The Walkmen kick off City Pages' inaugural music festival in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
Named City Pages' Best Hip-Hop Artist of 2013, Minneapolis rapper Greg Grease has embraced high-concept inspiration throughout his burgeoning solo career -- a Laurence Fishburne movie, the mighty wordsmith Shel Silverstein, and now, one of the first successful black singers, Nat King Cole. Last D ... More >>
For all of the great advances and trends in local dining in recent years--fusion, small plates, exquisitely crafted platings, molecular gastronomy--for many meat-loving foodies there is still no experience quite like the primal thrill of biting into a big, juicy, perfectly cooked steak. And while th ... More >>
Blues music is the balm for the broken-hearted, and Janiva Magness sure has the magic touch for healing a broken heart. On her new album, Stronger for It, the accomplished singer reveals and album that is milky, nourishing and intimately comforting -- all whilst acknowledging the transienc ... More >>
I'll never be able to think of Nat King Cole in quite the same way after watching Dennis Spears's performance last week in Illusion Theater's Always and Forever. Spears won an Ivey for his portrayal of the smooth singing Cole, but his turn as suave Lothario Leviticus Tucker comes pretty clos ... More >>
One of the Twin Cities most eminent theaters will get some national TV exposure next week when Penumbra Theatre will be featured on Rock Center with Brian Williams. During the program, Penumbra founder and artistic director Lou Bellamy will be profiled.Penumbra caught the attention of NBC in June ... More >>
Austene Van and Thomasina Petrus want to start a warm-hearted holiday tradition, complete with Christmas songs and a shared cup of joy. Hot Chocolate re-teams the pair, who crafted last year's Gee's Bend at Park Square Theatre.The Christmas-season show draws its roots from a piece Petrus used to ... More >>
True music fans should take a moment today to celebrate the birthday of Les Paul. The pioneering guitar virtuoso would have been 96 years old today, and without his forward thinking and technical expertise, it's quite possible modern music wouldn't sound quite the same as it does today. Paul deve ... More >>
Telling the story of Nat King Cole
South By Southwest brings together a country of insatiable indie kids
More highlights from Day One of South by Southwest.
James Brown, 1933-2006: A godson remembers the Godfather
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
In '2046,' the world's greatest living filmmaker fails to forget the past
A short tour of some of the Twin Cities' historic recording studios
Taylor Hackford directs 'Ray' to drown in its own tears
Snow in Africa, thieving Santa, and porn under the tree
The dap dip, the reefer man, and the best Parisian disco album
Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love lingers at the crossroads of impossible romance and infinite possibility
In corporations and churches, in classrooms and capital corridors, these 100 Queers have contributed to the "Good Life" in Minnesota.