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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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Keillor Returns To College For ‘Prairie Home’ 40th

Garrison Keillor returns to Macalester College to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “A Prairie Home Companion” over the Fourth of July weekend. The three-day festival will be held at the St. Paul college where Keillor broadcast the first “Prairie Home” show on July 6, 1974.

07/02/2014

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Robin Williams Pursues Ongoing 12-Step Treatment In Minn.

Robin Williams is reconnecting with the 12-step program during a brief stay at a Minnesota facility. A spokeswoman for the 62-year-old actor-comedian says Williams planned the visit as a respite to recharge after more than 18 straight months of work.

07/01/2014

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

Picnics with hot dogs, fireworks with sparklers, miniature American flags with parades. They’re all fine and dandy, but don’t you want to catch some of the explosively entertaining options available at area movie theaters this long holiday weekend?

07/01/2014

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Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger Movie To Be Released In September 2015

A tentative release date has reportedly been announced for the Johnny Depp-as-Whitey Bulger film that has been shooting in and around Boston.

07/01/2014

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Sweet Tooth Leads Robin Williams To Lindstrom DQ

No one really knows what he was doing in Lindstrom, but the evidence is pretty clear that actor and comedian Robin Williams was there. Williams stopped in to the Lindstrom Dairy Queen Sunday night.

06/30/2014

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Beyoncé Tops Forbes Celebrity 100 List

Beyoncé’s empire is getting a boost from Forbes.

06/30/2014

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30 Years On, Apollonia Kotero Looks Back At ‘Purple Rain’

It’s been 30 years since “Purple Rain” graced movie screens in theaters across the country. The film launched Minnesota’s own Prince into the national spotlight, and introduced the world to his co-star Apollonia Kotero.

06/27/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case’ Review 

In April 2011, Ai Weiwei — the Chinese artist who helped design the Beijing “bird’s nest” Olympic stadium and who filled London’s Tate Modern with 8 million sunflower seeds — was arrested by authorities in his home country. They held him in detention for nearly three months on what later turned out to be tax fraud charges. After that, they placed their most prominent international artist on house arrest. This is where Danish filmmaker Andreas Johnsen’s documentary The Fake Case starts. The beloved, world-renowned creator is leaving the very grip of the authorities’ intimidation chamber, and he’s rattled — not talking to international press, keeping quiet. Something’s wrong.

06/27/2014

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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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