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A Grammy Award-winning country singer-songwriter returns to Duluth for a concert this summer at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Chris Stapleton, who won Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance in 2016, plays Aug. 3 at Amsoil Arena. Margo Price and Brent Cobb open. Tickets for the “All American Road Show” go on sale Feb. 24 at Ticketmaster outlets including the DECC box office.
It's been about 17 years since pop music critic Jim Walsh wrote an open letter to Prince asking him to "wake up and smell the muse." As a longtime chronicler, defender and fan, Walsh wanted a real piece of art. Something that spoke to the time (2000) and place (Minneapolis).
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A posse of mostly shirtless — albeit costumed — men who dance, gyrate and rip their own shirts to tatters will perform later this year at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Magic Men Live, which seems to share themes with the "Magic Mike" movies, is at 8 p.m. April 20 at Symphony Hall. Tickets start at $22 and go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster outlets including the DECC box office.
Local wellness instructor Bonnie Ambrosi, dressed in a Peace Love Vegetables T-shirt beneath a cardigan, opened the third meeting of the Vegan Cookbook Club by asking group members to introduce themselves and include a bit about their "dietary journey." Of the 19 people gathered around a rectangle of tables in the Blue Room, there was a self-described flexitarian — mostly meat-free — who wanted to be able to cook Friday night meals for her vegetarian grandson; There was a vegan newbie with a tote bag filled with cookbooks;
Dan the Monkey Man's original theme song is a peppy tune with a kid-power message, punctuated with the primate's signature monkey-sounds. Told that it's an earworm that can linger, say, up to a week, the Monkey Man seemed pleased. "That's good," said Dan Munthe, who wears a tail and monkey ears during his shows. "That's the point. That's why I sing it twice."
Gabe Mayfield has paid his dues. Time after time. He's done his sentence but he's committed no crime, he sang Thursday night on stage at Fregeau Auditorium, turning the Minnesota Ballet's Celebrity Dance Challenge into an event where it helps to be able to belt out a tune. The stage is Mayfield's milieu, and he won the People's Choice award for the extra effort.
Bonar returns for V-Day show at Sacred Heart A musician who has captured an eclectic mix of international attention, ranging from radio play by Sir Elton John to shout-outs from gossip blogger Perez Hilton will play a solo show on Tuesday at Sacred Heart Music Center. Haley Bonar's Valentine's Day show — with Superior Siren opening — is billed as an 'intimate' performance.
One of the Grammy Awards storylines on Christine Dean's mind: The curious case of country singer Sturgill Simpson, whose album "A Sailor's Guide to Earth" was nominated for Album of the Year alongside Adele and Beyonce. Meanwhile, in the world of mainstream country music ... crickets. "He didn't get nominated for any country music awards," Dean said. "Before that, he blasted the establishment for not supporting artists like him and Jason Isbell. Then he got totally dissed."
Farrow approved Last week, musician Gaelynn Lea earned a celebrity endorsement definitely worth a retweet. The fiddle player who won NPR's Tiny Desk Contest in 2016 got props from prolific film actor Mia Farrow ("Rosemary's Baby," "Hannah and Her Sisters") on Wednesday afternoon. "Have you heard absolutely brilliant artist @gaelynnlea," Farrow tweeted, linking to the Duluth-based artist's Tiny Desk Concert video. This is among Lea's highest-ranking shout-outs, she said. "The highest? Al Franken recently," Lea said. "But then, her."