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    April 28, 2014

    Eat Street Social launches exclusive drink club for craft cocktail connoisseurs

    Gone are the days when drinking was kept only to back rooms and speakeasys. Or are they? With a special new program at Eat Street Social, craft cocktail connoisseurs can add a bit of the mystery back into their libation enjoyment. See also:Ask Hot Dish: Where to find a Ramos Gin Fizz?

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    March 27, 2014

    Fleetwood Mac 2014 reunion dates with Christine McVie -- tour launch in Minneapolis

    For all of the volatile conversation within pioneering rock and pop act Fleetwood Mac, there's plenty of disagreement among fans too. With Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie all significantly shaping the vocal contributions of the group, it's hard not to pick favorites. Following ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Miley Cyrus 2014 tour dates -- St. Paul in March

    The wrecking ball who is Miley Cyrus has just laid out her plans for an enormous 2014 tour in support of her latest solo album, Bangerz. After teasing the announcement on Saturday Night Live, the twerking starlet dropped the 38 dates on the public today.After a few backfiring attempts at leaving her ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Neutral Milk Hotel unveil more reunion tour dates -- two in Minneapolis

    The twisted, lo-fi rock of Neutral Milk Hotel is about to get its most widespread live dissemination as Jeff Mangum's band will reuinite for several months of touring starting later this year. A band known for its neutrality -- a good 15 years worth -- has dates scheduled between October and June of ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    The Uncluded: We cry a little, shake our asses a little -- it's nice

    Folk rock singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson and rapper/producer Aesop Rock have crafted numerous musical works and have fused their musical strength to form the Uncluded. The duo recently released their debut, Hokey Fright on Rhymesayers. They will be taking over The Cedar Cultural Center Stage wi ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Drake unveils 2013 U.S. tour dates with Miguel -- Minneapolis in October

    Chart-topping hit-maker Drake has been generating plenty of excitement and anticipation for his forthcoming new album, Nothing Was the Same, with each hot new single released. And now, the Grammy-winning Canadian rapper has just announced a large-scale U.S. tour in support of his new record, and he' ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Justin Timberlake reveals The 20/20 Experience World Tour dates

    J.T. fans rejoice! The former Mouseketeer and frosty-tipped 'N Sync heartthrob will be coming to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on his just-announced The 20/20 Experience world tour. See also: Justin Timberlake beatboxes with Brother Ali Prince & Bon Iver visit Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday Night Live

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    April 24, 2013

    Medicare fraudsters swindle millions from the feds

    Hospitals, doctors, and drug dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime, but the feds are trying to shutter the door

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    April 22, 2013

    T.I. at Epic, 4/19/13

    T.I. Epic, Minneapolis Friday, April 19, 2013 Some nights you walk into a club wondering if an MC is still relevant. Then you watch a 32-year-old pro blast through more than two dozen songs in a little more than an hour, flaunting a nimble flow and basking comfortably in the familiarity of his hits ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Twin Citians feel safer than residents of any other metro

    A new Gallup Wellbeing study finds that Twin Cities residents feel safer walking alone at night than residents of any other large metro.SEE ALSO: Whatever happened to the downtown Minneapolis mobs that beat people senselessly? Throughout 2012, Gallup called residents of the nation's 50 largest metro ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Local Natives' Taylor Rice: When we play, there's a physical connection

    It's been over three years since California's Local Natives released their debut album -- the sun-smeared, harmony-laden Gorilla Manor -- and a lot has changed since then with the Los Angeles five-piece. For starters, they're now only a four-piece, after bassist Andy Hamm left the group in 2011. The ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Depeche Mode unveil 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in August

    One of the blackest celebrations around just began with the announcement of Depeche Mode's new world tour. The shows are in support of DM's Delta Machine -- familiar initials, eh? The album, coming later this month, is the synth-pop superstars' first since 2009's Sounds of the Universe.Running Augus ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Owner of American Manufacturing Company may close rather than offer contraception

