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    November 14, 2014

    FKA twigs: "Emotion in Music Is All So Subjective"

    Curlicues of baby hair snake around baby-smooth temples and disappear into spiral plaits. Perfect cupid's bow lips coo at a microphone. A voice both angelic and sultrily impish floats into the air. This is FKA twigs. The FKA stands for "Formerly Known As" -- an acronym tacked on to her nickname tw ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    Cardboard Prince Takes a Tour of London

    After safe passage abroad, the cardboard representation of Prince has spent the last couple of days taking a royal expedition across the pond in London. Recently, Explore Minnesota Tourism's market development manager Bill Von Bank recruited our Purple Rain-era friend as an unofficial ambassador fo ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Cardboard Prince Is Going to London

    Earlier this year, the City Pages staff met Prince -- the cardboard cutout, that is. We soon discovered that he loves scenic adventures around Minneapolis. He also loves pancakes because they have a lot in common, thickness-wise.We'll admit the last couple of months indoors have been hard on him. Ev ... More >>

  • Movies

    October 8, 2014

    Ebullient Pride pairs miners and gay activists in '80s Wales

    It's the Rainbow vs. Thatcher in this feel-good flick

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    June 23, 2014

    Juicy Lucys have made it to London, but are they any good?

    As you walk into this cozy pub, you notice its eclectic vibe, like a cross between Psycho Suzi's and the Turf Club's Clown Lounge. You step over a rug unmistakably designed by Minneapolis artist Adam Turman. In front of you are two Juicy Lucies: one traditional and the other with blue cheese. But t ... More >>

  • Arts

    May 21, 2014

    Theatre Coup d'Etat goes to hell on earth in One Flea Spare

    The company's newest show takes audiences to the basement of the Soap Factory

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    January 22, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 1/21-1/28

    This blustery week in the Twin Cities 89.3 the Current will be hosting their 9th Birthday Bash in the First Avenue Mainroom over the weekend. Acts will include Lizzo, Har Mar Superstar, Strange Names, Howler, Heiruspecs and more. The Cedar Cultural center will also be hosting a benefit for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Frank Turner: Two lines are more powerful than 4,000 syllables at 200 miles per hour

    English folk-punk journeyman Frank Turner has seen his stock skyrocket over the past few years, especially in his beloved home of the U.K., where's he's now selling out arenas and moonlighting in Olympics opening ceremonies. Not bad for a foul-mouthed, tattooed ne'er-do-well who made his first mark ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    Franz Ferdinand's Paul Thomson: Four-on-the-floor is never going to die

    With retro-tinged singles like "Take Me Out," Franz Ferdinand got the indie kids dancing ten years ago. After winning the Mercury Prize for their self-titled debut, the Glaswegian quartet quickly capitalized with the underrated You Could Have It So Much Better, and toured relentlessly. But their las ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Savages' Jehnny Beth: John Cassavetes is one of my biggest influences

    Savages are currently in the process of kicking -- some would even go so far as to say saving -- rock 'n' roll's ass. The London-based post-punk quartet steamrolled the music world with a blistering initial live EP, I Am Here, before building on that promise with their fierce debut LP, Silence Yours ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013
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    March 29, 2013

    The Joy Formidable's Ritzy Bryan: Don't compare us to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Don't compare the Joy Formidable to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Don't compare them to Courtney Love for that matter, either. In fact, lead singer Ritzy Bryan doesn't want to be paralleled to any other female singer at all. "There's ladies doing their thing, and that's really great, but we're all very diffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 30, 2013
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    October 10, 2012

    STNNNG's Chris Besinger on his band's new record and playing Shellac's ATP festival

    After slaying the First Avenue crowd during their opening set for Shellac back in September, local quintet STNNNG got a burst of additional good news when Shellac asked them to play in their curated All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Camber Sands, England, at the end of November. The three-day festi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Mariah Carey's "Triumphant" sums up the 2012 post-Olympics hangover

    Like Christmas, if expectations are set too high for any event or experience, disappointment is pretty much inevitable. Wait long enough for something to arrive, and when that something is over, the absence will sting like a salted wound.The 2012 London Olympics have come and gone, and the aftertast ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Kevin Love is Team USA's unofficial photographer [PHOTOS]

    SEE ALSO:-- Kevin Love: "My patience is not high" with T-Wolves-- Kevin Love suspended for Scola face-stomp [VIDEO]-- David Kahn silenced Kevin Love's TwitteringKevin Love has always been remarkably media savvy -- he was breaking news on Twitter before communicating in 140 characters was cool, he st ... More >>

  • Arts

    June 13, 2012

    Noises Off! at Jungle Theater: Comic brilliance

    Director Joel Sass and cast take on one of the funniest plays ever written—and deliver

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    June 13, 2012
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    June 13, 2012
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    April 27, 2012

    BNLX cover Lana Del Rey's "Video Games," release EP Saturday

    The fiery local group BNLX have pulled off some interesting covers over the course of their seven different EPs, but their take on Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" has caused more raised eyebrows and nodding heads than anything they have tackled since their blistering, distortion-filled rendition of Pri ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012
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    March 19, 2012

