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Music News: Lizzo buys lunch for health care workers


Amidst the coronavirus crisis, musicians are helping workers who've been affected: Lizzo bought lunch for emergency room staff, and Taylor Swift is helping keep a Nashville record store afloat. While some artists are delaying their record releases, others are not - including Phish and, seemingly, Fiona Apple. Also today: DJ sets get old-school online, Flavor Flav is not fired after all, and Chance the Rapper hosts a new version of 'Punk'd.'

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Lissie - Live Virtual Session

Live Virtual Session: Lissie


Singer-songwriter Lissie connects with Jill Riley to perform a live virtual session, and also to talk about the ways she's staying creative and connecting with her fans during this time of quarantine.

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The Chart Show

The Chart Show Ballot


Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show, hosted by Mark Wheat!

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Music News: #LoveRecordStores campaign supports retailers during crisis


The music industry is marshaling its resources to support retailers and artists during this unprecedented crisis. Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) and John Prine are both in serious condition fighting COVID-19. Fans sheltering in place are using video to connect with music: a new mini-doc spotlights Bob Marley's female collaborators, and there's a doc spotlighting First Avenue in its 50th anniversary year. Plus, Jack Black is on TikTok now and it's awesome.

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Transgender Day of Visibility: Artists you need to know


On March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility is a reminder to honor and support trans people around the world — a diverse community that encompasses all ages, races, and faith backgrounds.  Below is a list of trans artists to check out, if you haven’t already. As rapper Quay Dash notes, “being pigeon-holed as just…

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Music News: Coronavirus claims stars Joe Diffie and Alan Merrill


Country star Joe Diffie and rocker Alan Merrill have both died due to COVID-19, while at press time, John Prine is hospitalized in stable condition. Musicians continue to connect with fans digitally: Elton John hosted an all-star 'Living Room Concert for America,' and Dolly Parton will be reading children's books. In other news, a new documentary marks the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis's 'Bitches Brew.'

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The Current Sessions®

Live Virtual Session: Lissie

Lissie - Live Virtual Session

Singer-songwriter Lissie connects with Jill Riley to perform a live virtual session, and also to talk about the ways she's staying creative and connecting with her fans during this time of quarantine.

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Best Coast play songs from 'Always Tomorrow' live in The Current studio

Best Coast perform in The Current studio

After a three-year gap since their last release, Best Coast are back with a new album 'Always Tomorrow.' Frontperson Bethany Cosentino expounds on that hopeful title. ' I think the overall theme of the album is very much the idea that at times we can be our own worst enemies, and learning to get out of our way and let life happen,' she says. Listen to Best Coast's full session, recorded live in The Current studio.

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Wolf Parade perform a Microshow at Icehouse in Minneapolis

Wolf Parade Microshow at Icehouse

On Saturday, Feb. 15, Wolf Parade recorded what may have been the loudest Microshow to date as they played a live set at Icehouse in Minneapolis. The audience consisted of lucky winners who had entered for a chance to attend this intimate performance.

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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Filling the time


For the most part, minus essential workers and people exercising outside or shopping for necessities, we're truly supposed to be at home. So for today's Coffee Break let us know - what are you doing to stay busy? And are there any songs that reflect those actions?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Doris Day


Doris Day was born; Elvis Presley played on TV; The Marcels and later, the Temptations, had memorable No. 1 hits; the nascent Sex Pistols opened for Joe Strummer's earlier band; a British music magazine apologized to Morrissey; and Sebastian Bach was born, Today in Music History.

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