St. Paul Civic Center

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    10 Reasons St. Paul Is an Underrated Music City

    When you're trying to assert yourself as a premier Midwestern city that celebrates music, it's not ideal to have a shouting match with the folks just across the river. The case for Minneapolis's musical greatness is nothing new -- First Avenue, Prince, Paul Westerberg, etc. -- but don't count out ... More >>

  • News

    April 2, 2014

    Wade Keller: The man holding up the Pro Wrestling Torch

    The local legend takes us inside the ring with one of the most successful pro wrestling news sites around

  • Music

    October 31, 2012
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    October 31, 2012
  • Arts

    September 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    RIP, Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch

    The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, best known as MCA, has died at 47. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after a tumor was discovered in his salivary gland, and had been in treatment since that time.Related:Adam Yauch, RIP: A Life in PhotosCompared to the high nasal proclamations of Ad-Rock and Mike D' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Madonna's 2012 world tour hits St. Paul in November

    ​There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... More >>

  • Music

    January 18, 2012

    Roy Wilkins: Who was he?

    The story behind the iconic St. Paul venue

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Replacements Archives: Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash

    ​Following last Friday's yearly tribute to the Replacements at First Ave--this year's headline featured a star-studded performance of the Replacements' debut album, Sorry Ma, I Forgot To Take Out The Trash--we thought it would be interesting to dig through the CityPages archives and look at some o ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2010

    Dale Gagne wrestles with the truth

    Drama and deceit in sports entertainment's inner circle

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2008

    Bream on irking Zep and Prince

    Jon Bream is one of the longest-running popular music critics in the United States, having reviewed concerts for the Minneapolis Star Tribune since 1974 (when it was still the Minneapolis Star). He is "author-in-chief" of a massive new book about Led Zeppelin, Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2008

    Witness to a demolition

    I went to my first building demolition Saturday morning, by the people who brought down the St. Paul Civi ... More >>

  • Arts

    October 2, 2002

    Legends of the Fall

    All the leaves are green and the skies are blue for David Beckey's Autumn Leaves

  • Music

    September 18, 2002

    The Revolution Will Be Illustrated

    A comic-book version of a day in the life of The Soviettes

  • News

    January 23, 2002

    Trouble in RiverCentre

    St. Paul built a new hockey arena for the Wild and a new convention center for the city. Guess which one is losing money?

  • Arts

    July 12, 2000

    A Clockwork Purple

    How Prince's revolution was won--and where it got him

  • News

    March 10, 1999

    Dream Hoops

    Over the last 40 years, the Red Lake Warriors have known high hopes, humiliation, and off-court tragedy. Now they're getting ready to make history.

  • Music

    October 28, 1998

    The Evil Men Undo

    Monster Magnet's new alloy of heavy metal salvages the most unholy of musical forms

  • News

    March 25, 1998

    They Shoot, They Score!

    The Minnesota Wild hockey hoo-ha is a high-stakes political power game featuring a lineup of heavy hitters--and you can't tell the players without this City Pages program.

  • News

    March 25, 1998

    Thin Ice

    "The troubling part comes when you look at your market: It's too small to support two major facilities plus the Metrodome and all your other smaller venues."

  • News

    March 4, 1998

    STAR Gazing

    Critics say St. Paul's STAR program is being mismanaged

  • News

    November 12, 1997
  • News

    October 22, 1997

    Four More Years in Saint Paul?

    Norm Coleman's glitzy deals have charmed business and the press. But guess who's left holding the bag.

  • News

    May 21, 1997

    Puck Off

    St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman hopes to land a new hockey arena before this year's elections.

  • News

    January 29, 1997

    The Puck Doesn't Stop Here

    Hockey in St. Paul: the other major league boondoggle.

  • Music

    August 28, 1996