Twin Cities-based beauty school Regency closes all 79 locations

Twin Cities-based beauty school Regency closes all 79 locations

Regency Beauty Institute, with headquarters in St. Louis Park, has closed all of its 79 beauty schools, including several in Minnesota, without warning.
Stage & Arts
3:00pm

OITNB star says media needs to represent full-figured woman

If you check Danielle Brooks' Instagram account, you'll see plenty of poses that ooze self-confidence, from shots of the "Orange is the New Black" star in glamorous outfits to a selfie of her with her midriff exposed.
Variety
September 28

Style calendar

Ladies, your feet don’t have to hurt to look good. Pumpz in the Galleria in Edina is hosting a trunk show from 5-8 p.m. Fri.…
Variety
September 28
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Minneapolis' most fashionable turn out for Envision fashion show

Runway looks were hit-and-miss at the 10th annual Envision Minneapolis fashion show. But the people-watching? Not to be missed.
Variety
September 28

EPA plans $97M cleanup of Houston-area Superfund site

About $97 million will be spent to remove material in waste pits along the San Jacinto River east of Houston that is contaminated with toxic chemicals from a former paper mill, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.
Variety
September 28

Twin Cities actor is having a Glamour moment in magazine's new issue

Sun Mee Chomet, who is in 'The Last Firefly' that premieres at the Children's Theatre Friday, is featured in photos and video in the style magazine
National
September 28

Katy Perry strips down at ballot box for Funny or Die

Katy Perry would like to remind voters it doesn't matter what you wear when you vote. In a video for Funny or Die, the…
National
September 27

Not guilty plea planned for California mayor pie protest

A man charged with hitting Sacramento, California, Mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a coconut cream pie plans to plead not guilty.
National
September 27

WHY IT MATTERS: Social Security

THE ISSUE: More than 60 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children rely on monthly Social Security benefits. That's nearly one in five Americans. The trustees who oversee Social Security say the program has enough money to pay full benefits until 2034. But at that point, Social Security will collect only enough taxes to pay 79 percent of benefits. Unless Congress acts, millions of people on fixed incomes would get an automatic 21 percent cut in benefits.
Movies
September 27

Marilyn Monroe's dresses, notes, checkbook seen before sale

Marilyn Monroe's dress from "Some Like It Hot." Handwritten notes and letters expressing the Hollywood icon's inner thoughts and, at times, despair.
Variety
September 26

Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minute

The suspect accused of killing five people at a Macy's department store confessed to police, court documents said, but his motive remained a mystery Monday as a portrait emerged of him as a mentally troubled young man whose parents said they were trying to help him.
National
September 26

The Latest: Suspect was diagnosed with depression, anxiety

The Latest on a deadly mall shooting in Washington state (all times local):
National
September 26

The Latest: Documents: Mall shooting suspect confessed

The Latest on a deadly mall shooting in Washington state (all times local):
Variety
September 26

Will boom in loans at retailers, manufacturers turn to bust?

They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers.
Style
September 23

Scene + Heard: MS Society offers a Taste of Generosity

More than 350 people who attended the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society's Taste of Generosity.
Variety
September 22

Luxury stores add more amenities in a tougher market

Buying some suits at Ralph Lauren might mean being offered a chauffeured ride home in a BMW. New clothes from Saks could lead to a Mercedes-Benz van carrying a customized wardrobe pulling up to a home, hotel or office.
Variety
September 22

STYLE CALENDAR

Fashion fans can enjoy “Fall: Into Luxury,” an exploration of new trends in fall clothes and accessories for women and men from 7-9:30 p.m. Fri.…
Variety
September 22

'Instagram generation' goes all out with extreme senior portraits

Teens want highly produced (and often high-dollar) senior photos that represent who they are – or who they'd like to be. "Everyone wants to do something outside of the box," a St. Paul photographer says.
Movies
September 21

Disney pulls boy's costume critics lambasted as 'Polyface'

Disney said Wednesday it would no longer sell a boy's costume for a Polynesian character that some Pacific Islanders have compared to blackface.
Movies
September 21

The Latest: Some Polynesians happy Disney pulls Maui costume

The Latest on Disney's costume for Maui, a character in its upcoming movie "Moana." (all times local):
Stage & Arts
September 21

Fashion fuses with dance at City Ballet gala

It's become a natural extension of New York Fashion Week: For the last five years, noted designers have been recruited to costume dancers performing new works at the New York City Ballet fall gala. As if to underscore the fusion of the two disciplines, the fashion designer takes a bow at the end along with the choreographer.