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Best Bars In Minnesota With A Fireplace

Many bars now are welcoming patrons with the good cheer of a fireplace, encouraging partiers to warm their winter bones and connect with others.

02/19/2015

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Best Mardi Gras Celebrations In Minnesota

Arouse your spirits and warm your soul this season with any of these five Mardi Gras events.

02/12/2015

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Best Valentine’s Day Events For Singles In Minnesota

Valentine’s Day can be special even if you aren’t linked to that special someone.

02/05/2015

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Best Jazz Bands In Minnesota

We’ve got some of the finest jazz musicians right here in Minnesota.

01/29/2015

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What You Need To Know In Entertainment – February 2015

February may be the peak of the winter blues with plenty of snow and lovesick couples to go around, but the month also has something else to offer that should cheer even the most sour spirits up.

01/28/2015

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5 Best Romantic Movies To Watch On Valentine’s Day

If you plan to stay home on Valentine’s Day, here are five of the best romantic movies to put you in the mood for love.

01/28/2015

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Best Country Bars In Minnesota

Get down and dirty with these local country bars.

01/22/2015

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Best Cocktail Happy Hours In Minnesota

For a great cocktail at happy hour, these are the local spots you want to hit.

01/15/2015

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What You Need To Know In Entertainment – January 2015

January always marks a fresh new start to the year and with it, a plethora of new events, festivals, shows, and films worth checking out.

01/09/2015

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Best Bars To Watch Basketball In Minnesota

With friends or one on one, these are the best bars to watch a great game of basketball in Minnesota.

01/08/2015

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Your Best Winter Drink

Get over your winter blues with these cocktails from local bartenders Colin MacGregor and Steve Palmer.

01/01/2015

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2014’s Best New Cocktail Bars In Minnesota

Try an old favorite at one of these new watering holes.

12/25/2014

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Best 2015 New Year’s Eve Parties In Minnesota

Here are five good reasons not to stay at home to watch the crystal ball drop in Times Square.

12/18/2014

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Best Up-And-Coming Minnesota Bands Of 2014

These local bands are blowing up the local music scene. Treat your ears to something new and give them a listen.

12/11/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Billie Wildrick From ‘A Christmas Story, The Musical’

By now, it’s hard to believe that there are people who haven’t seen the 1983 Christmas comedy, “A Christmas Story.” I mean, it’s nearly impossible not to catch a glimpse of the film when flipping through channels on Christmas day since TBS began its 24-hour “A Christmas Story” marathon.

12/10/2014

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A Guide To Dating Around The Holidays

During the holidays, take things easy, communicate with one another and enjoy the festivity that’s all around you.

12/10/2014

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Best Places For Holiday Cocktails In Minnesota

Using fresh and unusual ingredients, cocktails have evolved into an art form and can excite all of the senses with just one sip. Check out these cocktail bars for some of the best and most creative holiday refreshments.

12/04/2014

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Best 2014 Holiday Concerts In Minnesota

Get in the holiday spirit with these concerts.

11/27/2014

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Best Hookah Bars In Minnesota

Enjoy a delicious shisha blend as you bond with your friends following a centuries-old tradition of hookah smoking.

11/20/2014

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Curiocity: Suburban Bowling Alley Gets Funky With Calley Bliss, Fladcast

I’m a jazz neophyte. I know very little about who performs the genre or how it’s performed. I know even less about where it is performed.

11/15/2014

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Best Craft Beer Happy Hours In Minnesota

There are happy hours throughout the state that feature and promote craft beer to those who wish to find a new favorite. Sit down directly in a taproom or a local pub to enjoy one of these happy hours.

11/13/2014

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Best Places For Adult Music Classes In Minnesota

It is never too late to fulfill those musical aspirations. Quality music education programs are available throughout Minnesota.

11/06/2014

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Best Bars To Get Local Beer In Minnesota

Next time you drink a beer, why not drink local?

10/30/2014

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Curiocity: Who? Betty Who!

A booming chant filled the dimly lit Fine Line Music Café as we waited for her to take the stage. Through a thin layer of smoke her named blazed in white, 80s style lightning-bolt writing on the banner on the stage, her only decoration. “Betty, Betty, Betty.”

10/23/2014

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Best Piano Bars In Minnesota

For a little music and a little more fun, check out these local piano bars.

10/23/2014

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Backstreet Boys At The Xcel Energy Center

Relive the Backstreet Boys’ glory days Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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Mumford & Sons Take On Sold-Out Crowd

During a slight lull between songs, Mumford and Sons looked out across the sold-out crowd of the Xcel Energy Center and asked a simple question: “Where were you in (2008) when we played the 400 Club to 12 people?”

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Pentatonix At Mill City Nights

It seems almost strange to see a crowd packed around a nearly completely empty stage — with only two small platforms and zero instruments. But half-way into the first song, you realize, you don’t miss the band at all.

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Joshua Radin At Mill City Nights

Joshua Radin performed at Mill City Nights on Thursday. Click here for a full Q&A with the indie singer.

Grammy Nominations

The nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards have been announced. See who is up for top awards and who else earned major props. And be sure to watch CBS when the awards are handed out on Feb. 12.

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