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Finding Minnesota: Turning Molten Glass Into Art

No matter the weather, one place in Minnesota has furnaces holding steady at 2,300 degrees. Foci uses the intense heat to help people learn and practice glass arts. Eric Dahlberg is the studio manager. “It is a bit of a lost art,” he said. “There aren’t a lot of places that you can do this.”

12/07/2014

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Best 2014 Holiday Events In Minnesota

Check out a play, ballet or concert with a holiday theme to be entertained and feel the Christmas joy being spread throughout the state.

12/01/2014

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New Holidazzle’s Debut Mostly Well Received

If you take a stroll along Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, there’s a feeling of Christmas in the air. The Minneapolis Holiday Market in Peavey Plaza has more than 30 huts, with local and international vendors selling everything from candles to candies, as well as brats and beer.

11/28/2014

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St. Paul Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

Winter Skate at Rice Park in St. Paul is officially open for business. The European Christmas Market starts Friday at 2 p.m.

11/27/2014

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Best Winter 2014-15 Art Events In Minnesota

While winters may be harsh in Minnesota, the creative flow never freezes. This year, some great events will be taking place throughout the winter to celebrate the artistic talent in Minnesota and feed the desire of the locals to enjoy and appreciate art.

11/24/2014

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The Best Thanksgiving Events In Minnesota

Minnesota is holding several fun and active events over the Thanksgiving holiday, take your pick and enjoy yourself.

11/17/2014

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St. Paul To Open European Christmas Market

Minnesota’s capital city will be opening its own Christmas market this holiday season. The European Christmas Market will open in St. Paul beginning Friday Nov. 28.

11/11/2014

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Best Upcoming Classical Music Performances In Minnesota

Entertainment can come in all forms to Minnesotans. While some enjoy listening to music or watching movies at home, others long to head out to a venue for live entertainment. Classical music connoisseurs often find that performances are enhanced by the venue they take place in. Minnesota is home to some of the best venues for classical performance, theaters with high ceilings, finely tuned sound systems and the talent to fill the stage. Enjoy any of these classical music performances over the next few months.

11/10/2014

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New For Fall: Nonfiction Books To Add To Your Reading List

Fall has officially arrived and the chilly weather just makes us want to curl up by the crackling fire with a great book. So put the hot chocolate on the stove and cut yourself a slice a pie because our sister company Simon & Schuster is at it again with these riveting true stories to help pass the long autumn evenings.

11/09/2014

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Designer Erin Gates On Styling Your Bookshelf

Get tips for organizing your bookshelf from Erin Gates, author of Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life from sister company Simon & Schuster.

11/05/2014

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Best 2014 Veterans Day Events In Minnesota

Honor a veteran this November with body or mind. Run for fun or discuss a documentary.

11/03/2014

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A Hollywood-Inspired Reading List

Books form the basis of countless Hollywood films and you’ll have no shortage of big screen adaptations to choose from during this year’s Oscar season and throughout 2015.

10/27/2014

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Best Upcoming Musicals In Minnesota

Spend an evening at one of these upcoming shows.

10/27/2014

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Best 2014-2015 College Productions In Minnesota

Minnesota college students have talent. See for yourself with these productions.

10/20/2014

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Best Book Club Picks For Fall

A chill is in the air, and autumn is the perfect time to curl up with good book – and then discuss it with your book club, of course.

10/15/2014

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres – ‘Hello Dolly!’

There is no comparison to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres experience.

10/13/2014

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Five Creepy Historical Sites In The Midwest

Looking for something spooky this Halloween? Check out the five creepiest historical sites in the midwest.

10/07/2014

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Best Halloween-Themed Shows In Minnesota

Find yourself at some of these Halloween-themed shows and events for an enjoyable and entertaining evening.

10/06/2014

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Best Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month In Minnesota

Hispanic Heritage Month gives us a way to enjoy savory food, appreciate art, celebrate with dance and song and honor those who are no longer with us.

09/29/2014

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New Holidazzle Market Coming To Downtown Minneapolis

The next chapter of the Holidazzle has been announced. After the long-standing Nicollet Mall parade came to a close last year, Minneapolis officials said it was time for something new.

09/25/2014

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‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibit Brings True ‘Sound and Vision’ Experience to Chicago

Ready for an immersive experience? The retrospective “David Bowie Is” opens today in Chicago, and it’s a mind-blowing examination of one of the modern musical era’s most fascinating creative minds.

09/23/2014

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Dark And Twisted Thrillers For Fans Of ‘Gone Girl’

You stayed up all night finishing Gone Girl and immediately devoured Sharp Objects and Dark Places—yet your appetite for Gillian Flynn’s brand of whip smart, deeply troubling fiction remains unsatisfied. Well, fear not because our sister company Simon & Schuster has the twists, turns, and unreliable narrators to keep you wrapped up in knots.

09/22/2014

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Best Local Bloggers In Minnesota

Five Minnesota bloggers eclipse all others by popular choice. Here they are (plus a bonus blogger), by category.

09/22/2014

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Best Improv Comedy In Minnesota

For a night of unscripted laughs, check out Minnesota’s best in improv comedy.

09/15/2014

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6 Must-Read Books For Dog Lovers

These books are perfect for anyone who has fallen in love with man’s best friend.

09/12/2014

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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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