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    August 8, 2014

    Minneapolis one of the most beard-friendly cities, study says

    Minneapolis is one of the most inviting cities in the county for beardos, according to a study put together by the Wahl Clipper Corporation.The study, put together in partnership with the Opinion Research Corporation, relied on an "in-depth analysis of the online universe over the past two years for ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Riff Raff at First Avenue, 4/15/14

    Riff Raff First Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, April 15, 2014 After "Rose Gold Stripper Pole" -- in which Riff Raff managed get a decent bounce going simply by occasionally saying "stripper pole" out loud, over his own vocal track -- his DJ addressed the crowd. "You know you're looking at the future ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    Gophers bowl game tickets cost about as much as gas station donuts

    Judging by ticket prices, tonight's Gophers vs. Syracuse Texas Bowl matchup will be a bit like the moon landing -- the only people watching it will be thousands of miles away. RELATED: Associated Press disses Gophers football team That's because tickets to the game are selling for less than 50 cents ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Minneapolis metro among the best places for starting over: study

    Oh, the urge to just say screw it, screw you, I'm outta here. Ever get that? Well, you're in luck -- as long as you don't already live here.Minneapolis was the only Midwestern city to make a recent list of the ten best cities for starting over. That's according to the folks at CreditDonkey, an educa ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Picked to Click 2013: #1. Lizzo

    #1. Lizzo: 87 points"I'm so glad you ain't asked a question about being a woman in hip-hop," says Lizzo midway through a conversation with City Pages. That makes a whole music scene of us. Everything you need to know on that topic is addressed on her debut full-length, Lizzobangers. "I ain't your h ... More >>

  • Movies

    October 2, 2013

    Gravity is a thrilling breakthrough

    The George Clooney and Sandra Bullock space film treads new ground

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    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 >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Summit Backyard Bash with Secret Stash Revue and Haley Bonar, 9/7/13

    There's a hell of a lot of good beer to drink in this state. Minnesotans love beer almost as much as we love our underachieving sports teams and musical heroes. As the number-two brewery in this land of sky blue waters, Summit looms large in the recent craft-beer boom our cities have been experienci ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Jay Z announces Magna Carter 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in November

    On the same day that Kanye West unveiled his dates, Jay Z has announced he's bringing his Magna Carter World Tour to North America in late 2013 and early 2014. Still hanging on and dominating after two decades in the rough-and-tumble rap game, Mr. Shawn Carter did it by becoming one of the best perf ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    MSP is one of the country's top "magnets of opportunity" metros, Daily Beast says

    The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro is one of the country's leading "aspirational cities," according to a Daily Beast study.SEE ALSO: Twin Cities among best metros for the young, broke, and single, study says The algorithm used for the Beast's piece considered economic (50 percent), quality of life (25 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Obama signs disaster declaration for counties hit by solstice storms

    Few things can bring Keith Ellison and Michele Bachmann together, but one of them is a disaster.See Also: - Gov. Dayton asks Obama to declare federal disaster in Minnesota - Minnesota asks FEMA for help cleaning up after the solstice storms - Two weeks after the Solstice Storms, restaurants that los ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    The Postal Service extend tour dates -- St. Paul in August

    The decade-old phenomenon that was the Postal Service is coming to the Twin Cities later this year. A little while back, the team of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) announced they'd reform, play some shows, and Give Up would receive a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue in ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    New Timberwolf Lazar Hayward says he can see dead people... literally

    When the Timberwolves' tragi-comical string of injuries continued with forward Josh Howard blowing out his ACL last month, they signed a familiar face to replace him -- Lazar Hayward, who spent the 2010-11 season with the club.SEE ALSO: Call a whambulance: Kevin Love blasts T-Wolves management in in ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Adrian Peterson's resisting arrest charge dropped [UPDATE]

    SEE ALSO: -- Adrian Peterson's arrest video surfaces [VIDEO]-- Adrian Peterson doesn't look "heavily intoxicated" in his mugshot [PHOTO]Original post from July 13 (scroll to bottom for update) -- Adrian Peterson's day in a Texas courtroom was inconclusive -- his court date on a misdemeanor resisting ... More >>

