Tag: Return

Minneapolis music vets Mambo’s Combo return to stage with ‘sadness and stress’

It’s been trickling back for weeks now, but live music may have not officially returned to Minneapolis until Dr. Mambo’s Combo finally performed again Sunday night. The moment arrived with a flood of emotions.

Sunday’s performance outside the Hook & Ladder Theater was the Prince-adored all-star group’s first performance in 15 months. That’s quite a cruel break for a band that played twice a week for 34 years at the still-shuttered downtown nightlife mainstay Bunker’s.

The show was also supposed to be guitarist and de facto leader Billy Franze’s anti-retirement party. The 72-year-old music veteran took last year’s pandemic as

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Bruce Springsteen Talks ‘Broadway’ Return, New Music, and 2022 Tour?

Bruce Springsteen is getting back to work this summer, playing a big role in Broadway’s return by bringing back his $108-million-grossing “Springsteen on Broadway” for the entire summer, but that isn’t all he has in the works, as he revealed in a call on Sirius XM’s E Street Radio.

“I am looking forward to being in front of an audience,” he told hosts Dave Marsh and Jim Rotolo. “It’s going to be quite a thing. I’m actually glad to be working.”

In addition to the show — tickets go on sale today, and fans must be fully vaccinated for two

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