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The Current Music News podcast

The Current Music News

In about ten minutes a day, hosts Jay Gabler and Jade put music industry headlines in context, share breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise listeners with strange-but-true stories. Entertaining, conversational, and informative, The Current Music News is an essential daily listen for fans of all genres of music to catch up on the news that matters about today’s most essential artists.

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U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Minnesota attorney general who won Tuesday's primary election, received the endorsement of the party on Saturday amid allegations of domestic abuse.

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Thomas Abban – “Sinner” Fresh off news that he’s signed with RCA, Thomas Abban releases an acoustic live video of “Sinner,” the only track from A Sheik’s Legacy to get a radio remix before its re-release. Chance York & Big Cats! – “Deep Dark Hope” Chance York & Big Cats! recruit a host of friends, including Lydia…

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Day 11 in South Africa: Minnesota Orchestra plays final night of tour

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Saturday marked the final night of the Minnesota Orchestra's tour of South Africa. Dessa captured moments from the ensemble's last performance in Johannesburg.