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Local Music Tap: Lowertown Guitar Fest Returns For 2nd Year

The Lowertown Guitar Festival is returning to St. Paul’s Mears Park after last year’s inaugural event that attracted nearly 2,000 people. This year, the host of the event — McNally Smith College of Music — promises that the Saturday, Aug. 9 event will be even bigger and better.

07/10/2014

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Top Nighttime Mpls. Attractions For ASG Out-Of-Towners

Stereotyped as friendly (and passive-aggressive, too, I guess), Minnesota is ready to throw down/party/whatever kids do nowadays with a late bar close set for 4 a.m. on July 16 across Hennepin County. So, if you are from out of town and would like to check out some great nightlife spots (not necessarily bars or clubs), check out the list below!

07/10/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s a huge weekend of events, so how do you pick what to do? That’s where Jason Matheson comes in with his top picks (besides All-Star Game-related events) for your weekend calendar.

07/10/2014

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Downtown Minneapolis Prepares For Busy Weekend

It’s a big weekend coming up for downtown. The All-Star Game FanFest, a five-day festival, begins at the Convention Center open at 9 a.m. Friday. Friday night, thousands more people will head to downtown Minneapolis for the Basilica Block Party. It’s a two-day concert at the Basilica of St. Mary.

07/10/2014

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Leads Emmy List With 19 Nods

“Game of Thrones” earns a leading 19 Emmy Award nominations, including for best drama series.

07/10/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Sculptures @ MN Landscape Arboretum

There’s a new addition to the varied scenery at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: the Harrison Sculpture Collection at the Arboretum’s highest physical point, with sculptures donated by Wayzata philanthropists Alfred and Ingrid Harrison, sculptures they’d collected from all over the world.

07/09/2014

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Sean Hayes Joins CBS Sitcom “The Millers”

Popular sitcom star Sean Hayes is joining the cast of comedy “The Millers” as a series regular. Hayes will play the new best friend of Margo Martindale’s character.

07/09/2014

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Women Who Rock: Molly Maher

Our Women Who Rock series continues with a gifted guitar player who has worked on stage with guitar royalty like Prince. And maybe you recognize her from her long-time residency at Nye’s Polonaise Room in Northeast Minneapolis.

07/09/2014

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Professional Filmmakers Help Kids With Disabilities Make Movie Magic

It’s lights, camera, action on the campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul. A special movie production is underway, featuring young adults with disabilities. And professional filmmakers are involved, donating their talents.

07/08/2014

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Idina Menzel To Sing Anthem At All-Star Game

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Tony-Award winning singer Idina Menzel will sing the U.S. national anthem at next week’s All-Star Game at Target Field. It’s one of many musical performances that will be a part of the All-Star Game experience in Minneapolis.

07/08/2014

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Ventura Must Show Sniper Disregarded Truth In Book

When a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history detailed his kills in a bestselling autobiography, he also included details about a 2006 incident in which he says he punched a guy he called “Scruff Face” — later identified as former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

07/06/2014

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#Trending In Entertainment: Shia LaBeouf Again, Meshach Taylor Dies, And Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Gets Arrested

This week a child star is in trouble (again), a beloved actor passes away, and an A-lister’s son may be following in his father’s footsteps, but not in a good way.

07/04/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Snowpiercer’ Review

Relentless, thoughtful and weirdly surprising: “Snowpiercer” is a twisty, sci-fi rollercoaster that’s tough to pin down and just as hard to forget. South Korean director Joon-ho Bong channels a dystopian world in the somewhat comic style of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil but swaps out the political satire for action and allegory. The result is a tonic for those bored of CGI spectacles and a top-shelf option for the holiday weekend.

07/02/2014

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Joining CBS’ ‘Criminal Minds’

Hewitt will play Kate Callahan, a seasoned undercover agent whose superior work at the FBI has earned her a place in the Behavioral Analysis Unit.

07/02/2014

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Publicist: Shia LaBeouf Being Treated For Alcoholism

LaBeouf’s publicist said Tuesday the 28-year-old actor has not checked into a rehab facility but is receiving voluntary treatment for alcohol addiction.

07/02/2014

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MLB All-Star Weekend: Futures Game

Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo showed off his power with a soaring two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the U.S. team the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over the World squad Sunday at the All-Star Futures Game for baseball’s best minor leaguers.

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