    Chef Daniel Green of ShopNBC: A life of healthy eating, part 1

    Daniel Green is the James Bond of the cooking world. Complete with the dashing smile, British accent, and a touch of sophistication, he might as well be wearing a tux and sipping a martini. Like 007, he too is an International man of mystery. Raised on the outskirts of London, he works in the Twin ... More >>

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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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    November 30, 2011

    Bittercube and Create Dining Studio to host Prohibition Repeal Day celebration

    ​It's hard to imagine living during Prohibition times. What would it have been like to be a bartender waking up on July 1, 1918, and finding that your profession was now illegal? On that day, sometimes referred to as the "thirsty first," many U.S. bartenders moved to cities like London, Milan, a ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • Arts

    October 26, 2011

    Oliver Twist

    Park Square Theatre

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    August 9, 2011

    Independent labels suffer loss of stock as Sony warehouse burns in London riots

    ​As London recovers from its third straight night of rioting, news is spreading back to the U.S. that over 150 record labels that use PIAS UK to distribute their physical stock abroad have likely lost huge amounts of inventory in a fire. A massive three-story Sony complex that housed the entirety ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Kill-Me Kare Bare shares the "fun" that went into their new album

    ​I think Rebecca Black sums up Kill-Me Kare Bare's music best with her world-famous quote, "Fun, fun, fun."  The band even made a video promoting their album release, Just For Fun (hey, it's also in the title of their album) at Cause parodying Ms. Black's video.   While many new artists ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Bananas Foster burns four diners

    www.wikipedia.comBananas Foster, safely extinguished, from Brennan's in New Orleans. ​Four diners were burned, one of them severely, when a bananas Foster desert erupted in out-of-control flames at a Ozona Blue, a Palm Harbor, Florida restaurant. The dessert, bananas sauteed in butter and suga ... More >>

  • Movies

    December 29, 2010

    Made in Dagenham

    Edina Cinema, starts Wednesday

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    November 25, 2010

    Don Saunders of In Season: Chef Chat, part 2

    Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurant​Today we continue our talk with Don Saunders, chef of the new In Season restaurant in south Minneapolis. (Here's part 1 of the interview.) Saunders, who first entered the Twin Cities restaurant scene as a server, tells us about a clums ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2010

    The Arms Akimbo expand their Britpop sound

    Self-titled longplayer to debut at Cause

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    September 24, 2010

    Minneapolis is a test market for "I am a Mormon" you know Mormons?​Know a Mormon yet? The Mormon church's PR campaign has hit Minneapolis, in the form of a bunch of TV spots of normal folk who talk about their cool lives--and then casually mention "I'm a Mormon."

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    May 27, 2010

    Mint Julep Day is Sunday!

    ​Mark your calendars, an important event is taking place this Sunday: it's Mint Julep Day! Since 1938, the drink has been served on the first Saturday in May for Kentucky Derby Day. However, the official day to sip this bourbon and mint creation is this weekend. 

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    May 26, 2010

    Interview: Mumford & Sons' Marshall Winston chats backstage

    Photo by Stacy SchwartzMarshall Winston (left) at the Current studios​INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY CINDAL LEE HEARTMumford & Sons are the epitome of bottom to top success; in less than 3 years they've signed to major record labels (Glassnote and Island) and faired into the hearts of many diverse fan ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2009

    Clint Eastwood tackles Mandela and the hereafter

    Famous actor-director cements his career in 2009

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    September 23, 2009

    Somers Town gets at the heart of the working class

    Film highlights ability of imagination to offset life's harsh realities

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    September 23, 2009
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    July 29, 2009
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    February 24, 2009
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    October 1, 2008
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    May 28, 2007

    5/28 Morning Communiqué

    U.S. National Institute of Health to stop breeding research chimps, Sweden prisoners request bikinis for sun bathing, vote for the 2007 Sexie ... More >>

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    November 3, 2006

    11/03 Morning Communiqué

    Iran woos American tourists, enforcement of U.S. privacy laws puts us in a league with China and Russia, order your 2007 conservative wome ... More >>

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    July 20, 2006

    7/20 Morning Communiqué

    U.S. Airways to start selling advertising on barf bags, over 5,800 Iraqi civilians were killed in May and June, Joel Siegel walks out on Clerks II, human pong, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    March 23, 2006

    3/23: Morning Communique

    "Duke" Cunningham's property to be auctioned off, New Hampshire votes against banning gay marriage, juggling to the Beatles, James Lipton chugs a beer, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    August 26, 2005

    8/26: Morning Communique

    Punk legends John Lydon and Jimmy Pursey got into a fist fight outside the U.S. embassy in London as they waited in line for visas with The Proclaimers.

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    July 12, 2005

    7/12: Morning Communique

    THESE DAYS Plain Dealer Editor Doug Clifton says the Cleveland daily is not reporting two major investigative stories of "profound importance" because they are based on illegally leaked documents -- and the paper fears the consequences faced now by jailed New York Times reporter Judith Miller. The ... More >>

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    March 24, 2005

    A New York Afropop landmark closes

    The largest distributor of African music outside Paris is closing its Manhattan store and relocating its American offices and warehouse to New Jersey. "It's sad in that we won't have a retail shop, anymore," says Stern's Music U.S. manager Ken Braun, who blames skyrocketing real estate prices. " ... More >>

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