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    April 21, 2014

    Paul McCartney announces Target Field show

    Paul McCartney has announced a new Minneapolis date at Target Field, according to sources. The August show fits within the Beatles founder's Out There U.S. tour, which is hitting arenas and stadiums around the country this summer.After Target Field has hosted country superstar Kenny Chesney a few ti ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    This clip of Ricky Rubio playing catch with a little girl is adorable

    Ricky Rubio officially had 13 assists during last night's 112-97 blowout of the Jazz in Salt Lake City. But his most entertaining pass came during a stop in the action.SEE ALSO: Ricky's in-game pep talk to Shved: "Alexey, change this face. Be happy. Enjoy!" [VIDEO]Rubio played a little bit of c ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    MSP among top ten healthiest metro areas for baby boomers

    Another month, another study telling us what a fine job we do taking care of our bodies.This one comes courtesy of the American Physical Therapy Association and Huff/Post50, which named the Twin Cities the second healthiest metro for baby boomers. SEE ALSO: MSP among America's "happiest, healthiest" ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    MSP among America's "happiest, healthiest" metros, HuffPo study says

    In case you haven't caught the drift from our first 216 posts along these lines, here's some news for ya: Relatively speaking, Twin Citians are healthy.SEE ALSO: Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining's Best Bike City honor The latest evidence on this score comes from th ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    MSP is one of the country's top "magnets of opportunity" metros, Daily Beast says

    The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro is one of the country's leading "aspirational cities," according to a Daily Beast study.SEE ALSO: Twin Cities among best metros for the young, broke, and single, study says The algorithm used for the Beast's piece considered economic (50 percent), quality of life (25 p ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Twin Cities among best metros for the young, broke, and single, study says

    Young, single, broke, and live in the Twin Cities? According to a new study put together by the Money Under 30 blog, you're probably spending less nights falling asleep by yourself while watching Netflix after a dinner of Ramen noodles than your peers in most other cities.SEE ALSO: Coffee shop first ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Twin Cities one of the youngest (in spirit) metros in the country, study says

    According to RealAge Test data, Twin Cities residents are some of the healthiest, most rested, and calm people in the country.SEE ALSO: Minneapolis has one of the nicest tree canopies in the country, U.S. Forest Service study saysAnd as a result, our metro is one of America's youngest -- at least in ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Night Moves share "Country Queen," announce Colored Emotions release show

    See Also: Night Moves reveal Colored Emotions tracklist and release date Night Moves on hotel living, song facelifts, and the new 7-inch Local retro-rockers Night Moves have kept the Twin City music community (and the rest of the world) waiting patiently for their Domino Records release of their de ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Atmosphere unveils remaining 2012 U.S. tour dates

    See Also:I Self Devine: Rhymesayers legend returnsTop 20 Minnesota RappersAtmosphere has had a pretty epic summer. They've spent the past few months touring around Australia and New Zealand and hitting the festival circuit hard, from Summerfest to Forecastle to Camp Bisco, but for hip hop's hardest ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Morrissey's U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis show in October

    The only person able to be un-delighted about Morrissey's upcoming tour is Moz himself. Given his rep for delightfully dour demeanor, no sweat for the rest of us. The King of Mope has announced an aggressive two-month U.S. tour to finish off 2012, and Minneapolis is in his sights.This could be one o ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Fiona Apple back in Minneapolis in July on U.S. tour

    Fiona Apple has announced her first Twin Cities appearance in six years. The notoriously eccentric singer-songwriter, who embodied the struggle of creative instincts vs. major label pressure, has booked a July show at the Orpheum Theatre. And for those who caught her on her last visit in 2006 at Nor ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Study: Twin Cities 4th best place to stay young

    ​A new study concludes that the Twin Cities are one of the best metropolises for staying young -- and we don't even need Botox to fend off father time.The study, put together by the Real Age website, ranks MSP as the fourth best metro to remain youthful, behind San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and S ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    T.Q.D. drops new album Taketh Away at Hell's Kitchen

