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    August 6, 2014

    Why Garth Brooks is still relevant in 2014

    I have exactly two commercially manufactured CDs in my car, and both are by Garth Brooks. I have his 1989 eponymous debut and the seminal No Fences. When nothing else sounds right, Garth always does. Garth Brooks retired from the music business in 2001. After touring relentlessly for years, he want ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    What you need to know to jump in freezing Lake Minnetonka on New Year's Day

    To most people, jumping into Lake Minnetonka on January 1 sounds like a bad dare. To Bill Wenmark, it's a tradition.Wenmark started the annual New Year's Day dive 24 years ago tomorrow. He's one of just three "Orca"-level divers: People who have made the dive for 20 years. As a seasoned whale, Wenma ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013
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    October 16, 2013

    St. Croix Chocolate Co. hosts Caramelpalooza

    Whether you refer to it as "carmel" or "caramel," fans of the the buttery stuff will be happy to find it flowing freely in its many glorious forms this Saturday when St. Croix Chocolate Co. hosts its 4th annual Caramelpalooza. Hold on to your fillings, folks. This one might get a little sticky. ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Patty Andrews, last remaining Andrews Sister, dead at 94

    At Are You Ready for the Country, there are two things we love: close-harmonizing sibling acts, and tough old broads. And so, we're sad to report that Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of The Andrews Sisters, died on Wednesday at the age of 94.Andrews was interviewed by City Pages' Lindsey Th ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    The Ten Best Country Albums of 2012

    By Alan Scherstuhl This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 or ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Notable 2012 deaths in country music

    Get out your hanky so you don't spill a tear in your beer; from Susanna Clark to Kitty Wells, several legendary country singers and songwriters passed on in 2012, and their loss is felt keenly as our connection to a better time in traditional country goes slippin' away.

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    October 26, 2012

    Halloween costume ideas, 2012: Music icons

    At this point, Halloween is pretty much upon us. If you haven't picked out a costume for all those parties and concerts this weekend, then it just so happens you're in luck. Instead of rocking the tired Jimi Hendrix look or that blase Elvis jumpsuit, go for something a little more modern, relevant, ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    RIP Andy Williams, we hardly knew you

    Andy Williams, we hardly knew you. To a generation you're the man in tinted glasses on dozens of albums we wouldn't buy for a quarter, yet you were an enormous figure in American music from your earliest hit, a hillbilly cat cover of "Butterfly" inspired by Elvis, to your long, graceful goodbye in B ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Brandi Carlile at the MN Zoo Amphitheater, 6/20/2012

    Brandi Carlile with Jeremy MessersmithMN Zoo Amphitheater, Apple ValleyWednesday, June 20, 2012Brandi Carlile is an artist that can inspire an undying loyalty in their fans -- fans who will sell out two shows during the week in a suburb and sit in the rain for two hours just to hear their favorite a ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    M. Ward at First Avenue, 5/24/12

    M. WardFirst Avenue, MinneapolisMay 24, 2012M. Ward took his fans on a tour up and down the radio dial, both past and present, during his vibrant 90-minute set at First Avenue. His classic, timeless songs as well as some choice, spirited covers were filled out by a cracking four-piece band alongs ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    R.I.P. Levon Helm

    Levon Helm, best known for his association with the Band, has just passed at the age of 71.Dear Friends, Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey. Thank you fans and music lovers who have ma ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012
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    January 25, 2012
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    January 19, 2012

    Warm up in the Twin Cities at these hot spots

    ​The Twin Cities are a pretty decent place to live thanks to our thriving art and performance scenes, our lakes and parks, and our cutting edge fried food at the Minnesota State Fair. Unfortunately, in order to enjoy these treats you must also survive our never ending winters of despair. But tak ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Beastie Boys's Hot Sauce Committee: First impressions

    Does it sound as awkward as it arrived? (Short answer: nope)​Three weeks ago, the Beastie Boys's "Make Some Noise" single from new album Hot Sauce Committee leaked on the web to overall excitement and positive criticism, and now the entire album -- their 8th as a trio -- has escaped top secret sta ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Top 10 Country Breakups

    ​On this day in country music history, Bob Dylan brought about the dissolution of one of the most influential bluegrass bands of all time. Well, that might be an overstatement. Read on.

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    April 28, 2010
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    September 9, 2009
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    June 19, 2009

    Allen Toussaint: The extended interview

    A discussion with the Twin Cities Jazz Festival headliner and iconic musician.

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    April 1, 2009
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    March 25, 2009
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    November 19, 2008
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    June 25, 2008
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    April 18, 2007
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    December 7, 2005

    The Mother of All Comebacks. More or Less.

    Kate Bush returns with boho bricolage and songs about laundry

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    November 7, 2005

    Tina Schlieske: "I've become this internet whore."

    Ever wonder what happened to Tina Schlieske of Tina and the B-Sides? Six years after the band broke up and the singer left town, she has recorded a roots-gospel-country debut with an array of cool L.A. session guests--Elvis Presley guitarist James Burton (watch Tina's video), X drummer D.J. Bonebrak ... More >>

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    October 31, 2005

    Tetes Noires founder Polly Alexander dead at 47

    Paula Joan "Polly" Alexander, a founding member of Minneapolis's first all-female rock band, Tetes Noires, died of a heart illness on October 22. She was 47.

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    August 11, 2004

    Jesus, Etc.

    Could Luis Palau's Christ-A-Thon save a wretch like me?

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    June 9, 2004

    Dedicated Followers of Fashion

    Inside the vaguely glamorous world of local clothing design

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    March 10, 2004

    Abusing Steers With George W. Bush

    This week: A swig of Tonic and a Coachwhip to the booty

  • Music

    October 15, 2003

    Choose Life

    Pop jump-starts our big gay hearts, and Junior Senior can't stop the beat

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    August 20, 2003

    Older Than Yesterday

    How I spent my 10-year vacation from City Pages

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    July 16, 2003

    Real Life Rock Top Ten

    Patti Smith nominates Ralph Nader; Penelope Houston stumps for Howard Dean; Liz Phair endorses copulating barbies

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    October 24, 2001

    Everything Old-Time Is New Again

    With Time (The Revelator), Gillian Welch finds new inspiration in country tunes from way back when

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    July 4, 2001
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    August 30, 2000

    Summer Stock

    In an annual late-August ritual, the studios clear the vaults of their least promising product

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    January 5, 2000
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    December 15, 1999

    Where the Trash Picks You Up

    With their first album of originals, Lee's house band heads for fresh country

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    November 24, 1999
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    March 17, 1999

    Safe at Home

    Twenty years ago Safety Last made rockabilly cool in the punk-rock Twin Cities. Now they're making a quiet comeback in the age of swing.

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    February 24, 1999
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    August 19, 1998

    Over the Counter

    Staffed by DJs and rockers, indie record stores are selling a scene

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    August 5, 1998
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    April 8, 1998

    Dance to the Music

    While some fans can still be seduced into relationships with pop idols, others just want one-night stands with one-hit wonders.

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    October 16, 1996


    In the low-key world of political lawn signs, Robert Haddow, Ph.D. is a maverick. A couple things. One is I misspelled the Unabomber's name. It is Theodore Kaczynski.

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    August 21, 1996
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    August 7, 1996
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    July 10, 1996
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    February 7, 1996

    The Wasteland, Continued

    PBS's The United States of Poetry tries to make verse sexy again.

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