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Prince Invites Journalists To Paisley Park Studios

Prince had a gathering at his Paisley Park Studios but he didn’t perform — he wanted to talk promotion and business. He invited journalists attending the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Minneapolis to a four-hour dance party on Saturday.

08/09/2015

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Irish Fair Of Minnesota Returns For 36th Year

This is the 36th year of the Irish Fair of Minnesota, a family-friendly event with music, dance, food and kilts. Organizers are expecting 100,000 people to attend.

08/08/2015

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What To See & Do At The 52nd Uptown Art Fair

More than 350 artists featuring limited editions and one-of-a-kind treasures can be found this weekend at the Uptown Art Fair, which is now in its 52nd year.

08/08/2015

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Stephen Colbert Announces First ‘The Late Show’ Guest

And his first guest is….

08/07/2015

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Stewart Ends ‘Daily Show’ With ‘Moment Of Zen,’ Springsteen

Jon Stewart said goodbye to “The Daily Show” on Thursday, America’s foremost satirist of politicians and the media ushered out by Bruce Springsteen and a reunion of the many colleagues that he worked with during 16 years as host.

08/07/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From a local EP release party in northeast Minneapolis to a bunch of festivals/block parties, here are the four shows and events to see this weekend!

08/06/2015

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Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux Are Married

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have made it official.

08/06/2015

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Instagram Removes Searchable #EDM Hashtag

“#EDM was being used to share content that violates our guidelines around nudity.”

08/06/2015

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10 Most Shocking Celebrity Breakups Of 2015

The year of love for 2015 hasn’t been great for a lot of celebrity couples. Here are 10 of our favorite couples that didn’t make it through the storm of love for 2015.

08/06/2015

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Former Owl City Musician Charged With Trying To Lure Teen

A former backing musician for electronica act Owl City has been charged with criminal sexual contact and attempting to lure a 14-year-old girl to his hotel room while they were playing in Atlantic City in 2013.

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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Lowertown Guitar Fest Returns For 3rd Year

A favorite instrument will be taking center stage this Saturday in St. Paul.

08/05/2015

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Netflix To Give Workers With Babies A Year Of Paid Leave

Netflix is giving new parents on its payroll up to a year of paid leave in a move that could pressure other technology employers to improve their baby benefits as they vie for talent.

08/05/2015

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

It’s August already. How is that even possible? Any day now, you’ll be seeing back-to-school shopping displays at Target and planning out a visit to the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Already that nostalgia for summer is welling up as the nights get increasingly cooler. Already I’m drinking beers on rooftops and patios wondering how many of these I’ll have before the leaves start falling and the sun goes down with the workday.

08/04/2015

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Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy Announce Blockbuster Break-Up

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy explained they are splitting up.

08/04/2015

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Gwen Stefani Files For Divorce From Gavin Rossdale

Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from Gavin Rossdale, according to TMZ.

08/03/2015

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Lady Gaga Teases New Album With ‘LG5’ Message

Lady gaga shared a somewhat cryptic Instagram message today which could indicate new music is on the way.

08/03/2015

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First Promos For Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” Air

In a little over a month, Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” will premiere on CBS.

08/03/2015

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‘That Sugar Film’ Creator Wants You To Know Where Sugar Is Hiding

hat Sugar Film, a Supersize Me-style documentary out of Australia, uses a sort of cinematic super-sweetness to combat the pervasiveness of sugar in our modern food supply. Filmmaker Damon Gameau’s film is visually over-the-top, with talking head experts appearing on cereal boxes and all sorts of different food labels.

08/02/2015

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Betty White Blasts Hunter Who Killed Cecil The Lion

Betty White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month.

07/31/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From Har Mar Superstar doing his thing in St. Paul to a great outside get-together in northeast Minneapolis, here are the four shows and events to experience this weekend!

07/30/2015

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Mia Farrow Faces Backlash For Tweeting Lion Dentist’s Address

Mia Farrow took some Twitter heat Wednesday for joining other angry social media posters and blasting out the business address of the dentist who killed the beloved lion Cecil in Zimbabwe.

07/30/2015

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Top 10 Worst Songs From ‘Jock Jams’

A year ago, we counted down the top 10 greatest songs from the immortal “Jock Jams” compilation series. It was a trip down memory lane, to be sure. And while there was some disagreement among our panel as to what the very best of the best were, we generally agreed that the list reflected what it intended. (Okay, okay, I still resent that we couldn’t find room for Black Box’s “Strike It Up,” The Bucketheads’ “The Bomb,” or Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s “It Takes Two,” but I’ve since moved on.)

07/29/2015

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Kimmel, Gervais & Other Celebrities Respond To Cecil The Lion’s Death

The story of a Minnesota dentist who allegedly poached a beloved lion in Zimbabwe has sparked an international reaction.

07/29/2015

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This Week’s Best Bets: ‘Barbarella’ In Loring Park, Robin Williams’ Final Film

It’s the dog days of summer, and there’s a bunch of great cinema to experience in the Twin Cities.

07/27/2015

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2015 Emmy Nominations

“Game of Thrones” earned a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations, but there were big nods for “Mad Men,” “Transparent,” and “Better Call Saul.” Here are the top nominations.

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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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