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Variety
November 26
'Beyond words': Minneapolis composer reacts to Grammy nod for best choral recording

'Beyond words': Minneapolis composer reacts to Grammy nod for best choral recording

It was the first album entirely devoted to the work of up-and-coming composer Jake Runestad.
Variety
November 25
Profile of Wolves coach Saunders is mostly a tribute to his father Flip

Profile of Wolves coach Saunders is mostly a tribute to his father Flip

Ryan Saunders avoids shedding any tears during Tuesday's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" profile on the Timberwolves coach. But he comes pretty close.
Variety
November 25
Masters of indie film team up for one-of-a-kind movie event in Minneapolis

Masters of indie film team up for one-of-a-kind movie event in Minneapolis

Moviemaker Jim Jarmusch's band Sqürl will play a live soundtrack to Man Ray's 'dreamlike' silent films at Walker Art Center.
Music
November 25
Duluth star Gaelynn Lea brightens up Wilco's 'California Stars' at final Palace show

Duluth star Gaelynn Lea brightens up Wilco's 'California Stars' at final Palace show

She also added violin to the new song "An Empty Corner" at the end of a mellower night in St. Paul.
Variety
November 22
Fred Armisen teaches Conan O'Brien how to talk Minnesotan

Fred Armisen teaches Conan O'Brien how to talk Minnesotan

The former "SNL" cast member is a master at state accents. How close did he get to finding our voice? Judge for yourself.
Music
November 21
Minnesota legends entwine as Charlie Parr records Grant Hart's post-Hüsker Dü classic '2541'

Minnesota legends entwine as Charlie Parr records Grant Hart's post-Hüsker Dü classic '2541'

The Duluth song picker picked a good one to cover for his new eponymous album, which he's celebrating with two Cedar gigs.
Music
November 21
John Lassman, Tom Barnard's producer, departs KQRS

John Lassman, Tom Barnard's producer, departs KQRS

The longtime KQ personality was instrumental in helping Jon Bon Jovi get played on the radio.
Celebrities
November 20
Oprah Winfrey will bring Tina Fey with her to St. Paul in 2020

Oprah Winfrey will bring Tina Fey with her to St. Paul in 2020

Winfrey will be interviewing the 'Saturday Night Live' veteran on stage at the Xcel Center.
Music
November 19
'Sweeter than honey from a bee,' Twin Cities blues-soul hero Willie Walker dies at 77

'Sweeter than honey from a bee,' Twin Cities blues-soul hero Willie Walker dies at 77

The Memphis-bred soul man often known as "Wee Willie" died in his sleep at home after returning from an album recording session in California.
Music
November 19
Hear Semi-famous Minnesotan Dan Wilson's new collaboration with Celine Dion

Hear Semi-famous Minnesotan Dan Wilson's new collaboration with Celine Dion

The Semisonic frontman also dropped one of his own new singles concurrent with the release of Dion's new album, "Courage."
Variety
November 19
Garrison Keillor rips Bob Dylan in his latest book

Garrison Keillor rips Bob Dylan in his latest book

The former 'Prairie Home Companion' has a limerick that shares his thoughts about the Minnesota's most famous songwriter.
Variety
November 14
Zac Brown Band will be one headliner for second TC Summer Jam in Shakopee

Zac Brown Band will be one headliner for second TC Summer Jam in Shakopee

Other headliners for the three-day, genre-mixing festival at Canterbury Park will be announced on Dec. 4.
Variety
November 14
Actors who've been without homes perform for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Actors who've been without homes perform for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

zAmya Theater Project's "Annual Fall Roadshow: zAmya Zone" is a 90-minute play about homelessness, inspired by "The Twilight Zone."
Music
November 13
Elton John books two more local 'Farewell' gigs June 15-16 at Xcel Center

Elton John books two more local 'Farewell' gigs June 15-16 at Xcel Center

The Hall of Famer's farewell tour already came to Target Center for two nights in February.
Music
November 13
Harry Styles, Camila Cabello announce 2020 gigs at Xcel Center

Harry Styles, Camila Cabello announce 2020 gigs at Xcel Center

The One Direction and Fifth Harmony castaways will land in St. Paul on July 19 and Sept. 8, respectively.
Variety
November 13
Minneapolis theater director/choreographer snags national honor

Minneapolis theater director/choreographer snags national honor

Theatermaker Marcela Lorca received a $5,000 prize from national directors/choreographers group.
Variety
November 11
Brian Setzer cancels holiday tour, including Friday's Minneapolis show, due to tinnitus

Brian Setzer cancels holiday tour, including Friday's Minneapolis show, due to tinnitus

His 16th annual Christmas tour included 20 concerts around the country.
Music
November 11
Beck surprises fans with 'Paisley Park Sessions' EP recorded in Chanhassen

Beck surprises fans with 'Paisley Park Sessions' EP recorded in Chanhassen

The "Where It's At" hitmaker included a medley of Prince hits in the new Amazon-only release.
Music
November 11
Long-feuding Black Crowes shaking their 'Money Maker' again Aug. 13 at Xcel Center

Long-feuding Black Crowes shaking their 'Money Maker' again Aug. 13 at Xcel Center

Brothers Rich and Chris Robinson will perform their band's debut album in full to mark its 30th anniversary. If they can get along.
Music
November 10
Trisha Yearwood salutes Prince, St. Cloud in overdue Minneapolis concert

Trisha Yearwood salutes Prince, St. Cloud in overdue Minneapolis concert

With Garth Brooks backstage but not onstage, she delivered her hits and material from her two 2019 albums.
Variety
November 9
Guthrie Theater cancels Friday performance of 'Steel Magnolias' at intermission

Guthrie Theater cancels Friday performance of 'Steel Magnolias' at intermission

An actor became ill during the first act.
Variety
November 8
Minnesota Marine Art Museum goes modern with its latest acquisitions

Minnesota Marine Art Museum goes modern with its latest acquisitions

Paintings by Giorgio de Chirico, Max Pechstein, Emil Nolde and Edward Mitchel Bannister join the water-inspired museum in Winona.
Variety
November 8
David Byrne in his show "American Utopia," at the Hudson Theater in New York.

David Byrne's great concert gets even better on Broadway

In the more intimate setting of a Broadway theater, the best concert tour of 2018 finds Byrne in full bloom.
Music
November 7

Hear Trampled by Turtles remake Radiohead from upcoming covers EP

The five-song collection, out Dec. 6, also includes tunes by Warren Zevon, Iris DeMent, Neil Young and the Faces.
Variety
November 7
Allan Lotsberg, Clancy the Cop's sidekick on WCCO's 'Clancy and Willie,' dies at 87

Allan Lotsberg, Clancy the Cop's sidekick on WCCO's 'Clancy and Willie,' dies at 87

The local actor was beloved for his contributions to TV and theatre in the Twin Cities.
Movies