Image you're a migrating loon headed north for the summer. All of the sudden, you find yourself thinking what the hell? as you fly into a nasty, unseasonal ice storm. And next thing you know, you wake up in some random human's bathtub.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Zoo selling unintentionally (?) morbid s ... More >>
The Minnesota Zoo's two bottlenose dolphins, Semo and Allie, have been moved to new homes to allow for major repairs to the zoo's saltwater-damaged Discovery Bay building. Semo, who at 48 is the oldest male bottlenose dolphin in human care, now resides at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in California. A ... More >>
Attempting to even enter your own kitchen when temperatures are in the 90s seems ill-advised, which is why we like to get out and explore this Week in (hot, humid) Food -- especially when it means making your own mozzarella or sucking down Deschutes brews. 7/24 Want to go vegetarian but worries ab ... 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 >>
See Also:Slideshow: Emmylou Harris, Field Report at the MN ZooField Report on Justin Vernon, Fergus Falls, and folk musicEmmylou Harris With Field Report Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley Thursday, June 28, 2012 To see Emmylou Harris perform live is a beautiful thing. Listening to her records, you hear t ... More >>
The music of Leslie Feist is expansive. For a woman whose unique alt-pop vocals exploded into the music world with 2007's The Reminder (and, consequently, the worldwide domination of her hit single "1234"), Feist holds no allegiance to a concrete formula of songwriting. After a four-year hiatus, ... 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 >>
Two of the top seafood chefs in the city will be going head to head in a culinary battle to the finish. Both chefs are relatively new to their head toque positions. Jamie Malone is still only into her first (official) year as chef de cuisine at Tim McKee's Sea Change in the Guthrie Theater. ... More >>
These bears will destroy a pumpkin, or each other, or you, if you want.Okay, so Halloween is, way, way, over now. If you haven't already bought your Thanksgiving turkey and hung all of your Christmas decorations, you are totally behind and kind of an embarrassment to the neighborhood. But, for yo ... More >>
"In summer, the song sings itself."-William Carlos Williams
"Always strive to excel, but only on weekends."-Richard Rorty
"Every now and then we hear our song, we've been having fun all summer long."-"All Summer Long," The Beach Boys
Photo by Nikki MillerToots and the Maytals July 9, 2011 Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Family Amphitheater Opening with "Pressure Drop" and closing just about an hour later with "54-46 (That's My Number)," Toots and the Maytals socked a brief but energetic performance to the intimate, family-friend ... More >>
With the Minnesota government shutdown less than 36 hours away, a critical ruling from Ramsey County Judge Kathleen Gearin has finally given people an idea of what a shutdown means: Gov. Mark Dayton's minimalist view of the core functions of government that would keep running during a shutdown. ... 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 >>
Infotainment at its best.
How appropriate: The Monkees will be appearing at the Zoo this summer. And no, we're not talking the woolly kind. The made-for-TV '60s pop group will be performing in the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Amphitheater on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, as part of the Music in the Zoo series that alrea ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzCarolina Chocolate Drops with Roma di LunaAugust 27, 2010Minnesota Zoo Weesner AmphitheaterThere was something appropriate about the hot, sweaty, and swarming atmosphere that the audience swam through to listen to Carolina Chocolate Drops' swampy string band music at the M ... 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 >>
Photos by Steve CohenJimmy CliffAugust 7, 2010Minnesota Zoo Weesner AmphitheaterJimmy Cliff didn't let the heat (or his age) slow him down in an electrified performance of protest music, songs of hope and a stellar delivery of his most well known songs from one of the most popular reggae records ... More >>
Courtesy Minnesota ZooAllie and baby are reported to be doing just fineLast time we checked in with the ongoing soap opera among the dolphins at the Minnesota Zoo, Spree, the socially awkward one, was being shipped off to Chicago. Better news today. Allie, 23, just had a baby. She gave birth ... 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 >>
This week's Critics' Picks
In anticipation of today's Best Of the Twin Cities issue, we asked our @gimme_noise Twitter followers to sound off on their picks for a few of our music-related Best Of categories. See below for our tweeps' picks for the "Best Local Concert of the Past 12 Months" category, and click here to read ... More >>
If the Minnesota Zoo wants a guaranteed ticket to success, we suggest they turn into a giant baby animal factory and proudly show off the little shits whenever they pop out.
Harvey and Parish played outdoors at the Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater.
On yesterday's episode of her popular MSNBC show, she celebrated the Minnesota Zoo's Who Pooped?
The Minnesota Zoo is on a mission to get some more tiger cubs, but it isn't that easy. The long and sometimes useless mating game is in full swing with two tigers they hope will make love in the coming months.
Horny dolphin angles for three-way
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