Those of you who look forward every year to the Music In The Zoo series throughout the summer at the Minnesota Zoo now have something to tide you over while you wait for things to get warm again. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory has announced the lineup for their Music Under Glass series, featuring a ... More >>
The late-afternoon light was spilling through the wall of windows at the new location of Spill the Wine. An early happy hour crowd had already begun to collect inside the new restaurant space at the corner of Bryant Avenue and West Lake Street. Wine glasses were softly clinking as plates were delive ... More >>
This weekend marks the end of August and possibly the warm weather. The State Fair Grandstand invites various local musicians to its stage Friday night with Local Music On-A-Stick featuring Jeremy Messersmith, Dessa, The Jayhawks and more. Communist Daughter also plays at the Cabooze while Teenage M ... More >>
John Prine With Willie Watson Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley Friday, June 29, 2012 With fans as passionate (read: intoxicated, borderline rabid) as his, it was perhaps a sin for John Prine to show up 40 minutes late to his own party as he did for his Minnesota Zoo appearance Friday night. Any regular ... More >>
The intimate amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo is far and away one of the most idyllic outdoor music venues in the Twin Cities area. And each summer, the Music In The Zoo series gives music lovers of all types up-close, engaging performances from both established acts and alternative bands on ... More >>
The competition was fierce and the seafood sustainable at Monday night's Seafood Throwdown, which pitted the top two seafood chefs in town for a battle royale of the bivalves. Chef Robert Wohfeil of Oceanaire and chef Jamie Malone of Sea Change went head to head with a basket full of secret ingre ... More >>
"In summer, the song sings itself."-William Carlos Williams
Photos by Nikki MillerWanda Jackson and Justin Townes Earle August 6, 2011 Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater After an upbeat opening set by Justin Townes Earle, local rockabilly band Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls provided backup duties for an hour-plus performance by Wanda Jackson Saturday nigh ... More >>
Photo courtesy of wandajackson.comWanda JacksonAhem. Perty little lo-ove song. Perty little lo-ove so-oh-ong. Perty little lo-ove song... bang bing bong. Take a second to learn the real lyrics to this song* when the Marshall Tucker Band opens for Travis Tritt at the Otsego JamFest Friday ... More >>
"Every now and then we hear our song, we've been having fun all summer long."-"All Summer Long," The Beach Boys
It's been a rainy start to our summer so far, but that hasn't stopped Twin Cities fans from busting out their ponchos and going outdoors to take in live music. Between Rock the Garden, Soundset, the Warped Tour, and shows at the Minnesota Zoo's amphitheater, concertgoers have had plenty of chances t ... More >>
So here's to all those summer nights when my feet hit the sand, the waves break my fall, and all my friends outnumber the stars.
Twin Cities soul and reggae fans are blessed whenever Frederick "Toots" Hibbert brings his party to town. At 65, Toots still delivers his action packed deluge of roots reggae hits from "Sweet and Dandy," "Do the Reggae," "Time Tough," and "Monkey Man," all the while revving up his band and tu ... More >>
The deadline for a solution is tonight at midnight.If you're planning your Fourth of July weekend, you should keep in mind what will or won't be available if the state government shuts down on Friday. In total, 75 different state agencies will be affected, with 46 set to shut down altogether. Wh ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenFlorence the MachineJune 17, 2011Minnesota ZooIt turned out that Florence the Machine were well worth the wait. Nearly two years after the release of her highly acclaimed debut, Lungs, Florence Welch finally brought her spirited, theatrical live show to Minnesota, and eas ... More >>
With just 10 days to go until a possible state government shutdown, top GOP leaders are asking Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session to deal with the state's $5 billion budget deficit. House Speaker Kurt Zellers says it's time. Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch says that state legislator ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzThe Go-Go'sJune 14, 2011Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater, Apple ValleyThe Minnesota Zoo's annual "Music in the Zoo" series got off to what could have been a downright miserable night last night, as the persistent rain, lightning and thunder rumbled ominously over the out ... More >>
The Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton keep stumbling toward a possible government shutdown on July 1, and now the governor has submitted a list state services deemed essential--and who should keep working despite the shutdown. The list encompasses about 13,000 workers providing core services to 2 ... More >>
WikipediaThis type of Mexican wolf got too close for comfort to Minnesota zoo-goers.Mary Woestehoff was strolling through the Minnesota Zoo's Northern Trail exhibit with her 18-month-old daughter this morning when two boys ran past in the opposite direction. She didn't think much of it un ... More >>
Infotainment at its best.
Now that we've all exhausted ourselves coming up with jokes about getting to see the Monkees at the Zoo this summer (July 1 and 2!), the Music in the Zoo series' organizers have revealed a full run of nearly 30 dates at the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Amphitheater.
Apparently we're pretty much over "Flipper." Meet Taijah."Flipper" it isn't. The crowd-sourced name for the Minnesota Zoo's new baby dolphin is "Taijah," the zoo's marine mammal supervisor, Diane Fusco, told us this afternoon. More than 1,800 names were submitted in the competition we told y ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerJust another hot, hot summer of our lives... This past weekend was packed from end-to-end with local shows of every variety, from Friday night's Rogue Valley CD-release show at the Mainroom to Saturday's Pizza Luce Block Party and Loring Alley Party and Sunday's marathon hoot ... More >>
Last weekend was nuts. Our photographers were out in full force throughout the weekend, capturing shots of everything from Melissa Etheridge at the O'Shaughnessy to the wild art parade in Riverside Park to Chromeo at First Avenue. Here's a rundown of the concert photography we've posted on our si ... More >>
Police say they found 675 pictures of girls' nether regions on Dean Lindo's camerasThis is a long way from the boyhood prank of trying to sneak a peek up a girl's skirt: Dean Kenneth Lindo has been arrested after police say they found something like 700 crotch shots of girls on is digital cam ... More >>
White cheeked gibbons are an endangered species in Laos and Vietnam. This one looks pretty safe, though.
Forget wasting time making Jack-o-Lanterns. The Minnesota Zoo tigers know it's more fun to destroy pumpkins instead.
Concert attendees are in for some extended jams this evening.
A record number of people visited the zoo in the past year. What's attracting them?
On yesterday's episode of her popular MSNBC show, she celebrated the Minnesota Zoo's Who Pooped?
Another in an ever-expanding lineup of artists scheduled to play the Zoo this summer.
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Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Elephants loom large at the Imation MAX theater at the Minnesota Zoo.