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music history



  • How Minneapolis made Prince

    by Rashad Shabazz

    The history of Minneapolis and why, simply put, Prince would not sound like Prince without Minneapolis.


  • Altamont: After the Bleeding Stopped

    by D. M. Giangreco

    While many features on Altamont’s 50th anniversary will focus on the violence, I’ll always remember what happened after the bleeding stopped: the chaos of broken promises and what the willing volunteers--- unsupported and unknown --- ultimately accomplished there.



  • A new musical legacy for Frank Lloyd Wright's father, courtesy of music historian

    One thing that’s not disputed about Frank Lloyd Wright’s father is this: He loved music.Long portrayed as a distant parent and meager breadwinner who abandoned the family when Frank was 17, the senior Wright emerges as a much different character — a cultured and exuberantly creative man who lived a life in music — in the new CD, “The Music of William C. Wright.”Produced by Oak Park, Ill., music historian and architecture fan David Patterson, the 72-minute CD features pieces composed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s father in a musical career that spanned the second half of the 19th century. Many of those years were spent in Wisconsin, including Madison and Frank’s birthplace of Richland Center...