Variety
March 19

Remembering Chuck Berry: He messed with promoters, sidemen

He set his own rules for getting paid and treating local musicians hired for each gig.
Music
March 18
Rock and Roll musician Chuck Berry performs at a Rep. Dick Gephardt ra...

Reaction to Chuck Berry's death

“RIP. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock ‘n’ roll music.” Ringo Starr, former Beatle “Heart broken. … He was undisputably the king.” Slash,…
Movies
March 18

Home video review: 'Sing' offers the old song and dance

From the folks who gave us "Despicable Me" comes "Sing," out Tuesday on home video.
Music
March 18

Austin's SXSW turns purple on St. Paddy's Day with Prince tributes

The mega-fest featured an outdoor concert and two panels in his memory Friday, when Garth Brooks pulled a Prince and played a surprise set.
Variety
March 18

What caught our eye at the Twin Cities' annual Parade of Homes?

Last weekend, we slipped on blue booties and made the rounds of about two dozen Parade homes across the Twin Cities. Here are some highlights.
Eat & Drink
March 18
Revival's dining room in Minneapolis packs in guests during a busy weekday lunch hour.

Hey, wait: Why many Twin Cities restaurants don't take reservations

While most high-end restaurants in the Twin Cities take reservations, leaving the bar open for walk-ins, some of the most popular eateries remain steadfast that their tables should be a free-for-all.
Music
March 18

Are you cool with stars lip syncing? It might depend on how old you are

Opinions have changed on faking it for concerts and TV. Our critic found a generation gap among stars — and fans.
Books
March 18

Review: 'Flock Together: A Love Affair With Extinct Birds,' by B.J. Hollars

NONFICTION: A birder writes of his fascination with extinct species.
Music
March 18

Latest concert photography from the 2017 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Tex.

Star Tribune music critic Chris Riemenschneider and freelance photographer Tony Nelson report from the 2017 South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Tex.
Variety
March 18

Lose a wall in your home, gain a dream kitchen

What's standing between you and your dream kitchen? Often, it's a wall — a relic from the days when a separate dining room was a must-have in every home. Open it up to make the most of your square footage.
TV & Media
March 18

TV picks for March 19-23: 'Kardashians,' 'Dancing With the Stars,' 'Upscale With Prentice Penny'

Night of the gun “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is not usually on my must-see list, but I’m curious about this week’s episode, in…
Variety
March 18

Take control of your snacking, not the other way around

How to keep late-night munchies at bay.
Music
March 18

Pick Six: Praise for Gladys Knight, Railroad Earth, John Fogerty, the Jayhawks, Taylor Swift, Palace Theatre

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
March 18

It's time for a fitness spring cleaning

Check what works and what doesn't in your health and fitness routine.
Variety
March 18

Best of the week: 'Six Degrees of Separation,' Bebe Rexha, Strand of Oaks, 'Citizen: An American Lyric,' Southside Johnny, more

‘Six Degrees’ step forward John Guare’s crunchy 1990 play “Six Degrees of Separation” tells the story of a con man who works his way into…
Music
March 18
Country star Miranda Lambert performs at Xcel

Review: Miranda Lambert gets into St. Paddy's Day spirit in St. Paul

Divorce and drinking were her topics Friday night at the X.
Music
March 17
Lizzo performs at the Pandora day party on March 16 in Austin, Texas d...

Music is all about mobile at South by Southwest

Always on the lookout for the next big thing in music, industry professionals at the Texas conference in 2017 are focused on mobile devices.
March 17

Where has Richard Simmons gone? And why?

A dogged fan is trying to find out why the flamboyant fitness guru Richard Simmons suddenly vanished.
Stage & Arts
March 17

Art shanties moving to Minneapolis in 2018

The Twin Cities' art-infused homage to ice fishing is headed to the City of Lakes next year after stints on Medicine and White Bear lakes.
Movies
March 17

15 movies where Minnesota played a starring role

Here is a half-century's worth of notable films shot in the state.
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