With the intention of creating cultural dialogue and social interchange through collaborative art, the US Cuba Artist Exchange is in the midst of an ongoing mission to bring together both local and Cuban artists from a variety of mediums. As documented by 612im for an upcoming film about the project ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Maria Isa gets things started this week with a fresh new video. New clips are here also from Bob Mould, Trampled By Turtles, What Tyrants, the Cavalier Crooks, Suzie, and a ... More >>
This week in the Twin Cities, a load of acclaimed touring acts are here to warm us up. Chameleonic New York trio Hospitality (above) is at the 7th Street Entry Wednesday, and 89.3 the Current's darlings Wild Cub play the Turf Club. This weekend, Dr. Dog have landed two nights at First Avenue, and Ju ... More >>
Jimmy BuffettXcel Energy Center, St. PaulTuesday, December 3, 2013Jimmy Buffett began his career as a memorable and talented country singer in the 1960s before he was catapulted into the status of the most-respected and revered master of beach-themed rest and relaxation. To this date, he has 29 stud ... More >>
The Mojito is a classic summer cocktail. Its origins lie in Cuba, but the specifics (like many cocktails) are debated. Some believe that African slaves working in the sugar cane fields created an early version of the drink in the late 1800s as a way to beat the island heat. Others contend that the d ... More >>
Drinking and live music are of the utmost importance on St. Patrick's Day, a day reserved for celebrating Irish pride. Grab a dancing partner, and do a jig because most venues around town this weekend will be featuring live music along the Celtic vein to go accompany your Guinness or Shamrock Sh ... More >>
We're just going to keep posting lineups for summer festivals and ignore the fact that it's snowing outside right now. Ok? Ok.Today, the Twin Cities Jazz Fest unveiled the lengthy lineup for its annual three-day celebration in Mears Park and surrounding Lowertown venues. The fest is a nice cross- ... More >>
Piccolo, Travail, and more
In case you've been living inside of a Louis Vuitton handbag, Kanye West is kind of back. In a big way. As in, making himself totally unavoidable. Everywhere you turn, there he is again: popping up as an animated character on The Cleveland Show, closing out the Video Music Awards in the most bomb ... More >>
Michelle LeonCome to Papa: The Hemingway Daiquiri/ Papa DobleSince this week we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Ernest Hemingway, it seems fitting to sample the cocktail that bears his name. This Hemingway Daiquiri recipe is a variation of the cocktail the legendary writer drank at his ... More >>
Chef has held more restaurant jobs than many retired cooks
Hot Dish gets the scoop on Haute Dish from chef/owner Landon Schoenefeld.
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Paquito D'Rivera was the fiery saxophonist in Irakere, the phenomenal big band that reanimated the bond between bebop and Afro-Cuban music in the 1980s (other members included Chucho Valdes and Arturo Sandoval). An anti-Castro immigrant from Havana, his stateside career has been a piquant mix of jaz ... More >>
Old-school indie subverts the inspirational classroom drama
Britain's next big thing deflects your advances
High-quality sipping rum is coming soon to a glass near you
"If more drummers played like Kevin," Doug Little said from the Artists' Quarter stage during his quartet's CD-release party, "jazz would be a lot different in a better way." Seconded. During the group's first set this past Saturday, a living-in-the-moment Kevin Washington spurred his compatriots th ... More >>
Meg Ryan goes toe to toe with mediocrity
Underground movies and rebel music hook up in the Sound Unseen Festival
Downtown's newest Pan-Latin restaurant feels like a week In Cancun
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival's Middle Week Has Hits, Sleepers, and Snoozers
For 53 years, the Havana ballet company of Alicia Alonso has felt free to create an original form of classical dance
Pedro Juan Gutiérrez's Dirty Havana Trilogy wallows in the seediness of Castro's Cuba
Thirty years after popularizing salsa, piano great Larry Harlow is still Latin music's undiplomatic gringo ambassador
Doing the MOM-bo with Nanci Olesen, dancer and juggler extraordinaire
Here Comes the (Burning) Bride: Shabana Azmi finds forbidden love in Fire.
Eighteen Months in the Info-Quarry.