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    Macy's Glamorama returns to Minneapolis to celebrate all things glitz and glam on the runway this Friday at the State Theatre. This year's theme? Fashion Rocks. Glamorama will live up to its...
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    Awaiting the release this fall of his 13th studio album, Jackson Browne is out this summer with a solo acoustic tour spanning his four-decade career. Browne is the quintessential Southern...
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    There are many reasons why bad films happen, be it budgeting constraints, terrible acting, script issues, or horrible editing. Sometimes all of those things happen at once, resulting in...
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    Get excited, bad movie fans. The boys of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are back. This Thursday night, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of MST3K will be riffing on...
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    Nick Cave is the subject of the new documentary 20,000 Days on Earth, and it didn't come unwarranted. For more than three decades, the Aussie has specialized in clouds-rolling-in rock with...
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    The success of Maxwell's "Pretty Wings" and the rest of his 2009 comeback, BLACKsummers'night, was refreshing in that modern R&B is short on the subtlety that defined the genre in the '90s....
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    Seven years after going on a dreaded "indefinite hiatus," Nickel Creek are emphatically back, marking the 25th anniversary of the trio's origin with A Dotted Line. Sara and Sean Watkins and...
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    The release of Sharon Jones's fifth album with the Dap-Kings, Give The People What They Want, and follow-up tour was postponed last summer when the soul diva was diagnosed with bile duct...
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    Some 40 years after his death, Jimi Hendrix remains a key influence on both musicians who were his contemporaries and those who could be his children and grandchildren. The strength of...
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    St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, keeps making pop albums and veiling them as experimental rock. After infiltrating Dallas's gowned choral group the Polyphonic Spree, the Oklahoma-born...
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    On a fundamental level, the ability to evoke laughter from a well-constructed joke is the gauge of success for all standup comedians. As learned the hard way by many would-be comics,...
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    Neo soul icon John Legend's latest album, Love in the Future, reflects the five-year wait since his last outing. It's too long (16 tracks), and too stacked with big-name producers needlessly...
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    Ira Glass Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio HostHistoric State Theater  Sunday, November 10 What happens when you combine radio with dance, two art forms that have no business being...
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    You probably know the voice of Ira Glass, the host and creator of NPR's This American Life. However, you may be less familiar with Monica Bill Barnes and Company. The New York City-based...
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    Behind every boarded-up farmhouse, a haunted history awaits. Such a notion cuts to the core of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the collaborative musical production from horror novelist...
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    The Twin Cities is a long way from Long Island, but how different really was Billy Crystal's home from mine? Big family? Check. Eccentric uncles dominating family gatherings? Check. Famous...
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    This summer, John Oliver had both a monstrous opportunity and a seemingly insurmountable challenge. With Jon Stewart stepping away from The Daily Show desk for two months to film a movie...
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    This evening, the local theater community celebrates its accomplishments at the annual Ivey Awards. The event, now in its ninth year, is notable for its open-ended structure. Meaning,...
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    In less than a decade, the Ivey Awards have become a mainstay of the Twin Cities' theater community, raising hopes and moods at the top of each fall season since 2005. The ninth edition,...
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    Chicago, that City of the Big Shoulders, has produced a sleek and dexterous dance company in Hubbard Street Dance, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The troupe opens the...
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    Nine years in, Scott Mayer isn't about to reinvent the Ivey Award wheel.Monday's event at the State Theatre will again feature a mix of honorees, local performers and congratulations all...
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    Gooey and glitzy as all get out, Australian synth-pop wonders Empire of the Sun swing for the fences throughout their overstuffed but irresistible sophomore album, Ice on the Dune. This is...
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    Until this past January, Jim Jefferies was most famous for being the comic who was attacked onstage during a performance (to his credit, Jefferies came back out and finished the set). Now,...
  • Dressing Room: Fashion
    Get ready for Macy's Glamorama, one of the most fashionable fundraisers of the summer. The evening boasts fashion and music while raising money to eradicate childhood cancer. "It's a...
