"Hairspray Live": Tis the season for NBC's musical theater snark along

Bafflylingly bad production values and poor pairings flatten a telecast that still has its high-C moments
You can't stop the beat of live TV musicals, either online or in my living room
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You can't stop the beat of live TV musicals, either online or in my living room

December 7
NBC's "Hairspray Live" broadcast looks to best a live TV social media record
Wait is over: Twin Cities' first Dunkin' Donuts opens in New Hope
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Wait is over: Twin Cities' first Dunkin' Donuts opens in New Hope

December 7
It's the first Twin Cities outlet of the doughnut mega-chain. A second is opening next week in Roseville.
89.3 the Current turning 12 with Bonar, Messersmith, Lemon Twigs, Joseph
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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.
2 Twin Cities films premiere at next year's Sundance Film Festival
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2 Twin Cities films premiere at next year's Sundance Film Festival

December 6
Two films competing in next year's U.S. Narrative Short Films lineup are Twin Cities productions
Who are the Minnesota Grammy nominees? Mint Condition, Okee Dokees, Prince round out list
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Who are the Minnesota Grammy nominees? Mint Condition, Okee Dokees, Prince round out list

December 6
Others with local connections, including King and Bon Iver, were recognized with noms, too.
Twin Cities musicians tout consent in viral remake of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'
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Twin Cities musicians tout consent in viral remake of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

December 6
Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski updated the 1944 song with new lyrics that offset its questionable sexual tone.
Eat & Drink

Walker Art Center's Esker Grove restaurant to open Dec. 13

December 6
The restaurant will start with lunch and dinner service, with Saturday and Sunday brunch to follow in early January.
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See Rev. Jim and 'Breaking Bad' favorite in Minnesota film for Netflix

December 6
"I Am Not a Serial Killer," shot in Virginia, Minn., comes to Netflix this month with a few familiar faces.
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