Nicki Minaj opened for Britney Spears at the Xcel Energy Center Wednesday night to the screams of thousands of fans. Minaj tussled with invaders, showed off her dance moves, & overall put on a great spectacle of a show. Opening were Australian DJs Nervo, & Jessie and the Toy Boys. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ on July 6, 2011 (Note: Photos of Spears were skipped due to a restrictive photography contract).
Opening across the street from the Xcel where the duo's concert was taking place, Leather & Lace art show featured local artists' takes on pop stars Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj. Show continues through July 10. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ on July 6, 2011
The owners of Tangletown Gardens expanded their agricultural operations in Plato to supply their new restaurant, Wise Acre Eatery, which they opened in the former home of Liberty Custard across the street. Wise Acre is true farm-to-table, the first local eatery whose owners supply so many of...
Nicollet Island in Minneapolis played host to two days of events over July 3-4. A 5-mile run, food, concerts, and fireworks all amid the beautiful backdrop of the Stone Arch bridge. PHOTOS BY VINCENT MARCINELLI.
Girl Talk, Yelawolf, and Okkervil River were among some of the performers at last weekend's 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, along with Twin Cities rock band Pink Mink. PHOTOS BY DAN HUITING on July 2 and 3, 2011.
Eric Dahl took down the 5 other contestants, eating 10 diamond dogs in 10 minutes -- twice as many as the City Pages contestant, Blake Earring, who took 2nd place. PHOTOS BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER on July 4, 2011
A different kind of Monkee showed up at the Minnesota Zoo to pefrom this weekend. The Monkees band that spawned an NBC TV show decades ago returned to the Twin Cities for two abbreviated sets and a rain delay at the zoo. PHOTOS BY STEVE COHEN on July 1, 2011
Sci-Fi and Fantasy fans from all over the Midwest gathered in Bloomington this past weekend for the Convergence Convention. This year's theme was "A Celebration of Yesterday's Visions of Tomorrow" which resulted in a large number of turn of the century steampunk costumes. PHOTOS BY JON BEHM on...