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    Get ready for Macy's Glamorama, one of the most fashionable fundraisers of the summer. The evening boasts fashion and music while raising money to eradicate childhood cancer. "It's a real...
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    Not merely a wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin is a seriously talented banjo player and composer. Martin won a bluegrass Grammy for his first banjo album, 2009's The Crow, which also sported...
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    Once there was a band named Alice Cooper that issued 1971's Love It to Death, a genuine rock 'n' roll classic. Sticking mostly to its tempestuous hard rock, the original band endured for...
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    Six-time Emmy Award-winning actress Carol Burnett will be in Minneapolis this Friday for "Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett." The evening will be more conversation than performance,...
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    Anthony Bourdain, fresh off the successful launch of his new show, Parts Unknown, is traveling the country talking about guts and glory. When he stops by the State Theatre Saturday night,...
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    For most of her highly successful career, singer and pianist Diana Krall has focused on jazz standards, only rarely straying elsewhere (reputedly at the urging of hubby Elvis Costello). But...
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    Chicago have pioneered a number of things since their first LP in 1969: commercially friendly jazz-rock, the quadruple-live LP, the Roman-numeral album title, and the notion of popular...
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    Recorded at Royal Studios, where the late Willie Mitchell helped create the signature Memphis sound with the likes of Al Green and Ann Peebles, Boz Scaggs's great new album is a tribute to...
  • Dressing Room: Dance
    Cambodian dance group Khmer Arts Ensemble is in town this weekend to present the Minnesota debut of their work "A Bend in the River," a piece exploring revenge through contemporary Cambodian...
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    On Parks and Recreation Aziz Ansari plays Tom Haverford, a clueless but well-intentioned entrepreneur with an endless supply of bad business ideas. In real life, Ansari obviously knows how...
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    This April and May is the Season of Cambodia in New York City. Among the rich offerings of music, art, and film is the dance/theater group Khmer Arts Ensemble, which premieres its new work,...
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    Bill Burr has made a name for himself by being a cranky dude.The 44-year-old Massachusetts-based comic has been grinding away for the past 20 years, establishing himself as a...
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    Onstage, Bill Burr seems like an angry guy. He rants, complains, and speaks his mind with absolutely no regard for what others think about him. But offstage, his life couldn't be better....
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    Tony Bennett at 86 remains one of the classiest guys in show biz, charming listeners with vibrant standards and still looking for fresh inspiration. A master of phrasing and intonation,...
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    Eclectic, eccentric, and often electric, chamber-popmeister Andrew Bird returns with his Minneapolis-heavy band after bookending the year with a pair of very different albums. March's Break...
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    Although the Canadian mockumentary television series The Trailer Park Boys technically ended its run in 2008, the titular reprobates haven't been content to let their notoriety fade like the...
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    Talking smack and dishing Hollywood dirt could be a career killer for many celebrities, but in the case of Kathy Griffin it has made her even more famous. After a slight professional hiccup...
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    It's easy to dismiss Comedy Central's wildly popular clip show Tosh.0 as America's Funniest Home Videos for the Adderall generation, but it's awfully difficult not to laugh at it. Dudes...
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    This spring, two bigwigs of the food world will come to Minneapolis to meet, greet, and talk about eats. Renowned chef, author, TV host, and one of the most recognizable figures in food,...
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    There's no doubt that David Sedaris has a way with words, regardless of whether he's typing them or speaking aloud. Over the years, he has penned a handful of best-selling short-story and...
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    For four decades Jackson Browne has been the quintessential Southern California singer-songwriter. Graced with strong, often hummable but never obvious melodies, Browne's folk-rock has...
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    Vince Gill is a legit country superstar with a warehouse full of Grammys and other awards — plus stellar traditionalist credentials. He's also an outstanding guitarist, singer, and...
