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  • Lumberjack Days: Of Dogs and Logs
    At Stillwater's annual Lumberjack Days, which concluded July 27, woodsmen (and their pets) fought to see who was the Bunyanest of them all in log-rolling and other competitions. These photos are from the Dogs + Logs World Championships.
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  • Great American Beauty reality show casting
    This Wednesday, July 23, and Friday, July 25, Loto in downtown St. Paul is hosting open auditions for “The Great American Beauty,” a primetime reality show debuting on ABC. Here are images from audition one on Wednesday.
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  • Immortal Technique at First Avenue
    The world's angriest Peru-born rapper, Immortal Technique spat his unique blend of political venom to a Fist Avenue crowd on July 21.
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  • Tim Pawlenty's 15 Worst Vetoes
    Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, whose name is prominent in vice presidential candidacy rumors, has vetoed more bills in a single session than any governor in Minnesota's history. Jonathan Kaminsky details each of the 34 bills that fell victim to the veto pen. Here are 15 of the most striking.
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  • Deep Blues Festival
    The annual Deep Blues Music and Film Festival brought bluesicians, rockers, psychobillies and more out from July 18-20. 40-some bands played.
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  • Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Race and Sand Castle Contest
    The festival had a little of everything for the creative-minded: floating art made of milk cartons and sculpted sand were two of the top draws.
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  • Neil Diamond at Xcel Energy Center
    The lounge legend reached out, hands touching hands, touching me, touching you at the X on Saturday, July 19.
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  • Chris Rock at the Orpheum
    At a sold-out July 18 stop on his No Apologies tour, Chris Rock's act at the Orpheum was "better than 'Last Comic Standing' and 'I survived a Japanese Game Show' combined," writes Jordan Selbo.
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  • KaiserCartel at Bryant Lake Bowl
    "Bastille Day celebrations wrapped up with an after party at the Bryant-Lake Bowl, where Brooklyn-based folkies KaiserCartel finished off the night with a CD release for their stellar debut full-length, March Forth." Romantica opened the Sunday, July 13 show.
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  • Outdoor Dances at the Lakes
    The evening of July 11 in the Rose Garden by Lake Harriet was a study in contrasts. About 50 or so people sat on the lawn in front of a marked off area by the stump of a recently removed shade tree. Dancers warmed up in preparation for the seventh annual “Dances at the Lake 2008” presented ...
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  • Dragon Festival at Lake Phalen
    Dragonboat races, martial arts demonstrations, Asian food and crafts were all on the agenda at the annual Dragon Festival at Lake Phalen in St. Paul July 11-12.
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  • Club Candids: Too Much Love
    Every Saturday at 10 p.m., First Avenue presents Too Much Love, a dance party "spinning all the best music, new and old, anything good that rocks." Here are candid shots from clubgoers at the downtown danceteria.
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