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    October 27, 2014

    Lecrae at Skyway Theatre, 10/24/14

    Lecraewith Andy Mineo and DJ PromoteSkyway Theatre, MinneapolisFriday, October 24, 2014At different moments, Lecrae's flow is akin to Kanye West's spiritual bombast, J. Cole's longform narrative storytelling, and Kendrick Lamar's innocent-in-Gomorrah mystique. With these tools and a Christian mess ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Allegedly Hitting Minnesota Child with Tree Branch

    According to multiple reports, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly hitting an 11-year-old child from Minnesota at his home in Texas. The reports say that a warrant was issued for Peterson's arrest this afternoon from the Mo ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Bun B at Fine Line, 4/5/14

    Bun Bwith Kirko Bangz, Rapper Hooks, Sean Anonymous and Taylor MadrigalFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, April 5, 2014Long before the South cracked the rap mainstream, UGK had a following that led to the pop charts. Saturday night at the Fine Line, founding member Bun B performed a range o ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Rappers and ravers, stop glorifying deadly drugs

    Are ravers the modern day hippies? There are plenty of parallels, from the flower imagery to the PLUR mentality. Then, of course, there's the idea of using drugs as a path to enlightenment. (Or at least, amazing vibes.) But when it comes to drugs there's a key difference: The hippies were ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    The winners of the 2013 Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    The eleven alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: This year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the very best of that work in the second annual Voice Media Group Mu ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    Lizzo: All I knew was mainstream and 'hood

    Back in October, Gimme Noise spoke to the explosive Lizzo ahead of her Picked to Click win, and the release of one of 2013's most-heralded local albums, Lizzobangers. Her collaboration with Doomtree's Lazerbeak and Marijuana Deathsquads' Ryan Olson is the Chalice rapper's growth and raw potential ca ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013
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    September 6, 2013

    Kanye West unveils Yeezus 2013 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in November

    The irrepressible Kanye West is gearing up for a fall tour in support of one of 2013's most-discussed albums, Yeezus. From the frequent Justin Vernon collaborator who not only claims "I am a God" and to be the next Steve Jobs, this'll be a trek to remember. Hurry up with his damn croissants! This co ... More >>

  • Movies

    August 28, 2013
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    July 31, 2013
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    March 22, 2013

    Twin Cities still a top 10 metro for new college grads, study says

    According to the listings site, the best place for a recent college graduate in search of a decent paycheck and an affordable place to live isn't one of the much-buzzed about cities for bright young things, like Austin or San Francisco.Per the website's numbers crunching, top cities actuall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2013

    Beyonce unveils Mrs. Carter World Tour 2013 dates -- St. Paul in July

    Beyonce just put on one of the most stunning Super Bowl halftime shows -- easily the best since Prince's -- and it's no shock that an announcement of her Mrs. Carter World Tour follows. The shows begin in Europe in April, and a North American stint launches on June 28 in Los Angeles, and wrapping at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Gophers vs. Texas Tech in Meineke Car Care Bowl dead last in ranking of every bowl game

    As Michael Rand notes on his RandBall blog, there are reasons for the U of M to be excited about being selected to play in the December 28 Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston -- "It means a primetime bowl appearance on a Friday night, on ESPN, with no other televised bowl competition" and "It means a c ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012
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    July 25, 2012
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    July 19, 2012

    Mark Dayton apologizes for comparing troubled football players to soldiers back from war

    See Also: Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team Adrian Peterson arrest in Houston It's no secret that the Minnesota Vikings have a hard time staying out of trouble off the field. As we reported last year, between fights, DUIs, driving into traffic officers, and the infamous Sex Boat Scanda ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Twin Cities one of the best metros for recent college grads, says

    ​A new study from finds that the Twin Cities is one of the best metros for college students who want to find a job, make money, and have an affordable place to live. The study looks at the top 25 markets with the most rental listings, and then compares figures for unemployment, cost of li ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2012
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    February 14, 2012

    Marilyn Manson's U.S. tour dates unveiled, show at the Brick in May

    ​The mysterious Marilyn Manson has emerged with a fresh U.S. tour in support of the forthcoming eighth album, Born Villain. This is the first Minneapolis show for the band since 2009's stop at the State Theatre. It also adds to the slate of concerts that includes the Shins, Jane's Addiction, and I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    5 weird web food stories: August 15-19

    Yum, DSL- Digital Sushi LunchFights in the kitchen! Rockers pushing wine!  And a contract that must be signed before getting a reservation? We take a look at five of the weirdest food stories kicking around the web this week.  

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Worst Cooks in America sought for reality tv show

    ​Can't boil water? Or, worse, left your chicken stock simmering and went to bed, only to be woken up by the sound of fire alarms blaring? Then perhaps you should become one of the 16 contenders on season three of the Food Network's reality show, Worst Cooks in America. Here's what you need ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Minneapolis dogs 7th worst in U.S. for attacking mail carriers

    garlandcannonYour mail carrier doesn't want to see this.​All winter long, Minneapolis mail carriers slog through snow drifts. In the summer they're bombarded by the State Bird (not that one, this one). And all year long they have to worry about mean-ass dogs tearing a chunk of meat out of thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Britney Spears and Enrique Iglesias coming to Xcel July 6

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Wu-Tang, Wild Flag, Fishbone, Yelawolf among highlights at the Village Voice SXSW party

