Before Wednesday's Lyle Lovett show at the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Family Amphitheater, the stage will be dedicated to the woman who made it a premiere concert destination. For almost 20 years, independent concert promoter Sue McLean nurtured Music in the Zoo into a diverse series that revamped the ... More >>
Local summer music festivals are nearly upon us. Though a few high-profile examples aren't happening in 2013, another brand-new one is on its way in the form of the Sixty Five Roses Festival. And it's for a good cause. Hosted by the Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis, 100 percent of the proceeds fro ... More >>
During the summer concert season in Minnesota, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to see a show than outdoors amongst the natural surroundings of the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo. The venue consistently provides an intimate concert experience with clean sight lines and ... More >>
The baby amur leopards that were web-cam stars at the beginning of the summer made their first public appearance at the Minnesota Zoo yesterday.See also:Rare baby leopards born at the Minnesota Zoo make web cam debutBorn May 29, the cubs -- one male and one female -- have spent the last few months n ... More >>
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Boots the alligator shimmied over or under several fences at the Jo-Don Farms Zoo in Caledonia, Wisconsin two weeks ago, presumably in order to make his way home. Or his home away from home.Boots was caught four years ago in the Root River, which flows about a mile from the zoo, according to the Rac ... More >>
Despite taking heat from people who think they went too far in calling for criminal prosecution of the Lake Superior Zoo following the drownings of more than a dozen animals during last week's incredible flood, PETA isn't backing down.Reached for comment this morning, Kristin Simon, senior cruelty c ... More >>
It's been a busy week for Feisty, Helen, and Berlin, animals that called Lake Superior Zoo home until last week's devastating flooding.The zoo was ravaged by the flood, prompting employees from St. Paul's Como Zoo to reach out and ask if there was anything they could do to help. Superior Zoo employe ... More >>
The music of Leslie Feist is expansive. For a woman whose unique alt-pop vocals exploded into the music world with 2007's The Reminder (and, consequently, the worldwide domination of her hit single "1234"), Feist holds no allegiance to a concrete formula of songwriting. After a four-year hiatus, ... More >>
The "1234" singer speaks ahead of Minnesota Zoo show
After serving as the inspiration for Jeremy Messersmith's most recent album, The Reluctant Graveyard, and playing host to a truly unique benefit concert by Messersmith and Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles last October, The Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery has announced plans for another ... More >>
Holly Newsom apparently didn't let the recent dissolution of the original Zoo Animal line-up affect her much creatively. She has just put the finishing touches on a brand new EP, Departure, an appropriately titled batch of stellar but subdued new songs. The EP has just been made available for ... More >>
African penguins now residing at the Minnesota Zoo.A group of displaced penguins can stop worrying about where they're going to live. They belong to all of us, now that they've found a home at the Minnesota Zoo. African blackfooted penguins are endangered in the wild due to overfishing and oil ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzPeter Wolf CrierAs we mentioned last month, the Red Stag Block Party in Northeast booked a particularly strong lineup this year that has a little something for nearly every kind of local music fan. In addition to breakout duo Peter Wolf Crier, who are getting ready to hit ... More >>
With the countdown to the Minnesota state government shutdown nearing the final hour, many have questioned whether the concerts at the Minnesota Zoo -- which is partially funded by the state and hires state employees to staff its grounds -- would need to be rescheduled or relocated if the shutdow ... More >>
With the Minnesota government shutdown less than 36 hours away, a critical ruling from Ramsey County Judge Kathleen Gearin has finally given people an idea of what a shutdown means: Gov. Mark Dayton's minimalist view of the core functions of government that would keep running during a shutdown. ... More >>
WikipediaThis type of Mexican wolf got too close for comfort to Minnesota zoo-goers.Mary Woestehoff was strolling through the Minnesota Zoo's Northern Trail exhibit with her 18-month-old daughter this morning when two boys ran past in the opposite direction. She didn't think much of it un ... More >>
Photo by Emily UtneAs part of an overwhelming display of love for Bob Dylan on his 70th birthday this past Tuesday, Radio K invited four different local bands into their studios to play three-song sets of Bob Dylan covers. All four bands offered up interesting takes on some of the Minnesota-born ... More >>
Now that we've all exhausted ourselves coming up with jokes about getting to see the Monkees at the Zoo this summer (July 1 and 2!), the Music in the Zoo series' organizers have revealed a full run of nearly 30 dates at the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Amphitheater.
Photos by Erik HessWhile Picked to Click alums Red Pens, Zoo Animal, and Gospel Gossip are frequently spotted around town headlining their own gigs, Thursday night's show at the Loring Theater (formerly the Music Box) will be a rare chance to catch all three stellar live acts on one bill. To get ... More >>
Minnesota ZooSemo and Taijah appear to be getting along swimmingly.It's early days yet, so maybe down the road we'll see some adolescent rebellion from young Taijah, the Minnesota Zoo's baby dolphin. But for the time being, she appears to be happy swimming under the wings of her dad. The two ... More >>
Minnesota ZooMy, what a big nose you have.Jon-hi is a young Malayan tapir and he's on a mission to mate at the Minnesota Zoo, relaxing in his pool, keeping his nose clean, getting in some exercise. Zoo officials say that, like others of his persuasion, he's is ready to turn on the passionate ... More >>
Apparently we're pretty much over "Flipper." Meet Taijah."Flipper" it isn't. The crowd-sourced name for the Minnesota Zoo's new baby dolphin is "Taijah," the zoo's marine mammal supervisor, Diane Fusco, told us this afternoon. More than 1,800 names were submitted in the competition we told y ... More >>
Photo: Minnesota ZooName that dolphin.The Minnesota's Zoo's newest baby dolphin needs a name, and the zoo has decided to throw the choice open to the public. "Flipper," anyone?
Dig our weekly music video series, City of Music? Here's your chance to watch a whole slew of local music videos in one sitting. Our partners at MPLS.TV are hosting a City of Music screening party tomorrow night at the Red Stag Supperclub in Northeast, with videos featuring Lookbook, Communist Da ... More >>
Photo by Emily UtneZoo AnimalIn case you haven't picked up a print edition of City Pages yet this week, here's a brief rundown of our music content, which is all available online for your perusal.Zoo Animal release new self-titled albumBy Jeff GageWe talk to Zoo Animal about their sophomore relea ... More >>
Photo by tsuacctntThere's something really touching about the dad who thinks it's a good idea to lift his son over a zoo barrier to take a nice picture of him in a large cat exhibit. Breaking safety rules for that Kodak moment. And then the cougar behind the child attacks. A 2-year-old boy was ... More >>
Concert promoter Sue McLean has leaked the initial lineup for this summer's Music in the Zoo series, and there are quite a few great names on the list. Joan Baez, Levon Helm, Carolina Chocolate Drops... be still, our fluttering hearts. See the whole lineup below, with more updates (include ticket ... More >>
Photos from last night's show.
If you happen to see an Amur leopard saunter into your backyard this afternoon, just leave it be. It's only a drill.
The Minnesota Zoo announced its radically eclectic Music in the Zoo line-up for this year.
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