In countless ways, youth has bypassed baseball as our national pastime. You see evidence of this fetish everywhere -- even in otherwise "normal" people who are suddenly being stricken with Bieber Fever, Taylor Swiftitis, or what could only be described as paranoid delusions of One Direction. (The ma ... More >>
A couple blasts from the past will be in town this week as the Minnesota Timberwolves play host to the Boston Celtics (featuring our old "buddy" Kevin Garnett) and '90s pop superstar Vanilla Ice. The rapper will perform at halftime of Friday's contest at Target Center.Although "Ice Ice Baby" is n ... More >>
Madonna was so impressed with the response the Twin Cities has shown for her first date in the area in 25 years that she's added a second show. Now, the plan is to spend Friday Saturday, November 3 (sold out!) and Saturday Sunday, November 4 at Xcel Energy Center, and there are a new batch of tic ... More >>
If you've tuned into the Current at all this week, there's a good chance you've heard about this weekend's back-to-back New Standards Holiday Shows at the Fitzgerald Theater, the group's annual star-studded performances of jazz-inspired covers and holiday sing-alongs. This year, in honor of their ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzBritney Spears with Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and NervoJuly 6, 2011Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulAnother tour, another bloated, tepid, phoned-in performance from the persistently famous and persistently underwhelming Britney Spears.
After some waffling by Enrique Iglesias (note to publicists: might be a good idea to check with the artist before announcing that they will be joining your tour on national TV), the Spanish pop star has dropped off the Britney Spears tour and has been replaced by buzzy new hip-hop artist Nicki Mi ... More >>
This summer's arena calendar is already filling up, with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Journey coming to the Xcel, plus shows by Usher, Rihanna, Sade, and the aging pop version of Voltron, NKOTBSB, coming to the Target Center. To add to the spectacle, Britney Spears is throwing her hat in the rin ... More >>
image by Matt VisionquestNeil Hamburger, sad sack extraordinaire, has in recent weeks launched a campaign of zingers against America's beloved treasure, Ms. Britney Spears. We thought you should see them. They're um, pretty terrible...Terrible funny! Heh.
A week ago, we were musing about the similarities between Britney Spears' new single "Hold it Against Me" and the Bellamy Brothers' 1979 country classic "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me." (Last we heard, by the way, the Brothers were considering legal action.) The ... More >>
Britney Spears is back in the spotlight today for her new single, "Hold It Against Me," which leaked yesterday and was offered up on iTunes at midnight last night. Reactions so far have been fairly positive, but not everyone is stoked about this new release from Brit Brit--most notably, country d ... More >>
Can't we just do a paint-by-numbers version of this? That would be cheap.Rossin is an Atlanta portrait artist that produces quality work, at a reasonable price.
That probably appealed to the skinflint in Tim Pawlenty when he settled on Ross R. Rossin as the guy to paint his official portrait ... More >>
Angie22Arts via Flickr.comThere's a big line between being a big fan and a super fan. A regular fan may attend conventions, dress up as their
favorite character occasionally, and even write a few fan fiction as a
hobby/writing exercise. This is not the case for super fans. Super fans, often ref ... More >>
Lady Gaga pronounced herself the "Queen of Twitter" earlier this week when she surpassed Britney Spears' follower count and became one of the most popular social media moguls in the world (even Conan O'Brien tweeted about it). We thought it was high time to compare Gaga and Brit Brit and see who has ... More >>
Photo by Steve Cohen
SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT.
I'm worried for li'l Taylor Swift. Her last American tour sold out all across the board. In fact, she sold out Staples Center and Madison Square Garden in less than two minutes. This tour? Also sold out sold out sold out. Appears the next show wit ... More >>
There's a rumor swirling around the interwebs today that Lady Gaga's mega-hit "Telephone" was originally written for Britney Spears, a claim that is hinged on an extremely Auto-Tuned demo making its way around the blogs. Apparently, Gaga used to pen tunes for Brit Brit before she made it big herself ... More >>