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.
Eat & Drink
August 21
Surprise Travail pop-up will bring Tim McKee's Solera back to life

Surprise Travail pop-up will bring Tim McKee's Solera back to life

Solera chef Tim McKee is collaborating with Travail's culinary crew to recreate the influential Spanish restaurant, which closed in 2014.
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.
Eat & Drink
August 15
The secret flavor of Star Tribune's State Fair lip balm is ...

The secret flavor of Star Tribune's State Fair lip balm is ...

The popular freebie from the Star Tribune is available at its booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
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.
Home & Garden
August 10

Wildlife refuges bring money to local communities

Report shows economic contributions made to communities hosting the refuges. And then, read the piece on bird tattoos, tats for people, not birds.
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.
Books
August 6
Heid E. Erdrich.

2 Minnesota poets win national awards

Books by Heid E. Erdrich and Michael Torres will be published by Penguin Books and Beacon Press.
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.
Inspired
August 2
Richard Luedtke (center) led conversation and prayer inside St. Stephen's Catholic Church.

For 50 years, this special needs group has offered faith, food and friendship in Twin Cities

The church-based initiative grew out of a time when many people with developmental disabilities moved from large, state-run care facilities to community-care settings.
Eat & Drink
August 2
Hot Dog Friday: Wisconsin hot dogs and German beer at Waldmann in St. Paul

Hot Dog Friday: Wisconsin hot dogs and German beer at Waldmann in St. Paul

The beautiful garden at a restored 1857 saloon is the summertime place for a premium hot dog and a dark lager.
Eat & Drink
August 2
5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlights the best of his recent dining-out schedule.
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.
Movies