    Greg Hall is a Roman Catholic deacon in Houston. He's also the owner of the St. Joseph, Minnesota-based American Manufacturing Company.SEE ALSO:-- Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Minnesota layoffs -- Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Top 10 Twin Cities tweets -- B ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    New Kids on the Block displaying Package Tour dates -- Minneapolis in July

    What do you do to promote a tour of aging boy bands while still trying to titillate a fan base that has grown older right along with the past-their-prime groups? In the case of the upcoming New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men joint jaunt through the U.S., you call it "The Pack ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Announcing the winners of the first Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Bike Score drops Mpls's ranking to second, maps most and least bikeable spots in the city [IMAGES]

    Back in May, Walk Score, the website that assigns walkability grades to addresses across the country, branched out into Bike Score. For that first phase, Bike Score looked at just ten cities and rated them between 0 and 100. Minneapolis topped the list with a 79, nine points higher than runner-up Po ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Fleetwood Mac 2013 tour dates announced -- St. Paul in April

    Never break the chain, folks. After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading back out on the road for a 34-city tour. Between April 4 and June 12, much of the U.S. and Canada will receive visits from the British-American pop-rock legends.Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 isn't tied to a new release, but t ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Taylor Swift unveils 2013 U.S. tour -- St. Paul in September

    The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Gwar replace Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot, tour dates include First Avenue return

    Within the realm of fluid-enhanced metal, the overwhelming live presence of Gwar is unrivaled. And thus, it was a sad day indeed when guitarist Cory Smoot, who portrayed Flattus Maximus in the band, was found dead in the band's tour bus after they left their Minneapolis show at First Avenue (picture ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    David Byrne and St. Vincent to launch U.S. tour in Minneapolis

    For how often St. Vincent comes to town, you'd think she's moving in. For the third second time in the span of four months, Annie Clark is booked to perform in the Twin Cities. This September, she joins ex-Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne on the first date of a joint tour celebrating their forth ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Rush's Clockwork Angels Tour: Minneapolis in September

    Prog rock pioneers Rush head out on the road this year in support of their 20th(!) album, Clockwork Angels. Their North American tour runs between early September and early December, and includes a stop at Target Center in the early going.The song to justify this never-ending touring, recording, and ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Aerosmith's Global Warming tour launches in Minneapolis

    ​Aerosmith will begin its 18-date summer tour this June at Target Center. Dubbed the Global Warming tour, the seminal Boston band will bring Cheap Trick along for the North American dates that carry between mid-June and early August."The old Aerosmith is back with a new vengeance and we will kick ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Kevin Love, JJ Barea physically separated during T-Wolves' 3rd straight loss [VIDEO]

    ​Things have taken a turn toward the ugly for the 2012 Minnesota Timberwolves.Just a week after being in pole position for a playoff birth, the Wolves have now dropped three straight games and sit two games back of eighth-place Houston. Overall, the team has played terrible defense while dropping ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Franz Diego & J-Hard release Sense of Self at Conga tonight

    ​​Dropped as a free download a few weeks ago, Franz Diego and J-Hard's collaborative album Sense of Self will be brought to life properly with an 18 CD release show at Conga in Northeast. The Illuminous 3 veteran is trying out some new avenues on this one, and it's already one of the strongest ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen announce massive U.S. tour, hitting Xcel in St. Paul on May 19th

    ​Classic rock fans of the Twin Cities, are you ready to dance the night away with Van Halen once again? The legendary arena rock band has reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth, and are set to reconnect with their fans in a big way on a massive U.S. tour that finds the combustible band ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Magic 1530AM trying to bring urban radio back to the Twin Cities

    ​Click. Record. Click. Stop. Wait. Repeat. That was the custom of most kids my age back in the late eighties to the mid-nineties, sitting on the floor of your bedroom with the boom box resting on your knees and waiting, sometimes hours, for them to play your jam just so you can record it on a blan ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012
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    December 8, 2011

    Coldplay will wrap up 2012 tour in St. Paul

    ​Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Ridiculous celebrity foodie Twitter spats

    Anthony Bourdain gets grumpy on Paula Deen. ​Was the summer heat and humidity going to celebrity foodie heads? For whatever reason, the last few months have been especially rife with famous-types doing regrettable food-related tweeting, including Alec Baldwin's diss of an Upper West Side Starb ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Twins now powering through weak AL Central

    ​ Five games under, five games back. On June 1, when they were 20 games under and 16.5 behind of the Cleveland Indians, would you have thought it possible the Twins could close the gap this much? I certainly didn't, though I was having a blast trying to figure out a way to conveniently pigeonhole ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Vikings host Dallas in home preseason opener, but where's home?

