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The Rarest of Duets

  Almanac recently shared a rare musical pairing - the oud and the pipa.  These two instruments, with roots in Syrian and Chinese cultures, are...

A Pop Culture Time Machine: Downtown Minneapolis, Circa 1981

"The avenue has it’s own geography: Down by 4th St., near the Sun Disco and the Gay 90’s, the avenue belongs to the gays....

Filmmaker Courtney Cochran Captures the Million Artist Movement

“I Wanted to be a part of Million Artist Movement. It seemed to connect with all of my beliefs.” -Courtney Cochran Courtney Cochran is using her...

Prince, Bob Dylan, Suicide Commandos…In the 70s Sound 80 was where...

  The arc of American music can be seen by the sounds that came out of Sound 80 recording studio. This anonymous, ivy covered one-story...

Minnesota in the 70s: Authors Explore the Decade of Change

Tpt’s film Minnesota in the 70s is an adaptation of the book by co-authors Dave Kenney and Thomas Saylor.  The film was created in...

In the Studio with Hippo Campus

Get an inside look at the recording and performance process of Hippo Campus ahead of the release of their first full-length album. Recorded at the legendary...

Throwing It Back with Nooky Jones

6-piece neo-soul band Nooky Jones records their first album and performs at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul. Band Members Cameron Kinghorn -Vocals Reid Kennedy - Drums Kevin...

Tour First Avenue with Dan Corrigan

Photographer and First Avenue staffer Dan Corrigan takes us on a tour of the legendary nightclub, discussing his origins as a newspaper assignment photographer...

The Ramones 1978: Live in Minneapolis

  In 1978 the Ramones came to the Twin Cities for the second time and put on a concert at the State Theater in downtown...

Musician Ben Weaver Forges a New Path for His Art

After years of being disenchanted with the mainstream music industry, musician and artist Ben Weaver decided he was going to make a change in...