    Photo by Erik Hess​Our parent company, Village Voice Media, went whole hog with their annual SXSW bash this year, moving it from its previous home at La Zona Rosa into the Austin Music Hall (which was also the site of last night's MTVu Woodie Awards), stretching out the event into the late-night h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    "Please ID Me" buttons not OK at polls

    Image by dbaird"Please ID Me" buttons aren't allowed here​Today a federal judge told tea partiers NO, they may not wear "Please I.D. Me" buttons to the polls. So if someone asks to see your photo ID, just give 'em the hand. And if they take your picture, take one right back. Minnesota election la ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Top 5 best uses of beer cans for International Canned Beer Month

    Mmmmm, beer.​In honor of August being International Canned Beer Month (ICBM), we wanted to not only celebrate beer but also the beer can, and decided to highlight its many uses with a Top 5 list. Here are a few favorites. Share your ideas in comments.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Lilith Fair moves to Target Center here, oblivion elsewhere

    ​The Lilith Fair was born of an odd doldrum in popular, female-fore music; the bulk of headliners for their first three seasons - before they suspended the festival for eleven years - were cut from the cheesecloth of alternative radio-directed acoustic-type pop (think Joan Osbourne, Indigo Girls, ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Minneapolis among Top 5 cities for young professionals

    Bring us your fancy college degrees and maybe we'll give you a job​Attention yuppies: Wondering where to put that freshly minted college degree to work? Forbes Magazine says Minneapolis is the third best place place in the country for you -- if you're tough enough to endure our winters and the ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Minneapolis-St Paul rated cleanest metro by Travel & Leisure

    It's a clean machine​"Maybe it's the eight miles of covered skyways that keeps trash off the streets and parks," writes Travel and Leisure magazine. "(Or maybe it's an out-of-sight, out-of-mind thing.) Regardless, America's Favorite Cities survey takers voted the Twin Cities as the country's c ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    October 12, 2009

    Low announce select dates for unique project

    The minimalist rockers' newest tour is a collaboration with dance choreographer Morgan Thorson.

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    April 7, 2009

    The Popstream: Gettin' Funky With Jandek

    The legendary outsider artist gets... just a bit more outside.

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    January 26, 2009

    Carl Eller guilty in police brawl, police looking for Uptown hate crime suspects

    Mass_media_4.jpgMonday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

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    April 30, 2008
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    December 11, 2006

    12/11 Morning Communiqué

    Houston suburb fights plan to build a mosque, an actress uses the internet to fight the use of the casting couch in Chinese cinema, cond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    The Three-Pointer: A Quality Win

    1) Casey defies critics, still triumphs 2) That's Davis with a D...on the bench at crunctime 3) KG's unsung defense

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    July 14, 2006

    7/14 Morning Communiqué

    The FCC goes looking for swears during live sporting events, scientists have turned stem cells into sperm, Michael Douglas's son pees on his back, clips from the Daily Show and Robot Chicken, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    February 8, 2006

    2/8: Morning Communique

    The effect of Super Bowl commercials on the brain, Houston postal worker caught making a special delivery, Sopranos Season 6 trailer, Playboy wants MySpace users, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2005

    The Three-Pointer: Another Missed Opportunity

    1. Wally's woes continue. 2. You can't preach defense and then play Troy Hudson over Jaric and Carter. 3. A grab bag of positives.

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    October 1, 2005

    The Inaugural "Buck the Idiot" Tip Sheet

    My grand plan is to pick ten college and five pro games for the next few weeks, including my most confident "lock" in both pro and college. Let's see if I can prove to you that I don't know what I'm talking about.

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    September 26, 2005

    Houston freeways: Cadillac Ranch, the SUV edition

    Hurricane Rita's jog to the north last Friday was lucky not just for those who stayed in Galveston and Houston but likewise for those who tried to flee, only to find themselves stuck on Texas interstates. From Wednesday onward, gas stations in the Houston area and all along the main routes north and ... More >>

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    September 23, 2005

    Fatalities mount prior to Rita reaching land

    A passenger bus carrying hurricane evacuees from a Bellaire nursing home exploded into flames near Dallas killing at least 24 senior residents of Brighton Gardens and injuring several others. A mechanical problem caused the blaze and a passenger's oxygen tank caught fire. The medical examiners of Fo ... More >>

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    September 16, 2005

    Survivor stories: "Once the press came, things changed."

    Derrick Tabb, 31, stole five vehicles on the Wednesday morning after the hurricane, and transported dozens of elderly evacuees from flooded neighborhoods to the Convention Center. When it looked like no buses were coming, he coaxed reluctant family members into his stolen van and drove them to Houst ... More >>

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    September 2, 2005

    They Say: Sheri Glover of Military Families Speak Out

    Houston native Sheri Glover was one of the 50 or so pro-peace activists who traveled from the Veterans for Peace Convention near Dallas to Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch on August 6. After spending most of her time in a ditch on the side of the rode in hopes of seeking a meeting with Bush that never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2005

    New Orleans Saints setting up operations in San Antonio

    6/23: Morning Communique

    [CITY PAGES BLOGS] Jack Sparks busts on Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham for distracting people from his recent chicanery by bringing up a flag burning amendment The Other Side of Country. Steve Perry turns us on to Kennedy conspiracy theorist turned movie business columnist Edward Jay Epstein at Cult ... More >>

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    April 20, 2005

    Houston Takes Over

    Here's Kalefa Sanneh's excellent piece about Mike Jones and the rest of the Houston hip-hop scene.

  • News

    November 3, 2004


    Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72

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