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."
Music
July 29
Lizzo delivers a big 'Tiny Desk Concert' while enjoying a No. 5 single

Lizzo delivers a big 'Tiny Desk Concert' while enjoying a No. 5 single

Her installment of the popular NPR Music series lands as "Truth Hurts" moves up on the Billboard singles chart.
Music
July 29
Chance the Rapper's 'Big Day' in Minnesota coming Oct. 29 to Xcel Center

Chance the Rapper's 'Big Day' in Minnesota coming Oct. 29 to Xcel Center

The Chicago hip-hop star issued his new album with short notice and big fanfare Friday.
Variety
July 29
From St. Paul to Broadway: New musical 'Six' is a historic first for Ordway

From St. Paul to Broadway: New musical 'Six' is a historic first for Ordway

The Ordway will play host to a (presumably) pre-Broadway run of hot, all-female musical, "Six," this holiday season.
Eat & Drink
July 26
Hot Dog Friday: Dolled-up dogs rule at Lake Nokomis' Sandcastle

Hot Dog Friday: Dolled-up dogs rule at Lake Nokomis' Sandcastle

Taking a brief respite from the burger beat, Burger Friday is devoting the next few weeks to focus on top Twin Cities hot dogs.
Stage & Arts
July 26
'A Prairie Homeless Companion' spoofs the iconic radio show

'A Prairie Homeless Companion' spoofs the iconic radio show

Minneapolis troupe spotlights southern Minnesota homelessness, taking "A Prairie Homeless Companion" to four towns.
Variety
July 25
Former Twin Cities news anchor Robyne Robinson has a new museum gig

Former Twin Cities news anchor Robyne Robinson has a new museum gig

The former Fox 9 anchor takes over as board chair at the Minnesota Museum of American Art as it brings on a new curator and ramps up its renovation.
Variety
July 24
Theater troupe tap-dances to St. Paul mansion for musical

Theater troupe tap-dances to St. Paul mansion for musical

Minneapolis Musical Theatre announced its three-show season, including an adaptation of "Daddy Long Legs" at the James J. Hill House.
Music
July 23
U.S. Bank Stadium show prompted Metallica to sell own tickets on resale market, report says

U.S. Bank Stadium show prompted Metallica to sell own tickets on resale market, report says

Billboard's article alleges that the band's management began reselling its own tickets out of frustration after the date at the Vikings stadium.
Home & Garden
July 22

The other flyers in the neighborhood

Dragonflies and Damselflies
Home & Garden
July 22
Cornell's "Wall of Birds"

Cornell's "Wall of Birds"

Bird art compared to that of Minnesota's Francis Lee Jaques
Home & Garden
July 22

This blog is back

Book reviews follow this post
Eat & Drink
July 19
Burger Friday: A northeast Mpls. dive bar joins the gotta-have burger pantheon

Burger Friday: A northeast Mpls. dive bar joins the gotta-have burger pantheon

A partnership involving the classic River Garden bar, chef Nick O'Leary and restaurateur Josh Thoma is all about first-rate burgers.
Music
July 19
New box set from Minneapolis' Replacements to include live record, Tom Waits cuts

New box set from Minneapolis' Replacements to include live record, Tom Waits cuts

The four-CD, one-LP collection includes a remix of the band's best-selling album "Don't Tell a Soul."
Eat & Drink
July 19
Acclaimed local chef Lenny Russo is heading to Charleston, S.C.

Acclaimed local chef Lenny Russo is heading to Charleston, S.C.

The former Heartland chef will be taking on three restaurants owned by the owners of the St. Paul Saints.
Music
July 18
Lizz Winstead recruits cast of women musicians to spoof rock's most sexist songs

Lizz Winstead recruits cast of women musicians to spoof rock's most sexist songs

Sunday's show at the Cedar will feature a Zuzu's Petals reunion, plus Tina Schlieske, Lady Lark, Bruise Violet and more.
Music
July 17
Janet Jackson announces Treasure Island Casino concert in September

Janet Jackson announces Treasure Island Casino concert in September

Tickets will go on sale Saturday for her first area concert since 2015.
Music
July 16
Grateful Dead's 1989 Alpine Valley sets to be commemorated Wednesday in Minneapolis

Grateful Dead's 1989 Alpine Valley sets to be commemorated Wednesday in Minneapolis

Twin Cities musicians Chris Castino, JT Bates, Martin Dosh and more will mark the gigs' 30th anniversary at Hook & Ladder.
Music
July 15
Post Malone adds second show at Xcel Center, doubling up Sept. 26-27

Post Malone adds second show at Xcel Center, doubling up Sept. 26-27

The Dallas rapper last played in town for the Snowta fest and a Super Bowl party.
Variety
July 15

Theater Latté Da offers peek at musical 'Twelve Angry Men,' other new shows

Theater Latté Da's "Next Festival" will give audiences sneak peeks at three in-development shows, including a musical "Twelve Angry Men."
Movies