For more than 20 years, David LaRochelle, a White Bear Lake author and illustrator of children's books, has been turning pumpkin carving into an art form. He estimates he has carved more than 100 elaborate jack-o'-lanterns over the years. His intricate and whimsical pumpkins often take three to four hours to design and carve, he says. "The longest I've ever spent on a pumpkin was eight hours." To see more pumpkin photos, visit David
La Rochelle's website.
A reunited Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly played their first show in Minnesota after 20 years of being broken up at the Varsity Theater. Locals The Chambermaids opened as a last minute replacement for the Dum Dum Girls. PHOTOS BY ADAM BUBOLZ on Oct. 27, 2010
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters brought The Wall Live Tour to Xcel Energy Center Wednesday night. Among the backup musicians were former Pink Floyd sidemen Snowy White (guitar) and Jon Carin (keyboards). David Gilmour was not there. PHOTOS BY STEVE COHEN on Oct. 27, 2010
Canadian band Stars lit up the main room of First Avenue on Wednesday, sweetly serenading the audience with haunting songs from this summer's release 'The Five Ghosts.' PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on October 27, 2010.
The Hot Dish attended a Man Cave MEATing under a waxing moon on Oct. 21 in Richfield. MC Advisor John Richards and party hosts Connie and Ron England threw a fun man-fest, replete with camouflage covered tables and plenty of vittles. Guests got to check out the MC wares, which were displayed in...
Brooklyn's noise-punk dance-pop duo Sleigh Bells got the young, sold-out crowd dancing and moshing at the Triple Rock on Monday night. Denver's Pictureplane and Brooklyn's Sundelles opened. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on October 25, 2010.
Blonde Redhead brought a beautiful light show to accompany a mix of old and new songs in front of an enthusiastic crowd at First Avenue last night, with German electronic producer Panthu du Prince opening. PHOTOS BY ADAM BUBOLZ on October 24, 2010
Great Big Sea came through Minneapolis to celebrate the release of their tenth album, Safe Upon the Shore. The band performed a double set, filled with rollicking Newfoundland sea shanties, straight-up rock & roll, and some gorgeous accapella numbers. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ on Oct. 23, 2010
Brooklyn's LCD Soundsystem turned St. Paul's Roy Wilkins Auditorium into a massive dance party for thousands of fans on Saturday night. Leeds, England's Hot Chip opened. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on Oct. 23, 2010