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Bob Dylan: Stigma of slavery ruined America

September 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The veteran musician tells Rolling Stone that in America “people (are) at each other’s throats just because they are of a different color,” adding that “it will hold any nation back.” He also says blacks know that some whites “didn’t want to give up slavery.” Continue Reading

Road warrior Dylan reopens theater in NY

September 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Fifty years into his career as a recording artist and a week away from release of an extraordinary new CD, Bob Dylan spent his Tuesday evening where he seems to feel most comfortable on a stage. Continue Reading

Bob Dylan to perform 3 concerts in the Dakotas

June 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO (AP) Folk rock legend Bob Dylan will be performing three concerts in the Dakotas during his North American tour this summer. Continue Reading

Bob Dylan to perform 3 concerts in the Dakotas

June 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Folk rock legend Bob Dylan will be performing three concerts in the Dakotas during his North American tour this summer.
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Bob Dylan awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

April 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Northland native Bob Dylan has been named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The White House on Thursday announced 13 recipients of the honor, including the famed musician who was born in Duluth and raised in Hibbing, Minn. Other recipients, who will receive the awards later this spring, include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former astronaut and senator John Glenn, author Toni Morrison, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt. Continue Reading

Album of Bob Dylan cover songs to be released in January

November 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A sprawling new collection of Bob Dylan cover songs is being released in January to benefit Amnesty International. The human rights organization says today that all of the songs on the 4-CD collection will be new or previously unreleased versions, with the exception of Dylan’s title cut, “Chimes of Freedom.” Continue Reading

Celebrating Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday

May 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Robert Zimmerman was born 70 years ago today at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, and lived here six years before moving to Hibbing, the area that’s become better known as Dylan country. Continue Reading

Minnesota recording label Red House releases 2nd Dylan tribute

May 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Just in time for Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday, Red House Records has released its second tribute to the Minnesota-born folk-rock icon. Continue Reading

Bob Dylan rocks Vietnam fans in special concert

April 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After nearly five decades of singing about a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, legendary performer Bob Dylan finally got his chance to see Vietnam at peace. Only about half of the 8,000 seats at RMIT University were sold to a mix of Vietnamese and foreigners who danced on the grass as Dylan played guitar, harmonica and the keyboard. Continue Reading

Academics to dissect Bob Dylan at NY conference

April 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More than three decades have passed since Bob Dylan brought the plight of boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter into the public consciousness: “Criminals in their coats and their ties are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise while Rubin sits like Buddha in a 10-foot cell, an innocent man in a living hell.” Continue Reading