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September 9
Chance the Rapper gives best excuse ever for delaying tour to 2020, including St. Paul date

Chance the Rapper gives best excuse ever for delaying tour to 2020, including St. Paul date

The Chicago hip-hop star wants to spend time with his growing family, including a second daughter born last week.
Music
September 5
Co-author details 'extremely unlikely' story behind new Prince memoir

Co-author details 'extremely unlikely' story behind new Prince memoir

Dan Piepenbring describes the book as "Prince the raconteur, in a storytelling mode reminiscent of his more narrative songs."
Variety
September 5
New book digs deeper into the death of Tiny Tim on Minneapolis stage

New book digs deeper into the death of Tiny Tim on Minneapolis stage

The vaudeville star is part of 'The Show Won't Go On.'
Variety
September 5
New play recalls the violent 'co-op wars' of 1970s Minneapolis

New play recalls the violent 'co-op wars' of 1970s Minneapolis

It was a clash of "Hippies vs. Marxists," says playwright Gemma Irish of those early days of Twin Cities food co-ops.
Variety
September 4
Veteran comics in the audience marveled at his cool-as-a-cucumber stage presence and willingness to gamble on long pauses in a three-minute routine.

Mendota Heights social worker named Acme's Funniest Person in the Twin Cities

The 23-year-old took home $1,000 for winning local contest.
Music
September 4
Lizzo is officially No. 1 with 'Truth Hurts,' and here's why it's historic

Lizzo is officially No. 1 with 'Truth Hurts,' and here's why it's historic

The Twin Cities-rooted rapper/singer hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart Tuesday with a two-year-old song.
Variety
September 3
Minnesotan eliminated from Fox's 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Minnesotan eliminated from Fox's 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Madison Jordan of Lake Elmo made it all the way to the final six on the TV series.
Variety
August 30
Juxtaposition Arts awarded $50K grant for skate-able art plaza

Juxtaposition Arts awarded $50K grant for skate-able art plaza

The Northside-based arts nonprofit will use the money for one-year of programming and maintenance at the skate-able art plaza
Prince
August 29
One of Prince's heirs, Alfred Jackson, dies in Kansas City

One of Prince's heirs, Alfred Jackson, dies in Kansas City

The oldest son of Prince's mom, he was one of the rock star's six surviving siblings.
Variety
August 26
Bloomington native Pete Docter gets 'Soul' in next Pixar movie

Bloomington native Pete Docter gets 'Soul' in next Pixar movie

'Up' and 'Inside Out' filmmaker Pete Docter's next Pixar movie, 'Soul,' will feature the talents of Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx and Trent Reznor.
Variety
August 26
'Mrs. Maisel' stars reveal secrets about season 3 during St. Paul fundraiser

'Mrs. Maisel' stars reveal secrets about season 3 during St. Paul fundraiser

Rachel Brosnahan and Kevin Pollak appeared Sunday for Temple of Aaron fundraiser.
Variety
August 23
Louie Anderson says goodbye to 'Baskets' in front of Minnesota fans

Louie Anderson says goodbye to 'Baskets' in front of Minnesota fans

The Emmy-winning star was in a nostalgic mood during a set in Hugo, Minn.
Prince
August 22
Ava DuVernay quits as director of Netflix's Prince documentary

Ava DuVernay quits as director of Netflix's Prince documentary

Two years in the making, the project will continue with a new boss to be announced soon.
Variety
August 19
'Soul Man' Steve Cropper spins tales about Blues Brothers, Otis Redding, 'Green Onions'

'Soul Man' Steve Cropper spins tales about Blues Brothers, Otis Redding, 'Green Onions'

The Rock Hall of Fame guitarist-songwriter appeared at Saturday's Lowertown Guitar Festival.
Variety
August 19
Garrison Keillor to reunite with 'Prairie Home' companions for Christmas shows

Garrison Keillor to reunite with 'Prairie Home' companions for Christmas shows

The 'Prairie Home' mini-tour will kick off in Minneapolis.
Variety
August 16
Piano star André Watts won't play Minnesota Orchestra's opening concerts

Piano star André Watts won't play Minnesota Orchestra's opening concerts

Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen will replace him as the featured soloist for the Sept. 19, 20 and 21 shows.
Stage & Arts
August 14
Broadway smash 'Hadestown' is coming to the Twin Cities

Broadway smash 'Hadestown' is coming to the Twin Cities

The Tony-winning musical has announced a national tour that includes a Twin Cities stop in 2020 or 2021.
Variety
August 14
It's been a summer of world premieres at Twin Cities theaters

It's been a summer of world premieres at Twin Cities theaters

Lately, the Twin Cities theater scene has been a hotbed of new work.
Variety
August 13
Challenge to Twin Cities theater artists: Create a musical in 24 hours

Challenge to Twin Cities theater artists: Create a musical in 24 hours

The area premiere of the Broadway concept features A-list actors such as Sally Wingert and Michelle Barber and benefits the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Variety
August 7
Mark Rosen to launch new show with Vikings QB Kirk Cousins

Mark Rosen to launch new show with Vikings QB Kirk Cousins

The former WCCO sportscaster will be doing three new programs with the Minnesota football team.
Variety
August 6
Mill City Summer Opera names a new boss as artistic director leaves

Mill City Summer Opera names a new boss as artistic director leaves

Leadership team will be tasked with the opera's move to a new home in St. Paul.
Variety
August 6
Morris Day shows off his comedic chops in new Prince mockumentary

Morris Day shows off his comedic chops in new Prince mockumentary

The former leader of The Time shines in a parody of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.'
Variety
August 5
WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman moving to New York

WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman moving to New York

The morning weatherman will be leaving the Twin Cities later this month.
Music
August 1
Prince's estate approves three more '90s reissues via Sony Legacy for September

Prince's estate approves three more '90s reissues via Sony Legacy for September

"Emancipation" and "Chaos and Disorder" will hit vinyl for the first time, and the collectible "Versace Experience" is getting a proper release.
Variety
July 31
The Paul Westerberg-Cameron Crowe connection continues

The Paul Westerberg-Cameron Crowe connection continues

After collaborating on "Singles" movie, the two talked about Crowe's new musical version of "Almost Famous."
Movies