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Well-traveled Craig Taborn speaks on homecoming gig, new album and more



In a big push forward, Golden Valley, Minnesota prodigy, Craig Taborn’s new album, Chants, (ECM) will be released on April 23. This will be followed by a tour which will be aided by a big headlining mini-festival, “Heroic Frenzies: The Music of Craig Taborn” on Friday, April 26 at the Walker Art Center’s McGuire Theater in Minneapolis. The Walker was one of 11 Chamber Music of America (CMA) 2013 nonprofit presenting jazz grantees and as a result will be presenting the Craig Taborn Trio. A total of $116,875 was distributed by the CMA— which is the national network for ensemble musicians— to assist with concert-associated costs. In the past, the Walker has presented the music of provocative and influential jazz pianists-composers Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer. Continue Reading →

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This week’s Entertainment spotlights

More Than Lights’ Sights & Sounds release party

October 5th and 6th, 8:30 pm
917 Cedar Ave., Mpls., 612-338-6425 or 
Tickets are $8-$12. This event is for ages-18+. Smoke DZA

First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
Tues., Oct. 9, 8 pm (in the Entry)
701 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-332-1775 or
With Mr. MFF Exquire, Cashius Green with Pheo, and Nakim
Tickets are $14. Continue Reading →

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