Presidential candidates look to comedy and late-night TV as new soapbox

Presidential candidates look to comedy and late-night TV as new soapbox

More than ever before, politicians are veering off the traditional campaign trail to hit the comedy circuit in hopes of reaching voters through their funny bones. The trend has led to some strange moments in an already strange political season.
Twin Cities fans finally get their Phish: June 22 at Xcel Center
Variety

Twin Cities fans finally get their Phish: June 22 at Xcel Center

2:19pm
Tickets for the band's summer tour kick-off gig go on sale Feb. 27, but there's an online request system to sign up for first.
Historic St. Paul steeples still rise above modern towers
Variety

Historic St. Paul steeples still rise above modern towers

3:17pm
In downtown St. Paul, some remarkable historic churches give the street a gift no office building could provide. They rise above the buildings that rose around them.
Minnesotans pan for cinematic gold at Sundance Film Festival
Movies

Minnesotans pan for cinematic gold at Sundance Film Festival

12:43pm
Among the circle of influence at the country's biggest indie film festival is a posse of Minnesota players and expatriates, using the sprawling event to market local attractions there or to draw film talent back to our home state.
Minnesota songwriter lands at No. 1 with latest Meghan Trainor hit
Music

Minnesota songwriter lands at No. 1 with latest Meghan Trainor hit

11:48am
Caitlyn Smith helped write "Like I'm Gonna Lose You," a duet with John Legend, long before Trainor became a star.
Music

Lizzo sets off a 'Big GRRRL' revolution

11:42am
Opening up about her body image was no small feat for the real-life Melissa Jefferson, whose single and video "My Skin" has started a new kind of buzz around the Minneapolis hip-hop/R&B star.
Movies

Coen brothers deliver a dud with 'Hail, Caesar!' 

February 4
REVIEW: Even a cast filled with Hollywood royalty can't save the fizzling "Hail, Caesar!"
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  • Music
    Minnesota Orchestra: Osmo Vänskä conducts Sibelius’ “Kullervo” featuring vocalists Lilli Paasikivi, Tommi Hakala and the YL Male Voice Choir of Finland.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Aeon: Portraits of Youth and Age: Works by Minneapolis painter Luke Hillestad.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    Minnesota Orchestra: Osmo Vänskä conducts Sibelius’ “Kullervo” featuring vocalists Lilli Paasikivi, Tommi Hakala and the YL Male Voice Choir of Finland.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Aeon: Portraits of Youth and Age: Works by Minneapolis painter Luke Hillestad.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: Part of the chamber music series, the latest concert includes a flute trio, string quartet, violin duo and piano quartet withworks by Kurtag and Takemitsu.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Aeon: Portraits of Youth and Age: Works by Minneapolis painter Luke Hillestad.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    Dirty Dozen Brass Band: The veteran ensemble that grew out of Baptist church circles in 1977 is now one of the NOLA's best second-line music groups.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Aeon: Portraits of Youth and Age: Works by Minneapolis painter Luke Hillestad.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    Dirty Dozen Brass Band: The veteran ensemble that grew out of Baptist church circles in 1977 is now one of the NOLA's best second-line music groups.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Aeon: Portraits of Youth and Age: Works by Minneapolis painter Luke Hillestad.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
Movies
special feature
"Duets" celebrates unique relationships between pairs of Twin Citians.
special project
Amid fall's flamboyant colors, subtle scenes hold their own stunning beauty.