Bryan Deane Bertsch brews his Deane's-brand kombucha in a St. Paul commercial kitchen, with a little help from his wife and business partner, Davianne, and son, Forest. Bertsch was recently forced to transfer sales of his fermented tea from co-ops to liquor stores after the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau classified it as an alcoholic beverage. PHOTOS BY E. KATIE HOLM on August 9, 2011
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No need to ask, she's a smooth operator. Sade returned to the Twin Cities to play the cavernous Target Center, but created a semblance of intimacy with an effective multimedia set-up. The also-smooth John Legend opened. Read our full review here. PHOTOS BY STEVE COHEN on August 9, 2011.
Everyone's going crazy over Michele Bachmann's crazy eyes on the new cover of Newsweek magazine. City Pages thought it would look back through time, and see what famous, powerful female figures would look like if they had those eyes.
Fresh from Lollapalooza, Mick Jones, Don Letts, and company celebrated the return of Big Audio Dynamite by playing First Avenue's Mainroom during their brief U.S. tour. PHOTOS BY STEVE COHEN on August 7, 2011.
This weekend Minneapolis hosted the Uptown Art Fair, one of the
highest-attended events of the summer, second only to the Minnesota
State Fair. And while the temperatures were dog-days-of-summer hot,
some folks took the time to look their best as they strolled through
one of the most...
Seattle acoustic rockers the Head and The Heart maxed out the Varsity Theater with their lush sounds and high energy harmonies along with local favorites Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on August 7, 2011.
Macy's 2011 edition of their annual Glamorama benefit for the Children's Cancer Research Fund was another blowout extravaganza with performances from Bruno Mars and Far East Movement and fashions from the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel, Papi and more. The...
Grimm fairy tales have never been told better. Circus Juventas, a youth arts group located in St.Paul, perform theatrical circus acts and feats of gymnastics in their latest production, which runs through August 14. Under the direction of Dan and Betty Butler these local kids, ranging in age...
Britain's Ellie Goulding thrilled the mostly teen crowd that packed the Fine Line Thursday night with her highly danceable pop sounds, along with local dance pop trio Estate. For more on the show, see our review by Natalie Gallagher here. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on August 4, 2011.