Happy 50th birthday, 'Yellow Submarine'!

The Beatles in animated form in 'Yellow Submarine.'

The Beatles' movie 'Yellow Submarine' was released 50 years ago today. Watch Brian Oake and Jay Gabler discuss the film's groovy legacy, and enter for a chance to win a DVD and CD.

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Huey Lewis’s favorite Prince song is ‘Diamonds and Pearls,’ and other things we learned at the Starkey Gala

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The Starkey Hearing Foundation’s So the World May Hear Awards Gala draws celebrities of all kinds to St. Paul’s RiverCentre every year. Although Lin-Manuel Miranda had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict, attendees at yesterday’s gala still included music legends like Alice Cooper, Gloria Gaynor, and Paul Williams. The Starkey Hearing Foundation is…

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ABBA: a Swedish perspective


In the same week as the Ordway launches its production of 'Mamma Mia!' and the film 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again' is released, Swedish-born ABBA fan Martin Bertilsson shares a number of facts and stories about the band in a series of videos for The Current.

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Three new Twin Cities venues bring live music to unexpected places


There are many distinctive places to see live music in the Twin Cities, and three new venues are adding colorful options to that list. Can Can Wonderland Can Can Wonderland is located in the old American Can Company factory on Prior Avenue in St. Paul. Open Thursday through Sunday, this unique spot is home to an…

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Coffee Break: World Emoji Day

Chip Cramer of Big Fork carries his Midway prize.

Today is World Emoji Day - an unofficial holiday celebrated on July 17 that recognizes Shigetaka Kurita, a Japanese designer that developed the tiny graphic images in 1999. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention a particular emoji?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Ron Asheton


The Beatles released 'All You Need Is Love'; John Coltrane passed away; Simple Minds made their live debut; Virgin Records signed Keith Richards to a solo deal; Bono received the French government's highest cultural honor; and Ron Asheton was born, Today in Music History.

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