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Music News: Inside the massive Lou Reed archive at the New York Public Library


The New York Public Library has just opened a massive archive of papers, art, and recordings spanning Lou Reed's career. Jay talked with a librarian about just what this collection includes, and how fans and scholars can access it. Also today, Woodstock 50 releases its lineup and Lollapalooza 2019 teases theirs with puppies. Plus, the new 'Stranger Things' trailer is soundtracked by...guess Who?

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What is Prince's greatest song from 1992?


Coming off of the work of the 'Graffiti Bridge' movie and soundtrack and a 1991 that was heavy on releases by other artists, 1992 brought us the 'Love Symbol' album and some incredible work with other artists. Take a look and let us know your favorites for music Prince released, written or recorded in 1992!

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Coffee Break: Happy Spring


As of 4:58 pm today, Spring will have officially SPRUNG. It's been a long winter and we are ready. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mean spring to you? Think green, new life, warm weather, resurrection, a fresh start.

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Swimming with pigs on Great Exuma.

Music News: How much would you pay for original Fyre Festival merch?


It may not make the $26 million the festival still owes, but the remaining original Fyre Festival merch is going up for auction. Also in the news today: Metallica are going orchestral; Fiona Apple's teasing new music; remembering 'Godfather of Rap' Andre Williams; hip-hop makes the funkiest cheese; and Karen O and Danger Mouse film a music video live on TV.

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#MicroShow: Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis Microshow

The Current and New Belgium Brewing Company are excited to announce our next #MicroShow: We're bringing Jenny Lewis to the intimate Clown Lounge in the basement of the Turf Club for a special happy hour show the day before her gig at Palace Theatre.

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Coffee Break: Music kids love

Rock the Cradle 2018

Rock the Cradle is this Sunday, March 24, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art / Children's Theatre Company -- it's our annual free, no ticket required event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that kids love?

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