Baseball fans are accustomed to the walk-up music chosen by each ballplayer as they stroll confidently up to the plate. But at last night's NFL Draft, each prospect got to select the music echoing through Radio City Music Hall as they proudly took the stage. It's an opportunity to see what type of ... More >>
The Black Keys have just unveiled extensive plans for a 2014 world tour that stretches for most of the rest of this year. The dates are in support of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's forthcoming eighth album, Turn Blue.Ever-changing, the Keys are toying with psychedelic rock on their newest single, ... More >>
Thanks to the legend of Kirby Puckett, the Twins have a long history of being strong in the outfield -- particularly center field, where Puck passed the torch to Torii Hunter, whose absence still seems to be haunting the team. At 38, Hunter is still beating up on his old club long after they let him ... More >>
Chris Colabello is a great story. After toiling in independent ball and the minor leagues for eight seasons, the 30-year-old finally made his major league debut with the Twins last season. This year, he's absolutely mashing, with nine doubles and 26 RBI in just 20 games headed into today.Colabello c ... More >>
For all of the volatile conversation within pioneering rock and pop act Fleetwood Mac, there's plenty of disagreement among fans too. With Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie all significantly shaping the vocal contributions of the group, it's hard not to pick favorites. Following ... More >>
Wildlife and John Mayer enthusiast Katy Perry will embark on an enormous North American tour later this year. The 46-city trek is in support of Prism, her third album of songs constructed with the help of pop hitmakers like Max Martin and Dr. Luke. The most notorious of the batch thus far being the ... More >>
Today, the Tampa Bay Times broke the news that the St. Petersburg's First Friday block party has been canceled because of bitterly cold weather.SEE ALSO: Jason DeRusha offers perfect comeback to Dan Barreiro's gripe about Snownami coverageTemperatures in the area are plummeting... all the way down t ... More >>
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 >>
The irrepressible Kanye West is gearing up for a fall tour in support of one of 2013's most-discussed albums, Yeezus. From the frequent Justin Vernon collaborator who not only claims "I am a God" and to be the next Steve Jobs, this'll be a trek to remember. Hurry up with his damn croissants! This co ... More >>
Chart-topping hit-maker Drake has been generating plenty of excitement and anticipation for his forthcoming new album, Nothing Was the Same, with each hot new single released. And now, the Grammy-winning Canadian rapper has just announced a large-scale U.S. tour in support of his new record, and he' ... More >>
How Minnesota United FC's diehard soccer fanatics became a force to be reckoned with
Before today, the Star Tribune hadn't won a Pulitzer Prize -- the top honor for newspapers -- in 23 years. But this afternoon, when the winners were announced in New York City, that changed. The paper won not one, but two awards, more than any paper in the country other than the New York Times.See A ... More >>
Does the law give people a license to kill and legalize in-home murder?
Never break the chain, folks. After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading back out on the road for a 34-city tour. Between April 4 and June 12, much of the U.S. and Canada will receive visits from the British-American pop-rock legends.Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 isn't tied to a new release, but t ... More >>
On Saturday night, the Minnesota Stars beat the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-0 in the first leg of the NASL Championship series, meaning they'll enter the final game in Florida next week with a two-goal advantage. The game went scoreless for 67 minutes, when Stars forward Amani Walker broke the tie, follow ... 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 >>
Pink is the latest stadium-sized pop star to add to what is going to be a busy early part of 2013 with a fresh tour. Lady Gaga's coming. Rihanna's coming! She's taking her brand-new sixth album, The Truth About Love, on the road for 25 dates throughout North America between February 13 and March 28. ... More >>
See Also:Lady Gaga plots Born This Way Ball 2013 tour -- St. Paul in FebruaryRihanna and Cee Lo Green at the Target Center, 6/16/11, SlideshowLive-Blogging The 2012 Video Music Awards: We Are Never Ever Ever Gonna Use Tonight As A BellwetherSo while many Americans were caught up in Thursday's politi ... More >>
