Music
November 1
"Scars to Your Beautiful" singer Alessia Cara opened for Shawn Mendes at Xcel Energy Center in June.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Celine Dion, Alessia Cara, Tyler Childers, Prairie Fire Lady Choir

This week's big gigs, also including Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tiffany Young, Janiva Magness and New Order's Peter Hook.
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October 31
Bassist Zachary Cohen

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra bassist goes 'Dark' in a bold new solo vehicle

Zachary Cohen steps into the spotlight as soloist in the U.S. premiere of composer Missy Mazzoli's double bass concerto.
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October 31

New music review: Kanye West goes gospel with mixed results

gospelKanye West, "Jesus Is King" (Def Jam)West brings together the mellow saxophone wallpaper of Kenny G and the unsparing rhyme skills of reunited street-life…
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October 31
Journey recruits Pretenders for June 2020 pairing at Xcel Center

Journey recruits Pretenders for June 2020 pairing at Xcel Center

The "Don't Stop Believin'" hitmakers won't stop touring with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers for co-headliners, it seems.
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October 30
'Wits' cast promises 'nonstop swear words' in Saturday's radio-free reunion show

'Wits' cast promises 'nonstop swear words' in Saturday's radio-free reunion show

John Moe, John Munson and their friends will meet up again at the Fitzgerald Theater four years after their MPR-affiliated show went off the air.
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October 29
Park Square Theatre’s artistic director, Flordelino Lagundino.

St. Paul theater cuts two shows, including 'Evita,' to counter budget shortfall

Because of larger casts, as well as musicians, musicals are generally costlier to produce than straight plays.
October 29
Rhiannon Giddens

The radical inclusiveness of Rhiannon Giddens

She's passionate about including the overlooked.
Music
October 29
St. Paul's Amsterdam Bar quickly settles ASCAP songwriters lawsuit

St. Paul's Amsterdam Bar quickly settles ASCAP songwriters lawsuit

The popular live music venue claimed it was being overcharged by the international royalties-collecting organization.
Music
October 28
Dancer Erinn Liebhard and music-maker Steven Hobert.

Social Animals: 'Dancers and Music-Makers Creating Art Together in the Moment'

Sinew of movement and music With “Social Animals: Dancers and Music-Makers Creating Art Together in the Moment,” dance artist Erinn Liebhard finds the connective tissue between…
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October 27
Juraj Valčuha will lead the Minnesota Orchestra next weekend in a program of Strauss, Webern and Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto, featuring Leila Jose

Conductor Juraj Valčuha returns to Minnesota: The week's best classical concerts

Alpine adventureSlovakian conductor Juraj Valčuha made a highly acclaimed Minnesota Orchestra debut four years ago, and is a fancied contender to succeed Osmo Vänskä as…
October 26
Celine Dion performed in Quebec City. The superstar will return to Minneapolis Friday for the first time since 2008.

Reborn as fashion icon, Celine Dion is having a 'Dionaissance' as she heads to Minneapolis

"Life is short. Can we just have a good time?" the singer says as her first major tour in a decade comes to Minneapolis.
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October 26
Prince at his Minneapolis home in April 1978, pictured in “The Beautiful Ones.”

Like Prince, his new memoir 'The Beautiful Ones' can't be pigeonholed

Filled with ephemera, photos and philosophy, "The Beautiful Ones" is incomplete yet revealing.
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October 26
Dan Piepenbring had never written a book before Prince tapped him to write his memoir.

In brief time together, Prince made co-author believe he could do the 'impossible'

He'd never written a book before. But Dan Piepenbring carried on after Prince's death.
Music
October 25
BareBones Halloween Puppet Extravaganza

Best of the Week (Oct. 27-Nov. 3): BareBones Halloween, Alessia Cara, 'Notes From a Seance,' Rhiannon Giddens, Celine Dion, more

Halloween puppetry on fire The dark yet merry and magical BareBones Halloween Puppet Extravaganza returns for its 26th year. BareBones Productions puts on a spectacle…
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October 25
Bob Dylan played upright piano during his concert Oct. 24, 2019, at the Mankato Civic Center. As he offered tunes from all six decades of his recordin

Singing his best in decades, Bob Dylan seemed recharged in Mankato concert

With a revamped band, he was focused, impassioned and arguably singing at his best in decades.
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October 25
Last Import is one of the three bands with members born in the '90s paying tribute to bands from the '70s at 7th St. Entry on Halloween.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Halloween parties, Thievery Corp., Eilen Jewell, Rhiannon Giddens

The big gigs for Oct. 25-31, also including Richard Thompson, Gareth Emery, Ryan Bingham, A Day to Remember and rap duo Blimes & Gab.
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October 25
Lizzo, left, and Ariana Grande are both feeling "Good as Hell" now.

Hear Lizzo's remix of 'Good as Hell' with Ariana Grande tossed in

Recorded when the "Truth Hurts" hitmaker still lived in Minneapolis, the song is another older one of hers climbing the charts again.
October 24

Boss taps middle-of-the-road composers in middlin' new concert film

Album reviews: Tool, King Princess and Jon Regen
Music
October 24
“Fear Inoculum” by Tool

Album reviews: Tool, King Princess and Jon Regen

POP/ROCK Tool, “Fear Inoculum” (Dissectional/Volcano Entertainment/RCA) Tool’s first album after a 13-year creative, personal and legal impasse finds the band still carving its…
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October 24
Don Henley and the Eagles play April 3-4 at the X.

Ticket Alert: Chris Tucker, Simon Sinek, Devin Townsend, Eagles, 'The Last Ship' and more

8 a.m. FRIDAY Mary Jo Pehl, Nov. 27 at Parkway in Mpls. $15-$20. theparkwaytheater.com. … Paul Metsa, Dec. 23 at Parkway. $20-$50. 9 a.m. FRIDAY…
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