The Nimbus Theater production offers an intriguing if uneven look at diversity
The wrecking ball who is Miley Cyrus has just laid out her plans for an enormous 2014 tour in support of her latest solo album, Bangerz. After teasing the announcement on Saturday Night Live, the twerking starlet dropped the 38 dates on the public today.After a few backfiring attempts at leaving her ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is a nice looking woman, sure. But would you ever confuse her for an ass-shaking, tongue-wagging Miley Cyrus?Doubtful. But Bachmann herself says her office heard from folks who made that mistake while watching SNL's hilarious lampoon of the government shutdown.
Be forewarned that you won't be able to unsee Miley Cyrus with a Michele Bachmann wig on. After spending the past few days annoying Sinead O'Connor, pop's young woman of the moment took to Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and one of her skits was lampooning the U.S. government shutdown.While G ... More >>
With a career spanning two decades, Counting Crows have proven that releasing a megahit in the '90s hasn't been the only thing to sustain them. After releasing six albums since 1993, the most recent, Underwater Sunshine, is a departure for them as a collection of cover songs. Including both modern a ... More >>
If you missed Saturday Night Live over the weekend, you may not have heard that Minnesota's legalization of gay marriage figured prominently in the Weekend Update segment."Minnesota this week became the 12th state in the country to legalize gay marriage," Seth Meyers quips. "So finally Minneapolis c ... More >>
Saturday Night Live still thinks the state of hip hop radio in the Twin Cities is laughable. Over the weekend, we returned to the fictional studios of B-108 in Shakopee, "Minnesota's home for blazing hip hop," for another early morning joke at our scene's expense. This time, guest The Hunger Games s ... More >>
As predicted, British prog-dabbling rockers Muse has announced a full-scale U.S. tour for early 2013. The tour dates in North America begin in January and stretch through April, and included is the group's first date in the Twin Cities in two-and-a-half years. The announcement comes fresh off their ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Jamie Kuntz kicked off NoDak college football team after kissing boyfriend during gameLast week, we shared the story of Jamie Kuntz, an 18-year-old who was kicked off the North Dakota College of Science football team over Labor Day weekend after he was seen kissing his 65-year-old boyfrien ... More >>
Story of two candidates flip-flops between satiric and sophomoric
Lindsay Lohan dons a conrnrow wig in a Saturday Night Live skit about a fictional B108 hip-hop radio station based in Shakopee, Minnesota. Alhough it's a concept delivered with plenty of amusing local color -- anyone who remembers waiting expectantly in their youth for school closings to be annou ... More >>
From SNL to the rabid right of modern politics
Justin Vernon and Bon Iver had one hell of a year in 2011. Bon Iver's sophomore album is widely considered the best album of the year, the group played well-received, sold-out shows all over the world (including a memorable two-night stand at the Orpheum Theatre), and capped it all off with f ... More >>
It's written by and starring women but still gets screwed
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you areHappy snow day and Presidents' Day. Just as the American mosaic is composed of people with different backgrounds and ideas, each of our presidents presents a unique gastronomic portrait. Let's take a look at five presidential food favor ... More >>
Paul Ryan, right, figures Michele Bachmann helped him look serious.Tapped to give the official GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan should have had the nation's undivided attention. Instead, Michele Bachmann decided to freelance with her own Stat ... More >>
The Pine City Elementary School Band leader Brad Mariska had a fever on Thursday, and the only prescription was more cowbell. Sen. Al Franken was happy to oblige. Why? Paying homage to an old Saturday Night Live skit. Here's the cowbell clip: Here's a few seconds of Christopher Walken in the cla ... More >>
This won't be an anti-American Idol blog post, but I am taking aim at American Idol; it won't entirely condemn Rihanna, but it will subject Ri-Ri to some tough love. Idol and Rihanna are a mere jumping-off point, because watching the results show Wednesday night made me really confront something ... More >>
The event, at the Carlyle condominium comlplex, will benefit Franken's Midwest Values Political Action Committee. Tickets are $50.
Chatting with the guitarist from Phoenix in preparation for tonight's sold-out show.
Al Franken is caught in another comedic mess. This time he's being accused of contributing content to Saturd ... More >>
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