Ace Frehley and Kiss played the St. Paul Civic Center in December 1977. Earlier that year the band released the live album “Alive II.”

The best albums are live albums, especially during the pandemic

Why many of my all-time favorite records are concert LPs. Especially now in lieu of actual concerts.
An image from Lady Midnight’s VR presentation “Practice for Relief.”
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A digital experience: Is virtual reality the next frontier for Twin Cities artists?

January 19
Twin Cities musician Lady Midnight premieres a new VR soundscape.
Living with an empty plate now can have a long-term impact on future eating habits.
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How Twin Cities parents can guide kids through food shortages

January 19
Food insecurity caused by the pandemic may trigger a wide wave of eating disorders.
Fie Xei performed Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in his solo debut Friday as the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal bassoon, with conductor Osmo Vänskä.
Variety

Streamed concerts by Minnesota Orchestra and SPCO offer both intimacy and brilliance

January 18
REVIEW: Minnesota Orchestra and SPCO take advantage of limitations.
A broad-winged hawk with an item from its varied menu — a freshly caught frog.
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New Raptor Center director answers questions about COVID and climate impact

January 19
New Raptor Center director talks about the impact of COVID and climate on birds.
Since the pandemic began in March, millions of Americans have begun working where they sleep. (Photo Illustration by Justin J Wee/The New York Times)
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Working from bed: Productive cocoon or symptom of malaise?

January 17
For years, sleep experts have held one piece of common wisdom above all else: Don't work from bed. Yet since the pandemic began in March, millions of Americans have defied that guidance.
Chris Rock in “Tamborine” on Netflix.
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Chris Rock offers a new look at himself

January 19
The comic re-edits his 2018 TV special, changing its perspective.
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Historic $1.55M St. Paul home was hangout for a young F. Scott Fitzgerald

January 15
The author wrote about his friends' grand house with 11 bedrooms and 11 fireplaces.
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Collectible comic book caper has happy ending

January 19
Recovered collection sold in million-dollar auctions.
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