G. Oliver Riggs was a real-life Minnesota 'Music Man' in the early 20th century, creating and directing a few dozen bands, drumming up enthusiasm for band music, and raising money for uniforms. Now, great-granddaughter Joy Riggs is sharing his story in her new book, 'Crackerjack Bands and Hometown Boosters.'
As times change, so do the stereotypes surrounding barbershop singing. Learn more about the barbershop community in Minnesota, and hear the Minneapolis Commodores perform at venues across the Twin Cities this summer.
Lorie Line began her musical career playing piano in Dayton's department stores 30 years ago. Today, she tours the Midwest and beyond with her own ensemble, now doing holiday concerts. But her success did not always come easy.
Volunteers have been playing the bells above City Hall in Minneapolis for more than a century. From New Year's Eve concerts to a special tribute for Prince, performing on these historic bells presents unique opportunities and challenges.
Music therapy is a growing discipline that centers on the use of music, scientific research and clinical experience by a certified therapist to help achieve a nonmusical outcome. Twin Cities music therapists offer insights into the importance of music therapy as a way to treat people of all ages and conditions.
John Philip Sousa was no stranger to Minnesota. He and his band performed here more than 100 times, including at the State Fair, and he even composed two marches inspired by our state. But there's so much more that connects the March King with Minnesota.
You don't need carry-on luggage, an airline ticket or a music degree to play the three grand pianos at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. But you likely will need security clearance and a background check to play one of them.