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Finding Minnesota: Twin Cities Ukulele Clubs

When the winter blues start to set in, some people turn to sun lamps or supplements to lift their spirits. Others, though, find simple joy in a simple instrument.

01/19/2015

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Women Who Rock: Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith’s story is a coming-of-age tale. Only hers was done publicly, through music. In the matter of a few years, she went from playing folk rock as Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, to Caroline Smith: soul-singer, chorus belter and feminist leader. Smith grew up in Detroit Lakes, her mom helping land her first show at a Minnesota summertime staple.

01/17/2015

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Movie Blog: Swedish Director Ruben Östlund At The Walker

One of the hard lessons of Force Majeure, the latest film from the “not yet household-name level but maybe getting there” Swedish director Ruben Östlund, is that life deals most humans a crap hand. And most humans respond to them with childish petulance, at best.

01/16/2015

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YouTubers to Interview Obama After State of the Union Address

President Obama, the leader of the free world, will field questions from representatives of the online audience, represented by three popular YouTubers.

01/16/2015

(L-R) Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, and David Fincher attend the Opening Night Gala Presentation and World Premiere of "Gone Girl" during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on September 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Oscar Best Picture Snubs: 5 Films That Deserved a Nomination

With only eight films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, we point out five additional films that deserved a spot in this prestigious Academy Award category.

01/16/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Actor Michael Keaton accepts the award for Best Actor in the film 'Birdman' onstage during the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood’ Top Winners At Critics’ Choice Awards

Fresh off their Oscar nominations, “Birdman” and “Boyhood” added to their awards-season haul with multiple wins at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

01/16/2015

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This Week: Rihanna Allegedly Kisses Leo & The Oscars Are Close

This week, a good girl gone bad may or may not have kissed your favorite bachelor and Hollywood’s most important night is fast approaching.

01/16/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Indoor Golf Range In MN

Winter is long, cold and dark in Minnesota, especially for golfers. Instead of daydreaming about warm weather and your favorite course, you can still play the game inside. That’s why we went in search of the best indoor golf in Minnesota.

01/15/2015

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Stevie Wonder Coming To Target Center

Isn’t it lovely? Isn’t it wonderful? For the first time in longer than most people can remember, legendary performer Stevie Wonder will be performing in the Twin Cities.

01/15/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

The weather is supposed to be nice and relatively warm, so there’s absolutely no excuse for you not to get out there and enjoy some of the metro area’s best bets for weekend entertainment.

01/15/2015

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Artists Katy Perry Should Enlist For Super Bowl Halftime Show

From a Material Girl to an old flame to a Neon Icon, we came up with six artists that we’d like to see join Katy during halftime.

01/14/2015

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10 Artists We’d Love To See Lead The ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ Band

From Mark Ronson to Weird Al, here’s who we think should take the reins.

01/13/2015

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Nat’l TV Show Calls Smalley’s Jerk Chicken The ‘Best. Ever.’

The Stillwater bar that had what WCCO viewers chose as Minnesota’s best summer drink has just earned another honor — this time, it’s national. A year and a half ago, viewers sent Matt Brickman to try the mojito at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar.

01/13/2015

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Hell’s Kitchen Opening Room Dedicated To Minnesotans

A “one of a kind” restaurant in downtown Minneapolis is about to get even more unique. In four days, Hell’s Kitchen will open up a room built by Minnesotans for Minnesotans. So fittingly, it will be called the “Minnesota Room.”

01/12/2015

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CBS Renews Three Hit Freshman Dramas For 2015-2016

CBS renews three hit freshman dramas, “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Madam Secretary” and “Scorpion,” while The CW picked up eight series for the 2015-2016 broadcast season.

01/12/2015

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Puppy Bowl XI Starting Lineup

Forget the Patriots, ignore the Seahawks. The REAL competition this year is between Drew Carey, Pepper, Faulkner and the rest of the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl XI. See them all here!

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2015 Oscar Nominations

The 2015 Oscar Nominations were announced Thursday morning, including lots of nominations for “Boyhood,” “Birdman,” and “The Imitation Game.” See all the contenders in the top categories here.

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Golden Globes’ Best & Worst Dressed

The stars came out in full force at the 2015 Golden Globes, and some brought A-game glamour to the red carpet while others chose duds that were … well, duds.

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Notable 2015 Deaths

Here are some of the most notable deaths from 2015.

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2014 In Review – Top Entertainment Stories

From award shows, to series finales, to celebrity marriages and untimely deaths, here is a look at some of the biggest stories in entertainment for 2014.

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