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Music
September 11, 2018
The Hold Steady to (under)play 7th St. Entry with two shows Oct. 14

The Hold Steady to (under)play 7th St. Entry with two shows Oct. 14

The pair of tiny gigs will follow the band's headlining set at SurlyFest a day earlier -- which follows a four-year lull in local dates.
Variety
September 11, 2018
Casey Riley, Minneapolis Institute of Art's new senior curator of photography/new media.

Minneapolis Institute of Art hires new curator of photography

Casey Riley takes over the job previously held by Yasufumi Nakamori, who is headed to London's Tate Modern.
Variety
September 11, 2018
Dance icon Misty Copeland to headline Twin Cities event

Dance icon Misty Copeland to headline Twin Cities event

She will be the special guest for a benefit that marries her passions around dance and children.
Music
September 10, 2018
'Purple Rain' tops Pitchfork Music's revised list of best '80s albums

'Purple Rain' tops Pitchfork Music's revised list of best '80s albums

The Replacements, Hüsker Dü and three more Prince albums also made the top 100 in the influential music blog's tally.
Stage & Arts
September 8, 2018
Former Walker Art Center director Olga Viso next to Liz Larner's "X" sculpture.

Former Walker director Olga Viso lands job in Arizona

Viso will focus on developing global partnerships for the academic institution.
Music
September 7, 2018
'Hamilton' cast to team up with Prince protégé for benefit concert at First Avenue

'Hamilton' cast to team up with Prince protégé for benefit concert at First Avenue

Members of the touring production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster will join Ashley Támar Davis at First Avenue.
Variety
September 7, 2018
Doomtree family gathers in Minneapolis for rare group show

Doomtree family gathers in Minneapolis for rare group show

During "the year of the side project," the hip-hop crew is putting on Doomtree Forest, taking over an indoor skate park.
Variety
September 7, 2018
Americana duo Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore have a blast at the Dakota

Americana duo Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore have a blast at the Dakota

Backed by Alvin's band, they rocked out on songs from the Americana songbook plus gems from their own catalogs.
Music
September 7, 2018
Here we go again: Cher coming to Xcel Center in 2019 riding 'Mamma Mia' wave

Here we go again: Cher coming to Xcel Center in 2019 riding 'Mamma Mia' wave

The 72-year-old singer has a new Abba tribute album in the works following her appearance in the new Abba-themed movie.
Music
September 7, 2018
Neko Case tries not to swear in (bleepin' awesome) webcast from the Palace

Neko Case tries not to swear in (bleepin' awesome) webcast from the Palace

Thursday's sold-out show was streamed live on the Current and loaded with songs from her new album, "Hell-On."
TV & Media
September 7, 2018
Podcast star Marc Maron playing rare small-room shows in Minneapolis this weekend

Podcast star Marc Maron playing rare small-room shows in Minneapolis this weekend

The star of Netflix's "GLOW" tries out new material at the Acme Comedy Co.
Variety
September 6, 2018

Twin Cities' 5 must-see art shows this weekend

Fall art is in the air.
Music
September 6, 2018
Kanye West, Bon Iver hook-ups boost Minneapolis' Velvet Negroni into his 'First Time'

Kanye West, Bon Iver hook-ups boost Minneapolis' Velvet Negroni into his 'First Time'

The shape-shifting Minneapolis singer/rapper also known as Spyder Baybie dropped a new single Thursday and is gaining national traction.
Music
September 5, 2018
Semisonic dusts off 'Closing Time' demo to tout 20th anniversary album reissue

Semisonic dusts off 'Closing Time' demo to tout 20th anniversary album reissue

A deluxe edition of the Minneapolis trio's second album "Feeling Strangely Fine" will arrive Oct. 19, with an accompanying PledgeMusic campaign going on now.
Variety
September 5, 2018
Minneapolis bars and restaurants get into the spirit of 'Hamilton'

Minneapolis bars and restaurants get into the spirit of 'Hamilton'

Specialty drinks and menu items celebrate the buzz around Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster show.
Variety
September 5, 2018
Aidan McCluskey

Teenager named Acme's Funniest Person in the Twin Cities

Aidan McCluskey takes home $1,000 with promising stand-up set.
Variety
September 4, 2018
Ordway honors artists for innovation, leadership

Ordway honors artists for innovation, leadership

The annual Sally Ordway Irvine Awards have been announced.
Music
September 4, 2018
Metallica enlists a block party, comedian to fire up tonight's Target Center crowd

Metallica enlists a block party, comedian to fire up tonight's Target Center crowd

The Target Center show is only the second stop on the last leg of the band's WorldWired Tour.
Variety
September 4, 2018
Former Vikings stars rally around Fran Tarkenton in new documentary

Former Vikings stars rally around Fran Tarkenton in new documentary

A who's who of Vikings stars sing the praises of the legendary quarterback.
Variety
September 2, 2018
Look what you made me do: Breaking down differences in Taylor Swift's two shows

Look what you made me do: Breaking down differences in Taylor Swift's two shows

She played nearly identical concerts in front of 100,000 people this weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium
Variety
August 30, 2018
Franconia Sculpture Park CEO and co-founder John Hock abruptly exits

Franconia Sculpture Park CEO and co-founder John Hock abruptly exits

The board of directors won't comment on his sudden departure.
Music
August 30, 2018
Wedding bells to ring again at First Ave on Friday (and you're all invited)

Wedding bells to ring again at First Ave on Friday (and you're all invited)

The club awarded a lucky couple with a free ceremony complete with an all-star wedding band.
Music
August 29, 2018
En Vogue proves its '90s music is still fashionable at Minnesota State Fair

En Vogue proves its '90s music is still fashionable at Minnesota State Fair

The pop/soul trio brought the memories at the Bandshell despite a steady drizzle.
Variety
August 28, 2018
Minnesota Museum of American Art acquires Leslie Barlow painting from State Fair Art competition

Minnesota Museum of American Art acquires Leslie Barlow painting from State Fair Art competition

The large-scale painting was purchased for $4,000.
Stage & Arts
August 28, 2018
Minneapolis' Red Eye Theater closing space, looking for new one

Minneapolis' Red Eye Theater closing space, looking for new one

In the midst of a leadership transition, Red Eye closes down its space with a Britney Spears-themed piece.
Movies