In the aftermath of the tragic and devastating New Year's Day fire at 516 Cedar Avenue that took the lives of three residents of the apartments -- while displacing the survivors and also destroying the Otanga Grocery Store -- the West Bank and Cedar-Riverside community is coming together to support ... More >>
The group goes from high school nerds to hip local band
With Spring approaching, forget the snow for a second, Minneapolis is selling out shows left and right. Wednesday night, sisters Tegan and Sara are welcomed to Minneapolis by a sold-out First Ave mainroom. Muse hits the Target Center Thursday and Imagine Dragons sells out the Varsity on Friday. Satu ... More >>
After the sold-out success of last year's socially conscious Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Augsburg College will once again be hosting the three-day event geared around raising awareness and understanding within the areas of human rights, business and economics, health and science, as well as the arts. T ... More >>
Fresh off of a brief but successful U.S. tour earlier this month, Dessa has announced plans for a special local show at the MIA (not with M.I.A., as I initially, and awesomely, misread the press release). The Doomtree vocalist/MC will be performing at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' Reception Hal ... More >>
Not only do the good folks at MN Original continue to have revealing profiles of Minnesota artists featured regularly on their programs, but lately they have also broadcast many stirring live performances from local musicians as part of the show as well. Astronautalis, Mason Jennings, the Suburbs, S ... More >>
Gay rights supporters at Hamline continue to call for school administration to reconsider its neutral stance on the Minnesota marriage amendment.SEE ALSO:-- Hamline professor Stephen Kellert calls on university administration to come out against Minnesota marriage amendment-- Hamline Wesley Award wi ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Catholics walk out of mass as anti-gay marriage letter from Archbishop Nienstedt is read-- U of M is one of the most LGBT-friendly campuses in the country, says new study-- MN Marriage amendment: Majority support one man-one woman definition, says new survey Stephen Kellert, a longtime ... More >>
It may not quite feel like it today, but spring has definitely sprung here in Minneapolis, and Augsburg College is planning a big celebration of the occasion this Saturday. Spring Fest is taking place at Augsburg's Murphy Square on April 21, and will feature a stellar, all-day music showcase hea ... More >>
DessaNobel Peace Prize Forum, Kennedy Center at Augsburg College, MinneapolisMarch 2, 2012It seemed that both Dessa and the nearly 800 fans who packed Augsburg's Kennedy Center on Friday night were in somewhat uncharted territory as we gathered to hear her present as part of the three-day Nobe ... More >>
The 24th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum is set to take place in Minneapolis on March 1-3, bringing together an impressive group of leaders in the worlds of politics, education, and music. One of the many highlights of the momentous three-day event will be a discussion and short performance by ... More >>
Even if you have no money, there's always something fun and free to do around town on the weekends. This installment of Freeloader Friday features a slew of CD-release concerts, a rockin' party for toddlers, a chili cook-off for vegans, and an awesome Oscar party at Brit's. Come take a look at o ... More >>
Cleveland LeaderTwo special elections for legislative seats happen tonight in Minneapolis. "Election 2012" doesn't just refer to November 6.Ready or not, two Minnesota legislative seats, both in Minneapolis, are actually up for grabs tonight. One is House District 61B, which includes the south Mi ... More >>
Theater fans can pick from 168 shows
Fuel yourself for Fringe-watching!There are 168 shows in this year's Fringe Festival, which starts tomorrow, and how many you're able to watch all depends on your stamina. To keep yourself fueled, check our our recommendations for which restaurants to hit near each venue.
Johnson: "It's genre-bending all over the place"
There's epic amounts of free stuff this weekend.
One writer's tale of life as a "worm mother"
Tiger Gatorade supplants gin (for some).
The murder of 20-year-old Joe Sodd III last June is still unsolved and police are now offering a reward for information about the killing.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, our favorite lawmaker by far, is actually talking some sense lately when it comes to the stimulus plan. Well, sort of.
Minnesota Independent tells writers Dems the breaks
They came to escape civil war, so why are they killing each other in the streets?
DJ Jonathan Ackerman's journey from Texas to the Moon (Goons)
Coastal rockers ditch their Midwest modesty and dance like dorks
A six-figure debt. Feuding over the future. Can anything save the Oak Street Cinema?
How I got my kid into a decent public school and learned that "choice" is not all it's made out to be
Oak Street's founder bids farewell
An exit interview with former Minneapolis school-board member Bill Green
Elroy Stock writes racist letters and gives big money to little institutions. One recipient, Augsburg College, wanted to cash in without owning up.
Don't look now, but apathy is anathema
For 30 years Milo Fine has been improvising music--and revising himself
Is swing swung? Has jungle been tamed?
A purloined sculpture of Henrik Ibsen is finally on the verge of returning to Como Park
It Only Takes a Spark:Former- Minneapolitan-turned-director Garret Williams.