    ​After taking some time away from music last year, T.Q.D. of the Background Noise Crew sat down and wrote his latest album Taketh Away in under a month. "I don't like to work on things slowly. My attitude is, let's get it done," says The Quiet Dude. "I've never made an album this fast. I know what ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Doomtree release "Bangarang" video before starting enormous U.S. tour

    ​As the Doomtree crew are all getting psyched for their sprawling 2-month-long U.S. tour which starts tomorrow night, they dropped a lighthearted, no-frills video for "Bangarang," one of the most rousing tracks on their recent No Kings album. The clip features all the members of the Doomtree colle ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Twin Cities: Less gay than last year, but still pretty gay

    The Advocate ranks Salt Lake City as 2012's gayest.​Last year, The Advocate got us all hot and bothered by heralding Minneapolis the Gayest City in America.We've apparently straightened up our act a little bit in the last year, as The Advocate's 2012 rankings has the Twin Cities slipping all the w ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Minneapolis-St. Paul volunteers more than any other city in the country

    We win, Portland -- take that!​Minneapolis-St. Paul officially volunteers more than any other city in the country. We should all rejoice in how charitable we are -- or at least, how charitable some of us are, making up for the rest of us who didn't do a damn thing. Still, 37 percent of Twin Cities ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Twin Cities among America's most active

    We'll do anything for exercise. We'll even run in Snowmageddon.​The Twin Cities may not be home to the most exercise junkies in the country. That title goes to Seattle. Nor do we habour the greatest number of layabouts. Lexington takes the cake there. But according to Men's Health magazine, M ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Minneapolis-St.Paul ranked second cleanest city in America

    Minneapolis is so much cleaner than most places. St. Paul is too.​What's Salt Lake City got that we don't in the Twin Cities? Less trash, evidently. Travel and Leisure magazine's readers named us the second cleanest city in the country, right behind the city that gave us Donny and Marie. And ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Minneapolis 4th most socially networked U.S. city

    Are you being followed?​The next time people bump into you downtown while they finger their iPhones, or sit slumped over a laptop at a free-wifi coffeehouse like so many oldsters at casino slot machines, there's a good reason. They're helping Minneapolis become the 4th most socially networked ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Mike Starr of Alice in Chains dead at 44

    Mike Starr, top center, with the original Alice in Chains lineup in 1990​Mike Starr, original bassist and co-founder of the Seattle-based grunge band Alice in Chains, died today at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 44 years old.

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    February 25, 2011

    Def Leppard and Heart coming to Minnesota State Fair

    Photo by Nikki Miller​Time to enter into the musty depths of your closet and find that old acid-washed jean jacket and tattered rock tee (or just head to Hot Topic, I guess) -- you're going to have the perfect place to wear that stuff this summer. As if the State Fair weren't already the ideal sp ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Twin Cities ranked 5th best in America for public transportation

    5th best in America.​Don't get us wrong. We're glad that US News rated the Twin Cities the fifth best place in the country for public transportation (first would have been better, of course). We're pleased the story took note of the budding Central Corridor light rail line. But in heaping pra ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Twin Cities job market named among best in U.S. by Forbes

    Andrew CiscelFind work here.​The headlines never seem to let up about the crappy American economy, and how tough it is to find a job. But Forbes is out with a new list today that says Minneapolis and St. Paul have the fourth-best job market of any major city in the country. The best was Wash ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Minneapolis-St.Paul just isn't that stressed out

    Minneapolis is mellow -- comparatively​We hear lots of teeth gnashing over our spiraling homicide count, cuts to our police and firefighting budgets, pot hole-infested roadways and gimpy NFL quarterback. But the truth is, despite that stuff, the Twin Cities is one of the least stressful metrop ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem tickets finally on sale next week

    ​Exactly a month after announcing that LCD Soundsystem would play the Roy Wilkins Audiorium this fall, the venue has finally released details about the ticket price and sale date. The LCD Soundsystem show, which features openers Hot Chip, will take place on Saturday, October 23, and tickets will g ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Lazerbeak's upcoming solo record, and Doomtree trek the US

    photo by: Aliison Allen​Coming September 28th: a first solo record from the former Plastic Constellations guitarist-turned Doomtree backbone Lazerbeak, as well as a November tour across America with the very same crew. We've got a song and dates for you.

