Arthur Russell Tribute Show Tonight in Minneapolis (Listen to Local Cover of ‘Close My Eyes’)

To know Arthur Russell is to love Arthur Russell. His music, ranging from classical to disco to ambient the most beautiful, heartbreaking pop music, is a treasure that never seems to fade. Russell passed away in 1992 from complications from AIDS, but his music is as invigorating and wonderful today as it was 30+ years ago when it was created. Tonight a group of local artists are hosting “Love Comes Back: A Tribute To Arthur Russell” at the White Page Gallery in South Minneapolis, with proceeds going to the Aliveness Project, a great organization that supports people with HIV/AIDS in Minneapolis. The suggested donation is $5, and with that you’ll get a compilation of local artists covering Russell. You can sample one of the artists (Dan English) covering Russell’s “Close My Eyes” below. More details/RSVP for the event, which runs from 6-9 pm at the White Page, can be found HERE.

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