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Got An Idea For A TV Sitcom? This Contest Might Be For You

A television comedy veteran who lives in Minnesota is giving aspiring writers a chance to break into the business. Bo Kaprall is sponsoring the 2015 National Sitcom Writing Contest. The competition features two categories — scripts for an original pilot and scripts for existing shows.

07/04/2015

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‘A Taste Of Minnesota’ Returns To Carver County

It may look like the Minnesota State Fair, but it has got its own flavor. “All the great music, all the great bands, it’s fantastic,” Chaska resident Daniel Mills said. A Taste of Minnesota, which dates back to 1983, has had its share of issues over the years.

07/03/2015

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Josh Hartnett Gearing Up For Fatherhood

Actor Josh Hartnett is gearing up for his next big role — being a dad. The Minnesota native is expecting his first child with British actress and model, Tamsin Egerton.

07/03/2015

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Stunning & Enigmatic: ‘About Elly’ Reviewed

Emotionally explosive and wonderfully amorphous, “About Elly” is a 2009 film out of Iran getting its well-deserved release in the U.S. just now. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation”, “The Past”), the film is a naturalistic drama that could easily be described as a thriller. Its characters are believable and mysterious, and the film highlights, to Western eyes, the weight honor holds in cultures built around it.

07/03/2015

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‘Prairie Home Companion’ Returns To Macalester For 41st Anniversary Show

Garrison Keillor will celebrate the 41st anniversary of “A Prairie Home Companion” Saturday with a live broadcast from St. Paul’s Macalester College.

07/03/2015

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Movie Blog: 10 Best Fireworks Sequences

It’s the Fourth of July, which means fireworks displays galore. But if you happen to be stuck inside this evening, you’ll probably want to take in a great display via a classic movie. These are 10 of the top best scenes involving fireworks in movie history.

07/02/2015

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Prince Removes His Music From Most Streaming Services

Without any explanation, Prince has removed his music from services such as Spotify and Rdio.

07/02/2015

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Prince Removes Music From All Streaming Services Except TIDAL

As of now, no official word on why Prince has removed his music from Apple Music, Spotify and Rdio is available directly from the artist.

07/02/2015

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13 Patriotic TV Shows To Watch Over 4th Of July Weekend

At their heart, these shows love America and what it stands for, although some of them show it with tough love.

07/02/2015

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What You Need To Know In Entertainment – July 2015

It’s the middle of summer and by now, you’re probably looking for things to keep the summer fun coming without having to bear the 90 degree temperatures.

07/01/2015

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Julia Roberts Goes Vigilante In ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ Trailer: Watch

The trailer shows Jess and Ray finding her daughter’s body in a dumpster, capturing her soul-breaking emotional reaction.

06/30/2015

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Pretty But Troubled: ‘Madame Bovary’ Reviewed

While the most recent adaptation of “Madame Bovary” is no doubt pretty, director Sophie Barthes’ take on the classic Flaubert novel doesn’t quite feel like anything more than a bookish period piece. The dialogue is too flowery, the performances are mixed at best, and the film appears to be addicted to swooning over its delicate piano soundtrack.

06/30/2015

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‘Ghostbusters’ Director Posts The Ladies Uniforms For Movie

“If there something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call?”

06/30/2015

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Katy Perry is the Highest-Paid Female Celebrity in the World

Katy Perry definitely doesn’t have to worry about paying her rent, that’s for sure.

06/29/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Fourth of July Weekend

The Fourth of July is this Saturday and not surprisingly, it looks like many communities are going to have festivities all weekend. Besides the usual community fireworks and parades, there’s a lot to choose from around the state. If your Fourth of July plans take you out of the metro, you’ll find plenty to do. Here’s a sampling.

06/29/2015

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Keith Urban Coming To Minnesota State Fair

One of country music’s big stars is coming to the Minnesota State Fair in late August. It was announced Monday that Keith Urban is bringing his Raise ‘Em Up Tour to the State Fair Grandstand on Aug. 28.

06/29/2015

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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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TV Actor Dustin Diamond Wants Delay In Bar Stabbing Sentence

Former “Saved by the Bell” actor Dustin Diamond is asking a judge to delay his sentence for a Christmas Day stabbing in a Wisconsin bar.

06/28/2015

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Drive-By Truckers, Lynyrd Skynyrd on the Confederate Flag’s Meaning

Lynyrd Skynyrd began phasing use of the Confederate flag a few years ago. Another Southern band, the Drive-By Truckers, agrees. “It’s well past time for all the Southern states to move on.”

06/26/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend

From a free show at Bryant Lake Bowl to a a plethora of music acts at the Twin Cities’ Pride, here are the four local music shows & events to see this weekend.

06/26/2015

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‘Charlotte’s Web’ Opens At The Old Log Theatre

The classic children’s tale is coming to the stage! “Charlotte’s Web” opened at the Old Log Theatre on Tuesday, June 23.

06/26/2015

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Mesmerizing & Frustrating: ‘The Wolfpack’ Reviewed

The “Wolfpack” raises far more questions than it answers, and that’s both why the documentary is so compelling and, at the same time, somewhat frustrating.

06/25/2015

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Tap Talk: Sisyphus Brewing

Over the last five years, the craft brewery movement has grown exponentially in Minnesota. The Associated Press says licensing records show two-thirds of Minnesota breweries have opened just since 2010. So, we decided to help […]

06/25/2015

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TV Actor Dustin Diamond Gets 4 Months Jail For Stabbing

Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell,” was sentenced Thursday to 4 months in jail for a stabbing in a Wisconsin bar.

06/25/2015

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‘Charlotte’s Web’ Opens At The Old Log Theatre

The classic children’s tale is coming to the stage! “Charlotte’s Web” opened at the Old Log Theatre on Tuesday, June 23.

06/24/2015

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World’s Ugliest Dog Contest 2015

A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, was the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest.

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Wacky Fashion At Met Gala

Big names turned out in New York City last night for the annual Met Gala. But even bigger than the names were the fashion choices.

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