Music
August 16, 2019
Lee Rocker, Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats bring their reunion tour to Treasure Island Casino on Sunday night.

Stray Cats strut into Minn. on a reunion buzz: 'Everybody loves it again'

Stray Cats reunite for 40th anniversary tour and first album in 26 years.
Variety
August 16, 2019
August 30,1990 Bob Dylan was in concert Wednesday night at the state fair grandstand for the first time. "Saturday night live's" G.e. smith was in the

It was just all right

Photo originally published Aug. 30, 1990It was a rough year for the Minnesota State Fair: A couple of midway rides malfunctioned, fire shut down…
Variety
August 16, 2019
Sugar cane field in Egypt

Sweet smiles from workers in a sugar cane field near Luxor, Egypt

THE Traveler: Linda Sandell of Mounds View. The scene: Workers in a field of sugar cane paused to watch the photographer and others…
Variety
August 15, 2019
Street art by Liv Novotny.

Family Fun: Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival

Chalk it up to art Witness a colorful wonderland this weekend during the Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival. The pavement will feature chalk installations by…
Movies
August 15, 2019
Keith L. Williams, Jacob Tremblay and Brady Noon in “Good Boys.”

'Good Boys': Sex, drugs and middle school 

A coming-of-age comedy that hits all the right notes.
Pets
August 15, 2019
This tag helps residential building owners enforce requirements that pet owners pick up after their animals.

Eagan police credit poop-tracking dog tag with helping return lost purse to pet owner

Apartment resident's disdain for the tag, however, soon turned to appreciation.
Variety
August 15, 2019
Patrons soak in a larch-wood tubs filled with hops, yeast, herbs and beer at Piva Beer Spa.

Midwest Traveler: Chicago's beer spa is a barrel of fun

In Chicago, soak in the suds for an afternoon of brew-filled relaxation.
Stage & Arts
August 15, 2019
R.J. Kern ‘s “The Best of the Best” features portraits of livestock from the 2018 State Fair made using a 19th-century bronze-tinted salt photo

R.J. Kern photographs 'best' animals for Minnesota State Fair

Twin Cities photographer R.J. Kern showcases pairs of prizewinners from last year's Minnesota State Fair.
Variety
August 15, 2019
Neil Greenbush and Andrea Witt.

Scene + Heard: Three Rivers Foundation Summerbration at the Cabin

Guests at the Summerbration at the Cabin fundraiser at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove enjoyed North Woods activities — ax throwing, rock climbing…
Variety
August 15, 2019
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Are artificial sweeteners good for you?

Whole foods and water are more healthful choices.
Variety
August 15, 2019
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Tattoo of ex's name leaves mark on would-be fiancée

If your relationship progresses to marriage, is it OK to ask him to cover it up?
Music
August 15, 2019
Delbert McClinton

Pick Six: Praise for Delbert McClinton, Woodstock, Tyler Hubbard, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' soundtrack

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
TV & Media
August 15, 2019
John Goodman plays the patriarch of a wealthy televangelist family on HBO’s new comic series, “The Righteous Gemstones,” premiering Sunday.

John Goodman's 'Righteous' new role takes him to church

HBO's "The Righteous Gemstones" lampoons a megachurch family.
Music
August 15, 2019
Los Lobos

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Los Lobos, Wild Waters Fest, Reba McEntire & Ringo Starr

The big gigs for Aug. 16-22, also including Dr. Dog & Shakey Graves, BoDeans, Stephen Marley and Jearlyn Steele.
Stage & Arts
August 15, 2019

Art, culture and music at Twin Cities' first-ever Iranian Culture Week

Iranian Culture Week Minnesota’s Iranian-American community presents the Twin Cities’ first Iranian Culture Week, a weeklong celebration Aug. 18-25 featuring art exhibitions, live music, lectures…
Movies
August 15, 2019
Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Naomi Watts in “Luce.”

Movie reviews in brief: 'Luce,' 'Nightingale'

Luce ⋆⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: R for language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use. Theater: Uptown.   Things are never what they…
TV & Media
August 15, 2019
Adam Devine, Danny McBride and John Goodman in “The Righteous Gemstones.” HBO

TV picks for Aug. 16-18: Serena Williams, Patrick Swayze, 'Righteous Gemstones,' 'Downton Abbey Live!'

Double fault Serena Williams’ skirmish with umpire Carlos Ramos wasn’t a high point of the tennis superstar’s career. But the infamous incident from the 2018…
Stage & Arts
August 15, 2019
“The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club” by Mixed Precipitation.

Picnic operetta: Mozart mash-up by Mixed Precipitation

The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club A case could be made that boy wonder Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the “New Wave” of the 1770s, so…
Music
August 15, 2019

Ticket alert: Ghostmane, Marc Cohn, Gregory Porter and more

9 a.m. FRIDAY Craig Paquette & the Spartans, Sept. 21 at the Hook & Ladder in Mpls. $10-$15. thehookmpls.com. … Little Man, Sept. 27 at…
Movies
August 15, 2019
“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” director Richard Linklater.

Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater put a bit of his own family in 'Bernadette'

Filmmaker found himself musing on his own family as he directed Cate Blanchett.