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It’s National Emoji Day! :D

OMG… it’s National Emoji Day! July 17 is marked as the official day we celebrate those little smiley faces and objects that have become so popular for texting over the last several years.

07/17/2015

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Emmys’ Top Draw, With 24 Nominations

The fantasy saga “Game of Thrones” received a leading 24 Emmy Awards nominations Thursday. The drama wasn’t hurt by controversy over its depiction of a female character’s rape, earning five more nominations than it did last year.

07/16/2015

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

If you’re looking to escape the heat and humidity this week, there’s probably no better way to do it than to watch Satyajit Ray’s gorgeously restored and undeniably epic Apu trilogy, which is playing over at the Lagoon Cinema. While it’s no doubt a commitment to see each film, the payoff is hug: It’s one of those works that’ll rekindle your belief in the power of cinema, or art in general. Seriously, it’s that good.

07/14/2015

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Bastille Day Celebrated With Uptown Block Party

There was a pretty good crowd appreciating French culture in Minneapolis early Sunday afternoon. The Bastille Day Block Party is an annual event at Barbette in Uptown.

07/12/2015

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Basilica Block Party Still Rocking After 20 Years

It started in 1995 as a fundraiser to help pay for the structural restoration of the Basilica of Saint Mary. And while some money still goes towards that, the Basilica Block Party has become so much more.

07/11/2015

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The Apu Trilogy Is A Human Epic, ‘Love At First Fight’ A Tough Romance

The love story that unfolds in “Love At First Fight” defies easy categorization. It’s not a French romcom, it’s not a passionate kissing fest, and it isn’t a tearjerker either. It’s just a slow-burning romance of sorts, with well-placed laughs. Featuring a remarkable performance by up-coming actress Adèle Haenel, the film is irresistible as it is unpredictable, and it makes for almost perfect summer movie watching.

07/10/2015

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ Teaser Debuts At Comic-Con

Breaking news is coming out of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con already, including a new clip from the last ‘Hunger Games’ movie.

07/10/2015

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5 Things To Expect At Comic-Con 2015

Comic-Con is here! The four-day long event that showcases the newest in entertainment and the best of the sci-fi and fantasy genres has a great deal of things happening, so here a few things to look forward to.

07/09/2015

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Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran & Coldplay Will Play Free Global Citizen Festival

Beyoncé is playing a show in New York City this fall, and you could get in for free.

07/09/2015

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‘The Late Late Show’s’ James Corden To Host 31st Annual TCA Awards

The Television Critics Association has announced that James Corden, the host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will also serve as host of this year’s TCA Awards.

07/08/2015

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Robin Williams’ 5 Best Dramatic Movie Roles

Williams earned multiple Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG awards and nominations, and they were largely for his dramatic work. Which roles were his best?

07/08/2015

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Local Music Tap: Wee Willie Walker CD Release @ Minnesota Music Cafe

In regards to Wee Willie Walker, there’s an old saying that comes up: “he’s still got it!” Now, longtime soul and blues man is proving it with the release of his new album, “If Nothing Ever Changes,” this weekend at the Minnesota Music Cafe.

07/07/2015

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Amy Schumer To Feminists Everywhere: You’re In ‘Good Hands With Me’

Amy Schumer graces the cover of Glamour this month to talk about being funny & feminist.

07/07/2015

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AP: Bill Cosby Said He Got Drugs To Give Women For Sex

For decades, Bill Cosby cast himself as America’s dad and then as America’s granddad, a moralist with tough talk for young people about acting responsibly. It was that image that proved to be his undoing. The judge who unsealed documents on Monday revealing Cosby’s 2005 admission that he obtained quaaludes to give to young women before sex cited the comedian’s public moralizing in deciding to release the testimony.

07/06/2015

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

With the holiday weekend come and gone, perhaps there’s a bit more free time in your schedule for movies. If that’s the case, you may want to check out the Walker Art Center’s Summer Nights/Cool Cinema series, which starts this week.

07/06/2015

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‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Celebrates 41st Anniversary At Macalester

Garrison Keillor is celebrating the 41st anniversary his popular public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” Saturday.

07/04/2015

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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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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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