  • Music

    November 7, 2012

    Story of the Sea change things up

    New double-album release showcases their artistic side

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    September 11, 2012

    P.O.S. breaks sh*t in "F*ck Your Stuff" video

    See Also:Slideshow: Totally Gross National Party 2012P.O.S. debuts "Bumper" video via City of MusicWanna be in the P.O.S. "Get Down" music video?"We genuinely believe that all of your shit is fake," P.O.S. exults amid the madness of "Fuck Your Stuff," the latest video to rupture forth in the lead up ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Lady Gaga plots Born This Way Ball 2013 tour -- St. Paul in February

    See Also:Lady Gaga dumps Target over anti-gay donationsLady Gaga at the Xcel Energy Center, 8/30/10Slideshow: Lady Gaga at Xcel Energy CenterEven if Lady Gaga isn't super pleased with Target, she isn't going to take it out on Minnesota. The pop queen has just unveiled extensive tour plans for the No ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Minneapolis is one of the best cities for 20-somethings, says PayScale

    SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says-- Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining's Best Bike City honor-- Twin Cities one of the best metros for recent college grads, says Rent.comMinneapolis is one of the best places for young adults to start their ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Minneapolis is a great city for bald single men, study says

    Bald is beautiful. At least here in Minneapolis, apparently.A new study by, an online dating site for singles aged 50-plus, ranked the top 10 cities where bald men have the most dating success with women, and Minneapolis came in fourth, according to the Huffington Post.The Huff Post cite ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Adrian Peterson doesn't look "heavily intoxicated" in his mugshot [PHOTO]

    After he was arrested early Saturday morning for resisting arrest at Houston's Live! at Bayou Place, TMZ reported that Vikings superstar running back Adrian Peterson was "heavily intoxicated... which was very out of character."Today, Peterson's mugshot was released, and we gotta say... he doesn't lo ... More >>

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    July 7, 2012

    Adrian Peterson arrested in Houston

    Adrian Peterson can't seem to keep a low profile off the field. Between speeding tickets, comparing professional football to slavery, and getting a McDonald's employee fired for letting him use the bathroom after hours, the Vikings running back has a way of finding himself on the wrong side of a hea ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Minneapolis one of the best cities to get sober and stay sober, says The Fix

    Minneapolis is one of the 10 best cities in the country to get and stay sober, according to a new list published by The Fix, a website that describes itself as "the world's leading website about addiction and recovery."As The Fix's May Wilkerson notes while introducing the list, "'Pulling a geograph ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Mid West Music Fest, Day One: Tapes 'n Tapes, Cory Chisel, and Zoo Animal

    Mid West Music Festival Day OneFeaturing Tapes 'n Tapes, Cory Chisel, and Zoo Animal Winona, MNThursday, April 19, 2012Rain and plummeting temperatures greeted music fans in Winona who were gathering for the third annual Mid West Music Fest on Thursday evening. And while the lousy weather conditio ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 9

    ​Now that Megaupload has gone under and Kim Dotcom and Swizz Beats, perhaps two of the most ridiculous men in America, are fugitives holed up in the mountains in a 78 day standoff with the CIA, we're simply going to be streaming this month's mixtape. You can still download individual tracks below. ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Kevin Love suspended for Scola face-stomp [VIDEO]

    Scola spiked the ball off Love's balls days before he got stomped.​Just as the Timberwolves hit the .500 mark for the first time in over a half-decade, the team will have to play two games without its best player.Kevin Love has been suspended two games without pay by the NBA for stepping on Luis S ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Doomtree release "Bangarang" video before starting enormous U.S. tour

    ​As the Doomtree crew are all getting psyched for their sprawling 2-month-long U.S. tour which starts tomorrow night, they dropped a lighthearted, no-frills video for "Bangarang," one of the most rousing tracks on their recent No Kings album. The clip features all the members of the Doomtree colle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    SXSW announces first 2012 showcasing bands, including Minneapolitans Howler

    ​Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Jay-Z and Kanye West coming to the Target Center on October 8

    ​At the conclusion of a summer that will have seen nearly every major touring pop act stop through the Twin Cities, two of the most omnipresent forces in hip hop will cap things off on October 8 when Jay-Z and Kanye West bring their tour to the Target Center in Minneapolis. In a coy avoidance of t ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011
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    January 19, 2011