See Also:Lady Gaga dumps Target over anti-gay donationsLady Gaga at the Xcel Energy Center, 8/30/10Slideshow: Lady Gaga at Xcel Energy CenterEven if Lady Gaga isn't super pleased with Target, she isn't going to take it out on Minnesota. The pop queen has just unveiled extensive tour plans for the No ... More >>
From supporters to protesters to strippers, Miami will be ready
Just a day before the Minnesota legislature approved a bill that will fund a new, nearly $1 billion Vikings stadium, Time Magazine named the Metrodome the worst stadium in the whole country.And while many of us have fond memories of watching the Twins and the Vikes under a Teflon roof while sitting ... More >>
Classic rock fans of the Twin Cities, are you ready to dance the night away with Van Halen once again? The legendary arena rock band has reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth, and are set to reconnect with their fans in a big way on a massive U.S. tour that finds the combustible band ... More >>
Jim Thome cranked yet another home run last night, as the Minnesota Twins took two of three from the first place Detroit Tigers in an exciting, 6-5 win, decided in the last inning. With the bases loaded in the ninth, Justin Morneau smacked a solid single off normally reliable closer Jose Valver ... More >>
Gardy has "no timetable" for Mauer's return.The Minnesota Twins' $184 million catcher with the bum knee wasn't really ready to return to big league play this season after all, his trainer says. So Joe Mauer's not coming off the disabled list, he's staying in rehab, and then he's going to ha ... More >>
Screen grab via FSNTicket please.Ordinarily when you wheel a rollerbag up to your gate at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and you you see a crowd and commotion, you brace for the worst. Is it a canceled flight? A last-minute gate-change? But not yesterday at Gates F9 and 10.
Will the Metrodome be repaired in time?The Minnesota Vikings have released their preseason schedule, which includes hosting Dallas at home sometime between Aug. 25-28. The question is, where will "home" be? More than that, will there even be a season, let alone a preseason?
At AT&T Center, Inspectors found 18 pounds of expired hot dogs.Do sports concessionaires get distracted by big plays and slack on food safety? ESPN recently looked into stadium eats--from the health inspector's perspective and published highlights from the 2009 reports for MLB, NBA, NHL and N ... More >>
His announcement brings to an end one of the weirder chapters in Minnesota politics.
Can a talented Carolina run game keep us from 12-2? Prediction inside.
Four reasons why Mauer's return will get the boys on track.
With bats ablaze, the Minnesota Twins erupted for two whole runs today in Anaheim Stadium, losing a close game 6-2. As if awoken from a deep, deep, deep, deep slumber, our Twins, once written off, once derided for their inability to score, actually blasted two runs per game--you read that right--in ... More >>
Eagan author discusses "the unwritten rules of fighting and retaliation in the NHL"
Last night's 8-2 loss to Seattle pushed the total runs surrendered by the Twins to 41 in the past four games. Their year-to-date runs-allowed presently stand at 156--the most given up by any major league team through May 1. Only Tampa Bay is close, with 154 runs surrendered. Even the lowly Colorado ... More >>
Idiot's thoroughly pedestrian 7-7-1 mark in last week's games. I could spin it to say that in five weeks of prognostication, only once has the Idiot finished with a winning record on his 15 picks. But the real bottom line is that through five weeks and 75 games, the Idiot's record now stands at 32-4 ... More >>
1) The two teams that have beaten them, Tampa Bay and Cincinnati, are a combined 6-0. 2. Despite their dreadful start, the Vikes are a mere half-game out of first place in what may be the least talented division in NFL history. One of the division's four teams has to make the playoffs. 3. With the ... More >>
Baseball, steroids, and MLB's Latin plantations
The 2005 NFL schedule was released today and the Minnesota Vikings could be in for a very long season. The NFC North has been making some notable off-season improvements, and a Moss-less offense against Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore may need a lot of help from the recent acquisitions on the def ... More >>
The Twins Are Playing Like Their Early Slump Is Behind Them. Maybe.
This writer's season might be over. But what a season it was!
All hail Twins GM Terry Ryan
When it comes to luring fans out to the ballpark, the home team needs to get even more creative
Local author Stew Thornley has a fatal attraction for baseball