Michael Thomas Asmus, center, with the players in his ensemble La Grande Bande.

A Baroque music ensemble sprouts in Minnesota farm country

La Grande Bande, which opens its debut season Friday, sees a "hunger" for culture there.
Fall Arts Preview 2019
Variety

Your fall guide to 100-plus concerts, plays, movies and more coming to Twin Cities

September 16
Change is in the air as Minnesota arts troupes open the curtain on their 2019-20 season. Meet 10 women who are transforming what we’ll see this fall on stage, screen, bookshelves and gallery walls. And join a discussion about how our scene could be stronger.
AFTER In the breakfast nook, a new bench beneath the existing bay window “gives the wall a purpose — and more seating,” said architect Meghan Ke
Home & Garden

1950s St. Paul rambler gets a streamlined new kitchen and mudroom

September 17
A modern kitchen and mudroom enhance a rambler's midcentury modern style.
Hamline University senior Anissa Mench rifled through cords and cables during the school’s “free store” event outside Bush Memorial Library.
Variety

Cheaper, more sustainable dorm decor: Twin Cities colleges set up free stores and swaps

September 17
On-campus reuse stores help students outfit their dorms and make colleges more sustainable.
The Jonas Brothers perform at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.
Music

Minnesota fans are still a 'sucker' for the Jonas Brothers

September 17
The boy-band members proved themselves as grown-up pop stars.
Quartz countertops can sometimes lose their shine with improper cleaning.
Home & Garden

How to get a quartz counter's shine back

September 17
Sometimes when a countertop looks dull, it just needs careful cleaning.
A cardinal enjoys sunflower seeds at a feeder.
Home & Garden

Feeding birds apparently feeds our psyche

September 17
Seed sales are in the billions, mostly in the Western world.
Music

Three-peat repeat: Wilco announces another Palace Theatre run Nov. 22-24

September 17
The Chicago rockers also played three nights at the St. Paul venue in 2017 before going on a yearlong hiatus.
TV & Media

10 fall TV shows you can't afford to miss

September 16
From dramas to comedies to documentaries, here's what you'll be watching.
Movies