    Katy Perry coming to Xcel Center July 9

    Photo by Tony NelsonKaty Perry at First Ave in March 2009​Following the same skyrocketing success arc as pop phenom Lady Gaga, who played the Fine Line and came back a year later to sell out two nights at the Xcel Center, Katy Perry is upgrading from filling the First Avenue Mainroom in 2009 to pl ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Sade coming to St. Paul, date TBA

    ​"Famously reclusive" singer Sade has re-emerged recently with a new album, last year's Soldier of Love, and plans to tour in support of her record this summer and fall. A slew of tour dates have already been announced, kicking off in Baltimore on June 16, and more dates are expected to be announc ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem tickets finally on sale next week

    ​Exactly a month after announcing that LCD Soundsystem would play the Roy Wilkins Audiorium this fall, the venue has finally released details about the ticket price and sale date. The LCD Soundsystem show, which features openers Hot Chip, will take place on Saturday, October 23, and tickets will g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem announce St. Paul date

    ​National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Urban Cowboy, Minne-Motor Fest: Freeloader Friday

    ​ (Pictured: Past entrants hope to achieve flight for Red Bull's Flugtag)This week we have multiple CD-release shows, an art fest on the north side, and some DIY flying machines that will (most likely) crash into the Mississippi.

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Hunting Club release self-titled debut

    Band is one to watch in the Twin Cities

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    December 15, 2009

    Megadeth, Slayer head to Roy Wilkins

    With Testament too? And guess what--tickets are $10.00 cheap.

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    December 2, 2009
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    December 2, 2009

    Tim Allen visits St. Louis Park tonight

    The comedian/actor will be visiting a handful of major cities (and a suburb in Minnesota) to promote his latest film.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Brother Ali announces new album, release show

    His new record, Us, will hit stores September 22.

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    June 17, 2009

    Atmosphere announce new tour dates

    Slug and Ant will make their way through Europe and back across the US.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Off Target: the misnaming of our new ballpark

    I had a far more soulful moniker in mind for the Twins new home.

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    August 28, 2008

    Minneapolis: A Great Place to Get Rich

    0818_cities_02.jpgForbes magazine names Minneapolis as 2nd best city to accumulate personal wealth.

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    April 21, 2008

    Air Fair? Rochester to Minneapolis

    What can I get for you today, sir? Peanuts, soda, 89-mph slider?

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    February 6, 2008

    U.S.-Mexico renew rivalry tonight

    The U.S. men's national team has owned Mexico in recent years. Since 2000, they've compiled a 9-2-1 record against their southern rivals, dramatically reversing decades of suffering at the feet of the Mexicans. The results have been even more stark on U.S. soil, with the yanks going 8-0-1 and runnin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008

    Downright tornadic...

    Look, you and I both know why you turn (and turn again) to City Pages: the weather.

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    January 7, 2008

    Rays of Future Present: Solar in Southeast Como

    Powered by the sun, Southeast Como has gone ahead with an initiative that could serve as a model for new alternative energy programs.

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    June 15, 2007

    Air Guitar Championships: AC/DC, Airness, Awesome

    If the guitar isn't actually there, does the player make a sound? Minnesotans have the opportunity to find out Saturday night whe ... More >>

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    December 14, 2005

    The Foxes in Pharma's Henhouses

    One more way profits trump science in drug trials The author of the highly literate and widely lauded 2003 book, "Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream," Carl Elliot is well positioned to comment on pharma's ceaseless search for new maladies--which can, of course, then be tre ... More >>

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    September 12, 2005

    New Birth buries Katrina, ReBirth rocks the Cabooze

    Katrina was given a New Orleans funeral in Houston last Thursday at Sammy's, the club now being called "Treme, Texas" in homage to the flooded NOLA neighborhood. According to our Houston Press colleague John Nova Lomax, the ceremony included a parade marshal in a "Katrina" sash and a performance by ... More >>

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    March 31, 2005

    Dizzee Rascal tour dates

    Dizzee Rascal tour dates 03-30 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom03-31 Portland, OR - Douglas Fir Lounge04-01 Seattle, WA - Neumo's04-02 Eugene, OR - W.O.W. Hall04-04 San Francisco, CA - The Independent04-05 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey04-06 San Diego, CA - Canes04-08 Salt Lake City, UT - ... More >>

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