• Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Neil Diamond at Xcel Energy Center, 7/11/12

    See Also: Slideshow: Neil Diamond at Xcel Energy CenterNeil DiamondXcel Energy Center, St. PaulWednesday, July 11, 2012With the spate of festival and concert cancellations announced over the last few days (even you, Hoobastank?!), it certainly was nice to have a sure thing to depend on Wednesday nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    The Wedding Present at the 400 Bar, 03/28/12

    ​The Wedding Present400 Bar, MinneapolisMarch 28, 2012"Good evening, we're the semi-legendary Wedding Present," frontman David Gedge dryly joked a few songs into his band's set at the 400 Bar Wednesday night. And indeed, plenty of his dedicated fans who were gathered at the small club might hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Velvet Davenport prep first LP with a video and single

    Warmy Girls​Parker Sprout, the brain and heart of Velvet Davenport, spent last winter recording to four-track his nearly here Warmy Girls, Velvet Davenport's third release on local label well-on-the-rise Moon Glyph, and their first on shellac. These sparse, sun-saturated excursions placably direct ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2010
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    September 2, 2009
  • Movies

    April 5, 2006

    Operation European Freedom

    The propaganda films the Pentagon didn't want you to see

  • News

    December 28, 2005

    Artists of the Year

    Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2005
  • News

    April 3, 2002

    Skin Flicks

    The naked truth about putting together a regional showcase like the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. And a revealing body of blurbs about the best and the not-best of the fest.

  • Movies

    February 6, 2002
  • Arts

    January 31, 2001

    Capital Cinema

    The money swapping was typically dubious. The movies were surprisingly bold. A story treatment from Hollywood's mountain outpost, Sundance 2001.

  • Arts

    April 14, 1999

    Reeling In the Mpls./St. Paul International Film Festival

    Ninety-three films, three projectors, and the whole wide world

  • Feature

    July 1, 1998


    As the Minnesota Orchestra kicks off its annual Viennese Sommerfest concert series this month, Jeffrey Tate takes up the baton. But both dischord and harmony have passed over the celebrated conductor's road to the podium. Last fall, Tate talked with Q