The billionth Noel! This Minnesota Jew is tired of all the Christmas songs

The billionth Noel! This Minnesota Jew is tired of all the Christmas songs

I've spent dozens of holiday seasons politely smiling at the Salvation Army bell ringers and the random strangers who wish me "merry Christmas." They have no idea, nor any care, that I don't celebrate the holiday.
How movies became the latest concert craze for Minnesota Orchestra
Movies

How movies became the latest concert craze for Minnesota Orchestra

December 7
Orchestras across the country are banking on the popularity of film scores.
Real advice on fake news: How to maneuver that personal minefield
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Real advice on fake news: How to maneuver that personal minefield

December 7
Dan Barreiro, Tom Hauser and others have advice on how to deal with folks who insist on touting "facts" that just aren't true.
Plenty of new Twin Cities restaurant options filling void left by closings
Eat & Drink

Plenty of new Twin Cities restaurant options filling void left by closings

9:38am
In a year marked by endings, the Twin Cities dining scene has also recently witnessed a flood of newcomers. Here's a preview.
How can Dylan inspire teens? Iron Range project is on the case
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How can Dylan inspire teens? Iron Range project is on the case

8:11am
He won't be in Sweden for his Nobel Prize. Could his ''pre-existing commitment" be in Hibbing?
For a taste of Minnesota, think local cookbooks
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For a taste of Minnesota, think local cookbooks

December 7
Sharing more than recipes, recent Minnesota cookbooks offer stories of farmers, foragers, chefs and purveyors that connect us all the more deeply to this fertile, vibrant place.
How to find a dress that fits? Our expert has some advice
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How to find a dress that fits? Our expert has some advice

December 7
Want to nab the perfect frock? Here are a few tips for the fitting room.
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VocalEssence unwraps novelty-filled 'Welcome Christmas' concert

December 7
REVIEW: Spanish Christmas carols were the centerpiece of this lively VocalEssence program.
Variety

89.3 the Current turning 12 with Bonar, Messersmith, Lemon Twigs, Joseph

December 7
The Jan. 27-28 birthday lineup at First Ave will also feature Strand of Oaks, Sam Roberts and local newcomers Jay Smart, Monica LaPlante and Black Market Brass.
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    Folkways of the Holidays: Tour homes reflecting holiday traditions from the 19th-century, horse-drawn trolley rides and music by Curtis and Loretta.
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    Folkways of the Holidays: Tour homes reflecting holiday traditions from the 19th-century, horse-drawn trolley rides and music by Curtis and Loretta.
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