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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

With the Academy Awards still looming large on the horizon, it’s hard not to post up a handful of nominees again this week. A few of the big contenders — such as Birdman, Selma, Boyhood and American Sniper – are showing at several metro screens, and the Oscar-nominated shorts are also still going strong over at the Lagoon and the Riverview.

02/09/2015

Summer's Hottest Concert Tours

Dave Matthews Band To Play Xcel Energy Center July 1

The Dave Matthews Band will be bringing its Summer Tour 2015 to St. Paul this summer. On Monday, Xcel Energy Center and Live Nation made the announcement, saying the Dave Matthews Band is set to play at Xcel on July 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13.

02/09/2015

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Prince’s Grammy Shade Face Stole The Show

A few Grammy nominees with Minnesota connections won golden gramophones on Sunday night, but the biggest Minnesota winner of all was presenter Prince, according to the reception on Twitter. Prince was on hand to present the album of the year award, which many expected to go to either Beyonce or Sam Smith.

02/09/2015

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GRAMMY Winners 2015: See the Full List

See the full list of winners at this year’s GRAMMYs.

02/08/2015

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Behind ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord,’ the Gospel Song Beyoncé’s Singing at the GRAMMYs

Here’s a rundown on “Take My Hand,” and why it’s part of the GRAMMYs program.

02/07/2015

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Taylor Swift Has Chosen Her Date to the GRAMMYs & It’s Probably Not You

as all of us save one now know that we are not Taylor Swift’s date to the GRAMMYs

02/07/2015

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Katy Perry To Perform With Domestic Violence Survivor at GRAMMYs

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards has a long list of duets planned for the big night, but it’s who Katy Perry’s sharing this stage with this Sunday (Feb. 8) that has people talking.

02/06/2015

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Minnesota Acts To Cheer On At This Year’s Grammys

While the majority of this year’s big Grammys are expected to go to people as far-flung as British crooners Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran, Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, or Australian songstresses Sia and Iggy Azalea, there are a few categories with candidates much closer to home.

02/06/2015

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Minnesota ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Co-Contestants Become Fast Friends

Minnesota was well-represented in one of the first Wheel of Fortune episodes this year.

Brandon Kimbler of Blaine and Deb Tharaldson of Brooklyn Park somehow ended up on the exact same episode.

02/05/2015

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‘Prairie Home’ Fan Thile Excited About Subbing For Keillor

Mandolinist Chris Thile of the band Punch Brothers says hosting “A Prairie Home Companion” is like “getting to be Luke Skywalker.” Thile will substitute for “Prairie Home” host and creator Garrison Keillor on the public radio show Saturday and Feb. 14 from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

02/05/2015

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Backlash Against ‘Mallrats’ Choice For Most Iconic Minn. Movie

Call it, #GrapeGate light. On Wednesday, I told you about Mashable, the website that named the most iconic movies shot in each state. And for Minnesota, they picked the 1995 comedy, “Mallrats.” Well, negative reaction came faster than you could say “Chasing Amy.”

02/05/2015

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What’s The Most Iconic Minnesota Movie?

Which movie shot in Minnesota is the most iconic? “Jingle All the Way”? “Grumpy Old Men”?

02/04/2015

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Beyonce to Perform with John Legend, Common at the GRAMMYs

The GRAMMYs performance of Common and John Legend will feature a very special guest: Beyonce.

02/04/2015

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Four Reasons Why You Should Be Excited For CBS’ ‘Supergirl’

With news of “Supergirl” finding its lead actress in Melissa Benoist, here are the top reasons to get excited for the new series.

02/04/2015

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Movie Blog: Bill Pohlad’s ‘Love & Mercy’ To Close Out MSPIFF 2015

Bill Pohlad, known for producing such powerful films as 12 Years a Slave, Tree of Life and Brokeback Mountain, will have a director credit on a film slated to cap off this year’s Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.

02/04/2015

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Mary J Blige/Sam Smith and Beck/Chris Martin Among Many New Duets Added to Sunday’s GRAMMYs

Other newly announced collaborations include Brandy Clark with Dwight Yoakam, Ed Sheeran with Herbie Hancock, Questlove and John Mayer, and also Sheeran with ELO’s Jeff Lynne.

02/04/2015

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Katy Perry To Perform at GRAMMYs This Sunday: Report

How does Katy Perry follow up her epic, record breaking Super Bowl performance? Well, by taking on music’s biggest night in music, of course.

02/04/2015

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Taylor Swift Will Not Be Performing At The GRAMMYs, But She Will Be Ready To Rage

This GRAMMYs is going to be a real rager, according to Taylor Swift.

02/03/2015

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Rihanna, Paul McCartney and Kanye West to Perform at the GRAMMYs

They’re going to perform “FourFiveSeconds” together for the first time.

02/03/2015

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Harper Lee Will Publish Second Novel

Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that “Go Set a Watchman,” a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14.

02/03/2015

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Now that the Super Bowl is behind us, let’s talk about a different type of spectacle, The Oscars.

02/02/2015

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Local Music Tap: Harriet Brewing’s 4th Anniversary @ Cedar Cultural

Minneapolis-based Harriet Brewing is celebrating its fourth anniversary with great local bands and a “total tap takeover” at the Cedar Cultural Center.

02/02/2015

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Best & Worst Super Bowl Commercials 2015

From a little puppy’s adventure to reunite with a friend …. to Kim Kardashian taking multiple selfies, here’s a look at what we think were the best and worst of Super Bowl ads in 2015.

02/02/2015

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Minnesota Leaders Already Planning For 2018 Super Bowl

This year’s Super Bowl is being played Sunday in a much warmer place: Arizona. But several of the people leading Minnesota’s Super Bowl Committee are there taking notes.

02/01/2015

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Celebs React On Twitter To Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Performance

Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Halftime Show just blew up Twitter. Here’s a look at the top celeb tweets.

02/01/2015

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2015 Academy Awards

“Birdman” was the top winner at the 2015 Academy Awards, winning best picture and best director. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Whiplash” also earned multiple awards.

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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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