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    August 2, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem announce St. Paul date

    ​National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Lilith Fair moves to Target Center here, oblivion elsewhere

    ​The Lilith Fair was born of an odd doldrum in popular, female-fore music; the bulk of headliners for their first three seasons - before they suspended the festival for eleven years - were cut from the cheesecloth of alternative radio-directed acoustic-type pop (think Joan Osbourne, Indigo Girls, ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Minneapolis is not the "Manliest City" in America

    Photo: GoldbergGetting our man on​Damn. We're not as manly as Milwaukee, so we'll let you notch one up there, cheese heads. But Minneapolis still broke the Top 20 in Sperling's annual "America's Manliest Cities" survey. The biggest hunk of American manhood can evidently be found in Nashville, ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Bono back injury puts MPLS U2 concert date in jeopardy

    David ShankboneThe professional difference-maker himself​News has come out of Berlin (via MPR) that Bono of U2 and Africa-centric charity fame has hurt himself "preparing for" the band's upcoming tour. No specifics of how the injury occurred were released, but at age 50 the number of ways you can ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Lookbook announce headlining show at First Avenue

    Photo by Stacy SchwartzLookbook at the Bowie tribute night Rock for Pussy​While there's no sure-fire way to concretely measure a band's success, there are a few major stepping stones that seem to symbolize a local band's ascent: The first time they sell out a show, the first time their song is pla ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Dessa's tour diary, Vol. 2

    "I don't mean to be immodest, but we may be the best troupe of touring jump-ropers in the contiguous United States."

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    December 22, 2009

    P.O.S. announces headlining tour with Dessa

    He's bringing his Doomtree crewmate along for the ride.

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    December 16, 2009

    Palin's MOA tomato tosser put Utah Costco on heightened alert

    When Jeremy Olson tossed tomatoes at Sarah Palin, he missed. Costco in Salt Lake City was worried someone there might have better aim.

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    August 27, 2009

    Dirty Projectors headed to the Cedar this fall

    Indie rock auteurs grace the Cedar Cultural Center this November.

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    July 28, 2009

    Twin Cities lead nation in volunteering

    Congratulations, do-gooders-- you are legion.

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    July 27, 2009

    Brother Ali announces new album, release show

    His new record, Us, will hit stores September 22.

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    February 24, 2009
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    March 9, 2007

    3/9 Morning Communiqué

    Disney and British porn producer choose the same slogan, study shows the Daily Show has as much info as the nightly news ... More >>

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    May 12, 2006

    Big Love or Big Chattel?

    Is it just me, or have we been a nation nurturing a minor obsession with polygamy ever since, oh, about mid-March, when HBO began airing "Big Love"?

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    April 17, 2006

    What's going on in Detroit?

    Tigers first baseman Chris Shelton, a 25-year-old from Salt Lake City, hit his major league-leading ninth homerun today off Cleveland pitcher Paul Byrd. Shelton is now on pace to hit 108 homers this year, and he's hitting a ridiculous .479. Oh yeah, and he's also on my fantasy team (suckaz!).

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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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    March 31, 2005

    Dizzee Rascal tour dates

    Dizzee Rascal tour dates 03-30 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom03-31 Portland, OR - Douglas Fir Lounge04-01 Seattle, WA - Neumo's04-02 Eugene, OR - W.O.W. Hall04-04 San Francisco, CA - The Independent04-05 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey04-06 San Diego, CA - Canes04-08 Salt Lake City, UT - ... More >>

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    September 11, 2002

    Off Beat

    It's a Hard Rock Life

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    December 3, 1997

    Last Train Out

    Hobos have been hopping freights since the Civil War. Now a new generation of riders is hitting the tracks--stockbrokers, students, and the occasional serial killer.

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