    Will the Metrodome be repaired in time?​The Minnesota Vikings have released their preseason schedule, which includes hosting Dallas at home sometime between Aug. 25-28. The question is, where will "home" be? More than that, will there even be a season, let alone a preseason?

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    February 11, 2011

    Wayne Ellington hustles for Timberwolves progress

    The second-year guard makes the most of his opportunities.

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    January 26, 2011
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    January 5, 2011

    NKOTBSB coming to Target Center July 15

    NKOTBSB on Ryan Seacrest/Dick Clark's New Year's show.​Didn't get enough of the New Kids On the Block and the Backstreet Boys on ABC's New Year's Eve show last weekend? Well, you're in luck: The two groups of pre-Bieber heartthrobs announced they're adding a Target Center tour date on July 15 ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    10 country musicians to watch in 2011

    ​As I culled through lists of new and upcoming releases from new and up-and-coming country artists, I couldn't help but notice a pattern: many were by women, and most of those by women who seemed to be taking country in a slightly new direction (occasionally, the "new" direction one that count ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010
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    November 13, 2010

    Kevin Love stuns Knicks, and himself, with 31 points and 31 rebounds

    Photo: WikipediaKevin Love left everyone speechless.​When Moses Malone, then playing for Houston, notched an NBA-record 30 points and 30 rebounds in a 1982 game against Seattle, Kevin Love hadn't even been born. Fast forward to Minneapolis last night, where Love found the most astonishing gro ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010
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    March 22, 2010

    Tapes 'n Tapes slay songs both new and old at the 7th St. Entry

    Tapes 'n Tapes had one last party to throw before heading into The Terrarium on Monday to begin working on their third LP.

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    December 29, 2008

    Play it again: Top 10 Reissues of 2008

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    It's time to rank the best of what went aroun ... More >>

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    May 21, 2008

    Houston: We have castoff

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    Spotlight: Mike Lamb

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    January 23, 2008
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    November 1, 2006

    The great Minneapolis crime wave: Not as bad as you think

    There has been no shortage of ranting and raving about crime rates in Minneapolis. In part, of course, this is because crime has been on the rise in the city for the past four years. But the tenor of the commentary--both in the mainstream news outlets and the local blogosphere--has become m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2006

    The Three-Pointer: Lesser Warriors

    1. Good enough to screw themselves? 2. Looking on the bright side 3. My Ricky Davis problem

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    November 22, 2005

    Nation's most dangerous cities: Minneapolis beats Houston by a long shot

    A crime study released yesterday by Morgan Quitno Press reveals that Minneapolis is the nation's 34th most-dangerous city, landing just below Philadelphia on the publisher's danger list.

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    October 22, 2005

    Buck the Idiot: Reversal of Fortune

    Okay, so the idiot pulled a fast one last week, actually picking 11 winners out of 15 games. My percentage is now up to 44, which means if you've bucked the idiot from the start, you'd barely have any coin after paying the vigorish. But you'd still be ahead, my friend, and I'm guessing my idiocy wil ... More >>

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    September 16, 2005

    The long-term plight of the evacuees

    MN resettlement groups picking up slack for Feds In a way, this was the week that never was for Minnesota and Katrina survivors. Earlier there were initial reports that many evacuees balked at the idea of coming this far north, so far from home. That seemed to ring true when the estimated 1,000 to ... More >>

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    September 5, 2005

    9/5: Morning Communique

    THESE DAYS The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina. When tragedy strikes, our nation once again asks, how can we give Halliburton more money??? President Bush ha ... More >>

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    October 22, 2004
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