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    [Photo Gallery] Blue Ox Music Festival 2021

    There’s simply no way to see everything that takes place over the three days at Blue Ox Music Festival. There are 3 stages with music, another stage with family activities, music workshops, fire dancers, neon hoops, bubbles, art installations, and the brand new Soul Sanctuary. Needless to say, Blue Ox is a very meaty Ox. […] More

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    Stories from Backstage at Blue Ox Music Festival

    Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin returned for its 6th reiteration this past weekend. The family run festival had some last minute cancellations but the depth of the lineup shone through with special double sets and last minute additions. Music in Minnesota wanted to share stories from unique perspectives on what the festival […] More

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    Humbird Previews New Album With “Hymn For Whom” Film

    The Parkway Theater hosted a special event of Humbird’s “Hymn For Whom” collaboration last evening. The event combined the storytelling of Siri Undlin’s (aka Humbird) new album entitled Still Life with the visual expertise of Erik and Sarah Elstran. The 36-minute film is a record of creativity during a year spent at home during the […] More

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    The Cedar Reopens with The Arcadian Wild

    The Cedar Cultural Center stayed busy during the pandemic by rolling out their public access channel, hosting the Mni Sota Native Music Series, and even opened up their doors for a special Music in Minnesota “One-on-One” performance with Kashimana. In true comeback fashion they had their first live music show last night with Nashville bluegrass […] More

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    Michael Gay Writes To “Make It Right”

    Sometime into the fourth song into Michael Gay‘s new album Make It Right, there’s a feeling and a calm that settles over you. It’s a realization that everything is going to be alright. After navigating for more than year through a global pandemic, it’s easy to forget to take a deep breath. Michael’s more stripped-down […] More

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    The Listening Room Shines with Barbaro and MoeDeLL

    60 miles North of the Twin Cities sits the small town of Braham. A city of roughly 1,800 residents, it’s easy to miss if you’re not paying attention. One block off Main Street, across from the Fire Station, sits Happy Productions, an online radio station with an intimate little gem. The Listening Room sits around […] More

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    One-On-One: Sarah Morris and Kimberly Brady

    Kimberly Brady understands the science behind the importance of music. As a psychologist she encourages people to use music in their healing. She teaches that just therapy and executive functioning only fosters the left side of your brain. Music and the arts engage the right side and incorporate interactive functions. When you have two sides […] More

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    One-On-One: Barbaro and Rachel Hansen

    When the phone rang and Rachel Hansen answered, her good friend asked what she was doing on January 15th. Jokingly, she responded that most likely recovering from a three-day run of shifts. Her friend had just won the contest for a private performance with the band Barbaro and immediately wanted to gift the experience. She […] More

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    One-On-One: Humbird and Jesse Peterson-Brandt

    Like many of us, Jesse Peterson-Brandt didn’t realize what he had until it was gone. He went to Grinnell College in Iowa, and looking back, saw they did a really good job bringing in unknown artists that have gone on to become established and popular. Unfortunately, he didn’t take advantage of live music then. Now […] More

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    One-On-One: Gabriel Douglas and Carol Roth

    For Carol Roth, live music is a relatively new passion for her. In 2016, when the world was going crazy, her brain was looking for some kind of outlet to create an escape from reality, to help soothe her nerves. Prior to then she was in a lull where she didn’t really need music. This […] More

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