Cher (Entertainer)

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    The best indie musicians to follow on Twitter

    Way back in 2006, I bet the founders of Twitter had no idea the social-media platform would become the force it is today. Sure, you can interact with your friends and whatnot, but perhaps the coolest, most intriguing part of Twitter is the way it makes us music lovers able to connect with what our f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    The 10 best songs by awful musicians

    Stopped clocks are right twice a day. LMFAO are descendants of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. Cher and KISS have combined for more farewell tour dates than most bands perform over their entire career. Keith Richards is still among the living. Some things you just can't explain, like how really ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 2, 2014

    Adventures of an urban scavenger: How to survive without paying for food in the Twin Cities

    30 days of hunting down everything from dandelions to dumpsters

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Top 20 best Twin Cities concerts of 2014 (so far)

    Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    St. Vincent at State Theatre, 4/3/14

    St. VincentState Theatre, MinneapolisThursday, April 3, 2014Robots have gradually taken over pop music for decades. Everyone from Neil Young to Cher to Future play around with Vocoder/Auto-Tune technology, and performers like Janelle Monae have built their acts around android dance moves and storyli ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Cher unveils 2014 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in June

    Without a doubt, Cher is the mistress of the long goodbye. About a decade ago, it was thought that she was hanging it up with a so-called "farewell tour." Then it was discovered some three years later that her star was brighter and more profitable than ever.If you're wondering why she occasioned to ... More >>

  • Arts

    July 24, 2013

    When a Man Loves a Diva dazzles

    The restaged show packed with hits still has that same infectious glory

  • News

    May 1, 2013

    The CC Club: An oral history

    The iconic bar's owners, famous patrons, and hometown regulars remember the dive's best moments

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    KDWB's Jingle Ball at Xcel Energy Center, 12/4/12

    KDWB's Jingle Ball With Psy, Train, Ed Sheeran, One Republic, Owl City, Cher Lloyd, Ellie Goulding, and Conor MaynardXcel Energy Center, St. PaulTuesday, December 4, 2012If a venue hands out earplugs as you are walking in, make sure you take them and use them. With as many screaming tweens as there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Madonna's St. Paul show "REALLY REALLY SUCKED," says reader

    From time to time, we get letters. And then sometimes we get really colorful, impassioned letters. This is one of them.  Our reader Carol flew up to St. Paul from Florida to check one off the bucket list: Madonna in all her live glory -- at long last. This came at considerable expense, with ove ... More >>

  • Arts

    July 4, 2012

    When a Man Loves a Diva is guys' tribute to pop superstars

    Three men celebrate Cher, Tina, Whitney, and more

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Marcus Bachmann wanted to rumble with reporters during the campaign

    You have insulted the crazy lady's honor, sir. Prepare to die.​Nothing conjures an image of brute physical force like the name Marcus Bachmann. So it should come as no surprise that, during a recent podcast interview, the wannabe First Gentleman revealed that he was itching to open a can of whoop- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Rosie O'Donnell sends Gaydar Gun to Michele Bachmann, suggests she aim it at husband Marcus [VIDEO]

    Rosie O'Donnell shows off the Gaydar Gun​Rosie O'Donnell has discovered a new product called the "Gaydar Gun" and she knows just who could use one: Michele Bachmann.This isn't the first time that someone has suggested that Marcus is gay and that Michele makes a better beard than presidential candi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann: The City Pages Interview

    Marcus Bachmann: first husband wannabe, therapist, and bill-collector?​Throughout Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, her husband, Marcus, has remained stubbornly in the shadows.Even after allegations that his Christian counseling center provides gay reparative therapy, Marcus still stayed v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne ponders year-long song, gloats

    ​Psychedelic freak-show Oklahomans Flaming Lips are nothing if not daring and insane; winding down an autumn that's seen them release limited-edition, imaginatively packaged six and 24 hour-long songs, front man Wayne Coyne announced a series of esoteric, cracked-out extra-musical stunts for 2012 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Dan Penn at the Dakota Jazz Club, 8/15/11

    Photos by Steve Cohen​Dan Penn August 15, 2011 Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis Rock and soul singer/songwriter Dan Penn may not exactly be a household name, but his songs and talents from the past 50 years now are most certainly worth recognition, making his two-night appearance at the Dakota t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann picks out Michele's clothes, has a good sense of women's style

    Marcus Bachmann picks out Michele's outfits.​Political observers and gay bloggers are chuckling this morning over a tidbit unearthed from a 2006 Star Tribune profile that has taken on new meaning in light of all the recent "Is Marcus Bachmann gay?" talk.Apparently, Marcus Bachmann acted as his wif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann dances to Cher's "Believe" [VIDEO]

    ​Cher hates Marcus Bachmann. She recently tweeted a rant about her disgust with him after finding a YouTube video in which he seemed to suggest gay people are "barbarians." She even asked whether Marcus might himself be trapped in the closet, tweeting, "My Gay-Dar is GOING OFF !!!"What will she th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Ken Avidor: I didn't doctor Marcus Bachmann's "gay barbarians" quote