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    Bless the angel-voiced, ginger-haired Ed Sheeran. "Give Me Love" in its recorded form is a semi-cloying ballad that'll still stick in your head strictly on the strength of his insistence on...
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    At this point, Silversun Pickups don't seem to care about killer hooks. They're focused on creating a particular atmosphere, relying on pregnant prog-rock swells and '90s guitar crunch to...
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    What can you expect from a collaboration of artists a generation apart but sharing expansive, multi-textured pop perspectives that stretch to the avant-garde? In the case of former Talking...
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    Picking up the slick New Wave torch from forebears like Blondie, Metric have been a big deal in their native Canada since the early 2000s, but didn't hit huge stateside until 2009's...
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    File this one under breaking ticket news: This afternoon Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that comedian David Chappelle will be coming to Minnesota Thursday, August 2. Tickets go on sale in...
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    Reports from the road suggest these 75-year-old legends are having a grand time, informally swapping songs while backed by Merle Haggard's band, the Strangers, which is anchored by son Ben...
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    Snow Patrol still perform mostly moody rock grandeur on their sixth album, Fallen Empires, despite much-discussed efforts to stir up the Irish/Scottish quintet with infusions of electronics...
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    Acquisitive rock 'n' roll collectors are known to fixate on unearthing recordings that have long existed only as rumors. For decades one of the most commonly sought of such treasures was an...
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    The autobiographical "74 Years Young" kicked off Chicago blues icon Buddy Guy's last album, the Grammy-winning Living Proof. Even if we've added another year to that tally, forget the...
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    The earth-shifting significance of last fall's Mockingbird Time (Rounder) was the full-fledged resurrection of Minneapolis's own Jayhawks. Gary Louris and Mark Olson hadn't both appeared on...
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    Lenny Kravitz's current fan base is far different from those who followed him when he broke onto the music scene in the late '80s. He traded in the soulful, socially conscious songs of his...
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    Jeff Mangum is the idolized former leader of Neutral Milk Hotel. His peak and premature swan song, 1998's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, most closely resembles New Zealand's Tall Dwarfs,...
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    Ryan Adams sure has a tumultuous live history with Minneapolis. It seems that for every memorable, mesmerizing performance he has put on here (the Orpheum in 2002, the State in '04, and the...
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    Wilco is a little like baseball—you probably know the rules, but the diehard fans see skill and nuance that are impossible to convey to the casual crowd. Jeff Tweedy and company have...
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    Just when public radio starts to take itself too seriously, a little wit from David Sedaris will be injected into the programming, and balance is restored yet again. This Saturday, folks can...
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    The conflict at the core of the Civil Wars' debut, Barton Hollow, is an obsessive yearning for what's just out of reach, usually revolving around love that's doomed, slipping away,...
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    "When it comes to pale, middle-aged, out-of-shape guys who are balding, I've got the market cornered," Gaffigan says from his home in New York City. "I continue to deal with the hard-hitting...
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    Jackson Browne State Theatre on Wednesday 5.4 In 2008 Jackson Browne celebrated his 60th birthday with Time the Conqueror, which in part addressed the passing of the years but also...
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    Sharon Jones is a force to be reckoned with. Those who were at Rock the Garden in June 2010, the last time Jones was in town, might recall her straight-up stealing the show from the...
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    Robert Plant & the Band of Joy State Theatre ∑ Tuesday 4.12 Once upon a time Robert Plant's siren howl climbed to heaven in front of Led Zeppelin, the quintessential rock band of...
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    In the first episode of the new Independent Film Channel series Portlandia, the main character (played by Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen) suggests that "Portland is where young people go...
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    The blues have helped shape our history in ways that many may not realize, influencing everything from country to rock 'n' roll, rhythm and blues, and hip hop. Although many of the great...
  • The Hot Dish: Events
    The lauded bad boy of the culinary world talked smack about his competitors, offered his tips on travel, and, of course, complimented the Twin Cities' food scene. Dressed in jeans, a...

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Hennepin Theatre Trust, owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development.

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