O.S. (Cold Lyrics on Site) began his musical trajectory as a driven and passionate poet. Turning his poetry into Rap, the artist delivers his

New Original Musical to Debut in Minneapolis in August, 2022

  It is a privilege to be one of the performances at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the largest performing arts festival in the Midwest!”  — James Gutzman, CEO, Melody Bay Productions, LLC     (Twin Cities, MN) — May 6, 2022  — Melody Bay Productions, LLC‘s CEO, Jim Gutzman, announced today that his new original musical, People R Ready-The Musical, will debut in an abridged form on stage at Stoll

the BBQ Show

(Mankato MN) — With the weather warming up the BBQ Grill comes out.    If you’re into grilling culture, check out The BBQ show.   Stunt and Jake take on weekly topics in regard to grilling and smoking with plenty of tips and tricks. The BBQ Show features two guys and a grill.   Based in Mankato Minnesota, it covers a covers a variety of topics including: Cuts of meat Cooking materials (Charcoal,


(Minnesota) —  April 13th, 2022 — Prompted by the many sources of stress affecting farmers and ranchers, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), Linder Farm Network, and the Red River Farm Network (RRFN) have joined forces to expand a radio series called “TransFARMation” throughout the state. The series profiles people in agriculture who have coped with challenging situations and highlights sources of support. “Farming is a stressful business even during

Noldy's Newest Single "mE"

  (Detroit Lakes, MN) —  March 31, 2022  — The record, “mE” is a creative (lyrical) rendition of Noldy’s relationship with music and showcase of Noldy as a multifaceted artist and producer. In 1994, Noldy was introduced to music in an inspirational, connective way and this is the story shared in the single, “mE.” Noldy has Island roots which are incorporated into his compositions. “mE” follows the single titled, “Chéri

Twin City Musicians Developing Original Musical

  Our differences tend to make our music broadly appealing. PEOPLE-R-READY-The Musical will have you dancing in the aisle and humming long after you leave the theatre.” — James Gutzman     (Minneapolis, MN) —  March 31, 2022 — Twin Cities musicians, under the development arm of Melody Bay Productions, LLC have collaborated to create a new full-length musical scheduled for initial release in the Fall, 2022. PEOPLE-R-READY-The Musical is

The Object Season Four

(Minneapolis, MN) — March 8, 2022—The Object, an award-winning podcast produced by the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), begins its fourth season on Monday, March 14. Written and hosted by Tim Gihring, a writer at Mia and long-time journalist who has covered arts and culture for more than 25 years, The Object unearths the true, often surprising stories behind the artwork in Mia’s collection. Season Four of The Object opens

Off the Charts

A health equity podcast that gets to the point (Bloomington, MN) — There is a new new podcast from Health Partners.   Off the Charts: Examining the Health Equity Emergency. This diversity and inclusion podcast asks candid questions about what equity means for health care. Join hosts Kari Haley, MD, and Steven Jackson, MD – plus leading guest experts – as they:   Dig into social determinants of health Examine

Yam Haus

(Minnesota) – March 21st, 2022  —   It’s finally time for America to choose the next great songwriter(s). American Song Contest premieres live on NBC tonight, March 21, kicking off an epic Eurovision-inspired competition between the 56 United States and territories. However, only one state can emerge victorious in the end, and it’s up to viewers to decide which one. Here’s how to vote for your favorite artists on American Song

Alice in Chains - Breaking Benjamin

  (St. Paul, MN) — March 21st, 2022 — St. Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota State Fair announced an additional Grandstand show for the 2022 Grandstand Concert Series sponsored by Sleep Number. 93X presents:  Alice In Chains and Breaking Benjamin with special guests Bush5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25Tickets: $79 (general admission pit); $62, $53, $36 (reserved seating)On sale: 11 a.m. Friday, March 25 Tickets are available through Etix. Visit the

Goo Goo Dolls at Ledge Amphitheater

(Waite Park MN) — After cancelling their 2020, and then the 2021 tour, the Goo Goo Dolls get back on the road again.  The tour starts in late March.   Just prior to Covid, the Goo Goo Dolls wrote and recorded their twelfth full-length album, Miracle Pill [Warner Records.]  Touring to support this record has been delayed until now.   But during the Covid downtime, the Goo Goo Dolls did head

Back on the Road with Virginia Sweet

Minneapolis , MN March 4, 2022  — Minnesota based Southern Rock band is making major moves this year. Having just released their powerful debut album, The Revival, last year, the band is already seeing the immense payoff for their continuous hard work. They have played live show after live show, to wondrous audiences, and aren’t planning to stop anytime soon. As a matter of fact, they are gearing up to