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DEMO Center For Music opens in new Seward space

After almost two years in the making, the Diverse Emerging Music Organization (DEMO) Center For Music will finally be opening in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. Expected to be functional for many purposes, the space’s proprietors hope to host music lessons, workshops, discussion groups, and live performances for all ages. The driving force behind the…

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Mayor Declares ‘Steve McClellan Day’ In Minneapolis

Whereas, Stephen Thomas McClellan — born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota — attended De LaSalle High School and The University of Minnesota, took a temporary job as a part time bartender at Uncle Sam’s to earn money for his college tuition; and Whereas, Stephen will be celebrating his 65th birthday and will be so honored by…

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The Naked Songwriter – Phil Solem

Phil Solem is one half of The Rembrandts, the duo best known for the hit songs “Just The Way It Is, Baby” and “I’ll Be There For You”. Phil also has a rock trio called Thrush. Operating out of Minneapolis and Los Angeles, Phil writes and records solo material and music with Thrush, in addition…

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The Naked Songwriter – Mayda

Born in South Korea, Mayda was adopted into a Twin Cities family that appreciated music but didn’t have the emotional connection to it that she did. She has gone onto become a staple in the Minneapolis music scene. Songs Played: “Lions” “HLLR” “All I Have” “A Walk In You” “Little Ginkgo”

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The Naked Songwriter – Adam Levy

Adam Levy is one of the Twin Cities’ most ubiquitous and respected musicians. His band, The Honeydogs, flirted with the big time in the late ’90s and early ’00s — landing the radio hit “Miss You”. He also became a teacher at the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) — a natural fit after years…