    Ken Avidor says the burden of proof is on Marcus Bachmann.​Marcus Bachmann admits his clinic will help patients get the gay out, but asserts he never called gay people "barbarians" who "need to be disciplined." The audio clip was first heard a year ago on an obscure Christian radio show, and has s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann admits he will pray away your gay if you ask him

    Michele McGaugheyBachmann confirmed he'll "ungay" those who ask for it.​Marcus Bachmann's clinic will help gay people go straight, but only if they ask nicely. In an interview with the Star Tribune, Bachmann confirmed that his clinic will treat patients' homosexuality as a disorder that can and sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Bachmanns quit church they hadn't been to in two years

    Michele McGaugheyThe Bachmanns will be missed... if anyone notices.​Michele and Marcus Bachmann have left their church after 10 years of membership. But even before she officially filed to quit the church, the Bachmanns hadn't been there in two years. The Bachmanns were granted their release from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Bachmann campaign responds to "Pray Away the Gay" allegations

    The Bachmann clinic and campaign won't answer any questions about Andrew Ramirez.​Yesterday we told you the story of Andrew Ramirez, the Minneapolis man who went through Marcus Bachmann's "ungay" therapy in Lake Elmo.We tried to get a comment from the clinic, but a call to the main line only got a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Andrew Ramirez tells the inside story of Marcus Bachmann's "ungay" therapy

    Ramirez went on ABC News "Nightline" to talk about Bachmann's clinic.​When Andrew Ramirez was 17 years old, he came out to his family. His mom and sisters accepted the news, but his stepfather didn't.He forced Ramirez to go to therapy at Marcus Bachmann's clinic in Lake Elmo. There, Ramirez had tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Nightline catches Marcus Bachmann lying to City Pages

    ABC NightlineG.R. Anderson's cover story keeps making waves.​ABC's Nightline is out with a story today showing America that presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus, apparently plays as fast and lose with the facts as his wife. In a story headlined "Pray Away The Gay," corres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Michele Bachmann has "sex appeal," top Pawlenty aide says

    "Why do you hate to say it, Vin?"​Michele Bachmann is beating Tim Pawlenty because she's sexy, one of Pawlenty's top aides said yesterday. In an interview with "The Hill," former 6-term U.S. Rep. Vin Weber, now a co-chairman of Pawlenty's doomed presidential campaign, explained Bachmann's politica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann: Gay or Straight?

    Marcus looks gay in this picture.​Now that Michele Bachmann is being taken seriously as a GOP presidential candidate, national scrutiny has begun to focus on her husband Marcus.Specifically: Is this dude gay or what?Marcus set off Cher's gaydar last week and before long #MarcusBachmannissogay was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Cher thinks Marcus Bachmann is gay, wants to strangle him with her boa

    Michele and Marcus Bachmann: He's on Cher's gaydar.​Marcus Bachmann, husband to Michele, thinks gays are barbarians and wants to help "cure" them at his Christian counseling clinic. Cher, icon to the gay community, wants to cure Dr. Bachmann by strangling him. In a Twitter jag last night ( ... More >>

  • Movies

    November 24, 2010

    Christina Aguilera in Burlesque

    Film squanders Xtina's talents

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    The Week That Was: Jacko posthumous, Girl Talk is back, spectre of Cher somehow inescapable

    ​We adjusted the clocks. We became a little leerier about dropping by UPS and Fed-Ex locations. We got a little more excited about Jay-Z's Decoded. We got all indignant about Wal-Mart playing "Little Drummer Boy" over the PA system. We bundled up, shivered. This is the first week of November, as r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Great movie and dinner combos for a night in

    Theater prices are for suckas​Dinner and movie nights don't have to break the bank.  Sometimes after a long week it's even easier to whip up a quick meal at home, load up an old flick, and snuggle into the couch, plush and cozy.  Save a little cash and take these suggestions for an ea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Kathy Mattea at Orchestra Hall, Burns & Poe at "I Love This Bar & Grill"

    Montana brand Bluebird boots, in the style of Gene Autry, to be worn at fancy, sit-down recitals​I'm a little torn on how best to spend a Saturday night - put on my immaculate, fancy inlay boots from Schatzlein's and sit prim and proper at Orchestra Hall... or hoof it on down to Toby Keith's I Lov ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    The Popstream: Cindy & Bert, "Der Hund von Baskerville"

    Finished with my woman 'cause she -- wait, hold on a sec, what?

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Take a Chance on Ter Brugghen

    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts' crown jewel, The Gambler, by 17th-century Dutch painter Hendrick Ter Brugghen returns from it's California makeover. See before and after pictures here.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2007

    NoDak politicos show Bono no love

    North Dakota lawmakers last Thursday defeated a resolution to honor U2 frontman Bono for his advocacy of debt relief for Third World countries. M ... More >>