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Portland State College Of The Arts

Because Minnesota music is vital to The Current and our fair state, we created Local Current, a one-stop hub of all-Minnesota music. Listen to the epic 27-minute version of Ghost” Phish played on May 22, 2000 at the famed Radio City Music Hall in New York City. As the small venue filled with people the music was beginning to pick up with Brian Thunder taking the stage for a solo performance as a singer songwriter.

Music From the Monastery is an album of upbeat positive music that should be on everyone’s listening list. Billy Paulson, musician and founder of the Northern Arts Festival in Port Elizabeth said he has been thinking about running his own radio station, just so that he could play only Proudly South African music.

He was kind and helpful, and also refreshingly honest with us about how to succeed as a local musician in College Station. Faye Carol has been part of the Bay Area music scene since she moved from Meridian, Mississippi to Pittsburg, California as a young girl.

WTMD also showcases a lot of Baltimore local bands through programs on their shows and concerts that they sponsor in the local area. The Community Arts Music Association offers two series of classical concerts, the International Series at the Granada Theatre and the Masterseries at the Lobero.

High end clubs and bars that once scoffed at the idea of playing local music are now seeing certain benefits of playing these in-demand songs. The HAAM benefit day every October mobilizes musicians, local businesses and city officials to raise money for the organization.