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‘Mia’ Curator Named As Director Of Italy’s Uffizi Museum

Seven foreigners were named Tuesday to run some of Italy’s most prestigious museums, including the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, after the government opened up top museum jobs to international competition for the first time in what the culture minister described as “an historic step.”

08/18/2015

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Best Abstract Art Exhibits In Minnesota

Minnesota’s thriving arts scene goes a little abstract at these local exhibits.

08/17/2015

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Natalie & Mike Learn How To Bust A Move For ‘Groundbreaker Battle’

Are you ready for a truly electric show? Head to the Cowles Center in Minneapolis for the Groundbreaker Battle. This hugely popular day-long event is a family-friendly immersion into hip-hop, including beat boxing and dancing.

08/15/2015

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Best DIY Pottery In Minnesota

Who makes the best pottery in Minnesota? You do!

08/10/2015

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Goodbye ‘Minneapolis Institute Of Arts,’ Hello ‘Mia’

The Minneapolis Institute of Art, in the midst of record attendance, is proving to be a sassy centenarian. Officials announced Thursday the museum is undergoing a rebranding in its 100th year, and will now simply be called by feminine first name “Mia.”

08/06/2015

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Summer Reading Picks You Can Actually Read Any Time Of Year

The Internet is full of summer reading lists and I’ve always wanted to recommend six works of literature to bored strangers online, so I put together this selection of books I suppose you could read on a beach if you really want.

08/05/2015

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MNfusion: Uptown Art Fair Introduces Amateur Chef Contest

At over 50 years, the Uptown Art Fair could be considered “over the hill,” but this vibrant festival is far from being behind the times. Each year to keep visitors engaged the fair introduces a number of new events. For its 52nd year it is hosting an amateur chef contest.

08/05/2015

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11 Fantastic Audiobooks You Can’t Miss

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but judging by the immersive experience of these eleven audiobooks, sound can be worth a whole lot more.

08/05/2015

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Best Upcoming Dinner Theater Performances In Minnesota

See Minnesota’s five best shows where you can dine and be entertained all at one venue.

08/03/2015

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Best Andy Warhol Exhibits In The U.S.

Are you a fan of Andy Warhol’s art? Check out the best places in the country to view his work according to Deborah Davis, author of “The Trip: Andy Warhol’s Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure.”

07/29/2015

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Best Public Art In Minnesota

See the art that is the talk of the town.

07/27/2015

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13 Books You’ll Want To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

Grab some popcorn, dim the lights, and check out these eleven books before their hotly anticipated adaptations arrive at a theater near you.

07/22/2015

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Best Upcoming Exhibits For Kids In Minnesota

The learning doesn’t end – even when school’s out for the summer.

07/20/2015

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Best Music Shops In Minnesota

Immerse yourself in music at any of these five best Minnesota music shops.

07/13/2015

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Wander Minnesota: ‘Inspired By Books’ At The MIA

At the Minneapolis Institute of Arts , of course there’s always so much going on around visual arts. But the museum also offers frequent tours of a literary bent: Inspired by Books, tours that combine the museum’s extensive visual arts collection with themed explorations of books.

07/08/2015

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MNfusion: Annual Fresh Ink Series Begins At Illusion Theater

During the summer the number of national touring shows that make their way through Minnesota is limited. But while some of the larger stages lay dark for longer periods of time, the curtain has hardly closed on the Twin Cities theater scene.

07/07/2015

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3 Exercises To Help You Succeed At Work

Want to get those creative juices flowing? Try these three simple tips from Barnet Bain, author of “The Book Of Doing And Being.”

07/07/2015

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Minnesota History Lover’s Guide To The Minnesota Streetcar Museum

Learn about the public transportation of the past.

07/06/2015

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Best Places To See Stand Up Comedy In Minnesota

Five Minnesota must-see comedy clubs are worth your consideration.

06/29/2015

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7 Best Beach Reads For Summer 2015

Hitting the beach this summer? Alongside your flip-flops, towel, and plenty of sunscreen, no beach bag is complete without one of the summer’s hottest reads.

06/23/2015

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Best Language Classes In Minnesota

Learn a language in many ways from total immersion to five minutes a month.

06/22/2015

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Best Summer Art Festivals In Minnesota

Minnesotans love to venture outdoors in the summer. For this reason, many summer events and festivals are held outside to accommodate those that wish to take advantage of the short summer.

06/15/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Father’s Day In Minnesota

Father’s Day is coming soon. What are you doing to enjoy the day with your dad? Here are some ideas for special events, not necessarily Father’s Day-themed, but fun for the whole family.

06/10/2015

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Foursquare On The Pin Ep 6: Best Bar Names, Sports Bars, & Father’s Day Spots

This episode of Foursquare On The Pin covers sports bars, father’s day meals and much more!

06/09/2015

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Kat Perkins Live With WCCO Radio!

Kat Perkins gave a live performance in the Cambria Gallery on 7th, hosted by WCCO Radio’s John Williams!

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Behind The Scenes Of ‘Wicked: The Musical’

A big Broadway show has rolled into town. The set of “Wicked” was unloaded into the Orpheum Theatre Tuesday morning. The show opens Wednesday and runs for six weeks, through Oct. 27.

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